Thank you so much for taking the time out to visit my little part of the world. Please feel free to have a look around and leave me a message. You'll be updated monthly if not sooner as to what I've been up to and see what our amazing Design Team Diva's over at our monthly challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what they have created just for you. Thanks so much for looking at my creations which is a special time just for me.
Hugs to everyone

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Wednesday 17 April 2024

Amazing Flowers

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  It's Wednesday evening here in New Zealand and it's Autumn, the weather is a little cooler but the temperature is still warm during the day.
Today I have the second sketch I created for 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Remember to drop by SSW2 and check out the rest of the team's creations.   If you decide to use our sketches for another Challenge don't forget to enter your card in our challenge. 

Sketch # 275
A quick peek at the inside of my card, it's an easy sketch and I was so happy with how this card finally looked once I finished.

Challenges I'm Entering:
The last piece of design paper and the ribbon used under the sentiment was out of my scrap bin and there was just enough for what I wanted. 

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen card stock.
2. Coloured Card: American Craft card colour Orchid
3. Design Paper: Wildflowers by Craftwork
3. Image: Unknown and unsure

4. Colour Medium: Copics

5. Sentiment: PC Generated Font: 

6. Bows: Made with white satin ribbon and coloured with my copics, they matched my flower and card stock.

7. Spellbinders die Petite Large Ovals, and Floral Ovals.

8. Tools Used

9. Inside and the back of the card.  Inside of the card also has a strip of coloured ribbon.

Wishing everyone happy crafting and to stay safe.

Sunday 7 April 2024


 Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today I'm featuring a card I made for my Daughter-in-law's birthday.
I made a Diamond Point card for her and I wanted it to be elegant and she is.
A quick peak of the inside of the card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White French Linen card stock.
2. Coloured Card: Kaisercard Blush
3. Design Papers: Dove Craft Floral Muse and Kaisercraft Cottage Rose

4. Sentiment: Computer generated

5. Dies Used: Spellbinders Ovals Florls and Petite Ovals
6. Tools Used:

7. Embellishments: Pearls and Gold Heart from my stash.

8. Inside and the back of the card:
Sentiment PC Generated and the back Handmade With Love is an unbranded die.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend and happy crafting.

Thursday 4 April 2024


Good morning, I do hope everyone had a lovely Easter break.  I can't believe it's over for another year.  I hope you had time to do a little crafting and enjoy time with family and friends.

It's funny when I designed this sketch for 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 I thought of making a Christmas card, how wrong was I, I decided on flowers instead.

Sketch #276
Please have fun with this sketch it's NOT A SQUARE it's A RECTANGLE.  I'm so looking forward to commenting on everyone's creations.  This card is easy to make.

A quick look at the inside of my card.

Remember to pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, check out what the rest of the design team has created, and show them a little love.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen
2. Coloured Card: Key Lime by American Craft, Lime Crush by Bazzill and Cherry By Kaisercrard
3. Design Paper: By K & Company

4. Image: Bugaboo Garden Of Life and Unknown images
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Sentiment: Bugaboo Garden Of Life
7. Tools Used:

8. Dies Used: Spellbinders Large Squares, Scalloped Squares, Large Circles and Large Scalloped Circles.  Beautiful Butterflies is an unbranded die set.


9. Embellishments: 

A selection of miniature flowers Gerbera, Lily, Dahlia, Aster

Ladybug is a wooden embellishment from my stash and the Butterfly is an unbranded die from Ali Express, Black gems.

10. Inside and the back of the card:

I'm looking forward to seeing your cards.
 Happy crafting everyone.


Monday 25 March 2024


 Today I have another card for wonderful followers.
It's a beautiful purple Crocus.
 There are over 100 varieties of Crocus, the giant Dutch Crocuses are 2 to 4 inches tall with various colours pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, blues and purples.
Here is the sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 that I designed and used

Sketch # 274
It's an easy sketch that shows off your design papers and you can use some of those scraps that we all have.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White French Linen card
2. Coloured Card: Green by American Crafts
3. Design Papers: Gingham paper was a digital download paper, Sweet Treats by Kaisercraft, Garden by Crafter Choice
4.  Image: Small Crocus by Fred She Said    

5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools Used:

7. Sentiment and embellishments:
The sentiment is PC generated, a scrap of purple ribbon and purple card candi.
8. Dies Used: Spellbinders Classic Square, Labels and Unbranded Cloud dies

9. Inside and the back of the card:

Wishing you all a great week and happy crafting.