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 each week as to what I've been up to and see what our amazing Design Team Diva's over Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and fortnightly over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 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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Thursday, 21 March 2019


Good morning and welcome to my blog on this beautiful Autumn morning here in New Zealand.
Today I have two cards I made for
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 
this fortnight, I do hope you have to time to come and
join us with this fortnights challenge #156.

Here is another aspect of the two cards I made.  One with handmade die cut flowers, the others are purchased flowers for from my stash. 

Here is this fortnights sketch.
Sketch # 156

We are happy for you to change the oval to a circle if you wish.

Our prize this fortnight has been donated, Anne. 
Spring Flower Stamps 
isn't that appropriate as Spring has officially Sprung officially in the Northern Hemisphere.
That's sad that means is going to be getting colder and darker in the coming months in New Zealand.  
Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team members have created this fortnight using this sketch over at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

Card #1                                                                        Card #2

1. Base: White French Linen card.
2. Coloured card: American Craft Card Bubble Gum and Cricket.
3. Design Papers: Cottage Rose by Kaisercraft and Basic Papers by Rosies Studios. 
4. Image: Unknown source.

5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Embellishments:
These are the two dies I used to make my flowers

The other embellishments here from my stash and flat back pearls.


 7. Dies used for both cards
from Spellbinders and unnamed brand for the lacey doily.  
Petite large ovals, Petite large scalloped ovals, large circles and teardrop die. 

8. Tools Used.

9. Glossy Accents for the vase.

10. Inside and the back of the cards.

Take care wishing everyone a great week and happy crafting.

Friday, 8 March 2019


Welcome everyone to my blog, well I'm a wee bit late posting my card this week but I have been busy with other commitments.  So excited today we have rain, yes rain I don't usually get excited over rain but it's the first real rain I've seen since Christmas Day.

This is my sketch this fortnight for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Sketch #155

Here's another look at my card at some different angles.

Our sponsor this fortnight is Francesca from 
Cute As A Button

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’  Numbers 6:26

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what all the other DT's have created.


Card Recipe:

1. Base White: French Linen Card
2. Coloured Card: Purple Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Scraps from Kasiercraft

4. Image: Anne by Cute As A  Button
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Sentiment: Computer generated.

7. Tools Used

8. Inside and the back of the card.

Take care wishing everyone a wonderful fortnight and happy crafting.

Friday, 22 February 2019


 Welcome to this weeks posting for
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Well, I'm back after my operation on my ankle and now able to walk again.  I was away from crafting for three months, and I think I lost me Mojo while I was away.

Here is my card using design paper, no image so give it ago. This fortnights sketch is really simple, I can wait to see your creations.
Here's a quick look of the inside of my card.

Sketch #154 

This fortnights sponsor is our very own Anne and she has kindly donated this lovely die by Joy Craft.

Our lucky winner will receive 
Sending Love Heart
isn't it lovely?

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen card.
2. Coloured Card: Marshino by Bazzill card stock, gold card
3. Design Paper: The Mariposa Stock, cream scrap paper.

4.  Butterfly for the design paper and I used Glossy Accents.

5. Inside and the back of the card.

6. Tools used.

7. Glossy Accents for the Butterfly.

8. Dies Used.
Spellbinders Classic Circles Small and Tear Drop Circles.

Take care, everyone, happy crafting.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Sunflower Block

Hello everyone and happy New Year.  Well, I'm back after my surgery on my leg and walking very slowly but taking one day at a time.  The good news is that my ankle looks better this time from my surgery than it did last time it looks more like a normal ankle.

Well onto this fortnights card over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
  I designed these sketches last year and it's nice to be using them now and this is a perfect sketch for some of Bugaboo images.

I've used a flower block image and I think they are Sunflowers well that's what I've used for design papers.

Here is this fortnights Sketch

Sketch # 153

This fortnight our sponsor is Bugaboo.


Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the work of paper crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!!  If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.

You can shop here:

and then enter your card here:

Our lucky winner will receive 

of the winners choice.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen card stock.
2. Coloured Card: Yellow Bazzill African Daisy
3. Design Paper: Can't remember.
4. Image: Flower Block by Bugaboo Stamps

5. Colour Medium: Copics.

6. Embellishments: 

7. Inside and the back of my card.

8. Tools Used:

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful fortnight and happy crafting.