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.
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Saturday, 11 March 2023


Welcome to another one of my cards for  Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Another beautiful autumn day here in New Zealand, it looks like we are having and extending summer as our summer wasn't the best this year.

Here is the second sketch for March for you to try this sketch.

Sketch #250

Each month we have two new sketches for you to follow, they aren't always going to be simple but give it a try you might be surprised.

Here's a quick peek of the inside.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team has created over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:
Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French linen card stock.
2. Coloured Card:Bazzill Cool Cantaloupe
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft Paper Cottage Rose and Rosies Studios Basic Stripes

4. Image: Source Unknown

5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools Used:

7. Dies Used:
Spellbinders Classic Circles large & small and Scalloped Petite Circles large.

8. Embellishments:
Ribbon from my stash and peach-coloured flat-back pearls.

9. Inside and the back of the card.

Wishing you a great weekend, stay safe and happy crafting.

Friday, 10 March 2023

Arum Lily or (Zantedeschia aethiopica (L.) Spreng)

Arum Lilies

Arum Lilies grow like weeds here in New Zealand.  I would have 5-6 very large plants in my garden.  My mother's name was Lily and she hated it.  I really don't know why as today it's very trendy.

I was always brought up that Lilies were a sign of death and were only used at funerals and were on coffins. Nowadays brides have them at their weddings or in their bouquets.   I've always loved them as they are so elegant.  

So if you're ever driving around the countryside here in New Zealand you'll see lilies growing in drains and damp areas.  Especially in older towns or established homes, you'll see lilies. 

Remember they are highly poisonous to animals and humans as well.  So please don't ingest them.

This month over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 we have two new sketches. 

Sketch # 249

Here's a quick peek at the inside of my card.  This isn't a hard card to make but you do have to get the triangles the same size.

Remember to have a look at what the rest of the design team created over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 as well as our guest designer Ger Janne.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: White French Linen
2. Coloured Card: American Craft Spinach 
3. Design Paper: By Kaisercraft Rose Cottage
4.  Image: Unknown source
5. Colour Medium: Copics 

6. Tools: 

7. Embellishments: 

Flat-back pearls and silver and white ribbon all from my stash.

8. Dies Used:
Spellbinders Classic Circle large and scalloped circle large.
9. Inside and the back of the card:


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, stay safe and happy crafting.

Thursday, 16 February 2023


Happy Birthday
to a very special lady, who will soon be my daughter-in-law.
A friend of mine sent me a card with this same design, I loved it so much that I had to try making one also and I was so pleased with my first attempt at a Dutch Barn Fold card.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White Bazzill Bling
2. Coloured Card: Kaisercard Avocado & Silver card stock.
3.  Design Paper: Crafters Choice Pale Garden
4. Sentiment: PC generated using Typewriter 

5. Tools Used:

6. Dies Used:
Classic large and small circles and heart circles are Spellbinders.
Love, the Butterflies, Happy Birthday and the stitched hearts are unbranded dies.


7. Embellishments:
Happy birthday, love, pink heart gems, flowers, and brads from my stash.

8. Inside and the back of the card:
Handmade Envelope to fit this card.

Take care everyone and happy crafting.