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 fortnight if not sooner as to what I've been up to and see what our amazing Design Team Diva's over at our fortnightly 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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Thursday, 3 October 2019


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  I'm sitting here this morning thanking mother nature that spring is here.
Last weekend I looked out of my kitchen window at my flowering Cherry Tree thinking it will be in flower soon.
I didn't take a lot of notice of it in the last couple of days and this is what it was like this morning.  Now I know that summer is just around the corner.

This week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 we have a new sponsor which is 
Andrea from Sheepski Designs
I totally love Andrea shop and her wonderful images.

 Andrea has so many wonderful and varied designs in her Etsy Shop
Andreas own inspirational Blog is at
and a challenge blog can be found at

Here are this month's sketches for you to play with.

Sketch #169 and Sketch #170

 Here and both of my sketches and I used this wonderful Fuchsia image from Sheepski Design and these very cute Penguins.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have \ created for you this month.

Challenges I'm Entering:
10 Southern Girls Challenge Tic, Tac, Toe *
Bling, Die Cut, Ink

 Card Recipies: 


1. Base: White card stock French Linen
2. Coloured card: Wine card from Kaisercraft and Rouge from American card stock.

3. Design Papers: Purple from Kaisercraft Violet Crush and Kaisercraft Christmas Cracker 
4. Images: Fuchsias and Penguin Pals by Sheepski Designs.

5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools Used:
7. Dies Used:

 My Favourite Things Stitched Die.
Spellbinders Classic Circles Large and Tear Drops.

8. Embellishments:
I used the tiny Tear Drop die and these wonderful match centres.

 Ribbon, gems and sentiment from my stash.

9. Inside and the backs of both cards.

Wishing everyone a wonderful month and happy crafting.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Happy 20th Birthday

This posting today is for my eldest son Liam who turned 20 years old last week.  He likes simple cards and his love of the colour orange.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White card French Linen
2. Coloured Card Stock: Tangerine by Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Paper: Very old Magnolia Paper

4. Dies Used: 
Bracket Border Dies by Spellbinders

Happy Birthday dies unbranded.

Very large numbers are also unbranded.

5. Embellishments: Button from my stash. 

6. Inside and the back of the card. 

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Button Love

Wow this past week has been a busy one, with both boys home from boarding school and university on midterm break.  Liam had a birthday and turned 20 so I was making 20th birthday cards, and then it was Father's day here in New Zealand last Sunday.  I had a new baby boy's card to make as well as this card which was made last minute.  I used one of our sketches for September over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

The image used was Button Love by our sponsor
Cute as a Button.

Sketches #167 & #168

Our sponsor this month is Francesca from 
Cute As A Button

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 team created this month.

Challenges I'm Entering:
1. Love To Scrap Challenge #125 Anything Goes *

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen Card
2. Coloured Card: Great Lakes by Bazzill
3. Pattern Papers: Gingham Digital download paper, circular unknown from my scraps.

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

6. Embellishments: Buttons from my stash

7. Tools Used.

8. Dies Used: All Spellbinders

9. Inside and the back of the card.

Wishing everyone a great month and happy crafting.

Sunday, 11 August 2019


Good afternoon blog friends and today I'm sharing a card with you that I made at the end of July with one of my very favourite flowers Delphinium's and they grow in some amazing colours.
My sister ordered 3 cards for her close friends birthdays as she won't be in Cairns Australia this year to celebrate their special days.  So I told her to go to my blog and have a look at previous cards I've made and designs and see if any of them inspired her and knowing her friends what colours they would like.
Well, she did that and chose a card I had made in October last year and wanted that card for her friend Ginny, but unfortunately, I had given it away to a friend of mine here in New Zealand for her birthday.  I never make the same card twice as each of my cards is originals.  So I made the same card with the same sketch which was my design anyway and the same design paper but decided to use a different coloured backing card.   I'm so glad that I did as I feel that the second card I made turned out better than my original card.  I think all the girls are going out tomorrow in Cairns Australia for lunch before my sister leaves for her trip.

Here is the sketch that I used over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 back in October last year.

Here's the card I made in October last year, yes there's a big difference, one is darker this one is more pastel shades.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White French Linen card stock.
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Pear and American Craft Saphire 
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft Wondering Ivy

and First Edition Bionical Notes

4. Image: Delphinium by Delicious Doodles

5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools Used:

7. Dies Used: Spellbinders Classic Circle Large and Large Petite Scalloped Circle.

8. Embellishments Used:
Sage Flocked Ribbon, Cream Pearls and a Sage Green Brad.

9. Inside and the back of the card. 

Happy crafting everyone.