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, 18 January 2018


Welcome to my blog.  Today is Wednesday which means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday and it's our first Challenge for 2018.
This fortnight we have a new sponsor 

 Sparkle N Sprinkle
I love working with these images and there are so many to choose from.

The winner of the challenge will receive a
 $15 gift certificate
They may use the winnings in whatever way they would like in our on-line store, for any of our hundreds of fine products, including the digitals.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and see what they created this fortnight with these wonderful images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: Kraft Card.
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Violet 
3. Design Paper: Provo Craft Tuscany Grapes Trios ( Very Old Paper)

4. Image: Chianti by Sparkle N Sprinkle
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools Used: Glossy Accents for the glass wine bottle.

7. Dies Used: My Favourite Things Stitched Die and 
Spellbinders Classic Circles.


8. Embossing Folder: Script Text

9. Embellishments: Twine very basic.

10. Finishing Touches: Inside and the back of the card.

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

Monday, 15 January 2018

Ornate Bracket

Happy New Year everyone.  This is a quick posting today as I thought I had posted this card last week.  I've been on my summer vacation at our beach house and we have very little if any internet access and when you do get it, it's like the old dial-up system which does my head in and my boys hate, at least it gets them outside and I did some cross stitch.  I'm home for a few days and then I'm going back again until the weekend.
Here is my card I made for 
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge last week.
I used a Fred She Said image which I had on my computer for yonks and never used.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen card.
2. Coloured card: Bazzill Arizona and Petal Soft two very old colours.
3. Design Paper: Kasiercraft Paper also quite old.

4. Two images from Fred She Said Design I used
FSS-Ornate Bracket Border2
FSS-Mon Pick Me UP 3 PREV

5. Colour Medium: Copics

6.  Tools Used.

7. Dies Used all Spellbinders.

8. Embellishments:  All from my stash.

9. Inside and the back of my card.

Take care wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Crocus Darling Buds

Good morning an welcome to my blog.  I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, happy New Year wishing you all a great 2018.

This week over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge I'm using one of our sponsors images from Polkadoodles.
The challenge this week is Anything goes.

Prize - TBA

Check out what the rest of the design team created this week over at Penny Paper Crafty Challenge.

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White French Linen card
2. Coloured Card: American card Avocado and Shell Pink
3. Polkadoodles Design Paper

4. Image: Crocus Darling Buds

5. Colour Medium:  Copics
6. Tools Used

7. Dies Used:
Spellbinders Petite Ovals, Scalloped Ovals, Classic Circles and Classic Scalloped Circles.

8. Embellishments:
Ribbon and Bow and Flat  backed Pink Pearls.

9. Inside and the back of my card:
Take care and have a great week and happy crafting.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Tulip Jar


Merry Christmas 
a hot and summery
New Zealand.
Good morning and welcome to my blog, as I've said in my previous posting there isn't enough hours in my day as I know all of us have so much to do at this time of year.

This week over at Sweet Sketch
Wednesday 2 we had to pick
our favourite sketch of the year, I picked Sketch # 119 which you might remember one that  I designed, here's the sketch and my card that I made for that challenge.

My reason for choosing this sketch is because I loved making this card and the fresh clean look it had also I won a lot of challenges with it so that's my reasoning.

Now onto this fortnights card using our sponsor's image
Jar Tulip by Bugaboo Stamps.

That's right our sponsor this week is 
Bugaboo Stamps 

The lovely Jodie Mackrell the owner and illustrator of Bugaboo Stamps

Jodie's Bio

I am a mom of 5 from Saskatchewan, Canada
I have been designing graphics for about 15 years. 
Everything you find here has been drawn by me.
I love to draw and love to see where my designs go and how they are used. 
I find making people smile with my graphics very rewarding!

You can get in touch with me at jodie@bugaboostamps.com should you have any questions or need help with anything.
I also take image requests and love to see how my graphics are used. 
Send me your creations used with Bugaboo images and I can post them in the shop =)

.Enjoy your stay! And thanks for visiting!
I always love to hear from you!


Jodie is offering our luck winner
4 free digi's from her online store.

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

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

 1. Base: White French Linen
2. Coloured Card: American Craft Card Peony
3. Design Papers: Pink and White Polka Dots from Rosies Studios
and the Butter Flies from Kaisercraft Ma Cherie

4. Image: Bugaboo Stamps Tulip Jar
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Silver Gel Pen
6. Tools Used:

7. Dies Used:
Spellbinders Classic Circles Large and Small and Lacey Circles

8. Embellishments:
Sentiment by Cuddly Buddlie
Butterfly from my stash
Pink Pearls from my stash

 9. Inside and the back of the card.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2018
travel safe and enjoy your crafting.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Fresh Cut Tree

 Welcome to my blog, I can't believe it's only 4 days until Christmas and I only have 24 hours in a day.  That's why I'm late posting my card.

Merry Christmas from a very summery New Zealand to all my fellow Design Team members and blogging friends where ever you are in the world.

Related image

This flowering tree is the New Zealand PohutukawaTree
we call it our New Zealand Christmas tree as it flowers at Christmas time and they are mostly on our shorelines and beaches. 

The week over at 
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge our theme is 
ironic isn't it for me as its summer here.

Our sponsor this week is
QKR Stampede

Our prize this week is three images from QKR Stampede's online store.

Challenges I'm Entering:
Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen card.
2. Coloured Card: American Craft Crimson and Spinich.
3. Design Paper: Christmas pack from Kaisercraft.

4. Image: Fresh Cut Tree from QKR Stampede
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Black Gel Pen
6. Snow: Martha Stewart glitter
7. Tools Used

8. Dies used:
Spellbinders Classic Circle Large and Small and Stitched Rectangles by My Favourite Things

9. Embellishments:
Believe by Cuddley Buddley
Green Flatback pearls from my stash
Red Velvet Ribbon also from my stash
10.  Inside and the back of the card

Take care happy crafting and Merry Christmas stay safe.