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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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Ladybug, Ladybug Where are you?

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 56
Welcome everyone I'm so excited, just to let you all know that I have been excepted on Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team. I've just got to get my head around it that I'm working in advance and not the week that has just been announced LOL.
Please grab a coffee and join us all at Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #56 come and see all of the wonderful cards that the team have made for you this week using these great images from our Sponsor

Jodie from Bugaboo is offering the lucky winner this week 7 Digital Stamps Valued at $21 wouldn't that be great? Here is another wonderful Sketch from our very own talented Arlana. I really don't know how Arlana comes up with these great designs. I know that it helps me design cards and lets my Mojo flow when I have great sketches like these to inspire me. So I can't wait to see your cards.
Card Recipe:

Base: White SU stock.
Papers: Black and Red from Craft Creations.
Board: Corrugated Cardboard Green from my stock.
Colour Medium: Image coloured with Copic Markers and Black Embossing Pen.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Large Ovals.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Gems, Flowers and Ladybugs are out of my stash.
Thanks for joining me that week and please make a visit to Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Sunday, 20 June 2010

Tilda with Strawberries

Tilda with Strawberries

It's now late Sunday afternoon and have just got back from taking the boys down to 10 Pin Bowling. Liam's Soccer (Football) Team decided to have a get together I think they call it Male Bonding. I could have been at home making cards and blogging instead of being my son's taxi driver!!!*** Oh well what we do for our children I love them to bits.

Here is another take of Arlana's sketch from SSW. I am entering this card into two Challenges, Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #54 and Totally Gorjuss Challenge #35 Sugar and Spice.

Card Recipe:

Card Base: White SU Card
Paper: Aqua and Pink Papers from Craft Creations
Patterned Paper: Rosie's Studios, Pink Gingham Digital Download from Stetching Stamper, and the pale aqua is paper I have had for years it's handmade paper from India and Stitched with Aqua and Silver thread.
Image: Is a Magnolia Stamp Tilda with Strawberries.
Colour Medium: Copic Markers
Embellishments: Gems, Ribbon, Rose Bud and Flower from my stash.

I do hope everyone enjoys your week and enjoy all that sunshine. All I can think about that it's coming up for the shortest day on 21st June so that means we get more daylight hours and it won't be long before summer is on our doorstep again. Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs to everyone.

It's Summer

It's Summer and time to have fun!

Good afternoon everyone it's now Sunday afternoon here in New Zealand, it's meant to be Winter and it isn't that cold I'm in a T-Shirt and jeans and it's rained all night. So I thought about it long and hard NOT and came to the conclusion that it's a good time for me to be blogging rather than doing the washing. I'm entering this card into three challenges today
Here's my care recipe for the above sketch from Arlana at SSW.
Base: White SU card stock
Papers: Yellow and Green papers from Craft Creations
Patterned Paper: Blue patterned paper Rosie's Studio and the Yellow Gingham paper is from Scrapbook Pages.
Image: Is FROG from Tales from Pollycraft this was a Friday Freebie and I love Frog's and couldn't wait to use it.
Image Coloured: Coloured with Copic Markers
Tools: Sewing Machine
Embellishments: Ribbon, Button, Flowers and Butterflies from my stash.
I do hope everyone has a great week I have my eldest son singing tomorrow night in a mass Choir of all our local schools and a New Zealand singer so I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #54 'Happy Birthday Card'

Happy Birthday
Good morning here it is Friday already where has this week gone? too quickly for me I had so much to do!! Well when I saw this lovely sketch from Arlana I knew straight away what I was going to make, my dear friend was having a birthday the next day and we were having brunch and a girls get together. Started a 10am and I got away about 3.30pm that afternoon. She is a very close friend and also a Horticulturist and trained Florist and I know she likes Tulip's. But she doesn't do over the top cards with too many details.
Here's my take on Sketch # 54.
Card Recipe:
Base: White SU card stock
Papers: Purple Craft Creations Paper, Apple Green Magnolia Paper, Mauve Paper
Patterned Paper: Purple and White paper is from Rosies's Studio Serenity Series
Image: Single Tulip from the wonderful Chris Dark from Sketching Stamper
Coloured: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen
Embellishments: Ribbon, Gems and Charm from my stash
Tools: Cuttlebug and Textile Texture embossing folder.
Thanks for looking everyone and I hope you all have a wonderful warm sunny weekend as it's winter cold and frosty here in New Zealand it was -3 this morning.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday "Happy Birthday"

Congratulations to everyone for your first birthday. I know I haven't been with you from the very beginning but since I did join into your challenges I've enjoyed every minute of it. Everyone is so helpful and have such lovely comments and you all make the effort to comment on every one's work. Thank you once again for letting me join into your challenges and wishing everyone a wonderful birthday and I hope that the next 52 weeks are as much fun and enjoyment for you and it is for me.
Well as you can see I haven't had a post for a few weeks, where has the time gone??? I've been so busy with my family, school and sports in the last few weeks I haven't had any time for myself but I've made the effort this week as I wanted to celebrate your birthday.
Card Recipe:
Card base: White SU card stock
Papers: Yellow and Purple papers are from Craft Creations, Floral and Striped papers are Cuddly Buddly Peppy Papers Purple and Lime Green .
Image: DigiStamp Boutique Coco with flowers
Coloured with Copic Markers
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle, Scalloped Circle, Tags
Embellishment's: Ribbon, Flowers and Pearls from my stash.
Sentiment: PC generated Peggy Font
Many thanks for visiting and I hope everyone has a great week.