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, 28 July 2010


"Woo Hoo Flying High"

Well hello everyone here it is another Wednesday is here again well it's the end of July and in our house hold that means it's my son's birthday and he's counting down the days. Yes my baby is turning 9 on Friday where have those years gone it only feels like yesterday he was born and I was changing and feeding him. No party this year just a few of his friends and the family going to the movies and having a meal out.

We have another wonderful week in store for you and Design Team have made some amazing cards. I wonder sometimes where all their creative juices come from???

Here's a photo of my card where I have used Foam Pop Dots so that you can see the image up and sitting above the card not flat.

Card Recipe:

Card: White SU card base. Paper: is Rosie's Studio's and Craft Creations. Colour card green, pink, mauve, orange and blue Bazzill Basics. Image: Woo Hoo from Shirleys2Girls. Colour Medium: Copic Markers, White, Silver, Green, Orange and Blue Gel Pens and Embossing Pens. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Squares, Circle and Classic Scalloped Circle. Pop Dots and Glue Dots. Embellishments: Ribbons, Silver Stars, Silver and Blue Gems from my stash.

We have another wonderful sketch this week from our very talented Arlana. I was so excited when I saw the sketch and then my image, I really had to think in the shower what I was going to do. I was so happy how my card turned out as I was wanting it to be fun and bright.

Sketch #60

This week our wonderful sponsor is Kristine from


Kristine is offering the very lucky winner a

$10.00 Gift Certificate

So grab a cuppa and join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and have a look at what our fantastic Design Team came up with this week.

I do hope everyone has a wonderful week and I can't wait to see all of your cards.


Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Congratulations " It A Boy" Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 59

Congratulations "It a Boy!!!"
Good morning and here it is another Wednesday already and we are nearly at the end of July already. Well we are all back to reality in our household the school break is over the boys are back to school and they are into their normal routines, sports and of course homework. Guess who has come down with the flu and not feeling 100% this week yes me!!!
I've had a few questions from some of my Blogger's and Followers how I make my cards with a 3 D effect apart from the usual ways eg, Ribbons, Brads, Buttons, Charms and Flowers just to name a few. I'm finding there are more people that like a tactile feel to cards especially children and older people. Sometimes I use Glass Coat to coat images with if I want shine I use 1 coat if I want thickness I can use up to 6 coats. This really stands out but you do have to be very patient which I'm not sometimes LOL and wait for it to dry between layers. The photo that I have taken above shows how I used a frame to frame my image instead of putting layering behind the image.
  • Firstly I cut the Frame using Nestabilities Oval Scalloped edge and a smaller Classic Oval for the centre to cut out by.
  • I also cut Chip Board and my paper all at the same time through my Cuttlebug so that they were an exact fit on top of each other.
  • I glued the coloured paper to the Chip Board and coloured the edges with either the same colour of the paper with a Copic marker or a grey Copic depending what colour you a using and what colour Copics you have.
  • I cut my image using the same size Classic Oval as to which Scalloped Edge Oval I used. Then you don't see the edges of your image.
  • The frame was then mounted to my image using either Pop Dots, Ezy Dots or Squares or Double Sided Foam Tape depending what you have. I do cut the Pop Dots in half because you don't need the whole size dot. I've tried to take a photo so that you can see them.

I do hope this answers all those questions and helps.

This week we have another wonderful Sketch #59 by our very own talented Arlana, she is amazing with what she creates.

Please grab a cuppa and go over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday
to see what our very Talented Team has come up with this week you won't be disappointed.

The team have gone out of their way with some very exciting cards and this week our

Sponsor is Sally-Ann from

DigiStamp Boutique

Sally-Ann is offering our very lucky winner 10 Free Digi Images.

My Card Recipe:

Card Base: White SU card.
Papers: Craft Creations Blue, Blue Stripes, Blue Gingham.

Image: Thomas in Pram from DigiStamp Boutique.

Colour Medium: Copic Markers, White Gel embossing pen for the hearts and wheels.

Embellishments: Baby Blue Ink for the edges of my image, blue tulle ribbon, blue & white spotty ribbon, pot dots and heart buttons from my stash.

I do hope everyone enjoys the rest of your week and I can't wait to see your entries in at

Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week.


Saturday, 17 July 2010

Merry Christmas Pollycraft 900+ Followers

Merry Christmas
Good afternoon, here it is Saturday afternoon already the weekend is half way over. We've been up and been to two Soccer games and both of our boys had a win this morning which was nice.
Woo Hoo!!!! my first Christmas card for the year.LOL Over at Pollycraft Designs Paula is giving away 4 yes 4 of her wonderful images as having over 900+ Followers. I adore Paula's images especially her Lily Bean Fairies I still have another to create out of that series. Paula has ask us to create something with one of her Freebies that she has given away and there has been over 40 of them and if you do that you will be emailed another Freebie so hurry up and make a card NOW.
I have used Santa and I just love this Santa he is one of my very favourite Santa's I've seen and this was one of Paula's freebies late last year.
Card Recipe
Card Base: White SU Card.
Papers and Card: Silver Craft Creations and Red Bazzill
Image: Santa which was a Freebie from Pollycraft Designs last year.
Colour Medium: Copic Markers and White Embossing Pen
Sentiment: PC generated using Santa's Sleigh.
Embellishments: Ribbon Red and White Spot and Gems from my stash.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Snowflake Embossing Folder.
I do hope everyone enjoys the rest of your weekend and in some parts of the world it's just starting.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Congratulations it Twins

Twins Congratulations
Good morning this is a very quick posting today and we have just got back from the mountains where we were skiing. So whilst my boys were sleeping at night I coloured images and made cards. Before I left I had decided what cards I was making so I download images, inked images, cut all the papers, boards, ribbons and also cut my images using my cuttlebug. So all I had to do was colour and create. So I had to post this straight away before these challenges closed.
I am entering this card into two challenges this week. Penny Black Week 109 which is a sketch week and here is the sketch which is really lovely. The other challenge is ABC and this fortnight the Challenge is Y is for You & Me. Here is my take on this wonderful sketch and as this card is for You & Me Twins couldn't be any closer. I've also made a double bow because of being twins and have put double cream satin hearts for the two of them and I cut the Fancy Tag twice in White and Peach and over laid it. I cut the Oval Frame out of Peach Paper and also chip board and mounted it on pop dots to stand out like a photo frame. I love the colour Peach for a set of Twins as there is a boy and girl.
Card Recipe
Card Base: White SU card stock.
Papers: Peach, Peach & White Stripes and Peach & White Gingham.
Image: Penny Black Stamp from Hugs!
Colour Medium: Copic Markers
Sentiment: PC generated Papyrus Font.
Embellishments: Double bow ribbon for twins, double stain hearts.
Tools: Cuttlebug Nestabilities, Scalloped Oval, Classic Oval, Double Fancy Tags, Foam Pop Dots and a lace cutter but can't remember what the brand is.
I do hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #58 Mouse In The House

Mouse In The House

Good morning everyone hopefully if my scheduling has worked properly my family and I would have gone back down to the mountain for a few more days of skiing before they are back to school after two weeks holidays. If we don't go it is because the boys hate travelling in the Jeep for so long.

Here it is another Wednesday has come around again I think it's getting quicker each week or I'm getting older.

The team at SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY have made some adorable cards this week, yes I had another sneak preview before I went away. So grab a coffee or a cold drink and come and see their wonderful creations.

This week or Sponsor is Heather Ellis from Digi Stamp Characters have a look at Heather's lovely images they are all just so cute. Heather is offering our lucky winner this week

3 Images from her shop.

The image I used was

Mouse in the House Here's the fantastic Sketch we worked with from our very own talented Arlana.

Card Recipe.

Base: White SU card base.
Paper: Pink from Craft Creations and Aqua Bazzill.
Papers: Patterned papers are a Digi Kit from The Creative Cottage.
Image: Mouse in the House from Digi Stamp Characters.
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, Black Glaze Pen, Pink Gel Glitter Pen.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Circle, Classic Scalloped Circle, Classic Oval, Classic Scalloped Oval.
Sentiment: Computer Generated using Papyrus Font.
Embellishments: Aqua Flowers, Ribbons and Gems from my stash.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week.


Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Pretty Pansies Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 57

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 57
Well here it is another Wednesday already, hopefully if my scheduled posting works, I'll be away with my family down Mt Ruapehu in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand skiing. Yes we're in the middle of winter here and my boys love skiing. It's about a 4 hour drive from our home, otherwise we have to go to Christchurch or Queenstown in the South Island to ski on the Southern Alps these are some of the best ski fields in the world, we have thousands of overseas visitors here each year just to ski on there mountains some stay for the whole of the winter.
Now I've told you what I'm up to, it's time to have a look at what our wonderful team of designers have been up to at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week. They have worked overtime this week, I had a sneak preview of some of their cards before they were posted and they look A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
This week our sponsor is
Sara is giving the lucky winner $10.00 Gift Voucher

Won't that be wonderful, but who ever the lucky winner is they'll have such a hard time choosing from so many wonderful images, we are spoilt for choice and these images are great to colour.

Here is another great sketch from our very talented Arlana. Arlana I love this sketch it was great to put together and I know I'll used this design over and over again. I have used Pop Dots behind my diamond so that it stands out from the rest of the card.

Card Recipe
Base: White SU card base.
Card: Purple Bazzill, Lime Green Craft Creations Paper.
Patterned Paper: Pavlova Papers Mauve Scroll & Pastel Stripe Apple Cider.
Image: Pansies from Digi Doodle Shop.
Medium: Coloured with Copic Markers.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares, Divine Swirls Embossing Folder.
Embellishments: Purple Tulle and Satin Ribbons, Pop Dots.
Thanks for stopping by to look at my creation. Wishing you all a wonderful week.

Take care with big hugs.