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, 27 October 2010

'Strawberries and Cream' Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #73

'Strawberries and Cream'
Good morning everyone here it is another wonderful Wednesday and we all know what that means thats right its Sweet Sketch Wednesday here again. Its a wonderful spring morning here in New Zealand, the sun is out the birds a whistling and there isn't a cloud in the sky!!! Roll on Summer!!! We have just had a long weekend and you couldn't have asked for better weather for this time of year it was hot and sunny so we had a few days up at our beach house.
This week we have another wonderful sketch from our own very talented Arlana, and this is another great sketch to work with.

Card Recipe

Base: White SU card
Card: Red Bazzill
Papers: Plain Green and Patterned Magnolia Papers. Red and White Stripe Pavlova paper.
Image: Digi Doodle Shop Strawberries
Colour Medium: Copic Markers a total of 15 colours used. 0, YG03, 06,11, 23,67, G5, 17, R0, 11, 27, 29, 59, Y08, C1
Embellishments: Pop Dots for mounting, Glue Dots, Strawberry Buttons and 3 ribbons layered on top of each other from my stash.
Tools: Glue stick, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Square

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Sara

Digi Doodle Shop
and they are offering our lucky winner
$10.00 Gift Voucher

Thanks so much for being our Sponsor this week. There are so many wonderful images to choose from your going to be spoiled for choice. So you know what to do get cracking and start designing your wonderful cards.
Now take a moment and visit my team mates the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. The ladies this week have some amazing creations for you drool over.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and wishing everyone a great weekend ahead.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

'ICE-CREAM OR SUNDAE ANYONE' Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #72

"Strawberry Ice-Cream Sundae"

"Vanilla Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream"
Hi Everyone we are back in New Zealand only just and very tired, lots of unpacking, settling down and suffering the colder temperatures. Now it's time for another Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We've only been home for about 48 hours so once I've settled down I'll show you some photo's of our wonderful trip.

Here's our great sketch this week from our talented Arlana.

This week our Sponsor is Sally-Ann from
DigiStamp Boutique

Sally-Ann is our monthly sponsor which is so kind of her and she is just so wonderful to work with. Many thanks Sally-Ann for your support and great images.
Sally -Ann is offering the lucky winner

6 Free Digi Images
Yahoo I wish that was me!!!!!!!!!
So you know what to do get crafting you've got to be in to win or become one of our Top Three Crafters.
The rest of our team have some wonderful eye candy for you this week to drool over. So grab a cuppa and join the girls at Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see you they have created for you.

Card Recipes:
Base: White SU card
Papers: Chocolate, Cream, Red Bazzill
Design Papers: Magnolia, Pink, Chocolate, Pink Dots, Stripes, Gina K Design Sweet Treats Ice-Cream paper.
Images: Ice-Cream Sundae and Scrummy Ice-Cream by DigiStamp Boutique
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, Clear and White Embossing Pens
Tools: Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls Embossing Folder, Corner Punch, Pop Dots, Bow Easy,Glass Finish for the Sundae Glass and the Cherries.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Gems and white Cherry Button Coloured with Copics

Thank you for dropping by and wishing everyone a great week.


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

I'm Back and look what Christy has from Tiddly Inks

Hi Everyone,
I'm back to the land of Aotearoa the meaning is Land of the Long White Cloud and the Maori name for New Zealand. We touched down last night, I'm tired today and cold when I left Carin's yesterday morning at 3am it was 29 Celsius and I arrived home to 16 Celsius which is about 60 f what a shock to the system as it's Spring here and it should be a lot warmer for this time of year.
I've had a quick look at the computer and found that Christy has some blogcandy on offer up until the 4th November. This blog candy has a bit of everything.
  1. 3 sets of Acrylic stamps.
  2. Stacks of paper
  3. Cardboard
  4. Bits and pieces of goodies
  5. Mirrors and Magnets
  6. Some cardstock and envelopes
  7. Some finished cards
  8. Also a CD worth $50 of you choice of her wonderful digital designs that's worth winning without everything else. Wahooooooooo!!!!!


Take care everyone and I look forward to catching up with all of your blogs asap.
Hugs to everyone

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

"Bath Time or Shower" Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 71

"April Shower"

Well hello everyone it Wednesday and you know that it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday time again. Today is the 13th October the day before my sisters 60th Birthday getting old isn't she I remember when she turn 50 and I thought that was old and now but it wasn't at all. When you read my blog I would have arrived up in Cairns Australia, and we are staying in an apartment at Trinity Beach the temperature should be around 31 Celsius. We'll be relaxing more up here by the pool and going out to the Great Barrier Reef, going up the Barron Fall by rail to Kuranda and then travelling back by Sky Rail through the Rain Forest. We hope to go up to Port Douglas and also visit a Crocodile farm. Swimming, eating and of course a few drinks or two or three.

Now on with the show.

I know that you've been waiting all week haven't you for another wonderful sketch from our very own talented Arlana. Another great one Arlana.

This week our Sponsor is Cheryl from

Sassy Cheryl's Digital Stamps

This week Cheryl is offering the winner a

$5.00 Gift Certificate

So you can choose what ever images you would like or when purchasing multipal images use your gift certificate to help pay for it.

When you've got a moment to yourself take a look at what wonderful eye candy the rest of the the Design Team have put together for you over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I know that a lot of them will be using Halloween Images, I haven't as I wasn't brought up to celebrate Halloween in New Zealand. It's a very new thing here and the younger generation seem to be getting into it especially my boys. I know that it's very popular in Ireland as well, as I've been there for Halloween, dressing up, heaps and heaps of Candy and Chocolate and green mashed potato's and a Ginness or two (I make green mash potatoes for St Patrick's Day in New Zealand my boys love it).

Card Recipe:
Base: White SU card stock
Papers: Purple, Apple Bazzill
Design Papers: Pavlova Paper Mauve Background and Lime Scroll, Pavlova paper Lime Background and Mauve Scroll the opposite side was used for the Mauve and Lime Dots. Berry Patch Basic Background Kiwiberry Dot. White Background with Mauve, Aqua and Green dots is One Heart One Mind.
Image: April Shower by Sassy Cheryl Digital Stamps
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, Clear & Black Embossing Pens, and silver gel pen.
Tools: Kindy Glitz Glitter, Lilac Ink for sponging the edges, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Circle, Squares and Scalloped Squares, Pop Dots, Martha Stewart Rose Leaf Punch.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Flowers and gem from my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and thanks for taking the time and looking at my work.


Wednesday, 6 October 2010

"A Beer Anyone" Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 70

" Beer Bear"
Hi Everyone here it is another wonderful Wednesday and we all know what that means its another Sweet Sketch Wednesday. By the time you get this we'll still be on the Gold Coast Australia, sight seeing and taking the boys to the Fun Parks. They have Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World, Wet & Wild so Dad and the boys are going to be having a load of fun and very tired at the end of the day. Hopefully I'll get so craft shopping into my days at some stage. LOL I do hope that Scheduler works!!!

Here's another wonderful sketch from our very talented and busy Arlana. I love this sketch and I'll be using this on cards for the family.

This week our wonderful sponsor is
Diane from
Di has some amazing images to work with and this week I've chosen "Beer Bear". I just love this image and decided to use this image on a card for my husband for Fathers Day. So please take a moment and have a look at Di's Digi Downloads as there are so many delights to choose from.
This week Di is offering the lucky winner
5 Digi's of your choice
So be in to WIN.
So please grab a cuppa and check out what the rest of our Design Team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday have come up with you won't be disappointed.
My Card Recipe:
Base: White SU Card Stock
Papers: Dark Olive Green from Craft Creations, Light Olive Green Bazzill
Design Papers: Catter Box Denim Dots and Daisy D's Tartan Purple, Olive and Denim
Image: "Beer Bear" from Di's Digi Downloads
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, White and Gold Gel Pens
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Squares, Martha Stewart Zig Zag Punch
Embellishments: Ribbon, Buttons and Wax Flax Twine from my stash.

I do hope that everyone is fit and well, wishing you all a wonderful week of crafting and thanks for dropping by.