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 monthly if not sooner as to what I've been up to and see what our amazing Design Team Diva's over at our monthly 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, 24 November 2010

A Birthday Drink or 2 or 3, It's Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #77

"JJ Instant Fun"
Good morning here it is another wonderful hot Wednesday morning here in New Zealand. We had breakfast outside this morning and it was very hot and 8.15am in the morning. My team mate Deanne said that it was snowing last week at 17 I thought that was unusual for that temperature then I reread her note again it was (-17) now I know why it was snowing and so cold. I don't think I've ever experienced that temperature in my life.
With a large earth quake in early October and hundreds upon hundreds of aftershocks it couldn't get any worse for people in the South Island. If you've seen any news in your part of the world you would have seen that we have 29 Coal Miners trapped 2.5km under ground they have been trapped since last Friday. The rescuers haven't gone in as yet because it's too dangerous and they are worried about the Carbon dioxide and Methane Gases At 2.37pm this afternoon there was another large blast caused by Carbon dioxide and Methane Gas build up again in the tunnel and now they presume that all 29 men that were trapped in the tunnel have been killed. My prayers and thoughts go out to their families and friends the youngest of the men was only 17 years old.
Now for some good news it's Wednesday and that means is another Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Arlana has another wonderful sketch for you to work your wonders with this week.
Sketch #77

This week our Sponsor is Jodie from
Bugaboo Stamps
Jodie is offering our lucky winner this week
7 (seven)
Digi Stamps that value $21 Yahoo that's a fantastic prize and what wonderful images to work with. Thanks Jodie there great, I never know what to choose as I want them all and thanks for being our sponsor.

So if you've never visited Jodie's online shop just click here:

Take a little time out a visit the rest of my teammates over at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what amazing creations they have for you this week.

Card Recipe:
Base: White SU card
Boards: Purple, Mauve, Burgundy and gold Bazzills
Design Paper: Pavlova Papers Pansies
Image: JJ Instant Fun by Bugaboo Stamps
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, Black Glaze Pen for her glasses, Glass Finish for her glasses and the Cocktail Glasses.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Square
Embellishments: Gems and ribbon from my stash, Kindy Glitz on the Cocktail Glasses.

Take care everyone and have a great week.


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

'Shop Till You Drop' Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #76

Lulabelle Shopping
Connie with Present

Good morning and it's a glorious hot spring morning in New Zealand we have had such amazing weather for Spring this year so I'm so looking forward to summer. Christmas is just around the corner and I've hardly done any Christmas shopping, I've been quite slack really. My boys are at that age I don't know what to buy them Liam is 11 and Ryan is 9. I'm thinking of a Table Tennis Table, and some new Cricket gear for Liam, but they would like a PSP each we'll see!!!
It's another wonderful Wednesday morning and that can only mean one thing that's right it's
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and this week Arlana has designed another one of her wonderful sketches.

Sketch #76
This week our Sponsor is Sally Ann from
DigiStamp Boutique
We all love Sally Ann's images to work with and this week
Sally Ann is offering the lucky winner
6 Digital Images of their choice
I'm jealous already just thinking about that lucky winner as I adore working with Sally Ann's images and theres so many to choose from your spoilt for choice.
If you haven't visited Sally Ann's online shop just click here

When you get a moment drop by to the rest of our wonderful team to see what they have in store for your today over at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Card Ingredients:
1st Card
Base:White SU for the base.
Paper: Black Craft Creations
Design Papers: Black & White Dots by Pavlova Papers and Dinner with Friends from Daisy Bucket Designs
Image: Lulabelle Shopping by DigiStamp Boutique
Colour Medium: Copic Ciao Markers, Gel Pens
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Oval, Scalloped Oval, Kindy Glitz
Embellishment: Lace, Ribbon, Flowers and Gems from my stash

2nd Card
Base: White SU for the base
Card: Chocolate Brown and Apple Green Bazzill
Design Papers: Magnolia Papers
Image: Connie with Present by DigiStamp Boutique
Colour Medium: Copic Ciao Markers
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, classic Oval , Scalloped Oval,
Embellishment: Lace, Ribbon, Flowers

I'm entering these cards in the following Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 138 Anything Goes
Stamp Something Digi Day Challenge

Thanks for stopping by I do love reading your wonderful comments. Wishing you all a great weekend.


Sunday, 14 November 2010

How does everyone store your scrap pieces of paper???

Can you all please give me some idea's how to store your scrap papers that you use again. I'm fine with my full, half and quarter sheets no problems but when it comes to the smaller pieces, I stand them up right in a plastic container but I'm about to start my 4th container!!!!LOL Can someone please give me some suggestions on what you all do??? All suggestions will be very much appreciated.


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Sweets in a Candy Shop. Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #75

'Sweets in a Candy Shop'
Good morning and today is Wednesday morning the sun is shinning the dishwasher is on the boys have left for school and there's nearly another load of washing finished in the machine ready to be hung out. Oh well it will have to wait a few more minutes.
The weather here in New Zealand is just beautiful at present, very warm and sunny, I'm so looking forward to summer.
I went to our beach house on Saturday afternoon after Cricket and came home Sunday evening, but it's never ever long enough, the boys had to go to school on Monday morning.
We all know today is Wednesday and that means it's another Sweet Sketch Wednesday, and this week is no different from the rest as we have another wonderful sketch that Arlana has designed for us to play with and of course it's great yet again. I enjoyed working with this one Arlana and will be using it again.

Sweet Sketch # 75This week Sweet Sketch Wednesday has a wonderful sponsor Melissa Jenkins from Meljen's Designs.

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by he kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Design Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSYSTAMPSSTORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!




This week Melissa is offering the lucky winner

4 Digital Images of Your Choice
So you know what to do get crafting and make some wonderful cards for us to admire. You've got to be in to win!!! Wow wouldn't I like that prize.

When you get a chance grab a cuppa and join the rest of our team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what they've been up to this week. They always astound me with their wonderful creations and ideas.

Card Recipe:

  1. Base: White SU Card.
  2. Hot Pink Bazzill, and Pink Craft Creations Paper.
  3. Hot Pink. Pink and Yellow spots from one heart one mind. Pink Candy Stripe Paper is a digital paper from Fairy Wishes by The Creative Cottage.
  4. Colour Medium, Copic markers, hot pink and white jell pen. Embellishments: Ribbon and buttons from my stash.
  5. Glass Finish for the Candy for shine and wrapping papers.

These Lolly pops are sitting in something, this image reminds me as a child and buying what we call Candy Floss which is pink spun sugar and I think it's call Cotton Candy in America.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and weekend to follow and enjoy your crafting.


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Sweet Dreams and Thank You Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 74

Sweet Dreams
Bear Bedtime
Thank You
Good evening here it is Wednesday night, and I have forgotten my posting for
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
How could I do that, well up until 5.30pm tonight I was thinking in was Tuesday !!! I've been a day late for the last 24 hours. I went into the bread shop this evening to get some of my families favourite bread which this particular type is only baked on certain days of the week, and said

" Oh are you baking this bread on Tuesdays now? and the girl behind the counter said no it's Wednesday today!!! and all I could think about all the way home was I haven't posted my cards yet. So the dinner is over, homework is finished the boys are in bed and now I'm doing what I should have been doing last night instead of making cards!

Sketch #74
Here is the wonderful sketch we had to work with this week, designed by our very own talented Arlana. Thanks Arlana another great sketch.

This week our Sponsor is Robyn from
Robyn's fetish digital Stamps and More.
Robyn's Fetish digital Stamps and More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn is offering our lucky winner this week
5 Digital Stamps or Digital Paper Sets of their choice.

That's a great prize so get your thinking caps on and get creative and crafting.

When you've got a moment skip over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what our fabulous team have come up with this week they are all such an inspiration.

This week we are welcoming Sharon on our Design Team.

Card Recipes:

Bases: White SU Card stock. Coloured Cards: Green, Navy Blue, Yellow and Mauve Bazzill. Design Papers: Basic Backgrounds Navy Blue Gingham, and have lost the name of the check design paper, Mauve design paper is from Basic Backgrounds. Mauve paper is from Cuddly Buddly. Images: Mouse Gifts and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More. Colour Medium: Copic Markers, White, Black and Silver gel pens. Embellishments: Buttons, ribbons, from my stash. Sentiment: PC generated using Kristen ITC font. Tools: Cuttle Bug, Nestabilities Circle, Classic Circle Scalloped Edged, Labels, Traffic Jam embossing folder. Pop Dots.

This week I'm entering some of these cards into other challenges, here are the following links:

Cards for Men Challenge # 22 Anything goes

Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge #41 Male Card Masculine Card

Secret Crafter Anything Goes

I do hope everyone has a sweet sweet week and an enjoyable weekend.