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, 29 December 2010

'A Little Christmas & Birthday Present Just For You Big Boy' Sweet Sketch Wednesday #82

"Happy 50th Birthday"

"Merry Christmas Big Boy"
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and didn't indulge too much???

By the time you read this posting I'll be spending some R&R and time with my family at our beach house for New Year, I do hope the weather picks up before New Years eve as it's a little windy at the moment.

This week we have another wonderful sketch from our very talented Arlana. I've made 2 cards because when I made my first card a few weeks ago it was a Christmas card which I love, I then realised that this posting would be after Christmas and it was far too late for another Christmas card, so instead I made my darling husband his 50th Birthday card which isn't until February. Well I'll be on time this birthday instead of making it the night before LOL.

This image is perfect for him, I always ask him what he wants for his birthday and his reply is nothing or just you my darling. So I couldn't see myself wrapped up in a large red bow but I think JJ looks pretty good.

Sketch #82
Our wonderful sponsor this week is Jodie from
Bugaboo Stamps
Jodie is offering the lucky winner
7 Digi Images to the value of $21.00
I wish I could enter as I just adore Jodie's images, so please visit Jodie at
Jodie has so many amazing images you won't know which 7 to choose.

Now take a break from your busy week and have a look at what the rest of the Design Team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday have come up with for you this week. All of their cards are just amazing.

Card Recipe:
Base: White SU base.
Papers: Black paper from Craft Creations.
Card: Red Bazzill.
Design Papers: Black Dots, from Pavlova Papers
Black, White and Grey paper from Pavlova Papers.
Image: JJ Wrapped Up from Bugaboo Stamps.
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, Black embossing gel pen, Glass Finish for her glasses.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Oval Classic, Oval Scalloped, Circle Classic and Circle Scalloped, Cuttlebug
Oliva Font for the #50, pop dots for mounting, chip board and glue.
Embellishments: Black Ribbon, Red Braid, Black with White glitter spot ribbon which I recycled from a gift I was given, gems from my stash.

50 Badge

This was made using Red and Black glitter board, Oliva font from Cuttlebug, I cut another 50 out of Chipboard which I mounted the glitter 50 onto and coloured the edges with a black copic marker and mounted it with pop dots.

Card Recipe:
Base: White SU card.
Card: Red Bazzill and White SU.
Design Paper: Merry Christmas unknown.
Image: JJ Wrapped Up by Bugaboo Stamps.
Colour Medium: Copics, Black gel embossing pen, glass finish for her glasses.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Snowflake embossing folder, Classic Oval, Classic Scalloped Oval, pop dots, Martha Stewart punch.
Embellishments: Silver Net Ribbon which was recycled from a gift and a fine green ribbon which I threaded through, wide green ribbon, red button, and gems from my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful 2011 oh where has that last decade gone???



Wednesday, 22 December 2010

I'm A Whistlin Little Snow Flake Sweet Sketch Wednesday #81

'Whistlin Snowflake'


The use of Pop Dots to give a 3D Effect.

Good morning everyone and Merry Christmas.
Here it is only 3 more sleeps until Santa comes and today is Wednesday which means it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We are off to our beach house after Christmas and will be back here and there to restock the fridge and I have to be back for 16th January as my brother is getting married. Remember it's summer here in New Zealand and this year especially it's been very hot earlier than normal. So I'm sending a little bit of warmth and sunshine to everyone that's freezing with icy temperatures this Christmas.
This week Arlana has another great sketch for you to work your wonders with.

Sketch #81

This week our wonderful sponsor is Heather

Fresh Brewed Designs

and Heather is giving our lucky winner
3 Free Digital Images
if you haven't seen Heather's online shop
please visit here during your Christmas break she has some amazing images.
Now take some time for yourself and visit the rest of the crew over at
and look at their amazing creations.

Card Recipe

Base: White SU.

Plain: 3 different Red Bazzills, White SU, and Green Bazzill, Off White Paper from Craft Creations.
Patterned Paper: I forgot to write it down and it's now stuck to my card.

Image: Whistlin Snowflake by Fresh Brewed
Colour Medium: Copics, Black Gel Pen and a Silver Gel Pen.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Circle, Classic Oval, Circle Scalloped and Oval Scalloped, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Snowflake Punch by Carl. Snowflake embossing folder.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Large Snowflake, Gems for the snowflakes, the hat and the nose all from my stash. Martha Stewart glitter for the hat.
I've used Pop Dots between layers, under the green oval and the red scalloped circle for a 3D effect.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Hugs to everyone

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

"Gone Fishing" Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #80

"Gone Fishing"
Good morning everyone, well what a week!!???!!! If it doesn't rain it pours!!! I've had major computer problems all week and haven't been able to get into blogger to comment on all of those wonderful cards, I do apologise for not commenting but I'll be back with you all this week. I haven't felt very well this week, my doctor changed my medication which hasn't been good, I'm feeling a little bit better today life still goes on. Late last week a good friend of mine lost her brother in a motorbike accident, he was hit by a car and killed instantly so the funeral is tomorrow.
Today is Sweet Sketch Wednesday and it's 11.32pm Wednesday night and I've finally been able to get into Blogger and post my card. Today is my boys last day of school for the year and are now on their summer holidays, so they are off until 1st February 2011. It's still very hot here in New Zealand around about two months too early, some parts of the country have been declared that they are in an official drought already and that is usually January and February so I think we are going to be having a very long hot summer.
Sketch #80
Another wonderful sketch from Arlana this week, isn't it great?

This week our Sponsor is Sally-Ann Hancock
DigiStamp Boutique
Sally-Ann is offering the lucky winner this week
6 Digital Images
of the winners choice
It's going to be a really hard decision and there is just so many wonderful images to choose from and there are always new images coming out every month.
Thanks Sally-Ann for being such and wonderful sponsor every month we really appreciate it.
Now hop over to see my teamates and see what they have created for you this week, there are some real yummy cards over at

Card Recipe

Base: Natural base Rosie's Creations

Board: Dark Green and Chocolate Brown Bazzill, Gold foil paper.
Design Papers: K & Company Fishing Lures and Karen Foster Green Fish Texture.
Image: Alf Fishing by DigiStamp Boutique
Colour Medium: Copic, Gold & Silver Gel Pens
Embellishments: Gold and Bronze Brads, Gold Twine and Twine, Gold ring and Button from my Stash.
Tools: Pop Dots, Glue Dots

I really had know idea what papers I was going to use for this card. Last Saturday driving home from Ryan's cricket game I called into one of out local craft stores that was closing down and this is where I came accross these amazing design papers that just worked perfectly for this image. I'm so glad I called in now to see what they had on sale.

I'm entering this card into one challenge this week Cards for Men Challenge #25

Wishing everyone a great week and thanks for all of your lovely comments.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Under the Weather Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #79 Tiddlyinks.

Good morning Sweet Sketch Wednesday followers, here it is another wonderful, warm summers day here in New Zealand. The last few nights we've been sleeping with a sheet over us and all our bedroom windows open just to cool the room down and for us to have a good nights sleep. My boys have 6 more days of school before they break up for the year and their Christmas break. I think they're counting down the days. This week I think their mother has lost her Mojo.......and I do hope it comes back real soon?
Sketch #79
This is another great sketch from our very talented Arlana here at
This week our Sponsor is
Christy Croll
Digital Images

Christy is offering our very lucky winner this week

$10.00 Gift Certificate
If you haven't used one of Christy's images what are you waiting for, here's the link to hop over and grab some, shout yourself some for Christmas.

Thanks Christy for being our Sponsor this week you have such lovely images to work with, our Design Team this week have been spoilt for choice.

Card Recipe:
White SU card and Navy Blue Bazzill

Papers: mauve handmade paper form Craft Creations
Design Paper: Large Circles from Rosie's Collection and the small blue circles is a Digital paper from Gina K Design from her Jersey Shore Collection Penny Candy. I love this paper.
Image: Donna from Tiddly Inks
Colour Medium: Copic markers, Black Gel embossing pen.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Circle, Scalloped Circle, Mauve and Baby Blue Inks for sponging for the sky.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Gems from my stash and the flower I made up layering 3 silk flowers on top of each other and added the silk green leaves.
Paper Piecing: The umbrella was paper pieced.

Please grab a cuppa and check out what the rest of the Design Team over
at Sweet Sketch Wednesday
have come up with this week you won't be disappointed and leave them some sweet messages.
Many thanks for all you lovely comments.
Take care and have a great week.



Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Red Wine and Snoozing Under the tree. Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #78

' Snoozing under the Tree'

Good morning everyone and what a wonderful morning it is.
There's 3 good reasons why it's so good

Number 1. It's the 1st day of summer in New Zealand
Number 2. 24 More sleeps to go before Christmas.
Number 3. It's Sweet Sketch Wednesday today

This week has been so busy as it's getting so close to Christmas and I still have Christmas shopping to do.

This week Arlana has another wonderful sketch for us over at

Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Sketch # 78
This week our fabulous sponsor is Di form Di's Digi Downloads

Di is offering the lucky winner
5 Digi Downloads of the winners choice.

Wow the winner is going to be spoiled for choice as there are just so many wonderful images to choose from.

That's a fantastic prize this week and thanks Di for being our sponsor. Your images are amazing to work with, I can never make up my mind what to choose as I want them all.

So if you have never visited Di's online shop just click here and pay her a visit:

This week I'm entering my card into the following Challenges:

Card Recipe:
Base: White SU
Coloured Board: Red and Green Bazill
Patterned Paper: The Creative Cottage Robbie and Roxanne
Image: Snoozing from Di's Digi Downloads
Colour Medium: Copics, Black, White, Gold and Silver Gel pens.
Tools: Glass Finish, Clear Embossing Pen, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug embossing folder Christmas, Nestabilities Classic Square.
Embellishments: Ribbon, button, gems and paper quilling gifts.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week and weekend.


and a BIG THANK YOU for all of your lovely comments.