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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Thursday, 29 December 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #134

A Day For Daisies
Star Flower Girl

Good morning everyone hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year.  I have my family visiting from Australia sisters and husbands plus my own family and visitors arriving through out the day to catch up with each other.  I'm the youngest of 7 children all married with grandchildren so I guess you can understand that it can feel like Grand Central Station here at the moment.  It's my eldest brothers special birthday on New Year's Eve he's turning 70 and we are all getting together for that.  Today we are off to our beach house for a few days before the big event and for a couple of days of relaxation.
Today is another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday,
congratulations to our winners last week there were so many lovely cards.  I'm so sorry I didn't get around to comment on your blogs but by the time in the evenings when I would have been commenting I was so tired I had fallen asleep on the sofa and one night I got caught dozing at the computer by my son, so I thought you would understand.

This week Arlana has another wonderful sketch, this sketch worked perfectly with my selected image from our sponsor.

Sketch #134

This week our sponsor is
Tammy from

A Day for Daisies

and she is offering our luck winner 
a gift certificate

Valued at 

to spend at 
A Day for Daisies Shop

Don't forget to check out Tammy's online store for all her new and wonderful creations there are so many amazing images I always have trouble choosing.


 A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and 
  whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids,
  cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for 
  all occasions!

  Website: www.adayfordaisies.com

  Direct Store Link: http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps Join The Club

While I have your attention check out what my lovely
 team mates have created just for you over at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
 wow all their cards look amazing.
This week we are farewelling Jacki from our team, we wish her  well and it's been lovely working with you Jacki.

Card Ingredients:

1. Card base white SU
2. Bahamas Bazzill
3. Tie died handmade paper
4. Design Paper from an unknown pack.
4. Image is Star Flower Girl from A Day for Daisies.
5. Colour Medium Copics
6. Sentiment computer generated using Papyrus font in Capitals and nestabilities fancy labels.

7. Tools cuttlebug, pop dots, glue gun, glue dots, nestabilities square.
8. Embellishments sea green satin ribbon and orange rose from my stash.

Thank you for your lovely comments and wishing you all a wonderful New Year and I'll be visiting your blogs once I get home from the beach.

Hugs to everyone

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #133

Louie and Big Heart

Good morning only 4 more sleeps to go and Sleigh Bells will be ringing and there will be a Ho Ho Ho in the snow in the Northern Hemisphere but here in New Zealand hopefully it will be a warm summers night.  My boys are past the Santa stage but still love their Christmas Stockings and I'm silly enough to wrap up each individual item that goes into it........................it's more fun that way.

Congratulations to our winner this week and our top 3,  there were some really beautiful cards I commented on this week they were just outstanding.

This week Arlana has another lovely sketch over at 
 you can be so creative with the design and it shows off your design papers perfectly.

Sketch # 133

My Card Louise and Big Heart
This is a perfect image, for a Birthday, Anniversary, Valentines Day, Thank You
or just a card to say I Love You.

This week our wonderful sponsor is Sally-Ann Hancock the owner of DigiStamp Boutique.  Sally-Ann is our monthly sponsor and the design team love working with her images as there are new and exciting images every month to choose from and she is always so generous with her prize for some lucky winner. 
This month Sally-Ann is offering our very lucky winner 

Digi Images
of the 
Winners Choice

If you haven't visited DigiStamp Boutique for a while pop over and have a look at there wonderful selection. 

Our Design Diva's have an amazing selection of creativity with their cards this week just to wet your appetites..........Check them out here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Card Recipe:

1. Base white SU Card Stock
2. Crimson Bazzill 
3. Design Papers Cherish from Crafter Choice Pack
4. Colour Medium Copics, Black embossing pen.
5. Image is Louie and Big Heart
6. Sentiment computer generated using Papyrus font.

7. Tools, cuttlebug, nestabilites tag, glue dots, pop dots, scissors. 
8. Embellishments: Gems and Ribbon from my stash.
9. Large heart paper pieced using my little heart design paper.

Challenges I'm entering:

Thanks so much for stopping by I just love reading your comments.
Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.
Hugs to everyone.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #132 -51

Sponsor Bugaboo
Gust's Birthday Rocking Chair

Well today is Thursday here in New Zealand, I am behind by a day as I have just finished my final dental surgery on my mouth and I completely loose a day.  This morning I had to pick Liam up from boarding school and attend his prize giving and now my boys are on their summer vacation for 7 weeks.
  Congratulations to our winner this week and our top 3 awesome work.
It's Sweet Sketch Wednesday time and this week Arlana has another wonderful oldie but a goodie.  I never entered Sketch #51 for some reason so I can't show you my blast from the past.

Sketch #132-51 

I've made this card for my eldest brothers 70 th Birthday.

This week our wonderful sponsor is Jodie from Bugaboo stamps and here's a little Bio on Jodie in case you've never heard of Bugaboo Images.


Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Our links are:

Catch the bug Challenge blog:http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/

Jodie is offering our lucky winner this week 
7 Digi Stamps that value 


Wow what a prize that is so generous.

Pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what the rest of the Design Team have created especially just for you this week to tickle your fancy.

Card Recipe:

Base: White SU
Board: Taupe & Navy Blue Bazzill
Design Paper: PV0032 Double Sided
Image: Gust Birthday Rocking Chair from Bugaboo.
Colour Medium: Copics
Tools: Cuttlebug, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Oval, Balloon Punch.

Ribbon and Balloons
Ribbon, card and gold card from my stash.

Thanks for dropping by and wishing everyone a wonderful week before Christmas.  Happy shopping and crafting.


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #131

Sassy Cheryl's Digi's
Jumping Jack Santa

Well there is only 17 more sleeps to go until Christmas, so much to do and so little time to do it in.
Today is Wednesday and that means it's
 and our Sponsor this week is Sassy Cheryl's Digi Images.

Congratulations to our winner this week and our Top 3 entries great work ladies.

Arlana has another wonderful sketch for you to play with.

Sketch #131
This is such a fun sketch and I know you'll have fun playing with it.

As you can see our Sponsor this week is

The design team have been lucky enough to work with a selection of Sassy Cheryl's images and this weeks Sketch.

Cheryl is offering our lucky winner this week a
That's wonderful and you can choose exactly what you want or even add a few more images and pay a little extra of your choice.  Remember Santa is only around the corner.

Now grab a mug of Coffee our Hot Chocolate and take a peek and what our design diva's at Sweet Sketch Wednesday have designed just for you this week.

Card Recipe:

 Jumping Jack Santa

1. White SU for the base.
2. Green and Red Bazzill
3. Silver Paper, Silver Card and White Bazzill
4. Red sparkly handmade paper
5. Colour Medium: Copics, atYou Copics, White, Black & Silver gel and embossing pens.
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Circle, Circle with eyelet holes, glue dots, pop dots, cuttlebug snow drops embossing folder and silver ink

8. Sentiment: Computer generated using Black Chancery Font and Spellbinders label.
9.  Embellishments: Circles cut with eyelet nestability, Paper quelling presents, red and silver gems, ribbon from my stash and tinsel stuff around the circle edge from my stash.

Wishing everyone a great time getting ready for the big day.


Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #130

 Di's Digi Downloads
'Hedgehog's Flowerpot'

21 today oh how I do wish I was 21 again..............
Yes it's my birthday today and only 25 days until Christmas and only three presents bought. 
Oh I do hate my birthday being so close to Christmas, people have other things on their mind without worrying about your birthday.  I have cousin born on 25th December, my brother on 30th December and 3 friends born on New Years day.  There are 365 days in a year why couldn't our parents be more considerite and our birthday's be in the other 10 months of the year???  I guess that wasn't on their minds at the time.

Today is Wednesday my favourite day of the week and of course it's
Congratulations to our winner this week and our top 3 great work ladies.

 Arlana has a lovely sketch for you this week.

Sketch #130

This week our Sponsor is Di from Di's Digi Downloads and she is giving our lucky winner a
Gift Voucher valued at $10.
The winner can choose more than the dollar amount and pay the difference.
Don' forget to visit Di and check out her amazing images and these are being updated all the time you won't be disappointed.

Please don't forget to check out Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog and see what the rest of my team mates have designed just for you this week.

Card Recipe

Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Green and Purple Bazzill
Design Papers: Garden Pack by Crafter's Choice
Image: Hedgehog's Flowerpot from Di's Digi Downloads
Colour Medium: Copics, Black embossing pen for the eyes.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Circles, Scalloped Edge Circle, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Bow Easy, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Glass Finish.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Flowers, String and buttons from my stash.


Wishing everyone a lovely week, enjoy your crafting and happy Christmas shopping and preparations.

Hugs to everyone

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #129-33

Whimise Doodles
Miyako Fan

Wow here it is 23rd November already and only one week to go until my birthday yes I was born on a Wednesday as well.  My mother always reminded my brothers and sisters the days of the week that we were born.  It was one way to teach us the days of the week.  I don't know how she kept track as I'm the youngest of 7 and my eldest brother turns 70 at the end of next month, his birthday is 30th December but we are celebrating on New Year's Eve.

Mum recited this poem to us as little children.

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

The reason why this came to mind is because I was designing Gary's birthday invites and I wanted to see what day he was born on "He's born on a Tuesday" I wondered if mum wanted a child born on each day of the week seeing there is 7 of us?  I'll never know.  But when I worked it out and put the dates in the computer YES we were all born on different days of the week pretty spooky as that wouldn't have been planned in those days.

Gary Tuesday
Gillian Thursday
Susan Monday
Janette Saturday
Brent Friday
Alan Sunday
Kathie Wednesday

Congratulations to last weeks winner and to our Top 3 awesome work and everyone is so creative.
Well today is Sweet Sketch Wednesday Woe day, I don't care about the woe, I love Wednesday's the middle of the working week and Arlana has an oldie but a good this week for you to play with.  I love this sketch,  I loved it the first time I used it back on Wednesday 23rd January 2010 when I entered challenge # 33 and I loved it even more this time round.

My card I made for Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #33 23 January 2010

Sketch #129-33

This week our Sponsor is
Whimise Doodles.com
Whimsie Doodle Bio
Whimsie Doodles is so excited to be sponsoring the new challenge! In March of 2009 Melyssa Connolly, artist and owner, began turning her whimsical hand-drawn images into digital files for sale online. Whimsie Doodles' digital stamp line features images that range from cute little boys and girls, to punny stuff, and everything in-between. We enjoy sharing lots of samples on our company blog, where we also post challenges and tutorials.

Special Offer:

A special offer for Sweet Sketch Wednesday fans - use the discount code SwtWed10 at the Whimsie Doodles online store and receive 10% off your next order! Code expires 30 days from today 23 November 2011 as soon as the challenge goes live.


This week Melyssa is giving our winner
$10.00 Gift Voucher
from her online shop.
There's so many wonderful images you won't know what to choose you'll be spoilt for choice.

Now I have your attention drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what our Design Diva's have created just for you this week, there's so many yummy cards.

Card Recipes:

Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Black, Red Bazzill
Design Papers: Hand made papers from Rosie's Studio's and Kasier Craft Paper Red Black and White.
Image: Miyako by Whimise Doodles
Colour Medium: Copics, Copics Atyou, Black, Gold, Silver gel pens.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Square and scalloped square, tags, pop dots, gel dots.

Sentiment: PC generated using Papyrus font and tags from Spellbinders Nestabilities. 


Embellishments: Gold Paper from Rosie's Studios.
Paper: Red and Gold from Rosie's Studio's
Gold twine, Fan.
Red and White ribbon flowers and the Gold and Red organza ribbon all from my stash.

Fan Embellishments:
I made the fans to go with the fans
on the image. 

I really enjoyed working with this image and loved embellishing my cards.  I was only going to make the one Black and White card, as I thought that the paper looked very Japanese.  Then I found the Red and Gold paper and I just couldn't resist making the second card.


Take care everyone have a wonderful week crafting.

Hugs to everyone