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, 29 June 2011

Anniversary Post Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #108

 JJT and S Tequila
My Best Friend's Birthday Card she can't drink more than two wines.

This was for an order for a lady and her birthday is today.

Well what a Wednesday, I don't think blogger loves me any more.  It's taken me about 5 hours to try and post this weeks posting over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and I hadn't even thought of this posting for my own blog.
Well today is my Anniversary with Sweet Sketch Wednesday, a year ago today I posted my first card  as a Design Team member thanks for a wonderful year girls it's been so much fun.

As I told you last week I was going to SENDZ to have a look around,  there was so much to see by the time I got round to all the stands it was nearly time to go home.  So I quickly went back to some stands I liked and made a few purchases of design papers as they were so cheap and I also bought some more Nestabilities which were a lot cheaper than I had been purchasing them for and I also bought some lovely flowers and Roses and a new guillotine.  So you'll see some of my new purchases in months to come.

Congratulations to all our winners this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday again there were so many amazing cards.

Sketch #108

Love this sketch Arlana it looks awesome and it shows your design papers off perfectly.

This week our sponsor is
Jodie from
Bugaboo Stamps

This week Jodie is offering our lucky winner
7 Digi Images
 Valued at $21.00

I just love Bugaboo Stamps and I know you will too, if you are new to crafting or have never visited take a moment out and check what Jodie has in her shop I know you'll love her images and you'll come away with one big smile on your face.

Now I have your attention check out what the rest of the design team Diva's have designed for you this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday you won't be disappointed leave them so loving comments as they love getting comments just like you. 

Card Recipes:

Base Card: White SU
 Card: Burgundy Bazzill, Burgundy Glitter card from Rosies Studios
Design Papers: Pavlova Papers
Image: JJT and S Tequila from Bugaboo
Colour Medium: Copics, White and Black embossing pens
Sentiment: Computer generated using Papyrus font
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Oval, Scalloped Oval,  Fancy Label , Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Glass Finish, Kindy Glitz. ink for sponging the edges
Embellishments: Gems, pink satin ribbon, pink glitter ribbon, roses from my stash.

Card Recipe:
Base Card: White SU
Card: Deepsea green Bazzill, Dark Aqua Glitter paper from Rosies Studios
Design Papers: Magnolia Papers, DCWV Mango Frost Paper
Image: JJT and S Tequila from Bugaboo
Colour Medium: Copics, Black and White embossing pens
Sentiment: Computer generated using Papyrus font.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Oval, Scalloped Oval, Fancy Label, pop dots, glue dots, glass finish, kindy glitz and ink for sponging the edges, Martha Stewart leaf punch.
Embellishments: Gems, Satin ribbon, Flowers from my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week of crafting and a great weekend and I'm looking forward to commenting on all your cards.


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #107

Bini Shop Girl (Shop till ya drop)

Good morning everyone here it is another wonderful sweet Wednesday,  and you all know what that means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Where has that week gone again as I'm getting older those days are getting shorter and I seem to be getting a lot less done or am I just getting a little slower at doing things???  I do think a bit of both LOL.  This week has been a hard one for me with my creativeness or a lack of it.   I thought I would work outside my comfort zone and use colours I don't usually use PINK AND BROWN.  I love looking at other peoples cards with these colours or blue and brown or yellow and brown, but for me I just couldn't pull it off! I do think I've lost my mojo whilst making this card I had all these great intentions using these colours and my great image and I feel I could have done better.
Well I'm excited on Friday I'm going to SENZ which is a large display of retail stores, classes and demonstrations for crafts so after a day there my mojo may return.  I've never been before so this year I'm off and it's only a 30 minute drive away from where I live isn't that great?  I'll report in next week letting you know that I didn't spend any money and didn't buy anything for crafting
Ya right.... Ha Ha Ha............

Congratulations to all of last weeks winners there were so many amazing creations we have some wonderful talented followers.

Our sketch this week is another one of Arlana's wonderful and new creations.  I love this one as it really shows off your design papers.

Sketch # 107

 This week our design Diva's have had some wonderful images to work with from our new sponsor
Amber Inks

This week Amber Inks is offering our lucky winner a

$15.00 Gift Voucher
To spend on some of their wonderful creations.
If you haven't visited Amber Inks please drop by and have a look at some of their amazing images .

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Design Diva's have created just for you this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, so grab a coffee and let you fingers do the tapping.  Show the girls how much you love their cards, make their day and leave them some wonderful comments!

Card Recipe:

Base: White SU

Coloured Card: Chocolate Brown Bazzill.

Paper: American Crafts The Goods Lil'Lady double sided stripes and plain pink.

Image: Bini Shop Girl from Amber Inks.

Colour Medium: Copics, Pink glitter gel pen.

Sentiment: PC generated using Kristen ITC font.

Tools: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug embossing folder, pink ink, pop dots, glue dots.

Embellishments: Pink Pearls, Pink Ribbon, Checked Ribbon, Flowers, lace from my stash.  The hat box and the bottom is part of the digital set, as well as handbags and shoes.

I can't wait to see what everyone creates this week so get crafting, wishing everyone a wonderful week crafting and a great weekend.


Thursday, 16 June 2011

I'm Not Get Old Just Ageing With Perfection

Collecting Wrinkles
Hi everyone just a quick post this morning the sun is shinning and it's a lovely winters morning. 
I've made this card this week for an order,  someone I know has a father turning 80 this weekend she told me he has a great sense of humor and loves blue.  Thought the perfect image with someone with a great sense of humor would have to be a Bugaboo image.  Isn't Gus wonderful?

Card Recipe:
Base: White SU
Card: Navy Blue and Cream Bazzill
Design Papers: Pavlova which is double sided
Image: Gus Birthday by Bugaboo
Colour Medium: Copics, atyou Spica by Copic Silver and Black, Blue Ink, Black Embossing Pen
Tools: Cuttlebug, Fancy Labels, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Glass Finish for his glasses
Embellishments: Bronze Gems, Navy Satin Ribbon from my stash.

I'm entering this card into two challenges:

Wishing everyone a wonderful week of crafting.


Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #106

Wedding Chapel
Merry Christmas
 with Polly Penguin

Wow where did that week go too?  Here it is Wednesday again and that means it's another
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I went to post my card for the week and realised that I hadn't even made it let alone ordered my image from our sponsor.  I sometimes have my cards made in advance and thought I had already made this weeks sketch.  I have heaps of DigiStamp Boutique images so grabbed one off my computer very quickly.  Later on I was looking at all of Sally-Ann's wonderful new June images and noticed that she had a freebie for June so I grabbed that to make my second card.   I tried to make my image look like a Christmas Decoration.   You can find this freebie here
We had some amazing cards and images this week using our sketch and congratulations to all our winners.

Sketch #106

This is a great sketch to work with.

This week our Sponsor is Sally Ann from
DigiStamp Boutique
Sally-Ann is our regular monthly sponsor, she has some amazing images over at
DigiStamp Boutique so drop by and see the new images for June and there is always a monthly freebie which you can get here.

Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner this week
6 Digi Images
 of the Winner Choice.

Visit Sally-Ann at DigiStamp Boutique for some amazing images, and inspirations that will tickle your taste buds.   You can find her here:



I just love DigiStamp Boutique images to work with they are just so easy to colour.
Our awesome Diva's have created some wonderful cards for you this week so don't forget to drop by and check them out here and don't forget to give everyone a little love as they love to receive comments just like you!!!

Card Recipes:
Wedding Chapel Congratulations
Base: White SU
Paper: Gold by Rosie's Studio, Cream Board that shimmers.
Design Paper: Paper Chic Grant Archival Item #1609
Image: Wedding Chapel from DigiStamp Boutique
Colour Medium: Copics, atyou Spica Black, Silver and Gold from Copics
Tools: Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls Embossing Folder, Classic Circle and Scalloped Nestie, glue dots, pop dots, chipboard
Embellishments: Share organza ribbon, gold ribbon, gold flower ribbon and pearls from my stash.

Framed Image
Polly Penguin Merry Christmas
Base: White SU
Board: Red Bazzill silver paper from Rosie's Studio's
Design Paper: Paper Chic  Grant Archival Image
 Image: Polly Penguin Freebie from DigiStamp Boutique
Colour Medium: Copics, Silver Gel Pen
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Circles, and Scalloped Nestie, glass finish, Martha Stewart white glitter for the snow.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Silver Thread, Silver Glitter Paper, Circle Punch, Christmas Decoration button.

Isn't she just so cute?

I tried to make this card like the Christmas bobble that is hanging on the holly in the image.

I've just realised that I've used the same design paper on both of my cards, one is gold cream and white the other red white and silver how dum can I be???

Challenge #97 Pollycraft Ribbons & Flowers
ABC W is for Weddings

Wishing everyone an amazing week of crafting and a fun week.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #105 - 44

   Summer Time Relaxing
"Swimming Lucy"
Good morning everyone, another wonderful Wednesday and that means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  It's meant to be winter here in New Zealand and my youngest son went for a swim on Sunday at our Beach House in his shorts and no wetsuit.  It's still very warm here haven't had any heating on in our house and on Sunday it was 20c which is about 68f which is very warm for this time of year, and our April and May were the warmest since records have been taken in New Zealand.
Congratulations to out winners this week there were some amazing cards and so many creative ladies out there.

Out sketch for this week

Sketch #105-44
This week Arlana is featuring another blast from the past and re using sketch #44 another oldie but a goodie.

This week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday we have a new Sponsor and it is

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps
Sparkle Smith the owner of Sparkle Creations is offering our very lucky winner two rubber stamps.  Just check these out what a wonderful prize.

Kitty Cat Josh
Rollerblading Chloe
Wow two awesome images you could win!!! So what are you waiting for let your creative juices run wild.

Now grab a coffee and check out what the rest of the design diva's have created for you this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

I have some sad news this week that one of my team mates is leaving us Deanne from Canada she has been with SSW since March 2010, I'll miss her creativeness and her wonderful ribbons, buttons, flowers, bows and of course her paper piecing.  I know you'll be back to enter in our challenges Deanne don't be a stranger I'll miss you.  Great minds think alike we both chose the same image this week!!!

Card Recipe
Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Green, Pink and Hot Pink Bazzill
Design Papers: Kaiser Craft Tutti Frutti and Kaiser Craft Green and White Dots can't remember the name.
Image: Rubber Stamp from Sparkle Creations Swimming Lucy
Colour Medium: Copics, Inks for sponging, Silver and Blue Gel Glitter Pens
Tools: Pop Dots and Glue Dots
Embellishments: Ribbon and Pink Pearls from my stash

I bought this ribbon and designed my card around the ribbon as I liked it so much.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and have fun crafting.


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #104

Take Me Away

Good morning everyone today is the 1st June and that means it's the first day of Winter here in New Zealand and Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  They said on the news last night that April and May were our hottest Autumn months ever recorded in history and it has been very warm.  I think today the weatherman knew it was the first day of June and the temperature has dropped a little as I'm feeling it this morning.  This weekend it's a long weekend to celebrate the Queen's Birthday Weekend, I'm so looking forward to it as I'll have both my boys home this weekend.  Liam thought that last weekend he was being big and mature and wanted to stay at Boarding School for the weekend, I was a little upset  but knew that he had to try it for himself.  He thoroughly enjoyed himself but we have all missed him so much, I also think that this week will be a long one for him being away for a fortnight from us, when I spoke to him last night he was missing us and couldn't wait to come home this weekend.

Congratulations to all out winner this week there were some awesome cards with just so much details and creativeness.

This week Arlana has another wonderful sketch
Sketch #104

Great Sketch Arlana!!!

This week the Design Team Diva's have been working with our wonderful Sponsors images.

Our sponsor is
Christy Croll
Christy is offering our lucky winner this week
$10.00 Gift Certificate
Dont' forget to pop over to Tiddlyinks as Christy has so many amazing images to choose from and every Tuesday she has a Freebie up for grabs isn't that great.

Don't forget to drop by Tiddlyinks and check out what Christy has.

Now drop over to our Design Team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and look at their awesome cards they have created especially just for you this week.

Card Recipe:
Base: White SU
Papers and Card: Silver Paper from Rosies Studios, Silver Corrugated Card Board.  Blue Bazzill
Design Papers: One Heart One Mind and used both sides.
Image: Take Me Away from Tiddlyinks
Colour Medium: Copics, atyou Spica, in silver and black, blue glitter gel pen.
Silver and Blue ink sponge for the edges.
Tools: Corner rounder, pop dots, glue dot.  

Embellishments: Instead of using paper for my green strips in the sketch across the top and bottom of the page I found this awesome ribbon that was sheer and had circles of blue and silver I knew this would work perfectly with my image and paper I was using.  My embellishments are meant to be bubbles cut out of glitter card and the pink flowers are from my stash and they are meant to match the flowers in her hair.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week of crafting and a great weekend.

Hugs always