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, 27 July 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch#112

Classic Fashion Elegance

Hi everyone wow it's Wednesday again and that means its Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I'm back from they Sunny Gold Coast in Australia and back to a New Zealand winter.  Before we left the New Zealand winter had been one of our warmest on record and very little snow that's why we didn't go skiing.  This week its just the opposite, one of our coldest on record and snow every where.  Closing some of our Airports down, it's either a feast or a famine.

New Zealand's Snow
we don't have snow where we live.

Gold Coast Australia

I would rather be back on the Gold Coast or even Carins Australia at present as it's a lot warmer and a lot of sunshine and it's only a 3 hour flight from New Zealand.

Congratulations to all our winners this week there were so many amazing cards.

Sketch #112
I just love this sketch.

This week our sponsor is Tammy from

A Day For Daisies

Tammy is offering our lucky winner this week
$12.00 Gift Certificate
 for her online shop

Hop over to Tammy's shop you won't be disappointed as there are so many wonderful images to choose from,  I  just love creating with them.

Now I have your attention hop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what our wonderful creative Design Team Diva's have created for you this week using A Day for Daisies images and don't forget to leave them a comment.

My Card Recipe:

Base: White SU
Card: Peacock Bazzill
Design Paper: DCWV Wedding Paper Pack
Image: Classic Fashion from A Day For Daisies

Colour Medium: Copic's, atyou Spica By Copic, Black and Silver
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Ovals and Classic Ovals Scalloped Nestabilities, silver ink on the edges, glue dots, pop dots.
Embellishments:  Peacock ribbon, lace and pearls from my stash
I made this embellishment for my card so that it matched her embellishment on her hair piece and dress. 

Thank you for all of your kind comments, they are very much appreciated. 
Wishing everyone a wonderful week with your families and crafting.
Now I'm off to organise my sons 10th Birthday dinner for Saturday night.

Hugs always

Wednesday, 20 July 2011



Hi everyone, well it's my last day in Australia today with my family.  It's school holiday's and we should have been on the ski slopes of New Zealand rather than being in Australia and getting a little winter sunshine.  As our temperatures have been really warm in New Zealand there isn't as much snow as there should be so might have a few days on the mountain when we get home and the boys go back to school on 1st August.

Today is Wednesday and it's another Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Hopefully scheduler will have been kind to me again this week and posted my card when it should have and on time.

Congratulations to our winner this week and our top 3 there were some amazing cards.

This week we have another wonderful sketch from Arlana which you'll love and I loved working with it.

Sketch #111
This week the lovely design team have been work with one of our favourite and month sponsors which is
Sally-Ann Hancock
from her company

DigiStamp Boutique

Sally-Ann is offering our very lucky winner this week
6 Digi Images
of the winners choice
pop over now and have a look at all of Sally-Ann's wonderful images and there are always new images at the beginning of each month and she always has a monthly freebie for you to try out, isn't that lovely.

Check out what our design team Diva's have created just for you this week using Sally-Ann's images from DigiStamp Boutique over here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Card Recipe
Base: White SU
Card: Black & Green Bazzill, silver glitter paper
Design Paper: Unknown
Image: Petty Shoes from DigiStamp Boutique
Colour Medium: Copics, Silver atyou Spica by Copics
Sentiment: PC generated using Black Chancery font
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestability Deckled Rectangle, Fancy Labels 2, Classic Oval, Classic Scalloped Oval, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Silver Ink and finger dabber for the edges.  Martha Stewart Rose leaf punch.

Embellishments: Roses I bought at SENDZ I just had to have them as I love this green.  Gems, Silver Twine I used for the hanging of the shoes. Silver glitter hearts for the shoes. This lovely silver ribbon I found in Silver and Gold I did put green ribbon on the card and it was too much so that's why I went with the silver.

I love this card and it was Jeannie that gave me the idea for this card as I fell in love with her card using this same image a few months ago.

I feel a little bit of a cheat this week as there was very little colouring but the silver applique took me ages  to stick down but I love the finish.

Wishing everyone a great week and have fun crafting.


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 110-32

Lenny and Linda's Wedding

Hi everyone, wow it's Wednesday  and you all know that it must be Sweet Sketch Wednesday today.
Well by the time you read my posting I'll be in Australia, that's if scheduler is working properly if it's not I'm in deeps poos.......

Congratulations to all our winners this week and to our top 3 as always there were some amazing cards.

This week we have another wonderful sketch from Arlana, this one is an oldie but a goodie it's recycling week and this is another one of  Arlana's sketches from the past.

Sketch #110-32

Looking back over past years I don't believe that I entered into SSW #32 so this was a first for me making this design and I love it.

This week our sponsor is
Gerda from 


Gerda is offering our very lucky winner
4 Digital Images
 of the winners choice.
You'll be spoilt for choice as there are so many amazing images.

Now it's time for you to pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what our crazy Design Team chicks and created just for you this week.

Card Recipe

Base: White SU
Card: Cream Bazzill and Gold paper from Rosies Studios
Design Paper: Grant Archival Item #1610 This paper has the most amazing sheen to it.  This is double sided paper I only used one side.
Image: Lenny & Linda's Wedding from Stampfairy Shop
Colour Medium: Copics, atyou Spica By Copic, Black embossing pen.
Dress and Vail paper pieced from a recycled envelope.
Rather than putting a sentiment in I used a ribbon with a sentiment on it which I love.

Tools: Cuttlebug, glue dots, pop dots, nestability circle with eyelet holes, Martha Stewart leaf punch.
Embellishments: I plaid orange, yellow and a gold braid together for the eyelet holes and tied a knot.  Orange roses and yellow and orange flower from my stash.
  The two pins I made using beads to match.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and I'll try and comment on as many blogs as I can, and I can't wait to see your cards.


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #109

M D Happy Panda
Isn't this image cute?

Good morning everyone and yes it's another wonderful Wednesday here again.  That can only mean one wonderful thing that it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Today I'm off to the Airport to pick up my best friend and her family.  She has been home in Germany for the last 5 weeks visiting her family.  The sad part for her is she has to say good bye and when your parents are getting older it isn't easy.  Her son and my son started school together and are totally Soul mates unfortunately they are at different schools this year,  but they try to see each other when they can.  Her second is her daughter and my younger son and her are in the same class at school it a composite  class where you have two class in one Year 5/6,  Ryan is the year 5 and Amelie is the year 6 these two get on so well when they are together they are like two old women nattering away.

Congratulations to all our winners last week there were so many wonderful cards totally amazing.

Well this week Arlana has another wonderful design for you and here is

Sketch #109

This week our sponsor is Melissa from her company
Meljen's Designs

Melissa is offering our very lucky winner

4 Digital Images
of the winner choice

and on Paper Craft Planet

Check out Melissa's images they are super cute and really fun to colour you'll just love them.

Now I've got your attention check out what our wonderful Diva's have created especially for you over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday  this week their cards are awesome as usual, so don't forget to visit their blogs and show them some love by leaving them a comment,  as we all love receiving comments.

Card Recipe:

Base: White SU.
Card: Black Bazzill.
Paper: Apple Green Magnolia Paper.
Design Papers: Magnolia paper green on white and white on green unknown source.
Image: M D Happy Panda by Meljen's Designs
Colour Medium: Copic markers, black embossing pen, silver gel pen, blue ink for the sky
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Square, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Sponge Dabber, Glass Finish for the Bamboo leaves, Martha Stewart leaf punch.
Embellishments: I couldn't put a flower with the Panda Bear so I decided to make a flower using the leaves like Bamboo, Ribbon and button from my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week of crafting and I'm so looking forward to seeing your cards.