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, 26 October 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #125

JJ Oh Dear Santa I can explain.

Sunbonnets Present

Wow what a day let lone a week, blogger hasn't loved me for days I've finally got my commenting finished and then my photo's decided to have a panic attack.

Well New Zealand WON the World Cup Rugby on Sunday night the final game was nail biting.
The final score against France was
New Zealand 8 -France 7
It wasn't a good game as the scores should have been higher, but I think both teams were totally exhausted after nearly 7 weeks of playing Rugby at that level the best in the world. 

I'm meant to be having a quiet week,  my eldest has gone back to boarding school and my youngest is on school camp but it's been more than hectic I think because it's been a short week after a long weekend.

Today is Wednesday and that means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Arlana has a wonderful new sketch for us this week.

Sketch # 125

This week the design team are so lucky to be working with Bugaboo Digi Stamps which are totally amazing.  I just adore working with them.

This week Jodie the owner of Bugaboo Digi Stamps is offering our very lucky winner 

Wow what an awesome prize....

This week Sweet Sketch Wednesday are featuring two of Bugaboo's Design Teams cards and Bugaboo are featuring two of Sweet Sketch Wednesday's cards so pop over to Bugaboo and have a quick look for some awesome images and there are always new ones coming out each month and there is always Jodie's weekly freebie to look forward to.  Pop over and have a look at our design teams cards.

Base: White SU for both cards.
Card: White, Red and Green Bazzil, Silver Paper.
Design Papers: Paper Chic Black and Silver and alternate size Black and White.   Shery K Designs Christmas Pack #4 Holy Paper.
Colour Medium: Copics

Images: Bugaboo JJ Oh Dear  Santa I can explain and Sunbonnets Present.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Labels, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Kindy Glitz

Sentiments: PC generated Papyrus Font

PC generated Christmas Card Font 

Paper quilling candy cane, silver ribbon, white satin heart and red gems, red ribbon and the Poinsettia all from my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and enjoy your crafting.  Thank you so much for your lovely comments and emails they are all very much appreciated.

Hugs always

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #124

Mistletoe Jasper

Winter Louie

Another week has come and gone and it's Wednesday again.  Sunday night my DH and I went to the All Black's game V's Australia in the World Cup Semi Final.  We had awesome seats I felt like I could reach out and touch the players and the atmosphere was electrifying.
Of course we won 20-6 now our team has made the final which is this Sunday evening and we are playing France. 
This weekend in New Zealand is a long weekend it's Labour weekend and on Monday evening we have to take Liam back to boarding school and on the Tuesday Ryan is on school camp so it will be very quiet in our home next week.

Today is Wednesday my favourite day of the week because it's
 This week Arlana has another amazing sketch to work with.

Sketch #124

 This week the design team are so lucky to be working with our wonderful monthly sponsor
Sally-Ann Hancock the owner of
Sally-Ann has so many amazing images, and every month there is always a new selection to choose from and she always has monthly specials and of course her monthly freebie.   The very first digi image I purchased was from Sally-Ann at DigiStamp Boutique.

Sally-Ann is offering our very lucky winner this week
6 Digital Images
 of the Winners Choice.

Don't forget to drop by and check out what Sally-Ann has in her store, there is always an image to suit everyone.

The design team are always very spoilt by Sally-Ann as we are allowed to choose any of her wonderful images and she is so kind and so generous with the deign team.
Please check out the design teams work over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what the design team Diva's have created especially for you this week.

Card Recipes
Mistletoe Jasper
Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Purple Bazzil
Paper: White SU, Lilac Handmade Paper
Design Paper: Lilac Paper and Silver Flocked Circles, Silver Paper
Card: Purple Glitter Card
Image: Mistletoe Jasper from DigiStamp Boutique Cute Christmas Offer
Colour Medium: Copics
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Oval, Beaded Oval, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Cuttlebug flowers, glue dots, pop dots, hot melt glue gun, purple ink pad.
Purple ribbon, silver ribbon, pearls, gems from my stash.

                          Winter Louie                                 

Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Green Bazzil
Paper: White SU, Red Handmade Paper
Design Paper: Red Flocked Flowers
Image: Winter Louie from DigiStamp Boutique Cute Christmas Offer
Colour Medium: Copics
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Oval, Lacey Oval, Cuttlebug Snow Flakes Embossing folder, Cuttlebug flowers, glue dots, pop dots, hot melt glue gun.
 Parcel ribbon, Silver Mess, Red Mega Gems and White Flowers all from my stash.

Challenges I'm entering:

Thank you so much for all your support regarding my DH broken hand, he now has a new cast which is fibreglass and he choose black.  He's doing well and is able to do most things for himself.

Take care everyone have a lovely week and weekend and enjoy your crafting.

Hugs Always

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #123-57

Sketch #123-57 Sassy Cheryl

Sassy Cheryl's Digital Image
Overload At School

Guess What?????
My husband and I have been given tickets to the Semi Final
of the Rugby World Cup
New Zealand V's Australia
and the other Semi Final is
Wales V's France
We can't wait. 

I have two boys that a very disappointed they aren't going but all the tickets are sold out
and our tickets are $800.00 each so No I won't be buying my boys tickets as children's tickets are the same price as Adults.

'm taking a man that has a broken arm in 2 places!!!

My husband was driving home from work on Sunday afternoon in his brand new Jeep and a car was coming straight for him on the wrong side of the road.
  Sorry girls but it was an American Tourist on his way to the airport and he had forgotten what country he was in he was from Washington.  My husband saw him coming there was nothing he could do but to slow down and Mr USA ploughed straight into him.  So for the last 3 1/2 days I've been with him at the hospital on and off for X-Rays and another new cast today that's 2 in 48 hours.  They were going to operate but have decided not to thank goodness.   He's in good spirits, upset about his pride and joy that's his Jeep not me.  It's his left hand and we are all left handed in our household.   He gets a little frustrated as he isn't allowed to drive because of the way his hand has been set in the cast as he isn't allowed to move his thumb. 

Well for better news it's Wednesday and that can only mean one thing it's

Congratulations to all our winners this week there were some amazing cards which I hope to finish visiting soon as I spent 6 hours at the hospital today waiting seeing a doctor, and X-Ray seeing the doctor again and another new cast.  He only had a cast put on on Monday that's 2 in 48 hours. I also have both of my boys home as it's school holidays and today it's pouring with rain.

This week Arlana has another
Blast from the Past

Sketch #123-57

and here's my
Blast from the Past

This week our Sponsor is
Cheryl from
Sassy Cheryl's

Cheryl is offering our lucky winner this week a

$5.00 Gift Certificate

Check our Sassy Cheryl's Digital Stamps

She has so many amazing Whimsical Digi Stamps
there's one for everyone you'll be spoilt for choice.

Now I have your attention don't forget to visit the Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team, we had a choice of 3 images to work with and this is what everyone created just for you this week.
Don't forget to drop by and show them a little love.

Card Recipes:

Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Navy Blue, Orange, Red and Apple Green Bazzil.
Design Papers: Navy Blue and Orange Gingham which was downloaded from the Internet.
Red & White Stripes Pavlova Papers, Orange, Red and White Stripes Friska Paper and School Words from Pebble papers.
Image: Overload at School Stamp from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps
Colour Medium: Copics and gel pens.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, 
 Glue dots, Pop Dots,
 Glass Finish for the Apple.
Ribbon from my stash.

I love these cards they look clean and fresh and I just adore Gingham on cards, I feel that the Gingham is great for babies cards and the Gingham is very school like.

Take care everyone and have a wonderful week crafting.


Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #122

Snow White A Princess



Wow  it is another Wednesday here again, tell me where did the last one get too?  This week has gone so quickly.  I have one son on a 3 week holiday break and the other starts on Friday.   So I have both the boys home for their break.  The weather here is getting warmer so we might spend a few days at our Beach House as long as it's not raining.  

Because it's Wednesday it means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Arlana has another new sketch for you to work with.  Congratulations to our winners this week there were some really lovely cards.

Sketch #122
Is it a square or is it a rectangle???
Arlana is leaving that one for you to decide this week.

We have a new sponsor this week it's

Krista Smith from
Saturated Canary Digi's 

My name is Krista Smith. I am the artist behind the Etsy shop, Saturated Canary Digis. I began working in the stamping world about a year ago when I was hired to create rubber designs for the sweet Scottish company, Sugar Nellie. They launched my artwork under the name 'Simply Sassy.' I moved into the digital world just this past month (it's been a super busy month, indeed!). And-- I love it!! There is a little more freedom here, as I can create anything that pops into my head:)! I am so humbled by the artistic talent of the girls coloring in my designs-- it is truly an inspiration! Likewise, I am so thankful for the friendships I've made in this wonderful and lovely crafty community! It's been a true delight! I'd love for you to stop by my challenge/inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge and join in the fun...And, while you're there, click over to my personal blog (Saturated Canary) and introduce yourself! I am a bit eclectic and touch on everything from family (I've got me a great one!) to fashion (obsessed!)...Please say 'hi!'...I'd love to be friends!:)

Krista is offering our lucky winner
 of her wonderful digi images
 for you to choose from



Have a look at Kirsta's site she has some amazing images, I know you'll love them as much as we do.
Now it's time to visit our Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team and check out what they have created with Krista's images just for you. Aren't they wonderful?

Card Recipes
Base: White SU Card Stock
Coloured Card: Red and Apple Green Bazzil
Design Paper: Apples from Sheryl K Designs (digi download)
Image: Snow White A Princess from Saturated Canary
Colour Medium: Copics, Copic atYou, clear embossing pen, red gel glitter pen.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Clasic Squares, Glass Finish, Glue Dots, Hot Melt Glue Gun, Pop Dots,
Embellishments: Ribbons, Lace and Flowers all from my stash.

Red Apple embellishment I made out of the design paper.  Cut the apple out and coloured it with Copics and then coated it with Glass Finish.
Flowers are from my stash.
I am now using a hot melt glue gun to attach them to my cards.  I was using glue dots but finding they were not strong enough.

Take care everyone and have a great weekend and a wonderful week crafting.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a little love it's so much appreciated.