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, 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

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Boy's Will Be Boy's

 "Remote Control"
Good morning this card was made for my youngest son who never ever has the remote control for the Television out of his hands.  Well that's our joke anyway as he always seems to know where it is when you're looking for it or if you're in a hurry to turn the sound up.  He isn't always watching TV as he has to much homework to do...

I'm entering this card into two challenges this week and both Challenges are for masculine cards

Card Recipe:

Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Blue Bazzill
Papers: Orange Paper and Blue Handmade paper from Rosie's Studio's.
Design Paper: Fiskers Design Paper.
Image: Remote Control Boy from Kenny K.
Colour Medium: Copics, Atyou Copics, White and Black Embossing Pens.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Rectangle Deckled Edge, Glue Dots, Pop Dots.
Embellishments: Ribbon and Brads from my stash.

Take care and have a great week crafting and thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #128

Birthday Matilda

Wow what a week here it's Wednesday already and I really don't know where last week went to.  Everyone seems so busy, with end of year functions, sports, school exams and 7 days vanished just like that.

Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards this week, your cards are wonder and so creative. 
 I really look forward at looking at your cards and passing comments.

Today is Wednesday which means it's the middle of the working week and of course it's

Arlana has another wonderful sketch for you to work with this week and here it is.

Sketch #128

This week our wonderful monthly sponsor is
Sally-Ann Hancock the owner of
DigiStamp Boutique
She is offering our very lucky winner
6 Digi images
 of the winners choice.

That just so generous.
Sally-Ann has awesome images that are changing all the time.
New images at the beginning of the month and she always has a lovely free image each month so that you can try before you buy.  Check out what Sally-Ann has there are just so many images to choose from you won't be disappointed.

Look what the design team have created just for you over at 
 this week there are so many wonderful cards and images.  Dont' forget to drop by the design team and show them a little love they all love receiving comments just like you.
Card Recipe.



Base: White SU card.
Bazzill: Hot Pink and Purple.
Design Papers: Pavlova Papers
Image: Birthday Matilda by
Colour Medium: Copics and
Copic Atyou.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Glue Dots,
Pop Dots, Cassic Circles,  Scalloped Circles
Embellishments: Ribbon, Gems and Cup Cakes from my stash.

Wishing everyone an awesome week and I'm really looking forward to see what you created using Arlana's sketch.

Many thanks for your lovely comments and emails they are so much appreciated.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #127

Betty #3

Lenny Thank You Freebie

Good morning to everyone.  Wednesday's seem to get faster every week, it's because time is flying by with me and we only have 6.5 weeks until Christmas.  I have only one present purchased and I haven't made my traditional Christmas fruit cake yet.  I seem to be getting slacker and slower each year.
I know that my best friend will have her Christmas Tree up and the house decorated during November ready for the
1st December as she is very traditional and just adores Christmas.

Congratulations to our winner this week and to our Top 3 there were so many amazing creations we were spoilt for choice.

Today is Wednesday and that means it's
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
and Arlana has another wonderful sketch to share.

Sketch #127

My two cards using
Stampfairy Shop Images

This week our wonderful sponsor is Gerda the owner of

Gerda is offering our very lucky winner
4 Digi's
 from her shop how exciting is that and so worth winning. 
There are always so many new and exciting digi's to choose from.

Now I have your attention it's time to drop by
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what the design girls have created with Sketch #127 and Gerda's images.  Don't forget to leave them a little love they adore comments on their blogs just like you.

Card Recipes
Base: White SU
Bazzill: Chocolate, Cream
Design Paper: I think Kasercraft, Magnolia Paper
Paper: Gold handmade paper
Image: Lenny Thank You from Stampfairy Stamps
Colour Medium: Copics, atYou Copics, Orange gel pen.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circle, Oval and Divine Swirls Embossing folders, pop dots, glue dots, hot melt glue gun,
 My ex team mate Deanne from Three Trees always made these amazing flowers.
I always wanted to try one but felt that was her signature on her cards. 
I felt now I could try one as she has left SSW and I know she'll love this one as much as I love it for my first attempt and it looks great on this card with Lenny.

Cream satin flowers from my stash coloured with my copic markers.
Gems and ribbon from my stash.

Card #2
Base: White SU card
Coloured Card: Dark Green and Green Bazzill
Design Paper: Christmas Pack from Rosie's
Image: Betty #3 from Stampfairy Shop
Colour Medium: Copics, atYou Copics, Black embossing pen.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circle, Oval, Martha Stewart glitter, Snow Flake embossing folder, glue dots, pop dots, hot melt glue gun, glass finish for the chimney to look like old glazed bricks.
Snowflake from my stash and silver twine.

Stars, gems and sequins from my stash
I love the ribbon on this card, it's an organza with a red edge and the organza is a mix of the red and green together it's really pretty.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week crafting and getting ready for Christmas.
Thank you for all your lovely comments, they are so much appreciated.