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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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.