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, 26 December 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #186 Sponsor Bugaboo

"Happy New Year Everyone."

Today is Boxing Day here in New Zealand, it's quite warm and humid and everyone is tired from yesterday.
All that hype for weeks and months before Christmas all that hard work in the kitchen and all the shopping and the day is over so quickly but it was lovely spending time with our families and friends.

Today is Wednesday and Sweet Sketch Wednesday never sleeps or has a break over the festive season we're here for you.  Congratulations to last weeks winner and to our top 3 cards great work ladies and I know entries were down but it's to be expected at this time of year.  This week we have another one of Arlana's wonderful creations.

Sketch # 186 
Sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps

Here's my image using SB Alternative 
Old age isn't too bad if you consider the alternative.
How true is that?

A Little Bit About Our Wonderful Sponsor
Jodie MacKrell The Owner Of
Bugaboo Stamps

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 lucky winner this week will 

How awesome is that, I just adore Bugaboo Stamps as there's an image for everyone for all occasions.  I do have to say that Stella, Guss and JJ would have to be my three favourite characters to work with.

Don't forget to drop by the design team and see what they've created using a Bugaboo Stamp here at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Ingredients:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Purple Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Papers: Pavalova Papers

4. Image: S B Alternatives 
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Copic atYou Black, Silver Gel Pen
6. Sentiments: Computer generated using Papyrus and Comic Sans MS.
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle, Fancy Labels Die, Glossy Accents, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.

8. Embellishments: Gems, ribbons and roses all from my stash.

Happy New Year from New Zealand.

Happy crafting and enjoy the holiday break with your families.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #185-141 Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique

Merry Christmas 
New Zealand

Only 6 more sleeps to go and I do hope everyone is well on your way with all your preparations.  As it's the start of our summer here in New Zealand I've included a couple of photo's of our New Zealand Christmas Tree it's a Pohutukawa and these trees line our coast lines and beaches.  They have these wonderful red flowers as you can see.  When they fall off these wonderful trees the beaches, roads and pathways are a blanket of red flower needles.  Their leaves are bright green on one side and silver grey on the other.  They also make wonderful shelter when sitting on the beach from the sun.
Here is napkin ring and napkin on my table one Christmas with a piece of fresh Pohutukawa tree and the flower it looked lovely.

I don't have to remind you  that today is Wednesday which means it's 
Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards lovely work ladies.  This week we have a blast from the past a recycled sketch which we used on 15 February 2012 and believe it or not our sponsor that week was DigiStamp Boutique and this week is DigiStamp Boutique.

Sketch #185-141

This isn't a hard sketch and look awesome when finished.

I have two card this week my mauve and purple card I made for my Design Team card this week.  I was so happy how it turned out that I was asked that same week to make a card for one of our teachers at school that was leaving but I knew she wasn't into mauve or purple as she had taught both of my boys.  I made this second card and the only difference is that they ribbon is under my squares rather than being on top like it should be as per Arlana's sketch.

Here is my card I made in February this year for Sketch #141.  This time round I was determined to make a better card than this one as I hated it after I finished it, I think it was because I used Pink and Brown together.  I was working outside my comfort zone but I still don't like it I prefer brighter colours and I think that shows in my work.

This week our sponsor is the lovely 
Sally-Ann Hancock 
the owner of
DigiStamp Boutique in the UK.

A Little Bit About Sally-Ann
All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

She has been sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday once a month since we started which is totally amazing and Sally-Ann is very generous with her prizes.

This week our winner will receive

Prize: 6 free digi images

from DigiStamp Boutique Shop

Wow Sally-Ann is just so generous and all of us here at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 
really appreciate Sally-Ann generosity which is very much appreciated by all of us especially when we select our images to use.

Don't forget to drop by DigiStamp Boutique and see what's new over there.  Every month Sally-Ann is updating here vast array of amazing images and there's always something for everyone there.  If you haven't used Digi Images before Sally-Ann always has a monthly freebie for you to try before you buy.  You can check it out here.

 Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what the rest of the design team have created for you this week.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Purple Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Mauve Gingham it was a free download I got years ago.
4. Image: Bunch of Flowers which is an old image that's been discontinued. 
5. Colour Medium: Copic's
6. Technique: I coloured two sets of flowers and have layered them on top of each other for that 3D effect.
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Classic Oval, Lacey Oval, Classic Squares, Scollped Squares, Lacey Punch I've had for years,  My new corner die which I love, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.

8. Inside my card which is similar as the outside layout.
9. Embellishments: Square lacey punch I've had for years sorry unknown source.  My new corner dies which I love, Ribbon and Gems all from my stash.

My Second Card:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Pisttasio Green from Kaisercraft.
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft Green with white dots from the La De Da Collection
4. Image: 2012 Mother's Day Set
5. Colour Medium: Copic's

6. Technique: Paper Pieced Vase
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Classic Oval, Floral Frame Oval, Classic Squares, Scollped Squares, Lacey Punch I've had for years,  My new corner die which I love, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.  Glossy Accents from the orange flowers.

8. Inside my card which is similar as the outside layout and the wording is from our Principal.
9. Embellishments: Square lacey punch I've had for years sorry unknown source.  My new corner dies which I love, Ribbon and Gems all from my stash.

Wishing everyone a very
Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
If you have time happy crafting.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #184 Sponsor A Day For Daisies

13 more sleeps....

Today is the 12-12-12 which is very special to me it's  our Wedding Anniversary and with this date it's only ever going to happen once in our lives.  Today is also special because I've picked my boys up from school after attending prize giving and the Year 8 Leavers Chapel service.  Liam leaves and is off to Secondary School at the end of January so I had a few tears of joy and sadness.  I do have my boys home for six weeks for their summer holidays.

Today is another special day because it's
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
  Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards lovely work ladies.
 We have another wonderful creation from Arlana this is a great sketch to play with and create.  This is a lovely sketch very easy and shows off you design papers beautifully and your embellishments.

Sketch #184

Sponsor: A Day For Daisies image is Lady Black Feathers.

Our Sponsor this week is A Day For Daisies and I get so excited to work with Tammy's images.

A little bit about 
A Day For Daisies

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!

You can check out Tammy's totally amazing images here:

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate

 to A Day For Daisies Shop

Now I have your attention, don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and check out what the rest of our team have created with Tammy's amazing images over at 
Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Black Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Can't remember
4. Colour Medium: Copics
5. Image: Lady Black Feather from  A Day For Daisies
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circle, Scalloped Circle, Flourishes
7. Embellishments: Hat pin which I made, burgundy satin ribbon, roses from my stash  

Roses from my stash.

Inside my card.

Hat pin which I made all good hat's need Hat Pins.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #183 Sponsor Meljen's Designs

Good morning wow it's Wednesday here again and only 20 more sleeps until Christmas and I still have shopping to do!!! Oh why do I always leave to the last minute?  It's because I change my mind so much and procrastinate and if I buy things to early something better comes along later on and then I get disappointed.
Today being Wednesday means it's another wonderful 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.   Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards awesome work ladies.  Before Arlana was taken sick she created all these wonderful sketches in advance for us to play with and this week is no exception.

Sketch #183

 Here's my card using North Pole Critters from 
Meljen's Designs

As you can see by now our sponsor is 
Meljen's Designs and our design team have been lucky enough to work with her image they are just so much fun.

A little bio on Melissa Jenkin's the owner of Meljen's Designs.

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog, and freebies and promos now and then on our facebook FAN PAGE! Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at our store HERE to browse through all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!

This week our luck winner will receive 

4 Non-Colours Digi's

 of the winners choice.

Check out Melissa's design here there are so many very cute images.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams cards over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday using Meljen's images they are all so cute.

Challenges I'm entering:

 (Bunny, Bear, Brad)

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green and Red Kaisercard from Kaisercraft
3. Design Papers: Christmas pack from Kaisercraft
4. Image: North Pole Critter's from Meljen's Designs

5. Colour Medium: Copic's, Black atYou pen from Copic's, Silver Gel pen.
6. Sentiment:Computer generated.  Can't remember which font I used.

7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Dies, Martha Stewart glitter, Glossy Accents, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue, Pop Dots
8. Embellishments: Gold and white net, ribbon and gems from my stash.  This ribbon rosette I made with two different ribbons from my stash and a diamante brad.   

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.