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, 25 January 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #138

A Day For Daisies

Picture Perfect
 by A Day For Daisies

Good morning it's Wednesday 25th January my boys have had 6 weeks summer vacation and this time next week they'll be back at school.  Our start to our summer here in New Zealand wasn't the best when it came to the weather and the amount of wind and rain we had and now the boys are due back to school we're having wonderful hot sunny days and they'll be scorching  in their school uniforms in shirts and ties.

So it's Wednesday and that means it's another wonderful 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
and welcome.

Congratulations to our winner this week and our top 3 cards there were some very interesting and creative cards all so lovely to visit.

This week Arlana has another wonderful sketch for you to work with I really love it as it shows off your design papers.

Sketch #138

Here's my card using Picture Perfect Image
I just adore these vintage illustrations.

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!

Tammy is offering our lucky winner this week a

$12.00 Gift Certificate 

To A Day For Daisies Shop

If this is the first time seeing A Day For Daisies images drop by Tammy's online shop you won't be disappointed she has so many magical images to choose from.  

 Join The Club Link: http://adayfordaisies.com/statement
Subscribe to News Letter Link:http://adayfordaisies.com/subscribe

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what the rest of our Design Team Diva's have created just for you this week.

New Challenge Rules at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Now on to the changes we've made with the

 To be eligible for the prizes, we ask that you create a card using our sponsor's images. So for this week,
 please create your cards with A Day For Daisies digital images.  We also ask that you follow the sketch as it's shown without rotating or flipping it and please include the sketch
 image in your post.  More details on the new challenge

 guidelines are on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Card Ingredients:

Base: White SU Card
Coloured Card: Aqua Bazzill
Design Papers: Base Magnolia Paper
 Flowered Paper Kaisercraft Miss Nelly Collection Her Smile
Image: Picture Perfect from A Day For Daisies Vintage Collection
Colour Medium: Copics and coloured gel pens
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestablities, Oval, Scalloped Oval, Hot Melt Glue Gun, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.
Embellishments: Flower and Pink satin ribbon from my stash and I made the hat pin embellishment for the finishing touch.

Thank you for all your lovely emails and comments I so look forward to reading and replying to them as they are so much appreciated.  Wishing everyone a wonderful week crafting and a great weekend.


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #137

DigiStamp Boutique

This Louie with Little Hearts
 and Louie with Heart Roses.

Good morning here it is 18th January 2012 and we are half way through January already.    Today is Wednesday and that means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday and as you can see by my cards Arlana has another treat for you this week.

Congratulations to our Winner this week and our Top 3 cards
wow what a line up of amazing cards this week and there are just so many talented crafter's out there.

Sketch #137

This week our sponsor is Sally-Ann Hancock from
DigiStamp Boutique
Sally-Ann is our regular monthly sponsor over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and we are so lucky to have such a wonderful committed sponsor who is just so generous with her prizes.

This week Sally-Ann is offering our very luck winner
6 Digital Images
 of the winners choice
There are just so many images and characters to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice.

Don't forget to drop by 
DigiStamp Boutique and see what new images Sally-Ann has for January and whilst your there have a look at her new monthly freebie which you can try before you buy it's super cute this month.
You can find these images here at


Please Please don't forget to drop by 
and check out what our design team have in store for you this week their cards are really lovely.

Card Ingredients:
Card 1
Louie and Little Hearts

Base White SU card
Black & Red Bazzill
Silver Card
Design Papers Paper Chic Cristina Re, Bella Wedding Tie the Knot
Image is Louise and Little Hearts from DigiStamp Boutique
Colour Medium Copics and Black Embossing pen for is nose and Silver the string
Sentiment is PC generated

Tools used Cuttlebug, Circle Nestabilities, Fancy Labels, Pop Dots, Glue Dots,
 Hot Melt Glue gun.
 Hearts coated with Glass Finish to make them stand out.

Satin hearts coloured with Copics, Rose, Red Satin Ribbon and gems all from my stash.

Card # 2
Louie with Heart Roses
Base White SU card
Purple and Violet Bazzill
Design Papers Crafter Choice Cherish Pack
Image is Louise and Heart Roses from DigiStamp Boutique
Colour Medium Copics and Black Embossing pen for is nose a
Sentiment is PC generated

Tools used Cuttlebug, Circle Nestabilities, Fancy Labels, Boarder punch from Spellbinders
 Pop Dots, Glue Dots,  Hot Melt Glue gun, Martha Steward Rose leaf punch.


Satin Heart coloured with Copics, Roses and gems from my stash.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving you wonderful comments and emails they are very much appreciated. 
 Wishing you all a wonderful week crafting.


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #136-73

Sponsor Wee Stamps
Roses Bike Ride
Good morning today is Wednesday and that means it's another wonderful Wednesday and it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
I was hoping that blogger  was working and would work it's magic for me and scheduler will work as I was meant to be away  at our beach house for a little bit of sunshine and me time before the boys go back to school on 1st February.  I got to the beach on Friday and it started to rain late Friday evening and stopped on Sunday afternoon and is meant to be raining all week so I decided to come home and go back next week and guess what today is a wonderful sunny day and I'm back home.  So I'm getting all those jobs done that I was going to do next week. 

Congratulations to all our winners this week wow what awesome cards and such a wide variety of creations.

This week Arlana has a blast from the past with a oldie but a goodie.

Sketch #136-73 

 Here is my card I made for Sweet Sketch Wednesday back in October 2010 Sketch #73 using the same sketch. 

This week we have a new sponsor which is 
Sylvia Zet the owner of Wee Stamps.

"The owner and illustrator behind Wee Stamps - Sylvia Zet – creates unique designs of charming and whimsical characters, which are loved for their adorable little faces expressing innocence and trustful hearts. Wee illustrations feature cute kids and fluffy animals are available as digital downloads at www.weestamps.com and also as deeply etched red rubber stamps at Whimsy Stamps."

Sylvia is offering our very luck winner 

3 Digi Images
of the winners choice.

Pop over and visit Sylvia at

See what our wonderful design team have come up with just for you this week.  Their cards are amazing as usual and you can find them here over at 

Card Ingredients:

Base: Base white SU card
Coloured card: Mauve Bazzill
Design Papers: Crafter' s Choice Garden Pack
Image: Roses Bide Ride by Wee Stamps
Colour Medium: Copics, Atyou Black Embossing Pen, Pink Gel Pen, 
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilites square, pop dots, glue dots, hot melt glue gun.

Silk Flowers, ribbon, gems from my stash,

Take care everyone have a lovely week crafting and I can't wait to see what you create.


Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #135

Saturated Canary

Happy New Year everyone.  Wow here it is the
 4th of January 2012 already where does the time go?
Well I've spent today trying to down load images and also uploading images and I've had major problems it looks like my camera and computer are now talking to each other.  My brothers birthday party on New Year's Eve went well and it was lovely for all the family to be together on New Years Eve I would think it would be the first time in 40 years.................and it was really lovely.

Today is Wednesday and that means it's
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday
 and this week we have a new design team member Heide so please welcome her to our team.  Congratulations to all our winners last week, sorry I haven't visited your blog's I'll be there as soon as I can as I've just returned from the beach after having terrible weather it didn't stop raining.

This week Arlana has another wonderful sketch, I love this one as it really shows off your design papers.

Sketch #135

Our sponsor this week is Krista from Saturated Canary.
Krista is offering our very lucky winner 

2 Digital Images
 of your choice from her online shop.

Isn't that great and if you haven't worked with any of Krista's images check them out here at


Now check out what our wonderful design team have created just for you over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Card Ingredients:

Base: White Card Stock SU
Coloured Card: Red Bazzill, Old Gold Paper Unknown Souce, Gold Card
Design Paper:
Image: Bride from Saturated Canary
Colour Medium: Copic's and atYou Copic's
Tools: Hot Glue Gun, Pop Dots, Glue Dots 
Embellishments: Red Satin Ribbon, Gold Ribbon, Red Roses and rose buds, Pearl Pen and beads,  Pearl gems and gold braid.  Cream ribbon lace all from my stash.

Rose, lace, pearl and ribbon embellishments.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving such lovely messages, wishing you all a wonderful week crafting and I can't wait to see your cards.