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, 28 March 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #147

Fresh Brewed Designs
Dipped Strawberry
Good morning everyone, and what wonderful morning it is.  Well the first term of school has passed by so quickly that my boys will be on holiday on Friday for 3 weeks I just can't believe it........it's happened all so soon.

Today is Wednesday and that mean it's another wonderful 
Thanks to all our followers this week, awesome work as usual and what wonderful cards you've made.  Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards amazing work as usual.

Our new Sketch for this week is
Sketch #147
 This is a great sketch for large objects or paper piecing images as it really show off your design papers.
My finished card which is dipped in brown chocolate I also coloured up a strawberry using white chocolate and couldn't make up my mind to which image I should used???

This week we have Heather Dennis sponsoring us from 
Fresh Brewed Designs

I am Heather Dennis, the artist and owner of Fresh Brewed Designs, but first and foremost I am the wife of one amazing husband, mother of two sweet and talented kids. I homeschool and LOVE coffee, creating and chatting with my friends. Fresh Brewed Designs is an online shop that opened in November 2010. We sell a wide variety of rubber and digital stamps as well as specializes in many coffee themed images. 
It started with a dream and turned into something bigger. With the prodding of a very supportive husband, family and friends, with a lot of help and a lot of headaches:) and a lot of lessons and prayers....
Fresh Brewed Designs has become a place to share, create, laugh and build lasting friendships.
Out motto: Fresh Brewed Designs... where creativity is brewed fresh daily.
We always have a pot brewing, so stop by and join us for a cuppa whenever you want!!!

 Heather is offering our very lucky winner 
3 Digi Images
of the winners choice. 
Heather has so many lovely images.. you can visit Heather here for her images and check out her blog.


Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what the rest of the design teams cards.

Card Ingredients:

Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Green and Red American Crafts card.
Design Paper: KaiserCraft Nan's Favourites Collection Marmalade 
Image: Dipped Strawberry from Fresh Brewed Designs
Colour Medium: Copic's
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Hot Melt Glue Gun
Embellishments: Ribbon from a pair of shoes I bought they were wrapped in paper and then this ribbon.  Leaves from Martha Steward punch, Strawberry button from my stash and the satin flowers from my stash and yellow gems.
  Embellishments: I love these little satin flowers you can colour them with
copic's and they look like Strawberries Flowers. 

Challenges I'm entering:
 Strawberries are my favourite fruit and I just adore Red and Green together 
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge # 209 Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge: Challenge #37 Anything Goes 
Milk Coffee Challenge: First Challenge Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Challenge #125 Spring is in the Air
Bearly-Mine Challenge: Challenge #28 3-2-1 
3 Flowers, 2 Design Papers and 1 Ribbon

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

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #146

DigiStamp Boutique
 Good morning everyone, well the weather man doesn't know if he wants it to be Windy, Rainy or even Sunny.  We're having some really mad weather patterns here at present which isn't so nice for some parts of New Zealand especially with high winds as well.
Today is Wednesday and that means it's another wonderful 
Those weeks feel like they roll into one sometimes.

Congratulations to our winners this week, yummy cards ladies.

Arlana has a wonderful sketch for us this week 
Sketch #146
I do hope you like it as much as I did when creating my card?

My finished card.

This week we have one of my very favourite sponsors
Sally-Ann Hancock
the owner of
DigiStamp Boutique.

Sally-Ann is Sweet Sketch Wednesday's regular monthly sponsor and we all appreciate her so much.

This week Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner

6 Digital Images 
of the winners choice.

That's such a wonderful prize as she has just so many amazing images to choose from and there are always new images added to the shop at the beginning of every month.  If you haven't used Digital Images before and would like to try one before your buy one she always has a monthly Freebie for you to download and try. 
You'll be hooked once you've tried them.

So don't forget to visited Sally-Ann at DigiStamp Boutique

Here are her following sites:


Now don't forget to check out what our wonderful design team over at
they have created wonderful cards especially for you using our 
awesome images from Sally-Ann from

Card Ingredients:
1. Base: White SU
2. Green and Blue cards from American Crafts
3. Design Papers: Crafters Choice Garden pack.
4. Image: Pa Prickles and Flowers from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copic's, Gold Atyou pen from Copic, Black embossing pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, Hot melt glue gun, pop dots, glue dots.
7. Embellishments: I didn't have a flower to match my papers so I made this one using assorted punches, yellow braid, tulle, and ribbon.  I used the same ribbon across  the card and gems from my stash.

Challenges I'm entering:

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #145

A Day for Daisies 

Good morning everyone and welcome to another wonderful 
Congratulations to our winner and our Top 3 cards,
 I looked and commented on so many awesome creations this week.
This week our sponsor is Tammy from 
A Day for Daisies.
I've fallen in love with Tammy's vintage collection of images which makes me think outside the square especially with my colour combinations as these aren't usually colours I would use.      I try to think of the era of the image and what colours would have been available in those years.  I love using bright colours so this really makes me think.

Sketch #145

Another wonderful sketch from Arlana I do love this one as it really showcases your design papers and embellishments.

A Day for Daisies

 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 very lucky winner a

Prize:  $12 Gift Card

Don't forget to check out what the design Diva's have created just for you this week using Tammy's images from 
here at

Card Ingredients: 

Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Taupe Paper from Rosie's Studio's
Coloured Paper: Gold Paper from an unknown source.
Design Paper: Upstairs Downstairs called Mistress. Striped and Taupe Flowers from Rosie's Studio's
Image: Scent of a Vintage Rose from A Day For Daisies
Colour Medium: Copic's
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circle, Scalloped Circle, Pop dots, Glue Dots, Hot Melt glue gun, Martha Stewart Rose Leaf punch.

Pink Satin Ribbon, Pink Roses, and Pearls all from my stash.


Wishing everyone a wonderful sweet week crafting.


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Spring Flowers

 Spring Flowers

Hi everyone, just a quick posting today things to do and places to be so I thought I would post this birthday card I made for my Sister In Law for her 50th Birthday.  Isabelle is French and very elegant so I made a card that was fitting for Isabelle.  Sweet Peas are one of my very favourite flowers, as a child growing up my Dad would grow them every year on this same fence line for my mother, all different assorted colours and as you walked through that gateway there was this heavenly perfume and this wonderful colour display was just amazing.  We lived on a farm and this fence line was down one side of our home about 100 metres of Sweet Peas wow what a smell to me that's the smell of Spring Flowers which I'll never forget and our visitors always went home with a bunch of Sweet Peas and there was always a bunch for my teachers.

Card Ingredients:

Base: White SU
Card: Purple Kaiser Craft Card, White SU and Mauve Handmade Paper
Design Papers: Nil
Colour Medium: Copics
Sentiment: Computer generated
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Square, glue dots, glue gun, Divine Swirls embossing folder.

Embellishments: Ribbon and crystals all from my stash

Sweet Peas
coated for Crystal Effect to give a 3 D effect and a glossy finish.

Challenges I'm entering this card:

Wishing everyone a wonderful week crafting, it's now Autumn here in the Southern Hemisphere.


Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #144-43

Sponsor Stamp Fairy
Molly eating an Ice-Cream

Hi everyone, it's Wednesday here again, my family all survived school camp and they brought me home a gift, guess it was amazing  a mountain of wet, dirty washing I was trilled to bits (NOT) but it was expected and it rained all Friday night and Saturday morning so some of the smaller items just had to be dried in the clothes dryer, Saturday afternoon and Sunday were stunning days so the rest of the washing dried naturally on the clothes line.
Today is Wednesday and that means it's another wonderful 
and congratulations to our winners this week, awesome cards ladies.
This week we have a blast from the past and I can honestly say this is the first time I have used this sketch.  When sketch #43 was first used unfortunately I didn't enter into the challenge so I can't show you what I had made previously.  

Sketch #144-43

Molly eating an Ice-Cream

This week the design team have been lucky enough to work with amazing images from our Sponsor Gerda the owner of  Stampfairy Shop.

Gerda is offering our very lucky winner a


Gift Certificate
and you can choose exactly what you would like from her store.  There are just so many amazing images to choose from.

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what our girls have created for you this week.
So many yummy cards.
What colours go with Aqua and Teal? :  wedding aqua teal colours bridesmaids pastel decisions Aqua And Yellow
Colour Inspiration for my card.

Card Ingredients:

Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Yellow American Crafts card.
Design Papers: Yellow, Blue, Orange and Pink stripped unsure of source.  Aqua handmade paper is from Rosie's Studios.
Colour Medium: Copics, Silver Gel pen, Black embossing pen, silver gel pen.
Image: Molly eating an Ice-Cream from Stampfairy Shop.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Large oval, Fancy Lace Oval, Hot Melt Glue gun, pop dots, glue dots,

 Yellow Satin ribbon, and lace all from my stash.
Glitter flowers also from my stash.


Wishing everyone a wonderful week and Happy Spring to the Northern Hemisphere.