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 April 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #151

Happy Anniversary
 To A Special Couple
This week's sponsor is Bugaboo

Good morning everyone it's another wonderful Wednesday here today and it's the 25th April which is ANZAC Day in New Zealand where we commemorate all the soldiers that fought in World War I and II, as well as other wars that our soldiers have fought in around the world and still on overseas duties today.  It's a very special day starting with a dawn services.  There are commemorative parades and services held throughout New Zealand.

 Today is Sweet Sketch Wednesday and congratulations to last weeks winner and our top 3 cards awesome work ladies you always surprise me with something new and novel.
Arlana has another wonderful sketch for you to play with this week.

Sketch #151

Stella and Gus One Person to Annoy
Stella and Gus remind me of a couple I know LOL........

This week our wonderful sponsor is
 Bugaboo Digi Stamps

About 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 win
Of the winner choice......
Bugaboo images are just awesome and Jodie has an image for everyone and she has so many to choose from you'll be absolutely spoilt for choice.

She also has a freebie every Friday for you to try before you buy how generous is that???

Now I have your attention don't forget to drop by our wonderful design team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what the rest of the diva's have created especially just for you using Bugaboo images of their choice.

Card Ingredients:

1. Base: White SU
2. Boards: Black and Red Kaisercraft boards
3. Silver card from Rosie's Studios
4. Image: Stella and Gus One Person to Annoy from Bugaboo
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black and White Embossing Pen
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, pop dots, Glue dots, Hot melt glue gun, Glossy Accents for their glasses, Kindy Glitz
 7.Embellishments: Silver ribbon, Red Ribbon Flower, Silver Flower, Red Heart Ribbon and Black Satin Ribbon and gems from my stash and the black petal of the flower are from a cuttlebug  die.


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 150

DigiStamp Boutique
 Hoop Rosie
 from DigiStamp Boutique

 Bunch of Flowers
 from DigiStamp Boutique

Today is Wednesday and that means another wonderful
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards this week. Wow we've had a wonderful week of so many amazing cards,  
you really loved last week sketch showing off your images and design papers and you'll love this weeks sketch just as much.

Sketch # 150

This weeks sponsor is Sally-Ann Hancock

A Note from 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.

Sally-Ann is so generous with her prize each month and she's offering our very lucky winner this week

6 Digi Images
of the winners choice.

Sally-Ann has hundreds of amazing images to choose from and there are new images being added to her shop every month, she even has a monthly freebie image for you to download and try before you buy isn't that amazing so what are your waiting for?

Pop over to DigiStamp Boutique and check our Sally-Ann's shop you won't be disappointed.

Don't forget to drop by our design team Diva's show them some love and leave them a comment on their amazing work created with DigiStamp Boutique images here.

Card Ingredients

1. Base White SU
2. Aqua Kaisercraft Board, and White SU
3. Aqua Swirls, unknown sauce, Aqua Polka Dots is Kaisercraft paper from the Miss Nelly collection.
4. Image Hoop Rosie's from this months set from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour medium Copics, Black and White Embossing pens
6. Tools cuttlebug, Nestabilities Oval Beads, glue and pop dots.
7. Embellishments Flower handmade from tulle and Kaisercraft Pearl Brad 
 8. Ribbon embellishment from my stash threaded through oval beaded nestie.

Card Ingredients
1. Base White SU
2.Green Kaisercraft Board, and Yellow Bazzill
3. Both Gingham papers are digidown loads from my computer from an unknown source.
4. Image Bunch of Flowers (older image which I think is retired) from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour medium Copics 
6. Tools cuttlebug, Nestabilities Oval Lace, glue and pop dots.
7. Embellishments Flower from my stash and gem.
8. Ribbon I've had for ages from Rosie's Studios, which I've never used and I couldn't find a ribbon in my stash to match my card. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #149

 Digi Doodle Shop

Good evening followers this posting was meant to be scheduled and due to be posted at 12.01 am on Wednesday morning.  I completed my posting last week and scheduled it for 11th April 2012 before going to our beach house for an Easter break and extended holiday with my family.  Just before it was due to be posted Wednesday evening New Zealand time I realised I had a spelling error in my post so decided to edit it and I don't know what I did but I edited all the contents to blog land and all that posted was my title.  I did this from my iPhone as I was still up at the beach house, I was completely gutted, I then thought I would try to edit last weeks post and see what would happen to that YES I lost all the contents of that as well into blog land.  By then I wanted to pull my hair out.  As it had started to rain I told the boys we were packing up and coming home where my reliable computer was sitting.  
I apologise for this posting not being on my site when it should have been.  So now I know from experience don't even try to edit from your iPhone BIG MISTAKE.

It's Sweet Sketch Wednesday and congratulation's to last weeks winners, I commented on so many beautiful cards you all surprise me every week with your amazing creations.

Arlana has another amazing sketch and I just adore this one as it really shows off our amazing images and our wonderful design papers.

Sketch # 149

Isn't this image just beautiful it's called
A Field of Flowers

Our Sponsors this week is
Digi Doodle Shop

A Note from Judy and Joy

Digi Doodle Shop

Digi Doodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and crafts.  It was started a little over 3 years ago with a little more than 100 stamps, and has since then grown to almost 500 stamps.  Joy (the mother of this team) designs realistic images, while Judy (aka/daughter) loves the “fun side of life”, and create images with a cartoon flair.  Having these two complimenting styles have enabled

Digi Doodle Shop to offer a wide variety of stamps.

 It is a real honor and pleasure to sponsor this challenge, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing creations.  We thank the design team for their incredible creations, and wish all the participants the very best of luck in this challenge.
Thank you so much for having us, and again the very best of luck to all of you.


Judy and Joy

Digi Doodle Shop are offering our very luck winner 
$10.00 Gift Certificate

Don't forget to check out Judy's and Joy's amazing images
here at

Don't forget to drop by and check out what our amazing design team have created for you this week with their selected images from Digi Doodle Shop 
they look AMAZING

Card Ingredients:
1. Base White SU
2. Peach Bazzill
3. Design paper by Kaisercraft Tea at Elsie's Collection Darleejing
4. Image is A Field of Flowers by Digi Doodle Shop
5. Colour Medium Copic's
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circle, Circle Fancy Lace, Carnation, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, pop dots, glue dots, hot melt glue gun.
 7. Embellishments: Lace, Peach and Silver Satin ribbon, Kaisercraft Pearl Brad and my flower is from Spellbinders which is a Carnation but I'm unsure if this is what it should look like.  Please let me know if you have it and is this the way it should look????  I haven't used the leaves from the set I've used a Martha Stewart punch.

This card is one of my very favourites I've made I'm just so happy how it turned out and they colour combo was perfect.

Challenges I'm entering:
Love to Create Challenge #10 Birthdays
Digital Tuesday Challenge #155 Birthdays
One Stop Craft Challenge #177 Pastels and Die Cuts
Cupcake Craft Challenge Cupcake #187 Spring in the Air

Wishing everyone a wonderful week crafting and thank you for all your lovely comments and emails they are all very much appreciated.


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 148-25

Sponsor Sassy Cheryl's
Happy Easter
Cross Eyed Easter Bunny
from Sassy Cheryl's

Hi Everyone and Happy Easter.  I'm off to our beach house for Easter with my family so I'm really hoping that the weather says nice.  
It's another wonderful Wednesday and that means it's 
Congratulations to our winners from last week there were so many awesome cards and such wonderful idea's. 

Arlana has another wonderful sketch for us this week which she is recycling from the past.  I haven't got a past card to show you and it's completely before my time being on the design team and well as entering into the challenge each week.

Sketch # 148-25

 Adult Easter card.

 Babies or small child's Easter Card.

This week our sponsor is Cheryl from
Sassy Cheryl's

A note from from Cheryl.

Hi everyone! Sassy Cheryl here and I’m so happy to be sponsoring the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week. 

  I have been creating graphics and have licensed my work to companies such as Kohl's, Hobby Lobby and Shopko, among others, for over eight years. I started creating digital images about twelve years ago. I absolutely LOVE to draw and always carry a small sketchbook for those times when a bit of inspiration hits.  It's been a lifelong dream to become a working artist, and besides deadlines, I LOVE everything about what I do!  It really helps that I have a very supportive husband and son (they also can be my biggest critics!) 
Through the digis I create, I’ve met so many wonderful, talented ladies. The projects they make using my images makes it all worth it. ‘Can’t wait to see what you will create with my Sassy images. 
Thanks for playing along this week… happy coloring! 

Cheryl is offering our very lucky winner

Don't forget to check our Sassy Cheryl's digital images right here

Don't forget to check our what our wonderful design team diva's have created for you this week using Sassy Cheryl's Digital images over here at

Card Ingredients:
1. Base white SU
2. Design paper very old unknown source
3. Card Green from American Crafts
4. Purple Glitter card from Rosie's Studios
5. Image: Cross Eyed Easter Bunny by Sassy Cheryl's
6. Colour medium: Copic's, and Black embossing pen 
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Label, Fancy Label, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, hot melt glue gun and Martha Stewart Lace punch, Kindy Glitz. 
8. Embellishments: Ribbon flowers and gems all from my stash. 

Card Ingredients #2

1. Base white SU
2. Design paper from Scrapping Mad Green Easter
3. Board Pink American Craft card
4. Pink and Aqua handmade paper Rosie's Studios
5. Image: Cross Eyed Easter Bunny by Sassy Cheryl's
6. Colour medium: Copic's, and Black embossing pen 
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Label, Fancy Label, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, hot melt glue gun and Kindy Glitz. 
8. Embellishments: Ribbon and google eyes, heart lace from my stash and the handmade flower from Tulle and a Kaisercraft pearl brad, Kaisercraft pearls. 

Challenges I'm entering:

Digital Tuesday Challenge # 154 Easter
Love to Create Challenge Bunnies Chickie's oh my Easter
Milk Coffee Challenge Time To Throw On The Flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge  Challenge#176 Easter
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Challenge #157 Playin With Pastels

Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter with your family and friends and happy crafting.