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 monthly if not sooner as to what I've been up to and see what our amazing Design Team Diva's over at our monthly 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 July 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #164

Today is Wednesday and that means it's another wonderful
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Congratulations to our winner and our Top 3 cards this week and it's so nice to see some of our older followers returning after having time off.  

Sweet Sketch Wednesday have nearly hit the 600 mark for followers...Wow that's amazing I know so many people love following Arlana's great sketches.

This week Arlana has another great sketch and I know you'll love working with it as much as I did.

Sketch #164

Here's my card using a beautiful image
 from this week's sponsor
Digi Doodle Shop.  I had so much fun colouring my image and I'm so happy how my card turned out.
This image reminded me of my Dad he always had beautiful gardens fruit, vegetable and flowers and he always had a bed of Marigold's in our garden.

A little Bio on two amazingly talented ladies the mother and daughter team from

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

This week the lucky winner of Sketch #164 will receive 

Prize:  $10 Store Gift Certificate

 Good for 10 days upon receipt

There are just so many wonderful images to choose from you won't know where to start.  If you haven't already checked out the girls shop here are their sites.

Don't forget to drop by my partners in crime over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what the rest of our amazing Diva's have created with 
Digi Doodle Shop images.


(Ribbon and Gems)

 Card Ingredients:

1. Base: White SU
2. Card: Yellow and Orange Kaisercraft card,  Green Bazzill.
3. Design Papers: The Mango Frost Matstack from DCWV
4. Image: MARIGOLDS from Digi Doodle Shop
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Square and Scalloped Square, Pop Dots,
 Glue Dots and Tacky  Glue.

7. Embellishments: Very old ribbon from my stash which is the last of it and gems from my stash.

Wishing everyone a lovely week crafting.


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #163

    DigiStamp Boutique 
July Freebie

Good morning everyone it's a beautiful winters morning here in New Zealand.  The rain has finely stopped as we had a whole weekend of rain and I really can't wait for a frost as I hate the rain as everything feels damp.  We're home from skiing and we had a wonderful few days on the mountain hopefully I'll post some photo's next week as I'm really running out of time this week.

Today is Wednesday which means it's another wonderful
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 
and Arlana has another amazing sketch for you to play with.  Congratulations to our winner this week and our top three cards great work ladies.

Sketch #163

This week I've used our sponsors freebie for July which is this wonderful image of a Poinsettia.  I feel like I've cheated this week not colouring my image but paper pieced it instead.  This is the most perfect image for paper piecing.

Sally-Ann Hancock is Sweet Sketch Wednesday's monthly sponsor which we really appreciate and we really love working with her wonderful images.

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.

Sally-Ann is offering our very lucky winner
 6 of her amazing Digi images
there are just so many to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice.  Each month Sally-Ann offers a free digi image for you to have a play with before you buy or add it to your image collection.  Don't forget to check out what Sally-Ann has in her shop here and also check out her blog.

Don't forget to check out Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what the Design Team Diva's have created especially for you this week.


Card Ingredients:

1. Base: White SU
2. Card: Red Tomato and Green Kaisercard
3. Image: Poinsetta July Freebie from DigiStamp Boutique
4. Colour Medium: Copics
5. Paint: Yellow paint for centre of the flower.
6. Tools: Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue, Score Pal

7. Embellishments: Green Satin Ribbon and small Poinsetta flowers from my stash.

Unfortunately my photo's aren't as good this week and you can't see the diamond pattern I used on the white card with my Scor Pal. 

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week crafting.


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #162-34

These shoes aren't 
Jimmy Choo's
 Louis Vuitton's or
Christian Louboutin

No they're Pattie G's

Today  is Wednesday and it's
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I'm currently away with my family for a week of a little relaxation.  We're having a couple of days in Rotorua where there are Geyser's boiling mud pools and wonderful thermal swimming pools and there's so much for the boys to do at this time of year.  Then we're off to the mountains from there on Tuesday for four days of skiing and snowboarding. 

Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards, I'm sorry I haven't been able to comment on all your cards this week as I've had very little Internet access. 

Today is Wednesday and that means Arlana has a new sketch for us but this week she has a blast from the past which was sketch #34 and this weeks sketch is 

Sketch # 162-34

Here is my card using an image from our new sponsor
Pattie G and this image is 
Flower Pumps.

Here is my blast from the past using this same sketch when I entered
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 34 
27 January 2010

Isn't funny I didn't realise I had used similar colours until I found my photo.

This week we have a new sponsor it's
Pattie Gomez 
Pattie's Creations
Digital Stamps

Pattie Gomez Bio

I am an Internet Technology Professional and an Artist. I always dreamed of being an artist, but I found out quickly that I needed another field to support my family so I pursued a Degree in Information Technology. I love to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks to enhance my work.

I created a character called Pattieboop and her cat named Allie. I have had so much fun coming up with different images so I also created a site to sell them. You can go to my store to find out more about Pattieboop & Allie. I know you will just love them when you see them.

Pattieboop is an 11 year old girl who is very opinionated. She was created by me, Pattie Gomez on September 7, 2009. Pattieboop is an average 11 year old and she loves dressing up. She is very petite in nature but stands tall because her mother always told her that “If you stand tall you will one day become someone important”. Pattieboop always remembers her mother’s words and makes sure she is noticed.
Pattieboop has a favorite pet named Allie. Allie is a slender black cat and loves playing and spending time with Pattieboop. Allie spends most of her days napping and her nights are spent getting in to mischief

The lucky winner this week will receive 

3 Free Digital Images

 from Pattie's online shop.

Don't forget to drop by 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what the rest of the wonderful design team Diva's have created for this week using our new sponsors images.

Card Ingredients:

1. Base: White SU
2. Board: Bahama's Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Wedding pack from Rosie's Studio's
4. Image: Pump Flowers by Pattie G' 
5. Colour Medium: Copic's, atYou Copic Silver
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities circle and Fancy Lace and Fancy Labels
7. Sentiment: Happy Birthday Computer generated using Papyrus
8. Embellishments: Organza ribbon and pearls all from my stash.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #161

Miss Molly October Calendar Girl
By Stamp Fairy Shop
In Orange

In Pink


Welcome to a very wet Wednesday here
 in New Zealand and it's School holidays.  One minute it's fine and next minute it's pouring with rain.  I must admit because it's raining we're not getting the frosts and it's not as cold.  We're off to the mountains next week for a break with the boys and a few days skiing.

Congratulations to our winner and our Top 3 cards great work ladies, there was some beautiful colouring, design papers and embellishments.  But remember if you want to be considered for our sponsors prize you must comment on Sweet Sketch Wednesday's blog and if you have some time check out what the design team have designed just for you over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, they love receiving comments just like you.

This week Arlana has another
 wonderful Sketch you'll like this one ladies as it's quick and easy and looks awesome.

Sketch #161

Here are my cards.

Our Sponsor this week is
Gerda Burghardt Artist and Owner of

"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image every Friday and Guest Designers each month. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."
Prize:  $10 Gift Certificate

You can checkout Gerda's wonderful creations here at

Here are my cards using Miss Molly I wanted to use Orange a colour that's not on my colour pallet very often, I love orange especially this winter it very popular here in clothing. I also have a friend's daughter that's  turning 12 years old this month and I know she will love Miss Molly so I made the second card especially for her in Pink.

Card Ingredients: 
1. Card Base: White SU
2. Coloured Papers: Magnolia Paper
3. Design Paper: A set from Magnolia Papers
4. Image: Miss Molly Calendar Girl October Stampfairy
5. Colour Medium: Copic's and Black embossing pen, gold gel pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Oval Nestabilities, Scalloped Oval,  glue dots, pop dots, tacky glue.
7. Embellishments: Orange Satin Ribbon and Cream Lace.
Cream flower, Orange Flower button and twine.  Cream Pearls and Aqua gem for her hair all from my stash.

Ingredients for 
Card #2
1. Card Base: White SU
2. Coloured Papers: Hot Pink Bazzill
3. Design Paper: A set from Crafter's Choice the Cherish set
4. Image: Miss Molly Calendar Girl October Stampfairy
5. Colour Medium: Copic's and Black embossing pen.

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Oval Nestabilities, Scalloped Oval,  glue dots, pop dots, tacky glue and Glossy Accents for Miss Molly's shoes.

7. Embellishments: Pink Ribbon and Pink Rose and pink gems for her hair and on the card all from my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful safe, fun week crafting.