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 September 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #173 Sponsor Deidre Mosher Designs Celebrating Women

Celebrating Women
by Deidre Mosher  

Good morning everyone, wow it's lovely to have my boys home for 3 weeks as they are on a school break.  So far the weather has been lovely but today they forecast rain so I better get the washing out.

Today is Wednesday and that mean it's 
a new week, a new sketch and a new sponsor.

Congratulations to our winner from last week and our top 3 cards, great work ladies it's so lovely to see new image, papers, entrants and embellishments.

This week we have a wonderful new sketch from our very talented Arlana and our sponsor is Deidre Mosher and we are celebrating women.

Sketch #173

Here's my finished card using Big and Beautiful

Deidre Mosher Bio

Wildly Whimsical and Seriously Sassy Art is definitely a trademark of Deidre Mosher.

I have been in the business of art for over 25+ years. Starting out as a fashion illustrator, moving into Art Direction, where I did everything from print to TV...and eventually I found my way back to illustration. My art is just plain fun and my love of color is clearly evident in the designs I create. I'm currently licensed with a variety of companies...my designs are used on craft products, greeting cards/paper products, kitchenware, business products and such.
I am first and foremost an...Illustrator and Designer. I am inspired by seriously sassy & bold colors, but also love the 'wow factor' of classic black and white designs. I'm crazy for stripes and dots, and they are a repeated theme in my work.
As an Illustrator, I work in many mediums and styles, ranging from the line art to pastels...having fun adapting them to the latest project. I am inspired by some my favorite artists ...Matisse's use of bold color, Klimt's knowledge of figures and lavish attention to detail, and Gauguin's wild approach to his subjects. They are all so 'awe inspiring'! I'm happiest when I am in my studio and starting a new project...making a mess, experimenting...and even throwing paint. 
Any day in the studio is a great day! 

I usually get an idea when I least expect it...so when the 'light bulb' goes off...I sketch and sketch and sketch...(hence the reason I buy tracing paper in bulk). I always begin with a pencil and paper, and it evolves from there. My favorite part of the process?? EVERYTHING...from beginning to end.

Formerly Shirley’s 2 Girls

This week our lucky winner will receive 
to spend at Deidre's online store just here

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team diva's have created over at 

Card Ingredients:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Black and Red Kaisercraft card
3. Design Paper: Double sided  paper purchased some years ago no more left.
4. Images: Big and Beautiful by Deidre Mosher
5. Colour Medium: Copics, atyou Copics
6. Pillow or Frame behind Paper Pieced
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities rectangle, scalloped rectangle, pop dots, glue dots, tacky glue.
8. Embellishments:
I have a lot of ladies in emails saying they love my embellishments where do I purchase them from?  A lot of the time I have the ribbons,  laces, treads and roses and this black tulle was used to wrap up a gift which I was given so I didn't throw it out and make my own embellishments just to be a  little bit different.
Black tulle flower cut using 9 cm diameter nestabilities circle.

Black tulle with glitter which I cut my circle out of using the 9cm diameter , I then used a running stitch around the edge and gathered it in to form the flower, which I tired off to hold.  I then used tacky glue to stick the little Red Rose to the centre.

Here is the black and silver lace I originally had, I added the fine red ribbon down the centre and to make it wider I added this red gathered ribbon  by gluing it on with tacky glue.

Red gem from my stash

I then cut the lace up so that I had the flowers either side pf the ribbon holes and added the one layer of red gathered ribbon either side to made it look like garters.
Ooh La La 

This photo shows you the lace and ribbons, I had run out of the red ruffed ribbon but had some white to show you.  I originally used the white with this ribbon but it didn't look as good as the red.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #172 Sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique

 Graduation Louie
 from DigiStamp Boutique

Good morning everyone and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday which means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Today's card is for my son Liam once he Graduates from his present school and goes onto College next year.  He doesn't finish school until 12th December our Wedding Anniversary so I thought I would give him his card then and a little present to go with it.
As this card has been made for a young teenage male, I really didn't want to use a flower for my embellishments so I decided to make my own Graduation Certificate and Graduation Cap or Mortarboard as it's given name and I'm just so pleased how my card turned out.

Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards, great work ladies.

Here is this weeks Sketch you'll love the results and it's very simple and straight forward to make.

Sketch #172

My finished card using Graduation Louie.

Now for our sponsor this week. 

It's Sally-Ann Hancock


DigiStamp Boutique

A little bit about Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and designer for DigiStamp Boutique.

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.

This week our lucky winner will be able to choose
6 Digi Images
From DigiStamp Boutique

The team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday really appreciate Sally-Ann's  generosity being our monthly sponsor since Sweet Sketch Wednesday started and for giving our winner each month 6 Digi Images to choose from her website.   
Every month Sally-Ann has a wonderful selection of new images to work with and there's images there that would suit everyone's taste.  Also if you've never used a digi before she always has a new freebie image each month for you to download and have a play with.
If you haven't visited DigiStamp Boutique before or it's been a while here's where to look for her images.

The design team have made so many wonderful cards using Sally-Ann's images just for you this week so please don't forget to drop by and show them a little love over at 

Card Ingredients:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Kraft card, Black Bazzill, and Gold card from Rosie's Studio's
3 Design Papers: Which I just love 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 Magnolia Grove Pad
4. Image: Graduation Louie from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Rectangle, Glossy Accents, Pop Dots, Glue Dots and Tacky Glue.

7. Embellishments: Scroll which I made from rolled up cream handmade paper and a fine red ribbon and the Capping Hat or Mortarboard I made from heavy black card board gold thread.  I also used black gems on Louie's Mortarboard.

Take care everyone have a wonderful week, I have my boys coming home from school on Friday evening for 3 weeks holiday.

Happy Crafting.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Becoming A Teenage Boy.

One of Liam's 13th Birthday Cards

Good morning everyone, I'm sharing a card I made a couple of weeks ago for my son's 13th Birthday.  It's pretty basic masculine card, if he had been a daughter this card would have been totally different as I would have add so many more embellishments and bling, something I couldn't do for my 13 year old son.
I feel what I did use was enough as this image told the story.
In the image you'll see a round black pillow my son has one just like it, it's like a mini bean bag and very stretchy which he takes to boarding school and loves they're called
 "Cuddley Buddlies", so as soon as I saw the round pillow I knew I had to colour it black to match his, and I had to buy him a black one so it matched his "Manchester United Duvet Cover" for his bed (and they say girls are fussy).  But the funnest thing was as soon as he saw his card he said Mum you put my Cuddley Buddly in.  Well I didn't but Mo Manning did in this wonderful teenage digital image. 

Finished card using 'Paul Typing' by Mo Manning.

Challenges I'm entering this card:
Card Ingredients: 

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Black, Red and Blue Bassill
3. Design Paper: Unknowen
4. Image: Paul Typing  digital image by Mo Manning
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Embellishments: Braids, Ribbon and Paper Clip all from my stash.

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

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #171-103 With Pattie's Creations

Moon Fairy Sitting by Pattie's Creations

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday, as I said last week Spring has started but our weather has changed so much that there are parts of New Zealand getting snow on the road and mountains, we've had thunder and lightning and in the last couple of days it's been very windy.  I can't wait for summer.

Today is Wednesday and that means it's another wonderful
Congratulations to our winner Lisa and our Top 3 cards.  Great work ladies it was lovely seeing how creative you can be.

This week Arlana has recycled a blast from the past back on 
25th May 2011.

Sketch #171-103

Here is my card using Moon Fairy Sitting by 
Pattie's Creation's
Digital Stamps

If we've used this sketch before I usually feature my old card and see how my work has changed over the years.  When making this card this week I couldn't for the life of me remember what card I made using this same sketch until I was about to do this posting.  
What a laugh that week on 25th May 2011 I made two cards and isn't it funny on this weeks card I had used a combination of colours and materials that I used last time.  I think it was because of this image I used this week.

Same sketch but did sponsor.  The sponsor was 
The Stamping Boutique 
Image is Me. 

This week our wonderful sponsor is 
Pattie Gomea the owner of 
Pattie's Creations 
Digital Stamp

Here is a little bit about Pattie.

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

This week our luck winner will be able
 to choose
3 Digital Images
from Pattie's online shop.

You can check out her amazing images here.

Don't forget to drop by our wonderful design team and check out what our Design Team Diva's have created for you this week and don't forget to leave them a comment on there blogs over here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  This week we farewell Erika for a while whilst she goes back to being a full time teacher, mother  of  two preschoolers and a wife.  Can't wait to see you back again soon.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Crafty Boots Challenge One  x1 Design Paper, x1 Image x1 Sentiment
Love to Create Challenge # 32 Show us your ribbon
Make It Monday Challenge #106 With Bugaboo
Bearly Mine Challenge #52 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge = Thing that make you go Awwww
One Stop Craft Challenge #198 No Floral Embellishments
The Corrosive Challenge #157 Myth & Magic

Card Ingredients:

Image is Moon Fairy Sitting

1. Base: White SU
2. Card: Black Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Black & Silver Polka dots, unknown name from pack I purchased from Rosie' s Studios and the silver and gold glitter card was also from Rosie's Studios.
4. Image: Moon Fairy Sitting from Pattie's Creations Digital Images.
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Kindy Glitz Glitter, Gold and Silver Liquid Pears, Silver and Gold pens
6. Sentiment: Computer generated using Papyrus font.
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Square and Fancy Labels, Cuttlebug flowers.
8. Embellishments: Silver mesh which was recycled a couple of years ago from a gift, silver stars gold ribbon and silver and gold gems all from my stash.  

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and have fun and relax crafting.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #170 with Molly from Stampfairy

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.
Well it's not that wonderful where I am, it's meant to be the first week of Spring but the last couple of days feels like the beginning of Autumn.  It's been windy, intermittent showers and the temperature has got colder and whist typing this we've just had a hail storm.
It's Wednesday and that mean it's another

Congratulations to our winner this week and our Top 3 cards great work ladies and I just love visiting your blogs to see what you've created and been up to.

This week we have another wonderful Sketch, which Arlana has created.  You'll love this one ladies it's very easy peasy.

Sketch #170   

My card using Miss Molly and the fence from throughout the year.

By now you can guess who our wonderful sponsor is this week that's right it's Gerda from


A little bit about Stampfairy Shop

"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."

This week our lucky winner will receive 


Gift Certificate
to use at STAMPFAIRY online shop.

Aren't STAMPFAIRY images cute?
If you haven't visited them before or haven't been back for a while here's a link here:

You'll just love Gerda's images.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the wonderful Design Team Diva's and check out what they have created just for you this week over at 

Challenges I'm entering this week:

Old is my ribbon and roses new is my design paper which I love.

Card Ingredients:
1. Base: White SU
2. Card: Bazzill Basic Pink
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft 12x12 pack Precious Moments
4. Images: Miss Molly throughout the year as well as the fence from STAMPFAIRY.
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Classic Circle, Lace Circle, Fancy Tag, Liquid Pearls, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue.

7. Embellishments: Label made with Nestabilities Fancy Label and liquid pearls and pop dots.

Leaf ribbon from my stash I thought it was perfect to go with the leaves and vine through the fence just a perfect match.  Roses and Rose Buds all from my stash.
Well my sweets I'm off to have a shower and make myself look beautiful, take care and have a wonderful week crafting.
Hugs to everyone.