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 November 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #182 Sponsor Broken Box Stock

Sponsor: Broken Box Stock

Well today is the day the Premier of the Hobbit is being held in from middle earth Wellington New Zealand.  If your a fan of 
The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King, King Kong, and The Adventures of Tintin you won't want to miss this movie, 4 years in the making, and creating all those amazing costumes at the Special Effects Studio of Weta Studio's in Wellington and the film has been shot all over New Zealand by our very own Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor from Weta Studio's.   Both of these gentleman were customers of mine some 15 years ago  when I worked for Dow Corning and we supplies them our mould making rubbers.
Cate Blanchett at Hobbit premiere
Cate Blanchett, who plays Galadriel, at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington today on the Red Carpet.
Sir Peter Jackson

The Hobbit premiere red carpet
The Stage from Middle Earth

Yes it's Wednesday the middle of the week and only 27 sleeps until Christmas and of course it's special because it's

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards,  wonderful work and this week we have another wonderful sketch from Arlana.  If I'm rating this sketch out of 
This sketch is EASY and looks great.

Sketch #182

Here's my card using our new sponsors image this is 
Elf Toodle
Broken Box Stock our new sponsor.

A Little Bit About Wendy Sefcik the owner of 
Broken Box Stock.

Broken Box Stock is a fun, imaginative and unique clipart shop featuring hand-drawn illustrations and digital stamps by Wendy Sefcik. Crafters, digital stampers, scrapbookers, business owners, teachers, bloggers, website owners, etc. adore the collection of clipart and find endless ways to spruce up their look with Broken Box Stock graphics.

Wendy is offering our grand prize winner this week's challenge

Prize: Holiday Toodle Set Printable Page 

Thanks, Wendy, for your generous prize!

You can find Broken Box Stock

My store is found atwww.brokenboxstock.com

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the wonderful design team and see what they've created using Wendy's images from 
Broken Box Stock over at

Challenges I'm Entering This Week:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Forest Green and Red Bazzills
3. Design Papers: Rosie's Studios Festive Collection

5. Image: Elf Toodle by Broken Box Stock
6. Colour Medium: Copics, Black, White and Silver Gel Pens
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Deckle Rectangle, Classic Rectangle, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Tacky Glue and Martha Stewart white glitter and Glossy Accents.
8. Embellishments: Ribbon, Gems, Braid, Tole all form my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week Christmas Shopping, Baking and Crafting.

Hugs to everyone

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #181 Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique

Sponsor: DigiStamp Boutique

Good morning my sweet friend and welcome to another wonderful 
Only 34 more sleeps until Christmas.

To all my blogger friends that celebrate Thanks Giving happy Thanks Giving everyone wishing you all a wonderful day with your families and friends.

Congratulations to our winner this week and to our Top 3 cards wonderful work everyone and it's so lovely to see what people are doing and coming up with different idea that we can all use.

This week we have another one of Arlana's wonderful creations.  I have to admit I love this sketch and I was so happy how my card turned out and it's very easy to create.

Sketch #181

Here's my card using the image from the Mother's Day Set from DigiStamp Boutique

This week our wonderful sponsor is 
Sally-Ann Handcock the owner of 
DigiStamp Boutique

A little bit 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 offering our very lucky winner

6 Digi Images of the winner choice.

Wow Sally-Ann is just so generous and all of us here at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 
really appreciate Sally-Ann generosity which is very much appreciated by all of us especially when we select our images to use.

Don't forget to drop by DigiStamp Boutique and see what's new over there.  Every month Sally-Ann is updating here vast array of amazing images and there's always something for everyone there.  If you haven't used Digi Images before Sally-Ann always has a monthly freebie for you to try before you buy.  You can check it out here.

 Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what the rest of the design team have created for you this week.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Black Kaisercard
3. Design Papers: Don't know picked up in a sale bin for 10c a sheet.
4. Image: Mother's Day by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Prismacolour Pencil Green

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Ovals Large, Floral Ovals ( my new toy) Glue dots, Pop dots, Tacky Glue, Liquid Pearls silver and Glossy Accents.

7. Paper Piecing: The Vase has been paper pieced with the Black Kaisercard and then coated with Glossy Accents for the glaze of the Vase.

8. Flowers: 8 of the flowers and buds were cut out twice, coloured and layered for that 3 D effect.


 I've used some of my new embellishments on this card it was the perfect opportunity.  Silver corners and fancy gems.  This girl loves glitter and these were just perfect.  I had made pink flowers for this card and thought I could use my new stash instead.  Hot pink ribbon from my stash. I think we all love a bit of bling.

Inside my card

Black cuttlebug corners and silver gems.

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


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 180 Sponsor Sassy Cheryl's

Wow did you know that there are only 41 sleeps before Santa arrives? Ho Ho Ho

Good morning everyone well it's another wonderful Wednesday and that means it's
 Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards great work everyone and it's so encouraging to see more entries this week.
Arlana has this delightful sketch which I was able to make by using up some of my scrap papers.
 It's easy if you follow the sketch properly.

Sketch #180

Image is Sassy Cheryl's:
 Digital Lucy Lou and Her Big Ornament Troubles.

This week our Sponsor is 
Cheryl from Sassy Cheryl's

A little bit about Sassy 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!

This week Cheryl is offering our very lucky winner 

from her online shop.
You can view her images here

There are just so many wonderful images to choose from you won't be disappointed.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams cards over at 
 they are all so cute and were fun to create.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Ingredients:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Paper: Pink from Rosie's Studio's, Pink and Mauve Bazzill pieces.
3. Design Papers: All scraps from my scrap bin

4. Image: Lucy Lou and Her Big Ornament Troubles by Sassy Cheryl's.
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black, White and Silver embossing and gel pens.

You can see Lucy with her back to the Ornament, Lucy doesn't have any Glossy Accents on her but the Glass Ornament has been coated with Glossy Accents for the shine.

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Classic Circle, Lacey Circle, Fancy Framed Tags 2, Glossy Accents, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Tacky Glue.

7. Sentiment: PC generated using Papyrus font and Fancy Framed Tags 2 from Spellbinders and a large hot pink gem from my stash.

I've tried to make Lucy Lou look like she's in a very large Christmas Ornament

8. Embellishments: Silver card, wire and twine for the top of the Christmas Ornament.
Silver organza ribbon and silver braid intertwined through the scalloped edge of the Spellbinders Die cut.
Top of Christmas Ornament

Pop Dots being used under my image lifting it off the card to give it a 3D effect.
9.  Wire Silver ribbon twisted in a circle and this Silver Star paper clip as my Christmas embellishment.  This product looks like a mini version of Christmas tinsel, it looks better and you can do so much with it.  I've even used it on a Vintage card.

Hope you can see the Glossy Accents as Lucy Lou has her back to the Christmas Ornament.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and happy crafting.


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #179-109 Sponsor is Stampfairy

Welcome everyone to another wonderful Wednesday.  The Christmas countdown is upon us and each day  passes by so quickly.  I'm looking forward to seeing our news this evening to see who was successful in the US Presidential Election.
Today is Wednesday and that means it's another wonderful 
There were so many wonderful entries this week and everyone was being so creative with Arlana's sketch.  We even had a man join us this week which was great to see and I hope he joins us again. 
 Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards wonderful work.

This week we have a blast from the past Arlana is recycling a sketch we used in June 2011.

Sketch #179-109

Here's this weeks card using Miss Molly from Stampfairy.
I know I've used these two images before but I just love this setting and it make a wonderful girls card.

Here is my card I made in June 2011 when we first used this sketch.

This week our sponsor is Gerda the owner of 
Stamp Fairy Shop.

A little bit about Stamp Fairy and Gerda

"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."

Gerda is offering our very lucky winner 

$10.00 Gift Certificate
 to use at the Stampfairy online store.

There's so many super cute images and these images are wonderful for colouring and look amazing paper pieced so don't forget to drop by and see what's new in her store.

Don't forget to have a peek at my amazing Team-mates the
Sweet Sketch Wednesday diva's and see what they've created especially for you this week.

Card Ingredients:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Peach and Electric Blue Bazzil 
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft  6x6 pad " Tea at Miss Elsie's Collection"

4. Image: Miss Molly Calendar Months from Stampfairy Designs
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Square, Lacey Square, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue.

7. Embellishments: Flower and Ribbon from my stash.

Take care everyone and happy crafting.