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 December 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 238-98 with Bugboo on our Christmas posting.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone I do hope you are all having a wonderful day with your families and friends.

Wednesday 25th December is
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday and congratulations to our winners and to our top 3 cards wonderful work ladies.

This week we have a blast from the past

Sketch #238-98

This is one of my very favourite sketches from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Here is my card with JJ from Bugaboo and her Candy Cane.

Here are my blast from the past this sketch was used 20th April 2011

Same image just using alternate design papers and different embellishments and how they both look so different.

This week our sponsor is the wonderful 
Jodie Mackrell the designer and owner of 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. TodayBugaboo 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 findBugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join theBugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.
Our links are:
Store : http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
Catch the bug Challenge blog:http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/

Our winner this week will win

for the value of $21.00 for Bugaboo Stamps and you can choose
which ever images you please.

Don't forget to show the design team a little love and leave them a message to show your appreciation and comment on their talents over here at 

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Cards: White SU, Red Kaisercarft Card
3. Design Paper: Red and White Gingham from Pavalova design papers and scrap pieces of paper for my scrap folder.
4. Images: JJ and here Candycane from Bugaboo Stamps.
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Gel embossing pen.

6. Tools: Cuttlebug Spellbinders, Lacy oval, Lacy circle, classic circle.  Pop dots, glue dots, Real tacky glue, stickles

7. Embellishments: Organza ribbon, red satin ribbon with silver trim, red gems, and silver mesh and a pom pom for her hat all embellishments from my stash.

8. Inside my card: Lacy oval from Spellbinders.

Take care everyone wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  Next week 1st January and 8th January my postings will be scheduled as I'm off to Australia with my family for 14 days with my hubby and the boys.  I do hope scheduler is working and you'll get to see my cards.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #237 sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful

Well the countdown is on in my household, my youngest son keeps reminding me how many days to go for Christmas, I so wish he wouldn't as I have so much to do and I feel at this time of year there are less hours in the day.  LOL.

Well this time next week it will be Christmas night for me and for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere you'll be waking up to Christmas morning and I here that a lot of you have plenty of snow in your areas for this time of year.

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards, great work everyone.  I do wish there were more entries but I know how busy everyone is at this time of year.

Sketch #  237

Here's my card using this fun image by our very own
Sally Dube.  This is a very easy sketch and its so awesome as you can use up all those scrap pieces of paper.  I must admit that I was given 6 sample books of Anna Griffiths design papers and they are all 2 inches wide and 12 inches long and they are the perfect size for this type of sketch.

This week we have the wonderful
Sally Hancock the designer and owner of 
DigiStamp Boutique sponsoring us this week.

Sally-Ann's Bio

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.

She has been sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday once a month since we started which is totally amazing and Sally-Ann is very generous with her prizes.

Our lucky winner will receive

Prize: 6 Free Digital Images from DigiStamp Boutique Shop of the winner choice.
Wow Sally-Ann is just so generous and all of us here at
really appreciate Sally-Ann's 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 always has a monthly freebie for you to try before you buy.

Don't forget to show the design team a little love and leave them a message to show your appreciation and comment on their talents over here at 

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Blue and Red Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Papers: Striped Rosies Creations, Blue Snowflake paper is from Anna Griffiths sample books.
4. Image:n Waddle with Christmas Gifts from DigiStamp Boutique.
5. Colour Medium: Copics and blue embossing pen for the eyes.

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Rectangle, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue, glossy accents, stickles.

7. Embellishments: Buttons, Ribbon, white pom pom and gift and candy cane all from my stash.

8. Inside my card: This is the same design as the Sally's sketch just without the added embellishments.  This is left blank for your own personal message.  I have already given this card to my son's house-master.

Well 7 days to go until Christmas, happy shopping and enjoy your Christmas preparations without to much stress.  At the end of the day you are meant to enjoy and celebrate this happy occasion with your family and friends and not to go over the top and stress yourself out as you won't enjoy the day yourself. It's been very hot here in New Zealand so we are hoping that the fine weather hasn't peaked to early and that Christmas Day will also been hot and sunny.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #236 our being Pattie's Creations.

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards great work everyone.

This week we have another wonderful easy sketch from our very own Sally.

Sketch # 236
Here is my card using sketch # 236
which is rather easy and shows off your wonderful design papers.

This week our sponsor is 
Pattie's Creations.

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

Pattie is offering our very lucky winner
3 digital images from her online store.

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what the rest of the design team have created with Pattie's images.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Pink and Green Kaisercraft card
3. Design papers:      by Kaisercraft
4. Colour Medium: Copics
5.  Tools: Cuttlebug, classic circles, picotte edge circle from Spellbinders, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue and liquid pearls.

6. Embellishments: Lace, flowers, butterfly, chain and charm, gem all from my stash.
7. Butterfly, flowers and charm all from my stash.

8. Inside the card.

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

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #235 with Elisabeth Bell sponsor.

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday. 
We are getting so close to Christmas and there isn't enough hours in a day to get all my jobs done.

Today is Wednesday which means its another wonderful 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards thanks so much for entering ladies it was lovely to see your work.

This week Sally has another wonderful sketch for you to enjoy, it's very easy and it's a sketch where you can use up all those scrap pieces of design paper we all have stashed away.

Sketch #235

Here's my card using Apple Bake by Elisabeth Bell.

Such a cute image it reminds me of making Apple Pies here in New Zealand with a green apple we use for cooking called
Granny Smith Apples.

This week or sponsor is Elisabeth Bell Designs.

About Elisabeth Bell Designs

Elisabeth Bells Digital Collection features enchanting, whimsical, Digital stamps for all of your paper-crafting projects!
Although Elisabeth illustrates for several stamp companies, no one except Elisabeth Bell herself has a collection of sweet digital stamps, this is a perfect way to get your instant gratification.

With a growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps, Elisabeth offers a multitude of themes. Such as holidays, special occasions, childrens adorable characters, and just the everyday cuteness that Elisabeth is famous for producing.

These Digi Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, and are great for resizing, and rotating to suite your needs.

Inspiration, by her very own Design Team, is posted, and shared daily, on Elisabeth’s “Digi Bells Blog” using Elisabeth Bell’s digital art.

This week our lucky winner will receive 
2 of the three digi images that the Deign Team
have used this week.  These are really cute images.

Don't forget to check out the Elisabeth Bell online store 


Digi Bells Blog


Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see 
what our Design Team Diva's have created for you this
week using these Elisabeth Bell images. 

Challenges I'm entering:

Make It Mondays Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #70 Thank You
2 Sisters Challenge #172 Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #34 Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine Challenge #22 Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Challenge #50 Sweet Treats
Ink Chicks Challenge # 18 Buttons, Bows and Bling

Card Ingredients:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Blue and Apple Green Kaisercard
3. Design Papers: Anna Griffin papers which are now deleted.

4. Image: Apple Bake by Elisabeth Bell Design
5. Colour Medium: Copics.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.

7. Embellishments: Cream coloured satin flowers I coloured with my blue copic marker, button, gems and bakers twine all from my stash.

8. Inside my card.

Take care everyone wishing you all an amazing week, happy crafting and getting ready for Christmas.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 234 Sponsor Eureka Stamps

Good morning everyone and welcome to my blog.  Well with the Christmas countdown upon us it's less than a month to go before Santa coming sliding down our chimney.  Well that would be a laugh and a half as we have a special wire surround around the top of our chimney so that birds don't nest in there. 
Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards this week.

This week we have a very easy peasy sketch from our very own Sally, it easy and looks great finished.

Sketch # 234

This week our sponsor is

Eureka Bio.

Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for!Eureka Stamps offers a large variety of images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs. Our Paper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match our Balloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: QKR Stampede, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

We have several rubber stamp lines featuring over 10,000 designs. We have been offering our own unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years and have loved every minute of it! Keep an eye on our page as we have lots more designs to add.

Eureka Stamps
 are offering our 
lucky winner
 this week

5 Digital Images
 of the winners choice.

With over 10,000 designs to choose from you just won't know where to start but have fun looking here:

Don't forget to drop by the design team over at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what they created using these amazing images.

Card Recipe

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Orange card from Bazzill and Champagne handmade paper.
3. Design Paper: Scraps left over from a sheet of design paper from  Bo Bunny.
5. Image: Floral Basket from Eureka Stamps
6. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Petite Ovals, Floral oval by Spellbinders, glossy  accents from the bow,  pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.

7. Embellishments: An array of flowers all from my stash and stuck down with real tacky glue.

8. Embellishments: 3 flat back champagne colours peals all from my stash. 

Wishing everyone a great week, happy crafting and Christmas shopping.