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, 27 February 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #195 Sponsor Bugaboo


Good Wednesday morning everyone and welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday
 This weeks card I'm dedicating and posting to my sister in Australia.  Her husband passed away in the weekend after battling with Cancer for 3 1/2 years now he's at peace and she can take some time out for herself  and have a drink as she too has lung cancer which she is battling.
I do apologies for not getting to your blogs this week with everything that was happening here I just didn't get time.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards, I did see  some of the entries great work ladies.

Another lovely sketch from Sally for you to follow.  This weeks sketch is great it's easy comes together quickly and mine was made from left over scraps from another card which is great especially using those scraps up.

Sketch # 195

Stella " I believe I need another drink"

Our sponsor this week is Jodie Mackrell
the owner of Bugaboo Stamps

All about Jodie

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 Stampsstamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Bugaboo Stamps is offering our very lucky winner

Of the winners choice!!!

Bugaboo links are:
Store : http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
Catch the bug Challenge blog: http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/

Every Friday Jodie has a new freebie image to give away, try before you buy and she has so many totally amazing image in her online store, Stella, JJ and Guess are three of my very favourite characters.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team diva's and check out what they have created especially for you this week over here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Challenges I'm entering:
A Recipe 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Basics Paper Mediterranean
3. Design Papers: By Anna Griffin Samples
4. Image: Stella from Bugaboo Stamps I believe I need another drink
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Sentiment: From Bugaboo Stamps 
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, Glossy Accents, Tacky Glue, Pop Dots.
8. Embellishments: Sentiment PC generated, Gems, Flowers from my stash.
Flowers from my stash

Sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps

 Gems from my stash

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


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 194-5 Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique

Welcome to another wonderful hot Wednesday.  Here it is 20th February already.
It's Wednesday which means it's another 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
 Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards from last week, awesome work ladies and I love the creativity.  This week we really have an oldie for you  as you know we try to recycle one sketch a month a blast from the past and this is really from the past and even before my time.  It's sketch # 194-5 YES 5.  This is the 5th sketch ever used over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I enjoyed working with the sketch and it's very easy to work with.

Sketch #194-5
You can used this sketch as a oblong or square.

My card using this sketch but using a square version.

This week our sponsor is the lovely 
Sally-Ann Hancock 
the owner of
DigiStamp Boutique in the UK.

A Little Bit 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.

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.

This week our winner will receive

Prize: 6 Free Digi  Images

from DigiStamp Boutique Shop

Wow Sally-Ann is just so generous and all of us here at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 
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.
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 and Yellow Bazzill
3. Design Paper: By American Crafts
4. Image: Spring Louie by DigiStamp Boutique

5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black embossing pen and white gel pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Petite Oval, Floral Oval, Scalloped Oval and Classic Oval, corner die, Pop Dots, Glue dots and Tacky glue.

7. Sentiment: Computer generated using Papyrus font.
8. Embellishments: Yellow satin ribbon, blue gems and orange carnation all from my stash.

Wishing everyone happy crafting and I'm looking forward to seeing your new creations.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #193 Sponsor Saturated Canary

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday morning, the sun is shinning for another wonderful hot summers day.  Wednesday means it's  Sweet Sketch Wednesday and welcome to all my followers.   Wow we had  a fantastic response from all our followers last week with so many wonderful entries I don't know how Nancy makes her decision on our winner and our Top 3 cards.
Congratulations to our winner this week and to our Top 3 awesome work ladies there were just so many wonderful cards I wish you all could have been our winners.

This week we have another wonderful sketch from Sally Dube this one is something really different and I'll rate it easy to intermediate as you've got to get that triangle the right size.

Sketch #193

This is my card using Crafty Ragamuffin from
Saturated Canary.

Our Sponsor this week is 
Krista Smith the owner and artist behind 
Saturated Canary.

My name is Krista Smith. I am the artist behind the Etsy shop, Saturated Canary Digis. I began working in the stamping world about a year ago when I was hired to create rubber designs for the sweet Scottish company, Sugar Nellie. They launched my artwork under the name 'Simply Sassy.' I moved into the digital world just this past month (it's been a super busy month, indeed!). And-- I love it!! There is a little more freedom here, as I can create anything that pops into my head:)! I am so humbled by the artistic talent of the girls coloring in my designs-- it is truly an inspiration! Likewise, I am so thankful for the friendships I've made in this wonderful and lovely crafty community! It's been a true delight! I'd love for you to stop by my challenge/inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge and join in the fun...And, while you're there, click over to my personal blog (Saturated Canary) and introduce yourself! I am a bit eclectic and touch on everything from family (I've got me a great one!) to fashion (obsessed!)...Please say 'hi!'...I'd love to be friends!:)

This week Saturated Canary is offering our very lucky winner

2 Free Digital Images 
from the Saturated Canary shop.

Don't forget to drop by Saturated Canary and check out Krista's images there are just so many wonderful fun images to choose from.  I just adore working with them.

Grab a coffee sit down for a little time and see what the rest of the design team have created using Krista's images from Saturated Canary they are all just so cute.

Card Ingredients:

 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Red Bazzill and Kraft Card
3. Design papers: Red design paper Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove and Beige unknown.
4. Image: Crafty Ragamuffin from Saturated Canary.
5. Colour Medium: Copoics, white pen.

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Petite scalloped circles, basic circles, pop dots, glue dots and tacky glue.  Martha Stewart leaf punch.

7. Embellishments: Roses, flat backed pearls, roses, lace and ribbon all from my stash.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week crafting.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #192 Sponsor Milk 'n Coffee Stamps

Charlotte With A Little Kitten.

A view of Queenstown from top of the mountain after going up by Gondola.
The boys Luge down a part of the mountain and then you can see both of the boys Paragliding  off the mountain which was totally amazing.
A view of the other end of Lake Wakatipu .

Liam with the Yellow shoot and Ryan in the Pink  Tam-dam Paragliding from the mountain.

Liam about to do a Bungee Jump
43 metres into a swollen Kawarau River 
That's what Liam jumped down to.

Well it is Wednesday and that means it's 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  It was a public holiday here in 
New Zealand today and you couldn't have wished for a better day it was hot and sunny and not a cloud in the sky.

Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards this week.
Awesome work ladies and so many pretty cards.

Sketch #192

My card using Sally's sketch, I love this sketch as it really shows off our design papers.

This week our sponsor is Milk ' n Coffee and here's a little bio on them.

Milk 'n Coffee is a digital image shop specialized in cute and girly images.There are 2 people behind this shop, Esmeralda and Nathaza. We are best buddies from our childhood with a common thing that we love so much: drawing. What we try to do is drawing various styles that suits different kind of tastes, so a lot of people with different style can still play along with our image for their cards.
Right now we have 8 talented DT ladies who always help us to have fun together with our weekly challenge at our challenge blog here. Also we have monthly colour challenge at our main blog. You can check it here. It's very nice to see a lot of people join and have fun at our challenge.
In the future we still want to make more cute images that is loved and used happily by many people.

This week Milk'n Coffee are offering our lucky winner 
3 Free Digi Images from Milk 'n Coffee Shop

If you haven't visited their shop check out their images here


Now grab a coffee or tea and check out the rest of the design teams cards over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green, Yellow, Mauve Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Papers: Digital download from Cuddly Buddly.
4. Image: Charlotte with a little kitten by Milk 'n Coffee
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue.
7. Embellishments: Bow and Row Mauve organza with a Rhinestone Flower from my stash.

 Silver Heart gems from my stash.

Take care everyone wishing you a wonderful week crafting.