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 March 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #199 Sponsor Paper Addictions

Good morning I can't believe that Easter is here already, I must admit I'm looking forward to a long weekend with my family at our beach house.  The weather is still pretty warm so I know my boys will be swimming and my sister is over from Australia wants to have a swim as well.  
Today is Wednesday and that means it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Congratulations to last weeks winner and our Top 3 cards great work.

Sally has another wonderful new sketch this week which is a little bit different it isn't hard all you need is a dinner plate to get your perfect 1/4 circle.

Sketch #199

Here's my card using this sketch:

This week we have a new sponsor and it's Jackie Matthew's the owner of Paper Addictions.

My name is Jacqueline Mathews and I am a crafter and designer.  I love paper, pens, doodling, stamping and above all designing.  I have a degree in fine arts with an emphasis in graphic design.  I worked in the graphic design industry for many years and quit 15 years ago to become a stay at home mom for my 3 kids.  Now that the kids are older and don’t need me as much, I am reinventing myself and have decided that I wanted to create my own line of digital stamps.  I have dabbled in rubber stamping and became a “Stampin’ up!” demonstrator and had a blast, but thought it would be more fun to create my own stamps.  I decided digital was the way to go.  It is affordable for the customer and for the designer.  I now have a digital stamp shop on Etsy called “PaperAddictions”.  I would love to create my own line of rubber stamps someday, but for now I am testing my designs out in my shop to see if anyone likes them.  I am pleasantly surprised that I have gotten a good response to the images I have designed so far.  This positive response has motivated me to create more images in the future.

Our lucky winner this week will receive 

Prize: Any 5 items from Paper Addictions Esty Shop

Don't forget to check our Jackie's amazing images if you haven't already done so.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday team and see what our design diva's have created.

Challenges I'm entering:
A Gem of a Challenge # 72 On the Move

Card Recipe: 
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Blue and Yellow Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Mixed pack from Rosie's Studios
4. Image: Bear and Balloons by Paper Addictions.
5. Colour Medium: Copics Black Embossing pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Square and Classic Scalloped Square, Glossy Accents, Tacky Glue and Pop Dots.

7.  Embellishments: Blue ribbon and yellow button from my stash and the blue stars all from my stash.
Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful weekend Happy Crafting and Happy Easter.


Thursday, 21 March 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #198 Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.  Well the drought broke on Sunday and we had some rain after many months and after going out today I saw the brown lawns and parks having a touch of green coming through.
Today being Wednesday means it's another wonderful 
There were so many lovely cards this week and I would like to congratulate our winner and to our top 3 cards.  Great work ladies.
This week we have another wonderful sketch from team mate Sally.  This is another great sketch and it's very easy to make.

Sketch #198 
Here this weeks card using Flower Heart from DigiStamp Boutique.  Sally-Ann offers a free image every month so that you can try before you buy.

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:

Challenges I'm entering:

1 Image, 2 Papers, 3 Embellishments 

Card Recipe
1. Base: White SU

2. Coloured Card: Purple Bazzill
3. Design Paper: By Kaiser craft
4. Image: Flower Heart February Freebie

5. Colour Medium: Copics, 
6. Tools: Cuttlebug,  Spellbinders Heart Square, die, Pop Dots, Glue dots and Tacky glue.
7. Embellishments: Butterfly's and pearls.

Take care every wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 197-67 Sponsor A Day For Daisies

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful warm Wednesday morning here in New Zealand.  The sun is out the Cicada's a very loud rubbing their back legs together.
I'm off early this morning to Hamilton to watch my son swim in the school swimming sports, he's in a lot of events so it's going to be a long hot day, I'll be having plenty of water, sun screen and a good sun hat.

Today is another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Congratulations to our Top 3 cards this week and everyone was a winner last week being able to get a Dearie Doll's free image.

This week we have a blast from the past, and we are using Sketch #67 again this was last used 15th September 2010

Sketch #197-67

 This weeks card using Delivery Bonnet
A Day For Daisies

My Blast from the past using the same sketch.

This week our sponsor is Tammy the owner of 
A  Day For Daisies.

A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

Subscribe to News Letter Link:http://adayfordaisies.com/subscribe

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate

 to A Day For Daisies Shop

Now don't forget to drop by the rest of the team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what they've been up to with our sponsors images.

Challenges I'm entering:
Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Brown Bazzill and scrap pieces of Aqua Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Background Magnolia, Kaiser craft paper from Prairie Lane Collection.
4. Image: Delivery Bonnet from A Day For Daisies 
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Rectangles, Glue Stick, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue
7. Embellishments: Orange Roses, Ribbon, and Lace all from my stash.

8. Orange Rose Embellishment.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week crafting.


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #196 New Sponsor Dearie Dolls

Good morning here it is Wednesday again don't you think Wednesday comes around quicker every week?
Which is great which means we have another wonderful
for you to participate in.  I've commented on some lovely cards this past week and I would like to congratulate our winner and to our top 3 cards great work.  

This week we have another wonderful sketch from our very own Sally Dube and we would love you to use an image from our sponsor Mary Ellen of Dearie Dolls as her lovely images are FREE yes that's right FREE........So I can expect to see heaps more entries this week and don't forget to leave Mary Ellen a comment on her blog letting her know where you found her and that your using one of her images over at 

Sketch #196


This weeks our Sponsor is Mary Ellen the owner of 
Dearie Dolls

Mary Ellen's Bio

I have always been a crafter and a stay at home mom that was able to make enough on handmades to help out and still be there for my kids who are all grown now. I have six grandchildren ranging in age from six months up to ten years. I started to draw digis about a year and a half ago. I like to write poetry and have illustrated some of my children's poems. 
My digi blog is a place for card makers and others to download free images. I like to tell a little story with most digis and feel that the innocence of children is full of color, imagination and humor and so most of my artwork is a reflection of that. I truly hope that everyone that visits can find something useful and fun.

This weeks prize!!!

Instant Gratification of freebie Dearie Dolls

 images for everyone!!!

You can find Dearie Dolls here:

Please be sure to leave Mary Ellen a sweet comment and let her know you found

Dearie Dolls

over at 

Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what the Design Team have created this week using our
Dearie Dolls images.

Challenges I'm entering:

(mine is old, new and blue I don't have anything borrowed)
die cuts, ribbon/twine, pearls, distressing or sentiment
(3 Red Button embellishments)

Card Ingredients:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Navy Blue and Green Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Navy Blue Gingham is a free Digi download I have and the green paper is from Back to Basics Kiwi Berry Stripes.

4. Image: Dearie Doll Teddy Bear
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders small and large circles, petite scalloped circles.  Glue stick, pop dots and tacky glue.
7. Embellishments:  Red hearts were three red buttons which I cut off the shanks from the back and my banners or flags was red and white ribbon cut and mounted on some red and white twine all from my stash.
Red Buttons with the shanks cut off.

Red and white ribbon and twine from my stash 

Take care everyone and wishing you a wonderful week crafting.