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, 24 April 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #203-44 Sponsor is Bugaboo

Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
This week has flown by so quickly, the boys have been inside on and off because we've had some heavy rain but we'll make the most of these holidays together.  

Congratulations  to our Winner and to our Top 3 cards, awesome work ladies.

This week we have a blast from the past we are featuring a sketch used over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday on 7th April 2010.

Sketch #203-44

 This week I've used a flower block, I wanted to create an affect like a stained glass window.

Here's my blast from the past and entry I put into SSW
long before I was on the design team for April 2010.

This week our sponsor is the wonderful owner and creator of 
Bugaboo Digital images 
Jodie Mackrell

Jodie's Bio

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.

Jodie is offering our very lucky winner 

of the winners choice.

How awesome is that Jodie has so many amazing images you'll 

be totally spoilt for choice.

Jodie has a new Friday freebie every week for you to try before 

you buy so don't forget to pop over and check out her amazing 

images here.

Check out what our design team diva's have created using this 

blast from the past sketch and Bugaboo images. 

Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU

2. Coloured Card from Kaisercraft Grape colour.

3. Design Paper: The Colourful Life from DCWV

4. Image: Flowerblock from Bugaboo Digi Images

5. Colour Medium: Copic's 

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, Poinsettia embossing folder, tacky glue, glossy accents.

7. Embellishments: Large pearls and mauve gems.

Pretty lace and ribbon all from my stash.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and 

happy crafting.


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #202 Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique

Good morning everyone and welcome to my blog and my wonderful supportive followers.  When I woke on Tuesday morning here in New Zealand to here of the news coming in live on TV at the Boston Marathon and the explosions happening, it ran shivers down my spine bringing back memories of September 11 2001.  My heart goes out to the people of Boston.  This was so sad and so terrible.  I just wonder what our world is coming to with so many tragedies around it.  My prayers are with everyone that has been injured and families of the deceased and hope that justice is found.

Today is Wednesday which means we have another wonderful 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards.  Wonderful work ladies and this week we had over 40 entries again from our loyal followers which we really appreciate and also to some new ladies which is so lovely to see.

This week we have another wonderful sketch created by my follow design team member our very own 
Sally Dube.

Sketch #202
This sketch isn't hard just remember the 4 overlapping boxes behind the image circle and your added embellishments.
Check out what our design team created especially for you using their own selected images from DigiStamp Boutique you'll just love what they've created.

Here's my creation using Sketchy Flowers Set Image #3
Poppy's which I just adore and could be used on so many different types of cards.

This week we are feature our monthly sponsor
 Sally-Ann Hancock 
the owner and creator over at

DigiStamp Boutique 

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 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:
 (Flower Recycled from a previous gift received)
(One design paper only)
Time for Ribbon

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured card: Red Kaisercraft card.
3. Design Paper: Digidown load of Poppies from Delicious Doodles.
4. Image: Sketchy Flower Set Image #3 from DigiStamp Boutique. 
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestability Lacy Circle and Classic Circle, Classic Squares Large and Small, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Tacky Glue and Pop Dots.
7. Embellishments: Green ribbon for the stem of my Poppy and the Red flower from my stash.

Take care everyone happy crafting and wishing you all a wonderful week.
I have my boys home for their school holidays.  This term seems to have past by so quickly.  I was told by my eldest that it was a 12 week term and he's rather tired.


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #201 Sponsor is Stampfairy


Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
As some of you know last weekend I got a Wasp sting on the bottom of my foot I was worried that it would swell up and I wouldn't be able to wear heels to the wedding we were going to this last weekend.
Here's a photo of William and I on the big day and I did wear  heels, the swelling had all gone down within the week. 

.This photo was taken about 6pm at night before the reception and after a few glasses of Champagne.
We picked out the orange in my silk jacket for hubby's tie and satin handkerchief   He could have worn purple, green, blue or pink but I think the orange looked smart.

Here's the Black Suede and Gold shoes the heels are also Gold and the clutch is Black with Gold trim

 This is the top of my Fascinator with Black spotted net.
I so wanted to wear a Fascinator and there is always a time and place for them to be worn and it was so nice to be able to get dressed up.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards there were so many wonderful cards and over 40 entries from our loyal followers and some new ones which is lovely to see.

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

Sketch # 201

This week our sponsor is the lovely 
Gerda the owner of Stampfairy Shop

Bio About Stampfairy 

"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 in every new set published weekly on Fridays. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."

Our lucky winner will receive 

Prize:  $10 Gift Certificate

To spend in the online Stampfairy Shop.

Don't forget to drop by 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what our amazing design team have created with those darling images from Stampfairy.
Also two of Stampfairy designers are also featured on 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week. 

Challenges I'm Entering:
Make it Mondays  Challenge #135 Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #57 Anything Goes recipe 1 Image, 2 Dies Rectangle and Embossing Dies and 3 Embellishments Ribbon, Pearls and Gold Corners
Bearly-Mine Challenge #81 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Weekly Challenge is Bingo
2 Sisters Challenge #138 Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge #201 Spring Has Sprung Spring Wedding
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Swirls Challenge The use of Divine Swirls embossing
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #17 Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #178 Anything Goes with a sparkle
Joanna Sheen Challenge Spring Into Spring Spring Wedding

Card Recipe:

1. Base: Cream SU
2. Coloured Card and Paper: Maraschino Red Bazzill and Gold Paper from Rosie's Studios and cream hand made paper.
3. Design Paper: By Anna Griffins

4. Image: Stampfairy Linda and Lenny's Wedding #1

5. Colour Medium: Copics and Black embossing pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Rectangle, Cuttlebug Embossing folder Divine Swirls.
Glue dots, pop dots and Tacky Glue.
7. Embellishments:

Gold corners, cream pearls and cream and gold satin ribbon all from my stash.

Take care everyone wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting,


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #200 Sponsor The Doodle Garden

Hi everyone I do hope you all had a lovely Easter break.  Didn't  it fly by so quickly and all I felt like I was doing all weekend was cooking and entertaining visitors at our beach house.  I got a Wasp sting on the bottom of my foot between my toes on Sunday afternoon OH did it hurt.  All I was worried about was that it would swell up and I wouldn't be able to wear my high heels this weekend, as we are heading out of town to a Wedding which I'm so looking forward to.

Today is Wednesday which means it's another wonderful
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards awesome work ladies.
This week Sally has another lovely sketch for you to work with, it's very easy it's simple and looks amazing.

Sketch #200
This weeks card using "Beach Day" by The Doodle Garden

This week our sponsor is 
The Doodle Garden


HI all!
Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little bit about the gal behind The Doodle Garden digis!

I'm Jennifer L Nilsson (but please, call me Jenn or Jenna!). And I am blessed to be able to work full-time from home as a licensed artist.

I enjoy creating bright whimsical pieces for manufacturers, but also wanted to be able to offer something to those who like to craft. So I have begun my journey with digistamp designs with my Etsy shop: The Doodle Garden.

It's fairly new, but is growing pretty fast and I am SOOO enjoying creating these little whimsies for YOU!

Our lucky winner this week will receive 

a prize of

5 single digis (sets not included) of winner’s choice

So many wonderful images to choose from and you can check them out here 

Don't forget to drop by the design team and check out their amazing cards created for you by them here at 

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Orange Paper from Rose's and Orange and Green Bazzill
3. Coloured Paper: Unknown and Green with white Polka Dots is by Kaiser Craft.
4. Image: Beach Day by The Doodle Pantry
5. Colour Medium: Copic's
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, classic square from Spellbinders Nestabilities pop dots, glue dots, tacky glue and Glossy Accents. 
7. Embellishments: Flowers, green buttons and summer sticker all from my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week crafting.