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.
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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #208 New Sponsor Make It Crafty

Good morning and welcome to another 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and today is a very cold Wednesday.  The temperatures are falling and both the North and South Islands they've had their first snowfall for winter over night.   

Congratulations to our winner and top 3 cards.  Lovely work ladies and it was so nice to see how creative you all got using this recycled sketch.

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

Sketch #208
This sketch is very easy just you usual image and mounting with  two circle behind and an embellishment of your choice.

This week we have a new sponsor which is 
Make It Crafty

Make it Crafty is an online store operating out of Brisbane Australia.
Our range of stamps and chipboard are unique to us and we try to bring you new designs on a regular basis.
We sell direct to the public online and via our resellers around the world. 
It's so nice for this Kiwi girl to have a digital store so close to her in my part of the world.  Some of these images really put a smile on my face and the humour behind these image are very Australian. 
Make It Crafty have an amazing array of images you'll be totally spoilt for choice so if you haven't seen them before and would like to purchase some you can check out there site here.
They have Rubber Stamps and Digital Stamp, Chipboard Embellishments, 3D Chipboard Kits, Purchase Colouring Tutorials online and Blending card.
This week our very lucky winner will receive
$15.00 Gift Voucher
 to spend on some of there amazing images or something else in their store.
Don't forget to drop by our wonderful design team over at 
and check out what they have created this week using 
Make It Crafty images.

Challenges I'm entering:
Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Blue, Green and Yellow Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Pavlova Papers Sophie Paisley
4. Image: Lizzie With Gift Digital Stamp from Make It Crafty
5. Colour Medium: Lizzie was coloured with Copic Ciao's 
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Circles, Large and Small, Lacey Circle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots and real Tacky Glue.
7. Embellishments: All embellishments are from my stash, flowers, yellow brad and electric blue and gold gems. 

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



Thursday, 23 May 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #207-60 Sponsor Elisabeth Bell Designs

Good morning everyone and welcome to another wonderful
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
I'm sorry that I'm late posting my card but it was Mother Nature calling.  We had a storm with very heavy rain, thunder, lightning and hail.  At the time my darling hubby was coming back from overseas and about to land at Auckland Airport.  He said that flying through that the passengers went very quiet and the turbulence wasn't the best.  Because of this storm I haven't had Internet access since Tuesday afternoon and I have just got it back now Thursday lunchtime. 

Congratulations to our winner Janice and to our Top 3 cards awesome work ladies.

I had an accident yesterday and I wonder how many of you have done this or was it just me.  I was refilling one of my Copic Ciao's  you know with the large needle, I had trouble getting it into my copic and missed with a little force I managed to ram it down through the top of my thumb to my knuckle oh did it hurt and I then had to pull it out.  I think I might take myself off to the doctor as it's very sore and swollen.
  So please don't do what I did........ I was using the Copic Booster to fill my pens.....
COPIC Markers, Inks & Accessories: Copic Various Ink Booster   

This week we have a blast from the past sketch and using Elisabeth Bell Designs.

Sketch #207-60 

Here is this weeks card using Miss You Love You.

Here's my blast from the past using this same sketch on
 28th July 2010.

A little bit 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, children's 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.

The Grand Prize this week:

 2 digis from the three that we here at the
Design Team have chosen to use!

Little Miss Mouse

Merry Weather

 Miss You Love You

You can check out Elisabeth Bell's amazing images here

Digi Bells Blog

Don't forget to drop by our wonderful design team over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
and check out what they have created this week using Elisabeth Bell's images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: Aqua Blue Kaisercraft Card
2. Coloured Card: Cocoa, Bon Bon Bazzill, and Aqua BlueKaisercraft Card
Design Papers: PrairieLane and Timeless Collections.
4. Image: Miss You Love You by Elisabeth Bell Designs.
5. Colour Medium: Copics and silver gel pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue.and leafy die from Cherry Lynn Designs

7. Embellishments: Crochet flower and flowers from my stash using my leaves from a Cherry Lynn Designs.  

8. Embellishments: Cream lace and Aqua Blue ribbon all from my stash.

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


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #206 Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique

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

This week I felt a little GUILTY well a big bit GUILTY, that the image from DigisStamp Boutique I used didn't have to be coloured it's called Floral Black Set so because of that I created two cards using two of the images in the set.

I have a little smile on my face I made the Top 3 with my card from last week over at Brown Sugar Challenge. 

We have a lovely sketch this week design by our very own Sally Dube.  The sketch is very straight forward with two 1/4 circles hidden behind the circle.  I didn't have a die big enough so I used a desert bowl worked a treat.

Sketch #206

This week our sponsor is Sally-Ann Hancock the designer and owner of 
DigiStamp Boutique

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
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.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Black and Aqua Kaisercarft Board
3. No design paper

4. Image: Floral Black #1 from DigiStamp Boutique
5. No colour medium printed from my computer

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, large circle and petite scalloped circle, pop dots, tacky glue and an embossing folder is Tuscan Tiles.

7. Embellishments: Black and White Gingham ribbon and Black Diamante brad and black gems from my stash.  

Silver metal corner embellishments from my stash

This is what the inside of the card looks like.

Card #2 
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Black Kaisercarft Board
3. Design paper: Black polka dots on a white back ground unknown source.
4. Image: Floral Black #2 from DigiStamp Boutique
5. No colour medium printed from my computer

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, large circle and lacy circle, pop dots, tacky glue, corner die.

7. Embellishments: Black ribbon, silver buckle slide and Black Diamante gems from my stash.  

Take care everyone wishing you a great week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #205 Sponsor A Day For Daisies

Good morning and welcome to my blog and here it is another wonderful Wednesday.  Our school term has started again and my home feels very empty as both my boys have gone back to boarding school.  I love having them around during the holidays now it's time to put thing away in their correct places.

Wednesday means we have another wonderful
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge.  Last week we has some amazing cards, thank you ladies for showing off your amazing talent.  Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards awesome work.

I'm so excited I've just realised that I was in the Top 5 over at QKR Stampede with the card I made last week yiphee.......

This week we have another lovely sketch from our very own Sally Dube.  I had asked Sally if she could create a sketch using a horizontal oval and here's her creation.

Sketch #205

Here's my card using Sketch #205.  It's very easy and it shows your wonderful design papers off perfectly.

This week our sponsor is Tammy from 
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!
Here is ADFD banner:

Join The Club Link: http://adayfordaisies.com/statement
Subscribe to News Letter Link:http://adayfordaisies.com/subscribe
Blog: http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/adayfordaisies

This week Tammy is offering our very lucky winner

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate to A Day For Daisies Shop  
I adore Tammy's images as there are just so may to choose from and it makes a change for me not to be using one of her wonderful Vintage images.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the wonderful Design Team here and check out their creations using 
A Day For Daisies images you won't be disappointed.

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Spinach by American Crafts 
3. Design papers: Laughter Lane double sides by American Crafts
4. Image: Hildes Garden by A Day For Daisies
5.  Colour Medium: Copics and Prisma Coloured Pencils
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, my new Opulent Ovals die, pop dots, glue dots and real tacky glue.
7: Embellishments: Pearls form my stash and my new Flourish Leafs from Cherry Lyn Designs
Lace and ribbon from my stash

Flowers from my stash. 

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