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, 26 June 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #212 Sponsor Bugaboo Stamps

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday and another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Wow what a week, you can tell it's winter here in New Zealand.  We've had a lot of rain, hail and winds and in the mountain ranges and parts of the South Island large snow falls.  I didn't realise it was that bad until I saw it on the late news last night.  Thank goodness the shortest day has past and now we're on the up would slopes to Spring.  I was really excited this morning checking out other challenge sites in blogland and found that I won a prize last week over at Love To Create and I was also in the Top 5 in the All Sorts Challenge for my Blue & White China paper pieced Tea Cups.  This weeks card remind's me of those wonderful warm spring days we get.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards, wonderful work ladies.  There are so many great new digital images your using and interesting design papers.  On to this weeks sketch by our own wonderful Sally Dube.

Sketch #212
This sketch isn't hard just remember the shape is an oval and there are two half ovals behind the oval.  
This week the sketch is Easy, Medium and Hard.

Here's my card using our sponsor Bugaboo and the image is 
Flower Girl Pansy 

This week our wonderful sponsor is 
Jodie Mackrell the owner of 
Bugaboo Stamps.

 Jodie Mackrell'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 findBugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join theBugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Our lucky winner this week will 

Of the winners choice.

Jodie has so many totally amazing, crack up laughing images you'll be totally spoilt for choice.  If you want an image with attitude don't forget to check out Stella  Gus and JJ.

You can check our Jodie's store and blog at these sites.

Don't forget to check out our wonderful design team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what they've created using Jodie's  amazing images from Bugaboo Stamps.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe

1. Base: White SU card.
2. Coloured Card: Yellow and Orange Bazzill
3. Design Paper: I think the design paper is K&Company.
4. Image: Flower Girl Pansy from Bugaboo Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Sentiment: From DigiStamp Boutique Tea Time Set

7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Petite Ovals, Lacy Ovals, Tags set, floral embossing folder, pop dots and real tacky glue.  Cherry Lynn leaf die.

8. Embellishments: An assortment of flowers from my stash.  Gems and yellow satin all from my stash.  Leaves from Cheery Lynn Designs. 

Take care everyone wishing you all an amazing week, enjoy you summer to my friends and followers in the Northern Hemisphere and hopefully our winner in the Southern Hemisphere will be short and sweet. 

Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 211-122

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful 
Life without a computer or Internet.  How our lives have changed so much in the past 20 years.  Truthfully I'm totally lost without both of them.  Sunday evening around 5.15pm it was dark and the heavens opened up there was flooding on our roads, it was windy and stormy with thunder and lightning.
Yes I was out in it, dropping the boys off as they were getting a lift back to boarding school.  Darling hubby went to use the laptop around 7pm and my desktop and both computers were useless as far as he was concerned because neither of them were working.  My words were why aren't they working and it's not the computer but the operator which didn't go down well.  
Because of the storm we had loss Internet access something to do with the line and the wiring.  It wasn't until late Tuesday afternoon I got my darling computer with Internet back up and running after having intermittent access whilst the telecommunications technician was fixing the line problem.  Once fixed this crafting girl had a smile on her face again.
I have to thank Judi from Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week for doing my posting for me because I didn't have a computer.  All I can say is thank goodness for I-phones with email access so that I could contact Judi and I didn't want to leave my team up the stream without a paddle.

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards awesome work ladies and there were some lovely cards.

Sketch #211-122
This weeks sketch is a blast from the past and here's my card I made for Sketch #122 on 5th October 2011.

I love china and I adore Blue and White China and as soon as I saw this image I just knew it was perfect for paper piecing.

This week our sponsor is the wonderful talented
Sally-Ann Hancock 
the owner and designer for
DigiStamp Boutique

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

6 Digi Images

 of the winner choice from Sally-Ann's online store.
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:

Grab a drink and sit and have a little time to yourself and drop by our wonderful team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what they've designed using DigiStamp Boutique images especially just for you.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Navy Blue Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Digi Download from Isabelle Marie
4. Image: Teatime Set the Teacups from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Grey Copic C01 for shadowing. 
6. Sentiment: Computer generated using Park Avenue Font

7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Rectangle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.
8. Embellishments: Pink ribbon with white stitching, flowers, brad all from my stash.
Flat back pink pearls from my stash.

Take care everyone, wishing you all a

wonderful week and happy crafting.


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #210 Sponsor Stamp-N-doodle

Welcome friends and followers to another wonderful 
This year is totally flying by, in three weeks time my boys are on a school break again and it only feels like yesterday that they started a new term.  
Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards this week, beautiful work ladies and I see that this sketch was a little challenging for some of you.
This week we have another another wonderful sketch from our own Sally Dube's over here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday it's 

Sketch #210

This sketch is relatively easy but I know I've made a couple of mistakes this week as I didn't print the sketch off in colour and that was my own fault, I won't point them out but you might be able to find them. 

This week we have a new Sponsor it's


Stamp-n-doodle Bio

I started Stamp-n-doodle with rubber images about 6 years ago and have expanded into Clipart, Digital images, and scrapbooking. I am am also an exclusive designer for cards, etc. on Craftsuprint. Stamp-n-doodle is an online only digital/rubber stamp, scrapbooking, & clipart web store along with our challenge Blog (Blog-a-doodle). Whether you only want to create on your computer or combine your creations with traditional items, Stamp-n-doodle has it all.

Lynne is offering our lucky winner this weeks 

Prize:  2 images of Winner’s Choice

This week I used the image Sweet Thoughts which you can find

 here at Lynne's online store.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of our wonderful design team and check out what they've created using Lynne's images from Stamp-n-doodle over here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Burgundy Kaisercraft Card
3. Paper: Kraft Paper
4. Design Paper: Kaisercraft collection Magnolia Grove and Music Paper is Kaisercraft Timeless
5. Image: Sweet Thoughts from Stamp-n-doodle
6. Colour Medium: Copics
7. Tools: Cuttlebug Nestabilities Square, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky Glue, Glossy Accents and the chair was paper pieced using a paper from Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove.
8. Embellishments: Roses from my stash and the one red rose to represent the rose that the little girl is holding. Leaves from Cheery Lynne Design.  
9. Embellishments: Dark red Velvet ribbon from my stash which I've never used bought a roll of it for $2 and the roll holds 5 metres.  Cream lace from my stash.
10. Embellishments: Kaisercraft cream flat back pearls to tone in with the cream roses.

Take care everyone be safe and enjoy your week and happy crafting.


Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #209 Sponsor Meljen's Designs

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  This past week has rolled around so quickly and we're in another new month June already.  Where has this year gone?

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards.  Lovely work ladies is so nice to see what you do with our sketches and how creative you are.  I'm so looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week using this weeks sketch.   For our first Challenge for June we have another lovely sketch for Sally Dube and this week our sponsor is Meljen's Designs.

Sketch #209

Here is my card using Sleepy Moon Bear from Meljen's Designs
This sketch is easy base card, three pieces and your image and it looks amazing.

This week the design team have been lucky enough to work with  Meljen's Designs and Sleep Moon Bear is what I choose for this lovely sketch.  I knew that this image would be perfect for a little baby boys or girls card.

Meljen's Designs Bio
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too! Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!

This week Melissa is offering our very lucky winner 

4 Digital Images

 of the winners choice from her online store and you can check out all of Melissa's images here at

Don't forget to drop by the rest of our wonderful design team and check out what they've created using Melissa's images from Meljen's Designs over here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Navy Blue Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Papers: Pavalova Papers (Blue Gingham) and Kaisercrafty (Double sided blue and white polka dot and stripes.
4. Image: Sleepy Moon Bear by Meljen's Designs (this image is so cute)
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Silver gel pen and Black embossing pen
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Circle, Picot Circle, glue stick, pop dots, tacky glue.

7. Embellishments: I just love this ribbon lace I had in my stash just perfect for a babies card so fine and elegant.  Pearl embellishments also from my stash.

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


Cricket Lovers Masculine Card

This week I have a masculine card to show you.  My son needed a birthday card for his mate at boarding school, who shares the same cubicle as him and are also in the same Cricket team.  Both boys adore their sport especially their love of Cricket.

Happy 13th Birthday Brad

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Red and Green Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Both are Kaisercraft papers
4. Image: Alfie Cricket from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Sentiment: PC generated using Papyrus font
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Deckled rectangle, Tags, Pop Dots, Glossy Accents for the ball, Glue Dots, Brads for the corners and label.

 8. Embellishments: Red Satin Ribbon, Brads and a cricket sticker for the Gift Card Pocket I had.

9. We gave him a Gift Card so inside the card I made this Gift Card pocket
10. Wording inside the card.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week.