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, 31 July 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #217 Milk n' Coffee

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful
Wow I've had a really busy last two and half weeks in our household and I'm now back to reality.

Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards, lovely work ladies and I'm so looking forward in seeing what everyone does this week with another lovely sketch by our very own Sally.

Sketch #217

Here's my card using Soya and Dandelion by Milk Coffee.

This week our sponsor is 
Milk Coffee and I've just realised that my image is on their blog header down below.
MilkCoffee Digi Stamps

Bio about Milk Coffee
Esme and Nathaza

Milk 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.

Our very lucky winner will receive

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Dark Orange Bazzill
3. Design Paper: K and Co but I'm unsure of the name of it, but it's so pretty.
4. Image: Soya and Dandelion by Milk 'n Coffee

5. Colour Medium: Copics, Silver Gel Pen, Black embossing pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle, Picot Circle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Viva Pearl Pen, Stickles Star Dust. 

7. Embellishments: Yellow Satin ribbon and pearls from my stash.
8. Inside: This is what the inside of my card looks like.

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

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 216-149 Sponsor Paper Addictions

Good morning and welcome to anther wonderful Wednesday and it's another Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  
Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards wonderful work ladies.

This week we have a blast from the past Sketch # 216-149.
This sketch was originally used 11 April 2012.

Sketch #216-149

Here's my blast from the past
11 April 2012

This week our Sponsor is Jacqueline Mathews the owner and designer of paper Addictions.

Jacqueline's Bio

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.

Prize: Any 5 items from Paper Addictions

 Esty Shop

Check out Jackie's shop and blog here:

Don't forget to drop by the other design team members and see what they have created using Paper Addictions images over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Lilac and Aqua Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Papers: Fairy Tales Set from Kaisercraft.
4. Image: The Moon and A Fairy by Paper Addictions.
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Silver Gel Pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circle and Lace Circle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky glue, Kindy Glitz Crystalina for her Wings, Stickles Star Dust for her legs, Stickles Picket Fence for the Moon and a black embossing pen for her eyes.
7. Embellishments: Lace, Silver Stars 2 sizes, Diamante's by Kaisercraft, and flower from my stash. 

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

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #215 Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful
Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards what wonderful work ladies,  I was totally overwhelmed with some amazing cards this week and your wonderful creativity.

I was so excited to see that I made the Top 5 over at Love To Create last week.

This week we have another wonderful sketch from our very own Sally Dube.  This sketch is easy peasy this week and I think looks awesome as it show off our wonderful design papers.

Sketch #215 

Here's my card using Birthday Bobbi
 from DigiStamp Boutique.
Isn't this a cute image, perfect for a new baby or birthday card.

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 design 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:

must have a hand coloured image.
 Blue Ribbon Bow
Sparkly Balloons 

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Colour Card: Pale Blue Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Bella double sided Join Together
4. Image: Birthday Bobbi by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copic Ciao
Would you believe I used 21 colours to colour
this one small image?
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Rectangle, Fleur de Lis Rectangles, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky Glue. Cheery Lynn leaf die, Glossy Accents, Stardust Stickles.
7. Embellishments: Rose, Daisies, flowers, Ribbon, Pearl Brad and leaves all from my stash. 
8. This is the inside of my card.

Take care everyone I'm so looking forward and seeing what you create this week using this wonderful sketch.   Wishing you all a great week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #214 Sponsor A Day For Daisies

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful
Here we are already in the second week of July, this year is really flying by.
I have 10 1/2 weeks to go before my son and I leave for Chile and Argentina on a Spanish School trip.  In my days at school you went to the Museum for a day trip haven't times changed?  
Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards great work ladies.

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

Sketch #214
This is a great sketch as you able for show off those wonderful design papers and it's really easy.

I've used Pearls In My Hair by
A Day For Daisies.
I've so wanted to use this image for so long, but either someone else on the design team have beaten me to it or the sketch hasn't been right for the image so this time I was able use it.  

This week our Sponsor is 

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:

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

Face Book:

Tammy is offering our very lucky winner will receive

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate to ADFD Shop

I just adore working with A Day For Daisies images there's just so many to choose from for all occasions your totally spoilt for choice and it's fun for everyone.  If you haven't looked at Tammy's images before go and take a peak and purchase a few as you'll be so happy with you finished card.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and see what they have created using these wonderful images from
 A Day For Daisies over at  Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Burgundy Kaisercraft Card

3. Image: Pearls In My Hair by A Day For Daisies
4. Colour Medium: Copics
5. Sentiment: DigiStamp Boutique

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Liquid Pearls, Star Dust Stickles.
7. Embellishments: Flat back Pearls and Burgundy ribbon from my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #213 Sponsor Clearly Digi Stamps

Hello and welcome to another Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Whilst I'm sitting typing this posting the temperature feels as though it's dropping my nose and fingers are cold and it's raining again.

Great news pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and guess who's back that's right it's our very own
Arlana welcome back.

Congratulations to our winner and our Top 3 cards.  Great work ladies.  This week we have another lovely sketch from our very own Sally Dube.

Sketch #213
This sketch isn't hard and it's great for showing off those lovely design papers.

Here's my card using Tearrific Digi Cream and Sugar.
This image remind's me of a very old dinner set I have it's 
Royal Albert China Old Country Rose.

This week our sponsor is 
Clearly Digi Stamps (Formally Clear Dollar Stamps)
Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) is a home-based business run by moms!  Located in Pleasant Hope, Missouri, we run the main operations out of Lori's (my) basement.  We have illustrators from all over the United States and join forces to bring you the a variety of styles and images at incredibly affordable prices.  We believe that the value we put in our Digi sets are above and beyond what you will find at many other stores....and we want it to be that way.  As moms, budgets are many times very limited, but we still need our creative outlet too!  Enjoy!
Clearly Digi Stamps has 6 artists that illustrate for us:  Laurie Wilson, Lisa Lara, Deedee Anderson, Austin Owens, Patrick Dunnegan and myself, Lori McCroskey.  We love what we do and love to create digis for you to play with!
If you have suggestions for Digi Sets, we would love to hear your suggestions....just send us an email at Lori@cleardollarstamps.com !
The parent company of Clearly Digi Stamps is Clear Dollar Stamps LLC.  You can learn how Clear Dollar Stamps got started below.

How Clear Dollar Stamps got started:

Motto: Where value and creativity meet!
Hi!  My name is Lori McCroskey and I am the founder and owner of Clear Dollar Stamps, LLC.  I started stamping in the summer of 2000 while I was pregnant with my first little girl.  I had a friend from church that kept asking me to go to stamping parties, and I just thought stamping party, how silly is that?  Finally, I relented.  I went to a stamping party, got hooked on scrapbooking AND found out there were inks that I could stamp on clothing!  I have a fashion design minor so I was hooked from that moment on!  Can you imagine?  Matching clothes and scrapbook pages?  I was in heaven.
After having my first child, my ideas of spare time quickly vanished.  There weren't many stamped dresses, but I found time to do some scrapbook pages, cards and gifts!  As my passion for stamping grew faster than the money in my billfold, I decided to start selling one of the lines of stamps, for an existing stamp company, shortly after my second little girl was born.  I would throw food on her high chair and run to my stamping table in the same room to see how much I could get done while she ate!  LOL, We've all been there!   As time went on, it became harder and harder to leave my little girlies crying in the hallway as mommy went off to do a stamp party.  It just broke my heart.  Thus, the dream of Clear Dollar Stamps began.
Why did I start my own stamp company?  Most stamp companies, at that time, would not let you sell their products on the internet, which is what I wanted to do..I wanted to be at home.   I also found it very hard to find unique Christian stamps.  I really wanted something that would convey my love for God in a whimsical, out of the ordinary sort of way.  As a stay at home mom, I wanted to create a line of stamps that other stay at home moms could afford to create beautiful cards, crafts, and scrapbook pages.  Why did I name my company Clear Dollar Stamps?  I wanted people to know they were affordable!  Why do I have a cross in the middle of my company name?  I want people to know that Christ is the center of my business and the center of my life!
I come from a very crafty and artistic family, and believe it or not, I have the least talent of them all!  My sister is the trained artist of our family, not me, so I decided to teach myself to draw.  I invested in a drawing program, enrolled in an online tutorial service, and prayed for the girls to take LONG NAPS!  After much internet cruising for suppliers and manufacturers, Clear Dollar Stamps introduced our first set of stamps on eBay in October of 2004.  The learning curve was huge and at times very painful, but God always blessed my brain at just the right time with the ability to take the next step.
I give God all the glory for the very existence of this company and thank everyone who has prayed for me along the way!

Lori is offering our very lucky winner this week

Prize: $25 Gift Certificate
 to the store for the Digi Section

You can check out Clearly Digi Stamps 

Don't forget to drop by our wonderful design team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out their amazing cards.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Burgundy card from Kaisercraft
3. Design Papers: Precious Moments from Kaisercraft
4. Image: Tearrific Digi Cream and Sugar from Clearly Digi Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics, gold gel pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Glossy Accents, Cheery Lynn Design leaves, Tacky glue.
 7. Embellishments: Crochet flower, roses and pearls all from my stash.
8. Embellishments: Lace, flat back pearls and velvet ribbon all from my stash.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful 

week and happy crafting.