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, 25 September 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #225 Sponsor Eureka Stamps

Baroque Square

Hi everyone and welcome to the middle of the week, which means it's Wednesday and we have another wonderful 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

As most of you know that I'm away overseas, travelling in Chile and Argentina with my son and 20 other students and adults from his school, learning Spanish.  By now we've arrived in Argentina and hopefully I'm enjoying myself and sampling some of the cuisine and local wines and some wonderful their culture.

This week Sally has another wonderful sketch for you to have a play with.  This sketch isn't hard and I think looks great finished.  My card is very masculine but look great in person.

Sketch # 225
Here's my card using a Baroque Square by Eureka Digi Stamps our new sponsor.
Baroque Era is a form of Architecture from the 16th Century Italy.  You'll see piece of architecture in gilt, gold, silver and wood.  Totally amazing work.

This week our new sponsor is 

Eureka Bio:

Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for!Eureka Stamps offers a large variety of images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs. Our Paper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match our Balloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: QKR StampedeBiblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

We have several rubber stamp lines featuring over 10,000 designs. We have been offering our own unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years and have loved every minute of it! Keep an eye on our page as we have lots more designs to add!

Eureka Stamps are offering our lucky winner
this week

5 Digital Images of the winners choice.

With over 10,000 designs to choose from you just won't know where to start but have fun looking here:


Don't forget to drop by the design team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what they created using these amazing images.

Sketch #225

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Back Bazzill and Gold crinkled card
3. Design Paper: Timeless Collection from Kaisercraft.

4. Image: Baroque Square from Eureka Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.
7. Embellishments: Black Gems from my stash used on the corners of the card, in the Baroque and on the gold and black embellishments.
8. Embellishments to the right.  It was really hard to know what to use on this type of masculine card and flowers and ribbons just didn't fit this image.  So I purchased this gold and black braid rolled it up to create these embellishments with the black gem in the centre.

9.This is how I finished the inside of my card.

Take care everyone I do look forward seeing your creations this week have a great week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #224-112 Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique

Birthday Bobbi
Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.  In three day's time I'll be flying out of New Zealand bound for Chile and Argentina.  I've scheduled my posting for the next 3 weeks and hopefully everything will work as I am keeping my fingers, toes and legs crossed.  I'll have very little Internet access so please don't be disappointed that I haven't commented on your blogs.  I'll be in a different country but on a similar time zone as most of you. 

Being Wednesday mean it's another wonderful
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards wonderful work ladies and it was awesome to see what everyone did with that wonderful fun sketch by Sally.

This week we have a blast from the past, it was a sketch I loved then and I still love now and it's rather easy and looks great when finished.

Sketch #224-112

Here's my card using Birthday Bobbi from DigiStamp Boutique.  I know some of you will be saying she used this image about two months ago which is so true, I made a baby boy's card that time and this time it's a little baby girl's card.
Here is my blast from the past using the same sketch #112 back on 27th July 2011.  Isn't it funny without realising I've used that same lovely lace on both of my cards.

This week our Sponsor is Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and designer of
Digi-Stamp 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.

Don't forget to show the design team a little love and leave them a message to show your appreciation and comment on their talents over here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Pink Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Very Very old One Heart One Mind Paper.
4. Image: Birthday Bobbi by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Embossing Pen and Silver Gel Pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Petite Oval and Petite Scalloped Oval, Distressed Stickles (Star Dust and Picket Fence), Glossy Accents, Pop Dots, Glue Dots and Real Tacky Glue, Martha Stewart Rose Leaf punch, Viva Pink Ink for the edges. 
7. Embellishments: Lace and ribbon from my stash.
8. Embellishments: Rose and Rose buds from my stash and rose leaves green Bazzill and Martha Stewart Rose Leaf Punch.
9. Embellishments: Flat Back pink pearls by Kaisercraft.
10.  Glossy Accents on the gift and balloon as well as the Distressed Stickles.
11. Sentiments:  Inside my card using my PC and  Papyrus font.

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

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #223 Sponsor A Day For Daisies

Vintage Sharla

Welcome to another wonderful very windy Wednesday here in New Zealand.
I can't believe it's count down here in my house hold and I only have ten days to go until Liam and I leave for Chile and Argentina.  I have a very busy 10 days ahead of me, with Boarding House dinner on Friday night, all day house sports on Saturday amongst everything else I have to do before I leave.
Vaccinations next week and I have to pick Peso's from a Bureaux de Change as the banks don't carry Chilean and Argentinean Peso's not a popular currency.  
It's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Congratulations to our winner Lisa Lynn I'm so happy for you and to our Top 3 cards great work ladies.

This week we have a very elegant sketch from our very own Sally Dube.  This is a wonderful sketch for those larger images you want to use.

Sketch #223
Here's my card using Vintage Sharla from A Day For Daisies.
I've always wanted to use this image but have never had the right sketch for it and as soon as I saw this sketch I knew it was perfect.

As you can see our sponsor this week 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!

Tammy has some totally amazing images and there's an image to suit very body so don't forget to check out her images here in her online store.

Join The Club Link:http://adayfordaisies.com/statement

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

Face Book: http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Day-For-

This week Tammy is offer over very lucky winner

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate to ADFD Shop

Don't forget to check out Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what the Design Team Diva's have created especially for you this week.

Challenges I'm Entering:
Metal, Digi Image and Bling

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Burgundy Bazzill
3 Design Paper: Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove
4. Image:  Vintage Sharla from A Day For Daisies
5. Colour Medium: Copics
5. Tools: Cuttlebug, Scalloped Over for the curtain, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky Glue.
6. Embellishments: Curtain made from paper from Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove collection.  Curtain stay made from Organza Ribbon, Cream Lace and a Pearl Brad.

7. Pleated Curtain.
8 Embellishments: Metal silver corners from my stash.
9. Close up of metal corner.
10. Inside my card.

Take care everyone and I'm so looking forward to see what you do with this weeks sketch. 
Wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #222 Sponsor Broken Box Designs

Welcome to another wonderful wet Wednesday here in 
New Zealand.
Wednesday means it's hump day, the middle of the week, two more days until the weekend, I was born on a Wednesday and also it's another wonderful
Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards lovely work ladies. 
We have another wonderful sketch this week from our very own talented designer Sally.
This is rather a quick and easy sketch, it's simple and looks great.  Don't the say less is more?

Sketch #222

Here's my card using Clown Toodle by Broken Box Designs.

This week our sponsor is 

Broken Box Bio:
Broken Box Stock is a fun, imaginative and unique clipart shop featuring hand-drawn illustrations and digital stamps by Wendy Sefcik. Crafters, digital stampers, scrapbookers, business owners, teachers, bloggers, website owners, etc. adore the collection of clipart and find endless ways to spruce up their look with Broken Box Stock graphics.

The lucky winner this week will receive:

Prize: $5 Gift Certificate

from Broken Box Designs.

You can check out Broken Box Designs here:

My store is found at: 

My blog for Broken Box Stock is here:

Don't forget to check out Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what the Design Team Diva's have created especially for you this week.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Watermelon
3. Design Paper: Rosies Studio Flowers and Kaisercraft Stripes
4. Image: Clown Toodles from Broken Box Designs
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Embossing Pen
5.Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circle, Scalloped Circle, Petite Scalloped Circle, Jewelled Flower Die by Spellbinders, Glossy Accents, Pop Dots, Glue Dots,  Real Tacky Glue.
6. Embellishments: Jewelled Flower by Spellbinders, Pearl Brad from Kaisercraft, Black, Red, Yellow and Blue Gems from my stash.
7. Embellishments: Side on view of the jewelled flower and bright yellow ric-rac from my stash.
8. Inside my card.

Take care everyone, wishing you all a wonderful week and

 happy crafting.