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, 27 November 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 234 Sponsor Eureka Stamps

Good morning everyone and welcome to my blog.  Well with the Christmas countdown upon us it's less than a month to go before Santa coming sliding down our chimney.  Well that would be a laugh and a half as we have a special wire surround around the top of our chimney so that birds don't nest in there. 
Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards this week.

This week we have a very easy peasy sketch from our very own Sally, it easy and looks great finished.

Sketch # 234

This week our 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 Stampede, Biblical 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.

Card Recipe

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Orange card from Bazzill and Champagne handmade paper.
3. Design Paper: Scraps left over from a sheet of design paper from  Bo Bunny.
5. Image: Floral Basket from Eureka Stamps
6. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Petite Ovals, Floral oval by Spellbinders, glossy  accents from the bow,  pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.

7. Embellishments: An array of flowers all from my stash and stuck down with real tacky glue.

8. Embellishments: 3 flat back champagne colours peals all from my stash. 

Wishing everyone a great week, happy crafting and Christmas shopping.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 233 Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique

Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
I don't know why I'm even doing the countdown for 
Christmas as I'm just so disorganised this year.

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work everyone.

Sketch #233

Here's my card using a DigiStamp Boutique
WADDLE WITH XMAS PUDDING.  This sketch is really easy and a great way to use up those scraps.

Look I've stitched my first card, yes its's the first time I've ever stitched a card.  I had the sewing machine out mending my son's shorts so I thought why not stitch my card.

This week our sponsor is 
Sally-Ann Hancock to owner and designer of 
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

Prize: £10 Voucher at Digi Stamp Boutique

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 

Challenges I'm entering:
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Oh bring us some figgy pudding)
Glitter, Designer Paper and Ribbon

Card Ingredients:

1.Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Aqua and Brown Kaisercraft card.
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft
4. Image: Waddle with Christmas Pudding.
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black embossing pen.

6. Sentiment: Computer generated using Papyrus font.

7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Square, Ribbon Label, Sewing Machine, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Tacky Glue.

8. Embellishments: Bakers Twine Aqua and White and Brown and White, three different aqua flowers and an aqua brad from my stash.

9. My finished card

10. Inside my finished card.

Take care wishing everyone a wonderful week, happy crafting and Christmas shopping.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 232 Sponsor is A Day For Daisies

Red Lady

Welcome to another week and to my Christmas count down
42 days
until Christmas.
Well I hope everyone has had a great week, my boys have been busy studying for exams and as I've told them you cannot study watching TV or listening to music.  My boys have 3 more weeks of school and then they'll be on their summer holidays for 8 weeks.  They really don't know how lucky they are.
Here it is another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday, 
congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards, wonderful work ladies everyone seemed to have enjoy our blast from the past last week.  

This week we have a sketch by Arlana it's very easy and looks great finished, it can be as simple as you like or by adding more embellishments you could make your card very detailed.  
Here is this weeks sketch.

Sketch #232

Here's my card for this week using 
Red Lady by A Day For Daisies.

Our sponsor this week is Tammy the designer and owner of A Day For Daisies.

 provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!


Direct Store Link:

Join The Club Link:

Subscribe to News Letter Link:


Etsy Shop:

Face Book:


  $12 Gift Certificate to ADFD Shop

The winner is to contact Tammy direct.

Thanks Tammy for sponsoring us this week I love my image I chose.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Black and Red Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Papers: Unknown
4. Image: Red Lady from A Day For Daisies
5. Colour Medium: Copics 
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Circle, Lacey Circle, Fancy Tag, Petite Oval.  Real Tacky glue, pop dots, glue dots, Liquid Pearls.

7.Silver Swirl Corners from Wild Orchids Designs.
8. Embellishments: Pearl Flowers, Black gems all from my stash and the black net flowers I made.

9. Sentiment: PC generated and the red and black spotted ribbon matches her dress and from my stash.
10. Hat Pin: I made myself from beads from my stash.

11. Inside my card.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week, I can't to see your card and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 231 -101 Sponsor is Meljen's Designs

Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Our Christmas countdown is on the move with only 49 days until Christmas.  I went out today with amazing intentions of doing some Christmas shopping.  I went to my appointment went to an art supply shop and came on home and not one present purchased.  Only some black card and a copic colour refill and they aren't going under the tree only to my craft table.

Congratulations on our winner and to our Top 3 cards awesome work ladies there were so many really lovely cards this week Nancy must find it really hard choosing our winner and our Top 3.

This week we have a blast from the past it's Sketch #101 which we used over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday on 11 May 2011.

Sketch # 231 -101

Here my card this week using Sketch #231 - 101

Here are my cards which were made in May 2011 for Sweet Sketch Wednesday using this same Sketch.
This week our sponsor is Melissa Jenkin's the owner and designer of Meljen's Designs.

A little bit about Melissa.

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!

Melissa is offering our lucky winner this week

Prize:  4 non-colored digis of winner’s choice

Check out Melissa's images here there are just so many cute 

images to choose from.


Don't forget to drop by the rest of the
 design team and see what they have created especially for you this week and don't forget to give them a little love for their lovely work.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Red and Green Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Papers: kaisercraft Double sided Christmas Pack Papers.
4. Image: Stocking Kitten from Meljen's Designs
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Silver Gel Pen
6. Glue dots, Real Tacky glue, Glossy Accents, Stickles Star Dust
 7Embellishments: 3 Flowers and an upside down candy cane to look like a stocking decoration.
Holly leaf with a red button and green wire and red ribbon with a silver trim from my stash.

8. Inside my card.

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