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, 26 February 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 This week it's Monochromatic and our Sponsor is Heather Ellis

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards awesome work ladies and it's lovely to see all those entries.

Well this week is our week with a TWIST and I was so excited to be able to make a Monochromatic card (to tell you the truth I've never made one before).  But when push came to shove I was so worried how it would turn out.  I knew exactly what sketch I was going to be using for the image I had chosen.  But my problem was the colour and where do I start.  So in the end I thought if I go pink, or blue, the grass is going to look funny so that is why I started from the bottom and progressed upwards.  That's why I chose GREEN.

This week I worked with Sketch #005 I loved working with it the first time and it was a very popular sketch.

Sketch #005

I was happy with the way my card turned out but feel that it's missing so blue sky, I tried inking another image I printed off and put a green sky in well it really didn't look right.  It would be like eating a blue tomato.

This week our sponsor is 

Heather Ellis Digital Stamps


Heather Ellis is a Writer and Illustrator.  She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and two children. Coming from a very creative family Heather loves drawing, painting and most of all creating cute characters.

Stop by her shop and have a look around, so many adorable images await you!

Our winner this week will receive

3 Free Images for the

Digistamp Character online store 

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
 My finished Monochromatic Green card.
1. Card Base: White SU
2. Coloured card: Dark Green Bazzill 
3. Design Paper: a la Carte French Onion by American Crafts
4. Image: Pure Innocence PI017 by Digistamp Charactor
5. Colour Medium: Copics, white gel pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Squares, Real Tacky glue, Glue dots, Pop dots and a flower embossing folders. 
7. Embellishments: Diamonds cut using the cuttlebug, White Satin Flowers, Leaf ribbon, green gems and diamond heart gems, green wool thread and white and silver tulle from my stash.
8. Inside the card:  Cheery Lynn leaf cutter, and a white satin flower with a green gem centre.  

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

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #007 with DigiStamp Boutique


Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Hope everyone has had a lovely week and you've enjoyed your crafting.  Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards awesome work everyone.

This week I had a few minutes up my sleeve to have a look at other projects out there and I came across a 3 Step card which I had a go at producing and was happy with the results which was fun.

This week we have another great sketch from Sally it

Sketch #007
 Here's my card using the above sketch and I've used Maisey Starts School by DigiStamp Boutique.

This week our wonderful sponsor is 

Sally-Ann Hancock the designer and owner of DigiStamp Boutique.

Digi Stamp 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 my images as much as I enjoy creating them.

Sally-Ann is offering our very lucky winner a

 £10 voucher 

which can be spent in her online store

There are so many wonderful images in Sally-Ann's store you'll be totally blown away.

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out what the design team diva's design this week.

Challenges I'm entering this week:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White Kaisercraft card cut 6 x12 twice.
2. Coloured Card: Blue and orange Kaisercraft card.
3. Design Papers: By Magnolia Papers
4. Image: Maisey Starts School coloured with  copics.
5. Tools: Cuttlebug, Fancy Ovals, Glossy Accents for her apple  and shoes, real tacky glue, pop dots, glue dots.

Inside the 3 step card

Step 1 Inside the from of the card.     Step 4 Inside the back of the card. 
Step 2 The front of the 3 steps.       Step 3 The side view of the 3 steps.

6. Embellishments numbers and letters are a Cuttlebug Font which I cut out and mounted them on chipboard.  The blackboard is made from black paper and kraftcard and I inked the edges, white gel pen,gems.

7. Embellishments: For the outside of the card, Florist paper recycled from a bouquet of flowers, ribbon, buttons and brads. 

8. The back of the my card.

Hope you liked my card this week which was fun to make especially with all the embellishments and steps.

Take care everyone wishing you all a happy week crafting.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #006 Our Sponsor is Pattie's Creations

Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!!
Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards.  It was lovely to see some new faces this week welcome to SSW2.  

I've spent the last 24 hours feeling like death warmed up.  I was in the supermarket on Monday, thinking if I don't get home soon I'm going to be sick or need the toilet both ends.  I felt weak and as we are in the middle of summer I had a temperature and was freezing cold laying there with a big thick blanket on.  During the night I got worse and woke to be in a pool of water and I was burning up.  After a nice cold shower my temperature broke but I still don't feel right, I haven't eaten as I feel I still could bring it all up and I ache all over even my finger joints.    I think I'm suffering from a 48 hour bug and feeling sorry for myself. LOL

This week Sally has another great sketch and I was so happy seeing it as I bought a set of Spellbinder Hexagons about a year ago and have never used them.

Sketch #006

 Here's my take on the sketch using an image from our sponsor 
Pattie's Creations.

'Candy Hearts Jar'

 This week our sponsor is 

 Bio:  Pattie Gomez

I am an Internet Technology Professional and an Artist. I always dreamed of being an artist, but I found out quickly that I needed another field to support my family so I pursued a Degree in Information Technology. I love to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks to enhance my work.
I created a character called Pattieboop and her cat named Allie. I have had so much fun coming up with different images so I also created a site to sell them. You can go to my store to find out more about Pattieboop & Allie. I know you will just love them when you see them.
I have added many other images to my store in the past few years. I know have a large selection of images to fit everyone’s needs

Pattie is offering our very lucky winner 

2 Digital Images

 of the winner choice from here online store here:

Don't forget to drop by our wonderful design team over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and show them a little love and appreciation as they love comments on their blogs as well.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Pale Pink, Hot Pink and Apple Green Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Stripe paper one hear one mind and patterned is Sweet Treats from Kaisercraft.

 4. Image: Candy Hearts Jar by Pattie's Creations

5. Colour Medium: Copic's
 6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Hexagons set, Pot Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky Glue, Glossy Accents which I used to cover my glass jar to make it look like glass.

 7. Embellishments: Pearl Flowers, Satin Heart, Pearl Heart, Green lace flower, Pink Pearl brad, Silver spacer and Pink and White striped ribbon which is very thick all from my stash.

 8. Inside my card.

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

Friday, 7 February 2014

Happy Birthday to my big Sister.

Good morning and welcome to my blog, this morning I'm sharing with you a card I made for my sisters birthday which was a little while ago but haven't published.

This image is one of my very favourite from Bugaboo Stamps its Stella this woman really has an attitude and puts a smile on my face.

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Papers: By Kaisercraft
4. Image: Stella Peeker Braless by Bugaboo Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics Atyou Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlbug, Computer, Spellbinders Classic Circle, Hearts Circle, Hot melt glue, pop dots, glue dots.
7. Embellishments: Assorted Roses from my stash, Decorated Hat Pin, Recycled purple ribbon mesh from a bouquet of flowers I received, purple gems by Kaisercraft.

 Here are the embellishments and you can see in the right hand corner of the floral arrangement that I also created a hat pin in the same colour scheme.
Stella's Bra is paper pieced and filled with hot melt glue to made her chest stick out and I have trimmed the bra with cream lace.

This is what the inside of the card looked like.

There was another bra inside the card using the same design papers just a different flower on front of the bra.

The wording inside my card to my sister on her birthday.

The finish on the back of my card.

Challenges I'm entering:
x1 Ribbon, x2 Design Papers, x3 Gems
Something Old, Something New
New Design Papers, Old recycled ribbon from a bouquet of flowers.

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

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #005 Our Sponsor is Bugaboo.

Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Oh where has my week gone to, I feel that I've been busy all week and achieved nothing.  Well that's a little understated I did get Ryan back off to boarding school on Monday so now it time for some serious housework and I may have a little time for myself and able to do a little crafting as well as office work for my husband.

To any of my kiwi followers happy Waitangi Day for tomorrow.

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work ladies and it was so lovely to see what sketches you chose and all you wonderful paper piecing how creative was that?

This week we have another wonderful sketch from Sally which is 

Sketch #005

Here's my card using Life in Colour by Bugaboo Stamps.

I just adore Peacock feathers to look at I can't touch them as I hate touching feathers.  I don't have Peacock feathers in our home as they are meant to being bad luck!!!

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


Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 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 work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seiously snarky to sugar 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 find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.

Our lucky winner will receive

What a wonderful prize there are just so many great images to choose from you won't know what to choose.

 You can check out Bugaboo Stamps just here at


Challenge Blog:

Don't forget to drop by our wonderful design team over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and show them a little love and appreciation as they love comments on their blogs as well.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Lagoon, Seabreeze and Island Breeze
3. Deign Papers: Kaisercraft Fairy Tale book and Handmade paper.
4. Image: Life In Colour by Bugaboo Designs
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Silver Gel Pen. 

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Large and Small squares, Kindy Glitz, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.

7. Embellishments: Square cut from coloured card and design paper, flower from my stash, and the ribbon is by American Craft, and the gems are from my stash by Kaisercraft. 
 8. Inside my card.

Take care everyone wishing you an amazing week keep safe and happy crafting.