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, 23 April 2014

Amber April Showers

Amber April Showers

Good morning and welcome to another Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  This image is perfect for me here it is April and that's right you guessed it we're having April Showers.

Congratulations to our winner and our Top 3 cards this week.  I do hope everyone had a fun filled happy Easter with friends and family.

This week Sally has another great sketch to work with and I know what your all say is this card bright, well I didn't realise until I was putting my posting together.  I found this rainbow coloured cord thought I would make my own embellishments and that's where the brightness came into play.

Sketch #012

Here's my card using Amber April Showers by our new sponsor 
Just Some Lines.

Our new sponsor this week is
Just Some Lines.


 Just Some Lines is a digital stamp shop which has been in operation under its own website since 2010.  In early 2013 it opened a mini Etsy store, where in addition to digital stamps there are coloured clipart and  a newly added section of digital copies of  original art work.  The shops stocks whimsical art work created by its owner Jehanne, who creates and adds new artwork regularly into her shops when not doing school runs, illustrating children books or running after sheep.
Information on new stamps,  specials and time limited freebies  can be found on their facebook group.

Our lucky winner will receive:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Pink and Mauve Kasiercraft Card.
3. Design Paper: La Di Da Collection from Kaisercraft.
4. Image: Amer April Showers by Just Some Lines
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools: Glossy Accents for the rain drops, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.
7. Embellishments: These are the same flowers I made last week Loopy Flowers, this time its just less petals and I've used rain coloured cord instead of black.  A pink button for the centre of the flower.

8. Inside my card, which has been left blank for a personal sentiment.

Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Blooming Lovely.

Welcome to my blog, that right it's Easter this weekend and depending where you are or what the weather is like you might have time to yourself and do a little crafting.

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

Today is Wednesday and that means we're having another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and this week I'm the hostess over there so don't forget to pop over and see what the rest of the design team bunnies have created especially for you this week.

Sketch # 011
This card is so easy you'll have time to make two or three of them this Easter and enter it into Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge.

Here's my card using Blooming Lovely from DigiStamp Boutique.  There are some lovely images in this set as well as sentiments.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is the lovely creative
Sally-Anne Hancock the owner and illustrator of 

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.

Our lucky winner this week will receive 
Prize:   £10 voucher 

to purchase any digital images from Sally's online store.

Don't forget to check out what our design team diva's have created this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenge I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Yellow & Black Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Harper's Hue from American Crafts
4. Image: From the Blooming Lovely set from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Black Embossing Pen.

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Opulent Oval Set, glue stick, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue, Glossy Accents.
7. Embellishments: Black  and yellow satin ribbon, black button and a Loop Flower I created thanks to Janice from Stamping Mad that gave me the instructions.
8. Inside my card: Using one of the sentiments from this set Thanks A Bunch.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful, happy safe Easter break with your families and friends.  
Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch # 218 Sponsor Fresh Brewed Designs

Looking through a window into the garden.

Good morning and welcome to another Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  It was lovely to see so many great entries this week and also so many of our followers used an image from our sponsor which is even more special.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards, it's a hard one to choose this week as there were so many wonderful entries.

I know you're all looking at my card and saying why hasn't she used paper like the sketch?  Well I was out the other day in this emporium shop and came across design papers 12x12 sheets which caught my eye.  They were 50 cent each which was even better.  But it wasn't until I got home and realised that all the papers were K & Co designs which made me even happier.

I found this beautiful paper which went perfectly with this lovely image I'm using from this week from our sponsor Fresh Brewed Designs.  Then I thought it was too pretty to cover up with other design papers so I had this idea to use a clear acetate cover for binding as paper and I then put it through an embossing folder to make it look like that you were looking through a window to the garden outside.

This week we have another blast from the past and Sally's computer hadn't been repaired in time.

Sketch #218 

 Here's my card using Blooms and Butterflies by Fresh Brewed Designs
 Here's my blast from the past which we used August 2013 

This week our sponsor is the lovely Heather Dennis illustrator and owner of
Fresh Brewed Designs

Fresh Brewed Designs

Hello, I am Heather Dennis, the owner and artist at Fresh Brewed Designs.
I love and do all I can to put God first in my life. I am so blessed beyond all I deserve.
I have an amazing husband who supports and loves me more than anything. 
We lead praise and worship together in church. I love hearing him sing.
I home school two of the best kids in the world. They are my heart.
I can't even describe how much they mean to me. 
I LOVE all things crafty. I have been crafting and creating since as early as I can remember.

Here is a little about our shop:
Fresh Brewed Designs is a small online company that has been 
offering a wide variety of digital 
 and rubber stamps since November 2010,  designed to meet the 
needs of paper crafting addicts 
everywhere. With over 30 categories to choose from and 
new additions each month, our range of products is expanding all of the time.  

We also have BIG NEWS for 2014!  
Every month this year we will be giving away 
We would love for you to visit our blog and facebook pagewhere fresh ideas are always percolating. 

This week Heather is offering our very lucky winner

3 Free Digis

from her online store.

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the lovely ladies have created for you this week.

Challenges I'm entering:
 3x Gems, 2x Solid Papers, 1x Deign Paper and Flower

Card Recipe: 
 1. Base: Petunia by Bazzill basics paper
2. Paper: White SU
3. Clear Acetate 
4. Design Paper: TC Cottage Garden Mixed Floral
 5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Squares, Divine Swirls embossing folder, real tacky glue, pop dots.
7. Embellishments: Ribbon flower which I'm not happy with, jeweled brad, clear gems. 
 8. Silver gems and this paper is embossed with green glitter it's just so pretty.
 9. Clear window using acetate for my window.
 10. Inside my card.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting and I'm so looking forward to seeing this weeks creations.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch # 219 our Sponsor is Bugaboo

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday which can only mean that it's another Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards.  Whilst I'm writing this I was hoping that we had more than 7 entries to cover these four spots.

Our dear Sally is still having Laptop problems and hasn't got it back from the repairers as yet so this week we have a blast from the past which Sally designed last year.

Sketch # 219

This week I've used this beautiful image from Bugaboo

For You From Me Block.

I totally love Hydrangea 's as a child I hated them they were such a common flower bush that grew everywhere.  But now I'm older I appreciate what a beautiful clever flower this is being made of so many individual flowers and they come in such a variety of colours.  These colours depend on what type of soil you have in the ground if it's acid or alkali.  We have them growing in our garden, but I haven't got my favourite colour this amazing mauve,  mine are cream, apple green, blue and a few pink.

Here's my blast from the past in August 2013

This week our sponsor is the wonderful 
Jodie Mackrell the owner and illustrator of all these amazing images over at 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.

Don't forget to check out all of Jodie's amazing images

This week our lucky winner will receive

of the winners choice from Jodie's online store.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created this week over at 

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Colour Card Stock: White SU, Green and Mauve American Craft Card
3. Design Paper: Digital Paper from Doodle Pantry
4. Image: For You From Me by Bugaboo
5. Colour Medium: copics

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Squears, Cuttlebug Embossing folder Mosaic, corner die, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.
7. Embellishments: Mauve and White grain ribbon, mauve gems large and medium. 
8. Imside my card.

Take care everyone and I'm so looking forward to seeing all those entries this week and what you do with Sally's sketch.

Happy Crafting.