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.
Hugs to everyone



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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Christmas Ornaments

Good morning an welcome to another wonderful windy Wednesday here in New Zealand.   Today is 25th June which is Mid Winter's Christmas here.
No I'm not celebrating today as I have so much going on in our household at present I don't know if I'm coming or going.  I was up until 2am this morning still sewing and hand sewing for my son and my husbands PA is going overseas next week so I've been going into the office and working with her as she'll be away next week and I'm meant to be filling in for her.  Also I have a son finishing school tomorrow for the term before he sets off for  Tihoi Venture School for for two terms about 5 months for school where all year 10 boys go for part of their education.  Here's a link here if you're interested as it's totally amazing and now he's getting very excited.

Today is Wednesday and that means it's another 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  

Congratulations to our winners and to our Top 3 cards awesome work everyone.

This week as it's the end of the month we have a blast from the past and our twist this week is Buttons and Bows which a very easy pesy one to follow and isn't hard.

Here is our blast from the past sketch by Sally.

Sketch #210

Here is my card using this sketch which I totally love and looks great finished.  I have to be honest after I had ordered this image from Sami, I thought what the heck am I going to do with Christmas Ornaments on a card but I'm so please how it's turned out as I've used two different image two of the same side by side then the second one cut it out and mounted it separately to make it the focal point and all images have been coated with glossy accents to make them look like real glass ornaments. 

Here's my blast from the past which we used on 10th June 2013.

Guess what I stuffed up this sketch on both occasions with my ribbon I was meant to put in under the back strips which I totally forgot about even second time around.

This week our sponsor is 
Sami from 

Sami Stamps


  Hello! I’m so happy to be here as a Sponsor for Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Sami Stamps provides a variety of high quality Digital Stamps in both JPEG and PNG formats.  I hope you enjoy crafting with Sami Stamps as much as I enjoy illustrating them!
If you’re having fun here, please feel free to come check us out!
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Sami is offering our very lucky winner 

  $12.00 Gift Certificate
 to Sami Stamps Shop

Now its time to pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the design team have created for you this week using Sami's wonderful selection of images from Sami Stamps online store.


Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Island and Lilac Kaisercraft Card
3. Deisgn Papers: Fairy Tales by Kaisercraft
4. Glitter Card Card by Rosie's Studios and Silver Corrugated card 
5. Image: Christmas Ornaments by Sami Stamps
6. Colour Medium: Copics, sliver gel pen.

7. Tools: Glossy Accents, Kindy Glitz glitter on the front ornament, cuttlebug, spellbinders classic squares, circle, and petite scalloped circle, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.

8. Embellishments: Beads, jewelry pin, silver braid.

9. Buttons: Don't you just love these buttons I found they were the perfect match for my card.

10. Silver and purple braid I had for years in my stash and have never used, and thought it was perfect for this particular Christmas Card.
11. Silver Ribbon from my stash.

12. Inside my card which is the same as the outside with the embellishments and images.

13.  The back of my card. 

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

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Cute Robin Couple

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.
Here it is 18th June already we're nearly half way through the year, next Wednesday is mid Winter Christmas for us as it's 25th June.

Today is Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, congratulations to our winner last week and to our Top 3 cards well done everyone.

 This week Sally has another great sketch to work with and and again it's very easy peasy  and looks great finished.

Sketch #018

 Here's my card using Cute Robin Couple by DigiStamp Boutique 

This week our sponsor is 
Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and design of 
DigiStamp Boutique.
We all love working with DigiStamp Boutique Images.

DigiStamp 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 my images as much as I enjoy creating them.

Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner

Prize:   £10 voucher 

to spend in her online store.

Now its time to pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the design team have created for you this week using Sally-Ann's wonderful selection of images from DigiStamp Boutique online store.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1.Base: White SU
2.Coloured Card: Moss Green Kaisercraft Card
3.Design Paper: Deck The Halls Set which is Mistletoe by Kasiercraft
4.Image: Cute robin Couple By DigiStamp Boutique
5.Colour Medium: Copics, Black Embossing Pen

 6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Petite Ovals Large, Scalloped Petite Ovals Large, Cream Ink, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart glitter, Real Tacky Glue, Pop Dots.

 6. Embellishments: Created used a Cuttlebug flower and I've cut 4 layers in each flower and finished it off with a large green pearl centre.

 7. Embellishments: Cream Pearls and Red Velvet Ribbon and the Glossy Accents used to coat the Holly leaves.

8. 2 red stars and 1 silver star for under the Robins. 
9. Inside my card.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments, I can't wait to see what our followers do this week using this sketch. Wishing you all a happy week and have fun crafting 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Coreopsis Flowers

 Today I'm feeling a little sorry for myself I have a head cold and have a headache and runny nose.  Dear hubby came down with it on Friday night but of course he's worse (he thinks) as he has the man flu and not the common head cold like I have. LOL

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 everyone.  Congratulations to last weeks winner and to our top 3 cards lovely work ladies.

This is a great sketch that Sally drew up for the challenge this week, I love how it show off our image and design papers and it's also very easy.

Sketch #017   

 Here's my card using our sponsors image Coreopsis Flowers and I've made it for my sister in Australia who is currently having Chemotherapy.  Hopefully it will brighten her day.

This week our sponsor is 
Tracey Malnofski the design and owner of 
The Stamping Boutique


Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store at http://thestampingboutique.com/ Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our The Stamping Boutique  Community network. http://thestampingboutique.ning.com/

Prize:  3 free images,
 if the Winner used a
 The Stamping Boutique image,
 they will win 4 free images!!

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what they have created using The Stamping Boutique images.

Challenge I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green and Cream Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Papers: By DCWV The Mango Frost
4. Image: Flower's one by The Stamping Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics
 6. Tools: Pop dots, Real Tacky Glue, Pop Dots, The Cuttlebug, cuttlebug I love you, orange ink pad, butterfly die. 
 7. Embellishments: Green Ric-Rac, double winged butterflies, gold gem for the head.
 8. Orange, Green and Yellow (mustard) brads from my stash.
9. Brads

10. Inside my card.

 11. The back of my card.

Take care everyone thanks for visiting my blog I always love reading your comment, enjoy your week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Flower Teacup

Good morning the sun is shinning this morning and there wasn't a frost last night, what more could you ask for on a wonderful winters Wednesday morning and another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  

Congratulation to our winner and to our top 3 cards is was wonderful to see all those lovely purple cards and creations.

I'm going to send this card to Australia to one of my sisters who is going through her second lot of Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer, she went through Chemo and Radiation last year and this year they've found more, I feel so sorry for her and it isn't easy going through this.  Hopefully this card will brighten her day.

This week Sally has another great sketch for you to work with it's really easy so I hope to see lots of entries.

Sketch #016

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 

Challenge's I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Pink Bubblegum Kaisercard
3. Design Papers: Candy Lane by Kaisercard
4. Image: Flower Teacup by Bugaboo Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Prismacolor Pencils

 6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Circle, Lacy Circle, Jeweled Flower, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky Glue, Glossy Accents, Pink Ink and Martha Steward lace boarder punch.
7. Embellishments: Flowers made with Spellbinders Jeweled flower, Green Lace flower, Pink Pearl Brad and Green gem stones for the card and the flower centers all from my stash.
8. Sentiment: Computer generated using Papyrus font.

9. Inside:  The inside is the same as the outside without the embellishments and left blank for my own wording. 

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week, thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment and happy crafting.