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, 29 October 2014

Halloween Monster

 Good morning everyone and welcome to another Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards from last week.
This week is the last Wednesday of October and only 8 more to go before Christmas day!!!

This week we have a blast from the past and we're using one of 
Arlana Pattens's sketches the founder of Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Because it's the end of the month we always have a twist and this months twist is that we show some ORANGE.

Sketch #80

Here's my blast from the past using this same sketch and featured on Sweet Sketch Wednesday's blog on 
15th December 2010.

Here is my card using our sponsors image 
Halloween Monster by
The Stamping Boutique

This week our sponsor is 
Tracey Malnofski 
the owner and artist for 
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 TSB Community network.

Our lucky winner this week will receive 

 3 free images
if the Winner used a TSB image
 they will win 4 free images!!

Don't forget to drop by and show the rest of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 a little love and their wonderful orange creations.

Challenge I'm entering:

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Orange, green, purple American Craft Card.
3. Corrugated line green card from Rosies Studios.
4. Design Paper: Orange and white gingham which is a digital download from my computer.
5. Image: Halloween Monster from The Stamping Boutique
6. Colour Medium: Copics, purple and silver gel pens, black glaze pen. 
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Deckled rectangles, spots and dots embossing folder, google eyes, pop dots and glue dots, orange ink and sponge for the edges.

 8. Embellishments: Rosette hand made with green satin ribbon and an orange brad from my stash, orange ribbon, purple net, orange buttons all from my stash.

 9. Inside my card.

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

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Little Em

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday the sun is shining and it's another great spring day here in New Zealand.  
I'm so proud of my eldest son I've just heard that Liam summited 
Mt Ruapehu I'm so proud of my 15 year old achieving this amazing feat.  He's over the moon and very proud of himself. 

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards.  Great work everyone and it's great seeing all your creativeness.

This week Sally has another great sketch it's very easy and again looks great.

Sketch # 32

Here's my card using this sweet image from Just Some Lines
Little Em

I just love this sweet little image.

This week our sponsor is 

Just Some Lines
 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 two free images of the winner choice.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and show them so love with their wonderful cards created with Just Some Lines Images over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: American Craft Spearmint
3. Design Papers: A selection of K and Co, Magnolia, Kaisercraft.

4. Image: Little Em by Just Some Lines
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Glaze Pen

6. I've used liquid pearls on this card as well

7. Tools: Cuttlbug, Spellbinders, Cherry Lynne flourish, labels 18 pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.

8. Here are all my embellishments: 3 different Butterflies, flowers, sequins, aqua flat back pearls, aqua gems, all from my stash.

9. Inside my card:
                            This Spellbinders die I've had for a year now and never used it and I thought that this sketch was totally perfect for this die.

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

Monday, 20 October 2014

Edward with Fall Pumpkins

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today I'm so excited as I've been asked to be the Guest Designer this week for 
I'm also very proud and honored to be asked by a very talented group of ladies and also to be working with the owner of LTC which is Jackie Randolph whom I worked with a few years ago as a DT over at SSW.

This weeks challenge over at
Anything Goes / Fall Colours
 and the sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and you all know how much I love working with Bugaboo images.

I must admit the Fall (Autumn) colours aren't one of my strong points so I really had to think outside the square for this challenge.

The image I used is Edward with Fall Pumpkins
by Bugaboo Stamps

As you can see all my cards a decorated inside and out.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe: 
 1. Base: White SU card
2. Coloured Card: Burnt Orange Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft
4. Image: Edward With Fall Pumpkins by Bugaboo Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Black Glaze Pen

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circle, Lacy Circle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky Glue, Fiskers leaf punch, Cherry Lynne leaves and Gloss Accents.

7. Embellishments:

Burlap or Hessian triple bow, and woven burlap, also around the edge of my lacy circle, three different colour brads, and a multitude of leaves made out of scraps and all from my stash.

8. Inside my card:

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

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Christmas Burt

Welcome to another wonderful warm Wednesday here in New Zealand.  I can't believe we're half way through October already and it's only 70 days until Christmas Day!!!  How scary is that?  I know someone that would have her Christmas Fruit Cake made, her decorations ready to go and most of her presents wrapped ready to go under the tree!!! and it's not me.
Wednesday means it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards great work everyone.

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

Sketch #31

Here my card using this great sketch I love this sketch as it shows off those wonderful design papers.  I've used our sponsors image which is Christmas Burt from the Christmas Burt set.

Here's a close up of Christmas Burt.

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.

Challenge's I'm Entering:
Glitter and Green

Card Recipe

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Red Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Paper: Deck The Hall by Kaisercraft 
4. Image: Christmas Burt by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Glaze Pen, 

6. Sentiment: This sentiment comes with the Christmas Burt Set there is two images and two sentiments in the set.

7. Embellishments: Red & Silver ribbon from my stash, pearl brad also from my stash. 

8. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders assorted dies, pop dots, glue dots, Martha Stewart white glitter for the snow and fur.

9.  Inside: This is what the inside of my card looks like which is the same as the outside without the image and flower & sentiment.

10. This is the back of my card.

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