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, 26 November 2014

Owl Always Love You

Good morning and welcome to another Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
I can't believe how the weeks are passing by so quickly as we only have 4 weeks until Christmas.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards lovely work ladies and I see our followers loved last weeks sketch as we had more entries.

Today being Wednesday which we have another new sketch for you.  Wrong it's the end of the month as we have a blast from the past and also a twist.  The blast is Sketch #190 which some of you my remember and the twist being 
Buttons and or Bows

Sketch #190

Here is my card using Owl Always Love You
This is a great set as there are so many components in the set and a real selection of images to choose from. 

Here is my blast from the past
Sketch #190 originally used on
23 January 2013

This week I'm thrilled to bits to announce that we have a new sponsor:

 Daydream Designs Store

 We are delighted to be able to sponsor this fun challenge and to offer a prize to a happy winner! Visit Daydream Designs store for our full line of whimsical, hand-drawn digi images, sentiments, papers, embellishments, and more for all your crafting needs. Images are usually in both JPEG and PNG with 300 dpi resolution, are resizable and our crisp, black-line sentiments can be recolored in most photo editing programs. We promote family-friendly, wholesome products with many Christian-themed images and scripture verses. There is sure to be something for every crafter and every project whether digitally created or traditionally designed. Visit our Daydream Designs blog for tons of inspiration from our Dream Team Designers. Diane Noble, Owner/Illustrator 

Prize is a $10.00
to spend in 
Daydream Designs
online store

Don't forget to check out Diane's online shore and see all her wonderful  images and digi papers.

Don't forget to drop by and check out what my teamies over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 have created for you this week.

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Cards: Kaisercraft Burgundy and Khaki 
3. Design Papers: K & Co Rosey Posey's and Christmas Cheer Red Brocade
4. Image: Owl Always Love You by Diane's Daydream Designs.
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Embellishments:
Green, Burgundy and Cream flower, gold brad, Burlap, Burgundy Buttons, and Burgundy and Gold ribbon  and a mixture of gold and brown gems stones all from my stash.

7. Sentiment Tag: Merry Christmas coloured with copic markers from my computer.

8. Embellishments:
Cream flower, Burgundy Button and Burlap, Gold Brad from my stash.  

9.  Embellishments:
Bird Cage I used Die Versions " Beautiful Bird Cages".  I used Kaisercraft Burgundy card, a wet embossing pad and then sprinkled it with two different embossing powers and then I head embossed it.  

10. Tools:
Cuttlebug Spellbinders Classic Square Dies, pop dots, glue dots and really tacky glue, and double sided tape.

11. Inside my card:
Sentiment was Christmas Wish "Believe in the Magic" from my computer unknown source.

Wishing you all an wonderful week, happy crafting and thanks for dropping by and visiting my blog.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Starlight Burt

Good morning everyone and welcome to my blog.  Here it is another Wednesday which means it's another wonderful 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Congratulations to our winner from last week and our Top 3 cards.

This week we have another great sketch to work with designed by our very own Sally Dube and this weeks sketch is so simple you could make your cards blindfolded.

Sketch # 035
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 Starlight Burt from the Christmas Burt set.

This week one of my team members Heide and I choose the same image they say great minds think a like so we decided that both of us would publish our cards using the same image.  It's always great to see how each other colours and embellishes their cards.

This week we were able to choose any image we wanted to from our wonderful monthly sponsor DigiStamp Boutique. Sally-Ann Hancock the illustrator and owner of DigiStamp Boutique has an amazing collection of wonderful images to choose from and new ones being added each month.

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.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green and Red Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Paper: Deck The Halls Mistletoe
 4. Image: Starlight Burt by DigiStamp Boutique

5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Glaze Pen and Glossy Accents

6. Tools: Martha Stewart Glitter, Glossy Accents, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.

7. Embellishments: Gems, Stars and Large Silver Star.

8. Embellishments: Label and sentiment both from my computer and I can't remember where I got them from. 

9. Inside my card decorated the same as the front of the card.

Take care and have a great week and happy crafting.
Don't forget only 5 weeks until Christmas.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Good morning and welcome to another wonderful windy morning in my part of New Zealand.
Today being the middle of the week mean it's Wednesday which can only mean we have another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge for you this week.

Firstly congratulations to our winner from last week and also to our top 3 cards great work everyone and it was lovely visiting all your blogs and catching up on what everyone has been doing and crafting.

This week we have another great sketch from our very own Sally Dude.  I love this sketch and as soon as I saw this wonderful image of Agapanthus Flower I just had to have it.

Apapanthus grow like weeds here in New Zealand and people can't give the plants ways, they drop their seeds and next minute another new plant has germinated and sprouting through the ground.  I know that in other parts of the world Agapanthus plants are really expensive selling for up to $30.00 for one plant and we can't even give them away here.  Our very long driving has them both sides as they have green foliage all year round and during the summer the have this amazing display of both mauve and also the white flowers which are perfect for filling up large spaces in your garden especially with the size of our garden.

agapanthus flowers                  

Sketch # 034

Here's my card for my husbands PA who's birthday is on Monday.  I think that the silver and white look perfect as I didn't want to take the colour away from the image.

Our sponsor this week is Laurie Wilson the owner and illustrator of
Doodle Pantry.

Doodle Pantry Bio:

Doodle Pantry takes pride in creating a diverse selection of doodling styles, like realistic or whimsical, and all of which are family and kid friendly illustrations.  We hope you enjoy our wide variety of styles for every family occasion!

Our badge is available on request if you don't already have it, let me know.

This week Laurie is offering our very lucky winner a

to spend on images of their choice.

I totally adore Doodle Pantry images and there's something for everyone to choose from, from her amazing online store.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and check out what they've created using Doodle Pantry images over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenge I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
 1. Base: White SU
2. Design Paper: Mauve from Fairy Tales by Kaisercraft
3. Design Papers: Silver Bella Wedding Flourish and Wedded
4. Image: Agapanthus by Doodle Pantry
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Fancy Labels one, pop dots, glue dots. 

7. Embellishments: Silver Ribbon, Silver Buckle and silver gems stones all from my stash.

 8. Inside My Card: PC generated.

9. The Back finishing touch.

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

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

A Special Flower

Good morning welcome to my blog and to another great Wednesday,  and another week closer to Christmas with
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Congratulation to our winner and to our top 3 cards, great work everyone and I loved all that orange.

This week Sally has another great sketch to work with and it's so easy.

Sketch #33

This week our sponsor is one of my very favorite designers
Tammy Thompson the owner and designer of 

A Day For Daisies


A Day For Daisies began as a small token to a constant need to create. Pairing a love of whimsical illustration, with a tidy graphic design background, Tammy S Thompson, produced her first stamp designs, introducing irresistibly sweet stamps to crafters around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful world around us, she strives to express the happiness and gratitude she feels in each stamp design she creates.
Presently, A Day For Daisies has grown to over 3,000 Digital Stamps with a quickly expanding line of Best Loved Clear Polymer. A Day For Daisies has been published and awarded over the years for innovative and unique designs created to inspire the crafting community. With a whole team behind her now, she remains passionate about illustration, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to her customers. A Day For Daisies thanks you for your ideas, comments, and creativity!

This week our lucky winner will receive 

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate

to be able to choose what ever images you like from
A Day for Daises online store.

To see more of these adorable images from A Day For Daisies,
 visit the A Day For Daisies online store here  or on A Day For Daisies Blog 
 and ADFD Facebook page and also over at 
Paper Craft Planet and the Crafter's Cafe.
  Thank you Tammy so much for letting us create with you amazing images
 which we all love to create with and feel very privileged to do so. 

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and check out with they've created using A Day For Daisies images.

Challenges I'm Entering:
Incy Wincy Challenge Inspired by a Song, Book or Movie
Kiss from a Rose by Seal
You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbara Striesand and Neil Diamond

Crafty Sentiments Challenge Make it Sparkle

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Design Paper: Reading Poppies by Scrapbook Walls 
3. Coloured Card: Burgundy by Kaisercraft Card 
4. Image: A Special Flower by A Day For Daisies

5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Circle, Hearts Circle, Fancy Labels, Birdcage Die, Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder, glue dots, pop dots.

7. Embellishments: Large flat backed pearls, heart pearls, tiny pearls, lace and red valvet ribbon, cream lace, gold brad.

8. Sentiment: Computer generated using Papyrus font, Fancy labels and Petite Oval.

9. Inside my card.

Take care and have a great week and happy crafting.