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, 31 December 2014

Holding Flowers In My Hat

Good morning and welcome to my blog, I do hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas with family and friends.  Today is New Years Eve, wishing everyone a wonderful New Years and be safe on the roads wishing you all a wonderful 2015.

Congratulations to last weeks winner and to out Top 3 cards great work to everyone and I tried to comment on what cards I could with very little access to the Internet whist I'm at a beach house.  Today is a glorious day but there is a little bit of an off shore wind.

This week we have a sketch from the past it was Sketch #189 back on  16 January 2013, that feels so long ago.  
The twist this week is sparkle and shine.

Sketch #189

Here is my card using our sponsors image 
Holding Flowers In  My Hat.
I've made my own embellishments.

Here's my blast from the past it was first posted on 16th January 2013. 

This week our sponsor is Sami Stamps.

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 lucky winner this week

Prize:  $12.00 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps Shop

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and check out what they've created this week using Sami's Stamps over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Card: Pink Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft papers
4. Colour Medium; Copics
5. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders, pop dots glue dots, real tacky glue,
6. Embellishments: Pink Gems, Aqua satin ribbon, pink gem brads, and I made aqua coloured flowers with aqua tulle.

7. Inside my card: Which is very similar as the front of the card, but it doesn't have the image nor the embellishments.

8. My finishing touch to to back of my card.

Take card everyone, wishing you all a Happy New Year for 2015.  
Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Mousies Decorating For Christmas

Good morning and Merry Christmas

everyone tomorrow is the big day and all those excited children around the world even my two and 15 and 13 they both love Christmas.
Congratulations to last weeks winner and to our top 3 cards.  I can't believe the 2014 is nearly over already time does fly by as we all get older.

This weeks sketch by Sally

Sketch #39

This week I've used Mousie's Decorating For Christmas which I totally love and think is so cute.

This weeks sponsor is MARY ELLEN the owner and illustrator of Dearie Dolls Designs Mary Ellen is one very talented lady and all her images are free which you can find on her blog and download.

Dearie Dolls 
Mary Ellen's Dearie Digis are inspired by the wooden dolls she and her husband Kip made together for 25 years. She likes to tell a little story with each illustration. Some of her favorite subjects are snowmen and children.

There is no prize this week as all of Mary Ellen's images are free and you can help yourself to her amazing images, it's just that everyone is getting a Christmas present.

Check out what the design team have created this week using Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Dark Red and Cream Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Paper: Christmas #2 Book by Kaisercraft
4. Colour Medium: Copics, Glossy Accents, Black Glaze Pen.

5. Tools: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Embosing folder, Petite Ovals, Fancy oval, Pop Dots, Glue Dots
6. Embellishments: Dry embossing and Red Gems
7. Gold glitter twine.

8. Green Christmas bobble with it's own gold twine.

9. Inside my card.

10. This is the back of my card.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 
New Year for 2015

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Waddle and Xmas Pud

Welcome to my blog, I can't believe that's it's only 7 days until Christmas I do hope everyone is organised and ready for having a wonderful day with your family and friends.
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work everyone.

Now onto this weeks sketch which is designed by our very own Sally Dube.

Sketch #38 

Here's my card using the above sketch and Waddle and Xmas Pud by DigiStamp Boutique.  I used this image last Christmas I think it's just so cute but a totally different sketch and different colours.

Here's a close up of Waddle and his Xmas Pud

This week our sponsor is the lovely Sally-Ann Hancock the 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.

Prize:   £10 voucher 

to spend in Sally-Ann's online store.


Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and check out what they've created for out follower this week over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm entering:

DigiStamp Boutique December Challenge Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland Challenge Christmas Presents
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #237 Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Challenge #33 Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #115 Glittery, Sparkly Christmas
Brown Sugar Challenge #124 Red, White and Green
A Gem of A Challenge #134 Anything Christmas
Just Us Girls Challenge #271 Trend Week Mixed Media
Handmade Paper, Burlap, Brads Handmade Rosette
Sister Act Challenge #87 Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green and Red Kasiercraft Card and Cream handmade paper.
3. Design Paper: From the Kaisiercraft Christmas set.

4. Image: Waddle and Xmas Pud
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Glaze Pen and Glossy Accents

6. Embellishments: Handmade with red material I had and a cream Kaisercraft brad.

7. Embellishments: Burlap, red brad and red gem stones
Burlap with Red Brad
Red Gem Stones
8. Inside my card finished the same as the frond expect for the embellishments.

9. My finishing touch to the back of my card. 

Take care everyone I know you'll all be getting ready for Christmas doing your last minute bits and pieces and finishing your shopping.  It would be lovely to see you creations next before Christmas Eve.  Don't forget we will be back here Christmas Eve with another sketch for you to play with between Christmas and New Year.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Happy Holiday

Good morning and welcome to my blog and to
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards, great work everyone and it was lovely to see so many more cards.
This week I've used an image called Happy Holiday by our sponsor Meljen's Designs.

Sketch # 37

This week our sponsor is Meljen's Designs and I've used Happy Holiday.  Such a great image for those Holiday cards.

I've tried to make a positive and a negative card by using the one die which I'll show you soon.  I bought the die some time ago but haven't had to opportunity to use it as I didn't have the right sketch but I feel that this sketch worked perfectly for this die. 

This week our sponsor is 

Melissa's Bio:
My name is Melissa Jenkins, and I am a homeschooling mommy and wife to my best friend. We have two children, two cats and three hermit crabs. When I'm not drawing, I love spending lots of time with my family cuddling on the couch, playing games, going for walks, fishing, visiting the park & the zoo, collecting postage stamps, or just plain watching movies.
I've been an artist as long as I can remember - and I am inspired by everything around me. All of my digital stamp designs are inspired by my children (and husband!) and things they do, our cats, things we see on nature walks and daily 'adventures', or memories I have of my childhood. Animals too - I love animals! Art is an uplifting thing for me, and I love designing cute tidbits of art that makes people smile.
I draw all of my little creations by hand. A lot of love goes into my art! Each of my designs is sketched in pencil, inked with a black Micron pen, then scanned in and lightly cleaned up so it will look crisp when you print it.
I LOVE inspiring crafters. I am not very talented at making cards myself, so I LOVE seeing all of the beautiful things that you make with my digital stamps. I couldn't ask for a better blessing!

Melissa is offering our very lucky winner 4 (non coloured) digital images of the winner choice from her online store.
Don't forget to take a moment and check out what our wonderful design team have created for you this week using Melissa's images over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Challenges I'm entering:
Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Ruby Slipper and Pondarosa Green

3. Image: Happy Holiday by Meljen's Designs
4. Colour Medium: Copics and Silver Gel Pen

5. Tools: Cuttlebug, Embossing folder, Nestabillities Die, Lace Circle and  Irnamental Lace Die from theMadiline Collection, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.

6. Embellishments: Red ribbon, Silver Gems, and Red Gems.

7. This is the die that I used from Couture Creations Madeline Collection Lacy 8.  When you use it, it cut two pieces the outside piece which I use from my first card with a Lacy Circle from Spellbinders and the middle circle I used in my second card and it was the inner circle and I just used a spellbinders classic circle.

Here is the die.

8. Inside card number 1 with the use of the our square shape and circle inside and I used a lacy circle and a plan classic circle.

9. Inside my second card, using the inside of the die with a classic circle.

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