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 April 2015


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  We this week seems very short as it was a public holiday here on Monday to commemorate ANZAC Day  25th April which stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corp.  This day is to commemorate the Soldiers that went to war for our counties in WWI 1914-1918 this year was very special being 100's years since it happened with dawn services and morning services throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Today is Wednesday already which means it's another 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work everyone.  

Being the end of the month it's a blast from the past and this week we're using Sketch #163 which we used 18th July 2012, which you can see my posting here.  This sketch was created by Arlana Patten.

Sketch #163

 This week our sponsor is Pattie Gomez

Bio:  Pattie Gomez

I am an Internet Technology Professional and an Artist. I always dreamed of being an artist, but I found out quickly that I needed another field to support my family so I pursued a Degree in Information Technology. I love to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks to enhance my work.

I created a character called Pattieboop and her cat named Allie. I have had so much fun coming up with different images so I also created a site to sell them. You can go to my store to find out more about Pattieboop & Allie. I know you will just love them when you see them.
I have added many other images to my store in the past few years. I know have a large selection of images to fit everyone’s needs

The prize this week is

Prize:  Two Free Images

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team to see what they've created this week using Pattie's images over at 

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU card
2. Coloured Card: Sun Coral and Whirlpool by Bazzill Basics
3. Design Papers: Cream handmade paper and Butterfly  is The Mariposa Stack 12 x 12 DCWV papers this is a stunning set of papers and I didn't want to use.  In the close ups look at the gold across the paper.
4. Image: Butterfly by Pattie's Creations

5. Colour Medium: Copics and Kindy Glitz

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Culture Creations Dies, Pop Dots, Glue Dots and Gloss Accents.
7. Embellishments: Cream and Gold satin ribbon, oval gem on the Butterfly, flat back pearls

8. Inside my card, embellishments and the finishing of my card.

9. The embellishments inside and outside my card.

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

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Brook and Raine

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Well here it is another wonderful Wednesday and last week i was complaining of the cold and this week it's got warmer gain around 23 c today.  My boys went back to boarding school on Monday night and I'm usually lost without them for a few days and then I get back into my normal routines again.

Being Wednesday means we have another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards great work everyone.  This week we have another great sketch from Sally.

Sketch #52

I had a little trouble with this sketch trying to sort out my design papers and if they matched or not.  Here's what I created for your this week.  This sketch is really easy it was just me trying to match my design papers the best I could.

This week our sponsor is Dilly Beans Digi Stamps and the owner is Megan Suarez and she has so many wonderful images to choose from I really don't know where she come up with these wonderful ideas she amazes me.

Dilly Beans Digi Stamps
By Megan Suarez


Our price this week is

3 Free Images

 of the winner choice from her on line store

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created this week using Dilly Beans Digi Stamps over at 

Challenges I'm entering.

Card Recipes:

1. Both Cards: Base White SU
2. Coloured Card: Purple and Pink and Apple Green American Craft card
3. Design Papers: Pink Sweet Treats by Kaisercraft
Mauve Pavalova Papers
4. Images:  Brook and Raine By Dilly Beans Digi Stamps

5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black and White gel pens.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders, Labels 1, Labels 1 Lace, Classic Circle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky glue.
7. Embellishments: Ribbons, gems, brads are all from my stash.
8. Flowers: Purple Flower Handmade using large Retro Flower punch and the Pink Flower is a Cheery Lynn Daisy die.

9. Sentiments are from Cuddly Buddly 

10. Inside my cards.

11. The back of each cards.

Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Saturday, 18 April 2015


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  It's Saturday morning and it's dark, it's raining very heavily and I can hear thunder I'm just waiting for the lightning.
I think that it's a good time to stay at home and craft and my boys want to go out shopping for new Soccer boots, I think tomorrow is another day.

Today I'm posting a card and supporting a dear friend of mine and ex colliege of mine, you may know her it's Jeannie from Dragonfly Journeys and she's starting up a new challenge and you can fine it here.  I know that I don't qualify for this challenge as I live out of the US but it's nice to be able to support one of your friends.  I won't be able to do this every week but because it's her first challenge here I am.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Aqua American Craft Card
3. Design Papers: Rosies Studios
4. Dragonfly from a colouring page

5. Colour medium: Copics, Stickles, black embossing pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Lace Circle, Classic Circle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.

7. Sentiment: Rain or Shine by Cuddly Buddley
8. Gems: From my stash
9. Decorative corner from my stash

10. The inside of my card and the back of the card.

Take care wishing you all a great week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Spring Vase

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Well last week I was saying how warm our long hot summer had lasted and this week is totally the opposite. Easter weekend was 23 Celsius and people were swimming at the beach.  On Monday night in the South Island of New Zealand it snowed and the cooler temperatures came our way.  I woke up to 5 Celsius on Tuesday morning and by 9.30 am when I was taking the cat to the vet is was a whole 9 Celsius.  During the day it did warm up but again last night it was cold again and snowing in parts of the South Island.  My friends new home in Queenstown which they only shifted into on Saturday is snow white covered in snow.  These temperatures are every early for this time of year and a wee bit of a shock to the system.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards awesome work everyone there were so many beautiful cards and all your talents amaze me each week with what you produce.

This week we have another great sketch to use up those odd pieces of design papers we all have hanging around.  This week I want to have a Vintage feel to my card but find it hard to create Vintage cards as I don't do DISTRESSING of edges very well, I'm a more clean edge person.

Sketch # 51

This sketch is very clean and simple.
Here's my card:

This week our sponsor is 
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.

This weeks prize is a

  £10 voucher 

to spend in the DigiStamp Boutique online store

or enter your card in the DigiStamp Boutique monthly challange

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created for us this week using Sally-Ann's wonderful images from DigiStamp Boutique over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm entering:

JAI #258
All Sorts Challenge # 306 Bingo = Ribbon, Flowers, Die Cuts
Bingo Theme

Card Recipe:

1. Base: Kraft card
2. Coloured Card: Burgundy Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft
4. Kraft Paper
5. Image: Spring Vase by DigiStamp Boutique
6. Colour Medium: Copics
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies and Cheery Lynn leaf die, gloss accents, pop dots, glue dots.
8. Embellishments: Bird cage, roses, leaf die, Cuddly Buddly sentiment, gold braid, pearls and ribbon all from my stash.
9. Cuddly Buddly sentiment

10. Inside and the back of my card
the inside is decorated like the front and the back is the finishing touch to my card.

11. With my left over scraps I made this little gift card.

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

DigiStamp Boutique