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, 29 July 2015


Good morning and welcome to my blog, well I'm getting organised today as it's my youngest son Ryan's 14th birthday tomorrow and we'll go down to his boarding school tomorrow night and take the boys out for dinner.  Where have those 14 years gone to as it only feels like yesterday that he was this cute little baby.

Today is Wednesday which means we have another 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Congratulation to this weeks winner and to our Top 3 cards great work everyone.

Because it's the end of the month we're using an old sketch 
by Arlana Patten.

Sketch 232 revisited

Here's my original card made for
Sweet Sketch Wednesday on 
13 November 2013 you can check out my posting here.

Here a sneak preview of inside my card and the out side.  This image I've used is Easter Lilies by Deedee's Digis.  I thought that this image would make a perfect Sympathy card as I never have any in stock and always have to make one when one is needed hopefully not very often.

Our sponsor this week is

Deedee's Designs

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Deedee Anderson from Deedee's Digis. Be sure and take a look at her shop. Like the badge says, wholesome digital stamps and papers that will make you smile! Also check out the Deedee's Digis Blog.

Deedee is offering our very lucky winner a
$15.00 Gift Certificate
 to spend at  Deedee's Digis

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out what the rest of the design team haven created using Deedee's Digis.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Four white die cut leaf sprigs.

I've used the Embossing, Sentiment, Punches or Dies or
Pearls, Sentiment and Flowers or
Ribbon, Sentiment, Sparkle

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green American Craft Card Leaf
3. Design Card: By Bella Wedded

4. Image: Easter Lilies by Deedee Digi's
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools used as well as Glossy Accents for the vase.

7. Dies Used: Spellbinders

8. Die: By Cheery Lynn Leaves

9. Embellishments:  Wild Orchid flowers, Silver Corners, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Textile Textures, Flat Back Pearls, Silver Organza ribbon all from my stash. 

10. Sentiment: Computer Generated using Papyrus font.
11. Inside my card blank for a personal sentiment and verse and the back of my cards finishing touch.

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

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Bundle Of Dreams

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Here it is Wednesday again, Wednesday seems to be popping up quicker every week as I get older.
Today being Wednesday mean we have another wonderful 

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards lovely work every and it's such a joy visiting your blogs and how you show your creativity.

This week we have another lovely sketch from Sally, yes it has a lot of layers but you'll be pleased with the finished results.

Sketch #62

Here are some different shots of my card using this sketch and this lovely image from our sponsor this week Sami's Stamps and the image is ' Bundle Of Dreams'.

Yes this week our sponsor is Samantha Siemers Ratliff
the owner of 

Sami Stamps

Sami Stamps Bio

   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!
Click on a link to Visit our...   

Prize:  $12.00 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps Shop

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out what the rest of the girls created using Sami's images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: Cream Kaisercraft Card
2. Coloured Card: Cream, and Bluebell Kaisercraft Card 
3. Design Papers: Old scraps being used up from other cards.

4. Image: Bundle Of Dreams by Sami Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Embellishments: A selection of embellishments from my stash pale blue ribbon around the edges of the die, ivory and silver  crown pin, cream flat back pearls, cream Dove Cabochon and heart rose centred Cabochon and Baby foot prints die by Marianne Dies.

7. Tools Used

8. Dies Used

9. Inside my card and the back of the card.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Edwin and Flowers

Good morning fellow bloggers and welcome from chilly New Zealand.  Yes we're having one of our coldest winters for a very long time.  For me it's cold but I know for a lot of you, you'll be thinking she's a softie I know as a lot of you get it a lot colder than we do.  I've been waking up to heavy frosts and -4c in the last few morning but we've had amazing sunny days in the sunshine but cold in the shade.  I think it's mother natures way of preparing me for winter in England and Europe when we leave here in December and will be away for the whole of December and January.

Today being Wednesday means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work everyone and I just love to see what you've been creating.

This week we have another great sketch with lots of layers.

Sketch #61

Here's my card using this very cute image from DigiStamp Boutique, this is a wonderful set it's from the Edwin and Hetty Collection.  These images make wonderful babies cards.

Yes that's right the wonderful Sally-Ann Hancock the owner of 
DigiStamp Boutique is our sponsor this week and I've just seen a new release today so don't forget to pop over to her shop and see what's new and interesting to purchase you won't be disappointed. 

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:   £10 voucher 

to spend in the DigiStamp Boutique online store.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the girls over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what they've created with Sally-Ann's images.  This week Judi has also created something for you, we always love having her back.

Challenges I'm Entering:

 1DigiStamp Boutique Monthly Challenge for July
2. Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #145 Summer Sunshine
3. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Bling It On
4. Brown Sugar Challenge #154 Baby
5. Creative Finger Challenge #87 Anything Goes
6. Stamp and Create July Monthly Challenge Patterns
7. Craft Your Passion Challenge #270 Anything Goes
8. Digistamps4Joy Challenge #114 Anything Goes 
9. Moving Along With The Times Challenge Baby Baby
10. Cuttlebug Mania Challenge Tic-Tac-Toe
Lots of layers, Emboss, Babytheme

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU.
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Basics Cool Cantaloupe and Desert Wind.
3. Design Papers: Sweet Delight by Rosie's Designs.

4. Image: Edwin and Flowers from the Edwin and Hetty Collection from DigiStamp Boutique.
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Black Embossing Pen.
6. Sentiment: By Cuddly Buddly 
7. Embellishments: Cream satin and organza ribbon, gold gems, Peach Flower and Cream Flat Back Pearls all from stash.

8. Tools used.

9. Dies Used: Stax Stitched Square, Spellbinders Classic Square, Circle and Lacey Circle and Branch #2 from Cheery Lynn Dies.

10. Finishing Touches: The inside of my card and the back of the card.

Take care everyone thanks for visiting my blog it's so much appreciated, wishing you all an awesome week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Gourd Flower Birdhouse

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today is Wednesday which means it's another Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards, great work everyone.

This week we have another sketch from Sally which has a lots and lots of layers.

Sketch #60

This week I've rotated the sketch one turn to the left to fit my image in and I really love how this sketch turned out.

I've used Gourd Flower Birdhouse by Fresh Brewed Designs and a sneak preview of the inside of my card.

This week our sponsor is the lovely Heather Dennis the owner of 
Fresh Brewed Designs.

Fresh Brewed Designs

Hello, I am Heather Dennis, the owner and artist at Fresh Brewed Designs.  I love and do all I can to put God first in my life. I am so blessed beyond all I deserve.  I have an amazing husband who supports and loves me more than anything.  We lead praise and worship together in church. I love hearing him sing. I home school two of the best kids in the world. They are my heart. I can't even describe how much they mean to me. I LOVE all things crafty. I have been crafting and creating since as early as I can remember.

Here is a little about our shop:
Fresh Brewed Designs is a small online company that has been offering a wide variety of digital and rubber stamps since November 2010, designed to meet the needs of paper crafting addicts everywhere. With over 30 categories to choose from and new additions each month, our range of products is expanding all of the time.  

Every month this year we will be giving away BLOG CANDY! 
We would love for you to visit our blog and facebook pagewhere fresh ideas are always percolating. 

Heather is offering our very luck winner 
3 Free Digis from her online store
Fresh Brewed Designs

Don't forget to check out SSW2 here and see what the rest of the design team created for you this week.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bottle Green and Yellow Kaisercraft card.
3. Design Paper: Bo Bunny Sunflowers
4. Image: Gourd Flower Birdhouse by Fresh Brewed Designs

5. Colour Medium: Copics, Gloss Accents and green gel pen.

6. Tools: Tools used for my card.

7. Tools: Stitched Stax and Spellbinders

8. Embellishments: Green peg for hold the sentiment from my stash.

9. Embellishments: Two sunflower from my stash which I added Burlap and a Burlap bow as well as green leaved from my Martha Stewart punch and coloured the centres with a brown Copic pen.

10. Sentiment: Many Thanks Ticket embellishment from Cuddly Buddly

11. Decorations: Inside my card and the finishing of the back of my card.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week, happy crafting and I look forward to commenting on your cards.