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, 28 October 2015

Pasque Duo

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  I can't believed where the week has gone I've been home from Australia for a week now and it's only 6 weeks before we leave for England and 8 weeks to Christmas.
Congratulations on last weeks winners, it was a little disappointing with so little entries last week, is it the time of year or what?

As it's the last week in October means we're revisiting a blast from the past this is a sketch that Sally created and we used back on 30th October 2013 exactly two years ago.

Sketch 230

Here's my card using this same sketch 
which you can view the posting here.

Here's a view of this week's card inside and out.

The image I've used is Pasque Duo by our very talented sponsor this week Laurie Wilson the owner and illustrator of
Doodle Pantry.  Laurie creates so many totally amazing images.


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!

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.

1. Base: White SU
2. Design Paper: Rosie's Studio's Essentials Basic Papers Pad
3. Coloured Card: American Craft Card Leaf
4. Image: Pasque Duo by Doodle Pantry

5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools Used:

7. Dies Used:

8. Embellishments: Purple Satin Ribbon and purple gems all from my stash.

9. The inside and back of my card.

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

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Mother's Day Flowers


Good morning and welcome to my blog and to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
I can't believe that my week in Cairns Australia flew by so quickly we arrived in our front door at 1am this morning.
It's very warm and tropical over there compared to New Zealand's temperatures at present I've dropped from 30c yesterday to 16c today so I'm feeling a little cold.
I picked our cat up from the cattery this morning and he hasn't left my side since, as I've been trying to type this post he's been sitting on my hand and mouse all at the same time.

Congratulations to last's weeks winner and to our top 3 cards, sorry I didn't get around to looking at your cards after being away but this week I definitely will.

This week we have a very simple sketch but it's wonderful as it show off our lovely design papers.

Sketch #72

Here's another view of my card.
This week our sponsor is Sally-Ann Hancock the owner of 
DigiStamp Boutique. 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.

Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner 
Prize:   £10 voucher

to purchase images from her online store.
  You'll be spoilt for choice as there are so many to choose from and new images being added every month.
Check out her online store

And her Challenge Blog

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. 

Challenges I'm Entering:


Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Peach Glow
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft Papers from the Tea at Elsie's Collection 6x6
4. Image: Mother's Day Flowers

5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools Used

7.  Dies Used

8. Glossy Accents for the Vase

9. Embellishments:
Flower, Peach Flat Backed Pearls and ribbon all from my stash.

10. Inside and the back of my card.

Enjoy your week, happy crafting and it's a long weekend here in New Zealand it's Labour Day Monday.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Face #6

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Well I really hope that scheduler is working on my behalf this week as I'm not around to posting this weeks card.  I'm soaking up the rays in Cairns Australia and visiting my sister for her birthday.  I planned this trip months ago the temperature over there is about 30c in tropical Queensland and only 19c overnight, that's our daytime temperature in New Zealand at present.

This week I used our sponsors image from Fresh Brewed Designs.
We have another great sketch to work with from Sally, again it's a really easy sketch.

Sketch #71

The image I used this week from Fresh Brewed Designs was Face #6 which is a square image I turned into a circle.

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.

Card Recipe:

1. Base White SU
2. Coloured Card: Blue Calypso, Blackbird, Tropical
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft Fairy Tale
4. Image: Face #6 Fresh Brewed Designs

5. Colour Medium: Copics White Gel Pen

6. Tools:

7. Dies Used

8. Embellishments:
Gems, Ribbons all from my stash.

 9. Inside and the back of my card.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Gathering Spring

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today is Wednesday the middle of the week and time to look at our new sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Next week I'll be away in very sunny, tropic Cairn Queensland Australia to spend sometime with my sister, so next weeks posting will be scheduled so hopefully scheduler will work in my favour.
Congratulations to last weeks winner and to our Top 3 cards great work everyone.

This week we have another wonderful sketch by Sally, when I first saw the sketch I thought it wouldn't show off our design papers but I was so wrong it's worked perfectly and it isn't hard so please we would love to see your creations.

Sketch #70 

Some other views of my card and a peek of the inside which is reversible papers this week.
Also we're using one of my very favourite sponsors this week. 

If you hadn't already guessed our sponsor this week is 
Tammy Thompson this amazing creator of these wonderful images we've all used this week.


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 Tammy is offering our very lucky winner 

$12.00 Gift Certificate

to spend in her online store.

Wow there are over 3,000 images to choose from so that really is being spoilt for choice.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team Diva's have created this week especially for you with Tammy's wonderful images.  We're lucky that we can choose our own images so we have all created something difference with all our varied tastes, and I know you won't be disappointed.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Pearls/ Gems, Patterned Paper/ Flowers
The Rose by Bette Midler

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Cool Heather and Silver Paper from my stash.
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft Violet Crush from my 6x6 pad
4. Image: Gathering Spring by A Day For Daisies

 5. Colour Medium: Copics and white gel pen.

6. Sentiments: Sometimes is from the Violet Crush pad and Forever and Always is from
Cuddly Buddly which I coloured with Copics and glazed with Glossy Accents.

7. Tools Used:

8. Glossy Accents:

9. Dies Used:
Coulter Creations and Spellbinders.

10. Embellishments: Silver corners, sentiment and the flowers are moonstone brad's with a silver spacer flower.


 11. Finishing touches:
Sentiment inside and the back view of my card.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.