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, 25 November 2015

Stocking Pals

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  I can't believe this is my last posting for 2015 and won't be back again until February 2016.  I'm taking a break to Europe with my family for 7 weeks.  We're starting to get excited but I do have so much to be before we leave.
Congratulations to this weeks winner great work there were some lovely cards I commented on this week.

It's the end of the month challenge this week here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and we're rewinding and revisiting a sketch of Arlana Patten's from October 2010.  

I had so much fun making this card, as it's not traditional Christmas colours but thought it was something a wee bit different.  There is a total of 43 layers in making of this card, from the card base, ribbons and flowers.

Here the sketch our design team worked with it isn't hard and a load of fun.

Sketch #71

Here's my card using the same sketch back in October 2010.

This week our sponsor is Deedee's Digis

Deedee's Designs

This week our lucky design team were able to work with the wonderful images from Deedee's Digis.
Deedee Anderson is the owner and illustrator of these amazing digital images.

This week she is offering our very lucky winner 

$15.00 gift certificate to her online store 

 where "wholesome digital stamps and papers will make you smile!"

Your can visit Deedee's online store here and she also has a design team that have a 
Digi Of The Month Challenge.

Don't forget to check out what our wonderful 
design team have created using Deedee's images over at 

Challenges I'm Entering:

1. Winter Wonderland Challenge 1 - 2 - 3
1= 1 Image, 2 = Design Papers 3 = Embellishments: Flower, Ribbon and Pearls
2. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Lots of Layers (I think I counted 43 layers)
3. Christmas Card Challenge Week #51 Anything Goes 
4. Crafty Friends Challenge #19 One For The Girls
Girls Christmas Card
5. Allsorts Challenge Week 338 At Least 3 Die Cuts
6. A Gem of A Challenge #158 Inspired by a Christmas Song or Carol
Mariah Carey/Vince Vance and the Valiants

10. 613 Avenue Create Challenge #151 Anything Goes/ With Optional Twist Create Your Own Challenge
Card Type = Square
Event = Christmas
Colours: Pink - Green - Off White

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Kaisercraft Moss Green
Bazzill Bloom
Bazzill French Vanilla
3. Design Papers: Bella Papers Heritage 12 x 12 pad

4. Image: Stocking Pals by DeeDee's Digi's
5. Colour Medium: Copics & Black Embossing Pen

6. Tools Used:

7. Glossy Accents for the Candy Cane

8. Dies and Punch Used

9. Embellishments: Cream and Gold Satin and Organza ribbon
Cream Flat Backed Pearls
Various Flowers from my stash

10. The inside of the card and the back.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your families.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Sketchy Candle

Good morning and welcome to my blog.
It's a beautiful spring morning here in New Zealand and it's countdown here before we leave on our trip and I think I'm going to have to start writing a list as I know I'll forget something that has to be done before we leave.

I'm sharing a photo of a vase of Sweet Peas I grew myself from seeds and nurtured to be able to pick this lovely vase on Saturday morning.  I just adore their colours and perfume.  They bring back childhood memories of my Dad always growing them for my Mum who also adored them.

Congratulations to this weeks winner they were lovely cards, great work everyone.
Now onto this weeks sketch which I love and is really easy and goes together very quickly.  I rotated it this week to fit my image by 90 degrees to the left and as you've seen the finished result.

Sketch #75

A quick peep of the inside of my card using our sponsor's image Sketchy Candle by 
DigiStamp Boutique.

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:

Add A Die Cut / or Punch Shape
Lots of Layers , Sentiment, Pattern Paper
Use A Digi, Ribbon or Lace, Pattern Paper

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU 
2. Coloured Card: Red Ruby Slipper & Olive Green Palo Verde
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft Christmas 12 x 12 pad

4. Image: Sketchy Candle by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Card is mounted on double sided foam Pop Dots

7. Sentiment: Computer generated and it's from an unknown source.

8. Tools Used.

9. Dies Used.

10. Glossy Accents for the Holy Leaves and hot dripping Candle Wax.

11. Embellishments:
Sentiment PC generated
Red Star from my stash
Cream Ribbon and Red flat backed Pearls all from my stash.
Corner Cut from a Fiskers  Corner Lace Punch

12.  Inside of the card and the back finishing touches.

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

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Dearie Kip and M.E Carrolers

Good morning and welcome to my blog, today is Wednesday which means it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Congratulations to last weeks winner Louise great card.

This week we have another great sketch to work with which shows off our amazing design papers.

Sketch #74 

Here's another view of my card and a quick preview of the inside as well.

This week our sponsor is Mary Ellen the owner and artist of Dearie Dolls Digi images.

 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.

Don't forget to check out Mary Ellen's website for her wonderful free images.


Most of Mary Ellen's images are free to use.  They are so delightful and you could spend hours looking through the images that she has on her blog.  She has colored and uncolored images to choose from.

Mary Ellen also has a Etsy shop- Dearie Dolls by me where she has some very cute images for sale be sure to stop and take a peek.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 with Dearie Dolls images.

Challenge I'm Entering:

Hand Colored Image, Die Cute, Use A Digi

Card Recipe:

1. Base: Kraft Card
2. Coloured Card: Cream and Red Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft design paper Music from Timeless Collection and Red and Cream from Kaisercraft Christmas Collection.

4. Image: Dearie Kip and M.E Carrolers by Dearie Dolls Stamps.

5.  Colour Medium: Copics, Black Embossing Pen and White Gel Pens.

6. Tools Used.

7. Dies Used.

8. Embellishments: Flower with gold button center, Burlap bow, Burlap and gold braid, red Candy Cane and Red flat backed Pearls all from my stash.

9. Inside and the back of my card.

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