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, 30 March 2016

Holiday Candles

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.  Sorry I didn't get around to commenting on you cards this week, I haven't felt the best with ongoing headaches, Liam had a operation on his toe and then Easter and being away at the Beach House with no internet access.

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

Sketch #86

I've used Holiday Candles 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.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Natural
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft Christmas 12 x 12 pad

4.  Image: Holiday Candles by Fresh Brewed Designs
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Embellishments:
Flower, string, green and red flat backed pearls from my stash.

7. Sentiment: From the Christmas Pack by Kaisercraft 12 x12 pad

8. Tools used.

9. Glossy Accents for the Holy Berries.

10. Dies used.

11. Finishing touch: Inside my card and the back of the card.

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

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Birthday Spring Branch

Welcome to my blog and this wonderful Autumn afternoon in
 New Zealand.
I'm sharing a card I made for my husbands PA and thought it was time to share with you.  
Once I made the card I fell in love with it and didn't want to give it away and I was so happy how my card turned out.

Here's a couple more views of my card and it's decorated inside and out which you'll see a little later on as her gift was a Gift Voucher.

Challenges I'm Entering With This Card:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Design Paper: Cream and Berry Bazzill
3. Coloured Card:

4. Image: Spring Branch by Sami Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Embellishments:
a) Gold Metal Corners from Wild Orchids
b) Pearl Pin from Wild Orchids
c) Pink Flat Backed Pearls from my stash.
d) Cream and Gold stain and organza ribbon from my stash and Pearl Brad from my stash.
e) Butterfly Die with cream flat backed pearls.

7. Tools Used.

8. Spellbinders dies used.

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

a) Inside wording PC generated.  
b) Gift card envelope.
c) The back of my card.

                              a)                                  b)                                  c)

Take care wishing you a wonderful week happy crafting and 
Happy Easter.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Spring Branch

Welcome to my blog.  Congratulations to last fortnights winners great work everyone.  Sorry I wasn't around to comment on your cards but my sister past away from a long battle to Lung Cancer and I have been in Australia for her funeral and being our family.

This fortnight Sally has a new sketch is very easy and looks amazing.

Sketch #85

Here's some views of my card.

This week our sponsor is 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!
Click on a link to Visit our...   

Our lucky winner this week will receive 

 $12.00 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps Shop

There are so many wonderful images to choose from you'll love them.
Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team have design especially for you our followers with Sami Stamp images, you can look at their work over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and show them a little love.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Grape Kaisercraft
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft Purples 6 x6 pad

4. I also made a gift tag to go with my card.
5. Image: Spring Branch by Sami Stamps
6. Colour Medium: Copics

7. Embellishments: White satin ribbon with a silver edge, flower, brad and mauve heart gems all from my stash.

8. Tools Used.

9. Dies used:
Small circle Spellbinders and Piccott Fence Die

10. The inside and back of my card.

11. Gift Tag with silver braid.

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