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, 25 May 2016

Cami Camomile

Welcome to my blog.  Well I feel summer has really past now up until last week we still had wonderful autumn temperatures at around 21c.  But during the weekend snow fell in the South Island and we had very cold wind and rain and yesterday it was 11c so the temperatures dropped 10 degrees in 24 hours.  I'll have to get me winter clothes out now.

Congratulations to our winner this week over at
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 it was great work and I love looking at all your work and creativity.  

This week we have another lovely sketch by Sally with two different sized circles under the square image on top.

Sketch # 90 

Here is another look at my card also with a glimpse of the inside.  I used this really cute image from our sponsor this fortnight which is Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  I used 
Cami Camomile Flower Pot Pretties.

This week our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine, I couldn't wait to create my card using my Lacy Sunshine image, all of Heather's images are just so cute.

Heather Valentin  is  creative ,  award winning,  modern-day  fantasy and  whimsical  artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years. 

She  began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age. 
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and  brush stroke. Her  subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her  dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.
Heather's  artist portfolio  has  expanded to include such  clients  as   Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils  and can now be found  at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across 
the globe. 
Her latest foray is to immortalize her popular drawn characters Eleanor and Pickles in a children's book of their own.

Our lucky winner will receive 
Prize:  3 images 
of the winner's choice from
Lacy Sunshine online store.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team's creations created especially for you over at

Challenges I'm Entering:

Diecuts and Colouring With Copics

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Yellow Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Rosies Studio's Basic Colours

4. Image: Cami Camomile Flower Pot Pretties.
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Embellishments:

7. Tools Used.

8. Dies Used.

9. The inside and back of my card.

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

Sunday, 15 May 2016


Today I'm feeling a letter under the weather, I have a really bad head cold and a massive headache so I decided to craft and create a card instead.  The boys stayed in this weekend at Boarding School they were running a 12 hour relay by running a lap then the next boy,  which started at 12 noon Saturday until midnight.   Liam run 33km and Ryan 50km which is amazing.  Liam started two hours later than a lot of the boys as he had a Football away game and was late getting back. They were fund raising money for charity,  for schools that are a lot less fortunate than themselves.  The money raised will buy sports equipment.

I saw a colour Challenge over at Colouring Crazy and I just had to join in as these colours were so pretty together.  Also I purchased this image of Neveah a couple of years ago from Saturated Canary and have never used it, so thought this was a good opportunity.  I do hope you like my card.

A quick peek of the inside.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: Kraft Card
2. Coloured Card: Blue & Peach Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft Paper Pad Rustic Harmony 

4. Image: Neveah by Saturated Canary
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Embellishments: Butterfly Dies, Best Wishes, Flowers all from my stash
7. Flowers from my stash, Pearl Head Pin and leaves cut with Cheery Lynn Die.

8. Dies Used

9. Tools Used

 10. Inside my card and the backs finishing touch.

Take care wishing you a great week and happy crafting.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Gus's Birthday


Good morning everyone and welcome to my blog.  Today I'm sharing a card with you which I made recently for one of my eldest nephews who turned 50 yes 50.  I was the youngest of seven children and this is my brothers son who is 20 years older than me, so I might be Paul's Aunty but we are of similar age and grew up together.  Both of his son's are older than my two boys but again all of very similar ages 20, 16,15,14 our younger two bys have 4 months between them.

Today I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Colouring with Copics and Using different embellishments

Card Recipe:

1. Base: Kraft Card
2. Coloured Card: Kaisercraft Card Navy and Kraft Card
3. Design Papers: Double Sided Pavlova Papers

4. Image: Gus's Birthday by Bugaboo Digital Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black embossing pen, gold and silver gel pens.
6. Sentiment: Created on the computer by myself.

7. Embellishments: Burlap and Bow, Fancy Tag used sideways, screw brads from my stash.

7. Bow and Screw brad.

8. Inside my card: Celebrate your day and clock unknown source.

9. Tools Used

10.  Dies Used

11. The finish touch to the back of my card.

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

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Mouse Big Flower

Welcome to my blog.  What a great week with so many lovely entries it was so nice visiting your blogs.  Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards.
This week I've made my card for my dear gardener Christine, she had to resign last week as she's been having trouble with her arm for about a year,  now she has to have an operation and stop doing the the job she loves.  Chris has worked for us for 12 years, she's just like a member of the family, my boys always ask after her as she's been at our place once a week for the last 12 years most of their lives.  I have a lovely gift to go with her card and we're going out to lunch tomorrow.

It's Wednesday here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 which means we have another great sketch by Sally, it's really easy, it's something you can keep simple or bling it up with embellishments.

Sketch # 89

Here's some other views of my card.  I just love this image from our sponsor this week which is Bugaboo Stamps.  Perfect for a gardener.

This week we have one of our very favourite sponsors sponsoring us this week the wonderful Jodie Mackrell owner of 
Bugaboo Stamps. 

Bugaboo Stamps


Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seriously snarky to sugar sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!!  If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.

Jodie is offering over very lucky winner 

Now it's time to grab a coffee and check out what Team
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2  have created using Bugaboo images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Colour Card: Kaisercraft Card Spirement
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft Miss Nelly and Roses Studio's Basics 

4. Image: Mouse Big Flower by Bugaboo Stamps.
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Gel Pen, Silver Gel Pen

6. Sentiment: Thanks a bunch! by DigiStamp Boutique 

7. Embellishments: Large pink rose from my stash which I broke down to get the petals.
Green Pearl brad for the centre from Wild Orchid.

8. Embellishments: Pink flat backed pearls from my stash.

9. Martha Stewart Lace Punch                                                   
                                                                                               10.  Tools Used

11 Dies Used

12. Inside my card

13. The finishing touch the back of my card.
Sentiment from an unknown source.

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