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, 31 August 2016

Lady Flowerbug Love

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Thank you to all my followers this week for your lovely messages. I'm now in my 3rd week of this dreaded flu, I've been to the doctor and I'm on a full course of antibiotics and if that doesn't clear it up, I then have to finish it off with Prednisone what more does a girl want.
I did go out last week to a fundraiser movie night to a chick flick, Bad Mom's I so wish I wasn't sick because I could have laughed more, I was worried that if I laughed too much I would have a coughing fit and wouldn't be able to stop, which would annoy the hell out of everyone else and also weakens your bladder.  I would love to go and see it again once I'm better for even a better laugh.  
We also celebrated Liam's 17th birthday on Saturday, wow where have those years gone, he didn't want a birthday cake, but a triple chocolate cheesecake.  Which I must say myself it was rather yummy.

Liam's 17th Birthday Cheesecake
Chocolate Biscuit Base
Dark Chocolate layer
Milk Chocolate layer
White Chocolate with a Flake broken into it layer.
Crushed Flake on Top
17 in Dark Chocolate Maltesers

Congratulations to the winner over at 
great work everyone this week.

This week we have a rather simple but very effective sketch by Sally.

Sketch # 97

Here's a couple of pictures of my card using our wonderful sponsors image Lady Flower Bug Love by Bugaboo Stamps.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Jodie Mackrell
the owner and illustrator 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.

Our lucky winner will receive

with that prize there's no excuse I want to see heaps of entries this week, fancy being able to choose 7 free digis.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created this week using Bugaboo Images especially just for you over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Pink Bubblegum, Sea Foam by Kaisercard
3. Design Paper: Blue Floral Flat by K & Co

4. Image: Lady Flowerbug Love by Bugaboo Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics, White, Green & Blue gel pens
6. Tools Used


Glossy Accents for the red heart.

8. Dies Used

9. Embossing folder used inside and outside of my card.

10. Embellishments:

a. Butterfly from my stash made from feathers
b. Double sided ribbon
c. d. Gems from my stash.


Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Slumber Sunflower

Good morning everyone, it's the middle of the week and I been feeling poorly with the flu for 13 days now, I've been to the doctor and I'm now on antibiotics and I can't get rid of this cough that I've got.
But I felt like doing a little colouring with this super sweet image from Di's Digital Stamps.  Di's got so many wonderful images to choose from and these mice images are so super cute.
You can find her images here .

I think I went overboard with my flower  and lace embellishments and charm but I just love how this card turned out.

Challenges I'm Entering:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Dove Grey
3. Design Papers: Bearly Mine Digital Paper, and a scrap from my scrap bin.

4. Image: Slumber Sunflower 
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools Used:

7. Dies Used:

8. Embellishments Used:
Flowers from my stash, silver braid

9. Embellishments: Lace, this lace must be at least 30 years old, I found it in a box of sewing bits and pieces that was mums and I thought it went brilliantly with my colour comb.

10. Finishing Touches: Inside and the back of my card,

Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  I'll keep this posting short and sweet today and I've come down with this terrible head cold and can't stop coughing.
Today being Wednesday the middle of the week and it's
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 fortnightly Challenge.
Congratulations to our winner last week it was great to see what everyone had done with last fortnights sketch.

Here is our new sketch very simple and another great one to use those leftover design papers.

Sketch # 96 

Here's my card using Camomile by our sponsor 
Laurie from Doodle Pantry.
I just adore Laurie's images especially for my love of flowers.

This week our sponsor is

Doodle Pantry


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!
Laurie has so many amazing images to choose from you'll totally be spoilt for choice. 
Here is what our lucky winner will receive:

Prize:   $10 Coupon

For one winner, we offer a $10 gift coupon for non-EU residents, or 3 single priced products for EU residents (not labelled as a “bundle”).

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the girls over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what they've created with Laurie's images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Cared Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Mexican Poppy
3. Design Paper: Rosie Basic Essential papers 

4. Image: Camomile by Doodle Pantry
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools Used:

7. Dies Used: Spellbinders Tear Drops

Joy Craft Corner Die

8. Embossing Folder: Couture Tied Together

9. Embellishments: 
a. Joy Craft Corner
b. Ribbon from my stash
c. Gems for my stash by Wild Orchid 

10. Inside and the back of my card.

Wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Truffle and Flowers

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  I can't believe it's August already, where has our year gone?  It's the first Wednesday of the month and it Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 for the last fortnight, great work everyone.
This week we have another fun sketch to work with created by Sally.

Sketch #95

Here's my card, using our sponsor DigiStamp Boutique images, I used Truffle and Flowers. 

 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:

Pearl Button and Ribbon Bow
10. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #305 Tic-Tac Toe Ribbon, Marker, Flower *

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Marmalade Blast, Melon, Hollywood and Celery
3. Design Papers: Rosie Studio Sweet Delight

4. Image: Truffle and Flowers
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tootls Used:

7. Dies Used:

Butterfly from Jewel Flower Set

8. Embellishments:
a. Butterfly from Jewel Flower Set by Spellbinders
b. Flat back Pearls
c. Gold Heart embellishment from Sweet Delight Set
d. Ribbon and Pearl Button from Stash

9. Inside and the back of my card.

Take care and have a great week and happy crafting.