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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Monday, 31 October 2016

In The Pink

I'm so excited to tell you this week I'm been asked to be the guest designer over at the
Crafty Boots Challenge
which I'm honoured about.
This fortnight their challenge theme is 
In The Pink
for Breast Cancer Awareness.

In New Zealand it's Pink October for Breast Cancer Awareness and in November is Blue November for Prostrate Cancer and on the last Friday in August we have Daffodil Day.  I remember this well as my oldest son was born on a Daffodil Day.  

This card is a tribute to my sister who past away earlier this year with Lung Cancer.  I can see her now laughing at Stella, and after Radiation and Chemotherapy my sister lost her crown and glory of beautiful dark brown hair and it grew back grey with very tight curls. 

So I do hope Stella and her bra and boobs makes everyone smile.

If you look closely you'll see that there are boobs in the bra as they have been mounted with double sided foam tape.

Challenges I'm Entering:
1. Whoopsi Daisy Digi Challenge Die Cuts and Punches *
2. Dream Valley Challenge # 143 One For The Girls *
3. Crafty Girls Corner Challenge # 95 Anything Goes    TOP 5
4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge #27 Anything Goes *
5. Little Miss Muffet Challenge #149 Anything Goes *
6. The Pencil Case Challenge Week # 31 Anything Goes *
7. Sweet Stampin Challenge Inspired by A Book, A Film or Song *
"Whole Lotta Rosie" by AC/DC From Let There Be Rock 1977
8. Crafty Friends Challenge # 43 Anything Goes *
9. Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 449 Lace and or Pearls *
10. Southern Girls Challenge Pop It Up  TOP 5
The Bra is popped out with foam

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White Linen Card.
2. Coloured Card: Petal Soft Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Digi Download from Bearly Mine which is closed down now.

4. Image: Stella Peeker Braless by Bugaboo Digi Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics 

6. Tools Used:

7. Glossy Accents: This was used for Stella's Bra, I painted over with Glossy Accents to give it a shinny appearance.

8. Versa Color Ink: 134 Petal Pink this was dusted around the edges of the finished image.

8. Dies Used.

a. Classic Circles by Spellbinders
b. Lacy Circles by Spellbinders
c. Dandelions
d. Delicate Dollies by Spellbinders 

9. Embellishments:
a. Silver metal corners from Wild Orchids Crafts
b. Pink Heart gems from Rosies Studios, silver braid from my stash, Dandelion Die, Pink Flat Backed Pearls and an assortment of pink flowers from my stash.
c. Silver metal corners from Wild Orchids Crafts
d. Silver braid from my stash, Dandelion Die, Pink Flat Backed Pearls and an assortment of pink flowers from my stash.
e. Stella's Bra was paper pieced and the pink rose is from my stash.
f. Pink Sequins and White lace from my stash.

10. Inside: Here's the inside of my card you can see now how pretty that design paper is.

11. Back:  The back of my card.

Take care everyone thanks for visiting my blog, wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting everyone.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Grandpa's Flowers

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Congratulations to everyone that entered in our last fortnights challenge there were some really lovely entries.

I thought I would share with you this week a view from my kitchen window the other morning, the flowering Cherry Tree is out and the Wisteria on the bridge over our pond has just come out I so wish the Wisteria would flower for longer each year.

Onto this fortnights sketch which is a basic and easy design for all of you to make.

Sketch #101

A quick peak of the inside of my card.

This week our sponsor is
 Megan Suarez

You can check out Megan's awesome images here

Our prize this week is

3 Free Images

 of the winners choice from her on line store

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created this week using Dilly Beans Digi Stamps over at 

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Pale Pink Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Digital Papers
4. Image: Grandpa's Flowers by Dilly Beans Images

5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Dies Use:
Classic Circles Large and Small
Delicate Doilies
Stitched Rectangles by My Favourite Things

7. Tools Used:

8. Embellishments Used.

9. Inside the card and the back finishing touch.

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

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Peekaboo Xmas Boy

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  The school holiday break has ended and the boys are now back at school for the last term of the year.  My eldest tells me he only has 4 weeks at school and then he's finished for the year as he'll be on study leave when his exams start in November.  How wonderful to be at school again and always on holiday or breaks or leave weekends.  
This past week I've had a few issues with Blogger, all of my links in my sidebar are missing, I'm not the only person it's happening too, but it is annoying and they say they will return shortly I want to know how long is shortly is it as long as a piece of string? Is this happening to you and have you had problems with Blogger?  All my photo's were missing the other morning but they were back in 24 hours.

This week we have a new sketch but firstly I would like to congratulate our winner from last week.  This week is our
100th Sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Anne has a little giveaway for our lucky winner.

Sketch #100

 This is a really simple sketch so no excuse I want to see heaps of entries this fortnight.

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: Kraft Card by Kaisercraft
2. Coloured Card: White SU and Red American Craft Card
3. Design Papers: Christmas Set 6 x 6 by Rosies Studios

4. Image: Peekaboo Xmas Boy by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Martha Stewart white glitter for the hat.

 7. Cutting Dies Used: Classic Circles
and Delicate Dollies.

8. Tools used:

9. Glossy Accents for the bow on the gift. 
10. Embellishments: Flat backed pearls, flowers and twine all from my stash.

11.  Inside the card.

12. The back of my card.

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