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, 28 December 2016

Christmas Wreath

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from sunny New Zealand.  By the time you read this I'll hopefully be having a little R and R at our beach house soaking up some summer rays here in New Zealand.
This week I have a card for you as I'm a Guest Designer for

 Crafty Boots Challenge 
and the theme is

'Winter Wonderland'

My interpretation of that, it's winter in the northern hemisphere hopefully with a lot of beautiful white snow and wonderful Holly Wreaths are made with small Mandarins and and Holly Berries hanging on the front doors, eggnog, and mulled wine.  Just a few of my favourite thoughts of winter at Christmas time in England.

Here's another looked at my card.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White Linen card.
2. Coloured Card: Red Bazzill

3. Image: Christmas Wreath unknown source.
4. Colour medium: copics
5. Embellishments: a Holly tag by Cuddly Buddly
b. White and Silver Satin bow
c. Merry Christmas die
d. Gift Card

6. Dies used Spellbinders, Classic Circle, Scalloped Circle, Ribbon Circle. 

7. Funkey Poinsettia 

8 Tools Used.

9. Glossy Accents for the Wreath

10. Inside and the back of my card.

Wishing you all a wonderful week, Happy New Year and happy crafting.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

JJ Cheers


Merry Christmas everyone from 
New Zealand.
This is a photo of the Pohutakawa Tree flower it called 
the (New Zealand Christmas Tree)
because at this time of year it's summer yes summer and all of our beaches and coast line are cover with these beautiful trees in flower it looks like a red carpet.

This week over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge our theme is

Challenge # 309
Anything Goes

 and I'm using one of our wonderful sponsors images from  Bugaboo.

JJ Cheers
I think we all know or have seen or heard of a JJ in our lives!!! and a few more of them over the silly season.

Our lucky Bugaboo winner will receive 


Prize is a $12 Gift Certificate

Don't forget to visit our sponsors at their online stores and also visit our DT and see what they've created using Bugaboo Images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White Linen 
2. Design Papers: Rosies Studio's Christmas Collection
3. Coloured Card: Red American Craft Card

4. Image: JJ Cheers by Bugaboo
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black, White and Silver gel pens

6. Tools Used:

7. Glossy Accents: For the Glasses.

8. Embossing Folder: Funky Poinsettia. 

9. Dies: Spellbinders Classic Squares

10. Embellishments:
a. Buttons, braid and paper curls Candy Cane
b. Silver gem
c Merry Christmas Die and red and gold ribbon from my stash.

11. Inside and the back of the card.

Take care everyone wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2017.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Queen Anne's Lace

Merry Christmas from
New Zealand
Image may contain: outdoor

Only 4 more sleeps everyone and it's Christmas here in 
New Zealand we're the first country in the world to celebrate Christmas and yes you guessed it, it's summer here so a lot of people that have never travelled would find it hard to think that the northern hemisphere are all dress up in their winter woollies and some countries have snow.
So of course if we're the first country to celebrate Christmas we're also the first country to read the new 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 posting for this fortnight.
Thanks to everyone for last fortnights entries I loved all your creativity.  This fortnights post will run to the 4th of January where Anne will have a special post for you and the next sketch challenge will be on 18th January giving all the DT's a well deserved breaks with their family and friends.

Now onto this months challenge 
Use your favourite sketch from 2016 
Number 80 onwards'
I've used sketch #103 and rotated it once anticlockwise.
Sorry I should have used an oval which I did with my first image and then remade it and used the wrong die, so mine is a rectangle oval sorry that's another story.....

Sketch # 103

I love the simplicity of this sketch which shows off all of those wonderful design papers and not covered up by an image.

Here's some other views of my card.

You all would have seen Queen Anne's Lace which is a weed in New Zealand and grows on the side of the country road.
Image result for queen anne's lace

The Queen Anne’s lace herb grows from a taproot, which looks much like a carrot and is edible when young. This root can be eaten alone as a vegetable or in soup. However, there is a similar-looking plant, called the poison hemlock (Conium maculatum), which is deadly. Many people have died eating what they thought was the carrot-like root of Queen Anne’s lace plant. For this reason, it is vitally important to know the differences between these two plants, though it’s probably safer to avoid eating it altogether. Fortunately, there is a simple way to tell the difference. Both poison hemlock and its cousin, fool’s parsley (Aethusa cynapium) smell distgusting while Queen Anne’s lace smells just like a carrot. In addition, the stem of the wild carrot is hairy while the stem of poison hemlock is smooth.

This fortnight we're using one of my very favourite designers
Tammy Thompson the illustrator and owner of
A Day For Daisies.

A Day for Daisies Bio.
A Day For Daisies began as a small token to a constant need to create. Pairing a love of whimsical illustration, with a tidy graphic design background, Tammy S Thompson, produced her first stamp designs, introducing irresistibly sweet stamps to crafters around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful world around us, she strives to express the happiness and gratitude she feels in each stamp design she creates.
Presently, A Day For Daisies has grown to over 3,000 Digital Stamps with a quickly expanding line of Best Loved Clear Polymer. A Day For Daisies has been published and awarded over the years for innovative and unique designs created to inspire the crafting community. With a whole team behind her now, she remains passionate about illustration, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to her customers. A Day For Daisies thanks you for your ideas, comments, and creativity!

The lucky winner will receive a 
$12 gift voucher 
to use in Tammy's online store

and also her 

you could enter your card here is you used one of her images.
Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and see what they have created using Tammy's wonderful images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: White Linen by Clairefontaine 
2. Coloured Card: Lily Pond
3. Design Papers: Botanical Notes by Trimcraft

4. Image: Queen Anne's Lace
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools Used:

7. Glossy Accents:
For the Mason Jar

8. Dies Used:

9. Finishing Touches:

Take care everyone wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year and happy crafting.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Reggie Christmas Bells

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge we have one of my favourite sponsors Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  These images are so darn cute I just love creating with them.  
This week our theme is 


I wonder why well for me here in New Zealand we have 10 more sleep before Christmas and as it's summer here in the Southern Hemisphere we have a pretty warm Christmas.  Last year we were in England for Christmas and son's thought they would have white Christmas but to be honest it wasn't that cold 15 Celsius, but it was lovely have a true traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. 

Here is another look at my card.

Our sponsor for this weeks Challenge #308

Our lucky winner this week will receive
3 digi images
 of winners choice

Have fun this week and I look forward to seeing your creative work and don't forget to drop by to the other deign team member over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and see what they have created using our sponsors images.

Challenges I'm Entering:
Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Design Papers: Scraps of Baby Papers from Kaisercraft
3. Coloured Card: White SU and American Craft Sky Blue card

5. Image: Reggie Christmas Bells by Lacy Sunshine Stamps
6. Colour Medium: Copics, Gold, White, Black and Silver Gel Pens

7. Tools Used

8. Glossy Accents: For the bell, eyes.

9. Die's Inverted corners by Couture Creations
Snowflakes by Marianne Deign Dies

Merry Christmas Die from unknown source.

10. Embellishments:
a. North Pole by Cuddly Bubbly sentiments
b. Snowflake by Marianne Dies
c. Silver gems from my stash.
d. Pom pom for the hat, assorted sequins, silver braid and navy and diamante gem white satin ribbon inside the card and a star gem all from my stash.

11. Inside my card and the back

Take care everyone wishing you all an awesome week and happy crafting.