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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Monday, 12 November 2018

Strawberry Jam

Welcome to my blog.  I'm sorry my card is so late but last week my card was made but I forgot to post it on SSW2 as I had other things on my mind as I was about to go into surgery and have my ankle looked at again.  I went in to have all my metal work removed and have come back out with another 5 screws and another plate.  I thought it was the metal work causing my swelling but it looks like the original operation wasn't carried out like it should have been.  I'm now in bed with my leg resting trying to get the swelling down and I can't weight bear for 6 weeks.
This fortnight I've used an image from our sponsor Cute As A Button, it's Strawberry Jam and it's a perfect image for spring here in New Zealand and all the beautiful strawberries fresh in our shops.

This fortnight our sponsor is Cute As A Button.

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’  Numbers 6:26

Sketch #149

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen card.
2. Coloured Card: American Craft Card Beige and Leaf Green
3. Design Paper: By Kasiercraft

4.Image: Strawberry Jam by Cute As A Button

5. Colour Medium: Copics 

6. Tools Used.

7. Glossy Accents:
Used for the Jam Jar and the Strawberries

8. Embellishments:
Ribbon, Flower, Strawberry, Leaves and Pearls all from my stash.

9. Inside and the back of the card.

Take care wishing everyone a wonderful fortnight and happy crafting.

Thursday, 25 October 2018


 Good morning and welcome to my blog.  It was lovely catching up on our entries last fortnight but still, there are not enough entries where is everyone?

This week I used this lovely Delphinium image from our sponsor Teri Sherman from Delicious Doodles.  
Teri has some fabulous images in her Etsy shop, there's something for everyone, why not pay her a visit sometime by following this link here.

Here is this fortnights sketch I do hope you like it, it easy so I hope everyone joins in.

Sketch #148 

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team designed this fortnight over at

Challenges I'm Entering:

 Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen.
2. Card: Bazzill Pear and Lilic
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy 
 and First Edition Botanical Notes 

4. Image: Delphinium by Delicious Doodles

5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools Used.

7. Dies Used
Spellbinders Classic Circles and Petite Scalloped Circles

8. Embellishments:
Sage Green Ribbon

9. Finishing Touches:
Inside and the back of the card.

  Wishing everyone a great fortnight and happy crafting.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Flower Vase

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.
This fortnight we have another great sketch for everyone to play with, and I really do hope that our SSW2 followers do play along as our last fortnight's entries were really disappointing, to say the least.  Not only spending time creating our cards and also designing the sketches our team does it for you.  So please, please join us this fortnight because they say
"If you don't use it you'll lose it"

 This fortnight should have been sponsored by DSB but when Sally-Ann closed DSB the sponsorship ceased but we decided to celebrate Sally-Anns artwork this challenge. We hope that our work will inspire you to play along with us.
Remember that you can use any image that you like to enter. 

Here is this fortnights sketch.
Sketch #147

Here's my card using 
Flower Vase which is a pre-coloured image from
DigiStamp Boutique.

Please, we would love to see your creations, so don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and show the DT's a little love which they really need and post your card as we can't wait to see your work.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen Card
2. Coloured Card: Silver and American Craft Card Mulberry
3. Design Paper: Bella Design's Wedding Paper

4. Image: Flower Vase by DigiStamp Boutique pre-coloured.
5. Embellishments: Gems and silver twine from my stash.

6. Tools Used:

7. Dies Used: Spellbinders

8. Inside and the back of my card.

Take care everyone and happy crafting.

Saturday, 29 September 2018


 Hello and welcome to my blog.  I'm so sorry that my card is late this week, it was made but I haven't had the time to post it so it's finally appearing.  This week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 we are showcasing Sketch #146 and I hope you can all join in.

Here's another view of my card.

Sketch #146
when I created this sketch the background looked like patchwork paper.  My teammates have created their cards by using up scrap pieces of paper which we all have and don't know what to do with.

 Little Blue Button is our wonderful sponsor for this challenge and here is a little bit about them:

Little Blue Button Stamps started its life in December 2012 as free digital stamps company "Digital designs by Olga".  Later in spring 2013, it was reborn as Little Blue Button Stamps and first Design Team started its work.  In the summer of 2013, we started to produce rubber stamps which were pressed and packed by C.C.Designs company. In Fall 2014 we started to release clear stamps but due to some problems in my life, I had to shut down both clear and rubber and continue with digital stamps only.  Now I continue to create designs for digital stamps and printable by LBBS and clear stamps for Russian store by Tamara Startseva.

Don't forget to check out the design over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what they created using Little Blue Button Stamps.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Grape
3. Design Paper: Mixture of offcuts

4. Image: Flower by Little Blue Button
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Embellishments: Gems and Ribbon from my stash.

7. Dies Used.

8. Tools Used:

 9. Inside and the back of the card.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Happy 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary

Good morning and welcome to my 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary Card today.

Last Thursday week ago my husband and I flew to Nelson in the South Island of New Zealand to celebrate my cousins 50th Wedding Anniversary.  I attended their wedding yes 50 years ago and I was the little girl giving her a horseshoe.
My cousin is only 66, yes she was a child bride and was only 16 years old when she got married and her husband was 20.  They were told by family and friends that they were far too young and that their marriage would never last.  Three grown-up children later all very happily married and they have nine grandchildren.  It's so lovely to see that this marriage did last with two people so young but totally in love.  So it was a surprise as she didn't know that we were going down as her husband and daughter had arranged it all and boy was it a surprise she was totally speechless.  We had an amazing 5 days away and the weather for early spring was sensational.

Here's my special Golden Anniversary card for the special couple.  I do hope you like it.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: White French Linen Card
2. Card: Gold card stock.

3.  Gold and Cream flowers arranged.

4. Sentiment: PC generated using Papyrus font.

5. Tools Used.

6. Dies Used.
Spellbinder and Couture Creations Vintage Signs

7. Embossing Folder: With Love Language by Cuttlebug.

8. Embellishments:  All from my stash.

9. Wording inside the card.

Happy crafting everyone.