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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Thursday, 26 April 2018


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today being Wednesday means it's a Sweet Sketch 2 Wednesday and we have a new sketch and a great sponsor.

Here's another look at my card as well as the inside.

Now it's time to reveal this fortnights sketch.

Sketch #135

It's a very simple sketch so easy and it looks good.

This fortnight our sponsor is Bugaboo Digital Stamps. We all adore Bugaboo images and so many wonderful images and characters to choose from, there's something for everyone.
Here is a bit about Jodie Mackrell the owner and illustrator of Bugaboo images.

Bugaboo Stamps
Jodie's Bio
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 paper crafting 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 sugary 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.


 This fortnight our design team members have been working with an old favourite
images from Bugaboo Digital Stamps so go and check out what the of the design team
have created over at Sweet Sketch 2.

Challenge's I'm Entering:
Die/Punch, Bugaboo Image, Ribbon

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: White French Linen
2. Coloured Card: Black and White old paper
3. Design Paper: Pavalovia Paper made in New Zealand.

4. Image: Black and White Paper from Pavaloa.
5. Colour Medium Copics

6. Tools Used.

7. Dies Used:
Spellbinders Classic Large Circle
Spellbinder Tear Drop

8. Sentiment unknown.

9. Embellishments: Black gems and Black and White Gingham ribbon and Black satin ribbon from my stash. 
10. Inside and the back of the card.

Take care have a great week and happy crafting.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

With Deepest Sympathy

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today I'm sharing a card I made the other night.  Another one to my collection of cards with sentiments only.
A sympathy card isn't easy to make as we are usually making cards that need to be given away because someone has lost a loved one or someone we know.  So I've decided to make a few to add to my collection for just in case situations.
The sentiment I used was an old stamp I bought some time ago and felt that the wording was perfect, a stamp I haven't used very much.

Challenge's I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen
2. Coloured Card: Grey Bazzill Stonehenge
3. Design Paper: By Bo Bunny

4. Sentiment: Stamp Unknown
With Deepest Sympathy

5. Tools Used.

6. Ink Used for Stamping: Black VersaColor
7.  Dies used.

8. Embellishments.

9. Inside and the back of the card.

Take care have a great week and happy crafting.


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Flower Vase


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  I can't believe it's Wednesday already, this week is flying by.
Today my card is for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and our sponsor is DigiStamp Boutique.

Here a different view of my card
with a peak of the inside as well.

Sketch # 134
by me. 

This fortnight our sponsor is
Sally-Ann Hancock 
the illustrator and owner of 
DigiStamp 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.

Our lucky winner this fortnight will receive 
Prize:   £10 voucher to

spend on DigiStamp Boutique online store.  

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 created using 
DigiStamp Boutique images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Pear and American Craft Bubblegum
3. Design Papers: By Kaisercraft

4. Image: Flower Vases by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Tools Used.

6. Dies Used: Butterflies Border

Flourish by Cheery Lynn Design

Classic Large Circle and Petite Scalloped Circle.

7.  Embellishments: Flower and Pearls from my stash and Butterflies painted with glitter which you really can't see in my photo.

8. Inside and the back of the card.

Wishing you all a great week and happy crafting.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Special Friend

I've made a few cards lately with sentiments from a new range of sentiment stamps I've purchased.  Rather than images here's the first one of my series I'm posting, I do hope you like them.

Challenges I'm Entering:
10. The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge for April 2018 Anything Goes *

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen card.
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Aqua
3. Design Paper: Storytime 6 1/2 x 61/2 By Kasiercraft 

4. Sentiment: New Stamp set with 6 different sentiments.

5. Tools Used:

6. Embellishments:
All the flowers are from my stash,  so are the pearls.

7. Leaf Flourish by Cheery Lynne Design

7. Crafting Dies Used for Cutting and Embossing:

8. Inside and the back of the card:

Take care everyone and happy crafting.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018


Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.  Firstly I'm a little late with my posting as I was really busy last week and then next minute Easter was here an now gone.  I do hope everyone had a very happy Easter and didn't eat too many Easter eggs.

Sketch #133
This is a very simple sketch and looks great finished and is great to use those scrap pieces of paper we have.

Here's another view of my card.

This fortnight our very gifted and talented sponsor is Tammy Thompson the illustrator and owner of 

A Day For Daisies 


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!

Our very lucky winner will receive a 

$12.00 Gift Certificate 

to spend in Tammy's online shop
there are so many wonderful images you'll be spoilt for choice.

Challenges I'm Entering:

5. Crafty Catz Challenge #410 Anything Goes and Old Stash (old design papers scraps) TOP 3
10. Sweet Stampin Challenge # Bingo TOP 3

I've used the middle row down

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen Card.
2.  Coloured Card: Yellow Desert Marigold by Bazzill Card
3. Design Papers: A total of scraps from my scrap box.

5. Image: Dandelions by A Day For Daisies

6. Sentiment: Computer generated. 

7. Tools Used:

8.  Dies Used.

9. Inside and the back of the card.

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