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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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Congratulations on your Wedding Day

Today I'm sharing a card with you that I made for my nephew and his wife in a little while ago for their special day.

Here's another look especially the flowers.

Challenges I'm Entering:

1. Base: White Bazzill
2. Coloured Card: Navy Bazzill

3. Flower Embellishments
Pearl Swirls
Pearl Pin
Off White and Silver Ribbon
Pearl Hearts

4. Embossing: Divine Swirls by Cuttlebug

5. Sentiment: PC Generated font used was Papyrus.

6. Dies and Embossing Folder.

1. Petite Ovals Large by Spellbinders
2. Petite Scalloped Ovals Large by Spellbinders
3. Classic Circles by Spellbinders
4. Petite Scalloped Circles by Spellbinders
5. Curved Borders Two by Spellbinders
6. Divine Swirls by Cuttlebug
7. Leafy Flourish by Cheery Lynn Dies

7. Tools Used:

8. Glossy Accents for the back of the card.

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

Take care withing everyone a great week and happy crafting.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Happy 16th Birthday

Good morning and this morning I'm sharing a card with you that I made for Ryan's 16th birthday card last year and forgotten I hadn't entered into any challenges.
It's very basic but I do find this age very hard to make a plain card that's not over the top.

Here's another view of the card.

I've decided to enter it into some challenges:

Challenges I'm Entering:
 (Brad's, Paperclip, Football Brad)
Title ( Sweet Sixteen) 2002

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen card stock.
2. Coloured Card: Yellow Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Basic by Rosies Studio

4. Sentiment: By DigiStamp Boutique
5. Tools Used.

6. Dies Used:
7. Embellishments:

8. Inside and the back of the card.

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

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Floral Watering Can

Good morning a welcome to my blog.  Sorry, I'm a little late posting this week.  But today is 21st June being the shortest day here in New Zealand and the middle of winter.  So I've just made a pot of Chicken and Corn Soup hopefully that will warm a few up for lunch here.  Liam is home for a month as he's just finished his first semester at University and Ryan will be home from boarding school on Saturday after his football game so will need some warming up.

Yesterday was Wednesday and that means we have another 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

This week our sponsor is Teri Sherman the owner and illustrator of wonderful images from 
Delicious Doodles.
I've used the image Floral Watering Can.

Here is this fortnights sketch I do hope you like it and join us in our challenge.

Sketch #139

As I said Delicious Doodles is our sponsor and this week they are offering our lucky winner  
4 free images from the 
Delicious Doodles online shop.

You can learn more about Delicious Doodles from these sites.

Challenge Blog


Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created this fortnight over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen card.
2. Coloured Card: Mauve Bazzill
3. Design Paper:
4. Image: Floral Watering Can by Delicious Doodles
5. Colour Medium: Copics and silver pen for the watering can.

6. Tools Used.

7. Die and Embossing Folders Used.
4 dies
1 punch
1 embossing folder by Cuttlebug

8. Embellishments:
Sentiment from Digistamp Boutique
Pearls from my stash
Punch and Die
Ribbon from my stash

9. Inside and the back of my card.
I used the embossing folder at the top of the inside of my card.

Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Coloured Butterfly

Good morning everyone.  Firstly I would like to apologise for not being around to comment on blogs or participate in the last challenge, my card was made but I never got to post it.

On May 19th the night of the Royal Wedding my very fit and healthy brother who had just retired in April aged 65 was in his home with his partner and said he didn't feel the best and went to bed.  Within half an hour he had, had a massive heart attack and was admitted to hospital.  He was put into an induced coma in the critical care unit of Auckland Hospital.  My sister flew in from Australia and we sat with him most days for a few hours at a time just talking trying not to get in the medical staff's way and also giving his partner a break.  On the 27th May, he had gone downhill and there was nothing else they could do for him.

On Monday the 28th at 3pm his machines that were keeping him alive were turned off and he was surrounded by his family and friends.  We had a lovely funeral with friends and family celebrating his life and hearing about stories he got up to with my brother when they were young.  He was far too young to leave us, but they say the good die young.
 RIP Brent.

Now I'm back to creating cards and family life, the day before my brothers funeral it was my son's school ball, it was a Millennial Maskerade Ball.  I made the masks for both my son and his partner it was great creating them it took my mind off other things that were happening.  Annaliese looked stunning and Ryan looked very handsome, they both had a great night.

Ryan and Annaliese at the St Paul's Collegiate Ball 2018

Here's another look at my card.

This fortnights Sketch #138

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:

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: White French Linen Card
2. Coloured Card: Lilic Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Scraps from other cards all from Kaisercraft.

4. Image: Coloured Butterflies by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Sentiment: From Coloured Butterflies by DigiStamp Boutique
 (There are 4 Sentiments with the set).

6. Tools Used.

7. Embellishments:
Ribbon and Gems from my stash.

8. Dies Used.

9. Inside and the back of the card. 

Take care everyone have a great fortnight and enjoy your crafting and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.
Don't forget to enjoy life and embrace every opportunity you're given as life is far to short sometimes.