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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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.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Make A Wish

 Good morning and welcome to my blog.  I'm sorry I'm late posting my card this week, but I've been to the South Island of New Zealand visiting my cousin and her husband to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  Last week she turned 66 she was married at 16 and family and friends said they wouldn't last, they have three grown-up children all married with children of their own.  Total of 9 grandchildren.
On Tuesday night I went to the PINK concert or should I say the production or performance she was totally AMAZING.
Now with this fortnights sketch for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

SKETCH # 145

Here are some different views of my card using the above sketch. 

Our lucky winner this fortnight will win this lovely stamp set donated by Anne, these lovely clear flower stamps are by Craftwork Cards titled Blooms.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: White French Linen Card Stock.
2. Coloured Card: American Craft Card Fireberry and Leaf
3. Design Paper: American Craft 5th & Frolic

4. Image: Make A Wish by Di's Digi Downloads
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Silver Pen, White and Black gel pens.

6. Tools Used.

 7. Dies Used.
Spellbinders Hexagons, Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles.

 8. Embellishments: Flatback Pearls and ribbon from my stash.

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

Take care wishing everyone a great fortnight and happy crafting.

Monday, 3 September 2018

For You From Me

Hello everyone and welcome back I do hope everyone had a lovely summer break?
This fortnight over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday our lovely sponsor is the wonderfully talented Jodie Mackrell illustrator and owner of Bugaboo Digital Stamps.


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.

You can shop here:

Store:  www.bugaboostamps.com
and then enter your card here:

Challenge Blog:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com

Our lucky winner will receive

Here is this fortnights sketch.
Sketch 144
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. Colour Card: American Craft Bubblegum
3. Design Paper: Sweet Treats

4. Image: Bugaboo For You From Me
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools Used:

7. Glossy Accents: Butterfly and Leaves

8. Dies and Punch Used:

9. Embellishments:

10. Finishing Touches inside and the back of the card.

Take care wishing everyone a wonderful fortnight and happy crafting.