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 week as to what I've been up to and see what our amazing Design Team Diva's over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 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, 20 October 2014

Edward with Fall Pumpkins

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today I'm so excited as I've been asked to be the Guest Designer this week for 
I'm also very proud and honored to be asked by a very talented group of ladies and also to be working with the owner of LTC which is Jackie Randolph whom I worked with a few years ago as a DT over at SSW.

This weeks challenge over at
Anything Goes / Fall Colours
 and the sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and you all know how much I love working with Bugaboo images.

I must admit the Fall (Autumn) colours aren't one of my strong points so I really had to think outside the square for this challenge.

The image I used is Edward with Fall Pumpkins
by Bugaboo Stamps

As you can see all my cards a decorated inside and out.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe: 
 1. Base: White SU card
2. Coloured Card: Burnt Orange Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft
4. Image: Edward With Fall Pumpkins by Bugaboo Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Black Glaze Pen

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circle, Lacy Circle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky Glue, Fiskers leaf punch, Cherry Lynne leaves and Gloss Accents.

7. Embellishments:

Burlap or Hessian triple bow, and woven burlap, also around the edge of my lacy circle, three different colour brads, and a multitude of leaves made out of scraps and all from my stash.

8. Inside my card:

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Christmas Burt

Welcome to another wonderful warm Wednesday here in New Zealand.  I can't believe we're half way through October already and it's only 70 days until Christmas Day!!!  How scary is that?  I know someone that would have her Christmas Fruit Cake made, her decorations ready to go and most of her presents wrapped ready to go under the tree!!! and it's not me.
Wednesday means it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards great work everyone.

This week Sally has another lovely sketch to work with and again it's easy and looks great finished.

Sketch #31

Here my card using this great sketch I love this sketch as it shows off those wonderful design papers.  I've used our sponsors image which is Christmas Burt from the Christmas Burt set.

Here's a close up of Christmas Burt.

This week our sponsor is 
Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and design of 
DigiStamp Boutique.
We all love working with DigiStamp Boutique Images.

DigiStamp Bio:

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.

Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner

Prize:   £10 voucher 

to spend in her online store.

Now its time to pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the design team have created for you this week using Sally-Ann's wonderful selection of images from DigiStamp Boutique online store.

Challenge's I'm Entering:
Glitter and Green

Card Recipe

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Red Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Paper: Deck The Hall by Kaisercraft 
4. Image: Christmas Burt by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Glaze Pen, 

6. Sentiment: This sentiment comes with the Christmas Burt Set there is two images and two sentiments in the set.

7. Embellishments: Red & Silver ribbon from my stash, pearl brad also from my stash. 

8. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders assorted dies, pop dots, glue dots, Martha Stewart white glitter for the snow and fur.

9.  Inside: This is what the inside of my card looks like which is the same as the outside without the image and flower & sentiment.

10. This is the back of my card.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting and creating.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Three Daisies

Welcome to my blog and happy Wednesday everyone.
Today being Wednesday means it's another wonderful 
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 this week, great work ladies.
This week we have another great sketch by Sally.  This is a really easy sketch and looks great finished.  

Sketch #30
 My card using Three Daisies image 
by Pattie's Creations this weeks sponsor

This week our sponsor is 
Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps

Pattie's Creations

Bio:  Pattie Gomez

I am an Internet Technology Professional and an Artist. I always dreamed of being an artist, but I found out quickly that I needed another field to support my family so I pursued a Degree in Information Technology. I love to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks to enhance my work.
I created a character called Pattieboop and her cat named Allie. I have had so much fun coming up with different images so I also created a site to sell them. You can go to my store to find out more about Pattieboop & Allie. I know you will just love them when you see them.
I have added many other images to my store in the past few years. I know have a large selection of images to fit everyone’s needs.

This weeks prize is 

 Two Free Images

1. Base: Apple Green American Craft Card
2. White: SU card
3. Deign Paper: Sheryl K Designs Digital Papers All Green
4. Image: Three Daisies by Pattie's Creations Digital Images
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Fancy Labels One, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.
7. Embellishments: 2 White Daisies, White Satin Ribbon, Gold Gem from my stash.  

8. Flat backed Pearls all from my stash.

9. Inside the card.

 10. The back of my card

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Hedgehog Flower

 Good morning and welcome to my blog and to another wonderful sunny spring morning here in New Zealand.

It's Wednesday the middle of the week which means it's 

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards, lovely work and I loved that hint of coffee on your cards, weather it was colour, sentiment or image.

Here's another piece of Cross Stitch I've just finished and had framed.

This week we have another great sketch by Sally

Sketch #29
 This sketch is just so easy and looks great.

Here's my card using our sponsors image, I love Hedgehogs and Ladybugs so I just had to have this very cute image from Bugaboo Stamps.

Well as you can tell by now our wonderful sponsor this week is Jodie Mackrell the owner of Bugaboo 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 papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seiously snarky to sugar 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.

Our lucky winner this week will win

 What an amazing and such a generous prize, there's just so many wonderful images to choose from that would suit anyone's style.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the design team created to Jodie's wonderful images.
I've go to say that Stella, Gus and JJ are my very favourite images.
Challenges I'm entering:
Old are the papers and New are the flowers and Ladybug
From Winter to Spring here in New Zealand

Card Recipe: 

 1. Base: White SU
2. Card: Orange Kasierkraft Card
3. Design Papers: Orange and White Gingham which is a digital paper from my computer (unknown source) and the floral paper is a K and Co paper but I'm unsure of the name and I don't have any more left unfortunately.
4. Image: Hedgehog Flower from Bugaboo Stamps

5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Glaze Pen, Silver, Gold and White gel pens and blue ink for sponging.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities classic circle, picot edge circle, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.

 7. Embellishments: Green, orange and yellow flowers and a wooden ladybug all from my stash.

8. Embellishments: Green satin ribbon from my stash.

9. Embellishments: Cream flat backed pearls from my stash.

10. Inside: An image of a Ladybug coloured to follow through with the Ladybug on the front of the card.    

11. Inside my finished card decorated the same as the front.

12. The back of my card.

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