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 2 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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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Brook and Raine

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Well here it is another wonderful Wednesday and last week i was complaining of the cold and this week it's got warmer gain around 23 c today.  My boys went back to boarding school on Monday night and I'm usually lost without them for a few days and then I get back into my normal routines again.

Being Wednesday means we have another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards great work everyone.  This week we have another great sketch from Sally.

Sketch #52

I had a little trouble with this sketch trying to sort out my design papers and if they matched or not.  Here's what I created for your this week.  This sketch is really easy it was just me trying to match my design papers the best I could.

This week our sponsor is Dilly Beans Digi Stamps and the owner is Megan Suarez and she has so many wonderful images to choose from I really don't know where she come up with these wonderful ideas she amazes me.

Dilly Beans Digi Stamps
By Megan Suarez


Our price this week is

3 Free Images

 of the winner choice from her on line store

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created this week using Dilly Beans Digi Stamps over at 

Challenges I'm entering.

Card Recipes:

1. Both Cards: Base White SU
2. Coloured Card: Purple and Pink and Apple Green American Craft card
3. Design Papers: Pink Sweet Treats by Kaisercraft
Mauve Pavalova Papers
4. Images:  Brook and Raine By Dilly Beans Digi Stamps

5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black and White gel pens.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders, Labels 1, Labels 1 Lace, Classic Circle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky glue.
7. Embellishments: Ribbons, gems, brads are all from my stash.
8. Flowers: Purple Flower Handmade using large Retro Flower punch and the Pink Flower is a Cheery Lynn Daisy die.

9. Sentiments are from Cuddly Buddly 

10. Inside my cards.

11. The back of each cards.

Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Saturday, 18 April 2015


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  It's Saturday morning and it's dark, it's raining very heavily and I can hear thunder I'm just waiting for the lightning.
I think that it's a good time to stay at home and craft and my boys want to go out shopping for new Soccer boots, I think tomorrow is another day.

Today I'm posting a card and supporting a dear friend of mine and ex colliege of mine, you may know her it's Jeannie from Dragonfly Journeys and she's starting up a new challenge and you can fine it here.  I know that I don't qualify for this challenge as I live out of the US but it's nice to be able to support one of your friends.  I won't be able to do this every week but because it's her first challenge here I am.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Aqua American Craft Card
3. Design Papers: Rosies Studios
4. Dragonfly from a colouring page

5. Colour medium: Copics, Stickles, black embossing pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Lace Circle, Classic Circle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.

7. Sentiment: Rain or Shine by Cuddly Buddley
8. Gems: From my stash
9. Decorative corner from my stash

10. The inside of my card and the back of the card.

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

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Spring Vase

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Well last week I was saying how warm our long hot summer had lasted and this week is totally the opposite. Easter weekend was 23 Celsius and people were swimming at the beach.  On Monday night in the South Island of New Zealand it snowed and the cooler temperatures came our way.  I woke up to 5 Celsius on Tuesday morning and by 9.30 am when I was taking the cat to the vet is was a whole 9 Celsius.  During the day it did warm up but again last night it was cold again and snowing in parts of the South Island.  My friends new home in Queenstown which they only shifted into on Saturday is snow white covered in snow.  These temperatures are every early for this time of year and a wee bit of a shock to the system.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards awesome work everyone there were so many beautiful cards and all your talents amaze me each week with what you produce.

This week we have another great sketch to use up those odd pieces of design papers we all have hanging around.  This week I want to have a Vintage feel to my card but find it hard to create Vintage cards as I don't do DISTRESSING of edges very well, I'm a more clean edge person.

Sketch # 51

This sketch is very clean and simple.
Here's my card:

This week our sponsor is 
Sally-Ann Hancock the owner of 

DigiStamp Boutique

Digi Stamp 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.

This weeks prize is a

  £10 voucher 

to spend in the DigiStamp Boutique online store

or enter your card in the DigiStamp Boutique monthly challange

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created for us this week using Sally-Ann's wonderful images from DigiStamp Boutique over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm entering:

JAI #258
All Sorts Challenge # 306 Bingo = Ribbon, Flowers, Die Cuts
Bingo Theme

Card Recipe:

1. Base: Kraft card
2. Coloured Card: Burgundy Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft
4. Kraft Paper
5. Image: Spring Vase by DigiStamp Boutique
6. Colour Medium: Copics
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies and Cheery Lynn leaf die, gloss accents, pop dots, glue dots.
8. Embellishments: Bird cage, roses, leaf die, Cuddly Buddly sentiment, gold braid, pearls and ribbon all from my stash.
9. Cuddly Buddly sentiment

10. Inside and the back of my card
the inside is decorated like the front and the back is the finishing touch to my card.

11. With my left over scraps I made this little gift card.

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

DigiStamp Boutique

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Tender Thoughts

I do hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with your family and friends.  We had an amazing few days at the beach house and the weather was just beautiful.  It was so good that the boys were still swimming as the water is still very warm.   My boys are on a two week school holiday break so it's lovely to have them at home.

Today is Wednesday which means we have another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Congratulations to last weeks winner and to our top 3 cards everyone really like that great sketch from Sally and it was great to be able to use up some of those scrap pieces of design papers.

This week Sally has another lovely sketch

Sketch #50

Here's my card using this very simple but elegant sketch.

This week our sponsor is

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 lucky winner this week will receive 

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate

Don't forget to check out 


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

Challenge's I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: American Craft Pale Blue
3. Design Papers: By Kaisercraft Tea At Elise's Collection

4. Image: Tender Thoughts from A Day For Daisies
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Die is by Culture Creations Vintage Designs

 7. Embellishments: Grain weave ribbon and pale blue gems all from my stash.

8. Inside the card is the opposite from the front as I didn't want to waste these wonderful papers.

9. The back of the card the finishing touches.

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