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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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Party Elephant

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  It's Wednesday which means it's another
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Congratulations to our winner and top 3 cards great work everyone I loved looking at all your creativity and how you worked our sketch.

We have a new sketch this fortnight by Sally.

Sketch #92

Here's a look at my card, this was one of the quickest cards I've ever made I think and it's a rather cute image.

This week our sponsor is Mary Ellen the owner and artist of Dearie Dolls Digi images.

Dearie Dolls 


Mary Ellen's Dearie Digis are inspired by the wooden dolls she and her husband Kip made together for 25 years. She likes to tell a little story with each illustration. Some of her favorite subjects are snowmen and children.

Don't forget to check out Mary Ellen's website for her wonderful free images.

Most of Mary Ellen's images are free to use.  They are so delightful and you could spend hours looking through the images that she has on her blog.  She has colored and uncolored images to choose from.

Mary Ellen also has a Etsy shop- Dearie Dolls by me where she has some very cute images for sale be sure to stop and take a peek.

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: 
3. Design Paper: Very old paper from Rosies Studios
4. Image: Party Elephant with Balloon by Dearie Dolls

5. Colour Medium: Copics plus a black and white embossing pens and a silver gel pen.
6. Sentiment: From Cuddly Buddly
7. Tools used.

8. Glossy Accents for the Elephants Balloon.

9. Dies that I used.

10. Embellishments

11. This inside and back of the card.

Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Sketchy Tulip Flower Frame

Good morning and welcome to my blog, thank you so much for joining me this week.  Firstly congratulations to our winner Nessy over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 I loved looking at your wonderful creations.

This week we have another great sketch by Sally, I wasn't sure what or how I was going to create my card this week but I'm pleased with the final outcome.

Sketch #91

A quick peep of the the outside and inside of my card using our sponsor's image Sketchy Tulip Flower From by 
DigiStamp Boutique.

This week our sponsor is Sally-Ann Hancock from 
DigiStamp Boutique. Don't forget to pop over to her shop and see what's new and interesting to purchase you won't be disappointed. 

Here's a photo I took from Tulips growing in our garden after it had rain one day and that's what inspired my card this week when I saw this image over at 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.

Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner 
Prize:   £10 voucher

to purchase images from her online store.
  You'll be spoilt for choice as there are so many to choose from and new images being added every month.
Check out her online store

And her Challenge Blog

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the girls over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what they've created with Sally-Ann's images. 

Challenges I'm Entering

Tulip Fever
Used Vellum for the Butterfly 
Colours used Pink, Grey, Mauve and Green
Pearls, Glitter, Ribbon

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bazzil Grey Elephant Ears
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft 6x6 pad Violet Crush
4. Silver Foil Paper by Rosies Studios

5. Image: Sketchy Tulip Flower Frame by DigiStamp Boutique
6. Colour Medium: Copics

7. Tools Used 

8. Dies Used

The Butterfly

9. Organza silver grey ribbon, silver gems, pink flat backed pearl, and silver brad all from my stash.

10. Inside and the back of my card.

Take card wishing you a wonderful week, drive safe and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Cami Camomile

Welcome to my blog.  Well I feel summer has really past now up until last week we still had wonderful autumn temperatures at around 21c.  But during the weekend snow fell in the South Island and we had very cold wind and rain and yesterday it was 11c so the temperatures dropped 10 degrees in 24 hours.  I'll have to get me winter clothes out now.

Congratulations to our winner this week over at
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 it was great work and I love looking at all your work and creativity.  

This week we have another lovely sketch by Sally with two different sized circles under the square image on top.

Sketch # 90 

Here is another look at my card also with a glimpse of the inside.  I used this really cute image from our sponsor this fortnight which is Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  I used 
Cami Camomile Flower Pot Pretties.

This week our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine, I couldn't wait to create my card using my Lacy Sunshine image, all of Heather's images are just so cute.

Heather Valentin  is  creative ,  award winning,  modern-day  fantasy and  whimsical  artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years. 

She  began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age. 
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and  brush stroke. Her  subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her  dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.
Heather's  artist portfolio  has  expanded to include such  clients  as   Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils  and can now be found  at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across 
the globe. 
Her latest foray is to immortalize her popular drawn characters Eleanor and Pickles in a children's book of their own.

Our lucky winner will receive 
Prize:  3 images 
of the winner's choice from
Lacy Sunshine online store.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team's creations created especially for you over at

Challenges I'm Entering:

Diecuts and Colouring With Copics

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Yellow Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Rosies Studio's Basic Colours

4. Image: Cami Camomile Flower Pot Pretties.
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Embellishments:

7. Tools Used.

8. Dies Used.

9. The inside and back of my card.

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

Sunday, 15 May 2016


Today I'm feeling a letter under the weather, I have a really bad head cold and a massive headache so I decided to craft and create a card instead.  The boys stayed in this weekend at Boarding School they were running a 12 hour relay by running a lap then the next boy,  which started at 12 noon Saturday until midnight.   Liam run 33km and Ryan 50km which is amazing.  Liam started two hours later than a lot of the boys as he had a Football away game and was late getting back. They were fund raising money for charity,  for schools that are a lot less fortunate than themselves.  The money raised will buy sports equipment.

I saw a colour Challenge over at Colouring Crazy and I just had to join in as these colours were so pretty together.  Also I purchased this image of Neveah a couple of years ago from Saturated Canary and have never used it, so thought this was a good opportunity.  I do hope you like my card.

A quick peek of the inside.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: Kraft Card
2. Coloured Card: Blue & Peach Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft Paper Pad Rustic Harmony 

4. Image: Neveah by Saturated Canary
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Embellishments: Butterfly Dies, Best Wishes, Flowers all from my stash
7. Flowers from my stash, Pearl Head Pin and leaves cut with Cheery Lynn Die.

8. Dies Used

9. Tools Used

 10. Inside my card and the backs finishing touch.

Take care wishing you a great week and happy crafting.