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, 20 July 2016

Ladybug Bud

Good morning and welcome to my blog, happy Wednesday.  Last Saturday night my husband and I went to a 1920's evening which was a great night and we all had to dress accordingly, I didn't make a dress but added a few bits and pieces to a dress I already had.  Here's the hair piece I made which will give you some idea.

Congratulations to our winner and top 3 from last week.  Great work everyone and I loved looking at your creativity.

Now, on to this week’s challenge and our fabulous sketch for you to follow…

Sketch # 94

Create your card using this sketch. You can rotate it or flip it – it just has to maintain the essence of the sketch when you create your card.

Don't forget to check the challenge rules, comment on the SSW2 posting for this fortnight and post our sketch on your posting.

We are so happy to welcome back Sami Stamps as our sponsor this week. Samantha Siemers Ratliff is the owner and illustrator of the wonderful images offered at Sami Stamps. You might know Sami as the younger sister of Tammy at A Day For Daisies where she grew up fascinated with art and watching her sister paint all day in her art studio. Sami got her start through her sister’s store and now has an ever expanding selection of her own digi images at Sami Stamps. Sami’s inspiration comes from those things around her that make her happy in hope that it might brighten your day. 


   Hello! I’m so happy to be here as a Sponsor for Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Sami Stamps provides a variety of high quality Digital Stamps in both JPEG and PNG formats.  I hope you enjoy crafting with Sami Stamps as much as I enjoy illustrating them!
If you’re having fun here, please feel free to come check us out!

Click on a link to Visit our...  

Our lucky winner this week will receive 

 $12.00 Gift Certificate to spend at Sami Stamps online store.
There are so many wonderful images to choose from you'll love them all.

Thanks Sami !  We appreciate your sponsorship and I know the we all enjoyed creating with your lovely digital images this week!

Go a grab a coffee, tea or water and sit back and check out what our very dedicated design team have created for your inspiration using Sami Stamps over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Die-Cut - Digi Image- Flowers

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Watermelon by Bazzill and Bazzill Bling
3. Design Papers: Miss Nelly by Kaisercraft
4. Image: Ladybug Bug by Sami Stamps

5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Sentiment: By Cuddly Buddly

7. Tools Used

8. Dies Used

9. Embellishments:

Roses and flat backed pearls all from my stash.

10. Inside and the back of my card:

Wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Flower Bird

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  As I get older I wonder where my 24 hours a day goes to.  As a child days seem to be longer and now days a day passes so quickly and I don't have enough hours in a day to get everything done.
I would love to have a day a week in my craft room just to do what I want to do, but when the family is around I feel so guilty sitting crafting when I know there are other things I could be and should be doing.
This week we have another wonderful sketch which is brilliant and you can use up all those scrap pieces of your favourite design papers that we all keep.

Sketch # 93

I know I've used Flower Bird before but I just adore this image.
Here my card using this wonderful image.

3 D mounting of the image and a quick look at the inside of my card.

This week our wonderful sponsor is 

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 seriously 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.

Now it's time to grab a coffee and check out what Team
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2  have created using Bugaboo images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Sea Spray and Daffodil by Kaisercraft
3. Design Papers: Yellow Polka Dots unknown, Pattern Aqua & White, Gold and White from Rosies Studios

4. Image: Flower Bird by Bugaboo Digital Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Blue embossing pen.
6. Embellishments: Turquoise Gems, Aqua & White Bakers Twine, and a Recycled Gold Button all from my stash.

7. Tools Used.

8. Dies Used.

9. Inside my card and the back of it for the finishing touch.

Take wishing you all a wonderful fortnight and happy crafting.

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.