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, 12 October 2016

Peekaboo Xmas Boy

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  The school holiday break has ended and the boys are now back at school for the last term of the year.  My eldest tells me he only has 4 weeks at school and then he's finished for the year as he'll be on study leave when his exams start in November.  How wonderful to be at school again and always on holiday or breaks or leave weekends.  
This past week I've had a few issues with Blogger, all of my links in my sidebar are missing, I'm not the only person it's happening too, but it is annoying and they say they will return shortly I want to know how long is shortly is it as long as a piece of string? Is this happening to you and have you had problems with Blogger?  All my photo's were missing the other morning but they were back in 24 hours.

This week we have a new sketch but firstly I would like to congratulate our winner from last week.  This week is our
100th Sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Anne has a little giveaway for our lucky winner.

Sketch #100

 This is a really simple sketch so no excuse I want to see heaps of entries this fortnight.

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

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:

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: Kraft Card by Kaisercraft
2. Coloured Card: White SU and Red American Craft Card
3. Design Papers: Christmas Set 6 x 6 by Rosies Studios

4. Image: Peekaboo Xmas Boy by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Martha Stewart white glitter for the hat.

 7. Cutting Dies Used: Classic Circles
and Delicate Dollies.

8. Tools used:

9. Glossy Accents for the bow on the gift. 
10. Embellishments: Flat backed pearls, flowers and twine all from my stash.

11.  Inside the card.

12. The back of my card.

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

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Christmas Candles

Good morning and welcome to my blog, I can't believe it but it's the school holiday break again.  It's nice having the boys home as Liam is studying for his end of year exams.  We've had nothing but rain these last six days.  Hopefully the weather will improve that we can spend some time up at our beach house before the boys go back.   Liam spent 6 days in Singapore with my husband at the start of the holidays where they attend the Formula One Grand Prix.  As Singapore is so close to the Equator it was very hot, day and night.  It was a great time to have a male bonding holiday.
Today is Wednesday which means is another 

This week we have another sketch by Sally Dude.

Sketch # 99

Here's my card using our sponsors image
Christmas Candles.

The image is 3 D mounted and here's a quick peek of the inside of the card.

This week our sponsor is 
Heather Daniel's the owner and illustrator of
Fresh Brewed Designs.

Fresh Brewed Designs

Hello, I am Heather Dennis, the owner and artist at Fresh Brewed Designs.  I love and do all I can to put God first in my life. I am so blessed beyond all I deserve.  I have an amazing husband who supports and loves me more than anything.  We lead praise and worship together in church. I love hearing him sing. I home school two of the best kids in the world. They are my heart. I can't even describe how much they mean to me. I LOVE all things crafty. I have been crafting and creating since as early as I can remember.

Here is a little about our shop:
Fresh Brewed Designs is a small online company that has been offering a wide variety of digital and rubber stamps since November 2010, designed to meet the needs of paper crafting addicts everywhere. With over 30 categories to choose from and new additions each month, our range of products is expanding all of the time.  

Every month this year we will be giving away BLOG CANDY! 
We would love for you to visit our blog and facebook pagewhere fresh ideas are always percolating. 

Heather is offering our very luck winner
3 Free Digis 
from her online store
Fresh Brewed Designs

Don't forget to check out SSW2 here and see what the rest of the design team created for you this week.

Challenges I'm Entering:

(Embossing giving Texture)
8. ABC Christmas Challenge T is for Two (Two Design Papers) *
(White, Embossing, Punch or Die-Cut)

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White Linen Card from Warehouse Stationery
2. Coloured Card: Purple Bazzill and Cream Bazzill Bling.
3. Design Paper: Gold by Rosie's Studios

4. Image: Christmas Candles by Fresh Brewed Designs (Digital Image)
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Silver and Gold Copic atyou pens.

6. Tools Used.

7. Glossy Accents for the berries:

8. Dies Used:
Spellbinders Classic large and small squares.
Classic Circles and Ribbon Circles.

9. Embossing Folder:
Cuttlebug from the With Love Set.

10. Embellishments:
Flower is made up of 4 flowers from my stash, gold twine and a pearl brad,  purple gems from my stash and flat back pearls from my stash.

11. Finishing touches:
Inside the card and the back of my card.

Take care wishing you all an awesome week and happy crafting.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Blue Bell Fun

Good afternoon on this wet windy Saturday spring day here in New Zealand.

Don't they say
"While The Cat's Away The Mice Will Play"

 William and Liam are in Singapore this weekend to see the  Formula 1 Grand Prix and to see Liam's hero Lewis Hamilton.
So I'm sitting in my craft room having a little play with a few bits and pieces and thought I would share a card I made a few weeks ago which I forgot to post.

I love this sweet image it's
'Blue Bell Fun'
Di's Digital Stamps 
I'm loving these wee mice and these amazing images.

Today I've decided to enter my card in the following challenges:

Challenges I'm Entering:

8Little Miss Muffet Challenge #146 Anything Goes *
9. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week # 22 Anything Goes *
10. The Pencil Case Week # 28 Anything Goes *

Card Recipe:

1. Base: Cream Bazzill
2. Coloured Card: Cream and Navy Blue Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Digital Paper by Bearly Mine Bluebells

4. Image: Blue Bell Fun by Di's Digital Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Embellishments:
a. Vintage Lace from my stash this is the last piece left
b. Silver flower with a Pearl Brad through the centre
c and d. Flowers from my stash.

7. Tools Used:

8. Dies Used

9. Finishing Touches:
The inside and back of my card.

Take care wishing everyone a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Mum's Wedding

Good morning and Happy Spring to everyone I know in the Southern Hemisphere.

Congratulations to last fortnights winner over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
We have a great sketch this week which is very easy and looks great when finished, here's the sketch and my card using this fortnights sponsors image.

Sketch # 98

This week our sponsor is 
A Day For Daisies

This fortnight we're sponsored once again by Tammy Thompson the illustrator and owner of A Day For Daisies. I love to create with her wonderful and whimsical digital stamps.  No matter what your personal style is, you can find it over at 

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 grand prize winner will receive $12.00 Gift Voucher from

 A Day For Daisies

 to spend in Tammy's online store.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created using A Day For Daisies images just for you this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Tutu Pink and Ash Grey
3. Design Papers: Couture 6x6 Magnolia Paper and Bearly Mine Digital Design Paper.

4. Colour Medium: Copics
5. Ink: Petal Pink by Versa Color for sponging on the edges.
6. Sentiment: Hello Die 

7. Tools Used:

8. Dies used:
Spellbinders Classic Squares Large and Small
Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles.

9. Embellishments:

Metal buckle for ribbon, and metal corners.
Silver Sheer Organza with a pink diamante gem in the centre of the buckle
Hello sentiment die and silver diamante gems.

10.  Inside and the back of my card for the finishing touches.

Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.