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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mr. Snowman



This fun snowman is called Snowball Sam at A Day for Daisies!  Isn't he adorable?
I had fun coloring but after the stickles dried I realized his red button ran!




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!

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate

My Recipe:
Image:  A Day for Daisies Snowman Sam
Papers:  Bo Bunny Sleigh Ride, SU  Night of Navy
Inks:  Copics
Techniques:  Lifestyle Nesting Circles, LaLa Land Stitched Nested Circles, MS Snowflake, Marvy Snowflake
Accessories:  Stickles, Jewels



Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Winter Wonderland



Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.  Please play along at SSW2 and have a chance to win the grand prize.

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.

Prize:   £10 voucher 


My Recipe:
Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique, Simply for Christmas Winter Wonderland
Papers:  Bo Bunny Attitude Collection, SU Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip 
Ink:  Copics
Tools and Techniques:  Avery Elle Wonky Stitches,
Accessories: Brown Sheer Ribbon, Michael's Sugar Dots, Stickles

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Worm Wishes
 This cute little worm is from the 
 I love the smile on his face!



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.

Store www.bugaboostamps.com
Challenge Blog:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com

Prize:  4 Free Images


My Recipe:
Image:  Bugaboo Under the Sea Set, Bug Birthday Worm
Ink:  Copics
Papers:  Echo Park Little Boy Sailboats, SU Real Red
Techniques:  SU Photo Corner Punch, Modern Label
Assessories:  Kaiser Scrapbook Droplets, Stickles

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


You Reely Are the Best!


This image is Harry Fishing from Digi Stamp Boutique!  Is he not adorable?
Love this simple sketch.  Play along and have a chance at being our lucky grand prize winner.




"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."

Prize:   £10 voucher 



My Recipe:

Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique Harry Fishing
Ink:  Copics
Papers:  Echo Park Waling on Sunshine, Bo Bunny Sweet Potato Stripes, 
SU Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie
Technique:  EK Banner Punch, MS Fish Punch, Spellbinders Petite Scallop, Stitched Circle Die

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Happy Birthday!



Hope you enjoy my Monster Truck birthday card! Perfect image for a boys card!  
This is our sketch at SSW2!  Hope you will play along.  

Bugaboo Stamps s our sponsor this week and if you are our lucky grand prize winner, you will win 4 free images from 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.

Store www.bugaboostamps.com
Challenge Blog:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com

Prize:  4 Free Images

My Recipe: 
Image:  Bugaboo Monster Truck
Stamp:  SU Birthday Whimsy
Ink:  Copics, SU Real Red
Papers:  The Paper Studio Masculine Stripe, 
Echo Park Jack and Jill Adventure, 
My Mind's Eye Love Me Hearts, 
SU Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Summer Sun.
Technique:  Stitched Square Die, SU Star and Modern Label
Accessories:  Ribbon, Teresa Collins Enamel Dot, 


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kimono Pip and Baby Giraffe


This week I used two different images from Digi Stamp Boutique.  I love this little Kimono Pip and needed a birthday card for my sweet grand daughter.  I'm sure she will love it.

I also needed some baby cards so I made three nearly identical.  I believe this image, baby giraffe,  has been retired but I have used it before and love it for a baby card.



Here is the sketch we are using at SSW2 this week.
Be sure to follow the rules.


Digi Stamp Boutique is our sponsor.  Look around and find a fun new image.


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.

Prize:   £10 voucher from Digi Stamp Boutique


My Recipe for Kimono Pip:
Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique, Kimono Pip
Papers:  Making Memories Vintage Antiqued Stripe and Vintage Small Rose Crackle, SU Cherry Cobbler
Inks:  Copics
Techniques:  SU Texturz Plate Perfect Details, Stitched Oval Die, Paper Piecing
Assessories:  Recollections Floral Embellishments, Michaels' Paper Flowers, Jewels




My Recipe for Baby Giraffe:
Image: Digi Stamp Boutique, Baby Giraffe
Papers:  Paper Company Vintage Yellow,  Bazill Green,  Carta Bello It's a Boy Play Time Animals, My Mind's Eye Jack & Jill "How Sweet It is"
Inks:  Copics, SU Lucky Limeade
Techniques:  Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small, 
SU Large Oval Punch, SU Modern Label, SU Scallop Oval
Assessories:  Michaels' Paper Flowers, Jewels

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Happy Birthday!





Cute As a Button is our sponsor this week at SSW2.  I hope you will play along.  Be sure to follow the rules.
Prize:  2 digi images

My Recipe:
Image:  Cute As A Button, Birthday Wish
Inks:  Copics
Papers: DCWV The Birthday Wish Stack, SU Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, Real Red, The Paper Co Vintage Yellow 
Technique:  Gina Marie Rectangle Stitched Die
Assessories:  Sticko Stickers Sweet treats,  Stickles, Glossy Accents



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Summer Days

Looking forward to those Summer Days again!  The PNW weather this year has been predominately cool and rainy. Less than a month from now will be the longest day of the year and I feel like we haven't even had spring yet....just longing for some 70-75 degree weather along with some full sunshine!  So this is the reason I chose this adorable image from Digi Stamp Boutique!  Love this Summer Chubby Set.  You can find it here.   I hope you will play along this week at SSW2.

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.

Prize:   £10 voucher 

My Recipe:
Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique Summer Chubby Set
Papers:  Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead Umbrellas, SU Bermuda Bay, Paper Company Yellow
Inks: Copic
Techniques:  Gina Marie Sun, Lala Land Circle Die, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large Die
Accessories:  Sticko dots, Pop Dot Adhesives, Green Grograin Ribbon

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

You've Got My Heart on a String!



This little image got my heart on a string!  If you love her as much as I do....you can find her at Bugaboo Stamps.  She makes a great Valentine, Birthday, Mother's Day or a special friend card. It was a dark day when I photographed her so the turquoise paper is actually a little brighter, more turquoise than the green hue but when I played with the color then it changed the yellow too.

I hope you will play along at SSW2 so you can have a chance at winning 4 free images from Bugaboo.  Who knows you may be that lucky winner?




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.

Store www.bugaboostamps.com
Challenge Blog:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com

Prize:  4 Free Images

My Recipe:

Image:  Bugaboo Kidz Girl with Heart
Papers:  Authentique Felicity 6X6 pad, SU Island Indigo
Ink:  Copics
Techniques:  Oval Stitched Die Cut
Accessories:  Heart Brads, Stickles, Ribbon


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ahoy, Pirate Joe!
Well, I have a thing for anything nautical...so that goes for anything piratey too!  
This cute "Pirate Joe" can be found at Digi Stamp Boutique.  
This week Digi Stamp Boutique is our sponsor at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  If you are the lucky Grand Prize Winner you can win a  £10 voucher to purchase  your favorite images at Digi Stamp Boutique.  I hope you will play along.  Please remember to follow the rules listed under CHALLENGE RULES so you can qualify to be a winner.





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.

Prize:   £10 voucher 

My Recipe:
Image: Digi Stamp Boutique Pirate Joe
Papers:  Authentique Adrift, October Afternoon Hangman's cove, Paper Studio Pirate Ships and Sharks, SU Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Recollections Orange
Ink:  Copics, SU Real Rust 
Technique:  Stitched Rectangle Die, MS Anchor Punch, MS Crab Punch
Accessories:  Twine, Glossy Accents, Black Jewels

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This Bunny Loves You!


I was so happy to be able to create a Valentine card this week!  I have been wanting you use my Valentine dies and this one was perfect for the sketch!  The image I have used is Bunny Love 1.   Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor this week and if you do not know by now Jodie makes so many adorable images.  I love her work and creativity!  There is always something new that she is creating! Be sure to check out her store!   If you play along this week at SSW2 you will have an opportunity to win the Grand Prize of 4 Free Bugaboo Images of your choice!  Hope to see you at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week!


SSW2-105 Sketch for this week!



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.

Store www.bugaboostamps.com
Challenge Blog:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com

Prize:  4 Free Images


My Recipe:
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps Bunny Love 1 
Papers:  Bo Bunny Crush Flirt and Crush Cutie Pie, The Paper Company Black Cardstock
Ink:  Copics
Techniques: La~La Land Stitched Nested Circles, Spellbinders Heart Circles
Accessories:  EK Sticko Hearts, Stickles Star Dust, Ribbon


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Birthday!



What a delight to create with this A Day for Daisies image this week!  It is called Sir Carl Clown!  I have been wanting to use him for some time now and finally had the opportunity.  He is just so adorable and makes a wonderful birthday card to brighten anyone's face. Of course, A Day for Daisies is our sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  You may be the lucky winner for the Grand Prize, if you play along.   Wouldn't you love to use a $12 Gift Certificate at their store?

This week you can use any sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 during 2016.  This was my favorite sketch this past year; however, I decided to rotate it upside down.  Have fun creating!






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!

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate

Here is the card I created with this sketch...earlier this year.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.

Have fun creating your card this week!
Merry Christmas!

My Recipe:
Image:  A Day For Daisies Sir Carl Clown
Papers:  Bo Bunny Pet Shop Stripe and Sweet Potato Gingham, Sea Breeze Dot/Stripe, MME Just Dreamy 2 Dazzling "Summer" Sweet Midori,
SU Lucky Limeade
Ink: Copic
Technique:  Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle Die, SU Banner Punch
Accessories: Blue Twine, Orange Jewels, Wink of Stella



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Have a Tee-rific Day!


My husband loves to golf so I thought I would make this card for him.  This image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is called AKV Golf Cart.  You can purchase it here.   Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor this week and I personally know you will love her images....This image comes from her "A Kids View" line.  Please take some time to look around her shop.  Play along with us this you and you may be the lucky Grand Prize Winner at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.    






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.

Store www.bugaboostamps.com
Challenge Blog:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com

Prize:  7 Free Images





My Recipe:
Image:  Bugaboo AKV Golf Cart
Papers:  Bazzill Basics Prickly Pear, Scenic Route Appleton, Chatter Box Inc Scrapbook Walls Tie Plaid, 
SU Night of Navy and Lucky Limeade
Technique:  Spellbinders Classic Squares Large, Classic Squares Small
Accessories:  Baker's Twine, Button, Wink of Stella, Metal Dots

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sail Away!

This week is our 100 sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. We hope you will play along.


This week we have Sally-Ann Hancock from Digi Stamp Boutique sponsoring us.   Did you know that Sally-Ann releases new sets the second week of each month?  This month there are 10 new images.  She also has all her Halloween images on sale for 40% off!

Here is a little info on DSB:

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.

Prize:   £10 voucher 



My Recipe:
Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique Funtime Dan set 2
Papers:  SU Poppy Parade, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie; Authentique Seaside Waterfront and Captain
Ink:  Copics
Technique: MS Crab Punch, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circle Large, LaLa Land Crafts Die Stitiched Circles
Accessories:  Glossy Accents, Twine

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Little Cowboy



I've always thought this was the sweetest Little Cowboy created by Tammy at A Day for Daisies.  I love her unique artistic style.  You will too!  A Day for Daisies is our sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I hope you will play along and have a chance to win the $10 gift certificate from ADFD.


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!


My Recipe:
Image: ADFD Little Cowboy
Papers:  Bo Bunny's Back to Basics Sweet Potato Plaid, My MInd's Eye Fine and Dandy; SU Lost Lagoon, KMA Orange
Ink:  Copics
Techniques and Tools:  Spellbinders Wonky Squares, SU Star, SU Round Tab
Accessories:  Making Memories Antique Copper Round 4 Brads, Small  Copper Brads, Twine

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Smooth Sailing

Just about anything nautical will soothe my soul.  I suppose that is half of why I love my morning walk as I view the Puget Sound on my walk around Chambers Bay Golf Course.   This time of year you are almost certain to see a few sail boats enjoying the beautiful PNW summer days. I enjoyed creating this card for you and hope you will play along with us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Try one of Doodle Pantry's images.  They are so vibrant, quick and easy to use.  This image is called "Smooth Sailing."  It comes with this sentiment and some added papers,  I chose to use my own as a have a room full of paper and need to use it up.  I enjoyed creating the porthole for your viewing!  Hope this cards soothes your soul!  Have a great day!


The prize from our sponsor this week will be a
$10 gift coupon for non-EU residents, 
or 3 single priced products for EU residents (not labeled as a “bundle”).

Doodle Pantry takes pride in creating a diverse selection of doodling styles, like realistic or whimsical, and all of which are family and kid friendly illustrations.  We hope you enjoy our wide variety of styles for every family occasion!
Our badge is available on request if you don’t already have it, let me know.

My Recipe:

Image:  Doodle Pantry Smooth Sailing
Papers:  October Afternoon True North/Treasure Map, SU Red Ridinghood
Ink:  Pre-colored
Technique:  SU Modern Label, La-La Land Crafts Stitched Nested Circles
Assessories:  Memory Makers Antique Copper Round 4 Brads, Small Copper Brads, Twine,

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lazy Summer Day


This is an adorable summer image at Bugaboo Stamps. It is called "Summer Dog Pool." I was so happy to be able to use my new Gina Marie Square Stitched Scalloped Die to create my card.  I love how it frames the image!
Such a fun and quick sketch this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Be sure to play along and have a chance at winning the 7 free digis at Bugaboo.




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.

Store www.bugaboostamps.com
Challenge Blog:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com


My Recipe:
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps Summer Dog Pool
Papers:  SU Pumpkin Pie, Doodlebug Design Sunkissed Beach Party and Hello Sunshine
Ink: Copics
Techniques:  Gina Marie Square Stitched Scalloped Die,
Accessories:  Button, Ribbon



Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Swingin' Rosie

Hope you love this Fun Time Rosie image from Digi Stamp Boutique as much as I do.  
If you play along this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 you could be the lucky winner of the
 Grand Prize of a 
£10 voucher at 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.

My Recipe:
Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique Fun Time Rosie
Ink:  Copics
Papers:  Basic Grey Celery and  Sultry Dressy, SU Lucky Limeade, Colormates Light Racy Raspberry
Tools:  Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Frame Set, Banner die?
Accessories:  Rick Rack, Bakers Twine, Flower Brads and Pearls