WELCOME TO MY LITTLE PART OF THE WORLD

WELCOME TO MY LITTLE PART OF THE WORLD

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
Kathie
xox

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Mary Boo's Candy Cane


Good morning and welcome to my blog, well our Autumn (Fall) has finely struck, we've had such wonderful weather up until now.  In the last three days it hasn't stopped raining and last night the temperatures finely dropped and it was about 6 Celsius.  In other parts of New Zealand where they get it colder than us they had snow.  Some areas got a little bit, but in the South Island in Queenstown and Wanaka they got a blanket of snow and some of the ski slops are nearly ready for a bumper season of skiing.
Today is Wednesday which means we have another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards.  Great work everyone.

This week as it's the last Wednesday of the month we are revisiting one of our older sketches a blast from the past it's sketch #234 which we used on 27th November 2013.  You can check the posting of mine here.


Sketch #234



 Here's my card using our sponsors image from Lacy Sunshine and the image that I've used is 
Mary Boo's Candy Cane

Here's my blast from the past used on 27 November 2013.


We used it again on 24th September 2014


Today I very proud to say that this week our sponsor is 
Lacy Sunshine. 


Bio:

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 colour, 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.


If your haven't visited Lacy Sunshine blog yet here is the link there are so many amazing images to purchase and colour.


This week our lucky winner will receive 

3 Images

 of the winners choice from Lacy Sunshine.

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

Challenge's I'm Entering:
Die Cuts, Lacy Sunshine Image, Gems & Or Pearls

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White Linen card
2. Design Paper: Idylic by Kaisercraft
3. Coloured Card: Kasiercraft Aqua


4. Image: Mary Boo's Candy Cane by Lacy Sunshine
5. Colour Medium: Copics, White Gel Pen
I couldn't believe how many copics I used for this one image.


6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Petite Oval and Floral Ovals, Stickles, Pop Dots, Glue Dots and Real Tacky Glue for gluing the flowers.




7. Embellishments: Assortment of flowers from my stash.


8. Embellishments: Deep Aqua flat back pearls, silver and white net and an assortment of about 20 different flowers from my stash.


9. Finishing Touch: Inside my card and the back of the the card.



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


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Birthday Nell


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today is Wednesday already which means we have another wonderful
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 which really shows off our precious design papers we choose with love and don't want to use sometimes, I've even caught myself looking, touching and feeling them and putting them away for a rainy day and not using them how sad it that ladies?

This week we have another great sketch

Sketch #55


Here's a glimpse of inside of my card using our sponsor 
DigiStamp Boutique image Birthday Nell isn't it cute. 



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

DigiStamp Boutique

Digi Stamp Boutique

Bio:

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:

Card Recipe:


1. Base: Cream Bazzill
2. Coloured Card: Navy Blue, Blue and Baby Pink Kaisercraft Card.
3. Design Paper: American Craft Paper


4. Image: Birthday Nell by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics, White and Black liquid embossing pens 


6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Squares, Label, bunting by Couture Creations, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls and Stickles Star Dust.
7. Embellishments: Bunting by Couture Creations.
8. Sentiment: Happy Birthday created by PC using Papyrus font.
9. Gems, Pearl Brad, Navy Blue ribbon and flowers from my stash.


10. Finishing Touches: Inside my card and the back of the card.


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


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Wild Flower Beauty


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  I do hope that everyone that celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday had a lovely day with their families.

Today is Wednesday which means we have another wonderful 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards this week, great work to everyone that entered our challenge.

This week we have  another lovely sketch by our own Sally Dube, this is a wonderful sketch I just love it as it shows up those beautiful design papers and they aren't covered up it rotated the sketch by one turn to the left to accommodate my image .

Sketch #54


Here's my card using our sponsors image.



A peek of the inside of the card.

This week our sponsor is 


I just adore Sami Stamps and I know you will too.


Sami Stamps
Bio: 
  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...   

Sami is offer our lucky winner

Prize:  $12.00 Gift Certificate

 to Sami Stamps Shop



Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and see what our Diva's have created for you this week over at 

Challenges I'm entering:



1. Base: White textured card
2. Kaisercard: Fern, Lilac and Wine
3 Design Papers: Kaisercraft Garden Arabesque Collection
4. Image: Wild Flower Beauty by Sami Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics



6. Tools: Gloss accents, pop dots, glue dots, liquid pearls.
7. Embellishments: Stick pen which I made and flat back cream heart pearls.


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


Take care everyone wishing you all a lovely week.





Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Flower Teapot


Good morning everyone and welcome to my blog.  Today being Wednesday which means it's another wonderful
Here it is already the beginning of May oh where has the year gone?

This week I'm the hostess over at SSW2 so don't forget to drop by and see what the rest of the design team have created this week using wonderful Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

We have another lovely sketch by Sally

Sketch #53




Here's my card using this fun image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Flower Teapot.


This week our sponsor is 
Jodie Mackrell the owner of
Bugaboo Digi Stamps


Bugaboo Stamps

Bio:

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.


Jodie is offer our very lucky winner 


Is this a brilliant prize?

Challenges I'm Entering:



Card Recipe:


1. Base: White SU card
2. Coloured Card: 
3. Design Papers:
4. Image: Flower Teapot by Bugaboo Digi Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Glossy Accents 



6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Circles, Lacy Circles, pop dots, glue dots.
7. Embellishments: Aqua Blue Ribbon, Paper Lace Doily and Aqua gems all from my stash 

8. The finishing touches to my card inside and the back.


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





Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Butterfly


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  We this week seems very short as it was a public holiday here on Monday to commemorate ANZAC Day  25th April which stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corp.  This day is to commemorate the Soldiers that went to war for our counties in WWI 1914-1918 this year was very special being 100's years since it happened with dawn services and morning services throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Today is Wednesday already which means it's another 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work everyone.  

Being the end of the month it's a blast from the past and this week we're using Sketch #163 which we used 18th July 2012, which you can see my posting here.  This sketch was created by Arlana Patten.

Sketch #163




 This week our sponsor is Pattie Gomez
from 

Bio:  Pattie Gomez

I am an Internet Technology Professional and an Artist. I always dreamed of being an artist, but I found out quickly that I needed another field to support my family so I pursued a Degree in Information Technology. I love to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks to enhance my work.

I created a character called Pattieboop and her cat named Allie. I have had so much fun coming up with different images so I also created a site to sell them. You can go to my store to find out more about Pattieboop & Allie. I know you will just love them when you see them.
I have added many other images to my store in the past few years. I know have a large selection of images to fit everyone’s needs


The prize this week is

Prize:  Two Free Images

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team to see what they've created this week using Pattie's images over at 

Challenges I'm entering:


Card Recipe:


1. Base: White SU card
2. Coloured Card: Sun Coral and Whirlpool by Bazzill Basics
3. Design Papers: Cream handmade paper and Butterfly  is The Mariposa Stack 12 x 12 DCWV papers this is a stunning set of papers and I didn't want to use.  In the close ups look at the gold across the paper.
4. Image: Butterfly by Pattie's Creations


5. Colour Medium: Copics and Kindy Glitz


6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Culture Creations Dies, Pop Dots, Glue Dots and Gloss Accents.
7. Embellishments: Cream and Gold satin ribbon, oval gem on the Butterfly, flat back pearls


8. Inside my card, embellishments and the finishing of my card.



9. The embellishments inside and outside my card.

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