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 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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Friday, 1 August 2014

Black Eyed Susan


Good morning and I'm so sorry this posting is just so late but I've had one of those weeks from hell as my son was taken sick and is now a lot better and thank goodness tomorrow is Friday.  My youngest turned 13 on Wednesday and now I have two teenagers.

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 this week, great work ladies.
This week we have a blast from the past a sketch we used in 2013 which I loved then and again now.  It wasn't until I started this posting and didn't realise that I have used similar colours on my original card.  It's funny I was going to colour it yellow as Black Eyed Susan's are both pink and yellow and at the last minute changed my mind.  

Because it's the end of the month here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 we have our usual twist and this month is

SHOW US YOUR POLKA DOTS



Here's Sketch #204

My card using Black Eyed Susan image 
by Pattie's Creations this weeks sponsor



Here's my blast from the past using the same sketch on
1 May 2013.

This week our sponsor is 
Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps


Pattie's Creations

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.


This weeks prize is 

 Two Free Images

Card Recipe:

 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green and Pink Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft
4. Image: Black Eyed Susan by Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps
5 Colour Medium: Copics
 6. Tools: Cuttlebug Spellbinder rectangles and squares, pop dots, glue dots.
7. Embellishments: Flowers flowers, ribbon and brad from my stash.
 8. Embellishments: Black gems also from by stash.
 9. Inside my card.

 Take card everyone enjoy your week and happy crafting.




Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Baby Animals


Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  It was lovely to see more entries this week.
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 great work everyone.
It's been a very cold week here in New Zealand, it's even to cold to craft and make cards so I've been finishing off my Cross Stitch which I'll show you once it's framed.

This week we have another great sketch from our very own Sally Dube.

Sketch #022


Here's my card using our sponsors image from Eureka Stamps 
Eureka Baby Animals.

This is a great sketch and it looks great it also uses up your scrap pieces of paper.

This week Eureka Stamps our our sponsor:

Eureka Bio.

Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for!Eureka Stamps offers a large variety of images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs. Our Paper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match our Balloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: QKR Stampede, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.


We have several rubber stamp lines featuring over 10,000 designs. We have been offering our own unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years and have loved every minute of it! Keep an eye on our page as we have lots more designs to add.


Eureka Stamps
 are offering our 
lucky winner
 this week


3 Digital Images
 of the winners choice.


With over 10,000 designs to choose from you just won't know where to start but have fun looking here:




Don't forget to drop by the design team over at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what they created using these amazing images.

Challenges I'm entering:


Card Recipe:

 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Vibrant Blue Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Blue and White Gingham by Pavalova papers, Aqua and Blue by Fiskers, and Blue Stripes is the alternative side.
4. Image: Eureka Bay Animals by Eureka Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Embossing Pen, Blue ink for the edges and sponge.

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Petite Scalloped Ovals, Circle Ribbon die and Classic Circle die.  Pop dots, Glue dots.  Marianne's baby feet die.
7. Embellishments: Babies feet using a Marianne Die.




 8. Embellishments: 3 Pearls
baby muslin, silver spacer and a pearl brad and the blue ribbon with white babies feet.




9. Inside my card:  I made the babies bid with spellbinders circle ribbon die and a circle die and these are the large feet from the Marianne's dies.

 10. Inside my card: Another larger Babies Bib.
 11. What the inside of the card looks like.
 12. The back of my card.

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




Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Pretty Garden Flowers


Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.
We're half way through July already where is the going?  It only felt like yesterday that it was Christmas.

Today is Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, congratulations to our winner last week and to our Top 3 cards well done everyone.

 This week Sally has another great sketch to work with and again it's very easy peasy  and looks great finished.

Sketch #018


Here's my finished card using our sponsors image Pretty Garden Flowers
 by DigiStamp Boutique.

This week our sponsor is 
Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and design of 
DigiStamp Boutique.
We all love working with DigiStamp Boutique Images.


DigiStamp 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.

Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner

Prize:   £10 voucher 

to spend in her online store.


Now its time to pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the design team have created for you this week using Sally-Ann's wonderful selection of images from DigiStamp Boutique online store.


Challenges I'm entering:


Card Recipe:
 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Wild Pansy Bazzell
3. Design Papers: By K and Co
4. Image: Pretty Garden Flowers by DigiStamp Boutique.
5. Colour Medium: Copics


6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Squares and Inspired Love Heart, Glue dots, Pop Dots.

7. Embellishments: Heart button, line green twine all from my stash.

8.Embellishments: Aqua pearl hearts.

9. Inside my card:  Love Heart Inspired by Spellbinders.




10. Inside my card and the back of my card.

I'm sharing a photo with you of a prize I won from another Challenge Blog, I was contacted last Friday and the owner of Retail Girl Louise emailed me asked me my favourite colours and the courier pack arrived on Monday.  It was beautifully presents and there are so many yummy embellishments in the pack.  I used 3 of the aqua hearts on my card this week.

Thank you for all you lovely comments which I really appreciate.  Wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.



Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Cute Bug Gift

Good morning and welcome to another
  It was lovely to see your entries this week I just wish there were more of them.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards,
great work everyone.

This week we have another great sketch from Sally's.

Sketch #20

This week our sponsor is the lovely Heather Dennis illustrator and owner of
Fresh Brewed Designs 


Fresh Brewed Designs

Bio:
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 n
eeds 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.  
 

We also have BIG NEWS for 2014!  
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. 

This week Heather is offering our very lucky winner

3 Free Digis

from her online store.

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the lovely ladies have created for you this week.

Challenges I'm entering:

Jonas Brothers song Love Bug

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Papaya Bazzill
3. Design Paper: K & Co gift Boxes and Heide Grace Sweetest Bug Flower Patch.
4. Image: Cute Bug Gift by Fresh Brewed Designs
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Black Embossing Pen and Glossy Accents.
6. Sentiments: Computer Generated. 

7. Tools: Pop Dots, Glue dots, Real Tacky Glue.
8. Embellishments: Jewelled Flower by Spellbinders, Butchers Twine orange and green, orange brad.















9. Inside My Card









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