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
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Daisies 1, 2 and 3


School holiday break and ANZAC Day here in New Zealand on Monday.  Yes the boys are on a two week holiday break at present and start back for Term 2 at the beginning of May.  Monday 25th April was ANZAC Day where we remember all of the soldiers the went to war for New Zealand, it's observed on 25th April each year and ANZAC Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

We wear a Red Poppy as a symbol of war remembrance.




Another fortnight has passed and I visited some lovely sites to comment on your wonderful cards.
Congratulations to this fortnights winner and to our top 3 cards there were some lovely cards, great work everyone.
Over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 we have this fortnights sketch which I love and is really easy and goes together very quickly.

Sketch #88




A quick peep of the inside of my card using our sponsor's image Daisies 1,2 and 3 by 
DigiStamp Boutique.

  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

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 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:


"Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)" written in 1892 by Harry Darce




Card Recipe:


1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: American Crafts Leaf Green
3. Design Paper: American Crafts Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic



4. Image: Daisies 1, 2 and 3 by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools Used:


7. Dies Used:

8. Embellishments:
Ribbon, and flat backed pearls from my stash and the pretty pearl buckle slide is from 
The Hobby House from England, thank you Anne.

9. Inside and Back of my card:


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




Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Cherry Blossom


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit me.
It's Wednesday which means it's another wonderful 

Congratulations to last fortnights winner and to our Top 3 cards, great work everyone and now we're off to another great sketch.
Here's my card using our sponsor's image, this is a simple sketch but looks really elegant.

Sketch # 87



Sneak preview of the inside of my card.



Our sponsor this week is
Tammy Thompson the owner and illustrator of  

A Day for Daisies

Bio
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 lucky winner will receive a prize of


$12 Gift Certificate

to spend in A Day For Daisies online store.

Which you can visit here as there are just so many images to choose from.

or their challenge blog


http://www.adayfordaisies.blogspot.com/

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

Card Recipe:

1. Base:  White SU
2. Coloured card:  Bazzill Lily Pond
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft Precious Moments 12 x12 pad


4. Image: Cherry Blossom by A Day For Daisies
5. Colour Medium: Copics


6. Embellishments: Ribbon and pink flat backed pearls from my stash.

7. Tools used.

8. Dies used.

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



Take care and have a great week and happy crafting.


Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Holiday Candles


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today is Wednesday which means it's another Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards, great work everyone.  Sorry I didn't get around to commenting on you cards this week, I haven't felt the best with ongoing headaches, Liam had a operation on his toe and then Easter and being away at the Beach House with no internet access.

This week we have another sketch from Sally which has a lots and lots of layers.

Sketch #86


I've used Holiday Candles by Fresh Brewed Designs and a sneak preview of the inside of my card.




This week our sponsor is the lovely Heather Dennis the 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 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.


Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Natural
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft Christmas 12 x 12 pad


4.  Image: Holiday Candles by Fresh Brewed Designs
5. Colour Medium: Copics


6. Embellishments:
Flower, string, green and red flat backed pearls from my stash.

7. Sentiment: From the Christmas Pack by Kaisercraft 12 x12 pad


8. Tools used.


9. Glossy Accents for the Holy Berries.


10. Dies used.




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



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


Sunday, 20 March 2016

Birthday Spring Branch



Welcome to my blog and this wonderful Autumn afternoon in
 New Zealand.
I'm sharing a card I made for my husbands PA and thought it was time to share with you.  
Once I made the card I fell in love with it and didn't want to give it away and I was so happy how my card turned out.

Here's a couple more views of my card and it's decorated inside and out which you'll see a little later on as her gift was a Gift Voucher.




Challenges I'm Entering With This Card:


Card Recipe:


1. Base: White SU
2. Design Paper: Cream and Berry Bazzill
3. Coloured Card:


4. Image: Spring Branch by Sami Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Embellishments:
a) Gold Metal Corners from Wild Orchids
b) Pearl Pin from Wild Orchids
c) Pink Flat Backed Pearls from my stash.
d) Cream and Gold stain and organza ribbon from my stash and Pearl Brad from my stash.
e) Butterfly Die with cream flat backed pearls.

7. Tools Used.

8. Spellbinders dies used.


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

a) Inside wording PC generated.  
b) Gift card envelope.
c) The back of my card.

                              a)                                  b)                                  c)

Take care wishing you a wonderful week happy crafting and 
Happy Easter.




Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Spring Branch


Welcome to my blog.  Congratulations to last fortnights winners great work everyone.  Sorry I wasn't around to comment on your cards but my sister past away from a long battle to Lung Cancer and I have been in Australia for her funeral and being our family.

This fortnight Sally has a new sketch is very easy and looks amazing.

Sketch #85


Here's some views of my card.



This week our sponsor is 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...   

Our lucky winner this week will receive 

 $12.00 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps Shop

There are so many wonderful images to choose from you'll love them.
Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team have design especially for you our followers with Sami Stamp images, you can look at their work over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and show them a little love.

Challenges I'm Entering:



Card Recipe:


1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Grape Kaisercraft
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft Purples 6 x6 pad


4. I also made a gift tag to go with my card.
5. Image: Spring Branch by Sami Stamps
6. Colour Medium: Copics


7. Embellishments: White satin ribbon with a silver edge, flower, brad and mauve heart gems all from my stash.


8. Tools Used.


9. Dies used:
Small circle Spellbinders and Piccott Fence Die


10. The inside and back of my card.



11. Gift Tag with silver braid.

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