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

Followers: If you like looking at my work become a follower I love you visiting. Hugs Kathie

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Blooming Lovely.




Welcome to my blog, that right it's Easter this weekend and depending where you are or what the weather is like you might have time to yourself and do a little crafting.

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

Today is Wednesday and that means we're having another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and this week I'm the hostess over there so don't forget to pop over and see what the rest of the design team bunnies have created especially for you this week.

Sketch # 011
This card is so easy you'll have time to make two or three of them this Easter and enter it into Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge.

Here's my card using Blooming Lovely from DigiStamp Boutique.  There are some lovely images in this set as well as sentiments.


Our wonderful sponsor this week is the lovely creative
Sally-Anne Hancock the owner and illustrator of 

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.

Our lucky winner this week will receive 
Prize:   £10 voucher 

to purchase any digital images from Sally's online store.


Don't forget to check out what our design team diva's have created this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenge I'm entering:



Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Yellow & Black Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Harper's Hue from American Crafts
4. Image: From the Blooming Lovely set from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Black Embossing Pen.

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Opulent Oval Set, glue stick, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue, Glossy Accents.
7. Embellishments: Black  and yellow satin ribbon, black button and a Loop Flower I created thanks to Janice from Stamping Mad that gave me the instructions.
8. Inside my card: Using one of the sentiments from this set Thanks A Bunch.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful, happy safe Easter break with your families and friends.  
Happy Crafting.


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch # 218 Sponsor Fresh Brewed Designs

Looking through a window into the garden.

Good morning and welcome to another Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  It was lovely to see so many great entries this week and also so many of our followers used an image from our sponsor which is even more special.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards, it's a hard one to choose this week as there were so many wonderful entries.

I know you're all looking at my card and saying why hasn't she used paper like the sketch?  Well I was out the other day in this emporium shop and came across design papers 12x12 sheets which caught my eye.  They were 50 cent each which was even better.  But it wasn't until I got home and realised that all the papers were K & Co designs which made me even happier.

I found this beautiful paper which went perfectly with this lovely image I'm using from this week from our sponsor Fresh Brewed Designs.  Then I thought it was too pretty to cover up with other design papers so I had this idea to use a clear acetate cover for binding as paper and I then put it through an embossing folder to make it look like that you were looking through a window to the garden outside.


This week we have another blast from the past and Sally's computer hadn't been repaired in time.

Sketch #218 

 Here's my card using Blooms and Butterflies by Fresh Brewed Designs
 Here's my blast from the past which we used August 2013 


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 
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.  

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:
 3x Gems, 2x Solid Papers, 1x Deign Paper and Flower

Card Recipe: 
 1. Base: Petunia by Bazzill basics paper
2. Paper: White SU
3. Clear Acetate 
4. Design Paper: TC Cottage Garden Mixed Floral
 5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Squares, Divine Swirls embossing folder, real tacky glue, pop dots.
7. Embellishments: Ribbon flower which I'm not happy with, jeweled brad, clear gems. 
 8. Silver gems and this paper is embossed with green glitter it's just so pretty.
 9. Clear window using acetate for my window.
 10. Inside my card.


Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting and I'm so looking forward to seeing this weeks creations.



Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch # 219 our Sponsor is Bugaboo


Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday which can only mean that it's another Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards.  Whilst I'm writing this I was hoping that we had more than 7 entries to cover these four spots.

Our dear Sally is still having Laptop problems and hasn't got it back from the repairers as yet so this week we have a blast from the past which Sally designed last year.

Sketch # 219



This week I've used this beautiful image from Bugaboo

For You From Me Block.

I totally love Hydrangea 's as a child I hated them they were such a common flower bush that grew everywhere.  But now I'm older I appreciate what a beautiful clever flower this is being made of so many individual flowers and they come in such a variety of colours.  These colours depend on what type of soil you have in the ground if it's acid or alkali.  We have them growing in our garden, but I haven't got my favourite colour this amazing mauve,  mine are cream, apple green, blue and a few pink.


Here's my blast from the past in August 2013



This week our sponsor is the wonderful 
Jodie Mackrell the owner and illustrator of all these amazing images over at 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.

Don't forget to check out all of Jodie's amazing images


This week our lucky winner will receive


of the winners choice from Jodie's online store.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created this week over at 

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Colour Card Stock: White SU, Green and Mauve American Craft Card
3. Design Paper: Digital Paper from Doodle Pantry
4. Image: For You From Me by Bugaboo
5. Colour Medium: copics


6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Squears, Cuttlebug Embossing folder Mosaic, corner die, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.
7. Embellishments: Mauve and White grain ribbon, mauve gems large and medium. 
8. Imside my card.


Take care everyone and I'm so looking forward to seeing all those entries this week and what you do with Sally's sketch.

Happy Crafting.



Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 with a twist Fairies and or Mermaids.


Good morning and welcome to 26th March 2014, where have those last 3 months gone too since Christmas?  My boys will be home from school in two weeks time for a three week break.  It only feels like yesterday that they went back to school for the start of term.

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work everyone.
  It was lovely to see our regular faces staying with us here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and it's also nice to see new faces entering our challenges.  I know for myself I've noticed a lot of Challenge Blogs closing down, is it because know one seems to have the time, is there too much work involved or is the novelty wearing off making cards and a new craft is about to hit our homes I really don't know but it's lovely having so many new faces entering our challenges.

Because it's the end of the month we don't have a new sketch but there's a twist this week.  Fairies and or Mermaids and this week I've used 

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 
 Sketch #009



 Today I've used Amalia's Daisy Crown by Dilly Beans Digi Stamps.



This week we have a fabulous new sponsor which is Megan K Suarez the illustrator and owner of Dilly Beans Digi Stamps.  Don't you just love these fun images?

This week Megan is offering our very lucky winner 

3 Free Images

of the winners choice from Megan's online shop, she has so many wonderful images to choose from our winner won't know where to start.  If your new to Dilly Beans Digi Stamps you can check out Megan's online store here:



Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out what the design team diva's design this week.

Challenges I'm entering:




Card Recipe:


 1. Base: White SU
2. Cololured Card: Orange and Cream American Craft Card.
3. Design Paper: Scraps from a sheet of K and Co design paper which I just adore and don't want to use up.


 4. Image: Amalia's Daisy Crown by Dilly Beans Digi Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics, black embossing pen
6. Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder "Hearts", pop dots, glue dots, stickles for her wings and liquid pearls.


 7. Embellishments: Yellow button and orange organza ribbon.


8. Embellishments: An assortment of scrap ribbons, orange, yellow and mixed colour, flat back pearls, crystal gems for the centres of the flowers on her head.  Tiny flat back pearls for her dress.  I used the cuttlebug heart embossing folder on the cream card to match the heart on her dress and I used the yellow heart so the theme all tired in.

9. Inside my card.


Take care everyone I really can't wait to see what you get up to this week having the choice of any sketch from 2014 and your choice of Fairies and or Mermaids.  Your choice will be endless and I can't wait to see the results.

Wishing you all a wonderful week.


Thursday, 20 March 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #010 Sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique


Welcome to another wonderful hot Wednesday here in New Zealand.  I think Autumn forgot what season it was today and the sky was this most amazing blue without a cloud.

Wednesday means it another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday and thank you to everyone that entered last weeks sketch challenge.  Congratulations to Carol for being our winner and to our Top 3 cards wonderful creations ladies.

This week Sally has another lovely sketch for you to play with.

Sketch #010 

Here's my card using this lovely sketch and an image from our sponsor Sally-Ann Hancock 

This week our wonderful sponsor is 

Sally-Ann Hancock the designer and owner of DigiStamp 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 very lucky winner a

 £10 voucher 

which can be spent in her online store

There are so many wonderful images in Sally-Ann's store you'll be totally blown away.

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out what the design team diva's design this week.

Challenges I'm entering: 
Card Ingredients:

1. Base White SU
2. Coloured Card: Blue and Cream Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Scrapbook Walls 
4. Image: Birthday Quacky by DigiStamp Boutique
5.Colour Medium: Copics 
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Cycle and Fancy Labels, Small Petite Oval and glossy accents on the beak and feet.
7. Emellishments: Label from Spellbinders, Cream Satin ribbon, Satin Flower and flat back satin pearls.
8. Sentiment: PC generated using Papyrus font.
9. Embellishments: Cream satin ribbon, flat back pearls, cream satin flower.

10. Inside my card.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week happy crafting and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.