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

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

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Hedgehog Flower

 Good morning and welcome to my blog and to another wonderful sunny spring morning here in New Zealand.

It's Wednesday the middle of the week which means it's 

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards, lovely work and I loved that hint of coffee on your cards, weather it was colour, sentiment or image.

Here's another piece of Cross Stitch I've just finished and had framed.

This week we have another great sketch by Sally

Sketch #29
 This sketch is just so easy and looks great.

Here's my card using our sponsors image, I love Hedgehogs and Ladybugs so I just had to have this very cute image from Bugaboo Stamps.

Well as you can tell by now our wonderful sponsor this week is Jodie Mackrell the owner of 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.

Our lucky winner this week will win

 What an amazing and such a generous prize, there's just so many wonderful images to choose from that would suit anyone's style.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the design team created to Jodie's wonderful images.
I've go to say that Stella, Gus and JJ are my very favourite images.
Challenges I'm entering:
Old are the papers and New are the flowers and Ladybug
From Winter to Spring here in New Zealand

Card Recipe: 

 1. Base: White SU
2. Card: Orange Kasierkraft Card
3. Design Papers: Orange and White Gingham which is a digital paper from my computer (unknown source) and the floral paper is a K and Co paper but I'm unsure of the name and I don't have any more left unfortunately.
4. Image: Hedgehog Flower from Bugaboo Stamps

5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Glaze Pen, Silver, Gold and White gel pens and blue ink for sponging.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities classic circle, picot edge circle, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.

 7. Embellishments: Green, orange and yellow flowers and a wooden ladybug all from my stash.

8. Embellishments: Green satin ribbon from my stash.

9. Embellishments: Cream flat backed pearls from my stash.

10. Inside: An image of a Ladybug coloured to follow through with the Ladybug on the front of the card.    

11. Inside my finished card decorated the same as the front.

12. The back of my card.

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

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Sunbathing Granny

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.  This week has been great I have my two boys home on a school break, not so good for them as it hasn't stopped raining.  Today is the first fine day we've had since they've been home.  We are now at the start of Spring but on Monday evening it turned bitterly cold and was snowing in both the North & South Island mountain ranges and today's a lovely sunny day.

Congratulations to our winner and top 3 from last week great work everyone.  Because it's the last Wednesday of the month week means we have a blast from the past with a twist.

Sketch #234
Blast from the past sketch.

The twist this month is 
 Incorporate something to do with Coffee, be it the digi, the colour...  the sentiment...  Think Coffee!! 

This week I rotated the sketch something I don't usually do, but I loved this image and by rotating the sketch it worked perfectly.

Here is my blast from the past Sketch #234 posted on 27 November 2013 you can view the post here.

This week our sponsor is the lovely Heather Dennis

Fresh Brewed Designs

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 
We would love for you to visit our blog and facebook pagewhere fresh ideas are always percolating. 

Heather is offering our lucky winner this week 
3 Free Digi's to choose from 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 Heather's wonderful selection of images from 
Fresh Brewed Designs.

Challenge's I'm Entering:

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Kraft Card
3. Design Papers: Very old and can't remember
4. Image: Sunbathing Granny by Fresh Brewed Designs
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Petite Oval and Scalloped Petite Oval, Fancy Label 1, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue, glossy accents for the sunglasses.

7.  Embellishments: Brown gems from my stash, Granny's dress or swimming costume was paper pieced.

8. Embellishments: Sentiment computer generated 

9. Embellishments: Burlap, Orange Carnations and shell all from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated. 

10. Inside the card.

Thanks for visiting my blog which I really appreciate, take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting and I look forward to visiting your blogs.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Winter Louie

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.
We're half way through September already where has this month gone?  It only feels like yesterday that it was Christmas and now another Christmas is just around the corner about 98 days to go.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments this week and welcome to my new follower Darcy Schroeder.

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 quick and easy and looks great finished.

Today I thought I would share a piece of Cross Stitch that I've been working on and had it framed last week.  As you can see it's a Christmas piece and looks stunning finished I'm so happy with it and it was stitched on cream linen  which was an 18 count cloth.  I'm currently working on another Christmas piece that being stitched on cream 14 count Aida Cloth.    I also have another piece at the picture framers at present so I'll also share that with you once I get it back.

Sketch #028

Here's my finished card using Winter Louie 
 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.

Challenge's I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Red & Green American Craft Card
3. Design Paper:  By Sheryl K Christmas digital design papers.
4. Image: Winter Louie by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Glossy Accents and black embossing pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, Snowflakes embossing folder.  Pop and glued dots as well as real tacky glue. Martha Stewart glitter.
7.Embellishments: Holy leaves and red berries from my stash and so are the green gems and white pom pom. 

8. Inside view of many card.

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

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Little Strawberry

Good Wednesday morning and welcome to my blog.  Congratulations to our winner from last week and to our Top 3 cards.

This week Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 design team were allowed to use their favourite rubber stamp or digital image.  Well where do I start as I have so many favourites!!!
I could have chosen from 100's but in the end I had to realistic and look what was going to work with this weeks sketch, and as it's spring here in New Zealand it won't be long before Strawberry season and I adore Strawberries one of my favourite fruit that's why I chose the image that I did.

Sketch #027
You can use either a Hexagon or Circle

Here's my card using a Clear Dollar Digital Stamp (which is now Clearly I Stamps) Little Strawberry.

As we don't have a sponsor this week Sally has kindly offered 
blog candy which is going to be a surprise  and our lucky recipient will receive  
Design Papers
and of course Embellishments which we all love.

So don't forget to get all those entries in and you can enter more than once so get crafting.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the team and created using their favourite images.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: American Craft Card Red and Green
3. Design Paper: K & Co Citronella Strawberry Limeade

 4. Image: Little Strawberry by Clear Dollar Stamps

 5. Colour Medium: Copics and Gold gel pen.

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders nestabilities hexagons, pop dots, glue dots and real tacky glue.  Embossing folder Moroccan squares. Glossy accents on the Strawberry.

7. Sentiment: PC generated

 8. Embellishments:
Red gems, red and white gingham ribbon and white gathered ribbon.

9. Inside my card which is the same as the outside with the image, gems and sentiment.

 10. The back of my card.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week, happy crafting and I can't wait to see what you all do this week and being so creative.