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, 17 December 2014

Waddle and Xmas Pud

Welcome to my blog, I can't believe that's it's only 7 days until Christmas I do hope everyone is organised and ready for having a wonderful day with your family and friends.
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work everyone.

Now onto this weeks sketch which is designed by our very own Sally Dube.

Sketch #38 

Here's my card using the above sketch and Waddle and Xmas Pud by DigiStamp Boutique.  I used this image last Christmas I think it's just so cute but a totally different sketch and different colours.

Here's a close up of Waddle and his Xmas Pud

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

Digi Stamp Boutique


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.

Prize:   £10 voucher 

to spend in Sally-Ann's online store.


Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and check out what they've created for out follower this week over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm entering:

DigiStamp Boutique December Challenge Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland Challenge Christmas Presents
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #237 Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Challenge #33 Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #115 Glittery, Sparkly Christmas
Brown Sugar Challenge #124 Red, White and Green
A Gem of A Challenge #134 Anything Christmas
Just Us Girls Challenge #271 Trend Week Mixed Media
Handmade Paper, Burlap, Brads Handmade Rosette
Sister Act Challenge #87 Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green and Red Kasiercraft Card and Cream handmade paper.
3. Design Paper: From the Kaisiercraft Christmas set.

4. Image: Waddle and Xmas Pud
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Glaze Pen and Glossy Accents

6. Embellishments: Handmade with red material I had and a cream Kaisercraft brad.

7. Embellishments: Burlap, red brad and red gem stones
Burlap with Red Brad
Red Gem Stones
8. Inside my card finished the same as the frond expect for the embellishments.

9. My finishing touch to the back of my card. 

Take care everyone I know you'll all be getting ready for Christmas doing your last minute bits and pieces and finishing your shopping.  It would be lovely to see you creations next before Christmas Eve.  Don't forget we will be back here Christmas Eve with another sketch for you to play with between Christmas and New Year.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Happy Holiday

Good morning and welcome to my blog and to
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards, great work everyone and it was lovely to see so many more cards.
This week I've used an image called Happy Holiday by our sponsor Meljen's Designs.

Sketch # 37

This week our sponsor is Meljen's Designs and I've used Happy Holiday.  Such a great image for those Holiday cards.

I've tried to make a positive and a negative card by using the one die which I'll show you soon.  I bought the die some time ago but haven't had to opportunity to use it as I didn't have the right sketch but I feel that this sketch worked perfectly for this die. 

This week our sponsor is 

Melissa's Bio:
My name is Melissa Jenkins, and I am a homeschooling mommy and wife to my best friend. We have two children, two cats and three hermit crabs. When I'm not drawing, I love spending lots of time with my family cuddling on the couch, playing games, going for walks, fishing, visiting the park & the zoo, collecting postage stamps, or just plain watching movies.
I've been an artist as long as I can remember - and I am inspired by everything around me. All of my digital stamp designs are inspired by my children (and husband!) and things they do, our cats, things we see on nature walks and daily 'adventures', or memories I have of my childhood. Animals too - I love animals! Art is an uplifting thing for me, and I love designing cute tidbits of art that makes people smile.
I draw all of my little creations by hand. A lot of love goes into my art! Each of my designs is sketched in pencil, inked with a black Micron pen, then scanned in and lightly cleaned up so it will look crisp when you print it.
I LOVE inspiring crafters. I am not very talented at making cards myself, so I LOVE seeing all of the beautiful things that you make with my digital stamps. I couldn't ask for a better blessing!

Melissa is offering our very lucky winner 4 (non coloured) digital images of the winner choice from her online store.
Don't forget to take a moment and check out what our wonderful design team have created for you this week using Melissa's images over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Challenges I'm entering:
Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Ruby Slipper and Pondarosa Green

3. Image: Happy Holiday by Meljen's Designs
4. Colour Medium: Copics and Silver Gel Pen

5. Tools: Cuttlebug, Embossing folder, Nestabillities Die, Lace Circle and  Irnamental Lace Die from theMadiline Collection, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.

6. Embellishments: Red ribbon, Silver Gems, and Red Gems.

7. This is the die that I used from Couture Creations Madeline Collection Lacy 8.  When you use it, it cut two pieces the outside piece which I use from my first card with a Lacy Circle from Spellbinders and the middle circle I used in my second card and it was the inner circle and I just used a spellbinders classic circle.

Here is the die.

8. Inside card number 1 with the use of the our square shape and circle inside and I used a lacy circle and a plan classic circle.

9. Inside my second card, using the inside of the die with a classic circle.

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

Thursday, 4 December 2014

J J Cheers

Welcome to my blog and I'm sorry that this posting is late but I've been having trouble with my computer.

Today I'm dedicating this card
JJ Cheers to the late
Robert (Rob) Anderson
who was tragically killed on Tuesday.

I met Rob last year he traveled to Argentina and Chile with us on Liam's Spanish school trip with his son Liam.  Hence Rob was the only male among 6 adult females that traveled with the boys on this trip.  Rob and I got on like a house on fire and I know he would have enjoyed this card as we both had the same sense of humour.  We would both laugh so much sometimes we would be crying.
 Rest in Peace my friend thank you for all the laughs and smiles.  

Yesterday was Wednesday which meant we have another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Congratulations to our winner and top 3 from last week,  great work everyone.

Sketch # 36

Here is my card using JJ Cheers.

Don't you just love JJ I know Rob would have!!!

This week our sponsor is 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 will 

I think we all love Bugaboo Stamps and they cater for everyone's taste and sense of humor.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and check out what they've created this week.  All we had to do was follow the sketch using a Bugaboo Stamp and isn't it funny we all used Christmas images and made Christmas cards.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Karft Card and Bazzill Whoolpool.
3. Deign Papers: Kasiercraft.
4. Image: JJ Cheers by Bugaboo Stamps

5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Glaze Pen

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Petite Ovals, Lace Ovals, Glossy Accents, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Realtacky Glue, Kindy Glitz.

7. Ribbon and twisted tulle and aqua flat backed pearls from my stash.

8. Sentiment: Unknown tag from my stash.

9. Tulle, Snowflake cut from Aqua glitter card, brad from my stash.

10. Inside my card: The same as the front.

Take care everyone and enjoy you week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Owl Always Love You

Good morning and welcome to another Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
I can't believe how the weeks are passing by so quickly as we only have 4 weeks until Christmas.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards lovely work ladies and I see our followers loved last weeks sketch as we had more entries.

Today being Wednesday which we have another new sketch for you.  Wrong it's the end of the month as we have a blast from the past and also a twist.  The blast is Sketch #190 which some of you my remember and the twist being 
Buttons and or Bows

Sketch #190

Here is my card using Owl Always Love You
This is a great set as there are so many components in the set and a real selection of images to choose from. 

Here is my blast from the past
Sketch #190 originally used on
23 January 2013

This week I'm thrilled to bits to announce that we have a new sponsor:

 Daydream Designs Store

 We are delighted to be able to sponsor this fun challenge and to offer a prize to a happy winner! Visit Daydream Designs store for our full line of whimsical, hand-drawn digi images, sentiments, papers, embellishments, and more for all your crafting needs. Images are usually in both JPEG and PNG with 300 dpi resolution, are resizable and our crisp, black-line sentiments can be recolored in most photo editing programs. We promote family-friendly, wholesome products with many Christian-themed images and scripture verses. There is sure to be something for every crafter and every project whether digitally created or traditionally designed. Visit our Daydream Designs blog for tons of inspiration from our Dream Team Designers. Diane Noble, Owner/Illustrator 

Prize is a $10.00
to spend in 
Daydream Designs
online store

Don't forget to check out Diane's online shore and see all her wonderful  images and digi papers.

Don't forget to drop by and check out what my teamies over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 have created for you this week.

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Cards: Kaisercraft Burgundy and Khaki 
3. Design Papers: K & Co Rosey Posey's and Christmas Cheer Red Brocade
4. Image: Owl Always Love You by Diane's Daydream Designs.
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Embellishments:
Green, Burgundy and Cream flower, gold brad, Burlap, Burgundy Buttons, and Burgundy and Gold ribbon  and a mixture of gold and brown gems stones all from my stash.

7. Sentiment Tag: Merry Christmas coloured with copic markers from my computer.

8. Embellishments:
Cream flower, Burgundy Button and Burlap, Gold Brad from my stash.  

9.  Embellishments:
Bird Cage I used Die Versions " Beautiful Bird Cages".  I used Kaisercraft Burgundy card, a wet embossing pad and then sprinkled it with two different embossing powers and then I head embossed it.  

10. Tools:
Cuttlebug Spellbinders Classic Square Dies, pop dots, glue dots and really tacky glue, and double sided tape.

11. Inside my card:
Sentiment was Christmas Wish "Believe in the Magic" from my computer unknown source.

Wishing you all an wonderful week, happy crafting and thanks for dropping by and visiting my blog.