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 Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and fortnightly 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
xox

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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week #68 Chocolate...Lemon & Pink

Chocolate....Lemon & Pink


Hi everyone this is a colour combo I haven't done before but I do love the colours once they're all together. I'm very limited on Penny Black Stamps and I'm just waiting for some new one's to arrive can't wait LOL.

Card Recipe

Card Stock: White card stock for the base, Yellow Bazzill
Design Paper: Free download from Summertime Designs Summer Briggs Angel Mother Brown Dots
Free Pink Gingham Digi Download from the wonderful Chris Dark at
Sketching Stamper
Image: Penny Black 12 Days of Christmas Set 9 Ladies Dancing
Colour Medium: Water colour Pencils, Brown, Silver and Pink Gel Glitter Pens
Embellishments: Yellow & White Poker Dot Ribbon from the Warehouse, Flowers made on the Cuttlebug with Olivia Font and Gems from my Stash
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug Round and Scalloped Nesties and Versa Mark Brown Ink Pad.
Have a great week everyone
Hugs
Kathie
xox


Cupcake Craft Challenge # 59 Cute as a Bug!

Hi Everyone well it's raining today and a great day to craft, it would be if we didn't have school holidays. I love having my boys home for the holidays but it's so hard to concentrate whilst they ask questions all the time.
Cute as a Bug!! What an amazing theme I just love images with bugs in them of all sorts.
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White card stock for the base, Orange and Yellow Bazzill
Design Paper:Barry Patch Basic Backgrounds double sided Kiwiberry Dot
Image: Digi Stamp Oasis is Mushroom Lane Butterfly these images are so cute.
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils and Glitter Gel pens.
Embellishments: Orange, Yellow and Lime Green Ribbon from my Stash
Sentiment: Thanks stamped with Lime Green Ink and wet embossed.
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls Spellbinders Nestabilities Square, Glass Coat for the Butterfly and Caterpillar and a Ladybird added for good measure and because I love Ladybirds LOL.
Take care everyone and have a great week.
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Friday, 25 September 2009

COLOUR CREATE CHALLENGE #28 HOT PINK, DUSKY PINK, ICE CHOCOLATE

Good Evening Everyone. Another first for me this week is to enter Color Create Challenge for the very first time. It's also a first for me to make a card in Chocolate and Pink. I've wanted to for so long but I just needed that gentle nudge.LOL Now I've made it I think I've gone over board with the Pinks, the Pearls and the Swirls. Here is my card recipe.
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White Card stock for the base and Hot Pink Bazzill
Design Papers: Chocolate Brown Dots is a free Digi Download from Summertime Designs the Collection Angel Mother Brown Dots and the Dusky Pink Gingham is another free Digi Download Chris Dark at Sketching Stamper
Image: Is another Lizzie image from the wonderful Sally Ann at Digi Boutique
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils and Chocolate and Hot Pink Glitter Gel Pens. Lizzie's shoes have been coloured with Chocolate Glitter Pen
Embellishments: Pearls from my stash they are in Lizzie's bow in her hair, one on the front of her dress on the front of her shoes and at the left hand side of the card. The Flowers have been coated with Glass Coat to give them a 3D effect and the wonderful ribbon I bought a few weeks ago in anticipation in making a Chocolate and Pink card. The ribbon is Baby Pink, Dusky and Pot Pink and Dark Chocolate and 2 Swirl Flourishes
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug and Cuttlbug Embossing Folder Divine Swirls, Bosskit Flourish and a Chocolate and Dusky Pink Versamark Ink Pads for all the edges.
Enjoy and have a great weekend
Hugs
Kathie
xox

SKETCH SATURDAY CHALLENGE # 69

Good Morning everyone, well here it is Friday and I'm nearly running out of time to get my entry into Sketch Saturday. This is the first time I've ever entered into this Challenge and it won't be the last as I just adore the sketches always something new and interesting.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White card stock for the base, yellow and green Bazzill.
Design Papers: Digi Download from Cuddly Buddly Peppy Papers Purple and Lime Green.
These papers are so versatile and look great.
Image: Lizzie a Digi Download from Digi Boutique and Sally Ann has some wonderful new images for you to purchase.
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils, Pale Pink Gel Glitter Pen for Lizzie's Shoes
Embellishments: Flowers made from my Cuttlebug Font Oliva, gems, ribbon, gold thread from my stash and the little gold rose from my bead stash.
Tools: Water brush, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nesties Classic Oval and Classic Scalloped Oval.
Hoping eveyone has a great weekend and the sun shines brightly.
Hugs
Kathie
x0x

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge Sketch #24

Two postings in one day well I never that's another first for me!!!LOL
Papertake Weekly Challenge is another first for me this week. I mean it's the first time I have ever entered into on of Papertake's Challenges and it won't be the last as I just love this sketch.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White card stock for the base, Pink and Blue Papers , Hot Pink Bazzill and a Purple Blue from my stash
Design Paper: Gink K Free Digi Download Jersey Shore and the name was Penny Candy
Image: Susie Squirrel in the Rain by Digi Stamp Oasis. I just love some of these Squirrel Images.
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils and Clear Gel Glitter Pen
Embellishments:Gems and Ribbon from my stash
Sentiment: PC generated Peggy Font
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder on the Hot Pink Bazzill strip.
Take Care
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge # 11

Good Morning Everyone and here it is Thursday morning in New Zealand where has the week gone??!! It's been such a busy week and tomorrow is the end of term for two weeks for my boys they'll want to go to the beach house if it's sunny or snow skiing what ever happens I'm the taxi driver as my husband will be working.
This is my first entry into Sunday Stamp & Sketch Challenge this is another first for me there's been a couple like that lately so here it goes.
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White card stock for the base, Yellow Card with a Watermark image it doesn't show up in the picture but its really pretty. Mauve Bazzill from my stash.
Design Paper: Free Gingham Digi Download from the wonderful Chris Dark at
Sketching Stamper
Image: Lilly from Digistamp Bouitque she's just so cute.
Colour Medium: Water colour Pencils
Embellishments: Ribbon, Flowers and Gems from my Stash
Sentiment: PC generated Font Peggy
Tools: Water Brush, Corner Punch, Mauve Ink Pad
Thanks for looking and hope everyone has a great weekend hopefully it will stop raining by then.
Take Care
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Stamp Something Your Favourite Colour or Paper

Favourite Colours
Green and Pink Together
Good Afternoon everyone, A special friend is having her 40 th Birthday tomorrow and I know that her bedroom are in these colours and the girls are going out for lunch to celebrate. So I wanted to get this card finished so I could enter it into this challenge and it is a first time for me to enter into Stamp Somethings Challenge.
Favourite Colours together I don't have any favourite colours together my mother use to say "All colours go together that's Nature" and she was right. I'm definitely a Winter person and love the brighter colours I'm not really into pastels. Each of the Sweet Peas have had about 3 coats of Glass Coat so they stand out and shine.
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White card stock for the base, Hot Pink and Lime Green Bazzill
Image: Sweet Peas my favourite flower the Image is from Chris Dark's Sketching Stamper Images which you can purchase.
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils
Embellishments: Hot Pink Ribbon, Lime Green Tulle Ribbon and Gems from Craft Creations
Sentiment: PC generated font AdineKirnberg-Script and Papyrus.
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls and With Love Embossing Folders, Spellbinders Nestabilities Square, Glass Coat

My favourite colours next week will be different.
Take care and have a great week

Hugs
Kathie
xox

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Secret Crafter Challenge # 50 One For The Girls

THIS CARD HAS BEEN MADE FOR A SPECIAL FRIEND OF MINE
Well here it is Saturday afternoon and our Soccer Season has finished today with a tournament which my son's team came second and over all for the season both my boys came second in their grade's. They did really well and I'm very proud of them both. Next week the trial's for cricket start and next month cricket season opens. Oh well they say there's no rest for the wicked LOL.
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White Card for the Base and Red Bazzill
Image: Digi Download from Sketching Stamper Chris Dark's image Sweet Peas one of my favourites.
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils and Glass Coat
Embellishments: Red Ribbon and Red Gems from my stash
Sentiment: PC generated fonts used AdineKirnberg-Script and Copperplate Gothic Light
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls Embossing Folder and Spellbinders Nestabilities Square Cutter.
Once each of the Sweet Peas had been painted they were then painted with Glass Coat to give them a shine otherwise they looked dull. I was quite happy with how this card turned out.
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week #66


Wow!!! I looked at the Sketch and thought wow love the sketch but can I do it!!! I have very limited number of Penny Black Stamps so there must be one or two I could use??? Well there was and here's my take on this wonderful sketch by Domi.
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White card Stock for base, Mauve, Striped and Square papers from Photo Guard and Lilac Bazzill.
Design Paper: Fee Digi download from Cuddly Buddly Crafts. I love this paper and have used in on numerous feminine cards.
Image: Penny Black Set 12 Days of Christmas Day 9 Ladies Dancing
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils
Embellishments: Cuttlebug Flowers, Gems from Craft Creations, Ribbon from Stash
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circle and Creative Memories circle cutter.
Enjoy
Kathie
xox

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 49

Happy 13th Birthday Dude!!!
Well when I got back from Skiing on Monday and read this Challenge I new I could handle this one as there are mostly boys and men in my extened family and we are very limited on the female sex. I have two sons 8 and 10 and I always seem to be making male birthday cards for the numerous parties they go to. Alfie's sunglasses have been filled in with Glass Coat to make them stand out and look like Sunglasses.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White card stock for the base, navy blue and orange Bazzill.
Design Paper: Bought some this ago both are Scrapbook Wall in stripes and squares
Image: Cool Alfie by Digi Stamp Boutique
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils, and Black and White Gel Pens
Embellishments: Ribbon, Round paper curl and brads from my stash
Sentiment: PC generated Boyz R Gross
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circle and Classic Scalloped Circle, Blue Ink pad, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Traffic Jam, Piece Sign from Hippie Chick font from Cuttlebug.
I've enjoyed looking at all the other male birthday cards and hope there are more masculine challenges to come.
Take care and have a great week.
Kathie
xxoxx

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 65 Hearts Desire

Penny Black Saturday Challenge WK 65
"Hearts Desire"
An Engagement Card
This is my first ever Penny Black Challenge, when I saw the challenge I thought it would be great if I had some Penny Black stamps. In bed last night I had a brain wave LOL Yes I had forgotten that I had purchased the set of Penny Black Stamp Set 12 Days of Christmas then I realised that there was a couple of stamps that could be used.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White card stock for the base.
Design Paper: Gold Paper pack from the Warehouse some time ago.
Image: 5 Golden Rings for the Penny Black Stamp Set 12 Days of Christmas
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils, Gold Gel Pen
Embellishments: Cream and Gold ribbon from my stash think I bought it from the Warehouse, the little cream ribbon was in a box of bits and pieces of my mums. Pearls from Craft Creations and the Diamond in the Ring, was a Gem from my stash also from Craft Creations. Gold Hearts cut from Hippe Chick Alphabet from Cuttlebug.
Sentiment: PC generated Papyrus Font
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls Embossing Folder, Classic Circle and Classic Scalloped Circle from Spellbinders Nestabilities and the edge cut with my Carl Cutter.
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.
Hugs
Kathie
xxoxx

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge #56 RED WHITE & BLUE

RED WHITE & BLUE
This weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge the colours are RED WHITE & BLUE. I love these colours especially having boys and making boy cards. This card was made last week for my son Ryan's 8th birthday. He's always walking around the house as though he's playing an Electric Guitar so when I saw this image it was just perfect for him. I took a photo as you do LOL and this has now fitted this challenge. The Electric Guitar has been coated with about 4 coats of Glass Coat to make it shine and also to stand out.

Card Recipe:
Card Stock: White card stock for the base, Red and Blue Bazzill.
Design Paper: Again from my stash I bought some time ago for another card.
Image: Tyler as a rocker from Pollycraft these images are just so cute.
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils, Red and Silver Gel Glitter pens.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Brads and Metal thingies from my stash.
Sentiment: PC generated Tempus Sans ITC.
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Star Punch, 8 punched from Cuttlebug Red Tag Sale. Glass Coat for the Electric Guitar.

Hope everyone has a great week, we're off skiing this weekend before the snow melts approx 4 hour drive from our house.

Take Care
Kathie

Friday, 4 September 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge # 10

Hi Everyone, Well it's nearly the weekend where has the week gone?
This week I an entering Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge #10 which is a first for me. I do love the sketch and it looks so nice and was very easy coming together. The Daisy's were coloured in water colour pencils and then covered with Glass Coat for them to stand out and also to give them a shine.
Card Instructions and Supplies:
Cards Stock: White card stock for the base and two Orange papers from my stash
Design Paper: Digi Download from Gina K Design
Image: Daisy Crazy Digi Download image by Chris Dark at Sketching Stamper Digi Downloads.
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils
Embellishments: Ribbon and Gems from my stash.
I've so wanted to use this ribbon for months,
and not had the right card or image to put it on well now I have.LOL
Tools: Water Brush, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Oval and Classic Scalloped Oval and
Glass Coat.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.
Take care
Kathie
xox

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 22


Hi Everyone,
Here it is Thursday for me already, this week has gone so quickly and last week was a complete right off. I had two boys turning 8 and 10, they had a shared birthday party with 20 children invited they play Laser Skirmish which was great we live on 2 1/2 acre's with a pond and bridge and plenty of garden area to hide.
This week I am entering Stamptacular Sunday Challenge for the first time and this week the theme is Scallop Mania.
Card Instructions and Supplies:
Card Stock: White card stock for the base. Pink paper from my stash.
Design Paper: Digi download from Cuddly Buddly Crafts pink and blue hearts
Image: Pollycrafts Cherry Kiss Shopping
Colour Medium: Water Colours Pencils, Gel Glitter Pens
Embellishments: Gems, Ribbon from my stash, Hearts and Flower created with Hippe Chick, Plain Brad with a gem stuck to it
Sentiments : PC generated font Lucida Handwriting
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Oval and Classic Scalloped Oval, Cuttlebug Hippe Chick, Piercing tool.
Take Care
Kathie