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
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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Fairy Birthday Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #95

'Happy Birthday with Betty'

'Happy Birthday with Betty'

Good morning it's Wednesday yet again.  We have another wonderful Autumn morning here in New Zealand, I really don't think Mr Weatherman knows what he's doing as it doesn't feel like Autumn.  My youngest son starts Soccer on Saturday for his winter sports and my eldest son is still finishing off his summer sport which is Cricket and has a game on Saturday.

"Congratulations to all our winners this week there were so many amazing cards."

This week we've had another wonderful sketch to work with by Arlana Patten and our Sponsor is 

SKETCH #95 

This week the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team have been lucky enough to work with images from

STAMPFAIRY SHOP
.

Gerda the owner of STAMPFAIRY SHOP
is offering our lucky winner this week
4
Digital Images
 of the winners choice.
If you've never looked at STAMPFAIRY SHOP or you haven't seen it for a while please drop by as there is always new and exciting images you won't be disappointed.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team were lucky to have STAMPFAIRY SHOP as our sponsor and this week I choose "BETTY" she fitted the sketch perfectly and I had used another image of Betty just before Christmas and I love her so much that I found this image of Betty with a Balloon.

Pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what the rest of the Design Team have done with STAMPFAIRY images you won't be disappointed.

DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY SITE TO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE THAT'S PART OF THE RULES.

I've made two cards this week both with the same image, and digital paper pack and the only difference is that I have used different colours in my colouring and embellishments, it just shows you how one image can look just so different.



Card Recipe Card #1

Base: White SU card
Card Coloured: Lilac, Pink and Aqua Bazzill
Design Papers: The Creative Cottage Fairy Wishes
Image: Betty from STAMPFAIRY SHOP
Colour Medium: Copics, Black, White and Pink Gel embossing pens.
Sentiment: PC generated Kristen ITC font
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Oval, Scalloped Oval, Fancy Labels, Glass Finish, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Corner Punch
Embellishments: Silver Net, Sequin Strip, Button, Waxed Thread and gems all from my stash.
The Heart Balloon is coloured with copics and then finished with Glass finish to give a 3D effect and is shinny.




Card Recipe Card #2

Base: White SU card
Card Coloured: Pink and Aqua Bazzill
Design Papers: The Creative Cottage Fairy Wishes
Image: Betty from STAMPFAIRY SHOP
Colour Medium: Copics, Black, White and Pink Gel embossing pens.
Sentiment: PC generated Papyrus font
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Oval, Scalloped Oval, Fancy Labels, Glass Finish, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Corner Punch, Kindy Glitz
Embellishments: Heart Lace, Aqua Glitter ribbon, Aqua and white flowers, gems all from my stash. 
The Heart embellishment was cream at first then I coloured aqua with my copics and then covered it with Kindy Glitz which matched my heart balloon and ribbon.

Challenge:
Digital Tuesday 4 The Kids



Thanks so much for all of your lovely comments, wishing you all a great week and weekend crafting.

Hugs

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

"Congratulations it's a Boy" and "Congratulations it's a Girl" Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 94

 Sew Country Bunny Baby Boy

Sew Country Bunny Baby Girl

Good morning I know it's Autumn here in New Zealand but Mother Nature still thinks it's summer may it carry on for a couple more months I say!!!

Today is Wednesday which is the middle of the working week and it also means its
Wednesday seems to get quicker every week or am I getting slower???  This is one day of the week I do look forward too as well as the weekend when I have our family together back from school.

This week we have another great sketch from our very talented Arlana which I know you'll love working with.

Sketch # 94

This week our theme from all of the Design Team are Bunnies seeing Easter is just around the corner.   Our Design Team were lucky enough to work with images from
MELISSA from
MELJEN'S DESIGN'S
our sponsor
Melissa is giving away to our lucky winner 
4 Digi's
 of your choice!!!


Hop over to MELJEN'S DESIGNS and take a look at yourself and Melissa's wonderful creations.  They are just so cute.



It's Bunny Week so this week you have a wonderful sketch to work with and as an added extra we are looking for a Bunny or Bunnies on your card they say they bread like Rabbits!!!
When I received my image I knew exactly what card I was going to make it could be used as an Easter Card or Congratulations for the arrival of a New Baby.

Please check out the
Design Bunnies Cards
Pop over and give them some Bunny Love over at

BUNNY RECIPE BOY:
Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Blue Bazzill
Design Paper: Baby Blue Gingham from Sketching Stamp download and Dark Blue Gingham  unknown.
Image: Sew Country Bunny by Meljen's Designs
Colour Medium: Copics, Black, White  and Silver Gel Embossing Pens
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Square, Square Scalloped, Rectangle, and Labels, Glass Finish, Glue dots and Pop Dots, Corner Punch by Carl.
Sentiment: Computer generated using Papyrus font
Embellishments: White Tulle Ribbon, Blue Foot Print Ribbon, Heart Charm and Electric Blue Gems all from my stash.

Bunny Recipe Girl:



Base: White SU
Colour Card: Pink Bazzill
Design Paper: One Heart One Mind and Pink Gingham download from Sketching Stamper.
Image: Sew Country Bunny by Meljen's Designs
Colour Medium: Copics, Black, White and Silver Gel Embossing Pens
Tools: Glass Finish, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Corner Punch from Carl
Sentiments: Computer generated using Papyrus font.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Ric-Rac, Hearts, Flowers and Pearl from my stash.

I made the BABY PIN using a pin and the alphabetical beads then I put a pink seed bead in between each letter they were also glued onto the pinI also coloured my hearts with my copics, when I buy them they're cream so I colour them to match my colours I'm using.

 A Challenge I'm entering:
Stamp Challenge= Something Sweet

Thanks for dropping by and thanks so much for you lovely comments.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week and a great weekend.

Hugs




Wednesday, 16 March 2011

"HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY" Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #93

'Breakfast Treat Henry'
'Breakfast Treat Zoe'

Good morning it's Wednesday,  and after what has been happening around the world lately aren't we glad to be alive and not having to go through what parts of Japan faced on Friday afternoon.  I have a Nephew his Wife and Daughter living in Tokyo my brother,  his Father was in an Earth Quake last month in Christchurch and his son felt the Quake in Tokyo on Friday.  Things can only get better  so lets all keep our fingers crossed.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF LAST WEEKS WINNERS.

Here's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design'.
This week we have another wonderful sketch from our very own Arlana Patten this is one great sketch to work with and we chose our own images from DigiStamp Boutique.

Sketch # 93

This week we had our own choice of images from our fantastic sponsor

DigiStamp Boutique

Sally-Ann Hancock is always so generous and we are just so privileged to have her as our regular monthly Sponsor.

Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner
6   Free Digi Images
of your choice

You'll be spoilt for choice as there are just so many different images to choose from to suit all tastes and occasions.


So what are you waiting for go and visit DigiStamp Boutique there are always new images coming out a the beginning of every month.

Please take the time and visit Sally-Ann and her team to see all of their wonderful digital images and their design gallery you won't be disappointed so get crafting.

Our  A.M.A.Z.I.N.G Design Team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday
have created a wonderful array of cards for you this week to wet you appetite with.
So pop of to the rest of the team as show them a little love with your beautiful comments. 

DON'T FORGET IF YOU HAVE CREATED  A CARD FOR OUR CHALLENGE, MAKE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY BLOG AS THIS IS  PART OF THE RULES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A PRIZE EACH WEEK.

CARD RECIPES:

Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Three different blue Bazzills
Design Papers: One Heart One Mind and the Small Dots are the reverse side, Baby Blue Gingham which I got a few years ago as a free download from Sketching Stamper.
Image: Breakfast Treat Henry from DigiStamp Boutique
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, White Embossing Pen
E00, E02, E21, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, YR02, YR04, RV02, RV04, RV10, YG03, YG06, B00, B29, B24, B32, G05, W1, 0
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder 'Spots and Dots', pop dots, glue dots, waxed twine

Because both of these images are so cute I decided to cut them our as individual images, I fell they look great this way mounted.



Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Three different pink Bazzills and an Aqua Bazzill
Design Papers: One Heart One Mind and the Squares are one side and the large spots are the reverse side, the Aqua Green small Gingham is from Pavlova Papers.
Image: Breakfast Treat Zoe from DigiStamp Boutique
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, White Embossing Pen
E00, E02, E21, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, YR02, YR04, RV02, RV04, RV10, C1, YG03, YG06, B00, B29, B24, B32, BG10, BG15, BG23, G05, Y06,  0Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder 'Spots and Dots', pop dots, glue dots, waxed twine

Because both of these images are so cute I decided to cut them our as individual images, I fell they look great this way mounted.




I think that both of these images make awesome
Mother's Day and Birthday Cards.

Wising everyone an amazing week and a great weekend.

Thank you once again for all of your lovely comments each week they are so much appreciated.

Hugs


Wednesday, 9 March 2011

"It's Springtime" Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #92

"It's Springtime "

Good morning everyone well I'm so jealous that everyone in the Northern Hemisphere are talking about Springtime and spring flowers.  That only means one thing it's down hill for me as we are in the start of Autumn which means winter is just around the corner.

Well today is another wonderful Wednesday and that means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday and congratulations to all of our winners last week on your sweet cards and to all our non winners congratulations as they were all great.  Thanks once again for following us at SSW.

This week we have another great sketch for our very talented Arlana Patten, I loved working with this sketch and it looks awesome once your card is finished.

Sketch # 92

This week Sweet Sketch Wednesday are lucky enough to have Digi Doodle  Shop as our sponsor and the design team have been working their magic with Digi Doodle Images.
 
Digi Doodle Shop are giving the lucky winner this week a
$10.00 Gift Certificate
to spend at the Digi Doodle Shop

 So hop across to Digi Doodle and check out all of their wonderful images, there's just so many to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice.  I can never make up my mind on which one to choose, I want them all!!!


Please pop over to the rest of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team and peruse their wonderful cards and leave them a little bit of Springtime Love on their creations.



Card Recipe:
Base: Yellow Bazzill
Card: Lilac, Apple Green, Mauve Bazzill
Design Papers: Cuddly Buddly Peppy Papers (Tartan for the Scottish Thistle)
Image: Butterfly and Thistle from Digi Doodle Shop
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, Black Embossing Pen, Glass Finish
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Martha Stewart Frond Punch.
Embellishments:  Green Ric a Rac, Flowers and Brad from my stash.

Copic Colours Used 
Y08, Y17, YR04, YR07, YG03, YG06, YG11, YG23, YG67, V00, V04, V06, C1, C3, C5, BG10, B32, RV29, 100
Total 19 Colours

I'm entering this card into some other challenges they are as follows:






Thank you everyone for all of your lovely comments wishing you all an amazing week of Fun, Friends, Family and Crafting.

Hugs


Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Strawberries For You Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 91

"Strawberry Lou"
Good morning everyone, well what a week in New Zealand's history and how so much can change in a matter of minutes that can effect all of our lives.  Well a week has passed and there have been no new rescues of survivors out of last weeks Earth Quake that struck Christchurch.  I found out the following day that my brother was in Christchurch that day on a business trip, thank goodness they decided not to have a second coffee at a cafe that was totally destroyed.  It was a matter of leaving 5 minutes earlier for the airport.  He was just in the right place at the right time.

Last night at 10.10pm there was another Earth Quake this time in the North Island situated in Wellington which is about an 8 hour drive from where I live.    Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and also has our Parliament Buildings there.  They are predicting another large quake about the 20th of March so watch this space..............................
It's still very warm in the North Island and we are still having lovely hot summers days but yesterday was the first official day of autumn which only means winter is on it's way and I'm not looking forward too.  It's another Wednesday and that mean it's another
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and congratulations to all our winner this week there were some really lovely cards.

This week we've had another great sketch to work with which Arlana created for us, isn't it great?

Sketch #91

This week our Sponsor is Diane Carubia
from
Di's Digi Downloads


Di is offering our very lucky winner
5 digital images
 of the winners choice

Isn't that a wonderful prize, if you've been over to Di's Digi Download before go back and see what she has new as she is always adding new images.   If you haven't visited Di's site before here's her address and you won't be disappointed as she has so many amazing images you'll be spoilt for choice.


Take a little time out an please visit the rest of the Design Team over at
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday   and see what amazing creations they have come up with this week using Di's Images.

Card Recipe

Base: White SU card stock.
Plain Boards: Yellow and Purple Bazzill
Pattern Papers: White paper embossed with a Cuttlebug  embossing folder and wiping it with yellow ink which makes the embossing stand out.  Cuddly Buddly design paper called Peppy Papers.
Image: Strawberry Lou from Di's Digi Downloads.
Colour Medium: Copics,  Embossing Pen.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder Floral Fantasy, Nestabilities Classic Circle, Scalloped Edge Circle.  Glue dots, Pop Dots.  Martha Stewart Leaf punch
Embellishments: Ribbon, gems and pearls from my stash.

I couldn't get over the amount of copics I used in this one image a total of 28:

E00, E02, E21, E33, E35, E50, E51, R27, R29, Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08, YG03, YG06,
YG11, G05, V17,  YR04, YR07, BG10, RV01, RV10, BV00, BV02, BV04, B00, Blender

I've mounted the image and the next layer using Pop Dots hopefully you'll see this in the photo.

Well it's time to go now as my son is competing in the School's Triathlon this morning so we are up in the dark this morning.

Thanks so  much for all of you lovely comments and I look forward to seeing your creations have a great week.

Hugs Always