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, 28 September 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #121

Sleepy Time Bear

Good morning to a wonderful warm Wednesday morning from New Zealand.  Well Spring is really here the warm weather is upon us, we've started daylight savings so our evenings are longer so that's all positive.  On  the negative side we are still getting the spring rain and our evenings and mornings are still very crisp and fresh.

Our New Zealand All Blacks haven't lost a game and hopefully won't loose a game in the Rugby World Cup. It's lovely having so many special visitors to New Zealand and the atmosphere is electrifying a real buzz especially when Ireland beat Australia in one of the pool games.  The All Blacks beat France last Saturday night which was one amazing game to watch.  England, Canada, and the American team are all doing well in their Pools.  I can't wait for the quarter, semi and the final hopefully our All Blacks will be in that final.

Today is Wednesday and that means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday congratulations to our winner this week and our top 3, awesome work and there is just so much creativity our there it's amazing.

 Arlana has another wonderful sketch for you to play with this week and the design team were lucky enough to work with our sponsors images which is Melissa from Meljens Designs.


Sketch #121


This week the design team have been lucky to work with images from Meljens Designs. Sweet Sketch Wednesday are so lucky to have Melissa as our sponsor.
This week Meljens Designs
 are offering our very lucky winner
 

4 Digi Images
of the winners choice, you'll be spoiled for choice as there are so many wonderful images to choose from.



Now I've got your attention grab a drink, sit yourself down at your computer and hop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what our Design Diva's have created especially for you this week and show them a little love by visiting their blogs.

Card Recipe:

Base: White SU



Coloured Card: Pink Bazzil and Aqua Bazzil Bling
Design Paper: Green Easter from Scrapping Mad and Small Gingham Active Village.

Image: Sleepy Time Bear from Meljen's Designs

Colour Medium: Copics, black embossing pen for the eyes, silver and pink glitter gel pens.

Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Hot Glue Gun.

 Embellishments: Pink ribbon which is so cute it even has tiny little hearts on it to match the hearts in the image and my heart embellishments.  Pink pompom for the hat, flowers and Pearl from my stash.

Thanks so much for looking at my blog, I love reading your comments. Take care and have a wonderful week crafting.

Hugs



Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #120

Merry Christmas
Milly and Presents
Welcome everyone, did you know that we only have 13 weeks to go and we'll be celebrating Christmas for another year and 2012 will be just around the corner???

  New Zealander's are really getting behind the Rugby World Cup.  Small towns are really getting out in force promoting their adopted team, cars going past with flags flying to whom they follow.  My boys are just loving it and watching what games they can on Television.

Today is Wednesday and that means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday congratulations to our winner this week and our top 3, awesome work and there is just so much creativity our there it's amazing.  Arlana has another wonderful sketch for you to play with this week and the design team are always so lucky to play with our wonderful monthly sponsor Sally-Ann Hancock the owner of

DigiStamp Boutique

Sketch #120



This week the design team have been lucky to work with Sally-Ann's images from DigiStamp BoutiqueSweet Sketch Wednesday are so lucky to have Sally-Ann as our monthly sponsor. 
Sally-Ann has so many amazing images to choose from to cover every ones taste, style and occasion.  When I went to make my card I realised I hadn't ordered an image from Sally-Ann, I'm doing an Arlana trick this week,  but I knew I had a lot of images on my computer I could choose from.

This image is Milly with Presents I love this image but noticed that Sally-Ann has this image as one of her retiring images so pop over to DigiStamp Boutique and pick it up now for only .99p.  There are plenty of images to choose from.
This week DigiStamp Boutique are offering our very lucky winner

6 Digi Images

of the winners choice, you'll be spoiled for choice as there are so many wonderful images to choose from.


Now I've got your attention drop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what our Design Diva's have created especially for you this week and show them a little love by visiting their blogs.

Card Recipe:


Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Green Bazzil
Design Paper: Merry Christmas Unknown and Red glitter paper from Rosie's Studios
Image: Milly & Presents from DigiStamp Boutique
Colour Medium: Copics, atyou Copics in silver and black embossing pen for the boots.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Martha Stewart white glitter for the hat and jacket.  Small snowflake punch and snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Snowflake button, snowflakes, pompom for the hat and gems from my stash.

Inside the card.


Challenge:
 Winter Wonderland - Girlie Card

Thanks so much for looking at my blog, I love reading your comments.  Take care and have a wonderful week crafting.

Hugs



Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #119


Morning Dew Fairy

Happy Wednesday morning everyone.  Well I don't think any Morning Dew Fairies would be landing in my neck of the woods this morning as it's been raining and very very windy and the fairies wouldn't be able to land and get blown away.

Congratulations to our winner this week and our top 3, wonderful work by everyone and so many great entries.

Today is Wednesday and that means it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday and of course Arlana has another awesome sketch for you to play with this week.

Sketch # 119
Isn't this a lovely sketch?

This week our sponsor at Sweet Sketch Wednesday is

A Day for Daisies

The design team have been lucky enough to choose their own image to play with and Tammy has so many amazing images they are out of this world.

This week Tammy is offering our very lucky winner
$12.00
Gift Voucher
at A Day for Daisies Online Shop

Don't forget if you don't have any ADFD images drop by and pick some up and we would love to see them on your cards.




Now I have your attention please drop by my fellow Design Team Diva's here and see what they created especially just for you with ADFD images they are just magical and leave them some magical love.

Card Recipe

I just loved working with this image it was so magical.



My inspiration was from my own garden last year.
This photo was taken on a windy rainy morning and Morning Dew Fairies were around.

 
Card Base: White SU card
Coloured Card: Deep Mauve & Mauve Handmade Papers.
Design Paper: Scroll in Mauve Lime Green from Pavlova Papers
Image: Morning Dew Fairy from A Day for Daisies
Colour Medium: Copic's atyou Copic's clear glitter
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, Tweezers, Glue Dots, Pop Dots

Thank you so much for your lovely comments we all love to receive them and your wonderful emails.

Happy Crafting Everyone

Hugs


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #118-49

Congratulations On Your Engagement

Two Hearts Beat As One

Good morning everyone, it's count down here in New Zealand and it's only two days to go until the opening of the Rugby World Cup being held in the main cities in New Zealand.
It's 23 years ago that it was here last and that New Zealand won the cup.  We have one of the best Rugby teams in the world the Might 'ALL BLACKS'  and we haven't won the cup since so they have every advantage this year as they are the home team and have the home crowd to back them,  so hopefully the World Cup will be ours again by the end of October as it only happens every 4 years.

  My boys can't wait.

GO THE MIGHTY ALL BLACKS

Today is Wednesday and that's got to mean two things it's the middle of the week and it's

Congratulations to our winner this week and our top 3, wow what a job having to choose from all those wonderful entries as there were so many amazing cards and such talented ladies.  I was absolutely stunned with everyone's creativity.

This week Arlana has an oldie but a goodie, it's a sketch from the past and here's a sneak look at what I entered Sketch #49 

"Oh how times have changed and so has my work."

Sketch #118-49

Formal Engagement card.


Less formal fun card.  Two hearts beat as one.

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

We love your images Gerda.

Gerda is offering one very lucky winner
4 Digi Images
of your choice.


So visit
 STAMPFAIRY SHOP
and check out Gerda's
wonderful images and there are new one's
coming out all the time.


Now I have your attention don't forget to check out what the design team diva's have created here especially for you this week and please welcome a new member of our design team taking
Judi's place is
Michelle Lancaster
from England.
Card Recipe #1
Base: White SU
Design Paper: Paper Chic from Grant Archival
Paper: Gold Handmade Paper, Cream Bazzil
Image: Nelly and Leo #4 from STAMPFAIRY
Colour Medium: Copics
Tools: Cuttlebug, Rectangle Nestability
Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Hot Melt Glue Gun, Sponge, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Embellishments: Gold ribbon, Roses, Pearls and braid from my stash.


Card Recipe #2
Base: White SU
Design Paper: Pink hearts from Pavlova Papers and the pink flocked paper from Rosie's Studios
Card: Pink Bazzil, Pink Handmade Paper that the image is mounted . Image: Nelly and Leo #4 from
STAMPFAIRY DESIGNS
Colour Medium: copics
Tools: Cuttlebug, Rectangle deckled edge nestability Martha Stewart leaf punch.
Embellishments: Buttons, Ribbons and flowers from my stash.   
Paper Pieced T Shirt and Dress.    

I love how both of these cards turn out as they are both so different.  I love this image but one of my favourite things on the pink card is the flocked card that is the darker pink.

Take care everyone thanks for your lovely comments and I'm looking forward to seeing your masterpieces this week.  Wishing everyone a great weekend.

Hugs