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 October 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #230 Sponsor StampFairy


Good morning I'm on the count down this time in 8 weeks or 56 days we'll be saying "Merry Christmas".  Oh where has the year gone, I've done a little bit this year, there have been a few milestones, illnesses, passing way of older friends, some travel and my eldest son's first year at secondary school, high school,college or collegiate what ever you call it in your neck of the woods.  He's just turned 14 and this weekend he's in his first rowing regatta how exciting is that I'm so looking forward to seeing the boys row keep the boat straight and not fall out. But I'm not looking forward to the lead up to Christmas.

Today is Wednesday and that means we have another wonderful 
for you.
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards, awesome work ladies and there were some really lovely cards this week even a scrapbook layout.

This week Sally has another love sketch this is easy very simple and very effective.

Sketch #230

Our sponsor this week is StampFairy and I've used is from Molly Winner 2 and the park bench is a separate image. 


This week our sponsor is 
StampFairy  Stop


A Little Bit About StampFairy

"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010.  Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats.  You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters.   Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images.  We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."

The lucky winner that creates a stunning card and follows Sketch #230 will receive


This voucher can be used in her online store, there are so many great images to choose from.

You can also check out Stampfairy Shop here
http://stampfairy.com/


Don't forget to drop by the rest of the
 design team and see what they have created especially for you this week and don't forget to give them a little love for their lovely work.

Challenges I'm entering:


Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: White SU and Red Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Christmas Pack from Rosies Studios
4. Image: Christmas Molly from Winter #2 and Park beach a separate image.
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black embossing pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Floral Oval, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Stickles Star Dust and Martha Stewart white glitter for snow.
7. Embellishments: Green ribbon and flat back pearl in Mollies hair all from my stash.
8. Inside my card the end of the design paper and left over ribbon from the bow.


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




Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #229 Sponsor is Bugaboo


 Good morning everyone and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with only 9 weeks to go until Christmas or in other words 63 days.  I really don't know why I counting as I enjoy Christmas with my family but hate Christmas shopping and the made rush that leads up to Christmas and everyone is just so busy.
Today is Wednesday and that means we have another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards from last week, it was lovely to see your entries and hopefully we'll get more next week.  I know that everyone is busy with Halloween, Thanks Giving and Christmas but you have to remember we're busy as well.

This week Arlana has wonderful sketch for you this one is easy peasy and looks great finished.

Sketch #229 

 Here's my card using my Bugaboo image 
Stella Birthday's 29 Again.


This week our wonderful sponsor is Jodie Mackrell the owner and designer from Bugaboo Stamps.



Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know

 About Bugaboo Stamps:

 As if raising five 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 world of papercrafting by opening an 

online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. To

day Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital 

images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary 

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 stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join 

the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

This week our lucky winner will 

This is an amazing prize and Jodie is so generous and there is just so many different images to choose and there's something there to suit everyone.
Don't forget to checkout Jodie's shop and all her amazing images here:

and join the team over at
 Catch the bug Challenge blog:


You can check out Bugaboo images here and if you want to join

 their Catch a bug Challenge.  Every Friday Jodie has a Friday

freebie on her blog for you to try before you buy.  These images

 are awesome so check them out here as there's an image that

 caters for everyone's taste.


Don't forget to check out Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what the Design Team Diva's have created especially for you this week.

Challenges I'm entering:


Card Recipe
1. Base: White SU
2.Coloured Card: Olive Green Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Pavalova Papers double sided
4. Image: Stella Birthday 29 Again from Bugaboo
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Embossing Pen
6. Sentiment: PC generated.
7. Tools: Cuttlebug Spellbinders Rectangle,
 pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue, glossy accents.
8. Embellishments: Lace, ribbon, gens, flowers and rose all from my stash.

Take care have a great week and happy crafting.




Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 228 Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique

 Baby Thomas in his Pram

Well hello everyone yes I'm back from my travels, I had a wonderful time, saw just so much, did so much but it's just so good to be home and sleeping in my own bed.  I was away for 21 days and because every day was different and busy and catching flights living out of suitcases those 3 weeks felt like I had been away for 3 months. 
Here it is the middle of October and before we know it Christmas will be here again and Christmas day is 10 weeks today isn't that scary.
Well because it's Wednesday that means it's an wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday and it feels like ages since I visited your blogs and commented on your cards.  Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work ladies.

This week we have another wonderful sketch from our very talented Sally Dube.
Sketch #228

Here is my card using Baby Thomas in his pram, this is an older image from DigiStamp Boutique and I'm unsure if it's still available.

This week our sponsor is 
Sally-Ann Hancock to owner and designer of 
DigiStamp Boutique.

Sally-Ann's 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 as much as I enjoy creating.

She has been sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday once a month since we started which is totally amazing and Sally-Ann is very generous with her prizes.

Our lucky winner will receive

Prize: £10 Voucher at Digi Stamp Boutique

Wow Sally-Ann is just so generous and all of us here at
really appreciate Sally-Ann's generosity which is very much appreciated by all of us especially when we select our images to use.

Don't forget to drop by DigiStamp Boutique and see what's new over there.  Every month Sally-Ann is updating here vast array of amazing images and always has a monthly freebie for you to try before you buy.

Don't forget to show the design team a little love and leave them a message to show your appreciation and comment on their talents over here at 

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Lemon Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Lemon and White Gingham paper is a digital download I have on my computer.  
Child's paper is an Anna Griffiths paper from the USA.
4. Image:  Baby Thomas in his pram by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics, White Gel Pen
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Label 18 which is a rectangle shape, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.
7. Embellishments: Flowers, hat pin, ribbon and heart pearl embellishments all from my stash.
8. Inside my card using the left over scrap papers.


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


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #227 Sponsor Sassy Cheryl's Designs

Autumn Swing

Hi everyone and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.  By the time you read this weeks posting I would have arrived in Santiago Chile on my homeward bound trip back to
 New Zealand.  We are spending 10 days in Santiago and the surrounding areas.

Congratulations to this weeks winner and to our Top 3 cards.

This week we have another wonderful sketch from our very own Sally Dube.  I love this sketch and was really happy how my card turned out.

Sketch #227

Here's my card using Autumn Swing by 
Sassy Chery's.

This week our Sponsor is 
Cheryl from Sassy Cheryl's


A little bit about Sassy Cheryl.....

"Hi everyone! Sassy Cheryl here and I'm so happy to be sponsoring the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week.
I have been creating graphics and have licensed my work to companies such as Kohl's, Hobby Lobby and Shopko, among others, for over eight years. I started creating digital images about twelve years ago. I absolutely LOVE to draw and always carry a small sketchbook for those times when a bit of inspiration hits.  It's been a lifelong dream to become a working artist, and besides deadlines, I LOVE everything about what I do!  It really helps that I have a very supportive husband and son (they also can be my biggest critics!)
Through the digis I create, I've met so many wonderful, talented ladies. The projects they make using my images makes it all worth it. ‘Can’t wait to see what you will create with my Sassy images."

This week Cheryl is offering our very lucky winner 



from her online shop.
You can view her images here


There are just so many wonderful images to choose from you won't be disappointed and there's one to suit everybody.



Don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams cards over at 
 they are all so cute and were fun to create.


Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Spinach by American Crafts
3. Laughter Lane double sided by American Crafts
4. Image: Autumn Swing by Sassy Cheryl's Designs
5. Colour Medium: Copics and black embossing pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Circle, Circle Lace, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky Glue and Glossy Accents for her shoes and bow in her hair.
7. Embellishments: Orange buttons and orange and white bakers twine from my stash.
8. Embellishments: Leaf punch used to cut scraps of card for the Autumn Leaves.
I little Ladybug from my embellishment stash.

9. Embellishments: Cream and Apricot flowers from my stash.

10. Embellishments: Dry brown twig of my trees to represent the top of the swing.
11. Inside my card using the scrap papers left over.


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


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #226 Sponsor Saturated Canary

Muriel by Saturated Canary

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday morning, the sun hopefully is shinning in New Zealand and it's another lovely spring day.  Wednesday means it's  Sweet Sketch Wednesday and welcome to all my followers.  

This week I would have just arrived in Santiago in Chile, I'm so looking forward to seeing their culture, architecture, the sights and sampling their food and Chilean wine.

Congratulations to our winner this week and to our Top 3.

This week we have another wonderful sketch from Sally Dube. t I'll rate it  very easy and I just totally love how my card turned out and how Muriel coloured up.

Sketch #226


Here's my card using Muriel from Saturated Canary.


Our Sponsor this week is 
Krista Smith the owner and artist behind 
Saturated Canary.


Krista Smith's Bio:

My name is Krista Smith. I am the artist behind the Etsy shop, Saturated Canary Digis. I began working in the stamping world about a year ago when I was hired to create rubber designs for the sweet Scottish company, Sugar Nellie. They launched my artwork under the name 'Simply Sassy.' I moved into the digital world just this past month (it's been a super busy month, indeed!). And-- I love it!! There is a little more freedom here, as I can create anything that pops into my head:)! I am so humbled by the artistic talent of the girls coloring in my designs-- it is truly an inspiration! Likewise, I am so thankful for the friendships I've made in this wonderful and lovely crafty community! It's been a true delight! I'd love for you to stop by my challenge/inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge and join in the fun...And, while you're there, click over to my personal blog (Saturated Canary) and introduce yourself! I am a bit eclectic and touch on everything from family (I've got me a great one!) to fashion (obsessed!)...Please say 'hi!'...I'd love to be friends!:)


This week Saturated Canary is offering our very lucky winner

2 Free Digital Images 
from Krista  Saturated Canary shop.

Don't forget to drop by Saturated Canary and check out Krista's images there are just so many wonderful fun images to choose from.  I just adore working with them.

Grab a coffee sit down for a little time and see what the rest of the design team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday have created using Krista's images from Saturated Canary they are all just so cute.

Card Recipe:
1.Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Olive Green and Purple Bazzill
3. Design Paper: From the Arabesque Collection from Kaisercraft

4. Image: Muriel by Saturated Canary.
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky Glue.

7. Embellishments: Ribbon and Rose Cabuchons from my stash.
8. Inside my card is the same as the outside but I've used the design papers the opposite way around.

Take care wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.