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 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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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Ribbet Happy Birthday For Someone Who Love Frogs.

For All Those Frog Lovers.

Good afternoon everyone, just a quick post this card isn't for a challenge just for an order. This card is for a lady that's turning 82 years old who just loves frogs. It had to be bright and cherry with a little texture. The colours a bright and cherry and I've given it loads of texture.

Card Recipe:
White SU for the base
Hot Pink and Apple Green Bazzill
Corrugated Hot Pink Cardboard to give texture
The image is unknown a friend sent me as she knows I love frogs
The Frog is coloured with Copic Markers
Hot Pink Ribbon, Apple Green and Hot Pink Flowers, and gems from my stash
The sentiment is PC generated font is Tempus Sans in Hot Pink and a corner punch was used.
Black gems for the frogs eyes, Gold gel pen for his spots and a lovely little lady bird to eat.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs
Kathie
xox




Sunday, 15 November 2009

DU2DS Challenge #25 "HOT COFFEE ANYONE???"

Hot Coffee Anyone???


Good morning everyone, thanks for coming by and having a look at my card. When I saw Larissa's wonderful sketch I just new I had to make a card but didn't know what!!! I've always wanted to make a card with either a cup of tea or coffee and this was my idea for this card. I also wanted to incorporate a Shaker Style Card as well, I had seen it done and never had a go. The shaker on either side has Ground Coffee Beans for this coffee card. I think they are
Irish Cream the first I grabbed out of the fridge. The coffee cup has been cut out and mounted with double sided foam pop dots.
Well you've seen my card and now here's my
Card Recipe:
Base: Cream SU Card Stock
Coloured Cards: Mocha, Natural Cards, Paprika Bazzill and Metallic Bronze has been in my stock for sometime and can't remember where I got it from.
Image: New image of Any one for Tea from Digi Sparkle
Colour Medium: Copic's
Embellishments: Gold Thread, Ground Coffee Beans, Acetate for the shaker windows
Sentiments: CK Alis Hand Official in Brown
Tools: Cuttlebug, Square Nesties, Classic Scalloped Nesties, Foam doublesided pot dots.
I hope you like my card, next time I'm going to try this idea with a cup of tea and dried tea in the shakers.
Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Stampin for the Weekend Challenge #24 Celebration


Celebration 40th Birthday and 50th Birthday's
This is the first time I have entred into Stampin for the Weekend Challenge.
Good morning everyone well it's Sunday morning here in New Zealand and I'm just getting over Saturday night, because for us it was one of those weekends. Sports all morning with my boys on the cricket field and that afternoon I had to race home and make a couple of cards that I should have done a week ago and left it to the last minute as you do LOL. We had a double whammy this weekend, my husband had clients, a husband and wife that were turning 50 and had a wonderful 50th birthday party then we had another with my nephew and partner were both turning 40 so we attended both and raced from one side of town to the other, we had to put an appearance into both.
Next weekend we have a 60th to go to, now I'm showing my age we don't get to go to 21st any more I wonder why???
I made two very simple cards I designed some time ago, I think they look nice and very appropriate for the occasions.
Here's my card Recipe
Base: White SU card stock
Design Paper: Nil
Trim card: Mauve, and Apple Green Bazzill
Images: Sweet peas from the wonderful Chris Dark from Sketching Stamper my favourite image of Chris's.
Colour Medium: Water colour pencils
Embellishments: White & Silver Satin Ribbon, Gems from my stash
Sentiment: PC generated font AdineKirnberg-Script and Copper Plate Gothic
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls Embossing Folding my favourite, Spellbinders Nestabilities Square, and the Sweet peas were painted with Glass Coat to give a 3D affect
I do hope you like the cards and thanks for looking.
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Friday, 6 November 2009

ABC Challenge G is for Green


"G IS FOR GREEN"

Welcome and thank you for coming over to my neck of the woods and looking a my "Bold Green Dragon" G is for Green. I know that little boys just love Dragons at this age especially Dragon Birthday Cakes iced with Green icing I know one of my boys did.

Here's my card Recipe
  • White SU board for the base
  • Apple green and olive green Bazzill. Forest Green Handmade Mulberry Paper for the matting of the Dragon and the Sentiment.
  • Design paper is unknown left at my place by a friend
  • The Image is from Pollycraft Designs and the Dragon's name is Feathers
  • Feathers has been coloured with Copic markers, White and Blue Gel Pens
  • Ribbon and brads from my stash
  • Sentiment is PC generated using Lucida Handwriting
  • I used my Cuttlebug, Square Nesties and glue dots

Thanks for coming by and having a look at my card wishing you all a great weekend.


Hugs Kathie

xox

Cupcake Challenge Sketch #64


Sketch Week #64
Good afternoon everyone, and what a beautiful Friday afternoon we have in New Zealand it's hot and sunny and hopefully the rain has gone somewhere else for the weekend.
This weeks Cupcake Challenge Sketch is just adorable I just love it so here's my take on the sketch.
Card Recipe:
  • Base White SU Card Stock
  • No design papers used but I did use different colour Bazzill's to tone in with my image
    Purple, Olive Green, Apple Green, Indigo and Mauve
  • My Image is Bluebells from the very talented Chris Dark at Sketching Stamper, if you haven't used one of Chris's digi stamps hop over to her website here Sketching Stamper and have a look for yourself at her wonderful drawings and they are so easy to use.
  • Colour Medium used were Copic's Ciao and I'm starting to get use to them.
  • They only embellishment I used was the Purple Velvet ribbon I didn't think that the card needed any thing else. I didn't want to over do it as the image is so pretty.
  • Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Squares.

Thank you for looking at my card and I do hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and be careful on the those roads where ever you are.

Big Hugs

Kathie

xox

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

DU2DS Challenge 24 "No Squares Allowed Shaped Card"

" No Squares Allowed Shaped Card"

Good morning everyone, an overcast type of day in my neck of the woods it doesn't know if it should rain or let the sun come out! hopefully the sun. I really had to think about what type of card I was going to do. I looked at so many different images I would have liked to use but as I planned to make a round card the images really didn't fit. Here is my card I do hope you like it.

My Card Recipe

Backing card White Bazzill which I print the Turquoise Gingham paper onto. This was a free download from The Craft Table and the colours of these Gingham's are wonderful and I used sea green Bazzill. The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and this is Lilly. Lilly was coloured with my new Copic's which I'm still getting used to. The embellishments are from my stash, gems, ribbon and flowers. Some of the flowers I already had the yellow and small aqua so I used white flowers and coloured them with my Copic's which is a wonderful idea I read somewhere. I couldn't have done that with coloured pencils could I? LOL

Many thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your week.

Hugs Kathie

xox

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge #76


Good morning everyone another wonderful spring morning here in New Zealand. Due to hang the washing out soon and sure enough it will rain. Here is my Christmas Card on the above sketch. I love the sketch but took my ages to match my papers would have been a good idea to put my papers together first then colour the image. Oh well my mistake.
Here my take on this great sketch.
The card base is made from White Bazzill and the Aqua paper is from my stash I think its a Crafty Creations paper. The red card stock is Red Bazzill and the design paper is from
which is a wonderful collection. The sentiment is mounted on some very old made made paper I have had for years and it was the best match for the colours I used. I'll know next time. LOL
The image is Cherry Kiss Snowball from Pollycraft and has been colour with my new Copic Ciao Markers, White Gel Pen and if you look closely the white fur and one of the snowballs has been covered with Martha Stewart glitter. The tag is her shopping list for Christmas. Embellishments were red gems from Crafty Creations and some silver yarn. The sentiment is PC generated using CK Alis Hand Official font and this was cut out using a Nestabilities tag and cuttlebug.
Have a great week and thanks for looking.
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Monday, 2 November 2009

Colour Create Challenge 30 All White

"All White except the image."
Welcome everyone, it's been over a week since I last posted a card. I've been very busy with my boys and their summer sports so this is my time now to post a card. Colour Create Challenge 30 is All White except the image, this isn't easy but it's very effective especially some of those wonderful DT cards.
Here's my take on All White.
Card Stock White Bazzill for all of the card and no design papers. The image on this card was from Pollycraft this week isn't he a wonderful Santa he look so Jolly. The colour medium are my new Copic's which I'm still getting used to and gold, silver and white gel pens. The ribbons are from my stash and the sentiment was generated on the PC using Christmas Card font. Tools used was my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Snow Flake and a Fiskers Corner Punch. The image has been raised by foam pot dots to give a 3D affect.
Hears hoping everyone has a great week.
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #20

A Merry Digi Stamp and Masculine Card for a Change
Hi everyone, my first posting for over a week, it's really been one of those weeks glad it's moved on to another. I'm about to do this postings when I read Merry OH!! was this card meant to be a Merry Christmas Card too bad LOL. My boys are going to be Merry anyway as it's the first Cricket game of the season on Saturday and they are so looking forward to it.
Here's my take on this sketch. White, Olive and Dark Green Bazzill, the Design paper is unknown a friend of mine left it at my place and it went so well with the Bazzill (thanks Jen for leaving it).
My image is from Digi Stamp Boutique, I contacted Sally Ann a few weeks ago and asked her if she could design Josh playing cricket for my son's, no rush just before their birthday's next year. Two days latter I received an email that it was available on her web site if I was interested, what a silly question I just love Josh and thank you so much Sally Ann he's great to make those wonderful Masculine Cards.
Colour Medium: Coloured with my new Copic Markers, bring back my coloured water pencils they are so much easier.LOL
Embellishments: Brown and gold ribbon, brads, round paper clip from my stash. The sentiment is PC generated using Verdana font. Cuttlebug embossing folder Happy Birthday.

Take care and have a great week.
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Cupcake Challenge Week 61 Buttons & Stitching

" Just Relax"!!!
Good morning everyone, well it's Sunday morning in my neck of the woods and it's a typical spring morning, one minute it's warm and sunny next minute there is a shower of rain and my washings getting wet and I haven't brought it in because I'm crafting instead.LOL
Here's my card for Buttons and Stitching.
The card base is white Bazzill and the pink and white papers are from my stash. My image has been mounted on green corrugated cardboard which was the perfect colour. The image is from Digi Delights Cool Cat. I've been looking forward to using this image for quite some time . Cool Cat has been coloured with Water Colour pencils and the ribbon and buttons are from my stash. Sentiment is PC generated using Han Solo Font. A Water Brush was used, white, pink and green gel pens for the faux stitching and waxed flax to stitch the buttons on. The Cat Sunglasses and Ice in her Cocktail has been coated with Glass Finish to give it a 3D effect.
I can't wait for summer.LOL
Take care and have a great Sunday
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #28 Character Counts!

Donald Duck with Attitude!!!
Good evening everyone another wonderful spring day here we went out for lunch and had a BBQ and yes you can guess it rained. Anyway we had a lovely time and I'm back home in time to craft and finish my card for this challenge. Here's my card Donald Duck, I've always had a soft spot for him and here he is!!!
Card Base is white Bazzill the blue, red and yellow papers are from my stash and bright gold gingham paper is printed by Printblocks Australia and older paper I've had in my stash for some time. The image is Donald Duck copied from one of my son's books and he was coloured with Water Colour Pencils. The embellishments is the red and white spot ribbon and yellow buttons from my stash. Water brush and waxed flax for putting my buttons on.
Hope you enjoy Donald and have a great weekend.
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Friday, 16 October 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge #72

Good Morning everyone I know this is a little late to be Posting this card in the week, but it's been one of those weeks the boys are back to school.
Here is my take on the sketch I have copied the sketch but turned it once anti clockwise so that I could fit my image in.
The base of the card is white Bazzill the next layer is from Magnolia Design Papers which are all matching. The image is Lilly sitting on a present from Digistamp Boutique and she has been coloured with water colour pencils and gel glitter pens. The ribbon, gems and flowers are from my stash and the larger flowers have been cut with my flower punch. The sentiment was generated on my PC using Peggy Font. A water brush was used for the colouring.
Take care and have a great weekend
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Friday Sketchers Challenge # 73

100% Sweet
Good morning everyone, here is my card for Friday Sketchers Challenge #73. Here is my take on the sketch.
Card base white SU card stock, the design paper is a Gina K Design Digi Download paper 100% sweet and the pretty pink gingham is also a digi download from Chris Dark's at Sketching Stamper which I got some time ago and the pink paper was from my stash.
Image is Tilda from the 2009 summer collection Tilda with Strawberries which I received today.
Colour Medium is water colour pencils and pink gel glitter pen. The pink gingham ribbon and the gems are both from my stash. I've used a water brush the cuttlebug and the Oval Classic and the Oval Scalloped Nestabilites. I think this paper went so well with the image and I couldn't wait to try it.
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Papertake Weekly Sketch #25

Good Morning everyone, yes it's Sunday Noon is New Zealand and it's a wonderful sunny spring day.
Here's my take on Papertake Weekly Challenge Sketch #25.
Card
Base of card White Bazzill and Pink and Blue papers from my stash. The Design papers are from Magnolia by My Mind's Eyes. The image is Lilly from Digistamp Boutique. Coloured with Water Colour Pencils and Pink Gel Glitter Pens. Embellishments are gems and ribbon from my stash and a flourish cut from a Bosskut die. Sentiment is PC generated font is Papyrus cut out with Spellbinders ribbon tag. Tools used water brush, cuttlebug, ribbon tag die, and bosskut flourish.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend
Hugs
Kathie
xox

My Time To Craft Challenge #80 Purrfect Pets!!!

A Purrfect Life as The Purrfect Pet!!!
A Frog's Life !!!
Good Morning everyone what a Purrfect morning we have today it's warm and sunny and it's spring.
Here is my take on a Purrfect Pet card for My Time To Craft Challenge #80 Purrfect Pets!!!

Card White and Green Bazzill and Pink papers from my stash. The design Paper is from Kaisercraft Bloom Posy which I bought some time ago. Image is unknown a friend stamped a few and sent them to me knowing I loved frogs. Colour Medium water coloured pencils and pink, hot pink and white gel pens. Embellishments ribbon, gems from my stash and flower cut out of Hippe Chick font from Cuttlebug. I think these flowers cut from Hippe Chick go so well with this paper. Sentiment is PC generated font used is Papyrus. Tools water brush, Cuttlebug and Hippe Chick Font, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circle and Classic Scalloped Circle.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs
Kathie
x0x

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge Week #60 THANKS A BUNCH

Thanks a Bunch!
Good evening everyone, I've just had a great day out with the boys and they have only one day to go and back to school on Monday. Boy those holidays have flown so quickly, I love having them home your routine is so different.LOL
Here's my card for Week # 60 Challenge.
Card
Base of the card is white and I have used Yellow, Aqua and Peacock Bazzill. The image is Sunflowers another one of Christine Dark's images from Sketching Stamper Digi Stamps.
The image is coloured with water coloured pencils and the Vase has been coated with two coats of Glass Finish to make it look glossy for the glaze of the Pottery. Ribbon, gems and flowers from my stash. The sentiment was generated on my PC with Papyrus font in the same Peacock Green. Tools Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Script Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Ribbon Tag and Versacolor Mountain Lake Ink and Glass Finish.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks for looking.
Hugs
Kathie
xox




Thursday, 8 October 2009

Craft Calendar Challenge #1 Autumn


AUTUMN
Good morning everyone, here is my card for Craft Calendar's 1st monthly challenge being Autumn. So hard for me to think of Autumn as we are in Springtime in the Southern Hemisphere and the daffodil's are out and the baby lambs are running about (and I forgot to say it snowed the other day only 3 1/2 hours away from us, yes we had a cold snap) LOL. But joking aside this was a first for me I've never made an Autumn card and it was really had to think about what I could do especially at 2am in the morning when I was meant to be sleeping or and in the morning having a shower. LOL
To make the card look Autumn I've layered leaves upon leaves around the Scarecrow as he's in the garden at the end of the season and everyone has forgotten about him except for the Blackbird keeping him company.
Well here's my card.
Card Recipe
Card Stock: Cream Bazzill for the base. Paprika Bazzill and a light brown looks like a brown paper bag colour not sure what brand but wasn't Bazzill.
Design Paper: Unknown brand a friend left a piece at my place after using my Spellbinders (Thanks Jen). I then stamped the paper with the same stamps on the side of my card in cream and heat embossed it to give it a pattern doesn't really show up in the photo but look really neat and great to touch.
Image: Scarecrow from Digi Delights by Louby Loo this was one of their Friday Freebees
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils and Gel Gliter Pens
Embellishments: Garden Stamps, Leaf Punch and Twine
Sentiment: PC generated font Papyrus Paprika Colour
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Square and Nestabilities Labels
String, Cream and Paprika Veramark Ink Pads, Heat Gun, Clear Embossing Powder
I'm really looking forward to next month for the Winter Challenge, by the time I get to make a Summer card our Summer in New Zealand will be well on the way.
Take care and thanks for looking
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Monday, 5 October 2009

Sketch Saturday Sketch #71

Here it is Monday already and the weekend has long gone it's got cold and rained all day. I should have made cards instead of going to the movies with my boys but we did have a laugh at
G Force a kids movie but has some adult innuendos that went over my boys heads I did have a good laugh especially when my son woke me up when the movie had finished. LOL
The last week of the boys holidays back to school next Monday.
Here is my take on Sketch # 71.
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White card stock for the base and purple and yellow Bazzill
Design Papers: Peppy Paper Purple and Lime by Cuddly Buddly
Image: Susie Squirrel Loves Dandelions By Digi Stamp Oasis
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils
Embellishments: Lace Mauve and Purple ribbons from my stash, Flowers cut with the Olivia font from Cuttlebug, gems from Craft Creations.
Sentiment: PC generated Peggy Font
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Glass Coat, Olivia Font from Cuttlebug, Square and Classic Square Scalloped edge from Spellbinders Nestabilities, Mauve ink pad for the edges.
The Dandelions and flower are coated with glass coat to give a 3 D affect.
Thanks you for looking and have a great week.

Hugs
Kathie
xox

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Friday Sketchers Week 72 Challenge Christmas Time

Here's My Take On The Above Sketch
Welcome everyone, well this is the first time for me to enter into Friday Sketchers looking back over your blog there have been some wonderful sketchers in the past and would love to come and join you.

Card Recipe
Card Stock: White card stock for the base, Red and Green Bazzill
Design Paper: By Summertime Designs called Giving
Image: By Sally Ann at Digi Stamp Boutique Milly and Presents
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils
Embellishments: Ribbon from my stash, Red Merry Christmas Ribbon from the Spotlight, Punched Snowflakes and gems from my stash.
Sentiment:PC Generated font Black Chancery
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circle and Classic Scalloped Circle, Tea Green Versa Mark Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Glitter for the white areas, it doesn't show up that well in the photo.

Thanks you for looking and have a great week
Hugs
Kathie
xox


My Time To Craft Challenge #79 Snow Buddies

Hi everyone this is my first time to enter your Challenges and it won't be the last. I love this challenge this week and you just don't realise it's so close to Christmas. As a child Christmas feels like and eternity to come around each year and now we are adults you wonder where the time has gone. Well here is my card this week.
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White card stock for the base, Red and Green Bazzill
Design Paper: Digi Download from Summer Time Designs by Summer which are wonderful
Image: Milly Singing Carols by Digi Stamp Boutique
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils and Gel Glitter Pens
Embellishments: Ribbon, Gems, and Punched Ice Crystals, the Pompom fur on coat and boots has been coated with Martha Stewart glitter
Sentiment: PC Generated font CK Alis Hand Official
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Snow Dots Embossing Folder, Tea Green Versa Mark Ink for the edges.
Thanks for looking
Hugs
Kathie
xox

ABC Challenge E is for Embossing


Hello everyone, well this is a first time for me to enter into the ABC Challenge and I'm looking forward for more challenges.
This week it's E for Embossing either dry or wet embossing I just love both and both look fantastic depending on what you are doing. My card is very simple easy to do and a quick Christmas Card in a hurry and looks elegant at the same time. I've made two cards one all white the other with a coloured background. The doves are mounted on double sided foam tape to give a 3D affect.
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White card stock for the base and embossing.
Design Paper: Gold paper I bought sometime ago and haven't used.
Image: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Dove 3x3 Combo and on the white card I have used Divine Swirls and on the gold card I've used Textured Textile for the back grounds.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls, Textured Textile, Dove 3x3 Combo and double sided foam tape for mounting.
Hugs
Kathie
xox


Saturday, 3 October 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge BLACK & WHITE + 1


BLACK AND WHITE + 1
This week I chose GREEN to go with my Black and White. The hardest thing was to source Black and White Paper in my local craft shop but I managed with what I got.
I think the colour looks clean bright and fresh together.
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White card stock for the base, and Lime Green Bazzill for the backing
Design Papers: Black & White Dots by Pavlova Papers and Dinner with Friends from Daisy Bucket Designs
Image: Stamped with a very old stamp I bought years ago in a set, stamped with Black Versa Mark Ink pad and coated with clear embossing powder for heat embossing.
Embellishments: 1 Silk and 1 Paper flower, the white flower I coloured the tips with black marker. The center flower punched with a flower punch and a silver brad with a Black Gem on top for the center of the flower. Lace boarder cut with a lace cutter on the cuttlebug, but can't remember what brand it is. Lime green card embossed with Textile Texture Embossing Folder.
Black and White Lace from my craft stash, green ribbon crafting ribbons, and two Scrolls cut from by Bosskut Cutter. Special Friend cut out of Label 1 from Spellbinders. Black gems from my craft stash.
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Flower Punch, Lace Boarder Cutter, Textile Texture Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug, Scrolls from Bosskut Cutter, and Labels 1 from Spellbinders Nestabilities. Embossing Powder, Heat Embosser.
Hope everyone has a great weekend
Hugs
Kathie
xox


Thursday, 1 October 2009

Stamp Something With Your Favourite Layout or Sketch Challenge

Favourite Sketch
Hi all, my favourite Layout or Sketch, I've got to say this is one of my favourite's that I use, it's great for Birthday Cards, Aged Birthday Cards, Engagement, Weddings, Christenings and Sympathy Cards. Same layout different images. If you've got time go back on my blog and you will see older postings with this same Sketch. I use it when I need a card in a hurry or a more formal card, so yes it is my favourite sketch which I made up myself some time ago.
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White card stock for the base, Red and Apple Green Bazzill
Image: Sweet Pea's my favourite flower and the image was designed by Chris Dark over at Sketching Stamper where you can purchase the image. I can just about smell the Sweet Pea's when I'm painting them and it reminds me of my Dad he always grew them every year.
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils, they have also been coated in Glass Finish to give a 3D effect and a shine.
Embellishments: Red Satin ribbon from my stash and gems from craft creations
Sentiment: PC generated font Adine Kirnberg-Script and Verdana
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls Spellbinders Nestabilities Square and Glass Finish.
I do hope you like my card as I know it puts smiles on faces.
Take care and have a great weekend
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 22

My very first entry in Dare U 2 Digi Stamp and the challenge is to use Punched Shapes or Die Cuts. Well well well what do I do? I had all these great idea's and the week was ticking by and thought I would miss the Challenge rushed the card and have now realised that the Challenge is fortnightly and not weekly. LOL Oh well here it goes.......
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White Card stock for the base, Aqua and Hot Pink Papers and Sea Green Bazzill
Image: Tulip's from the very talented Chris Dark from Sketching Stamper Chris I love your flowers my favourite has to be your Sweet Peas.
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils and Glass Finish for the Glaze of the Pot
Sentiment: Happy Birthday created on the PC using Peggy Font
Embellishments: White and Silver Ribbon large and small from my stash,
Gems from Crafty Creations
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 1 and scalloped edge cutter from my guillotine.
Here's hoping everyone has a great weekend
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Christmas Time for Sketch Saturday Challenge

Welcome here my card for Sketch Saturday Challenge #70 .


This was a little challenging, but isn't that what it's all about LOL.
Here's my take on that great sketch.
Card Recipe:
Card Stock:White Card stock for the base, Purple and Aqua Bazzill, Purple Bazzill Bling.
Design Paper: The White and Silver paper behind my image is White Card Stock, Stamped with Rubber bands, clear Vera mark and Heavy Silver Embossing Powder (Heat Embossed)
Image: Milly and a Snowball from Digi Stamp Boutique
Sentiment: Print on the PC Black Chancery Font
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils and Red and Brown Gel Glitter Pens
Embellishments: Purple, White and Silver Ribbon from my stash, Snowflakes Punched, Lace cut with a Bosskut Die and Gems and Silver brads from my stash. Martha Stewart Carrara Marble Glitter for the Snowball and the white bits on the clothing
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Double Ended Tag
Enjoy and have a great weekend
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Secret Crafter Challenge #51 Animals Antics

Today's card is for The Secret Crafter Challenge #51 Animal Antics I couldn't wait to enter this challenge as I just knew which image I was going to use. This lovely little Hippo was stamped and sent to me from a crafting friend so I don't know what brand it is but she is so cute if you can call a Hippo Cute LOL
Card Recipe
Card Stock: White card stock for the base, Hot Pink and Aqua Bazzill
Design Paper: I bought this about 4 years ago and I know it was manufactured in India and I loved it so much I didn't want to use it.
Image: A friend stamped the image and sent it to me so I named her Harriet the Hippo.
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils and Glitter Gel Pens
Embellishments: Aqua Ribbon, White and Silver Ribbon from my stash, Gems from my stash. Punched Butterfly.
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders, Nestabilities Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle. I've used Faux stitching on this card something I haven't done before, if I'm going to stitch I would usually get the sewing maching out, but it was far too late at night to even think about that.
Take care and have a great weekend
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Cupcake Challenge #59 Cute As A Bug


Hi Everyone I know I've already posted a card on the Cupcake Challenge but I couldn't resist this one, I'd coloured both images and couldn't make my mind up which one I was going to use so now ya know LOL....

Card Recipe
Card Stock: White card stock for the base, Aqua Sea Green Bazzill
Design Paper: Bought it about 4 years ago and didn't want to use it not sure where I got it from but think it's handmade paper from India.
Image: This was a Friday Freebie from Pollycraft FUNKY FLUTTERBY
Colour Medium: Water Colour Pencils and Glitter Gel Pens
Embellishments: Punched Butterflies, Aqua Ribbon and Gems from Craft Creations
Tools: Water Brush, Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls Folders
The Gems are on the wings of the Butterfly.

Take care everyone and have a great Friday

Hugs
Kathie
xox

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