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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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
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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