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
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Followers: If you like looking at my work become a follower I love you visiting. Hugs Kathie

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Potted Colour Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 99

"SUMMPEAK FLOWER POT"
"SUMMPEAK FLOWER POT"

Good morning it's a little gloomy today as its rained for the last 24 hours, well I've got to expect something as it is Autumn.  Well Easter is over and the new school term starts next Monday but before that we have a Royal Wedding to watch on Television as I wasn't one of the lucky ones to get an invite!!!!

Are you looking forward to next week, its Sweet Sketch Wednesday's 100th Sketch celebration and this is a milestone.   We're going to be having a Blog Hop and some Blog Candy!!!

We also hope to reach 400 followers by next Wednesday so if your not a follower and love our work and comments please join now!!!

Sketch # 99

This week Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team have been lucky enough to work with our wonderful sponsors images from Bugaboo Stamps.  I restrained myself this time and got another Summpeak Image as they are super cute

Jodi from Bugaboo is offering our lucky winner this week

7 Digital Stamps
 to the value of $21.00


Isn't that great?  I so wish that I was winning 7 digi stamps!!!

I always feel that Jodi has an image to cater for everyone
there's cute, funny, happy, sad, and outright hilarious

Jodi always has new images so grab a coffee and take a peak at her wonderful images and challenge blog



Our design team has had so much fun this week with our Bugaboo images so hop over to
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and look at what the ladies have made for you this week and give them a little love with your sweet comments and become one of their followers.

Card Recipe:
Card #1
 Base: White SU card stock
Coloured Card: Purple, Apple Green and Melon Red Bazzill's
Deign Paper: Kaisercraft La Di Da Collection
Image: Summpeak Flower Pot by Bugaboo Stamps
Colour Medium: Copic Markers and Black & White Gel Embossing Pen
Sentiment: PC Generated using Peggy Font
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Circle, Classic Scalloped Circle, Square Dies,  Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Glass Finish for the Flowers, Finger Sponge.
Embellishments: Apple Green ribbon with pink polka dots, instead of using paper.

Card Recipe
Card # 2
 Base: White SU card for the base
Coloured Card: Two shade of Mauve and Hot Pink Roses Card
Design Paper: Heidi Grace Designs Sweetest Bug Flower Patch
Image: Summpeak Flower Pot from Bugaboo Stamps
Colour Medium: Copic Black, White & Clear Gel Embossing Pens
Tools: Cuttlebug Nesties Square, Embossing Folders from Cuttlebug, Pop Dots and
 Glue Dots
Embellishments: Gem in hair, ribbon from my stash and my handmade flower.


Don't forget next week our 100th Sketch a Blog Hop and hopefully 400 followers we are at
398!!!

Wishing everyone a great week of crafting and a great weekend.
Thanks so much for all of your lovely comments they are so much appreciate.

Hugs always



Wednesday, 20 April 2011

A Present from Connie Sweet Sketch Wednesday #98

A Present from Connie
A Present from Connie

Good morning followers, up until the past weekend we've had amazing weather it rained all Saturday and Sunday wasn't much better then on Monday is was windy and really really cold, cold enough to turn the electric blanket on our bed and today it was lovely warm and sunny again so what's happening in this world regarding Mr Weatherman.  We also had our first snow fall for the season down on the mountains so winter is just around the corner and a nice long  Easter weekend coming up.

Today is Wednesday and that means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sketch #98 we are counting down to sketch 100 in a couple of weeks a blog hop and to have more than 400 followers.

This week Arlana has another wonderful sketch for us this was really fun to work with but I always find that I either make my circles to BIG or to small.   I was really pleased with my cards I new what I was going to do as soon as I purchased the green paper with the white polka dots.

Sketch #98



This week the design team have been lucky enough to work with our regular sponsor Sally-Ann from her company

DigiStamp Boutique 

Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner this week

6 Free Digital Images
of the winner choice.


Hop over to DigiStamp Boutique, you'll be overwhelmed with the array of images Sally-Ann has to offer and she has a freebie each month if you would like to try before you buy and at the beginning of each month DigiStamp Boutique have a NEW IMAGES RELEASED.

Some of the first Digi images I bought was from DigiStamp Boutique and I haven't looked back Sally-Ann is awesome to work with.
Thanks Sally-Ann for being our monthly sponsor and your continues support of Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Make some time for yourself and check out what the other ladies at
have designed for you this week their cards are amazing as usual and don't forget to leave them a comment they love it.

Don't forget that Sweet Sketch Wednesday are celebrating our
100th Sketch on 4th May 2011, so put it in you diary or Blackberry and make sure you visit us we're going to have a little celebration and hopefully be able to celebrate having over 400 followers as well.


Card Recipe #1
Don't you love this flower I bought,
I designed my card around the green polka dot paper and the flower and I had the perfect ribbon to match.

Both dresses and presents were paper pieced on both cards, I did find this quite funny as I'm so use to colouring my images and taking time.
Base: White SU card
Card Stock: Black and Green Bazzill
Design Papers: Green and White Polka Dot (can't remember designer)
Black and White Gingham small and large Digi Download a few years ago
Image: Connie with Present from DigiStamp Boutique
Colour Medium: Copics and Black embossing pen
Embellishments: Gems, Pearls, Black & White Lace, Black & White Gingham Ribbon from my stash and the flower it bought the same day as the paper and the centre is made from Black & White Gingham Ribbon.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Oval large, Classic Scalloped Oval Large, Glue Dots, Pop Dots


Card Recipe #2

My First Handmade Flower to match my card

Base: White SU card
Card Stock: Black and Green Bazzill
Design Papers: Green and White Polka Dot (can't remember designer)

Black and White Gingham small and large Digi Download a few years ago

Image: Connie with Present from DigiStamp Boutique

Colour Medium: Copics and Black  & White embossing pens

Embellishments: Gems, Lace, Black Satin Ribbon,from my stash.
Flower: Is my first handmade rose that I've used on a card for the public to see.

Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Oval large, Classic Scalloped Oval Large, Glue Dots, Pop Dots


Thanks so much for all your lovely comments. Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter Weekend drive safely and not too many Easter Eggs.

Hugs

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Strawberry Fields For Ever

"Strawberries one of my very favourite fruits"

I do think it's their smell it's just so beautiful

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.  It's so warm here today that I've noticed our Spring Bulds coming through, it's Autumn here and we haven't had winter yet!!!

  Wednesday can only mean one thing it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday and we're counting down now to the big century #100.
On the 4th May 2011 Sweet Sketch Wednesday will be celebrating our 100th sketch.  Each sketch has been designed by our own very talented Arlana Patten so I do hope you can join us to celebrate the occasion .

This week we have another wonderful sketch to work with sketch #97 and our sponsor this week is Clear Dollar Stamps.  I picked Strawberries not only are they my favourite fruit, I adore the smell and I couldn't resist colouring these images.  I think they turned out lovely and my son said "Mum they look good enough to eat"  he thought I had mounted a photo on my card.  That was such a lovely complement from a 9 year old boy.

Sketch #97


This week the Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team were lucky enough to work with our sponsors images from

Clear Dollar Stamps
 Lori from Clear Dollar Stamps is offering our very lucky winner

$25.00 Gift Voucher

for the Digi Section


Wow what a prize I want to enter a card now as there are just so many wonderful images to choose from you won't know where to start!

Start here!!!

Store link: www.cleardollarstamps.com



Gallery link: http://cleardollarstamps.smugmug.com/



****CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL LAST WEEKS WINNERS****


Check out what the design team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday have designed for you this week.  Everyone's creations look totally amazing and I think everyone of us had a load of fun choosing, colouring and designing our work.
So drop by and show your appreciation to the ladies.

Card Recipe
#1
Base: White SU
Colour Card: Red and Green Bazzill
Design Papers: By Scrapping Mad Strawberry patch C120 and C121
Image: Little Strawberry from Clear Dollar Stamps
Colour Medium: Copic Markers
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Circle, Scalloped Circle, Martha Stewart punch, Glass Finish, Glue Dots, Pop Dots
Embellishments: Ribbons, cream flower coloured with copics, leaves Martha Stewart punch, gems from my stash.


Card Recipe
 #2
Base: White SU  
Colour Card: Red and Green Bazzill

Design Papers: By Scrapping Mad Strawberry patch C120 and C121

Image: Little Strawberry from Clear Dollar Stamps

Colour Medium: Copic Markers

Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Circle, Glass Finish. Glue Dots, Pop Dots

Embellishments: Ribbons, cream flower, Yellow flower for the centre coloured with copics

I am so pleased how both of these cards turned out, the same image and both cards look just so different and each Strawberry in the patch is always different.



Challenges I'm entering:

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #159 Totally Tropical
Creative Card Crew: Spring with Robyn's Fetish

I remember as a child and when I got older going to pick Strawberries I think we ate more than we picked.  They should have weighed us before we went in and after we came out LOL.

Take and thanks for dropping buy I just love reading your comments and if I can help you in any way just drop me an email.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week of crafting
Hugs always

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Butterflies Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #96

             Pure Innocence 

Oh where Oh where has this last week gone, here we are in the first week of April already and we have just finished daylight savings which means it's lighter in the mornings and darker here at night.  That can only mean one thing winter is upon us but our weather is still very warm.   Liam finishes school on Friday his first term at Boarding School has gone already.  He has 3 weeks school holidays and his brother has 2 so it will be nice to spend so quality time together.

Today is Wednesday and that means it's

Sketch #96

Another great sketch from Arlana Patten.

This week our sponsor is Heather from

Digi Stamp Characters
Heather is giving our lucky winner this week
3 Digi Stamps
 of the winners choice from her
Etsy Shop
Take time out and visit Heather at

There are just so many very cute images to choose from.

Take a peek over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and have a look at what the design team have come up with this week using Heathers images from
 Digi Stamp Characters they are all just so so cute.

Remember if you want the opportunity to win our prize each week you have to make a comment on
Sweet Sketch Wednesday's posting for this week and if you have time drop a little love to all our Design Team that create cards for your enjoyment.


Card Recipe:
Base: White SU card
Coloured Card: Aqua and Pink Bazzill
Design Papers: Aqua Gingham from Pavlova Papers and Green Easter from Scrapping Mad Digital Papers.
Image: Pure Innocence by Digi Stamp Characters.
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, White & Black Gel embossing pen.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Butterfly and Embossing folder, Glue Dots, Pop Dots.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Lace, Gems from my stash.  Mini Butterflies I buy cream and then I coloured them with my copics the colours in my design papers.   

Challenge
I'm entering this card into
Secret Crafter Challenge # 128 Butterflies

Thanks so much for joining me this week and for all of your lovely comments.
Wishing everyone a great week crafting and a great weekend.

Hugs

Sunday, 3 April 2011

A Boy's Birthday Card

"Happy 9th Birthday Britton"

Today is Sunday and it's Brittons birthday, Britton is a very good friend of my youngest son.  He's at his party at the moment playing Laserstrike.  It's meant to be Autumn here but today is still very hot and not raining.  I know that Britton loves Soccer and his X-Box I made him a Soccer card a few years ago so I knew this was a perfect image for him.

I'm  entering this card into Digital Tuesday Challenge and this weeks challenge is


Card Recipe:
Base: White SU
Board: Apple Green, and orange Bazzill
Design Papers: Navy Blue Dots unknown, stripped Kaiser Jungle Bug Collection and the Green and White Spot Kaiser Paper.
Image: Video Boy by Mo Manning
Colour Medium: Copics, White, Silver, Clear and Black embossing pens.
Sentiment: PC generated using Kristen ITC font
Tools: Cuttlebug Classic Square, Pop Dots, Glue Dots
Embellishments: Buttons, Waxed Thread, Ribbon and Toggle from my stash.

Thanks for looking and all of your lovely comments.
Enjoy you weekend.

Hugs

Friday, 1 April 2011

Flowers for Mum "Sweet Peas"

"Sweet Peas"

As I just adore Sweet Peas and colouring flowers I thought I would make this card for Mothers Day, we don't celebrate Mother's Day until the second Sunday in May in New Zealand but this card is for the Northern Hemisphere.

Card Recipe
Base: White SU
Card: Mauve & Purple Bazzill
Design Paper: Pavlova Papers Lime Scroll and the reverse side is the Mauve and Line Polka Dots.  This paper is New Zealand made and manufactured they have some awesome papers.
Image: Sweet Peas by Chris Dark at Sketching Stamper
Colour Medium: Copics
Tools: Papier Glass Finish, Pop Dots, Glue Dots
Embellishments: Organza Ribbon, Mauve Dot Ribbon and Gems from my stash.

Challenges entered:

Thanks for your lovely comments and wishing everyone a great weekend.