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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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #156

Sponsor Meljen's Designs
Image is Sweet Sundae

Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday to you all.  Well if my scheduler is working correctly this posting hopefully is now posted on my blog.  I'm currently in Australia on a business/pleasure and shopping trip and return home tomorrow.
Today is Wednesday the best day of the week because it's 
and that means we announce the winner and top 3 from last week  so congratulations everyone and there's a new sketch to work with.
This week Arlana has another great sketch very quick and easy to put together, it was so quick I thought I had made a mistake and forgotten a layer.

Sketch # 156


This week our Sponsor is Melissa Jenkins the owner and illustrator of Meljen's Designs.

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's DesignsBlog, and freebies and promos now and then on our facebook FAN PAGE! Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at our store HERE to browse through all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!



This week Melissa is offering our very lucky winner

4 Non Colour
Digi Images of the winner choice 
from her online shop. 
You can check out Melissa store here 
         and look at her amazing images there are so
 many to choose from.

Don't forget to stop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and look at what our amazing Design Team Diva's have created for you this week.         


Card Ingredients:

1. Base: White SU Card
2. Coloured Card: Red and Green Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Red Gingham which is a download from my computer and the Cherry Paper is called Cherry Blossom from Scrapping Mad
4. Image: Sweet Sundae from Meljen's Designs
5. Colour Medium: Copics and a Silver Gel pen.
6.Tools: Cuttlebug, Oval Lace Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Glossy Accents
7. Embellishments: Red satin ribbon, Green Ribbon, Cherries, Google Eyes and Red Gems all from my stash.


Take care everyone happy crafting and I do hope you enjoy this sketch it's quick and fun.
Happy Crafting
Hugs 

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #155

Sponsor 
A Day For Daisies
Image: Music For Me


What a wonderful Wednesday it is here today, I woke this morning to a white frost but today is wonderfully warm in the sunshine and next week is the start of winter.  I've had a very busy week and I said I would tell you what was in my Hamper my son won for me for Mother's Day

1. Remington set with Blow Wave Dryer
2. Curling Tongs
3. Hair Straightener
4. Ladies Dressing Gown
5. Magnum of Champagne 
6. Box of Chocolates
7. Draw Smellies
8. Oil Sticks
9. Voucher for the Restaurant for meals and drinks
10. As well a the Teal Metal tub it came in.

Today is Sweet Sketch Wednesday and we have a new winner this week and well as our Top 3 cards.
Amazing work ladies and it was nice to see that some of you used the colour challenge as well.

This week Arlana has another wonderful sketch I really love this one.

Sketch # 155
I'm just so happy how my card turned out especially when I used colours out of my comfort 
zone, I never use Brown but the aqua and brown look brilliant together even if I say so myself LOL.



This week our sponsor is Tammy from
A Day For Daisies


A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!



She is offering our very lucky winner
$12.00
Gift Voucher 

Don't forget to drop by our wonderful design team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and show them a little love.

Card Ingredients
1. Base: White SU
2. Boards: Aqua and Chocolate Brown Kaisercraft Board
3. Design Papers: Kaisercarft
4. Image: Music for me by A Day For Daisies
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue, 
7. Embellishments: Flowers and gems all from my stash.















Challenges:
 
Wishing everyone a happy week crafting and I'm off to Australia on Friday for a week.




Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #154

Sponsor: DigiStamp Boutique
Image: Rosie on a Swing

Welcome everyone to another wonderful Wednesday.  Well it's not wonderful in Auckland today it's a little nippy, with thunder, lightning and very heavy rain oh and then the sun comes out.  Oh I do wish I was crafting all day today but I've got other thing to do.

I've just received a telephone call since I started typing this posting.  On Sunday my hubby and the boys took me out to lunch for Mother's Day  we went to a bar and restaurant where they had a colouring competition for the children to do for mum.  My youngest thought he would enter he's 10 years old and colours in quite well, but on the back he had to write a story why his mum was the best in the world which he did.  Out of over a 150 entries his was chosen and he won this amazing hamper for me, I so excited as I never win anything.  They told me they chose his entry because of the great colouring and his story he had written about me was amazing and sounded a lot older than a 10 year old that brings tears to my eyes.  He told me that if he won it for me that I had to give him a glass of wine as there is a Magnum of Sparking Wine in the hamper yes right a glass a sparkling grape juice I think......I'm so excited I pick it up on Saturday when I go to the boys Soccer games.  I'll tell you next week what is in it.......

Today is Wednesday that's right it's
 and congratulations to last weeks winners awesome cards ladies.
Here is this weeks 

Sketch # 154

This is Rosie on a Swing
another image from the Rosie set.


This week our sponsor is the fabulous Sally-Ann Hancock from DigiStamp Boutique

A note from Sally-Ann
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.


Sally-Ann is an amazing sponsor and so generous with her prizes and is also our regular monthly sponsor and has been since Sweet Sketch Wednesday started!!! Isn't that amazing?

Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner this week 
6 Digi images
 from her online store for you to choose from.  She has so many amazing images and if your anything like me you won't know what to choose and you'll be spoilt for choice.
She also offers a monthly freebie for you to download and try before you buy these are such awesome images.  So please support Sally-Ann at DigiStamp Boutique.


Sit down relax take a load off you feet and have some my time and let your fingers do the walking and pop over to 
and check out what the rest of my team have created especially for you this week using Sally-Ann's images from 

Card Ingredients:
 1. Base: White SU
2.Card: Purple, Green, Yellow and Mauve Kaisercard
3. Design papers: Digi download from Cuddly Buddley Peppy Papers
4. Image: Rosie on a Swing from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copic's Black and White embossing pens
6. Sentiment: Computer generated Papyrus font
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities rectangles and labels, Tacky glue, glue dots and pop dots


 8. Embellishments: Lace with little white flowers yellow satin ribbon, lace flowers from my stash, purple gems and cream pearls all from my stash.







Challenges:


Wishing everyone an amazing week and I'm so looking forward to seeing your cards.
Happy Crafting.




Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #153-96

Sponsor 
Deidre Mosher
Image Parisian Cat

Welcome today is Wednesday and that means it's 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and a new sketch.   Congratulations to our winner and top 3 awesome work ladies and it's so lovely to comment on your creations.  Our sketch isn't  really new this week we are featuring an oldie but a goodie from the past.
It's Sketch # 153-96

Here's my card using Deidre Mosher's image Parisian Cat 

My blast from the past which was Sketch #96 and featured on my blog 
on Wednesday 6th April 2011 


 This week our new sponsor is 
Deidre Mosher you may know Deidre  formally from
Shirley's 2 Girls
Deidre Mosher Bio
 Wildy Whimsical and Seriously Sassy Art is definitely a trademark of Deidre Mosher.

I have been in the business of art for over 25+ years. Starting out as a fashion illustrator, moving into Art Direction, where I did everything from print to TV...and eventually I found my way back to illustration. My art is just plain fun and my love of color is clearly evident in the designs I create. I'm currently licensed with a variety of companies...my designs are used on craft products, greeting cards/paper products, kitchenware, business products and such. 
I am first and foremost an...Illustrator and Designer. I am inspired by seriously sassy & bold colors, but also love the 'wow factor' of classic black and white designs. I'm crazy for stripes and dots, and they are a repeated theme in my work. 
As an Illustrator, I work in many mediums and styles, ranging from the line art to pastels...having fun adapting them to the latest project. I am inspired by some my favorite artists ...Matisse's use of bold color, Klimt's knowledge of figures and lavish attention to detail, and Gauguin's wild approach to his subjects. They are all so 'awe inspiring'! I'm happiest when I am in my studio and starting a new project...making a mess, experimenting...and even throwing paint. 
Any day in the studio is a great day! 

I usually get an idea when I least expect it...so when the 'light bulb' goes off...I sketch and sketch and sketch...(hence the reason I buy tracing paper in bulk). I always begin with a pencil and paper, and it evolves from there. My favorite part of the process?? EVERYTHING...from beginning to end.



Deidre is offering a our very lucky winner 
$10.00 
to spend at her online store.



 http://deidremosher.com/


Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and show them a little love and leave them a comment over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Card Ingredients:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Black from Kaisercard
3. Design papers: Green 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 Kaiserpaper from Miss Nelly collection and the coloured glitter diamond paper is unknown it was purchased on sales.
4. Image: Parisian Cat by Deidre Mosher 
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Blue embossing pen
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabillities Rectangle, Scalloped Rectangle, Alleene's Tacky Glue
7. Embellishments: Pink from stash and the black and silver I made from the lace I used on the card and the centre is a Kaisercraft Pearl Braid.  Black & Silver lace and Black Satin ribbon, Black gems all from my stash.

 Lace and Ribbon with my handmade flower.



Challenges I'm entering:
Cupcake Craft Challenge 191 Ooh La La
Love to Create Challenge #14 For Mum Special Lady
Make It Monday Challenge #88
Papertake Weekly Challenge Cute Cute Cute
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #79 I love my Mum
Stampin' for the Weedend Layers Upon Layers


Thank you so much for visiting my blog it's very much appreciated and I'm really looking forward to see your creations this week.  
Hugs to everyone!







Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 152

Miss Molly
 Calendar Month
Sponsor: Stamp Fairy

Good morning it's another wonderful Wednesday here in New Zealand today.  I must admit that the temperature has dropped overnight and there is a chill in the air today.  Up until the end of April we'd  been having very warm sunny days.  We've got to expect some Autumn temperatures as next month is the start of winter and our trees haven't even started loosing their leaves and I haven't really seen the autumn colours in our beautiful trees that surround us where we live.

Today is Wednesday which is new beginnings for 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday as there is a new sketch for everyone to play with and we had so many awesome creations last week it makes it so hard to choose our winners so don't forget to follow the sketch, comment and post a copy of the sketch on your posting and your in to win
   Congratulations everyone and to our winner and top 3 well done awesome cards.

Sketch # 152

My card using Miss Molly 

 I was so pleased how my card turned out.

This week our wonderful sweet sponsor is 
Stampfairy Shop


"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. Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image every Friday and Guest Designers each month. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."


Stampfairy Shop is offering our very luck winner

To use in the Stampfairy store.

There are so many amazing images to inspire you for your wonderful creations.  Don't forget to drop by Stampfairy Shop and check out these amazing images.

Go and grab a cupa of your choice and see what our wonderful design team have created with these amazing images from Stampfairy over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

 Card Ingredients:
 1. Base: White SU
2. Board: Green American craft card
3.Design Paper: Kaisercraft Candy Lane
4. Image: Miss Molly 12 December from Stampfairy
5.Colour Medium: Copics
6. Sentiment: Computer generated: Papyrus
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Circle, Hearts Circle, Ribbon Labels, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue

8. Embellishments:
Embellishments roses from my stash, and pin I made myself
 and coloured the heart with copic.s.
 Ribbon from my stash and Nestabilities label.

Inside my card

Challenges:

x1 Image Miss Molly,  x2 Design Papers, x3 Embellishments Roses, Ribbon, Pearl Pin, Gems and Heart 


Wishing everyone a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Hugs