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, 26 March 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 with a twist Fairies and or Mermaids.


Good morning and welcome to 26th March 2014, where have those last 3 months gone too since Christmas?  My boys will be home from school in two weeks time for a three week break.  It only feels like yesterday that they went back to school for the start of term.

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work everyone.
  It was lovely to see our regular faces staying with us here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and it's also nice to see new faces entering our challenges.  I know for myself I've noticed a lot of Challenge Blogs closing down, is it because know one seems to have the time, is there too much work involved or is the novelty wearing off making cards and a new craft is about to hit our homes I really don't know but it's lovely having so many new faces entering our challenges.

Because it's the end of the month we don't have a new sketch but there's a twist this week.  Fairies and or Mermaids and this week I've used 

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 
 Sketch #009



 Today I've used Amalia's Daisy Crown by Dilly Beans Digi Stamps.



This week we have a fabulous new sponsor which is Megan K Suarez the illustrator and owner of Dilly Beans Digi Stamps.  Don't you just love these fun images?

This week Megan is offering our very lucky winner 

3 Free Images

of the winners choice from Megan's online shop, she has so many wonderful images to choose from our winner won't know where to start.  If your new to Dilly Beans Digi Stamps you can check out Megan's online store here:



Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out what the design team diva's design this week.

Challenges I'm entering:




Card Recipe:


 1. Base: White SU
2. Cololured Card: Orange and Cream American Craft Card.
3. Design Paper: Scraps from a sheet of K and Co design paper which I just adore and don't want to use up.


 4. Image: Amalia's Daisy Crown by Dilly Beans Digi Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics, black embossing pen
6. Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder "Hearts", pop dots, glue dots, stickles for her wings and liquid pearls.


 7. Embellishments: Yellow button and orange organza ribbon.


8. Embellishments: An assortment of scrap ribbons, orange, yellow and mixed colour, flat back pearls, crystal gems for the centres of the flowers on her head.  Tiny flat back pearls for her dress.  I used the cuttlebug heart embossing folder on the cream card to match the heart on her dress and I used the yellow heart so the theme all tired in.

9. Inside my card.


Take care everyone I really can't wait to see what you get up to this week having the choice of any sketch from 2014 and your choice of Fairies and or Mermaids.  Your choice will be endless and I can't wait to see the results.

Wishing you all a wonderful week.


Thursday, 20 March 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #010 Sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique


Welcome to another wonderful hot Wednesday here in New Zealand.  I think Autumn forgot what season it was today and the sky was this most amazing blue without a cloud.

Wednesday means it another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday and thank you to everyone that entered last weeks sketch challenge.  Congratulations to Carol for being our winner and to our Top 3 cards wonderful creations ladies.

This week Sally has another lovely sketch for you to play with.

Sketch #010 

Here's my card using this lovely sketch and an image from our sponsor Sally-Ann Hancock 

This week our wonderful sponsor is 

Sally-Ann Hancock the designer and owner of DigiStamp Boutique.


Bio:

All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock.  My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too, often the inspiration for my designs.  Hope you enjoy my images as much as I enjoy creating them.

Sally-Ann is offering our very lucky winner a

 £10 voucher 

which can be spent in her online store

There are so many wonderful images in Sally-Ann's store you'll be totally blown away.

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out what the design team diva's design this week.

Challenges I'm entering: 
Card Ingredients:

1. Base White SU
2. Coloured Card: Blue and Cream Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Scrapbook Walls 
4. Image: Birthday Quacky by DigiStamp Boutique
5.Colour Medium: Copics 
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Cycle and Fancy Labels, Small Petite Oval and glossy accents on the beak and feet.
7. Emellishments: Label from Spellbinders, Cream Satin ribbon, Satin Flower and flat back satin pearls.
8. Sentiment: PC generated using Papyrus font.
9. Embellishments: Cream satin ribbon, flat back pearls, cream satin flower.

10. Inside my card.

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


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #009 with Doodle Pantry


Good morning and welcome to another wonderful very warm Autumn day here in New Zealand.

Well my youngest son is off to Napier/ Hastings today which is about a 4 hour drive from his school.  He is on a sports fixture and being billeted tonight and he'll play his tennis games tomorrow and then he makes his trip by bus back to Hamilton tomorrow night which will be a very long day.  This is the first time for him to be billeted he's only 12 years old and very apprehensive staying with complete strangers.  
Southwell V's Hereworth School's tomorrow.

Being Wednesday means it's another wonderful
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards lovely work ladies and it's great to see what you've done with our sketch.

This week we have another great sketch by Sally and this one is a little bit different and fun to play with.

Sketch #009


Here's my card using this beautiful Cornflower image from 
Doodle Pantry, and her design paper which part of the download when you purchase this image.  There is an outline image and pre-coloured images and also sentiments.
I've coloured my image myself.


This week our sponsor is 
Bio:

Hello, my name is Laurie.   I'm just a regular Joe crafter.  While trying to
find digital images that met my own crafting needs, I decided to draw some
of my own, as I had so many unique (weird!) ideas that I just couldn't
locate elsewhere.   I sincerely hope something I've done inspires you to go
create something to bring a smile to someone else and hope you enjoy
creating to your hearts content with some of my doodles.. ~Laurie

Laurie is offering our very lucky winner this week a

$10.00 Coupon

to use in her online store.

Laurie has so many amazing images, my problem is I can never make up my mind as I want them all and they are so perfect to craft with and make beautiful cards.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 design team and show them so love at their creations designed especially for you.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:


1. Base: White SU. 
2. Coloured Card: White SU, Dark Blue and Pale Blue Kasiercraft Card.
3. Design Paper: Digital Downloaded from Doodle Pantry with my image.
4. Image: Cornflower by Doodle Pantry


5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls embossing folder, real tacky glue, pop dots, glue dots.
7. Embellishments: Ribbon and Gems from my stash.

8. Embellishments: Ribbon bow tied as a double bow.

 9. Inside my card: I used a narrower ribbon from this bow as well as gems.

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


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #008 Our Sponsor is A Day For Daisies


Our week passes by so quickly I feel that our Wednesday's roll into each other.  
On the 1st March it was the start to our Autumn (Fall) and you would think that the weather gods knew it was the change of season over night as our temperatures have dropped dramatically in the evenings.  Last Monday evening at 9pm it was 20c and last night at 9pm it was 13c what a change.  A friend text me today who has just moved to Queenstown in the South Island and said it was snowing to the mountain range there, it looks very pretty but very cold. 
Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  It was lovely visiting all of your blogs and seeing which was your favorite sketches and that extra twist of Monochromatic which was totally a first for me, I did enjoy it and I will make another monochromatic card with a Vintage feel I think and image.  Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work everyone.
By the time you've started reading this posting I've hopped on a plane and I'm in Australia a fleeting visit to Sydney for 3 days and 2 nights.  So I'll be back by the weekend to comment on your creations.

This week we have another lovely sketch Sally has created and this week we were able to choose our very own images from our sponsor
Tammy Thompson the owner of 
A Day For Daisies
 I just adore her images they really make my creative juices run wild.

Sketch #008 


Here's my card using Garden Bonnet, you may recall I used a similar image last year from A Day For Daisies which was Delivery Bonnet.  I love these sweet images they remind me of 'Holly Hobbie' which I was totally in love with when I was a very young girl.

This week our sponsor is the very talented Tammy Thompson the owner of 

A Day For Daisies

A Day for Daisies

Bio:

A Day For Daisies began as a small token to a constant need to create. Pairing a love of whimsical illustration, with a tidy graphic design background, Tammy S Thompson, produced her first stamp designs, introducing irresistibly sweet stamps to crafters around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful world around us, she strives to express the happiness and gratitude she feels in each stamp design she creates.
Presently, A Day For Daisies has grown to over 3,000 Digital Stamps with a quickly expanding line of Best Loved Clear Polymer. A Day For Daisies has been published and awarded over the years for innovative and unique designs created to inspire the crafting community. With a whole team behind her now, she remains passionate about illustration, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to her customers. A Day For Daisies thanks you for your ideas, comments, and creativity!


This week Tammy is offering our very lucky winner 

$12.00 Gift Certificate 
from her online store

You can check out Tammy's totally amazing images and these images are being updated all the time check them out for yourself



Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out what the design team diva's design this week especially for you.

Challenges I'm entering.




 Card Recipe
 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Peach Glow, Coral and Sage Green Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Tea at Elise's Collection by Kaisercarft and inside my card is a floral from Rosies Collection.


4. Image: Garden Bonnet by A Day For Daisies
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic squares, lacy squares, a corner cutter, pop dots, glue dots, really tacky glue, Cherry Lynn leaf die and cuttlebug flower embossing folder.


7. Embellishments: Orange and cream Roses, orange Carnations, peach and cream ribbon.


8. Embellishments: Orange Carnation, cream rose buds and peach ribbon.


9. Inside my card which is left blank for someones private message.

Take everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and thank you for taking the time out to visit my blogs.