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 August 2015

Daffodil


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  The last Friday in August in New Zealand is Daffodil Day.  My son Liam was born on Daffodil Day Friday 27th August 1999 and tomorrow he turns sweet 16.

What is Daffodil Day?

The Cancer Society of New Zealand’s Daffodil Day symbolises hope for 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected by cancer. Since 1990, this iconic event has inspired people to come together and support the Cancer Society’s work. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand. 
Donations go towards vital scientific research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer, as well as providing a wide range of support services, education and awareness campaigns / programmes for people affected by cancer in our area. Whether it’s buying daffodils / donating to our street collectors, purchasing our merchandise, or making a donation by text / phone / online, every gift counts.

My card has been made with thoughts for one of my sisters in Australia who has Lung Cancer and is battling this terrible disease.
So when I saw this wonderful image and knew that Doodle Pantry were sponsoring us for the last week in August, it was perfect to celebrate Daffodil Day.   I think this image is stunning and in the download you receive an orange and yellow, yellow and yellow and a white and orange pre-coloured Daffodil images as well and the outline image which I coloured with copics.  It also contains 
Sweet pea's which are one of my very favourite flowers with such wonderful perfumes.

Congratulations to last weeks winner and to our top 3 cards, great work everyone.
This week we're using a blast from the past it was Sketch # 141 and then Sketch #185-141 and we're revisiting again today which I'm so pleased about as it's one of Arlana Patten's sketches and my very favourite sketch by her.

Sketch #185

Here's my cards from the past and you can see them here.
 

Here's this weeks card and this time I used a different punch in my squares.

Here's a sneak preview of the inside of my card.

Our sponsor this week is Laurie Wilson the owner and illustrator of
Doodle Pantry.

Bio

Doodle Pantry takes pride in creating a diverse selection of doodling styles, like realistic or whimsical, and all of which are family and kid friendly illustrations.  We hope you enjoy our wide variety of styles for every family occasion!

This week Laurie is offering our very lucky winner a

$10.00 
to spend on images of their choice.

I totally adore Doodle Pantry images and there's something for everyone to choose from, from her amazing online store.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and check out what they've created using Doodle Pantry images over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:
Card Recipe:



1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: African Daisy Bazzill (Yellow)
3. White SU Dry Embossed with Swiss Dots
4. Image: Daffodil by Doodle Pantry


5. Colour Medium: Copics


6.  Tools used for this  card.


7. Dies used on this card.


8. Embossing folder Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug.


9. Embellishments: Orange organza ribbon, gold gems, gold metal corners and orange organza bow.


9. Three different punches used for these squares.

10. Here's the view of the inside of the card


Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Edwin and Hetty Set


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today is Wednesday which mean we have another Sweet Sketch. 
Congratulations to our winner and our Top 3 cards lovely work everyone.

This week we have another great sketch by Sally, this one really shows off you design papers.

Sketch #65


This week I've used another image out of the Edwin and Hetty Set, this is such a cute set from our sponsor this week
DigiStamp Boutique.
This is an awesome set with 4 different images to choose from and can be used for so many different occasions.

Here's Edwin with a gift for Hetty.
Here's a quick preview of the inside of my card.

This week our sponsor is Sally-Ann Hancock the owner of 
DigiStamp Boutique. Don't forget to pop over to her shop and see what's new and interesting to purchase you won't be disappointed. 


Digi Stamp 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 lucky winner

Prize:   £10 voucher 

from her online store.
You can check out her wonderful images
over at 

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the girls over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what they've created with Sally-Ann's images. 

Challenges I'm Entering: 

Bling Bling, Lace and or Ribbon (Ribbon Rose) No Sentiment



Card Recipe:


1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Fussy Pink, Bloom , Wild Pansy all by Bazzill Basics
3. Design Paper: From Crafters Choice Cherish Collection 12 x 12
4. Image: Edwin from Edwin and Hetty Set
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Black Embossing Pen


6. Tools used: As well as Glossy Accents for the Gift and Card


7. Dies Used:


8. Embellishments:

Mauve and White Flower,   3D images letter and gift and Ribbon Flower

9. Finishing Touches:
Inside my card and the back of the card.

Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.



Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Amalia's Christmas Lights



Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Well here it is another wonderful Wednesday.  Winter is nearly over for us here in New Zealand and Spring is next month.  I thought that our days were getting longer and the weather was warming up but in the last few days we've had a cold spell, a hail storm that looked like snow, waking up to a nice white frost and the temperature was -2c but today it's an amazing sunny day so what more would I want at this time of year.  I know that a lot of you would be thinking what's she on about as your winters are so much colder.

Being Wednesday means we have another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards great work everyone.  This week we have another great sketch from Sally.

Sketch #64



Another great sketch showing off our design papers.

I couldn't make my mind up with what colour design papers to use.  Do I go traditional colours or do I go overboard and something trendy well here's my creation I do hope you like it.

This week our sponsor is Dilly Beans Digi Stamps and the owner is Megan Suarez and she has so many wonderful images to choose from I really don't know where she comes up with these wonderful ideas she amazes me.


Dilly Beans Digi Stamps
By Megan Suarez


www.sillydillybeans.blogspot.com

Our price this week is

3 Free Images

 of the winner choice from her on line store



Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created this week using Dilly Beans Digi Stamps over at 

Challenges I'm entering:

Coldplay's Christmas Lights
Christmas
Christmas



Card Recipe:


1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Palo Verde and Red Devil by Bazzill Basics
3: Design Papers: Yuletide and Timeless Classics all by Kaisercraft 
4. Image: Amalia's Christmas Lights


5. Colour Medium: Copics and black embossing pen.

6. Tools used: As well as Glossy Accents for the Holly and berries and Christmas Lights.



7. Dies Used.


8. Embellishments: Red ribbon with a gold trim, red flat back pearls, ribbon flower which I made and a brad from my stash.


9. Inside my card and the back of the card.  Merry Christmas is also from the Yuletide 12x12 pad from Kasiercraft.


 Wishing everyone a wonderful week and happy crafting.







Wednesday, 5 August 2015

One Lily


Good morning followers, I can't believe how this week as past by so quickly.  It was only last week I was getting ready for Ryan's birthday and now another week has past by which I'll never get back again.

It's Wednesday which means it's another wonderful 

Congratulations to Lisa Lynn our winner from last week and to our 
Top 3 cards great work everyone.

This week we have another great sketch to show off those wonderful design papers.

Sketch #63

Here's my take on the sketch using this wonderful Lily image from 
A Day For Daisies our sponsor this week.  I've just realised that I used Lilies last week as well that was a vase of them.  

I'm dedicating my card this week to Lily my mother that past away 14 years ago a week before Ryan was born.  In those days she hated her name she thought it was so old fashioned and today so many little girls are being born and being named Lily it's such a pretty name, I so wish I had told my mum that when she was alive.

A sneak preview of the inside of my card.

Yes this week our sponsor is 

Tammy the owner of 
A Day For Daisies 
I alway get so excited when I see that she's our sponsor as I adore her wonderful images and there's just so many to choose from.



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!


Prize:

Tammy is offering over very lucky winner 

  $12 Gift Certificate

wow and over 3,000 images to choose from and you can check them all out here.



Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 using 
A Day For Daisies images.


Challenge's I'm Entering:


Card Recipe:


1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Kasiercraft Card Grape
3. Design Papers: Kasiercraft 6x6 pad Violet Crush
4. Image: One Lily by A Day For Daisies
5. Colour Medium: Copics



6. Embellishments: Gems, Ribbon, Buckle and Insert from my stash and from Kaisercraft Violet Crush 6x6 pad.


7. Dies Used

8. Fiskars Corner Lace Punch


9. Tools Used


10. Inside my card and the back of the card.



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