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 fortnight if not sooner as to what I've been up to and see what our amazing Design Team Diva's over at our fortnightly challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what they have created just for you. Thanks so much for looking at my creations which is a special time just for me.
Hugs to everyone



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Monday, 26 April 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 46 'Happy Birthday'

Happy Birthday

Good afternoon here it is Monday afternoon the weekend has flown by and I didn't have time to make one card. Both my boys played Soccer on Saturday and they both had a win two very happy boys on Saturday afternoon. Visitors for lunch on Saturday and visitors for lunch on Sunday, so as you can see with house work and Soccer fields I didn't have much time for crafting. I sat down this morning when I should have been making beds and doing the washing I made my card instead. This is my take on another wonderful sketch from Arlana from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Card Recipe:

  • White SU for the base of my card
  • Purple Bazzill
  • Patterned digi papers are a kit from Cuddly Buddly Pepper Papers Purple and Lime
  • Image is Lilly from Digistamp Boutique this is one of my very first digi images I ever purchased. Lilly has be coloured with copic markers.
  • Sentiment: PC generated using Peggy Font
  • Embellishments: Lace, ribbon, gems, pearls in her hair and dress, flowers from my stash
  • Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circle, Scalloped Circle, Classic Oval, and Labels.

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great week.


Friday, 23 April 2010

Lilybean Fairy #2 I love Digi Challenge #5

Lilybean Fairy #2
Good morning here it is Friday morning already, boy it comes around quickly and as you get older I think it comes quicker. I made this card last night for a new challenge I found on someones blog and it's I Love Digi do I what!!! ??? I love digi images and papers so thought this challenge would be just right for me. Then I had to search my computer and my scraps for papers to match my image. One of these days I do it the other way round, find the papers first then colour my image.LOL I'll learn. Here's my take on Dawny's sketch.

Card Recipe:

  • White SU card for the base
  • Blue paper from Summertime Designs she has some amazing papers
  • Patterned Umbrella paper is from The Creative Cottage Come Rain or Shine Kit
  • The yellow gingham paper I down loaded some time ago but didn't name it in my computer, all I can tell you is there is about 16 colours in the set and it's called Gingham Paper Set. If anyone knows can you please tell me know so that put the name in my postings.
  • The image is another of the Lilybean Fairies from Pollycraft there are 6 images in the set and this one is coloured with Copic Markers.
  • Sponged with Yellow Versa Ink
  • Gems and Flowers from my stash.

Thank you for looking at my posting and have a great weekend.


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Lilybean Fairy

Lilybean Fairy
Good morning another lovely day here in New Zealand, I do hope that everyone in the UK and Europe are OK, especially with the ash coming down. I know what it's like about 15 years ago in New Zealand when one of our Mountain's erupted and we are between 4 - 5 hours drive away, but our cars still go ash on them whilst parked in our driveways. Flights out of New Zealand are only to America, Australia and the Asia Pacific at present nothing any further.
Today my card is for two challenges the first for Stamp Something Challenge being Layered and the other is for Sunday Sketch & Stamp challenge # 26 and it's their 1st Birthday. My card is a take on Sketch # 17 of Arianne which I love. So Happy Birthday Sunday Sketch & Stamp.

Card Recipe:

  • Base of card is White SU Card Stock
  • Purple paper from Craft Creations
  • Patterned papers the Teal and Purple paper is an old paper I've stashed from Karen Foster Design Titled Starry Night and the other Purple and Mauve paper is from Rosie's Design.
  • The image is from Pollycraft Designs titled Lilybean Fairies and this one is Primrose Flower Fairy these images are so cute you will be seeing more of them.
  • Coloured with Copic markers
  • Sentiment PC generated using Papyrus Font
  • Embellishments ribbon and gems from my stash
  • Cuttlebug and Nestabilities Tag.

Thank you for looking and reading my posting. Take care and have a great weekend.


Sunday, 18 April 2010


"Lost in Space"
Good afternoon it's a lovely Sunday afternoon here in New Zealand and my boys are getting themselves ready for school tomorrow after having two weeks holiday. Here is my take on Metal for DU2DS.
Card Recipe:
  • White SU for the base of the card
  • Black paper from Craft Creations
  • Grey handmade paper from Craft Creations
  • Silver paper from Rosie's
  • Image is 'Spaceman Josh from Digistamp Boutique
  • Josh is coloured with Copics and a Silver Gel pen
  • Silver Tulle, Brads, Stars, Gems and Brade all from my stash
  • Black and Sea green Versa Mark for the background of Josh
  • Circle Nestabilities and Cuttlebug
  • Corner Punch

Thank you for looking and please enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Take care

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #45 ' TULIPS'


Good morning everyone and we have another wonderful morning here in New Zealand. Well the boys and I are off to have a few Luge rides down a mountain. Unfortunately my dear hubby can't make it as he is really busy at work.
Firstly I would like to thank Arlana from Sweet Sketch Wednesday for such a wonderful sketch. As soon as I saw the sketch I new what Image I was going to use. This is one of the images I coloured whilst at the beach house over the Easter break. All I had to do was match my papers which I knew I would have these colours. While I was looking I came across the Purple and Olive Green variegated paper I bought about two years ago for a card and have never used it, as you do. Well I've got the right design and colours for this paper. I must say this card went together so easily and quick and I am so happy with the finished product I think it looks really pretty, even if I say so myself.
Card Recipe.
  • White SU card for the base
  • Purple and Olive Green Bazzill
  • Mauve and White stripped paper from Craft Creations, Olive Green and White patterned paper from Magnolia and the wonderful Olive Green and Purple variegated shimmer paper I know was American sorry I don't know the brand.
  • The image is Tulip Bowl from our wonderfully talented Chris Dark at Sketching Stamper. Chris I just love your images to colour. Tulip's coloured with Copic's and a White Glaze pen.
  • Cuttlebug and Nestabilities Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle.
  • Lace cut with lace template unaware of the brand and I have used the Olive Green and Purple variegated paper for this.
  • Ribbon and Gems from my stash.
Thank you so much for looking and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. My boys are having their first game of Soccer for the season.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Sketch Saturday Week # 98 and Secret Crafter Challenge #78 'Under the Weather'

'Under the Weather'.
Good morning another lovely morning here in New Zealand the sun is out and it's still very warm it rained over night but we need the rain for our gardens. Oh well if it rains today that's my excuse to stay inside and craft instead. This card is for two challenges Sketch Saturday Week #98 and Secret Crafter Challenge #78 Get Well.
Card Recipe:
  • White SU for the card base
  • Aqua paper by Craft Creations
  • Dark Aqua or Teal paper is handmade I've had for years
  • Patterned paper is so cute it's a Digi Download paper from The Creative Cottage Come Rain or Shine kit. It has rain drops and umbrella's all over it, they are hard to see on this card and the teal gingham paper is also a digi download which I got some time ago but can't remember where I got it from.
  • This lovely cute image is from Digi Stamp Osais and it's "Susie Squirrel In the Rain". Susie has been coloured with Copic Ciao and a Dark Blue gel glitter pen for the rain.
  • Wording is PC generated Peggy Font.
  • Gingham flowers cut with Olivia font cuttlebug and the ribbon, gems and yellow flowers from my stash.

Hope everyone enjoys there week and weekend and thanks for looking.


Kathie xox

Monday, 12 April 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #44 'Fuchsia's'

Good morning yes another wonder Autumn day here in New Zealand, the sun is shinning it's very warm. It won't be long before I'm telling you that it's cold and wet and I'll be moaning about the winter. I'm a Spring and Summer person and I don't like the rain. We are very lucky where we live it's not cold enough to snow, but I only have to travel 10 minutes to New Zealand's largest river, 45 minutes to our beach house and about 4 hours to the mountains skiing. We have it all at our back door and still my boys don't know what they want to do today, as they are on two weeks school holidays. If they don't make up their minds soon I could be tempted to stay at home making cards for the day!!!LOL
Today's card is for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch challenge, I must say if you haven't visited this site it's well worth having a look, as they ladies have some wonderful sketches for you to participate in . Anyway here's my take on this weeks sketch.

Card Recipe
  • White SU stock for the base.
  • Purple, Hot Pink and Green paper from Craft Creations.
  • Image is from the wonderful Chris Dark at Sketching Stamper If you haven't had a look at Chris's shop and site your really missing out, her drawings are wonderful and so easy to use, and just go for a wonder through her site Chris makes the most amazing cards, she such a talented lady. If you have a look at some of my older postings you will see some other images of used of Chris's, her Sweet Pea's are my favourite. My image is colour with Copic's.
  • Lace, ribbon, tulle and gems from my stash.
  • Nestabilities Label one used.

Take care everyone and many thanks for looking and have a great week.


Saturday, 10 April 2010

Colour Create Challenge #42 Lilac, Grey and White

My Take on Lilac, Grey and White
Good morning everyone and what a beautiful Saturday Autumn morning it is here in New Zealand there isn't a cloud in the sky, too good to be sitting inside at my computer. Easter weekend I was at our beach house and rather than making any cards I decided just to colour some images which I thought I could use at a latter date, depending on the image and it's good practice for me especially using my new Copic's and yes I did make a couple of cards. I'm still trying to get the blending of colours together like I should. This image is one of my very favourite images from Chris Dark at Sketching Stamper. Sweet pea's are one of my very very favourite flowers as my dad always grew them for my mum in the spring and there are so many wonderful colours to choose. Did you know that most of the Sweet pea seeds for Sale in England and Europe are grown here in New Zealand in Gisborne and then exported to England.

Close up of my image

Inspiration Photo

Card Recipe

  • Base of card White SU stock
  • Silver grey and Lilac metallic papers
  • Gingham paper is by Beary Patch Basic Backgrounds Grapebeary
  • Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls embossing folder
  • Ribbon and gems from my stash
  • Bow made using my Bow Easy
  • White glaze pen

I look at the photo and unfortunately the Lilac paper hasn't come out in colour as well as real life, because the Lilac paper and the Gingham paper were a perfect match. I do hope you enjoy these Sweet pea's as much as I do. Take care have a great weekend and many thanks for looking.


Friday, 9 April 2010

Stamp Something a Pink Something , Stampin for the Weekend Challenge #36 Ribbons and Bows and Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 104 Mono Mania

Pretty in Pink and Ribbon and Bows.
Good morning everyone, well this card should have been posted yesterday but I'm having problems with my camera. I'm full of a head cold, I think it's the change of weather we are having at present with the change of seasons I'm not looking forward to winter I'm a summer girl. I might have to move to a warmer country....just joking. Well this card is for three challenges Stamp Something & Stamp for the Weekend and Cute Card Thursday and if I don't hurry up I'll miss the cut off for Stamp Something.
Card Recipe
  • Base of the card white SU card stock
  • Pink paper from craft creations
  • Crimson paper from Magnolia Papers
  • Crimson and Pink Paper from Magnolia Papers
  • Image is for Digistamp Boutique Alexa Shop Til You Drop coloured with Copic Ciao's
  • Inked edge with Versa Color
  • Sentiment is PC generated using Papyrus font
  • I didn't have any hot pink ribbon so I coloured this with my Copic Marker, Lace, Butterflies, Ribbon, Charm & Chain and gems from my stash.

For Stampin for the Weekend, apart from using Ribbon and Bows you could extend the Challenge by using 3 paper and 3 embellishments + a Charm.

  • Pink Paper
  • Crimson Paper
  • Crimson & Pink Patterned Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Bow
  • Butterflies
  • Gems
  • Lace
  • Charm and Chain

Thanks for looking everyone and I do hope you all have a lovely weekend today is warm and sunny here in New Zealand.

Take Care




Thursday, 8 April 2010

Simple Doodles Challenge #14 Add Some Layers

Here's Betty Boop with layers

Just a quick post. This is another card I made over the Easter weekend. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the image but I'm really pleased how it turned out.

Card Recipe

  • Card Base white SU.
  • Black paper from Craft Creations.
  • Silver paper from Rose's Studio.
  • Red Bazzill
  • Image was scanned from a colouring book and coloured with Copic Markers
  • Silver Stars and Gems from my stash.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks for looking.


Bee Crafty Challenge's First Birthday

Bee Crafty Birthday's

Hi everyone hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I had a wonderful time at our beach house the weather was lovely and here it is Autumn and my boys were still swimming as the water is very warm. Liam caught his first snapper this weekend he as so proud of himself, well he really caught four of them so guess who had to clean them, fillet them and skin them. Next time I'll be teaching him how to do it. Here's are card I made out of scraps which I had up at the beach, I wasn't going to make any cards just colour some images in.
Card Recipe
  • White SU for the base of the card
  • Mauve Bazzill for the next layer as well as Mauve Bazzill Bling
  • The flower paper was printed sometime ago it was a free digi download from Cuddly Buddly. Stripped paper was from my stash, I think it was Craft Creations.
  • Image was Olive from Digistamp Boutique and coloured with water colour pencils.
  • Gems and ribbon from my stash.
  • Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Nestabilities Squares
  • Wording was PC generated using Lucida Handwriting.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.