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



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

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

"Roses Are Forever" Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #64

"Roses Forever"
Another Sweet Sweet Wednesday already where has the time gone. Well it's not raining here today but it's very Windy and I have to go out and do some shopping today as Liam my eldest son turns 11 on Friday and he's off next week to the mountains skiing for his senior Year 6 Ski Camp. Don't kids have a great time at school now days Ski Camps we were excited to go to the Museum or the beach for the day, but in today's Curriculum the children do so much which is amazing learning for them in so many different ways rather than just sitting with textbooks all day. My boys are very lucky they go to a wonderful school with a wonderful Principal that only wants the best for all her children. This is Liam's last year at PEPS so we are all going to be sad in December when they all farewell each other. Liam and two of his friends are off to boarding school next year so February next year you won't be able to read my blog for tears I'll miss him terribly......I just have to remember he'll be home most weekends.
It's Wednesday and we all know what that means!!

That's right our very talented Arlana has created another wonderful design this week for you all to try.
Grab a cuppa and please please go and join our very Talented Design Team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday some of the ladies have even made two cards this week for you to ohhhh and ahhhh about.

Our Sponsor this week is..................
Heather from
Digi Stamp Characters
Heather is offering our very lucky winner this week
3 Free Digi's from her Etsy Shop
Woo Wee!!!

Card Recipe:

Base: White SU Card stock. Dark Burgundy Bazzill. Design Paper: from craft creations. Image: Digi Stamp Character and this image is MITH Wheelbarrow. Colour Medium: Copic markers and a pink gel glitter pen. Embellishments: Ribbon was recycled from a gift, lace and pearls from my stash. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Square, Pop Dots, Baby Blue Ink for sponging the back ground. My Mum would have been proud of me I even mitred the corners of the lace.

Thanks for dropping by and having a look at my blog and leaving such lovely comments. Wishing you all a wonder week and weekend.


I'm So Excited

My first ever Blog Award with a "Cherry on Top".Well yesterday I was just so excited I received this my first every Blog Award. One of my very talented Design Team Members from Sweet Sketch Wednesday gave my this award. Thank you so much Nancy you really made my day. Visit Nancy at Mulberry Station she is one very talented lady not only does she make cards, she makes her own flowers, has recently made a beautiful quilt and look at some of her older postings at the beautiful cakes and Wedding Cakes she has made and iced they are AMAZING.

When you receive this award, you must do a little bit:
1. Thank the person who sent it to you. Thank you so much Nancy you a very sweet, sincere and helpful thank you for being you!!!

2. Put it on your blog.

3. List 3 things about yourself.
I adore crafts, card making, sewing, cooking, scrap booking bead work, cross stitch, knitting , the beach house and family time with my wonderful husband and my boys and the list goes on and on and on ....

I'm a stay at home Mum but I do work for my husband from home as long as I have a computer in front of me I'm fine.

Helping others out, I'm on our Board of Trustees at my son's school, committee member of my son's cricket club and coach a Cricket Team, I manage one of my sons Soccer Teams and also a member of another board and of course on the design team of Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

4. Post a favorite picture.
I have so many I'm not sure which one I want to use, I love them all of my family and don't want to upset anyone by not using the right photo.

5. Pass on to 5 other blogger's
1.I'm passing this award straight back to Nancy she is one very sweet and sincere person and I adore your work.
2. Chris from Sketching Stamper. Chris's cards are the most AMAZING cards I've seen I am overwhelmed by her creativeness and her colouring of her cards. Chris is one amazing person she is so talented with her wonderful sketches. She has helped me when I first started blogging and gave me ideas and helped when I bought my Copic's especially when I wanted to throw them away and she is so kind and caring.

3. Kelly from Kreative Korner by Kelly. Kelly was one of the first blogs I had ever read I adore your cards Kelly, sometimes I don't have time to comment but I am there looking at what you have created and Kelly was my first ever follower when I started my blog.
4. Keryn from Poppy Dog. I've met Keryn blogging and Keryn makes some wonderful cards and she has one very talanted husband who is an amazing painter. Keryn's work is from her heart and I enjoy looking at your cards.
5. Heidi from Heidi's Imaginarium. I've only got to know Heili from entering into Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge each week and you ask me for advice on how I built a card to give depth and dimensions. Heidi's cards over the last few weeks have wowed me so much with the most amazing details and she goes that extra mile and I love how your cards have also grown not in size but by your imagination and ability.
I would love to give this award to every one I know in Blog land but I would be there for hours and they would be saying what did you do that for??? Take care everyone and enjoy that Sweet Sweet Cherry.
Hugs always Kathie

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Ribbit, Ribbet Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 63

"Ribbit Ribbet here's Bob and Benji "

Welcome Sweet Sketch Wednesday lovers here it is another wonderful Wednesday and in my neck of the woods its raining again. Yes again!!! Roll on summer! It's the first day on Spring on the 1st September and I can't wait and that means Day Light Savings starts in late September more day light than dark. I shouldn't complain too much as it's still winter here and last night we didn't need any heating in the house it was quite warm.

Sketch # 63

This week we have another wonderful sketch from our very own talented Arlana. Thanks Arlana this is a great sketch and many thanks to Judi, Arlana's sister who works so hard behind the scenes at Sweet Sketch Wednesday .

This week our Sponsor is

DigiStamp Boutique Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique has kindly donated the winner of this weeks challenge

10 Digital Images of your choice

Woo Hoo!!!

Now that's worth sitting down with your crafting juices running to create an amazing card with this wonderful sketch.

If you have never visited Sally-Ann at DigiStamp Boutique what are you waiting for she has some amazing images and this week I have used Ben and Benji don't you just love them??? I've tried to create frogs sitting on a Lily Pad with Arlana's sketch I hope you can see that?

Now it's time to grab a cuppa and go and visit all of our wonderful design team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see what they've created for you.


Card: Peach Bazzill for the Base and dark green bazzill for the Lily Pad. Papers: Orange and Apple Green papers from Craft Creations, Striped paper from Cloud 9 Design Fiskars, Abstract Green Snowdrops from craftco and Orange Dots from Kaisercraft Dirt Trail. Image: From DigiStamp Boutique Ben and Benji. Colour Medium: Copic Markers, Baby Blue Ink for the sky and Mountain Blue Ink for the pond water. Embellishments: Orange Flowers, Butterfly and Brads from my stash. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, Classic Circle and Classic Circle Scalloped Edge Nestabilities, Glass Coat, Foam Pot Dots for the back of the Frogs, the Lily Pad, and Flowers. The flower's centre was coated with two layers of Glass Coat to give the card another 3D effect. It doesn't really show up in my photo.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and all of your lovely comments are very much appreciated. I do hope everyone has a wonderful week and a great weekend.

Hugs always



Wednesday, 11 August 2010


Good morning everyone its a wonderful winters morning the sun is out and shinning and the sky is blue without a cloud and its not raining for a change.

I have a little boy home from school today which is very unusual as I can't remember the last time he ever have a day off school. He has woken up this morning with a very high temperature and boiling hot and shaking with the cold at the same time. I know he's not well when he doesn't want to go to school, doesn't want to eat and puts himself back to bed. I think he's picked up the flu that I had a couple of weeks ago so hopefully he'll be on the mend soon I hate seeing them unwell.


This week we have another wonderful sketch from our very own talented designer Arlana Patten. Great sketch Arlana!!!

As soon as I got my image and looked at the sketch I knew exactly what I was doing and I was so happy how it all turned out.

I was trying to create a framed Wedding Photo with the hanger hopefully it looks like that LOL.


This week our sponsor is Kathy from

Pixie Dust Studio

Kathy is offering the lucky winner

2 Digi Images from her Studio
so drop by at have a look at all of the wonderful images

Now its time to grab that cuppa and join the rest of our Design Team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see the amazing, incredible, marvelous and mouth watering inspirations they have for your this week. Something to wet your appetite and to get your creative juices flowing.

I'm also entering this card into ABC Challenge and it "A for August" mine is an August Wedding.

Card Recipe:
Card: Cream antique card, Peach Bazzill, Gold Paper from Rosie's Studio and the Pearl paper.
Image: Forever Love by Pixie Dust Studio
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, Gold Gel Pen and Black Embossing Pen
Tools: Score Pal for the sides of the Peach Bazzill, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Oval, Scalloped Oval, Divine Swirls Embossing Folder, Shapeabilities and Chip board
Embellishments: Cream and gold ribbon, cream and gold net, gold brad, cream and peach ribbons, peach rose and pearls from my stash.

Wishing everyone a great week and I look forward to looking at your cards soon and thanks for stopping by to look at my creations.


Wednesday, 4 August 2010

"SANTA'S COMING TO TOWN" Sweet Sketch Wednesday #61

Good morning everyone and thanks for joining me this morning and here it is another Wednesday morning already! Where has our week gone? It isn't that long now until Christmas and I've made two Christmas cards already which is a first for me at this time of year. So I better get me skates on and start crafting!!!
As you can see we have another wonderful sketch this week at
our very own talented Arlana has come up with another amazing sketch for us to play with and here it is!!!
This week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Our Sponsor is
She is offering our lucky winner
**5 Free Digi Downloads of your choice**
So get crafting.
So now you know what the prize is this week grab a cuppa and come over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and have a look at what our awesome Design Team have put together this week you'll so impressed.
I'm also entering this card into two challenges this week 1. Winter Wonderland Challenge
No Design Papers and the other 2. Stamp Something Christmas In July.

Card Instructions:
White SU card for the base, red and green Bazzill and gold card.
Image: My image is Delivery Time from Di's Digi Downloads.
Colour Medium: Copic Markers and a Black and White liquid embossing pen.
Embellishments: I couldn't find any Poinsettias so had to make my own embellishments. I cut 3 flowers from a Cuttlebug die with the gold cardboard the red and green silk flower I buy them white and then colour them with my Copic marker to match my colour scheme.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Red Versa ink for the edges, Snow Flake Cuttlebug Embossing folder. Nestabilities Square. Glue dots and foam Pot Dots.

I do hope everyone has a great week and I can't wait to see your creations over at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Monday, 2 August 2010

Going Green Flash Your Freebies

Going Green
Good morning everyone this is a really quick posting this today and I have so much to do. I can't wait for summer we had a wonderful day on Saturday and on Sunday is rained all day and all night as well. To depress me even more I spoke to my sister in Australia last night she's on the Gold Coast it's the middle of winter there sunny at 26 c not too bad for a winter's day.

This card has been posted rather late, as this is the second stage of Pollycrafts Flash your Freebie Green. I have also used another wonderful sketch from Dawny at Papertake Weekly Sketch #45.

Card Instructions:

Card: White SU for base, Bottle Green and Apple Green Craft Creations. Papers: Scraps and Diamond paper from Cuddly Buddly. Image: Pollycraft Flash your freebie Tortoise Hugs. Colour Medium: Copics and Black and White Embossing Pen and a Gold Gel Pen. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares. Embellishments: Ribbon from my stash.

Hope everyone has a great week.