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, 23 February 2011

"THANKS" Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #90


Here it is another wonderful Wednesday and Wednesdy means Sweet Sketch Wednesday, wow where did last week go?  My days seem to intertwine with each other and before you know it another week has gone.
This weekend went really quickly both of my boys played cricket and then very early on Sunday morning they took part in a Triathlon so we had a very busy weekend.

This week we had a wonderful array of cards, they were totally amazing.  Congratulations to all our winners and thanks so much for following and sharing your cards with us at

This week we had another great sketch to work with from our very talented Arlana and the images were supplied from 'Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' who is our Sponsor this week.

Sketch # 90

This week our Sponsor is

'Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps'

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a Christian digi stamp company offering a wide variety of hand drawn digital stamp designs and sentiments for the digital stamper or scrapbooker. We started out as a clear stamp company back in November 2007 and made the change over to all digital in February 2010. We have hundreds of fabulous digis to choose from starting at just $.99.

Check us out at http://sweetnsassystamps.com.

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
are offering our very lucky winner a

$10 Gift Voucher

If you haven't seen Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp
please drop by
There are some amazing images you won't be disappointed and you'll be spoilt for choice, so have fun looking!!!

This week the Design Team worked their magic again with Sketch #90 thanks to Arlana and Hand Drawn Digital images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
So please check out what the girls have come up with for you this week over at

Card Recipe:

Base: White SU Base
Paper: Black Craft Creations
Card: Red Bazzill
Design Papers: Back ground paper Kaisercraft Sakura Park and the White Paper with the red leaves is from Magnolia Papers.
Image: A Flower for You from  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Colour Medium: Copic's,Black Embossing Pen, Glass Finish
Sentiment: PC generated using AdineKirnberg-Script Font
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Square, Pop Dots, Glue Dots
Embellishments: Ribbon, Flowers and Brad from my stash.

The image has been mounted using Pop Dots and the spot on the Lady Bug and the centre of the flower are coated with Glass Finish to give a 3D effect.
Thank you once again for all of your lovely comments and wishing everyone a wonderful week with your families and crafting.



Wednesday, 16 February 2011

"Your My Love Bug" Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #89

"Love Bug"
Good morning everyone here it is Wednesday again.  This weeks been a very busy week and thank goodness we've had a shower of rain this morning to cool the air as it's been very humid in the last 4 or 5 days.

Thank you to all our wonderful followers over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday we had an amazing number of entries this week and this week has been know exception with the most talented ladies and your entries you all amaze and wow me every week with your cards.  This week Barbara over at Forgotten Scraps  printed her image on material, coloured her image and then made bags and sews them using the Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch #88 which was totally amazing!!!  so creative, I loved the mushroom bag.

This week Arlana has another wonderful sketch she has created for you to play with, I really love this one!!!

Sketch #89
With such a wonderful sketch we have a wonderful sponsor who is just so supportive of Sweet Sketch Wednesday and very generous with her digital images.  That's right you know who I'm taking about it's

Sally-Ann Hancock from
DigiStamp Boutique
 is offering our very lucky winner this week
6 Free Digi Images
Isn't that wonderful as there are just so many to choose from and Sally-Ann has new images coming out every month. 
Thanks Sally-Ann for your continuous support it's so much appreciated.

If you haven't seen Sally-Ann's images pop over to
DigiStamp Boutique

Now it's time to pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog and see what the rest of our team have been up too with Sketch #89 and DigiStamp Boutique images.  Whilst your there send them a little love as they all work really hard each week to bring you this wonderful challenge and comment on all your work and we all love comments.

Card Recipe:
Base:White SU Card
Coloured Card: Red Bazzill
Design Paper: Paper Chic by Grant Archival #1623 one side of the Paper is Red background with Silver Scroll and the reverse side I've used is white background with the red scroll.
Image: Love Bug Male by DigiStamp Boutique.
Colour Medium: Copic Markers
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nesties Classic Oval, Scalloped Oval, Fancy Tags, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Glass Finish for the heart.
Sentiment: PC generated using Lucida Calligraphy Font.
Embellishments: Silver Mesh recycled from a gift, white and silver ribbon, cream satin heart coloured with copic markers red,  green and red gems from my stash.

Showing how this image has been layered using Pop Dots for the 3D effect.

Challenges  I'm Entering:
  1. Cupcake Challenge #129           I Love You
  2. Digital Tuesday Challenge       Die Cuts
  3. Crafty Sentiments Designs  Valentines/Love
  4. Cards for Men Challenge  Challenge #4 A Recipe for you, 1 image, 2 design papers, 3 embellishments.
I read a post on a fellow blogger's blog about this adorable digital image by Sylvia Zet
who is the designer from Wee Stamps released "Wee Suzi" yesterday along with two other really cute digi's.


By spreading the word she is offering "Wee Suzi" as a freebie!

She's so adorable! I love images like this!! So I couldn't resist!
Here's Sylvia's blog as well.

Offer lasts till Wednesday 12 o'clock midday her time (16.02.2011).
Get going you haven't go long.

Take care everyone and have a wonderful week.
Thank you once again for all of your lovely comments they are so much appreciated.

Hugs to everyone

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #88

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Today is another wonderful Wednesday and I'm going to meet my son's teacher tonight at his school.  Good excuse for me to see my son, well I only dropped him off on Sunday night!!!  Yes he's doing well, he only feels homesick when he hears my voice thank goodness they can only ring home once a week.  He rang last night and he sounded so grown up and he'll be home in the weekend again.

Congratulations to all our winners this week there were some awesome cards and I'm learning for you also with all your wonderful ideas!!!

This week Arlana has another wonderful sketch for us to work with and our sponsor this week is Whimsie Doodles and my cards have been created with the both of them,  I do hope you like them.

Sketch # 88

Our sponsor this week is Melyssa Connolly from
Whimsie Doodles.com

Whimsie Doodles (http://www.whimsiedoodles.com) is so excited to be sponsoring the new challenge! In March of 2009 Melyssa Connolly, artist and owner, began turning her whimsical hand-drawn images into digital files for sale online. Whimsie Doodles' digital stamp line features images that range from cute little boys and girls, to penny stuff, and everything in-between. We enjoy sharing lots of samples on our company blog (http://whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com), were we also post weekly challenges and tutorials.

A special offer for Sweet Sketch Wednesday Fans - use the discount code Sweet10 at the Whimsie Doodles online store and receive 10% off your next order! Code expires 30 days from today. 

 Melyssa  is offering our very lucky winner this week a
Gift Certificate to the value of

So what are you waiting for hop over to Whimsie Doodle and check out Melyssa's images, you'll be spoilt for choice!!!

Now it's time to pop over to the Design Teams projects for this week. They've created amazing cards for you this week using Sketch #88 and Whimsie Doodle images.

I made two cards using the same image, one with the image cut out and the other image background has been coloured in. Just to show how the same image can look so different by cutting it out and also using a different colour.

Card Recipe:
Base: White SU
Plain Board: Aqua Bazzill
Plain Paper: Aqua Rosies Creations and Handmade Indian paper
Design Paper: Kaisercraft Litopia Collection
Image: Leah Swinging
Colour Medium: Copics, Black & White Embossing pens.
Sentiment: PC generated using Papyrus font.
Tools: Sewing Machine, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Cuttlebug, skills knife, Fancy tags.
Embellishments: Lace, ribbon, gems, silk flowers and leaves from my stash.

I cut Leah out once I coloured her in to give the feeling of her really swinging in the air.  She is mounted using Pop Dots so she pops off the paper.
The papers she is mounted on is also mounted with Pop Dots so it's sitting above the lace and ribbon as you can see at the bottom of the picture.

Second Card Recipe:
Base: White SU
Papers: Orange  and Aqua craft creations paper.
Design Papers: Are from the Magnolia Collection.
Image: Leah Swinging from Whimsie Doodles.com
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, Black & White Embossing Pens.
Sentiment: PC generated using Papyrus font.
Tools: Corner rounder, pop dots, glue dots, sewing machine, cuttlebug, cuttlebug tags.
Embellishments: Ribbon, lace, pearls, gems, and flowers from my stash.

Other Challenges I'm entering these cards:

Thanks for all of your lovely comments wishing you a wonderful week of crafting and a great weekend.


Wednesday, 2 February 2011

To My Prince With Love Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #87

To My Prince With Love

Well yesterday my eldest Prince Liam left for boarding school, it was such a busy few weeks before hand getting all of his clothing and uniform with embroidered labels sewen into them and then yesterday morning completing the final pack.
Here is a Photo of Liam just before we left home yesterday afternoon, it was very hot and sticky and a Blazer and Tie didn't help matters much.  I really thought I would be really tearful and had to be strong for him, I haven't shed a tear yet but maybe tonight when I go to cook dinner or check on him in his room.

Liam 1st February 2011 off to Southwell Hamilton
11 years 5 months

Today is Wednesday and we all know now that means Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
We have had another awesome sketch to work with this week from our very own talented Arlana Patten

Sketch # 87
 by Arlana Patten

This week our sponsor is Melissa Jenkins from 
Meljen's Designs 

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

Melissa is offering our very lucky winner this week
4 Digital Images of your choice
It's going to be hard to pick just 4 as there are just so many wonderful images to choose from.  So take a brake and have a look at Melissa's site.



Please take a break and have a look at what my fellow design team members over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday  have design for you this week using Melissa's images.

                                                                       Card Recipe:
Base: White SU Card Stock.
Boards: Red, Dark Green and Bright Green Bazzill.
Design Paper: Abstract Snowdots

Image: Prince Frog from Meljen's Designs
Colour Medium: Copics, Black Embossing Pen and a Gold Gel Pen.
Tools: Ink green, Glass Finish for the heart, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circle & Cuttlebug Heart embossing folder,
 Pop Dots, Glue Dots.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Flower, Heart Button and Gold braid, and gold gems for the crown  from my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week of crafting and a great weekend.
Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments.