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 Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and fortnightly 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



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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


Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card Kathie, love your papers and your gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Look how happy this love bug looks! He must be in love ;) Love your shading and the glossy heart and gems are the perfect touch hun!

Deanne :)

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh, how in the world did I miss this cute, cute Love Bug!!! Oh Kathie your car is simply fabulous!! Love your beautiful paper and that sentiment tag is just yummy!!
Oh thanks for sharing the info on the wee stamps will need to swing by - she is absolutely adorable.

Hugs and have a fun filled week.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Hi Kathie! What a wonderful card!!!! Great papers!!! And your embellies...fabulous, from the recycled silver mesh to the satin heart that you colored with Copics!!!! Very clever!!! Have a wonderful week!


Wedgie said...

Fab card Kathie - love those papers. This is a really cute bug too! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a good week. Wedgie xxx

Kat said...

What a cutie, love that bug. Lovely card and thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Arlana said...

Kathie I love that you used the sweet bug. It's fun that we used the same image except reverse. You paper are so sweet. Some of my favorite. Your bug is colored so sweetly. Have a sweet week. Arlana

mulberry station said...

Absolutely fabulous card. I love the reds. and that great nestie sentiment tag. Thanks for the info on "Wee Stamps" I pasted it along to Judi and Arlana too. She has some really cute stuff.
Have a wonderful week.

Jeannie said...

Such a cutie of a love bug! The papers are wonderful too!

Peace & Luv,

Axa said...

A love bug how cute! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Sharon Basel said...

Kathie this is a gorgeous card with the most beautiful paper I've seen. I love all your layers and details - like the colored satin heart (what an awesome tip), the enameled image heart and those fabulous recycled ribbons. The image couldn't be cuter the way you've colored it. A fantastic card and one of your best. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs to you,

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Kathie! The image is lovely, the papers are gorgeous and I love how you have used both sides of the paper, it looks fab! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

Kitty said...

Such a cute card and love that little bug image!!

Thanks for joining us at CFM and hope to see you again for the next challenge!

Kitty xx

uksharon said...

Sweet card.
Thanks for joining us at DT this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Genevieve said...

Wow! Beautiful card Kathie, the papers are gorgeous & the bug is just adorable :)

Hope you have a great week

Chrissy said...

Hi Kathie, nice to find another kiwi blogger.Just added myself as a follower, and have scuttled around your blog checking out your work. Awesome!!
What a little honey this guy is.
I will check in again and look forward to seeing what you are up to.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Kathie, I so adore your sweet LOVE BUG. He turned out so cute. I love your fun DP. It really dresses up your card! I also love how your glossed your heart. I thought you added white to it in the first photo...which looks wonderful too. But now I can tell it is just a reflection from the light. Very stunning! Love your jewels, heart embellishment and your fun swirly sentiment!

Heidi said...

Nothing card related, just wanted to let you know we are watching New Zealand vs Kenya!

Liza said...

Gorgeous work Kathie, I love your DPs and image. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

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