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 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
Kathie
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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #117

Little Rapunzel In Orange

Little Rapunzel in Purple

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.
Only 9 days to got before the Rugby World Cup starts in New Zealand.  I remember when they said on TV that it was one year away and now only 9 days oh where has that time gone.
 
Today is Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Arlana has designed another wonderful sketch for us this week, it's such a lovely sketch  as it shows our wonderful design papers

Sketch #117


This image of  Little Rapunzel reminds me of the 70's and Flower Power.
 I just love it.


This week we have a wonderful new Sponsor

Elisabeth Bell Designs

Elisabeth is offering our winner this week
 2
of her digi images
 that our design team have used this week and here they are.
Little Rapunzel


Bell Horses - Li'l Princess Tu-tu
Digi Bells Blog

http://digibellsdt.blogspot.com/
Don't forget to drop by and check out other images Elisabeth how they're awesome.
Thank you so much Elisabeth for being our new sponsor.


Now pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what our design diva's have created just for you this week.

Card Recipes:

Base: White SU
Colour Card: Purple and Yellow Bazzill
Design Papers: Cuddley Buddley Digital Papers
Image: Elisabeth Digital Stamps Little Rapunzel
Colour Medium: Copics
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circle, Scalloped Circle, Glue Dots, Pop Dots
Embellishments: Ribbons, Gems and Flowers from my stash.

Card Recipe:

Base: White SU
Colour Card: Orange/ Yellow Bazzill
Design Paper: Magnolia Paper
Image: Elisabeth Digital Stamps Little Rapunzel
Colour Medium: Copics
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilites my new circle, Glue Dots, Pop Dots
Embellishments: Ribbons, Gems and Flower from my stash.


Many thanks for all of your lovely comments.
Have a wonderful weekend and a great week crafting.

Hugs


Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Cards for Men Challenge #18 G is for Green

G is for Green Games Boy

Today I'm entering one of Ryan's birthday cards into Cards for Men Challenge G is for Green.  Both of my boys have birthdays so close to each other that I have to come up with new and interesting cards for each of them as they are my biggest critics.

I made this card for Ryan's 10th birthday, and he knows how much I hate his PSP or XBox.  That's why they are only allowed to play them if it's raining or during the school holidays and school holidays can't come around quick enough in our house hold.

I was really pleased how this card turned out.

Card Recipe:
Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Blue and Green Bazzill
Design Paper: It's very old and unknown source
Image: Mo Manning's Game Boy
Colour Medium: Copics, Copic atyou Spica in gold, silver, black, black & white embossing pen and glass finish.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Square, Happy Birthday Embossing folder, pop dots and glue dots.
Embellishments: Ribbon and Fancy Paper Clip from my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week of crafting.

Hugs

Monday, 29 August 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow

Make It Masculine

Vintage Spitfire

Good morning everyone, wow what a busy weekend it was.  It was my eldest son's birthday,  Liam turned 12 years old and apart from Swimming, playing Soccer and Cricket his passion is to read about World War I and II as well as following Manchester United Soccer Team and of course the
New Zealand All Black Rugby Team.

I finished Liam's birthday cards late Friday evening, I had purchased this Vintage Spitfire from Delicious Doodles and thought that this was the perfect image for him.  I really pleased how his card turned out. but for the life of me I wasn't sure what I would use for the embellishments especially for a boys card and at that age you can't use flowers.  I looked in my local scrap booking store but they had nothing I could use,  so I came home and made some my self.
Vintage Spitfire from Delicious Doodles

Today I'm entering my card into Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge which is

Make It Masculine
This is the very first time for me to enter this challenge and it won't be the last as it looks very interesting and I do hope my card is Vintage enough to qualify for this challenge.


This is the added ribbon at the bottom of the card and the circle represent the circles that are on the Spitfire and on the wings.

I made this to represent the the Medals and the Air Force Stripes that have been awarded and are on the Pilots lapel.

Card Recipe:
Base: White SU
Card: Navy Blue Bazzill, Gunmetal Grey Paper
Design Paper: Samantha Luck Camouflage Paper (Thanks Sharon for your help on that).
Image: Vintage Spitfire from Delicious Doodles
Colour Medium: Copics, Gold and Silver Gel Pens
Tools: Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Glass finish for the Cockpit 
Embellishments: Ribbons and Brads from my stash.

Happy Crafting everyone

Hugs

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #116

Gus Collecting Wrinkles

Hi everyone, another wonderful Wednesday in New Zealand and no hasn't been any more snow this week in my part of the country but we have had some wonderful white frosts which is great it kills off all those unwanted bugs in the gardens and crops.

Do you realise that it's only 4 months tomorrow until Christmas where has the year gone???

It's Wednesday and that means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Congratulations to all our winners this week there were so many great cards.

This week Arlana has another awesome sketch which the Design Team have worked with using our sponsors images from Bugaboo.

Sketch #116

I used Gus collecting wrinkles a great masculine image.

This week Sweet Sketch Wednesday 
 sponsor is
Jodie from
Bugaboo Stamps

Jodie is offering our lucky winner
7 Digi Stamps
 Valued
$21.00

That is so  generous, so please support Jodie and her amazing images.  I think that Jodie has an image for everyones taste at Bugaboo and I just love working with them they're so much fun.
So grab a coffee and let your fingers do the walking and visit Jodie now at


You won't be disappointed in what you see.

Whilst your there don't forget to pop over to
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what our design diva's have created especially
for you, you'll just love the variety.

 My Card Recipe for
Sketch #116

Base:  White SU Card Stock
Coloured Card: Taupe &  Navy Blue Bazzill
Design Paper: Double sided Pavlova Papers made in New Zealand
Boards: Glitter boards from Rosie's Studios
Image: Gus Collecting Wrinkles from Bugaboo
Colour Medium: Copics, black embossing pen for glasses and shoe laces
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Tag Label, Deckled Rectangle, Glass Finish for glasses and clock,  ink for sponging the edges, glue dots,
 pop dots
Embellishments: Ribbons, net, and gems from my stash.  I made the balloon embellishments to match
Gus's Balloons.

Thanks so much for all your lovely emails and comments it's so nice to receive them and being able to help each other.  Wishing everyone a wonderful week crafting.

Hugs


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #115-64

Sketch #115-64
 Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique
 
Pretty Handbag

Wow what a week here in New Zealand last Wednesday I was saying how hot it was on the Soccer Field as we were having a very middle and warm winter.  Today is a polar blast from the South Pole and it's freezing here.
On Monday it snowed in my town the last time it snowed here it was 1939 and KNOW I wasn't around to see it. 
I was on my computer commenting on cards and I looked out of the French Doors about 11.15am and thought I was seeing things I looked again and it wasn't raining nor  was it hail that's right it was Snow. 
 My son was so excited when I picked him up from school telling me all about the snow, it's not that he hasn't seen snow before or been in the snow when it snowing  because he ski's,  but it must have been fun to see it with his friends from school and some of these children haven't seen Snow before and were over the moon and very excited.

Congratulations to all our winners this week there were so many great cards, thanks so much for joining us it's lovely to see your cards.

Today it's Wednesday and that means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Arlana is re using a sketch which we used last year #64 as they are so amazing.

Sketch #115-64



This week the design team were lucky enough to work with wonderful images from 
DigiStamp Boutique

Sally-Ann is our monthly sponsor we all just love working with her awesome images.   Pop over to see what's new at 
DigiStamp Boutique
Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner
6 Digi Images of their choice

Check out the design teams cards which they have made just for you this week with DigiStamp Boutique images at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Card Recipe

Last month I made a card using Pretty Shoes so this month I had to follow through by using the Pretty Handbag. 
Base: White SU for base
Coloured Board: Black, Green Bazzill Silver glitter card
Design Paper: Love the paper unknown manufacture
Image: DigiStamp Boutique Pretty Bag
Colour Medium: Copics atyou Silver Copic
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, square, square lace, pop dots, glue dots


Embellishments: Silver Chain, Silver Braid, silver flowers, lace, silver gems, green gems, ribbon, silver ink for sponging


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


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #114

Sassy Cheryl's Digi's
A Simple Gift of a Flower

Wow and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday, today is so warm here and it's the middle of winter and we were out at my son's school Soccer away game,  that we should have had a sunhat and sunblock on it so lovely and warm.

Wednesday can only mean one thing that it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

CONGRATULATIONS
 to everyone that entered into last weeks sketch there were some totally amazing cards and inspirations.  But there can only be one winner and also congratulations to our top 3 cards this week.

Arlana has another wonderful sketch for you to work with this week.

Sketch #114




This week the design team have been lucky enough to work with our sponsors images which is
Sassy Cheryl's Digis

Cheryl is offering our lucky winner this week

$5.00 Gift Voucher
To spend at her online digi stop on some of her
Whimsical & Fun Images.

Visit Sassy Cheryl at


check out some of her amazing images and they're so much fun to colour in.


Now hop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what our design diva's have created just for you this week.

Card Recipe
Base: Whte SU
Coloured Paper: Pink and Apple Green Bazzill
Design Paper: Kaisercraft "Tutty Fruitty"
Image: A Simple Gift of a Flower by Sassy Cheryl Digi's
Colour Medium: Copics and Gel glitter pens
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Large Circle, Clasic Scalloped Circle, glue dots, pop dots

Embellishments: Ribbon, Flowers and Ladybug from my stash.


Wishing everyone a wonderful week of crafting and an enjoyable weekend.
Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments.

Hugs always
 

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #113

LORi Design
Baby Olivia
Here it is another Wednesday boy they come and go so quickly I know I'm getting older but I do think these weeks are passing quicker.

Congratulations to all our winners this week there were so many amazing cards.

Wednesday can only mean one thing it Sweet Sketch Wednesday today and Arlana has another amazing sketch for you to work with.

Here it is
Sketch #113

This week the design team have been lucky enough to work with images from LORi Design there are so many super cute images.

LORi is offering our lucky winner this week
$10.00 Gift Voucher


Check out Lori's images there's just so many to choose from



The design team diva's have worked their magic for you this week with these wonderful images so check out what the girls have done over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday they all love receiving comments on their blogs.

My Card Recipe:

I love this image but I wasn't happy with my card next time I'll use different colours.

Base: White SU
Card: Pink and Aqua Bazzill
Design Paper: Kaisercraft
Image: Baby Olivia by LORi Designs
Colour Medium: Copics
Sentiment: Pre purchased
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Beaded Ovals, Glue Dots, Pop Dots
Embellishments: Ribbon and Gems from my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week crafting and a great weekend.

Hugs