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, 31 October 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #178 Sponsor The Doodle Garden

Image: Muffin Mouse
Sponsor: The Doodle Garden

Good morning everyone, it's a lovely sunny spring morning here in New Zealand, the sun is shinning the birds are singing and it isn't raining.

My heart goes out to everyone on the East Coast of America that have been caught up in the storms, flooding and power blackouts.  I do hope all our followers are safe and well and you're all in my prayers.

Today is Wednesday and only 7 weeks to go until Christmas. Congratulations to our winner and top 3 cards great work ladies.

Wednesday morning so that means it's
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Arlana has a very new sketch it's something a little different to work with and they say a change is as good as a rest.  When I saw this sketch I couldn't wait to give it ago and it was great working with it, it's easy and pleasing on the eyes so please give it a go.

Sketch #178

  Here's my card using Muffin Mouse from The Doodle Garden

We have a new sponsor this week which is The Doodle Garden,
 thank you Jennifer for being our sponsor it's very much appreciated.

A little bit about our new sponsor:


HI all!
Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little bit about the gal behind The Doodle Garden digis!

I'm Jennifer L Nilsson (but please, call me Jenn or Jenna!). And I am blessed to be able to work full-time from home as a licensed artist.

I enjoy creating bright whimsical pieces for manufacturers, but also wanted to be able to offer something to those who like to craft. So I have begun my journey with digistamp designs with my Etsy shop: The Doodle Garden.  It's fairly new, but is growing pretty fast and I am SOOO enjoying creating these little whimsies for YOU!

This week our lucky winner will receive

 5 single digi's (sets not included)
 of winner’s choice from 
The Doodle Garden.

So check out Jennifer's shop here at


Grab a coffee and sit on your computer and check out what the design team have created using Jennifer's images from
The Doodle Garden over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday these images were so much fun to work with.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Ingredients:

1.Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Mauve, Purple & Apple Green Kaisercraft card.
3. Design Papers: Digi Download's from Sheryl K Designs Cupcakes.

4. Image: Muffin Mouse from The Doodle Garden
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Circle, Petite Scalloped Circle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue, Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents, Mega Flower Punch and liquid pearls. 

7. Embellishments: Flower which I made using the same coloured Kaisercraft card and the Mega Flower Punch and Scalloped Circle Nestability.  Once punched I sprayed them with water and screwed them up into little balls and waited for them to dry, opened them up, layered them and glued all four layers together and put a pearl gem in the centre.  I thought it looked quite pretty and a perfect match to my papers.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #177 Sponsor is Bugaboo

 Sponsor Bugaboo
Image: JJ Ornament 

Welcome Sweet Sketch Wednesday lovers do you know it's only 2 months today until Christmas Eve??? Where has 2012 gone too?  I can definitely say it's flown by just so quickly, quicker than last year LOL. That's because I'm getting older.
Congratulations to our winner and our Top 3 cards, awesome work ladies and there were just so many lovely entries this week.

Today Arlana has another wonderful sketch it's very easy and I think looks great once completed.

Sketch #177

Here's my card using JJ Ornament 
I just love JJ and I think we all know a JJ in our lives through our travels JJ is bit of a party girl.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Jodie Mackrell the owner and illustrator of 
Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

Here's a little bit about Jodie
Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

I just adore Bugaboo images as there's an image for everyone whatever suits your taste.  

Catch the bug Challenge blog:

Our lucky winner will receive

Valued at $21.00 isn't that a great prize?  Happy selecting.

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what the rest of the Design Team have created this week using Bugaboo images, you never know you could be the winner or made the Top 3 cards from last week.

  Thank you so much Jodie  for being our sponsor we really appreciate your sponsorship and love working with your images.

Challenge I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green and Red Kaisercraft Card and Silver card from Rosie's Studios.
3. Design Papers: Digital Download from Scrapping Mad Jingle Bells C195

4. Image: JJ Ornament from Bugaboo Digi Images
5. Colour Medium: Copics, White Gel pen, Black Embossing pen, Atyou copic black.

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Oval, Scalloped Oval, Classic Circle, Lacey Circle,  Christmas Embossing folder, Martha Stewart White Glitter, pop dots, glue dots, tacky glue and glossy accents.

7. Embellishments: My embellishments are meant to resemble Christmas Ornaments, ribbons, and gems all from my stash.

Thank you everyone for all your lovely comments and I really look forward to seeing your creativity this week using this sketch and happy crafting.


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #176 Sponsored By DigiStamp Boutique

Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique
Image: Winter Hattie

 Good morning and welcome to my blog.  It's  going to be a long weekend in New Zealand it's  Labour Day on Monday and if the weather stays nice we hope to spend a few days at our beach house which they call a BACH over here.  So keep your fingers crossed for me so that it's warm, fine with sunshine.  Today is Wednesday and that can only mean it's 
  Congratulations to last weeks winner and our Top 3 cards awesome work ladies and it was nice to see some new people joining us this week, so welcome.

This week Arlana has a easy peasy sketch for you to follow and your card comes together very quickly.

Sketch #176 

Here's my card using Winter Hattie an image I got last year and hadn't used.

Now for our sponsor this week. 

It's Sally-Ann Hancock


DigiStamp Boutique

A little bit about Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and designer for DigiStamp Boutique.

All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

This week our lucky winner will be able to choose

6 Digi Images

From DigiStamp Boutique

The team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday really appreciate Sally-Ann's  generosity being our monthly sponsor since Sweet Sketch Wednesday started and for giving our winner each month 6 Digi Images to choose from her website.   
Every month Sally-Ann has a wonderful selection of new images to work with and there's images there that would suit everyone's taste.  Also if you've never used a digi before she always has a new freebie image each month for you to download and have a play with.
If you haven't visited DigiStamp Boutique before or it's been a while here's where to look for her images.

The design team have made so many wonderful cards using Sally-Ann's images just for you this week so please don't forget to drop by and show them a little love over at 

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Aqua Kaisercraft Card and White SU
3. Design Papers: Digital Papers Sheryl K Design Christmas Pack #5

4. Image: Winter Hattie from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Silver Gel Pen, Black Liquid Embossing Pen
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Label #1, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue, Kindy Glitz, Silver Liquid Pearls.

7. Embellishments: White Ribbon from my stash I love this ribbon it stretches as it's pleated and has that concertina effect.  Flower which I made using 2 layers of Tulle and  2 different shades of teal, snowflake from my stash and silver thread. 

8. Layering: You can see here how I've used the pop dots to layer my image from the card and ribbon.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and weekend and happy crafting.

Hugs Always

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #175-69 Sponsor A Day For Daisies

 Sponsor: A Day For Daisies
Image: Lady Hat Bow
Good morning everyone and what a wonderful morning it is.  Spring is now here, all our spring flowers are out and my Wisteria over our ponds bridge is in full flower as you can see by my blog header.  I just adore Wisteria and I just wish that it was in flower for longer as you have to wait for so long for those wonderful flowers to appear.
This is the last week that the boys are at home and they're back to school on Sunday night, 3 weeks just flies by but it won't be long before they're on their summer vacation for 7 weeks as they finish school this year on 12th December.

It's Wednesday and it's another wonderful Wednesday because it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday and congratulations to our winner this week and our Top 3 cards wonderful work ladies and it was lovely to see so many of you using Saturated Canary images.  

This week Arlana has another blast from the past and we are reusing sketch # 69.

Sketch #175-69

Here is my card using Lady Hat Bow.  When I saw this image I just had to have it I felt that the image would be challenging to colour.   It's such a vintage image and I really wanted to get my colours right to that era. 

 Here is my blast from the past using the same 
Sketch #69.

This week are amazing Sponsor is Tammy the owner and artist of A Day For Daisies 
I just adore her images especially the Fashion Dresses and Vintage Hats.

A Little Bit About A Day For Daisies
A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!
Tammy is offering our very lucky winner this week the prize is

Gift Certificate to

You can check out ADFD images here as there are just so many amazing images.

Direct Store Link: http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps Join The Club
Link: http://adayfordaisies.com/statement
Subscribe to News Letter Link:http://adayfordaisies.com/subscribe
Blog: http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/adayfordaisies

Don't forget to check out what our amazing design team have created using these totally amazing images from 
A Day For Daisies 
over here at

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Card: Navy Blue Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Papers: Upstaurs Downstairs Called Mistress and Kaisercraft 6 1/2 Pad Magnolia Grove
4. Image: Lady Hat Bow from A Day For Daisies

 5. Colour Medium: Copics
6: Sentiment: Computer Generated using Times New Roman and I can't remember what other font I used for beautiful.  This is the first time I have ever printed a sentiment on the design paper and I'm really happy how it turned out.

7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Square and Lace Square nestabilities, glue dots, pop dots tacky glue.
8. Embellishments: Lace I coloured with my copic pens as it was white, the French Seam binding ribbon was also white which I coloured with my copics.  The centre pearl braid is from Kaisercraft from my stash and what VINTAGE HAT didn't have a HAT PIN which I made from beads from my stash.

Take care my friends wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Hugs Always

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #174 Sponsor Saturated Canary

Sponsor: Saturated Canary
Image: Picnic

Good morning and welcome to 3rd October and only 83 days until Christmas oh where has 2012 gone too?

The boys and I are off to the
 'Museum Of Transport and Technology' today MOTAT for short.  I've been putting it off for the last couple of days because of the rain showers, today the sun is shinning and I have no excuse well I could be crafting?

I've just realised that I made the Top 5 picks over at 
Love To Create Challenge last week I'm so excited.

It's Wednesday and that mean it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Congratulations to our winner and our Top 3 cards lovely work ladies.

This week Arlana has a lovely sketch which is really easy, it shows off your design papers perfectly and it looks great.

Sketch #174

Here's my card using Picnic isn't she a sweetie
I've been wanting to use her for sometime now but
just didn't have the right sketch to go with the image.

As you can see who our wonderful sponsor is this week it's 
Krista Smith the talented artist behind these amazing images at
Saturated Canary.

A Little Bit About Krista.

My name is Krista Smith. I am the artist behind the Etsy shop, Saturated Canary Digis. I began working in the stamping world about a year ago when I was hired to create rubber designs for the sweet Scottish company, Sugar Nellie. They launched my artwork under the name 'Simply Sassy.' I moved into the digital world just this past month (it's been a super busy month, indeed!). And-- I love it!! There is a little more freedom here, as I can create anything that pops into my head:)! I am so humbled by the artistic talent of the girls coloring in my designs-- it is truly an inspiration! Likewise, I am so thankful for the friendships I've made in this wonderful and lovely crafty community! It's been a true delight! I'd love for you to stop by my challenge/inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge and join in the fun...And, while you're there, click over to my personal blog (Saturated Canary) and introduce yourself! I am a bit eclectic and touch on everything from family (I've got me a great one!) to fashion (obsessed!)...Please say 'hi!'...I'd love to be friends!:)

Krista is offering our very lucky winner 
2 Digital Images
from her online store.


If you haven't visited Krista before or you haven't used any of her wonderful images drop by her shop you won't be disappointed as there are just so many wonderful images to choose from and they are amazing to colour.  If  you have looked at Krista's images and haven't been back from a while it's worth a look as she's added new images all the time.

Don't forget to drop by the design team diva's here at
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what they've been up to this week creating with Krista Smith's images, as you'll see by our wonderful selection there are just so many to choose from and every card is just so different using the same sketch.

Challenges I'm entering:

Crafty Boots Challenge is Three 3 Roses
Love to Create Challenge #35 Thinking of You Hope a Happy Birthday counts.
Make It Monday Challenge # 109
Songbird Challenge #5 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Papertake Weekly's 5th Birthday
Digital Tuesday Challenge #180 Text Me
2 Sisters Challenge #111 Favourite Stamps
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #183 It's Your Birthday
Crafty Sentiments Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #152 Lace & Ribbons

Card Ingredients:  

Here's Picnic don't you love that face? She's such a cutie.

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Blush Red and Bahama Blue Bazzill.
3. Design Paper: From a book of Magnolia Papers
4. Image: Picnic from Saturated Canary.
5.Colour Medium: Copics.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, glue dots, pop dots, tacky glue and another Bosskut flourish or scroll which I never really use.
7. Sentiment: Computer generated using Papyrus font.
8. Embellishments: Bosskut flourish or scroll, red pearls, lace, ribbon, red roses and buds from my stash.

Take care everyone wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.