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

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #191 With our new sponsor Birdie Brown

Hi everyone welcome to my blog.  I'm back from a wonderful five weeks of being in our beach house from after Christmas until the middle of January and then on the 16th January we went to Queenstown for 10 days in the South Island.  

Here's a few photo's from our deck of our beach house so we don't have to walk that far to the beach just across the grass and I can watch the boys on the beach from my kitchen or the deck.  There plenty of grass to play cricket, Soccer or just having fun by kicking a ball around.  My little slice of piece and quiet and relaxation.

 Next week I'll have photo's of Queenstown for you.

Today is Wednesday and that means it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I'm sorry I having been visiting your blogs for last month but being away and very little access to the Internet it was just easier to have a break and come back refreshed.
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards I'm really looking forward to commenting on your creations this week.

Sally has created another lovely sketch this week and is really fun to put together.

Sketch #191

 Now, on with introducing our new sponsor this week.
We are happy to announce

Birdie Brown

Intro about Birdie Brown

Hello everyone! I'm Torico, the owner of Birdie Brown. I'm a mom to two kids who live in Japan. I've been loving doodling since I was a child, and have a passion for card making now! 
At my Etsy shop, Birdie Brown, I'm offering whimsical and cute (Japanese "kawaii") digital stamps created from my original illustrations. I love "simple & cute" designs. So, most of my digital stamps are designed to match such a style. If you also like "simple & cute" style, you'll find something you have been wanting on Birdie Brown!!

Torico is offering our very lucky winner 

3 Digital Images of the winners choice.

Check out Birdie Brown images you'll just love them and you can find them here.

Don't forget to drop by our wonderful design team and check out their wonderful creations over here at

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green and Red Kaisercraft card, white SU.
3 Design Paper: Kaksercraft.
4. Image: Perfect Pear
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares
corner cutter, nestabilities square hearts, glue dots, pop dots, tacky glue.
 7. Embellishments: Satin hearts and Red gems and goggle eyes all from my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and happy crafting.


Sunday, 27 January 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 190 Sponsor Floppy Latte Designs

Good morning everyone.
I'm back from the land from holiday mode, we've been away for a month and that time with my family has gone so quickly.
I have to make my apologies to my peers and management at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and all my followers.
I don't know what happened before I left but I forgot my posting for Floppy Latte Designs.  I was so organised before Christmas, I had made my cards about 5 weeks in advance, completed my postings and used scheduler, I remember doing my postings and thought that I would complete Sketch #190 between coming home from our beach house and before going to Queenstown and guess who forgot.  I had a 36 hours between coming home from one holiday and going away again and packing for everyone.  I checked SSW posting last Wednesday night and it was shock horror where's my posting and as I didn't have my laptop with my with photo's there wasn't a thing I could do about it.   

Don't you just love travelling on planes and they asked did you pack your own bag???
What a stupid question I don't have a maid so of course I did and then they look at my boys and husband what a dam stupid question to them they my help but it's good old mum that does it for them!!!

So here's my belated posting.

Congratulations to all our winners and top 3 cards over the past weeks I have been looking form my iPhone what totally amazing  word ladies.

This week we have another wonderful sketch from our very own Sally Dube.

Sketch #190

This week we have a new sponsor
Jessica and Stef H (Glitterbabe)
Floppy Latte Designs

Hi. I'm Jessica (or FLOPPY) of FLOPPY LATTE DESIGNS. I design digital stamps and papers, and also rework old woodcuts and drawings and put them into digital stamp form.. and I'm stef (or GLITTERBABE) as I'm known in blogland. I also design digital stamps but not quite as intricately as FLOPPY does. Together we're the LATTE LADIES, or better known as FLOPPY LATTE DESIGNS. Jess is the more serious one and stef is the clown – always trying to make people laugh. OK. So she likes the limelight. Keeps me (jess) in the background creating. Together we offer a variety of stamping and scrapbooking images and items reaching out to everyone's tastes (so we think). Do drop by FLOPPY LATTE DESIGNS ( www.floppylattedesigns.com/catalog ) and have a look around. We are sure you'll see something you like and we guarantee it'll put a smile on your face!

Our Grand Prize winner this week will receive

$10.00 Gift Certificate from
Floppy Latte Designs

Remember to drop by and check out Floppy Latte shop there are so many wonderful images.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and show them a little love with their amazing cards.

Card Recipe

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Pink and Yellow Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Unknown Source

4. Image: Always the Bridesmaid
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky Glue.

7. Embellishments: Roses, Hat Pin, Cream Satin Ribbon.

There were miniature Roses on the sketch so just had to add Rose where they were.  These Roses are just so tiny but look large in the photo's.

Take care everyone and have a wonderful week and I'll see you all next Wednesday.


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 189 Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique

Welcome to my wonderful world of crafting and creating lovely cards.   Today I'm back from the beach and about to board a flight to Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand for
 8 days.

I'm looking forward to visiting some of their Boutique Wineries and having some fun and adventure with my family.
Today is Wednesday and that mean's it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards from last week, great work everyone.

This week we have another one of Sally Dube's sketch creations Sally is assisting Arlana while she's off on sick leave.  This is and easy sketch and shows your design papers off perfectly.

Sketch #189

Here's my card using a Rose from our sponsor 
DigiStamp Boutique.

A little bit about Sally-Ann owner of 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.

Prize: 6 free digi images

She has been sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday once a month since we started which is totally amazing and Sally-Ann is very generous with her prizes.

This week our winner will receive

Prize: 6 free digi images

from DigiStamp Boutique Shop

Wow Sally-Ann is just so generous and all of us here at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 
really appreciate Sally-Ann generosity which is very much appreciated by all of us
 especially when we select our images to use.

Don't forget to drop by DigiStamp Boutique and see what's new over there.  Every month Sally-Ann is updating here vast array of amazing images and there's always something for everyone there.  If you haven't used Digi Images before Sally-Ann always has a monthly freebie for you to try before you buy.  You can check it out here.

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what the rest of the design team have created for you this week.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Cards: Burgundy ,Green, Lemon and Yellow Kaisercard from Kaisercraft.
3. Design Papers: Unknown it's so pretty in really life with the Roses.

4. Image: Rose from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copic's
6. Tools: Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue.
7. Embellishments: Ribbon from my stash and Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 188-89 Sponsor A Day For Daisies

Welcome everyone to my blog it's lovely that you've stopped by to have a look at my work.
I'm still at the beach so I'm really hoping the scheduler is working and your able to read my posting.  Today is Wednesday which means we have another wonderful 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
 Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards lovely work.
This week you're using a blast from the past which we used on 16 February 2011.

Sketch #188-89

Here's my card using our sponsors image
A Day For Daisies.

Here's my card which  made for Sketch #89 on 
16th February 2011.

I loved this sketch the first time I used it and I also had fun with it second time around using such a lovely image.

This week our sponsor is 
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!

Direct Store Link:http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps Join The Club

Subscribe to News Letter Link:http://adayfordaisies.com/subscribe

Tammy is offering our lucky winner this week

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate for

 A Day For Daisies Shop

Don't forget to drop by to our fantastic design team diva's over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and show them a little love.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Purple and Mauve Kaisercraft card.
3. Design Papers: Garden Arabesques Collection by Kaisercraft.

4. Image: Love of Birds by A Day For Daisies.
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Floral Oval, Gem Tag, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.

7. Embellishments: Gem Tag, Organza Ribbon and Green Metallic ribbon, Green Gems from my stash.

Wishing everyone a great week and happy crafting and I'm looking forward in seeing your work.


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #187 Sponsor Fresh Brewed

Happy New Year 
I do hope you all had a lovely New Year and 2013 has started with a bang.  I won't be giving you a count down on how many sleeps there are until Christmas as that would be depressing at this time of year.  It's summer here in New Zealand and I'm currently away at our beach house having a little R & R, but still cooking meals, untangling fishing lines and sorting out disagreements with my boys.
Today is Wednesday and that means it another wonderful 
Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards awesome work everyone.
This week we have a new sketch from our assistant designer Sally Dube and member of our Design Team.  Unfortunately Arlana is still out of action and Sally has stepped in with her lovely sketches.  Congratulations Sally I love your design this week it's really easy and shows off our great design papers

Sketch # 187 

Here's my card using Sally's design and our wonderful sponsors image from Fresh Brewed.

Sponsor Fresh Brewed

I am Heather Dennis, the artist and owner of Fresh Brewed Designs, but first and foremost I am the wife of one amazing husband, mother of two sweet and talented kids. I homeschool and LOVE coffee, creating and chatting with my friends. Fresh Brewed Designs is an online shop that opened in November 2010. We sell a wide variety of rubber and digital stamps as well as specializes in many coffee themed images. 
It started with a dream and turned into something bigger. With the prodding of a very supportive husband, family and friends, with a lot of help and a lot of headaches:) and a lot of lessons and prayers....
Fresh Brewed Designs has become a place to share, create, laugh and build lasting friendships.

Out motto: Fresh Brewed Designs... where creativity is brewed fresh daily.


This weeks winner will receive 

Prize:  3 digis of your choice

Thank you Heather for your sponsorship it's so much appreciated by the design team.  Talking about design team don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what our team have created especially just for you this week using Heather's images.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Pink Kaisercard
3. Design Paper: Can't remember the name but it's by Kaisercraft.

4. Image: Mrs Buggy' s Coffee Break from Fresh Brewed
5. Colour Medium: Copics, green pencil, black embossing pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Circle, Circle of Hearts, glue dots, pop dots, tacky glue.
7. Embellishments: Ribbon, goggle eyes, heart gems and lady bird all from my stash.

Wishing everyone a safe happy week and enjoy your crafting.