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, 28 August 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #221-163 Sponsor is Bugaboo

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.  Yes it is count down for Liam and I as we have 25 days to go until we leave for South American and I have so much to do in that time I don't know whether I'm Arthur or Martha.  Plus I had Liam's birthday yesterday and Father's Day on Sunday, school quiz and auction night Friday night for a fundraiser oh it's all go........so much to do and so little time to do it in.

Today being Wednesday can only mean one thing that it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday and thanks so much everyone for all those lovely cards this week, great work.
Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards, lovely work ladies.

This week we have another blast from the past this sketch we used on 18th July 2012.

Sketch #221-63

Here's my card using Miss Muffet from Bugaboo Digital Images

Here's my blast from the past using the same sketch.
This sketch is relatively easy and it's great for using up
those scrap pieces of design paper. 

This week our sponsor is Jodie Mackrell the owner and design of the wonderful Bugaboo images that always make me smile.

I little bit about Jodie Mackrell.

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 paper crafting 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.

This week our lucky winner will 

to the value of $21.00 isn't that a wonderful prize? 

You can check out Bugaboo images here and if you want to join their Catch a bug Challenge.  Every Friday Jodie has a Friday freebie on her blog for you to try before you buy.  These images are awesome so check them out here as there's an image that caters for everyone's taste.

Don't forget to check out Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what the Design Team Diva's have created especially for you this week.

Challenges I'm entering:

Bow on the hat, Boarder Lace, Brown Log

Digital Image

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU

2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Watermelon and Pear.

3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove and Vagabond Nomad.

4. Image: Miss Muffet by Bugaboo Digi Stamp

5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black embossing pen, green and brown Prismacolor Pencils.

6. Tools: Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Real Tacky Glue, Cherry Lynn leaves.
7. Embellishments: Lace, flat back pearls, pearl pen and daisies all from my stash.

8. Inside my card.

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

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #220 Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.  
That also means it's another great Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards, lovely work ladies and it was nice to see so many more entries this week.

Today is the 21 August and which means in a months time I'll be leaving New Zealand on 21st September for Santiago in Chile and to Buenos Aires in Argentina.  It was on the 20th December last year that I decided to go on this trip which felt like months away and now only 4 weeks to go.  This year has flown by so quickly.

We have another lovely sketch this week by our very own talented designer Sally Dube.

Sketch #220 

This sketch is very simple and so easy to put together but looks totally amazing.

This week our sponsor is the wonderful talented
Sally-Ann Hancock 
the owner and designer for
DigiStamp Boutique

Sally-Ann's Bio
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.

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.

Our lucky winner will receive

6 Digi Images

 of the winner choice from Sally-Ann's online store.
Wow Sally-Ann is just so generous and all of us here at
really appreciate Sally-Ann's 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 always has a monthly freebie for you to try before you buy.

Don't forget to show the design team a little love and leave them a message to show your appreciation and comment on their talents.
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: American Crafts Olive Green.
3. Design Papers: Yellow and Green by Anna Griffiths and Sunflowers from  K & Co.
5. Image: Mothers Day Flowers 2012 from DigiStamp Boutique.
6. Colour Medium: Copics.
7. Tools: Cuttlebug. Petite Ovals Large, Floral Oval from Spellbinders, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue.
8. Embellishments: Ribbon, Gems and Gold corner all from my stash.

Take care everyone wishing you all a great week and happy crafting and I'm so looking forward to seeing what you create using this sketch.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #219 Sponsor Deidre Mosher

Happy Father's Day

Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  
Congratulations to last weeks winner and to our Top 3 cards.

Oh where oh where did all our entries and followers go to last week are you all on your summer holidays???
I think we had more Design Team cards than entries and that's really sad especially when I see other Sketch Challenges closing down and other challenges having  464 entries and 786 entries I so wish some of you would come and visit us and see our wonderful sketches and one amazing Design Team that comments on everyone's cards and puts so much work into our challenges.

Ok Kathie you've said your piece and onto our wonderful sketch this week design by very own
Sally Dube.

Sketch #219
This is a very easy sketch and again great for using up scrap pieces of deign paper and card, apart from my background paper all of this card was make out of scraps.

Here's my card using the BBQ King and I'm so excited that I'm organised and have my husbands 
Father's Day card made for him early as Father's Day isn't until the 1st Sunday in September  here in  New Zealand.  That would really make a change for me being that organised and not making my card the night before the day.

This week our sponsor is
Deidre Mosher
Deidre Mosher Bio

Wildly Whimsical and Seriously Sassy Art is definitely a trademark of Deidre Mosher.

I have been in the business of art for over 25+ years. Starting out as a fashion illustrator, moving into Art Direction, where I did everything from print to TV...and eventually I found my way back to illustration. My art is just plain fun and my love of color is clearly evident in the designs I create. I'm currently licensed with a variety of companies...my designs are used on craft products, greeting cards/paper products, kitchenware, business products and such.
I am first and foremost an...Illustrator and Designer. I am inspired by seriously sassy & bold colors, but also love the 'wow factor' of classic black and white designs. I'm crazy for stripes and dots, and they are a repeated theme in my work.

As an Illustrator, I work in many mediums and styles, ranging from the line art to pastels...having fun adapting them to the latest project. I am inspired by some my favorite artists ...Matisse's use of bold color, Klimt's knowledge of figures and lavish attention to detail, and Gauguin's wild approach to his subjects. They are all so 'awe inspiring'! I'm happiest when I am in my studio and starting a new project...making a mess, experimenting...and even throwing paint. 

Any day in the studio is a great day! 

I usually get an idea when I least expect it...so when the 'light bulb' goes off...I sketch and sketch and sketch...(hence the reason I buy tracing paper in bulk). I always begin with a pencil and paper, and it evolves from there. My favorite part of the process?? EVERYTHING...from beginning to end.

This week our luck winner will receive 
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate

and you can check out Deidre's images here:

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team and see what they have created especially for you this week and don't forget to give them a little love for their lovely work.

Challenge's I'm entering:
Black and White Papers and Gems

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Black, Orange and Green Kasiercraft Card
3. Design Papers: Black and White Hounds- tooth known designer, orange and white gingham a digital file printed from my computer.
4. Image: BBQ King from Deidre Mosher
5. Colour Medium: Copics, silver gel pen and black embossing pen.
6. Sentiment: Deidre Mosher there are different sentiments that come with the image.
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, Pop Dots, Glue Dots
8. Embellishments: Orange and White Bakers Twine, Orange Star Button and Green Gems all from my stash.

Take care everyone and I'm so looking for to seeing your entry this coming week with this wonderful sketch.  Wishing you all an amazing week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #218 our Sponsor is Stamp Fairy

Good morning and welcome to a beautiful Wednesday morning here in New Zealand the sun is shinning and the last 4 days has felt like spring rather than winter.

Wednesday means it's the middle of the week and also it's another wonderful

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards great work everyone.

This week we have another lovely sketch from our very own Sally Dube.  This is an easy sketch and great for using up all those scrap pieces of paper.

Sketch #218

Here's my card using using Barry 
from Spring 1.

This week as you can see our sponsor is the wonderful
Gerda the owner of Stamp Fairy.

"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010.  Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats.  You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters.   Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images.  We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."

The lucky winner that creates a stunning card and follows Sketch #218 with receive

You can also check out Stampfairy Shop here
Card Recipe:
1. Base: Colour is Yam Bazzill
2. Coloured Card: Yam and Black Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft paper Blossom from the Tigerlilly Collection.
Pink with Black polka dot in the opposite side.  Orange and Pink Gingham scraps are unknown digital papers I have on my computer.
4. Image: Barry Spring 1 from Stampfairy.

5.Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, Cherry Lynn Leaves, Jewel Flower from Spellbinders, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.

7.Embellishments: Jewel Flower from Spellbinders, pink pearl brad, pink flat back pearls for the flower centres and black  flat back gems.

8.Inside my card.

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