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 monthly if not sooner as to what I've been up to and see what our amazing Design Team Diva's over at our monthly 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, 29 January 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Our sponsor is Sami Stamps with a twist of Paper Piecing.

Welcome everyone to my blog and to another wonderful

Firstly I would like to apologise to everyone especially my fellow design team members, and our wonderful followers for not commenting on your blogs about your amazing cards this week.  I had  a heck of a week with sporting commitments travelling 100's of kilometres each day for 5 days in a row and at the end of it I didn't know if I was Arthur or Martha.  As of today I have one son back at school and the second starts next Monday and then I'll be able to get back to routines and reality.

This week Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 has a twist, the last week of each month we won't be having a new sketch, you can choose your favourite one from the past month and January's twist is PAPER PIECING.

This week I have chosen sketch # 002 it wasn't my favourtie sketch #001 was but felt that the image I was using best fitted this sketch and after creating my card with sketch #001 I felt I couldn't do that sketch justice again as I loved my first attempt so much.  

Sketch #002

Here's is this weeks card and my card I made earlier this month using this same sketch.

This week we have a new Sponsor which is 

Hello! I’m so happy to be here as a Sponsor for Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Sami Stamps provides a variety of high quality Digital Stamps in both JPEG and PNG formats.  I hope you enjoy crafting with Sami Stamps as much as I enjoy illustrating them!
If you’re having fun here, please feel free to come check us out!
Click on a link to Visit our...   

The prize this week for our lucky winner is 

Prize:  $12.00 Gift Certificate

to Sami Stamps Shop.

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the design team have created using Fresh Brewed Design images.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Pink and Peach Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Paper: By One Heart, One Mind.

 4. Image: Umbrella Splash by Sami Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics there is such little colouring I feel very lazy.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Classic Circle Large, Lacy Circle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.
7. Embellishments: Paper Piecing, Corner Die, Peach Satin Ribbon, Cream Stain flowers coloured with Copics to match, gems.

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

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #004 Sponsor Fresh Brewed Designs

Welcome to another one of my hectic weeks whilst my boys are on their summer holidays.  I shouldn't complain as Liam starts school again next week and Ryan the following week.  I will be up on Wednesday morning before the crack of dawn at 4.30 am to leave home at 5.45 am to get Liam to rowing training as he has a regatta over the weekend for 3 days.  Training starts at 7.30 to 9 am as I have a 1 and half hour drive to get to the training, he then trains again that evening from 4-5.30 pm so I've decided to stay in Cambridge overnight and on Thursday morning is the same training schedule.  Racing starts on Friday but as I don't have the race times as yet I'll come home to my own bed on Thursday night for a good nights sleep and to see hubby and my cat.  

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week had some wonderful cards as well as work from some new followers I haven't seen before.  Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work ladies.

This week we have another lovely sketch by Sally.

Sketch #004

Here's my card using the above sketch and one of our sponsors images Fresh Brewed Designs.

Fresh Brewed Designs

Hello, I am Heather Dennis, the owner and artist at Fresh Brewed Designs.  I love and do all I can to put God first in my life. I am so blessed beyond all I deserve.  I have an amazing husband who supports and loves me more than anything. We lead praise and worship together in church. I love hearing him sing.  I home school two of the best kids in the world. They are my heart. I can't even describe how much they mean to me. 
I LOVE all things crafty. I have been crafting and creating since as early as I can remember.

Here is a little about our shop:
Fresh Brewed Designs is a small online company that has been 
offering a wide variety of digital 
 and rubber stamps since November 2010, 
designed to meet the 
needs of paper crafting addicts 
everywhere. With over 30 categories to choose from and 
 new additions each month, our range of products is expanding all of the time.  
We also have BIG NEWS for 2014!  
Every month this year we will be giving away 
We would love for you to visit our blog and facebook pagewhere fresh ideas are always percolating. 

Our lucky winner this week will receive

Prize:  3 Free Digis

from the Fresh Brewed Design online store.  

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the design team have created using Fresh Brewed Design images.

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Red and Green Bazzill
3. Design Papers: By Kaisercraft
4. Image: Lazy Day Buggy by Fresh Brewed Designs.
5. Colour Medium: Copics.
6. Tools: Pop Dots, Glue dots, Real Tacky Glue.

7. Embellishments: Daisy, Leaf ribbon, flower, Strawberry button and red gems all from my stash.

Take care wishing you all a magical week, have fun and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #003 Our Sponsor is DigiStamp Boutique

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards, great work everyone.  I did check out your cards whilst I was travelling from my phone.
We arrived home from Australia on Sunday and I haven't stopped since.  With unpacking, washing, taking my son to rowing trials on Monday and Tuesday and today he's off to a 7 day rowing camp which is a 6 hour round trip for me to get him there.  I have my husbands tax as well, which is due today and I hadn't even started my card.  Here it is finally finished using Sally's sketch.

Sketch #003

Here is my card using this great sketch and a great images from the Bobbi setting set. 

This week our wonderful sponsor is Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and illustrator of amazing images from 
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 my images as much as I enjoy creating them.
Sally-Ann supported Sweet Sketch Wednesday once a month since we started which is totally amazing and Sally-Ann is very generous with her prizes and now is sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Our lucky winner will receive

£10.00 Voucher 

to spend in her wonderful store of amazing images which you can check out here:
Wow Sally-Ann is just so generous and all of us here at
we 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 over here at 

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Orange and Olive Green American Craft Card
3. Design Paper: Striped paper By Kaisercraft and the floral by Magnolia papers.
4. Image: Bobbi Setting Set by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Squares, pop dots, glue dots.
7. Embellishments: Twine and Button from my stash.
8. Inside my card using up my scrap pieces of papers and coloured card.

Take care I'm so looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations using DigiStamp Boutique images.  Wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #002 Sponsor The Stamping Boutique

Welcome to another wonderful week of crafting and welcome to our wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednsday 2 followers.
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards awesome work ladies.  As you can tell my blog is a little behind the times as I'm currently travelling in Australia.  So I don't have all the bell's and whistles on blog that I should have for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
This week Sally has another wonderful sketch for our design team and followers to work with.  This is really easy and looks striking.
Sketch #002

My card using this weeks sponsors image from The Stamping Boutique isn't she pretty?

Our Sponsor

 Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store at

 Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our TSB Community network.

Prize: 3 free images, if the Winner used a The Stamping Boutique image, they will win 4 free images!!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team diva's and see what they created just for you this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.
Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Design Papers: Fairy papers from Kaisercraft.
3. Coloured Card: Aqua and Mauve Kaisercrad.
4. Aqua corners cut from Aqua glitter card.
5. Image: by The Stamping Boutique
6. Colour Medium: Copics, Liquid Pearls, Kindy Glitz
7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Circle, Lace Circle, and corners, real tacky glue, pop dots, glue dots.

8. Corners: These corners below were cut from white card and coated with Kindy Glitz.

9. Embellishments: Selfadhesive gems from my stash, corners cut with cutter.
10. Inside my card to resenble the basic design.

Take care everyone one wishing you all a wonderful week, happy crafting and I'll be home from Australia very soon.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #001 Sponsor A Day For Daisies

Good morning and welcome to a new year and our new Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge blog.  It's sad that some of our Design Team 
haven't come over to our new challenge 
because of personal reasons but you still have 
most of us.
Congratulations to our winner from last week and our Top 3 over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
This week is a special week because it's the first challenge for SSW2 so I've made a special card for the occasion. 

Here is Sally first sketch for SSW 2.

Sketch #001

This week our sponsor is A Day For Daisies.

A Day For Daisies began as a small token to a constant need to create. Pairing a love of whimsical illustration, with a tidy graphic design background, Tammy S Thompson, produced her first stamp designs, introducing irresistibly sweet stamps to crafters around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful world around us, she strives to express the happiness and gratitude she feels in each stamp design she creates.Presently, A Day For Daisies has grown to over 3,000 Digital Stamps with a quickly expanding line of Best Loved Clear Polymer. A Day For Daisies has been published and awarded over the years for innovative and unique designs created to inspire the crafting community. With a whole team behind her now, she remains passionate about illustration, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to her customers. A Day For Daisies thanks you for your ideas, comments, and creativity!

Our winner will receive $12.00 worth of images from A Day For Daisies
Don't forget to give the DT's a little love for their wonderful cards created just for you using A Day For Daisies images.
Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Grey Kaisercard
3. Design Papers: American Crafts
4. Image: Lady in Red

5. Colour Medium: Copic Markers
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders squares, Flourishes, pop dots, glue dots, Real tacky glue.

7. Embellishments: Roses, flowers, silver corners, silver braid, Silver ribbon, silver domes, and pearl studs all from my stash.


Silver Corners

This is the inside of my card.
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year.  We spent New Years Eve on a street under the Sydney Harbour  Bridge to watch the fireworks which were totally amazing, some of the best in the world.