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



Followers: If you like looking at my work become a follower I love you visiting. Hugs Kathie

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Walking Bonnet

Welcome the my blog, here it is 28th May the end of the month already.  I woke up yesterday morning to our first frost for winter and you could feel the nip in the air.  It's a long weekend here in New Zealand this weekend so its nice to be together with the family.

Today is Wednesday and that means its another 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Congratulations to our winner from last week and our Top 3 card, awesome work everyone it was so good being able to visit your blogs.

It's the end of the month and we always have a twist to finish off the month.  This month we're revisiting a Sketch from a Blast from the Past.  We're using sketch #192 which we used on 6th February 2013.
The twist this month is to create your card using P is for purple.

Sketch #192

Here's my card using Walking Bonnet and P for Purple.

Here's my blast from the past 6th February 2013 over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Isn't it funny my card was made with tonings' of mauve and purple. 

This week our sponsor is 
Tammy the owner and illustrator  of
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!

Tammy is offering our very lucky winner 

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate

from her online store.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team and created this week using Tammy's images from  A Day For Daisies over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenge I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Mauve, Purple, Apple Green and Cream card from Kaisercraft
3. Design Paper: Garden Arabesque Collection from Kaisercraft
4. Colour Medium: Copics
5. Image: Walking Bonnet by A Day For Daisies

6. Tools: Double sided tape, glue dots, pop dots, glue, real tacky glue and glossy accents for her boots.
7. Embellishments: Purple Satin Ribbon under the cream lace, lace flower, purple stick Pin which I made, cream pearl heart embellishments.

I made the pin and lace flower with leftover lace.

  Cream lace with purple self adhesive ribbon underneath to give it a little more colour.

8.  Inside my card.

9. The Back of the card:

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

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Bobbi and His Present

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.
Here it is 21st May already we're nearly half way through the year .

Today is Wednesday and that means it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, congratulations to our winner last week and to our Top 3 cards well done everyone.

This week Sally has another great sketch to work with and again it's very easy peasy and looks great finished.

Sketch #015

This week our sponsor is 
Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and design of 
DigiStamp Boutique.
Do you know that the first digistamp image I ever purchased was from 
DigiStamp Bouitque and I've been working with these wonderful images ever since.

DigiStamp 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 my images as much as I enjoy creating them.

Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner

Prize:   £10 voucher 

to spend in her online store.

Now its time to pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the design team have created for you this week using Sally-Ann's wonderful selection of images from DigiStamp Boutique online store.

Challenges I'm Entering:
The Mamas & The Papas – Dancing Bear (1968)

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Blue American Craft Card
3. Design Paper: Bella Join Together
4. Image: Bobbi sitting a present by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Sentiment: PC generated using Papyrus font.

7. Tools: Cuttlebug Classic Squares from Spellbinders, Cherry Lynn leaf die, and Fancy Labels die by Spellbinders, Pop Dots, Glue Dots and Real Tacky Glue and Glossy Accents.

8. Embellishments: Blue and White ribbon, flowers, blue gems all from my stash.
9. Inside my card.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, wishing you all a wonderful safe week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Little Birdie Told Me

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  As I'm sitting in my office typing this posting the heavens have opened up and we're having heavy rain and thunder but no lightning thank goodness as my cat hates lightning.

Today is the middle of the week and that means it's Wednesday which is another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards it was lovely this week commenting on so many wonderful creations from our followers and also some new entries this week so welcome.

This week we have another great sketch by Sally.
This week its easy peasy and looks great.

Sketch #014

Here's my card using Little Birdie Told Me by Broken Box Stock.

This is a great image for sending a quick note to someone you need to catch up with, without having to write a long tedious letter.

 This week our sponsor is 
Broken Box Stock

We are so happy to welcome Broken Box Stock as our sponsor this week. Broken Box Stock is a fun, imaginative and unique clipart shop featuring hand-drawn stock illustrations and one-of-a-kind designs by Wendy Sefcik.  Broken Box Stock's illustrations & designs "break the box," bursting with life, energy, color and originality. The shop offers clipart in a variety of graphic styles: whimsical hand-drawn illustrations, vector graphics, cartoons, pencil sketches, line drawings, architectural and intricate patterns and backgrounds. 

To see more of adorable images from Broken Box Stock, visit the Broken Box Shop,Broken BoxBlog and Broken Box Facebook page.  Thanks Wendy!  We loved creating with your wonderful digi stamps this week!

Don't forget to check out what our wonderful Design Team created this week using Broken Box Stock over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe: 
 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Aqua Card by Kaisercraft Sea Breeze
3. Design Papers: By Magnolia Set
4. Image: Little Birdie Told Me by Broken Box Stock
5 Colour Medium: copics

 6. Sentiment: Computer generated using Papyrus Font and the music notes were from clip art.

7. Embellishments: Flower is a spellbinders die Jeweled Flower, pearl brad, ribbon and gems from my stash.

8. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Square large, Scalloped Square large, pop dots, glue dots, ink and sponge for the edges.

9. Inside:  Decorated the same as the front without the embellishments and left blank.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week, happy crafting and I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your amazing creations and commenting. 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Flowers In My Pocket


Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Life has been a little chaotic in my home in the last 4 days with the boys finishing their school holidays and getting them ready to go back to boarding school.  My head is down and my bum is up for a couple of days to make sure they have everything and its ticked off my check list.

Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards there were some really lovely cards this week and it was nice to see that you had a go at the 
Tic-Tac-Toe for our end of the month Twist.

Happy Mother's Day to all the counties that celebrate Mother's Day this coming Sunday.

This week Sally has another wonderful sketch which is just so easy:

Sketch #13

Here's my card using Flowers In My Pocket.
I tried to make it look like an old pair of faded jeans.

This week our sponsor is Melissa Jenkins the creator, artist and owner behind these wonderful images at

Meljen's Designs

Melissa's Bio:  My name is Melissa Jenkins, and I am a homeschooling mommy and wife to my best friend. We have two children, two cats and three hermit crabs. When I'm not drawing, I love spending lots of time with my family cuddling on the couch, playing games, going for walks, fishing, visiting the park & the zoo, collecting postage stamps, or just plain watching movies.
I've been an artist as long as I can remember - and I am inspired by everything around me. All of my digital stamp designs are inspired by my children (and husband!) and things they do, our cats, things we see on nature walks and daily 'adventures', or memories I have of my childhood. Animals too - I love animals! Art is an uplifting thing for me, and I love designing cute tidbits of art that makes people smile.
I draw all of my little creations by hand. A lot of love goes into my art! Each of my designs is sketched in pencil, inked with a black Micron pen, then scanned in and lightly cleaned up so it will look crisp when you print it.
I LOVE inspiring crafters. I am not very talented at making cards myself, so I LOVE seeing all of the beautiful things that you make with my digital stamps. I couldn't ask for a better blessing!
Melissa is offering our very lucky winner 
Prize: 4 images (non-colored) 
from her online store which you can visit here
Don't forget to drop by the DT's over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out what they've designed using Sketch #13 and Melissa's images.
Challenges I'm entering:
 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Blue and Apple Green American Craft card.
3. Design Paper: K & Company
4. Image: Flowers In My Pocket by Meljen's Designs.
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Blue Gel Pen

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Square, Circle and Lacy Circle, Pop Dots, Real Tacky Glue. 

7. Embellishments: White and Blue Grey flowers from Wild Orchid and some green gems for the centres of the flowers.

 8. Inside my card which I've left blank.

Take care everyone thanks for visiting my blog during the week, wishing you all a safe and happy week and have fun crafting and I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs.