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, 27 August 2014

Tula's Heart

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  I've woken up this morning to a beautiful sunny morning here in New Zealand and it's still winter.  It reminds me of the same day 15 years ago when I gave birth to my eldest son Liam who turns 15 today.  Happy Birthday my darling.

Today is another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work ladies and there were really some lovely cards this week everyone showing off their talent.

This week we have a blast from the past being the last challenge of the month and our twist is real or faux stitching.

Sketch #203-44

Here's my card using one of our sponsors images from Dilly Beans Digital Stamps.
588 Tula's Heart.  Isn't she just the sweetest? 

 This shot show inside and out.

Here's my blast from the past which I used on 21st April 2013 over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

This week we our fabulous sponsor is Megan K Suarez the illustrator and owner of Dilly Beans Digi Stamps.  Don't you just love these fun images?

This week Megan is offering our very lucky winner 

3 Free Images

of the winners choice from Megan's online shop, she has so many wonderful images to choose from our winner won't know where to start.  If you're new to Dilly Beans Digi Stamps you can check out Megan's online store here:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Kaisercard  Burgandy
3. Design Paper: K and Co Handmade Rosey Posey's
4. Image: Dilly Beans Digital Stamps Tula's Heart
5. Colour Medium: Copics

 6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Square and Heart Square, pop dots, glue dots, glossy accents, Cuttlebug embossing folder hearts, gold gel pen.

7. Embellishments: Cream Heart lace which I've cut the edge off, flat back pearl hearts, flat back pearls.

 8. Inside: Here is the inside of my card decorated the same as the outside without the pearl embellishments.

Thank you for visiting my blog which is very much appreciated as I love reading your comments.  Wishing you all an amazing week and happy crafting.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Simply for Christmas

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.
We're half way through August already where has this month gone?  It only feels like yesterday that it was Christmas and now another Christmas is just around the corner about 127 days to go.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments this week and welcome to my new follower Cindy Groh.

Today is 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 quick and easy and looks great finished.

Sketch #025

Here's my finished card using one of the images from Simply for Christmas Set
 by DigiStamp Boutique.

This week our sponsor is 
Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and design of 
DigiStamp Boutique.
We all love working with DigiStamp Boutique Images.

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.

DigiStamp Boutique Store
DigiStamp Boutique Blog

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:

1 Image  = 1 Image
2 of something = 2 Design Papers
3 of something different = 3 Handmade embellishments

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Kaisercraft Duck Egg Colour, Silver and Mauve
3. Designer Papers: Top unknown and bottom from the Kaisercraft Fairy Tale book.
4. Image: One of the images from the Simply For Christmas Set from DigiStamp Boutique.
5. Colour Medium: Copics and black embossing pen.
 6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Circle, Picot Edge Circle, Fleur De Les Square, pop dots and glue dots.
 7. Embellishments: I used a Fleur De Les square by Spellbinders, flower punch and an aqua flat backed pearl.  Three ribbons mauve, silver and aqua all different sizes.  White pom poms for the Penguins hats, Martha Stewart glitter for the snow and their hats and Stickles Star Dust for the snow falling.
8. Inside the card which is decorated very similar to the front without the embellishments only the ribbon.  
9. The back of the card. 

Thank you for all you lovely comments which I really appreciate.  Wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Got Tractor

 Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today being Wednesday it means it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards.

This week Sally has another wonderful sketch to work with which is really easy and you wouldn't believe it but most of our DT's chose a masculine images for their cards, and none of us knew what each other had chosen.

Sketch# 024
I've made a Father's Day card for my husband from the boys, Father's Day here in New Zealand is the 7th September and is always the first Sunday in September.

This photo is the reason for my card.  We purchased this John Deere Tractor February this year.
Her name is Bertha( I named her Bertha as she looks so big) and my husband loves her to bits.  We purchased her to be able to tow our boat from our Bach to our boat ramp rather than using our Jeeps for launching our boat.  Here is Bertha before her makeover, the front end loader has been sold, she had new mudguards, rubber seals, and  she's currently in the paint shop finishing her total makeover which she needed as she's 32 years old and hasn't ever been loved like she is now by my husband.  
I'll post an up to date photo once she's finished.  

This week our sponsor is Laurie from Doodle Pantry, wow Laurie has totally amazing images and just so many to choose from and some sets have precoloured images and design papers attached to the file as well.

Doodle Pantry


Hello, my name is Laurie.   I'm just a regular Joe crafter.  While trying to
find digital images that met my own crafting needs, I decided to draw some of my own, as I had so many unique (weird!) ideas that I just couldn't locate elsewhere.   I sincerely hope something I've done inspires you to go create something to bring a smile to someone else and hope you enjoy creating to your hearts content with some of my doodles..


Laurie is offering our winner this week
$10.00 voucher for her online store.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of our Design Team and check out their amazing creations this week using Doodle Pantry images.

Challenges I'm entering:
John Deere Green by Joe Duffie 

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green and Yellow Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Doodle Pantry Digi Paper from Got Tractor Image
4. Image: Got Tractor Set Pre Coloured
5. Colour Medium: I added some green grass with a copic marker
6. Sentiment: Computer generated using Papyrus font.
7. Inside: Inside the card using Papyrus font for the verse.
8. Embellishments: Jute, Bronze Brads and Spellbinders Tags

9. Embellishments: Jute, Green ribbon, bronze brad, coloured  striped brad.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comments which are so much appreciated.
Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Thinking Of You

Good morning followers and welcome to my blog.  This past week has flown by so quickly.  Next week we're in the middle of August already.
Today is Wednesday which mean it's another wonderful 

Congratulations to our winner and top 3 cards from last week, great work ladies.

This week Sally has another lovely sketch for you to work with.  I had my image, I knew what my design papers I would use and thought, I've got to used brown on this one.  Sorry ladies you must know me by now as I don't use brown very often, it's not a colour I use in my colour palette and totally out of my comfort zone :-)
But at the end of the day I was happy with the result.

Sketch #023  

Here's my card using our sponsors image which is Bugaboo Stamps.  This layout is rather easy and looks great.

My finished card.

This week here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 our sponsor is 
Bugaboo Stamps.


Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 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 work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seriously snarky to sugar 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 at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.

Our lucky winner this week will win

from Bugaboo's online store and of the winners choice.
This is an amazing prize and there are so many wonderful images to choose from you're totally spoilt for choice.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team as they've created these amazing cards for you this week using Bugaboo Stamps.

Challenges I'm entering:
 Lady Bugs, Flowers and Design Papers

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Mocha Divine and Desert Marigold Bazzill
3. Design Paper: By Bo Bunny it is double sided paper so I used both sides.
4. Image: Thinking of You by Bugaboo Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Green and Gold Gel pens and Black embossing pen. 

6. I cut my image out and mounted each element separately on my square.
7. Tools: Guillotine, pop dots, glue dots.
8. Embellishments: Bronze Brads.  
9.  Embellishments: Jute down the side and for the bow.

10. Inside my card which is decorated very similar to the outside.

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments which I adore to read, wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Black Eyed Susan

Good morning and I'm so sorry this posting is just so late but I've had one of those weeks from hell as my son was taken sick and is now a lot better and thank goodness tomorrow is Friday.  My youngest turned 13 on Wednesday and now I have two teenagers.

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 this week, great work ladies.
This week we have a blast from the past a sketch we used in 2013 which I loved then and again now.  It wasn't until I started this posting and didn't realise that I have used similar colours on my original card.  It's funny I was going to colour it yellow as Black Eyed Susan's are both pink and yellow and at the last minute changed my mind.  

Because it's the end of the month here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 we have our usual twist and this month is


Here's Sketch #204

My card using Black Eyed Susan image 
by Pattie's Creations this weeks sponsor

Here's my blast from the past using the same sketch on
1 May 2013.

This week our sponsor is 
Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps

Pattie's Creations

Bio:  Pattie Gomez

I am an Internet Technology Professional and an Artist. I always dreamed of being an artist, but I found out quickly that I needed another field to support my family so I pursued a Degree in Information Technology. I love to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks to enhance my work.
I created a character called Pattieboop and her cat named Allie. I have had so much fun coming up with different images so I also created a site to sell them. You can go to my store to find out more about Pattieboop & Allie. I know you will just love them when you see them.
I have added many other images to my store in the past few years. I know have a large selection of images to fit everyone’s needs.

This weeks prize is 

 Two Free Images

Card Recipe:

 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green and Pink Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft
4. Image: Black Eyed Susan by Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps
5 Colour Medium: Copics
 6. Tools: Cuttlebug Spellbinder rectangles and squares, pop dots, glue dots.
7. Embellishments: Flowers flowers, ribbon and brad from my stash.
 8. Embellishments: Black gems also from by stash.
 9. Inside my card.

 Take card everyone enjoy your week and happy crafting.