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



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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Fluffy Bunny

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today is the most wonderful Autumn's morning here in New Zealand and the sun is shinning. The temperatures have dropped a little in the evenings but our days are still beautiful.  The water temperatures are still very warm as the boys were thinking of going swimming at our beach house on Saturday, thank goodness they both have waterproof casts on their broken bones.  My boys and the other boys in their boarding dorm at school have been fund raising for Cancer and last night and today is the big day for having their heads shaved.  The last time I saw them bald was when they were born and they did have a little bit of hair then.  Watch this space in the next couple of weeks for their bald photo's.

Congratulations to our winner and to our top three cards I'm sorry if I haven't commented on your blog this week but I've had a lot of computer issues.  My laptop crashed last Friday morning and I lost everything that was on it and on Saturday morning my desktop crashed and it won't re boot.  I have someone coming out to look at them tomorrow.  I do have a back up with an external hard drive for my desk top it has all my wonderful images that I've stored over the years I'll cry if I can't retrieve these images and my husbands financial accounts for our business. I'm currently typing this post on my son's old Think pad, it's so tiny especially the key board but beggars can't be choosers at the moment.

This week Sally is using a sketch a blast from the past

Sketch #183

Here's my card using this cute image that's great for a babies card or for Easter.
This week I rotated the sketch by 90 degrees to the left to fit my image in.

Here's my blast from the past and isn't it funny Meljen's Designs were our sponsor that week as well.

This week Melissa Jenkin's the owner and illustrator of Meljen's Designs is our sponsor, thanks Melissa so much I love working with sweet designs.

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!
This weeks prize is
Prize:  4 images (non-colored)
Melissa has so many amazing images to choose from.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and see what they've created for you with her wonderful images over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Crafty Sentiments Challenge Inspired By A Song  Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes

Card Recipe:

1. Base white SU
2. Coloured Card: Navy Blue American Craft Card
3. Design Paper: Lullaby Collection New Arrival by Kaisercraft
4. Image: Fluffy Bunny by MelJen's Designs
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Dies  by Culture Creations, Martha Stewart Lace punch, Cherry Lynn Daisy die, pop dots.

7. Embellishments: Daisy made using Cherry Lynn die, Navy and white brad unknown source, Martha Stewart Lace and frilly ribbon from my stash.

8. On the other side in my card, I used the poem Monday's Child seeing it's for a new born babies card.

9. Lace punch, ribbon from my stash and daisy embellishment.

10. Daisy created using the Cherry Lynn Daisy die.

11. Sentiment: PC generated using Papyrus font. 

12. The back of my cards finishing touch.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting and hopefully next week I might have one of my computers fixed or even a new one.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Dinky and Flowers

Good morning and welcome to Kathie'z Kardz.  I do hope you all had a lovely week and with what I've commented on over at SSW2 you've all been busy with your amazing creations.  Congratulation to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work everyone.

Well they say Boys will be Boys.  That's right I've had a week of my two, one of them got tackled at school last Friday and he has a broken left arm and the eldest was playing Water Polo the other night and broke his ring finger on his left hand and he happens to be left handed.  Say no more but I've seen enough of doctors and A & E clinics this week for a lifetime.

This week Sally had another great sketch which is really easy and looks great finished.

Sketch #48

Here's my finished card.

I used Dinky and Flowers a wonderful image from this weeks sponsor
Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and illustrator over at 
DigiStamp Boutique. 

Sally-Ann has been sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Sweet Sketch Wednesday once a month since these challenge blogs started which we all really appreciate and just love working with her amazing images. 
  Digi Stamp 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.

This week our lucky winner will receive a

Prize:   £10 voucher 

So the winner can choose images from Sally-Ann's online store, she has amazing images that are added to every month and there's something for everyone.

DigiStamp Boutique 

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what they've created using DigiStamp Boutique images.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: American Craft Spinach Green
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft La De Da Collection Skip
4. Image: Dinky and Flowers by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics

5. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Floral Oval on of my favorites, Spellbinders label, Martha Stewart Lace punch. EK flower punch, pop dots, glue dots, Real Tacky glue.

6. Embellishments: Gold coloured Daisies from my stash.  

7. I didn't have any flowers in my stash that were the right colours so I made the center flower using the large EK flower punch.  Each layer was cut from scraps of Bazzill, or American craft card, there were 5 layers in total 1 green, 2 mauve and 2 purple.  They were spayed with water and I scrunched each layer up and I waited for them to dry then I undid them and layered them together and added a mauve moonstone brad for the center of the flower.

8. Embellishments: Gold gems for the flower centers, yellow daisies, and mauve moonstone brad.

9. Sentiment: I used a Spellbinders die on white SU card and the sentiment is computer generated using Papyrus font.

10. Inside my card the same as the outside but there isn't any added embellishments only the sentiment.

11. The back of my card the finishing touch.

Wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Asleep In Gold

Good morning an welcome to my blog, it's good to be back.  Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and there were so many amazing cards in the last few weeks.  I know I wasn't commenting but I was still able to look at all your wonderful array of cards.

This week I've made my hubby a St Patrick's card to celebrate his special day him being Irish and because I was feeling guilty by not making him a birthday card nor a valentines card.

Here's another wonderful sketch by Sally

Stetch # 47
Here's my card using Asleep in Gold.

Sami Stamps is our sponsor this week.

Sami Stamps

   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!

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Prize:  $12.00 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps Shop

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team have created from you over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm entering:

 Card Recipe

 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Kelly Green Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Sheryl K Design Irish Luck

4. Image: Asleep In Gold by Sami Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Glossy Accents
6: Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Squares, pop dots, glue dots.

7. Embellishments: Gold gems to represent money.

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