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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Skiing Mouse Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #66

"Skiing Mouse"
Good morning and here it is another wonderful, warm Wednesday and you all know what that means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Firstly I would like to thank everyone that has sent me emails making sure that I'm OK over here in New Zealand after the Earthquake that struck at 4.30am on Saturday morning registering 7.1. It was in the South Island in Christchurch and I'm situated in the upper North Island but thank you so much for your concerns, we are all fit and well.
My prayers are with all the people in Christchurch and the surrounding areas, there is just so much damage to properties, the infer structure, schools, businesses and sports complexes. We are just so lucky that it happened at 4.30am in the morning rather than midday on Friday when people were shopping having lunch or even on Friday night out to dinner with families and friends. One resturant owner said they had been completely full that night and that resturant has been flattened to the ground. So far their have been no fatalities and that is because of what time the quake struck. They are still having lots of aftershocks and the largest being 5.1 this morning.
Well enough of the bad news and lets look forward to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sketch #66
This week we have another wonderful sketch for our very own talented Arlana. Great sketch Arlana.
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Now grab a cuppa and take a seat at your computer and visit my friends and team mates at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and look at their wonderful eye candy they've designed for you this week they always surprise and delight me.
Card Recipe:
Card: White SU card.
Paper: Aqua Paper from Craft Creations.
Design Papers: Aqua and White Spots from Magnolia and Aqua and White Stripes from One Heart One Mind.
Image: Skiing Mouse from Meljen's Designs.
Colour Medium: Copics, Silver Gel Pen, Black and White Glaze pens.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Oval, Scalloped Classic Oval, Carl Snowflake Punch and Glass Coat.
Embellishments: Flowers I made from Cuttlebug Flowers, Net and Ribbon from my stash, Martha Stewart white glitter for the snow which is so hard to photograph and the Ice Cube and puddles have been Glass Coated and so are the ski goggles. These really stand out to give a 3 D effect.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the rest of the teams work.
Wishing everyone a great weekend ahead.


Kelly said...

Oh Kathie, this is adorable. I love the colors and all of the elements you used to make this card. Such a cute image!

Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful! I absolutely loved how yours, Jackie's and Deanne's cards look so different with the same image. I really love your embellishments.

I am so glad you're safe where you are. My heart goes out to those who weren't quite as lucky. Take care.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Kathie!!! How on EARTH did I miss hearing about the earthquake??? I am so sorry you had to go through this but so happy there have been no fatalities.

Gorgeous card! The blues, whites, and silvers are fabulous! Love his scarf, it looks cozy!

Deanne :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

PS: Loved your description of the 3 blind mice! Your must be the skinny one LOL!

Deanne :)

mulberry station said...

I am so glad your are safe and sound Kathie. Our prayers will be with the people in Christchurch.
Your colors are wonderful for your card this week. Everything is sooo icy. I love the snowflake flowers and added emblishments. Supe cute!!!

mckinkle said...

Hi Kathie, so relieved that you and yours are all well and in fact its so amazing that no one lost their lives in the disaster in Christchurch.

Beautiful card Kathie, I love Meljen images they are really detailed and fun which I love. Gorgeous shades of turquoise too!

Keryn x

Arlana said...

Kathie your ski mouse is just so sweet. You added such fun silver detail. It fun to see three ski mouse and yet there all just so different. Glad you are okay. Have a very sweet day.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Oh Kathie, you always come up with the funnest embellishments! I love your silver netting and snowflakes and flowers. I also love how you resized the image! Your turgouise gives such a perfect wintery feel! Glad you were safe too. I have been through a few earthquakes and they are not my favorite but I know we are in line for another one here in the Pacific NW.

Wedgie said...

Glad to hear you're safe and sound Kathie.

Fab card - I love this image and I love the colours and embellishments that you've used - it looks brilliant.
Wedgie xxx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Kathie, so sweet.
Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, you did make me chuckle being a fellow cinnamon stick sniffer lol
hugs Mandy xx

Jeannie said...

What a fabulous card and the colors are just absolutely gorgeous!

I'm glad you and your family are safe - take care!

Peace & Luv,

Jeannie said...

P.S. You have to tell me your Dragonfly story soon!


Heidi said...

Kathie, fabulous sparkly card! I love it. I love the snowflakes scattered on the card! The glitter looks great! Thanks for reminding me to use my crystal effects more often as a "glaze". I have seemed to mkae use if if as a glue instead!

Genevieve said...

Hi Kathie! So glad to hear you & your family are safe.
Great card this week. I love what you did with the ice cube, it looks fab! Lovely colours & the snowflakes are very cute :)


Tamie said...

What a perfect image! He is sooooo cute. Your card is just perfect too! The colors you chose and the three flakes on the ribbon rock. You can tell you had fun with this sketch and so did I.


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JR Creations said...

Great card as always Kathie, love the snowflakes. Glad to hear everyone is ok with you and that there were no fatalities with such a large earthquake.

Simple and Sweet said...

Kathie, I am so glad to hear that you are doing well. I immediately thought of you when I saw that on the news. Your card is sooo pretty! I love those cool colors and the image is just too cute! Sorry I missed you last week!

Jacki Randolph said...

Hee-hee, *U* I just love this image and I can see from this Gorgeous card you did too! Oh you had me laughing with your little poem, but you are so right, each one so different!!!
Oh, this is one fabulous card, beautiful colors, gorgeous netting and all the pretty shimmers. You must of really had fun creating,

Just wanted to say thanks for all your caring thouhts you left me these past couple of weeks, they were so sweet and helped to keep my spirits up. Hugs, for being there for me.

Archies Mum said...

What a cute image, can you imagine a mouse using an ice cube to ski. Love the papers you've used, give your card a real cool/icy feel

The Stamper's Touch said...

Kathie, so glad all is well with you and your family! Your card is ADORABLE!!! Love the image, your colors, and all the fun embellies!! Hope you are having a most wonderful weekend!


Barb said...

I LOVE the color you chose for this card!!!! It is just perfect!!! Super cute!