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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

A Birthday Drink or 2 or 3, It's Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #77

"JJ Instant Fun"
Good morning here it is another wonderful hot Wednesday morning here in New Zealand. We had breakfast outside this morning and it was very hot and 8.15am in the morning. My team mate Deanne said that it was snowing last week at 17 I thought that was unusual for that temperature then I reread her note again it was (-17) now I know why it was snowing and so cold. I don't think I've ever experienced that temperature in my life.
With a large earth quake in early October and hundreds upon hundreds of aftershocks it couldn't get any worse for people in the South Island. If you've seen any news in your part of the world you would have seen that we have 29 Coal Miners trapped 2.5km under ground they have been trapped since last Friday. The rescuers haven't gone in as yet because it's too dangerous and they are worried about the Carbon dioxide and Methane Gases At 2.37pm this afternoon there was another large blast caused by Carbon dioxide and Methane Gas build up again in the tunnel and now they presume that all 29 men that were trapped in the tunnel have been killed. My prayers and thoughts go out to their families and friends the youngest of the men was only 17 years old.
Now for some good news it's Wednesday and that means is another Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Arlana has another wonderful sketch for you to work your wonders with this week.
Sketch #77

This week our Sponsor is Jodie from
Bugaboo Stamps
Jodie is offering our lucky winner this week
7 (seven)
Digi Stamps that value $21 Yahoo that's a fantastic prize and what wonderful images to work with. Thanks Jodie there great, I never know what to choose as I want them all and thanks for being our sponsor.

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Take a little time out a visit the rest of my teammates over at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see what amazing creations they have for you this week.

Card Recipe:
Base: White SU card
Boards: Purple, Mauve, Burgundy and gold Bazzills
Design Paper: Pavlova Papers Pansies
Image: JJ Instant Fun by Bugaboo Stamps
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, Black Glaze Pen for her glasses, Glass Finish for her glasses and the Cocktail Glasses.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Square
Embellishments: Gems and ribbon from my stash, Kindy Glitz on the Cocktail Glasses.

Take care everyone and have a great week.



Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Kathie, you should have been here yesterday. With the wind chill it felt like -38C. I love it though, crazy I know! I was told once we had one of the widest span in temperatures. As we can easily get down to -40C in the winter and +40C in the summer. We got it all!

Love JJ - she looks like she is having a hoot with those pink drinks! LOVE all the sparkly details!

Deanne :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Kathie, this is one yummy card!!! That drink looks good enough to , well, drink!!!!! Love your papers too. Enjoy the rest of your week.


Sharon Basel said...

Hi Kathie!
This card brings a smile to my face-cute image and I love what you've done with it like the crystal effects on the eyeglasses and the glitter on the Martini glasses! So much fun and great details.

mckinkle said...

Ooh Kathie the news about the miners is just terrible. I can only think of such a few mining disasters in my lifetime so to have 2 in recent months yet with totally opposite outcomes is heartbreaking.

I love your card! I think JJ looks fab and Im sure we all know a few friends that she reminds us of!

Hope to be able to join you for this challenge as that prize is amazing!

Keryn x

mulberry station said...

Hi Kathie, I could use a little of your warm weather too...It was about 27 degrees here this morning. I walk with a friend before work each day and boy, we have had to really bundle up the last few days. We are suppose to get snow. Kathie, you did a wonderful job coloring your image. I really like how you did her hair. Your DP and colors are perfect. I absolutely love that bow!!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Nancy

Heide said...

I think I know some people that look like this lady! LOL!! The drinks look divine! FUn Card.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

She is so fun... great colors for her too. :0)

kc71595 said...

Kathie, Love your card! That image cracks me up! Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

This card is absolutely perfect! I love JJ - she's a kick!

Stacy said...

HI Kathie! The weather sounds wonderful, the news not so good! How horrible! Your card however did make me smile! Bugaboo has the funniest images! I love all of her "bling" this really is a great card!

Arlana said...

Kathie,I love the bugaboo image that you used. You colored her hair so perfectly. You paper is so perfect with this image. Thanks for all you do.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Hello Kathie, I am so glad our Arctic Blast is over. I was ready to return to Okinawa with my daughter and grand daughter. We finally thawed out on Thanksgiving day! Your card is adorable. I love your pansy paper and your shiny hair! Fabulous job!

Wedgie said...

I'm so jealous! I'm so cold here in the UK! We've already got some snow up north and it's supposed to be coming our way later this week. Gorgeous card - that image is just fab! Wedgie xxx

Gina L said...

I am one of those women that avoids the news like the plague, so I had not heard about the miners. That is terrible. My thoughts are with their families! On a happier note, I love the image you used for this card. I love how you colored her hair.

Emma said...

A fabulous card, love the image and colours.
Hugs Emma x

Brook said...

Great card with such pretty colors. Love it!