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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Sketch Wednesday #84

Happy Birthday with 'Betty'

Good morning everyone and what a wonderful summers day we have today!!! That means it's another wonderful Wednesday and that means Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We have a really lovely sketch this week designed by our amazingly talented Arlana.

Sketch # 84
This week we have a new sponsor which is

Gerda the owner of the


Gerda is offering the lucky winner this week
4 Digital images
of the winner choice!!!
Isn't that a great prize???
If you haven't visited STAMPFAIRY SHOP here's the link there are some amazing images you won't be disappointed.
Please take a visit to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and there are some amazing cards our team have for you this week.
This week I'm sending all of you in the Northern Hemisphere a little ray of sunshine to brighten and warm your day. We seem to have an over abundance this year and the heat is meant to carry on for another 3 months. I took my photo's outside on Monday morning where we had just had breakfast and it was such a beautiful morning. The flowers are Agapanthus they grow like a weed in New Zealand and they come in White and Purple, they have lush green foliage all year round. They are very expensive plants in Australia about $15-$20 each and we pull them out like weeds as we have an overabundance and they also spray them to eradicate them.
I just love them in a vase at this time of year as everything else is dieing with the heat.

Card Recipe:
Base: White SU card.
Card: Purple and Lilac Bazzill
Paper: Purple paper from Rosies
Design Papers: Rosies papers.
Image: Betty from STAMPFAIRY SHOP
Colour Medium: Copic Markers
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Circle, Classic Scalloped edge circle, tags and cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, Pop dots.
Embellishments: Pink flower, Pink Ribbon, Purple and Silver Braid from my stash.
Sentiment: Computer generated using Amerika Sans font.

My card out of focus but sitting on our outdoor table in the morning sun looking out over our pond.

Here's hoping everyone has a wonderful week and have fun crafting.
Thank you so much for all of your wonderful kind comments.
Hugs to everyone


Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Love the photo with your card and outdoor table! The colors on your card are really pretty and I love how you shaded the background. My weather eye says it is -24C out right now LOL but the sun hasn't risen yet so I except it will warm up a couple of degrees soon ;)

Deanne :)

mulberry station said...

Oh Kathy, your card is gorgeous. I am a lover of lavander anyway....gorgeous flowers too. I wish I had some right now. I love the warmth and beauty your card displays. It makes me feel good all over! Enjoy your beautiful weather!
Hugs, Nancy

The Stamper's Touch said...

Alright, I am officially jealous of all the warmth and summery beauty you have right now! I mean, would you look at those lovely flowers!!!!! They are a perfect back drop for your adorable card Kathie! Beautiful image, coloring, and embellies!! Have a warm and wonderful day.


Wedgie said...

Gorgeous card Kathie, I love purple so much, its a lovely colour! Glad you're still enjoying the sunshine, i'm looking forward to the summertime here - I'm fed up of grey skies! Wedgie xxx

Jeannie said...

Kathie your card this week is absolutely beautiful! The colors are just stunning and all of the embellishments you used are amazing and perfect. I'd love some of those Agapanthus!

Peace & Luv,

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh Katie, your card is absolutely gorgeous my friend!! Love the lavendar colors and all the sweet details with the lace braid and your beautiful papers!! WOW, beautifully created!!

Oh and yes send me some of that sun and warmth!! Gorgeous pic of your outdoors, makes me want Spring even more!! Take care an have a great week!

Arlana said...

Kathie, I hope your are feeling better that was awful that you got sick. To bad you had to come home early. Oh I just adore your lavenders. That image is just too sweet. On that I want to do but knew Judi was doing it. Any image with hats. Since I love to wear hats. Your card next to your flowers so pretty. Looks like you have some gorgous scenery. Thanks for all you do.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Kathie, I am coming for breakfast! Yours is my kind of weather for sure! I am freezing her in Utah. Well, I sat in ahhh when I saw your card this week! Your colors are gorgeous and I love your shading behind Betty! Did you just color it and add dots? It's just spectacular. I love your beautiful lavender papers and those NZ flowers are such a gorgeous backdrop! I just have not gotten into the card decor yet! Yes, great minds do think alike! Wasn't this just such a fun image to create with?

Liza said...

Such a cute card Kathie, I love the colours and the sweet image.

Liza x

Sharon Basel said...

Oh my goodness Kathie, this is absolutely gorgeous! Just the most beautiful of colors, papers and textures and a perfectly done coloring job on the adorable image. A totally fabulous card - a total feast for my eyes! Your photos are fantastic too - so pretty with the flowers (wish I had beautiful "weeds" like this!).
- love your new blog background!

Heide said...

This card is so pretty, love the colors and cute image you picked.

Genevieve said...

Gorgeous card kathie! I love the lilacs & the image is so pretty!!
Hope you have a great week.