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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #88

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Today is another wonderful Wednesday and I'm going to meet my son's teacher tonight at his school.  Good excuse for me to see my son, well I only dropped him off on Sunday night!!!  Yes he's doing well, he only feels homesick when he hears my voice thank goodness they can only ring home once a week.  He rang last night and he sounded so grown up and he'll be home in the weekend again.

Congratulations to all our winners this week there were some awesome cards and I'm learning for you also with all your wonderful ideas!!!

This week Arlana has another wonderful sketch for us to work with and our sponsor this week is Whimsie Doodles and my cards have been created with the both of them,  I do hope you like them.

Sketch # 88

Our sponsor this week is Melyssa Connolly from
Whimsie Doodles.com

Whimsie Doodles (http://www.whimsiedoodles.com) is so excited to be sponsoring the new challenge! In March of 2009 Melyssa Connolly, artist and owner, began turning her whimsical hand-drawn images into digital files for sale online. Whimsie Doodles' digital stamp line features images that range from cute little boys and girls, to penny stuff, and everything in-between. We enjoy sharing lots of samples on our company blog (http://whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com), were we also post weekly challenges and tutorials.

A special offer for Sweet Sketch Wednesday Fans - use the discount code Sweet10 at the Whimsie Doodles online store and receive 10% off your next order! Code expires 30 days from today. 

 Melyssa  is offering our very lucky winner this week a
Gift Certificate to the value of

So what are you waiting for hop over to Whimsie Doodle and check out Melyssa's images, you'll be spoilt for choice!!!

Now it's time to pop over to the Design Teams projects for this week. They've created amazing cards for you this week using Sketch #88 and Whimsie Doodle images.

I made two cards using the same image, one with the image cut out and the other image background has been coloured in. Just to show how the same image can look so different by cutting it out and also using a different colour.

Card Recipe:
Base: White SU
Plain Board: Aqua Bazzill
Plain Paper: Aqua Rosies Creations and Handmade Indian paper
Design Paper: Kaisercraft Litopia Collection
Image: Leah Swinging
Colour Medium: Copics, Black & White Embossing pens.
Sentiment: PC generated using Papyrus font.
Tools: Sewing Machine, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Cuttlebug, skills knife, Fancy tags.
Embellishments: Lace, ribbon, gems, silk flowers and leaves from my stash.

I cut Leah out once I coloured her in to give the feeling of her really swinging in the air.  She is mounted using Pop Dots so she pops off the paper.
The papers she is mounted on is also mounted with Pop Dots so it's sitting above the lace and ribbon as you can see at the bottom of the picture.

Second Card Recipe:
Base: White SU
Papers: Orange  and Aqua craft creations paper.
Design Papers: Are from the Magnolia Collection.
Image: Leah Swinging from Whimsie Doodles.com
Colour Medium: Copic Markers, Black & White Embossing Pens.
Sentiment: PC generated using Papyrus font.
Tools: Corner rounder, pop dots, glue dots, sewing machine, cuttlebug, cuttlebug tags.
Embellishments: Ribbon, lace, pearls, gems, and flowers from my stash.

Other Challenges I'm entering these cards:

Thanks for all of your lovely comments wishing you a wonderful week of crafting and a great weekend.



nessy said...

what gorgeous card ~how different they look in each colour combo ~both so sweet and love the colours you have chosen
vanessa xx

The Stamper's Touch said...

Kathie, these two cards are outstandingly beautiful!!!!! I love 'em both!!! Fun image, fabulous papers and colors, and love your two takes on the sketch!!!! Gorgeous.


Anonymous said...

Kathie you really hit this one out of the ball park wow, the beautiful work you put into these cards is amazing and it shows, thanks for the inspiration!!!

Heidi said...

Kathie, I love your cards. I love the way you layered the nestabilities label.

I am Going to check out whimsy doodle images, I've never heard of them before, the images you used are precious!

I loved that you are hosting this week on ssw, and you announced me as the grand prize for last weeks challenge! Ill be working on my card this weekend for this weeks entry!

Genevieve said...

Two stunning cards Kathie! I love the different looks. Glad your son is settling in well. Hope you have a good week :)


sweetbloominscraps said...

Well great minds still think alike. I wanted to create with both of the swings this week! This image is so adorable and could be used for almost any occassion! I love how you cut out the image on one card and not the other. Your colors are so gorgeous!!!! Your cards could not be any cuter! You even made their dresses look different! Thanks for your SSW post this week! You did a fabulous job! I am still jealous of your warm, warm weather. It was 32 degrees here last night...with frost on my car windows this morning!!! burrrr!!!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Darling, darling, darling!!! These cards are just adorable!!

I hope your son is adjusting well to his new school!

Deanne :)

mulberry station said...

I really, really love this image. I really like how you have used the colored DP behind your image. Both cards are sooo cute. I agree with Judi, thanks so much for all you do. You always are so kind and caring and willing to help.

Jeannie said...

Such pretty spring colors and very, very cute!

Peace & Luv,

Nathalie said...

I like very much your cards. With the same image you made two very different cards. I have a small preference for the card(map) with papers Kaisercraft because I like them.

Jacki Randolph said...

Kathie - your cards are simply Adorable!! This has to be the sweetest image ever!! Love your choice of papers and Fab colouring on both cards!!

Hugs' have a splendid week!

Arlana said...

Kathie the detail in coloring your cards is so beautiful this week. I dont think I can pick a favorite there both just so sweet. the papers are just too sweet. Have a sweet day!!!

Sharon Basel said...

Hi Kathie -
These are just the most wonderful cards! Fabulous paper combinations that add such interest and perfectly coordinated embellishments on each one too. I could never determine which one I like the best because they are both equally fantastic!