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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Strawberry Fields For Ever

"Strawberries one of my very favourite fruits"

I do think it's their smell it's just so beautiful

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.  It's so warm here today that I've noticed our Spring Bulds coming through, it's Autumn here and we haven't had winter yet!!!

  Wednesday can only mean one thing it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday and we're counting down now to the big century #100.
On the 4th May 2011 Sweet Sketch Wednesday will be celebrating our 100th sketch.  Each sketch has been designed by our own very talented Arlana Patten so I do hope you can join us to celebrate the occasion .

This week we have another wonderful sketch to work with sketch #97 and our sponsor this week is Clear Dollar Stamps.  I picked Strawberries not only are they my favourite fruit, I adore the smell and I couldn't resist colouring these images.  I think they turned out lovely and my son said "Mum they look good enough to eat"  he thought I had mounted a photo on my card.  That was such a lovely complement from a 9 year old boy.

Sketch #97

This week the Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team were lucky enough to work with our sponsors images from

Clear Dollar Stamps
 Lori from Clear Dollar Stamps is offering our very lucky winner

$25.00 Gift Voucher

for the Digi Section

Wow what a prize I want to enter a card now as there are just so many wonderful images to choose from you won't know where to start!

Start here!!!

Store link: www.cleardollarstamps.com

Gallery link: http://cleardollarstamps.smugmug.com/


Check out what the design team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday have designed for you this week.  Everyone's creations look totally amazing and I think everyone of us had a load of fun choosing, colouring and designing our work.
So drop by and show your appreciation to the ladies.

Card Recipe
Base: White SU
Colour Card: Red and Green Bazzill
Design Papers: By Scrapping Mad Strawberry patch C120 and C121
Image: Little Strawberry from Clear Dollar Stamps
Colour Medium: Copic Markers
Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Circle, Scalloped Circle, Martha Stewart punch, Glass Finish, Glue Dots, Pop Dots
Embellishments: Ribbons, cream flower coloured with copics, leaves Martha Stewart punch, gems from my stash.

Card Recipe
Base: White SU  
Colour Card: Red and Green Bazzill

Design Papers: By Scrapping Mad Strawberry patch C120 and C121

Image: Little Strawberry from Clear Dollar Stamps

Colour Medium: Copic Markers

Tools: Cuttlebug, Classic Circle, Glass Finish. Glue Dots, Pop Dots

Embellishments: Ribbons, cream flower, Yellow flower for the centre coloured with copics

I am so pleased how both of these cards turned out, the same image and both cards look just so different and each Strawberry in the patch is always different.

Challenges I'm entering:

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #159 Totally Tropical
Creative Card Crew: Spring with Robyn's Fetish

I remember as a child and when I got older going to pick Strawberries I think we ate more than we picked.  They should have weighed us before we went in and after we came out LOL.

Take and thanks for dropping buy I just love reading your comments and if I can help you in any way just drop me an email.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week of crafting
Hugs always


Deanne @ Three Trees said...

They DO look good enough to eat - yummers! I love the glossy look, makes it even more realistic! The perfect papers to match too - my favorite!!

Deanne :)

mulberry station said...

Wow Kathie, I really thought your images were pre-colored. You did an amazing job coloring them up. They really do look real. The crystal effects really makes them look that way. Beautifully done. And wow, on your post for SSW this week. You did an amazing job putting it together. Thanks for all you do!
Hugs, Nancy

Jeannie said...

Your awesome strawberries look good enough to eat! Very lovely cards this week, as always. Great job posting on SSW too!

Peace & Luv,
Jazzy Jeannie...hehe

debby4000 said...

Wonderful adorable cards, yummy strawberries.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Good enough to eat indeed!!!! You colored these both sooooo beautifully Kathie! I bet it made you feel like a million bucks when your son said that too!!!


Genevieve said...

Wow Kathie! Amazing colouring & beautiful cards as always, your strawberries are delicious :)


Arlana said...

Kathie you strawberries are so perfect. I to thought they might be pre colored. Love the way both cards turned out. Have a sweet week. Arlana

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a yummy Strawberry card with wonderful details! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew! I have blog candy that ends on the 18th if you are interested!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Kathie, your strawberries cards look good enough to pick and eat. I love your DP and your gorgeous ribbons and flowers. Beautifully coordinated. Your post this week was so fun...thank for your part in helping out. We are also looking forward to the Blog Hop in a few week and appreciate your help on that too.

Jacki Randolph said...

WOW Katie, two gorgeous cards!! beautifully colored that those strawberrys look sweet enough to eat!! Your papers and sweet flowers are the perfect touch!

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Katie, I love how you showcase the same image in two different styles.

Sharon Basel said...

Hi Kathie!
Your strawberries are fabulous! I love the glass finish you added to them and your designer papers are gorgeous and so perfect. It's amazing the two different looks you've achieved by just changing the order of the papers and embellishments. Two wonderful cards that make me long for fresh picked summer strawberries!
Sharon :)