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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #116

Gus Collecting Wrinkles

Hi everyone, another wonderful Wednesday in New Zealand and no hasn't been any more snow this week in my part of the country but we have had some wonderful white frosts which is great it kills off all those unwanted bugs in the gardens and crops.

Do you realise that it's only 4 months tomorrow until Christmas where has the year gone???

It's Wednesday and that means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Congratulations to all our winners this week there were so many great cards.

This week Arlana has another awesome sketch which the Design Team have worked with using our sponsors images from Bugaboo.

Sketch #116

I used Gus collecting wrinkles a great masculine image.

This week Sweet Sketch Wednesday 
 sponsor is
Jodie from
Bugaboo Stamps

Jodie is offering our lucky winner
7 Digi Stamps

That is so  generous, so please support Jodie and her amazing images.  I think that Jodie has an image for everyones taste at Bugaboo and I just love working with them they're so much fun.
So grab a coffee and let your fingers do the walking and visit Jodie now at

You won't be disappointed in what you see.

Whilst your there don't forget to pop over to
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what our design diva's have created especially
for you, you'll just love the variety.

 My Card Recipe for
Sketch #116

Base:  White SU Card Stock
Coloured Card: Taupe &  Navy Blue Bazzill
Design Paper: Double sided Pavlova Papers made in New Zealand
Boards: Glitter boards from Rosie's Studios
Image: Gus Collecting Wrinkles from Bugaboo
Colour Medium: Copics, black embossing pen for glasses and shoe laces
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Tag Label, Deckled Rectangle, Glass Finish for glasses and clock,  ink for sponging the edges, glue dots,
 pop dots
Embellishments: Ribbons, net, and gems from my stash.  I made the balloon embellishments to match
Gus's Balloons.

Thanks so much for all your lovely emails and comments it's so nice to receive them and being able to help each other.  Wishing everyone a wonderful week crafting.



Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Such a FUN card! I love Gus's glasses and all that sparkle is perfect! Hope you are doing well!

Deanne :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Okay, may I just say, HUSH about Christmas being so near!!!!!

Love, love, love your card this week Kathie!! Gus is adorable, for a grouchy old man!! Lovin' your glittery balloons too! Fabulous card!


mulberry station said...

Your cards have really been putting a smile on my face the past few weeks, This one is no exception. I am still chuckling. I love all your added embellishments. Super cute balloons....and great Birthday card. Eeekkk...only four months till Christmas??? Wow, the time is getting away. I am going to have to start on my shopping. Have a good week Kathie!
Hugs, Nancy

Jeannie said...

Gus just cracks me up! You know I do not have any of his images, and I have got to get some. You really did a great job with this, and I would never have thought to give him glittery balloons, but they are just perfect!

Peace & Luv,

Plumrose Lane said...

Hi Kathie,
I found you through Patti's blog and what a fun find you are ~ your creations are just darling!

Patti P. said...

Hey there Kathie, hope you are doing well, I am so sorry to just now be visiting but my internet has been down (say withdrawal!!). I love Gus and the navy and taupe remind me of a man's suit. Great job and loving the glittery balloons. I see Sharon has been by for a visit, she is the one that I got my blog design from and I also have some of her digital pages from her store at Etsy. She is very creative. Enjoy your weekend!


Genevieve said...

Oh Kathie, your card made me giggle, it is fab. I just love all the sparkly balloons. Hope Liam had a nice Birthday :)


Jacki Randolph said...

awww, my favorite favorite Bugaboo character!!! Gus is a hoot and you have done him proudly with his dingy tee to his creative boxers!! hahaha I am just loving this card Kathie!! the sparkly balloons are the perfect touch to this cranky old man!! Love!

Arlana said...

Oh Kathie you always pick the sweetest images from bugaboo. I love your glittered balloons. You have been busy with other cards there all adorable. Thanks so much for all you do HUGS Arlana

Anonymous said...

Kathie - I just LOVE LOVE LOVE his glasses and those metallic balloons - wow, the detail in your card is just AWESOME!!! Very fun and great masculine - Super duper!!