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Hugs to everyone



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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #129-33

Whimise Doodles
Miyako Fan

Wow here it is 23rd November already and only one week to go until my birthday yes I was born on a Wednesday as well.  My mother always reminded my brothers and sisters the days of the week that we were born.  It was one way to teach us the days of the week.  I don't know how she kept track as I'm the youngest of 7 and my eldest brother turns 70 at the end of next month, his birthday is 30th December but we are celebrating on New Year's Eve.

Mum recited this poem to us as little children.

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

The reason why this came to mind is because I was designing Gary's birthday invites and I wanted to see what day he was born on "He's born on a Tuesday" I wondered if mum wanted a child born on each day of the week seeing there is 7 of us?  I'll never know.  But when I worked it out and put the dates in the computer YES we were all born on different days of the week pretty spooky as that wouldn't have been planned in those days.

Gary Tuesday
Gillian Thursday
Susan Monday
Janette Saturday
Brent Friday
Alan Sunday
Kathie Wednesday

Congratulations to last weeks winner and to our Top 3 awesome work and everyone is so creative.
Well today is Sweet Sketch Wednesday Woe day, I don't care about the woe, I love Wednesday's the middle of the working week and Arlana has an oldie but a good this week for you to play with.  I love this sketch,  I loved it the first time I used it back on Wednesday 23rd January 2010 when I entered challenge # 33 and I loved it even more this time round.

My card I made for Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #33 23 January 2010

Sketch #129-33

This week our Sponsor is
Whimise Doodles.com
Whimsie Doodle Bio
Whimsie Doodles 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 punny stuff, and everything in-between. We enjoy sharing lots of samples on our company blog, where we also post challenges and tutorials.

Special Offer:

A special offer for Sweet Sketch Wednesday fans - use the discount code SwtWed10 at the Whimsie Doodles online store and receive 10% off your next order! Code expires 30 days from today 23 November 2011 as soon as the challenge goes live.


This week Melyssa is giving our winner
$10.00 Gift Voucher
from her online shop.
There's so many wonderful images you won't know what to choose you'll be spoilt for choice.

Now I have your attention drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what our Design Diva's have created just for you this week, there's so many yummy cards.

Card Recipes:

Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Black, Red Bazzill
Design Papers: Hand made papers from Rosie's Studio's and Kasier Craft Paper Red Black and White.
Image: Miyako by Whimise Doodles
Colour Medium: Copics, Copics Atyou, Black, Gold, Silver gel pens.
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Classic Square and scalloped square, tags, pop dots, gel dots.

Sentiment: PC generated using Papyrus font and tags from Spellbinders Nestabilities. 


Embellishments: Gold Paper from Rosie's Studios.
Paper: Red and Gold from Rosie's Studio's
Gold twine, Fan.
Red and White ribbon flowers and the Gold and Red organza ribbon all from my stash.

Fan Embellishments:
I made the fans to go with the fans
on the image. 

I really enjoyed working with this image and loved embellishing my cards.  I was only going to make the one Black and White card, as I thought that the paper looked very Japanese.  Then I found the Red and Gold paper and I just couldn't resist making the second card.


Take care everyone have a wonderful week crafting.

Hugs to everyone


Sharon Basel said...

These cards are just stunning Kathie! The red and gold one just takes my breath away with that gorgeous paper so fitting of the image. I love the handmade fans - what a clever touch to both cards. You are so creative, I just love seeing what you make each week!
Sharon :)

Genevieve said...

Oh Kathie! Your cards are simply stunning! They are both beautiful but I really really like the gold one. You have a real eye for detail. Thanks for sharing the poem with us, I haven't heard it in years. I think I was a Friday child :) hope you have a lovely week :)


mulberry station said...

Oh my goodness kathie, I love the detail work you always put into your cards. These are absolutely gorgeous. The red and gold is my favorite. It is so elegant. I loved hearing about your mother and your family birthdays. The poem is so fun. What a great memory the cherish. Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Nancy

The Stamper's Touch said...

There you go again Kathie, creating two absolutely stunning cards!!! Such wonderful coloring, gorgeous papers, and perfect embellishments. Pure loveliness! Have a wonderful week.


Arlana said...

Oh Kathie, I love your added detail this week. You have really made this cards special. Love your image and sweet colors too. I know you don't celebrate Thanksgiving. But wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving anyways. HUGS Arlana

Michelle's Blog and Cards said...

Oh wow Kathie - you have really worked hard on these two beauties. They are absolutely amazing and I love everything about them, especially the adorable fans!
I'm a Wednesday child like you ! LOL and yes sometimes I can be full of woe, I will admit to that.
I love how you have presented your post this week it looks very professional - Michelle x

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks so much for joining us at ABC this time
Hugs Julie P

Patti P. said...

Just gorgeous my friend! I love her green eyes in the gold card, seem to be looking at me, lol. You are always so creative. I hope your week is going well! I am sorry I am so late visiting this week, just can't get it all together!

Jacki Randolph said...

WOW Kathie, two absolute stunning cards. Fabulous embellishments with your handmade fans and the colors on both are simply beautiful