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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #143

Doodle Pantry

***Happy Leap Day Everyone***

Wow what a week don't they say if it doesn't rain it pours?
I had a call from my son last Tuesday evening saying he had hurt his arm he was playing on a scooter at school, did a jump and fell off.  Went to the school nurse and thought it was badly bruised.  On the Wednesday I went to his school swimming sports, he's a swimmer and was really looking forward for this day to come.  He won most of his heats but his times were slower than normal and that evening he practised water polo, at one stage I saw him sitting on the edge of the pool favouring his arm.  So I took him to A & E and then on to X-Ray and found out it was broken and he had been swimming all day with a broken arm, he didn't want to tell me because he wanted to swim.......Don't you just love them.....
A cast was put on Wednesday evening and he went back on the Friday evening to check that the swelling had gone down and to get a waterproof cast on as he and my dear hubby were on school camp on the Sunday morning.  Number 2 son was also on camp this week so I had to start packing for all three which was a mission and a half as well as a large container of home baking.  Summer, winter, wet weather and thermal gear had to be packed as the climate can change within minutes on the mountain, it was never ending.  
Liam and William have gone to the middle of the North Island for school camp they are doing The Tongariro Alpine Crossing,  Abseiling, Tramping, Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Mountain Biking, Camping out over night and the Hot Thermal Pools.

Mount Tongariro

The Creator Lake

My youngest son is at Lake Taupo also on camp.
Lake Taupo
The middle mountain is Mt Tongariro  the boys are about 100km down the road from each other.  Lake Taupo is a Volcanic Lake and is situated in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand.
Ryan's group was meant to be Kayaking today.

Well today is Sweet Sketch Wednesday and congratulations to our winner and our top 3 great cards everyone.
 Arlana has this most awesome sketch I just couldn't wait to make my card and soon as I got my image I had to make it, my card has been made for weeks in advance.

Sketch #143

This week Doodle Pantry is our sponsor they have just so many amazing images to choose from you're spoilt for choice.  Some images are also pre-coloured mine isn't I've coloured my own image.

“I am simply thrilled and so thankful to be able to sponsor Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge! We have a wide variety of whimsical characters as well as realistic scenery, floral images, scriptures and a small selection of digitally pre-coloured images. My digital doodles have a special place in my life, and I enjoy the opportunity to share them with everyone at affordable prices.”

Laurie is offering our very lucky winner 

3 Digital Images
of the winner choice
wow there are so many you won't know what to choose........
Don't forget to visit Doodle Pantry


Don't forget to drop by our Design Diva's and check out their amazing cards here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Card Ingredients:

Base: White SU
Coloured Card: Green Bazzill and Gold Paper from Rosie's Studio
Colour Medium: Copics, Gold gel pen
Image: Doodle Pantry Topiary Seasons
Tools: Glue, Hot Melt Glue, Pop Dots, Glue Dots
Embellishments: Gold Ribbon, Green Leaves and Red and Gold ribbon all from my stash.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week crafting and I can't wait to see your creations using this awesome sketch.



Heide said...

I need a break you all your business! LOL. Our kids do keep us very busy indeed. I am so sorry to hear of your sons broken arm, what a bummer for him. It looks just beautiful where your guys are.
Your card is just perfect, so very elegant, your coloring is just lovely. Enjoy your week.
Hugs, Heide

The Stamper's Touch said...

Ahhh yes, the things our boys put us thru!!! Hope all is well and they had fun camping. Your card is gorgeous Kathie! Such beautiful coloring of this lovely image. So very elegant.


mckinkle said...

HI Kathie, what a busy week youve all had and what a trouper to carry on and compete in a swimming gala with a broken arm. They really dont make many like this do they - you must be so darned proud of him!
I wish his arm a very speedy recovery!

And a super time for both sons and your hubby on their camps. That can only mean one thing - youve got an empty! I bet you will have all sorts of wonderful things planned also so enjoy that also Kathie!

What a beautiful card, love your colouring, the image is very stylish and the colours youve chosen are superb!

Keryn x

mulberry station said...

Wow, Kathie, It sounds like you and your family have had quit the time. Bless your son's heart for swimming on a broken arm. That sure tells you how bad he wanted it. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. It looks like then are camping in a really beautiful place. Your card is stunning Kathie. I am really taken by it. Your coloring and DT is so perfect. Enjoy the time you have off from family duties. They will be back home before you know it. I hope your son will heal fast and get back to normal soon.
Hugs, Nancy

Jeannie said...

Great pics and I hope your son is feeling better now! Your holiday card this week is just so elegant and pretty and I love the vine ribbon, which is the perfect touch.

Peace & Luv,

Patti P. said...

Sounds as if we are having like weeks, more projects than hours. This is one of my fave sets from DP and I love your creation with it, so very elegant. Love the vine ribbon!
Hope your week ahead slows down some and you have time for yourself.

Genevieve said...

Beautiful card Kathie, It's got a real Christmas feel about it. You have had a busy time lately, can't believe your son swam with a broken arm, I'm sure that was painful :(
Your pics are fab, thanks for sharing. I so want to emigrate...


sweetbloominscraps said...

Wow, your son sounds like my son who is also a die hard lover of water polo and swimming. Hope his arm heals quickly! It's never soon enough for these young kids...but the best part is that they are young and heal quickly anyway!
You card is so lovely this week. I always love the elegant look of your cards! Love the leaves that you have used on your card...
Arlana and I are having a great time. Think we will stay home today. It snowed again last night but it looks like things are clearing off now. Hoping for sunshine and dry weather for the rest of my trip. Think we will hibernate in the craft room today!
Hugs, Judi

Arlana said...

Hope your son is feeling better now. Love Your image. Love your perfect papers. The golds make it look so elegant. Love the gold ribbbon. Have a sweet day. Hugs Arlana

julie said...

Hi Kathie I love your card it is stunning Julie x