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Hugs to everyone



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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #157

Sponsor Saturated Canary
Image: Let It Rain

Wow what a week I'm back after being in Australia on a business trip and conference where it was a little warmer over there than it is here.  Today in parts of the South Island it's snowing thank goodness I live in the North Island.
My computer was in for repairs whilst I was away and took longer than I thought it would, it's back now but it just doesn't feel the same, it's like learning to ride a bike again.  What would we do if we didn't have our computers?  We wouldn't be sending emails or blogging and using Google I would be totally lost.

Today is Wednesday and that means it's the start of the week for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday team.  Congratulations to our winners from last week there are so many very talented ladies out there and your work is beautiful.  This week we have a new sketch for our followers to play with.

Sketch # 157

Here is my card using Sketch #157 and my image is 
Let It Rain from Saturated Canary.
I've loved this image for ages and have been so wanting to make a card with it, 
I'm so glad I've got the right Sketch for this wonderful image and I'm really pleased how this card turned out.

This week our Sponsor is Krista Smith the owner and illustrator
Saturated Canary 
My name is Krista Smith. I am the artist behind the Etsy shop, Saturated Canary Digis. I began working in the stamping world about a year ago when I was hired to create rubber designs for the sweet Scottish company, Sugar Nellie. They launched my artwork under the name 'Simply Sassy.' I moved into the digital world just this past month (it's been a super busy month, indeed!). And-- I love it!! There is a little more freedom here, as I can create anything that pops into my head:)! I am so humbled by the artistic talent of the girls coloring in my designs-- it is truly an inspiration! Likewise, I am so thankful for the friendships I've made in this wonderful and lovely crafty community! It's been a true delight! I'd love for you to stop by my challenge/inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge and join in the fun...And, while you're there, click over to my personal blog (Saturated Canary) and introduce yourself! I am a bit eclectic and touch on everything from family (I've got me a great one!) to fashion (obsessed!)...Please say 'hi!'...I'd love to be friends!:)

Krista is offering our very lucky winner 
2 free digi's from her online shop.  
My problem is I can never make up my mind to which image I want as I want them all.

Please note this is a new shop Link:


Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and show them a little love over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday as the design team love to receive comments just like you do.

Challenges I'm entering:

Crafty Boots Bowtastic/Anything Goes
Make It Monday with Pretty Little Ribbon Shop
Creative Card Crew Challenge #12 Song Inspired
Song:  Singing in the Rain
Digital Tuesday Challenge #163 Anything Goes
Saturated Canary Challenge #19 Anything Goes
Digi Darla's Challenge Tic Tac Toe 
I've used: Embossing on the back white panel, Gems and Ribbon or Flowers, Die Cut, Embossing

Card Ingredients:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Boards: Green and Purple Bazzills
3. Design Paper: Digital Paper from Sheryl K Designs Alia pack
4. Image: Let it Rain from Saturated Canary
5. Colour Medium: Copic's, White Gel pen.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug Rectangle dies, Divine Swirl embossing folder, Tacky Glue, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Kindy Glitz
7. Embellishments: Ribbon, flowers and Pearls all from my stash, hat pin I made with beads I've got.  My flowers were a perfect match with my design papers.

Wishing everyone an amazing week and I can't wait to see what your creative juices come up with this week using this great sketch.
Happy Crafting everyone.



Karen Wilson said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love her images, they're adorable and your card is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Darla's!

mulberry station said...

Hi Kathie, I am so in awe of your card this week. It is absolutely stunning beyond words. You know me and lavandar anyway...but I love the lavandar and lime green together. The lavandar flowers and hearts on the boots and umbrella add so much to your card. I really, really love this card!!! Beautifully done, my friend.
Hugs, Nancy

craftin-dawn said...

this is fab! Love the colors and the sketch you used and you even Incorporated our TicTacToe theme!
I love your coloring too, Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Darla's Challenge!

Lisa M said...

She's adorable! You picked the most wonderful colors to bring her to life and I love the papers too.

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

Shazza said...

lovely card, saw it at MIM

Heide said...

What a beautiful card. Love the boots and umbrella. Glad to hear you computer is up and running and your getting back to normal after your trip.
Hugs, Heide

Scrappin Mama said...

wow beautiful job! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's Challenge..

Lorraine said...

Hi Kathie, I saw your card on Make it Monday and had to leave you a comment!
I love the colour combo you have used and the image is gorgeous - brilliant card!
Lorraine x

Michele said...

HI Kathie! Wow this is a beauty!! So love these colors!!!! Very nice to see you over here with us at Digi Darla's since you just left me the sweetest comment on my card! (Thank you) Good luck and thank so much showing us this wonderful creation at Digi Darla's this week!:)

sweetbloominscraps said...

Oh Kathie, This is just so beautiful. I love the lavender and green...one of my favorite color combos...I even have a bathroom in those colors. Your papers are so perfect and cheery for this card. I love the glitter you added to her skirt. Gorgeously colored as always. Love the sheer ribbon and your flower with the stick pin. I just noticed the embossed white paper and the added pearls...wow!!!! Glad you have your computer back!!!! Have a great day!
Hugs, Judi

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Such a totally gorgeous card. Love all the details that you have put on, those embellishments are totally amazing and your coloring is fantastic.

Thanks for joining us as Digi Darla’s Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

V's Sweet Ideas said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you embellished her dress! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Darla's Challenge!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing at Digi Darla's.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow Kathie, this is one stunning card! Gorgeous colors, papers, coloring, embellishments...I think that covers the entire card!!! I love it.


Jeannie said...

This is soooo pretty!! I love the beautiful colors and that gorgeous flower too! I have been without my computer at home for a week since I moved and it's driving me crazy. I hope you will get a better feel for yours again soon.

Peace & Luv,

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love this card, great colouring and layout. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Patti P. said...

Hey girl, I wish I had boots and an umbrella just like hers. What a beautiful color combo!!! Love your card so much.
Glad you are home, safe and sound and your computer is back, I know what you mean about it not feeling the same, mine hasn't either since it's little mess up.
Have a great week, hugs....

Loopylou. said...

suah a sweet card kathie, the colours are just lush.
Thank you for playing along with us over on the SC challenge blog
hugs Lou xxx

Jacqueline Smith said...

What an outstanding card love all the details that you put into the card.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darlas!

Debs M said...

gorgoeus card, beautifully coloured and love the colours you chose - saw it on mim x

Michelle said...


Great take on this fabulous sketch!! Your colouring looks amazing.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I love absolutely everything about this card and I do mean everything. Your coloring is particularly fantastic. Thanks for joining us this week at DDC. Hope to see you again soon. xxx Rachelle DDC DT

Tammylee said...

So cute, love the image! Coloring is beautifuly done and love the flower with hat pin! Thanks for playing with us at Digi Darla's.

Nicola said...

Ooh Kathie your card is gorgeous, love this image and your colouration. This is a beautiful colour combo and these papers are so pretty. -x-

Arlana said...

Kathie your card is so beautiful . Love how you colored your image up. Your papers are so pretty. Love your sweet embellishments. Thanks for all you do. Have a sweet day!!! hugs Arlana

Tinkerella said...

Hey there,

thanks so much for joining the Creative Card Crew on this week's Challenge "Inspired by a Song"!

Make sure to check back to see who'll be drawn as Top Three and who'll be our Winner.

Hugs and good luck, Elisa (DT)