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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #169


 " Let's Go Fishing "

Good morning everyone, I've woken up this morning to a wonderful sunny day, a little bit brisk this morning but the sky is blue and the sun is shinning.  
Well my eldest son Liam turned 13 on Monday now I have a """"TEENAGER""""
on my hands.
It's Sweet Sketch Wednesday today and we have 4 new surprises for you.

Prunus campanulata 'Superba' 
We have about 6 of this particular trees at our home and this is one in full bloom and our biggest, as soon as it's in bloom one of our native birds the Tui pictured here below flock to this tree because of the nectar.  On Sunday I counted 25 birds in the one tree and the nectar is like a drug to these birds and they get rather tipsy and really funny after over -indulging.

The Tui a Native Bird
The tui is one of the world's most intelligent birds (file)
Our Feature this week is on Prunus campanulata 'Superba' is commonly known as The Tui Tree, due to the fact that the birds absolutely love the nectar. Tuis are a wonderful addition to a garden - especially for native bird lovers - so planting the species that they can feed on is the way to attract them on site. Countrywide, these wonderful trees are already in bloom, bringing a burst of pinkness to the wintry landscape.
When the Superba is in bloom the Tuis tend to congregate in the trees in large numbers and there is often a lot of squabbling and bickering that goes on as they jockey for position to get the best of the nectar. They tend to over-indulge in the abundance of the sweetness and can get quite tipsy. They stagger around, never quite finishing their songs, losing the plot, hanging drunkenly from one foot, and frequently falling right out of the trees! 
Tuis are usually such dignified and somewhat shy birds, preferring privacy to public displays of drunken behaviour. As they fall out of the trees when they are in their cups, they lie about looking a bit embarrassed and much the worse for wear!

These Tui's get rather loud while I'm trying to concentrate typing my blog in the office I look straight out the window at them.  
If they were Breathalyzed they would be done for Drunken Flying.
Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards this week, great work ladies.
  I would like to welcome Sally, Helen and Joanna our 3 new Design Team Diva's congratulations and welcome to our wonderful team and they'll be featuring their cards on
 Sketch #170.
Also a big congratulations to Jeannie she is now working behind the scenes with Judi as one of our coordinators.

Our Sketch this week is 
Sketch #169

Here are my cards using our new Sponsor 
Milk Coffee
This image is 'Let's Go Fishing'

As I said we have a new Sponsor this week which is Milk Coffee and Esmeralda and Nathaza our the amazing designers behind these wonderful images.

A Little Bit About Milk Coffee
Milk Coffee is a digital image shop specialized in cute and girly images.There are 2 people behind this shop, Esmeralda and Nathaza. We are best buddies from our childhood with a common thing that we love so much: drawing. What we try to do is drawing various styles that suits different kind of tastes, so a lot of people with different style can still play along with our image for their cards.
Right now we have 8 talented DT ladies who always help us to have fun together with our weekly challenge at our challenge blog here. Also we have monthly colour challenge at our main blog. You can check it here. It's very nice to see a lot of people join and have fun at our challenge.
In the future we still want to make more cute images that is loved and used happily by many people.

Milk Coffee are offering our lucky winner:

Prize:  3 Free digis from Milk ‘n Coffee Shop

If you haven't already visited Milk 'Coffee Shop here are the links you'll just love their images just like I do.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team check our their wonderful creations this week made especially for you and show them a little love as they  love receiving comments just like you.

Corrosive Challenge #156 Cute as a Button
Make It Mondays Challenge #104 With Cupcake Cards and Crafts

Card Ingredients:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Chocolate Kaiser Card, Orange and Green Bazzill
3. Design Papers: The Great Out Doors "Gone Fishing" by Three Bugs In A Rug
4. Image: Let's Go Fishing by Milk Coffee
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Embossing Pen, Silver Gel Pen
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Rectangle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue
7. Embellishments: I made this card second I found this paper and ribbon and loved it so much that  I had to make a second card.  The silver mesh is to represent a fishing net with my
fish button.

 Card Ingredients #2
I tried to keep this card more natural with the out doors.
 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Kraft Card and Green handmade paper.
3. Design Papers: Fish it's quite old and can't remember.
4. Image: Let's Go Fishing by Milk Coffee
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Black Embossing Pen, Gold Gel Pen
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Rectangle Deckled, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue

 7. Embellishments: Brass fishing connections not sure what they are, and two silver charms, twine and wax coated thread.
Rather than using paper behind my image I used Hessian with a green wax thread, threaded through it.
 Here's my fish charm it's not a pretty fish but found it hard to find a fish charm.

Take care everyone wishing you a wonderful week and have fun crafting.



Desire Fourie said...

Kathie this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look. Wishing you a fab Wednesday. Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps from DS4J to the value of 20$.
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
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Lisa S. said...

Hope your son had a very happy birthday! I adore both of these cards and your colored images. The burlap, mesh, dp's and charms are wonderful touches. :D Thanks for sharing with us at MIM!

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Hugs

mulberry station said...

Kathie, both of your cards are amazing. I love how you used the twine, netting and charms. They are all so cute!! I think I am going to have to have this image now. I really love what you have done with it. I loved hearing about the birds and the beautiful flowering tree. How funny that they get get so drunken from the nectar.

Cheryl said...

Both cards are so cute! I love the embellishments you used.

I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!


Jenny said...

Wow!! I saw you on MIM and came to have a peek. Would love for you to come enter my stamp giveaway.

Sally said...

Hi Kathie - Thanks for the nice welcome - I am so excited to be a part of the DT!! I adore your cards!! The fishing embellishments are just perfect. And I love your comment about the little connector things - I don't know what they are either but they are definitely for fishing =) Wonderful story and beautiful pictures, it's almost as if I can see those crazy birds!!
Blessings to you - Sally

Heide said...

What a great picture of the tree, love the story about the tipsy birds. That has to be fun to watch. Oh no...not a teenager! Wishing your Liam a happy birthday.
Your cards are so cute, love the charms also the the extras such as the burlap. What a cute image.
Have a super week.
Hugs, Heide

Linda Anderson said...

Oh no, a teenager...now the fun begins!!! Love your story about the drunken birds!! Too funny!

Your cards are wonderful!!! I want to come to your house and go thru your embellishments! You have so many wonderful embellies that are simply perfect for every card you create! Enjoy your weekend.


Jeannie said...

These are both fantastic Kathie and as always your embellishments and detail blow me away! I think I like the one with the fish paper the best, if I have to pick a favorite. Thank you for all of your kind words and congrats and I look forward to having lots more fun helping all of you as much as I can!

Peace & Luv,

sweetbloominscraps said...

Hello Kathie,
I adore these two fisherman card! If I had played along this week...this definitely would have been the image I would have used! Perfect charms, netting and fishy! I loved your story about the birds and seeing your gorgeous trees again. I bet it is hilarious to watch your birds. I love feeding my humming birds and finches, chickadees, etc. However, I have been rather upset with the squirrels this summer as they have chewed up two bird feeders. I had to get squirrel resistant feeders and they still get into one of them. Thank goodness they are both metal feeders now! Have a great weekend. Wish we were going into spring. This was the first morning in a month and a half that I had to put on a sweater.....it didn't last too long but it made me sad!
Hugs, Judi

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

Arlana said...

Oh what a sweet fisherman. Love your embellishments and that you made two cards. Have a sweet day!!! Thanks for all you do!!!hugs Arlana