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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #172 Sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique

 Graduation Louie
 from DigiStamp Boutique

Good morning everyone and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday which means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Today's card is for my son Liam once he Graduates from his present school and goes onto College next year.  He doesn't finish school until 12th December our Wedding Anniversary so I thought I would give him his card then and a little present to go with it.
As this card has been made for a young teenage male, I really didn't want to use a flower for my embellishments so I decided to make my own Graduation Certificate and Graduation Cap or Mortarboard as it's given name and I'm just so pleased how my card turned out.

Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards, great work ladies.

Here is this weeks Sketch you'll love the results and it's very simple and straight forward to make.

Sketch #172

My finished card using Graduation Louie.

Now for our sponsor this week. 

It's Sally-Ann Hancock


DigiStamp Boutique

A little bit about Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and designer for DigiStamp Boutique.

All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

This week our lucky winner will be able to choose
6 Digi Images
From DigiStamp Boutique

The team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday really appreciate Sally-Ann's  generosity being our monthly sponsor since Sweet Sketch Wednesday started and for giving our winner each month 6 Digi Images to choose from her website.   
Every month Sally-Ann has a wonderful selection of new images to work with and there's images there that would suit everyone's taste.  Also if you've never used a digi before she always has a new freebie image each month for you to download and have a play with.
If you haven't visited DigiStamp Boutique before or it's been a while here's where to look for her images.

The design team have made so many wonderful cards using Sally-Ann's images just for you this week so please don't forget to drop by and show them a little love over at 

Card Ingredients:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Kraft card, Black Bazzill, and Gold card from Rosie's Studio's
3 Design Papers: Which I just love 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 Magnolia Grove Pad
4. Image: Graduation Louie from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Rectangle, Glossy Accents, Pop Dots, Glue Dots and Tacky Glue.

7. Embellishments: Scroll which I made from rolled up cream handmade paper and a fine red ribbon and the Capping Hat or Mortarboard I made from heavy black card board gold thread.  I also used black gems on Louie's Mortarboard.

Take care everyone have a wonderful week, I have my boys coming home from school on Friday evening for 3 weeks holiday.

Happy Crafting.


mulberry station said...

Kathie, your card is amazing. I love your papers and those cute little embellishments. They are so perfect for your card. It could be a male graduation card or a female grad. card. Your bear is colored to perfection. Absolutely adorable!!! Hope you are doing well and feeling better. Have a great week.
Hugs, Nancy

ellyscard creatief said...

Ik zag je kaart bij Make It Monday, hij is prachtig.
Gr Elly

Joanna said...

Wow, I LOVE how you colored your bear and that handmade graduation hat is to die for. Nicely done Kathy!

Arlana said...

Wow Kathie I am lovin your card. The papers are so pretty and i love your colors. Your detail is just the sweetest and so creative. So fun that you made it your self. Have a sweet day!!! HUGS Arlana

Sally said...

Hi Kathie - What a wonderful post!! Love those tulips - it will be awhile before we see tulips... waiting for the leaves to change and fall and then will come the snow... I'm getting way ahead of myself! I Love your Graduation card!! Awesome papers and embellishments - just perfect!!
Hope you have a wonderful week!!
Blessings - Sally
P.S. - love your Stick Family =)

Penny said...

Kathie, you should be happy with this card--it is adorable! Love the image, fantastic coloring, great take on the sketch with that fab paper. And your embellies are just perfect! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Chrissy said...

What a gorgeous card Kathy, I love the gold, fabulous shine, and such a cute image. Fabulous colouring too..

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Heide said...

What a cute, cute little bear! Love the papers and you super coloring. Have a great week.
Hugs, Heide

Danielle said...

Fabulous card, love all the matching details :-)
Thank you for playing along with us at Use it Tuesday!

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card and I love that image and those papers are just fabulous. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so lovely sweetie. Adorable image and fantastic colouring. Love your layout it is so rich. I spotted you on MIM.


Caroli said...

This is such a sweet card!! Great job on the embellishes, and the little bear is just too cute <3}
So glad you are playing along with us at this challenge in Use It Tuesday!

melody said...

wowza...love your card chickie! great take on the sketch...and that bear is just adorable! awesome coloring...and nice touch with the embellies!

Jeannie said...

Such a cute little graduation bear and that hat and diploma are just adorable!

Peace & Luv,

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So adorable, love this cute bear and the fabulous paper and embellishments! Fabulous.

Linda Anderson said...

How absolutely adorable Kathie!! Yep, this is my son's final year of high school too...YIKES!! Funny how they grow up and we never get a day older!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend.


Cheryl said...

So cute! I love the papers and embellishments you used.

I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. I'm numbers 109 & 237.


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

Julia said...

I spotted your wonderful creation over at Make it Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. TFS!
My entries are # 74, # 78, # 224 and # 231.
I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute and i love the DP
Thanks for joining us at Cards for men this week
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oops and Diva's
Lisa x

Love to Doodle! said...

Really gorgeous Kathie. Thank you for entering the DigiStamp Boutique competition....Sally-Ann :o)