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Hugs to everyone



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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #176 Sponsored By DigiStamp Boutique

Sponsor DigiStamp Boutique
Image: Winter Hattie

 Good morning and welcome to my blog.  It's  going to be a long weekend in New Zealand it's  Labour Day on Monday and if the weather stays nice we hope to spend a few days at our beach house which they call a BACH over here.  So keep your fingers crossed for me so that it's warm, fine with sunshine.  Today is Wednesday and that can only mean it's 
  Congratulations to last weeks winner and our Top 3 cards awesome work ladies and it was nice to see some new people joining us this week, so welcome.

This week Arlana has a easy peasy sketch for you to follow and your card comes together very quickly.

Sketch #176 

Here's my card using Winter Hattie an image I got last year and hadn't used.

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 

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Aqua Kaisercraft Card and White SU
3. Design Papers: Digital Papers Sheryl K Design Christmas Pack #5

4. Image: Winter Hattie from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Silver Gel Pen, Black Liquid Embossing Pen
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Label #1, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Tacky Glue, Kindy Glitz, Silver Liquid Pearls.

7. Embellishments: White Ribbon from my stash I love this ribbon it stretches as it's pleated and has that concertina effect.  Flower which I made using 2 layers of Tulle and  2 different shades of teal, snowflake from my stash and silver thread. 

8. Layering: You can see here how I've used the pop dots to layer my image from the card and ribbon.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and weekend and happy crafting.

Hugs Always


Sandy said...

Beautiful card, fab image and love the extra details. Thanks for linking up to MIM this week.
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, Sandy :)

Tammy Ortiz said...

Good Morning, you Entry is just amazing, I love all of your design. Please come back next week.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

Karal Schuknecht said...

Kathie, your have done a great job. Beautiful colors, great details, and awesome ooloring. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
Karal DT

Heide said...

This is super cute, love the sparkle and your super snowflakes. The snowflake button and tulle are so perfect together. Enjoy your week.
Hugs, Heide

Linda Anderson said...

Wowza Kathie, this is gorgeous!! Love the aqua and white. Winter Hattie never looked so good! Love your liquid pearls too. So much adorableness wrapped up into one on this card!!!


Karen Wilson said...

Isn't this gorgeous! I love your colors and the card pattern. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's this week!!

Eileen Ng said...

Hi Kathie,

This card is so cute and full of details! :)

I would like to invite you to join us this week with this creation at Tuesday Alchemy (http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com) as we have a colors theme this week! Hope to see you there!


Scrappin Mama said...

Beatiful card!!! Love the DP and your image is so cute!!!Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's this week.. Hope to see you back next week..

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card, love your design and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the cute image and colour,love the glittered star and tulle flower too thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
Carol DT x

Joanna said...

Wonderful colors and I love all the sparkle on this week's card. This card is just soo pretty. Well done.

Gale said...

Gorgeous card Kathie. Love the little tulle flower and snowflake. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale

mulberry station said...

Hi Kathie,
I hope you are doing well. Got your email and wish you the best. My grandson has allergies to just about every thing right now and my daughter has to be so careful with him..They have been to the emergency room several times. It all started with gluten and milk.
I adore your card this week. They colors are so yummy. I love the snowflake and gorgeous sparkly star. The more I look at it the more I find beautiful little additions....the pearls are so cute on it too. Gorgeous, gorgeous!!!
Hugs, Nancy

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow I really love all about it. The colors are totally amazing!!!!! And all the wonderful embellishments work so very well with this.

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

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is ADORABLE! I love that glitter star and the color. The textures are just wonderful. I would love to spend a weekend cropping and making cards with you.

Katy said...

I love all the stars and it's my favourite colour! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Alchemy! Katy xx

Sally said...

Kathie - I love how this card POPS!! The aqua is so crisp and I love your layering. Each week I get so excited to see what you use for embellishments!! Gorgeous!!
Wishing you a Blessed week!! Hope the weather cooperated and you got to your "BACH"!!

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creativity.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}

Laine Kammeraad said...

Oh my goodness - your card is so adorable. I love the image, all the teal is perfect as well as the sparkle and shine on the balloon. Simply adorable. So happy you joined us this week at Tuesday Alchemy. Love your blog too - just had to become your newest follower.

Hugs and smiles


Happycrafter Shell said...

Really Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy

sari said...

This is such a sweet and adorable card! Love the details and pretty sparkle! thanks for joinig us over at Tuesday Alchemy this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

melody said...

oh...now this is just yummy! i LOVE your color scheme...and that darlin colored image...so scrumptious kathie! and nice touch with the embellie!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Love the colors! That flower is just amazing! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

Michele said...

Oh this is just darling!! Love how you used some bling for snow! This is adorable!! Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Darla's this week!!

Wendy said...

what a great card...love all the embellies you have added! thanks for joining the challenge on Tuesday Alchemy~wendy, DT

Sue said...

I love the colours and the image...so cute! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.
Hugs, Sue

grandmabonnie said...

Kathie, i absolutely love your card, and i am not just writing because of the challenge..i've saved your card and will be pinning it to Pinterest.

grandmabonnie said...

Oh, and i forgot to say, i saw your card on Make it Monday..and it's true i might not have seen it if the challenge didn't ask us to look at other entries..well, off to pin your card now. :)

Jacqueline Smith said...

Really beautiful card, love the colors that you used. Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a fabulous card, love the colors that you used.Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

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Jeannie said...

Gorgeous colors with this adorable image and I love the shape too!

Peace & Luv,

Arlana said...

Kathie I love your sweet image. You have used such beautiful colors. I love your added glitter and such fun embellishments. Have a sweet day HUGS Arlana

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Wendy said...

Thank you for entering our Bling it up challenge over at
The Paper Crafting Journey !

I have some BLOG CANDY
on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.


Sally-Ann said...

This is really stunning Kathie...Thank you for entering the DigiStamp Boutique Competition...Sally-Ann x

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