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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #204 QKR Stampede

Good morning we are in our second week of school holidays and the boys go back to school next week wow that time has gone so quickly.  I wanted to spend some time up at the beach house with the boys but the weather hasn't been the best, so I would rather be stuck indoors here at home as there's more to do than relaxing doing nothing up at the beach well at least today the sun is shinning. LOL

Today being Wednesday 1st May 2013 means it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  May already where have those months gone?

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards awesome work ladies wow your a talented lot, I've just loved looking at your cards.

We have a new Sponsor this week it's QKR Stampede and I just adore the image over there by Tina Keller.  
This image I've used is called
 Digi Ragdoll Stringing Buttons.

This image brought back so many memories from my childhood.
I had a Rag-doll that looked very similar to this one and I've coloured her in similar colours.  When I was little I remember sitting in mums sewing room stringing buttons onto a piece of string.  It would have kept me entertained and quiet for hours whilst she got on with her sewing she was amazing.  I knew I just had to have this image.

This wonderful sketch of Sally Dube's is just so perfect for my image.  It's very easy and looks great showing off all your wonderful design papers.  There are three separate squares under the image.

Sketch #204

Rag-doll Stringing Buttons

Our New Sponsor 

Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We Showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as unmounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: Eureka StampsBiblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions

Our lucky winner this week will receive 

5 Digital Images of the winners choice
QKR Stampede

Wow wouldn't I love to win this prize.......
If you haven't already checked out QKR Stampede here is the link there are just so many wonderful images to choose from you won't be disappointed.

Don't forget to drop by our wonderful design team Diva's over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday each one of their cards look totally amazing and so much fun.

Challenges 4 Everybody #19 Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Ribbon & Pearls
Crafty Boots Challenge Use a Stamped Character 
Digi Darl's # Celebrate (Little Girls Birthday Card)
Lexi Creations Challenge #89 Happy Birthday
Make It Monday's  Challenge #138 Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenge #84 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge The Letter B = Button
QKR Stampede Challenge # 36 Favourite Things ( Rag-doll childhood memories)
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge # 110 Anything Goes
Mema's Craft Challenge May Challenge Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Board: Green and Pink Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft Precious Moments Pad
4. Image: Rag-doll Stringing Buttons by QKR Stampede
5. Colour medium: Copics
6. Tools: Cuttlebug nestabilities square and rectangle, pop dots, glue dots, Glossy Accents for the shoes, buttons and star in the hat.  Cream ink for the edges for sponging.
7. Embellishments: Button and Ribbon and Pink Pearls from my stash
Pink Pearls
Button and Ribbon

Take care everyone wishing you a great week and happy crafting.


Lisa Lynn said...

Kathie, your card is adorable. Love your color choice and what gorgeous papers. The glossy accent really adds depth to the image. Sorry that you don't have some good weather to escape with the boys - I know it can be hard to be cooped up with kids. Hope you keep your sanity hehe. We are getting some warmer weather, but lots of rain.

mulberry station said...

Hi Kathie, I am sure you have been enjoying the boys home for school break. I always found it hard to let the kids go back to school. I enjoyed having them home. I love your card this week. The glossy accents really make your image pop. I love that you used it on the shoes and the buttons. So fun...I love the beautiful papers you have used too. Beautifully done, my friend!
Hugs, Nancy

mulberry station said...

Kathie, I love how these images can bring back so many fond memories.
Hugs, Nancy

Sally Dube said...

Kathie - I LOVE your card - LOVE your story too!! How awesome to be able to recreate a memory with this sweet image!! Love your heart button and the added "shine"!!
Blessings to you!!

Shea said...

This is such a cute card. You've captured the sketch exactly, and you've colored the image in the exact colors of your papers - fabulous! LOVE that little heart button! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's this week!

NancyD said...

Super cute card that I saw on MIM. Love those papers too. NancyD

Joanna said...

Really cute this week Kathie. I love your use of crystal effects. Loving the shine!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so darn cute Kathie. A really adorable creation. Love the colours and the layout is great. I spotted you over at MIM and came over for a closer look and I am glad that I did.


Deonna Bemish said...

i love this QKR image and Card!Fantastic!! thank you sooooo Much for sharing with QKR Stampede.

Denise Pustelniak said...

What a wonderful image and what a great job you did with the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

Céline said...

so cute! love the papers
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Holly Gwilliams said...

These ragdoll images are just adorable aren't they? Love your papers and colours.

Have a great week.


Lisa S. said...

Hi Kathie, love this sweet image and the way you colored her. The glossy accents on her shoes is a nice touch to this lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday!

Christine L said...

Gorgeous card... such a cute image and I love your design.

Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Gorjuss this time..

Christine x

Lin said...

Absolutely adore your colour palette on this very pretty card.

As for your comment about the beach house and the weather, you should try being in England, it's been positively Arctic!

Thank you for sharing with us

Lin xx
Lexi's Creations

Elena said...

It's so cute! I saw you on Make It Monday.

melody said...

what a beautiful card kathie! i love your colored image...you're rawkin the coloring! love it!

Heide said...

Super cute, love the shinny shoes and buttons. Have a super weekend.
Hugs, Heide

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiments Designs
Anne x

Linda Anderson said...

So sweet Kathie!! Love the colors you used on this darling image. Fabulous heart button too.


Jackie said...

fantastic card, but how cool are those shoes :) Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenges this week. Jackie SDT x

Jeannie said...

Sweet little gal and thanks for sharing the memory you have of it and why you chose it! Love the shiny shoes and the heart button too!

Peace & Luv,

rachel said...

such a fabulous card - cute image and great colours - thanks for joining our B challenge at Crafty sentiments this week and good luck xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card and such a cute image. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Mamma Mia said...

Hi Kathie - this is a gorgeous card. Love the image and the layout is fab ... as you say, it really shows off your DPs. The simple embellishments are really stylish. Fab! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time.
Helen x (DT)