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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 211-122

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful 
Life without a computer or Internet.  How our lives have changed so much in the past 20 years.  Truthfully I'm totally lost without both of them.  Sunday evening around 5.15pm it was dark and the heavens opened up there was flooding on our roads, it was windy and stormy with thunder and lightning.
Yes I was out in it, dropping the boys off as they were getting a lift back to boarding school.  Darling hubby went to use the laptop around 7pm and my desktop and both computers were useless as far as he was concerned because neither of them were working.  My words were why aren't they working and it's not the computer but the operator which didn't go down well.  
Because of the storm we had loss Internet access something to do with the line and the wiring.  It wasn't until late Tuesday afternoon I got my darling computer with Internet back up and running after having intermittent access whilst the telecommunications technician was fixing the line problem.  Once fixed this crafting girl had a smile on her face again.
I have to thank Judi from Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week for doing my posting for me because I didn't have a computer.  All I can say is thank goodness for I-phones with email access so that I could contact Judi and I didn't want to leave my team up the stream without a paddle.

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards awesome work ladies and there were some lovely cards.

Sketch #211-122
This weeks sketch is a blast from the past and here's my card I made for Sketch #122 on 5th October 2011.

I love china and I adore Blue and White China and as soon as I saw this image I just knew it was perfect for paper piecing.

This week our sponsor is the wonderful talented
Sally-Ann Hancock 
the owner and designer for
DigiStamp Boutique

Sally-Ann's Bio
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.

She has been sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday once a month since we started which is totally amazing and Sally-Ann is very generous with her prizes.

Our lucky winner will receive

6 Digi Images

 of the winner choice from Sally-Ann's online store.
Wow Sally-Ann is just so generous and all of us here at
really appreciate Sally-Ann's generosity which is very much appreciated by all of us especially when we select our images to use.

Don't forget to drop by DigiStamp Boutique and see what's new over there.  Every month Sally-Ann is updating here vast array of amazing images and always has a monthly freebie for you to try before you buy.
You can check it out here:

Grab a drink and sit and have a little time to yourself and drop by our wonderful team over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out what they've designed using DigiStamp Boutique images especially just for you.

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Navy Blue Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Digi Download from Isabelle Marie
4. Image: Teatime Set the Teacups from DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Grey Copic C01 for shadowing. 
6. Sentiment: Computer generated using Park Avenue Font

7. Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Rectangle, Pop Dots, Glue Dots.
8. Embellishments: Pink ribbon with white stitching, flowers, brad all from my stash.
Flat back pink pearls from my stash.

Take care everyone, wishing you all a

wonderful week and happy crafting.



Holly Gwilliams said...

I adore Blue and White China theme too. IOt goes perfectly on your card.

I know how you feel without the internet. Mine has been intermittent recently, and everytime it is down, I feel as though I have lost an arm.

Anyway, hope you are all sorted now and have a good week.


Sally Dube said...

So sorry to hear about your storm and internet troubles... I was wondering why Judi posted - now I'm in the know =) Immediately when I saw your card I was admiring the fine china!! LOVE your paper piecing!! Glad you are back up and running!!
Blessings to you Kathie!!

mulberry station said...

Hi Kathie, I am happpy to hear that your internet is up and running. I can't believe how dependant we have become to it. I live on my computer and don't know what I would do without it now. LOL.
I love your blue and white china cups. The paper piecing is perfect for your darling card. So beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Nancy

Chrissy said...

Oooo...I know the stress with no internet, isn't it awful Kathie..gorgeous card and just love the papers and paper piecing..
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Penny Odell said...

Beautiful card, and love those designer papers and those cute cups. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge, and good luck.

Lisa Lynn said...

Kathie, love your china cups and paper piecing. The ribbon and flower are a wonderful contrast. Sorry to hear about your computer problems - I know that can be such a drag. The other week, I just had problems for part of a day and I know what an inconvenience that is. You are right how our world has changed with all this technology.

Stephanie said...

Hi Kathie, thanks for the nice comment on my You Rock card. This is the free image of the month over at Birdie Brown so if yo want it go grab it. birdiebrown.blogspot.com you might have to scroll through a couple of pages. Love your tea cups!!!

Joanna said...

Although I like both cards (both the old and new one) I hafta say that I adore the colors on the new one. Simply gorgeous! Love those china cups! Great job.

Linda Anderson said...

Positively stunning Kathie! I love, love, love your paper piecing as well as the blue and white. So glad you're finally back in business too with the internet.


Craftnut said...

fits beautifully with our theme at allsorts. Thanks for playing along Tracy xx

Heide said...

What a super card. Love the color combo and always seeing your "Blast from the past" cards. Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Heide

mixamatoasties said...

Super cards.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Jeannie said...

This is so pretty Kathie! My sister had some blue and white dishes way back that I always admired. The pink ribbon, flower, and pearl flower center really add life to this gorgeous creation.

Peace & Luv,

Janice said...

Great cards - especially the tea-cups one - adore it, Jx

Delphine said...

Beautiful, Kathie! Very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh my Kathie, I am loving your tea cup card!! WOW your papers are beautiful and love how this images just pops with your sketch!! Always enjoy visiting as I am always inspired with your creative talent!!


Liza said...

Great work, thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x