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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #237 sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful

Well the countdown is on in my household, my youngest son keeps reminding me how many days to go for Christmas, I so wish he wouldn't as I have so much to do and I feel at this time of year there are less hours in the day.  LOL.

Well this time next week it will be Christmas night for me and for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere you'll be waking up to Christmas morning and I here that a lot of you have plenty of snow in your areas for this time of year.

Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards, great work everyone.  I do wish there were more entries but I know how busy everyone is at this time of year.

Sketch #  237

Here's my card using this fun image by our very own
Sally Dube.  This is a very easy sketch and its so awesome as you can use up all those scrap pieces of paper.  I must admit that I was given 6 sample books of Anna Griffiths design papers and they are all 2 inches wide and 12 inches long and they are the perfect size for this type of sketch.

This week we have the wonderful
Sally Hancock the designer and owner of 
DigiStamp Boutique sponsoring us this week.

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

Prize: 6 Free Digital Images from DigiStamp Boutique Shop of the winner choice.
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.

Don't forget to show the design team a little love and leave them a message to show your appreciation and comment on their talents over here at 

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Blue and Red Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Papers: Striped Rosies Creations, Blue Snowflake paper is from Anna Griffiths sample books.
4. Image:n Waddle with Christmas Gifts from DigiStamp Boutique.
5. Colour Medium: Copics and blue embossing pen for the eyes.

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Rectangle, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue, glossy accents, stickles.

7. Embellishments: Buttons, Ribbon, white pom pom and gift and candy cane all from my stash.

8. Inside my card: This is the same design as the Sally's sketch just without the added embellishments.  This is left blank for your own personal message.  I have already given this card to my son's house-master.

Well 7 days to go until Christmas, happy shopping and enjoy your Christmas preparations without to much stress.  At the end of the day you are meant to enjoy and celebrate this happy occasion with your family and friends and not to go over the top and stress yourself out as you won't enjoy the day yourself. It's been very hot here in New Zealand so we are hoping that the fine weather hasn't peaked to early and that Christmas Day will also been hot and sunny.


Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely card Kathie...so CAS and very eye-popping with the blue/red colours. Love the penguin too (of course)

Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.


brenda said...

What a super sweet Christmas card Kathie, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Karina Bunkenborg said...

Super cute card! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the penguin and your wonderful snowflakes! Fabulous take on that sketch. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations

Joanna said...

I certainly know what you mean about having little guys telling you CONSTANTLY just how few days you have to get your act together! I am ridiculously behind!! Your card is colored so sweetly this week, Kathie. Darling penguin!

Basslady said...

how adorable and lovely!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Angelique said...

Such a darling card. Wonderful take on the sketch and I like the embellies.
Thank you for joining us at MilkCoffee Digi Stamps

Huggsss, Angelique

Andreja L. said...

What a gorgeous card and your colouring is beautifully.
I like the layout of your card, too!
Thanks for joining us over at MilkCoffeeChallenge this time :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Lisa Lynn said...

Kathie, your card is adorable. Love the image and your embellishments. Your card is beautiful inside and out. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, such cute little penguin and lovely embellishments - love the little bit of quilling.

Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Sarah said...

Such an adorable festive card Kathie. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Snowflakes challenge x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your darling card- the quilling is so awesome too! Saw you on MIM- here for a closer look : )

Anonymous said...

Such a cute penguin! Really sweet card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Anyone for Anya DT
Stampavie and More DT
Creative Fingers DT 

Craftnut said...

Gorgeous, thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

Sandy said...

Cute image!, great design and love those little quilled embellishments.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Roberta Swisher said...

Your card is just too cute. Love the quilling you've done especially the little gift!
Thanks so much for sharing this week at TTCRD. We hope to see you back very soon!
Through the Craft Room Door DT
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

Laney said...

Such a super cute card Kathie!! saw it at MIM and wanted to take a closer look!!

Heide said...

Enjoy your youngest reminding you of the count down, I had to make it mandatory to help decorate the tree this year! We just got it done today.
Your card is just darling. What a super cute penguin. Love your great embellishments.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Hugs, Heide

mulberry station said...

Enjoy your Christmas with your family. I am like Heide. I barely got my tree up. My kids are coming today. I lvoe your penquin card with the adorable quiling present and trim. So cute!
Merry christmas!
Hugs, Nancy

Jeannie said...

This little guy just makes me smile! Love the papers too!

Merry Christmas!

Peace & Luv,

Linda Anderson said...

Simply adorable Kathie! Love your image, so precious! What great embellies too. Merry Christmas.


Ruza Rebel said...

Such a lovely card! Adorable image {love penguins} and your use of the sketch is perfect!
Thank you for sharing your project with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season!
Ruza, LTC Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Debra Miller said...

Such a cute card, love the hat details. Your coloring is wonderful. Saw it on MIM! ~Deb

Katherine said...

Such a sweet card. Love that penguin. Saw you at MIM!
xx Katherine

Penni said...

Great card - I love this cute little penguin.
Thanks for joining us at the Songbird Challenge.