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Wednesday 2 April 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch # 219 our Sponsor is Bugaboo

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday which can only mean that it's another Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards.  Whilst I'm writing this I was hoping that we had more than 7 entries to cover these four spots.

Our dear Sally is still having Laptop problems and hasn't got it back from the repairers as yet so this week we have a blast from the past which Sally designed last year.

Sketch # 219

This week I've used this beautiful image from Bugaboo

For You From Me Block.

I totally love Hydrangea 's as a child I hated them they were such a common flower bush that grew everywhere.  But now I'm older I appreciate what a beautiful clever flower this is being made of so many individual flowers and they come in such a variety of colours.  These colours depend on what type of soil you have in the ground if it's acid or alkali.  We have them growing in our garden, but I haven't got my favourite colour this amazing mauve,  mine are cream, apple green, blue and a few pink.

Here's my blast from the past in August 2013

This week our sponsor is the wonderful 
Jodie Mackrell the owner and illustrator of all these amazing images over at Bugaboo Stamps. 


Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seiously snarky to sugar sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!!  If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.

Don't forget to check out all of Jodie's amazing images

This week our lucky winner will receive

of the winners choice from Jodie's online store.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created this week over at 

Challenges I'm entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Colour Card Stock: White SU, Green and Mauve American Craft Card
3. Design Paper: Digital Paper from Doodle Pantry
4. Image: For You From Me by Bugaboo
5. Colour Medium: copics

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Squears, Cuttlebug Embossing folder Mosaic, corner die, pop dots, glue dots, real tacky glue.
7. Embellishments: Mauve and White grain ribbon, mauve gems large and medium. 
8. Imside my card.

Take care everyone and I'm so looking forward to seeing all those entries this week and what you do with Sally's sketch.

Happy Crafting.


Joanna M. said...

Wow, what PERFECT paper this week! Loving the colors you've used - very Spring-ish!

anne said...

This is beautiful, I love the colours and the image x

sweetbloominscraps said...

Wow, this hydrangea card is gorgeous! Your papers couldn't be more perfect! Lovely job inside and out! Your monarch is a lovely contrast too. I have a hydrangea bush in my yard too. I just love the flowers. Mine is bright blue because of the acidic soil from the fir trees. Hope you are doing well. I'm sure the kids are keeping you busy too.
Have a wonderful week!

Donna Maligno said...

Lovely colors in this card -- it feels so Spring-y! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

mulberry station said...

Kathie, your coloring is so beautiful on your card. The hydrangeas are some of my favorite flowers. I am not as lucky as Judi to have them growing in my yard. Perfect paper too.
Hugs, Nancy

Barbara Bruder said...

This is a beautiful card. Looks like spring. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Also, Craft-Dee BowZ is having our April Blog Hop.Stop over and leave comments on the DT posts to be eligible for the prize. Hope you can join in the fun.

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful purples and a gorgeous design!
Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

Joanna M. said...

Kath: Caleb made a Van de Graaff generator and tested static electricity (it was pretty cool). TJ and I threw eggs off our balcony to test which kind of packing material was best. We had fun!

Elizabeth Hart said...

The flowers just seem to pop off the page - so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Linda Anderson said...

I so love your card this week Kathie, it's beautiful. I'm partial to the blue hydrangeas. I'm fascinated by all their beautiful colors.


Blossom Cards said...

lovely card and image thanks for sharing with lexis creations this week
Rachel DT

Lisa Lynn said...

Kathie your card is gorgeous. Love the vivid purple stamp, and this is another beautiful coloring job. The papers match perfectly. Great embellishments. Have a terrific week.

Unknown said...

Fabulous Design and lovely Papers, perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, thank you for joining us this week we would love you to come back and join us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck,
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Mari K. said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week :)

Heide said...

This is so lovely! Such a beautiful image and your coloring and papers are perfect. Thanks for the Bday wishes for Mia, she had a great day.
Hugs, Heide

Alycia said...

Wow!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Pile It On! :) -Alycia

cass said...

Gorgeous colours, very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Fan-tastic Tuesday this week

cass said...

Gorgeous colours, very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Fan-tastic Tuesday this week

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our March Recipe Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is gorgeous Kathie, love the papers too! Thanks for joining in at Lexis, Susan x

Suze said...

Congrats on your win over at Catch The Bug with this card. Just went over to check who the winners were and spotted your card amongst them. Hugs, Suze

Karen Oliver said...

Very Pretty you have coloured the hydrangas perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Southern girls

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely creation for Lexi's challlenge 113: Easter, Hazel, GDT x

Janice said...

Kathie this is such a delightful card. I love that Bugaboo image too and used it several times last year. It's a joy to colour and comes up so well. Like you I didn't appreciate the beauty of this flower as a child. My parents had a huge hydrangea bush at their front door and it was always a mass of pink flowers in the summer. I too now have a hydrangea bush and really wish mine would flower even half as well as my parents one did! Guess I'll have to dream on! Jx

Simko said...

Gorgeous card with a beautifully colored image. Thank you for joining us this month at Bearly-Mine Designs Spring challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope we see you again!
Simona (DT)

Jackie said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenge this time. Good luck hugs Jackie DT.