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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Flowers In My Pocket


Welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Life has been a little chaotic in my home in the last 4 days with the boys finishing their school holidays and getting them ready to go back to boarding school.  My head is down and my bum is up for a couple of days to make sure they have everything and its ticked off my check list.

Congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards there were some really lovely cards this week and it was nice to see that you had a go at the 
Tic-Tac-Toe for our end of the month Twist.

Happy Mother's Day to all the counties that celebrate Mother's Day this coming Sunday.

This week Sally has another wonderful sketch which is just so easy:

Sketch #13

Here's my card using Flowers In My Pocket.
I tried to make it look like an old pair of faded jeans.

This week our sponsor is Melissa Jenkins the creator, artist and owner behind these wonderful images at

Meljen's Designs

Melissa's Bio:  My name is Melissa Jenkins, and I am a homeschooling mommy and wife to my best friend. We have two children, two cats and three hermit crabs. When I'm not drawing, I love spending lots of time with my family cuddling on the couch, playing games, going for walks, fishing, visiting the park & the zoo, collecting postage stamps, or just plain watching movies.
I've been an artist as long as I can remember - and I am inspired by everything around me. All of my digital stamp designs are inspired by my children (and husband!) and things they do, our cats, things we see on nature walks and daily 'adventures', or memories I have of my childhood. Animals too - I love animals! Art is an uplifting thing for me, and I love designing cute tidbits of art that makes people smile.
I draw all of my little creations by hand. A lot of love goes into my art! Each of my designs is sketched in pencil, inked with a black Micron pen, then scanned in and lightly cleaned up so it will look crisp when you print it.
I LOVE inspiring crafters. I am not very talented at making cards myself, so I LOVE seeing all of the beautiful things that you make with my digital stamps. I couldn't ask for a better blessing!
Melissa is offering our very lucky winner 
Prize: 4 images (non-colored) 
from her online store which you can visit here
Don't forget to drop by the DT's over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out what they've designed using Sketch #13 and Melissa's images.
Challenges I'm entering:
 1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Blue and Apple Green American Craft card.
3. Design Paper: K & Company
4. Image: Flowers In My Pocket by Meljen's Designs.
5. Colour Medium: Copics, Blue Gel Pen

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Square, Circle and Lacy Circle, Pop Dots, Real Tacky Glue. 

7. Embellishments: White and Blue Grey flowers from Wild Orchid and some green gems for the centres of the flowers.

 8. Inside my card which I've left blank.

Take care everyone thanks for visiting my blog during the week, wishing you all a safe and happy week and have fun crafting and I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs.


Linda Anderson said...

Your card is glorious Kathie! Love the blues and yellows. Sweet embellishments too. Fabulous, both inside and out.


Joanna said...

It totally looks like a well-worn and favorite pair of jeans! I really like the blue and yellow together too. Wonderful job

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar, blessings Hilde

sweetbloominscraps said...

Hello Kathie, I love what you created with Flowers in My Pocket! Love your papers and added jewels on the flowers and corners! I especially love how you went over your stitching...it looks like thread! Great job...love the jean look too! Sounds like you are always on the go! Have a great week and enjoy!
Hugs, Judi

anne said...

Lovely card Kathie, I love what you have done with this image the colours are so fresh looking xx

Intruderlady said...

Lovely card. Great color combo.
Thanks for joining our challenge at Love to Create.


Sally Dube said...

Kathie I just LOVE your papers!! So vibrant and that yellow just about pops off the card!! Super cute image and I love how you cut it out and mounted it with the stitching around the square!!
Do you celebrate Mother's Day in NZ?? Wishing you a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy!!

Heide said...

Great looking card, love the blue and yellow color combo. Good luck getting the boys ready and back to school.
Hugs, Heide

mulberry station said...

Kathie, your papers andcolors are so perfect with your iamge. It does have that wore jean look! I love it. I am sorry I missed commenting on your card last week. I don't know what happened. I really thought I did. I can't seem to keep up with everything lately. We had one of our bosses here from the main office this week and I got to go to dinner with him twice. That took up a couple of evenings. This is the first time I have been invited to go with them. So, it was a real treat.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs, Nancy

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining our Say it with Flowers Challenge this week at Love to Create, but since you entered more than 10 Challenges you won't be in the running for this weeks prize.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


Jamie M. said...

Lovely card. Love the colors. Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions Challenge! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21