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Hugs to everyone



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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Simply for Christmas

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday.
We're half way through August already where has this month gone?  It only feels like yesterday that it was Christmas and now another Christmas is just around the corner about 127 days to go.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments this week and welcome to my new follower Cindy Groh.

Today is Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, congratulations to our winner last week and to our Top 3 cards well done everyone.

 This week Sally has another great sketch to work with and again it's very quick and easy and looks great finished.

Sketch #025

Here's my finished card using one of the images from Simply for Christmas Set
 by DigiStamp Boutique.

This week our sponsor is 
Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and design of 
DigiStamp Boutique.
We all love working with DigiStamp Boutique Images.

DigiStamp 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 my images as much as I enjoy creating them.

Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner

Prize:   £10 voucher 

to spend in her online store.

DigiStamp Boutique Store
DigiStamp Boutique Blog

Now its time to pop over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what the rest of the design team have created for you this week using Sally-Ann's wonderful selection of images from DigiStamp Boutique online store.

Challenges I'm entering:

1 Image  = 1 Image
2 of something = 2 Design Papers
3 of something different = 3 Handmade embellishments

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Kaisercraft Duck Egg Colour, Silver and Mauve
3. Designer Papers: Top unknown and bottom from the Kaisercraft Fairy Tale book.
4. Image: One of the images from the Simply For Christmas Set from DigiStamp Boutique.
5. Colour Medium: Copics and black embossing pen.
 6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Circle, Picot Edge Circle, Fleur De Les Square, pop dots and glue dots.
 7. Embellishments: I used a Fleur De Les square by Spellbinders, flower punch and an aqua flat backed pearl.  Three ribbons mauve, silver and aqua all different sizes.  White pom poms for the Penguins hats, Martha Stewart glitter for the snow and their hats and Stickles Star Dust for the snow falling.
8. Inside the card which is decorated very similar to the front without the embellishments only the ribbon.  
9. The back of the card. 

Thank you for all you lovely comments which I really appreciate.  Wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.


Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous card great design hun love it and thanks for linking up at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this weeks hugs Judith DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is such a sweet card! Love the non-traditional colors!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge!

Heide said...

I just love what you did with the image, pom-poms and sparkle. So cute.
Hugs, Heide

Paddington fan said...

What a super cute penguin couple, lovely papers and a great Christmas card! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin for our Christmas in August challenge and I hope to see you again soon, love Jacky x

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Beautiful card Kathie, cute image and great embellishments, great take on that sketch too!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Psst. Our Challenge name is Sweet Stampin', not Sweet Stamp.
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Would love for you to join us again next week :o)

Linda Anderson said...

How adorable Kathie! Love your darling image along with the finishing touches...your fabulous embellishments!


mulberry station said...

This is the sweetest card, ever! I love your colors and your image is adorable. I love the embellishments. Such a cute idea. Happy weekend!!

Joanna said...

Ack! This card is super sweet! Love the purple and aqua together and those pom-poms are THE BOMB!! Knocked it out of the ballpark this week Kathie!

anne said...

What gorgeous colours to go with this brilliant image. I love your cotton wool balls for the hats. xx

Judy Corner said...

Lovely! Great take on the Challenge Theme. Thank you for sharing at CCAYR and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

Sharon Noble said...

Such a sweet card ,

Thank you for joining us a Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog
Hugs Sharon ( design team member) xxxx

Julie Temple said...

These guys are adorable! Thanks for playing with Holly Jolly Christmas!

Annette said...

Fab xmas card. I love the pompoms on their hats!
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It and
The Stamp Basket.

Dot said...

Love the colours you have used for your wonderful Christmas card, Kathie...cute image.
Thanks for joining our Q challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, hope to see you again soon,
Dorte x