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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Mary Boo's Candy Cane

Good morning and welcome to my blog, well our Autumn (Fall) has finely struck, we've had such wonderful weather up until now.  In the last three days it hasn't stopped raining and last night the temperatures finely dropped and it was about 6 Celsius.  In other parts of New Zealand where they get it colder than us they had snow.  Some areas got a little bit, but in the South Island in Queenstown and Wanaka they got a blanket of snow and some of the ski slops are nearly ready for a bumper season of skiing.
Today is Wednesday which means we have another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards.  Great work everyone.

This week as it's the last Wednesday of the month we are revisiting one of our older sketches a blast from the past it's sketch #234 which we used on 27th November 2013.  You can check the posting of mine here.

Sketch #234

 Here's my card using our sponsors image from Lacy Sunshine and the image that I've used is 
Mary Boo's Candy Cane

Here's my blast from the past used on 27 November 2013.

We used it again on 24th September 2014

Today I very proud to say that this week our sponsor is 
Lacy Sunshine. 


Heather Valentin  is  creative ,  award winning,  modern-day  fantasy and  whimsical  artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years. 
She  began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age. 
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where colour, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and  brush stroke. Her  subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her  dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.
Heather's  artist portfolio  has  expanded to include such  clients  as   Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils  and can now be found  at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across the globe. 
Her latest foray is to immortalize her popular drawn characters Eleanor and Pickles in a children's book of their own.

If your haven't visited Lacy Sunshine blog yet here is the link there are so many amazing images to purchase and colour.

This week our lucky winner will receive 

3 Images

 of the winners choice from Lacy Sunshine.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of our talented design team have created this week using Lacy Sunshine images over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenge's I'm Entering:
Die Cuts, Lacy Sunshine Image, Gems & Or Pearls

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White Linen card
2. Design Paper: Idylic by Kaisercraft
3. Coloured Card: Kasiercraft Aqua

4. Image: Mary Boo's Candy Cane by Lacy Sunshine
5. Colour Medium: Copics, White Gel Pen
I couldn't believe how many copics I used for this one image.

6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Petite Oval and Floral Ovals, Stickles, Pop Dots, Glue Dots and Real Tacky Glue for gluing the flowers.

7. Embellishments: Assortment of flowers from my stash.

8. Embellishments: Deep Aqua flat back pearls, silver and white net and an assortment of about 20 different flowers from my stash.

9. Finishing Touch: Inside my card and the back of the the card.

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.


Kitt said...

Beautiful project with wonderful details. Well Done. thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments. Good Luck.

Jacee said...

I love this Kathie, what a fab colour combo, great image and gorgeous colouring, fabulous design! Your blast from the past is a great one too!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

anne said...

This is beautiful Kathie, I love your colours and that gorgeous flower bouquet. Hope you're not too cold just now and that milder weather is with you soon xx

Cindy said...

She's adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania, good luck!!! Amy DT

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs, good luck!!! Amy DT

Crafty Judith said...

Fabulous girly card love it and thank you for joining us at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge crafty blessings Judith DT xxx

Eileen said...

This is a really cute image and love the colours you have chosen. Great layout and design. Thanks for joining in with our 'Christmas Food' challenge at Winter Wonderland, and good luck
Eileen x

Heide said...

Stunning! Love everything about this card. I love the texture that the sparkly white lacy fabric adds to the card. My favorite card this week. Hugs, Heide

Joanna M. said...

This is darling Kathie! Love that sweet image and your blue paper is fabulous. Sorry to hear that you had a touch of winter (though actually, Autumn is my favorite season of all!) You asked in a previous post how long we have snow. The answer is quite often. It can come as early as September and sometimes continues until May. Buuut, it never lasts long because we have quite a bit of warm winds. Even when we get a ton of snow, it usually disappears within days. Enjoy your Fall weather!

Linda Anderson said...

What a gorgeous card Kathie!! Love the colors you used! And your flower arrangement is positively fabulous!!! Sweet, sweet, sweet!!! Stay warm!


Natasja's Kaarten said...

I love this card. Beautiful coloring. Great design. Awesome. Thanks for joining our challenge Tic, Tac, Toe at Lacy Sunshine challenge blog.

DT Lacy Sunshine

Alyx said...

Love your flower arrangement on this one. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.