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Wednesday 15 July 2015

Edwin and Flowers

Good morning fellow bloggers and welcome from chilly New Zealand.  Yes we're having one of our coldest winters for a very long time.  For me it's cold but I know for a lot of you, you'll be thinking she's a softie I know as a lot of you get it a lot colder than we do.  I've been waking up to heavy frosts and -4c in the last few morning but we've had amazing sunny days in the sunshine but cold in the shade.  I think it's mother natures way of preparing me for winter in England and Europe when we leave here in December and will be away for the whole of December and January.

Today being Wednesday means it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards great work everyone and I just love to see what you've been creating.

This week we have another great sketch with lots of layers.

Sketch #61

Here's my card using this very cute image from DigiStamp Boutique, this is a wonderful set it's from the Edwin and Hetty Collection.  These images make wonderful babies cards.

Yes that's right the wonderful Sally-Ann Hancock the owner of 
DigiStamp Boutique is our sponsor this week and I've just seen a new release today so don't forget to pop over to her shop and see what's new and interesting to purchase you won't be disappointed. 

Digi Stamp Boutique

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.

This weeks 

Prize:   £10 voucher 

to spend in the DigiStamp Boutique online store.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the girls over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and see what they've created with Sally-Ann's images.  This week Judi has also created something for you, we always love having her back.

Challenges I'm Entering:

 1DigiStamp Boutique Monthly Challenge for July
2. Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #145 Summer Sunshine
3. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Bling It On
4. Brown Sugar Challenge #154 Baby
5. Creative Finger Challenge #87 Anything Goes
6. Stamp and Create July Monthly Challenge Patterns
7. Craft Your Passion Challenge #270 Anything Goes
8. Digistamps4Joy Challenge #114 Anything Goes 
9. Moving Along With The Times Challenge Baby Baby
10. Cuttlebug Mania Challenge Tic-Tac-Toe
Lots of layers, Emboss, Babytheme

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU.
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Basics Cool Cantaloupe and Desert Wind.
3. Design Papers: Sweet Delight by Rosie's Designs.

4. Image: Edwin and Flowers from the Edwin and Hetty Collection from DigiStamp Boutique.
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Black Embossing Pen.
6. Sentiment: By Cuddly Buddly 
7. Embellishments: Cream satin and organza ribbon, gold gems, Peach Flower and Cream Flat Back Pearls all from stash.

8. Tools used.

9. Dies Used: Stax Stitched Square, Spellbinders Classic Square, Circle and Lacey Circle and Branch #2 from Cheery Lynn Dies.

10. Finishing Touches: The inside of my card and the back of the card.

Take care everyone thanks for visiting my blog it's so much appreciated, wishing you all an awesome week and happy crafting.


Sammy said...

This is a really gorgeous card, and I love the matching inside too!

My mum was born in New Zealand, and she often mentions Christmas on the beach. She neglected to mention mild winters though! Probably she doesn't want me to pack up her grandkids and move to the other side of the world, lol. x

sweetbloominscraps said...

Oh my, Kathie! This is beautiful! Love your papers that you have used with this fun image! I love your Cherish ticket sentiment too! I have this Edwin and Hetty set too and need to use it soon! I'm with you...I don't do well in the cold and -4c is way too cold for me. We have been having a warm spell and I am loving it. Not looking forward to fall and winter but I know it will be here before I know it! Have a great day!
Hugs, Judi

Joanna M. said...

OK, I'm going to give this one to you ... -4 C. IS a bit cold!! Personally when it gets anywhere below 20 F. I get cranky. Sadly, I am "cranky" quite a bit here in Colorado winters. I had to laugh because you are getting whammied -- TWO winters this year! But how fabulous, 2 months in England will be fabulous. Seriously jealous! Your card is fantastic. Love the peach papers and that darling Edward image!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kathie this is so sweet and such a beautiful card.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


anne said...

This is such an adorable image Kathie and a beautiful card. Those papers are so sweet.
I should think that -4 will train you well for your trip.
Hugs and hope you have a good week
Anne xx

Shawna said...

Okay seriously how cute is that baby elephant!! Just a perfect baby card for both boy and girl!! I also like you took care to design the inside of the card. And the back! Wow... Thank you so much for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge I love your work.
All the best,
Shawna ~DT member BSC

Lisa Lynn said...

Kathie, your card is precious. Love your color choice. Sorry to hear you are having it so cold when we are having it so hot and humid. You will be gone for two months - is this another trip with the boys?

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Golly this is so sweet, I love the colours you have gone for too. Super Card. Hope you get warmer days soon. Thanks for playing along on my last challenge with MAWTT, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

Debby said...

Absolutely stunning Kathie !
Thanks for joining us in this weeks Challenge "Anything Goes" over at Glitter N Sparkle xx
Debby DT xx

Jacee said...

Love this one Kathie, the colours are lovely, the papers great and what a sweet image, he's lovely!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Unknown said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy.
Eva (DT Member)

Desire Fourie said...

Kathie this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sally Dube said...

Being an elephant fan I LOVE your card!! Beautiful papers - I just love the color!! The tag embellishment is perfect!! Such a sweet card Kathie!!
Blessings and hugs to you!!

Michelle said...

He is so cute. Lovely colours.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Hope we see you again and good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Heide said...

Love this sweet image and your card is adorable! Hugs, Heide

Linda Anderson said...

Oh my, how cute is this!!!!! Love darling Edwin and how wonderfully he is colored. Your papers and embellishments are always so perfect! Stay warm.


Lisbeth said...

great card
thanks for joining us at cuttle bug mania
hugs Lisbeth
DT-cuttle bug mania

Julie Odil said...

This is so adorable! I love how you used the sketch. Great card, Kathie! Thanks for joining our challenge this month at DigiStamps4Joy. Julie, DT Member