Thank you so much for taking the time out to visit my little part of the world. Please feel free to have a look around and leave me a message. You'll be updated each week as to what I've been up to and see what our amazing Design Team Diva's over Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and fortnightly over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 have created just for you. Thanks so much for looking at my creations which is a special time just for me.
Hugs to everyone



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Wednesday, 29 July 2015


Good morning and welcome to my blog, well I'm getting organised today as it's my youngest son Ryan's 14th birthday tomorrow and we'll go down to his boarding school tomorrow night and take the boys out for dinner.  Where have those 14 years gone to as it only feels like yesterday that he was this cute little baby.

Today is Wednesday which means we have another 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Congratulation to this weeks winner and to our Top 3 cards great work everyone.

Because it's the end of the month we're using an old sketch 
by Arlana Patten.

Sketch 232 revisited

Here's my original card made for
Sweet Sketch Wednesday on 
13 November 2013 you can check out my posting here.

Here a sneak preview of inside my card and the out side.  This image I've used is Easter Lilies by Deedee's Digis.  I thought that this image would make a perfect Sympathy card as I never have any in stock and always have to make one when one is needed hopefully not very often.

Our sponsor this week is

Deedee's Designs

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Deedee Anderson from Deedee's Digis. Be sure and take a look at her shop. Like the badge says, wholesome digital stamps and papers that will make you smile! Also check out the Deedee's Digis Blog.

Deedee is offering our very lucky winner a
$15.00 Gift Certificate
 to spend at  Deedee's Digis

Don't forget to drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out what the rest of the design team haven created using Deedee's Digis.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Four white die cut leaf sprigs.

I've used the Embossing, Sentiment, Punches or Dies or
Pearls, Sentiment and Flowers or
Ribbon, Sentiment, Sparkle

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green American Craft Card Leaf
3. Design Card: By Bella Wedded

4. Image: Easter Lilies by Deedee Digi's
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools used as well as Glossy Accents for the vase.

7. Dies Used: Spellbinders

8. Die: By Cheery Lynn Leaves

9. Embellishments:  Wild Orchid flowers, Silver Corners, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Textile Textures, Flat Back Pearls, Silver Organza ribbon all from my stash. 

10. Sentiment: Computer Generated using Papyrus font.
11. Inside my card blank for a personal sentiment and verse and the back of my cards finishing touch.

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


Jennifer Bradley said...

Thank you for joining our challenge at Dream Valley, your sympathy card is gorgeous. Lovely detailing very tasteful. Hope you son has a lovely birthday. Jennifer DT member xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

A beautiful card inside & out! Just perfect for a sympathy card.
Thanks for playing in the Anything Goes challenge over at Eureka Stamps thi week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Kathie, your card is gorgeous. It is very elegant. Hope you have a wonderful dinner with your son!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card! Love your lilies Thanks for joining us this week with cheery Lynn designs

Joanna said...

Wow, Happy Birthday Ryan!! I'm with you tho', EVERY birthday that my youngest has I think, "how can you be this old?" Your card is beautiful. I love those white leaves … just the perfect embellishment for this card.

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card for a sad occassion. Nice image and colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Jacee said...

Fabulous work Kathie, I do love the green design, sweet little flowers, lovely
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Shawna Standish said...

What a wonderfully done sympathy card Kathie. It is sometimes so hard to convey such a message through a card design. But you, you nailed it with flying colors.. Your corner detail works beautifully with the shiny patterned paper. Your leaf and flower embellishments are so well placed keeping your eye moving around the composition to the wonderfully colored lily.. Excellent job and I want to thank you so much for joining us at BSCB!
Shawna -DT member

Eva said...

What a beautiful card...so love the colored image and all the pretty dies you used down to the corners. Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creation with beautiful colour combo's ....thanks for joining in our challenge of 'add a flower to your project', this is perfect...xx
{Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely sympathy card Kathie. Wonderful colours and design. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

anne said...

Gorgeous card Kathie, beautifully coloured and so many lovely embellishments.
Hope you have a lovely meal with your boys

crafty said...

Alovely card, both out and inside. Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Mary

Sandy Hulsart said...

Beautiful card, both inside and out. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Corina said...

Great coloured image and card! Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Heide said...

Kathie, What a lovely sympathy card. The vase looks wonderful with the glossy accents.

Where does the time go! The kids grow up so fast. I am trying to wrap my head around that Nic is off to college in 30 days! On another note...he is driving me crazy, not doing a thing to help around the house, because he is too tired after work. LOL! I told him welcome to my world!

Bonnie Taylor said...

Your card is gorgeous. The image and all design are so pretty. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at CC & CC. We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

Sue Hickey said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsie Daisy Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

sweetbloominscraps said...

Oh Kathie, both of these cards are so gorgeous! I always love to see your work! Hope Ryan had a nice birthday! It is hard to believe he is 14 now! The years certainly do fly!
Hugs, Judi