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Wednesday, 26 August 2015


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  The last Friday in August in New Zealand is Daffodil Day.  My son Liam was born on Daffodil Day Friday 27th August 1999 and tomorrow he turns sweet 16.

What is Daffodil Day?

The Cancer Society of New Zealand’s Daffodil Day symbolises hope for 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected by cancer. Since 1990, this iconic event has inspired people to come together and support the Cancer Society’s work. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand. 
Donations go towards vital scientific research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer, as well as providing a wide range of support services, education and awareness campaigns / programmes for people affected by cancer in our area. Whether it’s buying daffodils / donating to our street collectors, purchasing our merchandise, or making a donation by text / phone / online, every gift counts.

My card has been made with thoughts for one of my sisters in Australia who has Lung Cancer and is battling this terrible disease.
So when I saw this wonderful image and knew that Doodle Pantry were sponsoring us for the last week in August, it was perfect to celebrate Daffodil Day.   I think this image is stunning and in the download you receive an orange and yellow, yellow and yellow and a white and orange pre-coloured Daffodil images as well and the outline image which I coloured with copics.  It also contains 
Sweet pea's which are one of my very favourite flowers with such wonderful perfumes.

Congratulations to last weeks winner and to our top 3 cards, great work everyone.
This week we're using a blast from the past it was Sketch # 141 and then Sketch #185-141 and we're revisiting again today which I'm so pleased about as it's one of Arlana Patten's sketches and my very favourite sketch by her.

Sketch #185

Here's my cards from the past and you can see them here.

Here's this weeks card and this time I used a different punch in my squares.

Here's a sneak preview of the inside of my card.

Our sponsor this week is Laurie Wilson the owner and illustrator of
Doodle Pantry.


Doodle Pantry takes pride in creating a diverse selection of doodling styles, like realistic or whimsical, and all of which are family and kid friendly illustrations.  We hope you enjoy our wide variety of styles for every family occasion!

This week Laurie is offering our very lucky winner a

to spend on images of their choice.

I totally adore Doodle Pantry images and there's something for everyone to choose from, from her amazing online store.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and check out what they've created using Doodle Pantry images over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:
Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: African Daisy Bazzill (Yellow)
3. White SU Dry Embossed with Swiss Dots
4. Image: Daffodil by Doodle Pantry

5. Colour Medium: Copics

6.  Tools used for this  card.

7. Dies used on this card.

8. Embossing folder Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug.

9. Embellishments: Orange organza ribbon, gold gems, gold metal corners and orange organza bow.

9. Three different punches used for these squares.

10. Here's the view of the inside of the card

Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.


Anne Wilding said...

Hi Kathie. Love the theme and the design of this card. Thanks for joining the CCC Digi challenge. Anne W DT.

Lisa Lynn said...

Kathie, love how you put the ribbon through the die cut on your gorgeous card. The gold corner are so elegant. I have done oncology nursing nursing for many years and cancer just sucks! You image is beautiful and it is for a good cause. BTW - there is no Mr. Linky on the SW2 site for the new images. Have a good week.

Lisa J said...

Great colour choices and a fabulous inside! Thanks for sharing with us. Lisa DT CCC Digi Creations

anne said...

Just gorgeous Kathie, love everything about it and especially the squares with the ribbon threaded through.
Anne x

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful and elegant card Kathie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

chrissy xx said...

Such GORgeous colours and design inside and out..
LOving your dies too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at
QKR Stampede.

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely stunning, Kathie! Love your color combo and the card design is magnificent. I want to say thanks so much for playing in our Die Cuts challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck and I hope we see you again in our next challenge.
NanaConnie DT

Jacee said...

Wonderful card Kathie, love the daffodil, gorgeous colors, so bright and cheery, just want you want for such a worthy cause.
Happy Birthday to your Son too!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

julie1 said...

all beautiful cards thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again take care xx

karalschuknecht said...

Great card, so pretty and such great die cuts. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

Cindy said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz.

Linda Anderson said...

Absolutely stunning Kathie! Love your beautiful daffodil all in its glorious oranges and yellows. Those punched squares are so elegant, positively stunning.


Heide said...

Kathie, Gorgeous! i love what you did with the ribbon and the punched squares and your colors are spot on! Have a super weekend. Hugs, Heide

Lillian A said...

Pretty daffodil, but then I see your design works with any and all flowers, along with coordinating colors. Love them all. Thank you for entering our anything goes challenge at Love To Scrap.

Natalie said...

such wonderful cards! Your design is beautiful!
Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

Helen said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our 'Dies or Punches' challenge.
Hugs Helen P x

Cazro said...

A stunning collection of die cut cards. I adore your daffodil card. Lovely way to use the dies with the ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow. Caz DT.

Joanna Moore said...

Wow, I love how you threaded the ribbon through the punched squares -- such an elegant card. Happy Birthday to Liam too! I didn't realize that your son and Heide's daughter are so close in age. Sorry about your sister, my sister had breast cancer and it truly IS a terrible disease. I love the idea of Daffodil Day. I wish we had something like that here.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.