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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Raggedy Boo

Welcome to my blog I do hope everyone has had a great week.
Well my boys are currently on a school break with another two weeks to go.  Both of them had assignments to do and study for their exams and both trying to put it off until the following day.

It's Wednesday today which means it's the middle of the week, it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and we have a new winner and top 3 congratulations ladies.

It's the end of the month which means we're recycling at sketch from the past, Sketch #176 which was design by Arlana Patten and was featured on 17th October 2012.

Sketch #176

I've rotated the sketch 90 degrees to fit my image in.

A brief preview of the card.

Here's my card which was made for Sketch #176 and featured on
17 October 2012.
  This week we're lucky enough to be working with

Lacy Sunshine Stamps

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 color, 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.

Our lucky winner will receive 
Prize:  3 images 
of the winners choice from
Lacy Sunshine on line store.

Don't forget to check our the rest of the design teams creations created especially for you over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Pearls or Gems, Lace / Ribbon, Die-Cuts
Markers used for colouring my image and Ink was used to colour my white ribbon blue.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons "Rag Doll" 1964

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Denim and Khaki  
3. Design Papers: Upstairs Downstairs called Mistress and Magnolia Grove Kaisercraft.
4. Image: Raggedy Boo by Lacy Sunshine Stamps.

5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Embellishments:
Handmade lace flower, flat back pearls, navy and cream brad and lace from my stash.

7. Tools:

8. Inside and the back of my card.

Take care and have a wonderful week and happy crafting.


Lisa Lynn said...

Super cute! Love that image, your coloring and your color choice. Hopefully you are getting to spend time with the boys if they are procrastinating. My son actually called me on Monday and he was visiting his Grandma to do his laundry. Have a great week.

Heide said...

Kathie, Such a pretty card, love the lacy flower that you made and your coloring is fantastic! Have a super week. Thanks for the great post this week over at SSW2. Hugs, Heide

Sharla said...

This is just darling, what a super cute image and I love the colors you used! Thank you for joining us at our Bingo challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!!

Joanna M. said...

Goooo All Blacks!! Be sure to let us know how your team does. Great post (and good idea to post the rules within the text) Beautifully colored as usual. I love that turquoise color too. Very striking!

Linda Anderson said...

Oh this sure is adorable Kathie!! What great colors, one of my favorite color combos. What a beautiful lace flower too. Gorgeous all around. Enjoy your time with the boys.


Jacee said...

Wow Kathie, I'm in love with your gorgeous lace flower, it's so lovely and finishes off your fabulous card perfectly!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Anet's Crafting said...

Such a lovely card Kathie, but at All Dressed Up we only accept cards where Wendy's All Dressed Up images are used. We would love to have you make one with Wendy's All Dressed Up Image and share it with us. Anet DTx

~ginny said...

Love how you did your "aura" around your image Kathie! The dots of brown and a few blue ones is really effective with the color palette used in your image. Thank you for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [#142 – ATG / Use Sapphire]
Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

Dawn said...

I love both of your cards Kathie!
Thanks for sharing with us at Eureka Stamps for our Anything Goes challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn x

crafty said...

Beautifully coloured image and a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Messy Mamma said...

Wow thanks for all the close ups so we can admire all the detailed elements to your card! Thanks for joining us with your lovely creation at SouthernGirls this week! Lauren DT xo

Diane Louise J said...

You've made a beautiful card, gorgeous image, papers and crochet flower... thanks for entering it into Crafty Friends 'Pick a Tune' Challenge. Good song choice. Hope to see you again in our next challenge. Good Luck.
Hugs Diane Louise (DT)

anne said...

Gorgeous card Kathie, lovely colour scheme and I really like the lace flower you made.
Anne x

Claudia Rogier said...


Lovely card. But for the challenge of All Dressed Up you need to use a digi of All Dresed Up. Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up. I hope to see you again in ou next challenge. Running a little bit late in commenting, sorry.

DT All Dressed Up

Anonymous said...

Fabulous coloring! I love the shading around Boo! :) Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and we look forward to having you play with us again.
Tammy DT

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Lovely creation, I love the colors you chose for this one and great use of the sketch! I am the newest follower to your blog. So happy to see you playing along in our Something New Challenge at Digi Choosday! Hugs:) Audrey DT

Emma said...

What a great card, thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for our ‘Something New’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x