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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

JJ's Christmas Cheer

Good morning everyone and welcome to my blog.  I can't believe it's November already and only 36 days before we leave for Dubai, Ireland and then England and then onto Europe.  Yes we must be mad leaving our New Zealand summer for an English winter.  It's the only time of the we can do a trip like this with the boys on summer vacation.

Congratulations to our mighty All Blacks for winning the World Cup Rugby last weekend. Three times winners and back to back winners what more could a country ask for with only 4 million people in it.

On to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards, it was so nice to see more entries this week as we all put a lot of time and effort into our cards especially for you.

This week's Sketch 73
it's really easy and very effective.

Shots of JJ's Christmas Cheer in different positions as we all know what JJ is like!!!

This week we have one of our very favourite sponsors sponsoring us this week the wonderful Jodie Mackrell owner of 
Bugaboo Stamps. 

Bugaboo Stamps


Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seriously snarky to sugar sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!!  If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.

Jodie is offering over very lucky winner 

Now it's time to grab a coffee and check out what Team Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 have created using Bugaboo images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Kraft Card and Red Kaisercraft Card
3. Design Papers: Cream and Gold spot is Kaisercraft Christmas Book and Holy and Berries is by Anna Griffin
4. Image: JJ's Christmas Cheer
5. Colour Medium: Copics and Black, White and Green embossing pens and gels pens.

6. Tools Used.

7. Dies Used all Spellbinders.

8. Embellishments: A flower from my stash I've broken down and used a red button and twine, also a Silver Christmas Tree charm all from my stash.

9. Inside my card and the finishing touch of the back of my card.

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


Lisa Lynn said...

Kathie, your card is just too sassy. Love that charm, and great papers to go along with that image. It is wonderful that you are able to travel with your boys so enjoy it. My son is spending a lot of time with Grandma right now while he is at college in the same town as my parents. So he is visiting for meals and laundry, hehe. I'm glad that he does spend time with them.

Linda Anderson said...

What a great post Kathie at SSW2. I will have to share it with my son as he became a rugby fan while he was over in Australia.
Gorgeous card!! Your coloring is out of this world!!! Perfect little details as well. I especially love the flower and charm.


fabiola jaques said...

elle est super sympa Kathie, j'aime beaucoup ces JJ er celle ci est tellement sexy, parfaite pour un homme, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Joanna Moore said...

Not gonna lie, I'm a little jealous of your trip to Dubai. It's on my bucket list. Gorgeous card this week. JJ is so sassy anyway and you've done a great job making her even MORE with all the extras on your card. I love the pearl in her hair and silver buttons on her boots! Have a great week.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and a great fun image. Hope you have a fantastic trip....l leave UK for NZ next thursday for 3 weeks - my first visit and l am staying with family in Christchurch , they are showing me around my 1st week then l am travelling on my own for 4 days then back to my family for another week - really looking forward to it.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Christmas' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Heide said...

WOW! Sounds like a fun time..I bet you are all getting super excited about you trip. Ken has been to Dubai many time for business, Ireland and England would be such a dream for me, I would love to go. My hopes are when Mia graduates that I get to take her to Europe...mostly Paris. Since I will use her as my interpreter,LOL!
Your card is just gorgeous! Love all the embellishments that you added such as the tree charm and glossy accents. Have a super week. Hugs, Heide

Natasja's Kaarten said...

Awesome card! The image is great! And you colored her gorgeous! Thanks for joining our challenge at CCC digi creations blog! Good luck.

DT CCC digi creations

Deborah Frings said...

Genius card for a man! Love that image - she's sassy and fun, and beautifully coloured. Like the litte charm tree too. Thanks so much for playing along with our Pick a Previous Theme at 52CCT this week!

BTW - have a great trip!

Wedgie said...

Fab card! Love the image and your colouring.
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin, Wedgie xxx

Helene E said...

What a great image! And thank you so much for entering our Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week.

Cass said...

Super Christmas card. I do love JJ. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

April Cheetham said...

Great colouring and I love your background too! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

mixamatoasties said...

Fab card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


anne said...

This is so fun Kathie and your colouring is gorgeous. Love that flower embellishment too. Well done to New Zealand Rugby Union on winning the World Cup, we are followers of the other rugby code here so enjoying the three match series going on at the moment. Hope you are having a good week.
Hugs Anne x

Sue Hickey said...

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

Granmargaret said...

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

Crafty Pearly said...

Great image and a fabulous design. Thank you so much for joining us. Hugs Traci DT - CCC Digi Creations xx