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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Sketchy Candle

Good morning and welcome to my blog.
It's a beautiful spring morning here in New Zealand and it's countdown here before we leave on our trip and I think I'm going to have to start writing a list as I know I'll forget something that has to be done before we leave.

I'm sharing a photo of a vase of Sweet Peas I grew myself from seeds and nurtured to be able to pick this lovely vase on Saturday morning.  I just adore their colours and perfume.  They bring back childhood memories of my Dad always growing them for my Mum who also adored them.

Congratulations to this weeks winner they were lovely cards, great work everyone.
Now onto this weeks sketch which I love and is really easy and goes together very quickly.  I rotated it this week to fit my image by 90 degrees to the left and as you've seen the finished result.

Sketch #75

A quick peep of the inside of my card using our sponsor's image Sketchy Candle by 
DigiStamp Boutique.

This week our sponsor is Sally-Ann Hancock the owner of 
DigiStamp Boutique. 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.

Sally-Ann is offering our lucky winner 
Prize:   £10 voucher

to purchase images from her online store.
  You'll be spoilt for choice as there are so many to choose from and new images being added every month.
Check out her online store

And her Challenge Blog

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. 

Challenges I'm Entering:

Add A Die Cut / or Punch Shape
Lots of Layers , Sentiment, Pattern Paper
Use A Digi, Ribbon or Lace, Pattern Paper

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU 
2. Coloured Card: Red Ruby Slipper & Olive Green Palo Verde
3. Design Papers: Kaisercraft Christmas 12 x 12 pad

4. Image: Sketchy Candle by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Card is mounted on double sided foam Pop Dots

7. Sentiment: Computer generated and it's from an unknown source.

8. Tools Used.

9. Dies Used.

10. Glossy Accents for the Holy Leaves and hot dripping Candle Wax.

11. Embellishments:
Sentiment PC generated
Red Star from my stash
Cream Ribbon and Red flat backed Pearls all from my stash.
Corner Cut from a Fiskers  Corner Lace Punch

12.  Inside of the card and the back finishing touches.

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


sweetbloominscraps said...

Hello Kathie, Loving this beautiful candle Christmas card! The Star is a perfect embellishment and the glossy accents on the holly makes it look so real. Hope all is well on your home front! It so hard to believe that another year is about to end! Seems like the days pass so quickly. I envy your warm weather...guess I need to fly south! Have a great day!
Hugs, Judi

Joanna Moore said...

I agree with Judi ...I am so envious of your beautiful flowers and warm weather. I LOVE how you treated your ivy leaves. Seriously cool. Such a pretty card this week Kathie.

Jacee said...

Great card Kathie, love the papers, the candle's fab and what a lovely sentiment!
So there you are going into spring with lovely warm weather, you lucky thing, where as here at my end of old blighty it's blowing a gale, it's not too cold but the wind is whipping round, we nipped out this morning before it started and ended up getting wet through, now it doesn't seem to know when to stop! roll on spring for us too.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Darlene said...

WOW! Your card is awesome ... love the traditional colors/design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

P.S. Holy Moly, you grew those sweet peas from seed? They are GORGEOUS ... great job!

anne said...

This is just so elegant Kathie and the sentiment you have used is just perfect, I may have to borrow it :-).A gorgeous creation. The sweet peas are gorgeous too, They remind me of my dad too, I didn't grow any annual ones this year and missed their lovely fragrance in the house.
Hugs Anne xx

Lisa Lynn said...

WOW just stunning. Hope you are getting everything done. Just don't get so stressed that they you end up getting sick on your trip when you finally relax. There are only 24 hours in a day.

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Beautiful creation. Great job following the sketch. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas" challenge.

Lisa Mensing said...

Beautiful inside and out with a great sentiment. Thanks for playing along at Eureka! Stamps Anything Goes Challenge. Lisa DT

Natalie said...

beautiful project!
Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at Eureka stamps!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.

Michelle J M said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas card with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

Heide said...

What a stunning card! Love the colors.
Your sweet peas are beautiful, You have a great green thumb!
Hugs, Heide

Bettina L. said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card. Great design with the pearls and added ribbon, love your colouring and the sentiment is a perfect touch. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create and sorry for my a bit late comment. Hope to see you back with us this week as well. Bettina DT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

Jasmina said...

What a lovely and elegant card. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

Dorothy S said...

Such a lovely card - I really like your combination of colors and patterns. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.