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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Lady Flowerbug Love

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Thank you to all my followers this week for your lovely messages. I'm now in my 3rd week of this dreaded flu, I've been to the doctor and I'm on a full course of antibiotics and if that doesn't clear it up, I then have to finish it off with Prednisone what more does a girl want.
I did go out last week to a fundraiser movie night to a chick flick, Bad Mom's I so wish I wasn't sick because I could have laughed more, I was worried that if I laughed too much I would have a coughing fit and wouldn't be able to stop, which would annoy the hell out of everyone else and also weakens your bladder.  I would love to go and see it again once I'm better for even a better laugh.  
We also celebrated Liam's 17th birthday on Saturday, wow where have those years gone, he didn't want a birthday cake, but a triple chocolate cheesecake.  Which I must say myself it was rather yummy.

Liam's 17th Birthday Cheesecake
Chocolate Biscuit Base
Dark Chocolate layer
Milk Chocolate layer
White Chocolate with a Flake broken into it layer.
Crushed Flake on Top
17 in Dark Chocolate Maltesers

Congratulations to the winner over at 
great work everyone this week.

This week we have a rather simple but very effective sketch by Sally.

Sketch # 97

Here's a couple of pictures of my card using our wonderful sponsors image Lady Flower Bug Love by Bugaboo Stamps.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Jodie Mackrell
the owner and illustrator 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.

Our lucky winner will receive

with that prize there's no excuse I want to see heaps of entries this week, fancy being able to choose 7 free digis.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created this week using Bugaboo Images especially just for you over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Pink Bubblegum, Sea Foam by Kaisercard
3. Design Paper: Blue Floral Flat by K & Co

4. Image: Lady Flowerbug Love by Bugaboo Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics, White, Green & Blue gel pens
6. Tools Used


Glossy Accents for the red heart.

8. Dies Used

9. Embossing folder used inside and outside of my card.

10. Embellishments:

a. Butterfly from my stash made from feathers
b. Double sided ribbon
c. d. Gems from my stash.


Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.


Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card Kathie. Really cute image and the backing papers are lovely. Your colouring looks amazing and your butterfly is totally gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Diane said...

Very pretty, you have really made those flowers 'come to life'!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT

Birgit said...

What a pretty card and adorable image to color up so perfectly! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge.

Darlene said...

Awe ... what a sweet creation! Beautiful coloring and fun composition! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘RIBBONS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Joanna Moore said...

Well rats, Kathie. Being sick is no fun. I did admit to giggling a bit about the coughing fit and the bladder control. Ugh, that is the WORST thing about motherhood! I am sending warm wishes for improved health your way. Three weeks is too long for the flu. Liam's cheesecake looked amazing. I have a hard time getting my cheesecake not to crack. I'm too picky about how things look I suppose. I have to make another double batch of cookies today. I don't know what it is, but I can't seem to keep up with the demand of my three boys.

I love the pretty colors on your card this week (turquoise, pink and orange are gorgeous together) and your butterfly embellishment is super pretty too.

anne said...

Oh Kathie, that cheesecake looks gorgeous, I could just eat a slice ( I am struggling with the diet at the moment- can you tell?)
Sorry that you are still under the weather, that's pants and I know exactly what you mean about the bladder lol!
I love your card this week, those papers are gorgeous and I love these flower images from Bugaboo. I think I'll have to have this one too.

Judy Woodland said...

Such a sweet little card with all the bright colors. I love it!! Great take on the photo challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!! So sorry you have been feeling poorly, hope you are on the mend. Oh, and happy birthday to Liam...he is one lucky guy to get that wonderful cake!!

Heide said...

What a sweet fun colorful card. Such fun colors.

That cake looks super yummy, you get the mom of the year award! I forgot to take pictures of Nic's cake or the birthday dinner....UGH!!!

Have a super week. Hugs, Heide

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Dewi Lestari said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

cm said...

How adorable are those ladybug flowers and your colouring is incredibly impressive! So many lovely details on your card...delightful! As for the cheesecake: YUM! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Cupcake Inspirations!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card, such a fun image and lovely colours.
Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
My Personal Blog: Crafting with Cotnob

Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous card - such a pretty design and so perfectly done. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Lisa Lynn said...

Kathie, this card is just stunning and amazing! Love the colors. I am so sorry that you had to go on Prednisone and I'm sure that affected your sleep, mood and wanted to make you eat everything in site. I just hope it does the trick to get rid of the crud you have. That cake looks so yummy and hope you had a wonderful celebration with Liam. It's amazing how fast they grow up. I will keep you in my prayers to feel better this week!!!

Anonymous said...

Adorable image and beautiful colour combo. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for joining us for the ATG challenge at Digi Choosday.
Gail Digi Choosday DT

Nancy said...

What a pretty card, Kathie! I really like the colors you used, and it's a wonderful design!
Thanks for joining our Digi Choosday Challenge at Polkadoodles! :o)

Granmargaret said...

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

tanya miller said...

Simply adorable.Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Anything Goes Challenge (DT). We look forward to seeing your makes each week. Good luck xx