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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Queen Anne's Lace

Merry Christmas from
New Zealand
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Only 4 more sleeps everyone and it's Christmas here in 
New Zealand we're the first country in the world to celebrate Christmas and yes you guessed it, it's summer here so a lot of people that have never travelled would find it hard to think that the northern hemisphere are all dress up in their winter woollies and some countries have snow.
So of course if we're the first country to celebrate Christmas we're also the first country to read the new 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 posting for this fortnight.
Thanks to everyone for last fortnights entries I loved all your creativity.  This fortnights post will run to the 4th of January where Anne will have a special post for you and the next sketch challenge will be on 18th January giving all the DT's a well deserved breaks with their family and friends.

Now onto this months challenge 
Use your favourite sketch from 2016 
Number 80 onwards'
I've used sketch #103 and rotated it once anticlockwise.
Sorry I should have used an oval which I did with my first image and then remade it and used the wrong die, so mine is a rectangle oval sorry that's another story.....

Sketch # 103

I love the simplicity of this sketch which shows off all of those wonderful design papers and not covered up by an image.

Here's some other views of my card.

You all would have seen Queen Anne's Lace which is a weed in New Zealand and grows on the side of the country road.
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The Queen Anne’s lace herb grows from a taproot, which looks much like a carrot and is edible when young. This root can be eaten alone as a vegetable or in soup. However, there is a similar-looking plant, called the poison hemlock (Conium maculatum), which is deadly. Many people have died eating what they thought was the carrot-like root of Queen Anne’s lace plant. For this reason, it is vitally important to know the differences between these two plants, though it’s probably safer to avoid eating it altogether. Fortunately, there is a simple way to tell the difference. Both poison hemlock and its cousin, fool’s parsley (Aethusa cynapium) smell distgusting while Queen Anne’s lace smells just like a carrot. In addition, the stem of the wild carrot is hairy while the stem of poison hemlock is smooth.

This fortnight we're using one of my very favourite designers
Tammy Thompson the illustrator and owner of
A Day For Daisies.

A Day for Daisies Bio.
A Day For Daisies began as a small token to a constant need to create. Pairing a love of whimsical illustration, with a tidy graphic design background, Tammy S Thompson, produced her first stamp designs, introducing irresistibly sweet stamps to crafters around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful world around us, she strives to express the happiness and gratitude she feels in each stamp design she creates.
Presently, A Day For Daisies has grown to over 3,000 Digital Stamps with a quickly expanding line of Best Loved Clear Polymer. A Day For Daisies has been published and awarded over the years for innovative and unique designs created to inspire the crafting community. With a whole team behind her now, she remains passionate about illustration, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to her customers. A Day For Daisies thanks you for your ideas, comments, and creativity!

The lucky winner will receive a 
$12 gift voucher 
to use in Tammy's online store

and also her 

you could enter your card here is you used one of her images.
Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team and see what they have created using Tammy's wonderful images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: White Linen by Clairefontaine 
2. Coloured Card: Lily Pond
3. Design Papers: Botanical Notes by Trimcraft

4. Image: Queen Anne's Lace
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools Used:

7. Glossy Accents:
For the Mason Jar

8. Dies Used:

9. Finishing Touches:

Take care everyone wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year and happy crafting.


SewPaperPaint said...

This is so very lovely! Merry Christmas, Autumn

Lisa Lynn said...

Great photos Kathie. Your card is just gorgeous as usual. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with the boys. I will see my daughter, but my son traveled to South Carolina for his job since Thanksgiving here so not sure when he will be back yet.

Heide said...

Kathie, What a beautiful card, you do such a great job with the flowers. Your papers are just perfect. Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Hugs, Heide

Blue Daisy said...

Love this - your colouring is great!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! Merry Christmas!

Linda Anderson said...

How gorgeous Kathie!! Love your card and the picture. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


sweetbloominscraps said...

Love your Queen Anne's Lace card! Your papers couldn't be any more perfect! Subtle yet gorgeous! Yes, I've seen this plant many a time and enjoyed it's beauty. Merry Christmas! Ours is a sleep away!
Hugs, Judi

Arlene said...

Lovely card. Your dotted method works perfectly with this image. Beautifully done.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Cicci With the Pen said...

So beutiful colours !!
A wonderful creation !!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
Through The Craft Room Door
this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Cicci
DT member at TTCRD
Cicci With The Pen {My Blog}

Joanna M. said...

So pretty Kathie. I hope that you and ALL your boys have a wonderful time at the beach.

Heather said...

Beautiful!!! That image is gorgeous! I've never seen Queen Anne's Lace with any color in it; ours is all white. Love your layout and the papers you used. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.