Wednesday, January 21, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You - Sketch 18

Morning Folks and what a beautiful morning it is too...cold, frosty but most important of all bright....and today is a very special day ...the first day of the new presidency of Barak Obama....a momentous day for the whole world...not just the American people.
As I watched his Inauguration Speech....I was truly moved by the occasion..he is a skilful orator and communicates brilliantly with his audience...a humble unassuming man who cares about all the citizens of the USA regardless of creed or colour....he has a big mountain to climb but he brings hope to us all for peace and stability in the world. I wish him and all our buddies in the USA good wishes and here's to better times.
The sketch this week on 2 Sketches 4 You is from Kazan and what a fab sketch....great cards as always from Kazan and the Design Team.....they are such a brilliant source of inspiration.
I think I have turned the corner this week...my old enthusiasm has returned and I am back to enjoying what I do.....probably because I have lots of deadlines and I always think I work better under pressure...give me lots of time and I never seem to get out of the bit....and do you know what....the bulbs are peeking through in the garden.......a sign that Spring is on it's way.

and the matching envelope
Papers: Basic Grey Sugared Collection
Bling & Ribbon from my stash
I am in challenge mode now....so off to get a couple more done and the last of the DT stuff...see you all tomorrow for Sneaky Peek Thursday.....Hugs Kath xxxxxx

38 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Kath,
I just found your blog via OWOH and entered your draw, I saw this card of yours and just had to say it is just stunning, I will be back to see more.
Cheers Linda

Sue said...

beautiful - LOVE this especially making a matching envelope perfect

Dawny P said...

Ohhhh this is just sooooo beautiful Kath. I love the way it all sits together so nicely - very clever!!! And I love the sentiment - it IS precious, just like you my friend, and I'm glad your enthusiasm is returning, cos it is just plain old crappo when you get like that isn't it xxxxx

rae said...

Beautiful work Kath, I just ♥adore♥ this card and matching envie, and your amazing attention to detail. Fabulous take on Kazan's sketch!!

Alison said...

Stunning card Kath, absolutely stunning. Have a lovely day.

Beth said...

Oh wow Kath! This is so gorgeous! I love the flourishy swirly bits and the sentiment is so sweet! xx

Andrea said...

Hello Kath! this great card, as always! Beautiful! the colors and everything you've given him are fantastic!
I agree with you that the new U.S. president is important for all the world. In my country, Argentina, also live with hope that things will improve for all, and that peace prevails over all things.
Kath a hug! Happy Wednesday!

Unfading Spring said...

Just love your Card Kath, and those BG papers and that flower is just georgous.

thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.
Hope you got the ribbon OK.

Carol xx

Suzanne said...

Oh, this is Beautiful Kath!

Might just have a go myself now, you've inspired me!

Hugs Suze x

Desire Fourie said...

Hi Kath. You could not have put your thoughts on Barack better. I wholeheartedly, and I suppose the greater part of the world, agree with you. Your card is gorgeous and a great interpretation of the sketch. Love the colour combo. Can't believe you are witnessing the very first signs of Spring on your side, then we must start witnessing the very first signs of autumn here in Johannesburg, have not noticed it yet though. Hugs from Desire

Macpurp said...

this is beautiful! I love the matching envelope.
lovely card.
love tina x

Lesley said...

aww this is sooo beautiful!!!there is a little something for u on my blog!! luv n hugs Lesley xxx

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours! Hugs, Moni

Holly said...

Hi Kath
i love your card its so pretty, there is something for you on my blog
hugs
holly x
p.s pls give buddy a hug for me :)

Peet said...

Such a gorgeous creatyion, Kath!!! love every detail!!!
Hugs,
Peet

Heidi Van Laar said...

This card is absolutely stunning! I just love everything about it! And that matching envelope...fabulous!

simone said...

Gorgeous Kath. Really beautiful.
What bulbs are that? Don't they know it's only January? I have loads of tulips in the house at the moment, they are my favorite flower this time of year and I buy them every week the moment the christmas tree is back in it's box.
Eveline.

Eveline said...

Kath, I didn't check who was logged in but it's me who put in the comment and not my daughter Simone who started her own blog today and keeps sitting in front of the computer and logging me off.
Eveline.

Lorraine Robertson said...

Oh what a gorgeous take on this weeks sketch...
Aren't those sugared papers just delicious.. I've had mine out today & just can't get enough of them...

Look forward to tomorrow's creation..

Hugs
Lorraine xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow Kath what a beautiful card you have created here....Im all inspired by your blog xx thank you for sharing all your ideas xx chooks xx

Kazan Clark said...

Om-goodness Kath - can your work get anymore gorgeous. This is really beautiful (do I say this everytime!)
Hugs
Kazan

Amy said...

This is beautiful Kath......I love the flourishes. Nice take on the sketch, too.

Tonya said...

Beautiful work! I have that Basic Grey line, and love it! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Daniela said...

Beautiful card.

Lea L. said...

So very pretty...I just love the layers of accents! Great job with the sketch!

~Lea

cheryln said...

completely gorgeous! wow! love this so much!

Kim Piggott said...

Kath what can I say but just stunning!
Your choice of papers and detail is pure perfection!
hugs
kim x

Frida said...

Gorgeous card !!!

Martha said...

How do you do it?? Love your card again!
You are so talented.
I bought that paper also. Can't wait to use it.
Martha

Allison said...

love all the layers bits and pieces and colours of this card Kath- just fab
AllisonX

karen said...

Very pretty

Sonia said...

So pretty. Love this so much.. Great Job with the Sketch.

Sonia (Sony) :)

Maria Matter said...

Wow,this is beautiful Kath! Love the swirls...great take on the sketch!
Glad you're feeling your mojo again!
Blessings, Maria

Aussieleigh said...

Beautiful Kath!

Aussieleigh said...

Love it, its scrumptious!

Deanna said...

Hello this is gorgeous!

Mrs J said...

Kath, your card is truly beautiful! Gorgeous sentiment and such amazing attention to detail - you a one very talented lady! Oh, love the matching envelope too!
Hugs Sarah x

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Gorgeous!

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