Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #127

Hello Sweet Sketch Wednesday followers.
  This is Kathie posting this week for


from Pukekohe in the North Island of New Zealand.
Well Spring has sprung here in New Zealand, we are having some amazing days some are very warm and the others are very changeable, typical Spring weather.  If you were in the South Island during the weekend it Snowed and for us in the North Island Friday & Saturday were lovely days and Saturday evening was really cold it felt a little like winter again.  Sunday I was off to play Tennis with my boys and it rained all day so they were very disappointed.  I was also NOT as I knew they would beat me.

New Zealander's are still coming down to earth after our wonderful
"All Blacks"
 won the world cup in Rugby.  They waited for 24 years to win this Trophy and now it's come home where it belongs again and will stay in 
New Zealand for another 4 years.
We are the Champions of the World.

The "All Blacks" doing the Haka before every game.
If you've never seen the Haka performed it runs shivers
 down your spine and makes your hairs on your arms stick up.
If you've never seen it performed before here's a YouTube
link for you to be entertained.

2011 Haka

2008 Haka

Haka (singular is the same as plural: haka) is a traditional ancestral war cry,dance or challenge from the Maori People of New Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment.  The New Zealand Rugby Team's practice of performing a haka before their matches has made the dance more widely known around the world.

It's only 6 1/2 weeks away until Christmas so it's time to get a move on and finish those Christmas Cards and Christmas shopping.

For those of you who are new to our blog, we welcome you to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge!
 We are so happy to have you join us!

 And for our loyal followers of
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
 we welcome you back and thank you for your ongoing support!!!

The Grand Prize Winner of last weeks challenge is:

*****CHRISSIE #15*****

Congratulations! Please contact Arlana at to claim your prize! Be sure to grab your Grand Prize Banner along the sidebar to proudly display on your blog!
And the Top Three are as follows, drum roll please:
1. Jemina's Jem (Sue) #17
2. Sabina #18
3. Samantha #41
Be sure to grab your Top Three Banner on the sidebar! Congratulations to you too!
Sketch #127
Image an Oval set in a Circle

 Our wonderful sponsor this week is
 Gerda from


 and our 
Grand Prize Winner of this challenge will receive 

4 Digi's
 of your choice
Wow, you can't beat that!

Don't for get to drop by Stampfairy  and have a look and all their new and exciting images they are so much fun to work with.


Well it's time to see what our Delightful Deva's have created for you this week, we have one amazing Design Team.

Michelle from Michelle's Blog and Cards

Patti from Paper Creations

Jeannie from Dragonfly Journey

Genevieve from Genevieve's Creations

Sharon from Inklined to Stamp

Nancy from Mulberry Station

Jacki from Paper Moments

Linda from Stamper Touch

Arlana from Sweetberry Designs

Kathie from Kathie'z Kardz



To play along this week is really simple:

1. Create a card using the sketch of the week. You may use any stamp or element you have to create your card, however if you have any Stampfairy images, we'd love to see what you can do with them.

2. If posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch #127.

3. Add a link on your blog to Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

4. Post your card along with the link.

5. Sign into Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your card on your site

6. Be sure to leave a comment here as we love hearing from you. You must do this to be considered for the Grand Prize.

Thanks so very much to everyone who joined us last week. We truly love seeing the creativity that all of you bring to our challenges.  Everyone did such a great job and we're really looking forward to seeing what you do with
Arlana's Fabulous sketch this week with Sketch #127. 

The most important thing of all is to
 Have Fun!!!!


Hugs to everyone



  1. Another fabulous aray of cards!! Our DT really has been rockin and rollin...theya re all so beautiful. Thanks you Kathie for the wonderful post. And, congrats on the All Blacks winner the World Cup. Thanks to Gerda for the use of your adorable images. Hope everyone has an amazing week!!
    Hugs Nancy

  2. Congrats to our top 3 and winner for this week. We love seeing your work, everyone! DT, wowzers, you all have your mojo going full tilt! Kathie, that was a super post and congrats to your team and loved the video! Thanks Gerda for the use of your wonderful images. Looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations this week.

  3. An oval in a circle - what a creative sketch this week, Arlana! Such cute images from Stampfairy, too. The DT has done a great job with them.

  4. Wow!!! The DT cards are wonderful, and the oval in a circle, talk about thought provoking!!

    See you soon.

    Anne-Marie x x

  5. Good morning everyone, I got home late last night after a board meeting I checked our sites to make sure scheduler worked and went to bed without commenting. So I'm up this morning to do the job. Thank you so much Gerda for being our sponsor, I love working with your image as they are so much fun and it's very much appreciated. Arlana thanks for another wonderful sketch to work with.
    Wishing everyone a wonderful week crafting.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  6. Good afternoon everyone. Wow look at all the fablous Dt cards this week. I love see all the fun cards each week. We are just so cleaver!!!
    My Dt Rocks. Thanks Gerda for sponsoring us this week. To our player we loveing seeing your creation too. Big thanks to Kathie for such a wonderful Post. Have a sweet week ladies!!!

  7. thank you so much for picking my card as a top 3, I will proudly display the badge on my blog

    Great cards ladies, I hope to find time to join in this week too:)

    sue (Jemima's Jems)

  8. Its an honour to be picked for your Top 3 Thank you soooooo very much!!

    The Rugby was AWESOME and the All Blacks deserved to win! brilliant game! LOVE Rugdy!

    Thanks for another awesome sketch this week! :0)
    Brilliant cards girls simple stunning! :0)

  9. wow ~ that's so interesting kathie..and love that haku ~ such team spirit!

    congrats to last week's winners! fabulous work!

    and thanks again for another great sketch and inspiration this glad i got to play along ~ have an awesome week ladies!

  10. Great sketch, the DT's went all out for this one.

  11. Not managed to join in for a few weeks :( so had to find time and join you for this wonderful sketch!
    Beautiful cards from the DT x

    Jenny xx

  12. Fabby cards ladies.. lovin the sketch xx

  13. Love the creations by the DT. The inspiration is without question some of the best. Love visiting here just for the inspiration.

  14. Yay the All Black! It's been a long time coming, but I'm so glad they did it!

    Thanks for another fabulous sketch!


  15. Kathie as a huge rugger fan I love your post and was so pleased when the All Blacks won :) Those guys look amazing doing the Haka the passion on their faces is always so clear to see.
    When England won it 8 years the Webb Ellis trophy was taken on tour around England to various rugby tournaments & clubs which was lovely as so many of the youngsters got to see it IRL.
    Gorgeous cards as always ladies and thanks for another fabby sketch
    hugs Mandy xx

  16. Congrats to the winners from last week. Great inspiration from the DT.

  17. Thank you for the fabulous sketch!! Y'all always have the most interesting sketches...definitely my favorites. =D DT, absolutely wonderful job!!

  18. Great DT inspiration
    Thanks Julie P

  19. Wow, another wonderful sketch!!! I just love them and can't wait to see the next one! Beautiful cards from all of you ladies! I just entered mine.