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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A rollercoaster week.!!

Hi guys, 
 sorry for being a little quiet... its been busy here for me... 
I had to step down from the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog earlier this week as i have been offered a new job, and I will be tied up with the change that comes with all that .I must say I have really enjoyed working with the willow Designs.. I love those lil owls.. and I will miss all the DT girls..mwah ! x
so, I am preparing for the start of my new job, lots of training ahead.!
AND... I applied for the Passion for Promarkers Dt team a little while ago..you know I love my markers.. I could colour all day !! 
So, I am thrilled to announce that I am on the team !! Yay!!!! My term starts in January, and I can't wait to get cracking !!!
In fact there is a fabby sketch on the challenge this week set by the lovely Tracy ...




... and the fabby prize is  stamps by Sugar Nellie from funkykits.. awww man.. I wish I could enter.. I loves me Sugar Nellies!!!!
So, what you waiting for get entering... oh .. and I will be back later with my next card 


Hugs xxx

Monday, 28 November 2011

Craft your passion - tis the Season

Hi guys... a beginning of another week.. lots happening on the work front, but not shaping as i'd like :-(... but it will all fall in place ...
 Just a quick card today for the Craft your passion challenge.. Tis the season.
 This is another commissioned card..using the lovely Lili of the valley stamp." Baby's first Christmas " the papers are first Edition, and he is coloured with my Promarkers






i just love those heart shaped cookies on the papers...and i love the combo of blue and kraft...






so, i hope my friend will like this for her Grandson... I have added a tinkling little bell on the jute bow ...
I am entering this in..
1.craft your passion - Tis the Season
2.Bunny Zoe's Crafts - anything Christmas with pearls
3.Karens Doodles- Non traditional Christmas colours 
4.Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - Christmas  with kraft
5.Addicted to stamps - Christmas card
6.Lollipop Crafts - B is for ....Baby


 thats all for tonight.. I hope you will join me again for my next card... I really appreciate you company.
 hugs xx

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Crafty Catz Christmas Challenge- Snowmen

Hi guys.. happy weekend !
well, firstly a card to share.. one of many that i have been making for orders...
I am entering this in Crafty Catz Christmas challenge , where the theme is "Snowmen " .
here is my card...





 the papers , apart from the largest of the polkadots are from MME "breeze", the flowers are Prima, and believe it or not.. they are a similar shade to the papers, honest!
The stamp is from Funkykits.. called  "Christmas Garland" , coloured with my markers.. and a little glitter to finish








I would like to enter this in...
1.Crafty Catz Christmas challenge- Snowmen
2.Fairy tale challenge - Christmas
3.Phindy's Place- sprinklin of snow
4.Patties Creations- Christmas
5.Stampin with the dragon -anything goes Christmas 


... and for the update on my news... I was off to an interview that day... and I got the job!!! Yay!!!
So, I am gonna be a busy in the next few weeks... 
Thanks so much for popping by...  please call again soon ...


Hugs xx

Friday, 25 November 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge- Red, white & Green

Hello Everyone... happy Friday! 
 Its Polkadoodles challenge day !!!!!
this week the challenge is from the lovely Miria , and she asks us to create something with the colours "Red, White &Green", and this week is a Stashbox  stamp week , so I get to use a stamp from one of my favourite brands .."Lili of the Valley"








 this little fella is called "James the bear- In the snow ", he is coloured with my promarkers, and glittered....
 The papers are from The Paper craft Boutique Vol; 2 "creative Christmas"




I have punched out loads of snowflakes , and created a frame, the ribbon & buttons are from stash...


Now don't forget to pop over to the Polkadoodles blog and check out the rest of my teamies creations....


I am entering this in...
1. the house that stamps built  -Christmas & a snowflake
2.sisterhood of crafters - Polkadots
3.Sassy Cheryls' - Anything goes
4.Lili of the Valley - Anything goes 
5.Cutie pie challenge- Bears
6.delightful challenges - Red & Green 


Thanks for popping by... I will be back tomorrow with more Christmas creations..
 Hugs xx

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Willow sketchie Challenge- 24th november

Hi guys.. happy Thursday!
Time for another Willow sketchie Challenge from the lovely Clairebears . , with the added recipe of Buttons & Bows..




this week using the Walter & Winnie does Christmas cd.. here is my card..






 I have used the "Walter & Winnie does Christmas " cd.. there are still so many more lovely papers to use yet :-)




I have coloured fabby Walter "keeping Warm " in his Christmas stocking with my Promarkers... I have cut him out and 3-D'd him on my layout.. I have folded some ribbon to make bows and added some buttons...
 I am entering this in...
1.I love Promarkers - Anything goes...
2.Little red wagon - Christmas 
3. Papercraft star.. -Anything goes 
4.Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes 
5. the crafty pad- red , green & Gold (hearts on stocking)

Thank  so much for joining me today... do pop over a see the rest of the willow dt's designs 
 Hugs xx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Pollycraft Challenge- Christmas fun!

Hi Guys.. how are y'doing...?
 Well. a busy week at work so far.. Phew ! its busy... 
So, just a quick post today... I would like to share my entry for one of my fav challenges- The Pollycraft Challenge
 This time it lasts for 4 weeks.... so plenty of time to get your entries in !!! the theme is "Christmas Fun!"
 Here is mine...









Now.. I don't know if you have seen the Complete Cardmaking with your pc mag on the shelves... but its one not to miss.. the freebies n that are awesome... for a start 70 - yes 70 Pollycraft digi'S.... !!!and nitwits, and funkyhand. Which is where my papers are from... "Twelve Crafters" Then the image is a freebie on the cd too !!!! Coloured with my markers , and popped on the card . A few snowflakes and buttons to finish...






 I printed another sheet of the papers to finish the inside.. so easy ..
so , i'm entering in..
1.Pollycraft challenge- Christmas fun
2.Digital Tuesday - Sparkle & shine
3.Everybody art Challenge- Christmas card
4.Papertake weekly - Christmas crackers
5.Cherful stamp pad- Santa's hat
6. whoopsi Daisy- anything goes @ Christmas 

Thanks for stopping by, and all you kind comments...
 Busy day again tomorrow, But a big appointment for me in the morning.. I will tell you more when i can :-)
Hugs xx

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Crafty Emma's challenge- Snowflakes

Hi all....
 How did your  weekend go? ... well I have managed to get quite a lot of my cards done :-) so I can relax a little .. and maybe this Christmas i won't be making mine the day before Christmas Eve..lol!
That means lots of cards to share.. so , I hope you don't get bored!!!
So I will start with one that fits nicely into Crafty Emma's Challenge .. This week the theme is snowflakes   .








...now i have used a mix & Match here... the papers I have had ages.. from the lovely Martine @ My Craft Table.... I don't even think she blogs anymore, which is a shame as her papers are fab... I have used them lots..
The image is Polkadoodles , from the Magical winter cd . He is from part two....Coloured with my Promarkers... and glittered lots ...( in fact I didn't realise how mush till I took the pics..lol!










 the lighting is a bit pants... Its been foggy here all day... 
So, I am entering this in..
1.Crafty Emma's challenge- Snowflakes
2.2 Sisters - Let it sparkle
3.Crafty Calender - Winter Wardrobe 
4.Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge- Music ( i like to think he has headphones on  and is dancing?but the words on the paper are from winter wonderland)
5.Ellephantastic Challenge- Weather related 
6.Just some lines - tic, tac, toe.  ( glitter, digi, punch)


Thanks for calling by so late on a Sunday evening... if you are like me .. its a good time to have a mooch around and see what everyone has been up to.. Back soon with more Christmas cards..


 Hugs xx

Saturday, 19 November 2011

The Sugarbowl challenge- Gayle's sketch



Hi guys... How are you all...
Me?
 I am frantically trying to keep up with all the orders for Christmas cards.. 
If I can get a chunk done this week end i can relax... 
So, just a quick card to share.... As you know I love my Sugar Nellie stamps .. and i am using a lot to make my cards this year... Today I have used Warm Winter Wishes which is out of stock at the moment, but I was pleased to see you can get it as a digi for a short time.. instant gratification... Yay! 



So... that papers are MME Lost & found "Breeze". The image is coloured with my promarkers..
And the lace & button are from stash. the snowflake is a Spellbinder die.



i really do think this wee couple are so sweet ! 
Well, I am entering this in..the sugarvowl , following Gayle's sketch., and...
1.The Sugarbowl- Gayle's sketch
2.crafty catz - Snowflakes
3.Floweret- Christmas
4.Wags & Whiskers - Christmas
5.Winter wonderland - Cute Christmas  
6.Moving along with the times - Let it snow ( 2nd entry)

Thanks for popping by my blog today.. hope you will come back soon ..i have lots more to share...
 hugs xxx

Friday, 18 November 2011

Crafters companion challenge - Let it snow


Hi all... the weekend is upon us... Yay!
 today i would like to share another commissioned card . I gave this one a vintage feel , using those fabby MME Lost & Found Christmas papers.. love these...!!!! 
The background dotty paper is from Raspberry road "Yuletide"... Because its a big card , i needed something bigger, to start my layers... not too bad a match , I reckon... 





the image is a Sugar Nellie stamp called  "Christmas  garland"
coloured with my Spectrums.. matted onto Kraft, and stitched




I am entering this in
1.Crafters companion challenge- Let it snow!
2.Creatalicious Challenge- Christmas & Make sure it sparkles!
3.Cupcake craftroom - Sweet christmas
4.Hiedi's s hobbystuggu - Christmas  Bling/sparkle
5.Fab  n Funky- cold weather
6.Moving along with the times- Let it snow
7. Truly Scrumptious- pearls or vintage 
8.Deep Ocean challenge- Vintage

Thanks for stopping by my blog.. its always lovely to see you 
 hugs xxx

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Willow Sketchie challenge- 17th November

Hi guys... its here again.. another Thursday.. that only can mean one thing..
Willow Sketchie challenge ..!!!


This week the lovely Pauline is our hostess.. and here is her sketch...




...and here is my card...again using the fab Walter & Winnie Does Christmas cd....






  aren't they cute under the Christmas tree?
They are coloured with my markers... I have tried some new card... text and Graphics card from Staples..
250 sheets for £6.99... great to print on... its 160gsm, and i wasn't convinced about colouring on it but.. I am pleasantly surprised...




...no bleeding... that is a good thing for using markers! so, a bargain to boot !
please pop over and check out the rest of the DT girls' creations... and give the sketch a whirl . There is a fab prize on offer....
i am entering this in....
1.my time to craft- take two (owls)
2.Cupcake crafts - two's company 
3.daisy doodles challenge- - digi (2nd entry)
4.Cuddly buddly - double trouble
5. i love Promarkers - Xmas Tree 

thanks for stopping by, i always enjoy your kind comments.. 
hugs xx

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

digital Tuesday Challenge - Its Christmas time

Hi everyone.. hows things... ?
 lots to do here in my craft room , plenty of orders to keep me busy, and dt stuff and samples too.
This is one of those commissioned cards ...a Christmas one , that i am entering in the Digital Tuesday  challenge.. with a Christmas theme, but using a digital element.. 
 The papers are the new ones from Nitwit papers called Mr & Mrs .. they are fab.... and you get extra elements too like hearts , holly, buttons & candy canes ...






the stamp is called " Knitted with love " from Funkykits , coloured with my Promarkers, and glittered thoroughly .. well, you do need that Christmas sparkle! the snowflake is from my x-cut punch, and my flowers from WOc....








I love this cutie.. she is a delight to colour...
i am entering my card in..
1.digital Tuesday- Its Christmas time
2.Ladybug crafts - Fairies
3.Crafty boots - Fantasy
4.Hooked on crafts- Punches or die cuts 
5.crazy challenge- Recipe ( 1 image, 2 paper, 3 embellishments)
6. Christmas card challenge - holly or wreaths

I hope you like her.. hope my friend does too..
 Thanks for popping by.. I will be back tomorrow with my next Christmas card...
 hugs xxx

Monday, 14 November 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

hi guys... How are you...?
 Well, that's another Monday outta the way... i am sure i have mentioned how i loathe Mondays... teehee!
So, A quick change of subject... I am here to share with you my next card for Whimsy & stars studio..I have a delightful image from the lovely Mabelle... called Felicity.





 she is colured with my Promarkers, and i have used the gorgeous lost & fond christmas papers from MME... I love the vintage feel of these papers... i have added mink seam binding for the bow... and lashings of glitter, and a snowflake button to finish.







 the sketch is from Christmas challenges (with sketches) .... so I will be entering it there as well as ..
1. Christmas Challenges - sketch 
2.Daisy doodles - Anything goes 
3.Forever friends - Christmas ( must inc animal)
4.Dream valley challenge- stitching 
5.Paper sundaes - Digital image
6.totally gorjuss- Christmas traditions


thanks for dropping by.. I will be back soon with more Christmas card, lets be honest its time to get into gear and get them made..!
hugs xx

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Dustin Pike's challenge blog- anything goes..

Hi Guys... nearly the end of another weekend, ours was particularly lazy and relaxing, I hope you had a good one too...
 this next card has a bit of a story, as its for a friend for her grandson.. i needed a artist type image, and someone suggested Dustin Pike, but I couldn't find one there... 
So I emailed Dustin, and i was thrilled when he emailed me about a post on his blog... lo and behold , a dragon artist!!! I know the recipient will be thrilled !!
My card ...








I wanted to create an arty type collage feel, and I used various bits of papers.. The image is coloured with my markers... the letters are die cut, I have added jute twine and a button... and a Chipboard letter...




.. 
and i am just in time to enter this in dustin's challenge, along with a few others..
1.Dustin Pike's playground- Anything goes
2.2 sisters - Anything goes
3.hiding in my craft room - Scrap Saturday 
4.The secret crafter- Spots & stripes
5.Crafty Catz- Use a digi
6.Bearly mine - one for the boys

 thank you for dropping in.. i must get organised for the dreaded working week..sigh!
Hugs xx

Friday, 11 November 2011

sugarbowl challenge- Part 2

Hi guys... 
Happy, happy weekend...off out tonite with hubby to see a band called Mad-dog, over in Beverley.. should be good.. till then a day of crafting ..Yay!!!!
 So, Its Friday, and although it dull and dreary i have a bright white cheery card , i have followed the challenge over on my FB group Sugar Nellies... where the cake inspiration s a delicious and delicate silver & white one....





 the stamp... a sugar Nellie of course... called Christmas garland , aren't they cute... 
they are coloured with my markers...glittered and a white gel pen to add dots for snow... 
the embossing folder is a Christmas bauble one from cuttlebug...








the snow flakes are from my x-cut punch.. then I finished with a gem on each.. the sentiment is Lili of the valley... 


I hope you like it...
 there is still plenty of time to enter the Sugarbowl challenge with this fab sketch from Erika...
I am also entering in...
1.the Sugarbowl challenge- Erika's sketch
2.Charisma Cardz- cutesy
3.Delightful challenges- Snowflakes
4.chrimbo crackers- Make it sparkle
5. .Fab'n'Funky- Mostly white

Thanks for popping by... must get on with my samples and get them posted off... but I am planning on entering the saturated canary Challenge this time.. and i have just got a few digis to colour up..
 Hugs xx

Polkadoodles challnge - Swirls, pearls & pretty pastels...

Hello and happy Friday, you guys.. boy am I glad to see Friday !! 
 why is it when you have to get up for work you feel you could sleep for a week? A day off today , and i bet i am up early.... 
So the challenge this week... "pearls, swirls & pastels".. set by the lovely Daniele 







this week i have used the mega cute "Pretty Sweet " cd.. the papers are so girly and divine....
my image is coloured with promarkers, the flowers are cut from my Mariannes die.. and pearls from stash to embellish.. another quick and easy card.. don't you just love her ugg boots..?




 anyways... please pop over and see the rest of the Polkadoodle teams creations.. and leave a little love.. Give this weeks challenge a go... after all , pearls and swirls and pastels.. how easy and fab is that...?


I would like to enter this in...
1. My Mums craft shop - Sugar & Spice
2. Dutchdare challenge- Punches & dies  
3.Sassy studio - kids card  
4.Paper shelter- All in Pink 
5.House of gilli- Monochromatic

thanks for joining me today.. its always lovely hearing from you..
 hugs xxx

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Willow Sketchie challenge- 10th November

hi all...
time for  another Willow sketchie Sketch...!
 this week the host is the lovely Lisa..
here is her sketch...




...and here is my card using the fabulous Walter and Winnie does Christmas...






I am sorry about the light on this pic... its so hard to get good light at this time of year.... my image is coloured with Promarkers... and i have punched out the snowflakes from my x-cut punch...




... i hope you like my card... please pop by the willow blog.. and check out our lovely dt's creations... and give the sketch a go... lets get some entries in this week..
 thanks for popping by...
 hugs xx

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

Hello all...
 well we are half way thro the week.. and i am so glad...
 I have been playing catch up for a couple of weeks now... what with family bereavements and little visitors.. I just feel really flat ! 
So, I guess , better late than never with my card from the lovely Mabelle.... She offered a freebie over on our Facebook page  at the beginning of the month , and i am just finding a little time this morning to colour her in...









I have dragged some old Christmas papers out.. so old i don't know who's they are..lol! and I have followed the sketch over at Pollycraft this week.. I love this one... 
She is coloured with my markers, cut out and 3d-d onto my card... the papers did the job quite well really .. just a couple of buttons to finish..




the light has really become poor for taking photos lately.. I need to try a different method, maybe with a lamp... trouble is mine is buried amid all my crafty stuff..lol!
 anyway, I would like to enter her in...


1. Pollycraft Challenge- Cazza's sketch
2.Clear it out Challenge- Fav holiday (Xmas)
3.digital Tuesday - Anything goes   
4.tip Top Tuesday- Anything Christmas goes  
5.the crazy Challenge- something with wings   
6.OSAAT- use a digi  
7.Papertake weekly - first Christmas

thanks for popping by.. I really must get ready for work... phew... I am pooped before I start..
 Hugs xx

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Polkadoodles Workshop

oh my..... Have your seen the latest news from the Polkadoodles  camp...?
 Wowsers... Nikky Hall hosting a workshop...!




what a fab opportunity... and a chance for a fantastic get together amongst crafty friends, old & new...  
 you will go how having enjoyed a packed day.. and learning new colouring techniques you will use again and again... 
so... what are you waiting for ? ..get yourself booked...over at Polkadoodles...  maybe I will   see you there...?

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Pollycraft challenge- Anything goes

hi guys... Hooooray, its the weekend !
 A busy weekend .. we have a little visitor tonight... little lexie will keep us busy when she spends the night.. But, when we collect her from her Mummy's we are taking her for a new pair of shoes.. lets hope she sits still whilst they measure her feet..lol! Granddad will have to distract her I think!
 So, A card today for one of my Fav challenges "Pollycraft".. this week Anything goes ...




 This cutie, coloured with Promarkers.. is called "nice  weather for ducks"... I love colouring these images.. so easy !
 The papers are First Edition..."up, up & away"...  they are lovely and glittery...they have been matted onto kraft card... the sentiment is Lili of the valley... I have added bakers twine , and a charm from the hobby House... The water droplets are AB beads... 








 the sketch is from Pink Ink.. so I will enter for the second time ..along with these challenges...
1.Pollycraft Challenge - Anything goes  
2. Pink Ink Sketch Challenge- Sketch   
3.Crafty Purple frog - Sparkle... (paper & beads)   
4.Do you Stack Up ? - Teal      
5.Southern girls Challenge- Music ( raindrops keep falling on my head)
6.desert Island Crafts- Bingo ( bling, kraft,distressed)  
7.cutie Pie Challenge- Add a charm
8. Incy Wincy designs- Dots & Stripes...
9.CEs Challenges- Entertain Us ( Raindrops keep falling on my head)




Thats all for today.. best get ready to collect little one..
thanks for popping by..
 Hugs xx

Friday, 4 November 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge- Shaped card/Project

Hi Guys, It must be Friday cos i have that Polkadoodles challenge feeling !! 
 This week the challenge is set by the lovely Fliss.. where she asks us to create a shaped card or project....
To be honest.. with the family bereavement.. my hubby lost his uncle.. and the funeral on Tuesday i was n't expecting to be in time to join the challenge.... 
I have been playing with the new "Pretty Tuff" cd and i am loving it.. this card took no time at all......





the sketch is following the Pink Ink sketch... I have distressed and inked the layers.. added some jute twine.. and the image is coloured with Promarkers... I have used the Ultra Fine Nibs again to add detail, such as on the hair and clothing....






 i think this makes creating masculine cards a doddle.. I love all the elements.. the sentiments are fab.. and it just makes it effortless....
Please pop over and check out the rest of the Dt's cards.. and give the challenge a go yourself.. there is always some fabby prizes..
 I am entering my card in.....


1. Pink Ink Sketches - Sketch   
2.StampsrUs challenges- Masculine  
3.The Pink Elephant - Distressing   
4.creatalicious Challenge - distress your edges   
.5.Crafty boots challenge- Young at heart


Thanks for visiting.. I will be back with another whimsy & stars Dt card tomorrow....
Hugs xx

Thursday, 3 November 2011

the Sugarbowl challenge - Erika's sketch

Hi guys.. just squeezing in an extra post for my card for the Sugarbowl challenge this week...  boy do I love that challenge.. it also fits nicely in the SugarNellies Facebook group -Piece of cake challenge too.....hehehe ! 
So with out further ado.. here is my card...








..She must be my favourite stamp, in a long time...You can get her from Funkykits , she is called "Pippi longsocks" ... I just love the little frog too...x
I have coloured her with Promarkers...
the papers are MME lost & found "Blush".. I love these papers.. and I am especially pleased I have managed to get the lost & found Christmas pad today.. more to see of that real soon..


.. I hope you like her... since I am so prompt on this fortnights challenge , I may have to do another one...x
I am entering this in..
1.The sugarbowl challenge - Erika's sketch     
2. Stampavie & more - Anything goes   
3.Crafty cardmakers- Pink, Brown & Cream
4. Dream Valley challenge - Anything goes   
5.Lollipop crafts - Anything goes...
 Thanks for dropping in... I really enjoy your company , and your comments..
 Hugs xxx

willow sketchie challenge - 3rd November

Hi everyone.. thanks for joining me this morning... 
Its Thursday!! and time for another willow Sketchie challenge- this week our hostess is the lovely  Kate
Here is her sketch..








... and here is my take on it...






 I have gone for blue hues.. using the fabby "Walter & winnie does christmas" cd... this is Winnie in her Santa suit...
coloured with my promarkers... the wavy circle is from a Mariannes die... the snowflake buttons from stash..






 I have used plenty of glitter..lol!!1 and 3-d'd her onto my circles... the squares are cut out with a punch...  I hope you like her...
Please pop over and check out the rest of the dt creations...
I am entering this in...
1.Paperminutes- blue & white    
2.Cupcake craftroom- Sweet Christmas  
3.Liastampz Challenge- 3 r's (Round, Raised & ribbon (on hat ?)
4. The craft Garden - Christmas - no red or green   
5. forever Friends- Bling, Bling  
6.The Squrrel & the Fox- Hats or flowers 
7. Creative Inspirations- Lashings of sparkle


Thanks for dropping by... I really appreciate your visit and your kind comments ..
 Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Whimsy and Stars studio guest DT card

Hello Guys... phew ! its been a long day today... funerals are always tearful occasions, and a long drive to get there makes for a tiring day.
so, where do I start.. this is a card i wanted to share for a few  days now but my mojo has been a little low... 
Its always a joy to colour these images in.. this being no exception....
an image from the lovely Mabelle , over at Whimsy & stars Studio







 The papers are First Editon, Festive Treats , I think... my image, called "Winter Friends" is coloured with my  markers... the greeting is from Lili of the valley 




... I hope you like it.. hopefully my mojo will bounce back as things resume to normal...
 I am entering this in...
1. Anything goes Challenge - Stitches   
2.Deep Ocean Challenge- Sweet  
3.Digital Tuesday - Cute & cuddly   
4.Papertake weekly challenge- Anything goes   
5.Always something creative - it must sparkle  
6.Cupcake craftroom- Sweet christmas


Thanks for popping by.. will be back tomorrow hopefully, but definitely Thursday with my Willow Sketchie DT card
 hugs xx