SWAT - November Sketch

Hi Everyone and a very big welcome to my new followers!

Boy what a few weeks it has been.  Some months back hubby and I commenced the process of becoming Foster Carers and about a fortnight ago we were asked to consider taking in a young boy who needed to find a new carer.  The only thing was we hadn't completed our final assessment which wasn't due to be done until later this month.  So things you could say got a bit crazy around here.  In the past two weeks we have completed 10 hours of the final interview process/assessment, met with A, sorted rooms out, had a huge clean out, brought new furniture, linen etc all in preparation for A's arrival for a few days respite so that we could all see if we would be happy to be living with one another permanently.  Hence why I have been a bit slack on the commenting front lately.  It's been a very exciting and scary time for us but I am pleased to report so far so good!

Anyway back to the main reason for my post!

The new sketch is up over at Sketches with A Twist for November so be sure to pop over and check out all the wonderful scrapping inspiration the rest of the DT have provided for you, they are all beautiful and so very different.





And here is my card, my papers are from the K & Company Citronella Collection and Stamps are from Unity Stamp Co.  I have used a Yellow Gelato Pen from Faber Castell and some orange ink to ink the edges and also color over the embossed heart which is in the background.  A punched star, two ribbons layered together and some Crystallina Kindy Glitz embellish to finish this off.

Thanks for looking and I do hope you will take up the challenge and play along with us this month.


22 comments:

Barbara said...

Lovely card Danie.....and good luck with your other news...hope everything goes well for you all xx

Dawn Mercedes said...

I like the sunny yellow colors of this layout. PS. you might want to change your commenting set up so comments open in a new window. It makes it easier for people (aka me! haha) to spend more time on your blog...without being direct away from the posts. Hope that made sense!

Zoe said...

Great card Danie, so bright and cheerful! Good luck with your new venture! I've been a foster carer for nearly 4 years now and although its tough at times, I love it, it's so rewarding xxx well done you xxx

jane stillman said...

A lovely card, gorgeous colours and true to the sketch. Congratulations on the fostering, hope all goes well x

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful card and what a wonderful thing to do, foster a child. Hope all goes well.
hugs Lynn

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love the cheerful colours.
I really do wish you all the best with the foster caring, it's such a worthwhile thing to do.

hugs Sue

Linda said...

Gorgeous card and loving the beautiful papers. Wishing you and hubby lots of luck in your new venture and I hope A settles and enjoys being with you both.

Hugs
Linda xx

Linda in Sweden said...

Good luck with the fostering, hope all goes well.

Love your card...the bright colors are so nice :)

Hugs / Linda

Lizzyc said...

Hi Danie, your card looks lovely, love the sunny colors and all the best with your fostering, I am sure it will be a wonderful experience for you all!!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

very pretty Dani, love the fall colors! always a joy to come here and see your work :)

Tammy said...

Kudos to you and your husband for sharing your home with a child in need! Fantastic card, pretty colors!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing for this precious child. Sending prayers and best wishes.

Your card is beautiful! I love all the panels of bright pretty patterns!

Nancy said...

Your card is beautiful. I just love the colors and the design. Congratulations on your foster caring! Such a wonderful, selfless act.

MiamiKel said...

Super beautiful!! Congratulations on fostering and doing beautiful works!!

Lise Cooke said...

congratulations on the fostering, he will be so lucky to be with you guys, Love the card its gorgeous and bright love the design and lay out fabulous xxxx

Gwyneth said...

I hope that your fostering goes smoothely, or at least if not smooth initially, that any bumps you meet along the way are easily smoothed.

I love the citrus colours of your card, and lovely sentiment.

Kate M said...

Great card - lovely cheerful colours!
Good luck with the fostering.
Kate
xx

sam said...

Wow such a lovely card I so love the bright yellow colours it reminds me of spring xx

Nicola Crowe said...

beautiful card, best of luck x

Toni Herron said...

oooh.. LOVE these colours!!
I haven't heard of the SWAT challenge blog yet.. Will be visiting now!! Am always excited to find a another blog for inspiration and challenges..
Thanks... Toni..
http://toniherron.aussieblogs.com.au/

sparklingblackrose said...

Really gorgeous project! Good luck with the fostering, I hope its going really well :-) Elaine-xxx-

Sylvia Anderson said...

Lovely card Sweetie, good luck with the fostering, it's a really worthwhile job x