Wednesday, May 25, 2016

90 Sketches!! and a little bit of Sunshine

Hello and welcome to our latest sketch challenge for you. 
It's Anne here from Yorkshire in the North of England as your hostess this week. It's bluebell time here at the moment so I thought that I would share a picture of some of this pretty woodland flower with you.







Before I reveal this week's sketch, we'd like to announce our winner of the prize from Sketch 89 with Bugaboo challenge.  Drum-roll for the Grand Prize Winner please....Congratulations, it's you

#14  Camille!!

Please contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize. Please also be sure to grab the winners badge to proudly display on your blog. The winner's badges can be found in the sidebar.

Crafters - no Top Three this week!!  We announce Top Three when our entries exceed 15...  so, spread the word and keep that Mojo flowing!!

This week our sponsor is Heather Valentin.  She is a creative, award winning,  modern-day  fantasy and  whimsical  artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years.  She  began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age.
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where colour, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and  brush stroke. Her  subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more ...

Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Our very lucky winner will receive

3 Images
from the Lacy Sunshine online store.

You can check out the shop here.  We certainly hope that you might use an image from Lacy Sunshine in your creation, but it is not a requirement to enter.

So now on to the sketch for the new challenge


Now it's your turn to create a card using this layout and enter it in the challenge through the link at the end of this post. Please check out the rules for the challenge in the tab above.

Here's what our lovely design team have created this time around.



Check us out on Facebook, we feature a few cards each week AND preview the Sketch every Tuesday...visit us by clicking HERE!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for becoming a Follower!!

Anne 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

SSW2-89 and Bugaboo!!



This was my backyard just 2 weeks ago but I am happy to report that Spring has come to Colorado ... yep, the snow is gone.  I don't know about you but I am sooo ready for warm weather!  Bring on Summer!!

Today is also Wednesday and that means it's time for some FUN over here on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.  We have a new sketch and the return of a favored sponsor.

Before we get started with our new challenge, I want to announce last week's winner.  Yippee, it's YOU ... 


#2  Lucy!!

Please e-mail Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize!!

And here, in no particular order, is the list of our TOP THREE favorite cards from last week's challenge...

#9  Laurie
#14  Brenda
#21 Jan R

Well done!  Congratulations.  You guys should also grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog. 

Now, on to this week’s challenge... This week we welcome back Jodie and Bugaboo Stamps (insert giggles and hand clapping)

I think I can speak for the entire design team when I say that we all love to create with her wonderful and whimsical digital stamps.  No matter your personal style, you can find it over at Bugaboo.

Our grand prize winner will receive 7 free digi images from Bugaboo – a fantastic and generous prize.

Here is a bit of information about Jodie and Bugaboo Stamps:
As if raising 5 children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seiously snarky to sugar sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!! If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampilicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.

Bugaboo Store: www.bugaboostamps.com
Bugaboo Challenge Blog: http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com

Thanks so much Jodie!!

I'll bet you're ready to see Sally's new sketch and get started.  Well, here it is… 




Let's take a look at what the fabulous Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Design team prepared for your inspiration this week.  
  

Anne












I'm excited to see all the fabulous creations you make this week. The rules for playing along can be found by clicking the CHALLENGE RULES tab at the top of the page.

Please remember to comment on this post to be eligible to win.

Also...  check us out on Facebook, we feature a few cards each week and preview the Sketch every Tuesday...visit us by clicking HERE!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for becoming a Follower!! We are getting awfully close to the 200 Follower mark.  As you are no doubt aware, there is another drawing scheduled for candy once we hit that mark.  

Joanna
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sweet Spring

Two weeks ago DT member Kathie from New Zealand posted some beautiful autumn pictures. Well I'm here to share a delightful pic of some Lilies of the Valley that I have in my garden. I love these delicate yet fragrant flowers. They are a definite spring time favorite of mine.

Now let's get on to our winner and top 3!! 

The winner of  a $12 gift certificate from A Day for Daisies is...

#7  Dawn Lancaster

Please email Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Our top three in no particular order are...

#2  Laura
#10  Papersniffer
#20  Carol Dee

Congratulations to you all!!!

 Now on to our sketch...

And our lovely sponsor is...
Yes, we have Digi Stamp Boutique as our sponsor for this 2 week challenge!!

"All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock.  My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too, often the inspiration for my designs.  Hope you enjoy my images as much as I enjoy creating them."

Prize:   £10 voucher for the Digi Stamp Boutique Shop

Now on to some Design Team inspiration!!






We hope these samples inspire you to create and join in our challenge this week. The rules for playing along can be found by clicking the CHALLENGE RULES tab at the top of the page.

Just remember to comment on this post to be eligible to win.  Also...  check us out on Facebook, we feature a few cards from our challenge participants each week and preview the new sketch every other Tuesday. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating! Remember, you have two weeks to join in on our challenge. 

Linda



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch # 87 with A Day For Daisies

Good morning everyone and welcome Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
It's Kathie here from New Zealand and I'm your presenter this week of our new sketch.
Well as most of you know I live in the beautiful southern hemisphere, and sometimes we really don't know how lucky we are when it comes to the weather.   Since our return from England and Europe in January, 99.9% of our meals we have are dining alfresco and making the most of our Summer and Autumn weather today the temperature was 21 celsius not bad for an Autumn morning.



Let's get on with our sketch and last week's winner and Top 3

The winner.....
#12. Nicolette
  
Please e mail Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize

...and the top three in no particular order are:

#2. Chris
#4. Janice
#14. Suze
Here is this week's sketch...........

Sketch # 87

Our sponsor this week is
Tammy Thompson the owner and illustrator of  

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!


Our lucky winner will receive a prize of


$12 Gift Certificate

to spend in A Day For Daisies online store.

Which you can visit here as there are just so many images to choose from.
http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/

or their challenge blog



http://www.adayfordaisies.blogspot.com/


Here's what our amazing Design Team have created especially for you this week.

Our guest designer
Judi from 
Sweet Bloomin Scraps
 using New Brood



Heide from
using Butterfly Friends



Anne from
 Paper and Ink
 used Fairies New Shoes



Joanna from 
Sitting on Pen's and Needles
 used Penguin Snowman


Linda from
used Fairies New Shoes


Kathie from
used Cherry Bloom





  If you have an image from the current week's Sponsor, we'd love to see what you can do with it. However, you may use any stamp or element you have to create your card.   
    Add the sketch of the week to your blog and include a link back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
    Post your card on your blog along with the link to SSW2.
    Sign in to Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your card on your site.
    In order to be considered for the Grand Prize, be sure to leave a comment on the current Challenge post. Also...  check us out on Facebook, we feature a few cards from our challenge participants each week and preview the new sketch every Tuesday.
Have a fantastic week creating!


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

SSW2 Sketch 86 and Fresh Brewed Designs.

Hello and Welcome!  Heide here, your hostess this week for Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2.
I hope everyone is doing well, I am good, in shock. Hard to believe that my baby girl turned 17 yesterday. They say time flies....Well it sure does. she is driving and looking at colleges and are you ready....dating!  I can handle the first two but dating...UGH!!! So wishing my girl a very happy 17th year.
Image result for birthday banners
                                       


                                      
Lets get on with our sketch and last weeks winners
The winner..
#9  Carla!!
 
Please e mail Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize =) ...and the top three in no particular order are:
#1  Carol Dee
#5  Kleido
#10  Jac
This weeks sketch is a good one, but then again they all are. Our sponsor this week is Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs.
                                      Fresh Brewed Designs


Here is a little about Heather and Fresh Brewed Designs.

Hello, I am Heather Dennis, the owner and artist at Fresh Brewed Designs.
I love and do all I can to put God first in my life. I am so blessed beyond all I deserve.
I have an amazing husband who supports and loves me more than anything.
We lead praise and worship together in church. I love hearing him sing.
I home school two of the best kids in the world. They are my heart.
I can't even describe how much they mean to me.
I LOVE all things crafty. I have been crafting and creating since as early as I can remember.

Here is a little about our shop:
Fresh Brewed Designs is a small online company that has been
offering a wide variety of digital
and rubber stamps since November 2010,
designed to meet the
needs of paper crafting addicts
everywhere. With over 30 categories to choose from and
new additions each month, our range of products is expanding all of the time. 


Fresh Brewed Designs is offering 3 FREE DIGIS to our winner!!



Here is this weeks Sketch


And now some inspiration from our wonderfully talented DT. 

Linda made this yummy looking card.



Anne made this adorable card using the image-Daisy with flowers 

Heide used the cutest cup cake image called Lil sweetie Flower 



Joanna used the sweet Snowman image called -Frosty  Hugs and kisses.

 

Kathie used Holiday Candles her first Christmas card for the year.


    If you have an image from the current week's Sponsor, we'd love to see what you can do with it. However, you may use any stamp or element you have to create your card.   
    Add the sketch of the week to your blog and include a link back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
    Post your card on your blog along with the link to SSW2.
    Sign in to Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your card on your site.
    In order to be considered for the Grand Prize, be sure to leave a comment on the current Challenge post. Also...  check us out on Facebook, we feature a few cards from our challenge participants each week and preview the new sketch every Tuesday.
Have a fantastic week creating!