Wednesday, 12 June 2019

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY AND SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY 2 and FAREWELL A DAY FOR DAISIES






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A Decade In the Making.

This week Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and former Sweet Sketch Wednesday are celebrating our 10th Anniversary for being in Blogland.
We congratulate Arlana Patten who started
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Arlana encouraged both her sisters to join her and the first posting was on 9th June 2009.  Arlana, Nancy and Judi stepped down from Sweet Sketch Wednesday in December 2013 and on the 1st January 2014 Sweet Sketch Wednesday became 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 which Sally Dube took over the running, later when Sally got busy with her family and grandchildren she also stepped down and our lovely 
Anne Puddicombe took over the running of  SSW2 which you all know and love today and I became the master of sketches and I'm celebrating 9 years with SSW and SSW2 this month.
Here are Arlana's and Nancy's cards they made for that first posting on 9th June 2009 which was a Tuesday.


A few weeks ago I sent out an email asking our lovely threesome to join us in the 10th Anniversary Celebrations, so today you'll see the work of two of the three sisters.  Unfortunately, Arlana is unable to join us as her and her husband are shifting house and Arlana extensive craft room was all packed up and ready for the shift.  I know Arlana will be thinking of us all today and we'll be in her thoughts. 

Firstly I would like to announce the winner and our Top 3 from last fortnight.

Drum Roll Please
Congratulations to

Heather Mills

 please email Anne at
anne_ssw2@aol.co.uk
to claim your prize from
Cute As A Button
and grab your winner's badge.

Here is the stunning work from
Our 


in no particular order

#6 Fatima
I love this image from LOTV and that wonderful
Football design paper.

#8 Rina
With this lovely Christmas Card.

#9 Urska
Urska card made me feel happy it's so bright
and cheery and I love the butterfly ribbon to match.

Don't forget to grab your Top 3
 badge to display on your blogs.

So this fortnight we decided to make our Anniversary celebrations run for a month giving everyone from the past and the present to join in and we've decided to use the first original sketch ever used over at
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday. 

Sketch #1

Our Sponsor is 
A Day for Daisies
It saddens me to read on Facebook that Tammy is closing down 
A Day for Daisies
 after 10 years at using her wonderful images which I know we'll all miss.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tammy for being our ongoing sponsor over the years which we've all appreciated and we wish her well in her new artistic adventure.
So this is our last chance to celebrate ADFD wonderful images as well.
We'll also have a lovely selection of images for you as a prize this month.
So before she closes don't forget to pop over and grab those last minute purchases. 


It's time to see what everyone has created 
using 
A Day for Daisies
images.

Welcome back
Nancy
Nancy used Poppy Fairy 

Judi
used Favourite Flower Pots

Anne
used New Shoes

AJ 
used Owl of Mine

Kathie
Used Mum's Wedding Day

Kelly
Used Little Striped Shirt

We are all looking forward to seeing what everyone will create this month so please ladies I would like to see and many entries as well to celebrate this milestone and I would like to thank Nancy and Judi for helping us celebrate 10 years and we're still in Blogland.
Happy Crafting Everyone.


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Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Sketch 161-Cute As A Button


Hi everyone and welcome back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!  Kelly here from Alberta as your hostess this time around!  We are finally enjoy some nice temps here in Southern Alberta but are in desperate need of some moisture!

Thank you for all the lovely entries  to our last challenge

Our top 3 are
3. Silke
5. Scrapacrolles
9. Chris

Congratulations! and please grab your badge from the sidebar


We are back with another sketch for you as well as a super sponsor.  

We are sponsored by Francesca from

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’  Numbers 6:26

Here is Kathie's sketch

and here are some fabulous creations featuring Cute As A Button images and Kathie's great sketch!

AJ using Rainbow Unicorn

Anne using Rainbow Unicorn

Kathie using Giraffe


Kelly using Bloom Where You Are Planted
I sure hope you will join us this week.  Please make sure you follow the challenge rules and Happy Crafting!
Kelly

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Sketch 160

Hello everyone and welcome to
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

If you're new to SSW2 a very large warm welcome and if you're one of our regular returning friends thank you so much for coming back and visiting us.
It's Kathie here this fortnight from an autumn's day here in New Zealand.  Autumn has really set in now as the temperatures have dropped in the evenings and I can feel the cooler air at night.  We've also had the much-needed rain that we were all wanting now I've had enough.  

Now onto last fortnights winner for 
Sketch 159

It's Lisa Lynn
I love this wonderful brightly coloured card it's so cheerful and feels like summer.
Lisa, please email Anne
 anne_ssw2@aol.co.uk
to claim your prize.


Now onto this fortnights sketch
Sketch #160
I do hope you like it and I'm looking forward to seeing all your creations.

This fortnight we are unsponsored, unfortunately so if you are a sponsor looking at our site or know of sponsors that would like to sponsor SSW2 we would be very grateful as we are finding more and more sponsors are turning away from giving away free images, as prizes and the design team members.  

So because we don't have a sponsor doesn't mean you can't enter.
Personally, as a designer, I would rather have the recognition
of being worthy of a Top 3 than claiming a prize. 

Now it on with the show checking out what our fabulous 
design team have created just for you.
Anne
Such a pretty feminine card.

Kelly

Love this wishing well Kelly and how you've turned this sketch works perfectly.

Kathie

My card using this super cute Mice from Di's Digi Images

AJ

AJ also turned the sketch to fit her image perfectly.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's creation in the next fortnight wishing everyone happy crafting.






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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Sketch 159 with Bugaboo!!

Hello and happy May Day to you all.

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As I typed that greeting whilst wondering where the last 4 months have gone, I was transported back to infant school where I had so hoped to be chosen to dance around the maypole on May Day but ended up Morris Dancing. All of us girls wore gathered skirts with Ric Rac trim, I remember mine was bright orange, and the school were still using them 20 years later when my friend's daughter attended.

Anyway onto our winners from the last challenge. We had some gorgeous entries and really enjoyed visiting your blogs but unfortunately, there can only be one winner and the winner of the stamp set is 
Margreet with this card


Please, email me with your postal address and I will get your prize off to you.

Now onto this weeks sketch which is another interesting one for you. I so look forward to seeing what you create with it.


Here is what the fabulous DT have created.

AJ


Anne




Kathie




and
Kelly



We also have a guest designer this week, it's Teresa with this lovely card


Thank you for guesting with us Teresa.

I think that our design team have provided some fantastic inspiration so now it's over to you. You could win 4 images from our wonderful sponsor.


Bio:

Everything that you ever wanted to know about 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 paper crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seriously snarky to sugary 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.

You can shop here:

and then enter your card here:



Our lucky winner will receive 


So get creating and we will look forward to visiting your blogs this fortnight.

Anne






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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Sketch #158

Hello, hello!  Welcome to a brand new sketch here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!  Kelly here as your hostess this time around and it is finally spring here in Southern Alberta!  We are in full swing of calving time and its so fun to see the wee calves running around.

Let's get to the winner of our last challenge sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle!  

 The winner is Suze, with this card.



Congratulations Suze! 
Please contact us using the email on the right to claim your prize and grab your winners badge from the sidebar.

So now, it's time for a brand new sketch for you!  Here is our fab sketch this time around, designed by our lovely design team member Kathie! 
Our prize this week is this super cute CandiBean stamp courtesy of Anne



and here are some gorgeous makes from our team featuring the above sketch!

 

AJ

 

 

Anne with two gorgeous cards

 


 

 

 

Kathie

 

 

Kelly


I hope you like our fun sketch this week and we can't wait to see your creation featuring it.  Please be sure to read the challenge rules before entering your card.  Have fun and happy crafting!

Kelly
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