Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lacy Sunshine and a returning sketch

A very warm welcome to another weeks challenge here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.





It's Anne here in Yorkshire as your hostess this week. Yorkshire is home to many lovely things including Betty's Tea Room in the spa town of Harrogate and their famous fat rascal which is like a cross between a rock cake and a scone - delicious with jam and butter.

For those of you visiting us for the first time, we welcome you to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 sketch challenge!  We are so happy to have you join us!  And for those loyal followers of our weekly challenge, we welcome you back and thank you for your support!


So here is last weeks winner

Congratulations to #8  Myriam!!

Please contact Sally to claim your prize and don't forget to pick up your winners badge from the sidebar.

Our top 3 are:

#3  Carla Suto
#9  Nick
#11  Nana Connie

Congratulations to all of you too and don't forget to pick up your Top 3 badge from the sidebar.

Brilliant work from everyone!!

So here is this weeks blast from the past sketch created by Sally:


and our Sponsor this week is ...

Lacy Sunshine



Heather Valentin  is  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 color, 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. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her  dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.
Heather's  artist portfolio  has  expanded to include such  clients  as   Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils  and can now be found  at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across 
the globe. 
Her latest foray is to immortalize her popular drawn characters Eleanor and Pickles in a children's book of their own.



Here is what the design team created this week!!

Heide
using Scientist Johnny

Joanna
using Eleanor Hippy Chick

Kathie
using Mary Boo`s Candy Cane

Linda
using Honey Spring Bee Buggmee

Sharon
using Haley Hydrangenia flower Pot Pretties


Anne
using Myrtles Kite


We hope that you are inspired to join in with us this week and we all look forward to seeing how you have used the sketch.

Please remember to leave a comment to qualify for the prize and don't forget to check us out on Facebook where we feature a few cards each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Anne &



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sweet sketch Wednesdays 2- sketch 55- Digi Stamp Boutique.

Hello and Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2. It is Heide here from Michigan and  I hope you  are all having a wonderful week.  This week my eldest has his last week of High school and heads off to University in the Fall and I am sure many of our followers are going through the same thing this year. All the exciting things like awards ceremony, senior skip day, testing and Prom. Do you remember you Prom, did you even go to Prom? Well I'm wishing you all a wonderful and safe graduation season, weather it be from High school or College. Great job on all the hard work!


                          

 We get excited with all the amazing creativity you share with us week after week.  Remember to subscribe to our blog. There's a drawing for some goodies when we reach 200 followers. We are very close so be sure to become a follower.

Let’s get started this week by announcing the winners of last week’s challenge…..

Drum roll...........

The Grand Prize Winner of our challenge with Sami Stamps last week is:

#5  Carol Dee!!

Congratulations! Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Top 3-                                                            #6  Papersniffer
                                                                         #10  Colinda
                                                                          #17  Suze


Here is this weeks sketch.


This weeks wonderful Sponsor is Digi Stamp Boutique. Thank you Sally Ann for being our sponsor! Here is a little bit about Digi stamp boutique.
                                            

"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."

This weeks Prize:   £10 voucher


Now let's see what the Design Team has created!!

Speaking of Graduations- Linda made this wonderful card 
with the image Graduation Henry. 




Anne made to lovely card with roses.
 I just love her little boutique.
                                


                                   Kathie made this adorable Birthday card with the sweet
                                    image called Birthday Nell.
                                

                                 
                                    Heide- made a Fathers day card using Snoozing Ralph,
                                   does he remind you of anyone that your know? LOL!


Joanna made this fun farm animal card, complete with
mini John Dear! Set used Cute farm set.



                                  Sharon used the Fun image Snoozing Ralph, he sure reminds me
                                         of someone I know,LOL!
                              
                                

    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!

 and




Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SSW2-54 and Sami Stamps

Hi everyone!  It’s Sharon here as your hostess this week for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 team.  For those of you visiting us for the first time, we welcome you to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 sketch challenge!  We are so happy to have you join us!  And for those loyal followers of our weekly challenge, we welcome you back and thank you for your support!

We get excited with all the amazing creativity you share with us week after week.  Remember to subscribe to our blog. There's a drawing for some goodies when we reach 200 followers.

Let’s get started this week by announcing the winners of last week’s challenge featuring Bugaboo Stamps…..

The Grand Prize Winner of Sketch #SSW2-53 is:

#4  Leeann!!

Congratulations!  Please contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize and be sure to grab your winner’s badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Our Top Three are:

1.  #6  Kuni

2.  #10  Claudia

3.  #13  Suze

Awesome job!  Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and post it on your blog!

Now, on to this week’s challenge and our fabulous sketch for you to follow…
  

This week the sketch is fantastic!  Create your card using this sketch. You can rotate it or flip it – it just has to maintain the essence of the sketch when you create your card.

The challenge rules are posted in the tab above – just be sure to post a picture of the sketch (SSW2-54) with your card on your blog. And don’t forget to leave a comment on this post to qualify for the grand prize! 
  

We are so happy to welcome back Sami Stamps as our sponsor this week. Samantha Siemers Ratliff is the owner and illustrator of the wonderful images offered at Sami Stamps. You might know Sami as the younger sister of Tammy at A Day For Daisies where she grew up fascinated with art and watching her sister paint all day in her art studio. Sami got her start through her sister’s store and now has an ever expanding selection of her own digi images at Sami Stamps. Sami’s inspiration comes from those things around her that make her happy in hope that it might brighten your day.

Click on a link to visit Sami Stamps...   

The grand prize winner of the challenge will receive a $12 gift certificate from Sami Stamps! Thanks Sami!  We enjoyed creating with your lovely digi stamps this week!

And here’s what the design team created for your inspiration using Sami Stamps:

Kathie


Anne


Joanna


Heide


Linda


Sharon




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 Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by!


and