Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 With Sami Stamps

Welcome friends!!  So glad you have stopped by to check out our Challenge!!  For those of you visiting us for the first time, we are so happy you found us!!  And for those loyal followers of our weekly challenge, we welcome you back and thank you for your support!  Without our Visitors and Followers playing along, we wouldn't have a Challenge!  


Happy 20th of July!!!  It's still winter here in New Zealand and I'm so looking forward to Spring which isn't that far away.  This winter we've had a lot of rain and not as many cold frosty mornings which I prefer as you know it's going to be a lovely sunny winters day.

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

The Grand Prize Winner of Sketch # 93

#7  Turtlebug's Trail

Congratulations!

Your our winner this week.

  Please contact Anne at anne_ssw2@aol.co.uk 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 in no particular order:

#3  Nessy
#13  Heather M.
#19  Karine

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

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

Sketch # 94



  
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 Sketch # 94 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. 


Bio:

   Hello! I’m so happy to be here as a Sponsor for Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Sami Stamps provides a variety of high quality Digital Stamps in both JPEG and PNG formats.  I hope you enjoy crafting with Sami Stamps as much as I enjoy illustrating them!
If you’re having fun here, please feel free to come check us out!

Click on a link to Visit our...  

Our lucky winner this week will receive 

 $12.00 Gift Certificate to spend at Sami Stamps online store.
There are so many wonderful images to choose from you'll love them all.

Thanks Sami !  We appreciate your sponsorship and I know the we all enjoyed creating with your lovely digital images this week!

Go a grab a coffee, tea or water and sit back and check out what our very dedicated design team have created for your inspiration using Sami Stamps.

 from
 The Stamps's Touch

from
Sitting on Pens and Needles

from
Heide D's Paperie

from 
Paper and Ink

from
Kathie'z Kardz

We can't wait to see all your creations!! Hoping that YOU will play along.  Most of all just remember to HAVE FUN!!  



Don't forget to leave a 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 so much for visiting  and happy crafting.



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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Bugaboo

Can you tell by this picture where I'm headed off to in a little over a week?!!! I can't wait!! Sun, sand and surf...our annual beach vacation is always a blast!

We were so happy to see so many fabulous creations using our last sketch...you guys are awesome! We have a new one for you to try but first, let me get down to business. Everyone from our last challenge was a winner because all of the images from our sponsor, Dearie Dolls, are free!!


Here's our latest sketch for you to try!!

 

 We have the return of a fan favorite sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps.

 "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 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."

Challenge Blog: Catch the Bug

Prize:  7 Free Images


And here's what the SSW2 Design Team created for your viewing pleasure:








I hope many of you will play along with us this Challenge. 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. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and for becoming a Follower!!  If you have crafty friends who do not know about SSW2, send them our way - share the fun!!  

Linda &

 



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SSW2- Sketch 92- Dearie Dolls.


Hi there friends!!  Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  It is Heide here welcoming you from Michigan.  I speak for the whole Team when I say I am SO HAPPY to have you join us this week. Our wonderfully talented sponsor is Mary Ellen with Dearie Dolls. Below is a little something about Mary Ellen and her store Dearie Dolls. 

If you are new to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 a BIG welcome to you.  We are excited to have you play along with us and love to see all the wonderful creations each week!!  
Without further ado, I want to introduce you to Dearie Dolls:

                                                  

Mary Ellen's Dearie Digis are inspired by the wooden dolls she and her husband Kip made together for 25 years. She likes to tell a little story with each illustration. Some of her favorite subjects are snowmen and children.


Most of Mary Ellen's images are free to use.  They are so delightful and you could spend hours looking through the images that she has on her blog.  She has colored and uncolored images to choose from.


Mary Ellen also has a Etsy shop - Dearie Dolls by me where she has some very cute images for sale be sure to stop and take a peek.

***Special Prize Info***

This week, everyone is a Winner - why??  Because all of the images are Free at Dearie Dolls!!   

Before we get on with the Challenge,  I want to announce last week's Winner of  £10 voucher from Digi Stamp Boutique. !!

#17  Carol Dee

Top Three -

#6  Nana Connie
#14 Josie
#16  Kim S.

Here is this weeks sketch.
 And now the inspiration from our design team. 

                                                                           Anne
                               

                                                                           Heide 







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!