Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Digi Stamp Boutique

Some places here in the north east were hit hard with the recent winter storm. Family told me of getting nearly 3 feet!!! I had to break the news to them a little bit north of Pittsburgh, we got 3 inches!! I couldn't resist posting this picture of Olaf, thinking of the song "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" My answer is NO, I want to go to the beach instead!!!!!

So glad to see you here with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. We've switched things up a bit with the new year, making our challenges every two weeks.

Before getting into our latest sketch, let me first announce our grand prize winner of 3 free single images or 1 free digi set from Beccy's Place...

#17  Dorothy S.!!

Congratulations! Please contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize.

And the top 3 are...
#2.  Sandy J.
#7  Vintage Lady
#13  Jan R.

Congratulations one and all. We have badges along the sidebar for you to proudly display on your blog.


Here is the sketch we have for you to try. Be sure and have fun with it!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Sally Ann from Digi Stamp Boutique. She is graciously providing our winner with a prize of a £10 voucher for her store. Here is a little bio about Sally Ann and 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."

Now on to some inspiration from the SSW2 Design Team:

 Anne




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!

Linda

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A new sponsor-Beccy's place.

Hello and Welcome back! It is Heide in the cold, cold of Michigan. I  Hope your start to the New Year is going well and so glad that so many of you could join us with our previous challenge.

We have a brand new sponsor for you this challenge. Beccy's Place, hope you find some time to go check out her cute, cute images. Beccy Muir is the owner and has agreed to give our lucky winner from this weeks challenge 3 free single image or one free digi set.
                            
Beccy’s Place Digital Designs by Beccy Muir:
"My paper obsession began with scrapbooking in the late 1990s and has since evolved into card-making and digital drawing.  There were a few years of decorative painting, teddy bear making and silk ribbon embroidery mixed in there too.  I still dabble in each of those crafts (and many others) from time to time but I generally gravitate toward paper, which I find versatile and forgiving.
I started “doodling” little designs for cards back in 2009, which is when I started my blog and began sharing my images with other Cardies.  From there I progressed to my very own online store selling digital drawings for cards and other paper craft projects.  Some of my images have now been made into rubber stamps by the wonderful team over at Sparkle N Sprinkle.  These days you can usually find me “hanging out” over on my blog, www.beccysplace.blogspot.com.

Let's get on with this weeks winner.  Our winner from last weeks Challenge - A day for Daises sponsor is...

#17  Olga B.!!

and the top three are...

#1  Rutscht
#4  Kathy Curry
#22  Lucy W.

Congrats ladies!!

Here is this weeks sketch. 

And here is what our wonderful design team came up with - inspiration with Beccy's place images. 

Judi used Old Well. 

Anne used Old pump

Heide Used Blossom Circle. 



Joanna use Cuttlebug. 



Linda used Snow Angel



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!


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Welcome 2016!! SSW2 and A Day for Daisies!!

Hi there friends!!  Here we are, 2016!!  I am so glad you are visiting our Challenge Blog and I hope you will join us for the first Challenge of 2016!!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 will be making some changes this year...  Our Challenges will be running for two weeks this year.  We are hoping that with a two week window, more of our Friends and Followers will find the time to play along with us!!  This past year has shown a decline in participation...  We are not ready to shut down the Challenge and are hoping to see the numbers go up with more time to play, so, spread the word and tell your friends to check our our Challenge Blog.  We will have a new Sketch every Challenge with wonderful Sponsors.  We will be featuring a few of the entries each week on our Facebook Page and there will be a Grand Prize Winner each Challenge!!

Now, enough with the housekeeping and on with this week's Challenge...

Our Sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies!!

and the prize is a $12 Voucher!!

Here's a little bit about the company

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!



You can visit the shop here

 Before I introduce this weeks sketch the winner from last week is...

#14  Kerys!!

Please contact Sally at sallydubesssw@gmail.com to claim your prize.               

So now here is this weeks sketch:



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. Rules for the challenge are posted in the tab above.

We are sponsored this week by A Day for Daisies and would love to see you use ADFD images, but it is not a requirement - you can use any image when entering our Challenge!!

Check out these cards by our DT:














Please do 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!!

Thank you for visiting us this week, we can't wait to see your creations!!

Blessings to you all!!


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

SSW2: Lacy Sunshine


Hi everyone!  It's Joanna here as your hostess this week.  The DT team and I wanted to be one of the first to wish you all a wonderful New Year!  As Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 starts our third year, we wanted to thank you for your continued support.  We are so grateful to have you all stop by each week and join in the fun.

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

#6  Marieke

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

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 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 ...

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.

And now on to the sketch for the new challenge...as it's the end of the month we are recycling one of our older sketches, created by Arlana Patten.  This month we are showcasing Sketch #233, originally featured on Sweet Sketch Wednesday on November 20, 2013.




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. Rules for the challenge are posted in the tab above.

Here's what our wonderful inspiring design team have created especially for you!!!





Still on vacation in London (waving)  We miss you, sweetie!!



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!!

Joanna

&


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Eve Eve mid-challenge reminder

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Hello followers and friends.

Seasons Greetings to one and all from all of us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

It's Anne here with your mid-challenge reminder and a little bit more inspiration.
With the hectic run up to Christmas we have allowed 2 weeks for the current sketch so you have until Tuesday the 29th of December to enter and then we will be back with the winners and a new challenge on the 30th of December.

Here is Sallys' sketch to remind you

 

Please click here to go back to the original post and Mr Linky to post your entries.

We are sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique for this challenge but for this reminder have used any image.

Here's some Design Team Inspiration.










We look forward to seeing your creations.

You can check out the Rules by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.

Best wishes

Anne 

and


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Digi Stamp Boutique and Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Christmas will be here soon...are you ready? Yeah, me either!!! You'd think I didn't know it came around the same day every year, but I never seem to be ready. Well we hope our sketch this week here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 will inspire you to get creative and join us...maybe for just one more Christmas card!

Our lucky winner from last week of 3 images from Fresh Brewed Designs is:

#6  Suze!!

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

Check out the fun sketch for you to try this week!! We look forward to seeing your take on it.

NOTE:  This Challenge will run through December 29th!!  Plenty of time to join in the fun!!

Our sponsor this week is the very generous Sally Ann from Digi Stamp Boutique. She sponsors our challenge every month and for that we say "Thank You!" Take a moment and browse her store, I know you won't be disappointed!!

"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

Now for some eye candy from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Design Team.




 Linda using freebie Xmas Reindeer

Now it's your turn! 

 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!  

Linda &


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Fresh Brewed Designs

Hello and Happy Wednesdays to you! Heide here from MI and I am you hostess today. Can you believe the Holiday Season is upon us. It is such a busy time of year and I am glad that you can join us.  My tree is up, the lights are on, and the house has some decorations scattered throughout.  I do have some of my shopping done and still have a bit more to do. I will finish my shopping when I return from Florida! I am headed down to Sunny warm FL for a few days while my daughter plays some soccer, I am sooooo looking forward to the small vacation!

                                        Image result for Sandy beach

Hopefully, I will have a chair just like the one in the photo waiting for me and a book, LOL!

The Grand Prize Winner of the 3 Dilly Bean images.....

#7 Chris!!

And...  our Top Three...

#3  Paperesse
#10  Kerys
#13 Carol Dee

Be sure to grab either the Winner's Badge or the Top Three Badge from the sidebar to display on your Blogs =)  We are all so grateful to all of our Followers who stop by our blog and share their gorgeous creations each week.  Thank You!! So on to this weeks post.
Our wonderful Sponsor is Heather Dennis from Fresh Brewed Designs.
Here is a bit of info about Heather and her Stamp Company.

This week we are honored to have Fresh Brewed Designs as our sponsor. Here's a little bio from owner and artist Heather Dennis:

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.
 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

This weeks Lucky winner will recieve 3 free digis of their pick from Fresh Brewed.
Let get on to Our sketch.
                 

Here is some inspiration from the DT.

                                      Joanna made this lovely card with the Christmas candle                                                      


                                        Linda made this cute card with the image-
                                                                 Christmas Stocking Girl. 
                                       

                                        Anne used this darling image called Sheppard.
                                   

                                   Heide ( this is me) use the adorable image Santa's Latte   


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!