Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Meljens Designs and a Blast from the Past



Hello it's Anne in Yorkshire, England acting as your hostess this week.
Its official, spring is here and this coming weekend British Summer Time begins here in the UK.

I am so pleased that you are joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We always look forward to seeing your creations.


Last weeks  grand prize winner of  a £10 voucher from DigiStamp Boutique is

#13. Annette!!

Congratulations, please contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Our top 3 are

#5. Lisa
#9. Jan R
#15. Marlene

Congratulations to all our winners and don't forget to collect your badge from the sidebar.



This week being the last Wednesday in the month it is a blast from the past sketch this time created by Arlana Patten



We are sponsored by

MelJen's Designs

                                         and the prize is 4 non coloured images.




Melissa's Bio:  My name is Melissa Jenkins, and I am a homeschooling mommy and wife to my best friend. We have two children, two cats and three hermit crabs. When I'm not drawing, I love spending lots of time with my family cuddling on the couch, playing games, going for walks, fishing, visiting the park & the zoo, collecting postage stamps, or just plain watching movies.
I've been an artist as long as I can remember - and I am inspired by everything around me. All of my digital stamp designs are inspired by my children (and husband!) and things they do, our cats, things we see on nature walks and daily 'adventures', or memories I have of my childhood. Animals too - I love animals! Art is an uplifting thing for me, and I love designing cute tidbits of art that makes people smile.
I draw all of my little creations by hand. A lot of love goes into my art! Each of my designs is sketched in pencil, inked with a black Micron pen, then scanned in and lightly cleaned up so it will look crisp when you print it.
I LOVE inspiring crafters. I am not very talented at making cards myself, so I LOVE seeing all of the beautiful things that you make with my digital stamps. I couldn't ask for a better blessing!

Here's what the design team did this week with the sweet images



















Now it's your turn to share with us your inspiration. Check us out on Facebook where we feature a few cards from our players each week as well as preview the new sketch every Tuesday. 

Please don't forget and be sure to leave a comment on this blog post to be eligible for the grand prize


 


Anne &




Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sweet Spring

Crocuses are amazing, they always find a way to pop up and bloom even through the frozen earth. I'm excited for spring to arrive...it's been too cold and too snowy for way too long!!!

I'm also excited you decided to join us here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. You always amaze us with your wonderful creations. Speaking of that, let's get into our winner and top 3!

The grand prize winner of a $12 gift certificate to last sponsor, Sami Stamps, is...

#1  Carol Dee

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

And our Top Three are...
#4  Maureen Scott
#7  Myriam
#10  pinkclover

Congratulations to you three as well! Be sure and grab your badges from the sidebar to display on your blogs.

Now on to this week's sketch:
Yep, it's another good one! I love when I can put some of my pattern papers to use!!


Our sponsor this week is the one and only Sally Ann from Digi Stamp Boutique. The grand prize winner will receive a £10 voucher to shop at Digi Stamp Boutique.  Thank you Sally Ann for your generous prizes each and every month.

Now I can't wait to show you what the Design Team did with the sketch and images from Digi Stamp Boutique.









Now it's your turn to share with us your inspiration. Check us out on Facebook where we feature a few cards from our players each week as well as preview the new sketch every Tuesday. Be sure and leave a comment on this blog post to be eligible for the grand prize.



Linda and




Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SSW2-47 and Sami Stamps!!

Hello and Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, it is Sally here Massachusetts. If you are new to SSW2 a BIG welcome to you and glad that you could join us. If you are one of our loyal followers, thank you for returning!!   

We have a new Sketch for you this week and our returning Sponsor is Sami Stamps!!  We all love to create with the wonderful and whimsical digi stamps that Sami creates. Our grand prize winner will receive a $12 gift certificate for Sami Stamps – how awesome is that!!

Now here is a little info from Sami Stamps:

"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 come check us out!"

Click on a link to visit one of Sami's sites…..

and our ETSY SHOP
                                       
Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps Shop

Thanks Sami!  We love creating with Sami Stamps!

Before we get started with this week's Challenge, I want to announce our Winner and Top Three from last week...  The Grand Prize Winner of a Shopping Spree for 7 images at Bugaboo is......
Congrats!!  Contact me at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize!!
And...  our Top Three are...

#4  Lisa 
#10  Kathy 
#14  Leeann


Well done ladies!!  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!!

Here is this weeks Sketch!!

And here’s what the design team created for your inspiration using Sami Stamps:
Kathie chose one of Sami's newest images "Asleep in Gold"
 Linda used the whimsical image "Mushroom Fairy"

                 
 Sharon used the image "Wild Flower Beauty"
 from the Spring Flowers Collection
                                    


                                         
Heide also chose the lovely image "Wild Flower Beauty"

Anne chose this adorable image "Balloon Puppy"

                                      
                                         Joanna used the sweet image "Read Me a Story"
                                     



                                         Sally created her card using "Be Mine Feathers"
                                       


                                           
                  
I hope you have found just the inspiration needed to create your own project using our Sketch!!  I know I speak for the whole Design Team when I say we LOVE to see your creations each week!! 

Check us out on Facebook, we feature a few cards from our challenge participants each week and preview the new sketch every Tuesday.  Also, to be eligible to be our Grand Prize Winner, be sure to leave a comment on this Post!!

Blessings to you all!!


      

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SSW2: 46 Bugaboo


 OK so this is what it looks like outside my house but when I went to a local store to buy a sled (my kiddos snapped the old one in half sledding yesterday) and a new pair a of snow pants for my oldest son I found ... bathing suits.  No sleds, shovels, scrapers or snow pants to be found.

Really people?

I get the idea of providing for future seasonal shopping and really, I WANT to be able to wear a bathing suit soon but come ON!  Help a girl out!  Sigh.  Silly retailers.

But enough whining about snow and cold weather, it's Wednesday and that means it's time for some FUN over here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  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 ...
#4  Cristina

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...

#5  Nick 
#13  Dawn Frost
#16  Heather Mills

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. 
 




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, February 25, 2015

Blast from the past and brand new to SSW2- Lacy Sunshine.




Picture from Google Images.

    Hi everyone!  It’s Heide 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! I just had to add the beach picture to help most of us here in the States to get past the cold spell that we have been having. Enjoy and Dream
   
Let’s get started this week by announcing the top 3 picks of last week’s challenge…..

#7  Jeannie
#18  RUTSCHT: Bright
#24  Kerys


The Grand Prize Winner of our challenge with Digi Stamp Boutique last week is:

#20 - Katie - Spring's Coming!!


This week we have a very new sponsor to SSW2, Lacy Sunshine. 

Isn't the Sponsor banner cute!
Here is a little info about Heather the talented artist and owner at 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 this weeks Blast from the past sketch. That was posted back in April 2013!
And now on to the see the inspiration for the SSW DT.

   Sharon





We love to see your creations each 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!!

If you are new to our Challenge Blog and are not a Follower, we have a great prize package that will be going our to one of our Followers once we hit 200!  So, why not subscribe to our Challenge Blog - you could be the lucky Follower!!





Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sweet Sketch 2-45 and Digi Stamp Boutique!!

Hey there friends - Happy Wednesday!!
It's Sally back again as your hostess this week.  I am writing this Blog Post from Snowy Massachusetts!!  We are having record breaking weather this winter!!  My yard is unrecognizable under over 4 feet of snow!!  Shoveling our walkway yesterday, the snow drifts are well over 5 feet deep...  Driving around the side streets is like going through a maze of snow.  Thankfully, we have not had any major problems, the roof is holding, the power has not gone out and the snow blower is working (after a trip to the mechanic), so all in all Life is Good!!  Here's a picture of my humble abode before this week's Blizzard...  so, it looks much the same, just add another foot of snow!!

Spring is only Five Weeks Away!!  Woo Hoo!!

Before we get started with our new challenge, it's time announce last week's winner  of  $10 coupon to the Doodle Pantry!!...

#1  Mel C.!!

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

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

#11  Ruza
#19  Marilyn
#23  Bettina

Well done ladies!!  Please grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog.  We are so lucky to have so many AMAZING artists stop by and participate every week. 

It's the third week of the month already which means that this week,we have Sally-Ann Hancock from Digistamp Boutique sponsoring us.  So many darling images!  Sally-Ann releases new sets the second week of each month!!  You can check out this month's new releases by clicking on tis link>>>  Februry 15th.  Here's a bit more about Sally-Ann and her shop:

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 week we are offering a £10 voucher to Sally-Ann's store as our prize!  Yippee!



Now, on to this week's sketch… 



Let's see what the Design team has created for your inspiration this week...


Anne - "Winston and Flowers"

Heide - "Dinky and Flowers"

Joanna - "Love You Mac"

Linda - "Funtime Dan Set 2"

Sharon - "Truffle and Flowers"


We love to see your creations each 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!!

If you are new to our Challenge Blog and are not a Follower, we have a great prize package that will be going our to one of our Followers once we hit 200!  So, why not subscribe to our Challenge Blog - you could be the lucky Follower!!   

Blessings to you all!!