Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Twist Challenge - Mermaids and Fairies

Hi everyone!  It’s Sharon here from Michigan posting 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…..

The Grand Prize Winner of Sketch #SSW2-10 a
£10 voucher to go shopping at Digi Stamp Boutique. is:

#12  Anne!!

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. #8  HeatherM
2. #11 Archie's Mum
3. #18 cardmakingisfun

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

Now this week is the last challenge of the month and that means it’s a “Challenge with a Twist”. So you get to pick which sketch to use – any sketch from 2014 – and the TWIST is to use a MERMAID or FAIRY theme this week to qualify for the prize drawing. You can find all the previous sketches from 2014 in the tab at the top.

And also this week we have a new sponsor – and we’re sure excited about it too.  We’re proud that Megan Suarez, the artist owner of Dilly Beans Stamps, is providing the challenge winner three free images of their choice from the Dilly Beans online shop.

Dilly Beans offers some wonderfully whimsical digi stamps in a lot of different themes. To see more of Megan Suarez’s beautiful illustrations, visit her InspirationsBlog, Dilly Beans Challenge Blog and the Dilly Beans Facebook Page.

Thanks for your generous sponsorship Megan!  We loved creating with your beautiful mermaid and fairy digi stamps this week!

And here’s what the design team created for your inspiration using Dilly Beans images:










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!


Sharon and Sally
 

20 comments:

  1. I am unable to subscribe to your website using Google Friend Connect. Many people have been having difficulties using Google Friend Connect since the middle of March. I decided to subscribe to your Blog using Bloglovin. You have 8 people following you on Bloglovin!

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    1. Hi Ginger try Google Chrome I also had trouble with my computer but don't have a problem at all with Chrome it's worth trying. Take care have a great week and I'm looking forward to seeing your card this week.
      Hugs
      Kathie SSW2-DT

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    2. Kathie, unfortunately, I downloaded Google Chrome, and it Google Friend Connect will still not work for me. I have read on the web where Google Friend Connect was going to be discontinued. I will just keep following you on Bloglovin and participating in the challenges! Thanks for trying to help me!

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  2. Hello Everyone! Great post Sharon, love the end of the month challenges because it is so much fun to see what everyone's favorite sketch is. All the Fairies and Mermaids looks so beautiful will come take a closer look. Congrats to our winner and top 3! Love seeing how creative everyone gets.
    Hugs, Heide

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  3. Good morning everyone. I know I have been MIA this past week. Too many things going on. I am sorry I didn't get commenting done. I did however, look at all the cards and they are fabulous! Thanks Sharon for the wonderful post this week. And, thanks to our new sponsor!! it was fun working with your images. Congrats to our winners!! Happy crafting!!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  4. Thank you so much for choosing me as this weeks winner and congratulations to all the other winners. I'd better go and dust off my Lili of the Valley mermaid stamp xx

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  5. Good morning everyone, wow what a week. Congratulations to Anne for being our winner this week and to our Top 3 cards wonderful work ladies. Thanks to Sharon for a great post this week. Many thanks to our new sponsor Megan Suarez, the artist owner of Dilly Beans Digi Stamps wow I totally love your images and they're so much fun to work with. If you haven't visited Dilly Beans Digi Stamps what are you waiting for!!! I love the last week of the month it means that the designers can have a free for all use one of this years sketches and we can pimp them up and add what we want with embellishments. So have fun this week and I can't wait to comment on your wonderful creations. Wishing you all a great week and happy crafting.
    Hugs
    Kathie SSW-DT

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  6. Congrats to the winners of last week. I love the DT inspirations. Thanks for another fun Challenge with Fairies/Mermaids.

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  7. Fantastic DT creations! Thanks for the fun twist challenge!

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  8. I added my link, but neither it or the thumbnail is not showing up. When I tried to re-enter, it says my link already exists in linkup.

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    1. Hi Carla - I have had the same trouble with linking up recently. It often seems to take up to an hour for the link to show up but it does eventually show (after refreshing the page several times!!!!)

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  9. Hello everyone! What a fun twist on the challenge this week! Fun to see all those little fairies and mermaids from the DT and players. It's also nice to have a new sponsor, Dilly Beans! Congrats to the winners! Have a great week!
    Hugs, Judi

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  10. I have a second entry for the twist challenge, using a different sketch this time. I couldn't see in the rules whether you can have more than one entry, so if it's not allowed, please delete my second card. Thanks again for the inspiration!

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    1. No limit Carla - we love to see all the creations and are so happy to see the Sketches being used!! Thanks south for sharing your talents with us!!

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  11. I love the Dilly Bean images. I had fun choosing one to work with! Love the great design team cards.

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  12. Hi ladies! Looks like you're still having lots of fun here, and what a fun challenge this week ~ I just had to join in!

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  13. Hi,

    Just saw that I forgot about the twist. But I play now just for the fun :)

    hugs
    Claudia

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  14. Great inspiration form DT, as always :) just popped to say good luck to everyone.

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  15. Thanks for another fun challenge. Getting harder to pick a sketch each month when there is more fantastic ones to choose from!!

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