Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch # 192 Sponsored by A Day For Daisies

Hi everyone and welcome!  It’s Kathie here from Auckland New Zealand posting this week for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 design team.  Well as most of my crafting friends from the Northern Hemisphere are starting to soak up those wonderful rays of sunshine, here in New Zealand is the start of winter, yes we're still having a few rays of sunshine once they shine through the early morning fog and this morning we had our second white frost for the year and it was a record temperature for May.  Usually it gets colder later in June and July.  Where we live the temperature drops but we don't get any snow in Auckland.

 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 ongoing 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 -14 is:

# 3  Julie Austin

Congratulations!  Please contact Sally at 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 in no particular order are:

1.  #1 Janice

2.  #7 Crafting Vicky

3.  #9 Carla Suto

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…which is a blast from the past we used back in on 6th February 2013 with Sweet Sketch Wednesday and created by Sally.

This Wednesday falls on the last week of May as its the end of month twist and you should have guessed it by now the theme is 

P is for PURPLE

Here Sketch # 192

The challenge rules are posted in the tab above – just be sure to post a picture of it with your card on your blog. 

We are so happy to welcome our wonderful sponsor this week which is Tammy Thompson the artist and owner of 

A Day For Daisies

 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!

Tammy is offering our very lucky winner 

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate

to spend in her online store.

To see more of these adorable images from A Day For Daisies, visit the A Day For Daisies online store here  or on A Day For Daisies Blog  and ADFD Facebook page and also over at Paper Craft Planet and the Crafter's Cafe.  Thank you Tammy so much for letting us create with you amazing images which we all love to create with and feel very privileged to do so.  

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

 A Day For Daisies images and

 P for Purple colour:

Just looking at everyone's cards it's amazing what our take is on the colour Purple and Violet as there is a difference.

using the image
Breeze In Spring 
found in the
Flowers & Garden Category

Nancy has made the same card but in pink just to show what the variation looks like and this card is just so pretty in both purple or pink.


using the image
Curious Daughter
found in the
 Mermaids & Ocean Category

using the image
Fairy Dog 3
found in the 
Animals & Bird Category

using the image
Growing a Flower
found in the
Fairies & Nymphs Category


using the image
Lucky Delivery
found in the
Girls & Play Category


using the image
Just Fishing
 found in the
 Boy & Dad Category


using the image
Walking Bonnet
found in the
Flowers & Garden Category 

Aren't these samples magical especially using PURPLE.  I do hope they have inspired you enough to create and join in our challenge this week using the colour Purple. 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!  Wishing you all a wonderful week and 
Happy Crafting.



  1. Thank you so much for placing me in the Top 3. Love the DT cards again this week and your great image choices, Jx

  2. Congrats to our winner and top 3 this last week! Keep those beautiful, creative cards coming! Love the sea of purple cards this week. Can not wait to see what our creative followers do with the sketch and twist. Have a super week everyone! Kathie great post.
    Hugs, Heide

  3. Congrats to the winner and Top 3. Thanks to the DT for their wonderful inspirations week after week. Another fun sketch/theme - can't wait to see what other do with it.

  4. Wonderful purple cards and my fave colour. Thanks for a great sketch, off to make my card now x

  5. wow fabulous DT cards!!! Love Purple :) Thank you so much for picking my card as a top 3!!!! Wooohoo totally made my day! Congrats to the winner and the other top3

  6. Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards last week, I really can't wait to see more of them this week especially looking very P for Purple. I just loved seeing all the PURPLE DT cards this week, everyone of them looking so different and totally beautiful. I can not wait to what what our wonderful creative followers get up to this week with the blast from the past sketch, but also new to some of our new followers, P is for PURPLE and of course how about A Day For Daisies image as well that to me would be P for Perfect and icing on the cake. Take care and happy crafting and I can't wait to see your wonderful creations this week.
    Hugs Kathie SSW 2 - DT

  7. Hello everyone! I am loving the beautiful array of lavenders and purple on the cards this week! They are all lovley! Congrats to the winner and Top 3 this week! Thanks for your SSW post this week, Kathie! Hope everyone is able to enjoy the last few days of May! Where are the days disappearing to? Enjoy!
    Hugs, Judi

  8. great twist- I like purple. The sketch was fab to use this week too. Love the DT cards x

  9. Fabulous sketch and loved the DT creations! Purple is my favorite color but I needed a pink card this time. I couldn't find where it said if the twist was optional or not so if it's not please feel free to remove my card. Thanks for the inspiration either way!

  10. Brilliant sketch this week and I love purple too. Lovely DT cards and congratulations to all last weeks winners x

  11. I LOVE ADFD images and the color purple. So this was a great challenge for me. Thanks for the fun.

  12. Another great sketch and I love using purple! Thank you for another fun challenge. :-)

  13. Love all the shades of purple in the DT's inspirations.
    Thank you and hugs from Africa!

  14. I had a heap of fun with the sketch. Found an image from ADFD that I really wanted to use - hence the Purple Geese!!!

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