Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 and Dearie Dolls

Spring is in the air. This is Nancy as your host this week from sunny Arizona.  After a long winter in most parts of the US, I think most of us are looking forward to a nice spring and summer this year. 
To give you a little taste of spring I thought I would post this picture of tulips. 
 
  
Our sponsor this week is Mary Ellen
from
Dearie Dolls
 
Most of Mary Ellen's images are free to use.  They are so deligthful and you could spend hours looking through the images that she has on her blog.  She has colored and uncolored images to choose from.
 
Bio:
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.


 
Before we get on with the Challenge, I want to announce last week's Winner...


*******  #19 Lynn C.  *******

Lynn - please e-mail Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize.
And, here are the Top Three for last week...

#5 Crafting Creatively
#10 Carol Dee
#17 Emily Shroom 

Thanks, ladies.  We love the inspiration we get from our followers. We have a little twist for you this week.  Use the sketch below and the tic Tac Toe to create your card.  And, most of all, HAVE FUN!
 
 
 
 
TWIST - Tic Tac Toe

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Sharon
 
 

 

Excited to see your creations this week!! AND if you are on Facebook, stop by and check out the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 page, you just might be surprised with what you see there =)

If you are new to our Challenge, be sure to check out our Rules page and leave a Comment on this Post to be eligible to Win!!

Thanks for joining us!!!





Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Just Some Lines!!

Hi there friends!!  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Sketch Challenge here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!  It's Sally from Massachusetts taking the Hostess seat this week and I am so glad you have stopped by!!

This week we have a new Sponsor - Just Some Lines!!

 Just Some Lines is a digital stamp shop which has been in operation under its own website since 2010.  In early 2013 it opened a mini Etsy store, where in addition to digital stamps there are coloured clipart and  a newly added section of digital copies of  original art work.  The shops stocks whimsical art work created by its owner Jehanne, who creates and adds new artwork regularly into her shops when not doing school runs, illustrating children books or running after sheep.
Information on new stamps,  specials and time limited freebies  can be found on their facebook group.

I hope you will stop by their shop and check out all the awesome images!!  This week's Winner will receive 4 single images from Just Some Lines - WoW!!

Before we get on with the Challenge, I want to announce last week's Winner...

# 5 Kristie Wilson

And, here are the Top Three for last week...

#17 Papersniffer
#18 Maureen
#20 Red Obsession Cards

So many awesome entries - Congrats ladies!!

On with the Challenge - here is this week's Sketch:


And here are the wonderful creations by our Design Team:


Sharon


Excited to see your creations this week!!  AND if you are on Facebook, stop by and check out the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 page, you just might be surprised with what you see there =)

If you are new to our Challenge, be sure to check out our Rules page and leave a Comment on this Post to be eligible to Win!!

Blessings to you all!!






Wednesday, April 16, 2014

HAPPY EASTER FROM SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY 2 Design Team.

 
Happy Easter from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Bunnies.

Hi everyone!  It’s Kathie here from Auckland New Zealand 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 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.

Well as you can see these wonderful Easter Bunnies sitting in eggs aren't they so cute.  This coming weekend is Easter, happy Easter from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Team we wish you a happy holiday break with your friends and families.  I know for us its Autumn here in New Zealand but our weather is still very warm for this time of year so we're off to our beach house we're very lucky this year because the Easter holiday break has also coincided with the children's school holidays so my boys are off for three weeks.

Now on with the show firstly lets announce the winner and our top 3 cards from last weeks challenge Blast from the past Sketch #218.....

Winner is 

#15 Anne

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

and our Top 3 Cards

#3 Renate
#8 Glo
#11 Carla

Here is this weeks sketch #011


Our sponsor this week is Sally Ann from Digi Stamp Boutique. Here's a little bio about
 Sally Ann Hancock:


 "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."

The prize this week is a £10 voucher to go shopping at Digi Stamp Boutique.

Now for some fun from our Design Team Bunnies here at  
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.



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 it can't be any easier than that.

Thanks for stopping by!


 and 



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Blast from the Past

While looking for a picture of red tulips for this post (I have a story to tell!), I came across this adorable photo. This was simply too cute not to share. Anyway, my blast from the past story is when my husband and I moved into our home, the first thing I did was plant some red tulip bulbs. I love watching things grow, especially those spring flowers that, no matter how harsh the winter, persevere, pushing through the ground to give us great beauty in the spring. While on my hands and knees planting, I heard a sound from across the road. I looked up and standing there watching me was a deer. I was thrilled...until that deer (well maybe not that particular deer), come spring, ate up ALL my tulips just when they were ready to bloom! Little did I know deer love tulips. But I learned my lesson...they hate daffodils so I was quick to plop those into the ground and enjoy them to this day!!

Before going into our second blast from the past sketch, I wanted to announce our winner and top 3 from last week.

The Grand Prize winner of 7 free digi images from Bugaboo Stamps is:

#8 - Heather M

Congratulations! Now go and grab your winner's badge from our sidebar and display it proudly on your blog. Please send an email to Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com for instructions on claiming your prize.

And our top 3 in no particular order are:

#14  Asmah

 #16  Lesley

 #23  Renate

A big HOORAY goes out to you three as well!! You can pick up your "Top Three" badge along the sidebar to show off on your blog.

Another fun and fabulous sketch for you to try out this week. We all loved it so much the first time, we decided to bring it back for another go around!

Our sponsor this week is someone near and dear to my heart, Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs. She is offering our grand prize winner 3 free digis of their choice! Here's a little bit about Heather, in her own words...

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.  

We also have BIG NEWS for 2014!  

Every month this year we will be giving away 
BLOG CANDY! 
We would love for you to visit our blog and facebook pagewhere fresh ideas are always percolating. 

Now it's time to share what the Design Team has created!




On a sad note, we must say a fond farewell to Design Team member Holly. Life has gotten very busy and she needed to step down. You will be missed Holly!! Be sure and stop by from time to time to say "hello."
Now let's get stamping!! We can't wait to see what you create. Our challenge rules are listed under a tab at the top of the page. Don't forget to follow us here and like us on Facebook. 
Linda and 



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sweet, Sweet April!

Hello my fellow crafters and Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2.  It is Heide here from Michigan and I am your hostess this week here at SSW2. We are happy to have you join us this week. This week our wonderfully talented sponsor is Jodie Mackrell from Bugaboo

  
If you are new to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2 a BIG welcome to you and we are looking forward to see your creations and for those that are returning we are always happy to see you here at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2 and love to see what you do with the sketch. Do not forget to become a follower to our little blog here,  we will be having another drawing once we reach 200 followers.
 This week’s grand prize winner will receive 7 free digis of their choice from Bugaboo.

 Let's get started this week by announcing the winners of last week's challenge....

the Grand Prize winner is:
                           #10 Cardmaking is Fun!!


 Congratulations! Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog and contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Our Top Three are:
                                  #2 Carla Suto
                                  #5 Jeannie
                                  #8 Suze

Here is the sketch this week .
  
This week we have a blast for the past sketch for you due to computer problems  for our dear Sally .  Be sure to check out the rule in the Challenge rules tab - we want everyone to be eligible for the Grand Prize!
Here is what our wonderful design team has created with some darling images from Bugaboo.

                                        SHARON


                                          KATHIE



                                                   LINDA

  

                                            HOLLY



                                          JOANNA
                             


                                        JUDI
   

                                        HEIDE



                                    NANCY

                                              SALLY






















We hope these samples inspire you to create and join in our challenge this week.

    Create a card using the sketch of the week.  You can get creative with the Sketch, rotate... flip... but the Sketch must be recognizable in your card =)
    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.
Have a fantastic week creating!

 & Sally