Wednesday, 4 September 2019

A Sweet Sketch (or 2) for September

Welcome to another challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
It's Anne here posting from Yorkshire in the North of England where summer is coming to an end but the dahlias are putting on a good show in the garden.

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Thank you for all the fabulous entries to our last challenge. I really enjoyed visiting all your blogs and seeing all that creativity.

It was so hard to choose a winner that I decided to let Mr Random do the job and he chose

which was Alex

Please email me at to claim your prize and don't forget your winners badge from the sidebar.

Our Top 3 in no particular order are

12. Aunty Sue
17. Dorothy
47. Caroline

There are badges for you too.

So onto this month and our sponsor is Francesca at
Cute as a Button

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’  Numbers 6:26

The sketches from Kathie for this month are

We do hope that they inspire you but to help you further here is some inspiration from the Design Team.

First up is Silke who will be our Guest Designer for the remainder of 2019.
Silke used I'm Two to create this lovely card.

AJs used Pumpkin Carvin Time.

Kelly used I'm Two.

Kathie created with Button Love

and I used Snorkel Fun Boy

and Christmas Giraffe

We do hope that you enjoy creating with this month's sketches and look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your creativity.
The challenge will be open until 7.30pm UK time on Tuesday the 1st of October.

Anne and the SSW2 Design Team

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

August Reminder

Hi everyone, just a reminder that you still have just under a week to enter our current challenge sponsored by Bugaboo.
You will find the original post here with the Linky

Here are the sketches you could use

Here is some inspiration from some of the entries we have already had






Thank you for all the lovely entries

Best wishes


Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Sketch #165 and #166 with Bugaboo Stamps

Good morning everyone and welcome to 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
It's Kathie here this month from Auckland New Zealand and we are in the middle of our winter with colder temperatures and lots of rain and I'm nearly over winter already. Where have those frosty mornings gone to and those sunny winters days? 

If you didn't join us last month or didn't read our important notice you wouldn't realise that
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 our going to a
as of today.

Our Important notice from our last posting:
From August Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 will be moving to a monthly challenge. Our sketches will be posted on the first Wednesday of each month which will give everyone longer to join in, and we won't be scrimping on the sketches, there will still be 2 sketches each month for you to use. So our Guest Designer winner will just need to create one card each month for the September to December challenges.

Our winner from last fortnight who will be our Guest Designer from
September, October, November and December 
from Karten Kram

Congratulations and we are so looking forward to working with you and your wonderful creations.

Now we have two sketches from now on each month to choose from and if you want to let your creative juices run wild and want to support us and go that extra mile you could even create two cards using both sketches, wouldn't that be wonderful.

Here are the two sketches I've created for you this month.

Sketch #165

Sketch #166

This month we have a wonderful sponsor it's
Jodie Mackrell the owner and illustrator of
Bugaboo Stamps

Bugaboo Stamps
Jodie's Bio
Everything that you ever wanted to know about 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 paper crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seriously snarky to sugary 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.

Our lucky winner will receive
of their choice.

This month our Guest Designers and our Design Team have been working their creative magic with some of their favourite Bugaboo images.

From our designers to you:

Guest Designer Lisa Lynn
Lisa used an image from Picinic Ant Set

Guest Designer Silke
Silke used Kidz Bella Ladybug Flower

Ladybug Flower
 again but this time Silke rotated the image.

Anne used Silhouette Butterfly Flowers

On this card 
Anne used Flower Teacup 

and on this card
Anne used Bee Flower

Anne has been busy and on this card
Anne used Tulip Hedige

Kelly used Summer Collage

Well I've used one of the squares from Floral Trio Frame

and my other card was one of my very favourite Bugaboo images Flower Bird 

We're all so looking forward to you joining us on our new monthly challenge, giving you all more time to be creative and making lots of cards.  
Don't forget our rules if you're unsure have a read to refresh your memory.
Happy Crafting everyone.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Sketch 164

Hello there!  Thank you for joining our challenge that has run for the last 2 weeks!  Fantastic entries and of course there will be one lucky winner of the stamp sets Anne has so graciously offered along with a GDT spot for one of our challenges!

Our winner is:
Dawn Frost

Congratulations, please email Anne on with your postal address to claim your prize

and our Top 3 are:
2. Urska
4. Suze
9. Sunshine Days

Don't forget to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar!

Now let's begin another great sketch challenge!  Kathie has yet another fab sketch as always

and here are some great creations from our team:




Our prize this time around will be a 4 month Guest Designer spot!!  We can't wait to see your creations with this wonderful sketch!

From August Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 will be moving to a monthly challenge. Our sketches will be posted on the first Wednesday of each month which will give everyone longer to join in, and we won't be scrimping on the sketches, there will still be 2 sketches each month for you to use. So our Guest Designer winner will just need to create one card each month for the September to December challenges. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Sketch 162

Hi everyone and welcome to another challenge here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 but before we get on to that thank you for all the wonderful entries and lovely messages which you left for us. We are happy and proud to still be here 10 years on.

So before we start our 11th year here is the winner of the last challenge sponsored by A Day for Daisies

It's Silke with this fun card

Please email me on to claim your prize

The top 3 in no particular order are (and very hard it was to choose too)

1. Diane Louise
23, 25 and 27 Suze
16. Scrapacrolles

Congratulations to all of you and don't forget to grab your winners badges from the sidebar.

Now onto this week.

Kathie has another great sketch for us this challenge

and here is some inspiration for you.

Firstly our guest designer for this challenge Mandy created this sparkly card

Thank you Mandy for your super sparkly creation.

AJ and Kelly are having a break this challenge

Thank You by Kathie

and here is my creation

Last but not least, these are the stamp sets which are our prize for this challenge along with a guest DT spot for one of our challenges.

We look forward to seeing all your lovely entries


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, 12 June 2019


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A Decade In the Making.

This week Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and former Sweet Sketch Wednesday are celebrating our 10th Anniversary for being in Blogland.
We congratulate Arlana Patten who started
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Arlana encouraged both her sisters to join her and the first posting was on 9th June 2009.  Arlana, Nancy and Judi stepped down from Sweet Sketch Wednesday in December 2013 and on the 1st January 2014 Sweet Sketch Wednesday became 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 which Sally Dube took over the running, later when Sally got busy with her family and grandchildren she also stepped down and our lovely 
Anne Puddicombe took over the running of  SSW2 which you all know and love today and I became the master of sketches and I'm celebrating 9 years with SSW and SSW2 this month.
Here are Arlana's and Nancy's cards they made for that first posting on 9th June 2009 which was a Tuesday.

A few weeks ago I sent out an email asking our lovely threesome to join us in the 10th Anniversary Celebrations, so today you'll see the work of two of the three sisters.  Unfortunately, Arlana is unable to join us as her and her husband are shifting house and Arlana extensive craft room was all packed up and ready for the shift.  I know Arlana will be thinking of us all today and we'll be in her thoughts. 

Firstly I would like to announce the winner and our Top 3 from last fortnight.

Drum Roll Please
Congratulations to

Heather Mills

 please email Anne at
to claim your prize from
Cute As A Button
and grab your winner's badge.

Here is the stunning work from

in no particular order

#6 Fatima
I love this image from LOTV and that wonderful
Football design paper.

#8 Rina
With this lovely Christmas Card.

#9 Urska
Urska card made me feel happy it's so bright
and cheery and I love the butterfly ribbon to match.

Don't forget to grab your Top 3
 badge to display on your blogs.

So this fortnight we decided to make our Anniversary celebrations run for a month giving everyone from the past and the present to join in and we've decided to use the first original sketch ever used over at
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday. 

Sketch #1

Our Sponsor is 
A Day for Daisies
It saddens me to read on Facebook that Tammy is closing down 
A Day for Daisies
 after 10 years at using her wonderful images which I know we'll all miss.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tammy for being our ongoing sponsor over the years which we've all appreciated and we wish her well in her new artistic adventure.
So this is our last chance to celebrate ADFD wonderful images as well.
We'll also have a lovely selection of images for you as a prize this month.
So before she closes don't forget to pop over and grab those last minute purchases. 

It's time to see what everyone has created 
A Day for Daisies

Welcome back
Nancy used Poppy Fairy 

used Favourite Flower Pots

used New Shoes

used Owl of Mine

Used Mum's Wedding Day

Used Little Striped Shirt

We are all looking forward to seeing what everyone will create this month so please ladies I would like to see and many entries as well to celebrate this milestone and I would like to thank Nancy and Judi for helping us celebrate 10 years and we're still in Blogland.
Happy Crafting Everyone.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!