Wednesday 25 March 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 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 18 March 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'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 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 11 March 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 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 4 March 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 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:
Bugaboo Challenge Blog:

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.