Wednesday 25 November 2015

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Deedees Designs

Hello and the warmest welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. It is Anne here in the UK welcoming you this week on behalf of the team and we are so pleased to have you come and visit us at this busy time of the year.

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to all who celebrate it, here's hoping that you have a wonderful holiday time with loved ones.

Before we get onto this weeks sketch it's time to announce last weeks winner ...

#8  Kelly!!

Please contact Sally at to claim your prize and don't forget to grab your winners badge from the sidebar.

On week's that we have more than 15 entries, we choose a Top Three - Last week we were almost there with 14...  We will be featuring a few cards on our Facebook Page - Be sure to check it out - you may find your card there =)

And now, on to this week's Challenge.  Our sponsor is DeeDee's Designs

with a wonderful prize of $15 worth of digis.

Here's a message from them 
 We are delighted to be able to sponsor this fun challenge and to offer a prize to a happy winner! Visit Daydream Designs store for our full line of whimsical, hand-drawn digi images, sentiments, papers, embellishments, and more for all your crafting needs. Images are usually in both JPEG and PNG with 300 dpi resolution, are resizable and our crisp, black-line sentiments can be recolored in most photo editing programs. We promote family-friendly, wholesome products with many Christian-themed images and scripture verses. There is sure to be something for every crafter and every project whether digitally created or traditionally designed.

Visit our Daydream Designs blog for tons of inspiration from our Dream Team Designers. Diane Noble, Owner/Illustrator

As it is the last week in the month we are re-visiting a previous sketch and this month it is designed by Arlana

and here's what the Design Team did with it 

Heide - using Bounteous Blessings

Joanna - using Homework Helpers

Kathie - using Stocking Pals

Linda - using Snow Angel

Anne - using Autumn Splendour

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.

Please don't forget to leave a comment in order to be in with a chance of winning.

We are only 2 Followers away from our next "Candy" drawing...  tell you friends to come join us!!

Happy Crafting!!

Anne  &

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Digi Stamp Boutique

Welcome friends to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!  I am so glad you have stopped by to check out our Challenge and hope you will play along with us!!  If you are a first time visitor WELCOME!!  Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to visit us at SSW2!! 

Before we get started with our new challenge, I wanted to announce last week's winner ...

#13 Dorothy S!!

Please e-mail Anne at to claim your prize!!

Be sure to visit our page on FaceBook to see a few favorites from last week's Challenge! 

It's the third week of the month, the middle of November!!  Christmas is just around the corner...  All of the DT this week were thinking Christmas when creating their cards.  So many wonderful images to choose from at Digi Stamp Boutique - this week's Sponsor!!   We are so thankful to Sally-Ann Hancock of Digistamp Boutique for sponsoring us.  She has created some of the sweetest images!  Did you know that Sally-Ann releases new sets the second week of each month?  I encourage you to visit her shop often!!   Here's a bit more about Sally-Ann and her shop:

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. 

This week we are offering a £10 voucher to Sally-Ann's store as our prize!  Yippee!

On to the Challenge and this week's Sketch...

Here are the cards by the talented Design Team:

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. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and for becoming a Follower!! We are getting close to the 200 Follower mark.  Only 2 more to go!!  There is another drawing scheduled for candy once we hit that mark, so, if you have crafty friends who do not know about SSW2, send them our way - share the fun!!  

Blessings to you!!


Wednesday 11 November 2015

Dearie Dolls and Sketch 2-74

Hi there friends!!  Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  It is Sally here welcoming you from Massachusetts.  I speak for the whole Team when I say I am SO HAPPY to have you join us this week. Our wonderfully talented sponsor is Mary Ellen with Dearie Dolls. Below is a little something about Mary Ellen and her store Dearie Dolls. 

If you are new to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 a BIG welcome to you.  We are excited to have you play along with us and love to see all the wonderful creations each week!!  Do not forget to become a follower to our little blog here, we are so close to having another drawing!!  We just need a few more Followers to reach 200.

Without further ado, I want to introduce you to Dearie Dolls:

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.

Most of Mary Ellen's images are free to use.  They are so delightful and you could spend hours looking through the images that she has on her blog.  She has colored and uncolored images to choose from.

Mary Ellen also has a Etsy shop- Dearie Dolls by me where she has some very cute images for sale be sure to stop and take a peek. 

***Special Prize Info***

This week, everyone is a Winner - why??  Because all of the images are Free at Dearie Dolls!!  I do have a last minute announcement though...  Anne, one of our DT has offered a wonderful PRIZE for this week's Winner - A paper pad from Lili of the Valley!!  Check it out by clicking HERE  Remember,  If you want to have an opportunity to be the Grand Prize Winner, you must leave a comment on this Post =).

Before we get on with the Challenge,  I want to announce last week's Winner of 7 free images from Bugaboo!!
#9  Louise

Congratulations!  Please contact Sally at   Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

No Top Three this week - all of the cards were wonderful and it's so hard to single out a "Top Three" with so few entries.  Week's when we have 15 or more, we will announce the Top Three.

I do encourage you to head over to Facebook and check out a few favorites that I posted last night =)

Here is this weeks Sketch. 

And here is some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing!! 




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.

Be sure to check us out on Facebook where we feature a few cards from our challenge each week and preview the new sketch every Tuesday.

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday 4 November 2015

SSW2 Sketch #73 Bugaboo

Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 it's Kathie here from New Zealand and I'm your hostess this week.  I can't believe that we're in the first week of November already and there's only 50 days until Christmas and the Holiday season is upon us.  It's going to feel strange for myself and family this year as we're spending our Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere, where it's going to be a lot colder than we're use to and hopefully we'll have some snow.  Our Christmas holiday season is part of our summer holiday celebrations and being very warm.  My husband who is Irish will have to acclimatised as it's many years since he's had a cold Christmas.

New Zealanders were up glued to their Televisions early hours of Sunday morning watching the World Cup Rugby Final
New Zealand's All Blacks V's Australia's Wallabies 

New Zealand win the World Cup
Ruthless New Zealand withstood a rousing fightback from Australia before crushing the Wallabies 34-17 at Twickenham to become world champions for a record third time and the first team to retain the Webb Ellis Cup back to back.
We are so proud of our World Cup winning team and their families.
Congratulations from all of us.

For those of you that are new to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2 Welcome and we hope you find some inspiration on this blog and our returning friends Welcome back  we are happy that you could join us.

It was lovely to see so many more entries this week.  Thank you from
 Team Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Please support us as we don't want to be a statistic of a Challenge Blog.

Before we get started with our new challenge, I'd like to announce last week's winner...
#10  Sam (Whisper)

Please e-mail Sally at to claim your prize!!

and our Top 3 are in no particular order

#3  Laura
#11  Tip Top
#16  Louise

Well done!
  You guys should also grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog. 

Now, on to this week’s challenge...

Sketch #73

Another great sketch to work with and it's very easy.

We also welcome back one of Team Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 favourite sponsors

Bugaboo Stamps


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 papercrafting 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 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.

Jodie is offering our very lucky winner this week

Now it's time to see what
Team Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 have created this week using

Bugaboo Stamps


Used one of my very favourite Bugaboo characters  Gus
Gus Christmas Aspirin.  Don't you love those glasses.


Linda has used Christmas Ornaments I love this image Linda especially your colour combo.


Anne has used this really cute image Autumn Scarecrow I love your colours Anne.


They say great minds think alike, both Anne and Heide have chosen the same image and both cards look so different.  Love the use of the natural jute and straw.

from Kathie'z Kardz

Yes I used an old favourite of mine JJ Christmas Cheer, I do think that all of us know a JJ in our lives we've come across or crossed paths with at some stage.
She really makes me smile.

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!

Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.