Wednesday 14 September 2016

Sketch #98 with A Day For Daisies

Hello and welcome visitors old and new to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for our latest challenge.
It Kathie here from New Zealand and a slight chill is still in the air but I must say we're enjoying these beautiful spring days which I can't get enough of, especially after a very damp wet winter.

I love this time of year working in my office at home and also creating cards, I hear one of New Zealand's native birds in our trees they are


 and they love Taiwanese Cherry or Prunus Campanulata flowers which flower in early spring.

I counted 21 birds in the tree the other day, the nectar from the flowers is like a drug to these birds they dance around from branch to branch chasing each other like young lovers, I've even seen one fall out of the tree once and flew straight back up to another branch.  Once the flowers have gone and leaves come, the Tui's disappear to other trees.  This nectar must by like a cheap happy drug to them in the way in which they act and doing no harm to anybody.

We would like to invite one or more of your to join us as a Guest Designer in a future challenge.  If you would like to be considered please put 
GDT after your name when you enter.

Anne will be back a bit later with our winner from the last challenge.

This fortnight we're sponsored once again by Tammy Thompson the illustrator and owner of A Day For Daisies. We all love to create with her wonderful and whimsical digital stamps.  No matter your personal style, you can find it over at 

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!

Our grand prize winner will receive $12.00 Gift Voucher from

 A Day For Daisies

 to spend in Tammy's online store.

Here's this fortnights sketch, so simple, very easy and very effective so

 please give it a try you won't be disappointed.

Sketch # 98 by Sally Dube

Now lets see what the design team have created for you this week using Sally's sketch and Tammy's wonderful images.

 using Little Cowboy

using Best Friends

using Sir Carl Clown

 using Potted Gerbera Daisies

using Treasure

using Mum's Wedding

I do hope that you feel inspired to play along with us this fortnight, please don't forget to leave a comment to be in with a chance of the prize and do check out the other rules in the tab at the top if you're not sure of them.

You have until 7.00pm on the 27th of September EDT to enter. So across the world
in the BST  zone that is midnight, CEST  has until 01.00 on the 28th of September and in New Zealand you have until 11.00am on Wednesday the 28th of September.

We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your creations.

Happy creating!


  1. Kathie those are great pictures of your spring flowers where here on the other side of the world we are starting to have our fall and having our leaves changing colors. Great samples from the talented DT.

  2. Kathie, I enjoyed your pictures of Spring in New Zealands. Lovely DT samples.

  3. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

  4. Thank you for the lovely inspirations. A day for daisies is one of my favourite image sites, though I did not use one of their images today!
    Hugs from Africa!

  5. another wonderful sketch ..and inspiration from your creations xx

  6. fab sketch and Dt inspiration. So glad I managed to be organised enough to join in this time :-)

  7. Fabulous inspirations from the DT. Thank you for the dedication and time you spend creating these fantastic works. Can't wait to see next weeks...

  8. Another great sketch!! I love sketch :-)

  9. Great Inspiration from the Team and i had FUN with the Sketch !

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place

  10. I love your photos of the tuis Kathie - you are so lucky to be able to see them regularly and so many of them too. Thanks for the great inspiration and fun sketch.