Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2... With a TWIST!!

Welcome friends!!  Sally here in Massachusetts, I'm your Hostess this week!!  So glad to have you stop by and check out this week's Challenge!!  We hit 100 Followers this past week and have sent out the first prize package to Lori Byrns - Congrats again Lori.  We are on our way to 200, and will have another Prize drawing once we hit that milestone, so, spread the word to your crafty friends!!

Before we get started I want to announce the winners of last week's challenge....

The Grand Prize winner of £10 voucher
to use in the Digistamp Boutique store is:

#5 Louise  


CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.  Contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com  for info on claiming your prize!!


Our Top Three are:

#4 Shell B.
#12 Jessica G.
#18 Cath Lacarterine

 Way to go Ladies!

 Be sure to grab your badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Have you noticed the Tab at the top of the Blog???  Previous Sketches???  We will be keeping our Sketches stored on that page.  Any time you are creating a card, and you need a Sketch idea...  check back and go to the Tab - our Sketches are your Sketches =)  If you are new to SSW2, the last Wednesday Challenge of every month we add a TWIST.  It might be a Theme, or a Technique we would like to see you use...  just remember, it's about your interpretation!!  You can pick from any Sketch on our PREVIOUS SKETCHES page!!  We just ask that the Sketch is recognizable.  You can rotate, change the main shape (oval to circle...) and have fun!!

We have a wonderful Sponsor this week - Heather Ellis Digi Stamps.  I just adore her sweet images.  We were given two sweet Pure Innocence images to create with, just adorable!!  Here is a bit about Heather...

Heather Ellis is a Writer and Illustrator.  She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and two children. Coming from a very creative family Heather loves drawing, painting and most of all creating cute characters.
Stop by her shop and have a look around, so many adorable images await you!

Check out Heather's images by clicking HERE  She also has an Etsy Shop...  click HERE  Be sure to visit and check our her images...  Heather will be awarding 3 Free Images to our Winner!!

Our TWIST this Challenge is Monochromatic!!

Here is the Inspiration from our Design Team with their favorite Sketch and each one's take on Monochromatic...  Enjoy!!


Sharon
 from Inklined To Stamp
Sketch SSW2-03

Sally


Heide


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, February 19, 2014

Sketch #007 our wonderful sponsor is DigiStamp Boutique

Hello and Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2! I do hope you all had a lovely week and had fun crafting.  It's Kathie here from Auckland New Zealand where the sun is streaming down and it was stinking hot at 8am this morning at my kitchen window.  Our summer is really settled now and we're having these amazing long hot sunny days.  Well I am your hostess this week here at SSW2. We are happy to have you join us and this week our sponsor  is  Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and designer of DigiStamp Boutique.

If you are new to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays a BIG welcome to you and we are looking forward to see your creations and for those dedicated followers that are returning we are always happy to see you here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and love to see what you do with the sketch and your creations.  

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

The Grand Prize winner of 2 free images from Pattie's Creations shop is:

#21 Kathy 


CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.  Contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com  for info on claiming your prize!!


Our Top Three are:

#5 Carla
#17 Lori
#18 Susanne

 Congratulations!

 Be sure to grab your badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Now here's our sketch for this week!!!

Sketch #007

This week we have our wonderful sponsor which is 
 Sally- Ann Hancock the owner and designer of


  We are so lucky to be able to work with her amazing images each month.

Here is a little something about DigiStamp Boutique that you may not know:

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 as much as I enjoy creating.
 

Our winner will receive a

 £10 voucher
to use in the Digistamp Boutique store.

Now it's time to check out what our very talented design team here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2  have created for you this week:




Holly

Heide

Sharon
I really DO hope you have enjoyed what you've seen so far and will play along with us 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 each week and preview the Sketch very Tuesday...  Visit us by clicking HERE!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for becoming a Follower!! As you are no doubt aware, there is a drawing scheduled for some candy once we hit 100 Followers!! And we are currently at 97 followers so it won't be long before Sally makes that draw and if your not a follower don't forget to join NOW!!!

Wishing everyone a wonderful week where ever you are in blogging land and happy crafting.



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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch 6 - Pattie's Creations

Hello and Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays2. Holly here, and I am your host this week.  For Valentinues week we are sponsored by Patties Creations.  

If you are new to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays a BIG welcome to you!!  We are looking forward to seeing your creations, and for those that are returning we are always happy to see you here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and love to see what you do with the sketch.  

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

The Grand Prize winner of 7 Free Bugaboo Images is:

#18 Kimbo

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.  Contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com  for info on claiming your prize!!

Our Top Three are:
#11 Mina
#12 Claudia
#19 Erin 

Congratulations! Be sure to grab your badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Here is the sketch for this week.


Another great sketch this week by our own Sally .  Be sure to check the rules for the challenge at the bottom of this post - we want everyone to be eligible for the Grand Prize!

This weeks sponsor is Patties Creations and here is a little something about the owner and illustrator Pattie Gomez. 

I am an Internet Technology Professional and an Artist. I always dreamed of being an artist, but I found out quickly that I needed another field to support my family so I pursued a Degree in Information Technology. I love to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks to enhance my work.
I created a character called Pattieboop and her cat named Allie. I have had so much fun coming up with different images so I also created a site to sell them. You can go to my store to find out more about Pattieboop & Allie. I know you will just love them when you see them.
I have added many other images to my store in the past few years. I know have a large selection of images to fit everyone’s needs


The winner this week will get two free images from Patties Creations.  Your creation doesn't have to be valentines themed, but it would be great to see some lovely loved up cards. 

Let's see what our DT have been making  to inspire you:


                                                                                Kathie
         
      Holly


 
 Linda


       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.
   - If you are posting to an online gallery, please use SSW2 #(current challenge number) as your label or tag.
   - 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!

Also, if you are not a Follower yet, why not become one, we are giving away some candy to one lucky Follower when we reach 100 and then 200 - we are dreaming BIG!!  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 =)

Happy Crafting!

Holly  &



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Welcome to Sketch 005- Bugaboo.



Hello and Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays2.  It is Heide here from Michigan where it is still cold and snowy and I am your hostess this week here at SSW2. We are happy to have you join us this week. This week our sponsor  is Bugaboo.  

If you are new to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 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.  

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

The Grand Prize winner of a $12 Gift Certificate to Sami's Shop is:

#11  Jenny!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
 Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.  Contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com  for info on claiming your prize!!

Our Top Three are:
#4 Julie Austin
#6 Janice
#10 Papersniffer 

 Congratulations! Be sure to grab your badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

ALSO, last week our Winner was Crafting Vicky...  she won the free images from Fresh Brewed Designs, well it turns out that Vicky is on the Design Team and wanted to offer the prize to one of the Top Three..  so, by Random Drawing...  The Winner of 3 images from Fresh Brewed Designs is...
#6 Lisa Lynn
Contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com  for info on claiming your prize!!

Here is the sketch for this week .


Another great sketch this week by our own Sally .  Be sure to check the rules for the challenge at the bottom of this post - we want everyone to be eligible for the Grand Prize!
This weeks sponsor is Bugaboo and here is a little something about the owner and illlustrator Jodie Mackrell. 

 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 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.

This weeks winner will get to pick 7 free digis of their choice  



Here is what our wonderful design team has created with some darling images of Jodie's from Bugaboo

                                                                                Kathie
        


      Holly




       Judi


           

 Linda

       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.
   - If you are posting to an online gallery, please use SSW2 #(current challenge number) as your label or tag.
   - 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!

Also, if you are not a Follower yet, why not become one, we are giving away some candy to one lucky Follower when we reach 100 and then 200 - we are dreaming BIG!!  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 =)

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