Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch # 192 Sponsored by A Day For Daisies

Hi everyone and welcome!  It’s Kathie here from Auckland New Zealand posting this week for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 design team.  Well as most of my crafting friends from the Northern Hemisphere are starting to soak up those wonderful rays of sunshine, here in New Zealand is the start of winter, yes we're still having a few rays of sunshine once they shine through the early morning fog and this morning we had our second white frost for the year and it was a record temperature for May.  Usually it gets colder later in June and July.  Where we live the temperature drops but we don't get any snow in Auckland.

 For those of you visiting us for the first time, we welcome you to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 sketch challenge!  We are so happy to have you join us!  And for those loyal followers of our weekly challenge, we welcome you back and thank you for your ongoing support!

We get excited with all the amazing creativity you share with us week after week. Remember to subscribe to our blog. There's a drawing for some goodies when we reach 200 followers.

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

The Grand Prize Winner of Sketch #SSW2 -14 is:

# 3  Julie Austin

Congratulations!  Please contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize and be sure to grab your winner’s badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Our Top Three in no particular order are:

1.  #1 Janice

2.  #7 Crafting Vicky

3.  #9 Carla Suto

Awesome job!  Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and post it on your blog!

Now, on to this week’s challenge and our fabulous sketch for you to follow…which is a blast from the past we used back in on 6th February 2013 with Sweet Sketch Wednesday and created by Sally.

This Wednesday falls on the last week of May as its the end of month twist and you should have guessed it by now the theme is 

P is for PURPLE




Here Sketch # 192



The challenge rules are posted in the tab above – just be sure to post a picture of it with your card on your blog. 

We are so happy to welcome our wonderful sponsor this week which is Tammy Thompson the artist and owner of 

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!


Tammy is offering our very lucky winner 

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate

to spend in her online store.


To see more of these adorable images from A Day For Daisies, visit the A Day For Daisies online store here  or on A Day For Daisies Blog  and ADFD Facebook page and also over at Paper Craft Planet and the Crafter's Cafe.  Thank you Tammy so much for letting us create with you amazing images which we all love to create with and feel very privileged to do so.  

And here’s what the design team created for your inspiration using

 A Day For Daisies images and

 P for Purple colour:

Just looking at everyone's cards it's amazing what our take is on the colour Purple and Violet as there is a difference.


using the image
Breeze In Spring 
found in the
Flowers & Garden Category



Nancy has made the same card but in pink just to show what the variation looks like and this card is just so pretty in both purple or pink.




Heide

using the image
Curious Daughter
found in the
 Mermaids & Ocean Category




using the image
Fairy Dog 3
found in the 
Animals & Bird Category



using the image
Growing a Flower
found in the
Fairies & Nymphs Category


Sharon

using the image
Lucky Delivery
found in the
Girls & Play Category




Sally

using the image
Just Fishing
 found in the
 Boy & Dad Category




Kathie

using the image
Walking Bonnet
found in the
Flowers & Garden Category 



Aren't these samples magical especially using PURPLE.  I do hope they have inspired you enough to create and join in our challenge this week using the colour Purple. 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!  Wishing you all a wonderful week and 
Happy Crafting.

 and





Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Digi Stamp Boutique- SSW2-15

Hello my fellow crafters and Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2.  It is Heide here from Michigan and I am your hostess this week here at SSW2. We are happy to have you join us this week. This week our wonderfully talented sponsor is Sally Ann from Digi Stamp Boutique.  


If you are new to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2 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. Do not forget to become a follower to our little blog here,  we will be having another drawing once we reach 200 followers.
 This week’s grand prize winner will receive of their choice from Digi Stamp Boutique.

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

the Grand Prize winner is:

#8  Jan Del Bone

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

Our Top Three are:


#1  Papersniffer
#6 Louise
#10 Kathy Curry

Here is the sketch for this week ...

This is such a fun sketch, love all the things you can do with the lattice background .  Be sure to check the rules for the challenge at the bottom of this post (or the Tab below the Header) - we want everyone to be eligible for the Grand Prize!
Here is what our wonderful design team has created with some darling images from Digi Stamp Boutique.

                   This beauty is by Kathie, don't you just 
                               Love the flowers! 

                          Nancy made this cutie. Such fun and 
                       Colorful embellishments. 

             Linda did this lovely gardening card. The perfect
                 Flower embellishments. 

              Here is another colorful fun card by Sharon
               Great flowers Sharon. 

This wonderful card by Joanna. I just love the clever saying. 

      Here is  my card, is she not the sweetest- Heide 

Here's Sally's card using one of the images
 from the fabulous Sweet Birdie Set!!


         We hope these samples inspire you to create and join in our challenge this week.

Here are the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge rules for playing along:

1.  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.
2,  Add the sketch of the week to your blog and include a link back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 3.  Post your card on your blog along with the link to SSW2.
4.  Sign in to Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your card on your site.
5.  In order to be considered for the Grand Prize, be sure to leave a comment on the current Challenge post.

Also...  check us out on Facebook, we feature a few cards from our challenge participants each week and preview the new sketch every Tuesday.
Have a fantastic week creating!
  And






Wednesday, May 14, 2014

SSW2-14 and Broken Box Stock

Hi everyone!  It’s Sharon here from Michigan posting this week for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 team.  For those of you visiting us for the first time, we welcome you to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 sketch challenge!  We are so happy to have you join us!  And for those loyal followers of our weekly challenge, we welcome you back and thank you for your support!

We get excited with all the amazing creativity you share with us week after week.  Remember to subscribe to our blog. There's a drawing for some goodies when we reach 200 followers.

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

The Grand Prize Winner of Sketch #SSW2-13 is:

#4 Vivi Casale

Congratulations!  Please contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize and be sure to grab your winner’s badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Our Top Three are:

1.  #6 Deonna B.

2.  #8 Jan Del Bone

3.  #20 Marilyn Webb

Awesome job!  Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and post it on your blog!

Now, on to this week’s challenge and our fabulous sketch for you to follow…


The challenge rules are posted in the tab above – just be sure to post a picture of it with your card on your blog.   


We are so happy to welcome Broken Box Stock as our sponsor this week. Broken Box Stock is a fun, imaginative and unique clipart shop featuring hand-drawn stock illustrations and one-of-a-kind designs by Wendy Sefcik.  Broken Box Stock's illustrations & designs "break the box," bursting with life, energy, color and originality. The shop offers clipart in a variety of graphic styles: whimsical hand-drawn illustrations, vector graphics, cartoons, pencil sketches, line drawings, architectural and intricate patterns and backgrounds. 

Wendy is offering 3 free digital images to this week's Winner!!

To see more of adorable images from Broken Box Stock, visit the Broken Box Shop, Broken BoxBlog and Broken Box Facebook page.  Thanks Wendy!  We loved creating with your wonderful digi stamps this week!

And here’s what the design team created for your inspiration using Broken Box Stock images:

Nancy


Joanna


Kathie


Linda


Sally



Heide


Sharon


We hope these samples inspire you to create and join in our challenge this week. 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! 
and



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SSW2-13 Meljen's Designs


Welcome back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  It's Joanna from colorful Colorado as your hostess this week. My youngest, 26 other kids from his class and I recently went to this cool site in Colorado Springs.   I spent the morning answering questions, finding water bottles, and putting band-aids on the boo-boos of this rambunctious bunch of 3rd graders (who frankly are like cats if you are trying to herd them along a hiking trail!)  I was exhausted by the end of the field trip!  But, if you are ever in this area, it is definitely worth a stop.

Since our sponsor last week was Dearie Dolls, and all of Mary Ellen's images are FREE, we are ALL winners!  But some of our very favorite cards from last week's participants are ...

#5  Bettina
#7  Amy A
#14 Renate

You guys should also grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog.  We are so lucky to have such great artists stop by and participate each week.  Selecting favorites is always difficult because we have gorgeous work posted!  We are still so grateful that you guys continue to stop by the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog and share your gorgeous creations each week.

And now, the moment that we've all been waiting for ... here is Sally's sketch for this week.  I'm not going to lie, I was intimidated by all the shapes at first.  But as I started to work with it, I starting LOVING my card.  I really do hope you give it a try.




Our fabulous sponsor this week is Melissa from Meljen’sDesigns
We all love creating with Melissa’s darling digi stamps. The Grand Prize winner of this week’s challenge will receive four non-colored digi stamps from Meljen’s Designs – a terrific prize!  Now here’s a little info about the artist behind these terrific images:

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog, and freebies and promos now and then on our facebook FAN PAGE! Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at our store HERE to browse through all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!


And without further ado, here are the inspiration cards from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Design Team:





I'm excited to see what 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.

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 more candy once we hit 200 Followers!!

Joanna
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