Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 with Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and to all our friends and followers.
It's Kathie here from New Zealand a team member of SSW2.  We welcome you to our challenge this week.  For those who are our loyal followers, we thank you so very much for playing along with us week after week.  We are inspired by your creativity and enjoy your friendship and following.  For those of you joining us for the first time we welcome you and hope we inspire you to play along with us this week and into the future.

Well New Zealanders are waking up early in the mornings just to watch their favourite rugby team play rugby in the World Cup which is being held in England this year.  Four years ago the world cup was held in New Zealand and our mighty All Black team won the cup.  We are now defending the cup again and hoping our team will bring it home.

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Before I reveal the sketch, we'd like to announce the winner and top three of last week's challenge that was sponsored by Sami's Stamps.
 Drum-roll for the Grand Prize Winner please....

#11  Annu!!

Congratulations please contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize. Also be sure to grab the winners badge in the sidebar to display proudly on your blog.

And for our Top Three Cards in no particular order
#4  Carol Dee
#12  Marlene
#15  Lucy W

You all did a fantastic job with your cards. You can grab the Top Three badge in our sidebar for posting to your blogs.

And now on to the sketch for the new challenge...as it's the end of the month we are recycling an older sketch which was created by Arlana Patten  and we showcased Sketch #176 on 17 October 2012.

Sketch # 176


Now it's your turn to create a card using this layout and enter it in the challenge through the link at the end of this post. Rules for the challenge are posted in the tab above.

This week our sponsor is 
Lacy Sunshine Stamps


Lacy Sunshine Bio

Heather Valentin  is  creative ,  award winning,  modern-day  fantasy and  whimsical  artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years. 
  
She  began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age. 
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and  brush stroke. Her  subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her  dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.
Heather's  artist portfolio  has  expanded to include such  clients  as Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils  and can now be found  at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across 
the globe. 
Her latest foray is to immortalize her popular drawn characters Eleanor and Pickles in a children's book of their own.

Our very lucky winner will receive

3 Images 

from Lacy Sunshine online store.

You can check out the shop here and hopefully you might use an image from Lacy Sunshine in your creation.


Here's what our wonderful inspiring design team have created especially for you!!!


Our Design Teams Creations.

Sharon used  Lacy Sunshine Stamps ZINNA

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Anne used Lacy Sunshine Stamps HOLLYANNA

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Joanna used Lacy Sunshine Stamps SCIENTIST JOHNNY 

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Linda used Lacy Sunshine Stamps LIL LAZY GNOME
  
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Heide used Lacy Sunshine Stamps TILLY DINOSAUR

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Kathie used Lacy Sunshine Stamps RAGGEDY BOO

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The Design Team can't wait to see all the fabulous creations you're going to make this week. The rules for playing along can be found by clicking the CHALLENGE RULES tab at the top of the page.


This week I've included the Challenge Rules for you as a quick reminder.  My reason for this is that I've been noticing that a lot of our entries aren't including a copy of our sketch to their posting nor are they commenting.  This means you aren't eligible to win and we don't want you creating a card and then missing out.


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If this was a maths test I would be pleased with the result, it isn't this is the figure of entries that needed reminding that their entry didn't include our sketch or they haven't left a comment on our blog and I've had to remind everyone.  
Please read the Challenge Rules as we don't want you to miss out.


Challenge Rules

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

  • 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.
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. 

Thanks for stopping by!



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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Sami Stamps!!

Welcome friends!!  So glad you have stopped by to check out our Challenge!!  For those of you visiting us for the first time, we are so happy you found us!!  And for those loyal followers of our weekly challenge, we welcome you back and thank you for your support!  Without our Visitors and Followers playing along, we wouldn't have a Challenge!  

Happy September 23rd!!  The first full day of my favorite season of the year!!  Here in New England it's time for pumpkins and bright colored leaves, warm days and cool nights, and Football!!  I welcome the cooler weather and all the wonderful activities that Fall brings.  I also am hoping with the busy days of Summer coming to a close we will see more and more of our Followers joining in on our weekly Challenges!!  We have missed you and your creations!!  Fall is a great time to get back to crafting!!  The holidays are right around the corner...  ;-)

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

The Grand Prize Winner of Sketch #SSW2-68 is:

#10  Marieke!!

Congratulations!  Please contact me 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:

#2  Elephant Fairies

#6  Sandy J.

#16  Papersniffer

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…
  

Create your card using this sketch. You can rotate it or flip it – it just has to maintain the essence of the sketch when you create your card.

The challenge rules are posted in the tab above – just be sure to post a picture of the sketch (SSW2-54) with your card on your blog. And don’t forget to leave a comment on this post to qualify for the grand prize!  
  

We are so happy to welcome back Sami Stamps as our sponsor this week. Samantha Siemers Ratliff is the owner and illustrator of the wonderful images offered at Sami Stamps. You might know Sami as the younger sister of Tammy at A Day For Daisies where she grew up fascinated with art and watching her sister paint all day in her art studio. Sami got her start through her sister’s store and now has an ever expanding selection of her own digi images at Sami Stamps. Sami’s inspiration comes from those things around her that make her happy in hope that it might brighten your day. 

Click on a link to visit Sami Stamps...   

The grand prize winner of the challenge will receive a $12 gift certificate from Sami Stamps! Thanks Sami!  We enjoyed creating with your lovely digi stamps this week!

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

Kathie


Anne


Joanna


Heide


Linda


Sharon





Can't wait to see all your creations!! Hoping that YOU will play along =)  Just remember to HAVE FUN!!  

Don't forget to leave a 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 so much for visiting - Blessings to you!!



Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sketch SSW2-68 and Digi Stamp Boutique

Hi there friends of Sweet Sketch Wednesday! It's Sharon here from the SSW2 team welcoming you to our challenge this week. For those who are our loyal followers, we thank you so very much for playing along with us week after week. We are inspired by your creativity and enjoy your friendship and following.  For those of you joining us for the first time we welcome you and hope we inspire you to play along with us this week and into the future.

Before I reveal the sketch, we'd like to announce the winner and top three of last week's challenge that was sponsored by Pattie's Creations.

 Drumroll for the Grand Prize Winner please....

#2  Nessy!!

Congratulations to you! Please contact Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize. Also be sure to grab the winner badge in the sidebar to display proudly on your blog.

And now we recognize the Top Three...

#3  Jan R
#5  Julie Austin
#12  Claudia

You all did a fantastic job with your cards. You can grab the Top Three badge in our sidebar for posting to your blogs.

And now on to the sketch for the new challenge...

We have another terrific sketch for you to follow this week. Our own Sally does such a great job in developing the sketches for our challenges.  Just create a card using this layout and enter it in the challenge through the link at the end of this post. Rules for the challenge are posted in the tab above.

We welcome back our monthly sponsor, Digi Stamp Boutique and the owner Sally Ann. We love the variety and doggone cuteness of the images that Sally offers in her shop. Take a visit also to the Digi Stamp Boutique Blog where so many of the images are showcased in incredibly creative cards that will inspire you and also visit the Digi Stamp Boutique Facebook page.  The grand prize winner of the challenge will receive a £10 voucher to Digi Stamp Boutique - a fantastic prize! Thanks for your generous sponsorship Sally Ann!

Now here's what the design team created using the new sketch and Digi Stamp Boutique images...

Heide


Linda


Kathie


Joanna


Anne


Sharon

 

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. 

Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SSW2-67- Patties Creations.

Hello and Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays. Can you believe that it is September, where did Summer go? This is Heide from Michigan, your host this week for the sketch. Most of the kids are back in school or off to College and you probably have a bunch of paper work to fill out for the new School year.  Soon we will have the crisp fall air, my favorite time of the year.

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I am not a big fan of the hot humid weather like what we have right now! You go outside and feel like you just got out of the shower...Yuck!

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Now for last week's Winner.....

Congrats to:     #9. Heather Mills

Please contact Sally to claim your prize!!!:

                  sallydubessw@gmail.com 
               

And our Top Three:

Congrats to:

#1 Olga B
#3 Suze
#11 Keeys

This week we have a great new sketch to work with

Sketch #67

                    

 
Let move on to this weeks sponsor....

 Patties Creations!!
                                         


Introducing, Pattie Gomez the Owner of Pattie's Creations...
"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 DT always enjoy creating with Pattie's images - be sure to stop by her store and check them out!!  And remember, if you play along with us this week, be sure to leave a comment to be eligible to be our Grand Prize Winner - you could choose two free images from Pattie's Shop!!


Here is some DT inspiration to get you started.























                                                   
                               
   
 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.
 
    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. 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!




Heide &