Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year from SSW2!

Hi everyone!  It’s Sharon here as your hostess this week. On behalf of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 team, we wish you a Happy New Year filled with good health, prosperity and new friendships. It’s amazing the year has flown by so fast! Just a year ago our Sally took over the SSW challenge from our dear Arlana Patten and we’ve seen our followers grow steadily through the year. For that we are grateful and appreciate your support! And 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! 

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…..

Since Dearie Doll images are free at Mary Ellen's Blog, there will not be a Grand Prize Winner...,
we will give a Shout Out to Our Top Three:

1.  #2  Larissa

2.  #9  Suze

3.  #11  Esmerelda

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

Now, on to this week’s TWIST challenge and our fabulous “blast from the past” sketch for you to follow…


 Another one of my favorite sketches from Sally!  This week there is a TWIST with the sketch – SPARKLE AND SHINE. Just create your card using the sketch above and with lots of SPARKLE AND SHINE to qualify for the grand prize this week. The challenge rules are posted in the tab above – just be sure to post a picture of the sketch with your card on your blog.   


We welcome back Sami at Sami Stamps as our sponsor this week. We all love to create with the wonderful and whimsical digi stamps that Sami creates. Our grand prize winner will receive a $12 gift certificate for Sami Stamps – a fantastic and generous prize. Now here is a little info about Sami Stamps:

Hello! I’m so happy to be here as a sponsor for Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Sami Stamps provides a variety of high quality digital stamps in both JPEG and PNG formats.  I hope you enjoy crafting with Sami Stamps as much as I enjoy illustrating them! If you’re having fun here, please come check us out! Click on a link to visit our…..

and our ETSY SHOP

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps Shop


Thanks Sami!  We love creating with Sami Stamps!

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

Linda


Heide


Sharon


Kathie


Joanna


Nancy



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!


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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Christmas Eve

"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."

 Happy Christmas Eve!! We at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 wish you and your family a blessed and wonderful holiday filled with love and joy. Now if you find yourself with some crafty time, join us for, once again, another fabulous sketch!

Before we get started though, allow me to announce our winner from last week. The winner of a £10 voucher to our sponsor Digi Stamp Boutique is... 

#13  Anne
And our Top 3, in no particular order, are...
#3  Carla Suto
#9  Claudia
#11  Suze


Here is this week's sketch! Totally fabulous, don't you think?!!

This week our fabulous sponsor is Mary Ellen from Dearie Dolls

 
Dearie Dolls 
Bio:  
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, so be sure to stop and take a peek. 
Now let me show you some wonderful inspiration, brought to you by the fabulous SSW2 Design Team:






 We can't wait 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.
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. 

Once again I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. 

Linda and 




 


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SSW2-38: DigiStamp Boutique


It's Joanna, from snowy Colorado and I am your hostess this week.  Whether you are celebrating the second day of Hanukkah, or getting ready for Christmas, St. Stephen's Day, Boxing Day, The Day of Goodwill, or any other holiday that I've forgotten, we are soo glad that you've come back.  In the midst of this crazy holiday season, we have another fantastic sketch challenge for you.

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

# 3  Judy Leigh

Please e-mail Sally at sallydubessw@gmail.com to claim your prize!!

Here, in no particular order, is the list of our TOP THREE favorite cards from last week's challenge...

#4  Lindyloo
#13  Yola
#20  Suze


A great big HOORAY goes out to you three!!   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. 

This week,we are lucky enough to once again have Sally-Ann Hancock from Digistamp Boutique sponsoring us.  I really DO {{love}} her cute images!  Sally-Ann frequently has sets on sale.  It's always worth a look at her "special offer" tab to check the latest.  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!


But enough chatter, I'll bet you'd like to see this week's sketch.  Well, here it is… 



 
Let's take a look at what the Design team cooked up for your inspiration this week











I can't wait 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.
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!! 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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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and MelJen's Designs!!

Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!  It's Sally from Massachusetts as your hostess this week.  What a busy time of year this is and I am so excited that so many of our Followers and a few Newbies played along with our Challenge last week - you all made me SMiLE!!  Before we get started with this week's Challenge, I want to announce our Winner and Top Three from last week.

The Grand Prize Winner of a Shopping Spree for 7 images at Bugaboo is......

#8  Deloris!!

And...  our Top Three (which were so hard to choose from all of the wonderful entries...)...

#6  Linda
#12  Imke
#20  Louise

Be sure to grab either the Winner's Badge or the Top Three Badge from the sidebar to display on your Blogs =)  We are all so grateful to all of our Followers who stop by our blog and share their gorgeous creations each week.  Thank You!!

So, here we go with this week's Challenge...  First of all the Sketch:




I don't know about you, but I love a Sketch with a big circle front and center to showcase my image.  This week, our images are from the wonderfully talented Melissa of Meljen’sDesigns our awesome Sponsor!!  We all love creating with Melissa’s digi stamps. The Grand Prize winner of this week’s challenge will receive four non-colored digi stamps from Meljen’s Designs – WoW!!  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!


NEWS FLASH - HOLIDAY SALE at MelJen's 50% off through December 15th!!!


 Now let's check out what the Design Team has created just for your inspiration!!

Sharon "Bitty Christmas Tree Bears"

Heide  "Little Bird's Song"

Joanna  "Bitty Christmas Tree Bears"

Linda  "Happy Holiday Wreath"

Nancy "Little Bird's Song"

Sally  "Little Bird's Song"

Kathie  "Happy Holiday Wreath"




I can't wait to see your creations!!  If you are new to SSW2, 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 every 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!!

Blessings to you all!!
                                      

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sketch #36 and Bugaboo Stamps

Hi everyone!  It’s Sharon here as your hostess 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 our challenge with Diane’s Daydream Designs last week is:

#3  Colinda!!

Congratulations!  Please email Sally Dube 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:

#11  Anne Marie

#16  Olivia

#18  Cheiro Urgia

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…

 
Another terrific sketch by our own Sally Dube!  Just create your card using the sketch above to qualify for the grand prize this week. The challenge rules are posted in the tab above – just be sure to post a picture of the sketch with your card on your blog.   

We welcome back Jodie and Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor this week. We all love to create with the wonderful and whimsical digi stamps that Jodie creates for Bugaboo. Our grand prize winner will receive 7 free digi images from Bugaboo – a fantastic and generous prize. Now here is a little info about Jodie and 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.

Bugaboo Store:   www.bugaboostamps.com
Bugaboo Challenge Blog:   http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com

Prize:  7 Free Images

Thanks Jodie!  We love creating with Bugaboo digi stamps!

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

Kathie


Linda


Nancy


Joanna


Sharon


Heide


Sally 



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!


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