Can you believe that 2016 is nearly over?!! Where did this year go? As with any year, there were some highs and some lows. Here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, we'd like to thank you all for spending your Wednesdays, here, with us. We love seeing your wonderful crafts.
This is our last challenge of the 2016 year. The design team is going to take a bit of a break over the holiday season, but we will see you back again on January 18th. For our last challenge we have A Day For Daisies as our sponsor.
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!
This week our lucky winner will receive:
Our Prize: $12 Gift Certificate
Thanks again Tammy! We always love working with your digi stamps!
I'll bet you are wondering ... what is the last 2016 sketch going to look like? Well, as a present to you all, our loyal followers, we are letting you choose your favorite sketch from 2016 to use. Please choose from sketch 80 onwards.
How about we take a look at what the amazing Sweet Sketch design team made for your entertainment. Many of us chose the SAME sketches!!
I'm super excited to see the sketches YOU choose and the creations you make. The rules for playing along can be found by clicking the CHALLENGE RULES tab at the top of the page and if you want to enter more than once we're happy for you to do that.
Please remember to comment on this post to be eligible to win.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for becoming a Follower!!
That's right everyone only 18 sleeps to go and Christmas 2016 will be here.
I can't believe it really as this time last year we were about to leave for an eight week holiday of England and Europe. Where has 2016 gone to as it's past by so quickly and that means I'm another year older!!!
I hope your Christmas cards are made, the house is decorated and your shopping is done and wrapped under the tree and all you have left to do is prepare your feast for Christmas day. Oh yes and I wish I was that organised.
Our design team here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 want to help you on your way with your selection of Christmas cards so we have another awesome sketch to create with.
Be sure and come back later today, Anne will be posting our winner from the last challenge.
Now on to this week's sketch I loved working with this sketch and with the awesome image I used from our sponsor.
If you think I've had too many Christmas drinks by the numbering your mistaken, here's a sketch we were going to use last year but was changed for something else.
Feel free to flip or twist the sketch if that suits you, but we need to be able to see that it is there. Also don't forget to put a copy of the sketch in your post and leave a comment for a chance of winning. Honestly I don't believe you'll need to flip or twist this sketch and you'll love this inside out circle as it is.
This fortnight we're trilled to be working with Lacy Sunshine Stamps, these images are just so cute.
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 colour,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
Her latest foray is to immortalize her popular drawn characters Eleanor and Pickles in a children's book of their own. You can check out Heather's amazing images here:
Our lucky winner will receive 3 wonderful images of the winners choice from the Lacy Sunshine online store. Now it's time to see what the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 ( or is the Santa's little helpers ) designed especially for you this fortnight using Lacy Sunshine Digital Stamps. Joanna using Tori Tiger from the Stitched Collection
Anne using Peppermint Snow Bunny from Ethereal Enchantress Collection
Patchy Penny's Snowflake from the Winter and Christmas Collection
Please do take a moment to check out our rules as you post your entry to give you every chance of winning this fortnight's prize. Also, if you are interested in being a guest designer for any of our challenges, put GDT after your name when you link your project.
We all look forward to seeing your creations.
Happy Creating everyone.
Before you link your card have you checked the rules?
Please don't forget to get your winners and top 3 badges from the sidebar.
Thank you for another great selection of entries we hope to see you all again with our latest sketch which can be found here. Please tell your friends to come and join in the fun and don't forget if you would like to guest design with us in 2017 please put GDT next to your entry.
This time of year finds us so thankful for so many things. We here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 are so appreciative of you, our followers and friends, from all over the world!!
Be sure and come back later today, Anne will be posting our winner from the last challenge.
Now on to this week's sketch:
Fabulous, awesome, wonderful, terrific...can you tell I love it?!!! Feel free to flip or twist the sketch if that suits you, but we need to be able to see
that it is there. Also don't forget to put a copy of the sketch in your
post and leave a comment for a chance of winning.
As for our sponsor, we are thrilled to have Sami Stamps provide the prize for our challenge!! Here's a little bit about Sami Stamps from Sami herself:
"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 feel free to come check us
Please do take a moment to check out our rules as you post your entry to
give you every chance of winning this fortnight's prize. Also, if you are interested in being a guest designer for any of our challenges, put GDT after your name when you link your project.
Hello and Welcome, It is Heide here from MI. So glad that you could join us. It is the day after the big election here in America. I do not know who won because I am writing this a few days early. I do know what we at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2 vote for....Cards, We want to see more cards! I know, I am looking forward to see your card this week.
So get out that paper and find you image and make your wonderful cards to show us! We love seeing them.
Anne will be back later today with our winner from the last challenge.
Lets get on to this weeks challenge.
This time we are sponsored once again by Bugaboo Stamps. We all love to create with her wonderful and whimsical digital stamps. No matter your personal style, you can find it over at Bugaboo.
Our grand prize winner will receive 7 free digi images from Bugaboo – a fantastic and generous prize.
Here is a bit of information 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.
Do remember that you can flip or twist the sketch if that suits you but we need to be able to see that it is there. Also don't forget to put a copy of the sketch in your post and leave a comment for us to be in with a chance of winning the challenge prize which this week is sponsored by
We have another Guest designer this challenge, this time around it is Kelly
Here is Kellys card using Birthday Quilt. Thanks Kelly for joining us!
Don't forget to put GDT after your name if you would like to be a Guest Designer with us in a future challenge.