Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope you all are enjoying this blessed day with family and friends.

It's hard to believe this is the last challenge of 2013 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and we have some news there today. Arlana is resigning her post as owner of SSW and Sally Dube is taking over starting next week.  The new challenge site will be Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and the new link for the weekly challenges will be  Most of the team will carry over to the new site and owner and you'll continue to have those terrific sketches to follow each week with generous prize packages for winners like we have now.  You can read more about it from Arlana at the SSW site.

Here's the sketch for the final challenge of the year - it's a blast from the past sketch originally appearing in Week 98 in April 2011. 
Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor this week and Jodi is offering the grand prize winner of the challenge 7 digi stamps totaling $21.  This is such a terrific prize I hope it motivates you to create a card and play along.  Thanks Jodi for your generous sponsorship!

I chose this fun image from Bugaboo called DeDe Christmas Ornaments to create with this week. It makes such a fun card I think.  It was colored with Copic markers and glittered up a bit with a sparkly gel pen and some crystal lacquer on the orgnaments.  The papers are from Authentique.

Now head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and read the final farewell from Arlana and see the fantastic cards created to inspire you to join our challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Kitty

Well we're in the home stretch of Christmas shopping now - just a week to go and I'm feeling totally behind.  I've made some progress since the weekend but not enough to kick back and relax through the next week.  How about you - are you done with your holiday shopping yet?

Well you're just going to have to put this adorable image on your shopping list. It's new from Digi Stamp Boutique - our sponsor of the challenge this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Here's this week's sketch to follow for the challenge - fantastic isn't it? It was designed by our own Sally and I like the look of it all made up into a card.
Digi Stamp Boutique is our monthly sponsor - the third Wednesday of each month.  Sally Ann, the owner, is such a generous and loyal sponsor of SSW.  The grand prize winner of the challenge this week will receive six free digital stamps from Digi Stamp Boutique - a fantastic prize package.  But just like the lottery, you gotta be in it to win it so join us this week by creating a card using the sketch above.

This adorable kitty is Christmas Archie - new to the collections at Digi Stamp Boutique.  I just couldn't resist him in his Santa hat and stocking ready to be filled with all sorts of goodies.  I brought the image to life with Copic markers and use polar ice flower soft for the hat and stocking fur which gave it great dimension and really makes the image stand out.  The papers are Winter Wonderland from My Mind's Eye. 

Now take peek over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see the fun cards created for your inspiration this week using Digi Stamp Boutique images.  There's a lot of cute ideas there.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Penguin

Happy Wednesday friends! It's time for a new sketch challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and this week we're featuring a variety of images from Pattie's Creations.  Let's get started shall we?

Here's the sketch to follow this week - drawn up by our own Sally. It goes together quickly with fabulous results.  I hope you'll give it a try!

Pattie Gomez, the owner and illustrator of Pattie's Creations is generously sponsoring this week's challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  The grand prize winner of the challenge will receive three free digis from Pattie's Creations.

To inspire your creativity with our sketch, I chose this adorable Penguin from Pattie's Creations.  It was colored with Copic markers in bright, fun colors and glittered it up here and there - as all Christmas cards should be!  The papers are Happy Holidays from Echo Park. I used the Spellbinders Spiral Blossom 3 die to create the flower embellishment.

Now stop on by Sweet Sketch Wednesday to check out the creations from the SSW design team using Pattie's Creations digis and this week's sketch - they are so darn cute!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Letters to Santa

Hi there crafty friends! I have a "sweet" little Christmas card to share with you today for the start of a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We're featuring images this week from Elisabeth Bell and they are simply adorable.

Here's the fun sketch to follow this week.  It's another fantastic layout created by our own Sally and makes for an eye-catching card. It goes together easy so I hope you'll give it a try and join us in the challenge.

Elisabeth Bell Designs is our sponsor this week and we always look forward to creating with her darling images.  The grand prize winner will receive two digital images from Elisabeth Bell Designs of the images we're featuring from the design team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. This is a wonderful prize and we thank Elisabeth for her generous sponsorship this week.

This dear digital stamp is one of the Elisabeth Bell images you could win in the challenge.  Called "Letters to Santa", it is such a detailed scene that it makes a wonderful card for this holiday season.  I brought it to life with Copic markers, lots of stickles for glittery goodness and used Bo Bunny papers that were in my stash from last winter.

Now head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see the other Elisabeth Bell stamps you could win by playing along in our challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by!