Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Twas the Sketch Before Christmas...

HO HO HO!! Not long now before we hear sleigh bells in the sky and reindeer on the roof!! I am far from ready but will not let myself get stressed out about it. So I didn't get my cards mailed out this year or very many presents bought, it's okay. Christmas is all about family and friends and letting that inner child free to enjoy it all!!!!!

A big welcome to our Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge blog. We are thrilled to have you with us. Before I show off our awesome sketch, let me announce the winners from last week.

Drum roll please......


MELODY, Please email Arlana at to claim your prize!

Also grab your Grand Prize Banner along the sidebar too to proudly display on your blog!

And our TOP THREE are:

#2: KIKI (#28)

#3: MELLISA S. (#14)

We would like to congratulate all of you for your wonderful cards.

They are always such beautiful creations.

Be sure to grab your TOP 3 BANNER on the
Sweet Sketch Wednesday sidebar.

Please remember!

To be a winner of our Grand Prize, you must leave a comment on SSW.

We feel so badly when we can't include everyone in the drawing because of not commenting.
We love your cards and want you to win. So please follow the rules and comment!!!!

Thanks so very much to everyone who joined us last week.

Now spread the news, the new sketch is here!!! And we are looking forward to seeing what you do with it!!!!

It is an honor for me to tell you about our sponsor this week, because I am also on her Design Team. I'm talking about Heather of Fresh Brewed Designs.

Heather is the sweetest! She combines her sassy style with her love of coffee!

She is also very generous, not only providing the DT with images, but also giving the winner of this week's challenge 3 FREE DIGIS of your choice.

Now the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team has some showing off of their own for you!

Here are their creations...









We hope you will join us this week.

Here are a few rules to follow for a chance to win a fabulous prize:

1. Create a card using the sketch of the week. You may use any stamp or element you have to create your card, although if you have any Fresh Brewed Designs images, we'd love to see what you do with them.

2. If posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch along with each week's challenge number. This week our challenge is #81.

3. Add a link on your blog about Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

4. Post your card along with the link.

5. Sign in to Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your site.

6. Leave the Design Team some sweet comments here on SSW, as we love hearing from you! (This is one of the rules to be selected as a winner of the challenge)

Have Fun Creating!

We can't wait to see your entries!!

And the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team would like to wish you and yours the Merriest of Holidays.

May you be blessed during this Sacred Season.


  1. Merry Christmas everyone, well it just doesn't feel like Christmas over here it's far too hot and humid for this time of year. Who feels like a hot cooked Christmas dinner in this heat, this year it's yummy salads, new potatoes with ham, turkey. Some delectable desserts, good wine and some family fun around the pool and in the evening a family BBQ and more food which we're still full from our lunch and we really don't need it, but it is Christmas.
    Congratulations to all our winners this week, weren't there some fantastic cards. It was so good to see so many entries as I know everyone is just so busy at this time of year.
    Aren't all the card just so cute this week, Thanks Heather for being our sponsor this week, there are so many great images. Arlana thanks for another neat sketch to work with and I love next weeks sketch as well it's awesome. Linda thanks for the posting this week it's wonderful, you made me chuckle. Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.

    Hugs to everyone

  2. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. We have had rain tha past few days and it may snow tonight. We are so grateful for the moisture.
    We had so many wonderful cards this past week..thank you. We love all of your wonderful inspiration. We have a beautiful lineup of cards this week too. Thanks Heather for sponsoring us. And Linda, thanks for posting. I got a chuckle from it too. Still smiling!!! Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

  3. What beautiful Christmas cards for the final days of this wonderful holiday! These cards are all so yummy! Arlana, I loved all the layers! Linda, thank you for your Sketch Before Christmas post! Heather, we love and miss you and want to thank you for sponsoring us this week! Merry Christmas to all!

  4. Hello all and I would like to say a really Big thank you for choosing my card last week as a top three :0) made my day that did xx
    Oh I have enjoyed playing with this weeks sketch and its the first time the stamp has been inked up lol I would like to wish you all a very merry christmas huggies linda xx

  5. Congrats to Melody for winning the grand prize and the Top 3 rom last week as well ! You are all such an inspiration ! Merry Christmas and the best for 2011 !

  6. Merry Christmas Ladies! I hope you all have a wonderful time over the next couple of days. Another lovely sketch from Arlana and gorgeous DT cards from the team, I'm looking forward to popping by everyone's blogs. Thank you for stopping by my blog each week, I love reading your comments. Wedgie xxx

  7. I want to wish you all Merry Christmas. Thank you Dt for always being so on top of things. Congrats to all the SWEET winners. We look forward in seeing your cards. Thanks Heather for sponsoring us with those wonderful digis. Thanks you Linda you post was so SWEET!!!

  8. Thanks for the sketch! It is a beautiful one!!
    Wish you all a Merry Christmas!!

  9. Merry Christmas to all the DT team and I hope you all have a fab time tomorrow whatever you are doing. The Dt cards are lovely and inspirational as usual. Thanks to introducing me to a new brand of digi stamps too- I have not heard to these before.

  10. I love the sketch, thanks and I hope you all had a great Christmas!

  11. Again great sketch. I made my card and had a great time. Hope your Christmas was wonderful and you have a great New Year.

  12. Yet another wonderful sketch! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and will have a happy and safe new year! Looking forward to all the great SSW's in 2011!

  13. What a wonderful sketch to work from. Bought some new stamps over Christmas hope to join the sketch before the deadline closes. Love the DT samples!

  14. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, I am, as always, sad it is over. Great job this week DT and thanks to Heather for sponsoring us - we miss you girl!

    Deanne :)