Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Hi everyone! It's Sharon here from Michigan posting this week for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday team. For those of you who are new to this blog, we welcome you to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge! We are so happy to have you join us! And for those loyal followers of SSW, we welcome you back and thank you for your support!

I know I speak for the whole SSW team when I tell you how excited we get to see all the amazing creativity you share with us week after week.  There are so many talented crafters that bless us with your online friendship and support. We are so very thankful for that. You are all an inspiration to us.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday is making some changes to the challenge rules effective today.  We are trying to put more of an emphasis on our generous and dedicated sponsors and do more to promote their images.  So with the new sketch released today, please take note of the following:

1.      Create a card using the sketch of the week.  Remember to follow it without changing the orientation or flipping it.  A flower can be any embellishment or a sentiment.  Small dots can be brads, jewels, pearls, flowers or other embellishments.  Remember to follow the main layout and shape of the sketch.  For example:  If the sketch is an oval, it needs to be an oval.  A vertical rectangle needs to be a vertical rectangle.  However, if the layer behind a circle is a zigzag, it can be a scallop, another circle or whatever you want it to be.

2.     Use an image from this week’s sponsor (A Day For Daisies).  Feel free to use one of their freebies, if available.  We appreciate our sponsor’s generosity in offering you a prize for your creativity!

3.     Post this week’s sketch along with your card on your blog with a link back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

4.     If posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch Wednesday #138

5.     Click into Inlinkz to add your card to this week’s sketch challenge.

6.     Leave a comment for us on this blog.  You must do this to be considered for the Grand Prize.

In making these few changes to the rules of our weekly challenge, we know that we may see some of our players drop out.  We hope you will reconsider as we feel a need to give greater support to our sponsors for their willingness to provide a prize for our winner.  That winner could be YOU!

We hope you understand and will continue to join our challenges.  We value our participants and our sponsors and appreciate your support of Sweet Sketch Wednesday. 

Now on to announcing the winners of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #137...


The Grand Prize Winner of SSW137 is:


Please email Arlana at sweetberrydesigns@hotmail.com to claim your prize!

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

And our TOP THREE are:
1.  Creativek9s (#22)
2. Dangina  (#1)
3. Lizy (#24)

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

Be sure to grab your TOP 3 Banner on the sidebar.

Thanks so very much to everyone who joined us last week. We truly love seeing the creativity that all of you bring to our challenges. 

Now here's what you've been waiting for... a new sketch from Arlana for Challenge #138...We can't wait to see what you do with this week's sketch!

  

And, we're so happy to welcome back A Day For Daisies as our sponsor of this challenge. 
A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!  Please visit the A Day For Daisies Store to see the fabulous selection of images that are offered there.

The Grand Prize winner of the challenge this week will receive a $12 Gift Certificate from  A Day For Daisies.  Now that's a terrific prize and we thank Tammy, the owner and illustrator for her generosity.

Now to inspire you further, here are the samples created by the Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team Divas using A Day For Daisies images...

 Genevieve

Jeannie
Sharon
Linda

 Arlana
Nancy
Judi

Patti
Heide
Kathie

Be sure to pop over to the Design Team blogs - they'd love to hear your sweet comments on their creations this week.

Now, remember these new rules for the challenge:

1.      Create a card using the sketch of the week.  Remember to follow it without changing the orientation or flipping it.   A flower can be any embellishment or a sentiment. Small dots can be brads, jewels, pearls, flowers or other embellishments. Remember to follow the main layout and shape of the sketch. For example: If the sketch is an oval, it needs to be an oval. A vertical rectangle needs to be a vertical rectangle. However, if the layer behind a circle is a zigzag, it can be a scallop, another circle or whatever you want it to be.

2.     Use an image from this week’s sponsor (A Day For Daisies).  Feel free to use one of their freebies, if available.  We appreciate our sponsor’s generosity in offering you a prize for your creativity!

3.     Post this week’s sketch along with your card on your blog with a link back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

4.     If posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch Wednesday #138

5.     Click into Inlinkz to add your card to this week’s sketch challenge.

6.     Leave a comment for us on this blog.  You must do this to be considered for the Grand Prize.

So grab Arlana's sketch #138 and an image from A Day for Daisies and begin your creation!

In case you have been having trouble with blogger or trouble with commenting, try using a different browser such as Google Chrome.  

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries this week. Thanks for your support and for stopping by!

Sharon

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Remember to follow the sketch, post the sketch on your blog, use an image from A Day for Daisies and leave us a comment below to qualify for the Grand Prize and Top 3!

28 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Thanks so much for picking me in your top 3! Especially as I had so many problems linking it lol! You'll see me again this week using this fab sketch, I'm sure! ;)
    Lizy x

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  2. Hi Everyone, wow what a week and what wonderful cards this week team. Congratulations to our winner and our Top 3 cards great work. Thank you Tammy so much for being our sponsor this week your images are awesome and I so love working with your vintage illustrations. Arlana thanks for another great sketch I do love this one as it really showcases our design papers. Thanks Sharon for your posting this week it looks great especially with our new rules that are now up and running. Take care everyone and have a great week.
    Hugs
    Kathie SSW-DT

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  3. Congrats to all of our winners from last week, everyone did such a great job. Thanks Sharon for a great post and Tammy for being our sponsor, love your images. Beautiful work team....looking forward to seeing the new cards with your sketch Arlana.
    hugs....Patti SSW/DT

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  4. Hello Everyone!
    Congrats to the winner and the top 3, fantastic work.
    Great work from the DT but, it is easy when you have a great sketch and wonderful images to work with!
    Off to take a closer look.
    Heide

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  5. Good morning everyone. What a fabulous showcase of cards this week. I can't wait to see what our followers come up with. This is such a fun sketch to work with. Thank you Tammy for the use of your adorable images. And, thanks to Sharon for the post. Happy card making this week.
    Hugs, Nancy

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  6. Hello everyone, I am so happy to have power again this morning. Last week it was the snow storm and last night it was a wind storm that downed our power. I have discovered I am way too wired to everything electrical!

    I love the ADFD DT cards this week! Each one is so adorable! Thank you, Tammy, for sponsoring us at SSW. I loved creating my baby cards with your sweet mom and baby giraffe. Sharon, thanks for your post this week. Congratulations to our winners! We are so looking forward to seeing what our players will create with ADFD images.
    Hugs and happy crafting!
    Judi

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  7. Good afternoon everyone, What lovely cards this week by my sweet design team. Tammy we love that you sponsor us. Thanks for doing so. Hooray to our winners this week. We look forward to seeing what you create with ADFD images. Have a sweet day everyone!!!! HUGS Arlana

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  8. Oh and a big thanks to Sharon for posting this week. She a a great job with having to post about the new rules. HUGS Arlana

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  9. Oh No! You must use an image from the sponor? Well, I dont have one so I'll try again next week :(
    Hugs, Dangina

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  10. Dangina,
    ADFD has some wonderful freebies on their site to use.

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  11. hiya chickies! wow...such great creations and inspiration this week! i adore those darlin images!
    glad i got to play along and use the sketch. sorry i couldn't use an image from the sponsor...i don't have a printer...just a laptop!
    hugs everyone!

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  12. Such beautiful DT cards as always and another great sketch. Just printed off my ADFD image (hardest part was picking which one), off to color and assemble. Thanks for another inspiring sketch and samples!
    Hugs~Kathy

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  13. Love all the DT cards, so pretty! Thanks for another great sketch and I am in full support of your new rules, thank you :) Oh and I am super excited to have won last week, yeaaahhhhh!!

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  14. Hi there,
    Could someone please direct me to the freebies on ADFD? The only ones I can find are free with a purchase. I would buy one but I just can't afford any at the mo :(
    Lizy x

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  16. Lizy, Check out adayfordaisies.blogspot.com Tammy has a freebie you can use if you participate in her challenge. Be sure to post your card on her site as well as SSW!
    Judi SSW DT

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  17. I can understand if a sponsor wants to require the use of the sponsor's image in that week's challenge, but I think you are being very hardcore about the sketches. Not everybody is equipped to cut precise ovals, for example. I'm not sure why flipping and rotating is so bad, either. None of those things affects the sponsor.

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  18. What wonderful samples from the design team. Love the "A Day from Daisy" images. Another great sketch that was fun to play with.

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  19. Thank you DT for the wonderful inspirations and what a fabulous sketch and prize...

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  20. Hello Juliet, Just wanted to respond to your comment. First off, we are a Sketch Challenge Blog so to qualify for the prize we ask that you follow the sketch. The sketches do look different if they are rotated. We often use the sketch rotated as a different sketch. If you change the sketch and play along we will not remove your card as we still love to see your work. However, you will not qualify for the prize.

    Concerning the oval....please google....Oval template and you will see Oval Template to Print. Print ovals on a heavy weight cardstock...and wha-la! You have a perfect oval template to use without spending extra dollars! Also look for what you have in the house..a cookie cutter, a bottle or bottle cap, a plate or bowl. Be Creative!!!! Hope this helps! We would love to have you play along.

    Remember there is a freebie available at adayfordaisies.blogspot.com To use this freebie you must enter their challenge too. So post your card on both blogs! Waiting to see what you will create!!!

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  21. Thanks for the Challenge and all the great inspiration from the DT members.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl

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  22. Thanks dt's for beautiful samples;-))m

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  23. Beautiful DT cards and sketch! I just entered my card. Have a nice day!
    Greetings Elise

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  24. Thanks again for a wonderful sketch and samples. I've fixed my post to include the sketch (somehow failed to add it when I first posted). Sorry about that! Looking forward to seeing the new sketch and sponsor on Wed.

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  25. This was the perfect sketch for highlighting these digital stamps! I'm glad your challenge included using one of their stamps, I'd been wanting to use their stamps of children praying.

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  26. What a fun sketch! Love all the samples. And thank you for introducing me to ADFD. They have some fabulous images.

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  27. Beautiful cards, ladies! Arlana, I completely understand your change in rules. It was a good excuse to finally buy a ADFD image. I'd been admiring them for a while. :)

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