Hello my friends, Patti posting this morning from Virginia where we have had an early Spring and as such our flowers, grass and hay are growing and thriving! This is a picture of some of my dwarf hydrangea that we planted in our front bed a couple of years ago, they are one of my favorite flowers and I hope you enjoy them as well.
Can you believe we are in the second week of June with Father's Day this Sunday? I hope if your father is still with you that you have a wonderful weekend, my father passed away a few years ago and I still miss him so much but have wonderful memories of our time together. He was a Godly man who never met a stranger, with a sense of humor and a kindness for all.
This week we are sponsored by Digi Stamp Characters . You will find some lovely digital stamps in her store and so reasonably priced, so be sure and take a look around.
Here is a bit about Heather:
Hello you talented crafters!
My name is Heather Ellis and I live in Birmingham in the UK with my husband and two children.
I am a writer and illustrator and I come from a very creative family. I have always drawn ever since I can remember. I love creating cute characters and children are my inspiration and hope it shows in my work.
I hope you all enjoy using my characters in your card and scrapbook making. I always enjoy looking at all of your creations when you create with my images and I am always amazed at YOUR talents.
Love Heather Ellis X
This week's Grand Prize winner will be able to choose 3 digital images from either of these sites:
We would also like to welcome Erika back for the summer and hopefully a little longer to be part of our Design Team. Here blog is Simple and Sweet. I hope you will enjoy her sweet creations.
Now to announce the winners of Sketch 157 challenge:
Our Grand Prize winner is: Berit #43
Congratulations! Please contact Arlana at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize and be sure to grab your winner’s badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.
2: Sarah Stone #33
3: Colinda #37
Congratulations, be sure to pick up your badges from our sidebar and display it proudly on your blog!!
Our team has created some beautiful cards this week using Heather's images and I hope we inspire you to join our challenge this week. Arlana has designed another beautiful sketch for you to work with and we cannot wait to see what you design using it.
Don't you just love all of those circles?
Now it is time for you to show us what you can create using this week's sketch and we all look forward to visiting with you!
Be sure and read the following rules so that you are sure to be eligible for this week's prize!
1. Create a card using the sketch of the week. If you have Digi Stamp Character images, we'd love to see what you can do with them. However, you may use any stamp or element you have to create your card.
2. If you are posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 158-45 as your label or tag.
3. Add the sketch of the week to your blog and include a link back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
4. Post your card on your blog along with the link to SSW.
5. Sign in to Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your card on your site.
6. Be sure to leave a comment here on this site and please remember that this is one of the rules to be considered for the Grand Prize.
Have a fantastic week creating!
Note: The challenge closes on Tuesday evening, 7:00 pm MST.
Thanks for taking the time to stop in at Sweet Sketch Wednesday....wishing you all a wonderful, creative week ahead. hugs.....Patti