Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Digi Stamp Characters and Sketch 158-45

My Hydrangeas

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.
Enjoy creating!

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 to claim your prize and be sure to grab your winner’s badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.
Our Top Three are: 1:  Brigette #7
                             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



  1. Congratulations to our winners this week wow we had so many wonderful cards. Design Team I love all your cards they look awesome. Thanks so much Heather for sponsoring us this week, it was lovely working with your images again and I had so much fun creating my card. Thanks Patti for doing the posting this week I tooooo love Hydrangeas there are so many wonderful colours depending of the soil type acid or alkaline my favourite would have to be the purple. Thanks Arlana for rekindling this sketch. Wishing everyone a great week being creative in your crafting.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  2. OMG, thanks for picking me in your Top 3!!! What a great bunch of cards you ladies created!!! And thanks to the sponsor! Hugs, Brigitte

  3. Congrats to the winner and top 3 cards. Loved seeing all the entries this week.
    Great post Patti, What pretty hydrangeas. One of my favorite garden plants. Have a wonderful week everyone!
    Soccer tryouts for my daughter, this weekend...such a stressful time.
    Hugs, Heide

  4. Good morning everyone. Congrats to the winners this past week. For those of you that are playing along with us, PLEASE be sure to comment on SSW so that your card can be put in the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING. There were so many amazing cards this past week. We love all the inspiration you bring our way. Thanks Heather for being our sponsor. It was so fun to creat with your images. Patti, I love Hydrageas too. The purple ones are my favorite. You are so lucky to be able to grow them. It is too hot were I am. Patti thanks for the great post.
    Hugs, Nancy

  5. thanks for sharing the hydrangea pic, when I lived in NJ they were a favorite part of summer and I had a few in my yard. Now in FL I don't see them very often, but I received one as a gift this year - fingers crossed it that it will survive.

  6. Thanks to all of our players last week! We love seeing what you create with Arlana's sketch. Congrats to our winners! Thank you, Heather, for sponsoring us. Your images are so sweet! Patti, your post is wonderful. I too have a hydrangea. My favorite color is blue. Because of all the fur tree in the Pacific NW we have very high acidity so blue is what we get which is my favorite color anyway. Welcome back, Erika! Genevieve, we are happy too that you are well enough to be back with us. Have a wonderful week, everyone!
    Hugs, Judi

  7. Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner and the Top 3! I love seeing what the DT have done with the sketch and the darling images! Thanks Heather for sponsoring and to Patti for posting! Such beautiful hydrangeas! Thanks for the invitation back to the DT! So glad to be part of it again! Hope everyone has a great week and can't wait to see all of your creations!

  8. Such a great sketch, planning on playing along for sure this week. Beautifully inspiring DT samples as usual.

  9. I'm so thrilled that my card got chosen for the top 3! Thanks so much! I can't wait to play along this week. Thanks for the challenges!


  10. I'm SO happy to be back to your challenge after such a long time! Your sketch and DT work are always so inspiring!

  11. lovely sketch, thanks -
    cute samples;-))m

  12. WOW, i'm so exited that i've been chosen for the top 3!!! I'm so proud, it's my first time!! Thanks for all the lovely comments! Love the new sketch!Enjoy your weekend , for me it's gonna be a fantastic one! Hugs Colinda

  13. Thnaks for another fun challenge and great sketch! The DT samples are beautiful! I enjoyed playing along again!

  14. What a great sketch I really enjoyed using it so much and I will be using it again! Great work from the DT!! Hugs Craftin Suzie x

  15. what a great sketch and fab DT cards. I love those digi images!

  16. Great creations! Love the sketch, so glad I found you.

  17. A late hello to everyone . I would like to thank Patti for posting this week. A big thanks to Heather for sponsoring us?We love working with your digis. Love all of the dt cards this week . There the sweetest. To our players thanks for playing along. hugs Arlana

  18. I love this sketch! Thanks for the great inspiration DT!

    -Lori Byrns

  19. LOVE this sketch, I am really enjoying your challenges, love the DT cards.

  20. Hi ladies, I really enjoyed using the sketch this week. Gorgeous cards by the DT. Debs xx

  21. Thank you for the sketch and great inspiration.

  22. This sketch was fab!! I really needed the insperation for my card layout and the DT's work is georgeous. Thanks so much Linda V xx

  23. What a fun sketch and great samples from the talented DT.