Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #172 our sponsor this week is DigiStamp Boutique


This is Kathie hosting today for Sweet Sketch Wednesday. 
Today I thought I would share with you a little of my simple pleasures of life, you should know me by now that I live in New Zealand and when you're having summer in the Northern Hemisphere I'm having winter and visa verse.  Which means spring has begun baby lambs are being born and beautiful spring flowers are out in abundance.
Here are some photo's I took on Saturday of a freshly cut vase of spring Tulips which I just adore, it was due to rain and very windy so I didn't want them to get damaged in the garden.

 Isn't that colour wonderful???!!!
Nature is so cleaver with that wonderful center
and Black and Orange stay-mins. 


Our Grand Prize Winner has won the choice of  3 digital images from Pattie's Creations  and the winner is:


Please contact Arlana at to claim your prize.
Be sure to grab your Grand Prize Banner along the sidebar to proudly display on your blog!!
Our Top 3 Winners from last week are:

2. DEBBY 400

Congratulations to you all!!
Please pick up your Top 3 badge along the sidebar to proudly display on your blog!!!

Now for our sponsor this week. 

It's Sally-Ann Hancock


DigiStamp Boutique

A little bit about Sally-Ann Hancock the owner and designer for DigiStamp Boutique.

All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

This week our lucky winner will be able to choose
6 Digi Images
From DigiStamp Boutique

The team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday really appreciate Sally-Ann's  generosity being our monthly sponsor since Sweet Sketch Wednesday started and for giving our winner each month 6 Digi Images to choose from her website.   
Every month Sally-Ann has a wonderful selection of new images to work with and there's images there that would suit everyone's taste.  Also if you've never used a digi before she always has a new freebie image each month for you to download and have a play with.
If you haven't visited DigiStamp Boutique before or it's been a while here's where to look for her images.

Our Sketch
You will love working with this sketch.  It's really a fun and easy sketch to put together, very quick and looks amazing once finished.
Thanks, Arlana

Sketch #172

Here is what our Design Team Diva's have created just for you this week.

 The Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team

Helen from Forever Crafty
Using Jasper and Flower
from DigiStamp Boutique

Nancy from Mulberry Station
Using One of the cute Mermaids
from DigiStamp Boutique

Sally from Sally's Window of Paper Crafting
Using Gymnast Molly from 
DigiStamp Boutique

Jeannie from Dragonfly Journeys
Using The Frog from the 
Cute Halloween Collection from
 DigiStamp Boutique

Arlana from Sweetberry Designs
Using Halloween Hattie from 
DigiStamp Boutique

Linda from Stamper's Touch
Using Jim's Hiking Day from
 DigiStamp Boutique

Sharon from Inklined to Stamp
Using an image from Murphy Christmas Collection from
 DigiStamp Boutique

Heide from Heide D's Paperie
Using Woody from
 DigiStamp Boutique

Joanna from Sitting on Pens and Needles
Using Tom from Summer Fun 
from DigiStamp Boutique

Kathie from Kathie'z Kardz
Using Graduation Louie
from DigiStamp Boutique

I do hope you've enjoyed looking at the design teams amazing creations and inspirations. Now we want to see your creations!!!

Here are the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge Rules:

1. Create a card using the sketch of the week. If you have any DigiStamp Boutique 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 #172 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 wonderful week and we look forward to your creations!

Thanks for joining us wishing you all a wonderful week

 crafting and creating 







  1. Good evening everyone, wow what a week of wonderful cards. Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards lovely work ladies. Thank you Sally-Ann for being our sponsor we all really appreciate your ongoing support to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and we all just adore working with your images, as you can tell by the amazing line up of the design teams creative creations using your wonderful images. Thanks Arlana for this great sketch I know our followers will love this sketch. Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week creating.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  2. Great post Kathie,
    Love the beautiful tulips! Such a gorgeous colors.
    Congrats to our winner from last week and the 3 runner ups. great work!
    I will be around later to comment on everyones blogs. See you soon.

  3. Fabulous post Kathie. I love your pictures of the tulips. They are one of my favorite flowers. Congrats to our wonderful winner this week. All of our plyers had beautiful creations. We truely love to see your work. It is always so inspiring. Beautiful cards from our DT and I want to thank Sally Ann for her support. Have a wonderful week crafting.
    Hugs, Nancy

  4. Kathie I loved seeing your tulip pictures. Thanks so much for posting this week. Sally we cant ever thank you enough for your continued support in sponsoring us. Dt you cards are adorable. Congrats to our winners. Cant wait to see what our players have in store for us this week with there fabulous cards. Have a sweet week everyone

  5. I always love your pictures Kathie - so much fun seeing pics from your corner of the World!! Beautiful tulips. Congrats to the Winners from last week - great cards!! The DT cards are wonderful once again!!
    Wishing everyone a Blessed week!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  6. Oh Kathie, how I wish spring was on it's way in my next of the woods. I love tulips and if I could have it my way, tulips and all the bulbs would last all summer! Lovely post! I am loving each of the DT's cards this week. They are so full of such fun inspiration! Congrats to our winners and all of your cards were spectacular, too! Thank you, Sally Ann for sponsors us each month! Hugs, Judi

  7. a lovely sketch, great dt cards and your orange tulips delightful. Wish it was Spring here, don't like the dark nights and cold. janex

  8. Thanks for another fun challenge and terrific sketch! The DT samples are so adorable!

  9. congrats to the winners! awesome works ladies!

    kathie...those are gorgeous flowers! i would so love to be in there with you right now...sipping some tea, enjoying your company and the scenery!

    thanks for another great sketch this week and inspiration ladies! glad i got to play along!
    have an awesome week!

  10. Thanks so much for choosing my card in the top 3! YAY!
    Great DT creations!
    Happy Huggies ~

  11. Another great sketch! I love your challenges and you ladies are just awesome!

  12. wow great inspiration! I'm going to have to try that one out :D

  13. Just wanted to pop in & say thank you for the lovely comments that the DT leave on my cards :-) It is lovely to know that effort is worthwhile :-) x Clare (Thread-bare) x

  14. Absolutely love this sketch! Thanks for the DT inspiration.

    -Lori Byrns

  15. Another great sketch, I really enjoyed using it. xx

  16. What a gorgeous photo and fabulous cards by the team. Thanks for another great sketch

  17. Another fabulous sketch to work with and great designer samples.

  18. Thanks for another fab sketch and great inspiration from the DT x
    Wendy x

  19. Thanks for a great sketch and also lots of inspiration.

  20. I have completed a card for this challenge but having trouble linking up. The "Try Here" button is underneath the "20 comments" and won't allow me to click it. I usually have to use the "Try Here" button to link up. My card is here:
    I will try re-freshing the page again and see if that eventually helps but just in case I've placed a comment here.

  21. Ignore my previous comment - I re-freshed the page and then madly clicked in the general vicinity of the Try Here button and after a while it worked. I'll have to remember that for next time that happens.

  22. A belated thank you for choosing my card as one of your top 3! I'm so sorry that this is a late thank you, I've had some internet problems. The Internet is amazing when it works, but when it doesn't - eh - not so much!!

    Thank you!

    love Mags B xx

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