Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 188-89 and 
A Day for Daisies  

Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  This is Judi posting for you again this week! I hope you are enjoying the New Year!  I love's the perfect time for me to deep clean my house and purge things I don't need anymore even though I try to do that all year long.

Well, we have some exciting news this week.   We would like to welcome our newest Design Team member, Holly Gwilliams.  We are thrilled to have her join us and look forward to having you enjoy her inspiration.

Holly Gwilliams

Hello, my name is Holly and I live in Yorkshire, UK, where it generally rains and does not much else, but that gives me plenty of time to sit indoors and craft. I have been making cards for about a year now. It started as something to keep me occupied while the hubby (or fiance as he was at the time) watched football (soccer to anyone in the US) and it became a bit of an obsession, so much so that my spare room is now my craft room and I no longer have to sit at the kitchen table.

My other hobbies include sewing (I run a little business making bags and make my own dresses when I can), tap dancing, following MotoGP and reading. I also hope to start studying for my history degree later this year, as well as doing some creative craft courses at my local college, but first I need to go on my honeymoon as I got married over Christmas.

I sometimes wonder how I find time to do all this, and see my friends, as by day I am a legal secretary too.

Crafting has become my passion and I am so excited to be a DT member for SSW.

Welcome, Holly!

We love all of our DT and appreciate their individual creativity and all that they do to help make this blog possible for you.  We couldn't do it without them!

Now it is time to announce the winners of last week's challenge....

The Grand Prize Winner is: 


Please email  Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs
Include the three images you would like.
Subject:  Fresh Brewed Designs and SSW January 2013 Winner

 Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the sidebar and 
display it proudly on your blog.

Our Top Three are: 

1.  STACY D. #27
2. COOPS #3
3.  LORI BYRNS #21
Congrats to our TOP 3! 
 Be sure to grab your Top 3 Badge to post on your blog!

A Day for Daisies is our incredible sponsor this week.  If you are new to Tammy's images, you will be blown away by her creativity and wonder.  Her style is so unique and not anything like any other artist.  Enjoy your look around her site!  

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!

Direct Store Link: Join The Club
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We would love to have your play along with us this week!
If you are our lucky Grand Prize Winner you could
win a $12 Gift Certificate to spend at 

Now grab Arlana's sketch below and have some fun!

This is a sketch from the past. 
If you would like to see what the SSW DT created for Sketch 89, 
please click here.

Here is what our awesome design team has created 
with the lovely images from 

I know you will agree that they are all stunningly gorgeous!
You may want to stop by our DT blogs and let them know you like their creations!


We hope these samples inspire you to create 
and join in our challenge this week!

Here are the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge rules for playing along:.

1. Create a card using the sketch of the week.  If you have A Day For Daisies 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 

#188-89 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 fabulous week creating!

Note:  The challenge closes on Tuesday evening, 7:00 pm MST.

Happy Crafting!

Judi and


  1. I just love a Day for Daisies digi and you used it so well.
    Have a blessed 2013 and a wonderful day!

  2. Welcome, Holly to SSW Design Team. It is a pleasure to have you join us. We are looking forward to see your beautiful creations. I had so much fun working with my image from ADFD this week. I love Tammy's images. Thanks, Tammy for sponsoring us. Thanks Judi, for the post. Have a wonderful week everyone. I can't wait to see what you create this week.
    Hugs, Nancy

  3. Welcome Holly, Happy to have you with us at SSW.
    Congrats to the winner and top 3. Great job this week DT. Thank you to Tammy for being our Sponsor this week, love your work! Have a great week everyone.
    Hugs, Heide

  4. Thank you for the lovely intro. I'm really excited to be part of the team. I just love SSW sketches and I love ADFD images. Thanks Tammy.
    Holly xx

  5. oh wow thanks so much ladies for piking my card in your top 3 :D and huge congrats to the other lucky winners too :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Welcome to Holly and Congrats to our Winner and top three from last week!! Wonderful cards from the DT - can't wait to see what our Followers create!! Thanks to Tammy - I love working with her images =)
    Blessings to all!!

  7. Welcome again, Holly! We are happy to have you on the SSW DT. I just have to say that I adore all of the DT cards this week! Congrats to our winners this week! We always enjoy seeing what you will create from week to week! A special thanks to Tammy at ADFD for sponsoring us again this week! We love, love, love your images! Have a happy January!
    Hugs, Judi

  8. This sketch was just perfect for an image I was working on. I had hit a bit of a mind block as to design and this sketch set that free! Thanks.

  9. What a fabby sketch and just what i was looking for too.

    Am loving the great DT inspiration too, Luv Sam x

  10. Wonderful DT work and again a great sketch. It was fun to join the challenge, thanks!

  11. Beautiful creations from the DT! Love this was perfect for the card I made.

    -Lori Byrns

  12. I really liked this sketch; clean and simple without a lot of extra "stuff" to add. I did have to turn it to fit my image, but it is beautiful both ways.

  13. Fab sketch and fab DT cards, glad I got to play along again xx

  14. Thanks for another challenge and great sketch to work with! Fantastic samples from the DT! I enjoyed playing along again this week!

  15. Love the sketch and all the great ADFD images, so many cute things to choose.

  16. A new challenge to me but I think I'll be back. Love your stamps - don't have any...yet but that will be rectified. Loved the sketch & the great DT cards, Jx

  17. The dt have made great cards. I enjoy following your sketches xx

  18. Great sketch once again! I am always amazed at the variety of ideas presented by the DT members - thank you so much for all of your hard work. The cards all look wonderful.