Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #201

Good morning and welcome to another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
It's Kathie here from Auckland New Zealand posting this week.  Well our clocks turned back on Sunday morning for the end of Day Light Savings which meant an extra hours sleep in.  Our days are still very warm for this time of year but wouldn't you know it the clocks turned back and the evening temperatures have changed dramatically and really cooled down now to one digit at night and early mornings. I know that my friends in the Northern Hemisphere will be smiling soon and so looking forward to a warm Spring and Summer.
I do love the look of our Autumn trees.

The trees at Cornwall Park have just started to change colour.

Cornwall Park on a warm autumn afternoon

The trees at Cornwall Park late on a Summers evening.
This park was donated to the city of Auckland by 
Sir John Logan Campbell
and is situated in the heart of Auckland for everyone to use.
Cornwall Park is a landscape park designed for the recreation and enjoyment of all the people of New Zealand. The park is renowned for its landscape design and its wide variety of mature trees. Cornwall Park consists of 125 hectors of land some being used as an urban farm in the city. 

Welcome to our weekly creations here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and if your are new to our Challenge Blog, a BIG WELCOME.........
we are looking forward to seeing your creations. 
To our faithful followers, we are always happy to see you here and love to see what you can do with this weeks sketch.

Now it's time to make the announcements of our winner and top three cards.
There was an amazing line up of cards this week 43 entries which is wonderful with so many entries from new and older followers.

Our grand prize winner from last week is...

Drum-roll Please

TESA B #32

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

Please contact Jenn at The Doodle Garden
Include your 5 single image selections
(Sets not included)
Subject:  The Doodle Garden and SSW April 2013 Winner 

 Our Top 3 Cards are:

1.  HELEN #24

2.  DORTE #42

3.  EEMELI #3

Be sure to grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog.

Here is our Sketch for this Week, designed by Sally Dube.
Isn't this a great sketch?

Sketch #201

This week our sponsor is
Gerda Burghardt
Artist and Owner of 
Stamp Fairy Shop

Bio about Stamp Fairy Shop.

"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image in every new set published weekly on Fridays. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."

Our lucky winner will receive 

$10.00 Gift Certificate for the use at the shop online.

Don't forget to check out what images Stampfairy Shop has to wet your appetite and there are always new images being added to the store to help your creativity.

And now for a little inspiration from our very talented Design Team but first two of Stamp Fairy's designers have created inspirations just for you this week.

Stampfairy Designers:

This is Mimi Dog and you can find this image here:

Martina used Barry Soccer and you can find this image here:

From our very own Design Team

Don't you just love these images used.  They are all just so cute.

Here are the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge rules

 for playing along:

1. Create a card using the sketch of the week. If you have any Stampfairy 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 # 201 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 being creative and enjoy creating your cards.

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






  1. Kathie, wonderful pictures thanks for sharing those. This is another great sketch from Sally and I'm hoping to be able to play with it later this week. The DT has a wonderful display of cards and did a great job with the Stamp Fairy images which are adorable.

  2. Kathie, thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures! We still had a very cold spring with temperatures at about 0°C in Germany - brrr.
    The new sketch is beautiful and what the design team did with those adorable images is stunning!
    Have a great time!

  3. Hi everyone, wow what an amazing array of wonderful cards I commented on this week. Congratulations to our winner and to our Top 3 cards great work and inspiration. Thanks Gerda for being our sponsor this week our images were just so cute and Sally thanks for another great sketch to work with. Take care everyone and happy crafting this week.

  4. Congrats to the winner and top 3.
    Kathie what a great post. Love the Photos, the gardens look so wonderful I would love to see them. Welcome to our guest designers and a BiG Thank you to Gerda for being our sponsor.
    Hugs, Heide

  5. Another fab sketch, enjoyed using it for my card. Lovely DT cards. Thanks Diane x

  6. Fun post Kath! Congrats to all our winners this week!

  7. Great photos of Cornwall Park Kathie. Love the autumn colours in the first one - very inspiring. I haven't been to Cornwall Park in years - must go back again. The sketch looks great this week - I'm ready to create with it. Thanks for all the wonderful DT cards - such a variety this week.

  8. Fab cards from the team. Thanks so much for showcasing our images so beautifully. I always love to see how you've used them in your sketches.
    On behalf of Stampfairy

  9. Hello everyone, I loved all the participation last week! And I am looking forward to seeing what you will all create this week! Kathie, was amazing photos of Cornwall Park! Wish I could be there to enjoy all that beauty! Thanks for sharing! Sally, another wonderful sketch! DT, you cards are lovely again! But how could they not be with those sweet images from Stamp Fairy! Thanks Gerda, for sponsoring us at SSW! Have a great week!
    Hugs, Judi

  10. Kathie, what a beautiful post. I love the pictures of Cornwall Park. It is gorgeous. I am so excited with all the entries we had last week. I think everyone really loved the sketch. Thanks Sally for the fun sketch you have been providing for us. And, thanks Gerda for the use of your adorable images. Congrats to the winners.
    Hugs, Nancy

  11. Great post Kathie - Love the pics!! Thanks to Gerda for her faithful Sponsorship!! I know I look forward to creating with your images!! Congrats to last week's Winner and Top Three - Awesome cards ladies!!
    Blessings to all - and Happy Crafting!!

  12. Thanks for choosing my card in the Top 3 - you've made my day! :0)
    Gorgeous photos...we could do with some of that weather here in the UK at the moment!
    Love the sketch I think I'll be back with a card!
    Helen x

  13. Wow fabulous inspiration again and just love the fabulous pictures! But looking forward to spring being on this side of the globe!!!

  14. Super fun sketch and awesome creations by the team! Thanks for another wonderful sketch!

  15. Fabulous sketch, as always! Love the DT creations, full of inspiration!
    <3 Emily L.

  16. fabulous sketch ladies and your DT cards are all so gorgeous.Thanks for another fab challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  17. Loved this sketch guys - think it will be used again! Jx

  18. Absolutely fabby sketch and just what i was looking for too and so good with larger stamps too - great inspriation as usual, Luv Sam x

  19. Yet another brilliant sketch, I couldn't wait to play with this one. Superb DT cards too. xx

  20. Fantastic sketch and examples ladies!!

  21. Fantastic challenge and lovely DT cards :)

  22. Fab sketch and DT cards again this week.

    many thanks


  23. I enjoyed this sketch as well as the delightful DT examples.

  24. Wonderful sketch this week! Love all the inspiration from the DT. All the cards are so cute!

    -Lori Byrns

  25. Another great sketch! And that park looks so beautiful. The stamp fairy images are so cute and the design team did a great job with them

  26. Gorgeous creations from the DT! Thanks for another fun challenge and great sketch!

  27. Loveing those stamp fairy image. Such cute things. :) Great sketch to play with again this week. So much fun.

  28. Such a great sketch! Thanks for the DT inspiration, lovely cards as always.

  29. Hi Designers, Thank you for this sketch I love this because he is easy and I like when is easy.
    Bye bye,

  30. Hey Ladies, hope you're all well. Gorgeous cards this week, all sooo cute!

    I'm having a problem linking up my card this week, I can't get Mr Linky to link is can anyone help please??

    Wedgie xxxx

  31. Thanks for a beautiful sketch. I love it and also all of the DT creations. They are all great cards.

  32. Wow, love your photo of the tree!! Would love to take a walk there, but it's a little to far!!Love those cute bears and fairies on the DT cards! Have a nice day, Colinda

  33. Wonderful DT creations and a fabulous sketch!