Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #215 and Digi Samp Boutique

Soooo, another Wednesday is upon us and that means here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, it is time for another challenge.  

These Wednesdays seem to be flying by.  Summer has finally arrived here in the UK and looks set to stay for the first time in a few years.

I love summer and for me, summer here is epitomised with the traditional cricket game on a Sunday afternoon and strawberries from the garden.  You really couldn't get any more English.  

I am really enjoying the bumper crop of strawberries that is coming from my little garden this year - fresh ones every night for dessert, and on my little walk around the local park on Sunday, low and behold a cricket match was taking place.  For those of you not from the UK, sorry I couldn't explain the rules of cricket if I tried or even try to explain it at all, but nothing beats lazing around on a Sunday afternoon in the park with a game of cricket taking place in the background.

So, it really does feel like summer to me.  Now, if I just didn't have to go to work and could enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.

My local park - you can just see the white kits of the cricket players at the other side of the pond

First of all, the winner of last week's Challenge  is...

Lori Byrns #25

Please contact: 
Please contact:  Tammy at A Day for Daisies 
to receive your $12 Gift Certificate.
Subject:  ADFD and SSW July 2013 Winner:
And our Top Three...
1. Tine #24
2. Carol Dee #20
3. Henriette #7

Congratulations ladies!!  Be sure to grab both your Winner's Badge, and your Top Three Badge from the sidebar to display on your blog!

On to our Challenge...  This week we have a brand new sketch by Sally:
And, we are Sponsored by regular sponsor: the wonderful Digistamp Boutique!!  Let me share with you... 

All images/designs are created and copyright owned bySally-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's Prize: 6 free images
On to our Design Team cards...


I hope you will join us this week!!  I look forward to seeing your creations!!

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

1.       Create a card using the sketch of the week.  If you have 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 #215 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.

Happy Crafting!!

Holly and



  1. Congrats to the winners. Another great sketch from Sally. Wonderful creations from the DT. Great to see some of the Christmas in July ideas. Great pictures Holly.

  2. Thrilled to be in your Top 3 for the last challenge & well done to Carol & Henriette too. Congrats to the lucky winner, I am sure she will love using the ADFD images.

  3. Love this week Sketch, can't wait to make a card :)
    The dt did a wonderful job again

  4. Very happy to be in the top 3! Congratulations to the other ladies in the top 3 and of course to the winner Lori!

  5. Happy Wednesday everyone! Holly, great post today. It is fun to see the pics. Congratulations to our winners. And thanks Sally Ann for being a fabulous sponsor.

  6. Great sketch this week and I love the artwork from the DT! I hope you like my card!


  7. Good morning everyone this is the second time typing this comment, I started last night on my sons I-pad in front of the fire and watching TV, and listening to my hubby and two sons playing Monopoly until 11pm and there was so much wheeling and dealing going on and cheating I lost my train of thought and yes I lost the lot so here I go again. Thank goodness it's the school holidays as my boys should have been in bed my 9pm. Congratulations to our winner Lori and to our Top 3 cards awesome work ladies. Thanks to Sally-Ann for being our sponsor this week, we all really appreciate it and love working with your wonderful images. I just love my image this week it's just so cute. Thanks Sally for another lovely sketch to work with and to Holly love your posting of your lovely hot summer in England. If you ever want to know more about Cricket my friend, just let me know as both of my boys have played since they were 5 years old. I've coached a junior team for many years and also done my share of umpiring and scoring a game in a cricket score book which is a total work of art as you really have to keep your wits about you. Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  8. Happy Wednesday Everyone! Yes, the weeks are flying by for me too! I cannot believe that it is the middle of July! We have had fabulously weather in the Northwest for 6 weeks now! I am not complaining one moment! Hope it stays around a little bit longer! Congratulation to Lori and our Top 3. Thanks to all of our player for supporting us at SSW! We love all of you and your creations! Thanks, Sally Ann, for being our dedicated sponsor each month for the past four years! We love your images! I adore what the DT have created this week! Of course, it is never a surprise to me! Sally, love your sketch and Holly, thank you for your SSW post. Loved seeing your lovely park and hearing about a typical Sunday afternoon in your part of the work! Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs, Judi

  9. A fun sketch, once again. So many options shown by the design team.

  10. Congratulations Lori and the top 3 and a huuuuge thank you to to Digistamp Boutique for their sponsorship.

    I can't wait to see what you all create this week - it is an amazing sketch to work from.


  11. Congrats to the Winner and top 3! Thanks Sally Ann- Digi stamp boutique for being our sponsor. Holly great looking post.
    Hugs, Heide

  12. Thank you for another fun sketch and sponsor. Thanks to the DT, for yet another week of wonderful creations.

  13. Mmm, that sounds lovely to eat your own strawberries!! I tried it last year but I wasn't so Lucky to get any strawberrie on my plants! Enjoy the sun today, Colinda

  14. Wonderful creations from the DT for inspiration! Thanks for another great sketch to work with!

  15. Such adorable creations. Thank you!

  16. Yet another fabulous sketch to work with, thanks :-) Great DT inspiration too - as always! Donna

  17. Another great sketch thanks and fab DT cards

  18. Another fabulous sketch ladies and inspiring DT cards. I have flipped the sketch upside down, I hope that's ok? :D

    xx coops xx

  19. Hi....lovely sketch to work with again this week....and gorgeous DT cards...

    Have a lovely day
    Take care
    San x

  20. Excellent DT cards once again.



  21. Gorgeous cards by the DT! I enjoyed working with the sketch this week!

  22. Such a great sketch to use. Great inspiration from the DT as always!

  23. All of the DT cards are gorgeous and this is a fab sketch :) Thanks so much for a chance to play along.
    Fiona L x

  24. Lovely cards of the DT team. I linked mine.

  25. Fun Panda offered this month a DSB was a sweet guy. I just had to use him on a B&W card! Thanks for another great sketch and challenge.

  26. lovely sketch to work with.
    Yummy strawberry photo! Mine all all eaten now til next year :-(

  27. Gorgeous creations from the DT! I love Digi Stamp Boutique images, thanks for the fun sketch (I flipped it sideways) and the chance to win. :)

  28. Found a lovely Digi Stamp Boutique image to use with this sketch. Thanks for another great sketch.

  29. Fab sketch - love all the cute DT samples too!
    Helen x

  30. Yay...I'm so excited I won! Thanks so much. Great sketch this week and love the inspiration from the DT. I was able to use one of the images I won from last week for this card. Thanks again!

    -Lori Byrns