Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #221-163 Our Sponsor this week is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

Good morning SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY followers.
This is Kathie and I'm your hostess from       
 New Zealand this week.

Our days here are getting warmer and longer which means Spring is just around the corner and there have been so many spring flowers out in bloom it looks amazing.

Well most of my American Colleagues would have heard of the
 America's Cup Yachting.  

On Monday morning New Zealand time Team New Zealand won the
 Louis Vuitton Cup,
wrapping up the challenger series over Luna Rossa 7-1,
 PRADA being their sponsors.  This means now that New Zealand are the Challengers to the America's Cup.

The sailing has been amazing using Catamarans and going at such high speeds at appropriately  84km per hour at times.  On the 7th September Team New Zealand will sail against Oracle in San Francisco Bay for the America's Cup the oldest sailing race in the world.

This will be specular to watch as it's so close to the piers and to the shore line.  These are two amazing trophies which New Zealand have won twice before in 1995 and 2000 which is amazing for such a small country.

 Team New Zealand 
Some images of Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa in San Francisco Bay in this past week.

Now on with Sweet Sketch Wednesday

This week we have the wonderful

Jodie Mackrell the owner of 

Bugaboo Digi Stamps as our sponsor.

A little bit about Bugaboo

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. TodayBugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

You can check out Bugaboo and Jodie's amazing images here.  There's an image to suit everyone and her images truly make me smile.

Our links are:
Store :
Catch the bug Challenge blog:

Our winner this week will win

Valued at $21.00

isn't that a great prize?

Our Grand Prize Winner from last week will receive 6 free digi images of their choice from
DigiStamp Boutique

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

Please email Sally Ann, owner of Digi Stamp Boutique:
to receive your 6 free images.
Subject:  DSB and SSW Winner for January 2013
Please include the names of the six images you would like.

Our Top Three in no particular order are:
1. Linda Palmer #4
2. Linda T #25
3. Fiona #30
Go ahead and display our Top Three badge on your blog, congratulations well done.

This weeks sketch is a blast from the past which we used in 
July 2012.

Sketch #221-163

Now for some wonderful inspiration from our very talented Design Team,
 using some of 
Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

Challenge Rules:

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 any Bugaboo Digi 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 # 221-163 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.

Happy Crafting from 




  1. Well done NZ and good luck for the next race. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed Kathie. And thanks for a great post.

    Well done Mynette and the top 3. What an amazing turnout last week. I hope we see the same this week, and how could we not with such a great sketch and sponsor this week. Don't forget- if you want to use a digi from our sponsor, Bugaboo, they do have some freebies.

    Good luck everyone.


  2. Hi everyone and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday well for me it's nearly over as it's Wednesday night here in New Zealand. Congratulations to Mynette our winner this week and to our Top 3 cards. It was so lovely to see so many entries this week and I hope to comment on as many this coming week. Thanks to Jodie from Bugaboo for being our sponsor this week we just love your fun filled images to work with. Don't forget Bugaboo have a free image every Friday so this week you might like to use one of their images on your card. Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  3. I love the DT's take on this sketch. I won some images from Bugaboo just this weekend and I can show one off using this sketch :) This is such a fun challenge. thanks for being around.

  4. WOW! These are some really fabulous creations from the DT! I love their use of the Bugaboo images!! Time for me to pull mine out to play along!! Thanks for the great sketch! Be back soon! HUGS :)

  5. Love your cards this week. Awesome sketch!

  6. Great post Kathie, Looks like an exciting and fabulous race. Congrats to the winner last week and the top 3, great cards! Love the DT's work this week. Will be by to take a closer look soon.
    Hugs, Heide

  7. Thanks so much for picking me as one of your Top 3 :)
    Fiona L x

  8. What fun cards this week. I love them all. You have to love Bugaboo images. Congrats to our winner, Mynette. And, to our top three. Beautiful inspiration from our followers. Thanks Kathy for the awesome post. I love the pictures. Thanks to Jodi for sponsoring us this week.
    Hugs, Nancy

  9. Lovely sketch and great inspiration. Just love bugaboo stamps!

  10. Fantastic creations from the DT! They are so adorable! Thanks for the challenge and great sketch!

  11. Great sketch and inspiration from the team Thanks.



  12. Lovely sketch, lovely inspiration cards of the team.
    It was fun to play along this week :-)
    Grtz Janette

  13. Love the cards from the DT. Lots of inspiration! Thanks for putting me in top 3 last week. Love your sketches.

  14. Love the cards from the DT. Lots of inspiration! Thanks for putting me in top 3 last week. Love your sketches.

  15. Hello everyone! I am a little late this week! The DT cards are amazing and already we have some awesome entries! We always appreciate our supporters! Congrats to Mynnete and our Top 3. Kathie, your post is so interesting. What a sailing event! Thanks to Jodie at Bugaboo. She has been a faith supporter for many years. Hope everyone has a safe weekend in the US for our end of summer holiday and the start of school while the other half of the world is ramping up for warm weather...maybe I'll fly south!

  16. Great DT cards again this week ladies.

    Always love seeing the photo's,very interesting.

    Thanks for another great sketch.


  17. Hi,

    Lovely card of the DT team.

    I post my card.
    Good luck to everyone.


  18. Bugaboo has so many fun images. It is always fun to play along.

  19. Awesome Post Kathie - LOVE the pics!!
    Sad to say my vacation is over, but good to be home and reunited with the Internet - hahaha... now, to get my printer working...
    Congrats to our Winner and Top Three from last week's Challenge. Love working with Bugaboo!! Thanks for your Sponsorship Jodie!!
    Blessings to all - Sally

  20. Love this sketch! Thanks for the lovely inspiration DT.

    -Lori Byrns

  21. Thank you Arlana for another great sketch. Thanks to the DT for the kick-start I needed this week. Have used a Bugaboo image and a music theme for my card.

  22. great pictures of our yachts Kathie. wonderful work from the DT xx

  23. Thank you SO MUCH for the top honor!!! I've emailed about my images--hope to hear back soon! Mynn xx