Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #225 - Eureka Stamps

Hello, hello, hello and welcome to another Wednesday, and another sketch challenge.

Fairy Walk
Today our challenge is hosted by me, Holly, and what a sketch we have for you.

After having a glorious summer here in the UK, the weather has definitely turned, and September is turning out to be very cold, wet and windy.  I'm not complaining though, as that means lots of crafting time as I no longer feel the need to sit outside and soak up as much vitamin D as possible.
However, last weekend I did brave the weather (very wet, very cold and very windy) to go with my nieces, Pops and step-mother to Castle Howard and the Yorkshire Arboretum in North Yorkshire for a Wild About Wood event.  It was a great day, especially for the kids.  There was loads of activities, most of which were quite educational too.

We didn't have time to do every activity, but we did go on a Fairy Walk in the woods with a green woodland fairy. 

Making Paper
My eldest niece, Georgia, also had a go at archery and even hit the bullseye!  I wanted to have a go but my fingers were so frozen I don't think I could have held the bow, and I didn't want showing up by my niece. 

We had a look at some gorgeous birds of prey, dissected owl pellets to see what they eat, made a hotel for a Lacewing and a home for bumble bees.  We also baked bread on an open fire, made whistles and made some paper (a new hobby for me, once I get the kit).

Anyway, enough about me, I could talk forever about such an amazing day, shall we move onto the challenge and last weeks winners.

The winner of last week's challenge is:  ALLISON COPE #15

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

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

Our Top Three are:
1:   Kathy Curry #9
2:   Sherryn #14
3:  Julie Austin

Our Sketch this week is by the amazing Sally:

This week we are sponsored by Eureka Stamps.  Here is a bit about them:

Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for! Eureka Stamps offers a large variety of images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs. Our Paper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match our Balloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: QKR Stampede, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

And we have a very generous prize of 5 FREE DIGIS for our Grand Prize winner.

Let's see what our Design Team have come up with this week:

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 Eureka, 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 # 225 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

Thanks so much for checking our our Challenge - can not wait to see all your creations!!

Holly and



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  2. Wonderful post Holly - sounds like a very fun day!! Congrats to Allison and the Top Three - loved you creations!! Thanks to Eureka Stamps. Great cards by the DT - happy Crafting everyone - excited to see all your creations... =)
    Blessings to all!!

  3. Fabulous job on the post Holly. Congrats to all our winners. This weeks sketch was so fun to work with. All of the DT cards are gorgeous. Thanks for a fun sketch, Sally.
    happy Crafting!
    Hugs, Nancy

  4. What a fun sketch, Sally! I love each DT's creation! Thanks Holly for your SSW post this week! Your fairy walk looked like loads of fun, What a fun day for the kids and adults. Tina, thank you so much for sponsoring us this week at SSW ! Congrats to our winners!
    Hugs, Judi

  5. What a fun day Holly! Thanks for the post. Such a fun sketch Sally Love the cards this week Tina thanks for sponsoring us this week congrats to all the winners have a sweet day hugs Arlana

  6. Well done Alison and the top 3.

    And a huuuge thank you to Eureka for sponsoring us this week.

    Holly x

  7. Thank you for another challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - I will be uploading a card tomorrow -enjoy your week! Congats to the winner

  8. Thank you so much everyone! Congrats to the Top 3!

  9. fab creations again this week girls.. have to say i found this sketch quite a challenge!! xx

  10. another great sketch to work with and fun Eureka images to play with. :)

  11. Hi,

    Great sketch but I found it very difficult, this time. Great example.


  12. Thanks to the DT for the wonderful inspiration.

  13. Beautiful Creations from the DT. Thanks for the inspirations. I will have to say this sketch gave me a hard time. I was working on this off an on all weekend with putting bows and or flowers or both on the side of the card. but I think it turned out nicely.

  14. Wasn't sure I was going to be able to participate this week as I am away from home with limited internet access and limited resources. Pleased to say I completed my card and have just uploaded it. Will have a similar struggle next week but will do my best. Thanks for a great sketch.

  15. Holly... I emailed Sally weeks ago and never received a response back? Any ideas?