Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 82 with Bugaboo!

Hi everyone! It's Sharon here from wintery Michigan posting this week for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday team. For those of you who are new to this blog, we welcome you to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge! We are so happy to have you join us! And for those loyal followers of SSW, we welcome you back and thank you for your support!

We hope you all had a wonderful and joyous Christmas with family and friends. It's so hard to imagine this is the last challenge of 2010 as we get ready to ring in the new year - how fast the year flew by. Now we go from Christmas lists to New Year's resolutions lists! We hope your list of resolutions includes playing in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenges every week in 2011!

We have a wonderful sketch this week to end the year, but before we show that we'll announce the winners in Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge #81..... 

The Grand Prize Winner of SSW81 is:

Cecelia, please email Arlana at to claim your prize!

Also grab your Grand Prize Banner along the sidebar too to proudly display on your blog!
And our TOP THREE are:
We would like to congratulate all of you for your wonderful cards.

Be sure to grab your TOP 3 BANNER on the
Sweet Sketch Wednesday sidebar.

Thanks so very much to everyone who joined us last week. We love seeing the creativity that all of you bring to our challenges.

Please remember, t
o be a winner of our Grand Prize you must leave a comment on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge blog.

We feel so badly when we can't include everyone in the drawing because of not commenting.
We love your cards and want you to win. So please follow the rules and comment!!!!

Now here's the new sketch!!! We're looking forward to seeing what you do with it!!!!

Our wonderful sponsor of this week's challenge is Jodie at Bugaboo stamps. Bugaboo stamps are delightful, whimsical digi stamps that are so much fun to create with. Jodie is so generously offering 7 digi stamps totaling a value of $21 for the winner of Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge sketch #82.  Thanks Jodie for your sponsorship this week and the incredible prize.

Now let's see what the design team has created for your inspiration this week. Here are their creations using Bugaboo stamps....




We hope you will join us this week in creating a card or project with this sketch!

Here are a few rules to follow for a chance to win a fabulous prize:

1. Create a card using the sketch of the week. You may use any stamp or element you have to create your card, although if you have any Bugaboo images, we'd love to see what you do with them.

2. If posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch along with each week's challenge number. This week our challenge is

3. Add a link on your blog about Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

4. Post your card along with the link.

5. Sign in with Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your site.

6. Leave the Design Team some sweet comments here on SSW, as we love hearing from you! (This is one of the rules to be selected as a winner of the challenge.)
Have fun creating!
We can't wait to see your entries!!


  1. Verry nice sketch, i`m gonna try it again...!

    *Kus Patries*

  2. YAY! Thank you so much for the honor of top 3!
    you have made my wednesday! Now to get to work on this week's sketch!

  3. The SSW DT is super swanky! I love seeing your projects every week, but especially when you use Bugaboo Stamps. . .;) This is my favorite sketch challenge blog! :D MWAH!

  4. Hello from snowed in Utah. The weather is really bad today. So it nice to see some delightfull cards. Thanks for such a wonderful post Sharon. Bugaboo your the best we appriciate you sponsoring us. We have the best DT and sketch blog around. Thanks to my DT and all my wonderful followers. Here hoping you all have a Happy New Year.

  5. Ooooohhhh SSW what scrummy cards!! I love the Bugaboo images they are sooo cute!!

  6. I love the DT cards - aren't those images so funny!
    I really hope to create a card or gift using this wonderful sketch.
    Love, Andrea xx

  7. Hi everyone Happy New Year!!! from hot and sunny New Zealand. What a wonderful aray of cards they look amazing with all our wonderful Bugaboo Images. Thanks Jodie for being our loyal sponsor I just adore your images especially JJ she puts a smile on my dial every time I see her. Thanks Arlana for another wonderful creative sketch I just loved working with this one. Sharon great first posting for SSW it looks great and I'm so sorry you are all having such a cold winter. Here's a little ray of sunshine to warm you all up.----------********** Congratulation to all our winners this week awesome cards. Wishing you all a Happy New Year. I'm off to the beach house today for about 12 days without access to a computer, if I do come home for any reason I'll drop in and I'll be commenting.
    Take care and hugs to everyone
    SSW-Design Team

  8. Love the sketch and Bugaboo Images. I bought a bunch of digis today after looking at all their cute images.

  9. Happy Almost New Year!!! Hard to believe 2011 is just around the corner!!! I always love the sketches you create Arlana!! And Jodie, you by far are the reason for my digi addiction!! I have so many Bugaboo stamps I've lost count!!!! Sharon, what a fun and fabulous post!! Congrats to all the winners too.


  10. Hi everyone..I came home from work early today because we finally got our first snow storm of the year. It is suppose to dump alot of snow but I think Arlana will get much more than we will down here. The cards from our fabulous DT are wonderful this week...with all those darling images from Bugaboo. Jodi, thank you so much for your continued support. Thanks to Sharon for the fabulous post this week. And, congrats to all the winner!
    Hugs, Nancy

  11. Hello...we woke up to a blanket of snow this morning too in the Tacoma/Seattle area. It always melts quickly here...but on my way to the airport I came upon a blizzard that stopped the traffic and covered the roads in five minutes. That's unusal for that Northwest. I also woke up to computer problems but finally have access this are we tied to computers!!!

    The cards this week are so fun. I love the array of fun Bugaboo cards! Yes Jodie, we love your fabulous images. Thanks for letting us create with them. Congrats to our winners this week. Linda, your post was are a pro...first time around! I loved this sketch too, Arlana! Happy New Year to everyone! Be safe!

  12. Great DT inspiration - Bugaboo rocks! Thx for the challenge!

  13. another fantastic sketch to use...have a wonderful New Year everyone
    Mina xxx

  14. Morning ladies what a great sketch to work with I have really enjoyed this one thanks x supet Dt cards Wishing you all a super new year huggies linda H xx

  15. Congrats to the Winners! And what an awesome job the DT did with there cards. I especially luv the turtle and lady bug!

  16. I am new here and just love them all! Amazing DT! Deb P

  17. Wow you girls always have such beautiful sample to share. I love playing along with your sketches, this one was fun.

  18. I agree with the above comments that SSW is the best sketch challnege blog that I regularly do. I really like having a sketch to follow and the DT cards are always very inspiring. I had never seen Bugaloo images before this blog, but each time I see the DT use them I admire how cute they are- just my thing as I am a bit of a cute image addict!
    Kathie- two fab cards and such different takes on the same image- one Christmas and the other birthday. I know of a lot of Mum's friends would have loved a card like your second for their 50th birthdays.
    Linda- this made me laugh- love the sentiment and all the stitching and detail you have added.
    Jeanie- ace colour scheme- you always think of pink for young girls, but it adds to the humour of the image of the old lady on your card.
    Judi- great card for a boy (young or old). I like the rustic feel of the card and the punched forest border.
    Jacki- another humourous image. I think had I used that for my fathers 60th card he would have killed me though! Do you know who you are going to give the card to yet?
    Sharon- such a sweet valentines day card. You are very organised to be making it already.
    Nancy- fab winter card. Is it for a brithday or Christmas. I was thinking that the image is so versatile that you could use it for either.
    Deanne- another cute image and fab colour scheme- I must try that pink and yellow. So cheerful- just what we need in this weather.
    Arlana- great Christmas card. Looks like you ahve made a start on next years pile like me. You can never start too early!
    Happy New Year!

  19. Great sketch! This is my first time playing along, but I plan on coming back for more in 2011! :)

  20. Hello ladies, gorgeous DT cards again this week. Love the sketch Arlana! Wishing you all a very happy new year...I'm looking forward to lots of new sketches in 2011! Thank you for all stopping by my blog each week, I appreciate all your lovely comments. Wedgie xxx

  21. Thanks for such an awesome sketch again this week! The DT inspiration is wonderful! Happy New Year and Happy Creating! Sara

  22. Congratulations to all of the wonderful winners! Love your challenges over here! Thanks for the sketch!

  23. Wow thank you for choosing my card as one of the top three winners. CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners.
    Another great sketch this week. I better get started.
    Happy New Year everyone. ;)

  24. It was fun to play with one of your sketches again Arlana. The DT line up is fabulous!! Happy New Year's Eve everyone!!

  25. Another fabulous sketch, great challenge blog, Happy New Year to you all, hugs, Karenx

  26. Thanks for another fun sketch ladies, and I LOVE all the DT cards using Bugaboo images, they've really put a smile on my face :D

  27. Wow, thank you so much for choosing me as one of the top 3. I can't believe it!

  28. Another great sketch and great DT cards to keep me inspired!

    Happy New Year 2011!!!

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  29. OHHH Fun cards DT!!! And a wonderful sketch Arlana! I love this one! I will be using it again and again! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas....
    Happy New Year Ladies!

  30. Oh my goodness! All the cards are so cute! I love what all of you have done! Hope you all have a wonderful New Year's!

  31. Happy New Year 2011 to all! this is a great sketch Arlana. Love all the DT cards, a lot of inspiration for me. Thanks for the opportunity, hugs, Zulma.

  32. Oh my gosh this is a wonderful sketch! Happy New year!

  33. Great sketch and I love bugaboo images. Thanks for the chance to play. Happy New Year.

  34. Thanks again for all your nice comments!!
    I love to read them!!
    I made again a card with the lovely sketch this week. The text on my card is:
    "warmly congratulated"
    A very Happy New Year for you all!!

  35. Another fabby sketch - gee i really don't know what i would do without your sketches.

    Fabby DT cards, Luv Sam x

  36. Great sketch, love the DT cards, and love looking through the other entries. Happy new year everyone. Netty

  37. Hello lades!

    Such a fab sketch. It was much fun to follow it - as always! Great sampels, too. Happy New Year to you all!

    Hugs, Kiki

  38. Thanks for another lovely challenge and Happy New Year!

  39. Very adorable sketch! Love, love Bugaboo stamps! Thanks so much for letting me playing along! Happy 2011 everyone!!

    Tracey xx :D

  40. Sweet sketch and I LOVE Bugaboo!

  41. Love the DT cards. Thanks for another great sketch for my first card of the new year!

  42. Your sketch this week was wonderful - I will reuse it many times!!
    Bugaboo images are some of my fav. digi images - I especially love the cheeky ones!!!