Wednesday, April 13, 2011


To another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!!
It's Kathie posting this week from Auckland New Zealand they call it the
 "City of Sails"
as we are surround by water the Waitemata Harbour, Tasman Sea on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.
  New Zealand is also home to the mighty

 when I watch them do the Haka it still runs shivers down my spine.

For those of you who are new to this blog, we welcome to you to the
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge!
We are so happy to have you join us!
 For those loyal followers of Sweet Sketch Wednesday, we welcome you back and thank you for your continuous support!

Now on with the show!!!

This week we had an amazing array of entries that made me smile, laugh and drool, they were totally

But each week we can only have one winner

Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge #96.....
The Grand Prize Winner
 of SSW#96 is........drum roll please

GINA L #44


 Please email Arlana at to claim your prize!

Also grab your Grand Prize Banner along the sidebar too, to proudly display on your blog!



3. SUE KMENT #41
Congratulations to all of you for your amazing cards and creations.
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.

Do you realise that we are nearly turning 
NO not in years! but in sketches.

That's right Arlana has designed 100 sketches for your pleasure
so we're celebrating and we nearly have 400 followers.  So if you join us each week but arn't a follower sign in with us NOW!!!
Watch this space on 4th May when we reach 100 sketches and hopefully 400 followers!!!


To be a winner of our Grand Prize you must leave a comment on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge blog.

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

Now here's the new sketch for this week from our very talented Arlana Patten!!!
 We can't wait to see what you do with it!!!!


Our  sponsor for this week's challenge is
 Lori from Clear Dollar Stamps
 Lori has been so generous this week she is offering our lucky winner a
$25.00 Gift Voucher
 to the store for the
 Digi Section
Thank You Lori for your sponsorship this week and your incredible prize.
Now it's time to see what our wonderful Design Team of ladies have come up with I think they really enjoyed themselves as you can see with what everyone has done and have gone that extra mile!!!

Our cards using Sketch #97
Clear Dollar Stamps

Amazing Arlana from Sweet Berry Designs

Delectable Deanne from Three Tree Paper Creations

Gorgeous Genevieve from Genevieve's Creations

Jovial Jackie from Paper Moments

Jazzy Jeannie from Dragonfly Journeys

Joyful Judi from Sweet Bloomin Scraps

Kind Kathie from Kathie'z Kardz

Loveable Linda from Stampers Touch

Nice Nancy from Mulberry Station

Sassy Sharon from Inklined To Stamp

I do hope you've enjoyed our wonderful array and display of magical cards from our amazing design team and they're created just for you.

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 Clear Dollar Stamps or Digi 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 #97.
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.)

Most Importantly Have fun creating!

We can't wait to see your entries!!

It's time for me to sign off now I do hope you've enjoyed my posting have  fun this week creating and I can't wait to drop by your blogs and look at your creations.
Hugs to everyone


  1. Good morning everyone it's 12.02 am here in New Zealand and it's time for bed, thought I would do my commenting early. Design Team all of your cards are just awesome I love them to bits. Thanks Lori for being our Sponsor this week from Clear Dollar Stamps. As you can see by all of our cards I think everyone had an amazing time. Thanks Arlana for another wonderful sketch, it's not long now before we reach 100 what a milestone.
    Take care and enjoy your weekend everyone.

  2. Wow! Such an awesome display of DT talent this week! Super work!!

  3. Hi everyone...Kathy, you post this week is amazing. You did such a wonderful job putting it together. I love seeing the pictures from New Zealand. I am "wowed" with all of the DT's cards this weeks. Don't we have a Great Design Team!!!
    thanks Lori for sponsoring us this week. We ahve all had a great time using your images. I can't wait to see what are followers creat this week!!

  4. What gorgeous work from the DT, ack I realsie I entered with last week's sketch! Oops, will get to work on a new one, so sorry:)

  5. Fab DT examples as always and another superb sketch! Love it hugs Rebekah xx

  6. Good Morning and a Happy Sweet Wednesday, WOW what a fantastic line up of cards ladies!! My wishlist for Clear Dollar Stamps has just grown!! Lori thank you ever so much for your beautiful designs they all are fabulous and so fun to create with. Another fabulous sketch Arlana, can't wait to see what our players share with us.


  7. Loved this weeks sketch. Very easy to use.
    Tried to become a follower but cant find the bit to follow. The right hand column bets bigger as you scroll down so dont know if thats the reason why???
    Hazel x

  8. Happy Birthday, SSW! Cute cards this week! I especially like the "bunny slippers" image. I'll definitely try to play along this week!

  9. Love the sketch and just became a follower.

  10. Oooh the picts of New Zealand are beautiful, which is on my top 3 places to visit! The DT cards are so great! Awesome work with Clear dollar images! Thanks for the great sketch!

  11. I am loving the complete variety of cards made with Lori's fabulous images. They are all so incredible and I think you can all tell that we had a blast creating with Clear Dollar Stamps. Thank you so much, Lori! Kathie, what a fun really went all out! We love it! Congrats to our winners last week! The cards were awesome! Can't wait to see what you do with this week's sketch! Keep your creativity blooming! Judi

  12. I truly love everyone's cards, they are beautiful and cheery! It's been a very long cold winter here and I enjoy seeing all the springy creations. Thanks for a chance to win.

  13. Great sketch this week!!! Great sponsor also!!!! Yay for Clear Dollar Stamps!!!!

  14. Thank you for the lovely sketch!! I had a lot of fun with it. =) Wonderful cards, DT!

  15. Ooohhh ladies some wonderful cards..and those cakes look yummy lol xx

  16. I enjoyed this sketch a lot!! I can see it being one I'll come back to!

  17. Just found your blog and I love Clear Dollar stamps (have only a couple of sets so far). I like this sketch and the cards the ladies have made - I especially like Judi's birds card (I may be biased I just came from her blog). If I can get organised I will try to enter this challenge. It looks like a great one to start with!

  18. Loved this sketch - as always! Thanks for the great samples from the DT!

    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  19. Great sketch yet again Thanks for DT ideas

  20. Wow what a sweet line up this week design team. Thanks for always going the extra mile. A big thanks to Kathie for such s sweet post. Lori we love your clear dollar digis. Thanks for sonsoring us. To all the player cant wat to see what you create.

  21. Hello ladies...haven't you been busy this week! Such fab cards! Great sketch Arlana, I really liked this one! Hope you're all well and have a fab week. Wedgie xxx

  22. Such a super fun sketch!!! Thanks for the challenge and the fun. :)

  23. WOW, thanks for the win! I am so excited. As usual, the DT's work is amazing. I love seeing what you all do and the different perspectives on the same sketch.

  24. Love this sketch and great cards from the DT!
    Rene :D

  25. Wow! Wow! Wow! All of these samples are just gorgeous! I love seeing so many cds images all in one place! Thank you all for doing such beautiful samples for me to see and enjoy!

  26. Awesome sketch again! Arlana, you are a creative genious! Wonderful inspiration from the DT. I love all the cupcakes!

  27. OK this time I used the right sketch LOL! Lovely sketch (both of them!) thanks

  28. WOW! That's quite a line up! Thanks for a fun sketch Arlana.

  29. I enjoyed working with this sketch thank you and all the DT cards are beautiful - Michelle

  30. Great inspiration ladies! Thank you for a great sketch!

    Hugs xx
    Cecelia B

  31. Fabulous sketch this week and lovely cards by the DT. I saw the All Blacks do the Haka at the commonwealth games in Manchester and I agree, it gave me goosebumps. Debs xx

  32. Thanks for this great sketch!! And your cards are very lovely as always!!
    groetjes Tinie

  33. Hi Girls! Thank you sooooo much for choosing me in your top 3 I have been away this week down the south end of the UK as I live up north and I saw this via my I phone..... I was soooo excited and some of my blog friends told me I had made your top 3 sooooo mega excited thank you soooooo much! LOOOOOOOVE your sketches and have made a card for this weeks Challenge just need some good day light for a picture! thanks again and AWESOME cards this week too girls! thanks for the inspiration once again! hugs Samantha :0)

  34. Hi girls,all you crads are adorible.I love your colors that you used. I can't what to see all your cards next week.

  35. Great sketch and fab inspiration from the DT. very excting news that it is nearly sketch 100. That is quite some achievement.

  36. Totally rockin' sketch and as usual the DT have provided a beautiful array of inspiration!

  37. What a great all the fabulous cards by the DT!! Can't wait to play along!!

  38. Hello everyone - wonderful creations this week from all the DT! Love 'em! xoxoxo

  39. Such a wonderful sketch to work with, thanks for the super DT inspiration and challenge this week :)

  40. Great sketch and just when I needed it too! Wonderful Design Team inspiration as always!

  41. fab sketch Arlana !
    ant what amazing cards made by the DT bravo!

  42. Love the sketch Arlana! Fabulous DT creations -- love all of the cupcakes.

  43. Sorry to comment a second time but just letting you know I linked my entry. I commented a few days ago as "Tanja" but my card is named "Tanja S." It was nice to do a square card for a change. I have a few CDS stamps but decided to use a different company's stamps because it fit the circle better. Thanks for all the inspiring cards the design team made and for a chance to win!

  44. Kathie - your post is awesome!! Love all the names you gave everyone!

    We have another great turnout this week with amazing entries!

    Deanne :)

  45. Awesome Sketch Again This Week and Beautiful DT Inspiration Creations! Have a wonderful week! Happy Creating! Sara

  46. Love all the cupcakes and the scenic card.

  47. Hi again!
    A perfect sketch for what I had in mind! Thank you for your lovely challenges and super-sweet comments!

  48. What a great sketch and gorgeous cards from the DT.
    Karen x

  49. I did nit think I was going to make it this week! BUT yay! I am here! tehhehee thanks for the brilliant sketch! hugs to all love the inspiration girls :0)

  50. Another fab sketch...and gorgeous DT cards - thanks for the inspiration girls!
    Helen x

  51. Great Sketch and great DT Cards! I hope I did it justice. Peggy

  52. Thanks for the great sketch and the beautiful inspiration!

  53. Thanks for the sketch and the wonderful inspiration pieces. I am always amazed at the variety of cards from the same sketch! (My Google account has been reluctant to let me sign in. I hope it works this time.)

  54. Oops...didn't get my link in on time...oh it is ;)

  55. Wonderful post! The design team did a beautiful job!!!!