Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #118 with StampFairy

Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday! This is Sharon from the design team posting this week from Michigan, the Great Lakes State. If you're a new visitor here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, we extend to you a warm welcome and our open arms of online friendship. If you are a returning friend, we greet you with a hearty smile and hugs - pull up a chair and spend some time with us!

Before we get to the new sketch, we have some wonderful news to share with you today.  We are just tickled pink to announce that Michelle Lancaster has joined the Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team and I know you'll find her creations inspiring.  Here's a little bit of background on Michelle:

My name is Michelle Lancaster and I now live in Buxton, Derbyshire, England but I am originally from Liverpool, Merseyside. I have lived in Buxton for just over a year. I started making cards about 3.5 years ago and I am totally hooked. My favourite method is stamping and I am longing to learn different colouring techniques, especially colouring using distress inks. I do love other crafts such as cross stitching and beading amongst others.  I have a cute 5 year old son called Brandon and a gorgeous, elderly cat call Suki (my shadow). We all live with my partner of 19 years Col. Oh yes, mustn't forget them.... we also have two gerbils but their names are still undecided.

A warm Wednesday welcome to you Michelle! We're thrilled to have you on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday team!

Now, let’s announce the Grand Prize winner and Top Three for last week's sketch challenge #117. Drumroll please.....

The Grand Prize Winner is:

Congratulations! Please contact Arlana at to claim your prize! Be sure to grab your Grand Prize Banner along the sidebar to proudly display on your blog!

And the Top Three are:

1. CAROL #14

2. MAGS #4

Be sure to grab your Top Three Banner on the sidebar! Congratulations to you too!
Just one more thing before we introduce the sketch for this week....Kathie from our Design Team noticed that we now have 501 followers.  Thank you everyone.  We really appreciate your loyalty to Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We love our followers and receive soo much inspiration from each one of you. And most important, We couldn't do this without you!!!

Now on to the terrific sketch this week and a fun sponsor too. Take a look....

Here's that super sketch, created by our own Arlana Patten - it's a great one to show off papers and embellishments. This is Sketch 118-49 which means it’s a repeat of one of the favorite sketches in the past from Week 49.  I can see why this sketch is a favorite!

And our wonderful sponsor this week is StampFairy! The Grand Prize Winner of the challenge will receive four digital stamps from the StampFairy Shop!  Now that’s a fantastic prize!
Now hang onto your hats - it's time to see the creations of the design team using the fun digi stamps from StampFairy. Prepare to be inspired....

Jacki at Paper Moments


Kathie at Kathie'z Kardz'

To play along this week is really simple:

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

2. If posting to an online gallery, please use Sweet Sketch 118.

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

4. Post your card along with the link.

5. Sign into Inlinkz and add a direct link back to your card on your site.

6. Be sure to leave a comment here as we love hearing from you. You must do this to be considered for the Grand Prize.

And most important: Have Fun!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!





  1. Congratulations to Michelle on joining the DT, and also congratulations to everyone on reaching 500+ followers, and hopefully many more! Lovely sketch this week - and I'm loving the holiday cards that I'm starting to see pop up :)!

  2. Good morning everyone! It is still dark outside this morning. I wanted to get up and get some of my commenting done before I take off for work. We have such a fun aray of cards this week using Gerda's images. Well done, and our DT rock!! Welcome to our DT, Michelle. We are delight to have you join our team. Thanks Sharon for the wonderful post this week. I can't wait to see what our followers create this week. Bring on the inspiration!!! And, congrats on the 500+ followers!! WoooHoo!!!!

  3. hi Lovely Dt cards great variety to help us along My card is here

  4. Another great set of inspiration cards from the DT. Congrats to Michelle on the DT spot and to Amanda for winning the challenge. I know she will love coloring the EB images. Thank you also for choosing my card for the top 3. It was a fun sketch to work with. "Hugs" Carol

  5. Hi there - just wanted to say thank you to Arlana and everyone on SSW for such a warm welcome and for the lovely introduction. I couldn't wish for more. I look forward, very much, to contributing a card each week to my favourite challenge blog and hope I can keep up with the wonderful cards created by the DT - have a lovely evening - Michelle x

  6. Hello everyone !!! Sorry for the glitch in in-links not being there. I added it last night. It must be my day for glitches. A big welcome to Michelle we are so happy to have her join us on the team. Sharon thanks for your sweet post. I really appreciate it. To our sponsor Gerda owner of Stamp Fairy. We thank you for sponsoring us. Cant wait to see what the players create. Have a sweet week. HUGS Arlana

  7. Thank you so much for picking me as last week's winner. The digi images look so beautiful! Your challenge blog is one of my favourites and I always love your sketches.

    Keep up the great work ladies!


  8. Oh my, guys, thank you so much for picking me for the top three! I am so thrilled!!

    luv, Mags x

  9. Gorgeous cards DT!!!! Thanks for a fun sketch, I'm glad I found your challenge blog!! I'll be back for sure!!!

  10. Lovely cards DT!!!

    The fun sketch is great, can't wait to give it a go.

    Anne-Marie x x

  11. Great sketch and terrific DT cards,
    Beryl x

  12. Your DT cards are so lovely,I'd love to win some stamp fairy stamps,
    H xx

  13. Good morning everyone, well I little late this week commenting it's been one of those weeks again. Congratulations to our winners this week there were so many amazing cards and wonderful creativity. Sweet Sketch Wednesday have now reach over 500 followers congratulations Arlana. Gerda thanks so much for being our sponsor this week I had so much fun with my image, it's very much appreciated.
    Welcome to Michelle our new DT taking Judi's position I know you'll have heaps of fun. Well I getting ready to watch the opening Ceremony of the Rugby World Cup which is starting tonight here in New Zealand. Wishing everyone a wonderful week of crafting.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  14. Such gorgeous card ladies and a fabulous sketch as always.
    Hugs Emma x

  15. Congratulations winners!!! And thanks so much for another great sketch - so fun participating and another fab sponsor this week - woohoo!! Absolutely STUNNING work DT!!

  16. I love your designs with the stampfairy images- they are all so great. I see lots of Christmas cards starting to appear now- I guess I should get cracking on them too.
    Great sketch to work with- loved it.

  17. Another fabulous sketch and great work from the DT. Marianne x

  18. Congrats to Michelle!
    Great sketch and I love the sponsor! Fun work from the DT.

  19. Loved this sketch, ladies, Thank you!! Just the bit of cheer I needed today! :0)

  20. Nice sketch, enjoyed working with it!! Nice stuff from the design team!

    Love, Laura

  21. Hi....this is my 1st time joining this fun challenge :) Love all the beautiful DT cards!
    I rotated the sketch to fit my image.....hope this is OK :)

    Thanks for a great sketch x

    Jenny xx

  22. Hello Everyone! Just wanted to say how much I love the DT cards this week with the Stamp Fairy images. Thanks, Gerda, for sponsoring us! Michelle, we are so happy to have you as our newest DT member! Welcome aboard! I'm sure you will love being a part of the SSW Team! A special thanks to Sharon for doing our post this week! I just returned from a fabulous vacation with my DH in Whistler BC. Beautiful temperatures on the mountain....86 degrees to be exact! We enjoyed some wonderful hikes on Whistler and Blackcomb and of course the Peak 2 Peak gondola ride. We are back to painting the front of the house today. Amazing how fast reality hits! Love all of our followers' cars this week too! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Judi

  23. Another great sketch and DT inspiration! Thanks ladies for always keeping me inspired!

    Deanne :)

  24. Wonderful sketch and amazing DT cards and welcome to Michelle!

  25. Great sketch, adorable samples...

  26. Thanks for this wonderful sketch and your beautiful cards!! I would like to participate every week, but I am so busy!
    groetjes Tinie

  27. Gosh I do love your inspiration and welcome to your new DT member another fab sketch hugs Rebekah xx

  28. OMG, I just finished my card!!! Love your creation and all your beautiful sketches!