Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #173

Sponsor:  Diedre Mosher Designs
Special Theme:  Celebrating Women

Hi everyone!  It’s Sharon here from 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 Sketch 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!

I know I speak for the whole Sweet Sketch Wednesday team when I tell you how excited we get with all the amazing creativity you share with us week after week.  There are so many talented crafters that bless us with your online friendship and support.  We are so very thankful for that.  You all are an inspiration to us.

Let’s get started this week by announcing the winners of last week’s challenge…..

The Grand Prize Winner of Sketch #172 is:

Jane Middleton #2

Congratulations!  Please contact Arlana at to claim your prize and be sure to grab your winner’s badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Our Top Three are:

1.  Jovita #23

2.  Colien #11

3. Papersniffer #16

Awesome job!  Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and post it on your blog!

This week we have a special theme to go with the sketch - Celebrating Women.  We'd like you to use images about women for this theme with this week’s fabulous Sketch 173…..

It’s another great Arlana sketch this week!  Be sure to check the rules for the challenge at the bottom of this post – we want everyone to be eligible for the Grand Prize!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Diedre Mosher at Diedre Mosher Designs!  The Grand Prize winner of this week’s challenge will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Diedre Mosher Designs – a terrific prize!  Now here’s a little info about the artist behind these terrific images:

Wildly Whimsical and Seriously Sassy Art is definitely a trademark of Deidre Mosher.

I have been in the business of art for over 25+ years. Starting out as a fashion illustrator, moving into Art Direction, where I did everything from print to TV...and eventually I found my way back to illustration. My art is just plain fun and my love of color is clearly evident in the designs I create. I'm currently licensed with a variety of designs are used on craft products, greeting cards/paper products, kitchenware, business products and such. I am first and foremost an... Illustrator and Designer. I am inspired by seriously sassy & bold colors, but also love the 'wow factor' of classic black and white designs. I'm crazy for stripes and dots, and they are a repeated theme in my work.

Here are the links where you’ll find Diedre Mosher Designs:

Prize:  $10 Gift Certificate to the Diedre Mosher Designs online store

Thanks Diedre!  We love creating with your sassy digi stamps!

And here’s what the design team created for your inspiration using Diedre Mosher images and with our theme this week - Celebrating Women:












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 Deidre Mosher's 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 #173 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 wonderful week and we look forward to your creations!

Have a fantastic week creating!

Note:  The challenge closes on Tuesday evening, 7:00 pm MST.

Sharon and



  1. What a wonderful sketch! The samples from the DT are incredible. Your beautifully colored images are such an inspiration.

  2. Good evening everyone, congratulations to our winner and our top 3 cards what wonderful inspirational work. Thanks to Sharon for a great posting and thanks to Arlana for a great sketch to work with. Thank you Deidre for our fun images to work with and being our sponsor. Take care everyone and have a lovely week creating.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  3. Good Morning and Happy Wednesday!! Congrats to Jane and to our Top Three - Great cards ladies!! Love our images this week from Deidre - thanks so much for your Sponsorship!! Wonderful cards from all the DT!!
    Have a Blessed and creative week everyone...
    Sally SSW-DT

  4. What a fun challenge!
    Congrats to the winner and runner ups. It must of been very hard to pick a winner, lots of great entries this week. Great post Sharon and a BIG Thank you to Deidre for being our sponsor.
    Hugs, Heide

  5. Congrats to the winners this week. We sure had some fabulous creations. Thanks Sharon for posting and thanks to Deidre. Your images are so fun to work with. It is so fun to have a specail theme this week. happy creating!!
    Hugs, Nancy

  6. Hello to my Sweet Sketch Wednesday fans!!! What a busy week for me working in my yard. Im ready for a fun fill scrap booking day at my scrapbook USA expo on Friday!!! Thanks so much Sharon for posting this week. How fun that we are celebrating women. Cant wait to see the cards created with this theme. Congrats to our winner. Have a sweet day!!! HUGS Arlana

  7. Oh how I love Diedre Mosher's images! I hope our followers will show us some of their favorite images about women. Deidre has so many wonderful ones that we have already used in past please be sure to look around her will adore them. Congrats to all of our winners. DT, your cards are gorgeous as always! Have a great week!
    Hugs, Judi

  8. Yay, thanks so much for choosing me for the top 3! xx

  9. another fabulous sketch ~ and inspiration ladies!
    thanks so much! hugz

  10. Love the sketch....beautiful inspiration!!

  11. How lovely to be the grand prize winner, so glad you liked my card and thank you all for the kind comments on my blog. janex

  12. I love the cards made by the team. Thanks for bringing us a fun sponsor and sketch. I love Deidre's images.

  13. Thanks for the challenge and another great sketch to work with! Terrific theme, too! The DT samples are fantastic! I enjoyed playing along again this week!

  14. Well hello there lovely Sweet Sketch Wednesday ladies, so lovely to see you, sorry that its been soooo long! Fab DT cards...all really gorgeous. Wedgie xxx

  15. Love Diedra's images. Fun to work with and another great sketch.

  16. I love this sketch! Thanks for the DT inspiration.

    -Lori Byrns