Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sketch 183
Sponsor:  Meljen’s Designs

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! You all are an inspiration to us.

The holiday season is upon us and I hope you all are progressing on your shopping and enjoying all the gatherings that take place in this season with family and friends. For those of you still deeply engaged in finishing those Christmas cards, we have a terrific sketch this week I know you’ll want to use.  We hope you’ll find a little time to try our sketch this week and play along with us. 

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

The Grand Prize Winner of Sketch #182 is:

Congratulations!  Please email:

Subject:  Broken Box Designs and SSW November 2012 Winner:

to claim your Holiday Toodles Set and be sure to grab your winner’s badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog.

Our Top Three are:

1. Tammy S #3

2. Lisa S #6

3. Carol Dee #1

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

Now here is this week’s fabulous Sketch 183…..

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 Meljen’sDesigns! We all love creating with Melissa’s darling digi stamps. The Grand Prize winner of this week’s challenge will receive four non-colored digi stamps from Meljen’s Designs – a terrific prize!  Now here’s a little info about the artist behind these terrific images:

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog, and freebies and promos now and then on our facebook FAN PAGE! Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at our store HERE to browse through all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!

Prize:  Four non-colored digi stamps from Meljen’s Designs online store

Thanks Melissa for your generous prize package! 

And here’s what the design team created for your inspiration using Meljen’s Designs:


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 Meljen’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 #183 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.



  1. Great sketch - as always. I can't wait to get creating. Holly x

  2. Another great sketch! If I have time I will be playing again! I want to say congrats to the Top 3 winners! I also want to say a huge THANKS for choosing my entry as the grand prize winner! I have already posted your badge on my blog! Hugs to all and God bless.

  3. Hi everyone and congratulations to our winner Moshie and our Top 3 cards wonderful work ladies. There were some really lovely cards this week and different idea's that make the creative juices start running. Thanks Arlana for another lovely sketch to work with. To Melissa thanks so much for being our sponsor I love working with your image they're so much fun to create with. Sharon thanks so much for the lovely posting it looks great. Well I'm off to bed it's nearly 11pm and I've had too many late nights in a row. Wishing everyone a wonderful creative week crafting.
    Hugs Kathie

  4. Good morning and happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday. this week is a special week because it is Arlana's Birthday this Friday. Happy Birthday Sis!! Wish you the best one ever!! Congrats to our winner this week. And thanks Sharon for your wonderful post. And thanks to Mellissa for sponsoring us. We do love your images!!
    Hugs, Nancy

  5. Happy Birthday Arlana!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!! Love the wintry feel to all the DT cards this week - all are great!! Congrats to Moshie and the Top Three cards from last week's Challenge - there really were awesome entries last week!! Looking forwrd to seeing many more this week!!
    Blessings to you all!!

  6. Happy Birthday for the 7th December Arlana, wishing you a wonderful day.

  7. Gorgeous creations from the DT! Thanks for another fun challenge and sketch to play with!

  8. Great post Sharon.
    Congrats to the winner and runner ups. Big thanks to Mejen for being our sponsor.
    Hugs, Heide

  9. Another FAB sketch! :) And more fabulous DT creations!!

  10. Wonderful sketch and beautiful work by the DT! Thanks for letting me play along :)

  11. Hello DT and our followers! I love the wintery look of the DT cards this week too. It's really getting me ready for Christmas. I have been suffering from a cold the past two weeks so it is wonderful to finally be feeling better for the holidays. Kathie, thank you for your post this week. We so appreciate our DT and the help they give us. Congrats to our winner and we love our followers who support us by playing along each week. I know this is a busy time of year but we love seeing your creations each week!
    Hugs, Judi

  12. Well, it looks like I am still asleep and suffering from this cold. My head definitely is not clear!!! Sharon, I know you did the SSW post this week! Thanks for all your work especially when blogger wants to do it's own thing! Anyway, I really appreciate all your work and all the help we have from each DT member.

    Happy Birthday, Arlana! Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!

    Hugs again,

  13. Happy Birthday Arlana!!!! Hope you are enjoying your day :)

    Great cards ladies - loving all the Christmas goodness!!!

    Deanne :)

  14. Thanks for the sketch! It was challenging for me! I appreciate it.


  15. Great sketch and amazing DT cards. Love all your different ideas- they are really good inspiration x

  16. I'm back! Was great to be able to take part in this weeks challenge, thanks for the opportunity :0)

  17. Meljen's have the cutest digis. I had such a hard time deciding on one!

  18. Thanks for the sketch, and to the DT members for such lovely inspiration.

  19. Another great sketch, so happy I had the chance to play. Always love the amazing work by your DT!

  20. Another great sketch, I really enjoyed this one. xx

  21. Wonderful DT work and great sketch. Thanks for a lovely challenge, grtz.Colien

  22. After over a week with a slow internet connection and missing quite a few challenges I normally do, I was determined I wasn't going to miss this one with such a great sketch by Arlana. Enjoyed this one and proud of my card and really really glad I got it finished and uploaded in time! Look forward to the next challenge and having faster internet back.