Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Happy New Year! and some Design Team Favourites.

Hello everyone. There are still another 2 weeks for you to enter our latest challenge, don't forget you can enter up to 3 times with your favourite sketches from 2017. 
The original post is here

I am here to share some more inspiration from some of the design team who have chosen their favourite card from 2017.

First up here's a card from Judi using Sketch 106

Lisa used sketch 121 on her favourite

Heide used sketch 127

Sketch 119 was obviously a firm favourite, here's Margarets card

Kathie also chose 119

and I chose it too

Kelly chose sketch 113 as her favourite

We hope you enjoyed our favourites of 2017 and look forward to seeing your creations using yours.

Best wishes and happy creating


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Favourite sketch of 2017

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Well Christmas is almost upon us and it is time for our last challenge of 2017. Before I go on I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during 2017 and we look forward to seeing even more of your wonderful creations in 2018.
I'm sure you will join me in thanking our wonderful Design Team for their inspiration and support during the last year too.

This challenge we are sponsored by

Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the work of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seiously snarky to sugar sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!!  If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.

Challenge Blog:

Prize:  4 Free Images

As it is our last challenge of the year you can choose your favourite sketch of 2017. If you have more than one favourite then that's ok too. You can enter up to 3 times and this challenge will run until the 16th of January 2018.
I have put all the sketches from 2017 under the one tab to make it easier for you to find them.

Here is some inspiration from the Design Team.

Kathie used Sketch 119 to make this beautiful card with the image 

Tulip Jar

Margaret used sketch 115 and precoloured image Teddy Top Hat for her sweet card

Joanna used sketch 107 and Reindeer Christmas Goodies on this fun card

and I used a rotated sketch 106 along with the image Peace Love Joy Penguins for my card.

Kelly used sketch #117 and Snowman Snowflakes on her fun card

Heide Used Sketch 106 and Peekaboo Santa. 

We look forward to seeing your lovely entries

Please don't forget to check out the rules before you post your entry


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sketch 127 with Digistamp Boutique

Hello and welcome

It was very hot here in Sydney the last few days of spring and the first two days of summer but then the weather turned cold and wet again.  The weather is very changeable here.  Some of my cyber friends overseas have had snow as their winter is just starting.

I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas

Best wishes - Margaret (Granmargaret)

Here is a photo collage of the lights we spent the weekend before last putting up at my eldest daughter's house

Thank you for all the lovely entries for our last challenge.

This time around we are sponsored by Sally-Ann from

who is offering a prize of a £10 voucher to our winner. Here is a little about the company

All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock.  My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too, often the inspiration for my designs.  Hope you enjoy my images as much as I enjoy creating them.

Kathie has created another wonderful sketch for us

and the Design Team have come up with some beautiful creations to inspire you.

Judi created using Happy Penguins

Heide used Cute Folklore set

Kathie used Arctic Fun Set

Joanna used Stocking Milly

Kelly used Christmas Tweets Set

Lisa used Christmas Mac

Margaret used Cute Family Banners Set

and Anne used Fun Penguin Set

Please check out the rules before you link your entry and we all look forward to seeing your creations

Best wishes and Happy Crafting

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Winner Sketch 125

Here is  the winner of the challenge with Sketch 125 sponsored by A Day For Daisies

It's entry no. 6 from Hazel with this card

Please e mail to claim your prize and don't forget to grab your badge from the sidebar.

Thank you to everyone else for the lovely entries, don't forget you still have another week to enter our current challenge.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Sketch 126 with some pretty stamps

Hello and a warm welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

I cannot believe that we are almost at the end of November already, it will be Christmas before we know it, but first, it's time to wish our followers, visitors and design team members in the USA and Canada

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and the chance to say to all of you

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So now onto our latest challenge,

We have this set of stamps as our prize this fortnight

Spring Bloom Stamp Set

We have another brilliant sketch from Kathie which we hope you will enjoy creating with as much as our design team did

Here are the cards from the DT

Joanna made 2!

Please hop over to the DT blogs and give them some love.

We look forward to seeing your creations.

Please check out the rules in the tab above before you link your card.

Best Wishes


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Winner 124

Thank you for all the entries to Sketch 124 and a warm welcome to our new participants.

Our winner of this challenge sponsored by Digistamp Boutique is

with this lovely Christmas Card

Please e mail me at to claim your prize and don't forget your badge from the sidebar.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sketch #125 with A Day For Daisies

Hello  Sweet Sketch Wednesday friends!!!

It's Kathie here, from Auckland New Zealand, back again as your hostess this week.  We're in the middle of Spring here in New Zealand and the weather can be very changeable, one minute it's warm the other it's cold or could be very humid and raining.  

I'm sharing a view today from my kitchen window, it's an amazing view over our pond something I look forward to all year waiting for the flowering Cherry Trees and the Wisteria over our bridge to flower.  It won't be long before all the flowers have gone and there will be a mass of green leaves.  Unfortunately neither of them flower for long enough.

Now it's time for our next challenge and our wonderful sponsor!!! 

This fortnight our very gifted and talented sponsor is Tammy Thompson the illustrator and owner of 

A Day for Daisies 


A Day For Daisies began as a small token to a constant need to create. Pairing a love of whimsical illustration, with a tidy graphic design background, Tammy S Thompson, produced her first stamp designs, introducing irresistibly sweet stamps to crafters around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful world around us, she strives to express the happiness and gratitude she feels in each stamp design she creates.
Presently, A Day For Daisies has grown to over 3,000 Digital Stamps with a quickly expanding line of Best Loved Clear Polymer. A Day For Daisies has been published and awarded over the years for innovative and unique designs created to inspire the crafting community. With a whole team behind her now, she remains passionate about illustration, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to her customers. A Day For Daisies thanks you for your ideas, comments, and creativity!

Our very lucky winner will receive a 

$12.00 Gift Certificate 

to spend in Tammy's online shop
there are so many wonderful images you'll be spoilt for choice.

Now are you ready for this fortnights sketch?  I do hope you like it.....

Sketch # 125

Let's take a look at what our fabulous Design team have created for your inspiration this week.
I do hope you have fun with this sketch.

Using Snowball Sam

Using Butterfly Harvest

Using Candy Elf C

Using Fairy Flowers

Using Dressed Up For Christmas

Using Hot Cocoa 

Using Butterfly Pony 

Lady Black Feathers

I hope many of you will play along with us this challenge. The rules for playing along can be found by clicking the CHALLENGE RULES tab at the top of the page.

Please remember to comment on this post to be eligible to win.

Thanks so much for visiting us and joining in the fun and we look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!

Take care have an amazing fortnight and don't forget it's just over 6 weeks to Christmas.