Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Sketch 137 with Little Blue Button

It's Anne hosting this week from sunny Yorkshire in the North of England. We've had some lovely sunny weather here over the last few weeks, perfect for a wedding you might think as we gained a new Royal Duchess from across the ocean. 

group photograph of Prince Harry and Meghan surrounded by bridesmaids and pageboys

So welcome to the UK your Royal Highness and a warm welcome to followers and participants old and new.

This week you will see a couple of changes on the blog. Because of the new Data Protection Laws which come into force on the 25th of May we have added a privacy policy statement to the blog. In addition to this we will be reverting back to the prize winner and top 3 (when we have enough of you join in) as part of this post. This means that the challenge will close earlier.

Also Kathie has designed some new badges so please help yourself to one for your blog

We had some fabulous entries to our last challenge but our winner of Sketch 136 sponsored by Cute as a Button is Janette with this card

Congatulations Janette
Please email me at to claim your prize and please help yourself to your winners badge.

So on to this weeks sketch, another good one designed by Kathie

I would like to welcome back Little Blue Button as our sponsor for this challenge!  Here is a little something about Little blue button Stamps.

Little Blue Button Stamps started it's life in December 2012 as free digital stamps company "Digital designs by Olga".  Later in spring 2013 it was reborn as Little Blue Button Stamps and first Design Team started it's work.  In the summer of 2013 we started to produce rubber stamps which were pressed and packed by C.C.Designs company. In Fall 2014 we started to release clear stamps but due to some problems in my life I had to shut down both clear and rubber and continue with digital stamps only.  Now I continue to create designs for digital stamps and printable by LBBS and clear stamps for Russian store by Tamara Startseva

we have some inspiration from the DT to share with you, using some of the gorgeous images created by Little Blue Button

Kelly used Sophie with Flower

Kathie used Miss Lily and the Snowman

Judi joined us this week and used Sweet Geisha Charlie

Heide used Miss Lily Summer

Lisa is having a week off

and I used Princess with Poppy

Thank you for visiting and we look forward to seeing all your entries. Here's hoping that the linky behaves itself this fortnight.

Happy sketching


Monday, 14 May 2018


Here I am with a long awaited winners post.

First up Sketch 132 sponsored by Little Blue Button

Our winner is  Suzy with this creation

Next up is Sketch 133 sponsored by A Day for Daisies

Our winner of this challenge is Marilynn who shared these 2 lovely creations with us

Now for our winner of the very interesting Sketch 134 sponsored by Digistamp Boutique 

and it's Sarah with this sweet card

and finally for now the winner of our latest challenge sketch number 135 sponsored by Bugaboo

It's Olga with this pretty card

Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you for your patience in waiting for this post.

Please contact me at to claim your prizes and please grab your winners badge from the sidebar


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

SSW2 Sketch #136 with Cute As A Button

Welcome back Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 fans!  We have a fabulous new sketch for you this week as well as a wonderful sponsor.  Kelly here as your hostess for this challenge and I would like to wish all of the momma's our there a Happy Mother's Day for those that celebrate this Sunday!

Our sponsor this time around is Cute As A Buttons Stamps and Francesca Lopez is offering 2 images from her shop and you can find more information about the darling images that we've used either on her shop site or on her Facebook page found here.   Her Challenge blog can be found here

And our lovely sketch as created by Kathie is right here:
I love this sketch and hope you will play along but first here is some inspiration from our fabulous team.

Anne using Birthday Cake

Kathie, using Fred the Giraffe

Kelly using  Fred the Giraffe

Lisa using Fred the Giraffe

I hope you will play along with us this challenge. 
Challenge 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!


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Sketch #135 with Bugaboo

Hello and Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2!
So happy to have you join us.  This fortnight it's Kathie here from New Zealand and I am your hostess for this fortnights sketch.

This fortnight our sponsor is Bugaboo Digital Stamps. We all adore Bugaboo images and so many wonderful images and characters to choose from, there's something for everyone.
Here is a bit about Jodie Mackrell the owner and illustrator of Bugaboo images.

Bugaboo Stamps
Jodie's Bio
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 paper crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seriously snarky to sugary 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.


This fortnight our design team members have been working with an old favourite
images from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

You can check out their creations below.

Now it's time to reveal this fortnights sketch.

Sketch #135
I do hope you like this sketch it's very simple and looks great finished.

And now here is some inspiration for our Design Team and guests.

using Alligator Balloon

using Kitchen Chicken Soup

Using Flower Can and Flower Tag 4

Using The birthday Unicorn Set

Using Circle Sentiment Birdie Told Me

using Kidz Punky Topper

Using Beautiful Block Faith
I changed this by taking away the block.

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!

Please remember to read the rules if you're unsure.  This fortnight I've had to remind entrants in my comments on their blogs not to forget to either comment on our blog or put a copy of our sketch on their posting to be eligible for our prize.

Happy crafting this fortnight from the Design Team here at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Digi Stamp Boutique. Sketch 134

Hello and Welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2!
So happy to have you join us. Heide here and I am you hostess for this weeks sketch.
This weeks sponsor is Digi Stamp boutique. We love DSB , such wonderful fun images.
Here is a bit about Sally-Ann and Digi Stamp boutique. 

This week our design team members have been working with an old favourite images
Sally -Ann Hancock from DigiStamp Boutique.   

Digi Stamp Boutique


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.

Sallly-Ann is offering our lucky winner

£10 voucher
 to spend in her online shop.  Yay!

You can check our her images here at her online store and if you use one of her images don't forget to enter your card in her monthly challenge blog.


Here is this weeks sketch.

And Here is some inspiration for our Design Team.

          Heide - image used yoga Alyssa

        Anne used the image Flower banner set.

          Kathie using the image colored Flower vases

         Kelly used the image Teen girl casual

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!

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Sketch 133 with A Day for Daisies

Hello and the warmest of welcomes to our latest challenge. 

We have just put the clocks forward here in the UK and are enjoying the extra daylight in the evenings and hopefully there will be sunshine with it soon as well. 

As well as it being the Easter weekend this weekend we will also celebrate April Fools Day on Sunday. Without fail my dad would always catch me out with a  fool
For anyone not familiar with the tradition here's a little something about it

April Fools' Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day) is an annual celebration in some European and Western countries commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes often expose their prank by shouting "April fool" at the unfortunate victim(s). Some newspapers, magazines and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in smaller letter

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.

Here is this fortnights sketch designed by Kathie

and here is the inspiration from the design team who have excelled themselves once again

Kelly using Pearls In My Hair

Kathie using Dandelions in a Mason Jar


Lisa - using Owl Family

Heide using Love of Birds

Anne using Bachelor Buttons in a Mason Jar

We do hope that you can play along with us this fortnight and look forward to seeing your entries


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Winner Sketch 131

Here I am with the winner of Sketch 131 and it's 

with this sweet creation. Congratulations

Please send your postal address to and I'll get the stamps in the post for you and don't forget to grab the winners badge from the sidebar.