Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday & Dearie Dolls!!

Welcome Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!  Today we have a new Sponsor - Dearie Dolls.  You must check out their site where everyone wins...  How can that be you ask...  All images are FREE!!  Here is a little bit about Mary Ellen of Dearie Dolls...

I have always been a crafter and a stay at home mom that was able to make enough on handmades to help out and still be there for my kids who are all grown now. I have six grandchildren ranging in age from six months up to ten years. I started to draw digis about a year and a half ago. I like to write poetry and have illustrated some of my children's poems. 
My digi blog is a place for card makers and others to download free images. I like to tell a little story with most digis and feel that the innocence of children is full of color, imagination and humor and so most of my artwork is a reflection of that. I truly hope that everyone that visits can find something useful and fun.  

So, I wanted to share a little bit about one of my favorite places to visit - Nantucket.  They have an Annual Daffodil Festival at the end of April.  The island is full of daffodils!!  The storefronts, restaurants, cottages, street lamps... are all decked out with Daffs!!  I've had the pleasure of going to Nantucket on several occasions for that weekend and just love it.  We stay in a lovely old Inn and enjoy the island and all the festivities.
Brant Point Lighthouse
Welcoming Dining Room - LOVE
Everyone wears Yellow!!
Even the Dogs get in on the fun!

Daffy Hats all around...

Antique Car/Truck Parade!!
So, the memories of the Daffodil Festival are what inspired my card this week.  I chose a sweet image of a girl painting Daffodils - Love it!!

Here is this week's Sketch...


And here is my card...

I hope you will visit Mary Ellen's site, leave her some love and perhaps use one of her FREE images for your card this week - I know that would Bless her immensely!!  

I'm also entering this card in the Make-it-Monday Anything Goes Challenge =)

I'm so excited to see your creations this week - Have fun!!

Blessings to you all!!


  1. Sally, thanks for sharing your pictures of the Daffodil festival. How fun. I would love to spend time there. Your card is so cute. I love the daffodil banner. Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs, Nancy

  2. Absolutely adorable Sally!! I always love to see the new sketches here each week!! :) Fabulous coloring girl!! HUGS

  3. How cute is she?!? Great card! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week!

  4. Very cute card. I love the daffodils you added. I really enjoyed the pictures you have of the festival...looks fabulous. So glad I came in for a closer look on MIM. Pat K x

  5. A sweet card! And it looks like you guys had a crazy fun day! That little doggie is adorable!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  6. I am so glad I popped over from MIM to see your gorgeous card. I was feeling a bit down this morning after spending time at the hospital yesterday. When I saw your card and read your post with the lovely daffodil pictures it cheered me up no end. Thank you.


  7. What lovely pics of the daffodil festival. I can see how it inspired you to create this card! Gorgeous image, colored so wonderfully too. Have a wonderful weekend.


  8. Awesome pictures of the Daffodil Festival. Love them!! Cute card Sally. Love the colors. Saw this on MIM. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower and would love for you to follow me too. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Gloria

  9. What a super tribute to your favorite festival. Love the cute little daffodils that you used. Have a super week.
    Hugs, Heide

  10. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

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  11. Such a sweet little girl and the daffodils are a true sign of Spring aren't they? Thanks for sharing your memories.

    Peace & Luv,

  12. What a fun celebration. I enjoyed your pictures of the Nantucket festival! Your card is super fun this week.

  13. Hi Sally I do love your card very cute image and pretty colours your card really puts a smile on my face it's such a fun card. I do love the photo's of the Nantucket festival with all those Daffodils. We have Daffodil Day here in New Zealand which is the last Friday in August, and Daffodil Day is when we give money to support the Cancer Society they say one in every three people in NZ have a relation or friend that has Cancer. Very sad. Your festival looks so much more fun. Take care and have a great week.

  14. Gorgeous card Sally! I love all those daffodils. Holly xx