Saturday, 30 May 2009

It's our birthday! - 30th May - Sketch #53- sponsored by The Craft Barn

Woohoooooo!
"Happy Birthday to Us...Happy Birthday to Us...
Sketch Saturday's a year old...
Happy Birthday to Us!"

Yes, it's been a year since Sketch Saturday started! The first sketch was shown on this blog 1st June 2008 (silly me forgot to post it on the 31st May as promised! LOL!)

All of the design team would like to thank each and every one of you for making this challenge blog as successful as it is, we wouldn't be here without all of you ((hugs))
and by way of a personal thank you, you are all invited to enter in our extra blog candies! (our Party Bag Candy)
The design team have put together a small package each for one challenger, please go to each blog and put your name down on the relevant post, but please note: you are only eligible to enter each party bag candy once, and ONLY if you've already taken part in this weeks challenge too (please provide a link to your work in your comment on each blog).
We want to thank sketch saturday challengers so this is why it's only open to SS entrants!
(we will be checking!)

There is one difference though.... Each Party Bag Candy will close on each of the DT members blogs at 8:00 AM (UK time) on Friday 5th June, please note: FRIDAY MORNING.

The normal SS challenge (to win the goodies by The Craft Barn) will run until 11:59PM on the Friday evening as normal




OK, onto this weeks birthday challenge!...
This week we are sponsored by our lovely regular sponsor, The Craft Barn.



News from The Craft Barn this coming month...

"EXTRAVAGANZA WEEKEND – 6 & 7 JUNE
Spread the word and block out your diary because we have an amazing event lined up for you with a free demonstration programme whihc includes 19 demonstrators based in Lingfield Community Centre, some new as well as some of your favourites. There is a full workshop programme running in the studio at The Craft Barn. For those of you who travel from further afield and like to stay over, we have included a list of local hotels and guest houses."

Please contact Sandy for more details about this fabulous event.

Sandy has very kindly donated this fabulous, special birthday related prize for our winner this week...


a Cuttlebug combo cut and emboss die set called "Beautifully boxed"
a Stamping Bella stamp, "curly surpriseabella"
plus a whopping 468 piece pack of Dovecraft adhesive gemstones!

and not only that, but the lucky winner will also receive an extra special prize, "Nap Time" which is one of the new stamps designed by our very own Sandra Dry! This stamp won't be released until 6th June so it's a total exclusive for us this week, and a fantastic surprise for the winner!

What a fabulous prize eh?!!
Thank you SO MUCH Sandy! xx


Here is the birthday sketch...







And here is the stunningly beautiful work by our talented design team...













Jeanette






Debbie


















Please remember :
to add a link to your work under this post to be in the prize draw to win the wonderful goodies donated by The Craft Barn,
and also to go visit the design teams blogs to enter their party bag candy prize draw too (but you must add the same link to your work in your comment, & ONLY sketch saturday challengers are eligible)

A list of Party Bag Candy winners will be posted on this blog, as well as our sponsored challenge winner, next Saturday (6th June)

Happy crafting everyone, and Good Luck! xx


winner of challenge #52

The winner of last weeks challenge sponsored by Victoria Case Art Designs, who will win the adorable Grape Fairy stamp and selection of other craft goodies is...


Carol! (Carols Crafty Corner)

Congratulations Carol :)
Please EMAIL ME your details so that I can let Victoria know who and where to send the stash to.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Just in the nick of time!

Barbara Rusowicz


actually Barbara emailed this to me at 9:07pm tonight, but i've only just logged on, so only just added it to the blog.
Beautiful card Barbara! ;)


Saturday, 23 May 2009

Sketch #52 - 23rd May - sponsored by Victoria Case Art Designs

Happy Saturday everyone!
Thank you all for your continued support, we are so glad that you find our sketches useful and take the time to join in each week.

Onto week 52... and this weeks sketch is sponsored by Victoria Case Art Designs






Here is a short bio from the lady herself...


"Hi Stampers- my name is Victoria and I have been a freelance illustrator for
nearly 25 years. I was introduced to the rubber stamping world by my dear
friend and DT member, JunieJo. With her encouragement, I decided to design
and create my own line of rubber and digital stamps. And I LOVE it!!! I am
having so much fun! I have, also, designed for other stamp companies, too.
I live in Las Vegas, Nevada with my hubby, two kids and a guinea pig! My
kids are my favorite work in progress and what I am most proud!! I hope
that my stamps leave you feeling CREATIVE!! ~Victoria Case"



and here is the wonderful prize that will be winging it's way to one of you lucky challengers!

an adorable cling-cushioned stamp called "Grape Fairy" along with some other little goodies



Wonderful prize! - Thank you Victoria :)


Here is this weeks sketch, #52...





Here is the beautiful card made by our Guest Designer, Janneke.
We'd all like to thank Janneke for being our GD these past 2 weeks, her work is an inspiration to others. Thank you Janneke!" xx








And now we have even more inspiration for you. The wonderful work by the design team...









COCO








Mariska









Jeanette






Gill












Please don't miss next week's challenge, it's our Birthday!
and there will be little added surprizes for you all, but only for our Sketch Saturday challengers, we wanted to say thank you to our special friends.
So practice adding a link to your work in your comments, you can find out how to do this HERE


Enjoy your weekend! :)
and for our UK challengers... hope you have a great bank holiday. xx

winner of challenge #51

WOW! more great entries again this week, well done everyone!

The winner chosen at random using random.org is...

Sylvia! (Sylvia's Stamping Place)

Congratulations!! you have won a fabulous prize, kindly donated by All That Scraps.
Any CC design stamp set, or 4 individual CC design stamps of your choice!

Please EMAIL ME your full name so that I can pass on your details to Christine, so that she knows who you are, and she will be in touch with you regarding your prize.

Have fun choosing! ;)

Jo xx

Friday, 22 May 2009

Entries by e-mail - sketch #51


Here is another fabulous entry from Celine, thanks for joining us again this week

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Sketch #51 - 16th May - sponsored by All That Scraps

Hello everyone, the weekend is here so it's time for another sketch ;)
And this weeks sketch is being sponsored by All That Scraps



"A warm fuzzy place to indulge your passion for scrappin"

You can now get your hands on their wonderful new May releases, and they currently have a fabulous Overstock & Discontinued Sale on at the moment, offering you 25%-50% off!!


Not only that, Christine is offering a wonderful prize this week!....
any CC design stamp set, or 4 individual CC design stamps of the winners choice!

what a great prize, and very generous...thank you so much Christine! xx


Here is this weeks sketch...


and this is the beautiful card made by Christine using their new Sugarplums Bathing Beauty Emma
isn't she just adorable? awwwwwwww.


A New Guest Designer

We have a very talented lady who has agreed to be our Guest Designer for 2 weeks...
...Janneke!
I'm sure that most of you will have seen her wonderful creations and know how very talented she is.
Thank you Janneke, and welcome to our little family :)


Here is Janneke's beautiful card...


Here are the cards by our extremely talented Design Team...




Debbie


COCO


Mariska


Jeanette



Sandra









Mandy



Tracie


Happy crafting everyone, and we wish you all a wonderful weekend xx

winner of challenge #50

WOW! Thank you all so much for taking part last week, what an amazing response!
and it's now time to announce the winner of last weeks challenge

The very lucky challenger chosen by Random.org to win the awesome prize of $25.00 worth of goodies from Simon Says Stamp is...


Liza! (Liza's Crafty Spot!)


Congratulations hunni! Please EMAIL ME so that I can pass on your details to Heidi, who will get in touch with you with details of how to claim your prize!

Have fun choosing won't you?! ;)

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Entries by e-mail - sketch #50


Here is another beautiful entry by Celine, thanks for joining us again this week

Monday, 11 May 2009

Winner of Challenge #49

Thanks to everyone that took part in last weeks challenge.
and apologies...I completely forgot to post the winner of last weeks challenge, so I will keep you in suspense no longer....the winner of the two fabulous Whimsy stamps is

The Random Integer Generator picked
54
Timestamp: 2009-05-11 18:49:17 UTC

and that is Ceal...congratulations!!
Please email me your postal details so that I can pass them on to Denise.
Debbie x

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Sketch #50 - 9th May - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

Wooohoooooo! It's Saturday!!!
Thank you all for taking part last week, you all loved Debbie's sketch as much as we did :)
Please check back later when Debbie will announce the winner of those 2 adorable 'Whimsy Kids' stamps

Ok, time for another challenge...

This weeks sketch is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!




"With over 100,000 items in stock, Simon is proud to offer the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards, Altered Art, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world!"

and WOW! - what a treat for you this week, the winner of this weeks challenge will receive a $25 gift certificate to spend on SSS goodies!!


This is truly an awesome prize! We'd like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Heidi for offering this wonderful prize to our winning challenger.

Now this is sure to stir your mojo eh? ;)
so let's see if this weeks sketch can help too...





We'd like to thank super talented Jacqui for joining us these past 2 weeks and for making 2 absolutely beautiful cards *claps!*
Here is Jacqui's stunning card for this week:


And here are the wonderful cards by the talented design team!...

Ria




COCO



Sandra



Jeanette



Mandy



Gill




Debbie






Mariska




Tracie





I bet you are reaching for your ink pads and paper stacks already eh? ;)

Please leave a clickable link to your card or blog so that we can visit, if you don't have a blog, but would still like to enter, then please email in your entry, the link to the email address is in the sidebar,
Thank you....and Happy Crafting! xx