Wednesday, 30 September 2009
This has not been an easy decision as you are all wonderful cardmakers in your own right, but we can only choose 5 members at this time.
so without further ado, we would like to welcome the following talented ladies to our design team...
(in alphabetical order)
Congratulations!! and welcome to our little family :)
we hope that you will enjoy working alongside us as much as we are looking forward to working with you :)
I have already emailed you and given you the info you will need to come say hello to everyone ;)
'See' you soon, Jo xx
I know how eager you all must be, so if I haven't had all the votes in, I will go with the majority and I promise to let you know by email tonight at 10pm (UK time)
This will be followed by an announcement on here shortly after I have emailed you all.
Sorry to keep you waiting, but I want to give the DT all a chance to have a say, we are a team after all :)
Email you soon!
Monday, 28 September 2009
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Want to get your hands on those adorable Fairy Doodle stamps? or the Bear Essential stamps?... well you can at The Craft Barn ;)
Sandy has also recently taken stock of some gorgeous new Sarah Kay christmas stamps, and the latest Cuttlebug embossing folders, but you will have to be quick! They are selling out fast!!
The Craft Barn is nominated for Best Independent store for South of England in the Craft Awards 2009. With so much available in store it's not hard to see why!
PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
To vote for The Craft Barn, please click HERE . Thank you xx
This week, The Craft Barn are donating another wonderful prize!... this fabulous new release kadoodle stamp 'Boules de Noel'
and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this, is make a card! ;)
Here is this weeks sketch...
All of the design team would like to thank Emma Lockley for being our guest designer for the month of September, i'm sure you will agree her cards are fabulous and very inspiring, and this weeks card is no exception, it's adorable! love the gems on her belt and hairband!
Thank you for working with us Emma! xx
and here are this weeks fabulous cards by the design team...
Carolyn! (P.M.S. etc)
Congratulations!! Please EMAIL ME with your full postal address so that I can pass this onto Nikki who will post the prize to you,
Thank you :)
Friday, 25 September 2009
Sandra has thought long and hard about this decision and although she doesn't want to leave us, she feels she must as she is a very busy Mum and now that her 2 youngest have started school, she is a lot more busier than she realised, and of course her children are her priority, we all understand this.
She chose to let me know while we are selecting the new DT line-up as it will be easier to choose one extra DT member at this time, even though I decided to choose 2 extra members instead, as the entries are so excellent!
I asked Sandra to help us choose the new DT members, which she agreed to do, and I very much appreciate this, as it's a tough job!
This coming Saturday's challenge (#70) will be Sandra's last DT card for Sketch Saturday :(
We were all very sorry to hear that Sandra is leaving, but she has promised to keep in touch, and will take part in our challenges when she can. She will be eligible to win the prizes now too! :)
Sandra... we will all miss you terribly, THANK YOU for everything you have done which has made Sketch Saturday as popular as it is today.
love & hugs from all of your friends on the DT xx
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
If you didn't make the top 12 this time, please don't be disheartened, it is a really hard job to choose one entry and not another. If we could have all of you, we would! You have put a lot of care and effort into your entries, so you should all be extremely proud of your work :)
so here, in alphabetical order, are the ladies who are asked to make one more entry...
**claps!** "Congratulations!!" **woohooooooooo!**
What we would like you to do next...
Email me (Jo) so that I have an upto date email address of yours, as I will need to email you if you are offered a position in the design team ;)
Also, please make a card using any sketch from the last 3 months, so that will be going back as far as sketch #56 (20th June)
You must make a new card & leave a clickable link to your work, stating which sketch you have used in the comments section of this post only.
You will have one week to make your card, the deadline will be 8pm (UK time) next Monday (28th)
Good luck ladies!
To everyone other than the top 12,
Please don't leave a comment on this post, if you wish to leave congratulations & good luck wishes, please visit their blogs by clicking on their names above, Thank you for your co-operation :)
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Lots of new stamps are in stock, including the new C.C. Designs September Release and also the mid-August release Kiki la Rue. You can find them HERE.
Nikki has also had a HUGE delivery of High Hopes stamps, as well as the newest release she has lots of the good old favourites. Be sure to check them out!!
Onto this weeks prize!... Nikki has very generously offered these fabulous goodies for this weeks challenge winner,
A set of christmas tree charms, perfect to adorn your festive cards...
And this wonderful High Hopes stamp 'Crystal Snowlady'...
Just what you need to make a start on your crimbo cards eh? ;)
Wow! look at this stunning card made by Emma, our talented Guest Designer for September,
I love the colour combination, do you agree that the red flower looks real?...
And here are the gorgeous cards made by the design team...
Sorry, but thank you for your patience, Jo xx
Tara G! (inking on the edge)
Please EMAIL ME so that I can pass on your email address to Heidi, who will let you know how you can claim your prize. Thank you.
Have fun choosing!
Friday, 18 September 2009
Monday, 14 September 2009
Hopefully, by Friday (18th) we will have a list of the 12 people chosen to make another card for us, please watch this space! :)
Would you like to be a member of our Design Team?
You would?.... Great!..... here's what we'd like you to do...
Please make a card using the following sketch
The first part will be to make a card as stated above, you can use any theme / colours / extra embellishments too if you like, but we must see the sketch in your design, even if you have rotated the sketch, that's fine too, but the whole sketch must be rotated, not just certain elements of it.
Then we, the design team, will choose our favourites and whittle you down to just 12 entrants.
The lucky 12 will go through to the second part, and I will let you know what to do at the time so as not to cause confusion now.
So if you want to join our little family, please submit your entry for the first part of this DT call by 8.00 pm (UK time) Monday 14th September.
(the clock is over there >>>>>>)
Only ONE entry per applicant please, if you submit more than 1 then we will take your first comment/card as your entry, no exceptions, sorry.
All entries MUST have a direct, clickable link to the card itself (not just your blog), and be under this post, not on any other post.
You can find information how to do this HERE.
Entries without a clickable link will not be considered, sorry.
As a DT member, we will require you to have a blog & to make a card every week using the sketches provided each week, although we do understand if real-life prevents you from doing this from time to time.
Also, every first saturday each month is DT week, where you will take it in turns to provide the sketch for everyone that week!
Thank you & good luck!
we look forward to seeing your entries :)
Sketch Saturday DT xx
This post is for DT entrants only, any links left for our challenges will be deleted (sorry) so that it doesn't cause confusion when the DT vote on the winners.
To be eligible to win a challenge prize you must post your entry on the appropriate post and not this one! Thank you.
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Thank you for joining in with Coco's DT week, wasn't it a challenging yet fun sketch?
maybe you'd like some of the gorgeous Penny Black stamps that are new in store!
Here is this weeks sketch...
All details are on THIS POST.
Please DO NOT leave your DT call link under this post, leave it on the DT call post. Thank you.
Hope you all have a great weekend :)
Marina! (Marina's Karten-Kiste)
Congratulations!! you have just won a whopping 20 EUROS to spend at La boit' a scrap.
Coco got your email from your blog profile and will be in touch soon with details of how you can claim your prize :)
Friday, 11 September 2009
And this beautiful card, has been sent in by Ileana, fabulous colours and layering!
Thank you for joining us again this week ;)
Saturday, 5 September 2009
I am very happy to present you one of my Sketch for this week!
There is an option to monitor the size of the card! quite nice I think!
Our sponsor of the week and shop "the boit'à scrap"
which offers a lucky winner voucher 20 Euros !!!
Guest Designer for September
This week we welcome Emma Lockley to our little family.
Emma is not only a popular sponsor of our challenges, she is also a wonderful cardmaker & a big fan of our sketches.
We are delighted that she has agreed to work alongside us for this month. Thank you Emma! xx
Here is her beautiful card for this week...