Saturday, 24 September 2011

Week #174 - 24th September - Sponsored by The Craft Barn

Hello everyone, it's Saturday morning, so that means it must be time for another Sketch Saturday challenge.
Thank you for joining us last week, not as many entries as we normally get, but that means you have more of a chance of winning! please scroll down to see if it's you :)

But before we do we have some sad news to share, we are saying goodbye to Lisa who has decided to step down from the Design Team :(
Lisa, thank you so much, we will miss your sometimes quirky but always colourful creations, and we all wish you much love and happiness & best wishes for your store, The Crafts Meow xx

So onto our challenge and this week we are sponsored by...

The Craft Barn

"We are a UK based business selling a wide range of craft supplies including stamps, dies and embossing folders, punches, an extensive range of items to alter and decorate and much more for your scrapbooking and card making projects. We are committed to providing the best, most up to date craft products at great prices, coupled with first class service.

Some of the leading companies that we stock include Stamping Bella, Ranger, Tim Holtz, Crafty Individuals, Martha Stewart, Katzelkraft stamps, Nestabilities, Craftwork Cards, Copic Pens, House Mouse, Viva Décor, Eco Green crafts and Cosmic Shimmer to name but a few.

We are constantly adding new products to our range of craft supplies so be sure to add us to your browser favourites so you can pop back and see us."

The Craft Barn offer a wide range of goodies for all crafters from all things 'Cuttlebug' to grunge paper, from cottage cutz dies to cosmic shimmers, then there's your essentials like cardstock and papers and adhesives.

Not forgetting their HUGE stock of clear and rubber stamps to tantalise you!

There really is something for everyone :)

For all the latest products that have been added to the site PLEASE CLICK HERE,
including the NEW SPECTRUM NOIR marker pens,
the latest Crafty Individuals products,
Crafts Too embossing folders,
& the new LaBlanche silicone stamps.

and here's a date for your diary...

Christmas Card Minifest at The Craft Barn
Saturday, October 1st 2011

A fabulous FREE demo day with loads of ideas and oodles of inspiration for Christmas cards and much more.
Please join Jenny Mayes, Neil Walker, Carol Cockbain, Chris Dark, Helen Meighan, Kathy Byrne & Jane Collman and feel inspired.
The demos are very informal and the demonstrators are always happy to answer any questions you have about things you are finding challenging and to explain techniques and equipment.

If you do have the time to go to any of their FREE demo days, then please do. They are very popular events, and very worthwhile, you may pick up some crafting tips and meet up with fellow crafters too
And of course you will be able to see the full range of wonderful products available from The Craft Barn.

This weeks challenge prize is a corker!

Our lucky winner will receive one Impression Obsession cover-a-card stamp (of their own choice)
These are the best etched stamps ever, and you can stamp what it suggests.. a whole card front or background paper. How fab is that?!

Not only will you get a stamp, but you also get a Mega Mount acrylic block to use with it :)
The acrylic block is a 6" x 6" slightly curved acrylic block with a handle designed by Impression Obsession to fit perfectly with the stamps which measure 5.75" x 5.75"
You can of course also use the block with your unmounted and clear stamps too.
I can see this is going to be a must-have tool!

You can see what The Craft Barn's own DT have made with these stamps and acrylic block by reading the recent posts on their blog.

please note that YOU get to choose the stamp you want, you may want the swirl one shown here, but you do have loads to choose from, please take a look.

This prize package is worth just a smidge under £30... told you it was a corker! ;)
Our thanks, as always, goes to The Craft Barn for this very generous prize xx

Here's this weeks sketch...

Here is the gorgeous, final card by our
guest designer Jessica Fick!
Thank you Jessica for sharing your talent with us throughout September xx

Here are the equally stunning cards made by The Saturdays...

Lisa's final DT card
Thank you Lisa, take care xx


Thank you so much for joining us again this week.  If you have time to play with us and you want to win this weeks amazing prize, then please leave a DIRECT LINK to your work with MR. Linky below ....


  1. Wow what a lovely prize. Thanks for the chance to win it and with such a lovely sketch. Debs xx

  2. Beautiful DT cards! Thanks for the fun sketch!

  3. Thanks for a great fhallenge. Love the DT work! Brilliant Sketch to work to! Judy x

  4. Love the sketch, and the DT cards are great inspiration!

  5. Thanks for the Sketch Guys and all the wonderful inspiration.

  6. Great challenge.. I love the sketch and wonderul creations by the DT

  7. What a fabulous DT cards, lovely! Great sketch, loved to use it!
    grtz. Colien

  8. Ooo what a fabby sketch and super prize, thanks for the inspiration, Luv Sam x

  9. Such a lovely sketch and what a great prize!! Annika

  10. Beautiful DT creations - as always!

  11. Stunning cards from the DT and a fab sketch too :)

  12. What amazing cards the DT have created with this sketch. So great to see the different ways this sketch can be used. I always feel I am very literal when using a sketch.

  13. Fabby cards and great sketch xx

  14. Fabulous!!! here is a lot of beautiful clear cards which is looking so gorgeous....
    Plastic business


    Plastic Card

  15. Another great sketch!! I loved working with this one and the DT did an amazing usuaul :)

  16. Great sketch! What amazing variations from the DT - thank you!

    luv, Mags x

  17. What a great sketch, and a super fabby prize as well. Thank you. Sally x

  18. What a lovely sketch. Beautiful DT cards.

  19. thanks for lovely sketch, hope i've done it proud

  20. Hello everybody.
    It's my first challenge and i really enjoy it.

  21. Great sketch, beautiful DT cards. Thanks for a great challenge.
    Sharon x

  22. great sketch - thanks for this nice challenge.

  23. Thanks for the great sketch challenge and inspiration from the team!

  24. Always love your teams sketches! Finally got a chance to play this week! Thanks so much for the inspiration! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  25. A really great sketch and brilliant inspirations from the team. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize!

  26. Fabulous sketch and design team inspiration! Thanks for both! :)


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