Saturday, 27 August 2011

Week #170 - 27th August - Sponsored by The Craft Barn

Happy Saturday! and here in the UK it's a Bank Holiday weekend, so that's an extra day off on Monday for some of us :)

This weeks Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by our regular sponsor

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.

The Craft Barn is open this Bank Holiday Monday at the usual time
9:30am - 5:00pm

and here's a date for your diary...
NEXT WEEK sees the next store event,
Saturday September 3rd is Andy Skinner day!
From watercolouring to alcohol inks with Andy Skinner, Carol Cockbain and Lina McDermott will be showing you loads of ideas using Andy’s stamps combined with lots of other goodies in their free demo day at The Craft Barn.

The prize for this weeks lucky winner will be
3 Crafts Too embossing folders of your choice!

Here's this weeks sketch...

And for this month here is Louise's Last GDT card that she made....

Isn't it just fabulous????
Thank you Louise for being Terry's GDT for this past month.....

And here are the beautiful creations by The Saturdays...




Thanks for joining us again this week.  To be in with a chance of winning the fantastic prize please leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation below with Mr. Linky ... x

Winner of challenge #169

The winner of that fabulous Copic ciao marker kit, courtesy of last weeks generous sponsor, iCopic is...

Emma! (Crafty Emma)

and here is her adorable winning christmas card...

Congratulations Emma!
Please EMAIL ME with your FULL postal details so that I can pass it on to get your prize posted out to you. Thank you hunni.

Jo xx

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Week #169 - 20th August - Sponsored by

Good morning sketch fans :)
It's time for another challenge to kick start your weekend, and this week we have a new (for us) sponsor!...

" is an online retailer dedicated to providing high quality Copic products backed by superior service and affordable prices. Our huge selection of Copic products and Price Match Guarantee program make us the one stop shop for supplying all your Copic needs. With you in mind, we’ve designed a site that makes shopping a breeze and most orders qualify for Free Shipping!

Along with our extensive Copic Products, we also offer the industries best products in markers and inks including Tsukineko and Tim Holtz products and accessories. Our rubber stamp collection offers a wide range of styles from Greeting Farm, CC Designs, Magnolia and many more including our Exclusive Gorjuss Collection.

With a shared passion for stamping and art, is proud to sponsor Sketch Saturday challenge, where one lucky winner will win our Copic Ciao Marker Kit which includes 8 Ciao Craft Primary colors and 1 multiliner pen.

Copic Ciao Markers are the perfect choice for beginning artists. These round shaped pens are made specifically for those who want to try markers for the first time. Solid polypropylene body is both smooth and comfortable for a perfect controllable grip. These double ended markers with durable polyester nibs come with a Super Brush and Medium Broad nibs. Ciao markers are refillable and the inscriptions and symbols on the body are wear resistant. Markers are low-odor, blendable, and for use on paper, leather, wood, fabric plastics, faux fur, and more.

We’re also offering all Sketch Saturday subscribers who purchase $75 or more, $5 off and Free Shipping!

Please register and log in and use Coupon code SSS0811 during checkout (Expire 08/31/2011).

Unfortunately, we cannot offer free shipping for our international customer. but, we will only charge our international buyers actual shipping fees that we are charged by USPS (United States Postal Service) or UPS. No More No Less. No Handling Charges on any Order."

not only a superb prize for our challenge winner but a very generous offer available to ALL Sketch Saturday challengers!!!

Thank you SO MUCH xx

I know that you will all now be eager to get your entries in,
so here is this weeks sketch...

Here is our GDT for the Month of August
Louise's Fabulous Card...

And here is the outstanding design work by The Saturdays...









Wow, what a fantastic prize!  If you want to be in with a chance of winning those gorgeous Copic Markers, then please leave a DIRECT LINK to your work with Mr. Linky below ..... x

Winner of challenge #168

The winner of a fabulous $25 shopping spree at  Simon Says Stamp is...

Sam / Whisper! (Whispers Cards)

with this fab team teddy card...

Congratulations Sam! :)
Please EMAIL ME so that I can let you know how you can claim your prize. Thank you.
Happy Shopping!

Jo xx

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Week #168 - 13th August - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Thank you all for entering Terry's DT week challenge last week :)

This weeks challenge, is 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!"

To see all the latest products instore please click HERE

To see the exclusive Simon Says Stamp range, please click HERE

Not forgetting their HUGE Magnolia range HERE

All things Tim Holtz including newly released products can be found HERE

They have new Copic colours HERE

Did you know that SSS have e-gift cards too?
any amount from $5.00 - $100.00 is available, ideal to send to a crafty friend if you're unsure of what to buy them eh?

A very generous $25 gift certificate will be awarded to our lucky winner this week to spend on goodies in the SSS store!
Thank you to all at SSS xx

Here is this weeks sketch...

Here is Terry's GDT Louise's Fabulous Card:

and here are the beautiful cards made by The Saturdays...




Isn't this weeks prize fantabulous?  Well you have to be in it, to win it!  So leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation below with Mr Linky ....

Winner of Challenge #167, Terry's DT week is.......

Hiya ladies and gents, first of all I want to thank you all for joining into my Sketch Challenge #167. So many fabulous entries and such diversity. Thank you so much. It is such a pitty that there can only be one winner.......

A very lucky winner who wins the 5 FABULOUS STAMPSHEETS from
Art Journey, (my very generous Sponsor)



and here is her beautiful winning card...

Could you please sent me your addie to MY EMAIL, so I can sent you your fabby prize????
thank you so much all for playing along and I hope that you had fun.

Hugs Terry xxxx

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Week #167, Terry's DT week......Sponsored by ART JOURNEY

Hey there ladies and gents, yep here we are again for another wonderful sketch challenge, LOL, if I say so myself. It is my turn (Terry) to make the sketch and hopefully you will all like the sketchie that I made for you to play with........
But first .........

Our fabulous sponsor for my DT week is.....ART JOURNEY....

Art Journey is the most specialised but above all the cosiest (online) StampStore in Holland. The Website has 3 different languages and so therefore is accessible for everyone. Service and quality are very important to Louisse for her store. Visit the online webstore through and you will see lots and lots of yummie stuff that we crafters really really need (LOL).
Art Journey offers a wide range of goodies for all crafters.
Besides lots and lots of common craft products, they also have their own stamps ! How fantastic is that eh???
If you have the opportunity to visit the Store in Sleen (in the Netherlands) then Louise and Liesbeth will be very happy to say Hi to you during a workshop or in the store itself. So don't hesitate and come on over to the online webstore or to the store in Sleen and you will find lots of yummie stuff. I have been there today to join into a workshop and it was just great.....

The lovely and very talented Kim Piggot agreed to be my GDT when I asked her.....THANK YOU KIM for being my GDT for my DT week...."mwah" and ladies and gents, you should check out Kim's Blog, she is sooo talented.
The other 3 weeks in August I have another GDT and that is the lovely Louise from
Art Journey.....I am so honoured for having 2 Guest Designers How LUCKY am I eh?? ... I also want to thank Louise for joining me the next couple of weeks for the Sketch Saturday Challenge, thank you so much Louise....."mwah".

Before we go to the sketch for this weeks challenge I will show you what a GREAT and HUGE Prize Louise is sponsoring....check this out....wohooooo, Louise is so generous and is sponsoring 5 Stampsheets....can you believe it?? Thank you so much Louise for your generousity, your just tooo they come .....

This fabulous stamp sheet is called "Boys"
This stamp sheet is called "Birds"

This stampsheet is called "Friends2"

The next stampsheet is called "Modern2"
and the last one....
And this fabulous Stampsheet is called "Willy Héléne"

Just click the linky's and it will take you to the right spot.
Aren't they just georgous.....and I am not just saying that because I am a HUGE vintage lover.......they are just adorable.....So come on over and do join into the fun and even make a chance on winning these fabulous Stampsheets guys......

Okeeee here we go with the sketchie.....

So this is the sketch that I made for you, to play with......You can make anything you like as long as you use the sketch, you can rotate it or flip it. But you have to use the sketch.

Check this out and see what the Lovely and Amazingly talented Kim has made for us.....
It is really STUNNING Kim, as goodness what a fabulous card you made, stunning coloring and the colors are just WOWWW.....

And how about some DT creations?????Check out what my lovely and wonderful teamies made with the sketch .......

Never knew that black and white could be soooo beautiful wow
....fabulous Faye

 And my amazing teamie Jeanette: made this fabulous card with the colors red and white, they mix beautifully together wowww Jeanette.....

I just love these colors Paula, great job and fabulously coloured.

Cazza love your card too sweetie, your number ONE

Jilli I just love your TeddyBO sweetie, fabulously colored and the blue's
 just are perfect together, I just know you know who is going to love it a lot.

Maya, your card is just fabulous, wowzersss the border is just great and I love this little girl image.......

Jo, my goodness my sweet friend, what a cutie you have used and fabulously colored.

Bente, I allways love the way you make your cards vintagy.....great colors and the image is just too adorable.....

Karita, what a great card sweetie, so beautifully colored and so good of you to think of my weddingday LOL, in about 2 weeks LOL

Thank you so much ladies for your wonderfull cards, I really love seeing all of them....and I hope that you ladies and gents want to join into the challenge and make a chance on those fabulous stampsheets from Louise from Art Journey.....
Have lots of fun....
Hugs Terry xxxx

We hope you join in with this weeks fabulous sketch. For a chance to win this weeks amazing prize please leave a DIRECT LINK to your work with MR LINKY below .....