Sunday, 29 January 2012

Thank you xx

Just want to thank those of you who have emailed myself & Jilli regarding our DT call. My word you are all so talented! it's going to be a difficult decision that's for sure.
We haven't had an email from any boys, so I can say that we will have 3 new Saturday Girls joining us very soon!
Three of you will be emailed by the 5th Feb, and once we have had a reply from each of you, we will announce our new teamies on this blog shortly after :)

Thanks again! xx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Would you like to be a Saturday Girl?

This blog post is dated to stay until the deadline for our DT call.
For our latest challenge (#192 sponsored by The Craft Barn) please scroll down or click here. Thank you.

Would you like to be a Saturday Girl?.... or maybe a Saturday Boy?

We are looking for 3 new design team members to join Sketch Saturday! :)
Initially on a 3 month trial, with a view to a permanent position we hope.

What is required:

You MUST have your own personal blog and be prepared to post each week.

You must be able to make a card each week, and upload it before midnight (UK time) on the Friday before the challenge goes live.
You will get the sketches well in advance, so you will have plenty of time to create.
You can use any craft materials you like to make your DT work (except copyright protected images of course),
The only 'rule' is that you stick as close as possible to the sketch, but of course artisitc licence plays a part and is welcomed, you don't have to be 'spot on' but the sketch design needs to be recognised within your work.
You must post about our challenge on your own blog each week, leaving links to SS and to our sponsors on all posts.

You must be prepared to leave comments for challengers, currently 1 challenger in every 10, although you are of course allowed to leave comments for more should you have the time to do so.

You will be expected to take a turn hosting a DT week.
DT weeks are the first Saturday of each month, when it's your turn, we want you to make your own sketch for the challenge, arrange a sponsor, and arrange the guest designer (GD) too. You will be expected to type up the post for this week.
DT week is only for one week, but your GD will be with us for the whole month, so would be expected to make a card for each Saturday in the month that you are DT host. You are responsible for uploading your GD's cards each week before the deadline.
You must also type up the winners post the following week after your DT week, and arrange for your winner to receive their prize from your sponsor.

Sketch Saturday is a challenge blog like any other, and we are happy for our DT to be members of other challenge blog DTs too.
We expect ALL of our DT members to treat SS with the same respect as others.
If you are currently on other DTs then please apply to join us if you want to be a part of our team too, however, if it is going to be a problem for you to make a card for us if you have deadlines and/or rules from other DTs to keep to, then please do not apply if there is a possibilty that SS could be pushed to one side so that you can make your card for another challenge blog instead.
It's only fair to the other SS DT members.
Saying that, real life has a habit of getting in the way sometimes, and if you need time out from all crafting for a while, that's no problem, we will cover your commenting while you take a break.

If you would like to join Sketch Saturday, please email myself (Jo) and Jilli with THREE of what you consider to be your favourite card/projects to date as well as telling us a little bit about you as a crafter.
Please don't send just photos, we need to see the individual BLOG POSTS
But no more than 3 please.
DO NOT just give us your blog address, we can look through your blogs anyway, we only want specific blog posts please.
Our email addresses are in the sidebar >>>

Deadline for applications is 28th January, if selected you will be notified by 5th February, and we would like you to make your first DT card/project for challenge #195 - 18th February.
We look forward to receiving your emails! :)

Jo & Jilli xx

Week #192 - 28th January - Sponsored by The Craft Barn

Good morning boys and girls!
Thanks for joining in with last weeks challenge. Please make sure you scroll down to see if you're our lucky winner!
And remember, today is the deadline for our DT call if you are interested,
please see the post above this one for more details :)

This weeks sketch challenge is being sponsored by our friends at

"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 vintage and steampunk inspired Oxford Impressions stamps.

available NOW until 6pm (UK time) Thursday 2nd February
For EU customers free postage applies to orders above £20 and 
for deliveries to the rest of the world free postage applies to orders above £30

This weeks lucky winner will receive a generous prize from The Craft Barn.
A fabulous £15 voucher to spend on whatever goodies you like from their wonderful store!

Here is this weeks sketch...

This is the final card made by our talented GD for this month, Gro...

what a stunner!
Gro, thank you for joining us throughout January xx

and here's more stunning cards made by The Saturdays...







I hope the Saturday's amazing cards have given you some inspiration and encouraged you to use this weeks fab sketch.  To be in with the chance of winning the fantastic prize this week please leave a DIRECT LINK to your crafty creation with Mr. Linky below ..... x

Winner of challenge #191

The winner of a £10 shopping spree, generously donated by Bunny Zoe's Crafts  is...

Marianne MW! (Marianne's Blogjeprize claimed

with this fun vintage card...

Congratulations Marianne! :)
Please leave a message below, then EMAIL ME so that I can let Nikki know your email address, and she will contact you with details of how to claim your prize :)
Thank you.

Jo xx

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Week #191 - 21st January - Sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Hello everyone, it's time for another Sketch Saturday challenge! :)
This week we are sponsored once again by the very lovely Nikki from
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

But before we go any further, can I just pass on our sympathies to Nikki who has had a bereavement in her family. Nikki, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss, sending you lots of love right now (((HUGS))) xx

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 HERE is a link to all the SALE & CLEARENCE items, go fill your basket with some discounted goodies!

The NEW ARRIVALS available right now at Bunny Zoe's Crafts are...

And remember... Bunny Zoe's Crafts ship worldwide, and if you live in mainland UK or Northern Ireland and your order is more than £40.00, you get FREE shipping :)

This weeks challenge winner will win a generous £10.00 shopping spree at Bunny Zoe's Crafts :)

Thanks go to Nikki for her kind sponsorship & generous prize :)
Obviously Nikki is taking a break to be with her family right now, so there may be a short delay for the winner to receive their prize, thank you for your patience and understanding.

Here's this weeks sketch...



To be in with a chance of winning this weeks fantabulous prize please leave a DIRECT LINK to your crafty creativeness with Mr. Linky below ...

Winner of challenge #190

The winner of last weeks challenge who wins a fabulous $25 shopping spree at  Simon Says Stamp is...

Valentina C (My 12 months of cardsprize claimed

with this little cutie...

Congratulations Valentina! :)
Please leave a comment here, then EMAIL ME so that I can let you know how you can claim your prize. Thank you.
Happy Shopping!

Jo xx

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Thank you Jeanette xx

Sad news to tell you all,
Jeanette has sadly decided to leave our design team, I know it was a difficult decision for her to make and she will be greatly missed from the team.
Jeanette joined Sketch Saturday from the very beginning, so she has been inspiring us all for over 3 years. Did you know that Sketch Saturday was the first design team that Jeanette joined? What a honour for us :)
I'm pleased to say that she isn't giving up crafting altogether, so you will still be able to see her beautiful work on her fabulous blog.

Jeanette, Thank you so much for all you've done for SS over the years.
We'll miss you, and wish you all the very best in your future ventures.
Lots of love, The girls xx

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Week #190 - 14th January - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Good morning everyone!
Thank you for joining in with Bente's sketch challenge last week, hope you all had as much fun as we did :)

This weeks challenge is sponsored by our friends at 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

Their exclusive Simon Says Stamp range are HERE

Not forgetting their Magnolia range HERE

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

They have yummy Copics HERE

SSS have a fab range of Hero Arts new releases for 2012 available now,
including beautiful Hero Arts mid-tone shadow inks

Did you know that you can buy e-gift cards too?
any amount from $5.00 - $100.00 is available, ideal when you don't know what to buy as a gift for a crafty friend.

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

HUGE thanks Simon Says Stamp!

Here is this weeks sketch...

And here are some wonderful cards for your inspiration...

and the beautiful creations made by The Saturdays...

If you join in with this weeks sketch ... which we hope you will, please leave a DIRECT LINK to your fabulous creation below with Mr.Linky ......x

Winner of challenge 189

The winner of the fabolous prize from The Paper Shelter is ......

Camilla H from Camilla's kreative hjørne ♥

with this stunning card:

Please email me (Bente) - with your email adress and I'll pass it along to the Paper Shelter.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Week #189 - 7th January - Bente's DT week sponsored by The Paper Shelter

A new year - and a new saturday, and I (Bente) have got the honor of introducing the first challenge for 2012.

I have got a fantastic sponsor for the challenge - The Paper Shelter - they have the most amazing digital images and also digital papers. And they are offering the winner a 20 $ gift certificate!!

Here's a little introduction to them.

"If you are looking for fun, cute and lovely digi stamps for your paper-crafting or web design projects, The Paper Shelter is your one-stop boutique! This growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps with many different kind of options offers a multitude of themes such as everyday items, holidays, special occasions, children, adorable characters and creatures. Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, as well as in pre-colored format. Images are wonderful for coloring and make perfect additions to greeting cards and scrapbook albums. In "The Paper Shelter" you'll also find great other resources for all crafts (or digital) projects, like Paper Packs, Printables, Accesory sheet, etc."

Here's the sketch I've made - hope you like it and want to join us this week. Check out the design teams gorgeous work as always - and a lot of them (me included) have used an image from The Paper Shelter.

I'm also proud to announce my guest designer for January - Gro - she makes beautiful cards with lots of wonderful details. Stop by her blog to have a look for yourself.







Over to you crafty lot big grin ... To be in with a chance of winning this weeks fantabulous prize of a $20 gift certificate please leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation with Mr. Linky below .... Good Luck x happy