Saturday 27 December 2008

Week #31 -27th December - Your Choice!

Hello Everyone......... Surprise!!
Didn't expect to see a new post this week did you?

I do hope that you are all well & happy, and have everything that you hoped for.

Did Santa, leave you some craft stash in your stocking? ;)

Just incase there are some of you who are itching to try out your new craft goodies, then this week is for you ;)
This week is your choice!
I know some of you look forward to seeing a new sketch here each week, and that you don't like to miss a sketch, so I decided to let you choose the sketch that you liked the most from the last 30 weeks. That way, you won't miss a sketch because there isn't a new one this week to miss!

It will be interesting to see if there's a sketch which is the most popular with you all, or if there will be a mixed bag of your favourites.
Don't forget to tell me what sketch you used! ;)

Only new work though please, because one of you taking part this week will receive this DCWV 'Thank You' Card Kit from me.
which could come in handy for letting people know how much you appreciated the gift that they gave you this year eh? This kit can make 20 cards!

There are no DT examples this week, the girls are taking a week off, and they soooo deserve it!

So it's wave goodbye to 2008....

On a personal note, I'd like to thank my friends, the totally brilliant design team for their continued support and outstanding work that they give each week, you are all amazing xx

From the team as a whole, we'd like to thank each of the sponsors and of course we'd like to thank you, the challengers, for making Sketch Saturday all worthwhile.

On behalf of the whole of the design team, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

If you are going out partying on Wednesday night, I hope you all have a fantastic time, but please above all...... stay safe!

We look forward to your continued support in 2009!

Jo xx

P.S. Remember, next week (#32) is DT week! and there's a fantastic sketch to start the new year :)

Saturday 20 December 2008

Sketch #30 - 20th December

Hello Sketch Saturday friends!
Oh my word! just 5 more sleeps till the big day!!!
don't you think that this year has flown by so fast? I do.
I guess that most of you are too busy to craft (dare I say that out loud?!) lol
but for those of you who are super organised and have time to take part this week, thank you, and here is your sketch for this week, sketch #30...

And here is the fabulous work made by the design team! ...










As always, please stop by their blogs for more info on how they made their stunning creations, thank you.
Also, please remember, if you want to take part and don't have a blog, then you can email in your entries, please understand though that Gill will be enjoying her Christmas time too so she may not be online much at all over the next week or so, so if you'd like to email me with your entries then please do so, I will be online occassionally throughout the week.

On behalf of Coco, Debbie, Emma, Gill, Jeanette, Mandy, Mariska, Ria, Sandra, Tracie & myself of course, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year, may 2009 be full of happiness, good health and loads of craft stash for you all!! ;)

Jo xx

Friday 19 December 2008

Card entries by e-mail - sketch #29


Thanks for taking part in our challenge this week

Saturday 13 December 2008

Winner sketch 28!!

Hello everybody,

I'm here to announce the winner of this gorgeous set donated by the Pink Cat Studio:

Jo used and it produced a lovely winner!

Jacqui (catswhiskers) !!!!

Jacqui a big congratulations from all of us and will you please e-mail me your details so I can send you this gorgeous set?


Sketch #29 - 13th December

Thank you to everyone who took part in last weeks challenge, I'm sure you'll agree that Mariska's Sketch was a beauty and so lovely to work with, thank you Mariska! xx
Please check back later when Mariska will announce the winner of the fabulous stamp collection by Pink Cat Studio!
Well..... it's time for another sketch!

so without further ado, here is sketch # 29

And here are the cards made by our fabulous design team!.....










For more information about how the design team made their cards please go visit their blogs, incidently, Sandra has a new blog, the link in the sidebar has been updated to take you to her new blog.
Remember, you can take part in our challenges even if you don't have a blog, just email Gill with a photo of your work and she will be happy to add it to the blog for you.

Happy crafting everyone! ;)

Friday 12 December 2008

Card entries by e-mail - sketch #28


Thankyou for joining in with our challenge this week

Monday 8 December 2008

Card entries by e-mail - sketch #27


Thanks for entering our challenge

Saturday 6 December 2008

Whiff of Joy stamp winner is........

Drumroll please!..............

Using, the winner of the adorable Herb with bird stamp donated by Whiff of Joy is..........


Woohoooooooooo! Congratulations!!

Could you please Email Me with your postal address so that I can forward it onto Katharina, thank you.

And thank you all so much for taking part in the challenge, don't forget that there's another fabulous prize up for grabs this week too! ;)

Jo xx

Sketch #28 - December 6th 2008

Hello everyone!

It's Saturday and so it's time for another Sketch! Following Gill and Coco now it's my turn to give Jo a week off :). My name is Mariska and I live in the Netherlands with my darling husband and my two daughters who are eight months and four years old. I've been scrapping since my oldest was born but stamping and card making is something I have only started with this last year. I am so proud to be part of this amazing Design Team that Jo created. It's been a lot of fun making cards with Jo's amazing sketches and seeing what you guys create with them. We all really appreciate all of you taking part in our challenges each week. It wouldn't be quit as much fun without you guys!

And now a new challenge.... making a Sketch :). It is my first sketch and I hope you like it enough to participate but to motivate you just a little bit more I have some really good news! Melissa, owner of Pink Cat Studio has kindly donated this amazing stamp set for one lucky participant!!
Don't you love them? They are Billy and Lily and this is the new Winter Plate. Lily and Billy are two of my personal favourite stamp characters. They also come as dress up stamps with all these cute accessoiries and feature in other stamp sets Melissa has created. And if that's not enough Melissa has also created a lot of other lovely characters who are an absolute must have. I could go on and on but you'll just have to go to her store and check it out for yourselves! You won't be disappointed!

Well, on with the sketch

Of course like every week you can rotate it and the shapes can be altered to other shapes, so you don't have to work with an oval if you don't have anything to cut one. Also if you prefer to work with a square card just transform the sketch into a square. All as long as we can see the sketch in it. You can create what you like with it, a card, an ATC, you name it, just have fun. Here is what the girls from the Design Team came up with:












Don't you love these? Hope they inspire you and can't wait to see what you come up with. Have fun!!!