Saturday 25 April 2009

Sketch #48 - 25th April - Sponsored by The Craft Barn

Many thanks to you all for your continued support and participation in our challenges :)
We're on week #48 already!! can you believe how quickly those weeks have flown by? it will soon be our first birthday (saturday 30th May) and we will have some extra little surprises for you, but they are only available to you, our challengers, to say thank you for joining in each week.
But we'll let you know more about that nearer the time ;)

It's the last Saturday of April, so that means that our challenge this week is being sponsored by our fabulous regular sponsor, The Craft Barn.

And if you live local to Lingfield, Surrey, UK - why not go visit them today?

"Demo - Saturday 25th April Carol Cockbain and Dreamweaver Stencils.
For this week's demo, Carol will be with us for the day showing you how to get the most from the Dreamweaver Stencils. The new crackle paste is lovely and knowing Carol we are bound to have a bit of glitter and glimmer mist as well as some colouring techniques!
So if you are just starting out or want to brush up on the latest techniques pop down and see her."

This is the wonderful prize that you could win this week! (I do love them both but Pa Iggly is fab!, don't you think?)
These 2 great new releases are from their Kadoodle range, their own range of unmounted rubber stamps.
The first image is called 'Huggles', the second is 'Pa Iggly'

Here is this weeks sketch, #48...

Diane is our Guest Designer this week, and this is her second week, it's been very refreshing to see her wonderful style of cardmaking...

HUGE thanks to Diane for stepping in at short notice and for producing 2 very beautiful cards, I think you'll agree that Diane has proved that our sketches work for all tastes and styles ;)
Thank you Morti! xx

And here's the wonderful work by the design team to inspire you all...


Please remember to leave a link to your entry if possible, and only on this post, thank you.

We will be having a new Guest Designer next week, but you'll have to wait till next week to find out who! ;D

Happy crafting everyone! xx

winner of challenge #47

The winner of the fabulous SU! Stampin Pastels kindly donated by Emma Lockley is......

...... Nancy! who produced a fabulous wedding card using our sketch.

Congratulations Nancy! Please EMAIL ME with your full postal address so that I can forward it onto Emma. Thank you,

Jo xx

Saturday 18 April 2009

Sketch #47 - 18th April - Sponsored by Emma Lockley

YAY! it's the weekend! so time for another challenge!
We are delighted that this weeks sketch is being sponsored once again by the lovely Emma Lockley :)
Emma is a UK independant Stampin Up demonstrator.
Not only can you order goodies via Emma from the Stampin Up main UK catalogue, but you can also order new, exclusive sets available from the new UK mini catalogue, please contact Emma for details.
Emma is also currently offering a fab freebie deal too, a FREE full size Stampin Up inkpad (worth £4.25) with every order over £45.00... a brilliant offer!

Please click on the logo to go to Emma's blog

This is the prize that Emma has kindly donated this week...

A fabby set of stampin pastels by Stampin Up! what a brilliant prize!

Here is this weeks sketch...

Emma has made a beautiful card using our sketch and a range of Stampin Up products

Woohoooo! we have a new Guest Designer this week!!
Diane will be with us for 2 weeks, sharing her lovely work with you all.
Diane will try her hand at all sorts of crafts and is not afraid to get her hands dirty and experiment with different techniques, producing unique OOAK pieces of work (such as this stunning brooch).

Diane, thank you for joining us at such short notice!

Here is Diane's stunning card for this week...


And here is the work by the fabulous design team to feast your eyes on...


Winner of challenge #46

Thank you to all who took part in our challenge last week *claps*

The winner of the fab papermania stamp and those 'oh so gorgeous' dovecraft brads donated by Thread-Bare is............. *drumroll*

Gillian! (Crafty Times)

Congratulations Gillian! Please EMAIL ME with your postal details so that I can forward it onto Clare.

thank you,
Jo xx

Sunday 12 April 2009

Email entries for #46

Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge :)

Rachel Jones

isn't this card FAB?! Rachel you should definately get yourself a blog to showcase your work ;)

UPDATE!: Rachel has finished her blog and you can see it HERE
well done Rachel!

Andrea Blayney

Thanks so much for joining us this week Andrea, good luck with your new blog

Saturday 11 April 2009

And The Winner Is ............

Oh wow what a fabulous response to my Sketch last week ~ Thank you so much to everyone that joined in the fun.....
The Winner of the 2 Penny Black Stamps
Chosen at Random is
Please email me your details and I will get your prize out to you.
Tracie xx

Sketch #46 - 11th April - Sponsored by Thread-Bare!

Hi everyone!
WOW! what a response to Tracie's beautiful sketch last week! Thank you all so much for taking part, Pop back later when Tracie will announce the winner of those 2 gorgeous PB stamps!

This weeks sketch is being sponsored by Clare Chanter, who owns Thread-Bare, a website selling craft goodies and a lovely selection of handmade cards and gifts.
Here's a short bio about Clare...

"I am a 36 year old sahm with 2 boys at home. I have 3 cats & a bunny who love to help out with my crafting. I run a website selling craft goodies as well as handmade cards & gifts, all that I make myself. I love Cardmaking, Knitting, Cross Stitch & Pinflair. During the warmer weather I sell my goodies at car boots, car & bike shows & village fairs around Surrey & Essex."

Please click the logo to go to Clare's website

Here are the wonderful goodies that Clare has kindly donated for this weeks challenge winner,
this beautiful Papermania stamp and stunning Dovecraft charm brads!!
Thank you so much Clare!

And here is this weeks sketch...

This is the beautiful card made by Brocéliane who has been our very talented Guest Designer for the past 2 weeks, thank you for joining our little family Brocéliane, I hope that you have enjoyed working with the sketches.

Brocéliane's card

And here's the beautiful work by the design team to also inspire you...

As usual, if you'd like to see how the design team have made their cards then please click on their names above their cards or of course click on their name logos in the sidebar.
Before you all reach for your inkpads and designer papers, we would like to wish you all a Happy Easter,
love & best wishes from the Sketch Saturday Design Team xx

Friday 10 April 2009

Email entries for #45

The following cards have been sent in by challengers without blogs, Thank you for joining in our challenge, your work is beautiful.

Laura Rowlands

Andrea Blayney

To read the wonderful verse inside this card PLEASE CLICK HERE

Saturday 4 April 2009

Winner of challenge #44

Hi everyone, sorry i'm late announcing this weeks winner........ ooops!

Without further ado, the winner of last weeks challenge who will be receiving those 2 fabulous Whiff of Joy Stamps from The Craft Barn is...................

Nicky! (Stiggy's Cards)

Congratulations Nicky! Please EMAIL ME your full address so that I can pass your details onto Sandy.

Jo xx

Sketch #45 - 4th April - Tracie's DT week!!

Hi everyone, and welcome to another Sketch Saturday Challenge
Thanks to everyone who joined in last week ~ another fabulous reponse to Jo's wonderful sketch.
Im Tracie and its my turn to create you all a sketch this week ~ well I'm no great artist, so I have kept it simple for you... hope you like and it... of course the sketch had to be in pink, lol... thanks to the fabulous Jo xx

I've donated this weeks prize which is these Penny Black Stamps ~ what else you might say, lol

We'd like to welcome Brocéliane as our Guest Design Team member for the next 2 weeks.
If you haven't visited Broceliane's blog before then you are in for a treat, she truely is a very talented lady and we are so pleased she is joining us.
Here's Broceliane's fabulous card for this week:
Here's this weeks fabulous inspiration from the very talented Design Team

Hope you enjoy my sketch and I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations
Have a great weekend
Tracie xxxxx