Saturday 29 August 2009

Sketch #66 - 29th August - Sponsored by The Craft Barn

Happy Saturday everyone!
This weeks challenge is sponsored by one of our lovely regular sponsors, The Craft Barn.

Exciting news from The Craft Barn...


"This is our second major free event of the year on 12th and 13th September. We are still finalising our list but we will have at least 17 demonstrators demoing products and techniques and hosting workshops continuously for the weekend.

Because June was so busy, we have added an extra venue in the village for the demonstrations to create more space and to allow people to get closer to the demonstrations. The list of demonstrators is now published and one thing we can promise, if you love crafting you will not want to miss them!

We will once again host a series of 1 hour workshops in the dedicated studio at the Craft Barn, these are all different, limited to 12 people and priced at £3.50. These do sell out fast so don't delay book as early as possible.

The two days are different with changes to demos, demonstrators and workshops. Many people come for the whole weekend and stay in local hotels and guest houses.This time we have visitors coming over from France for the extravaganza, so if you live this side of the Channel there really is no excuse!"
Here is a list of hotels and guest houses nearby, please CLICK HERE for more information.

Now, onto the challenge, and Sandy has done it again!
offering these 2 adorable stamps as a prize to this weeks winner...

Brentwood, head out on the highway...

and Doraline, bundled up...

Here is this weeks sketch...

Here is the gorgeous card by Mina, who has been our guest designer for the month of August.

Mina, thank you so much for joining us and for your wonderful work, it has been a pleasure having you on board :)

and here are the beautiful cards made by the design team...


Happy crafting everyone!

winner of challenge #65

The winner of the $10 gift certificate generously donated by Digital Delights by Louby Loo to spend on digital images is......

Marlene! ( a lil bit of me)

Congratulations hunni!! please EMAIL ME so that I can pass your email address onto Wendy!

thank you, and happy shopping! :)

Jo xx

Thursday 27 August 2009

Entries by e-mail - sketch #65

Here we have another fabulous entry by Celine, thanks for joining in with us again this week

Tuesday 25 August 2009

Change of logo code

Hi everyone,
Just a quickie to let you all know that I have changed the code for our logo.
The image is exactly the same, but where I host it is different.
so if you do have our logo displayed on your own blog or website (thank you!)
I would be very grateful if you could change the code to the new one.
The code is in the sidebar >>> (please scroll down)
all you need to do is add it to a new gadget (html/javascript)
and remove the old code.

If you host the image yourself from your own site or from your own photobucket account then you don't need to do anything. If in doubt, please use the code in the sidebar.

I will be removing the image, along with others I am changing, from my old account over the next few days/weeks.

Thank you so much,
Jo xx

Saturday 22 August 2009

Sketch #65 - 22nd August- sponsored by Digital Delights

Happy Saturday everyone!
This weeks sketch is sponsored by Digital Delights by Louby Loo...

...a magical place filled with Wendy's little digi creations from all walks of life.

There are wonderful images to choose from, but I reckon my favourites have to be the Ridley & Rosie Raccoon ones! awwwwww, so adorable!

And here's the fabulous prize kindly donated by Wendy...You could choose $10.00 worth of digital images if you win this weeks challenge!

Here is this weeks sketch...

Wendy's senior DT member, Cindy Royal, has produced a lovely example for us this week using one of the digital images available from Digital Delights...

and here is the gorgeous card by Mina ...our fabulous guest designer

Wendy very generously gave our Design Team a set of images , here is the wonderful work by our talented design team, some cards using those fabulous images...

Ria using Hallie the Horse by Digital Delights

Jeanette using Hallie the Horse and Farm background by Digital Delights

Jo using Hallie the Horse and Farm background by Digital Delights

Please go take a look at the wonderful images available from Digital Delights, there is sure to be an image perfect for your card/project, and they are all so cute!

Enjoy your weekend xx

winner of challenge #64

The winner of the £15 gift voucher generously donated by Bunny Zoe's Crafts is......

(Squirrel's World)

Congratulations!! please EMAIL ME so that I can pass your email address onto Nikki!

thank you, and happy shopping! :)

Jo xx

Friday 21 August 2009

Entries by e-mail - sketch #64

Here we have another fabulous card by Celine.....don't you just love it, it is so pretty, thanks for joining in with our challenge once again.

and here is the lovely card made by Ileana and her 10yr old daughter...

Love this card, full of fun and so colourful, the detailed decoupage is fantastic and really makes the card "pop!" Thank you both for joining in with us.

Saturday 15 August 2009

Winners for Sandra's DT week (#62)

Hello all! I'm back from my hols and without further ado here are the winners who all made outstanding cards with my sketch.

Congratulations ladies. If you would like to email your choice of 3 images from my digi site to me,( and I'll send them to you as soon as I can.
Thank you to everyone who took up the Sketch Challenge on my DT week. I had so much fun visiting you all. It was so difficult to choose 5 winners...I didn't!
Hugs Sandra x

Sandra Dry Digi Stamps Blinkie

Sketch #64 - 15th August- sponsored by Nikki Fairbairn

Happy Saturday! Thank you all so much for taking part last week.

This weeks challenge is sponsored by Nikki Fairbairn who owns Bunny Zoe's Crafts...

Bunny Zoe's Crafts has a fantastic range of charms & spacers in stock, and also the newest Bildmalarna release.
The gorgeous Belles 'n Whistles stamps are currently on pre-order and due to arrive very soon.
On Monday, our cute little furry friend Popcorn will be instock with his new Christmas range!

And with all those goodies on offer, wouldn't it be lovely to go shopping eh?
Well you can if you are our week #64 winner because Nikki has very kindly donated a whopping £15 gift voucher to spend in her store for this weeks prize!!

Woohoo! Thank you Nikki! xx

and here is this weeks sketch...

Here is Mina's beautiful card, Mina is our talented guest designer for the month of August...

And here are this weeks inspirational cards by the design team...

Happy Crafting everyone! xx

Winner of challenge #63

The winner of the $25.00 gift certificate very generously donated by Simon Says Stamp! is....

Penni (Lazy Cats Cards)

Congratulations! Please EMAIL ME so that I can pass on your email address to Heidi, to confirm that you are the winner. Heidi will then contact you with details of how to claim your prize.

Have fun choosing your goodies! ;)

Jo xx

Friday 14 August 2009

Entries by e-mail - sketch #63

We have had some fabulous e-mail entries this week...take a look
Celine has made this wonderful fun card...dont you just love the image and matching jungle paper.....isnt it fab

This beautiful card is made by Joyce Jacobs, such pretty papers and a cute image

And this stunning card is made by Sarah van Erp. She is only 13 years old!
Love the striking blue colours!

Thank you for joining in our challenge, your names will be entered into the prize draw ;)

Saturday 8 August 2009

Sketch #63 - 8th August- sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

Thank you for joining in Sandra's challenge last week, as you know, Sandra is on holiday at the moment, so there won't be a winners announcement this week, the FIVE WINNERS will be drawn and announced by Sandra on this blog when she returns from her holiday. Thanks for your patience.

This weeks sketch is being sponsored by one of our regular sponsors, 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!"

and Heidi is once again offering another $25 gift certificate to spend on SSS goodies for this weeks very lucky challenger!!

I also want to tell you about another totally fantastic giveaway too!
Infact, it's their 'Something about Simon Giveaway!'

To be in with a chance of winning $100 in new products from CHA!, then here's what to do...
Become a follower of the Simon Says Stamp blog and also their challenge blog
Write "Something about Simon" on your blog, details of what you need to do can be found HERE
Don't forget to leave a comment HERE to let SSS know you are participating.
Good luck everyone! xx
A winner will be drawn on Friday August 14

OK, on to this weeks sketch...

Guest Designer - Mina
Here is Mina's oh so beautiful card for this week, I love this card, especially the soft summery colours she has used, and the pretty buttons & pearls arrangement :)

And here is the inspirational work by our fabulous design team!..

Thank you for joining in, the winner of the $25.00 gift certificate will be announced next week, and remember to enter the 'Something about Simon Giveaway' too!