Wednesday 30 September 2009

Drumroll Please!.....

We would like to thank everyone who entered our DT call, with further thanks to the top 12 who created more superb cards and gave us all headaches deciding who to choose! lol
This has not been an easy decision as you are all wonderful cardmakers in your own right, but we can only choose 5 members at this time.
so without further ado, we would like to welcome the following talented ladies to our design team...

(in alphabetical order)


Congratulations!! and welcome to our little family :)
we hope that you will enjoy working alongside us as much as we are looking forward to working with you :)
I have already emailed you and given you the info you will need to come say hello to everyone ;)

'See' you soon, Jo xx

Dear Top 12, Thank you

... for your patience, I will hopefully get all the votes in from the DT tonight.
I know how eager you all must be, so if I haven't had all the votes in, I will go with the majority and I promise to let you know by email tonight at 10pm (UK time)
This will be followed by an announcement on here shortly after I have emailed you all.

Sorry to keep you waiting, but I want to give the DT all a chance to have a say, we are a team after all :)

Email you soon!
Jo xx

Monday 28 September 2009

Email entries - challenge #70

Here is another fantastic card made be Ileana...

Wonderful colouring, a great Halloween card!
Thank you for taking part again Ileana xx

Saturday 26 September 2009

Sketch #70 - 26th September - Sponsored by The Craft Barn

It's the last Saturday of the month, so that means our sketch is sponsored once again by The Craft Barn!

The Craft Barn have a large selection of Spellbinders dies available, and the new Kadoodle christmas 2009 range are in stock now!
Want to get your hands on those adorable Fairy Doodle stamps? or the Bear Essential stamps?... well you can at The Craft Barn ;)
Sandy has also recently taken stock of some gorgeous new Sarah Kay christmas stamps, and the latest Cuttlebug embossing folders, but you will have to be quick! They are selling out fast!!

The Craft Barn is nominated for Best Independent store for South of England in the Craft Awards 2009. With so much available in store it's not hard to see why!
To vote for The Craft Barn, please click HERE . Thank you xx

This week, The Craft Barn are donating another wonderful prize!... this fabulous new release kadoodle stamp 'Boules de Noel'

and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this, is make a card! ;)

Here is this weeks sketch...

All of the design team would like to thank Emma Lockley for being our guest designer for the month of September, i'm sure you will agree her cards are fabulous and very inspiring, and this weeks card is no exception, it's adorable! love the gems on her belt and hairband!

Thank you for working with us Emma! xx

and here are this weeks fabulous cards by the design team...


winner of challenge #69

The winner of Nikki's fab christmas tree charms & the crystal snowlady stamp is....

(P.M.S. etc)

Congratulations!! Please EMAIL ME with your full postal address so that I can pass this onto Nikki who will post the prize to you,
Thank you :)

Jo xx

Friday 25 September 2009

Another sad day for Sketch Saturday :(

I'm very sad today, now that I need to tell you all that Sandra has decided to leave our design team :(
Sandra has thought long and hard about this decision and although she doesn't want to leave us, she feels she must as she is a very busy Mum and now that her 2 youngest have started school, she is a lot more busier than she realised, and of course her children are her priority, we all understand this.
She chose to let me know while we are selecting the new DT line-up as it will be easier to choose one extra DT member at this time, even though I decided to choose 2 extra members instead, as the entries are so excellent!
I asked Sandra to help us choose the new DT members, which she agreed to do, and I very much appreciate this, as it's a tough job!

This coming Saturday's challenge (#70) will be Sandra's last DT card for Sketch Saturday :(
We were all very sorry to hear that Sandra is leaving, but she has promised to keep in touch, and will take part in our challenges when she can. She will be eligible to win the prizes now too! :)

Sandra... we will all miss you terribly, THANK YOU for everything you have done which has made Sketch Saturday as popular as it is today.

love & hugs from all of your friends on the DT xx

Thursday 24 September 2009

Entries by e-mail - sketch #69

Ileana has created a wonderful card again for this weeks challenge, I love this fun card!
What a great image! Thank you for joining us again this week Ileana, you really ought to get yourself a blog so you can show everyone more of your fab creations!

Monday 21 September 2009

The Top 12

To each and every one of you who have submitted an entry to our DT call... THANK YOU! xx

If you didn't make the top 12 this time, please don't be disheartened, it is a really hard job to choose one entry and not another. If we could have all of you, we would! You have put a lot of care and effort into your entries, so you should all be extremely proud of your work :)

so here, in alphabetical order, are the ladies who are asked to make one more entry...


**claps!** "Congratulations!!" **woohooooooooo!**

What we would like you to do next...

Email me (Jo) so that I have an upto date email address of yours, as I will need to email you if you are offered a position in the design team ;)

Also, please make a card using any sketch from the last 3 months, so that will be going back as far as sketch #56 (20th June)
You must make a new card & leave a clickable link to your work, stating which sketch you have used in the comments section of this post only.
You will have one week to make your card, the deadline will be 8pm (UK time) next Monday (28th)
Good luck ladies!

To everyone other than the top 12,
Please don't leave a comment on this post, if you wish to leave congratulations & good luck wishes, please visit their blogs by clicking on their names above, Thank you for your co-operation :)

Jo xx

Saturday 19 September 2009

Sketch #69 - 19th September - sponsored by Nikki Fairbairn

Hi everyone, thank you for taking part in last weeks challenge, I hope you will have a go at this weeks sketch too :)
This week, we are sponsored by Nikki Fairbairn who owns Bunny Zoe's Crafts...

Bunny Zoe's Crafts has a fantastic range of charms & spacers in stock, and there is currently a massive 20% OFF Paper Pretties, Hanna Stamps and Belle's and Whistle Stamps.

Lots of new stamps are in stock, including the new C.C. Designs September Release and also the mid-August release Kiki la Rue. You can find them HERE.

Nikki has also had a HUGE delivery of High Hopes stamps, as well as the newest release she has lots of the good old favourites. Be sure to check them out!!

Onto this weeks prize!... Nikki has very generously offered these fabulous goodies for this weeks challenge winner,

A set of christmas tree charms, perfect to adorn your festive cards...

And this wonderful High Hopes stamp 'Crystal Snowlady'...

Just what you need to make a start on your crimbo cards eh? ;)

So to be in with a shot of winning these, just make a card, layout, ATC or whatever your imagination can create using this weeks sketch in your design...

Nikki has made a fabulous card with our sketch, using another High Hopes image...


Wow! look at this stunning card made by Emma, our talented Guest Designer for September,
I love the colour combination, do you agree that the red flower looks real?...

And here are the gorgeous cards made by the design team...


Just to let you know, we haven't forgotten about the DT call, I did hope to have a list of 12 challengers by yesterday as promised, however, choosing is hard, but as soon as all the DT have a vote, I will let you all know, hopefully you won't have too much longer to wait.

Sorry, but thank you for your patience, Jo xx

winner of challenge #68

The winner of the generous $25.00 gift certificate, kindly donated by Simon Says Stamp! is....

Tara G! (inking on the edge)

Please EMAIL ME so that I can pass on your email address to Heidi, who will let you know how you can claim your prize. Thank you.

Have fun choosing!
Jo xx

Friday 18 September 2009

Entries by e-mail - sketch #68

Celine has made another stunning card, thank you for joining in with us each week

Monday 14 September 2009

We're looking for new DT members!!

The deadline has now passed, thank you all SO MUCH for your entries, choosing is going to be tough!
Hopefully, by Friday (18th) we will have a list of the 12 people chosen to make another card for us, please watch this space! :)

Would you like to be a member of our Design Team?
You would?.... Great!..... here's what we'd like you to do...

Please make a card using the following sketch

This DT call will run in 2 parts.

The first part will be to make a card as stated above, you can use any theme / colours / extra embellishments too if you like, but we must see the sketch in your design, even if you have rotated the sketch, that's fine too, but the whole sketch must be rotated, not just certain elements of it.
Then we, the design team, will choose our favourites and whittle you down to just 12 entrants.
The lucky 12 will go through to the second part, and I will let you know what to do at the time so as not to cause confusion now.

So if you want to join our little family, please submit your entry for the first part of this DT call by 8.00 pm (UK time) Monday 14th September.
(the clock is over there >>>>>>)

Only ONE entry per applicant please, if you submit more than 1 then we will take your first comment/card as your entry, no exceptions, sorry.

All entries
MUST have a direct, clickable link to the card itself (not just your blog), and be under this post, not on any other post.

You can find information how to do this HERE.

Entries without a clickable link will not be considered, sorry.

As a DT member, we will require you to have a blog & to make a card every week using the sketches provided each week, although we do understand if real-life prevents you from doing this from time to time.
Also, every first saturday each month is DT week, where you will take it in turns to provide the sketch for everyone that week!

Thank you & good luck!
we look forward to seeing your entries :)

Sketch Saturday DT xx

This post is for DT entrants only, any links left for our challenges will be deleted (sorry) so that it doesn't cause confusion when the DT vote on the winners.
To be eligible to win a challenge prize you must post your entry on the appropriate post and not this one! Thank you.

Saturday 12 September 2009

Sketch #68 - 12th September - sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

Happy Saturday everyone!
Thank you for joining in with Coco's DT week, wasn't it a challenging yet fun sketch?
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!!

maybe you'd like some of the gorgeous Penny Black stamps that are new in store!

Here is this weeks sketch...

Guest Designer
and here is the fabulous card made by Emma, our talented guest designer for September...

Here are the stunning cards made by the design team...



Just a reminder.. If you're interested in entering our DT call, you have until 8pm (UK time) this coming Monday evening (14th September) to show us your work.
All details are on THIS POST.
Please DO NOT leave your DT call link under this post, leave it on the DT call post. Thank you.

Hope you all have a great weekend :)

winner of challenge #67

The winner of Coco's fabulous DT sketch challenge is...

Marina! (Marina's Karten-Kiste)

Congratulations!! you have just won a whopping 20 EUROS to spend at La boit' a scrap.
Coco got your email from your blog profile and will be in touch soon with details of how you can claim your prize :)

Happy shopping!

Friday 11 September 2009

Entries by e-mail - sketch #67

Celine has once again created a stunning card, thanks for joining in the fun with us each week

And this beautiful card, has been sent in by Ileana, fabulous colours and layering!
Thank you for joining us again this week ;)

Saturday 5 September 2009

Sketch #67 Skech de COCO Sponsoring "La boite à Scrap"

Hello Ladies,

I am very happy to present you one of my Sketch for this week!

There is an option to monitor the size of the card! quite nice I think!

Our sponsor of the week and shop "the boit'à scrap"

which offers a lucky winner voucher 20 Euros !!!

OPTIONS : carte rectangle 21 cm x 15 cm

Guest Designer for September

This week we welcome Emma Lockley to our little family.
Emma is not only a popular sponsor of our challenges, she is also a wonderful cardmaker & a big fan of our sketches.
We are delighted that she has agreed to work alongside us for this month. Thank you Emma! xx

Here is her beautiful card for this week...

and here are the cards made by the design team