Saturday 30 January 2010

Week #88 - 30th January - sponsored by The Craft Barn

Happy Saturday everyone :)
Thank you for joining us last week, what a response!

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by The Craft Barn

We are delighted that Sandy offered to continue to sponsor us each month throughout 2010 too. Thank you Sandy! xx

Fantastic News!
The Craft Barn are now the exclusive UK retailer of Stamping Bella stamps!
This also includes Kettos, Lulus etc...
And to celebrate, Sandy is offering 2 Stamping Bella Ketto stamps to the winner of this weeks sketch challenge, and the winner gets to choose which 2 they would like, that's wonderful eh?! :)

Did you know that The Craft Barn have craft events throughout the year?
These are extremely popular, the next one being their FREE Spring Minifest on Saturday 6th March. Further details, including a list of designers who shall be there, can be found HERE.

For all the latest news and for inspiration from 'The Crafty Owls' design team showing what you can buy from The Craft Barn, please visit The Craft Barn's blog.

To stay upto date with all the latest new releases that have been added to the store, Please click HERE.

On to this weeks challenge, and here is this weeks sketch...

This is the wonderful card created by Angela, who has been our Guest Designer throughout January:

Another beautiful card Angela, on behalf of all of the design team I'd like to say a big thank you to you for your wonderful contribution each week throughout this month. xx

Talking of Design Team, here are some more stunning examples to inspire you...


Thank you for stopping by, and thank you for joining in with us each week.
Have a lovely weekend xx

winner of challenge #87

The winner of last weeks challenge, who gets to choose THREE stamps of their own choice from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, is...

Carol! (Carol's Crafty Corner)

Congratulations! Please EMAIL ME, so that I have your email address to pass onto Kim, thank you, and happy choosing/crafting!

Jo xx

Saturday 23 January 2010

Winner of challenge #86

The winner of the fab quality tag punch, kindly donated by Emma Lockley is....

(ink 'n' rubba)

Congratulations!!... Please EMAIL ME with your full postal address so that I can pass this onto Emma who will post out your punch to you, if you've not used a SU punch before you will be well impressed with the quality and durability, and if you have then you already know!

Happy Crafting,
Jo xx

Week #87 - 23rd January - sponsored by Kraftin' Kimmie stamps

UPDATED BY JO: Sorry everyone! and especially to Kim, it is totally my fault that the challenge wasn't ready and live at 8am this morning. HUGE THANKS to the DT girls for getting this post on here asap in my absence xx

Our sponsor this week is Kraftin Kimmie

Whimsical rubber stamp images that make you smile!

There are some fantastic NEW RELEASES available at Kraftin Kimmie this month, including some great sentiment stamps too.

Kim is donating a very generous prize for this weeks challenge winner too.. THREE stamps of their own choice! WOW!!! amazing prize! Thank you SO MUCH Kim xx

Here is this weeks sketch...

and here is a stunning example, made by Michelle on behalf of Kraftin Kimmie Stamps...
fantastic image, awesome colouring, and fabulous papers *claps!*

This is the wonderful card created by Angela, who is our Guest Designer throughout January:

and here are the wonderful creations by our fabulous design team...

Simonne has used the special "Wings of Hope" digital stamp on her card. This stamp, illustrated by Crissy Armstrong, is being released by Whimsy Stamps and will only be available to purchase in digital form from now until the end of February. All proceeds from the sales of this digital image will be sent to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts in Haiti.



Thank you for your patience, once again sorry for the delay, I do hope that you will join in with us this week.
Right! now i'm off to to find out who is selected to be the winner of that fab stampin up punch donated last week by Emma! ;)

Saturday 16 January 2010

winner of challenge #85

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

Sarah A (Crafty by Nature)

Congratulations!! 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.

And thank you to those of you who took part last week too

Jo xx

Week #86 - 16th January - sponsored by Emma Lockley

Hello Everyone! It's Saturday so that means a new sketch.
This weeks challenge is being sponsored by our very own DT member... Emma!

Emma is a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator based in the West Midlands,
Stampin' Up! have a promotion currently available which runs until the end of February 2010, in which you can earn FREE STAMP SETS!
There are 4 stamp sets to choose from and there are 3 ways to earn them...

1. Spend £45 (before shipping and handling) and earn one free sale-a-bration stamp set of your choice. Spend £90 and earn 2 sets.. etc.

2. Host a workshop of at least £300 (net sales before shipping and handling) and earn one free sale-a-bration stamp set in addition to the existing hostess benefits. This is an ideal time to host a stampin up party in your home!

3. Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator during sale-a-bration and choose a free stamp set of your choice (excluding hostess sets) from the current catalogue (up to a maximum of £38.95 in value). Please contact Emma through her blog if you would like more information about becoming a demonstrator or if you have any questions about what you need to do.

OK, back to our challenge, and this is the fabulous prize kindly donated by Emma...

A Stampin Up! Large Tag punch!!

I can vouch for the fantastic quality of SU punches, they have a fabulous range available, so to find out which you like best and place an order for your favourite design(s)
Please go to Emma's Blog where you can find all the details.
Also, please take part in our challenge where you can be in with a chance of winning the tag punch to start your collection ;)

Here is this weeks sketch...

and Emma has created a stunning card for your inspiration!
Just look at that colouring and all the stitchwork, WOW!


Be-U-tiful card!!

This is the wonderful card created by Angela, who is our Guest Designer throughout January:

gotta love that image eh? soooooo cute!

And of course the fabulous work by the talented design team...



Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like this weeks sketch and decide to take part in our challenge this week :)
Happy Crafting! xx

Saturday 9 January 2010

Winner of Challenge #84

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who took part in Challenge #84 here at Sketch Saturday!  You all did a fantastic job, and it was so thrilling for me to see all you talented crafters follow my very first SS sketch!  Thank you all for being so lovely!

So, without further ado, and using, the winner of the YNS Shopper Fhiona stamp set is:


Congratulations Georgia!  Please email me with your name, address and phone number and I will forward these onto Karen at Your Next Stamp, who will then get your stamp set in the mail asap!

Happy crafting!


Week #85 - 9th January - sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

WOW! what a lovely sketch we had to work with last week. Simonnes sketch was beautiful wasn't it? thank you for finding time to play along with us at such a busy time.
Please check back later when Simonne will announce the winner of that wonderful Shopper Fhiona stamp set!

On to this week, and our sketch is being sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp!

We are delighted that this wonderful company has offered to sponsor us once a month throughout 2010 too! :)

"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 with a new year brings new products!
You can Pre-Order the yummy NEW DISTRESS INK COLOURS by Tim Holtz HERE
The NEW Hero Arts papers, flowers and stamps can be found HERE
All the latest NEW products, including a gorgeous selection of Basic Grey products can be found HERE

So if you received money for Christmas, there's bound to be something that can take your fancy at Simon Says Stamp! and if you didn't receive money then why not take part in our challenge this week, you could be the lucky winner of $25.00 to spend in their store! :)

A fabulous prize, i'm sure you'll agree!

So without further ado, here is this weeks sketch...

This is the wonderful card created by Angela, who is our Guest Designer throughout January:

And of course, the gorgeous creations from our design team...


I hope that you find those inspiring, we look forward to seeing your work this week! :)
Have a fab weekend xx