Saturday 27 February 2010

Week #92 - 27th February - sponsored by The Craft Barn

Good Morning! :)
This weeks challenge is being sponsored by The Craft Barn

Woot! Woot!

or should that be Hoot! Hoot! ;)

The Craft Barn have been voted
at the recent Craft Awards! woohooooooo!

Everyone here at Sketch Saturday would like to congratulate Sandy, Ian and the rest of the wonderful team at The Craft Barn.... Congrats to you all... very well deserved! *claps*

It's not too late to see for yourself the excellent service and quality of goodies available at The Craft Barn (not to mention seeing the wonderful demonstrations available)
The Craft Barn are holding 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.

And remember, The Craft Barn is the place to buy your STAMPING BELLA stamps, exclusively online for the first time in the UK

To celebrate, Sandy is offering a fabulous prize this week, one that I know you will want to get your mitts on lol...

worth a whopping £15.00!
These pens come in 12 transparent colors and contain pigment based, non-toxic, acid-free ink.
They are archival and have a no-clog tip.
Best of all these pens will write for over 360 yards- twice the length of other writing pens. They are perfect for adding sparkle to your scrapbooks and craft projects.

Want to be in with a chance to win those? .... course you do ;)

Here's this weeks sketch...

This is the GORGEOUS card made by Emma, who has been our Guest Designer throughout February, thank you so much Emma for sharing your lovely work with us all.

Isn't that the sweetest image you ever saw? awwwwww!
and the papers are so scrummy too :)

And here is the beautiful work made by the design team...


Hope you all have a lovely weekend! xx

winner of challenge #91

The winner of the Wags 'n Whiskers stamp, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, and a Bow Easy bow-making tool kindly donated by Lacey from Stamp & Create is...

Melissa! (My Paper Obsession)


Please EMAIL ME, so that I can pass on your full postal address and email to Lacey, Thank you.

Jo xx

Friday 26 February 2010

We say Bye Bye to Louise :(

Sadly Louise has decided to leave the design team :(
We are very sad to see her go, she makes the most beautiful cards and is a lovely caring person too.
She didn't make the decision lightly, but she needs to spend more time with her family when she gets time away from work. She is a very busy Mom.

We wish you all the best Louise, thank you for your contribution to Sketch Saturday.

Love, The girls xx

Saturday 20 February 2010

Week #91 - 20th February - sponsored by Stamp and Create

Hello everyone :)

Thank you for your continued support of this blog and for joining in with the challenge each week, we really appreciate it.

This weeks sketch is being sponsored by Stamp and Create, a fabulous online store with everyday low prices, and is owned by Lacey Stephens.

Here is a short bio about Lacey and her wonderful store...

"I was a stay-at-home mom for 7 years so stamping was a great way for some “Mommy time”. But after stamping for over 2 years, my hobby became my obsession…so my obsession became my dream! Now I own an on-line store!

Stamp and Create is a new on-line store carrying many popular brands of stamps, paper, and embellishments including: Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Stamps, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Whiff of Joy, Stampavie, Penny Black, The Greeting Farm, Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Shimmerz, Nestabilities (always 20% off!!), charms and more!!

I am always adding new items to the store…so check it out at"

This weeks prize, Lacey is offering a Wags 'n Whiskers new release stamp, a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, and a Bow Easy bow-making tool, what a fantastic prize eh?!!

and here is a beautiful card made by Lacey using the same Wags n Whiskers image that you could soon add to your collection...

Gorgeous isn't it? Thank you for joining in with us Lacey! :)
Here is this weeks sketch...

This fantastic card has been made by Emma Wood, our guest designer for February...

Beautiful colouring Emma, and I love those flowers! :)

And here are the wonderful cards made by the Design Team...


Thank you for stopping by today, happy crafting to you all, and have a lovely weekend xx

winner of challenge #90

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

Nicky! (Stiggys Cards)

Congratulations!! Please EMAIL ME so that I can pass on your email address, so that Steph from SSS can let you know how you can claim your prize. Thank you.
Have fun choosing!

Jo xx

Friday 19 February 2010

email entry for #90

another beautiful entry sent in by etsdas, what a cute image too.
thank you for joining us again!

Saturday 13 February 2010

Winners week 89

Thank you all for joining my sketch challenge last week.

The 2 winners of the Gorgeouss Kiki Art Collections are
for the Magica it is number 65 Jilli
And for the Amor it is number 96 Fluwelenvoetjes
Could both please email me at

hugs Ria

Week #90 - 13th February - sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

Hello everyone, thank you for joining in with Ria's fab sketch last week, please check back later for Ria's post to see who are the 2 lucky people who have won papers by Kiki Art :)

Our sketch this week is being sponsored by the fabulous 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!"

SSS have the range of 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 that can be found instore can be found HERE
and of course all the exclusive Simon Says Stamp range can be found HERE

This weeks prize is sure to inspire you to fill your shopping basket, because once again, Heidi is very generously offering another wonderful $25 gift certificate to spend on SSS goodies!

Here is this weeks sketch...

This is the beautiful card made by Emma, our Guest Designer for February...

And here are the inspirational creations made by the talented Design Team...


Thank you, hope you all have a wonderful weekend,

& Happy Valentines Day! xx

Friday 12 February 2010

email entry for #89

This humorous card has been sent in by Etsdas, love those fluffy slippers!!
Thank you for joining in with us this week...

Saturday 6 February 2010

Week #89- Ria's DT week

Welcome to sketch number 89 already.
This week it is my(Ria) turn to create a sketch for you all to work with. I tried to make one that isn't to difficult but still gives you an amazing end result. You are free to rotate the sketch but please leave all the components as they are.

We are sponsored this week by a New Canadian Scrapbook Manufacturer called

About Kiki Art

Kiki Art is a fresh name for the scrapbooking industry that combines colourful designs and multicultural ingredients, aiming to add originality and excitement to the work of experienced scrapbookers as well as to those who are just trying out this passion for the first time.
We hope you will enjoy working with our products!!!

Kiki Art is based in Montreal (Canada), proudly influenced by the many cultures, languages and stories inhabiting the city. We aim to transfer the multicultural perspective we experience everyday in to the creation of our products, so they can serve in the making of unique projects and layouts for people from around the world.
Kiki Art is giving 1 set of the Amor Collection and 1 set of the Magica Collection to 2 winners. So each winner will receive 1 collection.
I have to say the Amor and Magica papers are my favourites so far(who knows what will come next)

My Guest Designer for this month is my Fabulous Friend and fellow DT member Emma Wood. Many know her as Crafty Emma. I adore Em's style and asked her if she wanted to be my GDT and she said YES ;) So here is her lovely card.

I also invited the Kiki Art Design Team girls to join us in this challenge:
Katrina using Magica
Sophia using China
Sarah using Familia


And here are our lovely Design Team cards

Ria used the Jardin Collection by Kiki Art.