Friday 30 April 2010

Debbie says bye bye :(

From happy news (see previous post) to sad news for us.
Debbie has decided to step down from her DT post with us :(
She hasn't taken this decision lightly, but feels that it is the right thing to do for her & her family.
The good news is that she won't disappear completely, she will continue to make cards and post on her blog, the only difference will be that she can enjoy her crafting without the pressure of deadlines which go hand in hand with a design team post.
All of us here at Sketch Saturday would like to wish Debbie & her family all the very best, and thank her for her outstanding contribution to this challenge blog.
Debbie we will miss you, take care hunni, and we'll see you around blogland xx

Thursday 29 April 2010


Fantastic news!!!
We have been selected to be in the top 50 craft blogs chosen by DotComGiftShop :)

31. Sketch Saturday - It's simple. A sketch is posted on the blog every Saturday, and anyone can use it to create a card design and submit to the compeitition. Even if you don't want to join in, you'll find plenty of inspiration.

What an honour! Thank you so much! :)
It's lovely to think that all the hard work by the fantastic Design Team, Guest Designers, and not forgetting our sponsors & our lovely challengers is appreciated.
We are so thrilled! :)

Saturday 24 April 2010

Week #100 - 24th April - sponsored by The Craft Barn

Week 100!!!!!
wow! that's come around quick hasn't it?

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by The Craft Barn
Best Independent Retailer - South of England - 2009

...for all your crafting needs

To celebrate 100 sketches on this blog, Sandy is offering a very special prize for this weeks winner...
6 distress ink pads
Yes! I said SIX, you don't need to pinch yourself... it's true! and even better, you get to choose which colours you'd like :)

New this month... The Craft Barn have had a delivery of a lovely range of Dies which give beautiful results. The packaging has a really good picture to show you an example of what the die can do. The dies are called Cottage Cutz , click the link to see the dies available, they are awesome!
While browsing you may want to check out the new Martha Stewart punches and House Mouse stamps that have just arrived too, infact, all the latest new arrivals to the store can be found RIGHT HERE

OK, so you've spent some cash and now need inspiration to make something beautiful
well I hope this can help, here is the sketch for week 100...

Hope you like it.

This card has been made by Marcea who has been our GD for April.
Marcea, many thanks from all the team for your stunning work throughout this month xx

I love this! such a fantastic golden wedding anniversary card.

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




Please use Mr Linky to submit your challenge entries :)

winner of challenge #99

The winner of those gorgeous flowers, kindly donated by The Craft Garden is...

Jacqueline! (DeeZines Art)

Please EMAIL ME with your full postal address so that I can pass on your details, thank you! enjoy!
Jo xx

Sunday 18 April 2010

Congratulations Mariska!

Just a quick message on behalf of all of us here at Sketch Saturday...

Our lovely friend & past DT member, Mariska, gave birth to an adorable baby boy on Thursday 15th April :)
He has an adorable name too... Leon
Congratulations & lots of love to Mariska, Marco & girls, with extra love and a special cyber cuddle to little Leon.

Saturday 17 April 2010

Week #99 - 17th April - sponsored by The Craft Garden

It's Saturday! so it's time for another sketch :)

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by The Craft Garden.

Supplier of smaller more realistic amounts of craft flowers ideal for trying before you buy a larger pack or just when you want a small amount for that special project.

The Craft Garden offers combined postage costs of just 90p within the UK no matter how many packets of flowers you purchase in one order at the same time.
International postage varies, but there is a facility to calculate your postage before checkout.

and it's some of their beautiful flowers that you could win this week if you are our challenge winner...

Beautiful! - such pretty colours aren't they?

Here is this weeks sketch, now don't be scared of this one, it's an opportunity to use different layers on your work, also it would work lovely with patterned papers & flowers, don't you think?...

This is the beautiful card made by Marcea our GD for April.

Isn't it gorgeous????

Not forgetting the stunning creations made by the Design Team...



The sketch layout IS there...just look a little harder ;)

Aren't they beautiful?
Now it's your turn! ;)
Please remember to use Mr Linky to submit your entry, Thank You xx

winner of challenge #98

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

Alison! (Cockney Blonde)

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.

Jo xx

Saturday 10 April 2010

Week #98 - 10th April - sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Hello everyone!
Thank you for joining us last week, wasn't Terry's sketch lovely to work with?

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by 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!"

You can pre-order the latest super cute Magnolia stamps by clicking HERE

NEW Spellbinders can be found HERE

For products newly listed, including many fabulous clear stamp by Hero Arts, click HERE

and of course all the exclusive Simon Says Stamp range can be found HERE

Thanks again to Heidi, Steph & the rest of the team, who are very generously offering another wonderful $25 gift certificate to spend on their goodies to the winner of this weeks challenge!

Here is this weeks sketch...

This is the beautiful card made by our Guest Designer for April, Marcea...

And of course the delightful creations made by the DT...



Thank you for dropping by today, I hope you will join in with us this week too.
And now it's even easier for you because we will be using Mr Linky from now on :)
Although please feel free to leave a comment too, but no links in with your comment please as they will not be counted with the prize draw. thank you! xx

Enjoy your weekend xx

Mr Linky (hope this works!)...

Winner of Terry's challenge - #97

The winner of last weeks challenge, hosted by Terry, and sponsored by Desi's Creaties is...

Lisa! (ML Design Works)

Congratulations! you have just won a LOAD of crafting goodies! WOW!
Please EMAIL ME (Jo) with your full postal address so that I can pass this on to Terry.
Thank you xx

Saturday 3 April 2010

Week #97 - 3rd April - Terry's DT week

Hiya Ladies, so here it is.......It is time for a new challenge at Sketch Saturday...and yep it is my turn for the DT week and I must tell you I am very excited about it.........So I have the wonderfull news that my Guest Designer is my sweet friend Marcea. I really feel that I am a lucky girl that Marcea is joining us as my GDT......

I must say that Marcea makes the most wonderfull creations ladies..and she is a real inspiration for me, really you have to check her blog out......just click on the link and it will take you there.....

And we are being sponsored this week by my sweet friend.....

her name is Desi and she has her own Webshop......It is called....

And Desi has the most wonderfull roses, embellishement etc in here shop.....and all the wanna haves we all just "need" for our ladies better check it out and if you want to just join in really is worth your while.....and Desi, thanks so much sweetie for being my sponsor for the DT week......

And ladies just check this out....Desi has a very nice prize for one of you......

Isn't it wonderfull????

If the picks you, you will be the proud owner of all those yummie goodies......There is stamped up images, roses, flowers, feathers, knitted little baby hats, organza flowers, scrappapers 3 different kinds and so much more.....The prize is just good to be true.....wowie.....

So on we go to my sketch this week......

I hope you will have fun with it.....
And just look at the most wonderfull creation that Marcea made for us.....
Here it is.....

And this is my card that I made with the challenge from this week

And just look at the beautifull creations the lovely DT members made for us ...

Just go onto the blogs of the DT members to check out what beautiful creations they made for us, oke? They would really appreciate it...thanksss.

Ladies I wish you a lot of fun with the challenge of this week
Let's have some fun......