Saturday 29 May 2010

It's Our Birthday! - Week #105 - 29th May - sponsored by The Craft Barn

Happy Birthday To Us!!
I can hardly believe that this challenge blog is 2 years old!
Thank you to each and every one of the amazing Challengers, generous Sponsors, talented Design Team (past & present) as well as our fabulous Guest Designers for making this blog as popular as it is today :)

By way of a personal thank you, Sketch Saturday challengers are invited to enter in our personal blog candies! (our Party Bag Candy) this was so much fun to do last year!
Some of the design team have put together a small package to say thank you to one challenger, please go to each blog and put your name down on the relevant post,
PLEASE NOTE: you are only eligible to enter each DT members party bag candy once, and ONLY if you've already taken part in this weeks challenge too (please provide a link to your work in your comment on each DT members blog that you visit)
We want to thank sketch saturday challengers so this is why it's only open to SS entrants!
(we will be checking!)
Each Party Bag Candy will close on the DT members blogs at 8:00 AM (UK time) on Friday 4th June, please note: FRIDAY MORNING. No entries will be accepted after this time, sorry.
This is so that the DT members can let me know their winner's name so that I can get the post ready for the following morning to announce the winners :)

However, the normal SS challenge (open to all who leave a link on this blog) will run until 11:59PM on the Friday evening as normal

The sketch is the same for both obviously, so make your card/project & leave a link here so you are eligible to win this weeks prize kindly donated by The Craft Barn, then, if you want to be entered into the party bag candy too with the chance to win an extra prize, leave the same link on the blog of the DT member too... Simples!

What is the prize by The Craft Barn you may ask?
Well Sandy is spoiling us for our birthday and is offering the challenge winner a WHOPPING £30.00 to spend in store!!!

Sandy, You are so generous, thank you so much! xx

To find out first hand what this fab store has to offer why not visit them for their Summer Craft Extravaganza?
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th June

"We have just released the fantastic line up of demonstrators that we have for you this year and it is our most amazing line up ever!!! There is simply no other event like this in the crafting calendar, with 23 wonderful demonstrators from the US, Canada, France and the UK. The demonstrations are FREE & run continuously throughout both days. This year we have hired three halls in Lingfield to accommodate the demonstrations to ensure you get the best views and the maximum possible chance to spend time with each person."

For the full line up of demonstrators, and for further info please click the links provided.

So on to this weeks challenge!
and this is our birthday sketch...

Nina, our wonderful Guest Designer is offering a PBC too! :)
Thank you hunni, and thank you for all your beautiful work that you have shared with us throughout May. xx


And here's the work by the design team.. the DT members who also have candy to offer will have a link to their blogs after their name...




Thank you all for making this challenge blog as popular as it is, we wouldn't still be going strong without all of you, so please remember to join in with the PBCs as well as the main challenge too, and it could be you who will be receiving a little prezzy through the post! :)

Please leave your links on Mr linky...

Winner of challenge #104

The winner of the $15.00 prize generously donated by Whimsy Stamps is...

Emma! (Vintage Milly)

Congratulations!! Please EMAIL ME so that I can pass on your email to Denise, who will let you know how to claim your prize! :)

In the meantime, please take a look and start compiling your goodies list ;) >> WHIMSY STORE

Saturday 22 May 2010

Week #104 - 22nd May - sponsored by Whimsy Stamps

Happy, sunny saturday everyone!
Time for another sketch challenge, and this week we are being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps! :)
Home of exclusive rubber stamps, designed with a spirit of creativity and whimsy by their talented artists.
All of their rubber stamps are deeply etched red rubber, mounted onto cling cushion foam and arrive to you untrimmed.
Once trimmed they work perfectly with your acrylic blocks.

Latest News!
Whimsy Stamps have just released 3 new rubber stamp sets,
2 carousel horses complete with coordinating accessories and sentiments
these are named Proud To Be and Party Pony, and they are stunning designs!
Don't take my word for it, please go see for yourself.
There's also a sentiment set named Ticket Sentiments, which work beautifully with the carousel sets too.
Whimsy now also carries a line of digital stamps and plans to release more images to this collection on June 1st, so please keep that date in your diary! ;)

Denise has very kindly donated a $15.00 gift certificate to this weeks challenge winner, Thank you Denise! xx

This gift certificate is good for anything in their store :)

Here is this weeks sketch...

This stunning card has been created by our talented Guest Designer for May, Nina

And here's more inspiration by the design team!...

using Whimsy Stamps NEW Proud To Be stamp set


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Lovely aren't they?

Thank you for dropping by today, I hope that you have fun with this weeks sketch :)
Enjoy your weekend xx

Winner of challenge #103

The winner of the generous £15.00 gift certificate kindly donated by Bunny Zoe's Crafts is...

Mette! (My Little Corner of Heaven)

Congratulations!! Please EMAIL ME so that I can pass on your email address to Nikki, who will let you know how to claim your prize, but please bear in mind that Nikki may not get intouch until after 3rd June as she is on holiday at the moment.
More time to make up your list of goodies though eh? ;)

Thank you, Jo xx

Saturday 15 May 2010

Week #103 - 15th May - sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Good Morning!
Thank you to all of you who took part in our challenge last week :)

This week we are being sponsored by the fabulous Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

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Bunny Zoe's offer a HUGE selection of crafting goodies including of course the fabulous selection of charms and spacers to give your work that extra special touch.

The latest new releases available from this fab store are:
May C.C. Designs
Mini Spray Roses
Wags 'n Whiskers Fun in the Sun
NEW Basic Grey 6"x6" Pads
Marianne D Creatables - Christmas dies
May Pink Cat Studio
May The Greeting Farm
May Puddle Jumpers
Enchanting Digital Stamps by Michelle Perkett Studio
Restocks of popular Stampavie designs
Magnolia Fairytale Collection

Important Notice
Bunny Zoe's Crafts will be on vacation between 15th May and 3rd June.
All orders over £25 (excluding shipping) received during this time will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Shopping Spree!!!!!
Every multiple of £25 spent will mean more entries!
So spend £25 you receive 1 entry, Spend £50 you receive 2 entries etc..
Orders during this period will begin shipping on 4th June.
There will be no orders leaving our store between 15th May and 3rd June.
Digital downloads and personalised stamps will be available to purchase as normal.
Rubber Stamp releases will continue to be added to the site as available.
The winner will be announced on Monday 7th June!


What a fabulous opportunity to win £100 worth of stash!!! Good luck to all those who enter!

And you could be a winner this week too, by taking part in our challenge :)
The challenge winner will receive £15.00 worth of craft goodies of their choice
How cool is that eh?
Our grateful thanks go to Nikki for donating another wonderful prize!

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

Here is the stunning card made by our Guest Designer, Nina...

And of course, the work by the amazing design team...


Aren't they fab?!

Now it's your turn :)
Please leave a link to your entry using Mr Linky...

Winner of week #102

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

Coops! (Coops Cluttered Corner)

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 8 May 2010

Week #102 - 8th May - sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Good morning everyone :)
What an amazing response to Maya's DT week last week eh?
I'm not surprised though to be honest, the lure of the Hanglar stamp beckoned to you all lol.
Congrats to the winner!

This weeks challenge 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!"

ALL the latest products that can be found instore can be found HERE

& the exclusive Simon Says Stamp range can be found HERE

Thanks again to SSS, 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...

Here is Nina's card, who is our Guest Designer for May...

And here are more beautiful examples by the Design Team, including our new members, Jilli & Lena!...


Thank you for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend!

Please leave links to your entries with Mr Linky...