Saturday 31 July 2010

Week #114 - 31st July - sponsored by The Craft Barn

Hello friends! Time for a new challenge :)
This week we are once again sponsored by our fabulous regular sponsor, The Craft Barn...
... for all your crafting needs

The Craft Barn offer a wide range of goodies for all crafters
from all things 'Cuttlebug' to grunge paper,
from cottage cutz dies to cosmic shimmers,
not forgetting your essentials like cardstock & papers and adhesives.
Fancy a go at Metal Art? or maybe you want to try your hand at altering something made of wood, glass or paper mache?
well you can find what you're looking for at The Craft Barn.
Not forgetting their HUGE stock of clear & rubber stamps to tantalise you!
There really is something for everyone :)

And at the moment The Craft Barn are having their SUPER SUMMER SALE, saving you even more money than they do already off a wide range of your favourite crafty buys.

Would you like to see for yourself all that The Craft Barn has to offer?
Well Sandy & Ian are hosting another special weekend of inspiration and wonderful free demonstrations! Please click the link below for more details and booking info...

11th and 12th September 2010


This weeks challenge winner will win a shopping spree worth £15 to spend at The Craft Barn!

Sadly, due to a fire, they have had to temporarily close their bricks and mortar shop for at least the next couple of days whilst repairs are made to the building. Luckily, no one was hurt.
Mail order and internet orders are still being processed as normal but they are experiencing a short delay on processing of orders. Please bear with them, they are working really hard to minimise the disruption to all of their customers.

Here is this weeks sketch for you...

This delightful card has been made by Lisa Hjulberg, who has been a fabulous Guest Designer throughout July, we would like to thank her immensely for her stunning cards this past month, thank you Lisa! xx

Here's the stunning work made by the Design Team :)





Happy Crafting!
Please leave your entries with Mr Linky...

winner of challenge #113

The winner of FOUR Meljen images of their own choosing is...

Michelle! (Inspired By Paper)

Here's Michelle's winning card!

Congratulations!! Please EMAIL NICOLE (Meljen's DT co-ordinator) with your FOUR chosen designs from Melissa's images. Thank you.

Jo xx

Tuesday 27 July 2010

We say bye bye to Ria

Sad news for sketch saturday :(
Ria has decided to leave our design team, I know it was a difficult decision for her to make and she will be greatly missed from the team.
Ria joined the design team from the beginning, so she has been inspiring you with her beautiful cards using our sketches for 2 years now,
I'm pleased to say that she isn't giving up crafting altogether, so you will still be able to see her fab work on her blog.
Ria, Thank you so much for all you've done for SS these past 2 years.
We'll miss you, and wish you all the very best.

Love, The girls xx

Saturday 24 July 2010

Week #113 - 24th July - sponsored by Meljen's Designs

Good Morning everyone, it's Saturday, so time for another sketch challenge :)
This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Meljen's Designs!

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins.
She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family.
The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing!
Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog.
Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

Meljen's Designs are giving a wonderful prize this week too,
the challenge winner will receive FOUR digis of their own choosing from any of Melissa's images!

Here is this weeks sketch...

This gorgeous card has been made by Lisa, our GD for this month...

such a bright, cheerful and fun card! :)

Here is the fabulous work by the design team, some cards were already made beforehand, but we were also given 4 fab designs to work with this week, and i'd like to pass on our thanks to Melissa, DT Coordinator Nicole and all at Meljen's Designs for the beautiful, cute images.

using Firefly Fairy by Meljen's Designs

using Little Girl Bear Hugs by Meljen's Designs

using Little Girl Bear Hugs by Meljen's Designs

using Cupcake Mouse by Meljen's Designs


using Bubble Bath Bunny by Meljen's Designs
There's another card using Firefly Fairy on Jo's blog


So, to receive FOUR Meljen digis of your own choosing all you have to do is make something using this weeks sketch!
Please leave a direct link to your work with Mr Linky, thank you...

winner of challenge #112

Thank you for taking the time to submit your wonderful work, but there can only be one winner (sorry everyone!)
The winner of £15.00 to spend at Bunny Zoe's Crafts is...

Christine! (Running This Way And That)

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. Thank you.
Have fun shopping! :)

Jo xx

Saturday 17 July 2010

Week #112 - 17th July - sponsored by Nikki Fairbairn

Good Morning everyone! :)
This weeks challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Nikki Fairbairn & Bunny Zoe's Crafts :)

Rubber stamps from around the world, oodles of card making goodies including papers, ribbons, flowers, punches, and of course a fab selection of charms
You can now buy Digital images too, these are available automatically after purchasing so you won't have to wait.... just download, print and colour!

Special Offer for this weekend!... it's the perfect time to order yummy designer papers from Bunny Zoe's, because there's at least 20% OFF all 12 x 12 sheets!!

And there's more!... The Magnolia Bon Voyage collection is now on Pre-order from Bunny Zoe's Crafts too.

Remember, Bunny Zoe's Crafts will deliver worldwide :)
However, if you live in the UK you can benefit from FREE SHIPPING!... Orders over £40.00 qualify for FREE delivery to UK mainland addresses and Northern Ireland addresses.
Saving you money to spend on more fabulous goodies!

Our challenge winner will receive £15.00 to spend in store thanks to Nikki's kind sponsorship this week, thank you Nikki :)

Here is this weeks sketch for you...

This beautiful card has been made by Lisa, our fabulous Guest Designer this month...

and this delightful work has been made by the wonderfully talented design team...


This is amazing!
please go to Jilli's blog to see more pics *yum*

Lena Katrine



Sneak Peek Alert: Simonne has used one of the brand new Whimsy Stamps due to be released on 19th July!


Happy Crafting!
Please add your entry using Mr Linky, thank you :)

winner of challenge #111

Thank you for all your fabulous entries last week!
The winner of the $25.00 gift certificate, kindly donated once again by Simon Says Stamp! is....

Linda B! (Card Challenges & More)

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 July 2010

Week #111 - 10th July - sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

WOW! what a response to Sem's sketch last week, thank you all once again for joining in :)
This week we are sponsored by the totally fab 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 instore can be found HERE

To see the exclusive Simon Says Stamp range, please click HERE

You can PREORDER Tim Holtz 100th stamp set... ODDS AND ENDS
All preorders will receive a special Tim Holtz gift item too!
Simon Says Stamp strives to be your one stop shop for everything Tim Holtz,
Check out their store for co-ordinating items like tags, ink, art parts, die cutting plates, even grungepaper!
The newest Tim Holtz products instore can be found HERE

A $25 gift certificate will be awarded to our lucky winner this week to spend on goodies from their amazing store!

Here is this weeks sketch...

This gorgeous card has been made by Lisa Hjulberg, our Guest Designer for July:

I love how Lisa has coloured her image :)

And here are the stunning cards from our wonderful Design Team...


Lena Katrine






ingenious! the sketch IS there if you look for it ;)



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