Saturday 30 April 2011

Week #153 - 30th April - Sponsored by The Craft Barn

Happy Saturday!

This weeks challenge is sponsored by our generous regular sponsor

The Craft Barn

"We are a UK based business selling a wide range of craft supplies including stamps, dies and embossing folders, punches, an extensive range of items to alter and decorate and much more for your scrapbooking and card making projects. We are committed to providing the best, most up to date craft products at great prices, coupled with first class service.

Some of the leading companies that we stock include Stamping Bella, Ranger, Tim Holtz, Crafty Individuals, Martha Stewart, Katzelkraft stamps, Nestabilities, Craftwork Cards, Copic Pens, House Mouse, Viva Décor, Eco Green crafts and Cosmic Shimmer to name but a few.

We are constantly adding new products to our range of craft supplies so be sure to add us to your browser favourites so you can pop back and see us."

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, then there's your essentials like cardstock and papers and adhesives.

Not forgetting their HUGE stock of clear and rubber stamps to tantalise you!

There really is something for everyone :)

For all the latest products that have been added to the site PLEASE CLICK HERE, including their range of COPIC pens.

Would you like to spend a crafty day at The Craft Barn?
They are hosting a First Saturday Demo Day on Saturday 7th May with Karen Maccoy, Carole Cann and Lina McDermott, who will be focusing on masculine cards and gifts ready for Father’s day. This will be such a benefit for anyone who struggles with ideas for the men in our lives.

Also, over the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of June they will be holding another EXTRAVAGANZA weekend, these are really exciting and have 24 demonstrators in attendance! This year the theme will be 'The Best of British', focussing on products manufactured in the UK.
The demonstrations are great for picking up tips and techniques, and best of all the demos are FREE, and run continuously throughout both days, so you don't need to book in advance - just turn up and watch! :)

Onto this weeks challenge, and The Craft Barn are offering TWO Tatty Button stamps to this weeks lucky winner!
Sandy, Thank you for your generosity!

And all you have to do to be in with a chance of inking up those little beauties is to make a card using this weeks sketch...

This is what our talented Guest Designer, Peggy, has made this week...

Thank you Peggy for joining us this past month, showcasing your wonderful creations

And here are the cards made by the equally talented Design Team...



We hope that you join in with this weeks sketch.  Please leave a DIRECT LINK to your post (not your blogspot).   So, to be in with a chance of winning this weeks amazing prize please add the link to your NEW creation to MR Linky below ....

Winner of challenge #152

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our challenge last week.
The winner of those 2 fabulous stamps kindly donated by Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps is...

Tini! (Tini's art cards)

and here is her beautiful winning card...

Congratulations Tini :)
Please EMAIL ME with your full postal address so that i can pass this onto Sparkle, who will get your new stamps sent out to you.
Thank you, and Thank you to Sparkle for donating such a fab prize!

Jo xx

Saturday 23 April 2011

Week #152- 23rd April - Sponsored by Sparkle Creations

Happy St George's Day to all our English challengers

and please join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to our lovely teamie Sandra! xx

This week we are being sponsored by Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps.

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps is a rubber stamp company owned and run by Sparkle Smith.

"My name is Sparkle, and yes it's my real name. I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I graduated from Oregon State University in 2004 and soon after moved to Denver, Colorado. In 2008, I moved back to the Pacific Northwest and am now happily living in Maple Valley, Washington with my wonderful and supportive husband, Brent.

I love to craft, make cards, scrapbook, make notebooks and journals, paint, rubber stamping, and just about anything else along those lines. I have been crafting for the last 12 years and I am so happy to have opened my own stamp company, Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps."

To celebrate Easter, Sparkle has decided to have a SALE. Everything in the store is 15% off and the sale will run through midnight on Sunday, April 24th.

But before you dash off to her store to fill your baskets, make a note of this weeks sketch so that you can make your entry for this weeks challenge, because this weeks winner will win 2 Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps:

Here is this weeks sketch...

Peggy Toole (April Guest Designer) - Using Sparkle Creations Scooter Chloe stamp

And here are the SS Design Team's wonderful creations, most of whom have used a Sparkle Creations image too (thank you Sparkle!)...

Jilli using Sparkle Creations Kitty Cat Josh stamp

Paula using Sparkle Creations Cruisin Chloe stamp

Bente using Sparkle Creations Swimming Lucy stamp

Jeanette using Sparkle Creations Cruisin Chloe stamp

San using Sparkle Creations Swimming Lucy stamp

Jo using Sparkle Creations Kitty Cat Josh stamp

Simonne using Sparkle Creations Charlotte with a Rose stamp

Terry using Sparkle Creations Swimming Lucy Stamp

Here's Mr Linky, please leave a DIRECT LINK to your post (not to just your blog) to be eligible to win this weeks fabulous prize...

Winner of challenge #151

Thank you to everyone who took part in our challenge last week.
The winner of that fab $20 shopping spree at Paper Makup Stamps is...

Heather C! (Heather Feather)

and here is her adorable winning card!...

Congratulations Heather! Please EMAIL ME so that I can pass on your details to Katie at PMS.
Thank you.

Jo xx

Saturday 16 April 2011

Week #151 - 16th April - Sponsored by Paper Makeup

Good morning everyone!
Thank you for joining us for another sketch challenge :)
Our challenge this week is sponsored by Paper Makeup Stamps!

Paper Makeup Stamps is a rubber stamp company, founded and owned by Katie Cotton, which carries cute, whimsical and wonderful designs in both rubber and digi, from gorgeous fairies, to awesome monsters, to wonderful wordart.

If you hop on over to the PMS blog, you will find all the details of the MASSIVE annual inventory reduction SALE!  Over 100 stamps are currently on sale, some up to 80% off!! The majority of the stamps on sale are 40% off BUT the catch is that there are limited quantities on sale. This is not a liquidation, but a stock evener, so once the set quantity on the stamp has been reached, it will return to it's regular price.  CLICK HERE to start shopping in the PMS sale!  Before you start shopping, you may want to 'like' our PMS Facebook page as there's something special posted just for our FB fans! :o)

Paper Makeup Stamps next release date will be May 7th, but to see their March/April releases, please click here.

PMS is very kindly offering one lucky winner a $20 gift certificate to the PMS store - thank you Katie!

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, here's this weeks sketch for you to use in your entries...

This beautiful card has been made by our Guest Designer for April - Peggy Toole

And here's what our fabulous Design Team have made this week (most have used a Paper Makeup Stamps stamp on their creation)...

We hope you enjoy the sketch and have time to join in the fun with us!  Please remember to leave a direct link to your NEW creation's post with Mr Linky below, not just your blog and include a link back to Sketch Saturday in your post to be eligible to win this weeks fantastic prize. Thank you :) x