Saturday 28 May 2011

Week #157 - 28th May - Our 3rd Birthday, Sponsored by The Craft Barn

"Happy Birthday to Us!"

Sketch Saturday is 3 years old :)

Thank you to each and every one of our amazing challengers, generous Sponsors, talented Design Team (past & present) as well as our fabulous Guest Designers for keeping this challenge blog going for another year :)

By way of a personal thank you, Sketch Saturday challengers are invited to enter our personal blog candies! (our Party Bag Candy or PBC)
The design team have each put together a small package to say thank you to one of our challengers, please go to each blog and put your name down on the relevant post to be in with a chance of winning a PBC.

To keep it fair, there are a few rules that apply:
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 for each PBC you enter)
We want to thank sketch saturday challengers so this is why it's only open to SS entrants!
(we will be checking! and all entries that are not eligible will be deleted)

Each PBC will close on the DT members blogs at 8:00 AM (UK time) on Friday 3rd 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 Sketch Saturday challenge (open to all who leave a link on this blog) will run until 11:59PM on the Friday evening as normal, so if you are too late for a PBC you can still win a super-amazing prize!

The sketch is the same for both obviously, so make your card/project and leave a direct link here so that you are eligible to win this weeks fabulous prize kindly donated by The Craft Barn, then, if you want to be entered into a party bag candy prize draw too giving you the chance to win an extra prize, leave the same link on the blog of the DT member too, easy eh?

REMEMBER, as is normal with our challenges, please link back to us in your blog post and please leave only a DIRECT LINK to the post of your card/project, links to just your blog will not be accepted, so if you come back and notice that your entry has been deleted then that will be the reason why.

So, do you want to know what the fabulous prize is by The Craft Barn ?

Well, we have a BUMPER PRIZE for this weeks challenge winner!

HUGE THANKS go to Sandy and The Craft Barn for being so generous! xx

but before you rush off to make your entries, please take a little time to pay a visit to Sandy and her team, they have a wonderful craft extravaganza next weekend that they'd like to share with you...

"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 (or two!) at The Craft Barn?
Over the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of June they will be holding another EXTRAVAGANZA weekend, 
They are really exciting weekends and are very popular, this year will be no exception, as they will 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! :)

There really isn't anything else quite like this on the crafting calendar!
so if you can get there, I urge you to go, you won't be disappointed :)
HERE is the link again with all details about the extravaganza weekend.

OK, on to this weeks challenge, and this is our birthday sketch...

Nina our lovely GD for May
Thank you SO MUCH for joining us this past month, for creating such stunning cards, and for your generous (and totally AWESOME) PBC for one of our challengers xx

Here are the PBC's made by the DT, please click on their names to go to their blogs to enter ;)

Please leave a direct link to your work (not just your blog) with Mr Linky...
SS rules apply (in sidebar)

Winner of challenge #156

The winner of a £10 shopping spree, generously donated by Bunny Zoe's Crafts is...

Pami (Pami's Crafty Creations)

and here is her fabulous winning card...

Congratulations! Please EMAIL ME so that I can let Nikki know, and she will contact you with details of how to claim your prize :)
Thank you.

Jo xx

Friday 27 May 2011

Winner re-drawn, could it be you?

The winner of last weeks challenge (#155) has not come forward to claim her prize so we have drawn a new winner

So the lucky challenger who wins a fabulous $25 shopping spree at  Simon Says Stamp is...

Karen! (Karen's Cards)

with this cute card...

Congratulations Karen :)
Please EMAIL ME asap so that I can let you know how you can claim your prize.

Thank you.
Happy Shopping!

Jo xx

Saturday 21 May 2011

Week #156 - 21st May - Sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Good Morning sketch friends, it's Saturday, so time for another Sketch Saturday challenge! :)

And this week we are sponsored once again by the very lovely Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts

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Here are the latest arrivals available right now...

And remember... Bunny Zoe's Crafts ship worldwide, and if you live in mainland UK or Northern Ireland and your order is more than £40.00, you get FREE shipping :)

This weeks challenge winner will win a generous £10.00 shopping spree at Bunny Zoe's Crafts :)

Here's this weeks sketch...

This beautiful card has been made by our GD for May...Nina

And here is more fabulous work from the DT girls to inspire you...





Please leave your challenge entries with Mr Linky, thank you...

Winner of challenge #155

The winner of a fabulous $25 shopping spree at  Simon Says Stamp is...

winner did not come forward, new winner drawn (see this post)

Congratulations :)
Please EMAIL ME so that I can let you know how you can claim your prize. Thank you.
Happy Shopping!

Jo xx

Saturday 14 May 2011

Week #155 - 14th May - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

Good Morning!
Let's hope Blogger is all fixed now and there will be no further problems eh?
I can tell you I was getting worried that we wouldn't be able to post our challenge today!

But before we go onto this weeks challenge, we have a sad announcement :(
This week will have the final DT card by our lovely teamie Sandra.
We are very sad to see her leave, but we say goodbye with our very best wishes and hugs, and of course a HUGE THANK YOU for creating such wonderful, stunning cards for us each week.
San, don't be a stranger, it's been an absolute pleasure to have you on the SS DT team, lots of love from all of us xx

So let's create! This week's challenge is sponsored by our regular sponsor, Simon Says Stamp!

and there's some WONDERFUL NEWS from SSS to share with you all!
Heidi and Jason have a new arrival in their family, their beautiful baby girl Abigail :)
Congratulations to the proud parents from everyone here at Sketch Saturday xx

"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!"

To see all the latest products instore please click HERE

including their Hero Arts new for spring 2011 products!

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

Not forgetting their HUGE Magnolia range HERE

All things Tim Holtz including newly released products can be found HERE

They have all new Copic colours for 2011 HERE

As always a very generous $25 gift certificate will be awarded to our lucky winner this week to spend on goodies in the SSS store!
Thank you Heidi, Steph and all at SSS for your fabulous sponsorship of our challenge blog.

Here you go everyone, this weeks sketch...

a nice easy one this week :)

Here's the stunning card by our GD for May,

Not forgetting the equally stunning cards made by the DT...


gonna miss you San xx

YAY! Cazza's back!! :)
Cazza's had her cast removed but her wrist is still sore and continuing to heal, yet she still makes this beautiful creation, you rock Cazza! xx

Please leave your beautiful creations with Mr Linky below.  Remember we only accept NEW projects with a DIRECT LINK  to your blog POST to qualify for this weeks amazing prize ...