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)


  1. What absolutely beautiful projects this week girls. You've really pulled the bunnies out of the bag! Magic. xxx

  2. Hi,
    happy Birthday to you.
    Hugs Babsi

  3. Congratulations SS and all of the girls but mostly Jo! Three whole years of weekly challenges and gorgeous sketches, you shouldbe so proud! Love this weeks projects!


  4. Awwwwwww! Thank you Mariska! and you of course helped to make SS popular too, thank you hunni! xx

  5. happy birthday ladies.
    fantastic dt creations.looking foward to making something with your fabulous sketch and joining in the bloghop :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Wow such fab creations from the DT! Thanks for the chance to play along :)
    Fiona x

  7. Happy Birthday Ladies! Pami x

  8. Happy Birthday Sketch Saturday & thanks to everyone on the DT who puts this together for us each week. A lot of work for sure. Jx

  9. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 May 06:30am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  10. Happy Birthday, girls! This is one of my favorite blogs! Keep up the good work! You are all so talented! :) Every week I'm hurrying to see what projects did you came with. :)


  11. Wishing you a very Happy 3rd Blogaversary, Wow where has the time gone. Right off to join the blog hop. Debs xx

  12. Congratulations and Happy 'SS' Birthday, grls :-)
    Just finished the blog hop and admiring all the beautiful party bags.


  13. Happy birthday! Thanks for the sketches, all your work is fab :)
    Sparkly Moo x

  14. Happy Birthday girls from SS. Love your work and like to join your weekly challenges.
    Hugs José

  15. beautiful inspirations from the DTs...and Happy Birthday!

  16. Hi,
    happy Birthday!!!
    What a great action. I'm always excited about your work
    Hugs Sabine

  17. Happy Birthday! Whoo hoo. Thanks for another great sketch!

    hugs, xo

  18. Love this weeks sketch, will be using it a lot me thinks.
    Happy 3rd Birthday!
    Kaz x

  19. No 13 has the wrong link, sorry. Its the last one that is correct. Bettina

  20. Another great sketch, I really enjoy your challenges and looking at the DT cards.

  21. Maya....try as I might I just can't seem to leave a comment on your blog? I just wanted to say how gorgeous your gift box is. Stunning colouring!
    Kaz x

  22. Happy birthday to all of you!
    A great sketch and lovely projects from DT!

  23. Happy Birthday!! Fun sketch!

  24. Happy Birthday Sketch Saturday - and many more...
    Hilary xx

  25. Congratulations with your 3rd birthday, I like your sketch, hope you like my cherrycard also.
    gr. Liesbeth S

  26. Happy birthday Sketch Saturday! Fab challenge and great DT cards!xx

  27. Hi! This is my first time participating into Sketch Saturday. Hope I got it right... Lovely cards everyone has made for this challenge!
    Oh, and Happy 3rd Birthday! :o)

  28. Happy Birthday ! Wonderful sketch to celebrate with, just hope I've done it justice. Gorjus DT work too.

    Love Karen x

  29. Great Sketch and love the DT Cards, thank you for the Inspiration Crafty Kaz.

  30. Happy 3rd Birthday, Sketch Saturday! Love all the DT creations, and what a fantastic idea! I've entered my sketch creation and just finished the hop. Thanks for the fun, and the many chances to win!!

  31. Happy Birthday! The blog hop was so much fun! The team made the most stunning bags/cards. Thanks for the chance. X Anita Kaartenboetiek

  32. Happy Birthday Sketch Saturday!
    Thanks for all the wonderful sketches & inspiration...the party bags are all fabulous this week!
    Helen x

  33. happy birthday to you,
    happy birthday to you,
    happy birthday sketch saturday,
    happy birthday to you.

    hugs to you all Troy xxx

  34. Happy birthday, love the dt samples thanks for 3 years of challenges Ann x

  35. Wow!!! Cool - Happy Birthday!!! How exciting! Excellent work on the creations too !! xoxo

  36. What a great sketch. I love using sketches that have stripes in them, they just offer so many different possibilities. And thanks for the wonderful inspiration from the DT

  37. Really enjoyed the Sketch. thanks for a great challenge, beautiful Dt work and a very happy birthday to you! Judy x

  38. Thanks for providing us with these great sketches every week!

  39. Happy Third Birthday! I REALLY liked this sketch - hope you like my card based on it. The DT's samples are great!


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