Saturday 30 July 2011

Week #166 - 30th July - Sponsored by The Craft Barn

It's Saturday, so we kick off the weekend with another sketch challenge :)

This weeks challenge is sponsored by our 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, fab NEW products added, including the NEW SPECTRUM NOIR marker pens!

You have this weekend to take advantage of the Summer Sale Spectacular at The Craft Barn, there's 50% off hundreds of products in store.
Don't delay - order today ;)

Fancy a fun & crafty day out?
Visit The Craft Barn on SATURDAY 6th AUGUST for their minifest
Featuring FREE DEMOS with

Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals

Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art

Carole Cann

Karen Maccoy

Jane Collma

Neil Walker

Kathy Byrne
 The Craft Barn are giving away another fabulous prize this week to our challenge winner, a prize that any Tim Holtz fan will want for their collection...

Tim Holtz Alterations: Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die - Artful dwelling

This Movers & Shapers window die showcases the bold and edgy style of Tim Holtz®.
The window die must be used in any one of the Movers & Shapers base dies or base tray.
The Artful Dwellings measure approximately 1 7/8" x 3 1/4" to 2 1/2" x 5 1/8". These die-cut shapes are cutest when paired with Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die Set - Mini Openings

Told you it was a fabulous prize didn't I?
With special thanks to Sandy & everyone at TCB xx

Here is this weeks sketch...

And here is the beautiful card made by our GDT Janne

Janne, thank you so much for sharing your talent with us all this past month xx

Here are the equally beautiful cards made by The Saturdays...

We hope that you will join us again this week.  To be in with a chance of winning that fab prize from The Craft Barn, please leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation with Mr. Linky below, thank you ......

Winner of challenge #165

The winner of last weeks challenge, who gets to spend $10.00 on stamps at Your Next Stamp is...

Kim T! (Kim's Card Corner)

who has made this adorable card...

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

Jo xx

Saturday 23 July 2011

Week #165 - 23rd July - Sponsored by Your Next Stamp

Good Morning Sketch fans!
Hope you are all well and happy, thank you for joining in our challenge last week, but I must apologise to you if you had a problem reading the post yesterday, it was due to my photobucket account, I had exceeded my bandwidth allowance, and I had to pay to upgrade my account so that I got my images back.
Thank you to those of you who emailed me to let me know what had happened :)

On to this weeks challenge, and we are sponsored by the fabulous...

Your Next Stamp offers a unique variety of fun and whimsical rubber stamps for every occasion!
Their signature lines include Fhiona and Friends, Heather Collections, Dale Designs and the humorous Franfou Collection. Stamps are produced with top quality rubber, which are then mounted onto cling foam, trimmed and are ready to use with any clear block!
We ship Worldwide and are always happy to assist you so if you have any questions please feel free to contact Karen –
Be sure to check out the YNS Facebook page too!

If you are this weeks challenge winner, you'll win $10.00 to spend towards stamps of your choice at the YNS store! :)

but there's more!
ALL of our challengers can benefit from Karen's generosity too :)

10% discount off your next purchase by using the code shown above.
Karen... thank you SO much! xx

Here's this weeks sketch...

and this week our generous sponsor, Karen, has made a card to showcase alongside ours, here it is, and it's just like the sentiment on it...beautiful

Here is the card made by our talented GDT Janne

and of course the fab cards made by The Saturdays...

We hope that you will join in with our sketch once again this week. To make sure you're in with a chance of winning the fantastic prize on offer please leave a DIRECT LINK to your post (not just your blog) with Mr Linky below. 

Love, The Saturdays  xx

Winner of challenge #164

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

Sheila! (The Pain in the Neck)

and here is her very elegant 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

Saturday 16 July 2011

Week #164 - 16th July - Sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Good Morning Sketch fans! it's time for a new challenge :)
And this week we are sponsored by the lovely Nikki and Bunny Zoe's Crafts

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NEW ARRIVALS at Bunny Zoe's this month!

WOW! and much, much more in store!
there's so many amazing products available, so let your creativity go wild ;)

Would you like £10.00 to spend in store?
that is exactly what this weeks challenge winner will win!
a generous £10.00 shopping spree of goodies from Bunny Zoe's Crafts :)

Thank you so much Nikki xx

here's this weeks sketch...

Here are our cards this week, we are little short of DT work unfortunately (sorry) because real life hasn't allowed some of us to play this week :(

These lovely ladies have some beautiful cards to show you though...

GDT Janne


Thanks for joining in with our sketch once again this week.  To make sure you're in with a chance of winning the fantastic prize on offer please leave a DIRECT link to your work with Mr Linky below x

Winner of challenge #163

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

EDITED: original winner did not get in touch - winner redrawn (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 9 July 2011

Week #163 - 9th July - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Before announcing this weeks challenge, we have to tell you that sadly, we say goodbye to Leonie who has decided to step down from the Design Team :(
Leonie, thank you so much for all your beautiful creations, we will miss you, and we all wish you much love and happiness & best wishes for the future xx

Thank you all for taking part in Bente's first DT week last week :)

This weeks challenge, is sponsored by 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!"

To see all the latest products instore please click HERE

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 new Copic colours HERE

Did you know that SSS have e-gift cards too?
any amount from $5.00 - $100.00 is available, ideal to send to a crafty friend if you're unsure of what to buy them eh?

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 to all at SSS xx

Here is this weeks sketch...

Here is a stunning card made by our GDT Janne

and from the rest of The Saturdays...


To be in with a chance of winning this weeks fantabulous prize please leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation (no back linking please), with MR LINKY below .... Good Luck!!!