Saturday 29 October 2011

Week #179 - 29th October - Sponsored by The Craft Barn

Good morning boys and girls! :D Thanks for joining in with last weeks sketch. Please make sure you scroll down to see if you're one of the lucky winners of a $5.00 credit to spend in Mo's store.. If it is you then leave a message on the winners post, once you've finished dancing round the room!

This weeks sketch challenge is being sponsored by our friends at

"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,

next Saturday, 5th November
The Crafts Barn are hosting another fabulous craft day
FREE demos all day with
Françoise Read, Andy Skinner,
Michelle Johnson, Chris Dark, Di Oliver,
Neil Walker and Kathy Byrne

Personalised gifts are really appreciated and a cost effective way to show someone you care.
The Craft Barn will show you how to make gifts for men and women that you will be proud of.

And right now you can get a FAB deal on some fantastic products if you take advantage of week 3 of their Countdown to Christmas specials

it's Goody Box week!
These goody boxes are great value with real products that have all been for sale in their shop or on their website.
The RRP of the contents for each box is over £50 but you pay only £15!
Go to the website now, or visit in store to get yours :)

 This weeks challenge..

This weeks lucky winner will receive a pack of 6 Flexmarkers worth over £15!

HUGE thanks as always, go to Sandy and all at The Craft Barn xx

Here is this weeks sketch...

This stunning card has been made by our GD for October, Donna

we would like to thank Donna for her amazing work this past month, and we would also like to thank her for saying yes to staying on with us full time :)
YES! that's right, Donna is our newest Saturday Girl! woohooo!
Welcome Donna! xx

Here's the equally fab work made by The Saturdays...

Ok sketch fans, let's see all those wonderful cards :)
Please leave a DIRECT LINK to your blog post/challenge entry with Mr Linky.
Thank you, happy crafting!...

Winners of challenge #178

We have THREE winners of last weeks challenge, each lucky winner will receive a $5 shop credit for Mo's store! :)

The 3 lucky crafters are...

Anne! (Stargroves) prize claimed
with this winning card...

2nd winner...  prize not claimed

Deonna B! (for the love of cardmaking) prize claimed
with this winning card...

Congratulations! :)
Please leave a message below, then EMAIL ME using the email address you use/will use to purchase images from Mo's so that I can give you details of how to claim your prize.

Thank you, Jo xx

Saturday 22 October 2011

Week #178 - 22nd October - Sponsored by Mo's Digital Pencil

Good morning everyone, thank you for joining in with us last week, please scroll down to see if you are the winner of our challenge, if it's you please leave a message on the winners post, thank you.

Before we go to this weeks challenge, we have sad news to share, our dear friend, Maya, has decided it's time to step down from the DT :(
We will all miss Maya very much, she has always been an inspiration to us, producing as you all know the most amazing cards and gift boxes, that make us gasp with awe. As well as being UBER talented, Maya is a beautiful person too, both inside and out.
Maya, Thank you for your kindness and friendship, I'm glad we will still keep in touch, but you will be greatly missed by all of us xx

On to this weeks challenge & woohooo! this week we are very happy to be sponsored by the wonderful Mo Manning :)

If you haven't visited Mo's store should, there really is something for everyone, young or old, and there's some that will make you giggle too.
So if you haven't visited the store before, you don't know what you're missing!
For those of you who are familiar with Mo's fabulous images will know exactly what i'm talking about! ;)

This weeks challenge is special, because we won't be having a challenge winner..... we'll have THREE!! Oh YES! :)

THREE of you will be chosen via to each receive a $5.00 credit for Mo's store. Thank you so much Mo! xx

Here's this weeks sketch...

We are joined this week by Dorcas, who is co-teamleader for Mo's challenge blog, and was happy to make a card to showcase alongside ours...
How cool is this card? I love the sentiment with that adorable image.
Thank you for joining us this week Dorcas :)

And look at this beautiful card made by our talented GD for October, Donna

I love contemporary colours on christmas cards :)

And here's more inspiration from the fabulous Saturdays...

Jo using Video Boy

So sad to see you go Maya, going to miss you and your awesome work SO MUCH, take care sweetie xx

Now it's the turn of you talented crafters to show us your cards please.
Leave a DIRECT LINK to your entries with Mr Linky below, thank you...

Winner of challenge #177

The winner of last weeks challenge, who wins a choice of EITHER 5 digital stamps OR 4 digital stamps and 1 paper pack, sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps is...

Julie G! (stampin cabin)

with this amazing card ...

Congratulations Julie!
Please EMAIL ME (Jo) before 6pm on Thursday 27th October with your choices so that I can pass them on to get your prize emailed back to you.
Also, please leave a comment here so that I know that you are aware that you have won this prize, and I will expect your email, thank you.
Jo xx

Friday 21 October 2011

Sketchy Spotlight

We wanted to show everyone these adorable cards made by Beth, and Aly's Daughter, who are both just 7 years old and already have a confidence and talent for cardmaking...


Aly's Daughter

Thank you both so much for joining in our challenge this week, we hope you will join in the fun again!

The Saturdays xx

Monday 17 October 2011

Please Read

We normally announce the winner of a challenge each Saturday morning at 07:50 UK time - ten minutes before the new challenge goes live.
When you visit to get the new sketch, please scroll down to see if you are our winner from the previous challenge (or indeed if you are a new winner if the previous winner has not claimed the prize).
Also, please leave a comment on the winners post, this ensures that we know that you are aware that you have won, and also that we can expect an email from you.
It would also be polite to thank our generous sponsors for their wonderful prizes, don't you agree?

If your email goes to a spam folder (some may get automatically deleted), this means that we are not aware that you sent an email, this could result in another winner being chosen, and once a new name has been chosen we are unable to offer you the prize, sorry.
However, if you have left a message on the winners post, we will know that you want to claim the prize and can ask for your details again.

You have until 18:00 (6pm) on the following Thursday to claim your prize.
Thank you. xx

Saturday 15 October 2011

Week #177 - 15th October - Sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps

Please scroll down to see if you are last weeks challenge winner, we are also waiting for the winner of challenge #174  too.

Good Morning everyone, thank you for joining us for another sketch challenge.
And this week we are sponsored by a new (for us) sponsor...

"Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion."

Now is the perfect time to shop in their store, to honour breast cancer awareness month you can get a massive 35% off! :)

Not only do they sell a vast range of digital stamps, but also a large selection of digital papers too.
And if you are looking right now for images for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas, then there is bound to be something perfect for you in their 'Holidays' or 'Seasons' sections.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the winner a choice of EITHER 5 digital stamps OR 4 digital stamps and 1 paper pack.
What a FABULOUS prize! :)

So to be in with a chance of winning, please make a card using this sketch...

Here, for inspiration is the card made by our fabulous guest designer, Donna...

such gorgeous colours, don't you agree?

And here's more fab inspiration by The Saturdays...





Ok everyone, your turn, let's see all those wonderful cards :)
Please leave a DIRECT LINK to your blog post/challenge entry with Mr Linky.
Thank you, happy crafting!...

Winner of challenge #176

The winner of last weeks challenge who wins a fabulous $25 shopping spree at  Simon Says Stamp is...

Lili B! (Fragrant Paper Roses)

with this adorable card...

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

Jo xx

Thursday 13 October 2011

Our last 2 Challenge Winners.... REDRAWN

It's such a shame that people are missing out on some fantastic prizes from our generous sponsors.

All you have to do is check to see if you are our winner and email to claim it. Simples!

I have had to redraw our last TWO challenge winners again.

That means we have 2 new winners! :)

The winner of challenge #174 (24th September), who wins an Impression Obsession cover-a-card stamp and acrylic block, kindly donated by The Craft Barn is...

Andie! (Andie's Space)

Please use the Impression Obsession link above to choose which stamp you would like to receive with your acrylic block.


The winner of challenge #175 (1st October), who gets to choose either ONE Rubber Stamp or TWO Digi stamps from the Tickled Pink store is...

Lorraine! (Lorraine's Loft)

Congrats Ladies, Please EMAIL ME (Jo) with your chosen prize details, and your full postal addresses, thank you.

Lorraine, there is no need to send me your address if you choose the digi stamp option, just email me with your chosen digis and i'll pass on the details to have them emailed to you :)

So, I wonder if the prizes will be claimed this time?

Please remember to check after 07:50 on Saturday morning to see if you are the winner of this weeks $25 prize courtesy of Simon Says Stamp! :) 
When you visit to get the sketch, please scroll down to view the winners post.... it could be YOU!

Jo xx

Monday 10 October 2011

Sad to see Sem go :(

We are very sad that Simonne has decided to leave our design team :(
Simonne, as you all know, makes the most fabulous cards, and she will be greatly missed as part of our design team, she will always be a special friend of Sketch Saturday's and of course to all of the DT.

Sem... a HUGE THANK YOU for your inspiration, kindness, your wonderful creations and most of all your friendship, Sketch Saturday most definately is what it is today because of you being a part of it.

We all wish you the very best,
with special love and hugs,
The Saturdays.

Saturday 8 October 2011

Week #176 - 8th October - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Thank you for joining us last week, wasn't Paula's sketch a dream to work with?
Scroll down to the post beneath this one, to see if you are our winner!

This weeks challenge is sponsored by the 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!"

To see all the latest products instore please click HERE

Their exclusive Simon Says Stamp range are HERE

Not forgetting their HUGE Magnolia range HERE

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

They have yummy Copics HERE

and right now, SSS have a fab range of autumnal and Halloween themed stash - you'll be spoilt for choice!

Did you know that you can buy 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 everyone at SSS xx

Here is this weeks sketch, hope you like it...

Here, we have the beautiful card made by our GD for October, Donna Mosley...


And look what The Saturdays have made to inspire and delight you too,
we start off showcasing the cards made by our new Saturday Girls, Susie & Tracey...

To be in with the chance of winning that $25.00 gift certificate please leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation with Mr. Linky below.  Thanks for joining in the fun again this week ....x