Saturday 31 December 2011

Week #188 - 31st December - Sponsored by The Craft Barn

Hello sketch fans!
Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas Day.
Did Santa bring you some lush new craft stash to play with?

So we wave goodbye to 2011 this evening

Personally, I'd like to thank my lovely friends, the totally awesome Saturday Girls (past & present), for their love, support and of course the outstanding work that they give each week, you girls are all amazing! xx

From the team as a whole, we'd like to thank our generous sponsors, our talented guest designers and of course we'd like to thank all of you, the challengers, for making Sketch Saturday all worthwhile.
A special thank you goes to Karita, who has taken the difficult decision to leave our design team for pastures new.
We are very sad to see her go, but we all wish her well in her other DT positions, they are very lucky to have her join them.
Karita, thank you so much for sharing your stunning creations with us, we'll miss you. Friends forever. xx

On behalf of all of The Saturdays... HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
We hope 2012 brings you good luck, good health and happiness.
And if you are going out to celebrate tonight, stay safe and enjoy yourselves.

This is our final challenge of the year, and we are delighted to have our dear friends at The Craft Barn sponsor us this week.

"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,
Includes, NEW Cheery Lynn Designs dies, and fabulous Kraft Fusion products.

Do you love the sewn card look but don't like to sew?
then THIS RANGE is just for you.

Today is the first day of The Craft Barn's

Their shop sale will run for 4 days only and finishes at 5pm on Tuesday 3rd Janaury.
All sale products will be half price and can be found in their upstairs studio.

Their online Winter sale also starts today. The products in both sales are completely different to enable their staff to better manage the stock, so a visit to both the shop and the website is highly recommended...

...don't miss out on a bargain buy!

This weeks winner will win a co-ordinated embellishment bundle:
Artemio Ribbons Boy, Artemio Blue Ric Rac ribbon pack, Artemio light blue tassels, pack of blue buttons, Artemio blue flowers, box of wooden embellishments, a selection pack of extra large brads and a jar of blue Beadazzles.
All these goodies have a total value of almost £23
AMAZING prize eh?
Massive thanks go to The Craft Barn xx

Here is the final sketch of 2011...

This pretty card has been made by our talented GD for December, Hanne...

Hanne, thank you for sharing your talent with us throughout December xx

And here are the beautiful cards made by the Saturdays...



So, for the very last time this year, please leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation with Mr. Linky below ...

Winner number 2 of challenge #186

The 2nd week winner of challenge #186 who wins my mystery prize is...

Sylvia! (Happy Crafty Times)   prize claimed

with this fabulous card...


Please leave a message here then EMAIL ME with your FULL postal address so that I can get your prize posted out to you. Thank you.

Jo xx

Tuesday 27 December 2011

my mistake

Hi sketch fans, I hope you are all having a fab time and have lots of new craft stash to play with :)

I think I was running on auto pilot last week and I forgot that I had planned to have the challenge run for 2 weeks until 30th, and I already announced the winner after one week. I'm so sorry.

So as promised our challenge will run until 30th, and for this second week (24th-30th) I will host the prize myself. You will receive a mystery gift package (with a RRP of at least £10) from me if you are chosen by

The challenge is the same as last weeks, using the same sketch.
Please continue to add your entries to Mr Linky in last weeks post (#186)
All entrants from and including number #61 will be entered twice, I will add on the same amount of entrants again to the end of the list.
So if you take part this week you will have twice the chance of winning the mystery prize.

ALSO, all new entrants (#61 +) can have one FREE download of my own craft sheet designs if they wish.
All my sheets can be found on my other blog Jobo Designs.
Just email me with the number of the sheet you would like (all sheet numbers end with 966) and once confirmed that you have entered the challenge, I will email your chosen design to you. You can print off the sheet as many times as you wish, but they are strictly for your own personal use only.
All copyright and TOU apply to free downloads too. Details are on the blog and will also be emailed to you with your download.

I have altered last weeks posts so that anyone going direct to the challenge from another blog will know that the challenge is still running.

The winner will be announced at 7:50am on 31st December.

Jo xx

Saturday 24 December 2011

Week #187 - no challenge - MERRY CHRISTMAS! xx

Merry Christmas Everyone! xx
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our sponsors and guest designers throughout 2011, as well as thanking each and everyone of you,  fantastic challengers, for your support of our challenge blog, thank you so much for taking part each week and sharing your wonderful creations.

 There is no new challenge this week, The Saturdays are having a well deserved week off with their families, friends and loved ones.
But you still have time to use last weeks sketch to win a mystery prize, please add your entry to last weeks Mr Linky, they are dated so I can determine who is eligible for the prize.

We will be back next week with our final challenge of 2011.

We hope you have everything you wish for and more.
Have fun! 

The Saturdays xx

Winner of challenge #186

The winner of last weeks challenge who wins a fabulous £15 shopping spree at  Crafters Companion is...

Barbara G! (Barb's Creative Cornerprize claimed

with this fabulous card...

Congratulations Barbara, Merry Christmas!

Please leave a message here then EMAIL ME so that I can let you know how you can claim your prize. Thank you.
Happy Shopping!

Jo xx

Saturday 17 December 2011

Week #186 - 17th December - Sponsored by Crafters Companion

Morning everyone ... only 8 more sleeps till Christmas Day or 7 more crafting days for those of us that still have Christmas cards and gifts to make/buy.

This weeks challenge will last for 2 weeks because there is no challenge set for Christmas Eve (24th), but there WILL be a challenge on 31st December.
So you have until 11:59pm 30th December to submit your entries for this challenge. You can enter a maximum of 3 times if you wish. But they must be NEW entries only please.

Our generous sponsor this week is Crafter's Companion

Crafter's Companion are a forward thinking company who pride themselves on the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative crafting tools. The range include the Rock-a-Blocks - a patented stamp mounting system - and the Award winning Ultimate Crafter's Companion Pro - an all in one compact carry case which allows you to score, measure, trim and create boxes, shaped cards blanks, envelopes and more. Crafter's Companion are also well known for creating fabulous CDs and rubber stamps using licensed characters, which to date include Beatrix Potter, Popcorn the Bear, Humphrey's Corner, the Snowman and Flower Fairies.

Last UK order dates for pre-christmas delivery
Standard delivery - 19th December
Next Day delivery - MIDDAY 22nd December
If you are searching for that perfect present for a crafty friend or relative then look no further than their Christmas Shop. There's a wide selection of gifts and crafting kits to suit all tastes and budgets. Each comes with a bonus gift absolutley FREE, plus double loyalty points with each item.

There's a Stocking Fillers category on their web site, filled with hand-picked selections of their best-selling products. These crafty gifts will please crafters young and old, and with a wide range of crafting abilities. Better yet, everything is under £30!

FREE UK delivery on orders over £50

Our lucky challenge winner for this week (17th-23rd) will receive a £15 voucher to spend from their fab website! Woohooo!

For the second week (24th-30th) the winner will receive a mystery prize from me (Jo)

The challenge is the same (same sketch) but will be split into 2 prizes, one for each week.

Here's this weeks sketch...

This stunning card has been made by the wonderful Hanne
our GD for December

And here is more inspiration by The Saturdays .....






So, with just one week left till the "Big Day" we hope you're all prepared and still have time to come along and play with our fab sketch this week.  To be in with the chance of winning this week's fantastic prize please leave a DIRECT LINK to your crafty creation, with Mr. Linky below ....

Winner of challenge #185

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

Jayne! (serendepity)

with this fabulous card...

Congratulations Jayne!
Please leave a message here then EMAIL ME so that I can let you know how you can claim your prize. Thank you.
Happy Shopping!

Jo xx

Saturday 10 December 2011

Week #185 - 10th December - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Good morning everyone :)
Thank you for joining in with Karita's sketch challenge last week, wasn't her sketch just fabulous?

This weeks challenge is sponsored by our friends at 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 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 Hero Arts Holiday/Christmas goodies
perfect for those last minute cards you may need to make.

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 for Christmas.

A very generous $25 gift certificate will be awarded to our lucky challenge winner this week to spend on goodies in the SSS store!

HUGE thanks to everyone at Simon Says Stamp for your continued support and sponsorship of our challenge blog throughout 2011, we are delighted that this will continue throughout 2012 too! :)

Here is this weeks sketch...

For your inspiration, this beautiful card has been made by our GDT for December, Hanne

stunning eh?

And here are more stunning cards made by the Saturdays...

We hope you have time to join us this week, what with all the "C" word preparations and madness.  If you do ... please leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation with Mr. Linky below and you could be the lucky winner of that $25:00 gift certificate!!! ....

Winner of challenge # 184

Winner of the $15 merchandise gift voucher at  
Love To Stamp store is......

Delphine!! (Delphine´s Place)

With this magnificent card...

Congratulations Delphine! :)
Please EMAIL ME  (Karita) so  I can let Mindy know your email address, 
and she will contact you with details of how to claim your prize :)
Thank You.

Saturday 3 December 2011

Week # 184 - 3rd December - Sponsored by Love To Stamp

Hello Everyone! :)
So it´s finally my turn to host Sketch Saturday challenge :)
I am Karita, and this is my first Dt week, so wish me luck :)

First I would like to introduce to you this week's sponsor
Love to Stamp is home to the Little Darlings rubber stamp line. You can also find paper, tools, sentiment stamps and embellishments.

Love to Stamp is offering one lucky winner a $15 merchandise gift voucher.

And here is this weeks sketch, made by me :)
I am so happy to tell you, that our GDT for December is my dear friend from Blogland, Hanne.
She is very talented Lady from Norway and she makes the most gorgeous cards with shabby style :)

Here is Hanne´s stunning card, made after this weeks sketch:

And here is inspirations from our talented DT`s:




What beautiful cards "The Saturdays" have done to inspire you to perhaps make a Christmas card this week.  Unless, unlike us you're totally organised and have them all done ... If you have we're "well jell"!  Anyway, now its over to you to show off your fabulous creations to us.  Please leave a DIRECT LINK to your work with Mr. Linky below if you want the chance of winning that amazing $15.00 gift voucher...... xxx