Saturday 25 February 2012

Week #196 - 25th February - Sponsored by The Craft Barn

Good Morning, are you planning on doing any crafting this weekend? then maybe our sketch will inspire you to join in our challenge this week,which 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

This week The Craft Barn have a special offer incorporating lots of products that add colour and dimension to your projects.
They are offering 50% off all of the following:
Cosmic Shimmer Dazzle Paints
Viva Glitter Gel
Smooch Spritzers
PSST Sprays
Viva Paper Pens
Tattered Angels Chalkboards
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glazes
Viva Glitter Liners
 Click here to find them in their Special Offer section.

and here's a date for your diary...

The demos are very informal and the demonstrators are always happy to answer any questions you have about things you are finding challenging and to explain techniques and equipment.

If you do have the time to go to any of their FREE demo days, then please do. They are very popular events, and very worthwhile, you may pick up some crafting tips and meet up with fellow crafters too
And of course you will be able to see the full range of wonderful products available from The Craft Barn

This weeks challenge winner will receive, as always, a generous prize from The Craft Barn... a whopping £15 voucher to spend at their store!

Here's this weeks sketch...

 Liesbeth made another fabby card she was our GDT throughout the month of February, thank you so much Liesbeth for being my GDT. We are honored really, especially Terry check out Liesbeth her card and what do you see.....(hihih her name LOL)
And here is her last card.....

and here are the brilliant cards by The Saturdays...

We hope you can play with us again this week and make something amazing with another fabby sketch.  To be in with a chance of winning this weeks awesome prize please leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation with Mr. Linky below ......

Winner of challenge #195

The winner of last weeks challenge who wins a fabulous $10 shopping spree to spend at Stamp Fairy is...

Nicky! (SmurfsCraftsprize claimed

and here is her lovely winning card...

Congratulations Nicky! :)
Please leave a comment here, then EMAIL ME so that I can pass this on for you to claim your prize, Thank you.
Happy Shopping!

Jo xx

Saturday 18 February 2012

Week #195 - 18th February - Sponsored by Stamp Fairy

Hello, happy Saturday to you all :)
Saturday morning means a new sketch challenge and this week we the first DT cards made by our new Saturday Girls, and we also have a new sponsor too!..

"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010.
Gerda Burghardt artist and owner creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats.
You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls to fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters.
Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image every Friday, a weekly challenge on Mondays and Guest Designers each month on their challenge blog.
Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."

And if you are our challenge winner this week you will win a wonderful $10 gift certificate to spend at Stamp Fairy! Thank you Gerda xx

Here's this weeks sketch...

We are joined this week by a member of Stamp Fairy's own DT, Céline, who has made this fabulous card, thanks for joining us this week Céline!

 And this beauty has been made by our GD for February, Liesbeth...
Thank you Liesbeth for another Beautifull card....wowwwzaaa

We were very kindly given some Stamp Fairy images to use this week.
Here's what the girls have made for inspiration, starting with our new Saturday Girls Jen, Lizy & Steph with their first SSDT cards!...

Jen using image from Stamp Fairy

Lizy using image from Lenny Love collection

Jilli using image from Molly Fairy collection

another brilliant card by Jilli

Jo using image from Molly Fairy collection

Donna using image from Molly Fairy collection

Susie  using image from Molly Fairy collection

Tracey using image from Molly Fairy collection

Cazza using image from Linda Fairy collection


Over to you crafty lot ... lets see what gorgeousness you can come up with this week.  To be in with a chance of winning the fantastic prize please leave a DIRECT LINK to your work with Mr. Linky below ........

Winner of challenge #194

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

Carla Suto! (Carla's Stamping Spotprize claimed

and here is her fabulous winning card...

Congratulations Carla :)
Please leave a comment here, then EMAIL ME so that I can let you know how you can claim your prize. Thank you.
Happy Shopping!

Jo xx

Friday 17 February 2012

Winner redrawn for #193

The original winner of challenge #193 has not come forward to claim the prize, so a new winner has been drawn who will win those 2 fab stamp sheets from Terry's generous sponsor ART JOURNEY

Shanna! it's you! (Shanna's Designsprize claimed

and with such an adorable card too! xx

Congratulations, please email me (Jo) with your full postal address so that I can pass it on to get those stamp sheets sent out to you.
Please claim before 23rd Feb. Thanks xx

Saturday 11 February 2012

Week #194 - 11th February - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Happy Saturday sketch fans!
Thank you for joining in with Terry's DT week challenge last week, wasn't it a lovely sketch? I hope you'll have as much fun this week too :)

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

SSS have a fab range of Hero Arts new releases for 2012 available now,
including beautiful Hero Arts mid-tone shadow inks

Did you know that you can buy e-gift cards too?
any amount from $5.00 - $100.00 is available, ideal when you don't know what to buy as a gift for a crafty friend.

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

as always HUGE thanks go to Simon Says Stamp!

Ok, now don't panic, take a look at the DT examples for inspiration if the circles spook you,
here is this weeks sketch...

And here is Liesbeth's card, isn't it just FABULOUS....

Here's more inspiration from The Saturdays...



YAY! Look who's back this week!


So now it's over to you talented crafty peeps, please leave a DIRECT LINK to your challenge entry blog post with Mr Linky, thank you...