Saturday 31 March 2012

Week #201 - 31st March - Sponsored by The Craft Barn

Good Morning, it's the start of the Easter holidays for many of our kids here in the UK, but I'm hoping that you still might find time to take part in our challenge this week which is being sponsored by our friends at...

"We are a UK 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.

We have over 10,000 products, some of the leading brands that we stock include: Sizzix, Ranger, Tim Holtz, Crafty Individuals, Katzelkraft, Crafts Too, DecoArt, Copic, Viva Décor, Spellbinder Nestabilities, Impression Obsession, Tando Creative, Marianne D 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

Easter opening hours at The Craft Barn

Open as usual on Good Friday and Easter Saturday
then closed Easter Sunday and Monday
Next free event: Minifest on Saturday 7th April

Liz Welch, Jenny Mayes, Helen Meighan,
Carol Cockbain, Kay Carley, Helen Chilton
"Come along and be inspired"

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 in store.

This weeks challenge winner will receive, as always, a generous prize from The Craft Barn

Here's this weeks sketch...

Cor* (GD For March)
This is Cor's last week with us! We've enjoyed having her and seeing all her wonderful card creations! Big thanks and big hugs to you Cor! :)

Please show us your crafty creations and be in with a chance of winning this weeks fab prize !  Just leave a DIRECT LINK to your work with Mr.Linky below .... x

Winner of challenge #200

The winner of SEVEN single digis of their own choice, courtesy of Bugaboo Stamps is...

Emily L (scrappy sweet creationsprize claimed

Congratulations Emily! Please Email Me (Jo) so that I can give you details of how to claim your prize :)
Thank you.

Jo xx

Saturday 24 March 2012

Week #200 - 24th March - Sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

Good Morning sketch fans!
It's a special week this week at Sketchy Towers, for 2 reasons.
Firstly, we have reached week 200, WOW!
and some of you are still joining in after all this time aren't you?,
A HUGE THANK YOU, you know who you are! xx ;)
Secondly, we are taking part in a DT swap with our sponsors of this weeks challenge, Bugaboo Stamps
More about the swap after this message from Bugaboo...

"Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps:
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 
 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps   at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT  for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug."

If you are our challenge winner this week, you'll get to choose 7 free digis to add to your Bugaboo collection! Thank you Jodie and everyone at Bugaboo xx

About the DT swap...

2 of our Saturday Girls (Jilli and Faye) are Featured Bugaboo Guests this week, and have designed the most fantastic cards for Bugaboo's Catch the Bug challenge.
We in turn are joined by 2 of Bugaboo's DT, Jackie and Yvonne who are featuring their cards as Guest Saturdays for our sketch challenge.
Here's the sketch...

And here's what Bugaboo's Jackie & Yvonne have made for us, adorable cards ladies!...

More inspiration by Cor* (GD for March)
Her card is super gorgeous!!

and the equally gorgeous cards by The Saturdays...

Susie using Gus Birthday - Recount



Jen using Gus Fishing

Donna using Summertime Peekers - Flower Pot

Tracey using Hoppy Occasions - easter



Well, there's another fantabulous sketch for you crafty lot to have a play with!  If you do decide to play along with us and want to win this weeks amazing prize, please leave a DIRECT LINK to your work with Mr. Linky below .......x

Winner of challenge #199

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

Janice! (Stamping-Mad Blogspotprize claimed

with this delightful easter card...

Congratulations Fluffles! :)
Please leave a message below, then EMAIL ME so that I can let Nikki know your email address, and she will contact you with details of how to claim your prize :)
Thank you.

Jo xx

Saturday 17 March 2012

Week #199 - 17th March - Sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Good morning everyone.
Before we go on to this weeks challenge, will you please join us in wishing our lovely Saturday Girl Terry a very Happy Birthday for today, March 17th
Many Happy Returns Terry!
Love, The Girls xx

Yep, it's that time again, a new sketch challenge for you all :)
This week we are sponsored by the lovely Nikki from
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

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The NEW ARRIVALS available right now at Bunny Zoe's Crafts are...

*NEW March C.C. Designs Release
*NEW Whimsy Elizabeth Bell Stamps
*NEW Selection of Stampavie Stamps
*NEW Laurie Furnell Stamps - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
*NEW Kaisercraft Clear Stamps
*NEW Kaisercraft 6.5" Paper Pads Tigerlilly & Technologic
*NEW Magnolia Papers
*NEW Magnolia Princes and Princesses Stamps
*NEW MagnoliaInk Magazine Issue 2
*NEW Marianne D March Release - Dies, Papers, Ribbons & Stamps
*NEW The Greeting Farm March Release
*NEW Wild Rose Studio - Stamps & Paper Pads
*NEW Prima Flowers
*NEW Prima Petal Pins
*NEW Prima Buttons
*NEW Prima 6x6" Paper Pads
*NEW Glitz 6x6" Paper Pads
*NEW Whimsy Stamps February Release
*NEW My Minds Eye Paper Pads
*NEW Echo Park Paper Pad - A Boy's Life
*NEW Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps February Release
*NEW Nellie's C Dies
*NEW Nellie's C - Young Rebels Clear Stamps
*NEW February C.C. Designs Stamp Release
*NEW High Hopes Sentiments
*NEW Kaisercraft Paper Blooms

You can check out the latest SALE ITEMS by clicking HERE

And remember... Bunny Zoe's Crafts ship worldwide, and if you live in mainland UK or Northern Ireland and your order is more than £40.00, you get FREE shipping :)

This weeks challenge winner will win a generous £10.00 shopping spree at
Bunny Zoe's Crafts :)

Thanks go to Nikki for her kind sponsorship and generous prize :)

Here's this weeks sketch...

Here is her super fun card

and here's more beautiful cards made by The Saturdays...

Over to you crafty lot ... To be in with a chance of winning this weeks fab £10.00 gift certificate from Bunny Zoe's Crafts,  please leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation with Mr. Linky below .....x