Saturday 28 April 2012

Week #205 - 28th April - Sponsored by The Craft Barn

Good Morning, the weather has been vile this week at Sketchy Towers, so I hope that our challenge this week will brighten up your weekend in some way.
 But before we do, it is with sadness that I have to tell you that Paula has decided to leave the design team :(
We'd like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Paula for everything she has done for SS and for sharing her talent with us, what an amazing cardmaker she is! Love and best wishes to you Paula xx

This week's challenge 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

LATEST NEWS from The Craft Barn!...

Click here for details and booking 
of workshops and masterclasses
Click here for the amazing list of free demonstrations

If you do have the opportunity to go, then please do. This is a very popular event, 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 a generous gift voucher from The Craft Barn, HUGE thanks Sandy!

Here's this weeks sketch...

Here's the final GD card by

what a beatiful card!
Our thanks go to Maria for joining us throughout April :)

Here's what the Saturdays have made to inspire you this week...




For a chance to win this weeks amazing prize, please leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation with Mr. Linky below ...... x

Winner of challenge #204

The winner of last weeks challenge who wins 2 Nikki & friends stamps of their own choice, courtesy of Pages of Memories is...

Vicky PP! (Paw Princeprize claimed

with this fabulous card...

Congratulations Vicky! Please take a look at the collection available on the site, choose 2, then EMAIL ME with your choices and your FULL name and address. I'll forward on the email to Niki, who will post out your prize! :)

Thank you, Jo xx

Saturday 21 April 2012

Week #204 - 21st April - Sponsored by Pages of Memories

Good Morning everyone, I hope you are all well & happy.
Well it's time for another sketch challenge, but before we do, I want to thank you for joining us last week...scroll down to see if you are our lucky winner :)

This week we have a new sponsor :)
Please flex your mouse-clicking fingers for Pages of Memories
and give this website a visit

A short bio from Niki, owner of Pages of Memories...
"Pages of Memories is an online card-making and scrapbooking shop. We stock a number of gorgeous rubber stamps including Miss Anya by The Greeting Farm, Nikki & Friends and Gorjuss Girls as well as the full range of Copic Ciao markers.
We also stock the latest scrapbooking supplies and even offer a monthly scrapbooking kit club - but with a difference...! Find out more about it here. (link:!__kits )"

The fab prize for this weeks winner...
Two 'Nikki & Friends' stamps of the winners choice.
Take a look at the range available and choose your 2 favourites now, because YOU might be the one chosen by You can find the Nikki & Friends range HERE

Our thanks go to Niki for providing this wonderful prize :)

Here is this weeks sketch...

This beautiful creation has been made by our GD for April, Maria

Here's what the fabulous Saturdays have made this week...

Jo using Martini Nikki

Another fab prize this week is up for grabs and you gotta be in it, to win it!  So to make sure you have a change of winning please leave a DIRECT LINK to your creation with Mr. Linky below ......x

Winner of challenge #203

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

Marlena! (Marlena's Paper Paradise)

and here is her adorable winning card...

Congratulations Marlena! :)
Please leave a comment here, then EMAIL ME before 6pm on Thursday so that I can let you know how you can claim your prize. Thank you.
Happy Shopping!

Jo xx

Saturday 14 April 2012

Week #203 - 14th April - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

It's Saturday already?
where did the last week go?
Thank you for joining in our DT week challenge last week, wasn't Paula's sketch a dream to work with? Thanks Paula xx

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 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!

HUGE thanks go to Simon Says Stamp for their kind generosity

Here's this weeks sketch for you...

Heres what our fabulous guest Maria has made for us...

How cute is this?? thanks Maria x

Here's what The Saturdays have done to inspire you this week..










Over to you crafty lot now to turn Jo's amazing sketch into a beautiful creation of your own, with the added bonus of winning this weeks awesome prize!  To be in with a chance of winning please leave a DIRECT LINK with Mr. Linky below ...... x

Winner of Challenge #202

Good morning all!!
Thanks so much to everyone who joined us last week!
it was great to see what you all did with my sketch!

There can only be one lucky winner... and that is:
Melodie (Prize Claimed)
who entered this fab card!!

Congratulations!! you've won a $10 shopping spree at Tiddly Inks!
Lucky you!!! 
please contact Paula to claim your prize....

Thanks again all! there will be a new challenge along in a few minutes...

Saturday 7 April 2012

Week #202 - 7th April - Paulas DT Week

Good Morning sketch fans...
Paula here taking over for a week, and giving Jo a well earned break...
I've designed a fun sketch for you to follow... but before I share it with you, I'd like to say a HUGE thanks to everyone who joined in last week!
scroll down to the previous post to see if you are the lucky winner...

This week we are so lucky to be sponsored by the wonderful Tiddly Inks 

Tiddly Inks offers cute digital stamps created by childrens illustrator Christy Croll.
you'll find something for everyone, and for all occasions and they are so much fun to colour!!

Christy has kindly offered a $10 gift certificate for one lucky winner!!
what are you waiting for??

okay... so heres my sketch, I hope you have fun with it!

I got to choose our guest designer for April, and I asked the wonderfully talented Maria Therese
Here is what Maria made using the sketch...

beautiful isn't it? 
there will be more from Maria next week... but in the meantime check out her blog!

heres how the BRILLIANT 'Saturdays' used my sketch... aren't they amazing?

Jen using New wings

Ok, so now it's your turn to inspire us!
Please leave a direct link to your blog POST (not just to your blog) to be eligible to win the generous $10 gift certificate from Tiddly Inks...