Saturday 26 May 2012

DT Call.

This blog post is dated to stay until the deadline for our DT call.
For our latest challenge (#208 sponsored by The Craft Barn) please scroll down or click here. Thank you.

Would you like to be a Saturday Girl?.... 
or maybe a Saturday Boy?

We are looking for some new design team members to join Sketch Saturday! :)
Initially on a 3 month trial, with a view to a permanent position we hope.

What is required:

You MUST have your own personal blog and be prepared to post each week.

You must be able to make a card each week, and upload it before midnight (UK time) on the Friday before the challenge goes live.
You will get the sketches well in advance, so you will have plenty of time to create.
You can use any craft materials you like to make your DT work (except copyright protected images of course),
The only 'rule' is that you stick as close as possible to the sketch, but of course artisitc licence plays a part and is welcomed, you don't have to be 'spot on' but the sketch design needs to be recognised within your work.
You must post about our challenge on your own blog each week, leaving links to SS and to our sponsors on all posts.

You must be prepared to leave comments for challengers, currently 1 challenger in every 10, although you are of course allowed to leave comments for more should you have the time to do so.

You will be expected to take a turn hosting a DT week.
DT weeks are the first Saturday of each month, when it's your turn, we want you to make your own sketch for the challenge, arrange a sponsor, and arrange the guest designer (GD) too. You will be expected to type up the post for this week.
DT week is only for one week, but your GD will be with us for the whole month, so would be expected to make a card for each Saturday in the month that you are DT host. You are responsible for uploading your GD's cards each week before the deadline.
You must also type up the winners post the following week after your DT week, and arrange for your winner to receive their prize from your sponsor.

Sketch Saturday is a challenge blog like any other, and we are happy for our DT to be members of other challenge blog DTs too.
We expect ALL of our DT members to treat SS with the same respect as others.
If you are currently on other DTs then please apply to join us if you want to be a part of our team too, however, if it is going to be a problem for you to make a card for us if you have deadlines and/or rules from other DTs to keep to, then please do not apply if there is a possibilty that SS could be pushed to one side so that you can make your card for another challenge blog instead.
It's only fair to the other SS DT members.
Saying that, real life has a habit of getting in the way sometimes, and if you need time out from all crafting for a while, that's no problem, we will cover your commenting while you take a break.

If you would like to join Sketch Saturday, please email myself (Susie) at
with THREE of what you consider to be your favourite card/projects to date as well as telling us a little bit about you as a crafter. 
Please don't send just photos, we need to see the individual BLOG POSTS
But no more than 3 please.
DO NOT just give us your blog address, we can look through your blogs anyway, we only want specific blog posts please.
Please ensure your email has SSDT in the subject line
 to ensure our application doesn't get lost in spam. 

Deadline for applications is 26th May 2012, if selected you will be notified by 2nd June 2012, and we would like you to make your first DT card/project for challenge #212 - 16th June 2012.
We look forward to receiving your emails! :)

Week #209 Sponsored by The Craft Barn.

We have the ever fabulous The Craft Barn back with us this week at Sketch Saturday

"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!

                         This weeks prize is a £10.00 gift voucher to spend in The Craft Barn Store.
I love this weeks sketch, its so curvatious!

Before we go any further we are having a celebration!!
Happy 4th Birthday Sketch Saturday!
and to celebrate we have extra goodies.
Each of the G/DT has some candy on their blog. Just follow the links to each of the G/DT's blog and leave a comment to be in with a chance to win
First is our Guest Designer
 Sarah-Louise's super card,
 I love the embellishments and she has used on of my favourite images too 

Winner of #208

Thank you for sharing your wonderful entries with us.
The winner of a shopping voucher, redeemable at  is Bunny Zoe Crafts is..

# 45 Becky

with this Gorgeous card...

Congratulations !
Please leave a message here, then email me at so that I can pass it onto Nikki, so that you will receive details of how to claim your prize. Thank You.

Thursday 24 May 2012

DT Call reminder!

Good Afternoon all, I just thought I'd pop by to remind you all that there are just a couple of day's left to get your emails in for the DT call. 
The information can be found HERE.

Saturday 19 May 2012

Week #208 - 19th May - Sponsored by Bunny Zoes

Good Morning all and Happy Saturday to you!
We have another Fab sketch for you this week but before the sketch our Sponsor this week is the lovely Nikki at Bunny Zoe Crafts 

Nikki is giving this weeks winner a equally lovely £10.00 gift voucher to her online store.
Thank you Nikki. x

So here is this weeks sketch 

First up is what our Guest Designer Sarah-Louise has made for you this week!

This is Bente's last card for us at Sketch Saturday so I'm sure you'll all join me in saying thank you for all the inspiration she has given us with her beautiful work and to say good luck for all she chooses to do in the future. Thank you Bente! xxx

Winner of Challenge #207.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful entries with us.
The winner of a shopping voucher, redeemable at  is Simon Say's Stamp is..

# 14 Dangina

with this Gorgeous card...

Congratulations !
Please leave a message here, then email me at so that I can pass it onto Stephanie, so that you will receive details of how to claim your prize. Thank You.

Saturday 12 May 2012

Week #207 - 12th May - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Thank you for joining in with my DT week challenge last week,I hope the sketch wasn't to complicated and a huge Thank yo to Kenny K for sponsoring the week

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 in store 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

So on to this weeks sketch.........

and here is what of wonderful Guest Designer Sarah-Louise has made for this week's Sketch

and here is this weeks makes from the Saturday Girls for some inspiration.
This is Jo's last card for Sketch Saturday! :0(



Finally We would like to say Thank you to Jo for allowing us to carry
on with Sketch Saturday and wish her all the best for the future and we hope to see her playing along very soon! xxxx

Winner of Sketch #206.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful entries with us.
The winner of  5 fabulous digital Stamps from Kenny 's Downloads is...

with this Fantastic card...

Congratulations !
Please leave a message here, then email me (Susie ) with your digi choice so that I can pass it onto Kenny, so that you will recieve your prize. Thank You.

Susie xx

Saturday 5 May 2012

Week #206 ~ 5th May 2012 ~ Sponsored by Kenny K Downloads.

Good Morning all Its my turn  Susie   to host the sketch at Sketch Saturday this week and
 Kenny K Downloads  has kindly agreed to be our sponsor .

Kenny K Digi and Rubber stamps are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations!

The Creator, the artist, the man: KennyK is a NYC born professional illustrator who bought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pin-up babes, sweet 'n' sassy girls, cool rocking dudes, kids stuff, retro characters and more at KennyK Downloads

This week the prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi stamps

So here's my sketch, flip it  rotate it and embellish it as you like but have fun!

Sarah-Louise {aka Tiggertastic } has kindly agreed to be our Guest Designer for this month. 

Sarah-Louise and I have been cyber friends for around 4 years, she is a wonderful friend and in my opinion one of the most talented card maker's in blogland but that's enough from me lets get on with the show.
Here is what she did with my sketch.

Finally I would like to say thank you to Jo for allowing us to carry on with her baby,I hope we can do it justice!  Lizy, Steph, Jen, Donna and Myself will be back with Bente next week for Jo's final week with a DT call too.

Winner of challenge #205

Thank you for sharing your wonderful entries with us.
The winner of a shopping voucher, redeemable at The Craft Barn is...

Kelly! (Kellys Kards)   prize claimed

with this adorable card...

Congratulations Kelly!
Please leave a message here, then email me () so that I can pass it onto Sandy, so that you will receive details of how to claim your prize. Thank You.

Jo xx

Friday 4 May 2012

Sad farewells, yet new times ahead.

Hello everyone, this is going to be a very sad and difficult post to type.

Last week we said goodbye to Paula.
This week has seen many of The Saturdays think about their own lives and how real life is affecting their own craft time. Me included.

So it is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that several of us will be leaving Sketch Saturday.

Bente, Cazza, Faye, Jilli, Terry, Tracey, and myself (Jo) have all decided it's also time to either take a break from crafting to concentrate on home life, or to just cut back on DT commitments.
I'd like to personally thank each and everyone of them for their amazing cards, commitment and support throughout their time at SS. Thanks girls! xx

I'm actually really very sad to leave SS, but it's something I need to do right now.
I will miss Sketch Saturday immensely, it will always be in my heart, I started this blog way back in May 2008, and the past 4 years have been a dream and a blast, and a time that I will never forget. I've made many friends through this blog, and I am grateful to all of you, the challengers, as well as all of The Saturdays (past & present), the guest designers and our generous sponsors for making this blog the success it is today.

But Sketch Saturday will go on! *YAY!*
The baton has been passed to the very capable hands of Susie, Jen & Lizy, who will continue to host all those amazing sketch challenges for you.
There will be some adjusting to do and changes happening as they shape SS into what they want it to be, so I ask you all to be patient and supportive please while they settle in. Of course I know that you will because you are THE BEST!

I will officially leave SS after next weeks challenge (#207)

Thank you all for your support and friendship and I hope that you'll continue to support SS and take part in its future challenges.

Lots of love, Jo xx