Saturday, 28 May 2011

Sketch Saturday Week #157 ~ Our 3rd Birthday!!!!

"Happy Birthday to Us!"
Sketch Saturday is 3 years old :)

By way of a personal thank you, Sketch Saturday challengers are invited to enter our personal blog candies! (our Party Bag Candy or PBC)

Some of the design team have put together a small package to say thank you to one of our challengers, please go to each blog and put your name down on the relevant post to be in with a chance of winning a PBC.

To keep it fair, there are a few rules that apply:

You are only eligible to enter each DT members party bag candy once, and ONLY if you've already taken part in this weeks challenge too (please provide a link to your work for each PBC you enter)

We want to thank sketch saturday challengers so this is why it's only open to SS entrants!

(we will be checking! and all entries that are not eligible will be deleted)

Each PBC will close on the DT members blogs at 8:00 AM (UK time) on Friday 3rd June, please note: FRIDAY MORNING. No entries will be accepted after this time, sorry.

This is so that the DT members can let me know their winner's name so that I can get the post ready for the following morning to announce the winners :)

However, the normal Sketch Saturday challenge (open to all who leave a link on this blog) will run until 11:59PM on the Friday evening as normal, so if you are too late for a PBC you can still win a super-amazing prize!

The sketch is the same for both obviously, so make your card/project and leave a direct link at the SS blog  so that you are eligible to win this weeks fabulous prize kindly donated by The Craft Barn, then, if you want to be entered into a party bag candy prize draw too giving you the chance to win an extra prize, leave the same link on the blog of the DT member too .... simples!

REMEMBER, as is normal with our challenges, please link back to us in your blog post and please leave only a DIRECT LINK to the post of your card/project, links to just your blog will not be accepted, so if you come back and notice that your entry has been deleted then that will be the reason why.

So, do you want to know what the fabulous prize is by The Craft Barn?  .... Well, we have a BUMPER PRIZE for this weeks challenge winner!

a HUGE THANKS go to Sandy and The Craft Barn for being so generous! xx
Before you rush off to make your entries, please take a little time to pay a visit to Sandy and her team, they have a wonderful craft extravaganza next weekend that they'd like to share with you...

"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! 

For all the latest products that have been added to the site PLEASE CLICK HERE, including their range of COPIC  pens.

Would you like to spend a crafty day (or two!) at The Craft Barn?   Over the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of June they will be holding another EXTRAVAGANZA weekend.  They are really exciting weekends and are very popular, this year will be no exception, as they will have 24 demonstrators in attendance!  This year the theme will be 'The Best of British', focussing on products manufactured in the UK.The demonstrations are great for picking up tips and techniques, and best of all the demos are FREE, and run continuously throughout both days, so you don't need to book in advance - just turn up and watch! 
There really isn't anything else quite like this on the crafting calendar!   so if you can get there, I urge you to go, you won't be disappointed :)

HERE is the link again with all details about the extravaganza weekend.

OK, on to this weeks challenge, and this is our birthday sketch...

... and my Party Box Candy ....

So to be in with a chance of winning my box of goodies, follow the instructions above and leave your DIRECT link below  ......


  1. What a cutie Tilda and she goes so well with your pretty papers. Have a fab weekend. xxx

  2. You already know how much I love this box, and you inspired me to make a box too. Thank you! xx
    Did you find out the name of those papers btw?
    Your PBC winner is in for such a treat too! ;)

    Have a fab weekend/bank holiday!
    Jo xx

  3. I love the colours you have chosen this week, Happy birthday to you all.
    Tracy xxx

  4. So gorgeous card Jilli,I love the image and your papers.
    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Love your Magnolia box,its so gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to enter for your candy :)
    Fiona x

  6. A lovely Tilda, & a lovely gift box! Brilliant work. Happy Birthday Sketch Saturday. Jx

  7. Love this project, colours are great, thanks for the chance to win a surprise candy, I have linked above. hugs from heidix

  8. A lovely box, Jilli, and a great take on the birthday sketch :-)


  9. Love your beautiful box Jilli!
    Thanks for a chance to enter for the PBC.
    Hugs José

  10. what a sweet checkered box..! Thank your for the chance to win a surprise candy!

  11. Hi,

    What a great work. I like it very well
    Hugs Sabine

  12. Sweet box! I love that image.


  13. stunning gift box jilli.i love the sweet tilda and your colours and details are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Hi Jilli, gorgeous party box! Happy Birthday to the team, hope there's many more to come. Ruby x

  15. What a pretty gift box! Lovely papers. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Here's my card

    Kaz x

  16. Awesome box Jilli, love it! Thanks for a chance to win your goodie!
    Hugs, Marit.
    ..:: xXx ::..

  17. Adorable box you`ve made with a playful Tilda.
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

  18. Fabulous Tilda Box, Just love that image and those yummy papers.

    Beccy x

  19. What a sweet box with pretty papers.

  20. Gorgeous gift bag Jilli :-)

    Happy Blogoversary :-)

    Lols x x x

  21. A beautiful box...just stunning! Thanks for letting me join in!x

  22. This Tilda is so cute. it looks great. Thanks for the chance. X Anita

  23. Such a pretty candy box, happy 3rd birthday!

  24. oh what a beautiful gift box Jilli with the lovely Tilda on, love the papers you've used, the colours and colouring are fantastic.

    have a great day

    hugs Troy xx

  25. Lovely box & cute skipping Tilda, Thank you for the challenge Ann x


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