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 D├ęcor, 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  ......

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch #156

It's Saturday, so time for another Sketch Saturday challenge! :)  I'm busy chasing my tail again this week!  I've got to the point where i wonder if they're ever going to leave me alone to craft LOL!  Family, who'd have em?  All I seem to do lately is run around from one hospital/drs/health visitor appointment to the next!    

Anyway this week we are sponsored once again by the very lovely Nikki fromBunny Zoe's Crafts

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Here are the latest arrivals available right now...

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 :)

Here's this weeks sketch...


and another one of my Easter Egg boxes!

To make this box I used ....
1 x Empty Tea Bag Box, resized
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Summer Driggs
Image ~ Magnolia Tilda with basket of Eggs
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Blending Stumps, Nesties, Marianne Design Butterfly Die.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch #155

 This week's challenge is sponsored by our regular sponsor,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

including their Hero Arts new for spring 2011 products!

To see the exclusive Simon Says Stamp range, please click HERE

Not forgetting their HUGE Magnolia range HERE
All things Tim Holtz including newly released products can be found HERE

They have all new Copic colours for 2011 HERE

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

Thank you Heidi, Steph and all at SSS for your fabulous sponsorship of our challenge blog.

So onto this weeks sketch...

... and my card ...

To make this card I used ...
CS ~ Stash
Image ~ Magnolia Pregnant Tilda
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Flowers & Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Blending Stumps, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Marianne Design Butterfly Die

This card was made for my Sister-in-law's birthday and yes perhaps you've guessed that she's pregnant LOL
... I wanted to show that Pregnant Tilda needn't be used just for a baby shower card!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Sketch Saturday Maya's Challenge #154

This weeks sketch has been created by my talented teamie Maya ♥ and is sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps!

Here's a bit of info from our sponsor;

Tickled Pink Stamps first started out as Magnolia Down Under in 2009,
but in April 2010 Magnolia Down Under was taken over to Tickled Pink Stamps
and supplied a larger range of stamps. What was the reason for this?
I am Kellie the owner and founder of Tickled Pink Stamps
and when I first started stamping I fell for anything and everything Magnolia,
I had to have them.
While I still share the same love for them to this day,
I started to see more amazing stamps by talented designers world wide
and I just had to share them around Australia and this is how Tickled Pink Stamps was born,
aiming to be Australia's No. 1 Stamp supplier of all things cute and Tickled Pink....
Tickled Pink Stamps now has their VERY own range of cute
and They are a tad different from the normal cute but we all LOVE to be different and stand out,
and these amazing designs will make any creation GORGEOUS!
You can see all the newest products available by clicking HERE

Kellie is so generous, she is offering this weeks winner
their own choice of 2 Tickled Pink Digi Stamps!!!

So, here is Maya's fab sketch ...

and my creation ....

Another one of my Easter Egg boxes made from an empty teabag box!

CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Pink Petticoat Gingham & Create with TLC
Image ~ Magnolia Bunny Tilda
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Ribbon, Flowers & Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Nesties, Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Marianne Design Butterfly Dies.