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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch Challenge #166

Saturday again, another Royal Wedding and one of which i shall be attending later this afternoon.  Obviously not THE Royal Wedding but my friend's wedding which she thinks will match it LOL.  

We also have another fab sketch for this weeks challenge along with a fantastic sponsor, our regular ....

The Craft Barn


"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!

There really is something for everyone :)

For all the latest products that have been added to the site PLEASE CLICK HERE, fab NEW products added, including the NEW SPECTRUM NOIR marker pens!

You have this weekend to take advantage of theSummer Sale Spectacular at The Craft Barn, there's 50% off hundreds of products in store.
Don't delay - order today ;)
Fancy a fun & crafty day out?
Visit The Craft Barn on SATURDAY 6th AUGUST for their minifest
Featuring FREE DEMOS with

Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals

Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art

Carole Cann

Karen Maccoy

Jane Collma

Neil Walker

Kathy Byrne

 The Craft Barn are giving away another fabulous prize this week to our challenge winner, a prize that any Tim Holtz fan will want for their collection...


Tim Holtz Alterations: Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die - Artful dwelling

This Movers & Shapers window die showcases the bold and edgy style of Tim Holtz®.
The window die must be used in any one of the Movers & Shapers base dies or base tray.
The Artful Dwellings measure approximately 1 7/8" x 3 1/4" to 2 1/2" x 5 1/8". These die-cut shapes are cutest when paired with Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die Set - Mini Openings

What an amazing prize.  Special thanks to Sandy & everyone at TCB xx


Here is this weeks sketch...


... and my creation ...


... and a close up of the image ...


To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Summer Driggs
Image ~ Mo Manning
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Gems ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor

Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch Challenge #165

I know this post should've appeared on my blog last week, but i was taking a much deserved (well i think it was deserved lol) rest before the week from hell this week.   We spent a fantastic weekend with our gorgeous friend in London.  It was very tiring, but filled with lots of love, hysterical laughter and fun!
"I wanna be a soldier"

On to last weeks challenge, and we were sponsored by the fabulous...



Your Next Stamp offers a unique variety of fun and whimsical rubber stamps for every occasion!

Their signature lines include Fhiona and Friends, Heather Collections, Dale Designs and the humorous Franfou Collection. Stamps are produced with top quality rubber, which are then mounted onto cling foam, trimmed and are ready to use with any clear block!
We ship Worldwide and are always happy to assist you so if you have any questions please feel free to contact Karen – karen@yournextstamp.com.
Be sure to check out the YNS Facebook page too!

If you were last weeks challenge winner, you'll now have $10.00 to spend towards stamps of your choice at theYNS store! :)

but there was more!
ALL of our challengers can benefit from Karen's generosity too :)


10% discount off your next purchase by using the code shown above.
Karen... thank you SO much! xx


Here's last weeks sketch...


... and last weeks creation ...


... and a close up of the image i used ....


To make this card I used :~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Everyday Mom Ideas
Image ~ Mo Manning
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Buttons ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Nesties, Cuttlebug, Pinking Shears.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Sketch Saturday Challenge #164

Good Morning folks on a very damp, dreary day here in the UK!  What has happened to our sunshine?  I suppose at least one good thing will come out of today's downpour .... no watering of the veg patch tonight!


I've had yet another action packed week here this week.  Another week of GP and hospital appointments, this time not only for Dad but for me too ... We managed a family day out at the hospital the beginning of the week with Dad having a CT scan, my niece and myself having a blood test ... surely there are better places for a family day out LOL!!!!

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Nikki and Bunny Zoe's Crafts

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NEW ARRIVALS at Bunny Zoe's this month!


... and much, much more in store!
there's so many amazing products available, so let your creativity go wild


Would you like £10.00 to spend in store?  Of course you would!  Well,that is exactly what this weeks challenge winner will win ... a generous £10.00 shopping spree of goodies from Bunny Zoe's Crafts :)


Thank you so much Nikki xx


Here is the sketch you need to follow to be in with a chance of winning that £10.00


... and here is my card ....


and a close up of the fab image from Mo Manning


To make this card I used :-
CS ~ Stash
Image ~ Taking a Break ~ Digital Pencil Too
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Dewdrops & Staples ~ Stash
Tools ~ Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Blending Stumps, Corner Punch, Sewing Machine, Sakura Glaze Pen (black)

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Sketch Saturday Challenge #163

Sorry this post is late but i've spent the morning at Rylee, my grandson's 4th birthday party at Wacky Warehouse ... 16 kids aren't my idea of fun but i did manage a couple of goes on the slide LOL!

This weeks challenge, is sponsored by 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

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 new Copic colours HERE

Did you know that SSS have e-gift cards too?
any amount from $5.00 - $100.00 is available, ideal to send to a crafty friend if you're unsure of what to buy them eh?

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 to all at SSS xx


Here is this weeks sketch...


and my creation ....


... and a close up of the fab image by Mo Manning and the amazing sentiment from Create with TLC ...


To make this card I used .....

CS ~ Stash
Image ~ James at the Carnival ~ Mo Manning
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Eyelets ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Eyelet Setter, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Nesties, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart Punch

Monday, 4 July 2011

Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch #162 ~ Bente's Challenge

Today is  Bente's turn to host the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog. 
Our guest designer for the month of July is Bente's dear friend Janne. She makes stunning cards and her colouring is just amazing!!
We are so excited to introduce you to Papilio Stamps – the sponsor for this week.


Papilio Stamps is a small Norwegian company located in the western part of Norway, where the owner Malin designs the most gorgeous images. You will find a lot of different images, both rubber stamps and digital stamps. She ships internationally.

Lida & Co. - Lida in the GardenFairies - Fairy Kitty
Digital stamp - PapilioTeen, Countess Palatine DahliaDigital stamp - Fairy Mother

The lucky winner this week will get to choose 4 images from the digital stamp section.

The sketch for the week is this one ...


and my card ....


To make this card I used ....

CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Summer Driggs
Image ~ Magnolia Pier
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Blending Stumps, Martha Stewart flourish punch thingy LOL!