Saturday, 28 May 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Sketch Saturday - Candy Alert!

Today is a VERY special day for Sketch Saturday as it's our 3rd BIRTHDAY!!! WOO-HOO!!

To celebrate, we have some wonderful prizes to give away, but as we want to say thank you to all our wonderful SS challengers for supporting us and making Sketch Saturday such a success, you can only enter our prize draws if you enter this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge #157. And here is the sketch:

The Craft Barn is sponsoring the main prize for this week's challenge and one lucky winner will win an amazing £50 Craft Barn gift voucher! WOW!

The Craft Barn is holding their June Extravaganza weekend on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th of June.  There will be FREE craft demos from 24 demonstrators, with a theme of 'The Best of British' featuring designers and demonstrators from the UK and wherever possible promoting products manufactured in the UK.  Further details about their June Extravaganza can be found here:

In addition, some of the DT are hosting their own blog candy draws on their own blogs, so make sure you visit all the DT's blogs this week once you've made your challenge creation to enter our draws!

~~ PLEASE NOTE You are only allowed to enter our individual DT blog candy draws if you have taken part in this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge #157 ~~

As I mentioned before, many of the fabulous Sketch Saturday DT members are offering Party Bag Candy (PBCs) draws on their personal blogs (including me!) to say thank you to YOU, our lovely Sketch Saturday challengers!

My Party Bag Candy prize is the bag I have made above filled with a few goodies, plus a FANTASTIC Whimsy Stamps Everyday Mini Postage Stamps rubber stamp set, kindly sponsored by Denise at Whimsy Stamps (huge thank you, Denise, *mwah*!).

If you would like to be included in the draw to win my bag and this awesome stamp set, please:

1. Make a new creation following SS Sketch #157 and enter it into the SS 157 challenge over at the SS blog.

2. Come back here and enter my blog candy draw by adding (a) the URL of your own blog post showing your Sketch Saturday #157 make, (b) your name, (c) your email address, into InLinkz below.

3. Leave me a comment (please!). This is optional, but also just in case InLinkz has a wobbly!

(NB One entry per person please. To make it fair, all entries that have not followed the above rules will be removed from the draw.)

My PBC draw ends at 08:00 (UK time) on Friday 3rd June 2011. I will draw a winner using later that day.  All winners will be announced on the Sketch Saturday blog at 07:50 (UK time) on Saturday 4th June just before our new challenge goes live (I shall also announce the winner of my PBC on my blog at the same time).

Finally, I'd just like to pop a little note of thanks here to Jo, our tireless SS leader.  Jo, your commitment, support, appreciation and all-round awesomeness is SO appreciated by us all. THANK YOU for being you!  You are Sketch Saturday, and we think you're AMAZING!



  1. *claps* stunning PBC!
    LOVE those papers! what a treat for your winner too, very generous candy :)

    Thank you Sem, you girls are gonna make me cry, you're all being so lovely to me, but I need to thank all of you for being so awesome.

    Have a wonderful weekend/bank holiday my friend
    Jo xx

  2. So gorgeous Sem.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. Such a beautiful gift bag! I love the papers that you have used and the gorgeous flowers :)
    Thanks for a chance to enter for your candy.
    Fiona x

  4. This is so lovely. Great gift bag - & lovely contents too! Jx

  5. How very pretty - that stamp is to die for!
    My entry:

    Happy blogoversary and have a great week!

  6. This is an amazingly beautiful bag, love the colours. Thanks for the chance to win the stamps and the surprise candy I have linked above. Hugs from Heidi

  7. Thanks for the chance to win a great candy. Love the stamps

    Hugs Bente_me

  8. beautiful! Love the little flower embellishment on the bag and I heart the apple motif patterned paper! Gorgeous, I wonder which company it is from.
    Thank you too for the chance to win your surprise candy!

  9. This is gorgeous! Love your choice of papers and pretty details

  10. Congratulations on your 3rd blogaversary. Thank you for the chance to win your fabulous party bag and goodies. Debs xx

  11. Love your beautiful giftbox, lovely papers and details. Thanks for a chance to enter for the PBC with those great stamps!
    Hugs José

  12. Hi,

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

  13. Your bag is beautiful! I love the inked edges.


  14. fantastic gift bag sem.your papers and colours are so pretty.really beautiful design ;D

    xx coops xx

  15. Hi Simonne, I love these type of gift bags! A fab creation and gorgeous distressing, super papers. Thankyou to the whole team who bring out inspiring creations for us crafters each week. Happy Birthday! Ruby x

  16. What a delish gift bag! Those papers are just scrummy. So many fab bags & boxes from the DT peeps, I am inspired to make. Thank for a chance to win.
    Kaz x

  17. Oh wow this is amazing! I love this bag sooo much! Thanks for a chance to win it and some goodies to boot! And thanks also for some awesome inspiration!
    Hugs, Marit.
    ..:: xXx ::..

  18. Such a wonderful bag, I love your colors!

  19. So nice Bag with Apples and great roses!

  20. Fabby bag and papers and wow what a fabby prize too, thanks for the chance of wining it, Luv Sam x

  21. ooooh love the shape of this bag. Such gorgeous papers too.
    Beccy x

  22. Simonne this bag is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors, papers and the distressing on here. How sweet of Denise to give you some extra candy to include.

  23. Gorgeous gift bag Sem :-)

    Lols x x x

  24. Beautiful bag! Gorgeous!xx

  25. What a gorgeous bag Sem i,d love to own it and the whimsy postage stamps are just fab.
    Trish (-:

  26. This is fantastic! I love the papers you've used! I haven't seen them before, but now I will be on the hunt!

  27. Hi! Your work is so amazing. Wow. Thanks for the chance to win this. X Anita

  28. Beautiful bag - love the papers you've used!
    Helen x

  29. Absolutely gorgeous gift bag and very generous candy, thanks for the chance to win.

  30. Beautiful bag! Absolutely love it! Would love to get the bag as a goodie treat the addition is a super bonus! Happy b-day SS! Have a wonderful weekend!

  31. What a gorgeous bag, happy 3rd birthday! Fab candy too:)

  32. oh this is just beautiful, the colours are amazing. the shape of your gift bag is fab will have to find some instructions to make one.

    have a lovely day

    hugs Troy xx


Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x