Saturday 28 May 2011

Happy Birthday SS!

Wooohoooo! We are celebrating our 3rd birthday!
It's been 3 years since I started Sketch Saturday and what a fun 3 years it's been too :)
I've had the pleasure of getting to know loads of friends while blogging, especially my talented and supportive friends on the SS design team (past & present), our wonderful & equally talented guest designers, our awesome and very generous sponsors, and of course our talented SS challengers! Thank you to you all xx

On Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th of June, The Craft Barn are hosting their June Extravaganza weekend with 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. What a wonderful weekend that will be, to find out more please CLICK HERE.
This week, to help us celebrate our birthday, our fabulous friends over at The Craft Barn are offering a goody bag with contents to the value of £50..... WOW!!!
Sandy, Thank you so much! xx

Like previous years, we are offering our SS friends the chance to win a Party Bag Candy too :)
It's really easy to be in with a chance of winning a PBC, to enter, all you have to do is take part in the main SS challenge and leave your entry with Mr Linky as you would normally, (new work/direct link to your work only please)
Once you've done that, please leave the same link on the blog of the DT member who's PBC you'd like to win.
So not only will you have a chance to win a truly amazing prize by The Craft Barn  but you'll also have a chance to win more goodies on offer from the design team :) YAY!
See? told you it was easy! :)

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 leave the direct 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 on the Sketch Saturday blog :)

However, the normal Sketch Saturday challenge (to win that amazing £50 goody bag) will run until 11:59PM on the Friday evening as normal, so if you are too late for a PBC you could still win that super-amazing prize!

Would you like to see my PBC?
well I can't show you a pic of the contents (that's a surprise) but I will show you the box that I have made, using this weeks sketch design...

My Party Bag Candy is actually a Party BOX Candy :)
I didn't use a template, I worked out the sizes I needed to make the top and bottom parts of the box after measuring the size of the stash I have put inside it.
The pretty patterned paper is from Stampin Up (sweet always) and the gorgeous image on the front flap is by LOTV, coloured with promarkers. The flap lifts to reveal an acetate window which shows a glimpse of the candy within the box.

So if you would like to win this box and its contents, please enter the main SS challenge and then leave your direct link here too.

Good luck everyone! xx


  1. Cute, cute, cute Jo! Your box is lovely & the sketch looks fab. Hopefully I'll find time to play along. xxx

  2. Hello Cyber Sis. Well firstly Happy Birthday to you and SS. What a huge success you've made. Well done you, I know how much work you put in, so you totally deserve a mahoosive pat on the back.
    Next, love this bag. The striking red is gorgeous and looks great with the cute image. Fab job. Ok, have a great weekend and have fun at the zoo. Mwah, mwah. xxx

  3. Happy 3rd birthday to you all, I love your sketches, even though I am a random subscriber.

    Tracy xxx

  4. Hi Jo! :)
    I just love your Party Box - it´s brilliant with adorable image and wonderful colours! :)
    And the sentiment is so perfect - just for you :)

    Have a wonderful weekend :)


  5. Your bag is so cute and the papers are perfect!

  6. This is so fab! Your colouring is really beautiful :)
    Thanks for a chance to enter for your candy.
    Fiona x

  7. Another lovely creating. Looks lovely. Happy Birthday you guys - you do a great job each week. Jx

  8. Thank you so much for the chance to win! Your little box is so pretty.
    Here is my entry:
    Have a great week!

  9. This is such a cute card/box love the red it makes it really stand out. I use the blues and greens a fair bit at the moment, but looking at the 'pop' feel of your project might just have to put a few brighter shades in as well. thanks for the chance to win some surprise candy. Here is my blogpost.

    Hugs Heidi x

  10. beautiful bag! In fact, my layout was inspired by your neat design. I was unsure how to go about the sketch until I saw your paper bag.
    Tx for the inspiration.

  11. This looks fantastic, gorgeous papers and delightful image...and a very clever design of the box by the sound of it :-)


  12. Gorgeous box Jo, love the cute image. Thanks for the chance to win it. Many congratulations on your 3rd blogaversary. Debs xx

  13. Happy 3th Birthday Jo! I love your box and i enjoyed making the sketch. Thanks for a chance to enter for the PBC.
    Hugs José

  14. Hi,
    What a great card. I like it very well
    Hugs Sabine

  15. Beautiful project! I love the red and yellow together.


  16. Ooooh would love to win your fabulous box! Happy Birthday.
    Kaz xx

  17. fantastic candy box jo.i love the sweet image and your colours and design are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  18. Hi Jo, what a lovely party box and even better, there's a asecret flap for the contents,Happy birthdasy to the whole team, hoping for many more! Ruby x

  19. Such a gorgeous box, love the LOTV imaged she is soo cute.

    Beccy x

  20. Awesome box you've made Jo! I love the's so bright and happy!!! LOL Thanks for the inspiration and congrats on the anniversary! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies also!!!
    Hugs, Marit.
    ..:: xXx ::..

  21. Thank you all for your lovely comments, good luck! :)

  22. A wonderful box and really nice colors! Happy birthday to you!

  23. So cute little flower girl card!

  24. Happy Birthday to you all and what a fabby prize to win too.

    Fabby card, Luv Sam x

  25. Love your party box. The papers and image are fantastic!

  26. Happy Blogoversary Jo :-) fabulous gift bag and am sure the contents will be gorgeous :-)

    Lols x x x

  27. Fabulous! Thanks for letting me join in your candy draw xx

  28. What a wonderful box, I just love that LOTV stamp! Very sweet creation.

  29. So cute! :) Thanks for the chance. X Anita

  30. Fab sketch & such a sweet card!
    Helen x

  31. Beautiful card - Happy B-Day SS love your sketches! Thks for the opportunity to win.

  32. Hiya sweetie!

    Congratulations on "your" 3rd Birthday! Yey!!!
    Thanks for the chanse to win such great prices, keeping my fingers crossed :)

    Hope you're doing great, hun!
    So nice to hear from you again - thank you!
    Have a great day! Hugs, Lena Katrine

  33. Happy Birthday, ooh I love a surprise lol!

  34. Hello Jo...happy birthday...SS is so successful (I think mostly thanks to you)...your bag is so it very much!
    xxx Margreet

  35. aw this is so cute, the image is so adorable.would make great gift bags for my nieces friends.

    have a great day

    hugs Troy xxx

  36. Gorgeous box & sweet image, love the bright colours too,
    Thanks for the challenge
    Ann x

  37. Can I just say again a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have entered and left such lovely comments :)
    Winner will be announced tomorrow morning at 07:50

    Jo xx