Sunday, 24 April 2011

Challenge 52 - Our Second Birthday

Wow! Can you believe it? Our little challenge is 2 years old this fortnight. We have some amazing announcements and fabulous prizes for you this week, so don't go anywhere, but first we want to thank all of you who played along with Arianne's sketch, and pick a winner. picked number 18, making our lucky winner, Cyndi from Strawberries n' Cream, with this great bag:

Congratulations Cyndi! Send us an email (address in the sidebar) and we'll get your prize of a $10 gift voucher from Stitchy Bear Stamps sorted out for you.

Two Big Announcements

Okay so as part of our birthday celebrations, we have two big announcements to make. Firstly, may I present to you our newest design team members, Gry, Sarah, Donna, Kathrin, Barbara, Samantha and Uma. We love them already, and we're sure you will too. Unfortunately, this will also be the last challenge for long standing DT member Arianne, who we are all very sad to see go, and wish all the best to!

Secondly, and here's the big one - Sunday Sketch & Stamp is going weekly! That's right - we're doubling your dose. You'll now be able to join us every single Sunday for a new sketch, DT inspiration, and fabulous prizes!

Challenge 52

The sketch this week is set by me, Maggie - I hope you like it:

Also, we're asking that you join us in celebrating our birthday by making your card to a birthday theme (just like the DT have done below). Simply make your card, then blog it and pop a link to your blog entry in the InLinkz below - remember to follow our simple rules.

Blog Hop

As part of our huge celebrations, we are also having a blog hop. Simply visit each DT member's blog (the links are below along with their cards) and make a note of their birthday (which will be included in their post for this challenge). Then email a list of all the names and birthdays to the challenge email (see the sidebar), and you could be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize. Also, while you are visiting the blogs keep an eye out - some of the girls are offering some delicious candy!


We have loads of prizes up for grabs this week. Firstly there will be two lucky winners of the main challenge, who could win either

A set of gorgeous owl ribbons from Crafty Ribbons (I'm jealous - these are my favourite):

Or a set of the 5 most popular digi stamps from our regular sponsor, Crafts 4 Eternity.

There will also be 2 winners from our blog hop, who will win either:

A £10 gift voucher to spend at the amazing Kut 4 U online store:

Or a $20 gift voucher to use at C K Scrappers:

As if that wasn't enough, we want to offer a prize if you help spread the word about our big birthday challenge, so we will also be offering the Crafts 4 Eternity digi stamp selection pack to two lucky followers who mention us on twitter (@SunSketchStamp), or Facebook (, and then post a comment on this blog letting us know you have done so, and where.

DT Cards

I'm sure you'll feel inspired once you see these amazing cards from the DT:

Our sponsors from Kut 4 U have also make cards for the challenge:



Sunday, 10 April 2011

Challenge # 51 - Arianne's sketch

Welcome! It's Arianne here with our new challenge.

Before we get to it, I first want to tell you who won 4 images by our sponsor Sassy Studio Designs.

Guess you all had a hard time with this sketch; we only had 7 participants. came up with # 6. That's Granny Goodwitch with this amazing card:

Congrats! Please contact us using the email addy in the sidebar to claim your prize.

Sketch # 51

Please feel free to flip, re-size and embellish as you wish, just as long as we can see the original elements.

This challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps.

"Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps...we started this store April 1st, No Fooling haha..I live in upstate New York with my husband and two TEENAGE adults haha, I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...
I been creating stamps for a little less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there was much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone..stitchy xoxox"

Stitchy Bear Stamps are offering the lucky winner a $10 gift voucher to use in their online store!

The Rules Remember, if you don't follow the rules, your card will not count for the prize. We are a stamping challenge, so you must use stamping somewhere on your card - digi-stamping is fine.
Find out more about the rules - see our Rules Page.

Here is some inspiration from our fabulous design team.

Nataliya - Stitchy Bear DT


Simply make your card, following the sketch and include stamping, and submit it using the InLinkz widget below before midnight GMT on Saturday 23th April 2011. Good luck and have fun!