Sunday, 18 April 2010

Challenge #26 - Sunday Sketch & Stamp is 1! Birthday Challenge & Blog Hop

Well everyone - we've made it. Sunday Sketch & Stamp is officially one year old as of this challenge! And we couldn't let the occasion pass without a bit of a celebration. But firstly, we have a couple of announcements to make:

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Guest DT - Winners of Challenge #24

After much deliberating, the design team finally decided who would be joining us as guest designers for the next 2 months. We couldn't quite narrow it down to 2, so we have three fabulous ladies joining us as of the next challenge, #27. Please join us in welcoming:

Erin from Scrap, Stamp & Be Merry, Janiel from Scrappy Jan Designs, and Claire from Claire's Crafty Corner.

Winner of Challenge #25

We also have to announce our randomly drawn winner for the last challenge, who will receive the wonderful Crafts 4 Eternity sentiment digi-stamp set. The number selected by is 10, making our lucky lady:

Well done Kathryn. Send us an email using the link at the side and we'll get your prize sorted for you!

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Now, we have plenty of treats in store for you this fortnight as you play along with our birthday challenge. Firstly, we don't have just one sketch for you to follow. This time, we are allowing you to pick your favourite from all of our previous sketches - that's 25 to choose from! And if you need your memory refreshing, we've created a little gallery of them for you.

So pick your favourite sketch and make a card, blog it and pop a link direct to the post into the Inlinkz widget below. One randomly drawn winner will receive this prize, donated by challenge founder Maggie.
The prize contains: a Clear Expressions Birthday Stamp set; Papermania Adhesive Pearls; Papermania Designer Brads (Flower); X-cut Small Square Punch and 3 packs of Anita's Outline Stickers.

Remember, you can rotate and add to the sketch as long as you keep the basic elements, and you must use stamping somewhere on your card. If you don't have a blog, email us using the link at the side of this blog, and we will upload it to our gallery for you. Entries close at midnight (UK time) on May 1st.

Blog Hop

The Design Team have all posted their cards using their chosen sketches to their personal blogs, and we'd love you to hop along to each of them and tell us what you think. You need to start at Maggie's blog, and each blog will tell you where to go from there. Some of the team will be offering their own blog candy, so be sure to leave a comment.

Also, as you hop around, make a note of which sketch number each team member has used. Write the names and numbers in an email and send it to our address (see the sidebar) with the heading 'SS&S Birthday Blog Hop'. One lucky winner will be drawn from all the correct answers, and will receive 4 wood-mounted Whispers 'inchie' stamps, also donated by Maggie.

You have 1 week to enter the blog hop, so please email your entries by April 24th.

Finally, the whole design team would like to extend our thanks to you all for your support throughout the last year. Without our sponsors and participants, this challenge never would have survived, so a huge thank you to you all, and here's to the next 26 challenges!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Challenge # 25 - Maggie's sketch

We hope you all had a great Easter-sunday!
Hopefully you didn't eat to much chocolate. But when can that ever be to much?
Lets get on with the GDT-call and this fortnights challenge, shall we?

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We have had so many amazing entries for challenge # 24, it will be very difficult to choose only 2 GDT-members.
We will be contacting the winners later this week and will announce them with our Birthday-challenge on the 18th of April.
(More about that later.)

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This challenge is sponsored by our regular sponsor Crafts 4 Eternity.

You have the chance to win their amazing new Sentiments Birthday Spots.
Some of the DT-members used one of these great digi-stamps.

The sketch for this challenge was provided by Maggie, the amazing founder of Sunday Sketch & Stamp.
I'm sure you'll have as much fun with the sketch as we did.

(Clicking on the DT-members name will take you to their blog.)






Our next challenge will be a special one: we will be celebrating the first birthday of this challengeblog.
We have some surprises and treats in store for you.
We hope to see all of you again in two weeks!

Starting this challenge we have a new way of keeping track of the entries.
We enjoyed the Inlinkz feature on other blogs so much, that we made the switch from Mr. Linky.