Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Did You Enter The Last Challenge?

Good morning peeps. 

It was very strange not posting here yesterday and I felt quite sad to be honest :(

Did you enter the very last ever Papertake Challenge? If so, I have managed to sort out my techie issues and I have my giveaway sorted. I've restricted it to those people who entered the challenge to make it fair and you can find my post here 

If you could spread the word for me I would be eternally grateful as I want to try and let everybody who entered know.

Hugest of thanks and good luck if you enter the giveaway.

Huggiest of hugs, Dawny xxx

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Winning Post :)

Good morning sweet peeps and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and got lots of presents : )

Hugest of thanks to everybody who joined in with our last ever post and as always your cards and projects were all fabulous.


So who are our winners then?

Firstly our challenge winner - 




Woohoo, our very last winner is Joyce :) 
Well done to you and if you e-mail me, I’ll pass your details onto Heidi and hugest thanks to 
Simon Says Stamp  for sponsoring us xx


And check out what  Joyce  did -
... here with her  gorgeous Anything Goes themed card.

We also had some other winners and they are - 

Liz

Natalie 
Number 28 -  Lucy Woods

Debs 
Number 46 -  Lorraine Bailey 

Sharon
Number 88 - Hazel (Didos)

Lols
Number 22 Hos Dorte 

Liz M
Number 92 - Lucy Patrick


Dawny could not get her post to upload but please keep an eye out later today / tomorrow when I will have more time to fiddle.


Please could you contact the DT member directly and they will arrange for you to get your prizes and hugest of thanks to all of the girls for their generosity.


So this is it - the end of an era.
And it is with a tear in my eye that I bid you all goodbye and once again say a huge thank you to our sponsors, our wonderful design team girls and each and every Papertaker that has ever joined in.

Happy New Year and huggiest of hugs to all xxx




Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Good morning sweet peeps and welcome to the very last Papertake challenge. 
   

   
It’s a very sad day for me because this has been part of my life for so many years and although my head says it’s time to go, my heart isn't quite there yet.

   
But life has been so hectic for me these last few months and it was getting to the point where I was meeting myself coming back and I felt that I wasn't doing anything properly. Nothing seemed to be 100% which isn’t fair, so something had to give. Some of you will know that it’s also been a bit of a trying time for us with Richard’s mum and that has taken its toll as well.

   
Not only that, I felt that now was the right time and hope that you understand.
   
Before we get to today's post there are some people I really do need to thank so please bear with me for a minute or so.

 
First thanks go to Steph Mayne, who started this all off. 

   
She asked me to join the team wayy back then and then when she had to step down, I took it over.

   
So thank you hunny for the chance you gave me  xxx
   
Secondly, I have to thank each and every one of our wonderful sponsors, past and present,  and some of them have been with us for such a long time.

   
It goes without saying that they have played a huge part in the success of our challenge.

   
We could not have done this without you and I have really appreciated your sponsorship, generosity and support xxx

 
And of course to every single person who has ever entered the challenge, hugest thanks to you too. 

   
Without you there would be no point in any of this and I know once again that some of you have been playing along with us for years xxx

    
Finally a massive thank you to the wonderful girls on this team, again both past and present.

   
We have always had a strong DT and the current one is no exception. Not only are they super talented but they are the nicest girls  ever and some have been on here with me for absolute years.

   
They never fail to produce fantastic  work, week in week out – so inspirational.

   
I don’t have enough words to say how much they all mean to me and we are and will always remain friends xxx

 
So for the last time I will say a huge thank you to everybody who joined us last week - your cards and projects were fabulous.

And who is our winner?
Woohooo Lisa Lynn  this week it’s you chick :)


Well done to you and if you e-mail me, I’ll pass your details onto Mary and hugest thanks to The Ribbon Girl for sponsoring us xx


And check out what Lisa Lynn  did -




….  here. 
   
What a sweet card – and I hope Gregory enjoyed his card and is feeling better   : )

Now onto this week and our theme is

Your Fave Papertake Weekly Challenge EVER


There are one or two to choose from lol so just choose the one that you enjoyed the most – you can even do Anything Goes
   
As it’s the last challenge of the month, we are sponsored by those fabulous people across the pond.

Yes it’s the one and only and utterly fab




Woo Hoo !! :-)





In business since 2002, Simon Says Stamp is striving to offer you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, 
     
Artist Trading Cards, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world.

     
We stock over 100,000 items in our warehouses so that we can offer you quick service and one stop shopping at a great price!

     
We are located in Ohio, the heart of it all.

     
Our team works hard to give you a fulfilled shopping experience and is always open to your ideas and suggestions!

     
We work hard to find and deliver to you the latest in stamping and paper crafting supplies!

     
Attending classes, workshops, and sales meetings around the world, our goal is to keep our product offerings fresh and current.

     
Make us your one stop easy shop - and we'll deliver right to your door!

There is a .....




.... $25 voucher up for grabs for you to spend in Heidi’s shop  and as there's a whole host of fab stuff there, our winner is  soooo going to be spoiled for choice– woohoooo :)

Hugest of thanks for a fabulous prize  chick xxx :)
   
Not only that but there are prizes up for grabs on our DT girlies blogs as well – please nip over and check them all out. 
       
I have to tell you that these prizes have been put up by our own girls and hugest of thanks to them for doing that. 

And now without further ado, here’s what our fab girlies have done this week …
       





       







       




       



       
      


     



So that’s what we did and now it’s over to you, and if you get a sec, don’t forget to check out our individual blogs and see what else we have been up to.

   
As always, could we ask a huge favour peeps please.

Could you help to make our job at leaving comments easier by turning off comment verification and enabling comment moderation instead please pretty please xxxx. 
   
It’s ever so easy to do – see our sidebar – and you won’t get spam comments as you can easily reject the comments that you don't want to appear.

   
Can we remind you nicely that’s it’s fine to combine challenges but please, no back linking.

   
We hope you understand that it’s only fair to those who make a new card xxx

And could we ask that you restrict your number of entries please to no more than 5. 
   
Thanks ever so muchly – we really do appreciate it xxx

   
And  just to let you know that sometimes it is not possible for the Design Team to leave a comments on every entry, with these Blogger issues that some of us are having at the mo.

   
But please be assured that we do stop by and we are doing our best and every single eligible entry goes into the draw for our prizes even if we don’t manage to leave you a comment.

   
Thanks for bearing with us and huggiest of hugs to all xx




Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Fun Fun Fun

Hi peeps and hope you are all OK and that you are having a lovely week so far and that you are safe from this storm we’ve had
here in the UK – it’s been truly awful for some people and right before Christmas as well.

A huge thank you to everybody who joined in last week –  we had another fabulous response and your cards and projects were gorgeous : )


So who is our winner?

image

Woohooo Lorraine this week it’s you chick :)

Well done to you and if you e-mail me, I’ll pass your details onto Lisa and Laila and hugest thanks to Lili of the Valley  for sponsoring us xx


And check out what Lorraine did -

….  here.
What a sweet card – I love the fairy   : )



Now onto this week and our theme is

Fun Fun Fun

So how you interpret this is up to you but as long as there’s fun fun fun in there somewhere then we don't mind : )


I am so pleased to welcome back the wonderful Jill from

The Hobby House

and there is a …

… up for grabs.


Hugest of thanks to Jill for a fabulous prize :)xxx


And now without further ado, here’s what our fab girlies have done this week …



Natalie






Sharon 






Mary






Liz 






Liz M


So that’s what we did and now it’s over to you, and if you get a sec, don’t forget to check out our individual blogs and see what else we have been up to.


As always, could we ask a huge favour peeps please.

Could you help to make our job at leaving comments easier by turning off comment verification and enabling comment moderation instead please pretty please xxxx.
It’s ever so easy to do – see our sidebar – and you won’t get spam comments as you can easily reject the comments that you don't want to appear.


Can we remind you nicely that’s it’s fine to combine challenges but please, no back linking.
We hope you understand that it’s only fair to those who make a new card xxx


And could we ask that you restrict your number of entries please to no more than 5

Thanks ever so muchly – we really do appreciate it xxx


And  just to let you know that sometimes it is not possible for the Design Team to leave a comments on every entry, with these Blogger issues that some of us are having at the mo.
But please be assured that we do stop by and we are doing our best and every single eligible entry goes into the draw for our prizes even if we don’t manage to leave you a comment.


Thanks for bearing with us and huggiest of hugs to all xx

 

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Anything Goes

Hi peeps and hope you are all OK and that you are having a lovely week so far.

A huge thank you to everybody who joined in last week – your take your pick cards and projects were gorgeous : )


So who is our winner?

image

Woohooo  Samantha Brooks this week it’s you chick :)

Well done to you and if you e-mail me, I’ll pass your details onto Heidi and hugest thanks to Simon Says Stamp for sponsoring us xx


And check out what Samantha  did -

-  here.
She went with the  colour theme on her lovely bauble card   : )



Now onto this week and as it’s the first one of the month we have our usual

Anything Goes

theme and our Optional extra is to make a gift for Christmas

But remember this is only an option and if you don’t want to use this theme then you don’t have to.
The main thing is to let loose your creative stuff and make a card that pleases YOU :)

The sharp eyed amongst you will notice that this was also our optional extra last month as well, but I thought you wouldn’t mind because it’s seasonal.


As our regulars will know, the first challenge of the month is sponsored by the lovely Lisa & Laila over at

Lili of The Valley

And they have given us a …

… to give to one lucky winner.

And with so much to choose from in the shop, one lucky girlie is going to be spoiled for choice!!!!

Hugest of thanks for a fabulous prize :)xxx


And now without further ado, here’s what our fab girlies have done this week -



Natalie






Liz M






Mary






Debs






Liz


So that’s what we did and now it’s over to you, and if you get a sec, don’t forget to check out our individual blogs and see what else we have been up to.


As always, could we ask a huge favour peeps please.

Could you help to make our job at leaving comments easier by turning off comment verification and enabling comment moderation instead please pretty please xxxx.
It’s ever so easy to do – see our sidebar – and you won’t get spam comments as you can easily reject the comments that you don't want to appear.


Can we remind you nicely that’s it’s fine to combine challenges but please, no back linking.
We hope you understand that it’s only fair to those who make a new card xxx


And could we ask that you restrict your number of entries please to no more than 5

Thanks ever so muchly – we really do appreciate it xxx


And  just to let you know that sometimes it is not possible for the Design Team to leave a comments on every entry, with these Blogger issues that some of us are having at the mo.
But please be assured that we do stop by and we are doing our best and every single eligible entry goes into the draw for our prizes even if we don’t manage to leave you a comment.


Thanks for bearing with us and huggiest of hugs to all xx

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Take Your Pick

Hi peeps and hope you are all OK and that you are having a lovely week so far.

A huge thank you to everybody who joined in last week – your snowy cards and projects were gorgeous : )

So who is our winner?

image

Woohooo Marianne this week it’s you chick :)

Well done to you and if you e-mail me, I’ll pass your details onto Mary and hugest thanks to The Ribbon Girl for sponsoring us  xx


And check out what Marianne did -

-  here.
Teddy Rudolph is so sweet   : )



OK, onto this week and it’s time for another

Take Your Pick

In case you aren't familiar with how it works,  the last challenge of every month has several themes and you simply take your pick from them.
There’s a sketch, a colour theme, a product theme and a technique theme to choose from.

You can use any theme and if you want to, you can combine two or more.

So  here are this month’s  themes  -

Colour theme

Red and/or green


Technique Theme

Glitter it up


Product Theme

Anything 'bauble' shaped.
It could be a die, mdf, and image or stamp -  anything you want.


Sketch

Sketch #107

sketch #107


But don’t forget as always,  if you would prefer to use another sketch, then please feel free to use any Papertake Weekly sketch you fancy,
and just add the number of the sketch you’ve chosen when you post the link back to us :)

To make life a bit easier, we now have a sketches page at the top here so there are a fair old few to choose from.
Hopefully this will save you having to go back through the archives to find one that you like :)

As always, please feel free to resize, flip and rotate the elements - as long as you can still see the sketch, it’s completely fine so fill yer boots!!!

So all you have to do is simply  Take You Pick!!
I hope that this all makes sense but please feel free to email either myself or any of the PTW girls if you have any queries or questions.


As it’s the last challenge of the month, we are sponsored by those fabulous people across the pond.

Yes it’s the one and only and utterly fab

Simon Says Stamp

Woo Hoo !! :-)

In business since 2002, Simon Says Stamp is striving to offer you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking,
Artist Trading Cards, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world.

We stock over 100,000 items in our warehouses so that we can offer you quick service and one stop shopping at a great price!

We are located in Ohio, the heart of it all.

Our team works hard to give you a fulfilled shopping experience and is always open to your ideas and suggestions!

We work hard to find and deliver to you the latest in stamping and paper crafting supplies!

Attending classes, workshops, and sales meetings around the world, our goal is to keep our product offerings fresh and current.

Make us your one stop easy shop - and we'll deliver right to your door!


There is a .....

.... $25 voucher up for grabs for you to spend in Heidi’s shop  and as there's a whole host of fab stuff there, our winner is  soooo going to be spoiled for choice– woohoooo :)

Hugest of thanks for a fabulous prize  chick xxx :)


And now without further ado, here’s what our fab girlies have done this week -


Debs






Liz M






Lols






Natalie






Mary






Sharon






Liz


So that’s what we did and now it’s over to you, and if you get a sec, don’t forget to check out our individual blogs and see what else we have been up to.


As always, could we ask a huge favour peeps please.

Could you help to make our job at leaving comments easier by turning off comment verification and enabling comment moderation instead please pretty please xxxx.
It’s ever so easy to do – see our sidebar – and you won’t get spam comments as you can easily reject the comments that you don't want to appear.


Can we remind you nicely that’s it’s fine to combine challenges but please, no back linking.
We hope you understand that it’s only fair to those who make a new card xxx


And could we ask that you restrict your number of entries please to no more than 5

Thanks ever so muchly – we really do appreciate it xxx


And  just to let you know that sometimes it is not possible for the Design Team to leave a comments on every entry, with these Blogger issues that some of us are having at the mo.
But please be assured that we do stop by and we are doing our best and every single eligible entry goes into the draw for our prizes even if we don’t manage to leave you a comment.


Thanks for bearing with us and huggiest of hugs to all xx

 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Let It Snow

Hi peeps and hope you are all OK and that you are having a lovely week so far.

A huge thank you to everybody who joined in last week – your Christmas Critters cards and projects were gorgeous : )


So who is our winner?

image

Woohooo  Janice this week it’s you chick :)

Well done to you and if you e-mail me, and I’ll send you a £10 voucher to spend over at the Crafty Devils website : )


And check out what Janice  did  …

… here. Check out the expression on the kitty cat – I love it : )



Now onto this week and our theme is

Let It Snow

Anything goes this week as long as there’s a bit of snow or a snowflake or something ‘snowy’ on it.
It could be in the image, or you could use words, whatever you want, it is up to you.


This week we are very pleased to welcome back our very own gorgeous Mary & Andrea aka …

The Ribbon Girl

ribbon girl logo

and check out  what’s up for grabs peeps

ten-pound-gift-voucher

Hugest of thanks for a fabulous prize and do nip and check out the website if you get a sec cos there’s oodles of pretty darn fab stuff  over there, there really is :)



And now without further ado, here’s what our fab girlies have done this week ….



Liz







Mary







Natalie







Liz M







Lols







Sharon







Anne


So that’s what we did and now it’s over to you, and if you get a sec, don’t forget to check out our individual blogs and see what else we have been up to.


As always, could we ask a huge favour peeps please.

Could you help to make our job at leaving comments easier by turning off comment verification and enabling comment moderation instead please pretty please xxxx.
It’s ever so easy to do – see our sidebar – and you won’t get spam comments as you can easily reject the comments that you don't want to appear.


Can we remind you nicely that’s it’s fine to combine challenges but please, no back linking.
We hope you understand that it’s only fair to those who make a new card xxx


And could we ask that you restrict your number of entries please to no more than 5

Thanks ever so muchly – we really do appreciate it xxx


And  just to let you know that sometimes it is not possible for the Design Team to leave a comments on every entry, with these Blogger issues that some of us are having at the mo.
But please be assured that we do stop by and we are doing our best and every single eligible entry goes into the draw for our prizes even if we don’t manage to leave you a comment.


Thanks for bearing with us and huggiest of hugs to all xx