Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Sketchie Time :)

Hi peeps and  I hope that you are all OK and having a nice week :)

Hugest of thanks to everybody who joined in last week.
There were certainly lots of cracking Christmas projects  and thanks also to everybody who expressed an interest in joining our December GDT. I’ll be in touch shortly once Mr Random Thing has done his stuff!!

So who was our winner?

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Wooohoo hooooo,  it’s little Theo who is 7 years old

Well done to you young man, and if you ask momma to e-mail me I’ll pass your details onto Wendy at Digital Delights and hugest of thanks to her  for sponsoring us xxx

And check out what Theo  did peeps …..

… awww, what a gorgeous card and I love the little  penguin  :)x

So onto this week and as it’s the last one of the month  we have a sketcheroonie for you …

… and here it is.

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!!!

And of course, 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

Simon Says Stamp

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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! Happy customers are the heart of our business. 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 $20 voucher up for grabs for you to spend in Heidi’s shop – woohoooo :)

Hugest of thanks for a fabulous prize :)xxx

Before we get to the cards, we have some sad news because this week we have to say goodbye to our fab GDT girlies, Liz and Carissa. Thank you both so much for being part of our team and it’s been a pleasure working with you both xxxx

So without further ado, let’s check out what the PTW crew did this week …...

Liz  (GDT)

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Carissa  (GDT)

Umbrella girl[1]

 

Mary

 

Jill

 

Angie

Lols 

 

Debi

 

Sharon

 

Jenny

 

Jo

 

Natalie

 

Lisa

 

Katina

 

Dawny P

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So that’s what we did and now it’s over to you, and if you get a sec, don’t forget if you get a sec 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. And also, 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 also, can I just give you a nice gentle reminder to ask if you could make sure that you link your card and not your blog when using good old Mr Linky please my lovelies. It makes life so much easier for our DT if they don’t have to go searching for your cards.

Thanks ever so muchly – we really do appreciate it xxx

Also 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 – grrrrrr what a nightmare. 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 peeps for bearing with us and hugs from all of us to all of you xxx

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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas Crackers – But Not Literally!!!

Hi peeps and  I hope that you are all OK and having a nice week :)

Hugest of thanks to everybody who joined in last week.
We didn't have a huge number BUT the ones that entered were all amazing and there were some very clever ideas too.

So who was our winner?

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Wooohoo hooooo,  it’s Nicolchen

Well done chick and if you e-mail me I’ll pass your details onto Mary & Andrea at The Ribbon Girl  and hugest of thanks to them  for sponsoring us xxx

And check out what Nicolchen did peeps …..

 

… what a gorgeous card and I love the little money pocket  :)x

So onto this week and our theme is

Christmas Crackers

No you don't have to make a cracker – but you can if you want as some of the DT did. No, we just want to see your  Christmas faves –  so Yule rules this week.

If it’s festive, then it’s fine :)

This week we are so pleased to welcome back the loveliness that is Wendy over at

Digital Delights

Digital Delights by Louby Loo

And our winner gets to choose 3 digital stamps from Wendy’s store.

3 Stamps Prize Badge

Hugest of thanks Wendy for a fabulous prize :)xxx

Before we get to the cards, we have  a GDT call so if you want to join us in December please put GDT after your name on old Linky :)

So without further ado, let’s check out what the PTW crew did this week …...

Liz  (GDT)

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Carissa  (GDT)

A Christmas Story

 

Andrea

Mary

Jill

 

Angie

 

Lols

Debi

Sharon

Jenny

Jo

Natalie

Christmas Crackers 

Dawny P

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So that’s what we did and now it’s over to you, and if you get a sec, don’t forget if you get a sec 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. And also, 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 also, can I just give you a nice gentle reminder to ask if you could make sure that you link your card and not your blog when using good old Mr Linky please my lovelies. It makes life so much easier for our DT if they don’t have to go searching for your cards.

Thanks ever so muchly – we really do appreciate it xxx

Also 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 – grrrrrr what a nightmare. 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.

And finally don't forget to put GDT after your name if you want to be part of our GDT in December

Thanks peeps for bearing with us and hugs from all of us to all of you xxx

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

When Is A Card Not A Card? When It’s A ………. (Plus A Teeny Bit Of Trumpet Blowing )

Hi peeps and  I hope that you are all OK and having a nice week :)

Phew, what a looooong post title today – I think it’s a record for us here lol and it’s also a bit of a loooong post as well!!!

Hugest of thanks to everybody who joined in last week.
What a wonderful response and there were some gorgeous festive projects for sure.

So who was our winner?

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Wooohoo hooooo,  it’s Loopy Lou :)

Well done chick and if you e-mail me I’ll pass your details onto Tracy at Dies To Die For  and hugest of thanks to her for her wonderful sponsorship xxx

And check out what Lou did peeps …..

…  I LOVE it chick – what a clever sentiment :)x

Before we move on to other stuff I just had to share this with you ……

This was made for our challenge by Kristian and he is 4.5 years old.
I think it’s so lovely and well done to him for making such a great card. You can see it on his
Mamma’s blog here and thank you Moni for sharing with us.

Just one more thing before we get to the cardy bit and this I just HAD to share.

We’ve only gone and made the top ten in our category here …..

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I received an email last week from a nice lady called Fleur and this is what she said …

I wanted to pop you a quick email to let you know that we have just published The Most Wanted 100 Essential Blogs: Christmas Edition and we’re pleased to let you know that you and your blog, Papertake Weekly, was featured in the Best Craft blogs category.

Here at Most Wanted we created this list of the top 100 blogs in the UK, not only to showcase the best blogging talent out there, but also to help our readers out this Christmas. We’re incredibly passionate about supporting the UK blogging community and believe that blogs are a really great way for our users to find not only great deals but also really interesting Christmas ideas and information.

Acting as an amazing resource for gift ideas, experiences and decorative inspiration, blogs really highlight what’s out there this Christmas - from affordable recipe ideas and wine suggestions, to New Year fitness regimes and money-saving tips. This isn’t the only list we pull together either, we have successfully created The Most Wanted Fashion 100 for two consecutive years running.

The Most Wanted 100 Essential Blogs: Christmas Edition is an online list of the most influential blogs in the UK (within their categories) of the past six months.  We have painstakingly scoured the web to find ten publishing leaders in each of the ten categories. The categories we looked at were:

Best Theatre Blogs
Best Food Blogs
Best Beauty Blogs
Best Wine Blogs
Best Travel Blogs
Best Home D├ęcor Blogs
Best Craft Blogs
Best Money Saving Blogs
Best TV Blogs
Best Health and Fitness Blogs

Well you could have blown me down with a feather,  and given the extra lardage I have put on of late, that would have been no mean feat!!!! So wooohooo and well done to us I say and of course hugest of thanks to all you lovely Papertakers cos if you weren't here then neither would we be. You can read all about it here and see the other blogs on the top 10 lists and congratulations to them all.

So finally onto this week and our theme is

When Is A Card it A Card? When It’s A ……..

So our challenge is to create a card that doubles up as something else ie a gift voucher, money holder, that sort of thing.

Now you will notice when you get to the pics that somebody here has made a box. Yes peeps, somebody here did not read the challenge properly . And it wouldn't be so bad but that somebody was the one that does the challenge list and it was her idea. I’ll leave you  to guess which plonker it was, but they should have gone to Specsavers!!!! 

So if you want to make a box of a gift, then that will be fine as well.
Hugest of apols to my teamies  - I do not know how they put up with my dippiness!!!!!

And speaking of teamies,  I am ohhh so pleased to welcome back my fave mother and daughter duo, the fabulous Mary & Andrea who are of course …

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And our prize this week is ….

 ten-pound-gift-voucher

….  a fab voucher for you to spend in the shop.
There’s so much eye candy there  so it’s well worth a mooch and hugest of thanks to our girls for sponsoring us :)

So without further ado, let’s check out what the PTW crew did this week …...

Liz  (GDT)

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Carissa  (GDT)

   bookcard 3  

bookcard 2

 

Andrea

 

Mary

 

Jill

 

Angie

 

Lols

 

Debi

 

Lisa

 

Sharon

 

Katina

 

Natalie

 

Jenny

 

Jo

and finally (plonker alert)  Dawny P

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So that’s what we did and now it’s over to you, and if you get a sec, don’t forget if you get a sec 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. And also, 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 also, can I just give you a nice gentle reminder to ask if you could make sure that you link your card and not your blog when using good old Mr Linky please my lovelies. It makes life so much easier for our DT if they don’t have to go searching for your cards.

Thanks ever so muchly – we really do appreciate it xxx

Also 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 – grrrrrr what a nightmare. 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 peeps for bearing with us and hugs from all of us to all of you xxx