Tuesday 29 September 2009

Black & White + 1

Hi everyone and thank you so much to everyone who joined in with last week's challenge. You seemed to like the sketch and there were, as always some pretty fabulous cards.

Before we kick off this week, we have some wonderful news.

We thought it might be nice to add some new girlies to our team, cos although we were small (and perfectly formed lol x), we wanted to bring in some more styles and ideas which we hope in turn will give YOU loads more ideas and inspiration.

And we chose not 1, but 4 :)

So we are so very pleased to annouce that our fab 4 are, Sharon, Debi, Jill and Donna. All such different styles but with one thing in common - they do the most amazing work. Welcome to you all xxx

We's also like to thank the wonderful Wendy for her sponsorship last week and I can tell you that the winner is...

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Here are your random numbers:114
Timestamp: 2009-09-29 11:36:26 UTC

... Lil Daffodil Fiona.

Well done chick and if you e-mail your details, I'll pass them on to Wendy.

So onto this week.
As it is the last week of the month, we are sponsored by


Heidi and Simon Say Stamp.

So one lucky girlie will get to spend $25 if Mr Random Thingie chooses her next week, and that's the full $25 cos Heidi also pays the shipping costs. Once again, thank you Heidi for you sponsorship xxx

Our challenge this week is a colour combi challenge and it is one of my personal faves,

Black & White + 1

So excluding skin and hair, you must use black and white and you can choose one more colour to work with.

And this is what our team have done.

Kath (GDT)

Nancy (GDT)

Suzie (GDT)






Dawny P

Kimmie will be along next week - hope you are feeling better chick xxx

So what additional colours will you choose? We cant wait to see and also don't forget to nip along and check out what else we've all been doing if you get a sec.

Until then, have a fab week xxxx

Edited -

Jean McBride in New Zealand sent me these. She doesn't yet have a blog and this is the very first challenge she had ever done. Great work Jean and thank you for joining us xxx

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Sketch #24

Hi everyone.

Sorry I'm a bit late tonight - one of those days again which I seem to have a bit too often lately. Never mind, we're here now.

Well you seemed to like faking it last week - ohh there were some fabulous cards and some very clever ideas on how to cheat lol xxx

A massive thank you to Priscilla for her sponsorship and without further ado, I can reveal that our winner is .....

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Here are your random numbers:89
Timestamp: 2009-09-22 18:14:12 UTC
Congrats chick and if you e-mail me,
I'll pass on your details to Priscilla so that she can organise your prize :)

So onto this week and as regulars will know, it's time for another sketch and here it is ....

It's fairly straightforward and as always, feel free to flip it and rotate it and resize the elements. As long as we can still see the sketch then it's fine to interpret it as you please.

And it is my absolute pleasure to welcome back ......


Wendy and her Digital Delights - they really are - as our sponsor this week, and this is what you can win -

Here's a little bit about Digital Delights -

"Digital Delights is a magical place filled with little digi creations from all walks of life. Check back often to see what is in the works!! I hope have fun using my images. New Images are being added all the time!! My Design Team & I look forward to visiting with you!!"

Thank you Wendy and you can check it all out here.

So what have our fabulous DT girls done with the old sketch then. Well get a load of these beauts .......

Kath (GDT)

Suzanne (GDT)



Dawny P

Dawny P (greedy girl - I did 2!)

If you have a spare sec, don't forget to check out our individual blogs and see what we've all been up to. And make a date with us for next Tuesday because we have some

fabulous news

to share!!
oooohhhh I love a bit of intrigue lol xxxx

Have a wonderful week and hugs to all xxx

Tuesday 15 September 2009

Faking It

Hi peeps.

Hope everyone is well.
Don't know about you but hasn't this week gone quickly?

Thanks you to everyone who joined us last week and without further ado, it's time to announce find out who our winner is -

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Here are your random numbers:23
Timestamp: 2009-09-15 15:02:28 UTC

Wooohooo Louise in New Zealand, it's you chick :) If you e-mail me with your details, I will pass them on to Jeri, and a big thank you to MCC for their sponsorship last week.

Now for our challenge this week, which is all about

'faking it'

So, we want to see anything fake (or faux if you are posh)on your cards. This can be stitching, fake lace (ie using a border punch), fake ribbons and bows or flowers, it is up to you.

Just put your 'cheaty' heads on and see what you can do.

We have 3 brand new guest designers who are going to be with us for the next 4 weeks and it is my absolute pleasure to welcome them. They are one of my best blog buds, the fabulous

Kath, Nancy and Suzanne.

A warm Papertake welcome ladies - we hope you enjoy your stay with us xxx

We also have a wonderful sponsor as well and it is ....

As a lot of us tend to make 6 x 6 cards, this weeks prize would be a Godsend in any craft room.

I'll let Priscilla tell you all about it -

"Have you ever been faced with trying to fit a bulky thick style card in an envelope? The lumps and bumps really do not look that great! I do not know how many times I would try and line up my envelope edges to find that they were slightly off, not enough room for the adhesive, it had gap openings, was lopsided, you name it, I have done it. If you have ever experienced the same kinds of problems, well I have found the answer. “Thinking Inside the Box” Kits will help you make an envelope perfect every time. Come check out what “priscillastyles” has to offer, because I have two sizes in the kits and a “stand up” card template that will make any card unique and one of a kind. Please take a look at all the possibilities these items offer"

You can find these along with many samples here

This is the kit you can win

And here is a sample of an envelope made with it.
Very nice I think, and so useful because we all do tend to make bulky cards which are a real pain to post.

So let's have a look at how the team 'faked' it :)

Kath (GDT)

Nancy (GDT)

Nancy (she did 2 cards for us. Thank you Nancy xx)


Dawny P

So that's what we did with the challenge and we hope that you like them.
If you get a sec, don't forget to nip over to our individual blogs and check out what's been going on in the last week.

Until next Tuesday have a wonderful week and we can't wait to see your 'neat cheats' lol xxx

Tuesday 8 September 2009

Sketch #23

Hi to everyone and gazillions of apols for being so late in getting the post done tonight. It's been one of those days!!!

Anyway, thank you to everyone who joined us for our challenge last week and there were some gorgeous angels and fairies flying about Blogland :)

Of course we have a winner picked by the good old random generator and it's ....

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Here are your random numbers:41
Timestamp: 2009-09-08 20:59:19 UTC

... Susu K- well done chick.
If you e-mail me I will pass on your details to Kathe and she'll get your prize off to you.

Before we get onto this week's challenge we just want to say a huge thank you to our 2 fabulous GDT girlies, Jill and Katrina, for being with us for the last 4 weeks, and for their wonderful work. Girls it's been an absolute pleasure xxx

We'll have a new GDT joining us next week, but until then, what do we have for you this week? Well it's a sketch and it's this one here -

And we have a wonderful sponsor and a really great prize up for grabs this week. Our sponsor is My Creative Classroom and hugest thanks to them for their sponsorship :)

And here's a little bit about them and what they do.

My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies. This fall MCC will be offering over 70 courses. From the Cricut to Copics to mixed media to rubber stamping to scrapbooking we have something for everyone. Join us as we kick-off our fall semester on September 1st. We are excited to be sponsoring this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge. One lucky winner will receive a scholarship worth $25 towards a class of your choice

3 of the tutors over at MCC have made cards for this challenge and they are Colleen, Kim and Vennita, who doesn't have a blog. Ladies, thank you, your work is just stunning xxx

We have another very special guest joining us this week and she is Debi from across the pond. She is soo talented and she does the most fabulous work. Nip over and check out her wonderful blog if you get a sec cos there is so much inspiration on there. Thank you so much for joining us Debi xxx

So without further ado, lets have a look at what we all did with the sketch.

Kim (MCC)
Colleen (MCC)
Vennita (MCC)

Jill (GDT)

Katrina (GDT)



Dawny P So that's what we did, and now we want to see your interpretations. As always, you can rotate it and flip it and mess about with it and as long as you can see the sketch there, then it's fine.

Have a great week and hugs to all xxxx