Good morning everyone and welcome to a very special Papertake Weekly
because it’s our 3rd birthday
and we are having a blog hop. There’s candy all the way
and prizes hidden
on every DT member’s blog :)
It’s quite a long post today because we have an awful lot to get through.
So let’s make a start :)
Firstly, thanks to everyone who joined us last week – there were some fabulous takes on the sketch and our winner is - -
…. wooohooo, it’s the fabulous Debby
Well done chick and if you e-mail me I’ll pass your details on to Heidi, and as always, hugest of thanks to her for her wonderful sponsorship xxx
And here ….
… is Debby’s gorgeous card.
So now onto this weeks and it’s time to start our celebrations.
Papertake was started by our very own Steph
because a few friends decided that they would take it in turns each week to send out the same materials to each other and see what they could make from them. And that's how it all began. You can read all about it in Steph's own words here.
Since then we have had some amazing designers
on the team– we still have – and I would like to say the hugest of thanks to them all
, past and present, for making this challenge the success that it is.
The present DT are just the nicest and sweetest bunch of girlies and it’s a privilege for me to work with them here.
Girls you are just the best and thanks to each and every one of you for all the help and support you’ve always given to me xxxxxx
And we wouldn’t be still going strong if it wasn’t for all the lovely peeps who come here every week and join in with out challenges, so mahoosive thanks to you all. Without you, there wouldn't be a challenge so you are so important in our success xxx
And of course there is another group of people who are important to us and that is our wonderful sponsors. So from the bottom of my heart I would like to thank them all for supporting us over the years xxx
And this week we have not one but 6 lovely sponsors who have come to join in the fun and hugest of thanks to each and every one of them.
Here’s who they are and also a little bit about them all -
At Wild Orchid Crafts we're very passionate about our beautiful Mulberry Paper Flowers and many other craft items, and we're always working hard to make sure that the quality of our products and service s is a high as it can possibly be, while offering excellent value for money to all of our customers. All of our Mulberry Paper Flowers are made using natural, renewable resources. The flowers are all handmade by experienced crafts people using high quality materials and great care is taken to ensure that they are made to the highest standard. We are very proud of the quality and manner in which our flowers are produced, and the fact that they are made using natural, renewable resources. As well as Mulberry Paper Flowers and leaves, we have many other beautiful craft items including lace, pins, self-adhesive pearls, crystal drops and hearts, and many more besides. To find out more, please visit our website: http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com
Pink Petticoat is the leading UK-based digital download site for card makers. Their range of trendy, high quality digital image stamps and papers can all be instantly downloaded and easily printed, ready for you to make gorgeous cards for your family and friends.
Finished with a beautiful ribbon, some sparkly crystals and your favourite sentiment, Pink Petticoat designs are the best value way to send handcrafted cards - cards which you'll just love to make, love to give, and which everyone will be just thrilled to receive.
At Lili of the Valley, we strive to produce excellent quality products with beautiful designs that enable you to make lovely cards every time, simply and easily. We also pride ourselves on taking care with everything we do to make sure you receive great products, at a good price and as quickly as possible. We hope you agree! We are proud of the fact that all our products are made in England
Simon Says Stamp
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 are so many new items to see at Dies to Die For. We now have a huge variety of stamps for sale along with all your essential items like cardstock, ink pads, cards and envelopes, promarkers, copics, punches and so much more. With our wide range of craft supplies we hope to bring you some unique and unusual items for your card making.
Whiff Of Joy
Situated in the heart of Europe, (Switzerland), Whiff of Joy specializes in natural, deeply etched red rubber stamps, die cuts and other card making goodies. All of which are designed specifically for stampers, from a stamper. Whiff of Joy works hard to exceed your expectations both in quality and service. Share our passion for creating homemade gifts and cards. express your love and appreciation for your loved ones by surprising them with a self-made gift. With a Whiff of Joy stamp you will always be able to highlight a magical moment in somebody’s life.
And of course Whiff of Joy is the baby of one of our own past Papertake designers, the sweetness that is Katharina. And it feels like old times today because Katharina is not only one of our sponsors, but she is also our very special guest designer. I asked her if she would like to do this and I didn't think she would have time because she is one mega busy lady, but she made time out of her schedule to do a card for us and we are just so thrilled that she did. Thank you so much Katharina, it is lovely to have you back with us xxx
So it’s time to tell you what this week’s challenge is.
Well there are lots actually because you get to pick your
favourite challenge from the last 3 years.
Yes, any one you want to redo is fine with us.
Before we get to the cards, a quick call out.
We are looking for our next guest design team so if you fancy joining in the fun with the Papertake girls for 4 weeks, please put GDT after your name on Mr Linky and we’ll be in touch :)
So without further ado, these are what we chose as our faves ….
Katharina (super special GD xxxx)
Katharina created a special one to celebrate today but of course it also fits our Cool Yule challenge.
Amy reworked sketch #34
Marjaana made a wintry card using sketch #27
Lols used the first sketch I ever did for PTW
Katina chose - Ice Cream Flavours which was her first challenge with us. This time she has a different flavour :)
Lisa used the same image as Katina but she went for the Weather With You challenge from March 2008.
Sharon chose the "In Stitches" challenge from June 29th, 2010. And it’s also a special post for Sharon as well as it is the anniversary of her first outing as a Papertake girlie. Happy 1st Papertake Anniversary Sharon xxx
Jill made us a birthday card and she used sketch 29
Steph went with Monochrome Madness
Debi chose the first challenge she ever did for us back in September 2009 and the challenge was black and white plus one.
Nancy also did black and white plus one.
Dawny chose Shiny, Sparkly & Special from May 2010
So that’s what we did and we hope that you liked our cards. Phew, there was a lot going on there so thanks for staying with us lol xxx
And now it’s time to start our blog hop.
There are prizes from our fabulous sponsors hidden on all the DT blogs so you need to post your card on here with Mr Linky in the usual way and then nip over to Dawny P’s blog here to start the blog hop. Or you can do the hop and then post your card – it’s up to you :)
You never know what you might find until you get there!!!
Have fun and see you all next week xxxx
PS – don’t forget to put GD after your name if you want to be considered for the next GDT xxx