Tuesday 5 October 2010

Happy Birthday Blog Hop – There’s Mega Fab Candy :)

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

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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 (GDT)

Hello pink by Amy Duff

Amy reworked sketch #34

Marjaana (GDT)

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 P

Picture 004 copy 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


Unknown said...

Happy 3rd Birthday PTW! x

Esme said...

Happy 3rd Birthday!!
Loving the blog hop!

Esme xx

Elaine ♥ said...

Happy 3rd Birthday!! Thoroughly enjoys the blog hop.. fantastic cards from the DT as always :)

Thanks for the chance to take part :)

Elaine x

D K Crafts said...

Great DT cards. Happy 3rd Birthday. Thanks for the inspiration and sketches. Donna

Christina Hicks said...

Happy 3rd birthday!!

Christina Hicks said...

Happy 3rd birthday!!

Vintage Milly said...

Brilliant challenge choice - 3yrs choice - wow, Happy Birthday. GDT

Beccy said...

Happy Birthday. Great inspiration from the DT. Hope the next three years are as good.


scrappin2babygirls said...

happy bday!!! the dt did great work as always!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for a fun challenge and soe great DT cards. Marianne x

Beccy said...

Just finished hopping fabulous ladies.

Beccy x

SallyB said...

Happy 3rd Birthday! Keep it up. You are all FAB!

Deloris said...

Happy 3rd birthday!

Emily Keaton said...

Happy Birthday, Papertake Weekly!! Let's hope for many more :)

Suzie Q said...

Hiccy Burpday to all you girlies you make the challenges so much fun!!
Suzie qx

Shirley N said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPERTAKE! Thanks for the fun blog hop!

JLJ Designs said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for a great blog hop - the DT cards are wonderful. Thanks to all the sponsors for great blog candy.


Sassy Scrapper said...

Happy 3rd Birthday! The DT cards are gorgeous!
Hugs Bonnie

Gisèle said...

This was one of the best challenges ever. It was so much fun to go through the blog and see all the wonderful cards. I ended up picking all of my favourite things to put into a card. Thanks!

darling Ho said...

Here are so many funny challenge, it's hard to choose.:p
Congratulations for 3rd birthday!

Suzanne said...

Happy 3rd Birthday PTW.
I have loved the blog hop and getting inspiration from all the talented DT.
Hugs Sue x

patty said...

please delete nr. 41
happy birthday....

Shelly said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Papertake! Hugs Shelly ;)

Gloria Dawson said...

Happy Birthday!!

Have made a project to join your challenge this week but could not find the link to post....can you help?


jenny said...

Congratulations PaperTake!!
Happy 3rd Birthday!!

Thanks for another great challenge,

Jenny xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Happy 3rd birthday! I'm off to hop and hope to participate! Gorgeous stuff from the DT! xxD

Debbie said...

Thank you and congrats Papertake...You are all stars!!

Anne said...

Thanks for a smashing hop girls, your cards are all fabulous.
Happy Birthday:)
Anne x

Katarina said...

What a bunch of prizes. I'm off to do the hop.

Vicky said...

Happy Birthday Xxx

kaos said...

Happy Birthday! What a great hop!

D said...

Happy Birthday! I love your blog challenges :)

Cor* said...

Thanks for the wonderful hop and the chance to win some great prizes. Congrats on the top spot ratings as well. Great challenge site this PTW!!!

paperpapier said...

happy birthday to Papertake and thank you for the fun and challenging challenge!

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

Happy 3rd Birthday! Thanks for a very inspiring blog hop!! hugs carlyann xxx

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

I've made my card and finished the hop, what a fun celebration full of beautiful inspiration from the DT. And HUGE congrats on reaching your third birthday; I'm not even sure that I knew about online crafting communities three years ago :P
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and here's to many more to come :D

Simone said...

I have used the sketch from last week, but erroneously I have entered Mr. Linky at the wrong week a few minutes ago. Could you cancel the entry last week please? Thank you!

Ginger Claire said...

Happy 3rd Birthday - you girls rock xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Happy Birthday to Papertake Weekly, It was one of the first challenges I entered in Blogland. Well Done on 3 years. Love Hazelxoxox

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, PTW!

I had much fun browsing through all the previous challenges and it was very difficult to decide which theme I wanted to do as there were so many fab challenges in the past. So I hope that PTW will host many great challenges in the future.


Miria said...

Hi, Ladies! Happy birthday and thank you for such a fab challenge! Miria

Lorraine said...

Happy 3rd birthday and thankyou for the wonderful hop such gorgeous creations and amazing prizes my fingers are crossed xx

cardmaking bird said...

Happy Birthday!! Here's to many more fabby challenges!! Marie xx

lynne said...

Happy 3rd Birthday! Love the challenge, had great fun searching through the archives!

(I made a mistake with Mrlinky! Number 121 is my entry. 120 is not linked properly, Sorry!)


Linda said...

Happy 3rd birthday to you!! Great blog hop with lots of very beautiful things to look at...thank you for the inspiration!!
I have posted my card in Mr Linky.

Mary said...

Great blog hop and happy birthday!!! 3 years WOW! Loved all the DT projects! Very beautiful!

Christine said...

Happy Third Birthday, PTW!

Andie's Space said...

Happy 3rd Birthday everyone & Congrats on being #1! Sorry I listed twice. Please delete one for the draw, :-)
Big Hugs for you all,
Andie xx

pinky said...

Happy 3rd Birthday and congrats on the rankings too!! Keep up the good work.

dj1952 said...

Congratulations! I actually liked the last sketch. Great card by the DT.


Hi Ladies
Gorgeous cardsmthankyou for a great challenge and Happy 3rd Birthday
hugs Dianne xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Awesome challenge!

Janie Printz said...

This is my 1st ever challenge so not sure if I'm doing it correctly.
Happy Birthday PTW ...
Hugs, Janie

Dorte said...

Have entered my card and done the hopping!!Thanks for all the inspiratione.
Congratulations ladies on your Papertake Birthday!!

hugs Dorte

Lorraine said...

Happy 3rd Birthday PTW, my card is entered and off to do blog hop now

Mina said...

Happy 3rd Birthday and thanks for the great hop...I have entered my card and left comments on all the blogs...thanks for the chance to win these lush prizes
Mina xxx

Theresa's Studio said...

Happy 3rd Birthday and many more. Great blog hop and prizes. Love the DT's cards. I linked my card for the challenge.

stampingmarianne said...

Congrautlations on your 3rd birthday!

Anita said...

Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for a fun challenge. Your DT created such gorgeous cards.

Heidi said...

Happy 3rd Birthday, Papertake Weekly. hugs.xx

Shana said...

Happy Birthday! Your DT cards are fabulous! Thanks for letting us pick our favorite challenge!

Janice said...

Wonderful hop! Looking forward to the next one. I've also linked my card.

Leann said...

Happy Birthday Papertake! x

Jenny said...

Congratulations on your third birthday. Fantastic blog hop. XXX Jenny

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! What a great hop - I really enjoyed all of the inspiration.

Helen said...

Happy Birthday PTW! :0)
Helen x

Daisychain said...

Happy 3rd Birthday! Loved doing the blog hop and seeing all the great projects everyone has made. Here's to the next 3 years!

Hugs Christine x

Playing with paper said...

Happy Birthday.

Love the blog, will def be back.

Nitima Sood said...

Real cute!
Enjoyed the pictures

Scrappellen said...

Happy birthday you lovely ladies!:) And thank you for so much inspiration and amazing creations from DT!:)

Birthday hug, Ellen:)

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