Tuesday 27 August 2013

Sketchie Free For All

Hi there me darlins  and hope that you are all OK and that you are having a nice week so far

Thank you to everybody who joined in last week -  what a fab response and your floral creations were gorgeous :)

So who was our lucky winner then ?


Well this week it's you Jessie L )

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

And check out what Jessie did peeps …..

... what pretty colours and I LOVE that sentiment !)

So onto this week and as it’s the last one of the month (where has this year gone???), we have a little sketchie for you and ….

and here it is – sketch #82.

But as we are doing now,  if you would prefer to use another sketch, then please feel free to use any Papertake Weekly sketch you fancy because we have another ...

Sketchie Free For All

All you have to do is to use any PTW sketch (it MUST be one of ours please) and just add the number of the sketch you’ve chosenwhen 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!!!

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

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 is a $20 voucher up for grabs for you to spend in Heidi’s shop – woohoooo :)

Hugest of thanks for a fabulous prize :)xxx

So without further ado, lets see what our fabulous team have done -

Sue (GDT - sketch #82)




Marianne (GDT - sketch #82)





Jill (sketch #76)





Natalie (sketch #82)




Debs (sketch #82)





Hazel (sketch #82)





Anne (sketch #65)





Lisa (sketch #82)





Mary (sketch #82)





Liz (sketch #82)

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 – 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.

Finally, can I please ask companies out there who think that it's OK to use challenges as a form of free promotion, that they would not do this over here. Last week we had a link left by another Ribbon company - no card made, just a link to their web page. I know that times are tough and I do sympathise but it's a bit cheeky to just add a picture that looks like it may be a card in the hope that our genuine crafters may go and view it - naughty naughty naughty!!!! This would be bad enough but last week we were sponsored by The Ribbon Girl and I feel that that this is so disrespectful to do that when another company - and a competitor in this case) took the trouble to put up a prize. I wouldn't be happy in any case but that fact that this was done to our own Mary who has been so good to this and so many other challenges made my blood boil.  Not only is it not fair to her, but this isn't fair to our Papertakers who think they are going to view a card.  I did email the company in question but not surprisingly I haven't had a reply!! So could I please ask respectfully that this does not happen again and all none relevant links will be removed from now on

Sorry for the vent peeps but I feel so strongly about this. 

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


Diane said...

Wow...I agree, pretty nervy, but I find so many just post whatever and never actually read a blog post...good for you to vent....hope it helps...and congrats to the winner, too of the lovely ribbon..

Sandra H said...

Congrats and wow gorgeous creations x

KandA said...

Wonderful creations from the DT.
I've been getting those comments for any card I've entered in challenges that are to do with ribbons, thanking me for entering 'their' challenge. They end up being deleted and I would definitely not buy from them or give them free advertising xx

Jackie W said...

Great samples ladies.
And that would explain why I got a comment on my blog thanking me for entering 'their' contest, and for the great use of ribbon (ribbon?really? I did not have ribbon on my card!) Seems that courtesy does not exist anymore. Glad you posted regarding this issue.

Jackie W said...

Great samples ladies.
And that would explain why I got a comment on my blog thanking me for entering 'their' contest, and for the great use of ribbon (ribbon?really? I did not have ribbon on my card!) Seems that courtesy does not exist anymore. Glad you posted regarding this issue.

Claire Spielman said...

So happy you vented...I can think of lots more issues that need to also be dealt with on many challenges!
Thanks for throwing an awesome challenge, your DT did an outstanding job.
Creative Wishes
Claire S

Suze said...

I got a comment on a couple of my cards too - and they had ribbon nowhere near them either. Treated them as spam and deleted them. Hope that they take notice and stop this spamming of challenges and participants. Congrats to the winner of the last challenge.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous creations from the DT for inspiration! Thanks for the fun challenge and great sketch!

Linda Levoir said...

Lovely selection of projects from the DT, very varied styles. I love this site, your library of sketched always helps me when I'm stuck for inspiration :)xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

I don't blame you for venting - I think it's just plain and simply RUDE! Good on you for speaking out! On this week's challenge, Entry #65 Kate is spam. It would seem that spammers have found another way to infiltrate our card making world! Curse those spammers!

Shazza said...

gorgeous cards x

Tanya said...

Gorgeous DT cards, thanks for a fun challenge :) And completely agree with your vent - it really gets under my skin in any situation when people try to take advantage of anything for their own benefit, especially when it's at the expense of others. And thank you for highlighting this, the same crowd have been leaving comments on my blog thanking me for entering their challenge, which obviously I didn't enter, so was mightily confused about haha!

Tanya xx