Monday, August 1, 2011

Papertake Weekly ,,,,, Anything Goes !

Hi all :-) Thanks for all your entries to Dawny’s sketch last week :-)

This week we have the free n easy ANYTHING GOES theme :-) The optional extra this week is metal ,,, woo hoo ,, I remembered this time !! :-)

We are sponsored by Lili Of the Valley AND Wild Orchid Crafts this week so a fabulous prize on offer this week :-)

A friend of mine is a little poorly at the mo’ so I made this card for her and hope she feels better soon xx

This image is a RAK from my lovely blog buddy and HM teamie Christine xx I couldn’t resist this so I now have a stamp too :-) This one is called Dr Amanda, the poor little mite must have been in the wars to have so many injuries eh !! I coloured the image with Copics and added some faux stitching around the edge. The papers are Pink Petticoat and the stars were made using Die-namics stacking stars die cuts. I used some bias tape from The Ribbon Girl and added a few Robins Nest Dew Drops ( faux silver ,,,,, metal ! ) and a red velvet brad ( more metal !! )+ a metal tin on the image !! :-)

Thanks for looking, our fabulous GD’s and the DT have made some fabulous creations for your inspiration so please hop on over to the Papertake Weekly Challenge to see them Smile

Challenges :

Secret Crafter Saturday ,,,, Monochromatic

Alphabet ,,,, M for Metal

Charisma Cardz ,,, 4 Legged Friends ,,, 2nd entry

House Mouse and Friends Monday ATC Challenge :-)

Hi all :-) We had a fabulous response to our 100th challenge and hop !! Thanks to all for joining in and we hope you'll all join in the next challenge too :-)

Before moving on to the challenge I have a winner to announce ,,,,

The winner of the $10 Voucher to Simon Says Stamp Store is ,,,,,

Here are your random numbers:


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The lucky girl is ,,, Glenda Atkins :-) Please email me so I can explain how you can claim your prize. xx

The theme for the next fortnight was chosen by Lori and she chose ,,,,

Artist Trading Cards ,,,, ATC’s

Wikipedia Definition

Artist Trading Cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball cards,[1] or 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches,small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets. The cards are usually traded or exchanged rather than sold.

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab $15 voucher is up for grabs :-)

For my ATC I chose this very cute House MouseSew What’ image. I coloured the image with Copics and inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink and then distressed the edges using a paper distresser. I used a little SU brown card and sewed the image to the backing. I wrapped some Jillibean Twine around it a couple of times and tied a double bow, I then used a TH stamp from the Haberdashery set, stamped onto shrink plastic with black stazon,inked and shrunk. I then popped that onto the bow to finish :-)

So now it's your turn !! If you would like a chance to win a $15 Voucher to spend in the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Superstore then get out your stamps and crayons and join in :-)

Thanks for looking :-) We are welcoming GD’s Squirrel and Gemma to the team for August so hop on over to say ‘Hi’ :-) Squirrel, Gemma and the DT have all made some ,, Oh sooo cute ATC’s for your inspiration so hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends Challenge blog to see them Smile

Challenges :

Crafts 4 Eternity ….. Anything But a Card

Patties Creations ,,,, Stamped image + Stitching

Simply Create ,,,,, Fave Animal ( HM of course !! :-))

The Stamp Man ,,,, Stitching

Charisma Cardz ,,, 4 Legged Friends

Creative Card Crew ,,,, Animal Antics

Simon Says ,,, Summer Holidays Children's Challenge

Hi all :-) I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are enjoying the summer holidays with the kiddo's :-) We thought you might like a bit of help keeping them opccupied during the long school break so we have a Simon Says Stamps Challenge especially for them :-)



All entrants MUST be aged between 2 and 16. The challenge will close on Monday 29th August at 6pm CET ( 5pm UK time) so you have 4 weeks to enter. You can enter as many times as you like as long as it is a new creation :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi and we have 2 fabulous prizes on offer !!! not one but TWO $25 vouchers to the wonderful Simon Says Stamp Superstore :-)


We have a special team of young designers for this challenge so please pop over to the challenge blog to see what gorgeous creations they made ,,, VERY cute :-)

Hope you will all encourage the youngsters in your families to join in the FUN !!! :-)