Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Papertake Weekly GD card #2

Good afternoon everyone .... and welcome to another challenge at Papertake Weekly. Thanks so much for the fantastic response to last week's Anything Goes challenge - we were overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the entries!

This week we have a fab colour combo for you .... it is

Black & White & Red All Over

and we are sponsored by the lovely Whiff of Joy - please see the main blog for details of the fabby prize :-)

Now I have to say when I first saw this colour combo I was rather quaking in my boots, as it is soooo out of my comfort zone ... but I had a little think and I surprisingly soon got into it - here's the result.

I immediately thought of this adorable LotV teddy as I had used him once before in a totally monochrome card ... so I thought I could give him a red tie to bring him into line with the challenge. Also having discovered digi papers for the first time, I decided to invest in a set of gingham papers as they are so versatile ... and I was already picturing teddy sitting on some black gingham along with the red gingham "Portobello Road" paper I already had close to hand. This was quite a simple card really but hopefully suitable for a male friend's birthday.

Stamps: LotV "Cheers Bear" and birthday sentiment circle;
Media: Promarkers;
Papers: Pink Petticoat black gingham; Papermania "Portobello Road" red gingham;
Supplies: gingham ribbon from local market and card candi from my stash;
Tools: small, large and lacy circle nestabilities; Martha Stewart "iron gate" edge punch; Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder.

Hotshot Crafts #4 - One For The Boys
Kaboodle #106 - Where The Boys Are
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Secret Crafter #172 - Red + White + Black + Texture
The Stamp Man - Texture
Crafty Pad #157 - The Letter B (Bear, Beer, Birthday)
CES #72 - Three or More Layers
Allsorts #141 - Free & Easy February
Scrapbook Sisters #70 - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy #20 - Anything Goes

Have a great week and hope you can join us !


  1. Wow, what a great card! Love the image and your coloring. I currently have a birthday blog candy on my blog btw! Hugs, Hanneke

  2. This is so cute, love the image and fabulous papers and combo. Hugs, Claire x

  3. Great post to read, you've done really well, love it! Ruby x

  4. This is so stunning Pauline and love the gingham
    x catherine

  5. gorgeous creation and love the take on the theme this week, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have new candy if you are interested :)

  6. What cute card! Love the muted tones with touches of red.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ Sketch w/ All About Boys Challenge!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

  7. Really lovely card. Great colour scheme for a male card. Debs xx

  8. Darling! Love the black, red, and white color scheme... So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

  9. Adorable sweet card Pauline, beautiful colours and details.

  10. Oh wow such an adorable creation and one fabulous use of the challenge theme and a super cute image too,

    Thank You so much for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 172 Red, Black & White with texture I hope you join us again next week,

    Good Luck with the challenge

    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  11. Fab creation, love the colour combo & the image is great!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. Beautiful work Pauline, love your take on the gorgeous colour combo, very striking and that image is just too cute!
    Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge this week at Allsorts and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  13. This is FANTASTIC Pauline!! Loved it as soon as I saw it. Amazing colouring!

  14. I love this card!!!! This is one of my favorite color combinations and that image is just too adorable. Thanks for joining us for our Where the Boys Are challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

  15. A gorgeous card, great colours. Thank you so much for entering our FREE & EASY challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  16. Hi Pauline
    A great "one for the boys" card. Love the Teddy!Thank you for joining us at HSC for our challenge.

    Hugs Sarah x

  17. Gorgeous creation thank you for joining us at SCSC this week good luck in the draw.

  18. This is just gorgeous and such a great color combo ! Thank you for sharing and playing this week at The Crafty Pad :)

  19. Someone is going to love getting this card...it's beautiful!


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Pauline x