Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Woo hoo - Papertake Weekly Guest DT Spot!

Good morning everyone - hope you're all well and coping with whatever weather extremes you're having in your part of the world. It's freezing cold here again, though at least where I am we haven't got snow at the moment!

I was really thrilled and excited when Sharon asked me if I would like to do a Guest DT spot on Papertake Weekly for the months of February and March ... woo hoo yes please!! I love PTW, it really is one of my favourites and I enter it most weeks when I can. Indeed the only downside I can see is that i won't be able to enter for any of the yummy prizes for the next 8 weeks lol!

This week our theme is

Hearts &/or Flowers

Pretty easy peasy methinks with Valentine's Day just around the corner, and hopefully we should get loooooads of entries !

Don't forget to check out the main blog for details of this week's sponsor, and to see all the gorgeous creations by the rest of the DT - here's mine for this week.

I think it's probably fairly self-evident that I majored on the hearts lol!! Indeed I shouldn't really be posting this yet at all as it is my husband's Valentine card ... but I know he doesn't look on here and in any case I don't have multiple husbands to make multiple cards for!!

This card is quite unusual for me in a couple of ways ... firstly the fact it is a stepper card (I recently bought a pack of 5 pre-cut ones, and so enjoyed making my first one here that I thought I'd have another go). Also there is the fact that the main image is not stamped but is decoupaged with cute teddies that were free in a craft magazine :-).  I rather like the fact that stepper cards allow you to showcase intricate border punches - this is especially true with the extravagant Memory Box ones.

Image & Valentine sentiment: decoupage from kit free with craft magazine;
Sentiment: Penny Black transparent set
Papers: Craft Creations;
Supplies: papermania heart gems; ribbon and heart-shaped doily from my stash;
Tools: classic hearts nestabilities; Memory Box "Cherish" border die.

Dream Valley #50 - Valentine's
Cutie Pie #37 - Valentine's
Allsorts #193 - Valentine's
Kaboodle #158 - Valentine's
Craft your Passion #149 - My Valentine
Fab 'n' Funky #157 - Valentine / Hearts
Gem Of A Challenge #66 - Valentine / Hearts
Totally Papercrafts #153 - Valentine / Love
Ready Teddy Go #19 - Love Is In The Air
One Stop Carft Challenge #215 - Love Is In The Air
Crafty Catz #169 - Love Is In the Air
Daring Cardmakers - Love Is In The Air
Sentimental Sundays #141 - Love Is In The Air
Ooh La La - Love Story
Cute Card Thursday # 255 - Love Struck!
Top Tip Tuesday - Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Simon Says - Have A Heart
Penny's Paper Crafty #113 - Ribbons and Bows

Wow - I  think the whole of blogland must be loved-up at the moment!!

That's all from me today - look forward to seeing your creations for PTW.


  1. Adorable card Pauline - love the stepper design and the heart border punch is gorgeous.
    Thanks for playing along with the Cutie Pies, AGOAC, TPC, & Charisma this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  2. A beautiful card. I have this die and you have inspired me. It is so delicate and pretty. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  3. This is so sweet! I love the delicate die cuts! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  4. Hi Pauline, gorgeous card, wondeful stepper and fab dies. Well done on your guest spot at PW! Ruby x

  5. A very pretty Valentines card Pauline and I really like the step the shape, I really need to give that style try.

    Thanks much and sharing with us at Awful challenge this week.

    B x

  6. OMG Pauline, a big boo-boo noticed in my comment as I navigated away.

    Not sure if you know, but I use a voice recognition program as I am unable to use the keyboard very much and just occasionally it throws a curveball and I think you just got one of those.

    So I'll repeat what I said that I really love your valentines card and especially the stepper shape. And thank you for joining us at Allsorts (not Awful - sure that's what I saw) challenge this week.

    It all makes life interesting !!

    B x

  7. Hi! This is just adorable, such a sweet card xx

    Thank you for joining in with the cutie pies valentines challenge

  8. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  9. Gorgeous card, Pauline. Those die cuts are stunning. Love your image too.

    Thanks for linking up with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you can join us again soon.

    Rachel x

  10. Gorgeous card Pauline :) such cute teddies and the side step is fab :)


  11. Love those pb teds - gorgeous card and dies! Thanks for joining us for our ‘Love is in the Air’ Challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go! Hope to see you again soon x
    Debbie Dt

  12. Awww,they're just the cutest couple and them layered on the doily.Love how you've showed the die cut off too.Super card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  13. Absolutely gorgeous, so sweet...Thanks for joining us at Ready-Teddy-Go this month.
    Wendy x

  14. so cute..thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at Crafty Catz X Carol

  15. Adorable card, gorgeous design and cute image!
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we'll see you again soon!

  16. Beautiful card, very pretty hearts and gorgeous bears. xx Flora

  17. Adorable creation Pauline,
    Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

  18. Gorgeous card, Pauline. DH is sure to love it!

    Jennifer. x

  19. This card is amazing!!
    I love that image!

    Did you know you can enter it over at our new challenge http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.com the theme is "Love is in the Air" and this would fit right in and you could win a prize xx

    Hope you pop over, Hugs Kelly x

  20. Oh wow! What a lovely sweet teddy bear stair step card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Valentines” Challenge!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  21. Great card for Valentines, thankyou for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx

  22. Super cute, love the intricate die cut.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  23. beautiful card! love the die and image you used! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

  24. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  25. Beautiful card Pauline! Love all the detail.
    Enjoy your GD spot!

  26. Congratualtions on your GDT spot Pauline! Awww, your card is so cute I love all the hearts and the adorable decoupage. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week x

  27. What a fab card Pauline - those teddies are so cute and I love the heart border on the stepper - glad to hear you don't have multiple husbands - thats more than anyone deserves! - one is often more than enough lol. Thanks for playing at MTTC this week hugs Judith x

  28. Fab creation and thanks for sharig at crafty catz and hope to see you back next week

  29. This is lovely. Your design is fab.

    Thanks for joining in with us at OSCC this week.


  30. Gorgeous card - I love those die-cuts! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  31. Gorgeous card, thank you for sharing at my time to craft. Good luck with the challenge x

  32. Beautiful use of dies on this card. You have useed the step card to its full advantage. Sweet image and sentiment. Thanks for joining our My Valentine Challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  33. Hi Pauline, congratulations on you GDT, this is one beautifully designed stepper card the colours, die cuts and image look amazing, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
    lorraine x

  34. well done on your guest spot and great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday and thanks for sharing with us this time at Allsorts, hugs Samantha :0)

  35. A fantastic card! That heart border looks lovely on your creation...

    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Ribbon & Bows" challenge…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  36. awww so darn cute fabbie card hun
    thanks for joining us at OLL

  37. I love stepper cards and this one is stunning! Gorgeous papers and your MB dies are wonderful!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey for our Love Challenge. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again hugs Karen P Paper Crafting Journey Design Team (http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/)

  38. What a lovely valentine card! Thanks for sharing it with the Cutie Pies :) hope you join us again soon x


Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x