4 October 2011

Papertake Weekly Birthday Blog Hop .... and a new challenge ....

Humphrey is plodding through the snow to wish PTW a very happy birthay - he's all wrapped up with his warm coat and scarf - he's so cute - (I know it isn't snowing yet, but it soon will be and I couldn't resist using this image from the new Christmas collection available from Crafters Companion )

I cut around the image with my new deckle edge die and matted it onto elephant grey/blue card, then onto a white background to make it stand out from the patterned paper.


The Papertake Weekly challenge this week is anything goes with the option of using punches - I punched a large snowflake which I covered in glue then glittered annd added an 18mm sparkly button and tied it on with ivory button twine.. Then I made the very pretty snowflake lace border, using a Martha Stewart punch.  I used the pieces which were punched out to decorate the card - the rest of them decorated the floor, the sofa, the dog - you get the picture?  While I was finishing off the bow of white satin ribbon I accidentally tore the corner of the punched snowflake lace but  found making the lace very fiddly - it took a couple of attempts before I achieved a piece long enough for my card so wasn't inclined to remake the whole card!!  Sparkly button, button twine and white satin ribbon all from here.

Papertake Weekly celebrate their birthday this week with a blog-hop and there are super prizes to win from Sir Stampalot, Lili of the Valley, The Ribbon Girl, Dies to Die For plus manhy other prizes which are shown on individual blogs. 
The prize on my blog is a £10 voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl online store

You should have arrived here from Jo's blog  and the next blog to hop to is Andrea

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning on of the great prizes is to leave a comment on each of the blogs you visit, and of course, enter this week's challenge!! but most of all, have fun
Mary x

54 comments:

Milliesmarvels said...

Adorable Mary! I love it!
Jane
x

Uta said...

A fantastic card. Love the colours and the little Humphrey is so cute.

Hugs, Uta

lydiawalker said...

cute card - the elephant is sooooo cute xx

Larisa said...

Mary, it is so bright and beautiful!!!

Ellen said...

Happy annyversary to you too!
Your card is fabulous and very lovely.
Love the price....and hope to win :)

groetjes, Ellen

Claire said...

Hi there, I am on the blog hop... I love the Humphrey image. Your card is very christmassy...love it
Claire x

Shannin said...

What a darling card. Your image and paper are beautiful. Hope you have a good week.

Hugs
Shannin

Susie Little said...

Gorgeous card, so crisp! Thanks for the hop!xx

Scrapalajen said...

Mary, love the snowbear and the snowflake. Makes me yearn for Xmas now:-)

ribenaruby said...

Love this Humphry card, fab colours! Ruby x

scrapperjulia said...

Wow, this is really pretty! Love all of the embellies and the Humphry is colored so beautifully!

Hlora said...

OMG!! you couldnt get any more adorable then this! So cute! Fab team up with the paper and gorgeous colours
hugs. Hlora. xxx

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the snowflakes; great idea to use the punched bits from the border to decorate the rest of the card. Fabulous image and your colouring is gorgeous!

Hugs, Dawn

Rebekah said...

Gorgeous work so fabulously festive hugs Rebekah xx

Samantha said...

Oh Mary this is Stunning,, Such an eye Catcher! I LOVE it.. No make that I ADORE it! soooo pretty! Awesome stop on the hop! thanks Samantha :0)

Maria André said...

What a lovely card.

xx/MulleSnuttan

craftybirdlisa said...

Hi Mary, Don't you just love Humphrey. He's so sweet. Gorgeous card - love the image - but please don't go wishing snow on us just yet.

Hugs Lisa x

Jani said...

Lovely creation!
Thanks for the hop!
happy blogoversary to all of you :)

Inkypinkydelights said...

Mary I love this! So lovely and bright and cheerful!

Theresa said...

Your card is so adorable. TFS. Thanks for a chance at a prize.

Lorraine said...

This little elephant is so adorable , I love your card xx

Becky said...

Super cute card. Love the image.
Becky x

Simone said...

Happy Birthday to you all PTW girls!
I just love your card! The image is so cute! Your choice of colours and added details is great! Awesome!
Simone

Anne said...

Aw how sweet! Love that snowflake you made
Anne
x

Sandy said...

It's been a fun blog hop, just love your beautiful card, Humphrey is so cute and love the sparkly button, and large snowflake!
Sandy

zehra said...

Bright and beautiful colors, lovely card

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Mary , here from papertake weekly Challenge .
Stunning creation with awesome detailing and perfect colour combinations .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Debs said...

Adorable!
Fabulous colours.
Happy Birthday Papertake Weekly.
Thanks for a fab fun blog hop.
Debs xx

Karen McAlpine said...

Very sweet card! Love the addition of the snowflakes and how you made them all glittery! Thanks for sharing.

Renae said...

Great Card!

Daisychain said...

Gorgeous card, love the papers you have used. Hugs Christine x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love the cute Humphrey image you have used and your gorgeous snowflake. Hugs Sarahxx

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card Mary, love your card design and your adorable image!

Marjorie said...

Awh!! this is so cute hun, love the red and white, Love the snowflake, I bet the card is really sparkly. Thank you for a chance to win some lovely candy, and happy birthday to the papertake weekly team.
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Craftyanny said...

awwwwwwwwwwww ain't Humphrey a real cutie pie. Gorgeous card hun
Anne x

Joey said...

Mary this is adorable, gorgeous card. Joey xx

coops said...

gorgeous card mary.the image is so sweet and i love your stunning colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Dora said...

This is adorable, and so cute, love the colours.. yes definitely loving the hop.. lots of inspiration. Hugs xxx

Minnamanna said...

So cute card!
Love your colors and design!

Dominique said...

Your card is so lovely - wonderful design. Have a great weekend, Dominique

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Mary. That little elephant is so sweet. Thanks for the chance to win candy.

Kat x

Becky Dunham said...

What a sweet card Mary! I love Humphrey - he is just so adorable! Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

JLJ Designs said...

Such a sweet card! I love the colors.

Jen

Cor* said...

ribbon ribbon, I love ribbon! A wonderful Christmas card. Can never have to many of these. GOsh I hope this doesn't start the snow falling all over you! TFS!

mgoll88 said...

Sweet little elephant.
Very Cute your Card...great!!

LG
Michaela

Dot said...

Lovely card and pretty papers. Thank you for sharing.
hugs Dorte

squiggle7 said...

Gorgeous card Mary! What a clever idea to use Christmas papers for winter birthdays! I may have to do this for my sister whose birthday is in December.

Emma

magagi said...

Such a cute adorable card.
x
Mags

Helen said...

Awww...such a sweet card!
Helen x

sarah-Jane said...

Lovely Christmas card, I love the snowflake. xx

fionalawlor said...

Sooo sweet! That Humphrey image is just so cutey :O)
Fiona L x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So beautiful!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Simply fabulous creation, love love love it

Ali x

Marianne said...

So cute!