Tuesday 15 March 2011

Papertake Weekly - Trio-Tastic !

What a busy week I've had full of "behind the scenes" crafting which you will see coming up in Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine shortly. Such a fantastic job to have and I love every minute of it !
I also made a spontaneous decision of changing my ageing sewing machine - for another ageing sewing machine !! We are lucky enough to have a sewing machine shop in town who sell all the fancy brand spanky new ones but also the ones that date back years and years. The sales assistant is in her 80's and you have to speak up a bit and repeat everything 6 times but the chap who sits in the back, surrounded by sewing machines and sewing machine "bits" is the most amazing knowledgeable person you could ever meet. What he doesn't know about every machine and sewing is nobodies business ! Anyway, I now have a 40 year old Viking sewing machine that has about 25 different fancy stitches on it and moves as sweet as a nut - I'm very happy *smiles*. Don't expect to see wondrous things being made with it though - I'm no seamstress but playing is good enough for me !!

Anyway, onto this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge. This week its all about TRIO-TASTIC - please use 3 different things on your card/project i.e. flowers, ribbons, sewing, buttons, charms etc. etc. you get the idea !
We are being sponsored by the fabulous Ribbon Girl this week and are being joined by our fabulous GDT's Suzanne and Miria.

My three things are stitching, buttons and ribbon.

The DP's are BasicGrey "Wander"

The image is by The Greeting Farm and is from the set called "Special Autumn". He has been coloured with a mixture of Copics and ProMarkers

The "Happy Birthday" seal is by Cats Life Press and has been stamped on some Basic Grey "Manilla" DP

The buttons are from my stash as is the ribbon.

The rest of the DT's cards are just amazing, so inspiring. Please hop over and have a look.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges :

Ooh La La - It's a Man Thing

Incy Wincy Designs - For the Boys

Claudia & Co - Recipe

Pollycraft - Teens

Right, must get on with that mountain of ironing which keeps winking at me !

Thank you for visiting me, it was lovely to see you and we hope you can come along and play with us in our challenge this week.

Take care,


  1. Gorgeous card Jo, this image is so cute and I love your fab colouring and papers! :) Love, Georgia xx

  2. Hi!Jo this is a sweetie,just adore the image and really great colours/papers(luv the buttons too).
    Hope you are all ok?
    sounds like you are having a busy time,can't wait for the NEC next week.
    It has come round so quick,
    as the BG blog post has-i might get it ready a bit quicker this time :)
    big hug,Lou.xx

  3. Love this card, really great for a guy. Great image and your colouring is lovely. Annette xx (Incy Wincy DT)

  4. So cool and awesome card Jo! Love the clean look.
    Lisa xx

  5. Fab card Jo...love the image you have used and just the perfect papers too!....thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

    Take care
    San x

  6. Jo, I love the paper, the image, and those buttons are a perfect touch! Thanks for playing with Claudia and Company this week! Joy DT

  7. Fab male card he looks like a cool dude lol. love the colours and buttons great
    Hugs Angie x

  8. Fabulous card love the colours and papers
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  9. Jo, this card is so cool! Love that stamp and love how you've used it! Thanks for joining us at C&Co!

  10. Super cute card, Jo! He's adorable and I love the colors you used and those delish papers which are perfect for a masculine card! The buttons are the perfect touch!
    hugs, Sharon

  11. Love this Jo; the image and papers are perfect for a male card and I love the buttons. xx

  12. Fabulous card Jo, great image, fab colours and I love those buttons. Thanks for joining in our Man's card challenge at OLL this time. Good luck.
    Dawn xx


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