Happy Saturday to all! What a beautiful collection of cards this week! Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride and Early Espresso never looked more lovely! With so many stunning entries, the Design Team certainly had tough decisions to make. Without further ado, here are the Cut Aboves:
LeAnne's Choice - Sandra
What a gorgeous way to use Ann's colors! This simple yet elegant card uses only a few images, but the small extra touches that Sandra added--stitching, ruffled ribbon and an eyelet border--kicked it up to top-notch! Her coloring of the beautiful butterflies is awesome! Congratulations, Sandra!
I love what Jackie did with Ann's colours this week. First of all, she used my favourite stamp set and I love the way she coloured and sponged the main image. The funky easel card fold looks fabulous and I love that she created something so unique. Very pretty and classy! Congratulations, Jackie!
Jaydee's Choice - Rachel's Floral Frenzy
I loved Rachel's bold, graphic take on Ann's colors. The gradations of pink and blue really appealed to me. I also loved the repetition of the bling on the top left corner and on the tag. The sentiment "thank you for your generosity" seemed to fit this card so well. It really felt like a huge bunch of flowers had been delivered. Absolutely loved it! Congratulations, Rachel.
Marian's Choice - Rita Wright
I have chosen this week Rita Wright's (Rita's Creations aka Cards by Rita) simple yet charming card. I am crazy for polka dots and was drawn to how it sets off the background along with the scallop square layout. And, not to mention the cute little owl with the sweet Blushing Bride heart. Rita's creation is the perfect touch for simplicity! Congratulations Rita!
Nance's choice - Sarah Milbourn
Polka dots, clouds, trees and birds just make me happy and Sarah's card has all of that and more! I love that she used a large piece of the polka dot paper to really show off the large scale dots which also coordinate with the large circle as her focal point. The repetition of color is great too--how the one little blue bird ties in with the blue sky and card base and the espresso bow connects with the brown bird and tree trunk. It all keeps your eye moving and is perfectly balanced. Great job Sarah! Congratulations!
Anne Marie's Pick - Cindy Beach
I have chosen Cindy's beautiful card as A Cut Above this week because I really like how she incorporated Ann's colors with the cherry blossom image and the great shading on the background paper. The double bow and perfectly placed pearls were a great way to dress up the card, too. Even her dog knew those pearls were a sweet accent because she devoured them on Cindy's first attempt at this card. Congratulations Cindy, on both your Cut Above pick and for putting this card together twice for the challenge this week! :)
And our Headliner this week is:
Ann's Choice - Elizabeth Price
From the paper pieced sewing machine to the "scrunchied" tape measure, Elizabeth's card was "Sew Suite"! She used the challenge colors perfectly and added "sew" many "suite" details, including the linen thread and fabric brad. Of course, the pearls on the pin cushion were the perfect touch! Congratulations, Elizabeth on being named this week's Headliner!
Thank you to all who participated in this week's challenge. Please make certain to join us tomorrow when we present our first Clean and Simple Sketch challenge!