Saturday, August 20, 2011

Challenge # 59 Winners

Hi there and Happy Saturday! Anne Marie here. Wow, the Design Team was absolutely Tickled Pink with ALL of the fabulous entries in last week's color challenge. Thanks so much to everyone who participated! Without further ado, here are the Cut Above selections and our Pink-tastic Headliner for the week.

A Cut Above

Carrie's (GD) Choice: Jen Mitchell

I was immediately drawn to Jen's card for many reasons. First, I loved her use of Rose Red - although the "boldest" of the colours for this challenge, she made it look soft and subtle by adding a designer paper coordinating strip and some lighter coloured ric-rac. Her circular image with folded flower is a perfect way to showcase the various pinks and I loved the clean and crisp style of this card overall. Great job Jen! Congrats on being my Cut Above this week.

Ann' Choice: Gisela

How cute is this birthday card by Gisela!  My eye was immediately drawn to the fabulous "Birthday Girl" sentiment.  Add a gorgeous punched border, a touch of texture, butterflies and a satin bow, and you have an adorable uber-girly card! Congrats, Gisela! I hope you are "tickled pink" to be my selection for A Cut Above this week!

Nance's choice: Angela

In a sea of pink, Angela's card immediately caught my eye for all its lovely white space.  The clean layout really makes all the pinks "pop"!  Her perfect arrangement of the hearts is something I struggle to do and admire when others do it so well!  :-)  The additional design element of coordinating 11 hearts with the sentiment is just a fabulous touch.  On a scale of one to ten, Angela's card is an eleven!  Congratulations Angela, you're my Cut Above this week! 

Lesley's Choice: Andrea

Andrea's card caught my eye right away this week! Not only do I love the fantastic layout but her use of this week's colours is superb!  The texture on her card is a nice touch and makes the flowers "pop" right off the page!  I just love everything about this many layered card!  Congratulations Andrea.

Sandra's Choice: Cath Dean

What a cute party favour Cath has created this week! I love how the polka dot DSP is continued from the fun little birdies wing. The rhinestone on the little flower is such a cute touch. And the satin ribbon on the library clip closure is the perfect finishing touch. I'm sure any little girl would LOVE to receive this favour! Congratulations Cath, on being my pick for a Cut Above this week!

Lauri's Choice:  Marian

Another week with a difficult choice!  Marians's card stands for for us because of its unique use of a popular set!  She not only used the pink beautifully, but the overstamping/stamping off creates a lovely effect!  The boy and tag are a great finishing touch.  Congratulations Marian, for being my choice for a Cut Above this week of pink!

LeAnne's Choice - Erna

Erna's card stood out to me for many reasons:  the clean, crisp lines of her images, the contrast between the colors and her interesting way to use the Tasteful Trims die!  Her embellishments added a nice touch to the sketch she used---an all-around wonderful card!  Congratulations, Erna, on being my Cut Above!

Jaydee's Choice:  Tammy

I loved Tammy's light and airy balloon card.  It reminded me of the balloons that take off down the road from us.  Looking at the card brought back those memories and made me smile.  I also loved that Tammy stamped the balloon on the tag and the ribbon treatment on either side of the tag worked so well with the the card.  Just the little hint of black on the balloon baskets and layer helped to really pop the pinks.  Congratulations, Tammy, on being my Cut Above this week.

and now for our Headliner....
Anne Marie's Choice: Narelle Ferrugia

I just love how Narelle used the pink color combo to create this gorgeous card! The mix of patterns and textures are perfectly balanced together and that bow is such a beautiful finishing touch. So crisp and clean with gorgeous dimension and detail! Congratulations, Narelle, for making the Headlines at the Paper Players this week! 

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see our next weekly challenge! The lovely LeAnne is our hostess and she has something fun in store for you. Have a great day! 


  1. Thank you, Nance! Congrats to all the winners. There were so many beautiful creations this week!

  2. Thanks so much LeAnne!! Congrats to the other winners, your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!

  3. Thanks, Jaydee!! I'm honored!! Congrats to everyone--the cards were awesome!!!

    I love these challenges--thanks!!!

  4. Thank you so much for choosing my card as the headliner this week! I'm truly honoured. Congratulations to all the winners as all your creations are stunning. Cheers!

  5. Tickled-pink, I'm in shock! I am honored that you chose my card, your work is an inspiration to me. Congrats to all the winners, beautiful cards.
    Thank you Ann. XOXO

  6. These really are beautiful. Earlier in the week, I believe I saw all of the cards that had been submitted, but I cannot find them now. If that link is still available, please tell me where to find it. Thanks!

  7. Hi Lesley,
    thank you for choosing my card!! I´m so happy and proud.


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