Wednesday, November 30, 2011

There's Still Time to Play in Challenge #74

There is still time to play in Lesley's Sketch Challenge #74.  To see the original post and Design Team samples please click HERE.

Be sure to post your project to the linky by Friday, December 2nd at Midnight (PST).  We look forward to visiting your blog! 
Farewell to Susan
The Paper Players want to take a moment to say a HUGE thank you to our November Guest Designer, Susan Joyce. We will miss Susan's fresh and beautiful style. We hope you will continue to visit Susan and check out the amazing projects on her blog. Thank you Susan for sharing your talents with us! It's always sad to say good-by!  But with every "good-by" there is a "hello".  Make certain to visit us Sunday to meet December's Guest Designer.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Challenge #74 Lesley's Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone.

Thanks to all of you who played along with the Clean and Simple Color Challenge last week. We loved visiting with all of your fabulous cards and appreciate that you took the time to join us. This week Lesley has a fabulous sketch challenge for you. We can't wait to see what wonderful things you do with it.

Without further ado, let's look at the fabulous inspiration cards from the design team.

Our Rules for Playing:
  1. Create a NEW project for this challenge.
  2. Be sure to link your blog with a direct link to the post you would like us to visit.
  3. Please put a link on your post to our challenge.
  4. Create a project with only 3 challenges including our challenge.
  5. Feel free to use any stamping products you have!
    Be sure to post your project to the linky by Friday, December 2nd at Midnight (PST).  We look forward to visiting your blog!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Challenge #73 Winners

Hi there stampers!

Thank you all for another amazing week of submissions and for playing along with us.  Although you really made it difficult for the Players to choose their favorites, we are pleased to showcase the Cut Above and Headliner choices!

For A Cut Above:
Nance’s choice:  Lyndal

Clean, elegant and fabulous!  Lyndal’s clever use of her craft knife and an angel template gave form to a beautiful pop-up card.  The navy bottom layer makes for even greater 3D shadow effect while the fantastic choice of embossing folder looks like swirling snow!  A lovely take on the sketch and the silver embossed sentiment is gorgeous on the navy!  Congratulations Lyndal, with your craft knife in hand, you really are A Cut Above;-)

Ann's Choice:  Narelle

From the trio of ornaments to the gorgeous display of designer series paper, Narelle's card is a fabulous example of the "power of three"! Clean and classy, this card is further enhanced by the flagged sentiment with mini-clip and three strategically placed rhinestones.  Narelle has created "card perfection" with this beauty.  Congratulations, Narelle for being my choice for A Cut Above!

Tara's Choice: Vicki Dutcher

Vicki's amazing poinsettia caught my eye right away. What a stunning focal point for this card! I love the little leaves in blue and silver that accent the flower. The sentiment framed by silver and strung with bakers twine gives it an unexpected little touch of red that is just fantastic. The overall texture and gorgeous flower make this a clean, simple and fabulous card. Congratulations Vicki, you're my choice for Cut Above!

Lesley's Choice: Paula

Paula's clean and simple layout caught my eye this week! I love the way she used the twine around the image and the acetate sheet to add a shine factor to her beautiful card! The church scene looks lovely stamped in silver and the sentiment embossed with white really pops! Of course, her pretty bow and the brads all add to the lovely elegance of this card!  Congratulations Paula on being my choice for Cut Above this week.

Julie's Choice: Erika

I am drawn to Clean & Simple designs so it comes as no surprise that I was drawn to Erika's card right away.  All of the white space and these beautifully scored lines have created quite an elegant card.  I also adore snowflakes.  I love that Erika has added both white and silver snowflakes to the card.  All of the yummy layers and that gorgeous medallion are the perfect finishing touches.  Erika, congratulations on being my Cut Above this week!

LeAnne's Choice:  Lisa

There were SO many awesome creations this week, again, it was a tough decision, but once I saw this silhouette Santa along with those pretty silver snowflakes, I knew I had my choice!  This brings back many childhood memories of "Twas the Night Before Christmas", with Santa flying across the sky, and the excited feeling a wee one gets when they go to bed on Christmas eve!  Thanks, Lisa, for creating such a sweet card and congrats on being my Cut Above!

Anne Marie's Choice: Michelle Lupton

Michelle's holiday card completely caught my eye this week! I just love how she used the circle stamps to create such fabulously festive ornaments. The silver embossing and the sparkly details were the perfect finishing touch. I also love how she used the clear window sheet as her card base. Very pretty! Congratulations to you Michelle, on being my pick for A Cut Above this week! 

Susan's Choice:  Vicki

Vicki's card rocked the challenge! I loved her choice of image. The embossed background and the layers of scalloped navy and silver trim created a beautiful base for her card.  For the finishing touches, a beautiful navy bow and pretty snowflakes with pearl centers are just perfect.  Congratulations, Vickie!  Your card is my Cut Above for this week.

For our Headliner
Jaydee's Choice: Jenny

WOW!  Jenny's CAS moonlit winter scene is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. As we Brits would say, I was gobsmacked when I saw this card!  There are so many little details that went into this card and I found myself looking at it again again:  The textured card stock; the silver border; the full bright moon; the snowflakes in the night sky; the long shadows cast along the snowy hill; the bare tree; the little icy speckles in the snow.  The finishing touch is the fabulous sentiment - perfect for this peaceful winter scene.  Jenny, congratulations on being my Headliner choice this week.

Thank you to all who amaze us each week with your talent.  Be sure to join us tomorrow to see what Lesley has in store for you!  Thanks for stopping by!