Friday, May 27, 2011

Challenge #48: Sketch Challenge Winners

Wowza, you gals rock! What a terrific week of sketch challenge entries! We loved peeking into your blogs and seeing how each of you interpreted our sketch. Thank you to all who played along with us! The design team has some fabulous choices for Cut Above and as always, y'all make it a challenge for us to select the winners! Let's see, shall we?

The Cut Above Winners for this week are:

Ann's choice: Kim at Joyful Creations
The bold color scheme immediately drew my eyes to Kim's card. I love the butterfly with its bling, and the bold Kiwi Kiss leaves. The white embossing is complimented by the white matting behind the delicious pattern paper. The result is a birthday card that anyone would love to receive! Great job, Kim, and congrats on being my choice for A Cut Above.

Lesley's choice: Cindy at Stamps, Paper and Ink

Cindy’s bright and cheerful card caught my eye this week; these are some of my favourite colours! I love that this card was inspired by a little girl’s dress that Cindy saw! The crisp white backdrop and the scallop sides of the main panel enhance the gorgeous floral image. I loved the ribbon treatment and the wee tag that is hanging off the ribbon! That new sentiment she used is also super duper cute! Congratulations Cindy!

LeAnne's choice: Denise at Chez Moi Creations

This fun little creation of Denise's caught my eye right away! I think the surprise of the white image on the black background really makes it stand out and those little brads on the wheels are the icing on the cake! "Enjoy the journey" is the perfect sentiment too! Congrats on being my Cut Above, Denise!

Anne Marie's choice: Leena at A La Cards

Leena's "Fun in the Sun" card made me want to immediately head to the beach! Surfs up, dude! I just loved all of the fun color and texture she added while keeping her design clean and simple. I especially liked the sun accent she added by creatively using a scalloped circle punch. Congratulations, Leena on being my pick for A Cut Above this week!

Jaydee's choice: Joanna at Inspired by Stamping

I fell in love with Joanna's card the minute I saw it. There is so much fabulosity on this card and it all comes together in perfect harmony. From the two-toned textured background; the fabulous stitching around the circular focal point; the beautifully snipped butterflies; the stamping under the butterflies; the single rhinestone brad; the textured vertical layer overlaid with organza ribbon. Absolutely gorgeous. Absolute perfection. Congratulations on being my CUT ABOVE this week, Joanna.

Rita's choice: Carrie at Artistic Avenger

I just had to choose Carrie's card this week. She blows my mind with her amazing creations and this one is no exception. There are so many gorgeous details on her card, from the antique brad to the pearls, but her happy hat definitely steals the show. Congratulations for being my Cut Above this week, Carrie!

And our Headliner is......
Nance's choice: Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'

The fresh and modern color combination of Heidi's card drew me in right away--I never would have put these colors together but they look fantastic don't they? I love the striped paper that lends a circus feel to the card that is perfect with the sweet mama and baby elephant. I also love how Heidi repeats circles throughout her card--from the polka dot embossed background, to the white gel pen dots, to the hearts in a circle all wrapped up in fabulous color palette that just says "pick me", "pick me"--well at least that's what I heard! Congratulations, Heidi you're this week's Headliner!

What a great week, congratulations to all the winners! Please check back tomorrow when LeAnne will bring us a fun challenge that you're sure to enjoy!


  1. Congrats to all!! Wonderful cards and lots of inspiration!

  2. I was just thrilled to see my card as A Cut Above! Thanks so much!

  3. Oh my goodness! I am so honored to be chosen as the headliner for this week! Thank you for your encouragement and the sweet things you had to say about my card. I had so much fun putting it together and I'm so glad you chose to pick it, Nance! Thank you! All of the cards are beautiful and I love The Paper Players!! :)

  4. Wow! Thank you so much for choosing my card and for all the wonderful things that you said too! You have touched my heart! Thank you, Joanna


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