Saturday, July 23, 2011

Challenge #55 Winners

The past two weeks have been filled with wonderful colour challenge cards and I was so impressed with how differently everyone used these fun colours! Once again you have made our decision difficult and narrowing it down is always a challenge! Thanks to everyone who played along. Without further ado, here are the Cut Above's choices!

The Cut Aboves:

LeAnne's Choice
Susan Joyce of Cat's Ink.Corporated
Oh, what a fun bunch of snowmen Susan has used here on her cute Christmas card! You can never be too early to create Christmas cards, in my opinion, and with her snowmen's color-coordinated accessories, glittery accents and the snowy embossed background, she's got a jolly card anyone would enjoy receiving! Congrats, Susan, for being my Cut Above this week!

Nance's Choice:
Mindy Backes of Bada-Bing! Paper-Crafting
I just love Mindy's fun and happy balloon card! I adore the background cloud stamping and the sparkly balloon but most of all I love the feeling of motion the layout creates. Stamping some of the balloons just off the side and top edges as well as throughout the main panel evokes a hot air balloon ride for me. I can picture the balloons scrolling across the front of the card! The perfect little pop of Poppy down the middle and the perfectly positioned sentiment wrap up all the fun little details on this one! Congratulations, Mindy, you're my Cut Above!

Lauri's Choice
Another week with so many lovely cards! Raquel's card is my pick for a Cut Above this week for many reasons. The card has a wonderful design, and is a beautiful combination of our challenge colors. The butterflies, however, stand out as the element that takes the card over the top! Congrats Raquel for being my choice this week for A Cut Above!

Ann's Choice: Amanda
Fabulous cards begin with a fabulous foundation. A Mojo sketch is always a great starting point, and that is exactly where Amanda began with this card. Plus, she combined subtle touches to give her creation that special spark! A balsa wood layer anchors her flower, while a newsprint scallop adds visual contrast. Of course, the flagged sentiment is the perfect finishing touch! Congratulations, Amanda, for being my choice for A Cut Above!

Anne Marie's Choice: Kim P.
There were so many great cards this week using this awesome color combo, it was difficult to select just one. I picked Kim's nautical-themed card this week because of all the wonderful details she added. The striped paper is a perfect match with the stamped image and the torn layers add that extra-special touch. I especially liked the popped up layer on the sentiment. Congratulations, Kim on being my choice for A Cut Above this week! 

Jaydee's Choice: Kim S.
I loved this clean and simple card from Kim. The sentiment font worked so well with these fabulous circles and stars. Kim managed to create even more movement by ensuring that the lines on the circles went in different directions. Masterful! The addition of the single button with the twine was the perfect finishing touch. Kim's card proved, once again, that clean and simple can be simply stunning. Congratulations on being my choice of CUT ABOVE this week, Kim.

Tui's Choice
Jen - I Create
This week Jen's card was a stand out for me. The bright blocks of colour upon a neutral background creates a feature upon which to showcase the beautiful bold flower in all it's glory, dimension heaven ... from the cardstock layers to the button and finally the twine bow all layered upon a faux stitched background ... oh this is just lovely!!! Congratulations Jen, on being my pick for Cut Above this week!

Sandra's Choice - Lisa
What is there not to love about Lisa's charming card? Nothing! I love it all! Lisa has managed to create an aquapainted masterpiece with her beautifully coloured image. How I wish I had a spot like that in my garden! The combination of stripes and polka dots in the background look fantastic together. The bow with a tiny butterfly charm dangling from it, is the perfect finishing touch. Congratulations, Lisa on being my choice for a Cut Aboce this week!

Lesley's Choice
Julie Gearinger of Stamping with Julie
I absolutely adore Julie's card this week. The colours highlight this sweet stamp set perfectly! The distressed and embossed background create a beautiful backdrop for the pretty little bird! I love the spritzed area behind the bird too! Her bow is absolutely exquisite and the sentiment over to the side is a special touch, adding a unique and oh so  Julie style to her card! I love it! Congratulations Julie for being our Headliner this week!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow to play along with our new challenge!


  1. Oh my gosh! I am sooo excited to be chosen! (And today is my birthday, so Happy Birthday to me!!) Thanks Anne Marie!

  2. Wow- thanks for the honor of being chosen Headliner! The colors were a great combination and I had a lot of fun making this card. Congrats to all of the "Cut Above" winners- your cards are fantastic! Ladies, your blog site is a source of wonderful inspiration for all of us- looking forward to the next challenge :-)

  3. Wow! THANK YOU!!!! I loved all the submissions! Thanks for a fun color challenge! This one was one of my faves!

  4. Congrats to all of the winners! Your cards were fabulous!

  5. Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments and the kudos. I enjoyed working with the challenge colours. Congrats' to everyone who entered the challenge.

  6. Thank you so much for choosing me! Everyone's card are fabulous! Congrats to all the winners! :)


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