Saturday, December 16, 2017

PP374 Challenge Winners

Hi everyone! Thank you to all who played along with this week's color challenge. WE know this is a busy, busy time of year for everyone and we appreciate you taking the time to play along.  Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team this week.

 

And now for our Headliner:
Jeanne


Jeanne's card showcased my color combo perfectly!  The adorable little pair of children feeding the bird are colored beautifully.  The layers and patterns are eye catching!  Congratulations Jeanne, your festive card is my Headliner this week!  

The Paper Players would like to share the story Ryland Ward, a 5-year old boy who survived the recent shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  He is still in the hospital…and his guardians say the one thing that is bringing him joy is opening Christmas cards.  This is something we, as cardmakers, can help with!  The address is in the article below. If you can support this effort, please post or let other cardmakers know.  This story touched our hearts and we wanted to share it with all of you!  No child should spend Christmas without their family.  


                                         
Thank you again to everyone for playing along with us.  Congratulations to all our winners, please pick up your badges here.  We are signing off to spend the holidays with family and friends but wishing each of you a happy holiday season!  Please come back on January 7, 2018 for our first challenge of the new year!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

There is still time to play in Challenge #374: Claire's Colour Challenge & 2018 Guest Designer Announcement


It's Joanne here to remind you that there is still time to play in Challenge #374: Claire's Colour Challenge. To see the original post and to view the Design Team's inspiration cards, click HERESo if you'd like a break from those festive chores, why not take some time out to get crafty - we can't wait to see what you create! This challenge ends Friday, December 15th at Noon, PST.

Having said goodbye to the lovely Deanne who has been a guest designer with us for 2017 last Sunday, today I also have the pleasure of introducing our team of guest designers for 2018.

We are delighted that two of our existing guest designers who joined us in July, Jan Clothier and Annie Abrahamson, have decided to stay on for a further 6 months. This talented pair will be joined by the lovely Eliz Stewart, another regular participant in our weekly challenges, for the first six months of 2018. All three of these ladies are outstanding design talents and we are thrilled that they have agreed to work with us and inspire you with their creative takes on our challenge each week. In their own words, here's a little more information about each of them to help you get to know them better:




Hi, I am ElizStewart online and Elizabeth to all my friends and family! I am thrilled to be joining Paper Players for the next six months.  I live on the Treasure Coast of Florida with my beloved golden doodle, Quinn.  

I have been making cards for over 20 years. My card making addiction started with a visit to the design studios of Hallmark.  I was mesmerized.  Over time my passion and crafting space has just continued to grow. 

My cards tend to swing toward clean and simple but I have found since I started joining challenges that I am experimenting more with other styles.  There are just so many amazing cardmakers offering inspiration in our crafty world.

Unfortunately card making is only a weekend hobby, during the week I work long hours as a global research director for a biotech. But come Friday night, I am always thinking it is time to get inky!

I hope my cards spark something in you.  I so look forward to hearing from and meeting you! 






Hello!  My friends call me Annie and I am beyond thrilled to join this talented group of designers for The Paper Players as a guest designer.

I hail from the Pacific Northwest and I have one grown son that I am so proud of every day.  I’m also Grandma to a brilliant and handsome little guy.  I absolutely love it when he visits “The Land of Yes!”  Last but not least, I have four rescued fur kids that are always hanging out in "The Dog House" ready to help.  

After retirement, I went back to my crafty roots.  Card making quickly became my favorite hobby when a dear friend sent me a beautiful handmade card a few years ago.  I was hooked and have been playing with paper ever since - enjoying retirement one card at a time!  I make cards for family, friends, senior assisted living facilities and non-profit organizations.

Let's Play! 




Hello everyone, I'm Jan and I live in the North Island of New Zealand with my husband of 35 years.  My three fabulous children have left home.

By day, I'm a teacher-librarian at a secondary school but nights and weekends, I'm a card-maker and scrapbooker.  I discovered card-making and the world of online challenges three years ago when I was off work with a leg injury and I've been addicted ever since.

I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator nearly two years ago and I'm enjoying the extra challenge of running classes and sharing my work with others.

I am so delighted to be joining The Paper Players as a Guest Designer as this challenge has always been one of my favourites. It was actually the first challenge I was ever brave enough to enter and the first where I got a mention, so it's extra special to me.


I’m looking forward to seeing the wonderful creations that will grace the gallery in the upcoming challenges and being able to participate in the challenge from the other side!


Aren't they a great bunch?! We are very much looking forward to working with you in the new year.

Remember there is still time to play in Challenge #374: Claire's Colour Challenge. To see the original post and to view the Design Team's inspiration cards, click HERE. This challenge ends Friday, December 15th at Noon, PST.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

PP374 - A Color Challenge from Claire

Greetings everyone! Claire here as your hostess for this, our last challenge of 2017 at The Paper Players. Before we begin, a big thank you to everyone who played along with Laurie's Christmas Baking theme challenge. The gallery was filled with stunning creations!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Deanne for her contributions this year as a Guest Designer.  She is certainly going to be missed, but we will look forward to following her unique style on her blog.  You have been such an inspritation to all of us!  Best Wishes to you Deanne in all of your future endeavors! 

This week, I have a bold, vibrant color challenge for all of you!  I still needed more Christmas cards but, if you are tired of making holiday cards this palette allows you to let your imagination go anywhere!  Have fun and I can't wait to see what you create!  


Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

PP373 Challenge Winners


Hi everyone! Thank you to all who played along with this week's theme challenge. Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team this week.

 

And now for our Headliner:

                                                           Jeanet





I loved Jeanet's Christmas wreath decorated with cookies! So cute! Plus she shared a recipe and photo for Gingerbread Cookies. They look delicious. Congratulations Jeanet, you are the headliner this week!

Thank you again to everyone for playing along with us.  Congratulations to all our winners, please pick up your badges here.  Please come back tomorrow for a festive Color Challenge from Claire!

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

There is still time to play in Challenge #373: Laurie's Theme Challenge



There is still time to play in Challenge #373: Laurie's Theme Challenge. To see the original post and to view the Design Team's inspiration cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! This challenge ends Friday, December 8th at Noon, PST.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

PP373 - A Theme Challenge from Laurie

Hi everyone! Laurie here with this week's theme challenge. Before we get to it, a BIG thank you to all who played along with Joanne's sketch challenge. We loved seeing all of your wonderful creations! This week my theme is "Christmas Baking."  I love cooking and baking, especially for the holidays. I know many of you are starting to make or eat...(LOL) ...Christmas goodies. I can't wait to see your cards. I'm also hoping some of you may even share a favorite recipe or two. I shared several on Stamping Up North, so stop by and check them out!




Here's what the design team came up with for your inspiration:



The Paper Players Design Team




Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

PP372 Challenge Winners

Well, it seems I'm not the only one who likes a sketch challenge! What a fabulous range of entries this week - I've loved visiting your blogs and taking a closer look at your creations. Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team this week.

 

And now for our Headliner:


There were some wonderful cards in the gallery this week, but for me the fabulous layering of Mona's card is truly eye-catching. I loved the neutral colours with the rustic twine and subtle stitch detailing that together make for a wonderfully contemporary festive card. Congratulations Mona on being my headliner this week!

Thank you again to everyone for playing along with us.  Congratulations to all our winners, please pick up your badges here.  Please come back tomorrow for a yummy Theme Challenge from Laurie!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

There is still time to play in Challenge #372: Joanne's Sketch Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #372: Joanne's Sketch Challenge. To see the original post and to view the Design Team's inspiration cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! This challenge ends Friday, December 1st at Noon, PST.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

PP372 - A Sketch Challenge from Joanne

Greetings, everyone! Joanne here as your hostess for this week's challenge at The Paper Players. Before we begin, a big thank you to everyone who played along with Sandy's clean-and-simple warm and cozy challenge. The gallery was filled with so many wonderful creations!



This week I have a sketch for you to work with. Feel free to alter the shapes and where you position your sentiment. As long as the main elements can be seen, how you interpret the sketch is up to you. Now let's see what fabulous creations the Design Team has come up with this week for your creative inspiration:

The Paper Players Design Team


Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

PP371 Challenge Winners

Hi all, what wonderful warm and cozy creations you submitted to us this week!  We had great fun seeing how you interpreted the inspiration. A big thank you to everyone who played along.

Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team this week.

 

And now for our Headliner:


Kim S.
Joyful Creations with Kim

Kim’s card brought a big smile to my face! I was thrilled that she was inspired to use all the elements of the inspiration photo including the colors, the mittens and the mug. She also managed to make this an adorable shaker card, while still maintaining lots of clean white space. Fabulously well done, Kim!

Thank you again to everyone for playing along with us.  Congratulations to all our winners, please pick up your badges here.  Please come back tomorrow for a Sketch Challenge from Joanne!

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