Sunday, January 21, 2018

PP377 - A Clean-and-Simple 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 Jaydee's colour challenge last week. The gallery was filled with stunning creations and it was wonderful to see the variety of colours featured to complete your colour combination!


This week it's Clean-and-Simple week, and for the theme I've chosen Love Notes. Whether a full-blown romantic expression of your love for another or simply kind words to let someone know how much they mean to you, it's up to you - just remember to keep it CAS! Now let's see what the Design Team has for your inspiration:

The Paper Players Design Team


out this week


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, January 20, 2018

PP376 Challenge Winners

Hi Everyone.

Thank you to all of you who participated in our challenge last week.   the design team was blown away by the fabulous creations using the color scheme; from the clean and simple to the bold and beautiful and everything in between.  You all rocked this challenge.




Our Headliner

 

Julie's smooshed background is beautiful and I love the random feel of the background with the beautiful forms of those gorgeously colored butterflies and the white on black sentiment.   The black mat frames this beautiful composition together beautifully.  Julie, I can't say enough about this absolutely beautiful card.   Congrats on being my headliner this week.

Don't forget to come back and play with us again tomorrow - I know you will love Joanne's wonderful theme challenge

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

There is still time to play in Challenge #376: Jaydee's Colour Challenge


There is still time to play in Challenge #376: Jaydee's Colour 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, January 19th at Noon, PST.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

PP376 - A Color Challenge from Jaydee

Hi Everyone.  Jaydee here and it is my pleasure to host our Paper Players challenge this week.  We loved seeing your punny cards for Sandy's fabulous Punny Valentine challenge last week and we can't wait to see what you do with this color challenge.   It's a group of colors that you can use for masculine cards, kids cards - or even feminine cards.  In fact our fabulous design team have really provided you with a broad range of cards as inspiration.
Neutral colors (white, vanilla) are perfect as a base for this color and we welcome the addition of any color of your choice to go along with the Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.  I chose gold as my additional color.

Let's see what our fabulous design team created:


The Paper Players Design Team


Now it's over to you.  We hope you will join us and play along.

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, January 13, 2018

PP375 Challenge Winners

Hello everyone! Sandy here with this week's winners. First, I'd like to thank all who played along with my 'Punny Valentine' challenge. Your cute creations made us all smile!

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:


Betty Wright

Betty's creation had me wowed! Her card has so many interesting elements, I couldn't stop looking at it. I love the gorgeous watercolor background, the stripes and bit of gold, the loops of thread, all of it! Congrats Betty, you are my headliner this week!

Thank you again to everyone for playing along with us.  Please check back with us tomorrow, as the fabulous Jaydee has a beautiful color challenge for you to play along with. Congratulations to all our winners, please pick up your badges here.  

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

There is still time to play in Challenge #375: Sandy's Theme Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #375: Sandy'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, January 12th at Noon, PST.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

PP375 - A Theme Challenge from Sandy


Hi everyone, and Happy New Year! Sandy here as your hostess, and I'd like to welcome you to the first challenge of the year at The Paper Players. Before we get to it, I'd like to share a few announcements. We are delighted to have a new Guest Designer with us for the next six months, the talented Eliz Stewart. Also, two of our previous guest designers, Jan Clothier and Annie Abrahamson, have agreed to stay on for another 6 months. Please visit their blogs and give them each a warm welcome!


Now on to our challenge, which is a theme this week: Punny Valentine. If you're not sure what I mean by 'punny', check out the work of our fabulous Design Team for some inspiration. I'm quite tickled with all of their fun creations, and we can't wait to see what you come up with! 

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 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.