Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sending Love & Hugs--The Challenge #92

July 20, 2017

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge at The Challenge!

Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh! This week we have a Colour Challenge for you!


A few rules to keep things fun and fair!
1. Use the challenge to create a NEW card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. You are welcome to link with other challenges.



My card is created on a white card base.  I used the Reverse Confetti Leaves Cover Panel to create the frame using white card stock.  I cut a piece of black card stock to mount behind it.  I stamped the words "love & hugs" with Versa Mark ink and embossed them with white embossing powder.  The sentiment "Sending" was cut four times with Real Red and adhered together for dimension.  Wink of Stella was added for shine.  The flowers were stamped using My Favorite Things Doodled Blooms and cut out with the matching dies.  I colored in part of the flowers with a red Copic Marker.  A few black enamel dots were added for fun.   


Our Design Team has amazing cards to inspire you.  Check out their blogs for lots of ideas and inspiration.  You won't be disappointed! 


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, July 16, 2017

You Arrrr Amazing--SSC 157

July 16, 2017

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps!

This week we have a beautiful color palette for all of you!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Please use a minimum of 3 of the colors.


 Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • The colors from this challenge MUST be the primary colors on your project.
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday July 28th @ 6pm EST. 



My card is created for my precious Robert's 3rd birthday.  I always call him my little pirate.  I used a white card base and found a piece of red and white striped paper in my stash for the background.  Black card stock stripes were cut to place on top of the stripes.  I added a white circle cut with SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Circle dies and embossed it with a striped embossing folder.  Then I cut an open banner for a frame using SU banner dies.  My little pirate and parrot are from My Favorite Things Party Like A Pirate stamp set and cut out with the matching dies.  I colored them with Copic markers and added Wink of Stella for shine.  The sentiment is from the same set and heat embossed in white powder.  A few enamel dots were added for fun.  



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  


Teresa Kline

Have a great weekend!


HUGS!
Claire

Smiles! PP#353

July 16, 2017

It is an exciting day for my family!  My son, John is marrying his beautiful fiancĂ© today!  I am so happy for them.  I am home in Indiana with my family.  It is so wonderful to have special time with all of them.



It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  I am the hostess this week!  I love summer water fun and I thought it would be fun to create cards with this theme.   The challenge is Clean and Simple so remember to limit your layers and embellishments.


I am also entering my card in the Fusion Challenge.  They have a beach inspiration scene this week, too!





My card is created on a white card base.  I used an old favorite stamp set Gorgeous Grunge to create this fun background.  I used a variety of distress inks on watercolored paper with the stamps and created the sky and sand.  I spritzed it with water and this fabulous background came to life.  I loved it!  I trimmed  it with Avery Elle Wonky Border dies.  The little elephant is from one of my favorite new stamp sets Beach Day from Neat and Tangled.  I colored the elephant with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is cut four times using the Winnie and Walter Cutaways dies.  I used Chocolate Chip for the base and 3 layers of Pool Party card stock to create the sentiment.  I added Wink of Stella and  Glossy Accents for shine.  I also added Glossy Accents to the beach ball.  The sun is cut from a piece of watercolored paper that I stamped after using distress inks to create this color for the sun. Clear sparkling sequins were added for shine.  



Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team
Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!!
All stamping products are welcome.  Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

HUGS!
Claire

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Make A Splash! The Challenge #91

July 13, 2017

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge at The Challenge!

Each week we have a fun challenge for you to try!!! We do a different style of challenge each week! We like to mix things up and keep them fresh! This week we have a Sketch Challenge for you!



A few rules to keep things fun and fair!
1. Use the challenge to create a NEW card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. You are welcome to link with other challenges.



I created my card on a white card base.  I used a piece of watercolored paper to create the main panel. 
I wet the panel with water and created the watercolored background with distress inks.  After the panel dried, I used an Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die to cut it out.  The little sunbathers are from Neat and Tangled Beach Day.  I colored them with Copic Markers and used the matching Dies to cut them out.  The sentiment is stamped in black using the same stamp set.  I added a two chevron banners and a few sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  Wink of Stella was added for shine.  I added Glossy Accents on the rhino's goggles and the beach ball for shine.  



Our Design Team has amazing cards to inspire you.  Check out their blogs for lots of ideas and inspiration.  You won't be disappointed! 



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, July 9, 2017

You Melt My Heart--PP #352

July 9, 2017

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

The Lovely LeAnne is our hostess this week and she has a beautiful monochromatic color palette for all of us.  We can't wait to see what you create!


My first thought with these colors was flowers, but I decided to step outside the box and use ice cream/popsicles.  I love both and any flavor works for me! 


My card is created on a white card base.  I used Berry Blast card stock and the MFT Bold Stripes cover up to create the frame.  The large starburst was cut using SU dies in Sweet Sugarplum.  The small white starburst was cut with the same frames and embossed with a polka dot embossing folder.  The ice creams are stamped in Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum using the Reverse Confetti Let's Chill stamps set and cut with the matching dies.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and stamped in black ink.   Wink of Stella was added for shine and a few enamel dots were added for fun! 


Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team
Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!!
All stamping products are welcome.  Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

HUGS!
Claire

Saturday, July 8, 2017

If The Hat Fits--Sketch Saturday #471

July 8, 2017

It's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Sketch Saturday!



Drawn with Character is back as our sponsor this week!


These super cute designs are illustrated by Krista Heij-Barber.
Just check out the Facebook page too!

The prize this week is 3 images of the winners choice!


My card is created on a black card base.  I used several scraps of Halloween DSP in my stash for the layers.  The Cute Witch is from Drawn with Character.  I colored her with Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella for shine.  Orange shimmery enamel dots were added for fun.  



Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

Don't forget to check out all the other DT members cards at 

Have a great week!

HUGS!
Claire

Thursday, July 6, 2017

HUGS!--The Challenge #90

July 6, 2017

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge at The Challenge!

This week we have an inspiration challenge for all of you!


A few rules to keep things fun and fair!
1. Use the challenge to create a NEW card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. You are welcome to link with other challenges.


I was inspired by the black and white striped fabric on the arms of the chair and the gorgeous colors of the flowers. I wish I had a chair like this!  It is gorgeous!



My card is created on a white card base.  I use the MFT Bold Stripes cover plate to create the black striped frame.  I also used the die to cut out a white frame and used the stripes to create the pattern.  The  roses from Altenew Penned Rose stamp set are stamped on vellum and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I colored the flowers and leaves with Zig Clean Markers.  The "hugs" sentiment was cut once in black and 3 times in white and stacked for dimension and adhered to the card.  I used Wink of Stella on the sentiment and flowers for shine.  A few sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were added for sparkle. 




Our Design Team has amazing cards to inspire you.  Check out their blogs for lots of ideas and inspiration.  You won't be disappointed! 





Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 

HUGS!

Claire

Sunday, July 2, 2017

You're My Hero--SSC 156

July 2, 2017

A HUGE HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY to my GRANDdaughter, Victoria Jade today!  



It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps!

The lovely Heidi has a fantastic sketch for us.  She wants us to create "Tall and Skinny" cards.  How fun is that!  I love this size and I don't know why I never make them, so I am glad for the challenge! 



Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday July 14th @ 6pm EST. 




This card was very easy to make.  On a white card base I added red, white and blue stars in a variety of sizes.  I cut these using the Stampin' Up star die set. A strip of red was added at the top and bottom of my card.  The star washi tape was added on the bottom. I never use washi tape and have tons of it, so I was happy to be able to use it on this sketch!  A red, white and blue twine bow and rhinestones were added for bling.  The sentiment is from Sunny Studio Stamps Stars & Stripes set and is stamped in black ink.  



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  

Teresa Kline

Have a great holiday weekend!

Happy Birthday America!  

HUGS!
Claire

For A Special Teacher--PP #351

July 2, 2017



It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

Our lovely Joanne from across the pond is our hostess this week.  She has a fantastic theme challenge for all of us.  Congratulations to graduates, test takers and teachers --- the "subject" of the week! 



Although school has been over for a month in Georgia, I realize many places are just getting out of school.  I already sent out all my graduation cards, but decided to make a teacher thank you to have when school starts again in August.  Teachers can never be thanked enough!



My card is created on a white card base.  I embossed a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock with an alphabet embossing folder.  I found a strip of DSP that had number words on it and added it across the embossed image.  The mason jar is heat embossed in white embossing powder and then I used an aqua painter and Broken China Distress ink to color the water.  I used a retired SU set for the jar.  "Perfectly Preserved" was a favorite set that I will always keep.  The jar cover was stamped on a scrap of polka dot paper and heat embossed in clear embossing powder.  The apples were stamped in red and green using the Reverse Confetti stamp set  All Apples and the matching dies were used to cut them out.   I added drops of Glossy Accents to look like water on the leaves, apples and on the jar.  Wink of Stella was added to the apples for shine.  


Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team
Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!!
All stamping products are welcome.  Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

HUGS!
Claire