Sunday, June 25, 2017

PP350 - A Sketch Challenge from Nance

Hello Paper Players friends, Nance here.  A big shout out to all of you who played along with Jaydee & Sandy's fabulous feathered friend challenge last week.  It's a bittersweet time at our challenge as this is the last one with our fabulous Guest Designers, Valentyna & Crystal.  Huge thanks to these ladies for the wonderful creations and hard work they contributed to the success of our challenge.  We are pleased as punch that GD Deanne is staying on with us while we welcome our two new designers, Jan Clothier and Annie Abrahamson!  You can learn more about them on our Guest Designer page--welcome ladies, we are thrilled to work with you!

Now, on to this week where I am pleased to host our sketch challenge.  I love the look of tone-on-tone stamping and this sketch showcases it in the background.  Of course, you could do lots of other things such as embossing or with paper.  I hope you like it and can't wait to see what you make of it!  The Design Team has some fabulous creations to inspire you!

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, June 24, 2017

PP349 Challenge Winners

Hi Everyone,

As usual, you guys rocked the challenge this week and there were some amazing creations in the gallery.  It really was so much fun to see a wonderful, colorful, funny, creative flock of birds!   I noticed lots of pink flamingoes amount the flock and even a little quail.  You really did make it difficult for our design team to choose winners.

Talking about design team, we are very sad to see two of our great Guest Designers leave us this week.  We have so enjoyed having them as part of the team and seeing their fabulous creations in the gallery each week.  We say goodbye - and a massive thank you - to Crystal and Valentyna.  We are thrilled that our third guest designer for the first half of the year - Deanne - will be continuing on for the second   

As we are sadly waving goodbye to Crystal and Valentyna, we are also waving a happy hello to our two newest guest designers.  Please give a warm welcome to our fabulous new designers:


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Now..... on to our winners.  Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team.



And now for our Headliner...





I fell in love with Annie's gorgeous CAS card.  The shadow stamped bird houses are the perfect way to add depth to a CAS card.   I love the pop of color and texture of the red and blue bird house on its wooden pole - and those two little yellow birds are fabulous.   I know Annie's favorite Barista will find even more joy in this wonderful card.   Congratulations, Annie, 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 super Sketch Challenge from Nance!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

There is still time to play in Challenge #349: Jaydee's Clean and Simple Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #349: Jaydee's Clean and Simple 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, June 23rd at Noon, PST.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

PP349 - Jaydee's Clean-and-Simple Challenge


Jaydee here and it's my pleasure to host a challenge this week.  Before we get to our current challenge - huge thank you to all of you who shared your fabulous creations using LeAnne's colors.  You rocked the challenge and we can't wait to see what you do with this challenge.  A challenge that is in both style and theme - very close to my heart.    However, even though it is a perfect challenge for me to host - it is actually the brain child of the very talented Sandy - but I am standing in for her this week as she takes a well earned break.




Let's see what our amazing design team have created as inspiration for you:


The Paper Players Design Team
out this week

taking a break

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, June 17, 2017

PP348 Challenge Winners

Hi everyone!  LeAnne here!  Thanks for making my colors sing this week!  What a lovely gallery to peruse!  As usual, it's always a difficult choice to make; how can I pick only ONE from the beautiful array of cards?  Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team.

 
And now for our Headliner...

Dawn Easton
Treasure Oiler




Those big bursts of color really caught my eye, but the glossy sentiment, topped off with those cute butterflies, sent me over the top!  Beautiful creation, Dawn!  Congrats 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 fun Clean-and-Simple Challenge from Jaydee!



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

There is still time to play in Challenge #348: LeAnne's Colour Challenge


There is still time to play in Challenge #348: LeAnne'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, June 16th at Noon, PST.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

PP348 - A Color Challenge from LeAnne

Hi everyone!  LeAnne here with a brand-new challenge for you this week!  First, thank you for rocking Jaydee's birthday challenge!  Besides holidays, I think birthday cards are the most popular ones to stamp and we got lots of inspiration from all your submissions!  But on to our next challenge..a color one!  It's almost summer here in the states, so these fresh seasonal hues should spark your creativity:

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, June 10, 2017

PP347 Challenge Winners

Hi Everyone.  What an amazing array of fabulous birthday cards in the gallery this week.  Personally, I would have been thrilled to receive any of them on my birthday.  As usual, you made it very difficult for us to choose our winners and we thank each and every one of our participants for playing along.

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



Add your link

(Submissions close in 15h 18m or on 8 entries total)

And now for our Headliner...
Kaya




I fell in love with Kaja's little elephant in his hot air balloon.  The clouds floating behind the balloon are perfectly placed and I love the mix of blues running in different directions.  The black sentiment banner with the white embossing pops off the background and helps to ground the focal element.  All of that lovely white space around the focal element makes my CAS loving heart happy.   Gorgeous card.  Kaja, congratulations 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  fresh Color  Challenge from LeAnne!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

There is still time to play in Challenge #347: Jaydee's Theme Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #347: Jaydee'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, June 9th at Noon, PST.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

PP347 - A Theme from Jaydee

Hi Everyone.  Welcome to theme week at the Paper Players.  This week I chose a universal theme - one that is always in fashion:-)  As you created some amazing cards for Nance's sketch challenge last week, we can't wait to see what you do with our BIRTHDAY theme.


As usual, the design team have some amazing inspiration to share with you.  Hopefully these fabulous cards will get your creative juices flowing.




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!