Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Paper Players Challenge #115 - Time for Tic Tac Toe with Anne Marie!

It's challenge time again at The Paper Players & Anne Marie has an awesome tic tac toe grid for you to check out:-


There are so many possibilities to try here. I have gone with the vertical Christmas option of buttons & red & blue, but I realise that it kind of covers the horizontal line as well, with my pearly "bling" & soft seam binding ribbon. Here's my card:-


I couldn't resist using the cute little gingerbread die, so I've gone for the very non-traditional terracotta "red" of Cajun Craze, teamed with Night of Navy. The Cajun & Navy have been teamed with Very Vanilla & one of the gorgeous DSPs from the Comfort Cafe pack. I've added an itty bitty heart button, backed in Navy & threaded with a sliver of Vanilla cardstock. My gingerbread cutie is also sporting some sweet pearl "buttons".  :)

I've used three of the framelit label dies, with the sentiment one turned in the opposite direction to the other two, & then layered these onto an embossed background.

The rest of the Team have lots of amazing samples for you to enjoy, & you can view them all here:-

Lesley Croghan (taking a well earned break) - Always Playing with Paper
Ann Schach - The Stampin' Schach
Anne Marie Hile - Stampin' Anne
Jaydee - Jaydee's Stamping
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts
Amy White - White House Stamping
Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz
Jen Arkfeld - Stamped Silly

Hope you can join us this week at The Paper Players!

Card Components: (all SU)
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Inks: Cajun Craze, Night of Navy
Stamps: Snow Swirled, Scentsational Season, Memorable Moments
Other: Framelit Label Dies, Holiday Collection Framelit Dies, Itty Bitty Button, Hearts Punch (retired), Stripes Embossing Folder, Pearls, Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Paper Players Challenge #114 - A Sponged Pear


This week Ann is our Hostess at the Paper Players, & she has created this fun sketch challenge for you to try out:-


I knew exactly what my "any shape" would be, as I had been playing around with my new Cannery Dies.  I have to admit it though, the three lines in the sketch gave me grief, as I wanted them to be subtle, so my sponged pear was the focus of attention.  I think I achieved that by layering pierced vanilla strips on the embossed vanilla background.

I used a white gel pen to add a delicate pattern to the jar cover & finished it off with a twine trim.

Here's a close up of the pear, complete with speckles!  I have to thank the lovely Christine Blain for inspiring/enabling my recent purchase of a spritzer - thanks Christine ♥.  I die-cut the pear in Very Vanilla, then gently sponged it all over with River Rock, then Pear Pizzazz.  I added a hint of blush to the left side with Peach Parfait & then spritzed the pear with Early Espresso.  The stalk was trimmed from a leaf from the Bird Builder Punch & attached with Crystal Effects:-


When I was experimenting with the pear, I also tried a sponged apple, if you are interested, I've added that at the end of the post.

We hope you can join us at The Paper Players this week.  As always, the Design Team have a fabulous array of projects to inspire you, & you can find them here:-

Lesley Croghan (taking a well earned break) - Always Playing with Paper
Ann Schach - The Stampin' Schach
Anne Marie Hile - Stampin' Anne
Jaydee - Jaydee's Stamping
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts
Amy White - White House Stamping
Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz
Jen Arkfeld - Stamped Silly

See you at The Paper Players.  :)

Card Components:  (all SU)
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Inks:  Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, River Rock, Peach Parfait, Versamark
Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved
Other:  Cannery Dies, Small Oval Punch, Essentials Piercing Kit, Bird Builder Punch, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, lots of Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder (Jar Label). Crystal Effects, Espresso Marker & Spritzer, Linen Thread, White Gel Pen

&, if you are still with me, here is the apple:-


Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Paper Players Challenge #113 - CAS with Banners

Wow, it seems like I've been gone for ages!  I definitely felt a little "rusty" when I was making this week's card, lol.

Nance has an awesome challenge for you to try:-


Here's my take on the challenge, using some new goodies from SU:-


I've since replaced the Starfruit die-cut with one that has been embossed & switched the ink colour on two of the banners:-


We would love you to join in with this fun challenge & hope you can visit all the DT, to see the wonderful projects they have created for your inspiration:-


Lesley Croghan (taking a well earned break) - Always Playing with Paper
Ann Schach - The Stampin' Schach
Anne Marie Hile - Stampin' Anne
Jaydee - Jaydee's Stamping
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts
Amy White - White House Stamping
Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz
Jen Arkfeld - Stamped Silly

See you at The Paper Players.  :)

Card Components: (all SU)
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases
Inks:  Cajun Craze, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Soft Suede
Other:  Label Collection Framelit Dies, Apothecary Accent Framelit Dies, Itty Bitty Banner Framelit Dies, Comfort Cafe DSP, Mini Silver Brads, Linen Thread, Dimensionals