Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dancing Queen--PP 3331 and SSC146

February 12, 2017

It's Sunday and time for new challenges at The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps!

It is very rare that I can incorporate both challenges in one post, but this week it was a WIN, WIN!  

The super creative Nance is our hostess this week at The Paper Players!  She wants us to use Blushing Bride, Smokey Slate and Copper Foil for the color palette.  The Sunday Stamps sketch was perfect for what I wanted to create.  My first thought was flowers with  this color combo.  I decided to step out of the box and use a favorite set of mine from Clearly Besotted.  I LOVE hippos and this stamp set makes me happy!   

My card base is white.  I used a Blushing Bride background and then added a Smokey Slate panel cut using the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies.  A strip of Copper Foil was added across the front of my card.  A white oval was cut using an oval die and I sponged Blushing Bride ink around the edges.  Three of the hippos from Trouble in a Tutu were stamped and colored with Copic Markers.  I cut them out using the matching dies.  Wink of Stella was added on the hippos.  A few pink enamel dots were added for fun!  

Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from both  design teams and I hope that you will play along with our challenges 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!!
  5. All stamping products are welcome.  

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). 
  • Enter as many times as you'd like.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday Feb.24th @ 6pm EST. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I always love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful week!  



  1. hi claire! this is adorable, luv the sweet dancing hippos...great color combo too...I must play along with paper players this week! hope you have a fun week!

  2. Oh my goodness Claire, those dancing hippos are just adorable! I'm also now singing the Abba song as I write my comments this week!!

  3. Oh Claire, this is ADORABLE! I have the Abba song running through my head now too. I love your dancing hippos and you've colored them perfectly. Such a great stamp set for this week's colors. Thanks for showing the fun side of these colors, my friend!

  4. Cuteness! I love the you placed the hippos and the dots...just perfect.

    Have a great week:)

  5. Claire these cute little hippos make me happy, too! Love the layout!

  6. Ooh Clair
    perfect Copper there
    and this image so so cuuuutee
    Love the colors you gave
    I remember Dancing Queen song from ABBA hehe LOL
    sweet little ballet ladies card..
    See you around teamie
    always so happy to get your visit

  7. Oh my goodness Claire, this is just as CUTE as can be!! Love those sweet little hippos twirling about on the toes!

  8. So sweet! I love those colors and the little dancing hippos in their tutus are fantastic. Great design! :)

  9. Oh, this is so incredibly cute, Claire! Love those sweet dancing hippos and gray panel behind them.

  10. Cute sketch and even cuter ballerinas! And NOW I have that song in my head, LOL!

  11. Claire this is absolutely adorable - and you know that I now have an ear worm and will be hearing ABBA all day :-) The wonky stitched rectangles is perfect for this whimsical card. Love it!

  12. Dancing Queen, how funny, I love it! Adorable card!

  13. Beautiful color combo, and I love your coloring on the hippos! That a great sentiment too.

  14. Super cute card Claire! Those little hippos are darling and I love the strip of copper!

  15. This is too stinkin cute, Claire! I love your dancing queens! You rocked the sketch AND color challenge.

  16. This card makes me smile! Those dancing hippos are too cute!


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