Sunday, February 18, 2018

You Leave Me In Stitches--PP381

February 18, 2018

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

The lovely LeAnne is our hostess this week and she has a fun "Clean and Simple" challenge for all of us!  LeAnne loves sewing and card making, so this is just perfect for her!  We can't wait to see what you create!


OH MY GOODNESS--I know you are thinking this is not a CAS card. You are correct!  I made my card a few days ago and started to write my blog last night and realized I didn't notice the CAS on the challenge picture!  I wrote LeAnne to apologize.  I offered to skip this week, but she said NO!  So, I will share my card and continue to beg forgiveness.  


LeAnne might love sewing,  me, not so much!  But, I was so proud of the stitching I did on my card.  I dug through so many boxes of paper looking for something that had to do with sewing.  I loved the paper I found.  I have had it for years.  I know it is by Authenique, but have no idea the name of the pattern.  I also had a set of stamps that I bought years ago at Michael's that had sewing items in it.  I only used it once.  I had a friend that loved sewing and I made a card for her.  I don't know the name of the stamp set either.  I let the paper do all the work, except for stamping the sentiment.  The ribbon, button and hat pin were added and that is why I struggle with CAS!   I thought the finishing touches were perfect and made me smile!  



Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.



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!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

HUGS!
Claire

Saturday, February 17, 2018

You Are My Sunshine--Sketch Saturday #501

February 17, 2018


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



 We have one of our favorites joining us as sponsor this week.
The super prize this week is 
two digital stamps of the winner's choice.



My card is created on a white card base.  I rotated the sketch to fit my design.  I added Lemon Twist paper behind this fun piece of  DSP.  I added Bermuda Bay squares (1 1/4" punch)   Then I used a 1 " punch for the Lemon Twist squares.  A pair of sunglasses was stamped and I colored the lenses with Copic Markers and added Glossy Accents for shine.  I cut a sun out of yellow card stock and cut it in half to make the sunshines. 



I hope you will join us this week!

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 Sketch Saturday.

HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, February 11, 2018

You Are Loved SSC172

February 11, 2018

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

We have a fabulous sketch challenge for all of you!  




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, Feb. 23rd @ 6pm EST. 




My card is created on a Crumb Cake base.  The next layer is  Real Red.  I found this wood grained paper in my stash and used it for the top layer and the heart.  I added a scrap of Valentine script paper on top of the red rectangle.  Twine was wrapped around red rectangle.  The heart is cut using the Simon Says Stamp die Scribble Heart.  The sentiment is from a retired Hero Arts monthly kit.  Such a great masculine card for any special Valentine.  


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


Hope you have a fabulous week!  Please l
eave a comment and let me know your thoughts!  

HUGS!
Claire

Coffee Possibly Vodka--PP380

February 11, 2018


It's time for another challenge at The Paper Players!

The lovely Laurie is our hostess this week and she has a fantastic color challenge for all of us!  



I am also entering my card in the CAS-UAL Fridays
Challenge.  They are all about hearts this week!  







I really love this color combo!  Red is my favorite color, so I am always happy when it is in a challenge.  The base card is Crumb Cake the the red scalloped layer is a darker red.  I just received this fabulous coffee set from Cas-ual Fridays.  It is called  Cup of Coffee.  I paper pieced the cup with red and white polka dots and colored the coffee with Copic Markers.  I used the matching Coffee Cup dies for the cup and the "coffee" sentiment.  I cut the word "coffee" four times with red and once with Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is stamped in black on the coffee cup.  The white stitched background is stamped with Stamping Bella Java Spills in Tea Dye distress ink.  I love the way this turned out and can't wait to send it to a special friend that loves coffee and vodka!  LOL! 


Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.



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!

I also made this card with the same stamp set.  I love this sentiment.  Some days are just like that!




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!


HUGS!
Claire

Thursday, February 8, 2018

MWAH! #tttc034 Tic Tac Toe Challenge No: 034

February 8, 2018

It's time for a new challenge at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

We have a fantastic board for all of you!




We would love for you to take some inspiration from the challenge board above, using three elements in a row of your choice. Whatever row inspires you is what we challenge you to create! Don’t forget to link back to us, and to use our hashtags #tictactoechallenge and 
#tttc034


My card is on the Diagonal:  Anything But A Card, Emboss, Include Ribbon  



Today I created anything but a card on the Tic Tac Toe board.  I used a treat tube from Reverse Confetti for my conversation hearts holder. The treat tube topper was used to create the Valentine holder for the tube.  I used Valentine ribbon for the ends of the holder.  I created a gift tag using an embossed red heart bottom and the MFT Blowing Kisses image for the tag.  I colored the little girl with Copic Markers.  I paper pieced her dress with the same paper that I used on the the treat tube.  Baker's Twine was added to the tag.  




Thank you so much for stopping by today, please pop over and see more inspiration from the rest of the Tic Tac Toe design team and I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week!
  HUGS!
Claire

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sending You Oodles of Love PP379

February 4, 2018

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  I am the hostess this week and I want to know--"Will You Be My Valentine?"


I always LOVE making Valentines for my Grands and friends.  I can't wait to see what you create.  



My card is created on a Real Red card base.  I cut a white top panel with a scalloped border die.  The girl image is from Stamping Bella Bonnie Loves Bows stamp set.  I colored her with Copic Markers and added lots of Wink of Stella and Stickles to her skirt.  The sentiment is from Stamping Bella Lucille Sends Her Love stamp set.  I cut out a lot of red hearts with a die and added them all around the white panel.  


Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.



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!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

HUGS!
Claire

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Baseball--Sketch Saturday #499

February 3, 2018

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


We have an amazing sponsor joining us again this week.



The super prize offered this week is 
 a digital stamp of the winner's choice.



I have a lot of February birthdays.  My twin sons love baseball and I found this awesome set in my stash.  I used all the different patterns to create the sketch.  I added the baseball play and ball from the sticker pack.  It was so easy, but I love the way it turned out.  



I hope you will join us this week!

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 Sketch Saturday.

HUGS!
Claire