Wednesday, March 4, 2015

There's Still Time to Play in Challenge #234: Laurie's Theme Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #234: Laurie'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, March 6th at Noon, PST.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

PP234: Laurie's Theme Challenge


Hi everyone! It's Laurie here! Thanks to all who played along with Sandy's sketch challenge last week, so many AWESOME cards. I'm super excited to be hosting my 1st challenge, "think spring." I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to some warmer weather, and I find myself thinking about spring so often lately. Not only can't I wait for spring to arrive, but I can't wait to see all of your creations!



Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  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 three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Winners for PP233: A Sketch From Sandy

A big thank you to all who played along with our sketch challenge this week! We really enjoyed seeing all your takes, your different styles and visiting all your blogs. As always, it was difficult to chose winners! 

Now, before we get to my headliner.... let's see what caught the eye of our design team:

 
And now our headliner:


Birgit Johansson



I was totally awed by Birgit's stunning card! The texture of the real feathers and the delicate die cut circle is just amazing. The softly stamped floral images inside are striking against the black. So very well done, Birgit! Congratulations! 


Winners, please pick up your badges--available HERE! Be sure to check back tomorrow for a fun theme challenge hosted by Laurie.  See you soon! 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Paper Players 233: A Sketch from Sandy

Hi, Friends! Sandy here as your hostess for this week's challenge. First of all, big thanks to all who played along with Joanne's Feathered Friends challenge. We were totally wowed by all your cute and creative interpretations! Now on to this week's challenge, a sketch by me for your crafting pleasure!


Before you get started, I know you want to be inspired by the creations of the Design Team:


The Paper Players Design Team

Ann Schach


Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  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 three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Winners for PP232: A CAS Challenge From Joanne

A big thank you to everyone who played along with my 'feathered friends' challenge this week. There were some amazing entries, featuring everything from brightly coloured comical birds, to bird silhouettes, ducks, finches and owls and everything in between. Clean and simple has never been such fun!

Now, before we get to my headliner.... let's see what caught the eye of our design team:

 
And now our headliner:


Angela Maine






Angela's bright orange bird is a real eye-catcher and the combination of the fabulous white embossed patterns, along with the two contrasting leaf stems, add so much texture and visual interest to her card. The huge expanse of white space makes this card a great example of a clean and simple masterpiece - many congratulations Angela on being my headliner this week!

Winners, please pick up your badges--available HERE! Be sure to check back tomorrow for a fun sketch challenge hosted by Sandy.  See you soon! 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

PP232: A CAS Challenge from Joanne

Hi everyone - Joanne here! Thanks to everyone who played along with Nance's colour challenge last week - there were some amazing cards shared with us as always. I'm excited to be hosting my very first challenge here this week in one of my favourite styles - clean and simple. 14-21 February is National Nest Box Week here in the UK, which promotes encouraging birds into your garden and putting up boxes for them to nest in. I love watching the birds in my garden and I know a number of my fellow Paper Players are keen twitchers who often share fabulous photos on their blogs, so what better subject for my CAS challenge!
Lets see the fabulous inpiration from our Design Team this week:

The Paper Players Design Team



Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  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 three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Winners for PP231: A Color Challenge from Nance

Hi everyone, Nance here!  Thanks to all who braved my color challenge--there were some beautiful entries and they ran the gamut from elegant to whimsical.  It's always fun to see how many different ways there are to interpret color and I love when a challenge makes us step outside our comfort zone.

Now, before we get to my headliner.... let's see what caught the eye of our design team:

And now our headliner:

I love that Chat used this bold color combination to create such a soft and lovely card.  Using black and white with different patterns and textures on her background really makes the red and coral pop.  The combination of polka dots and flowers is both elegant and fresh and I love the black accents in the leaves, flower and pearls. All around her design is classic and beautiful...congratulations Chat, you're my Headliner!                                                                        

Winners, please pick up your badges--available HERE! Be sure to check back tomorrow for a sweet clean-and-simple challenge hosted by Joanne.  See you soon! 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

There Is Still Time to Play in Challenge #231: Nance's Color Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #231: Nance's Color 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, February 13th at Noon, PST.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

PP231 - A Color Challenge from Nance

Hi everyone, Nance here!  Thank you to everyone who played along with Claire's Critter-tine challenge last week, wasn't that fun?!  This week I have a color challenge for you that can be dressed up or down, romantic or whimsical--whatever you're in the mood for!  Remember, we are always in the mood for fun at The Paper Players so don't stress about the exact colors--something similar will do just fine!


Let's see all our beautiful inspiration from the design team:

The Paper Players Design Team



Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  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 three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!