December 23, 2009

The All Creatures Great & Small Challenge Winners

Happy two-days-before Christmas, friends! I hope you're getting to the point where you're dotting your "i"s and crossing your "t"s. Me? I'm going to the grocery store today, wrapping gifts, and doing a little cleaning. That's dotting and crossing, right?

I'm super excited to bring you the winners of the All Creatures Great & Small Challenge. But first I'd like to thank everyone who found the time to play. I know it's a busy time of year, and I so enjoyed looking at everyone's approaches to the challenge. Thanks especially to Angie Tieman, Anya Schrier, Lisa Forsythe, Odette, and Piali for their super fun takes! And now for the winners!

Drum roll please...

Joy Ornament by Courtney Kelley

Moxie Fab Alert: I love that this cutie birdie has its own little ornaments hanging from the eaves of his house. I love the metallic embellishments as well--especially the treatment on the roofline. And the addition of the natural branch? A moxie fab hodge-podge-ish approach as cute meets natural and mixes with glitz!

Warm Winter Wishes Card by Peet Roeven

Moxie Fab Alert: What a gorgeous treatment of the challenge's theme. I love that this fluffed-up robin is perched among those beautiful snowflakes--but what really gets me is his little hat. Put it all on a star-shaped card in a soft color palette and what do you get? Pure moxie fabulousness!

Hoo Hoo Hoo Card by Amy H

Moxie Fab Alert: Trust me, it's a good thing whenever a well-executed, well-designed card also makes me laugh out loud. I love the simple color palette, the fact that the owls are "perched" on the twine, the sweet addition of the pin, the simple treatment of the font, the well-crafted mounds of snow on top of the embossed snowy sky in the background, and the tiny ric rac at the top and the bottom. What's not to love? Hoo knows?

Flurry of Fun Card by JulieHRR

Moxie Fab Alert: Well, I guess I'm a sucker for a squirrel on skis. I mean seriously, does it get much cuter than this? And kudos to Julie for keeping it all so simple. That funny squirrel speaks volumes all by his speedy little self. Moxie love!

Joy Card by Heidi Van Laar

Moxie Fab Alert: OK. That nose on that white silhouetted deer is just TDF cute. I love also that Heidi chose do the letters in white. If she had used another color, our eyes wouldn't be immediately drawn to the nose which is, of course, the moxie fab focal point of the entire card. Good for you Miss Heidi!

Happy Holidays Card by Laura O'Donnell

Moxie Fab Alert: Owls skating on the frosting of a Christmas cupcake? Now that's a moxie fab celebration!

Congratulations to all the winners! Ladies send me your addresses in an email to cedvalson@papercraftsmag.com and I'll get your prizes sent out to you after the first of the year. In the meantime, I hope that everyone is enjoying this festive holiday season and that all your days are merry and bright!

Merry merry,

~Cath

32 comments:

Amy Heller said...

WOW! Thanks Cath!! Such fun entries!! Congrats to everyone! Have a wonderful holiday to all!

Erika M. said...

Such amazing creations - well deserved!

lynn said...

wonderful entries this time! congrats everyone, and have a happy holiday!

dustypenny said...

Great cards! Congrats!

Angie Tieman said...

Congrats to the winners, such fabulous cards!! Thanks for the shout out, Cath! Hugs and happy holidays!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations to all of the winners, such fabby cards! Have a warm and happy holiday!

Diana Fisher said...

Adorable projects, great job ladies!!

Kimberly S said...

Congrats to the winners! What a beautiful job they all did. :)

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Congrats! These are so adorable! Happy Holidays!

Shanna said...

Such cute creations ladies! Congrats! Love each and every one of these!

Windy Robinson said...

Great job ladies... fab cards:)

Carole Janson said...

Congratulations everyone, such gorgeous creations.

Leah the Orange said...

oh goomie - SO cute! these are all fabulous (moxily so!) in their own way... and ridiculously inspiring! is it time to start the next round of christmas cards yet? :)

~amy~ said...

Congrats Ladies...such fabbie inspiration!!!!!

Deanna said...

Great pics Cath and yes, squirels on skis... too cute!

Valerie said...

Beautiful work - congratulations everyone!

Cookie said...

Congrats to everyone!! LOVE all the wonderful creations!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful entries and so adorable!

Charlene said...

Wonderful cards girls!! I love them all! Congrats!!

Patti J said...

Love them all! Thanks Cath for sharing them with us!

Laura O'Donnell said...

oh wow, how fun to see my card up there with the other fabbies. thanks!

Ann said...

A big woot woot to Heidi, Laura, and all you ladies for the fabby cards and inspiration! Merry Christmas, everyone!

Justine said...

Great job, so much inspiration. I'm sure it had to be so difficult to narrow it down to these winners.

Scrapamum said...

Great stuff! Congrats winners!

Peet said...

oh, thank you so much!
Congrats to all the winners!!!

Happy Holidays

Sharon said...

Not that you asked, but Warm Winter Wishes was my favorite. I'm a sucker for birds anyway, but it was so cute, yet classy. When you have both "c's" in a project, you know that you have a winner. LOVE IT.

Courtney K said...

isn't amy's owl card just the cutest? congrats to all the winners!

Odette said...

Congrats to the winners, such great cards!!
Hey Cath, thanks for the shout out!!
Happy holidays!

Cindy Holshouser said...

What a group of pure sweet little creatures. Loved this challenge. The skiing mouse just makes me smile.

Piali said...

Thanks Cath! congrats ladies...what wonderful creations!
happy holidays..enjoy

JulieHRR said...

Cath, thanks for a great challenge--it was SO fun, and I'm glad I was able to play!

Such delightful entries from everyone--darling eye candy all around!

Wishing you and all of yours a very merry Christmas, Julie

Eva said...

So many gorgeous creations!!! Congrats to all the winners..they are soo very inspiring!!