September 21, 2011

The Winners of the Card Ideas for Paper Crafters Sketch Challenges

Sheer joy. Followed by sheer agony. Followed by angels singing.

This is the process I have been through in the last few weeks. Let's break it down:
  • Sheer joy...in looking at all 410 entries to our challenges. I am absolutely blown away by all the moxie fab approaches to these sketches! And even more blown away by those of you who gave all four challenges a try!
  • Sheer agony...in having to narrow it all down to just 8 winning projects. In one category I had as many as 29 winning options from which to choose.
  • Angels singing...Moxie fab is simply moxie fab. Just get a load of these inspiring winners!
For our Shaped Sketch Challenge:

You're Sew Awesome Card by Jen Rzasa

Moxie Fab Alert: Not only does this card stay true to the sketch, but I love the way Jen has simplified it by selecting a basic color scheme. I moxie adore the patterned paper she has chosen as it is a perfect choice for the theme of her card. My favorite part is the way she's positioned the dress form focal point. It takes over the card (the way a focal point should), and it also helps to divide the card in a vertical way which, IMHO, helps give the sketch more definition. In other words--Jen has maximized this sketch to its fullest potential by playing with its scale, and I absolutely love the results!

You Are a Doll Card by Heather C.

Moxie Fab Alert: How ca-ute is this little card? Great color and pattern choices, trendy little matroyshka doll, sweet little punny little sentiment, and note this bit of genius: Heather has turned the background quadrants 45 degrees so that they now draw your eye into the center. Ah-hah! Now that is simply moxie fab!

For our Square Sketch Challenge:

For Your Little One Card by Karen B.

Moxie Fab Alert: Not only am I absolutely wowed by the cute factor in this card, but I also so admire that everything is in its place, and every element serves a distinct purpose. The notebook paper serves as a super sweet and oh-so-fitting background, the placement of the bug on the card is perfectly balanced, and I just love the Rule of Threes Karen has got going here. Bug, sentiment, twine. 1, 2, 3 things to look at. No more, no less. And how 'bout the idea of using ribbon to create the bug's wings? And those antennae? Remember when I talked about the angels singing? Can you hear them now?

Hello Friend Card by Courtney K.

Moxie Fab Alert: Oh how I adore everything about this card! From its tastefully elegant color scheme, to the brilliant layering (and texture!) in the tree, to the perfectly placed sentiment, to the exquisite touch of zig-zag stitching at the bottom, this card is moxie to the freakin' fab!

For our Horizontal Sketch Challenge:

Sending You Love Card by Virginia L.

Moxie Fab Alert:  This card is simply artful  to me. The elements that Virginia has chosen to feature in her four squares both compliment one another and stand by themselves. I love the way she's tied it all together with the green mat, and the button in the sentiment is just the detail to send this card into the stratosphere of joy.

Especially for You Card by Chunyuan

Moxie Fab Alert: What a moxie creative approach to this sketch! Oh Chunyuan, I just love how are thinking outside of the box on this one!

And last but certainly not least, for our Vertical Sketch Challenge:

Hello Friend Card by Amber Daigre

Moxie Fab Alert: Talk about thinking outside of the box on a sketch! I moxie lurve Amber's approach here. What's more than that, I am stunned by the fantastic colors she has employed in the execution of her argyle design and the font choices in her sentiment are sheer perfection. And here's a little secret: this is quite a difficult task to pull off, and Amber has absolutely mastered it!

Happy Wishes Card by Cathy Fong

Moxie Fab Alert: I cannot get over the sweetness in this card. It just makes me happy through and through!

So there you have it. Our eight winning entries. Which of these cause your angels to sing and why? I'd love to hear! Leave me a comment by midnight EDT on Sunday, September 15 and I'll draw one lucky to win something yummy from my moxie magical prize drawer!

Winners, please send me your addresses in an email to cedvalson@papercraftsmag.com with "Card Ideas Challenge Winner" in the subject line and not only will I hook you up with your "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge-winning button for your blogs, but I'll also send you a moxielicious prize!

All sketched out,

~Cath

PS Don't be sad. There's always a fun challenge or two going on in the Moxie Fab World! Click HERE for this week's inspiring Tuesday Trigger (it's a two-weeker, so you've got lots o' time to play) and click HERE for our Card Play Challenge straight from the the September/October Moxie Fabs column!

89 comments:

Hussena said...

wow all these cards are so adorable love each and every one of them thanks for the cahance to win some lovely moxie goodies.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats!!!

perezmom said...

I love them all! But the "For your little one" card is just too cute!

Rosalynd Kelly said...

WOW, fantastic cards! I love them all, but my fav has to be Karen B's "For Your Little One" - that little bug is just so cute and I love to soft hues - beautiful! Congrats to all the winners!!

Cathy Fong said...

oh my !!!! I can't believe i see my card among these cards!! i was just visiting to see whether my friend ,Virginia's card would be one of the winner. cus i adore her works. and she won!! im so happy. when i scroll down to leave comments, i saw my own card! i jumped with excitement. Thank you for making my day with this surprise!!! i love all other winning cards, they are so beautiful!

Barb said...

Fabulous cards, Ladies! Congratulations to each and every one of you!

Anita Kejriwal said...

I Love dthe first one from sew many. It is indeed very beautiful. Just perfect. On the second note the birthday card by cathy fong is also very sweet. Congrats to all the winners.

Renee VanEpps said...

Well these are all very beautiful and creative!! My fave? It's a toss up, so I'm flipping a quarter...Fave is Cathy's card, love the beautiful background behind those fab LF stamps!

{VICKI} said...

Chunyuan's is my fave-Love the window

also olve the colors on Amber's card

Linda E said...

THey are all fabulous cards! Congratulations to the designers. I especially love the window n chunyaun's card. How creative!

Auntie Em said...

They are all so pretty! What a clever bunch of crafters read your blog and magazines! :)

Exclusvle@aol.co, said...

Always Amazing to see what creativity is out there. Glad I don't have to decide. A pleasure ladies and Congratulations to the winners- even though I know you are all winners!!!! Kudos for Moxie Fab Creations....

Kimba's Kreations said...

ALL of the cards are amazing. What I ove about ALL of them is that there isn't alot of fuss, and in their CAS design....the BEAUTY shine thru.

Thanks for the chnace to win!

Houses Built of Cards said...

They are all FABULOUS!!! I think my favorite is the "Especially for you" window card - so pretty!!!

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Whitney said...

all are beautiful, but I love the one layer card by Amber. I love CAS cards!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

awesome job ladies, you deserve the wins, all of you! :)

Tina M said...

Congrats to all the winners... Beautiful job ladies!! I loved doing all four sketches...Thank you to Cath for such a wonderful challenge!!

Anonymous said...

All are great but I do love the simplicity of the argyle hello friend one. Shirley NW

Heather said...

Oh my goooodnesss!!! Thank You so much for picking my card! I feel so honored! Love all of them!

Kelly said...

GREAT winning cards! I am smitten by the little bee on Karen Baker's adorable card!

Debstamps said...

Truly Moxie Fab gals! So much inspiration!

jintyoo7 said...

Wow wow - such creativity :o)

Congratulations to everyone!!

Priya Mohan said...

Congrats to the winners!. I loved Cathy's card.. It showers pure joy:)

Chunyuan said...

Thanks for picking my card. I am so thrilled.

Karen's little bug card is my favorite. I love the color and softness of the bug.

Emily Keaton said...

Chunyuan's Especially for You Card made my angels sing!

Emsworth Girl said...

i really like the "especially for you card" by Chunyuan. It's so peaceful and takes the sketch more outside the box, pardon the pun. What great creations must have been tough to pick only eight!

Sylvia said...

Outstanding cards! Congratulations to all of you! I love Jen's card the one I am drawn to, if picking one is possible. They are all so special. Amber's is the most unique design, for the sketch so there you have it, my two!(I know you said just one)

pcm said...

Karen B's butterfly is sheer genius!

Tona said...

All of these cards are fantastic!!!

Erin said...

You couldn't have done any better selecting these winners! I like how each card has something special to offer! Congrats winners!!!

Liz said...

love this one - Hello Friend Card by Courtney K.

Linda said...

They all are super fantabulous...but that bug card flew to the top of my list. Thanks to all!

ivy said...

congrats to all the winners! i loved the 'for your little one" card by karen! so cute with the bows as wings!

ivy said...

congrats to all the winners! i loved the 'for your little one" card by karen! so cute with the bows as wings!

Lynn said...

Such a wonderful selection of cards...great job designers and fabulous job Cath on making tough selections!

Isha said...

Congrats Ladies. Each and every one of these creations are gorgeous and a piece of Art in itself.

Morena said...

I love seeing the winning challenge entries! I am always blown away by the creativity shown! I love all the cards, but "For your little one" just makes me smile. And the ribbon for wings...wow!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Thanks so much for picking my card! This is my first win in the moxie fab world, and I'm thrilled! I wonder what awaits me from the magical moxie fab prize drawer.....

Although all gorgeous cards, my fave of the bunch is Karen's! I always love what she makes :)

Cindy C. said...

These are amazing Cath! Congrats to all winners. I especially like "Especially for You Card" by Chunyuan, it's clean and it's gorgeous!

Pamela Haskin said...

Congratulations everyone! My favorite card has to be the one with the widow. Such a cute idea!

theresa lafleur said...

I really enjoy Ambers card. the colors and the stamp patern is really great. so simple and so hard. i has inspired me to get my card making on today. but all of the cards were great. you have an amazing job.

Mel said...

Love the ribbon wings...all the cards are great, but that one is amazing!

Noreen said...

Fantastic cards! My favorite is hard to choose... but I think it would be For Your Little One. Very high on the cuteness scale!

DonnaSue said...

What a crafty bunch of cardmakers! I like Courtney's card. Thanks for the chance to win!!

rush said...

i like Hello Friend Card by Amber Daigre because of it's vibrancy. how did she do that, i ask?

Dee in N.H. said...

Congrats to the winners! Nice picks!

Vera Rhuhay said...

Wow...Fabulous card!!! Congrats to ALL Winners! I love Happy Wisjes card by Cathy...just to cute and made feel happy :)

Jen said...

Amazing creativity, but I adore the "for your little one" card! The ink sponging from the line paper really brings your focus into the bug and the sentiment...such fabulous ribbon wings! Thanks for the chance and congrats to all winners!

Karen said...

congrats ladies...just fabulous cards....all winners!!

Rachel W K said...

As I was scrolling down and saw Virginia's card I immediately knew it was hers! I love hers and I also love the one with little tree and branch. So much talent always!

Lisa Petrella said...

Congrats, everyone!! Fantastic cards!! I especially LOVE Karen B's "For Your Little One!" Those ribbon wings and the color combo are just precious!!!!

Alice Wertz said...

congratulations, ladies!! fabulous winning cards. thanks for the inspiration!

Karen B. said...

It must be a long process for you for sure, but boy oh boy do I sure love the inspiration in both doing the challenge and seeing all the entries. Thanks so much Cath, for making this place one of the best on the web.

brenlubrant said...

I love the "You are a doll" card because I love how she matched different colored patterned paper together and the round shape and the little doll on it. The card is just so darn cute!!!

photochic said...

I love the "you're a doll" card- the little nesting doll is so stinkin' ADORABLE! I love the soft but get bright colors in that card too.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the card by Virginia. Somehow it looks vintagey and graphic at the same time. A compelling and rare combination.

Nona said...

All amazing and winning cards! A huge congrats to all the winners :)

bzyPTmom said...

I'm loving the especially for you card--with the flower vase. They are all great cards--but I just love the beautiful vase and flower.

Susan said...

Amazing cards ladies! I can't imagine how hard it is to pick winners. Thanks for sharing your talents. Love the little bee card, the window card, the card with the hanging lanterns ... so many excellent cards to enjoy. Thank you!

Virginia L. said...

What an honor to have my horizontal card featured! Thanks so much, Cath, for tirelessly vising our work and inspire us with these creative challenges. I'm constantly inspired by my fellow card-making friends here! Thank YOU!

Lindsay said...

I love Karen B.'s "For Your Little One" card...how adorable! Go winners...great job!

Gabby said...

All of the cards are neat! My #1 fav is Chunyuan's card. I absolutely love her design concept and her work is perfect. My #2 favorite is Amber's card. Fabulous design, bold colors and I love the PTI sentiment stamp. :)

Tanja said...

These are all nice. I like the round doll card and the happy wishes lantern card the best.

Julia said...

Congrats ladies! They are all winners in my book!

Elise C. said...

These are all such cute cards! I really like the flower in front of the window! So clever!

Audrey Pettit said...

Such gorgeous cards! Congrats everyone!

Jill W. said...

I'm lovin' those ribbon wings on the b-fly ont the For Your Little One card...cuteness!

cheiron said...

I love them all, but Cathy's card speaks to me...love the colors, and she used one of my favorite background stamps!

Shirley said...

The ribbon wings on the baby card are so creative!

Maria Stanley said...

wow - it's hard to pick just one. I love the black and white one because it just pops and I love that tree on the hello card but I think my absolute fave is gonna have to be the Happy Wishes. It makes me smile so hard my cheeks hurt(in a good way)!

Tricia said...

Congrats to all the winners for their gorgeous cards!
Wow! Cath, I can see why it was hard to choose - I can't even pick a favorite out of these winning cards!

Sarah B. said...

The "hello friend" one really makes me smile - I love the stitching :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Pick just one?! They are all so great, although when I saw Karen's card on her blog, I remember gasping at it's originality and beauty.

Gilda said...

Great choices for the winners. My favourite is Virginia's for it simplicity yet lots of detail.

some kind of wonderful said...

i gotta admit they are all dog gone cute! the one that really catches my eye is the hello friend card!

Laura B. said...

fabulous cards!!! congrats to all!!

Erica Hettwer said...

I love Courtney K's card. A doily tree? Brilliant!

Shemaine Smith said...

Way to go ladies! I really enjoyed eyeing each one of your fab creations!!

Carol said...

All the winning cards are great but I really love the Happy Wishes Card by Cathy!

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Donelda said...

Cortney K's friend card has the best colors. All cards are awesome - congrats ladies!

joy said...

Love them all! Especially the first one by Jen R. Thanks for the chance to win something moxie!

Peggy B said...

All of these cards are awesome - but my favorite is "For Your Little One." It just makes me smile!

Kelly Braund said...

Love the Hello Friend card!

Geri said...

I adore Courtney's Hello Friend Card! The colors are stunning, the card is so elegant in a fun way! Tough call though, on all the cards, cuz they are amazing! Well done ladies!

scrapper al said...

Karen B's for your little one card is adorable! All the cards are winners!

Celeste B. said...

They are all amazing cards, but I think my favorite is Hello Friend. What a clever idea for the tree.

Sue D said...

The Happy Wishes card makes me happy--I like the colors and the background stamp and the cute bird.

Gwen said...

I can hardly pick between those two square cards...but I think I have to go with the hello friend awesomeness!

postcard printing said...

Awesome !!!I am very excited to see what this week will bring. I love the LOVE card! It looks great.