August 1, 2012

The Hooked on Hexagons Challenge Winners

Happy August, friends! I have two reasons to be excited today. The first is that my daughters are both flying in today for a week-long visit and I am so giddy with anticipation I can hardly stand it. The second is that today I am announcing the winners of our Hooked on Hexagons Challenge and they are so trendilicious I  simply can't WAIT for you to see them. Check it:


Moxie Fab Alert: Since hexagons are such a common shape, the trick is to make them stand out somehow. This can be done in a variety of ways, but some options include how they are placed on the surface; how the hexagons are treated with texture, pattern, and/or dimension; the color scheme that is applied; or a combination of all three. In this case, Donna has used a stunningly bright palette of color and pattern which she has offset and repeated in the two rows of hexagons at the bottom of her card. Because her card is clean and graphic, she has chosen a very sophisticated font combination which matches the tone of the design of her card perfectly. And the rhinestone? C'est magnifique!


Moxie Fab Alert: Who doesn't see hexagons and think of bees? I loved seeing all the entries that linked the two elements together, but this one by Cibele knocked my socks off! It's in the subtle shading of the hexagon pattern. It's in the ingenious way she cut out one of the hexagons and put the sweet little bee inside. It's in the treatment of the word "happy" with its subtle swirls. It's in the color palette, so expected and yet surprising all at the same time. But most of all, it's in the cleverness of the implied message--completely and utterly delightful!


Moxie Fab Alert: I don't know about you, but I just want to pull this card up around my shoulders as though it really were the warm, soft, quilt it evokes in my mind. The simple focal point gives our eyes a place to rest amongst so much pattern and color, while the buttons have a dual purpose: they ground the focal point while also emphasizing the home-spun atmosphere that is established by the hexagon background.


Moxie Fab Alert: Oh my friends! I don't know when I've seen a finer example of a masked and misted treatment of a pattern! Just look how controlled the misting pattern is. By using three harmonious colors, the effect is cohesive yet delightful. Note how the intensity of the spray mist increases where the sentiment focal point resides. And the way Alice added the patterned hexagons in a seemingly random fashion to the mix? Therein lies the genius of this breathtaking card!


Moxie Fab Alert: Did you just gasp as I did when you first scrolled down to see this card? This yummy in all its lovely layers is perfectly frame-able. The soft yet rich colors! The interesting elements in all their delicious dimension! The simple grid background which allows the layered design to shine! And the hexagons? Brilliantly placed at the corners of the design to draw our eye inward--to the flower to the bird to the "Sweet" to the rolled flowers and then back in again. This card is very definition of sweet and I couldn't be more pleased to call it a winner!

I've got to say, friends, I couldn't be happier--not just with our field of winning entries today, but with all the inspiring offerings throughout all the challenge entries. I'm also just thrilled to see so many new faces here in the Moxie Fab World. For those of you who are new to our little corner of the blogosphere, I'm so glad you've found us! And for those of you tried-and-true Moxie Fabbers who have been hanging out here for a while, I'm so glad you keep coming back for more!

Winners, please send me your address in an email to cedvalson@papercraftsmag.com and I'll set you up with your "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winning buttons for your blogs as well as a delicious prize from my moxie magical prize drawer!


I'd love to hear what you think about these inspiring cards, friends. Simply leave me a comment by midnight EDT on Sunday, August 5 and I'll send one random lucky something delicious from my moxie magical prize drawer as well!

Live from hexagon heaven!

~Cath

97 comments:

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

So beautiful, romantic and delicate and cool - LOVE them all - and so inspiring (to me hexagons used to be for quilting only 0-: - but these really show how beautiful it is in paper too )
Thanks for the wonderful inspiration - as always!
Hugs, Karin

onecraftymama said...

I love all five - and for completely different reasons. Absolutely gorgeous creations, and congratulations ladies!

Monika Reeck said...

oh woow all are so inspiring...but the sad one is I have no die cute Hexagon also...I cant even join the challenge..but Love all five cards.All are fabulous...congrats especially Donna Mikasa and Alice W. :)

Sandy said...

What great choices all had something a little different to offer. Just lovely congrats ladies. Sandy :)

Tanja said...

I love these cards, each one unique yet still having a common theme. My fave is Leigh's card which is so soft and quilted looking! Congrats to all the entrants.

Craftilicious said...

These are all simply STUNNING!

Pam said...

Wonderful use of the hexagons everyone!! Congrats!

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful cards ladies!! Gotta love the hexagons! Congrats ladies for a job well done!

Tracey said...

AMAZING cards!!! I need to jump on this wagon :)

Leigh said...

Oh, what fabulous news to wake up to this morning! Thanks so much for choosing my card as a winner, Cath!

Keena said...

WOW! They are all truly inspiring and stunning!! Congratulations!!

Kelly said...

So beautiful and I love the variety from CAS to more vintage and romantic!!!

Nancy L. said...

They are all beautiful, congrats Ladies!

Susan said...

Love all the winners, especially Donna M's card! Wonderful inspiration!

Chris D. said...

Wowsers! These cards are all amazing! These are some wickedly talented ladies!

Kailash said...

Such different creations, but all stunning and visually pleasing, great inspiration from some talented crafters!!!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats to the winners!! Each one of them is brilliant and gorgeous! Thanks for the fun challenge, Cath!

Kara Lynne said...

I'm always amazed by the talent, and I love how you highlight the beauty of each card! Congrats to the winners!

DonnaSue said...

Love the Sweet Birthday card with the pastels! All are amazing--is it a punch or stamp or what?

Scrapthat said...

I LOVE the Polygons! So I think these are ALL Fabulous! :D TFS

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards :) :) :)

Eileen said...

These are all just GORGEOUS ... so inspiring and so colourful! LOVE THEM ALL!!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Congrats ladies! Such awesome and artsy cards! Beautiful!

flowerdisco said...

omg...yes, i was gasping with each ones's beautiful card. i stopped breathing with the last two....wow,
stunning work!

Jingle said...

These are fabulous! I really love that bee card! SO CUTE!

hopefulcrafter said...

They are all super fun cards, I really love the Bee Happy one,I love anything with bees, you should see my bathroom!

Rebecca Ednie said...

When I saw these cards, all I could think is 'I gotta get that hex die from PTi pronto!' they all are fab! And maybe some other hex diies too...

Angela said...

Love these! So cool! Hexagons are one of my favorite things right now!

Emily said...

Gorgeous work! Congratulations to all the winners.

Judy1223 said...

Oh my, I cou;dn't wait to see the winners from this particular challenge...here were so many beautiful, inspiring card entries! I have to get some hexagn stamps or dies...these are too pretty to not CASE!

Laura Jane said...

LOVELY LUSCIOUS LAYERS ladies!
OH MY!, The ALERTS are so informative Cathy, Thanks again for teaching as you show us the MOXIE!

Scrapycandy said...

There is loads of take away inspiration in just these few cards. So much thought went into them with spectacular results. Sigh. We all should aspire to this talent.

Indy said...

Beautiful and inspiring!

Jennifer said...

Love these cards! You are right, since hexagons are such a simple shape making them stand out is the hard part. All 5 of these cards definetly stand out!

paperpicnic said...

Congratulations to each of the winners! All of the cards are so beautiful and completely inspiring! I love the variation in the designs! Time to buy a hexagon die!

Mirta Sanchez said...

Fantastic! LOVE that misting!

Myoriah said...

Congratulations winners these cards are absolutely stunning. Lovely use of hexagons. I am inspired to make more cards using hexagons and the techniques used. Thanks also Cath for your comments.

Helen F. said...

I don't have any hexagon shaped anything~no stamps, chipboard, die cuts ~ GASP, I know! I love all of the winning cards (and so many of the other entries too) guess I'm just gonna have to get something hexagony :)
Happy to hear your daughters are coming, Cath...I am sure they are just as excited as you are GF!

terisplace said...

Congrats to all! These cards are beautiful!!!

Teri

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous cards, ladies!!

Anita Kejriwal said...

Awesome collection!! Congrats to the winners!!

Darlene Satkewich said...

Amazing cards!!! Congrats to all of the winners! Know I think I need something hexagony!

Tona said...

Congrats ladies! Fantastic cards!

Melissa Shea said...

Beautiful cards ladies! So many different takes on one little shape! Congrats!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my gosh I love these! Congratulations everyone! I have to say the sweet card by lauren is my favorite... I just love all of the layering while still keeping the hexagons prominent!

donna mikasa said...

thank you so much, Cath! going through the entries, we're all winners!

Carolyn King said...

Awesome cards. Love them all--so different from each other but all showcase hexagons to perfection!

Rachel said...

love these cards-especially Leigh's-love the beautiful colors she used!

sharon g said...

The sprayed one is my FAVORITE!! I've just recently gotten into sprays, and love to see what others do...

Cheryl W said...

I was so inspired by these beautiful cards. Love that little bee peeking through the hexagonal opening. Also loved the misting over the hexagon-patterned stencil. Thanks so much for sharing all of these! And thanks to the creators for their ingenious ideas!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Congrats to the winners! I'm especially inspired by Lauren's sweet card!!

Carol said...

Love these beautiful cards!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancy said...

Congratulations to all the winners. What a gorgeous group of talent! Beautiful cards!

pamela said...

Wow! Loving the hexagon trend right now :)

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

blown away by each and every one of those hexagon cards. Really loved the "bee" one. Super creative. Congrats to all the winners.

brenlubrant said...

I really love the first card, a birthday hexagon. I love the bright colors on the crisp white card stock.

Laraine R said...

Congrats to all the winners! These are some Moxie-Fab cards!! Love them all!!

Ruth G said...

Totally and completely fabulous! All the designs make me want to run out and get all the hexagons I can and run amok or rather show the restraint that all these fine examples do and make something amazing!

Mendi said...

WOW! These are all AMAZING! Love every single one--Congrats to the winners! :)

The Amazing Brenda Baker said...

Oh, hex. Now I'm kicking myself for not joining the fun. Those were some super cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Paulette S said...

Well, they certainly knocked it the hex out of the ball park, didn't they!? LOL Very creative cards, all very original. I wish I had some hexagon dies and I wish I had time for the challenges.

Karen T said...

Loving the hexagon shapes! And these cards are all wonderfully creative!

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, these are all so awesome!! Have to say that I am crazy about hexagons and need to dig out my old CM hexagon punches!

Lisa P said...

Super cute use of hexagons. I've made a couple of layouts lately with hexagons but haven't made a card. I'll need to try.

Susan Gosman said...

Inspiring - surely! Also beatiful, clever and unique!

Moosisk said...

Fabulous cards! There is SO much creativity out there. Congrats to all. :D

Alice Wertz said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card, Cath! Congratulations to all winners, too!

calamity jane said...

I really am amazed at how much I love all of these cards! I didn't think I was all that turned on by the hexagon trend but I was wrong. After seeing these lovelies I can't wait to pull out my stash & get busy!! Thank you ladies for showing off your creativity!!!

rush said...

i love Hello Friend Card by Alice W. the colors and textures are delicious!

Shirley said...

Lovely cards! I want to make some hexagon cards myself now. :)

Kris said...

Donna's CAS with color and pattern is FABULOUS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Janet said...

I think they are all beautiful. Congrats ladies on a job well done!!!

Gabby said...

CONGRATULATIONS all of you Moxie Fab HEXAGONNERS! Each card is unique and brings such a variety of awesome card styles to the party! Love 'em. :)

Lisa Lawrence said...

Totally awesome hexagon cards!! Now I feel the need to use some in my designs! Congrats to the winners and thank you for sharing your wonderful cards with us!!

Shelly said...

Oh gosh what wonderful inspiring creations! I can't wait to duplicate some of them!

Nadine said...

Congrats to all the ladies! Loved seeing all the different ways to use hexagons. My favorite was Donna's CAS beauty~!

Peggy B said...

All of these cards are stunning! I especially appreciate your comments, Cath. I learn so much from you! Thanks for sharing...

Margie said...

I love hexagons, and I love these cards! Especially Leigh's bday card!!

jengd said...

Fabulous cards! LOVE the punched out beehive hex!

Barbara said...

These are so wonderful!

Shawninaz said...

The first card ismy favorite but they are all worthy of my admiration, thanks for the hexie inspiration ladies!

Aixa M. said...

Congrats, everybody! Your cards are hexational!
Thanks for the challenge, Cath. It's a pleasure being on the moxie fab world!

Amanda Coleman said...

Lovely designs! I am definitely hooked on hexagons! I just adore the bee card!

Katie said...

Awesome cards!!! I love the Hello Friend card with the different colors of spray, and the Sweet card with the beautiful layers. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Robin K. said...

Congrats to all the winners! And thank you Cathy for highlighting the specialness of each one! I love all the different ways hexies can be used to evoke different vibes. Enjoy the visit with your daughters:)

jordanbev5 said...

Congratulations ladies. Your cards are beautiful!!! I really like the hexagon stencil that was used as a mask on the ombre card! Great idea!

Cindy C. said...

All so fabulous! I never know that you could make such beautiful cards with hexagons!!

Donna G. said...

These are some great looking cards. I MUST get a hexagon punch or die cut. Although a hexagon stamp and a pair of scissors would work just as well.

cjgusloff57 said...

Wow, great hexagon cards! Now I want to made some, but alas, I do not have any hexagon dies or stamps! Guess I should get ordering. Wonderful ideas, that is for sure!

{VICKI} said...

Great cards---can't pick a fave

Greta said...

Wonderful examples of using hexagons--they've inspired me!

Marge said...

Oh MY -- these are absolutely amazing cards!!! Sooo inspiring!!! Thanks so much, ladies, and Cath for sharing these with all of us!!! WOW!

Joy Indrelie said...

I love that there are so many different ways to approach the same challenge!

Karen Letchworth said...

I'm sure it was difficult to pick winners, but these cards are LOVELY! Congrats, ctafters!

Erica Hettwer said...

Gorgeous! I love the misted card!

Kathy Mc said...

Hexagon Heaven is right. These cards are all stunning and reconfirm how versatile hexagons truly are. Congrats to all the winners!