September 5, 2012

The Minty Fresh Challenge Winners

Oh my friends! I'm so excited to show you the winning projects from our Minty Fresh Challenge as there is such an eclectic mix of moxie fabulousness. So much so, that I want to just jump right in! So I will! Check it:

Sweet Birthday Wishes Card by Sarah Martina Parker

Moxie Fab Alert: The word that first comes to my mind when I look at this card is dreamy. Not only has Sarah Martina placed the visual focus of her card on mint green, but she's chosen some exquisite colors to set it off. The soothing aqua blue, the soft touches of brown, and the whisper of coral give the sense that everything in this card is working together to create a dream from which I never want to wake up. The fact that it all plays out on a creamy white background with a minty fresh sentiment makes me want to crawl right in and live here forever.

Best Wishes Card by Ashley N. Newell

Moxie Fab Alert: I absolutely adore this card. The chevron background is hip, the Polaroid treatment is fun, and the burlap twine and buttons help to ground it all with style. And that washi tape in the top right-hand corner? The perfect way to tie it all in. It doesn't get a whole lot more moxie fab than this, my friends!

 Hydrangea Thank You Card by Lin

Moxie Fab Alert: This is, in my humble opinion, a perfect card. There is a gorgeous focal point that is expertly stamped. The focal point stands out because it is placed on a lovely neutral. The focal point stands out also because it is beautifully framed, not just once, but twice--once with the scalloped edge and again with the brown, which also happens to be a lovely complimentary color. The background pattern is subtle and doesn't compete with the focal point; in fact, it does nothing but enhance it. And lastly, the sentiment is exquisitely placed, tied on to the focal point with a pretty but innocuous bow. This card is balanced. It is striking. It plays beautifully to the strength of the challenge's focus: mint. It is, in three words, simply moxie fab.

Feathered Thanks Card by Alice W.

Moxie Fab Alert: Who doesn't swoon when mint green is paired with pink? Put it all on kraft with touches of white, and I'm practically fainting. Add some doilies, some trendy feathers, a coupla pretty buttons, a lovely sentiment, and some washi tape (the feathers are made out of washi tape, too), and I'm close to hyperventilating. Take a risk and make it asymmetrical? I'm flying into the stratosphere!

Vintage Hello Card by Piali Biswas

Moxie Fab Alert: Piali didn't have any mint product in her stash, so she turned to her Versamark inks and created this gorgeous card with a romantic flare. From the coloring of the white embossed roses to the dyed ribbon to the tiny butterfly, the mint touches are simply divine. And yet, it's the banner that looks tea-stained, the jewels reminiscent of a grandmother's brooch, the hint of lace that suggest the top of a lady's glove, and the vintage turquoise resin flower that fill this card with wonder-mint!

Aren't these cards just so striking, friends? I couldn't be more pleased. And these are just the top five. There are even more amazing examples of minty fresh inspiration throughout the challenge. If you haven't already clicked through the links, I encourage you to do so! 

Winners, please send me your addresses 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!


Friends, I'd love to hear what you think about these inspiring cards. Simply leave me a comment by midnight EDT on Sunday, September 9 and I'll send one random lucky something delicious from my moxie magical prize drawer as well!

I just LOVE what all y'all did with this challenge!

~Cath

PS Speaking of challenges, the Card Design Handbook Week challenges are under way. Click HERE for all five or go to the right hand sidebar of this blog and click on the individual challenges themselves. I will select 10 winners to be featured right here on this blog. From those 10 winners, one grand prize winner will be selected by the editors of Paper Crafts magazine and will be featured in the March/April 2013 issue. I can't wait to see your approaches! Just be sure and link them up by Monday, September 24.

121 comments:

Tracy said...

Beautiful cards, well deserved winners :)

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Donna Bowman said...

Love these cards! Congrats to all the winners!

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous work from all these girls. Biiiiiiiig CONGRATS to the winners here for a well done job on these beauties here.

Gayatri said...

Beautiful cards. Huge congrats to all the winners.

Pam said...

Congrats to the winners! These cards are all very pleasing to the eye!!

Hussena said...

Such a beautiful line up of cards each one so special in their own way but i have to admit that Lin's lovely hydragena and Piali oh so!! Romatic and soft card simply caught my attention straight away...Congrats to all the winners so well deserved !!

Kara Lynne said...

I love seeing these minty fresh cards, each one is beautiful! Congrats to each of the winners!

Moosisk said...

WOW! These ladies rocked this minty green challenge. I love them all! :D

~amy~ said...

way to rock the minty goodness girls...congrats!!!

Elise C. said...

Wow, these cards are great! Congrats winners!!

Cathy A said...

Beautiful cards, so nice to see some familiar names here, congratulations ladies.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Wowsers! I love seeing who make's the Moxie Cut on the challenges because I learn so much from each of the designers! These are all stunning.. I fell in love with Sarah's card, her use of mint in her sentiment just sent me. And Lin's? Absolutely perfect. And, the the one with the Polaroid? Must try it! And lastly, Alice's adorable feather card. Reminds me of opening a treasure box. Great choices! Can't wait to try my hand at each of their designs!

Lee said...

Congratulations to all the winners with their beautiful minty creations! Very inspiring! I love the use of the washi tape!

Barb said...

Fabulous choices, Cath! Gorgeous cards, ladies - congratulations!!

Keena said...

Congratulations!! Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration.

Tanja said...

These are lovely I an especially fond of the hydrangea and feather cards.

TLady said...

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!!!!!! :)

Angela said...

I usually don't like mint green, but these cards are fabulous! Love them!

Kailash said...

Such gorgeous cards, the inspiration to be had from all these is just great. Cath, Thank you for also explaining each designer's style as to why/how they made each card moxie fab. For a newbie to cardmaking your detailed explanations are in it so fabulous!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

CONGRATS to all the winners! I didn't play along because we were moving, and all my craft stuff was packed (hopefully that will be unpacked today! That is my goal!) But now I'm inspired to play with some Mint Green anyway! Thanks for the nudge!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
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Houses Built of Cards said...

CONGRATS to all the winners! I didn't play along because we were moving, and all my craft stuff was packed (hopefully that will be unpacked today! That is my goal!) But now I'm inspired to play with some Mint Green anyway! Thanks for the nudge!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Katy said...

Congratulations to the winners! Beautiful work! :)

Paperpicnic said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Beautiful and inspiring cards, love them all!

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful cards!! Congrats to the winners!!!

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful cards!! Congrats to the winners!!!

Cindy C. said...

These minty fresh cards are all fabulous, congrats to all winners!!

Robin K. said...

Congratulations to all the winners!! Love seeing all this minty goodness!!

mommyabbytommy said...

I think they are all beautiful!!

jengd said...

Congrats to all- BEAUTIFUL cards! I have to say I'm not a fan of mint-green but some of these could make me rethink that.

calamity jane said...

Talk about inspiration!! Every one of these beautiful cards leaves me smiling and wanting more. Congrats to all of you!

Joyce said...

All these cards are absolutely stunning. It's easy to see why they are the winners.

Virginia L. said...

Congrats to all the winners! SUPER GORGEOUS cards all around! I just LOVE how Cath alerts us how Moxie Fab these cards are! Thank you, Cath!

Dorothy C. said...

Love each and every one of these cards. I was especially happy to see some of my favorite bloggers were picked. Way to go ladies!

Dorothy C. said...

Love each and every one of these cards. I was especially happy to see some of my favorite bloggers were picked. Way to go ladies!

Jenny Jean Lim said...

They're all beautiful! Great picks, Cath! My favourite is Lin's hydrangea card. :)

Tammy said...

I love the fresh colors and the creative placement of embellishments. Such beautiful cards!

Sue D said...

All the cards are lovely. My favorite is Lin's hydrangea card.

Mary Mac said...

Beautiful cards, each one showed a unique way of using the color. From the feathers to the background papers.

Rachel W K said...

there really were some amazing cards for this challenge. congrats to the top picks, they're gorgeous!

-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Casandra Bennett said...

Wow! Great cards.

Berenice R. said...

Congratulations to the winners! Gorgeous cards. Such creativity is very inspiring :)

deannaf said...

great cards! love the color combos, the banner, the twine, the chevron!

Piali said...

Thank you so much, Cath!!!
I'm so happy to liked my card!
Congrats to all winners...AWESOME work!!!

Jennifer said...

Love each of these cards for very different reasons! Congrats to the winners! :)

Lin said...

Thank you, Cath! This was such a fun challenge. And congrats to Sarah, Ashley, Alice and Piali - beautifully done, ladies; each is a treasure!

Priya Mohan said...

Gorgeous cards!..truly romantic and dreamy colors..Congrats to the winners

marylouh said...

I think the hydrangea card is my favorite. they are all beautiful.
Great job everybody.

JJ Bolton said...

What a spectacular and inspiring bunch! Love them!

Tricia said...

Good eye, Cath - love your choices for the winners and your reasons for choosing them - they are all gorgeous!
Congrats to all the winners!

lenny said...

Woooow!
Beautiful cards!
Just love 'em!
Congrats to all winners!

Rachel said...

beautiful cards-I especially love Sarah's!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous cards, ladies! Love them!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Holy moly! I have happy tears! I cannot believe I finally won a Moxie Fab challenge! Thank you sooooo much, Cath!!! What a wonderful way to start a day!!

Susan said...

All lovely cards! Lin & Alice in particular were my favorites, and the most moxie-minty to me! :)

Michelle Price said...

These are all gorgeous-love the kraft & mint combo!

Darlene Satkewich said...

OMG-these cards are absolutely fabulous!!! Congrats to the winners!

Anonymous said...

Wow, love the polaroid effect and the feather card. All these projects are just beautiful. Mary Rokisky

Rachel said...

All these cards are just beautiful! Congrats to the winners - well deserved!! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

I also swooned over Alice's card! Love the asymmetry. :)

donna mikasa said...

Congrats to the well deserved winners! Such inspiring work!

Jane said...

Gorgeous cards! Congrats to the winners! :)

Linda said...

these cards are all so gorgeously yummie! congrats to all the winners!

Tona said...

All of these cards are fantastic! Congrats to the winners.

Krysta said...

So awesome! I actually must confess that mint green is one of my least favourite colours (and the colour of my kitchen when we moved in - still haven't changed it). However, this challenge has given me a whole new perspective!

Clay and Amy said...

Wow! I love all the different color combinations. Who knew mint green was so versatile?

pcm said...

fabulous cards!

Beth said...

I've totally changed my mind about mint green after seeing these gorgeous cards! It's no longer just for babies! Congratulations to all of the winners of this challenge!

Barbara said...

These are so fabulous! Maybe, mint green is one of my favorite colors!!!!

Charlene said...

WTG, Ladies!!!

Helen F. said...

All of these are such gorgeous cards. Congrats to the winners...Well done indeed!

JessicaT said...

Congrats ladies. They are very beautiful cards and very deserving of the wins.

Lindsey said...

Normally mint green isn't my kind of colour, but I'm rethinking that now that I've seen these gorgeous cards! There's at least one I may have to CASE. :)

Myoriah said...

Congrats winners! These are all fabulous entries. I especially love Lin's hydrangea and will have to buy some mint ink as I never thought of using that color with the stamp.

Windy Robinson said...

Stunning cards everyone! Congrats winners!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Congrats to the winners! Your cards are beautiful!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Congrats to the winners! Your cards are beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous and so minty fresh! Love these cards...

Linh C. said...

Love how different the cards are, and all are beautiful!

DonnaSue said...

Congrats to the winners on your beautiful cards! I LOVE mint!!

DonnaSue said...

Congrats to the winners on your beautiful cards! I LOVE mint!!

Tracey said...

AMAZING cards all around!! CONGRATS ladies!

Nicole Doiron said...

All these cards are just MINTY fresh! I love them all! Thanks so much for sharing and congrats to the winners! Very well deserved!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Love the fresh mint color. All the cards are beautiful, so soothing. For some reason I'm craving mint chocolate chip ice cream??? hmmm lol

Julie S. said...

Wow, Nice work one and all!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love Sarah's card. I saw it when she posted it on her blog and hoped she would win!

brenlubrant said...

They are all very great cards. I really love the "Miss You" card. I love how she created her own poloroid snapshots.

Donna said...

Wow! What inspiration! Love those roses. So gorgeous!

sharon g said...

The color is just like my Vespa scooter! I especially love the one with the Hydrangeas on it.

Ravengirl said...

I think they are all gorgeous. I love that you conjured up a mint challenge and Ashley Newell's card is my favorite!

frommycraftroom said...

Great job ladies. Congrats to all.

Denise Bryant said...

Absolutely lovely! All of the cards are wonderful!
DeniseB

Shelly said...

Congrats! I love all the cards and I'm looking at mint green in a whole new light! My fav though is that hydrangea..stunning!

Sew-Ink said...

Fabulous cards ladies! I really love the Feathered Thanks Card by Alice W. The feathers are a perfect embellishment!

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards. You make me like mint much better than I did before seeing these :)

Rachel Loesch said...

WOW! Absolutely beautiful cards...very Minty Fresh!! Congrats to the deserving winners :)

Gayle Wheeler said...

All great cards, but Sarah's card has me swooning. The bow! The banner! Oh my Moxie Fab is right!

zehra said...

Congratulations to all winners, you have indeed chosen beautiful cards, love the beauty in each

Holly Saveur said...

Stunning cards..the one from Sarah is my favorite!

Laraine R said...

These are stunning cards! Congrats to all!!

Kelly Booth said...

WOW Amazing Cards...Loved them ALL!! Congrats to the Winners....

{VICKI} said...

Great cards
the 2nd one is my fave

Claudia said...

Oh wow, I love all of the cards. I see minty green in my future.

pcrusberg said...

All of the cards are Moxie-fabulous. I love the one with the feathers made of washi tape. So cool.

ThePurplePlace said...

A great selection of gorgeous cards! Congratulations to ALL the winners...you all do beautiful work!!

Alice Wertz said...

Thank you so much, Cath! You made my day! =) Congratulations to all winners! Beautiful work!

lucretia said...

I like 3, 4 and 5. Very interesting...

Susan said...

Isn't is amazing that everyone started with the same challenge and created such unique and wonderful cards? Moxie Fab!

cheryl (clee') said...

Great challenge and great winning cards!

Shirley said...

All the cards are lovely!

Amy said...

Love them all, especially Alice's cute little feathers!

Peggy B said...

These cards are a minty treat - and your comments help bring them to life. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carmen Nuland said...

Mint is my favorite color right now. All of these cards are awesome - I think my slight favorite is Hydrangea Thank You Card by Lin

Dawn said...

They are all fabulous, my fav is the vintage hello, love the background

Agata said...

Incredible cards! Love all the takes on that challenge, very inspiring!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I'm loving Alice's soft and beautiful card!

Janet said...

OMG!! Those are all so beautiful! I am going to try my hand at making a minty green card!!!

peggy nickelson said...

They are all beautiful and yet so very different in their approaches. They are great inspiration.

Peggy N

Laura Stewart said...

the best wishes card is gorgeous!

jen said...

These are all delicious! I love how different they all are!

Katie said...

Wow, all of these cards are amazing. I love the best wishes card, so neat how you mimicked polaroid photos. And I love the last card, the vintage hello card, what a stunner. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.