November 21, 2012

The Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks Week Challenge Winners

I know, I know. It's the same old story. It was absolutely agonizing to select the winners of the Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks Week Challenges from a field of so very many amazingly inspiring projects.

Ugh.

But as much as I'd love to give everyone who played a copy of Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks, we do have to be reasonable and narrow it down to 10.

So let's get right to it, shall we? Check it:

From the Alphabet Stickers challenge:


Moxie Fab Alert: Not only is this card ultra hip and trendy, but Dana created the background entirely with leftover background stickers. The colors she used, the evenness of the pattern, and the sentiment she's chosen are so moxie fab I can hardly contain myself!


Moxie Fab Alert: How clever to arrange the words so that all together they look like a Christmas tree! And I just love that she's put it all on acetate for a fun twist that adds some additional funk to this innovative card!

From the Canvas, Cork, & Burlap challenge:


Moxie Fab Alert: The addition of the cork snowflake to offset the felt one gives this card an unmistakably wonderful rustic feel that is not only delightful, but memorable as well.


Moxie Fab Alert: I gasped out loud when I saw this card for the very first time. The lovely background image is digital. Lee-Anne simply printed it onto sticky-back canvas which gives it an aged, vintage feel that I adore. Add the gorgeous crinoline floral element and the perfect sentiment, and voila! A breathtakingly gorgeous card!

From the Journaling Cards challenge:


Moxie Fab Alert: The Journaling Cards challenge was definitely the most difficult to judge, as it is chock full of innovative inspiration. I chose this card because of the way Jacqueline turned the journaling card and then stamped "you" in a coordinating ink color that finished the sentiment. The purpose of this journaling card is obviously to list the things one is thankful for on a layout, and the way Jacqueline repurposed it to create the sentiment for a card is really fun. Add some cute gingham and some coordinating roses, and the tableau is complete.


Moxie Fab Alert: I moxie lurve the way Leigh has run this journaling card through a die-cut machine to create the negative image for this fun sentiment. And I'm not gonna lie, the way she's added all kinds of trendy patterns and shapes in a fresh and fun color combination just adds to the joy I feel when I look at this chic, chic card.

From the Square Punches challenge:


Moxie Fab Alert: Oh my get outta town! A pinwheel design made from square punches cut on the diagonal? All run through an embossing machine to make it look quilted? I'm speechless! (Which as we all know, doesn't happen all that often.) Way to go, Lin!


Moxie Fab Alert: I absolutely adore this card. It is so well-composed and has such trendy style! For example, let's talk movement. Your eye begins at the top banners which point your eye down the ribbons where it lands at the life-preserver. Then you shoot back to the sentiment which takes you back to the ribbons which point you back up to the banner. The trendy mixxy matchy patterns (including the numbers on kraft) are supah fun and not overwhelming. And I'm not sure when I've seen a more perfect application of that particular sentiment. I know, right? Then, when you realize that Maria's created the banner and the notches in the ribbons with her square punch--well, that just makes it all the more sweet.

And last but certainly not least, from the Stitching & Sewing challenge:


Moxie Fab Alert: Oh my goodness! Talk about a trendy Wendy application of stitching on a card! Don't you just love the way the stitching adds to the movement in this card, all pointing your eye directly to the sentiment?


Moxie Fab Alert: Do you hear me singing? Do you see me jumping for joy? Do you see my heart glowing? For the sheer brilliance in the stitching? For the playful color in the text, the thread, and the sewing machine platform? For the colorful contrast to the exquisite black and white stamped vintage sewing machine? For the perfectly meaningful sentiment? This is, without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite cards ever. Thank you, Keren, for sharing it with all of us.

And there you have it, my friends--the 10 winning cards from our week full of challenges. 

Congratumoxilations to all these talented ladies and a huge thank you from moi to all of you who joined in on all the fun. And even though I was unable to leave comments this go 'round (my shoulder is improving, by the way!), I did enjoy seeing each of your creations!

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 copy of this oh-so-inspiring special issue!


Friends, I'd love to hear what you think about these inspiring cards. Simply leave me a comment by midnight EST on Sunday, November 25 and I'll send one random lucky a copy of Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks as well!

Wowza, wowza, wow-ZA!

~Cath

93 comments:

maria f. said...

You certainly know how to make a girl's day, Ms. Moxie Fab. Grazie mille! Happy Turkey Day, all.

Marianne said...

Wow, that's quite a selection of wonderful cards you've picked, Cath. The canvas card and the quilted card are real stunners and I also love both stitching cards. Congrats to all the winners and thanks for the inspiration...

Tanja said...

The cards are all very well thought out and innovative. Great work winners!

Maryann said...

WOUW these cards are sooooo gorgeous, but my clear favorit will have to be the last one. I just love that sewingmachine and the embellisments on this one. It´s soo cool and so well made.

Chris Cross said...

Gorgeous cards showing so much talent!

Jacqueline said...

Wow, thank you once again Cath, I am so excited to receive a magazine! Congratulations ladies, my favorite would be the vintage print on sticky canvas, just looove that card! And the sewing machine card is just amazing!

Pam said...

Congrats to everyone!! Great winners Cath, most certainly fulfilled the challenges!!!

Brandi said...

Gorgeous collection of cards!

Karen said...

Big congrats to the winners...well deserved! I really don't know how you choose...I feel your agony.
thanks for all the inspiration

Dee in N.H. said...

Fabulous cards!!!! Congrats to all the winners!

~amy~ said...

super awesome inspiration ladies...congrats!!!
happy thanksgiving!

Jennifer said...

Amazingly awesome cards! Love the details and designs especially The sewing card. How colorful and clever!

Jeanette M. said...

Gorgeous cards! Congratulations to all the winners!

Jenny McGee said...

These cards are all awesome. I really like the stitching ones. Thanks. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

Jocelyn Olson said...

Holy moly, these are unbelievable! As I scrolled through, I kept thinking "That's my favorite. No, that's my favorite..." Well done, ladies!

Kelly said...

these are so lovely and CLEVER! The sewing machine stitching is AWESOME!

stamplover2011 said...

Amazing cards ladies!! Congrats to all the winners!

tape said...

A gorgeous selection! Congrats to the winners!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Oh my goodness, that card by Lee-Anne is amazing! I also love the creative stitching on the last one. A great group of inspiration!

Piali said...

Gorgeous cards! Congrats to all the winners!

Cindy C. said...

Congrats to all winners, your cards are very inspiring!!

Geri said...

Well chosen Cath! Keli's felt and cork snowflake and Lin's quilted card really caught my eye!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful cards - and congrats to all the winners!!!

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Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Congrats to the winners ... so wonderful to see such an array of talent across different techniques and challenges

Sue McRae said...

Wow, such creative and inspirational cards. Congrats to this talented group of women.

Lee-Anne said...

Wow! Thanks so much Cath! You made my day...I have a smile a mile wide across my face this morning! I'm really looking forward to receiving a magazine! Congrats to all the winners...what a lot of beautiful inspiration!

Marlena M. said...

WOW each of these cards are so creative and well executed~excellent choices Cath! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving~

kerenbaker said...

Oooo- Thankyou! Such a great surprise to be amongst these stunning cards. Congrats ladies- so many great ideas up there!

Kim M said...

All of these cards are fabulous! Such talented ladies. :-)

diana said...

Congrats to everyone! Thanks for the inspiration. ;-)

Diane said...

Wow, these are great....each and everyone are unique and wonderful!!

Virginia L. said...
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Virginia L. said...

Congrats to the challenge winners! Each one of them is beautiful!

Kate said...

Yep, I am with you on that one, I just love the 'sewing mends the soul card'. Vintage image, candy colours. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Deb Lorence said...

Well done ladies!

cheryl (clee') said...

I'm also in luv with the sewing machine card! But they were all gorgeous.

maria mcclure said...

Hooray for the winners!!! Beautiful cards, everyone. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

jengd said...

Love the sewing machine and the fab embossed quilt! Amazing cards, the entire lot!

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous choices Cath! Your job is not easy, but these paper crafters are super talented. Congratulations to all the winners!

Kelly Griglione said...

So incredibly honored to be with these ladies! Thanks so much for showcasing some really special cards!!

Julia said...

Oh my goodness!!! these cards are all so incredible and so inspiring! Congrats ladies!

mary rokisky said...

No wonder these where all winning cards, just beautiful.

Susan said...

I absolutely love Lee-Ann's card! So vintage-y without being overwhelming. LOVE IT!

Pat said...

Wow! Talk about creative cards! Love all the ideas! :)

Mary Mac said...

Love all the textures used for these cards. I am making Christmas tree cards for my family this year so I really like using words to make the out line of the tree.

Romy said...

Wow, love all these cards! Such gorgeous work!

nancy jane said...

Narrowing down the many fabulous entries is a huge challenge, Cath, and you did a great job. Each card shares some special technique or trend. There are two that stand out to me, though. Lee-Anne's use of the canvas to create a lovely, gentle feel to her card and Keren's meticulous machine stitching that helped create a very uplifting card. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Leni said...

Congratulations to the winners! Their cards are so very creative! Wonderful work!

Kailash said...

Such inspiring work by each of these talented ladies, big congrats!!

Darlene Satkewich said...

Congrats to all the winners! All the cards are amazing and very creative!!!

lostinpaper said...

Absolutely wonderful inspiration! These cards are amazing!!

Katie said...

All of these cards are amazing! I love the Just keep swimming card and the sunshine card, oh they were all awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Julie S. said...

Fabulous! Especially love the stitching with the sewing machine.

DonnaSue said...

My favorites are the 2 stiching cards and the quilted look! Fabulous work by all of you!

NinaN said...

Stunning cards! Every single one of them!

That cork and felt snowflake??? Bestill my heart!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the sewing machine card. Fabulous.

Sue D said...

Wow--so many wonderful unique cards!

Myoriah said...

All the cards featured are fabulous. My favorites are the printed canvas and the sewing machine. I especially love the bright colors on the sewing machine card. The use of color is so skillfully done.

Lindsey said...

Worthy choices all, Cath. If I had to single one out, it would be the quilted/embossed card -- I've done quilting-patterned cards before, but the embossing totally ups the WOW!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, they are fabulous, Keren's stitching card is double wow!!!!

pcm said...

Wowsers!! those cards all all amazing :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Yay! Very excited to see my alpha card picked! i thought I'd seen every card, but I missed some and I love all these cards - it's so interesting to see what you have to say about them Cath. I was enthralled by Lin's card - such amazing talent!

Michelle Price said...

Fab choices-congrats ladies!

frommycraftroom said...

Congratulations to all the winners. Great job ladies. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sherry Butcher said...

congrads winners! great inspiration all.

Conniecrafter said...

Such great inspiration in all these cards, One Day at a Time Card by Lee-Anne Cross was my favortie of them all, gorgeous card!

irishgalkelly said...

Holy moly, what awesome inspiration here! I love your winners Cath. Congrats to you all! Happy Thanksgiving too.

The Junk-It Folk said...

Oh my gosh! Such inspiration! Love them all! Thanks for the give away!

kim.scrapper said...

These cards are all amazing and I can see why you had such a difficult time choosing from such talented ladies, tfs

rush said...

i love sewing mends the soul card. it is something that i wish i would have thought of! the sticky canvas card is beautiful, too. the vintage look is gorgeous! all of them are beauties!

Helen L said...

these are fabby cards!! I already had Lin's card pinned (the pinwheel quilt card) and I love the sewing mends the soul card!!

Pam said...

Wow! These cards are amazing! Congrats to all the talented winners.

Donna said...

These are wonderful!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I can def. see why these were the winners, wow, amazing work ladies!!! I love that second card on the acetate and I really love the cork snowflake! THanks so much!

Donna G. said...

Wow! What talent. I'm not sure which one I like best. Thanks for posting these and inspiring me to get me moxie craft on!

Leigh said...

Wow, this totally made my day! I am honoured to have my card chosen along with these other wonderful entries! Thanks so much!

Lin M. said...

These cards are fantastic! Happy Thanksgiving!

TLady said...

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES on your wins!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERY CARD was SUPER!!!!!!!!!! :)

lynda said...

I clipped a couple of these cards. I'm going to try some of these ideas!

Lin said...

Thank you, Cath, I am so honored that you liked my card! Big congrats to the other winners; each one is a real standout.

Helen F. said...

These cards are jaw-dropping amazing! The creativity of these ladies~~totally awesome.
Congratulations to all of the winners..thanks for sharing your talent!

Kathy Mc said...

Oh my, such talent shown here in a great variety of techniques. Sure glad I don't have to pick a favorite because that would be difficult. Congrats to all these winners ~ WTG!

Debstamps said...

FABulous ideas one and all!

Bethany said...

Really gorgeous and inspiring cards. I think this was my favorite set of challenges to date!! So fun!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVED the winning cards!! Such AMAZING INSPIRATION was left on the Challenges!! THANKS for the fun and the extra chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND!! =)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What wonderful picks for these challenges! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win, Cath!

Lyndal said...

FAB, FAB cards Cath!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fabulous winning creations! I enjoyed looking at them all.

calamity jane said...

All I can say is..You have a tough job when it comes to judging! These ( and probably a zillion more ) are all fantastic!!! I see myself "lifting" a couple for sure! Congrats to all the talented winners!

Tenia Nelson said...

Congrats ladies!!! Awesome things goin' on here!!!

photogo1 said...

Super cards! Love all the inspiration, and diversity!

m said...

Wow, all of the cards are fabulous! I'm going to go borrow some ideas for my cards!

Carmen Nuland said...

I love the Letter Tree Card by Jenny Martin and the Felt and Cork Snowflake card!