December 19, 2012

The Keen on Neon Challenge Winners

It's our last challenge of the year, friends, and we're going out with a serious bang! And hello? I am absolutely bowled over by the fun, bright, festive, and joyful approaches all y'all have come up with. I mean, whodathunk that so many of you would embrace a neon challenge at Christmastime! I'm downright proud of those who gave this challenge a try, I tell ya!

I know you're super busy right now, so let's get right to it, shall we? I'm very excited to announce that these five cards are our winning entries to our Keen on Neon challenge. Check it:


Moxie Fab Alert: Not only is this a moxie fab use of neon colors in a holiday card, but I also adore the way those brights are paired with a rugged neutral. And not only does the texture Donna has added to the background help the design element shine, but the way Donna has balanced the elements to create the tree is something magical and amazing.


Moxie Fab Alert: What a striking treatment of neon in this stunning clean and graphic card! The combination of lime green and hot pink softened by the script "Christmas" and the holly berry makes a big impact!


Moxie Fab Alert: One of the things I like the most about color trends is that you can take what might be considered a traditional design and "jazz it up" with an unexpected color combination. What a shock of joy this card is as a result! 


Moxie Fab Alert: Another creative application of neon, I love the way Helen has incorporated neon colors in her stamping to create this funky yet beautiful ornament.


Moxie Fab Alert: I absolutely adore the bright, bold approach to what normally would be a very traditional card. The neon shades of orange, pink, blue, green, and purple send this card into the trendy stratosphere!

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 EST on Sunday, December 22 and I'll send one random lucky something delicious from my moxie magical prize drawer as well!

You can take off your sunglasses now,

~Cath

96 comments:

paperella said...

Oh wow!!! Congrats to the winners for such amazing cards! I couldn't give this challenge a try, but you've certainly inspired me to try and incorporate some neons to my crafty life :)

Jessi Fogan said...

Huge congrats! I really like all of these, and I'm not such a fan of neon ;) I think my favourites are the folk art and the neon ornament - so clever!

Pam said...

Congrats to all the winners! Such pretty cards for using the bright colors, well done!

Maryann said...

Big congratulations to the winners for these wonderful creations here. They´re all really great and deserves to win, that´s for sure.

Chris Cross said...

I love the bright and refreshing colors!! So much fun!

Carole W. said...

Amazing cards! I really like the neon trend going on right now!

Isha Gupta said...

These cards make me want some Neon products for sure. Stunning. TFS Cath.

~amy~ said...

oh how fabulous...love these Neon cards!!!! congrats ladies!!!

Elise C. said...

Wow, they're amazing! I really like the Merry card!

Karen said...

wow...love em....I don't have any neon ink or papers...might have to reconsider that one!

Lee said...

Fabulous work! I love the neon inks and have them - this was great inspiration for me to get to work! thanks!

Angela said...

I don't often think of neon and Christmas together, but Iove these cards!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Wow! Congrats to the winners! Very beautiful cards!!!

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Jamie said...

Congrats ladies, such beautiful cards!!

PamSpradlin said...

These cards are all so pretty. Who would have thought using neon for Christmas cards would work...I am loving it!

KnitterPam said...

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed these cards. I thought the neon would be annoying, but these turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

Heather Sweet said...

These cards a just outstanding! I never would have thought neon could be so Christmas-y! Great job everyone! Congratulations!

Tammy said...

I love bright colors and what a fabulous job they did using the holiday theme! Love.

Margie said...

Great neon inspiration! Congrats to the winners!

Hussena said...

Oh Wao!...These are such amazing cards...Congratulations to all the winners! :)

Hussena said...

Oh Wao!...These are such amazing cards...Congratulations to all the winners! :)

Laura Jane said...

GREAT NEON merriment Batman!
Eye popping work Ladies!

Amanda said...

Wow, congrats to all the winners!! You all did an amazing job on your cards..

Scrappy hugs,
Amanda :0)

TLady said...

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!!!!!! Your work is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) (No wonder you won!) :)

bjmartin said...

Fabulous! Love the nontraditional colors!

diana said...

Congrats to the creators of these great cards! I'm off to try some non-traditional colors myself. ;-)

Amber said...

These are gorgeous!!! I love Kelly's card!!

Julie S. said...

Nicely done , ladies . These cards are Fab ! TFS .

donna mikasa said...

Wow! Thank you so much, Cath! And congrats to the other neontastic winners!

Kailash said...

Fantastic neon inspiration, congrats to these talented crafters. Beautifully done!!

Amanda Coleman said...

What an impressive collection of crafty brilliance! I am smitten!

Barbara said...

Who would of thought - neon for Christmas. It works - I love the Merry Card especially.

brenlubrant said...

I love all of these cards and I think that the color theme of neon green and pink looks great for a christmas card.

Myoriah said...

I love all the cards but have to say that the Folk Art card is my favorite. Fabulous job on pairing neon and Christmas cards.

Romy said...

I love that you combined the Christmas theme with a wonderfully bright colour palette. These cards turned out gorgeous!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Such BEAUTIFUL CARDS!! =) I LOVE all of the Neon colors!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

{VICKI} said...

OMG!
They are wonderful
Kelly's is my fave
love that snowflake too

Kelly S. said...

Wow neon looks GOOD on these festive holiday cards...must try some myself this weekend and get out of my kraft, red, cream, green rut :)!!

Sue D said...

Wow--fabulous creations for this neon challenge!

Nancy L. said...

Loving the neon, reminds me of our Florida Christmases!

Katie said...

Great cards! All of them are wonderful and so different! Love the second card with the die cut MERRY. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic projects!!

NinaN said...

These are all gorgeous! I would never think to use neon for Christmas cards!

Luanne said...

Fabulous, beautiful cards! Love the neon snowflake, it's brilliant! They're all winners.

jklswife said...

I love kelly Griglione's card---gave me a great idea from the die cutting perspective...I have a pazzles, and am still trying to get the hang of it...she has inspired me to take the next big step!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Congrats to the winners! These cards are gorgeous! I especially love Chupa's stunning card!

Carol Gibson said...

Congrats to the winners. All the
cards are gorgeous.

Indy said...

I'm not a big fan when it comes to neon, but these cards are delightful and have used neon colors in very creative ways!

Sandra said...

very fun! When I heard neon, I thought not for me ... but these are great!
Sandra ltb

frommycraftroom said...

Congrats ladies. Well done.

Renee said...

Love all of these cards, congrats to the winners! My fave is the Neon Folk Art card at the end!!! So pretty :)

Mendi said...

What a stunning job ladies! I'm so in love with the diecut Merry Christmas card and the snowflake card! :)

mandalj said...

Love them all, especially the ornament card.

JessicaT said...

Very deserving winners! Great job.

Donna G. said...

What pretty cards! Very inspiring.

marylouh said...

The Folk Art Christmas Card looks like needlepoint or cross-stitch.
Since those are one of my other hobbies I think that is my favorite.

Paulette S said...

I really enjoy seeing how the colors inspire these very talented ladies.

Shirley said...

I love that neon blue snowflake card by Chupa!

Susan said...

I'm not usually a big fan of neon, however, these cards have definitely changed my mind! Congratulations ladies!

scrapper al said...

Love the Neon Christmas Card by Kelly Griglione. The contrast of colors and graphic quality are so well done.

Colleen said...

Great looking cards and love the Neon colors
ColleenB.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

I love the simplicity of the cards since the neon colors make bright bold statements. Mahalo for the op to win some moxie goodness.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow fabulous work ladies!!! These are all so bright and happy!

maria f. said...

Way to go neon girls! Love all of them.

Celeste B. said...

These cards all made neon look so fab and not over the top bright.

Donna said...

Stunning cards! Makes me want to get the neon out. Usually I avoid it. Gorgeous!

Helen Liu said...

Wow! I am so thrilled and honor! This is my first time to get "I'm Moxie Fab" sticker! Thanks soooooo much! Congratulations to other winners too!

Carolyn King said...

They are all wonderful. love all the ways everyone came up with to use NEON! Fabulous and inspiring!

Helen F. said...

Wow, these neons are sure to light up the recipient's life :)
Great cards, congrats to all the winners.

Lisa P said...

Neon isn't my go to but these gals made it look fabulous. Love the ornament!

Claire said...

They are all fab, normally I would not go for neon colours but the lime green and pink stands out. I love the colourcombination.

Sherry Butcher said...

They are all so different, I don't use neon but the Yellow star,orange, pink, lime green one the gray background is my fav.

Connie B said...

They are all amazing. love the bright Merry card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

how creative they are over there! I especially love Kelly's card. Congrats to the winners!

calamity jane said...

Holy smokin' neons, Santa!!! These are hot cards!!! Definite winners all of them!!

cheryl (clee') said...

Neons/brights are my fave colors -just love all these cards in their own way.

PoJo said...

Love the different looks. Can see many other cards being made in similar ways. Thanks for sharing.

Wyvern said...

As a child of the '80s, neon is the retro for me! Love me some bright colors and all these cards are fabulous. Well deserving of their winning status!

Auntie Em said...

These cards are all so cheerful and fun. It's much easier for me to do the non-traditional colours before November/December. Once the cooler temps hit I am back to the deep rich reds and woodsy greens. Maybe I need to make all my cards in August next year! :D

Jenny McGee said...

Great cards, I am not usually into neon so much, but these are great. Thanks. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

Sandi said...

These cards are stunning! My favorite is Chupa's.

Lizzy C said...

Beautiful, bright cards! Congrats to the winners!

Kim H said...

I love the neon for Christmas cards, never would have used it myself. LOVE the Joy card, so bright and cheery. thanks for the inspirations.

tape said...

Love the cut out Merry - awesome!

Lori said...

These cards are great!

Lori

Ava Gavloski said...

those neon cards are wonderful and very refreshing. great call..
ava g

Lee Ann Barrett said...

I love all of the cards. What strikes me is how different each one of these cards is even though they are all Christmas and all neon colors.

loulou said...

The cards are fantastic! I especially love Kelly's Neon Christmas. I didn't image when the challenge went up that Neon would be hideous - but boy I was wrong. cheers Linda

N@ Ali said...

wow!! I'm not a huge fan of neon colors, but WOW WOW WOW! well done ladies!

Carmen Nuland said...

I love the cut-outs in the neon card and the snowflakes in the Sending Christmas Joy Card by Chupa

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love Iwona's card. Amazing!

Bridget said...

Congrats to all the winners, what fab creations! Love the non-traditional PUNCH of neon color!

linda e said...

Fabulous! Talk about making the season bright!

E. Marie said...

I can see why you chose these. They are so pretty and very creative!! Love how they used these bright colors!!

Helen Liu said...

Hi, I just pasted the "I'm Moxie Fab Challenge Winner" badge to my blog (http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/stampfairy-helen/ )! Please stop by! Thanks!

Angie Tieman said...

Gorgeous neon cards!! Congrats to the winners!