Monday, February 19, 2018

Challenge #146 - Black & White

Hi! It's Kristy, bringing you the newest challenge here on The Paper Girl's!  About 4 months ago, when I was working on another project for Paper Girls, I thought how fun would it be to do a Black and White Challenge?!?  Only black and white projects, a black and white photo, black and white with a little pop of color, generally black and white as the focal.  (Little did I know this would be a popular theme among the crafting world!!!)  

I love how you can take such a simple idea of Black and White and make such beautiful work.  

Help me welcome our Guest Designer for this challenge: Ruth Cunliffe

I've crafting for a long time and have to fit it in around a very busy work life and home life!  I live in the UK in Lancashire and I primarily colour with Promarkers and Watercolour pencils although I'm happy to be taken out of my comfort zone, every now and again!  I'm on a number of different design teams and also run my own challenge blog - the secret is lists - lots of lists to make sure I don't miss anything and to be organised and not leave anything to the last minute!

For my Guest Designer Project, I've used a Sizzix die plus white linen effect papers with black card behind for effect.  I handwrote the sentiment and layered everything up before adding to the card base with foam pads for extra depth.  



Here are the projects from the Paper Girls to help inspire you:

I used a B&W photo, B&W papers and titles, with a pop of red to offset the page.

Erica
I used a combination of die cuts and stamps to make this super simple B&W card.

For my HAPPY BIRTHDAY card I used an alphabet from Silhouette cut out of black cardstock and backed it with a black & white patterned paper. The Birthday and flowers are stamped.

Cathryn
Here is a second project, featuring my SENDING LOTS OF LOVE stamp set.  This card is simply stamped images on white cardstock, with a bit of water colour in the background.

MME Bloom was perfect for this challenge, and my page about my
21st Valentine's day with my Hub.

I white heat-embossed a large floral image on black cardstock. Once it was cooled, I added white goauche watercolor paint to create depth within the image. To finish it off, I added a simple sentiment.

I used some black and white lace paper and fabric flowers I've been holding onto for far too long for this 2-page layout of my friends wedding.


And now...congratulations to the winner of the Anniversary challenge and the Cutterpillar Crop (my personal paper cutter!):

Please send an e-mail to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com within the next two weeks and we'll send you details!!!  We want to encourage all of our challenge participants to refer our rules and prize structure here: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Also, follow us on our new Instagram account for more chances to win! For this challenge use #PGCBchallenge144 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

I can't wait to see all of your beautiful creations!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Challenge #145 - 6th Anniversary

Today our post is going up one day late but we did it on purpose. Do you want to know why? Because it is our Sixth Anniversary!! Time really has flown by. We have had many changes in our team but we are so happy to still have our Challenge blog going strong.

Since it is our Sixth Anniversary we thought the theme for this Challenge would be the number six. What we want you to do is to use six items of the same thing: ie six flowers, six buttons, six stamps, six gems... The list could go on and on.

But before we show off our projects, how about we talk about an extra special giveaway??

We have been ever so lucky to be able to offer up a Cutterpillar Crop compliments of Cutterpillar. What paper crafter doesn't need an awesome paper trimmer?!? They have the coolest paper cutters out there. Their super lightweight paper trimmer has an imperial and metric ruler, an illuminated cutting track and a gear driven blade for precise cuts. I want to win this prize!! Make sure you check our rules tab for participation. The best news yet is that this prize is open worldwide!



For my project I stamped six Pandas and also six balloons.


Happy anniversary to the best challenge blog!  I've been so happy to be part of the team.
For our "6" challenge, I've covered my whole page with counts of 6!  Can you find them all?
It was a good challenge for me too because I usually use a rule of 3
design.

Michele
I used 6 different patterned papers and 6 chipboard stickers on my layout.
Happy Anniversary Paper Girls! I ended up using 6 washi tapes and 6 enamel dots for this clean and simple card in bright colors and whites. 

Kristy
I used 6 butterflies, 6 hearts and 6 enamel dots on my page.

Brittany
 6 stamped and die cut hearts to embellish the layout.


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #144:
24. Maria F

Please send an e-mail to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com within the next two weeks and we'll send you details!!!  We want to encourage all of our challenge participants to refer our rules and prize structure here: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Also, follow us on our new Instagram account for more chances to win! For this challenge use #PGCBchallenge144 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

I can't wait to see all of your beautiful creations!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Quarterly challenge winner!

Hello all!

We are delaying our challenge until tomorrow (2/6/18) for a very special reason - it is our 6 year Anniversary! So, please be sure to come back tomorrow for a very fun and exciting challenge with an extra special give away!

However, we have another exiting announcement today, and that is our quarterly challenge winner for the period of October thru December of last year.

The winner is...
Paperesse...
our challenge winner from our October 16th challenge!

Please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to recieve details about your win.

New to our Challenges? Please refer our newly updated rules and prize structure here: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

We'll see you back here tomorrow for our next exciting challenge!!!