Monday, February 18, 2019

Challenge #170 Now and Then

Hi and welcome to a new challenge!  It is Now and Then!
Something along the lines of  comparing something before and after, old pic/info and new, 
recreating a favourite family photo, celebrating a milestone.
Karrie
I've compared these 2 shots of me with our granddaughter, taken 8 summers apart.
The other PaperGirls have these fabulous inspiration projects for you...
 Heather
I found two pictures of us in the snow (rare in the Northwest) five years and two dates separating the two.

Erica
I've compared two winter pictures of building snowmen. It's a rare occurrence!

Kristy
This is a picture of my husband and I on our wedding day and our 6-year anniversary (which was 10/10/10).  We aged pretty well those first 6 years!

Brittany
I created this page for our 13th anniversary of dating using our first picture together as a couple and a picture of us out on the town 13 years later. 

Enter yours in the linky below!

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge # 169:
entry #18 - debby
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 #PGCBchallenge170 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Challenge #169 - Red, Pink and White

Ah, February... Love is in the air, don't you think? This is Michele with your next Paper Girls Challenge. I'm inspired by Valentine's Day, but keeping this a simple color challenge.

Challenge #169 - Red, Pink and White

Please use all three of these colors on your project. It's fine to add a bit of some other colors, but red, pink and white should definitely be prominent. Also, any project theme is fine. Valentines and Love are great, but aren't required!

For my project I pulled out my scrap bin and cut out some hearts with my Cricut to create this card.  I think I'll give it to my husband on Feb 14th, it's our 15th wedding anniversary!




Please welcome our guest designer for this challenge


I am a personal trainer and run coach with a nasty crafting habit on my "rest days". I love to scrapbook my races and my little puppy Maddie. I also enjoy card making and coloring, bringing a smile to friends and family with a special handmade card these days when everything is online makes me happy. 



Be sure to visit Meghan on any of these site and say hello:
Isn't Meghan's Cupid adorable? Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us!!


Let's see some more inspiration for Red, Pink and White from the Paper Girls:



found this pic of my hubby and  his grandbaby, perfect for the challenge. 
Also used up some old stash.





And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #168:
62. Lagene


And we are also delighted to announce our 4th quarter winner from 2018:
Kathy Kirby


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 #PGCBchallenge169 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Challenge #168: Sparkle and Shine!

Hi!  Welcome to the newest Paper Girls Challenge: Sparkle and Shine!

Kristy here, and I love the pop of sparkle and shine on projects.  I often reach for gold splatters to add a pop to a project.  Gold or silver threads help ground popped up elements. Glittered card bases are a quick way to add some sparkle to a card.  The choices are endless.

We're are lucky to be collaborating again with Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge Blog. Combine your Sparkle and Shine project with their challenge "Love is in the Air" for entries on both sites.  Think balloons, butterflies, clouds and more!  Be sure to check out Double Trouble for even more ideas - and link up your project!  So, be sure to visit their fantastic challenge blog and let them know we sent you!


For my project, I combined a lot of different sparkly and shiny elements: Stickles, Wink of Stella, and a glittered card base.


Here are projects from our other wonderful Paper Girls:

I made this "YOU Sparkle" gift box reusing a Ferrero Rocher chocolate container
and BoBunny items.

Michele
I made this hanging photo collage with lots of sparkly gold and silver elements like glitter and metallic papers.
I made two cards for this challenge because I love glitter! On the birthday card I added extra fine glitter details to this sweet card on the cake and faux stitching, and of course glitter gems. On the smile card I used glitter paper, glitter washi tape, and heart shaped glitter gems. 


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #167:
12. Teresa  


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 #PGCBchallenge168 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Challenge #167 Black and White

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope that your first week in 2019 has been fantastic so far!
We are kicking off our first challenge of the year with a Black and White challenge. This can be anything from black and white papers or photos...however the theme resonates with you, we can't wait to see what you create!

Please welcome our guest designer for this challenge, Kathy Kirby.  You can find Kathy at her blog, Purple Princess Diaries.



I’ve been crafting in one shape or form since I was little as my mum was very creative. Mostly I make cards and ATC's, and am currently loving the Artist Trading COIN trend …. though I've been getting more and more in to mixed media, art journalling and scrap booking! I'll have a go at most crafts . . . some even more than once!!!

Kathy created this lovely Christmas card for our challenge:




Materials used:
  • White, C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one black and one white) cut to 14cm x 9.5cm
  • I used an anti static bag on my card before I started, as I didn't want any stray "bits" of embossing powder
  • I stamped my bear image (MFT BB-49 "Bitty Bears") using Versamark ink and Heat It Up clear embossing powder which I heat set
  • I then stamped my Hero Arts sentiment using Versamark ink and funstamps white embossing powder which I heat set
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour my bear and stardust stickles to add twinkle!
  • I used double sided narrow tape to adhere my black and white striped satin ribbon, after threading a 25mm bell on to my ribbon
  • I used three strips of 25mm wide dimensional foam tape to adhere my image panel to my card blank
  • I then stamped the reverse of my card, my insert and the front and back of my envelope to match, using Memento tuxedo black ink for the bear and Versafine onyx black ink for the sentiment
Thanks for sharing your beautiful project with us, Kathy!

And now let's see what the Paper Girls have created for this first challenge of the new year:

Brittany
I chose a couple black and white patterned papers for my card and added just a tiny pastel pop of color.

I chose a b&w photo

I chose to use black and white papers, with some simple stamping in both black and colored ink.

I also chose a black & white photo
and tried to stick with shades of black & white product
with a hint of blue.

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #166:


2. Meghan Kennihan

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 #PGCBchallenge167 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.