Sunday, December 4, 2011

Paper Players Challenge #75 {Holiday Hoopla} and BLOG Candy

There is BLOG CANDY up for grabs at the end of this post....
Happy Sunday everyone, the weekend always zooms by and this one was no different!  I made a card for our Challenge this week at the Paper Players, it is hosted by the lovely and sweet Nance.  Her fabulous theme is to use a stamp or product that is not normally used for Christmas or colours that are not used for Christmas...I love it!

I wracked my brain for days as to which stamp set, paper, etc to use but I was inspired by some other challenges and that made my final card idea come to life.  I am not going to tell you what stamp I used...that is part of the Blog Candy I am offering below...hehehe.  I was inspired to create a card with Pink least I hope they look like Poinsettias.  The flower (from the mystery set) looked like a poinsettia to me and I even quizzed my hubby...he didn't know this wasn't a Christmas stamp. The sentiment is from a brand new set made by "Joanna Munster" called Christmas Cheer.  I went clean and simple with my design...I hope you like it.

 I had so much fun creating this PINK card for a pal I know in Texas (WINK) who happens to love pink!  I was inspired to make this card by the following challenges:

Scrapbooker's Paradise-use a monochromatic colour scheme (Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose)

CAS-ual Fridays-Tic Tac Toe-Choose a row down, across or diagonal, then create a Clean And Simple project using those 3 design elements.  I choose Scallops, Polka Dots and Pink.

Freshly Made Sketches-Sketch #13-This is my sketch for the week and I thought I would challenge myself to use it again.

I even finished off the inside with more designer paper and stamped the image again...
We hope that you will join the Paper Players Challenge this week!  Please be sure to visit the other DT Members to see their wonderful creations!

The Paper Players Design Team

I am offering a chance to win my "Nature Walk" Tutorial.  All you have to do to win a copy of my tutorial (worth $10) is:

1. Leave a comment
2. Become a follower
3. Tell me what stamp set I used to create the "Poinsettia" for today's card (HINT** It is from a Stampin' Up set that is retired)

My Nature Walk Tutorial:
  1. has a list of supplies needed for the entire project
  2. has photo of each card in it for easy reference
  3. has a MDS sketch of each card with the pieces of each card numbered for easy breakdown!
  4. has a measurement chart for each card
  5. has directions for each card  


  1. You go girl, challenging yourself yet again! What a pretty card to be inspired by those gorgeous pink poinsettias! Hope all is well!

  2. Wow...the pinks are fantastic! I love that sentiment too. What an excellent choice of stamps. Totally a poinsettia!

  3. Very pretty, Lesley! I love the pinks! I'm guessing Bliss was the set, but I'm too lazy to go to my room to verify. :) I'll have to remember that when I need a Christmas flower next time! Is that the Tasteful Trim die you used for the strip? Mine will be here Tuesday (Happy Birthday to me a bit early!) and I can't wait to use it!

  4. Hi LEsley very beautiful card love the color and sentiment. Lov the cleanliness. ive searched google images for stampin up retiree stamps and it got me to a couple of pages to see the same stamp used. hehe your card is using the retired stamp Bliss.thank you for dropping by my blog.


  5. This is so your pink theme as well as that delightful gingham paper!!!

  6. Leslie, This is so pretty. I love that gingham paper and it is perfect for the sentiment - very "homey". Beautiful pink poinsettias.

  7. Such a homespun sweetness to this one Lesley! Love the trio of flowers and you've hit a home run on all the challenges! (hugs)

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, Lesley! Your play with colors and elements are superb! Thanks so much for joining the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. I think shades of pink make a fabulous Christmas card! And the flower definitely looks like a poinsettia.

  10. What a fabulous colour palette ... I love the flower trio and how gorgeous is that gingham paper ... and an awesome job combining all those challenges it!!!

  11. Hey, I know a gal from Texas who adores the color PINK (and gingham, too)! Hee hee! This is SO pretty, Lesley. I have to admit, that I had no idea what that stamp was, unitl I read it in a previous comment from Luanne. What a fun way to showcase that set for the holidays, you cleaver gal. It totally looks like a poinsettia! That sentiment is so pretty, too. I love the mix of fonts...looks like I am doing some shopping tonight, too.

    Hope you had a relaxing weekend, my friend! Hugs! :)

  12. Hi Lesley! Beautiful sweet card! You are very talented to hit all 3 challenges! I like the dsp, flower image, and great font of the sentiment you used. I know you friend will really enjoy this one! I'm a follower of you blog. Can't figure out this stamp set though and even looked through some old cattys. Thanks for the inspriation today!
    kelly underscore wentling at yahoo dot com

  13. Gorgeous work, and 3 challenges to boot!! Thanks for playing in Paradise.
    Keep smiling and creating

  14. Could the stamp set be Christ is Born? Pretty card.

  15. Yep those Poinsettias are from last years Sal-A-Brtion Stamp Set.What a great choice for the flower Very Cleaver!!!

  16. Very pretty!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  17. Adorable card, Lesley! I love this sweet DSP!

  18. Love that CAS card. Its beautiful and perfect for our challenge! Thank you for joining us this week!


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Lesley :)