February 16, 2011

Challenge 33 is now Open !

Welcome to Challenge 33 !! All month long Copic is giving away our weekly
prize, and a month end prize also !! Our DT is sponsored this month by My Favorite Things - all
the stamps you see will be directly from them ! This is a super month to participate here at Papercraft Star.

Our Sponsor This Month

Copic Markers are the original line of high quality illustrating tools, used for decades by professionals around the world. They are preferred for Architectural design, product rendering, and other forms of Industrial design. They are also popular among the hobby industry for use with papercrafts, models, ceramics and similar projects. Copic is proud to bring you the highest quality, longest lasting, most versatile markers available anywhere. With over 300 colors, replaceable nibs and ink refills, you will never need to go any further than Copic for all your marker needs. To learn more about Copic Markers, visit the website right here.

This month Copic Markers is sponsoring all four of our weekly challenge prizes as well as our randomly selected grand prize. Our exciting gifts from Copic include, two packages of Sketch Markers (2 markers in each set), and two packages that each include a Sketch, Ciao and Glitter Pen. Our grand prize this month is a set of 12 Ciao Makers. That's a total of 5 fabulous prizes you can win during the month of February just for entering our challenges this month!

Our DT Sponsor This Month

Just Delightful Clear Stamps

Think fresh, fun and completely distinctive, and you have My Favorite Things.

From our passionately popular Who's That Girl line, to the sweet Pure Innocence & Jolinne character, MFT has a little something for everyone, and a lot of something different !

My Favorite Things is thrilled to introduce Die-namics. Our EXCLUSIVE, American made, line of steel dies that we are sure will be an essential ingredient in your paper crafting from THIS moment forward !
You've found a stamping home with MFT Family, there's fun & friendship to be had in addition to the best stamping products around.
And...with Brand Spankin' New Releases every month, there's always something worth coming back for !

Want to see the complete line ? Visit http://www.mftstamps.com/

Our Challenge This Week

Liz Chidester Sketch

Our Guest Designer This Week

Catherine Schroeder is our fabulous Guest Designer this week ! Those of you who have been with Papercraft Star from the beginning will remember her as part of our very first design team, an integral part of our inception ! We are so glad to have her back with us once again.

Catherine Schroeder

Catherine lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and two kitties. She teaches high school social studies and coaches volleyball and basketball. Catherine has always enjoyed being creative and first started scrapbooking during her senior year of high school to preserve all those memories. A few years ago she really found a passion for creating layouts and recently has entered the world of card making and can honestly say she loves cards just as much as creating layouts! Stop by her blog to check out her latest creations.

Our Senior Design Team

One of Jan's "favorite things" is passing along a friendship card to someone she cares about. The sketch this week prompted another "friend" card, and Jan used a few simple tools to accomplish that. She says she is awfully fond of her My Favorite Things stamps !

Liz used the cute stamp 'Love Machine' from My Favourite Things to make this week's card. She also used a sentiment from this stamp set. She loved working with the sketch to make this cute card for her hubby.

Tracy created these yummy little recipe card pages for a Vintage Valentine recipe swap. The cute little bakers are called "Flappers in the Kitchen". They are part of the Flapper Doodle stamp series at My Favorite Things. The pair were colored with Copic markers and mounted on some thin chipboard that was covered with fun Valentine papers. The recipe card was created on kraft text paper and cut using a Die-namics Notebook Edge die also from My Favorite Things. You can visit Tracy's blog to see the back of the card and find a supply list.

Regan decided to take this sketch and run with it by creating a 12X12 scrapbook page! She pulled inspiration from the tag and layers of the sketch. For her sentiment, she used the PI-Bedtime Story stamp by My Favorite Things. For more photos and details, please visit her blog.

Our Design Team

Angi had fun with the sketch this week by creating a Mini Friendship Note Card. She used some fun paper to make the tag. Angi placed the sentiment in the center by using a "Sweet" sticker along with the word "Friendship" from My Favorite Things stamps. To see more details of her mini note card please visit Angi's blog.

Kimberly used so many fun techniques to create her card from this week's sketch. Kim was able to combine paper piecing and Copic markers to color the adorable image from the "Make the Grade" stamp set provided by My Favorite Things Stamps. Notice the shoes? Kim applied Glossy Accents to make them shiny - just like Mary Jane shoes! Be sure to visit Kim's blog at Paper Loves Glue for all the details.

Our Auxiliary Design Team

Challenge 33 was great fun and gave C the perfect excuse to make a birthday card for a friend. In this card C used some old Scenic Route paper she had lying around coupled it with her new stamp set and die combination from My Favorite Stamps. The set is called Polka Dot Greetings and comes with the great Die-namics die to match. For more information on this card visit C at her website - Trade Fish Designs.

Jennifer chose this great stamp from My Favorite Things and used both Copic markers and paper-piecing techniques to add color to the image. The card is finished with a polka dot tag and two pretty ribbons. Head over to her blog for the details!

Remember, we always post our challenges under our Challenges Tab, and you can work them weeks or months in advance !! On one of those rainy spring days coming up, when you are looking for something fun and creative to do, check that out, and you will be so far ahead your friends will be amazed !!

Don't forget, we have a great message board too, with lots of ideas, thoughts, questions and a couple of real fun things - hope to see you there !

Link up between now and Saturday noon ( Eastern, US) to enter this week's contest, and to be eligible for one of our weekly and/or monthly prizes !!


Unknown said...

What a lovely set of examples from this sketch!!! All so different but seen thru very imaginative eyes!!!! Maybe i will see what I can do with this one!!!


♥Jan♥ said...

I had a quick look at the first 5 submissions this week - and wow ! Each and every card is beautiful. We have some very talented ladies !!

Melissa Bove said...

Love this awesome sketch! The DT samples are gorgeous!

Paulien said...

Like the sketch!

i can't link my card..... so here is my blog



Regan said...

My internet has been down! BOO!! I just wanted to tell everyone that I had the chance to check out your projects today and they are all beautiful! Great work!