Sunday, 7 January 2018

The Paper Players 375 - Design Team Card

I'm looking forward to a new bunch of challenges at The Paper Players this year. Our first challenge will give you a bit of a giggle. It's a theme challenge: Punny Valentine.

This one is a real mixture of bits and pieces. The flowers are from Touches of Texture. The fabulous bumble bee is from Dragonfly Dreams. The lettering and the hearts are from Labeller Alphabet.

The hexagonal embossing adds some theme-related texture.

The bee has his wings glammed up with some gold Wink of Stella and his white bits with clear  Wink of Stella.

We'd love to have you join us at The Paper Players this week. Here's a reminder of the rules of the challenge.
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, total. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Sale-a-bration is on and there's a new Special Occasion Catalogue out. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

If you live in New Zealand and you would like to join my Stampin' Up team, message me for a chat. And, of course, you can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand.

Card: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Gold foil
Stamps: Touches of Texture, Dragonfly Dreams, Labeller Alphabet
Inks: Powder Pink, Early Espresso, Gold versacolour
Other: Hexagonal embossing folder, mini-dimensionals, gold and clear Wink of Stella


  1. I truly commend you for being able to photograph your gold foil so well! I struggle with foil and Mirrarcard. Honeybess is just perfect!

  2. Jan, such a honey of a card :-) I love the hexagon embossed background and the labeler sentiment is just perfect. Great take on the challenge

  3. Jan, this is such a pretty Valentine! I love the embossing and the gorgeous pink flowers. Your alphabet letters are perfect to create your fun sentiment! I hope you have a wonderful week, My Friend! XX

  4. Jan this is so sweet (pun intended)! Love the little bee and sentiment, and how you repeated the theme with the honeycomb background. This is sure to make your honey smile!

  5. Hey Jan, perfectly punny Valentine. I love the honeycomb background. Sadly as I am highly allergic to honey I'd never make this's hard enough to try and convince people NOT to kill me..LOL. Cx

  6. So pretty with the gold, and a sweet pun too!

  7. Punny and beautiful at the same time! Have a great weekend and congrats, Queen of Clean!

  8. Oh how sweet is this?! Love that fat and sparkley little bumblebee. The soft colors are so pretty with the touches of gold and I love your punny sentiment. Just perfect, Jan!

  9. Jan this beautiful! A great use of a non-Valentine set to create something punny and so pretty too! I love the flowers and all the gold, topped off with the perfect honeybee - just fabulous!