The Paper Players #95

Hello there everyone, hope you've had a good Monday.  I have, despite the pain in my hand.  I'm pleased to say it hasn't stopped me crafting one bit.
I'm really pleased to have made a card that I can enter at The Paper Players blog challenge.  Here are their colours for this week:
Such great colours, but it took quite a bit of experimenting before I was happy with my card:
It looks a bit light in the photograph, but it's lovely in real life.  I've just received my order of card stock, including a pack of Baja Breeze, so that was my jumping off point.  I tried several different stamps before deciding on the Posy Punch set, as a lot of stamps didn't have enough impact in these colours, and I wanted to make a statement.  I've substituted Real Red for Poppy Parade as I don't have any ink in that colour.
The base card is 5"x7", with a layer of Baja Breeze on top.  Then the bit that frustrates me:  I really, really need a 5"x7" embossing folder, I am fed up with only having little ones.  So I took some card and just embossed it in 1/2" lines both ways, which came out with a really sweet waffle look to it, but just the right size.  Then I stamped the Posy Punch flowers in the 3 different colours and punched them out.  I added a stripe of Baja Breeze dsp and popped the flowers on, the Baja Breeze one is flat on the card but the others are on dimensionals.
But the highlight for me is the little banner with the sentiment on it.  I got this idea from Debbie Henderson's blog, where she used the Decorative Label punch the way it is here, it's so clever, it's like having another punch, thanks so much for sharing such a great tip, Deb, I love it.
So I'm entering this over at The Paper Players and want to say thankyou to them for such a great challenge blog.
And just one tiny thing, before I go... I am thrilled to say I've got a job and start on Wednesday.  I'm working in a home for the elderly, and can't wait to start.
Thanks for dropping in today,
Back soon
Jane xx


  1. Fabulous card and fabulous news!!!

    Margaret xxx

  2. Love your colours on this card Jane...and congrats on your new job


  3. Nothing gets in the way of you and your crafting Jane! I do hope it's not too painful. I love your card with the cluster of overlapping flowers and scored background. And that sentiment is great - it's amazing how versatile punches can be. Congratulations on your new job! Vicky x

  4. Hi Jane, wow love that card, and congratulations on your new job, hope your enjoying it to. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  5. This is a beautiful card Jane. The flowers are fab, just love those stamps. I really like that you picked Baja Breeze as the main colour. Glad to see your injury hasn't impacted on your card making, hope it's on the mend. Good luck with your new job x x

  6. Congrats on the new job!! Maybe you can start some of the people you are working with on crafting.

    Once again, I admire your ability to turn a challenge into something really special.

  7. Congrats on your new job! How exciting! Your card is so fresh and pretty, I love those flowers and the white background. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players.

  8. These flowers are perfect for these colors and the embossed background is very pretty. Thanks for the link for the punch. It is like having another punch without the cost. Perfect! Congrats on the job.

  9. What a fabulous card! Those flowers were the perfect coice for hilighting the challenge colours and they really pop against all that white. Congrats on your new job and thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

  10. First of all, congrats on the job, Jane! I am so happy for you! What a pretty card! The flowers on the white background highlight the challenge colors perfectly! Plus, the embossing adds so much texture! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  11. Fantastic card! I love how you've used the challenge colours for your flowers! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players

  12. Love that trio of flowers and the stylish punched sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)


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