Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy Birthday


It is time for It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Raquel Mason our challenge hostess asks that we create a birthday card.



Supplies:
Memory Box Clara corner die, Elizabeth craft designs quietfire words and silk micro fine glitter.


Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Frances Byrne
Anja de Regt
Barbara Anders
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Vicki Burdick
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
 Cas Counsell
Tammy Hershberger
Maryann Einam- Thats me
September Guest Designer Fran Sabad

Cheers
Maryann

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Enjoy your day

This week on CCEE Stampers the challenge is to follow the list.

 Include on your card:
One (1) animal
Two (2) layers
Three (3) colours (plus neutrals -- black, white, gray -- if you wish)


I started with my stamped image, created a reverse circle mask with printer paper, sponged the clouds with through a stencil and coloured the image with copic pens. My colours are blue, orange, green and my mouse is shades of gray.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers have created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs.
Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Frances Byrne
Vicky Gould

Cheers
Maryann

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Have a wonderful day

It is a Sketch challenge on Crazy 4 Challenges this week. I chose to celebrate a beautiful spring day with this Penny Black hedgehog and some dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs 





Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Frances Byrne
Anja de Regt
Barbara Anders
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Vicki Burdick
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
 Cas Counsell
Tammy Hershberger
Maryann Einam- Thats me
September Guest Designer Fran Sabad

Cheers
Maryann

Friday, September 16, 2016

Flying by to say hi

Today, I am sharing the card I made for the challenge I do each month with a couple of friends of  mine. When we get together to have fun and share ideas.
This month was to use Karen Burniston  Twist circle pop up die set.



 I also used  Karen's Hot air balloon pop up and the Stitched Circles
Fitted circles and Stamp set What's up



Cheers
Maryann

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Celebrate

Today's Challenge on CCEE Stampers is to use die cuts only
I have used dies from Tonic Studio  and Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs.
Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Frances Byrne
Vicky Gould

Cheers
Maryann

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Have a Bee-utiful day

It is Challenge time with the team from Crazy 4 Challenges and Raquel has this weeks challenge.

Let's make this really easy or it could be hard.  Put ANY 10 things on your card, it can be buttons, brads, die cuts, layers of card stock, flowers, rhinestones, etc.  The items could also be a stamped image that has 10 things on it.


The front of my card is just a normal card front but it hides a surprise inside, a busy bee hive with 10 bees buzzing around.
I started by creating a stencil in acetate with the honeycomb die  and used wild honey distress ink, just moving the stencil to complete the background.
I used the pop stand from the Eiffel Tower pop stand and attached the beehive. I added a black piece of honeycomb and my bees were made with the Bee dies and the small bees are peel off stickers with warm diamond micro fine glitter. The small bee flying out of the beehive was attached with acetate before attaching the hives together.
The sentiments were stamped on pieces cut with the Anita Frames and Labels.


Here is the front and the back photos as some of the bees are hidden when you look from the one angle. Just follow the link here for Karen Burniston's tutorial on how to use the Eiffel tower pop stand.


Supplies:
Karen Burniston designs - Eiffel Tower pop stand - Anita Frames Pop up -  Labels & Circles
 Joset Designs - Beehive - Honeycomb - Bee - Bee Sentiments
warm diamond Micro fine glitter, copic pens, distressed ink warm honey



Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Frances Byrne
Anja de Regt
Barbara Anders
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Vicki Burdick
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
 Cas Counsell
Tammy Hershberger
Maryann Einam- Thats me
September Guest Designer Fran Sabad

Cheers
Maryann

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Word Challenge

Today's challenge on CCEE Stampers is set by Hostess Vicky

Lets have a Word Challenge -- the word being WORD.  Include something on your card that begins with each of the letters in W - O - R - D.

My words are (W) Wedding (O) Ovals (R) Rings (D) Dies

Supplies: 
Karen Burniston designs - Wedding Charms -Accordion Oval - Best Wishes
Shimmer sheetz - Fire Opal Gemstone, white iridescent
DCWV designer card stock




Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs.
Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Frances Byrne
Vicky Gould

Cheers
Maryann

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Only White

Challenge time with the Crazies on Crazy 4 Challenges. This month's hostess is Raquel and her guest designer is Fran Sabad.  

Here's the challenge-
 Make an all-white card.  You can add black, tan or another color as long as white is the predominant color.


Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs 
Stitched Circles
Leafy Branch
Berry Branch
Shimmer sheetz
Suzanne Cannon Quietfire designs - Merry Christmas
Kindy Glitz - liquid glitter


Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Frances Byrne
Anja de Regt
Barbara Anders
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Vicki Burdick
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
 Cas Counsell
Tammy Hershberger
September Guest Designer Fran Sabad

Cheers
Maryann

Friday, September 2, 2016

Cascading Tag

Today I am finally sharing the card I made for the FGM challenge. Each month I get together with my friends and we have a great day of sharing ideas and just generally catching up. Our challenge for this month was to use one of Karen Burniston's character dies.
I have wanted to do this cascading card, ever since I watched Karen Burniston's tutorial.
Since we are 3 friends celebrating a birthday I include 3 characters with a birthday theme.





Supplies:
Karen Burniston designs
Adirondack Chair pop up
Tags Pivot Card
Poppy the owl
Baker the beaver
Buster the dog - Buster's nose - William the goat
Whiskers the cat - collar
Props 2
Props 8
Beach Edges
Just a note
 Joset Designs - Hot air Balloons
Penny Black clear sentiment

Cheers
Maryann

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Have a splashing day


Today is challange day with my friends on the CCEE stampers blog and Hostess Lois has given us a Technique challenge. 
Create a simple Bokeh background.

The first time I tried this technique I created a circle stencil and applied ink that way, this time I did very easy using Distress inks and the circle mini blending tool. It was way easy and so much fun.
I chose colours with a sea theme in mind and combined them with
Elizabeth Craft Designs  products.


Joset Designs
Seaweed
Seahorse
Clear stamps Ahoy
Turtle
Karen Burniston designs
Beach Edges
Twist circle pop up
Spiral Circle Pull Card
Elizabeth Craft Designs 
Peel off stickers
Distress inks -
Background - evergreen bough, peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, twisted citron & picket fence stain. 
Turtle - evergreen bough
Seaweed -wild honey & Carved pumpkin
Seahorse - wild honey, carved pumpkin & picked raspberry

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs.
Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Frances Byrne
Vicky Gould


Cheers
Maryann