Thursday, April 27, 2017

Garden Month

     This week on CCEE Stampers blog, hostess Joanne continues the choose the challenges for this month.

When    I    think    of    April    I    also    think    of    flowers….spring    is    here    and    flowers    are    blooming.        That    is    probably    why    April    is    National    Garden    Month.        Make    a    card    that    includes    floral    or    garden    images.





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

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tea Cake


Welcome to this weeks challenge with the Crazies from Crazy fro Challenges.


Yesterday was Tea Day … so for our challenge this week let's incorporate something Tea related on our cards …. Not into tea then what about coffee!

What is a cuppa without something sweet to go with it?
This stamp from Stampendous with the tea cup and and cupcake, just looks the treat for this challenge.


The card flat for posting.


On the inside I have used this doily designer paper to showcase this tea set die from cottage cuts.


It is just simply a few scored fold lines to create an easel card. The top of the coffee pot is mounted on foam tape to act as a stop for the easel.


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
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
Cas Counsell
Bonnie Sharp
Judy Rozema
Amber Trubiak
Amy Ottmers 
Vicki Beall  
Maryann Einam- Thats me
April Guest Designer - Kristine Reynolds

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Night Fairies


The card I am sharing today is one of the cards I made for the challenge I do each month with my friends. This month's challenge was Fairies. I made 3 cards but the others will appear on my blog over the next few weeks.
I used distressed inks for my background and all the stamps are from the Lavinia stamps range.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Space Advenutre

April    is    also    Global    Astronomy    Month.        Create    a    card    having    to    do    with    astronomy,    such    as    moons    and    stars,    but    not    limited    to    that.        You    could    also    fantasize    about    alien    creatures    and    space    travel.        Use    your    imagination….Dazzle    us!!!  



I decided to make this fun slider card to show case these cute stamps. Even though there are specially designed dies for this technique I just used two different sized circle dies. I attached the spaceship with foam tape to a button so that it moves around the planets.



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

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

C4C381 April sketch

Welcome to the 3rd Saturday in April which means it is sketch challenge week with the Crazy 4 Challenges team.





For my card I have used Gerda Steiner Designs stamps, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and stencils, Martha Stewart border punch and a distressed ink background.


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
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
Cas Counsell
Bonnie Sharp
Judy Rozema
Amber Trubiak
Amy Ottmers 
Vicki Beall  
Maryann Einam- Thats me
April Guest Designer - Kristine Reynolds

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Friendly Humor

  Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE team.

The    month    of    April    is    National    Humor    Month.        There    are    many    occasions    when    a    funny    image    or    sentiment    can    make    the    day    of    someone    facing    some    type    of    a    challenge    (or    an    ‘aged’    birthday).        Please    make    cards    using    humor.


For my card I have used Art Impression stamps and Elizabeth Craft Design dies.

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

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Zoo Friends

It is time for this weeks challenge with the Crazies team.

Today is Zoo Lovers Day … so for our challenge today let's feature animals on our cards wild or not.




Today I have used this cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn and this jungle designer paper.

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
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
Cas Counsell
Bonnie Sharp
Judy Rozema
Amber Trubiak
Amy Ottmers 
Vicki Beall  
Maryann Einam- Thats me
April Guest Designer - Kristine Reynolds

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Happy Trails

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE stampers team.
     
The    first    week    of    April    is    called    Read    a    Road    Map    Week.        I    want    you    to    take    a    scenic    road    trip    on    your    card    in    some    way.        Have    fun    with    this!!


I used Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets along with some fantastic designer paper from my supplies.




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

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Rainbow Party


Welcome  to a  new month of challenges with the Crazy 4 Challenges team. Frances our challenge hostess from last month, continues to host the challenges this month.


Monday  3rd April is Find a Rainbow Day …. So let's make rainbow card this week. Note you don't have to include a real rainbow unless you wish …. Just a card that is multiple colors. It is up to you whether you stick to true rainbow colors or not.


I found this wonderful designer paper in my supplies, it is just perfect for this challenge, when I found this set of ponies, on my last craft shopping trip, they reminded me so much of the little ponies that my girls had when they were young, that I just had to use them.


Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Oval pull card, Fishtail banner, cloud, stitched ovals
Stamps: Avery Elle - Be a Unicorn, Your next stamp - Magical Ponies


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.

Maryann Einam- Thats me
April Guest Designer - Kristine Reynolds

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Starry Night

Welcome to the last challenge for March on the CCEE stampers blog.

March 30 is the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh. Today he would be 164 years old! Let the lyrics of Don McLean's time-honored classic, "Vincent," inspire your design today. Don McLean wrote this song in 1971 after reading a book about the artist's life.

Vincent

by Don McLean

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They did not listen,
They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand



I chose the first lines of the song Starry, starry night , Paint your palette blue and gray. but it also relates to some lines in the last verse. Swirling clouds in violet haze, Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue.

I used distressed inks for the backgrounds and some die cut trees in black card, I then added some Crystal Stickles to the trees.


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

Thanks for stopping by....