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

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Hope your birthday is a Hoot

My card today was made for a friend who loves owls and has celebrated her birthday today.



Owls, the colour blue and interactive cards are some of her favourite things.


Supplies
Elizabeth Craft Designs 
Karen Burniston - Gift Card Accordion
Heartfelt Creations - You're a Hoot


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Saturday, March 25, 2017

From owl of us

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the Crazies team.
With Frances issuing the last challenge for March.
Yesterday was my birthday, as most of you know one of my favourite things are owls... so for our challenge this week include an owl on your card. If you don't have an owl no problem, any feathered creature will do.

I recently purchased some Art Impression stamps on sale, just in time for this challenge. It has been some time since I made a popup using Karen Burniston designed dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
and on the front I have used the stitched fishtail dies.


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
Maryann Einam- Thats me
March Guest Designer Brigit Norton

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Best Friends

Welcome to this weeks CCEE team challenge.

Can anyone resist the cuteness of a puppy, man's best friend? In honor of National Puppy Week, find your cutest image a puppy and feature it on your card this week! Heck, you could even throw in two or three! I love puppies!


I wanted to use this sentiment but I couldn't get it to fit on the front, so I finished inside the card.


Supplies: Elizabeth Craft designs - circle dies, Stampavie stamp and Penny Black sentiment.



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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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Floral Wishes

Today I am sharing the card I made for a challenge I do with some friends, this month our challenge was to use new items.
I was given the lace pocket die for my birthday last month. I have teamed it with the best wishes word die  and the new release spring bloom stamp set from Elizabeth Craft Designs 



The insert can be removed to reveal your hidden message.


Supplies
Elizabeth Craft Designs 


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Saturday, March 18, 2017

C4C377 March Sketch

Welcome to this weeks sketch challenge with the Crazy 4 challenges team.





Here is a look at the inside, something that I don't do too often.


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
Maryann Einam- Thats me
March Guest Designer Brigit Norton

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Vintage Fashion

Welcome to this weeks CCEE Stampers blog challenge.

National Button Week is coming up, so let's be ready by adding buttons or faux button to our cards or projects today! Perhaps it might even be a specially made box or jar in which to keep your favorite buttons! Have fun with this and be sure you return to share you creations here!



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, March 11, 2017

A Caterpillar calls

It is time for this weeks challenge with the Crazy 4 Challenges team.

Tuesday the 14th March is both Moth-er Day focusing on Moths and Learn about butterflies day. So for our challenge this week include a Butterfly of Moth on your card. Bonus points if you include a flower on your card to celebrate plant a flower day tomorrow.


This beautiful designer paper is a DCWV paper stack called Tradewinds. I teamed it with some butterfly sentiments from MFT and the Lorna label pop up die and small butterfly die and shimmer sheetz 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
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
Cas Counsell
Bonnie Sharp
Maryann Einam- Thats me
March Guest Designer Brigit Norton

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

It's time for bubbles

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the team from CCEE Stampers.

This week is National Bubble Week. To celebrate bubbles, you might create a design using a technique like painting with bubbles or stamping with bubble wrap. You could also certainly use any stamps you have which incorporate bubbles in the image.

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Fishtail Banner, Circle background
Stamps -  My Favorite Things A'la Mode Diva ( dis-continued)

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...

Saturday, March 4, 2017

I have a dream

This week on Crazy for challenges Frances is our hostess for March.

According to the days of the year web site, Thursday 2nd March was world book day. For our challenge this week take your inspiration for making your card from a book.... adults or children's book whatever your prefer.




For my inspiration I used the story Tangled, a Disney take on Rapunzel. Even though it is a movie, it is also available in book form.



Supplies: Penny Black stamps and 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.

Maryann Einam- Thats me
March Guest Designer Brigit Norton


Thanks for stopping by....