Thursday, October 19, 2017

Acetate Window

It is time to join my friends at CCEE Stampers blog for this weeks challenge.

Create a card that includes acetate on/in it in some way.


I wanted to showcase this sentiment in a different way than the usual layering. So today I have made a Acetate window card. I have used several dies to create the window, sandwiching the acetate in between and added the Tattered Lace couple die to the side.






Supplies:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted sentiment
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Stitched circles, Circles
Tattered Lace - Couple
Kaisercraft designer paper

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
Kelly Santi

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sweet Desserts

What a sweet challenge we have today on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

Did you know that today is national dessert day?! So you know what that means?....please make a card with any sort of yummy dessert on it!  Ice cream, cake, cookies, tarts, pie, Popsicle...whatever you deem to be dessert!!


For my card today I located a old unmounted rubber stamp from the Alota stamp company. In the past I found it difficult to get a clear image with this stamp but with the misti tool I was able to re-ink and stamp the image several time to get the depth of colour that I wanted.
I coloured the image with copic pens and add glaze pens to add dimension to the sprinkles.





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 
Kathleen Adams
Maryann Einam- Thats me
October Guest designer-  Marcie Sharp cardmakinchaos

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Seeds of friendship

Welcome to today's fun challenge with the CCEE stampers team.

Did you know that today is "Old Farmers Day" - let's show our appreciation to our farmers by creating something farm related today.

An hours drive from home is the farming district where they grow fields of sunflowers, so that is the inspiration for today's card.
I recently purchased a magazine with a free stamp set that contained these sunflowers and the sentiments that I have used for my card. They worked so well with the Art Impressions His and Hers gardeners set. I have used the Cherry Lynn step die for the base of my card.


I decorated the inside of this card, to showcase the lovely sentiment and added the picket fence and another sunflower.



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
Kelly Santi

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Bridal Shower

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the crazies team. This is Hostess Bonnie's first time issuing challenges since joining the team.

Today is World Cardmaking Day so my challenge to you is so easy....
MAKE A CARD!!....any design, any shape!!

I was asked to make a bridal shower/kitchen tea card for a spring wedding. As you can see I have used this stamping Bella bridal shower stamp set and used spring yellows for my colour theme.
All the dies I have used are 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
Judy Rozema
Amber Trubiak
Amy Ottmers 
Kathleen Adams
Maryann Einam- Thats me
October Guest designer-  Marcie Sharp cardmakinchaos


Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Birthday Balloons

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE Stampers challenge.

Apparently today is “Balloons Around the World Day”. So this week let’s add some balloons to our card.



For my card I have used My Favorite things dies blueprints 26. I very rarely make a card with just die cuts and with out any stamping. I then used some more parts of the set to create the inside of the card.



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
Kelly Santi

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Bon Appetit

Welcome to another week with the girls on the CCEE Stampers Blog.

In honor of Johnny Appleseed and his kindness and generosity,
we're created cards with anything apple related this week!


Well I have exhausted my supply of apple themed stamps, so I pulled out this retired stampin up chef I am certain he would make a yummy fruit pie. LOL




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
Kelly Santi

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Let it snow

It is time to get creative with the Crazy4Challenges team.

Welcome to Kathleen Adams who joined the team while I was away travelling.
Rebecca has issued the challenges for this month and her guest designer is Teresa.

Let's make an interactive card. There are so many cool dies out there for slider, shaker, popup, spinner, lift-a-flap and so many more. If you don't have dies, many of these cards can also be built by hand the way we did it before all the dies! These cards bring so much joy to the recipient! And they are tons of fun to make!


For my card I am trying out the magic card die a Nellie snellen creation from Nellie's choice. I have used the Stampendous images and Sizzix snowflake dies.


I created a belly band to keep the card closed until the wow reveal.






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 
Kathleen Adams
Maryann Einam- Thats me
September Guest Designer - Teresa Kline Papery Blooms

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ahoy

Hello everyone, Welcome to this weeks challenge with my friends on the CCEE stampers blog.

Well I have been missing for sometime, travelling to the United Kingdom and Europe. After having such a fabulous time, it has been rather difficult coming back and getting back into the routine of daily life.

I would like to take the time to say Hi and Welcome Kelly, who joined CCEE Stampers while I was away. Kelly has issued the challenge for this week.

Create a card  to celebrate talk like a Pirate Day that was earlier in the week.using anything pirate related and extra 'treasure/booty' for using a map
anywhere on the card!

For my card I created a twisted easel card using designer papers and La La Land Luka Stamp and some sentiments and dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.





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
Kelly Santi

Thanks for stopping by....


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Go Wild

Welcome to this week challenge with the Crazies team.

According to the Days of the year calendar today is International Tiger Day. Create a card using the colours Orange, black and white for your theme.


My card today was created with the free embossing folder and stamp set from the Papercraft essentials magazine and the fishtail banner die 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
Judy Rozema
Amber Trubiak
Amy Ottmers 
Vicki Beall  
Maryann Einam- Thats me
July Guest Designer - Kristine Reynolds

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Weird and Wacky

It is challenge time with the CCEE Stampers team.
This week create a tall thin card with any theme to celebrate walk on stilts day.


For my card today I have used a plastic template called weird and wacky card designed by a long ago company called Amazing Creations, Long before die cutting machines you had to create shaped cards by using a template and hand cut it out. There was also a template to create an envelope as the card would not fit into a conventional envelope. I have used spellbinders shapeabitities in'spire dies for decoration.


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, July 22, 2017

Living the Dream

Welcome to to days challenge with the Crazies team.

 Today is Hammock Day on the Days of the year calendar, what a wonderful way to relax.....create a card with the theme of relaxation in mind.


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
July Guest Designer - Kristine Reynolds

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Shoot for the Moon

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE Stampers team.

Another day on the days of the year Calendar is Moon and Space Exploration day, use this theme to inspire your card.



For my card I have used the Elizabeth Craft Designs, circle pull card and Stampendous - Changito in space and some other MFT discontinued sets.


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, July 15, 2017

C4C394 July Sketch


Welcome to this weeks Challenge with the Crazies team, this week it is a sketch challenge




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
July Guest Designer - Kristine Reynolds

Thanks for stopping by....



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Make it happen

 Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE team.

According to the days of the year Calendar, today is international Rock Day -
use the colors of stone ( greys, browns, black, white etc..) for your card.


 

This stone designer paper from Elizabeth Craft Designs  looks great as a background for this autumn themed card. I have teamed it with this cute house mouse stamp, stitched squares, and die cut leaves that have been embossed and sponged with distress inks.

Supplies: 
Elizabeth Craft Designs - stone designer paper, stitched squares, Stampendous - House Mouse, Cherry Lynn designs - leaves, Tim Holtz - embossing folder, distress inks, MFT - 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

Thanks for stopping by....

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hello London

Hi Everyone, 
Welcome to this weeks challenge with the crazies team.
This week travel is on my mind and I have challenged the team to create a card to celebrate a popular travel destination. Any place town or country.


I chose to showcase this Penny Black clear set with the London theme, I made a step card so I could and some more stamped images inside.


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

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Masquerade

Welcome to the this weeks challenge with the CCEE team.

Create a card using a mask, whether it is using a masking technique of a stamped image of a mask.


For my card I pulled out some old wood mounted rubber stamps from amazing creations and teamed with several dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs






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, July 1, 2017

Hop a park day

Welcome to today challenge with the team from Crazy4Challenges.

 According to the Days of the year calendar today is Hop a Park day - using stamps or dies or both create a scene or something that you may see in a park.


To make my card I have used the Cheery Lynn step die for the base card, spellbinder tree and frame die, stamps - crafters companion Angelicia & Adam collection, Elizabeth Craft Designs Dream die.


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
July Guest Designer - Kristine Reynolds

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Full of sparkle


Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE Stampers team.

Saturday the 24th was Fairy Day.... So let's include fairy on your card this week


Several weeks ago a friend told me to keep a look out for a copy of Parpercraft Essentials magazine at the newsagent, which included a free set of stamps/embossing folder called Fairy Wishes. As you can see I found the magazine. I also used distress ink for my background, I really like the look of this background colours. After sponging on the colours I used my misti to place the stamps with black ink I then embossed the dandelion flower and highlighted the embossed areas with black pen.


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, June 17, 2017

C4C389 June sketch

This week is a sketch challenge with Crazy 4 Challenges team


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

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The sweet fragrance


Welcome to this weeks challenge with the Crazy 4 Challenges team

June is Rose Month. Have a rose as one element (or the only element) on your card, or have a whole garden of roses.

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Supplies: Penny Black image, Stampin up sentiment, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, gemstones and copic pens.


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

Thanks for looking.........

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Under the sea

Welcome to this weeks CCEE Stampers Challenge.

Today is World Ocean Day, so the challenge this week is to create a card that reminds you of something related to the ocean.



When I was searching for some inspiration for this card, I came across this background  that I had made awhile ago, using a double embossing technique. The stamped images are from a long ago company called PSX but I am sure there are now various other stamps that would suit this technique.

1. Start with a rectangle of white card stock.
2. Stamp and heat emboss the black fish
3. Sponge the background with ink to create a pattern.
4. Add other stamped images and gently wipe the ink off the embossed fish you want them clean.
5. Cover the whole card with a anti-static pillow, then cover the entire card with embossing ink and clear powder.
6. Heat the card, you will see as you heat the top layer, the previous fish will also melt and look like they come up to the surface.
7. Complete your card, I have used various dies and stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs



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, June 3, 2017

3 times the fun

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the Crazies team.

Today is Repeat Day. On your creations this week, you are to repeat some part of your design at least three times. It could mean three same size circles, three of the same flowers...three of something on your card.


For my card I chose this little house mouse juggling the 3 dice. I chose to to add 3 sets of dice down each side. After I completed this card I noticed that the total number of dice could be divided by 3. Not that important just a bit of trivia.  LOL



Supplies: Stampendous House Mouse, Elizabeth Craft Designs Oval Pull card die, Kaisercraft designer paper and sentiment, Handprint art stamps dice.


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


Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Have a sweet day

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE Stampers team.
Frances is our hostess for this month.
The 2nd of June is Doughnut Day so for our challenge today create something that had some type of "hole" in it. It could be a doughnut, cheese, fancy fold card with a hole... anything.


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, May 13, 2017

Emerald Faries




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

The gem stone for May is the emerald. Use some shade of green on your card—bonus points if it’s emerald green.

I have used Distressed inks to create my background, for this card, sponging several layers of ink, with a mist of water in between the layers. I have use Lavinia fairy stamps for this scene. The sentiment is from a clear Kaisercraft set.


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.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wildflowers in the sunset sky

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another challenge with the CCEE Stampers Team.

  The second week in May is Wildflower Week.  Let's include some flowers on our cards today.


I created my background with distress inks, ripe persimmon, picked raspberry, dried marigold,mustard seed and a brayer. And stamped images from an Indigo Blue set that was free in a magazine some time ago.Then die cut it with the Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched rectangles and layered it on to card stock.


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....


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Fairy Dreams


Welcome to another Month of Challenges with the CCEE team, this month Lois is our hostess.

 I found a weird celebration to start off the month.  May 4th is National Candied Orange Peel Day.  To celebrate, let's include the color ORANGE (which just happens to be one of my favorites!) on our cards.


I chose to play with some distressed inks, orange, yellow, pink and purple to create my background. All images are from the Lavinia stamp range.

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....

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

Thanks for stopping by....

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

Thanks for stopping by....