Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Alcohol ink dreams

My card for today is made for a challenge that I do with a couple of friends. Each month we have a challenge to create a card with our supplies.
This month our challenge is to use Alcohol inks.

I created several background pieces on yupo paper, the first time I have used this paper, because when I had used the inks in the past we just had gloss card. 

Inspired by the recent views of the Aurora Australis, I used my background behind  the memory box Evergreen window. The sentiment was also cut from the background paper and popped up onto the white card.




For this card I die cut top panel with gold foil card, boy it is just so hard to photograph. I tilted the card for a different angle which shows a bit more of the marbled alcohol ink background.


Supplies:
Ranger Alcohol inks - Limeade, Terracotta, Raspberry, Wild Plum, mixative gold.
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs: stitched rectangle, away with words - dream, Couture Creations - wild & free Ekene Tree, Memory box - Everygreen Window. Yupo paper, gold foil card.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

C4C431 April Sketch

Welcome to week 3 of this month of challenges with the Crazy team on Crazy 4 Challenges.
Week 3 means it is time for a sketch challenge.


For my card I used stitched square dies on the yellow layer and added the designer paper and completed the paper piercing by hand. I then die cut the word happy and heat embossed the word birthday. It needed something more so I added some Nuvo drops....hmmm I think I need some more practice as my drops were rather chunky.






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
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
Amy Ottmers 
Kathleen Adams
Maryann Einam- You are here
April Guest Designer Kelly Santi

Thanks for stopping by....


Thursday, April 19, 2018

The extra mile

Welcome to today's challenge with the CCEE Team.

Today is Bicycle Day, so I'm asking you to put a bicycle on your card.  If you don't have a bicycle, use anything with wheels. 
Lois had a confession that she didn't learn to ride a bike until she was an adult, well I have a confession too, I never learnt to ride a bike, although I did give it a try as an adult and just found it too difficult about 100metres was as far as I could ride without falling off.


For my card I had this designer paper in my supplies and awhile ago I found this stamp and die set. Because it was hard to attach foam tape to the bicycle, I just used the die and cut out 3 layers of card stock and matched it to the stamped image that was also die cut, glued each layer for a perfect fit.

Supplies- Diamond press -Stamps and Dies , MFT - Mod Square Stax

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
Maryann Einam- You are here

Thanks for stopping by....

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Perfect Blend

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the team from Crazy 4 Challenges blog. I am continuing the challenges as hostess.

 Perfect blend - Create a card with coffee for inspiration in the form of colours, stamps or dies.



I love this type of interactive card, you get to a chance to tell a story with a surprise on the inside.



Supplies:
Dies: Karen Burniston - Coffee cup pop-up, Spinner square pop-up, Elizabeth Craft Designs - speech bubble edgy options, stitched rectangles.
Stamps: Gerda Steiner - coffee monster



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
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
Amy Ottmers 
Kathleen Adams
Maryann Einam- You are here
April Guest Designer Kelly Santi

Thanks for stopping by....


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Buckets of Love

Lois is continuing as hostess for the CCEE Stampers this month. In researching for her challenges Lois found out that April 11 is National Pet day.  Lois asked the team to use a pet (dog, cat, bird, whatever) on their cards. 

I love pets it doesn't matter what type. In the past I have owned cats, dogs, birds and fish. We currently have a dog and a bird.


 I chose to use this cute Gerda Steiner set for all my stamped images.


Inside I used Karen Burniston's Cupcake pop-up as the platform for the pop up inside the card. This die can be made as a generic platform by just adding any shape to the pop-up part.






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
Maryann Einam- You are here

Thanks for stopping by....

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Stencils & Dies

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the Crazy 4 Challenges team.
This month I am the hostess issuing the challenges, and with my Guest designer Kelly Santi

For my challenge I am asking that you get more out of your dies creating a stencil for your card instead of using it as a die.

 I created a stencil using a old x-ray film so that I could get many uses out of it.
Using Versamark ink with the direct to paper technique I applied a heavy layer of ink, I then added pearl embossing powder and heat set it. I die cut the happy and its shadow, The rose was die cut 4 times, 1 in white then sponged with distress inks, 2 in pink, 1 in black they were all glued together in layers for dimension. The birthday was embossed and die cut with a fishtail die.


Supplies:
Dies: Fancy That - Moroccan wallpaper, Penny Black Rose, Honey Bee happy
Embossing powder - pearl, seafoam white, sentiment - Art Stamps Australia, Distress inks - Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, twisted citron, lucky clover.




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
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
Amy Ottmers 
Kathleen Adams
Maryann Einam- You are here
April Guest Designer Kelly Santi

Thanks for stopping by....


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Keep wishing

On CCEE stampers Lois is our hostess of the challenges for this fun filled month.
 Tomorrow is National Tartan Day.  I asked the team members to create a card using plaid.

When I think of Tartan or Plaid, it is always a golf theme. I met my one true love on the golf course 36 years ago, we still love the game and play a couple times a week. To this day we have never had a hole in one, but we keep hoping, maybe I should try wearing two pairs of socks for luck LOL.


For my card I have used Art Impressions stamps and paper pieced his shirt and cap with the background plaid 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
Maryann Einam- You are here

Thanks for stopping by....

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Thankyou

Welcome to this week's challenge with the Crazy for Challenges team.

It is National Doctor’s Day - and Bonnie says she has a lot to be thankful for when it comes to Doctors and Nurses. 
For our challenge this week you have two options ....
Either create a "Thank You" card of some type,OR create a "Get Well Card" 



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
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
Amy Ottmers 
Kathleen Adams
Maryann Einam- You are here
February Guest Designer - Kristine Reynolds


Thanks for stopping by....

Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy Birthday Hoots

My card today was made for a special friend's birthday last week. My friend loves interactive cards and owls, themes that I try to incorporate into my cards each year.




This is my first attempt at an acetate window card with a pop up inside.
For this card I created the inside first. I cut 3 pieces of designer paper just a bit smaller than the base card, and attached in place. The front panel was attached with temporary tape so that I could lift it and add acetate behind it once the window was cut. I then used the pop up mechanism to work out where I wanted the window on the front to be so that my owls would be seen through the window, when the card was closed. I then glued the mechanism in place and attached the label. Using a label die one size smaller I temporary attached it with the cutting side facing the front so that I could then cut out the window on the front panel. I then added the acetate and two die cut frames, using nested dies. I hope you can understand my instructions so far, If not Karen Burniston the designer of the pop up die has some great video tutorials that are easy to watch.
The owls are stickers covered with micro fine glitter and coloured with copic pens.
On the front of the card I have used the Happy Birthday die and layered the die four times. For the top layer I created an ombre look with distress inks. I coloured some white card with distress inks and die cut the tree and foliage adding it to the left side around the framework. I added some crystal nuvo drops to look like dew around the foliage. I just discovered that nuvo drops can take on the colour of distress ink that you apply it on top of, which I don't mind in this case.
The inside of the card was looking a bit plain after all that work on the front, so I added a stamped tree image, fussy cut it out and placed it behind the owls so they look like they are sitting on the branch.



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


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Cute little Bunny

Welcome to this months challenge with the CCEE team.

Please use a fun fold of your choice....one may be  your "go to" fold, or you may want to try something new.  That's what I decided to do.  I love easel cards and found a tutorial on You Tube to make a "Double Twisted Easel" card.  Pretty easy and unique.



For my fun fold card today, I chose to use the twist panel pop up die set.


My card was decorated with images and papers that came free in a magazine.



Here is just another image of the card opened fully.


Supplies:
Karen Burniston dies The Twisted Panel pop-up set.
Make special cards issue 10 - free stamps, die cuts and designer papers





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
Maryann Einam- You are here

Thanks for stopping by....