Friday, November 24, 2017

FGM Magazine Challenge

My card for today is made for a challenge that I have with my crafting friends. Generally we have a challenge each month but we have had a few changes in our lives, so our challenges have missed a few months.
Recently we have noticed several of the magazines at the news agents have free stamps or dies with them. Well we all seem to have some of them so this is this months challenge is to create something with a free set.
My Magazine is the Creative Stamping Magazine issue 48, with the Wild Rose Studio - Away in the Manger stamps.
I coloured my image with copic pens in pastels, die cut the circle and with the die in place I sponged the edges with tumbled glass distress ink. I created the sentiment the same way. The base card was made with a sizzix framelits stand up die.


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Treat Yours-elf

It is time to join the challenge with my friends from the CCEE stampers blog.

This week we are going to make a card for our holiday stash. You can make a Christmas card, a
New Year’s card, or a winter card…..whichever you think you need the most for your stash.

I have chosen the Christmas theme for my card. A combination of Elizabeth Craft Dies and Kraftin Kimmie stamps.




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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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

African Silhoutte


My card today was made especially for a work colleague's  special birthday. Her home town is in South Africa, can you guess her favourite animal?


The front of the card was made with Couture creations African Silhouette die with some designer paper, I placed some foam dots under  the tree and giraffes to give them a 3D look.


I have just added the twist panel pop-up die designed by Karen Burniston to my collection of Karen designed products. Previously to create this type of card you had to adapt another die.
The panel twists up when you open it but folds flat for postage.


Here is a closer look at the twist panel, to decorate my pages I used the dies that came in the set, 2 different sentiments, partial piece of the African die and some giraffes from designer paper.


The Twist panel pop up set has 15 pieces, that includes the border die plus the tag die on the bottom of the card.


Have a great day.
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

C4C412 November sketch

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

Since it is the third Saturday of the month, the challenge this week is a sketch challenge. It's an easy sketch but there is lots of opportunity to embellish if you desire.



 I wanted the circles large enough to thread the vines and butterflies through so my card ended up a bit on the larger size.

Supplies:
Stamps: Stampendous butterfly- Build a bouquet set, words - magazine free set.
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs- ready to bloom, fishtails and circles.

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
November Guest Designer - Kelly Booth

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Floral Happy Birthday


Today's challenge on CCEE Stampers is to create a feminine birthday card with flowers.

I started with the floral background, it was made with a hydrangea stamp set and distress inks. The die cut Happy Birthday, was cut twice out of card and the top layer out of shimmer sheet with double sided tape on the back to make stickers and then just joined them together to make the layers. I finished the card with some spots of liquid pearls.


Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, Stampin up - Blossoms Abound, distress inks, liquid pearls.

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- Thats me

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Rememberance Day

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

Karen has issued this week's challenge with some help from her team sister.
Team sister Frances Byrne helped me with the challenge wording this month:  “Lest We Forget.” In Canada and Australia, today is Remembrance Day. From Wikipedia: Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919,[1] the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. Include Poppies on your card today, or make a card of gratitude and/or respect.


To create my card this weeks I have used several dies available from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
I continued the theme inside the card as well.



When I see poppies I am inclined to remember all the generations of people that were before me. This was especially true this year, when I saw a field of poppies right next to Stonehenge. Even though it was in early summer, they were amazing, before I had only seen a few in a garden.



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
November Guest Designer - Kelly Booth

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Set Sail

For this weeks Challenge card on the CCEE Stampers Blog, we are asked to create a masculine themed card.

This week is for the guys……make a masculine card of any type….does not have to be a birthday
card.

Today's card was made using a free set found in a magazine.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Celebrate

Karen is the hostess this month for the Crazies team, Karen has some fun challenges in the weeks to come.

Since making One Layer Cards freak me out, I went to the opposite end of the spectrum with my challenge this week "LAYER IT UP. Go ahead and pile on the layers for your project this week."



I am with Karen when she says one layer card freak her out, sometimes the simplest form give us the most challenges.
I even went as far a creating the layers inside my card.



Supplies:
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs, Tattered Lace
Stamps: Clearly Besotted


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
November Guest Designer - Kelly Booth


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thankyou

On CCEE Stampers, Joanne will be issuing this month's challenges.

This month I am going to keep it simple. The holidays are coming, and times will be busy. This will be a month of celebrations. This week I would like you to make a Thanksgiving card OR a card of thanks.

Thanksgiving isn't an option for me so I just went with the thank-you theme. I have used the Altenew stamp and die set that was a freebie in a magazine. I used the triple time stamping technique, I think the next time I make it I will add a bit more open space, after I completed the card I felt it was a little busy.

Supplies: 
Altenew Christmas Rose - free set in Australia Simply Cards issue 10 Magazine
Distress inks Picked Raspberry, twisted citron.
Crafter's Companion Thankyou die.

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- Thats me

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Hello

Welcome to this week's challenge with the team from Crazy4Challenges.

I'm sure you all know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. My challenge to you is to
create an inspirational card using pink somewhere on your creation!
Bonus points if you send your card to someone needing a hug!


I have been rearranging my craft room and found a container of rubber unmounted stamps, this image is from a company called Rubber Romance, I team it with dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Inside I have left an open theme with just the die cut sentiment hello.



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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