Saturday, August 27, 2016

C4C351 - Holidays

Today I am joining my friends on Crazy for Challenges. This is Hostess Jessie's challenge
" All my favorite holidays are coming up, so why not get a jump on one of them!! Make a card for one if the many holidays coming up, be it Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween or Hanukkah."



Christmas is the only upcoming holiday for my worth celebrating, so here is my card.
I used a cute Penny Black image and Elizabeth Craft Designs Fitted circles and Stitched Circles
Suzanne Cannon Quietfire designs - Merry Christmas. The Merry Christmas was made with 4 layers the last one done with Micro fine glitter in Bright Cranberry.

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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sweet Monkey

Today's card is for a challenge I do each month with a couple of friends. Each month we get together to share ideas and have fun. This time round our challenge was to use any of 
 Karen Burniston designs - Character dies to create our cards.
It just so happened that I was asked to make a card featuring  a Monkey.




Even though there is a Monkey on the card front I wanted to use this designer paper and the Happy Birthday Pop up inside and I just had to add another Cheeky, Jinks the Monkey. Since the card was for a two year old I decided to highlight the die cut number 2 with the Anita Frames pop up and Labels & Circles.


Supplies:
Happy Birthday pop up
Props 2
Outdoor edges
Jinks the Monkey
Labels & Circles
Anita Frames Pop up
Lucy Label
Palm tree die

Cheers
Maryann

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Carrot Collector

Today is challenge day with my friends on CCEE Stampers and here hostess Liz's challenge.

According to research, it is More Herbs, Less Salt Day!! Herbs and plants add so much to our lives, so in honor of this unusual day, make a card with an herb or plant on it. I know we have lots of followers who love gardening, so any of these images would work great. You might even want to add colors that are named after herbs and plants: sage, thyme, lavender, cinnamon, nutmeg, mint, celery, olive, or cocoa, as well as all those you can think of. Have fun with it.



I couldn't find anything with a herb theme so I went with vegetables that go well with herbs. I started with 2 pieces of designer paper 6 x 10 , joining them with double sided tape so that it had the same image on both sides. I then used the Rectangle Pull Card , Basket Barrel with pop up and carrots from Lucky the Rabbit designed by Karen Burniston  for Elizabeth Craft Designs . The sentiment is designed by Susan's Garden Club. The girl on the front is from Penny Black designed by Mo Manning, carrot collector.



Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers 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

Cheers
Maryann

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Flying by to say


Our challenge on CCEE Stampers was to create something with man has made fly in the air.
Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation to make it National Aviation Day, to honor Orville Wright. Bonus point if we made a birthday card to celebrate what would have been Orville Wright's birthday this week.


Today I have used the Oval pull card designed by Karen Burniston  for Elizabeth Craft Designs with the spinner piece from the Rectangle pull card set. Also cloud dies from the all seasons tree and the Hot air Balloon set. Art Impressions stamps for my main images and the sentiments 



Art Impression clear set


Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers 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


Cheers
Maryann

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Top Catch

Challenge day with my friends on CCEE Stampers. Liz is back again with this weeks challenge.

The month of August is National Catfish Month. Fishing is a year round sport and hobby around where I live, especially saltwater fishing. So, for the challenge this week, find a fish, or someone fishing and it might make a perfect masculine card for your stash!!


Supplies:
Stamps: Stampavie - Pen06 Fishing Bear, Penny Black sentiment.
Dies: Couture creations seabreeze collection figure & knott, Pelican at the boast ramp & banner
Elizabeth Craft Designs Fitted frames 4 Curvy ovals





Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers 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

Cheers
Maryann

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Go for Gold

Hi Everyone,

It is Jessie's time to be hostess this month on Crazy for Challenges. Jessie's has asked that we to make a card either inspired by the Olympics colors: the red, blue, black, green, and yellow, or you can make a sports related card!!

And, since it is a new month, we have a new guest designer. Please welcome Danielle Vincent.
 Alexis Crossland-Smith has agreed to stay on with us for a second month as guest designer. 

For my card I have chosen Cycling as my sport and Australia's green and gold for my colours.








In the inside of the card I have used Karen Burniston designed dies for Elizabeth Craft Designs.
 The Lorna Label and the posts for the Lots of Pops the banners were cut free hand.



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
Barbara Anders
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Vicki Burdick
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
 Cas Counsell
Tammy Hershberger
August Guest Designers  Danielle Vincent and Alexis Crossland-Smith

Cheers
Maryann

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Quilting Sisters


Challenge day with friends on the CCEE stampers blog. Liz is hostess this month, here is her challenge.
"  As many of you know, or perhaps you don’t, Lynn and I are sisters. When we were asked to join the CCEE team at the same time, we both thought it would be fun to be doing this together. So, for your sister card, find an image of a pair or group of ladies or girls who just might be sisters doing things that sisters like to do. "


Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers 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

Cheers
Maryann

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Tri-folded beach scene

Hi Everyone,

It is time to join the Crazies on Crazy for Challenges. Joanne has her last challenge for the month.

I love the ocean (thus the name of my blog). 
 Spending time there brings me peace and joy.

  Make a card depicting the type of place that brings you peace and joy.

I also like to spend time at the seaside so for my card this week I decided to make a tri- fold card using the Tryfolds beach set from Art Impressions.
It was quite fun to make and all the measurements are on the back of the packaging, they were easy to follow and I love the sentiment included.
" May your life be filled with blessings as countless as the grains of sand"




I have used the stage it stencil Partly Cloudy designed by  Karen Burniston  for Elizabeth Craft Designs, along with sponging distressed inks to create a scene.



Many thanks to Alexis for her guest designs this month.

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.

July Guest Designer Alexis Crossland-Smith

Cheers
Maryann

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Death by Chocolate

Joanne has our last CCEE Stampers Challenge for the month of July.....here is the challenge.

   Today is National Milk Chocolate Day.
  Let’s make some deeeelish designs showing chocolate in some form or using the color chocolate.

I love milk chocolate anytime but it is great as frosting on cupcakes.


Supplies:
Penny Black cupcake, close to my heart sentiment,
 mft fishtail die, Spellbinders pop ups happy Days
Chocolate card, DCWV designer card.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers 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



Cheers
Maryann