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


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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


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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

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Night Fairies


The card I am sharing today is one of the cards I made for the challenge I do each month with my friends. This month's challenge was Fairies. I made 3 cards but the others will appear on my blog over the next few weeks.
I used distressed inks for my background and all the stamps are from the Lavinia stamps range.

Thanks for looking.......

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Space Advenutre

April    is    also    Global    Astronomy    Month.        Create    a    card    having    to    do    with    astronomy,    such    as    moons    and    stars,    but    not    limited    to    that.        You    could    also    fantasize    about    alien    creatures    and    space    travel.        Use    your    imagination….Dazzle    us!!!  



I decided to make this fun slider card to show case these cute stamps. Even though there are specially designed dies for this technique I just used two different sized circle dies. I attached the spaceship with foam tape to a button so that it moves around the planets.



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 15, 2017

C4C381 April sketch

Welcome to the 3rd Saturday in April which means it is sketch challenge week with the Crazy 4 Challenges team.





For my card I have used Gerda Steiner Designs stamps, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and stencils, Martha Stewart border punch and a distressed ink background.


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....

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Friendly Humor

  Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE team.

The    month    of    April    is    National    Humor    Month.        There    are    many    occasions    when    a    funny    image    or    sentiment    can    make    the    day    of    someone    facing    some    type    of    a    challenge    (or    an    ‘aged’    birthday).        Please    make    cards    using    humor.


For my card I have used Art Impression stamps and Elizabeth Craft Design dies.

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 8, 2017

Zoo Friends

It is time for this weeks challenge with the Crazies team.

Today is Zoo Lovers Day … so for our challenge today let's feature animals on our cards wild or not.




Today I have used this cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn and this jungle designer paper.

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....


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Happy Trails

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE stampers team.
     
The    first    week    of    April    is    called    Read    a    Road    Map    Week.        I    want    you    to    take    a    scenic    road    trip    on    your    card    in    some    way.        Have    fun    with    this!!


I used Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets along with some fantastic designer paper from my supplies.




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 1, 2017

Rainbow Party


Welcome  to a  new month of challenges with the Crazy 4 Challenges team. Frances our challenge hostess from last month, continues to host the challenges this month.


Monday  3rd April is Find a Rainbow Day …. So let's make rainbow card this week. Note you don't have to include a real rainbow unless you wish …. Just a card that is multiple colors. It is up to you whether you stick to true rainbow colors or not.


I found this wonderful designer paper in my supplies, it is just perfect for this challenge, when I found this set of ponies, on my last craft shopping trip, they reminded me so much of the little ponies that my girls had when they were young, that I just had to use them.


Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Oval pull card, Fishtail banner, cloud, stitched ovals
Stamps: Avery Elle - Be a Unicorn, Your next stamp - Magical Ponies


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
April Guest Designer - Kristine Reynolds

Thanks for stopping by....

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

Thanks for stopping by....



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


Thanks for stopping by....





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

Thanks for stopping by....

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

Thanks for stopping by...


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

Thanks for stopping by....


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

Thanks for stopping by...

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

Thanks for stopping by....

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....

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pear Art

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE team, hostess Lynn has this months challenges.

In honor of "Old Stuff" Day, make a card or project making use of some of the earliest stamps in your collection, or make use of old supplies in your stash. A fabulous vintage image would also be great for this challenge!


Along time ago, before we had fancy designer paper, we had to create our own backgrounds with ink, this technique is called direct to paper, where I just lightly brushed the distressed ink pads over the paper. I have used one of my favourite dies to create a pull card.


The stamp I have used was in the early days of unmounted stamps where the rubber was not attached to wood and you had to purchase a mounting system, this one used the acrylic blocks and a Velcro strips and a loop piece that was attached to the back if the stamp with double sided tape.



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, February 25, 2017

Life is the Music

Challenge time with the Crazy 4 challenges team.

For today's challenge, I want you to use your words. Please make the sentiment the focal point of your card. Whether you choose to use a large sentiment or maybe a die- cut some words/// whatever you decide, the words must be the focal point of your card.



For my card I have used the Sentiment stamp from Verses rubber stamps and die cut it with a spellbinders die and added the distress ink while the die was in place to create the frame. I sponged the edges of the designer paper and added the music dies from Tonic Studio.

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
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
 Cas Counsell
Tammy Hershberger
Maryann Einam- Thats me
February Guest Designer - Lisa Henke

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Snow bird fancy fold


Welcome to another challenge with the CCEE team, this week Liz has given us a tic tac toe challenge.
I have used the row of Snow, A Bird, Fancy Fold.
I used my Cheery Lynn center step die for the Fancy fold and the stampendous cardinal for the bird and some spots from a jar of liquid snow.





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...