Saturday, December 9, 2017

Season's greetings

Welcome to the last Crazy challenge for 2017, the tradition is that for this challenge you use one of the past sketches. 
I chose September sketch C4C403 that I had missed out on.

I have used this cute stamp from Penny Black along with some spellbinders dies, brads and designer papers.





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

Have a safe and Happy Holiday season, I hope to see you all back with the challenges in the New year.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Star of Wonder

Who doesn't love singing or humming along with a Christmas Carols at this time of year. For our challenge this week, take you inspiration from any Christmas Carol.

This is our challenge on the CCEE stampers blog.
For my card  I used stamps that came free in a magazine and was inspired by the words " Star of Wonder Star of Night." I have to admit that I had to hum them to come up with the song title. 
We three Kings of Orient are
I used the boy in the window image and layered it with foam tape to create a shaker card, filled with glitter. I used the star and the tree also included in this set for the view out of the window.


My Magazine is the Creative Stamping Magazine issue 48, with the Wild Rose Studio - Away in the Manger 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
Maryann Einam- Thats me

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Bee-utiful friend

Time for this weeks challenge with the crazies team on crazy 4 challenges.

Colour your day!
December is a busy month for most of us, it is always good to sit down and do something relaxing , for me that is what colouring is....For today, I challenge you to colour something on your card/project. It does not have to be a big, just something. You don’t colour, try using some different colours of ink, or even some accents....



I love the range of Penny Black flowers, I chose the rose in this set with the bees and sentiment. I turned the inside into an interactive card with the Karen Burniston designed Anita Frames Pop up



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


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Thursday, November 30, 2017

On your Wedding Day

Today is the last challenge with my friends on the CCEE stampers blog for November.

I was asked to make a few wedding cards this month, so here is the last one before I start on the Christmas list.

As the last of our celebratory month, I would like you to make a baby card OR a wedding
card……your choice. (If you have lots of time, you could make both….lol!!!)





Supplies: 
Stamps: Clearly Besotted sentiment, free sentiment stamps
Dies: Tattered Lace - couple, Elizabeth Craft Designs - fishtails




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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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Winter snow

Continuing on with the FGM challenge for this month and considering I still had this die set out on the table I made another card with these scenic winter border dies, free in the Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine - issue 168.

The background sky was created by just sweeping copic pens in several colours across then card until I was happy with it.
I apply double sided adhesive sheets to white card stock, with the backing sheet face up I then cut the border dies to create a layered scene. Peeled of the backing sheet and applied the micro fine glitter and used a copic pen W1 to shade the edges. I placed a piece of yellow card behind the windows and foam tape under the house and figures for more dimension. As an after thought I stamped the sentiment with permanent ink, but as you can see it bled into the glitter before it dried, it is not something I will try again.
 I originally had plans for a shaker card but just went with the foam mounted frame.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Snow fun

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

 “Christmas or Winter Card” - It’s only 1 month until Christmas, so make a Christmas or Winter themed card today to get a jump on your stash. (If you don't celebrate the major winter holidays, remember you can make a project with a winter theme too.)


I recently received these scenic winter border dies, free in the Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine - issue 168.
I created the background sky with distress inks, tumbled glass, salty ocean and chipped sapphire.
I then die cut the borders in white, highlighting the edges with copic pens and glitter glue. Once it dried I positioned the layers where I wanted them and die cut with the rectangle die. Because it was four layers the die cut the top 2 and just scored the other 2, so I just separated the layers and die cut the scored ones. I then glued them back together, placing foam tape behind the top of each layer for dimension. Once I completed the whole card I thought the card just needed a bit more.
 I had seen a few tutorials creating snow scenes with a white gel pen. Well every time I buy a gel pen it is always dry after a few uses, I vowed never to buy another. What I did have was a glaze pen in white, so I had a go with it, the only problem was I could see the spots until the ink was dry so I think my scene looks a little like a blizzard scene.

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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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

Thanks for stopping by....