Saturday, June 23, 2018

Ombre background

Welcome to another challenge with the crazies team on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.


Frances is our hostess and our challenge this week is .....


Ombre 
Definition - a french word meaning "shaded". Ombre is the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark.

The ombre technique has become very popular in stamping over the past few years. Use this technique in some way when creating your card this week.

Here are a few links to YouTube videos for inspiration:
Ombre Stamping- Jennifer McGuire 
Easy Ombre Backgrounds– Jennifer McGuire
Ombre Background Stamping– Yana Smakula
Misti 101: Ombr̩ StampingРJustine Hovey



I first stamped and white heat embossed the hero arts cosmos background. I then sponged the distress colours, spun sugar, ripe persimmon, abandoned coral and candied apple. I die cut the panel and matted it into a card and added the die cut Happy Birthday and some gems stones.


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
June Guest Designer Karen Nofziger.


Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ocean Deep Thanks

 Welcome to this weeks CCEE Stampers Blog challenge.
Joanne's theme is........

As many of you know, the ocean is my favorite place….and my annual trip to Maine is sacred.  So, in honor of that, please create a card inspired by the ocean or beaches.

To create my card I started with the Honey Bee ocean scene builder stencil. I then added the stamped and fussy cut images from the Lawn Fawn you are sublime set and the Bayou backdrop die for the underwater foliage.





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, June 16, 2018

C4C439 June Sketch

Welcome to this weeks sketch challenge with the Crazies team on Crazy 4 challenges blog.



I have used this sketch as a chance to play with the Coffee charms set from Karen Burniston and on the inside I have used her coffee cup pop-up die. The die has a spot to attach a gift card if you wish to as I have done here.






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
June Guest Designer Karen Nofziger.


Thanks for stopping by....





Thursday, June 14, 2018

Blooming flowers


Welcome to this weeks CCEE Stampers Challenge, Joanne is our hostess and says.......

Around here spring came late, so we are still enjoying the blooming of flowers.  Please create a card with multiple flowers.

Okay, so I am glad that we don't have any challenge police here as I am not sure if I have met the brief.
I keep short hand notes for my challenges in the craft room and all it says is blooming flowers, it wasn't until I was putting up this post that I read that it was suppose to be multiple flowers. Anyway I so wanted to try out this Altenew Layered Blossom cover die, it comes in two parts an A & B so I really do have two blooms on my card. LOL Well that is my story.






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, June 9, 2018

Just go fishing

Welcome to another Crazy 4 Challenge challenge.

This week our challenge is ..... Masculine Cards – Father’s Day is coming up in the Northern Hemisphere, so this week let’s make male cards. It does not have to be a Father’s Day card.




To day I have made a step card using the Cheery Lynn step die and instead of a stamped image on the front I used at die cut from Tutti designs called fishing buddies. All my stamped images are from Sparkle n Sprinkle Just go fishing 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.


Frances Byrne

Anja de Regt
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Endie
Amy Ottmers 
Kathleen Adams
Maryann Einam- You are here
June Guest Designer Karen Nofziger.


Thanks for stopping by....


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bring me Sunshine


This month on CCEE Stampers Blog, Joanne is our hostess of the challenges.

I don’t think  I am the only one with unused, or ‘virgin’, stamps.  This week I want you to go through your stash and ink those virgins to create this week’s card. 


I have used the concord & 9th , Hello Lovely stamps set to create this background and coloured it in with Copic pens. I also used the tonic studio everyday sentiments die and cut it 4 times and layered them for dimension. I also used the stamp on the inside of the card.





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, June 2, 2018

Fairy sweet go barefoot day

Welcome to a brand new month of challenge with the Crazies team on Crazy 4 Challenges.
This month our hostess is Frances Byrne.

Apparently yesterday was "Go Barefoot Day" include something on your card that is barefoot.

When I first saw this challenge I didn't think I was going to be able to play along thinking that I didn't have any barefoot images, when a friend had the suggestion that I think outside the box as she was sure that I would have an image that I could use.

Well I found a set of Fairies, they go barefoot most of the time.


On the inside I added this fairy admiring a lady beetle. And made a pop up card with the the spinner square pop-up from Karen Burniston. The card folds flat and when you open it 3 lady beetles fly away from behind the fairy by way of the spinner panel.





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
June Guest Designer Karen Nofziger.


Thanks for stopping by....


Thursday, May 31, 2018

3D embossed gilding

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE Stampers team.

Dust off and use your embossing folder/s on your card today.


For my card today I have used the Crafters companion 3D embossing folder. I embossed a black panel of card stock. I then used gilding wax to highlight the raised areas blending old gold and patina. The sentiment was Diesire classiques Thank you die was cut in gold foil card.


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....

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Happy Stencils

Today I am sharing the card made for the challenge that I have with a couple of friends each month we challenge ourselves to use our supplies this month it is stencils.


For my card I have used the Altenew Layered Kaleidoscope stencils A & B, distress ink cracked pistachio and wilted violet. I have used the stamp and die free in Simply cards & Papercraft issue 176 along with the honey bee die and stamp sets.

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

Saturday, May 26, 2018

New Beginnings

It is time to join the Crazies team from Crazy 4 challenge for this weeks challenge.


For my card today I pulled out my one and only graduation stamp set. This set has some great sentiments but I found this designer paper in my stash that I really wanted to use so I put it on the inside as well using the Katherine Label Pop-up to add the sentiment on the inside.





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
May Guest Designer Janis Lewis


Thanks for stopping by....