Saturday, January 23, 2021

Green and purple background

Hi Crafty friends

Today's challenge on Crazy4Challenges blog.

Be inspired using green and purple on your creations.

I made this card sometime ago and just discovered that I hadn't shared it. When I first purchased distress oxide inks I made a heap of backgrounds. I just used a die cut for the embellishment.



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- You are here

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Summer

Hi Crafty Friends

Welcome to today's card mad for the CCEE Stampers design team challenge CCEE2103

 Time for a Good Belly Laugh National Belly Laugh Day is coming up this Sunday! We all need a good laugh these days so create a card that will have us all laughing out loud. Bonus points if you make me spew my coffee on the computer screen when I see your card!!

My card was made to highlight the sentiment. I created the background using distress oxide inks, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral, Crackling Fire. I made a stencil using a circle die and clear acetate for the sun image. Once all the background was dried I added the trees and birds from Gina K Framescape tropical skies stamp set.

I then stamped the sentiment from Verses Rubber Stamp Company in black ink on vellum, carefully heat setting it. I then assembled all the layers.








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.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Lavinia Stamp and Stencil

Hi Crafting Friends,

Some time ago I saw the team from Lavinia Stamps making cards using two stencils and distress inks to create a background.

 I started with the Lavinia fairy stamp and white heat embossed it. I then created the background by blending distress oxide inks. Over that I used a cloud stencil and black ink blending the ink to create shadows, a bit like the northern lights technique. I then placed a die cut acetate circle over the fairy, I then used the Lavinia stencil flourish and blended the edges. I polished the card to pop out the white embossing and I then added some liquid glitter for highlights.


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


Saturday, January 16, 2021

Warm and Feathered Hugs

Hi Crafting friends,

Today is the sketch challenge with the design team on Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

I love this bird stamp set from Stampendous, while I was deciding what to use for this card I came across the bird cage die in my older My Favorite Things items, rather that use the bird die that come in the set I used the bird stamps.


On the inside I have used a pop up platform die to create a nesting spot for the birds.




 


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- You are here

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

My Little Princess

Hi Crafting friends,

Welcome to today's challenge day with the CCEE Stampers blog design team. We are celebrating National Dress Up your pet day.

Today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. In honor of this grand occasion, feature an animal of any kind dressed up in the clothing of your choice. Add a fun sentiment to cheer up an animal-lover’s day! Brownie points if you share a picture of your pet dressed to celebrate on your blog today!

The inspiration for this card is our dog Molly she really doesn't like dressing up the only time we managed it was for her birthday.

The card is made using all dies. I started making the frame and using the stencil option I added some ink with a stencil brush. I then die-cut the background and the little dog adding the princess crown. The the die cut sentiment.


For the inside I created a frame to add the sentiment and used a die to make the pop up arm.



Molly is such a princess, she love showing off but she only tolerates the hair bows from the groomers for a short time.


Supplies
Karen Burniston dies:
1024 - Cat and Dog
1025 - Tiny Accessories
1034 - Word set Royalty
1030 - Happy Birthday
1134 - Flip Frame pop up
1011 - Katherine Label pop up

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.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Hello new friend

Happy New Year! Well I hope everyone has a Happy start to 2021. Today is the first challenge with the design team on Crazy 4 Challenges. 

Our challenge is to celebrate the New Year by creating a card or project using something new! New technique, new product, new style, etc.

I recently purchased some of the Lavinia products, as I discovered at the end of last year using two stencils to create you backgrounds. This is the first time that I have applied ink to these product and I had so much fun creating.

I applied the inks through the stencil, then I did the stamping in black ink and heat set  the whole card. I then added the Nuvo aqua shimmer pen to the mermaid tail and add some gold and silver gel pen to the hair. I then added the sea grass to fill in the edges.  


Supplies:

Lavinia stamps Althea , Sea Creatures, sea grass

Lavinia stencils - coral, pebbles, 

Stampendous -sentiment

distress oxide inks - brushed corduroy, speckled egg, stormy sky, shabby shutters. Nuvo aqua shimmer pen




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- You are here

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Life Changes

Today is the first challenge for this year with the CCEE Stampers blog design team.

Life Changes The new year usually means New Year’s Resolutions. For today’s challenge I would like for your card to feature something that you could add to or subtract from your life to improve the quality of your physical or mental health. This can be tongue-in-cheek or the real deal. You decide

I have been wanting to add some yoga to my life to help me with joint stiffness and flexibility and if I can lose a few kilograms, I will feel so much better.

I love this cute little frogs in yoga poses. I added distress oxide backgrounds to the panels of the slimline die.


Supplies: Stampendous frog yoga stamps, Newton's Nook designs slimline die, Distress oxide inks - blueprint sketch, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron.

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.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

30 Cheers

I made this card last month, it a special request. Blue, flowers and drinks and a surprise for a 30th Birthday card.

I very rarely use just dies for my card, they usual have stamps and ink on it some where.

The card size was determined by the size of the pattern plate, I cut out 3 panels and glued it using double sided tape sheets before die cutting, onto blue card.
I made 3 panels the same on the front I added the Happy Birthday die and the cocktail glass.



On the inside I have pop n swap die as per instructions. I used the swap arms to change the 29 to 30 as you open up the card.


I added the sentiment and another cocktail glass and another panel on the other side with a charm flower.


I think I nailed the brief for this challenge.

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



 

Monday, December 28, 2020

All Dolled up

I found this designer paper in my supplies and matched it with Karen Burniston's Purse Pop up and the dolled up charms die sets.



Basically I followed the instructions on the packaging, but can also watch Karen's assembly video tutorial.



Weh you open the card the purse pops up to reveal the Dolled up Charms and I also added the Happy Birthday sentiment.


Thanks for looking today.....


 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Happily Ever After

Hi Crafting friends, 

This is the card I made for my daughters wedding, the colour theme was red and white and black. After her first date was cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions earlier in the year she decided not to put it off any longer and still has a 2020 date, but only a very small number of guests.

Firstly I layered my base card with the die cut layers, inside and out. On the front I have used the frame out of the Flip Frame popup dies set along with an Stamping Bella image, that I have had for awhile.


On the inside of the card I have used Karen Burniston's  Flip Frame pop up die and the flowers included in the set.



Then the Happily ever after die and the slim frames. The leaves are made in gold card stock and I added gem stones to the center of the flowers.


I have used my favourite wedding charm set from Karen's previous design company days. It has the Bride and Groom and the rings.
I added a boarder around the frame with white gel pen just to add some contrast to the black frame.


                        I added this white panel so that I had a place to write, our well wishes.


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