Saturday, July 14, 2018

Hot Java

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

Make a Shaped card. Anything other than a plain rectangle,
square or circle.

For my shaped card I used the Honey Bee, coffee cup die and Art Impressions stamp - Cathy Caffeine. This coffee cup die is large enough to place a gift card 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
July Guest Designer Teresa Kline

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Layered spotlighting Wetlands

Hello there, it is time for another challenge with the CCEE Stampers team.

July 12 has been declared National Simplicity Day in honor of Henry David Thoreau who was a devoted advocate of living a life of simplicity. So on this lazy day of summer it's time to simplify. My challenge to you is to create a clean and simple one layer card!

I saw this technique some time ago and put it on my to do list. It is called Layered spotlighting, using a single piece of card, some stamps, a die and some sponging and a piece of art is created.


Take a look at Theresa Momber's utube video 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
Kelly Santi
Maryann Einam- You are here

Thanks for stopping by....

Monday, July 9, 2018

Gopher a Coffee?

Today I am sharing a card that I made for the challenge that I have going with some friends. Each month our challenge is to make a card with our supplies, June's theme was Coffee.

I recently saw a Jennifer Mcquire's U-tube video tutorial on the inside shadow box card and used it for inspiration for today's card.
I created a coffee cup die for the front of the card using Karen Burniston's coffee cup popup die and trimmed it so that it was just the cup. Decorated it as usual using the other dies is the set. I used the coffee satin stamps for the base card and added the cup and the little Gopher.



On the inside I traced around the coffee cup and fussy cut it out to create the window. I used a stencil for inside the window before creating  the box panel. I added some more stains and the gopher with a coffee cup in his paws.


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

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Flourish windows


Welcome to another month of challenges with crazies team, this month our Hostess is Rebecca.

This week we are going to play with WINDOWS. You can use a window in any form. You can cut a hole in the front of your card to peep into the inside, make a shaker element, use a stamp or die of a window, use a frame to set off your focal point, make a clear card or use acetate or vellum in another way. Fun right? And so many possibilities!

For my card today, I created a z fold card with some peek a boo windows.
I used a small square die cut as my placement template so I could make an even window.


 On the left side, I added some designer paper and floral die cuts from Elizabeth Craft Designs and another square in gold card.


I used hero arts leafy flourish on the inside 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
July Guest Designer Teresa Kline

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, July 5, 2018

New pad not impossible

Welcome to a new month of challenges with the CCEE Stampers team, Lynn is our hostess for July.

Suddenly I am seeing the Impossible Card popping up everywhere I turn. This new fun fold is based on a famous card trick so it isn't really all that new! I thought it would be great if the CCEE Stampers put their own "twist" on this design with their creations this week.




I had so much fun making this card, that I will just have to make more in the future.
My daughter recently move into a new apartment so I have used that as inspiration fro this card using the Lawn Fawn Toadally Awesome stamps and dies and the stitched wave borders die.


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 30, 2018

Hello Sunshine


Welcome to this week challenge with Hostess Frances on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog....

I love the look of inlaid die cutting using alphabet or word dies over a design on a card which is becoming popularly known as the Eclipse Technique

You will find lots of inspiration on Pinterest using this technique here.


What a fun technique this is, I had a leftover stencil background from another challenge, that I wasn't really sure how to use. I only have a small set of letter dies and they look rather odd on the card so I filled in the card with some flower and leaves 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.


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 28, 2018

Tropical Sunrise


This is Joanne's last challenge for this month on the CCEE Stampers blog.

This week’s ‘theme’ is RELAXATION.  Create a card that depicts RELAXATION to you.  Can be a place where you are relaxed or what you do to relax.


When it come to relaxing and just getting away from the everyday routine, we like to spend time by the ocean. Many times we have walked hand in hand watching the sunrise. One day we hope to travel to the the west coast to watch a sunset over the ocean.


For my card I have created a scene with the Gina K Framed tropical skies stamp set. I have used several distress inks for the watercoloured background.


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 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....