Thursday, November 27, 2014

CCEE1448 telescoping image

 It is the last week of November and my final week for Hosting challenges on CCEE Stampers. I have had a great time hosting and hope everyone has enjoyed my challenges.
For this final challenge I have decided on another technique challenge, this one is Telescoping Image technique, have a look at the link it is lots of fun.

I have decided to make two cards using this technique, the first the image is telescoping away from you.
The little bird is a Penny Black image and I have used spellbinder nestabilities dies for the layers. Each layer was then highlighted with gel glitter. The pine and holly dies and the glitter dot stickers are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The second one had the image telescoping towards you. I have used an Art Impressions image, Nestabilities and Memory Box dies.

Take a look at the wonderful design teams cards for inspiration at the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Take Care

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CCEE1447 Photos & Photography

This is my 3rd week of being hostess on CCEE Stampers for my challenge I have asked everyone to create a card using photos & photography.
For this challenge I want to use stamps that I have had for some time. This set is from Oxford Impressions, Bathing Beauties.

For the base card I have used The Stamps of Life step ups die. I created by background paper by clear embossing seashells on white card and sponging with Adirondack inks. The photo stamps are stamped with dye ink and matted and attached to the card with foam dots.

Here is what the card looks like laying flat for decorating.

I just may become a bathing beauty this year, it is still a few weeks until we hit summer in Australia, it has been very dry and hot and already we have had several days where we have had temperatures in the mid forties (43ºC = 109.40ºF) This is the highest November temperatures we have had since 1944.

Trying to keep cool.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CCEE 1446 Bargello Technique

Hi it's time for a CCEE Stampers challenge many years ago when I was new to stamping I saw this card with a fantastic background of pieces of paper to create a pattern. It was something I never would have attempted then. With the wonders of online tutorials I came across this one on splitcoast stampers and it has been on my mind to try it.
Here is the link I hope you give it a try

Don't forget to go over to CCEE Stampers to see all the other design teams creations.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FGM spiral circle pull card

This is the card I made for my FGM Challenge, love Frances's name for this. I get together with two friends  Frances and Gai and each month  we set a challenge for November we decided to use the spiral circle pull die from Elizabeth craft designs and designed by Karen Burniston.
Christmas is approaching fast, for me it is always a panic to get some cards made, every year I promise my self that I would get some made through out the year but of course I never do.
When I found this double sided designer paper at the craft store and thought the Santa image would look great in the circle. The poinsettia in the corner is a store bought. 
On the inside I used acetate for my spiral piece and attached holly leaves cut with the Elizabeth Craft designs holly leaves and berries die.

Have a great day

Sunday, November 9, 2014

FGM Keep it cool

The card that I am sharing with you today is the one I made in October for our monthly challenge with my friends Frances and Gai. I had a busy month and wasn't sure I could get another card made that I hadn't put onto my blog yet, but in the late hours on the night I came up with this. I wanted to use this designer paper and embellishments with ice-cream in mind but I spent along time trying to locate the stamps that I wanted and it was getting so late that I settled with this My Favorite Things pure innocence set.
The FGM Challenge ( love the name Frances came up with) we had to use the Katie Accordion die, designed by Karen Burniston for  Elizabeth craft designs.

Everything was going along really well until I had to do the joining of the panels, if you have ever watched Karen's tutorials you know about the mountain and valley folds that create this card. It was after midnight when I was finishing it and for the life of me I couldn't remember how to join it, so I ended up with a way that really shows the last panel, and that was double mountain and double valley, that way the last panel is not hidden behind the mountain.
I was going to undo it all when I discovered it but the longer I looked at the card the more I liked the result.  Here is a close up of the felt embellishments.

It may not look like any other accordion fold card but for me it works.


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Immy turns 4

The card I am sharing with you today is the card I made for my Great Niece Imogen's 4th Birthday. Imogen had a Halloween costume party.
For the front of the card I used an Alota rubber stamp that is years old and fussy cut it out and placed it a designer paper background. The tree is the all seasons tree die from Elizabeth craft designs.

On the inside I have used the lots of pops die, designed by Karen Burniston  and some more fussy cut Alota stamps, with the designer papers and the all seasons tree and the Katie label die for the senntiment. The look on Imogen's face when she opened the card was just priceless.

Here we are together and one of her cake that her Dad made. And yes that is a giant spider on my head with parts of its web.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

CCEE1445 Moustaches

It is a new month and a new CCEE stampers hostess, I have been on the design team since June and this is my first time hosting. I hope every-one enjoys my challenges.
This week my challenge is to create a card that features a moustache to celebrate Movember - A Global Movement raising funds for Male issues.

When I was at our local craft store I found this fantastic wrapping paper that I just had to have. 
For my card today I have used the Katie Label Accordion Die, Designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth craft designs.
The main photo image of this gentleman is from an Oxford Impressions set, that I have had from the years when the only unmounted stamps were available in red rubber.
The middle panel was die cut and embossed and while the die was still in place I used a fine black marker to define the embossed area. The sentiment is a from My Favorite Things.
On the last panel I layered the Katie Label pieces to write my own message and I think this gentleman really needs a hat, so I used the hat from the props 1 set.

Now pop on over to CCEE Stampers blog to see what all the others have created and don't forget to add your own creation for us to see.

Have a great day