Thursday, April 30, 2015

It is all in the stars

This week on CCEE Stampers, Hostess Frances has found another special day to Celebrate this time it is National Astronomy Day and our challenge was to use some stars.
I recently purchased Elizabeth Craft designs accordion star die and star buddies peel off stickers they are so cute I couldn't resist using all three.

For the first panel I used the Koala sticker with the micro fine glitter technique ( you can watch Els's technique on utube here). also star edges die and the Happy Birthday die is from Memory Box.

Page two has the owl with the fancy edges and page three has the monkey and the star edges again.

On the last page I used the smaller star die and the birthday message. I also used the cut out stars from the edge die as embellishments.

 Taylored expressions stamps
Elizabeth Craft designs  Star Buddies peel off stickers 
Karen Burniston designed Accordion Star die
Star Fancy edge die
Micro fine glitter.
Double sided adhesive sheet
Memory box die
Copic pens

Pop on over to the CCEE Stampers Blog to see all the other team creations.

Thanks for looking and have a great day

Thursday, April 23, 2015

CCEE1517 - Hug an Australian Day

It is Challenge time with my friends on CCEE Stampers and this is the Challenge hostess Frances gave us.
Apparently the 26th April is Hug an Australian Day who knew and I am Australian LOL.  If you don't know any Aussies close by you can hug me, we might need to rely on virtual hugs haha! {{{{hugs}}}}. For our challenge this week use a cute critter that you think would be huggable … Bonus points if you use an animal native to Australia.

Now being Australian my self of course I have a few Aussie animal stamps, but I really like these two from La la Land Crafts.
I created a pop up card using the Lorna Label die and I made a Eucalyptus Gum tree with the all seasons die and the curvy leaves die was trimmed to look more like the Eucalyptus leaf.


 Here is a close up of Kangaroo Marci and Koala Luka. Because Marci was attached to the front pop up part and she was rather tall I added a piece of card folded into a square behind her as a hinge for more stability, it moves with Marci as you close the card.

 On the front I placed another Gum tree and some mountains for a outback scenery feeling.

Stamps-    La la Land Crafts
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs, Lorna Label, All seasons tree, curvy leaves, Katie Label, Beach edges

I hope you like my card.
If you would like to play don't forget to go over to CCEE Stampers blog and see what the other have made and add your card.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Disney Flip it

My Daughter's Disney cast friend is having a birthday so it is time to pull out the Disney stamps again.

I have this designer paper in my supplies it matches perfectly with  Cinderella.

I have used the Stephanie Barnard Flip it die by Sizzix.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

CCEE1516, National Librarian Day

For this weeks Challenge on CCEE Stampers this week Frances asks that we use a book for inspiration to celebrate National Librarian Day.

I have chosen Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.

Stamps: La-La Land Crafts- Quill Pen Marci
My Favorite Things mini rolled rose die, Elizabeth Craft Designs leaf die. ribbon, hot glue, pearls, foam dots, copic pens, designer paper.

See the other cards from the design team.
Frances Byrne
Joanne Grzelak
Lois Balk
Vicky Gould
Sabrina Friel
Anne Harmon
Amber Hillman
Liz Williams
Lynn McAuley

Thanks for looking today

Monday, April 13, 2015

Karen Burniston April Designer Challenge day 1

Hello Everyone
 Designer Karen Burniston asked her design team members to invite a guest for the April Designer Challenge - Accordions with DC team and Friends.

I am very excited to announce that I was chosen by Frances Byrne to be her guest. I have admired all the design teams creations and it is a great honor to be part of Karen's team and use her wonderful designed products.

For my card I have made a four page album which tells a story. Sometimes you find some stamps that really go well together and just can't fit them on a normal card so it is great to be able to use this Accordion die to make an album. 
This card reminds me so much of my Daughter and her Friend who after their shopping trips they always come home with shoes.

Firstly I cut the accordion base twice in purple and twice in black, I then used the Katie flourish frame edges in the same colours.

Here is a close up of the front page, on the bottom edge I have added paris edges and gems stones.

On Page 2 and 3 I have added shoes with Elizabeth Craft Designs peel off stickers made with double sided adhesive and silk mircofine glitter. You can see a video with Els teaching this technique here.

On the last page I have added the matching purse.

Elizabeth craft designs - Accordion Rectangle, Katie flourish frame edges, Paris edges
Peel off stickers shoes & bags, silk mircofine glitter, double sided adhesive
foam dots, copic pens, gems
MSE stamps, Riley & Company funny bones stamps

On Tuesday Frances will post her card and don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus an amazing card/video tutorial from Karen Burniston.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

CCEE1515 Stencil Challenge

Frances's challenge today on CCEE Stampers is to use a stencil.

For  my card today I have used the crafters workshop mini peacock pattern stencil. To colour the stencil I used Ranger distressed inks, wild honey, dried marigold, ripe persimmon, picked rasberry. The verse is from Taylored expressions.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Out for a run

Hi Everyone,
Time for another CCEE Sampers challenge and a new  Month means a new Hostess and this month our hostess is Frances.
Yesterday was April Fools Day and apparently this month is also National Humor Month. In honor of both these events let's include some Humor in our cards using either a funny sentiment, a humorous image or both.

When I went shopping the other day I came across this Art Impressions set. then as I kept looking I saw this from Verses Lots of laughs. As it made me laugh, I thought they would go well together, although I have no idea if I could give this card to anybody.

This is the first time I have used the spellbinders Die D-Lites speech bubble, I also used the cloud speech bubble as a stencil for the clouds.