Thursday, December 10, 2015

Time keeps on slipping

Today is the last week of challenges on the CCEE Stampers Blog for 2015. is Joanne's challenge for this week.

Did you know? There are occasional "Leap Seconds" added to the official year. They help to correct minor variations in time. On December 31, 2015, the folks who maintain the official time for the planet, will add an extra second to the day!  To honor this, the challenge for this week is to incorporate time into your card…..a clock, a calendar, a date, a watch, etc.

 For my card I have used the Spiral circle pull card and the Clock and gears die, designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.
I have used acetate for the spiral pull and attached glitter and foil gears so that they look like they are floating when you open the card.

 I found this treasure cay wood mounted  stamp in my supplies and I really liked the sentiment. It is rather a long verse and I wanted to use it on a tag. So I used the largest die out of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags set, but it was still to small. So by just putting my top plate of my sizzix machine on the top part of the die, I cut it out and then moved the die along and did the same with the bottom part of the die, it was then just a matter of extending the side cut lines to join with each other. I then layered the tag on glitter paper and fussy cut it out to create a mat.

Here is a closer look at the whole tag, just a small increase in size but the sentiment fitted perfectly.

Remember CCEE Stampers will be taking a short break from Challenges before returning in the New Year on January 7th.  So at this time we would all like to extend our wishes for a wonderful holiday season.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!!!

Take Care


  1. Thanks, Maryann, now I'll be singing that song all day. Love your card and design!

  2. Wow, love all the extra details you have added to this. Amazing.

  3. What a great card......wish I was seeing it IRL! Fabuloous sentiment, and I love how you enlarger the tag!!!

  4. Love your card, Maryann. That was clever of you to adjust your tag to fit the sentiment.

  5. The whole concept of this card is wonderful to go with the idea of the mechanism of an old-fashioned watch or clock. Like Anne, I wish I could see this in real life, it must be quite amazing.

  6. fabulous card and great tip to make the tag longer

  7. love how time comes through in all the elements of this card....fabulous

  8. Timeless awesomeness on this amazing design, Maryann! What a remarkable card!

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!