Saturday, October 13, 2018

In my thoughts

Welcome, to today's challenge with the Crazy 4 challenges team.

Today is Cancer Awareness Day! You can make a support card for someone who is
currently fighting cancer, or a card of cheer for someone who has won his or her
battle!


For my card today I used the Altenew  In my thoughts stamp set. Along with various Elizabeth Craft Designs dies to make and easel card.
The circle card fits perfectly into a square envelope.


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
October Guest Designer - Joseph Nguyen

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Have a ball

Welcome to today's challenge with the CCEE Team.

This week Hostess Joanne has said "As you all know, I love my two pups. They are both rescue pups from Tennessee. Well, October is Adopt a Shelter Dog mont.h. Let’s create cards with dogs on them."




Our little dog loves to chase the ball, so I thought it would be fun to create a interactive card with this in mind. I was't sure how I was going to make the dog run after the ball without spinning so I made the ball as the movable element. If I try this again I think I will make the grass element larger so I can add a bigger spinner behind to make the dog run after the ball. I think you get the idea anyway, it is fun to tilt the card and have the ball move on its own.




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, October 6, 2018

Lets get festive

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

Today is World Card Making Day! So make a card! It can be any shape and any theme you want to make.


Since I could make any themed card for this challenge I chose to make a Christmas card. This one is using stamps from an Australian company Beccy's Place. This set is called Emu Parade, she has some cute digital stamp images but I love the photo polymer ones.
For the inside of the card I used Karen Burniston's cupcake pop-up as the generic platform. I also used the nature edges to showcase some of the designer paper that has some printed words that worked well with the theme.


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
October Guest Designer - Joseph Nguyen

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Mythical Creatures

Welcome to this week CCEE stampers challenge. This month Joanne is our hostess.

This week we are going to make Halloween cards with nontraditional Halloween colors. If you don’t celebrate Halloween, do the same for Thanksgiving cards.


Since I don't celebrate Halloween or Thanksgiving, I went with a Mythical Creature theme. I created my background using various Distress Oxide inks. Once it was dried I stamped the spiral of spell stamp with versamark ink and heat embossed with seafoam white powder. When that cooled I then did the same with the flower fairy stamp and black embossing powder. I then created a watermark using the moon pods stamp and the versamark ink.




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, September 29, 2018

Autumn Happiness

Welcome to today's challenge with the Crazy for challenges team.

It’s now fall and I know this because I see it on my calendar even though you wouldn’t know it in Florida. Let’s put leaves, or trees with beautiful fall colors, or anything that says fall to you on our cards this  week.


                  

I found this cute little dragon in my supplies, it is rubber so I have had him for awhile, but I thought he would look good on a reveal wheel card from Lawn Fawn as they had a leaf window too. I chose not to use any sentiments on my card yet as it is not fall for me but spring. I just coloured the inside of the wheel is shades of Autumn/fall leaves, so you card reveal which season you wanted.


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
September Guest Designer: Fran Sabad

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

You are awesome

Welcome to this week challenge on CCEE Stampers.

Set back stamping - I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's set back stamping tutorial, using stamps and dies, something different to the normal layering that should be fun trying.


For my card I used the Altenew build a flower Magnolia stamp and die sets along with Altenew ink cubes.



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....

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

FGM interactive card

My card for today is for the challenge that I do with some friends. Each month we challenge ourselves to use our supplies. This month our challenge is to create an interactive card. This month I chose to use dies from my favourite interactive die designer Karen Burniston. I have followed Karen over the years, when she has designed for other companies, she now has her own and this is the first time I have used the Charm accordion die set.



I decided to make this a four page booklet, to show case the flower images from the Australian company Uniquely creative. The set is called sweet succulents photopolomyer stamp.


I used a black glaze pen to make the hinges look like they have metal fastenings.


The four pages fold flat for posting.


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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Flamazing 60th Birthday

Welcome to another challenge with the Crazy 4 challenges team.

Make a birthday card and put numbers on it. For example -the recipients age, use background paper with numbers on it, or even a numbered candle die cut if you have one.



Well this challenge was perfect timing for me as I needed a card for my work colleague who was celebrating a big zero birthday. She absolutely loves flamingos, I have been saving the designer paper for such occasion and when Karen Burniston came out with the flamingo charm I knew it was a must have die set. I have also use Karen's Circle charm pop-up dies and since the numbers and word dies are still on my Karen Burniston's wish list, I just used what I had that would fit. MFT- numbers and sentiment and fishtail banner die, Sue Wilson creative espression Happy Bithday die.



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
September Guest Designer Fran Sabad

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Baby Tag Book

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE Stampers team.

Baby - Create a card using baby as your inspiration, example: new baby, baby shower, grand baby, baby animals or even just a baby sized card.

For my card I have used the picket fence Jungle babies stamp set.



For the inside of my card I used Karen Burniston's Tag Book Pop-up die set. Instead of making a tag book, I added it to the inside of a card. I have seen a few of the design team use this technique for their cards so I thought I would give it a try.


I love the way this has turned out, an unexpected surprise when you open the card.


Here is the side view of the center pop up tag.





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, September 15, 2018

Wedding charms

Welcome to the September Sketch challenge with the Crazies team from Crazy 4 Challenge blog.


I was asked to make a floral wedding card, that is great about sketches you can use them to make cards for any theme. 
I found this pretty paper in a designer paper pack and used that for my theme, I first used the stencil with embossing ink and white embossing powder for some texture. My bride and groom are die cut charm pieces from when Karen Burniston designed for Elizabeth craft designs, but my circles are from her circle charm pop- up set. 



Supplies:
ECD - KB wedding charms (retired) KB Best wishes stamps (retired)
Karen Burniston - circle charm pop-up dies
MFT - Stitched fishtails, ECD - congratulations die
Kaisercraft - stencil, versamark ink, seafoam embossing powder.



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
September Guest Designer Fran Sabad

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Fortune cookie day

Welcome to another challenge with the CCEE Stampers team. When I was deciding the challenges to use as hostess for this month a found out that is was Fortune cookie day. Oriental themed cards were so popular when I started card making, that was a long time ago and I still have papers although I did purchase a new stamp set.

Fortune cookie day - According to the days of the year calendar it is Fortune cookie day, use this to inspire an oriental themed card.





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, September 8, 2018

Grandparents day

Welcome to another challenge with the Crazies team.

It's grandparents day tomorrow, so we have been challenged  to make a card to show someone you love or appreciate them for what they do for you.  I know I am forever grateful for my family.


Today's challenge gave me the chance to use this stamp from Art Impressions, that I have had for ages. The sentiments are from the Altenew stunning cosmos set. Inside is the first time I have used the Karen Burniston Upsy daisy pop-up dies, nothing too fancy in the decorating as it was more important to see it I could use the dies. I didn't seem to have the right sentiment for the inside so I just cut a few clear stamps sentiments apart to make the words sending you kisses. The little heart pieces are from Karen Burniston's coffee charm die set.


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
September Guest Designer Fran Sabad

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Swimming by.......

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE stampers team, this month it is my turn to be hostess.
This card has been around for a lot of years but lately I have noticed some modern twists to it, so give us your version of a shadow box card.

So for my inspiration for this challenge came from a Jennifer McGuire tutorial, which I will link here.
I cut my card to size before assembling I used the  honey bee ocean borders stamp and inked it with versamark ink to give the watermark effect.


The front of my card is fairly simple as all the focus is when you open the card. The front has also been inked to look like water mark, and the oval piece is the piece that I cut out of the inside piece of the card, I just added the black mat and a few more images.


As you open the card, up pops the shadow box.


So the images I have used are from the Australian company Paper Rose, the stamps also have coordinating dies. This type of card can also be used as a base for an inside tunnel card linked here.



Here is a closer look at the inside images.





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, September 1, 2018

Bird on a wire fence

Welcome to this week challenge with the Crazies team from Crazy 4 challenges. Our hostess this month is Raquel Mason and her guest designer is Fran Sabad.

Today we are making cards using any technique!  The technique can be something you've never tried before, something you've tried many times, or even a technique that you're inspired to try.


For my card today I have made a background using the Distress Oxide technique. I sponged the colours wild honey, abandoned coral, broken china, peacock feathers, I then spritz it with water to create a lovely soft background. I then used the bird on wire fence die from Paper Rose to create a perfect Australian scene.

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
September Guest Designer Fran Sabad

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Spring Flowers

Welcome to the CCEE stampers challenge, where Hostess Frances has issued the challenge.



In my part of the world (Australia), Saturday is the first day of Spring .... Flowers are beautiful at any time of the year so for our challenge this week we are to add some flowers to our card.



Spring is my favourite time of the year, I love it when the the weather warms up and all the flowers come to life. My card features the Heartfelt creations Fuchsia Spray and the sentiment is from Paper Rose.

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....

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

FGM Flowers

My card to today is for the challenge that I do with some friends, each month we have a theme to challenge us to use our craft supplies.
This month our challenge was to use flowers. I started by creating an embossed panel using a Kaisercraft stencil and Nuvo mousse in citrus green. While that was drying I made some flowers with the Dahlia garden notes dies from Elizabeth craft designs. I then made a base card using the Karen Burniston designs oval pull card die and the hello is a die from the retangle pull card set.



Thanks for stopping by..........

Saturday, August 25, 2018

For my Dad

Welcome to this weeks Challenge with the Crazy 4 Challenges team.

This week our challenge is to make cards with a male theme. With Fathers Day next week in Australia I thought I would make a card for my girls to give to their Dad. He likes nothing better than spending time on the golf course.




I have used the Lawn Fawn Stitched hillside pop-up die and the  'For the boys' stamps that were free in the Cardmaking in easy steps issue 26 Magazine.

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
August Guest Designer Connie Van Loosen

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Ride the wind

Welcome to this weeks CCEE Stampers challenge.

Today (23rd August) is Ride the Wind Day, this day was created to celebrate the anniversary of the first man powered flight. There are so many things that rely on wind for them to work, so let's include something that needs wind on our cards today. Some examples include kite flying, windsurfing, Hang Gliding; Sailing Boats, Birds Flying, Hot Air Balloons, Balloons, Paper Planes etc.




For my card today I used the stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions and the stitched squares from Elizabeth Craft Designs.




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....

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Happy Birthday Pop up cake

Today I am sharing the card I made for my daughter's 30th birthday, wow where did the years go. 
That means I have been making special cards for 19 years, I have certainly a big change in the way that we create pop up cards in that time.
The first picture is of the center of the card as that is the special part, as you open the birthday cake pops up.
I have used Karen Burniston's cake pop up dies to create the cake and you can see Karen's video tutorial on this link as seeing is easier that explaining.


Here is the card completely open, the Happy Birthday die was cut one with black card and the other with glitter and off set to create a shadow. The bottom edge was felt raised designer paper, I made the cake with black gold and cream papers.


The designer paper that I have used is in the black and cream colours, some of the paper had raised felt areas, just like the piece I used for the front of the card, it is too pretty to cover up.


Thanks for stopping by.......

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sweet treats

Welcome to this weeks sketch challenge with the Crazy 4 challenges team.


For my card today I have used the stamp set that came free with the Creative Stamping Magazine issue 39. Inside I used the same images and created a pop up card using the Karen Burniston's Cup cake pop up die as a generic pop up platform. I also used some old My Favorite things border dies as embellishments.




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
August Guest Designer Connie Van Loosen

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Just Bee-Cause

Welcome to the CCEE Stampers challenge for this week.

Apparently Saturday 18th August is World Honey Bee Day, so for our challenge this week we are to include a bee or two on our cards.



For my card I have used Joset's designs dies and stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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....


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sports fan



Today I am sharing the card that I made for my daughter's partner. He is a huge Liverpool fan and was missing the games since he relocated to be with her, so she asked if I would make him a football/soccer card. I had this Daisy & Dandelion set for awhile, it has several small images that I wanted to use. I decided to make it a fun interactive card with the twist panel pop-up dies from Karen Burniston.


Here is a closer look at the pop -up panel in the center of the card.


Tonight they are at a pub/bar watching the first game of the season, hope they are having a good night.

Thanks for looking.......

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Summer bugs

Welcome to this Saturday's challenge with the Crazy 4 Challenges team.

 I love summer! With summer time the bugs come too....the annoying ones, like the mosquitos, but also beautiful ones like dragonflies and butterflies. For this challenge put a bug on your card/project.

                                       

I imagine any where in the world summer means bugs. Lots of bugs of different varieties  and lots of time trying to catch them or swat them away.

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
August Guest Designer Connie Van Loosen

Thanks for stopping by....