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....





Thursday, June 14, 2018

Blooming flowers


Welcome to this weeks CCEE Stampers Challenge, Joanne is our hostess and says.......

Around here spring came late, so we are still enjoying the blooming of flowers.  Please create a card with multiple flowers.

Okay, so I am glad that we don't have any challenge police here as I am not sure if I have met the brief.
I keep short hand notes for my challenges in the craft room and all it says is blooming flowers, it wasn't until I was putting up this post that I read that it was suppose to be multiple flowers. Anyway I so wanted to try out this Altenew Layered Blossom cover die, it comes in two parts an A & B so I really do have two blooms on my card. LOL Well that is my story.






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 9, 2018

Just go fishing

Welcome to another Crazy 4 Challenge challenge.

This week our challenge is ..... Masculine Cards – Father’s Day is coming up in the Northern Hemisphere, so this week let’s make male cards. It does not have to be a Father’s Day card.




To day I have made a step card using the Cheery Lynn step die and instead of a stamped image on the front I used at die cut from Tutti designs called fishing buddies. All my stamped images are from Sparkle n Sprinkle Just go fishing 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
June Guest Designer Karen Nofziger.


Thanks for stopping by....


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bring me Sunshine


This month on CCEE Stampers Blog, Joanne is our hostess of the challenges.

I don’t think  I am the only one with unused, or ‘virgin’, stamps.  This week I want you to go through your stash and ink those virgins to create this week’s card. 


I have used the concord & 9th , Hello Lovely stamps set to create this background and coloured it in with Copic pens. I also used the tonic studio everyday sentiments die and cut it 4 times and layered them for dimension. I also used the stamp on the inside of the 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, June 2, 2018

Fairy sweet go barefoot day

Welcome to a brand new month of challenge with the Crazies team on Crazy 4 Challenges.
This month our hostess is Frances Byrne.

Apparently yesterday was "Go Barefoot Day" include something on your card that is barefoot.

When I first saw this challenge I didn't think I was going to be able to play along thinking that I didn't have any barefoot images, when a friend had the suggestion that I think outside the box as she was sure that I would have an image that I could use.

Well I found a set of Fairies, they go barefoot most of the time.


On the inside I added this fairy admiring a lady beetle. And made a pop up card with the the spinner square pop-up from Karen Burniston. The card folds flat and when you open it 3 lady beetles fly away from behind the fairy by way of the spinner 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
June Guest Designer Karen Nofziger.


Thanks for stopping by....


Thursday, May 31, 2018

3D embossed gilding

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the CCEE Stampers team.

Dust off and use your embossing folder/s on your card today.


For my card today I have used the Crafters companion 3D embossing folder. I embossed a black panel of card stock. I then used gilding wax to highlight the raised areas blending old gold and patina. The sentiment was Diesire classiques Thank you die was cut in gold foil 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....

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Happy Stencils

Today I am sharing the card made for the challenge that I have with a couple of friends each month we challenge ourselves to use our supplies this month it is stencils.


For my card I have used the Altenew Layered Kaleidoscope stencils A & B, distress ink cracked pistachio and wilted violet. I have used the stamp and die free in Simply cards & Papercraft issue 176 along with the honey bee die and stamp sets.

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

Saturday, May 26, 2018

New Beginnings

It is time to join the Crazies team from Crazy 4 challenge for this weeks challenge.


For my card today I pulled out my one and only graduation stamp set. This set has some great sentiments but I found this designer paper in my stash that I really wanted to use so I put it on the inside as well using the Katherine Label Pop-up to add the sentiment on the 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
May Guest Designer Janis Lewis


Thanks for stopping by....


Thursday, May 24, 2018

NEWS Elements

Welcome to the challenge with the CCEE Stampers team this week.

Anne says "I wake up in the morning to the NEWS."
  Make a card using each of these letters ..... N, E, W, S.

                                           Northern Lights - Embossing - White - Sequins


This is my first attempt at the Northern lights techinque, it was great fun and I am sure to try it again. I white embossed my leafy image and then sponged on my colour, buffing the embossing to remove the ink before adding the next colour. I then matted the panel and added the die cut sentiment and sequins as embellishments.




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, May 19, 2018

C4C435 May Sketch

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





For my card I used the free Altenew layered Rose die set from the Simply cards & Papercraft Magazine issue 174. In the set are 3 rose pieces and 2 leaf pieces I cut these is various shares of card. The center panel is designer paper embossed with the creative expressions Embossing folder by Sue Wilson called Rose blooms. Finally I added the sentiments with the fishtail dies.

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
May Guest Designer Janis Lewis


Thanks for stopping by....



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pollen dreams

This week on the CCEE Stampers blog Anne has challenged us to use some of our hoarded paper stock.

My paper is from the Kaisercraft Botanica Collection called Pollen, I have teamed it with one of my favourite bird images with dogwood flowers. I then added the die cuts sentiment with a glaze pen coat for the final layer.


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, May 12, 2018

All Aboard

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

Today is Train Day, add a Train to your card or project.


For my card I pulled out an old set, retired I think but still very cute, I teamed with paper piercing dies.


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
May Guest Designer Janis Lewis


Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Red Rose in white


Welcome to the CCEE stampers challenge hostess Anne asks that we created a card with red as the theme.

For my card to toady, I chose to use the Crafters companion  Diesire Rose easel die. Using the red card I card a base layer and the top layer to make the easel part in red. I then cut a layer in white with the rose insert. This was cut with double sided tape on the back to create a sticker and then attached to the red card.

The small rose was die cut and layered several times for dimension to create a stopped for the easel.



The Happy birthday on the  front was also layered for dimension with the final layer cut from a piece of shimmer sheetz.



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, May 5, 2018

SuperMum


Welcome to a new month of Challenges with the Crazies team our hostess this month is Amy and her guest hostess is Janis Lewis.

Did you know that today is Free Comic Book Day? To honor this fun day our theme will be
"Super Hero"


With Mothers Day just around the corner I chose to honor all the Mums out there with wishes for a Super day.  Sometime in their lifetime they will all be super heros.



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
May Guest Designer Janis Lewis


Thanks for stopping by....



Thursday, May 3, 2018

May Flowers

Welcome to this weeks CCEE stampers challenge.
Anne is our  hostess for the month of May.  Since April showers bring May flowers, my first challenge is to fill your card with pretty flowers.


For my card I used the alcohol ink background panel that I created the other week, this time I have used gloss card. I have had this heart die for awhile and I could see it as a stain glass window frame. I die cut my panel into the front of the card and glued the insert back onto the inside of the card replacing all the pieces so that it looks like an embossed panel. On a piece measuring the same as the front of the card I cut another window, I then added acetate to the front panel and glued the extra cover card sandwiching the acetate in between. I then cut the alcohol ink heart and glued it to the acetate and on the inside I added a green die cut to match the card. The sentiment is also die card with the alcohol ink card.
Sorry about the poor quality photo but I just couldn't get it without the green card reflection, I guess it just matches my blog name stamping on greens. LOL




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, April 28, 2018

Skating on thin ice

Welcome to this week's challenge with the crazies team.

This week our challenge is a play on words - Create a card using these words for inspiration "Skating on thin ice"


Today I made a spinner card with this cute Lawn Fawn set, I started with a sky background with distress oxide inks. I used the circle die to cut a window.


I stamped the front a back bear  and fussy cut it out so that they match, there is a die set available for this stamp set just to make things easier, I just don't have it yet. I then attached the bear to the card with a bit of thin string, so that it spin when opened.


I then made some snow drifts for the front and the added an white embossed sentiment and sequins and gem stones.

Supplies:
Stamps: Fawn Lawn Beary happy holidays
Neat & Tangled sequins, gem stones, circle dies and wavy edges distress oxide inks


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
April Guest Designer Kelly Santi

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, April 26, 2018

My Country

Welcome to this week challenge with the CCEE team.

 April is National Poetry Month, and today is Poem in Your Pocket Day.  I'm asking that you create a card using a poem as your inspiration.

 For my Poem I chose My Country by Dorothea Mackellar. 

Undoubtedly it was the few lines in the  second verse that has been my inspiration for this card.

                                                 I love a sunburnt country,
                                                A land of sweeping plains,
                                                Of ragged mountain ranges,
                                                Of droughts and flooding rains



To create by background I have used distress inks. Crushed olive, carved pumpkin, rusty hinge, scattered straw, tumbled glass, shaded lilac, sponged and wiped across the card. The mountains are a mask made with Karen Burniston pop-it western edges (retired). The dies are Paper Roses -  Men sitting on fence, Ultimate crafts - Gum tree and water tank.




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, April 25, 2018

Alcohol ink dreams

My card for today is made for a challenge that I do with a couple of friends. Each month we have a challenge to create a card with our supplies.
This month our challenge is to use Alcohol inks.

I created several background pieces on yupo paper, the first time I have used this paper, because when I had used the inks in the past we just had gloss card. 

Inspired by the recent views of the Aurora Australis, I used my background behind  the memory box Evergreen window. The sentiment was also cut from the background paper and popped up onto the white card.




For this card I die cut top panel with gold foil card, boy it is just so hard to photograph. I tilted the card for a different angle which shows a bit more of the marbled alcohol ink background.


Supplies:
Ranger Alcohol inks - Limeade, Terracotta, Raspberry, Wild Plum, mixative gold.
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs: stitched rectangle, away with words - dream, Couture Creations - wild & free Ekene Tree, Memory box - Everygreen Window. Yupo paper, gold foil card.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

C4C431 April Sketch

Welcome to week 3 of this month of challenges with the Crazy team on Crazy 4 Challenges.
Week 3 means it is time for a sketch challenge.


For my card I used stitched square dies on the yellow layer and added the designer paper and completed the paper piercing by hand. I then die cut the word happy and heat embossed the word birthday. It needed something more so I added some Nuvo drops....hmmm I think I need some more practice as my drops were rather chunky.






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
April Guest Designer Kelly Santi

Thanks for stopping by....


Thursday, April 19, 2018

The extra mile

Welcome to today's challenge with the CCEE Team.

Today is Bicycle Day, so I'm asking you to put a bicycle on your card.  If you don't have a bicycle, use anything with wheels. 
Lois had a confession that she didn't learn to ride a bike until she was an adult, well I have a confession too, I never learnt to ride a bike, although I did give it a try as an adult and just found it too difficult about 100metres was as far as I could ride without falling off.


For my card I had this designer paper in my supplies and awhile ago I found this stamp and die set. Because it was hard to attach foam tape to the bicycle, I just used the die and cut out 3 layers of card stock and matched it to the stamped image that was also die cut, glued each layer for a perfect fit.

Supplies- Diamond press -Stamps and Dies , MFT - Mod Square Stax

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, April 14, 2018

Perfect Blend

Welcome to this weeks challenge with the team from Crazy 4 Challenges blog. I am continuing the challenges as hostess.

 Perfect blend - Create a card with coffee for inspiration in the form of colours, stamps or dies.



I love this type of interactive card, you get to a chance to tell a story with a surprise on the inside.



Supplies:
Dies: Karen Burniston - Coffee cup pop-up, Spinner square pop-up, Elizabeth Craft Designs - speech bubble edgy options, stitched rectangles.
Stamps: Gerda Steiner - coffee monster



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
April Guest Designer Kelly Santi

Thanks for stopping by....


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Buckets of Love

Lois is continuing as hostess for the CCEE Stampers this month. In researching for her challenges Lois found out that April 11 is National Pet day.  Lois asked the team to use a pet (dog, cat, bird, whatever) on their cards. 

I love pets it doesn't matter what type. In the past I have owned cats, dogs, birds and fish. We currently have a dog and a bird.


 I chose to use this cute Gerda Steiner set for all my stamped images.


Inside I used Karen Burniston's Cupcake pop-up as the platform for the pop up inside the card. This die can be made as a generic platform by just adding any shape to the pop-up part.






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....