Monday, December 30, 2019

Waiting for Santa

Hi there, here are the last of my Christmas cards for this year. Some quick cards that are used as last minute ones. I have used the Lawn Fawn stitched hillside backdrop and the winter skies stamp set.




Thanks for looking......


Sunday, December 29, 2019

Snowflake Kisses


I have another Christmas card today, this one used the Snowflake turnabout stamp set. I have used several shades of brilliance inks.
I heat embossed the sentiment and added die cut snowflakes.


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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Red Shoes

Hi there, I am taking a little detour from sharing Christmas cards and showing the card that I made for my daughter's birthday.
My daughter loves her shoes, I am pretty sure she has a red pair and lots of heels, so when I found the stamp set I knew I wanted it for her card.


On the inside I have used the Karen Burniston gift pivot panel, crosshatch rectangles and the Paper Rose Happy Birthday dies.





Thanks for looking...……...

Friday, December 27, 2019

Blue Christmas

Here is another Christmas card that I have sent out. It had the Karen Burniston Merry Christmas, trees from the evergreen pivot panel set.


On the inside I have used the evergreen pivot panel and the cross hatch rectangles.
I have added some deer from a deer border from Crafts4U.

I have to say it wasn't until I was glued this card together that I noticed a mistake. I have my dies in plastic sleeves and while I had the evergreen pivot picture on the front I didn't notice that inside was 2 pivot dies, I obviously put one away incorrectly last time. So the pivot panels on this card and the one other day are made from the house pivot panel. Just incase you are wondering which one works best, well I found out that they are interchangeable and they both work.



Thanks for looking...….

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Silver Christmas


Now that the Christmas mail has been received I can share the cards that I made.
This one uses Karen Burniston dies nature edges, Merry Christmas, trees from the evergreen pivot panel set on the front.


And on the inside the evergreen pivot panel set with more trees in designer paper and the crosshatch rectangles



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

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Follow the Golden Star

Merry Christmas to everyone. Hope everyone has had a great day of celebrations.



While I Santa seems to be the star these days, I am having thoughts of my childhood lessons of the reason we celebrate Christmas. Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. My card today is my with die cuts from Crafts4U.

For whatever reason you celebrate today or even other day, remember your loved ones, family and friends.

Take Care
Maryann

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Crazy4Challenges december sketch

Welcome to the final challenge for 2019 with Crazy4Challegnes team. As part of the design team I would like to thank you for following our blog posts and we will be back in 2020 with new challenges.






Sketch Challenge C4C943

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.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

I spy Santa

Today is the last 2019 challenge with for the CCEE Stampers. As part of the design team I would like to thank everyone for their support. We are taking a short break and will be back January 2nd 2020.

For this last challenge, we are asked to create a card which has a window. It will then be our choice on whether you want to be peeking IN on Santa or peeking OUT at Santa.



For my card I have used the windows to the world stamps and dies from Art Impressions, and have used a few other dies to create a stone cottage wall.


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.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Christmas Holidays


Today is the second last challenge for 2019 with the Crazy4Challenges design team.
Being that it is a busy time of the year, Hostess Frances is keeping our challenge today fairly simple.

 Use your favorite holiday stamps/dies on your creations. If you don't celebrate Christmas, then use one of your favorite stamps/dies.


I love Penny Black images and always use a few each year, I also love this pull card die designed by Karen Burniston (retired from her ECD days) My sentiment and banner are from Lawn Fawn one of my favourite companies this year.



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.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Christmas Joy

My Card today is for the CCEE Stampers challenge.

Big Bold Christmas Statement - create a holiday card where a BIG and BOLD sentiment is the star on the front your design. 


I was sorting through my Christmas craft supplies and found this stamp and die set and the designer paper that matched.

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.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Inspiration Art


Today the Crazies team on Crazy 4 Challenges hostess Nicky supplied us with a art image for inspitation.







I have created an acetate window card front and inside I have used Karen Burniston Rockin' Rectangle pop-up die and the Stampendous stamp 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.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Coffee Moustache

This week on CCEE Stampers we are asked to put a moustache on our cards.

 November is also known as Movember which is a time to celebrate and raise funds for male issues.
 For our challenge this month include a Moustache (Mo) on your card in some way.


I have been wanting to use this Thanks a Latte stamp set for Lawn Fawn for ages. It is kind of quirky to add faces to the cups, they looked so sweet. I coloured the images to match the designer paper in the background. It just so happened that I had a jar of shaker sequins on my desk waiting to be used, it has been so long since I have made a shaker card, I just love the way it turned out. With so much going on the front this inside looked rather plain so I just added the pop - up inside last minute.



Supplies: 
Lawn Fawn - Thanks a Latte stamp set
Stitched Hillside Backdrop.
Karen Burniston - 1011 - Katherine Label pop -up die
1054 - Crosshatch rectangle die

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.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Rose Gold Christmas

My card today was made for the challenge that I do with a couple of friends, this month it was pretty simple just make a Christmas card.


I have the Karen Burniston Charm Accordion die set and the winter charms to make the card. I added designer paper from Kaisercraft it had the rose gold paper that I used to make the charm.


Thanks for looking today.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Snow Drift Blessings

Today we have another challenge hosted by Nicky for the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

For this challenge, I was trying to find ideas that I haven't seen in other challenges so. I thought that it would be fun to use a card that we had received from someone else as inspiration. It can be a handmade card or a store-bought card.

I went craft shopping with a friend the other day and purchased a few things. My friend commented that I happen to have a snow theme happening, so I just continued with the theme for today's card.

I created my with several die sets from Karen Burniston.
1064 - Christmas tress pop stand
1011 - Katherine Label pop-up
1006 - Nature Edges
1017 - Snowmen
 The sentiment is from the stampendous stamps set holiday expressions.







This is my inspiration card, I received it last year. You can following the link for more detailed information on how to make the original card 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

Rebecca Endie
Kathleen Adams
Amy Ottmers 
Karen Ostergard
Tracey Farr
Maryann Einam- You are here
Nicky Foden
November Guest Designer Lisa Reynolds Bzibziak
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Enjoy the Ride


Hi, Today I am playing along with the team on CCEE Stampers Blog for this week's challenge.

 Tomorrow is Go For A Ride Day, so for our challenge this week incorporate  some sort of transport on your card…. Bike, car, train, plane, hot air balloon etc.
How will you be riding this week?



I chose to Ride on a Train toady. I have used Karen Burniston's Pivot Train die to create my card and added embellishments to suit the theme.



Supplies: 
Karen Burntiston dies
1103 - Enjoy the Ride
1107 - Train Elements
1106 Train Pivot Panels


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.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

November Sketch




It is challenge time on Crazy4Challenges blog and week 3 means it is a sketch challenge.



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.
Maryann Einam- You are here
November Guest Designer Lisa Reynolds Bzibziak
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Sweet Treats

Welcome to today's challenge with the CCEE Stampers team.

 The 11th November is Sundae Day …. Doesn't that sound like a delicious day!
Create a card that features ice cream of some sort.



For my card I have used Karen Burniston dies 
1082 - Ice Cream Sundae pop-up
1084 - Rectangles Crosshatch
1091 - Border Blends - Party



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.
Maryann Einam- You are here

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Fairy Magic

It is time to join the Crazies on Crazy4Challenges blog.

This week our challenge is to make a card with texture, can be fabric, mesh, sandpaper or anything else you can think of than can a different feel to a card.


I heat embossed the background with white embossing powder and added colour with 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.
Maryann Einam- You are here
November Guest Designer Lisa Reynolds Bzibziak

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Coffee Happy




It is Craft Time with the team at CCEE Stampers blog.

A new month means a new hostess this time it is Frances.


Apparently tomorrow (8th November) is Cappuccino day, so for our challenge this week create a coffee themed card.




I have used the Altenew Liquid Marble stencil and several shades of distress inks to create my background. I wanted the background to be the highlight so I just used a die cut coffee cup on the front of the card.
Inside I made two more panels of the marble card and added the Karen Burniston pop-up coffee cup. The sentiments used are from Simon says stamp and Cas-ual Fridays.







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.

Maryann Einam- You are here

Thanks for stopping by....


BTW did you know that this week (November 1 - November 8) is also the 2019 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
 So if you enjoy coffee themed cards, make sure you check it out.