Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bows, Bows, Bows for the CCEE

Frances has been our hostess for the month of August.  For her last challenge of the month, she has given the CCEE Stampers the following challenge.

Apparently tomorrow is Bow Tie Day, so for our challenge this week let's include some sort of bow on our cards this week … it doesn't have to be a Bow Tie as long as it is a bow.

I, obviously, did not go with the bow tie.  Unfortunately, due to my health I have not been able to create many holiday cards.  So I am now trying to build my stash whenever possible.  I used this wrest stamp from (?) and the sentiment from a SU retired set.  My skinny bow is a die from Impression Obsession.

Be sure to check out  the CCEE Blog to see the 'bowed' creations by this fabulously creating and special DT.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

CCEEers Refresh with Lemonade and Lemons

Frances continues as our August hostess, and this is the challenge she has given for this week to the CCEE Stampers.
According to the Days of the Year web site today is Lemonade Day …. Let's celebrate by creating cards that features lemonade in some way. If you don't have anything Lemon or lemon related feature some other kind of beverage.

I used a very old set from SU.  I kept it clean and simple with some light coloring with my Copics.  I added a sentiment from MFT.  I also used a frame embossing folder.

Be sure to go to the CCEE Stampers Blog to get 'lemon fresh'.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Crazies Sketch Week

Frances is our Crazy4Challenges hostess for the month of August.  Since this is the third challenge of the month, she has given us a fabulous sketch to play with this week.
I used two different dps for my layers, an MFT oval lace die along with a Spellbinders oval die for the main image, an MFT banner die for the sentiment, and some small brads.  I heat embossed the image from Flourishes and the sentiment on black.
Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the varied and creative ways the DT used this sketch.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

CCEE Creates Screen Dividers

Frances, our CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for August, gave us a fancy fold card challenge this week.  Here it is.....

This week we are creating Screen Divider Card - I have been meaning to make one of these style cards for some time now … so let us create one for today's challenge. Here is the link to the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. 

I have to admit that I kind of dreaded this challenge, but was happy to see just how easy it was to make.  Thanks, Frances, for making me work out of my comfort zone (this

I used a wide variety of stamps.  I did not write down all the companies (sorry), but the large ferns are from one of my absolute favorite retired SU sets ever.

Be sure to take the time to visit the CCEE Blog.  You will be dazzled by the variety of screen divider cards.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Seeing the Light with the Crazies

Frances is the Crazies hostess for August.  This is the challenge she gave us this week.
The 7th August was National Lighthouse Day, so for our challenge today create a card featuring a lighthouse. If you don't have a lighthouse, think where you would find a lighthouse … near the sea, beach etc and use that for your inspiration.
I actually have several lighthouse stamps, but decided to keep it simple this week due to my mobility issues.  This stamp is from I Brake for Stamps.  The sentiment stamp is from SU.  I did some border piercing and used a SU punch for the sentiment panel. 

In the future I really want to use this stamp again and take more time to make a more dramatic scene with a beautiful sun.....fabulous sky colors, etc., but that is not today.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to take a tour of our lighthouses.....should be a calming journey.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Let's Play Golf or Some Othe Sport with the CCEEers

Frances is our hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge in the month of August.  This is her challenge for the week....
Apparently this month is National Golf Month … so for our challenge this week let’s create a card which features some sort of sport. Bonus points if you create a Golf themed card. Oh and we might need to see the color green on your card too.
I have lots of golfers among my family and friends, so I was happy to use this virging MB die of golf cart and flags.  I also used a landscape die from MFT.  The sentiment is from MFT (T think), while the cloud stamp is from Impression Obsession.  The tree lines are from MB.
Please to be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to get your sporting spirit movitated.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

CCEE Stamper Honor Harry Potter

Lynn is our hostess this month and here is the challenge she has for the CCEE Stampers this week.

You may or may not know that July 31 is the day that both Harry Potter and his creator, J. K. Rowling celebrate their birthdays. Today the challenge is to create a card or project that honors the remarkable literary character, Harry Potter.

I used an older set from Mark's Finest Papers.  This snow owl reminded me of the snow owl in the Harry Potter series.

To see what should be a very interesting post, be sure to visit the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Crazies Go Crazy for Royal Colors

Karen is our hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT this month.  This week's challenge was to use royal colors or royal images.

I used this sweet winter PI image from MFT.  It was a virgin set and I was happy to finally use it.

My main computer died and this laptop is giving me problems, but I'm not sure what view YOU are seeing.  This card is a A2 card, but on my laptop screen it appears to be squarish.  If you leave a comment, could you tell me how it appears to you.  Thanks for any feedback.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the royal creations by the team.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Crazies 4 Critters

I am very happy to be back with a card for ths week's Crazy4Challenges DT.  I was absent one week as I was away in Maine, and then, when I came home, I brought a terrible cough and ailment home with me so I missed the next week.  I am happy to say that most of the coughing is done and that ailment is just a lingering memory.  However, I also visited a surgeon this week for my sciatica/cyst problems and unfortunately surgery is in my future.  Have to admit to a bit of trepidation about that......oh goes on.

ANYHOOOOOO.......Our challenge this week was to include one or more 'critter' on our cards/projects.  I used an old Penny Black stamp for my critters.  The sentiment is from a SU set.  I added some designer paper panels and some piercing and that's about it.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see all the 'critters' used by this talented team.