Thursday, April 28, 2016

CCEEers Hit the Ball Out of the Park

 
Anne is our hostess for April, and for her last challenge this month she is reminding us that it's baseball season again (YAY!). Here is her  CCEE Stampers challenge.....
 
 Promote your favorite team, their colors,
or just use a baseball theme.
 
I went wiith the colors  of the Red Sox, my fav team....red, white and navy blue.
 
No stamps were 'hurt' in the creation of this card (except for the inside sentiment)
 
Be sure to go to the CCEE Blog to check out the DT fav teams or baseball cards.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Crazies Are Wild for Flowers

 
Rebecca Ednie is the Crazy4Challenges hostess for April.  For another week we are thrilled to have the very fabulous Teresa Kline from Paperie Blooms joining us.  Here is Rebecca's challenge for this week.

April Showers bring May flowers! Please use some springtime flowers on your card or project this week! I can't wait to see all of your daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, crocuses, cherry blossoms and all the others I've not listed!

I used an old SU stamps along with Tim Holtz watercolor crayons.  For a first try, it didn't come out too bad.  I have a long way to go with watercoloring techniques, but I keep trying.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the garden of flowers created by the DT.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Spring Captures the CCEEers Attention

 
Anne continues as the April hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is her challenge for the week.
 
Spring brings lots of changes to our landscapes.  Your challenge this week is to make a scenic card...and because I am the hostess, be sure to add some RED!
 
I usually cut out and create a dimensional scene, but today I went in a different direction.  Once again I forgot to write down the names of the stamp companies, but I can check them out iif you want to know.  Just leave a comment and I'll get back to you.  I colored with Copics and used a cloud template for my clouds.
 
Thanks for stopping in......be sure to take a trip to the CCEE Blog to see the spring scenes created by this talented group of friends.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Crazy for Sketches

 
This week is the third Crazy4Challenges for this month so it is a sketch.  I just love the sketch but must admit that I forgot the element on the left side of the main image.
 
 
I used a dainty oval die from MFT along with a beautifully intricate lace border die from Joanna Sheen's Signature Dies.  What a wonderful die....intricate and yet cut beautifully with just one pass through my Cuttlebug.  What appears to be black pearls on my card are actually different sized SILVER embellishments.
 
Be sure to  stop in at the Crazies Blog to see the fab creations by the rest of this talented DT.
 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

CCEEers Face Double Challenge

 
Anne continues as the April hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  This is her challenge for the week.......
 

One layer cards are always easy to mail.  Create a one layer card with a water color panel or background.
 
I so admire the watercolor creations other stampers have been doing lately.  I try and fail.  So this week I decided to try a smaller area.  I first masked the part of the panel that I wanted to remain white.  I then used a Tim Holtz watercolor crayon along with water and a brush to create the background on the watercolor paper background.
 
I then stamped and embossed the tree and sentiment.  I must admit that I really (really) like the result.  Maybe now I can again give a try to some of the other watercolor techniques.  Small steps.....small steps......hahaha.....!!!!
 
Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the other fabulous one layer watercolored creations.  I am sure we will all be inspired.......this team has some real talent!!!!
 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

CCEEers Go Plaid for the Guys

 
Anne is our April hostess for the CCEE Challenge.  Here is her challenge for this week.....
 
Create a masculine card using plaid in some way.
 
I used a Sweet 'N Sassy image along with a sassy sentiment stamp.  The plaid was created with a JustRite Designs background stamp.  I added some triple piercing on the sidesk.
 
Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to see the plain/masc. creations by the rest of this fabulous DT

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Crazy for Petite Critters

 
Hello and welcome to the first week of April with Crazy 4 Challenges! Rebecca Ednie will be our hostess for this month. We'd like to thank everyone who played with us last week. Without you all, this challenge wouldn't exist!

We have the lovely, sweet and talented Teresa Kline from Paperie Blooms joining us and she will be our Guest for the whole Month.Please welcome her by leaving a comment at the Crazies Blog or at her blog.

Here is Rebecca's challenge for us this week......

This week I've designed a challenge with Spring in mind. I hate winter and am so happy spring is finally here. Spring brings Baby Animals so use some little critters on your card or project. They can be baby animals or just small images.

When I think of small critters, I often think of this SU retired set that I used this week.  I have to be honest and say that I originally wanted a different sentiment.....something including 'one of a kind', but I was unable to find the stamp I normally used.....so......I used the one that comes with this stamp set from SU>

I added some embossing to 'fill in' some white space.  Scoring was also done, but it really doesn't show much in this muddy picture.  Piercing was also an added detail as well as some MS border punching.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the critters represented on the DT cards.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

CCEEers Celebrate Eiffel Tower Day

 

Frances continues as the CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess.  Here is her last challenge for the month.
 

According to the Days of the Year web site today is Eiffel Tower Day. So for our challenge this week let's celebrate all things Parisian …. It could be the Eiffel Tower, French Poodle; Berets; Champagne; Red, White & Blue Color Combo etc.

As you have probably guessed, I went with the colors of the flag.  I am working on two gift stashes of all occasion type cards, so this is one more for the stashes.

I, once again, forgot to write down the company for the stamped image.  If you want to know just ask in a comment.  The sentiment is from MFT.  I used a MS border punch along with my Copics and piercing tools.

Please be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to see the fabulous French-inspired creations by this DT.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Crazies Go Crazy for PURPLE


Welcome to another Crazy4Challenges challenge. Frances is back with our final challenge of the month..... didn't this month fly by quickly!

Before we get onto this week's challenge we would like to thank Sandy Diller for being our Guest Designer for March, we have loved having her play with us this month.

Here is Frances's challenge for the week.
 

According to the Days of the Year web site the 26th March is Purple Day.  Purple Day is a celebration aimed at raising worldwide awareness of epilepsy, a condition that affects over 65 million people globally. For our challenge this week include the color purple in your creations.

I used the Sketch Challenge sketch from this week as the design for my card.  I didn't have time to play this week.  I used a stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms for the flower.  I added a bit of bling and some twine.  I made the horizontal layer by punching a MS punch on both sides.  I also did a bit of paper piercing (as usual).....

Be sure to stop at the Crazies Blog to see the fabulous PURPLE creations by this talented crew of Crazies.