Saturday, April 25, 2015

This CRAZY is Back to Play

I am happy to say that I have a card to share for this week's Crazy4Challenges post.  I have been MIA for a few weeks due to sciatica.  It has been a painful journey, but it will hopefully come to an end in two weeks when I have an injection in my back.  However,  I have been trying to hobble down to the stamp cave so I can 'play' and rejoin my challenge teams.  Thanks for your patience.

This week, our hostess is Lynn....and here is her challenge......

Since today is World Penguin Day and tomorrow is National Go Birding Day, let's create a card or project using some type of bird.

If you would like to play along with us this week, upload your card/project to your blog or online gallery using the keyword C4C283.  Then pop over to the Crazies Blog and link it on Inlinkz so we can see it too! :)

 On my card I used no stamps.  I used die cuts from Memory Box, Spellbinders, and MFT.  In the background of the circle panel I also used a cloud embossing folder, but can't remember from which company.

Thanks for looking.



Thursday, April 23, 2015

CCEE Goes Crazy for Critters

Frances is our CCEE Stampers hostess for April.  This is her challenge for this week.....

Apparently the 26th of April is Hug an Australian Day! Who knew? ( and I, Frances,  am Australian!!!  LOL.  If you don't know any Aussies close by you can hug me, however we might need to rely on virtual hugs Haha! {{{{hugs}}}}. For our challenge this week use a cute critter that you think would be huggable … Bonus points if you use an animal native to Australia.

I did not have any Aussie critter stamps, so I went with cute.......however, as I type this I realize they might not be very huggable!!!  This stamp is from Penny Black.

Stop in to check out the cute critters at the CCEE Blog.  You'll be glad you did!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CCEE Stampers -- Influenced by Books

Frances is our April hostess for the CCEE Stampers challengeThis is her challenge.....

Today is National Librarian Day, so for our challenge this week use a book as your inspiration …. Children's or Adults.

I have been a voracious reader since childhood.  I have read many genres of books.  Currently I am enjoying mystery/thriller/detective type of books.  One I read a bit ago was Storm Front by John Sanford.  I used that as the inspiration for this sympathy card.

I used an Impression Obsession 6x6 block stamp for the clouds, a Hero Arts sentiment stamp, and a tree die.

Be sure to stop at the CCEE Blog to check out the reading habits AND talents of the rest of this fabulous team.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CCEE'ers Get Out Their Stencils

I'm Back.............................

 Frances is our CCEE Stamper's hostess for the month of April.  This week she asked us to use stencils in the creation of our cards.  I used an MFT sun stencil to create my image/bkgd. on the card.  I sponged the inks onto the main panel.  I added a sentiment 'flag' to the design.  The sentiment was created with a Penny Black stamp.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fabulous creations made by the team members using stencils in some way.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The CCEE Stampers Go WILD

As the month of March came in like a lion (around New England, at least), so does our weekly challenge.  Anne, our hostess for the CCEE Stampers challenged us to go wild with lion or wild animal images.

After some hard thinking, I remembered I had this stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers which would perfectly fit the bill.  I used the lion image and the birthday sentiment from this set.  I added some layers and some paper piecing to finish the card, along with 3 brads.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers Blog to see the wild creations by the rest of this very talented and friendly team.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Crazies Play with Water......

Well today the Crazy4Challenges DT will celebrate the 2 Zodiac signs of February... Aquarius and Pisces.  They have something in common... both are water signs! 

I went CAS with this wonderful sea image and sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  U ysed MFT dies to cut my pendants, and then I added piercing around the edges of the card.  Pretty EZ-PZ.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the other water inspired creations by the DT.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The CCEE Stampers -- Inlaid Die Cuts

Sabrina, the CCEE Stampers hostess for February is a technique savvy stamper.  This week she challenged us to use the inlaid die cut technique.  You can find a tutorial on this technqiue at Splitcoaststampers.

I went CAS with mine.  I have had, unfortunately, a need for sympathy cards, and my stash is very low, so I wanted to keep this clean and crisp for a serene sympathy card.  I used a fern die (I think it is from Cherry Lynn Designs, but am not sure)  along with a Spellbinders circle die.  I didn't exactly do it as the tutorial instructed, but my results are the same.  I added a sentiment from Hero Arts and some paper piercing around the edges.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fabulous inlaid die creations by the rest of this fabulous team.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sketch for the Crazies

It is the third challenge of the month, so our February Crazy4Challenges hostess, Kelli, has given us a fab sketch to play with.

I went very clean and simple with the sketch, using embossing in place of the two horizontal panels, and leaving off two small elements of the design.  I have unfortunately needed several sympathy cards lately, so I prefer them to be less 'busy' than other cards.  My image is by Penny Black and my sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Be sure to see the fab creations created from this sketch at the Crazies Blog.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Moonstruck with the CCEE Stampers

Sabrina is our hostess for February for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is her challenge....

Interestingly, because February is a short month, there can actually be years in which there is no full moon at all. The last time this happened was 1999, the next time will be 2018. So while this isn’t one of those years - feature the moon on your cards.

 I have, unfortunately, needed a lot of sympathy cards recently, so I headed in that direction.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers Blog to see the moonstruck creations of the rest of the team.