Saturday, February 13, 2016

Crazy for Red and Pink

It is Saturday and time for a Crazy4Challenges challenge.  Here is the challenge for today in our hostess's own words......Peggy's challenge is......
Hello Crazy 4 Challenges Fans!! Glad you came by for this week's challenge!

Of course tomorrow is the sweetest of sweetest days of the year. I am sure we will be seeing a lot of pinks and reds. The challenge today is to make a monochromatic card using pinks and/or reds.
I went with a much used stamp from SU.  I just love its boldness and simplicity.  the bloom was heat embossed with red embossing powder.  The sentiment was heat embossed in black and is from a JustRite Papercrafts set.  I created the frame with a pierced rectangle die from MFT.
Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the red/pink monochromatic creations by the rest of this very talented team and our guest designer, Vicki Dutcher.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

CCEE Stampers Get Punch Happy

Welcome to week two of our CCEE Stamper February challenges with our hostess, Lynn.  She has challenged us to have a little Valentine fun.  Here is her challenge......
Back when I was in grade school, every Valentine’s Day my classmates and I had such fun creating Valentine Critters to decorate our Valentine boxes. The task for today is to create an animal of any kind on your card in which you use heart shapes for some of its body parts.

A while ago I had started saving punch art ideas on a Pinterest Board.  It came in handy with this challenge.  I adapted one of the collected pins to make my dog.  Hearts were used for the hind legs and nose.  Ovals were used for the head, body, snout, and ears.  I'm not sure the name for the leg punch but it is a long, slim, rounded rectangle which I bent to make paws.  I also sponged with white near some of the edges. Circle punches were used for the eyes.  I drew in the 'freckles; and mouth and added a touch of shine to the nose.  The sentiment is from a Sweet 'n Sassy dog stamp set.

Now be sure to check out the fab punched creations by the rest of the team......I can't wait to see them at the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Crazies Play with the Kite Shape

Happy Saturday!

It is time to kick off the February challenges! Peggy is the Crazy4Challenges hostess with the mostest for February, and our guest designer is Vicki Dutcher from All I Do Is Stamp
I am sure you will enjoy her fabulous creations this month!

Now onto this week's challenge......

National Kite Flying Day is coming up on the 8th so the challenge is to use a kite or a kite shape on your card.

I used a silhouette image from I Brake for Stamps (I think).  I used a stencil from my scrapbooking days to sponge in the kite shape on my card.  I then pierced around the outer edges of the sponged kite-shaped area.  With heat embossing, after masking the area, I applied the image to the sponged area. sure to stop in to the Crazies Blog to see the kite and kite-shaped creations by the rest of this talented team. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

CCEEers Enjoy Winter

Lynn is our hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge in February.  This is her challenge for this week.

Many of us are having icy or snowy weather (or are dreaming that we do) now that February has arrived. My challenge for you is to create a project which features some activity unique to the cold months of winter.

I broke out another virgin stamp set.  I have been trying to go through and use sets I just 'had to have' but never got around to using.  This one is from the now defunct There She Goes Stamps.  The images and sentiments in this set are just sooooo sweet for winter cards.  I also used a snowflake background die from Impression Obsession.

Now be sure to check out the CCEE Blog to be inspired by the winter activity card by my very dear challenge friends.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Going UNDER with the Crazies

Welcome to another Crazy4Challenges challenge. Can you believe that one month of 2016 has almost gone already ... Wow!

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

Frances is back with our final challenge of the month.

The 26th January was Australia Day, as I live in the "land down under", lets celebrate with a Down Under Challenge. Create a card with something down under, it could be under the sea, or a tree or underground, under an umbrella or even from down under in the world.

I used a virgin stamp set from Penny Black for both the image and the sentiment.  This is a one layer card....truly CAS.  I have been trying to work with this genre and I find it very challenging.  I am putting together a gift stash for a friend and CAS cards are the best for that gift stash.

Now be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the other 'under' creations by the rest of this team.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

CCEEers Go Wild for Chocolate

Frances is back as the hostess for the CCEE Stampers for January.  This is the challenge she gave us......

Who doesn't love chocolate cake! Did you know they even have a special day to celebrate this yummy treat! Chocolate Cake Day was the 27th January. Your cards this week should feature cake, bonus points if it is chocolate cake. 

I used a virgin die set from Spellbinders for my chocolate cake.  I am sorry, but I can't remember the company for the sentiment.  I embossed part of the bkgd. base with an embossing folder, added score lines at the top and bottom of the embossing, and finished it off with paper piercing at the top and bottom of the base card.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to check out the delicious chocolate delights created by the rest of this team.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Popping Up with the Crazies

Hi everyone,

It's challenge time again for the  Crazy4Challenges DT.  Frances has a great challenge for us this week.......

The 19th January was National Popcorn Day, so let's add some 'POP' to our cards be it by creating a card that incls the theme popcorn; creating a Pop Up Card; just Popping up your image using foam tape or just adding a Pop of color to a black and white card.

I used a favorite retired SU stamp for my image.  I popped up the 'spotlighted' panel which was colored with Copics.  The sentiment was from MFT.

Be sure to check out the popped creations by the rest of the DT at the Crazies Blog.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The CCEEers Play with Opposites


Frances continues as our January hostess with the moistest.  This is the challenge she gave the CCEE Stampers this week......

Did you know that the 25th January is National Opposite Day?  For our challenge this week make a card/project that has opposites on it. Think opposite colors on the color wheel, stripes and polka dots, black and white, mirror image, etc.
Of course, I had to go with black and white (with a tiny touch of RED).  The stamped image is from Penny Black, while the sentiment is from MFT.  I used heat embossing with white embossing powder for the image and the sentiment.  The sentiment panel was die cut with an MFT die.
Be sure to visit the Land of Opposites at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Crazy4Challenges Sketch Week

Frances, our January hostess for the Crazy4Challenges, has given us a great sketch to play with this week.

I used Tim Holtz's Crazy Birds set for this one.  I honestly can't remember the company for the sentiment, but I 'think' it is Sweet 'n Sassy stamps.  I added lots of piercing around the base and the main image.  I used an old SU punch for my sentiment panels on which the sentiment was heat embossed.

Be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog to see the many fabulous ways this sketch has been used.