Thursday, August 9, 2018

CCEEers Visit the Jungle

Frances continues as the CCEE Challenge hostess this is her challenge for this week.....

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances here with this week's challenge.

Apparently Tomorrow is World Lion Day .... Lions are also often referred to as the "King of the Jungle" so lets see some jungle animals appearing on our cards this week … bonus points if you include a lion.

I used an unmounted stamp for this card.  I apologize that I did not write the company name on the back so I could share the maker of the stamp.  If someone knows, share that info with me please.  I sponged the background, used my Misti to stamp the image in deep black, then added a thin frame of black cardstock.  I then covered the front of the base card with black and white dp for a tropical look.

Be sure to visit the CCEE blog to see the various jungle creatures the team used in their designs.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Crazy for the Mountains is time for another Crazy4Challenges challenge.  Anja is our hostess for the month and here is her challenge for this week.....

Welcome all to a new month of challenges here at the CRAZIES! It is my turn to be your hostess and I hope you will like what I came up with! A special welcome to my very talented and fun friend, Connie VanLoosen, Connie has no blog but let me tell you she is the Queen of stamping.

Apparently August 1st is National Mountain Climbing Day.....I don't climb real mountains, but do think that they are beautiful and I love looking at them. So for this first challenge of the month, I am asking you to put some mountains on your card/project.
Happy Crafting!

Well, I discovered I have a 'hole' in my mountains.  So....most of this card is just sponged.  I did use a cloud template and a Stampscapes single tree stamp.

This is not exactly a favorite creation, but at least I did

Be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog to see some fabulous mountain creations.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

CCEEers Color Their World

Frances is our hostess for the month of August for the CCEE Stampers is her challenge for this week.....

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances Byrne here and I am your challenge hostess for the month of August.

Apparently today (2nd August) is Coloring Book Day. Coloring books are popular for both young and old. For our challenge today use an image on your card that needs to be colored ... bonus points for those who have coloring books and uses an image from one of those for your card today.

I kept mine pretty simple.  I used a stamp set by Stampendous along with the matching dies.  I colored with Copics and added some rhinestones to the 'centers' of the blossoms.  I added paper piercing around the edges of the base and rounded the corners.  The sentiment is from Words to the Rescue.

Be sure to stop at the CCEE Blog to see (and admire) the colored creations by this fabulous DT.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Crazies Extend Sumpathy/Support

Here is the challenge for the Crazy4Challenges DT this week.....

a Sympathy or Support/hope card. By support/hope card I
mean for someone with a very serious illness or who isn’t likely
going to survive their illness. Or for the family of that person.
These are sad, serious cards to have to make but they are good
to have in your stash. It’s unfortunate but you never know when
you might need it.

I kept my card simple.  I used a Spellbinders frame die.  I then added a branch image from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps.  The sentiment is from MFT.

Be sure to stop by the Crazies blog to see the sympathy,support cards created by the rest of the team.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

CCEEers Are Cool

Here is the CCEE Weekly Stampers Challenge from our hostess, Lynn....

Here it is the last Thursday of July, and the calendar says it is National Refreshment Day!

One way to beat the heat of summer is with a cold refreshment. Do you cool down with a glass of lemonade, a rainbow snowcone, an ice cream cone, a cold bottle of beer, or something else? Whatever it may be, share with the CCEE Stampers your favorite cool-down treat in your design this week.
 I intended to do a popsicle ir uce cream card, but a multitude of phone calls interupted my time in the stamp cave so I had to go more used this old set of watermelons from Flourishes.  /the sentiment is also from the same set.  I embossed the vertical panel with a swirl embossing folder, added paper piercing around the edge of the base, and used a Cottage Cutz die to cut my image panel.

Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to see the cool refreshments portrayed by the rest of the team.  Here in CT we need some cooling refreshments....the humidity is so thick that you have to make a tunnel through it as you go outside.....(not really, but it feels that


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sketch Week with the Crazies

It is the third week of the month,, so the Crazy4Challenges DT has a sketch to play with this week.

I kep it pretty simple.  I stamped the branches from Altenew in two different green of the main panel and then added a sentiment from MFT.  I used a Spellbinder set to diei cut my layers.  I added dry embossong to the base card to give some texture to the design.

Be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog to see the varied and creative ways the DT members used this singular sketch.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

CCEEers Go to the Zoo

It is time for another CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Lynn, our hostess, has a great challenge for us.  Here it is.....

Hello to all our CCEE followers! Lynn here to share with you this week's challenge.

Back in the day when I was a young mother, one of the first trips I planned during the summer break from school was a day at the zoo for my son and his cousins. We all loved watching the crazy antics of the animals. This week in honor of zookeepers' week, I am challenging you all to include at least one (more if you want) zoo animal on your card.

I used a curcus set from MFT for my animals and a sentiment also from another MFT set. 

I had originally intended this to be a one layer card so I masked and created the horizontal layer with sponging, but then I 'dirtied' the cardstock and had to forget the truly CAS version.  Oh well....that is all a part of the creative process.

Be sure to visit the ZOO at the CCEE Blog.