Thursday, April 19, 2018

The CCEEers Take a Ride on a Bike

It is time for the Third challenge of April for the CCEE Stampers Challenge DT.  Here is Lois, our hostess, with her weekly challenge.

Lois here . . . continuing as hostess for the CCEE Stampers.  Today is Bicycle Day, so I'm asking you to put a bicycle on your card.  If you don't have a bicycle, use anything with wheels.  I have a confession to make:  I didn't learn how to ride a bicycle until I was an adult.  My husband taught me!

I used a die from Joanna Sheen for my bicycle/tricycle (only two wheels are!!!  What you probably can't see is that I used a birthday sentiment stamp from MFT with versamark in the background of the main panel.  It might be my weak eyes, but I don't really see it in the picture.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the wheeled creations by the rest of this fabulous DT.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Have a Cup of Coffee with the Crazies

Time for another Crazy4Challenges challenge......and here it is......

Hi Everyone,

It is time for another crazy challenge. Maybe with a hit of Caffeine in there as well.

Perfect blend - Create a card with coffee for inspiration in the form of colors, stamps or dies.

I used a stamp set by Altenew for the images and the sentiment.  I used a die for the mail panel from Cottage Gutz and added some paper piercing in the upper corners.

Be sure to stop at the Crazies Blog to see the coffee creations by the rest of the team.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

CCEEers Create with Critters

It iis time for another CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Lois is our hostess for March, and here is her challenge for this week.

Lois here, continuing as hostess for the CCEE Stampers this month.  There are many lists of "holidays" on the internet.  One of them listed yesterday (April 11th) as National Pet Day.  I asked the team to use a pet (dog, cat, bird, whatever) on their cards.

I have once again been trying to use 'virgin' stamps.  So many toys and so little time.  The iages come from a Stampendous set by Laurel Burch.  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  I used a cloud template from MFT as well as dies that match the images.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fab creations by the rest of this fabulouly talented and FUN DT.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Crazy for Dies as Stencils

Time for another challenge from the Crazy4Challenges DT and here it is, from our April hostess, Maryann.....

For my challenge I am asking that you get more out of your dies creating a stencil for your card instead of using it as a die.

I used MFT's horizontal snowdrifts die to create my sky, sponging 3 different blue inks on the base.  I then used stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for the images along with a Hero Arts sentiment.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the creative uses of dies as stencils.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

CCEEers Celebrate National Tartan Day

It is a new month so therefore the CCEE Stampers have a new hostess.  Lois is in charge of the challenges for March.  Here is her first challenge for us......

Hi, Lois here starting my month as hostess for the CCEE Stamper challenges.  Tomorrow is National Tartan Day.  I asked the team members to create a card using plaid. 

 I, like Lois, LOVE plaids.  When I find a paper pack with plaid papers I biy this challenge was an easy one for me.  Unfortunately, my sister and I have both had need of too many sympathy cards recently, so I am uusing this challenge to replenish my stash of sympathy cards.

I used an image from Cornish Heritage Farms and cut that image panel with a Cottage Cutz die.   I did not write down what set/company the sentiment came from.

Be sure to stop in to see the wonderful plaids the DT used to create their cards/projects.  Visit the CCEE Blog to view them.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Crazies Give Thanks

 It is time for another Crazy4Challenges chalenge.....and here it is.......

 It is National Doctor’s Day - and Bonnie says she has a lot to be thankful for when it comes to Doctors and Nurses. 

For our challenge this week you have two options ....
create a "Thank You" card of some type, it could be for a Doctor, Nurse, some other person in the medical profession or any one you like
 create a "Get Well Card" that features a doctor, nurse or any medical theme. 

I used a die from Simon Says Stamp and a word die, to create this fairly simple card.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the various thank you cards created by the DT.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The CCEE DT Gets 'Fancy'

It is time for another challenge from the CCEE Stampers challenge.  Here is our hostess, Vicky, with this week's challenge......

I can't believe my month of challenges has gone by so quickly, but here it last challenge for this month.  I had a lot of fun coming up with and making my cards and hope you did too!

For my last challenge, please use a fun fold of your may be  your "go to" fold, or you may want to try something new.  That's what I decided to do.  I love easel cards and found a tutorial on You Tube to make a "Double Twisted Easel" card.  Pretty easy and unique.

 Well.....fancy folds are NOT my comfort zone.  It really isn't the fold that challenges me.  It is the designing of the card that stymies me.  This was a fold I say andd thought I could manage.  I guess the good sign is that it did not end up in the 'circular' file (garbage can, that  All floral images and the outer sentiment are from Altenew.  The inner sentiment is from Cat's Meow.

Now be sure to viist the CCEE Blog to see the fabulous fancy fold creations by the rest of the team.  They are much more adventurous with fancy folds than I am so I am sure you will be dazzled by their results.