Thursday, October 12, 2017

CCEEers Honor Farms and Farmers


It is time for another CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is Frances with her weekly challenge for us.....

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances here again today with another fun challenge!

Did you know that today is "Old Farmers Day" - let's show our appreciation to our farmers by creating something farm related today.

I could not find the farm stamp I wanted to use and had little time so I went CAS......every farm has chicks, right?????  I used this set of image and sentiment from Art Impression, added some layers,  colored with Copics, and I was done.

Be sure to viisit the CCEE Blog to see the farm inspired creations of the rest of this fabulous DT.  You will also find out how you can play along with us.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Crazy for Card Making


It is time for another Crazy4Challenges challenge.....here is Bonnie, our hostess, with her challenge for this week.......

Hi everybody --it's Bonnie Sharp here presenting you with the October challenges. This is my first time doing this so I am really excited!


Today is World Cardmaking Day so my challenge to you is so easy....
MAKE A CARD!!....any design, any shape!!

 I decided to play with a new 'toy' this week.  This die is by Little B.  it diecuts the entire panel and embosses the diagonals on the bottom area of the panel.  I decided to make a bold, dramatic card, but I am sure with other colors it would appear more delicate.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the cards made for this occasion by the rest of this DT.  You can also play along with us.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

CCEEers Go Crazy for Balloons



It is time for another fabulous CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Frances is our hostess for the month of October and here is her challengs......


Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to another CCEE Challenge. Being a brand new month it is time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is Frances Byrne.

Apparently today is “Balloons Around the World Day”. So this week let’s add some balloons to our cards.

I used an old Penny Black hedgie stamp for this challenge.  I not only got the challenge done, but I now have my great-niece's Halloween card made.  She is only 2 so I try to keep the spookiness on a low lever......lol!!!!
 
Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to see the fab balloon creations by this fabulous DT and to see how you can play along with us.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Crazy for Inspiration

Here is Rebecca's final challenge for September's Crazy4Challenges DT and YOU.....

I'm so sad that it's my last challenge of the month! It was super fun hosting for all of you and I'm in awe of our talented designers! I hope you will visit all their blogs and leave some comments!

 Once again, it's Rebecca Ednie hosting with Teresa Kline, my crafting buddy and super talented guest designer. She's been amazing right? To finish out the month, let's be inspired by this photo. Please use a cake or the colour combo of mint/aqua, coral, gold with white or ivory. Brownie points for doing both!








I incorporated the aqua and color in my Altenew florals and added dots of gold embossing using an old SU set.  I added a touch of piercing on the edge and added the sentiment.

Be sure to visit the http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/ to see the other inspired creations by the DT.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

CCEEers Honor Pirates

Well...here we are with the CCEE Stampers' next challenge for the month of September.  Kelly is our hostess and here is her challenge.....


Hello!  Kelly here with this week's challenge ~ Tuesday was "Talk like a Pirate Day!"
Create a card using anything pirate related and extra 'treasure/booty' for using a map
anywhere on the card! 

Somehow I never finished this post.......buut be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see all the pirate themed creations.  I used a Riley stamp for my pirate and a Penny Black (I think) palm tree.  I sponged on the sand and added texture using my old SU set.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sketch Week with the Crazies

I am late with my post so I will send you right over to the Crazies Blog; to see the various uses of this sketch.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

CCEEers Are Toald Dahl Inspired


Kelly is our CCEE Stampers Challenge for September.  Here she is with this week's challenge.....

Kelly here with another challenge this week and
 the CCEE Stampers are celebrating Roald Dahl Day!
For challenge #1737,  create a card using any one of his books as your inspiration.
There are so many ~ and as an avid reader, 
I hope you find a way to use them in this week's challenge.

I am a long time Roald Dahl fan.  As a middle school teacher, he was an author I could use to get students interested in personal reading.  Each year I read aloud The Witches to my Reading class.  We had many a good time related to this book.

I used a Hero Arts set for both the images and the sentiment.   I made a designer paper panel to place my sentiment piece on the card.  I added some piercing on the top and bottom of the base panel.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the other Roald Dahl inspired creations.  I'm sure they will be FABULOUS.....


Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Crazies Get Glittery


Time for another Crazy4Challenges weekly challenge.....here is Rebecca's challenge for us....

Welcome back to Crazy 4 Challenges! This is Rebecca, your host for this month. Joining me is our special guest for this month, Teresa Kline! Thank for all your entries for my challenge last week! It's awesome to have your support!

Summer water + sunshine always makes me think of glitter! Let's use lots of glitter on our projects this week! You get brownie points if you use more than one colour or use it in more than one way!

I have weak peepers and therefore do not use glitter....don't need any additional eye problems.  In place of glitter I used glitter paper.  I used an ODBD die for my frame.  I cut the center out with a Spellbinder die.  I then used a flower die from Memory Box to cut out the blooms.  Pretty clean and simple, but in real life, the colors do pop a bit more than in this muddy pic.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the glittery creations by the fab members of the DT.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

CCEEers Play with the Bears


Happy September.  For the  CCEE Stampers Challenge, Kathy  is our new hostess for the month.  Here is her challenge.
Happy September from the CCEE Stampers!
Kelly here, and I will be the hostess during the month of September.
Saturday (9/9) is Teddy Bear Day ♥
Create a card usnig a bear somewhere on your card for challenge #1736.

I used a Sweet n' Sassy set for both the image and the sentiment.  It is actually a set I have gotten a lot of use from as the animals are sweet and they have matching dies.  I used a die from MFT for my main panel and put that on a bkgd of gingham designer paper.  Pretty CAS.....

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fabulous bear creations by this wonderful team.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Crazy for the Ocean and Sunshine


A new month....a new hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT......here is Rebecca with her first challenge for September.....

Welcome to all of our fans! It's Rebecca Ednie here, playing hostess this month! I love picking the challenges so I hope you all love what I've chosen!

Please welcome Teresa Kline as our Monthly Guest. I'm sure she would love to have you welcome her on her blog, Paperie Blooms!

I can't let go of summer. Let's make a card or other project using the ocean or beach as inspiration. Shells to sea horses, boats to bat-wing rays, mermaids to minnows, whales to walruses, dolphins to dories (or Dorys), even nautical narwhals; it all works!
Well....anybody who knows me, also knows this was an easy one for me as my happy place is near the ocean. I created my scene by sponging the ocean and the sky.  I then took a sun die and trimmed the rays of the sun from the outer edges on three sides...I then added the sentiment which I think goes perfectly with the scene.

Be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog to see the sea/beach/shell/ related cards created by the Crazies DT.  We would love for you to play along as well......


Thursday, August 31, 2017

CCEEers Stick to One Color


Anne Harmon is back as the August hostess with the mostest for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is her challenge for us this week.......

I once hostessed a challenge on SCS, asking our fellow crafters to make a one color card, and using only die cuts (you can also use punches).  The results were wonderful.  Let's do that again!

I am still using virgin supplies in my stamp cave....and probably could do so for at least a year or two....lol!!!  When I was out of commission due to surgery, somehow I could still be tempted to buy, buy, buy........!!!  Today I used a die by Creative Expressions (Sue Wilson).  I added a scribbled die cut flower and leaf (my only cheat.....) which are from Ellen Hutson.  This card will probably go to my gift card stash I am building up for birthdays and holidays.

Be sure to check out the monochromatic cards created by this wonderful DT at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Cheers from the Crazies


The inside sentiment says,,,,,
"So relatively speaking you are a spring chicken."

Rachel continues as the Crazy4Challenges August hostess.....and here is her challenge for the week....

This is my last challenge as hostess for the month of August.  I want to thank our guest designer Fran Sabad for playing along with us crazies.

The theme is Back to School!  All the summer fun has come to an end for teachers and students.  Let's make a card to help cheer someone up, any cheerful theme or image will do.

This card is meant to cheer up someone who is reaching a milestone birthday.  The image is from Art Impressions (I think).  The sentiment is from WOW.

Stop in at the Crazies Blog to see some creations that might cheer you up or make you laugh. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

CCEEers Create Their Backgrounds


Anne Harmon continues as the CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for August.  Here is her challenge for this week.....

Make a background using water colors, then finish the card in whatever way you wish.

 I watercolored a white piece of cardstock and then added a touch of spray distress ink.  I then used a Tim Holtz corner die along with a 'hello' die cut to finish this off......along with some layers.

Be sure to check out the work of this fabulous team at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sketch Time with the Crazies

It is the third Crazy4Challenges challenge for the month, so our hostess, Rachel, has a great sketch for us to play with this week.




I flipped the sketch and moved the placement of the sentiment.  I did a spotlighting creation where you only color a section or sections of the image.  I added a sentiment from the same stamp set.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the various interpretations of this week's sketch.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nautical Creations by the CCEE


Anne Harmon is our hostess with the mostest this month.  Here is her challenge for the CCEE Stampers and YOU......

As the summer draws to a close, make a card with a nautical theme.  This can include the beach if you so desire.

I used a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set for the image and sentiment.  I dry embossed the background and used designer paper for the horizontal panel.  I uused my Misti to get a nice dark image, and then sponged on the inks.

Be sure to check out the nautical creations at the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Crazies Go Monochromatic



Rachel is back as the August Crazy4Challenges hostess.  Here is her challenge for this week...

.Hello, it's Raquel again.  The theme this month is monochromatic.  The team is making cards that has different shades of one color.

I chose to play with pinks.   I used a stencil to sponge in the big bloom.  I added a birthday sentiment and then pierced around the unstamped edges of the base.

I can't wait to see the monochromatic creations by the rest of this DT.....hope you will travel to the Crazies Blog to see them for yourself. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

CCEE Gets Buggy


Anne Harmoon continues as our August hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is her challenge for this week.....

This week the topic is insects.  My challenge to you is to make a card using bees, dragonflies, any kind of insect.  Be sure to add some stickles to their wings (if they have wings!).

In my neverending quest to use virgin supplies, I managed to use virgins to create all the elements of the card.  I used a die to create the outer frame in gold cardstock.  I also die cut the dragonfly with a SU die.  I heat embossed a Joy stamp for my floral element.  I did NOT use the stickles, but I think the shiny gold cardstock gives a glimmer all its own.

Be sure to check out the insect creations by the rest of this adventurous DT at the CCEE Blog

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Crazies Celebrate Summer


A new month of Crazy4Challenges and a new hostess.....here she is with this week's challenges....


It's a new month and that means a new hostess and guest designer. My name is Raquel Mason and I will be your hostess this month.  Our guest designer is Fran Sabad.

Let's kick the month of August off with a Summer Fun challenge!  Let's keep it simple for the summer and make a bright and cheerful card.

When I think of summer, it is definitely the ocean I think about.....thus the topic of my card this week.  The Stamp Oasis grass/sand stamp began the design.  To that I added a masked sun, a templated sky, and a torn paper sponged sea.  I then used a Spellbinder diamond die to cut and emboss the main panel.  In the background I did dry emboss the background with a sandlike pattern.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the summertime creations by the rest of this team. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

CCEEers Emboss Away.....


Anne Harmon is the August hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is her challenge for the first week.....

Hi!  This is Anne Harmon, and I will be your hostess for the month of August.

For our fist challenge, I ask you to use any technique that involves embossing - wet, dry, resist - whatever appeals to you. 


 I have been trying to use items I bought and never used.  This week I used two virgins......the JustRite die cut and the Ellen Hutson scribble flowers.  The base panel was dry embossed with a floral spray embossing folder.   I also rounded corners with my Marvy ccorner rounder punch and used a sentiment from MFT.

Be sure to check out the fabulous embossed creations by this very talented team at tge CCEE Blog.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Crazy for Tigers


Maryann continues as the Crazy4Challenges hostess for July.  Here is her challenge for this week.....

Hi everyone,

Welcome to another Crazy challenge.  Maryann Einam our challenge hostess for the month is back with one last challenge.

Before we get into this week's challenge we would like to thank our Guest Designer for the month Kristine Reynolds for playing along with us again this month.

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


According to the days of the year Calendar today is International Tiger Day. Create a card using the colours Orange, Black and White for your theme.

As you can see, I went with the colors.  I first sponged my sky with various distress inks in the honey and orange colors.  I then used my Misti to stamp my Stamp Camp forest image several times to get the black as deep as possible.  I then layered the main image and added the sentiment.
Be sure to check out the tigers and tiger colors on the DT creations at the Crazies Blog.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

CCEEers Walk on Stilts


Maryann continues as our hostess ths month for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is her challenge......

Create a tall thin card with any theme to celebrate walk on stilts day.

I created a tall thin card that is a one layer card as well.....on its side.  I masked the edges of the card and then using a variety of stencils and distress inks to 'fill in' the main panel.  I then over sponged with another distress ink.  I then used my Misti to stamp the MFT silhouetted poppy images and the sentiment.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fabulous creations by the rest of this wonderful groupe of friends who share this DT challenge. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

CCEEers Reach to the Moon, Stars, and Beyond


Maryann continues as our CCEE Stampers challenge this week.  Here is her challenge.....

 Another day on the days of the year Calendar is Moon and Space Exploration day, use this theme to inspire your card.

I stayed a bit closer to Earth and went with the moon.  I did masking and sponging to create the sky using my cloud template.  I then stamped the Cornish Heritage Farms tree image and extending its base by sponging black ink.  I layered it, added piercing and a sentiment.

Be sure to go to the CCEE Blog to see the other wordly creations by the rest of the team....most of whom went deeper into space tha I did.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Getting Sketchie with the Crazies



The third challenge of the month is time for a Crazy4Challenges sketch.  Here is my card based on that sketch with a few tweaks.....


I first stamped the water elements (which I extended across the card instead of stopping part way).  I then masked the pink rectangle area and first sponged and then did some final touches with a Copic marker.  I stamped the duckie on a separate piece of cardstock and but it ou, popped it up and then 'floated' it in the water.  Using my Misit I stamped the sentiment several times to make it dark enough.

Now be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fabulous and creative ways the DT used this same sketch to create so many wonderfully varied cards.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

CCEEers Have 'Rocks' in Their Heads


Maryann continues as our hostess for July......here is her CCEE Stampers Challenge for this week.....

According to the days of the year Calendar, today is international Rock Day - use the colors of stone ( greys, browns, black, white etc..) for your card.

I used a variety of stamps from Stampscape and Stampenous to create the scene.  I also sponged the ocean and the clouds.  The sentiment is from ????. I then cut the panel in three parts and added some piercing on the top and bottom of the base level.

Be sure to check out the creations by the rest of this fabulous team by going to the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Crazy for Travel


Maryann Einem is our hostess for the Crazy4Challenges.http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/   Here is her challenge for this week.....

Hi Crazy fans,

Maryann is back with another fun challenge for us all.

Create a card to celebrate a popular travel destination. Any place, town or country.

I chose my favorite place to travel to......THE OCEAN.......I am not a sun bather anymore, but I just love to sit near the ocean and enjoy its beauty and sounds.

I colored an image by Stampendous with Copics, added some MS punched borders, and then stamped a Technique Junkies sentiment..
Be sure to stop in at the Crazy's Blog to see the other fabulous travel destinations from the rest of this fabulous DT.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

CCEEers Mask It Up


It is time for another CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is Maryann with the challenge......

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another month of  challenges. It's Maryann here and I am your hostess for the month.
Hope you have fun with my challenges.

Create a card using a mask, whether it is using a masking technique of a stamped image of a mask.

I created a one-layer card......always a challenge for me, but something I do like to do.  I masked my rectangular 'panle', sponging on Cool Caribbean ink....I then used Memory Box stencil to add the dots to the background with Bermuda Bay ink.  I then removed the mask and, using my Misti, stamped the Technique Junkies image over and over again to get a truly black image.  I then paper pieced aroung the edges of the card.

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

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Crazies Visit the Park


Maryann Einem is our July hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT.  Here is this week's challenge.....

According to the Days of the year Calendar today is Hop a Park Day - using stamps, dies or both create a scene or something you may see in a park.

Around here, many of our parks are forests withh lots of rocks left by the glaciers.  In the lakes, ponds, and riverways, many people boat, kayak, and swim.

I used image stamps from Stampscape and a sentiment stamp from WOW.

Be sure too visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab park creations by the rest of the DT.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fairy Day with the CCEE


Frances shares with us her last CCEE Stampers Challenge for June.  Here it is.....

Hi everyone,

Welcome to our CCEE challenge blog. Frances here again with my last challenge for the month.

Saturday the 24th was Fairy Day …. So let's include fairies on our card this week

I used a fairy die from Joanna Sheen along with a sentiment from MFT Stamps.  I sponged the background using a stencil and distress inks.  This was a really easy card to create.
Be sure to stop at the CCEE Blog to peruse the fairy creations by the rest of this wonderfully creative team.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Crazy for Water

Joanne here with the last Crazy4Challenges challenge for June.  Here is you challenge for this week.

Today is Swim a Lap Day, Please include some form of water on your card.....a river, the ocean, a pool, raindrops, puddles, bubbles......it is up to you what form the water takes.

I used a new to me stamp from Technique Junkies for my image, a sentiment from DRS Designs, a cloud template, and a Marvy corner rounder.  I also used my Misti to stamp my image several times to get a deep black image.

Be sure to visit the Crazies blog to see the water creations by the rest of the team.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

CCEE Celebrate World Music Day


Frances is the hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenges in June.  Here is her challenge for this week.....

Hi everyone,


It's Frances here and I have another challenge for you all this week.

Yesterday was World Music Day; Music Day and Make Music Day .... so let's include something music related on our cards this week.

On this truly one layer card, II uused an unmounted stamp.  I am not always good at marking my cling and unmounted stamps so I can't tell you who it is from.   Sorry.  The sentiment is from WOW sentiment stamps (I think).....really have to bring post its down to the stamp cave so I can write the companies down and leave gthe post it in the card til I post it......gotta work  on that.....lol!!!

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fabulous musical themed creations by the rest of ths fabulously talented team. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sketch Week with the Crazies

It is the third Crazy4Challenges challenge of the month, so it is a sketch.  I have trouble grabbing the sketch, so go to the Crazies Blog to check it out.

 I am still working on my collection of all occasion cards for gift stacks, so I went with a sympathy card using an image from ODBD. Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to check out the various interpretations of the sketch.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

CCEEers Go Flippin' and a Floppin'


Frances continues as our June hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is here challenge for this week.......

Hi everyone,

It's Frances here again with another fun challenge for you all.

According to the Days of the Year Web Site - Friday 16th is Flip-Flop Day. So for our card this week let's make flip flop cards! That can be the flip-flops that are shoes (thongs for us in Aussie) …. Or Flip Flop Cards or both …. Or you may have another flip flop idea whatever works for you :) 

I used a stamp set by ______________  (I'll fill in the name if my brain burp clears).  I embossed the background, die cup the image panel, and added brads.
Visit the CCEE Blog to see the fab creations by this fabulously creative team.  I wimped out on making a fancy fold flip flop card, but I am guess others were much braver than I....lol!!!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Crazy for Roses


Hello.....Joanne here with your next challenge foro the Crazy4Challenges.  Here is this week's challenge.

June is Rose Month. Have a rose as one element (or the only element) on your card OR have a whole garden of roses.

My roses stamp is from Stampendous, while my sentiment stamp is from MFT.

Be sure to stop at the Crazies Blog to see the garden of rose creations by the rest of the DT..

Thursday, June 8, 2017

CCEEers Have Oceans of Creativity


Frances is our hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge this month.  Here is her challenge for this week......

Hi everyone, 

Frances here again as your challenge hostess. 

Today is World Ocean Day, so the challenge this week is to create a card that reminds you of something related to the ocean.

I am late to the party, but really wanted to play as i love and collect stamps/images having to do with the ocean.  This was a virgin C.C. Designs stamp which I did some simple coloring of.  I added a sentiment, rounded the corners and that was that..
Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fab creations made ON TIME by this wonderful, friendly, and forgiving DT.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Crazies Repeat


Hello.....Welcome to the Crazy4Challenges challenge.  It is the first week of June, so the hostess duties fall to me, Joanne.  Here is our first challenge for June.

Today is Repeat Day. On your creations this week, you are to repeat some part of your design at least three times. This could mean three same sized circles, three of the same flower.......three of something on your card.  Can't wait to see what you create!!!

I went CAS this week.  I used a stamp set from Altenew for my 'blobs' and sentiment.  The blobs and the brads are my repeats for the challenge.  I used a Spellbinder die for the image panel and dry embossed the base of the  card.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the repeated designs of this fabulous DT.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

The CCEEers Get Hole-y


As this is our first challenge for June, we have a new hostess, Frances.  Here is her challenge for this week.....

Hi everyone,

It's Frances here, and it is my turn to host the challenges this month.

Apparently the 2nd of June is Doughnut Day so for our challenge today create something that had some type of "hole" in it. It could be a doughnut, cheese, fancy fold card with a hole … anything.

I used a stamp and die set from Memory Box to create this CAS card.  I used a sentiment from Penny Black to finish it off.

Be sure to stop by the CCEE Blog to see the hole-y projects by this wonderful DT...I am sure you will enjoy stopping by.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Crazies Go on Summer Vacation


I am late in posting this, so, with only a few minutes til posting time, here is the challenge for the Crazy4Challenges DT and YOU this week.....

Hi Crazy Fans!

Barb is back this week with her final challenge for the month. Before we get into the challenge we would also like to thank Lori Tecler who was our Guest Designer for the month. 

School will be letting out soon in the US and Summer vacations are being planned. Create a card using a Summer destination theme--could be the beach, the mountains, or simply your back yard in a hammock. 

Instead of creating an ocean scene, I went with shells whick to me represent the ocean.  Be sure to visit the Crazies blog to see the vacation ideas of the rest of the team.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Celebrating the CCEE Stampers


Time for a very special CCEE challenge....here is Lois with the challenge.....

Lois here with my final challenge for the month.  Let's celebrate us -- the CCEE challenge team.  I'm asking you to include on your card something to represent each one of the letters in "our name" - C.C.E.E.

/Well.....here are my CCEE elements......

C= Corners Rounded
C= Celebrate sentiment
E= Elephant
E= Embossing

I created my exotice scene with a stencil from Memory Box and a die cut from Joanna Sheen.  I added some animal embossing to the base card.  The sentiment stamps is from Little Paper Shop.

Can't wait to see what the rest of the DT created????  Stop in at the CCEE Blog to see.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Time to Get Sketchie with the Crazies


The third Crazy4Challenges challenge each month is a sketch challenge.  You can see the Crazies sketch HERE.  For some reason I have a hard time grabbing the sketch for my post.

I used a stamp by Christine Adolph along with the sentiment from Paper Smooches.  The inside sentiment is ....'you've just been young for a really long time'......this will be my card for a friend's 80th birthdat.  I used dies from MFT.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the various way this talented team used the sketch.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Crazy for Greens


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

Hi everyone,
It's Saturday which means it is time for another challenge with the "Crazies".

For our challenge this week Barb tells us ....

This is my birth month and the gem stone for May is the emerald. Use some shade of green on your card—bonus points if it’s emerald green.


  I mixed greens in the creation of this card.  I used unmounted, unidentified stamps to create this card.  I masked the areas I wanted to remain white, then stamped the leaves and colored them with Copics.  I then sponged in the bkgd. green color.  I then removed the mask and stamped the sentiment and pierced a frame around the image block.

Be sure to stop in to the Crazies Blog to see the green creations by the rest of the team.    

Thursday, May 11, 2017

CCEEers Go Wild for Flowers



Lois continues as the CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for May.  Here is her challenge for this week.......

 Lois here again with another challenge.  The second week in May is Wildflower Week.  Let's include some flowers on our cards today.

I used a stamp by Penny Black for my image.  Using my Misti, I kept adding layers of color to the image.  In real life the shades of colors are more evident.  I am still creating cards for gifts, so this will be another for a gift stash.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fab creations by the rest of this talented team AND to get the details on how you can play with us.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Crazies Are Thankful for Nurses


Time for another challenge with the Crazy4Challenges DT.  Here is this week's challenge from Barbara who has retired from the Crazies.
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Today is National Nurses Day in the US. As a retired nurse, this day is special to me and I am forever grateful to all the wonderful nurses I’ve worked with or who have cared for me in some way. My challenge today is to make a thank you card. You can make it nurse or medical themed if you want but it’s not necessary.

I used a sweet nurse stamp from Penny Black.  I kept it simple and left the sentiment off.  This was supposed to be a thank you card, but I think I will use it more as a get well card.  However, I am sure the Crazies will forgive me as we are a flexible, low drama group.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab thank you/medical cards made by the DT and to get details on how you  can play along with us.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

CCEEers Honor Candied Orange Peels



\Lois is our hostess for the month of May.  Here is her challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week.....

Hi, Lois here to start my month as hostess for the CCEE challenges.  I found a weird celebration to start off the month.  May 4th is National Candied Orange Peel Day.  To celebrate, let's include the color ORANGE (which just happens to be one of my favorites!) on our cards.

I used  Penny Black set for my CAS card today for the flowers.  My Misit came in handy for the layering of colors on my flowers..  I added a die cut sentiment.

If you are ready for an orage-bright dazzle, be sure to visit the CCEE Blog.  You will also learn how you can play along with us.



Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Crazies Get Jazzy


Happy to say that this week I remembered to post my Crazy4Challenges card here on my blog.  Somehow, last week there was a glitch.  Sorry about that.....

Anyhoooooo.....

This week's Crazy4Challenge challenge is....

Tomorrow is International Jazz Day …. Include some form of music on your card. Music notes; inspired by a song; your favorite musican; music designer paper …. It's up to you!

I used an unmounted saxophone stamp for my image.  I created the background with washi tape.  I die cut the sentiment, the fishtail pendant, and added piercing and a few brads.  This card will be kept for a dear friend's b'day in August who is a fabulous sax player.


Be sure to stop at the Crazies Blog to see the jazzy creations by the rest of the DT and to learn how you too can play along.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

CCEE Celebrates Garden Month



Hi....Joanne here with my last challenge for the month of April for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.

      
When    I    think    of    April    I    also    think    of    flowers….spring    is    here    and    flowers    are    blooming.        That    is    probably    why    April    is    National    Garden    Month.        Make    a    card    that    includes    floral    or    garden    images.

We hope you will play along with us.  If you do, when uploading to SCS please use the keyword CCEE1717.

 My iris is a Penny Black image and the border was created with a MS punch.  I also used an MFT banner die, bling, and piercing tools.

Be sure to stop by to see the garden of creativity at the CCEE Blog.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Global Astronomy from the CCEE



Let's have some fun with this third CCEE Stampers Challenge of April.
  
April    is    also    Global    Astronomy    Month.        Create    a    card    having    to    do    with    astronomy,    such    as    moons    and    stars,    but    not    limited    to    that.        You    could    also    fantasize    about    alien    creatures    and    space    travel.        Use    your    imagination….Dazzle us!!!  

If you play along with us, please upload to the SCS gallery using the keyword CCEE1716.

I am going to have to get back to you on the company for the image and sentie.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to view these out of the world creations by the stellar DT.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Getting Sketchie with the Crazies


Frances is our Crazy4Challenges hostess and she gave us this sketch to play with this week.





As you can see, I played around with the sketch a bit.  I turned it up and made the bid panel a bit skinnier than the sketch.

I used this die from Memoriy Box that had still been a 'virgin'.  I added some piercing at two levels and then  some brads at the corners.

Be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog to see the fab interpretations of this fab sketch challenge.