Saturday, March 25, 2017

Crazy 4 Owls


Frances continues as the March hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT.  Here is her challenge for today....

It's Frances here again with our final challenge for March. Yesterday was my birthday, anyone who knows me knows how much I love owls. So for our challenge this week include an owl on your card. If you don't have an owl no problem, any feathered creature will do.

So....before anything else, Ii would like to wish Frances (or Hoots...as I call her) a belated happy B'day.  Hope it was a great one, Hoots!!!

All images as well as the sentiment come from JustRite Designs.  I actually bought this set because of Frances' love of owls...knew it would come in handy through the years of challenges with her.

To see the parliament of owls on the creations of the rest of this talented team at the Crazies Blog.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The CCEE Challenge Goes to the Dogs


Lynn has a great challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week.  Here it is.....

Can anyone resist the cuteness of a puppy, man's best friend? In honor of National Puppy Week, find your cutest image of a puppy and feature it on your card this week! Heck, you could even throw in two or three! I love puppies!

I used a virgin dog image from Whipper Snapper along with an unmounted, unidentified sentiment stamp.

I love puppies, dogs of any age so I am looking forward to this week's creative DT work.  If you are too, be sure to visit the CCEE Blog where you will see some fab cards and details on how you can play with us.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The CCEE Get All Buttoned Up


Lynn has a great challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week.  This is her challenge.....

National Button Week is coming up, so let's be ready by adding buttons or faux button to our cards or projects today! Perhaps it might even be a specially made box or jar in which to keep your favorite buttons! Have fun with this and be sure you return to share you creations here!

I 'covered' the challenge in two ways.  I used three actual buttons.  My blue panel is also embossed with a button embossing folder.  That doesn't show up very well due to the muddy photo.

Be sure to visit the buttoned up creations by this fabulous team at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Going CRAZY for Butterflies


Frances is our hostess this month and she has a great challenge this week for the Crazy4Challenges DT.  Here it is......

Tuesday the 14th March is both Moth-er Day (focusing on Moths) and Learn About Butterflies Day. So for our challenge this week include a Butterfly or Moth on your card. Bonus points if you include a flower on your card to celebrate Plant a Flower Day tomorrow (12th March)

I used a Penny Black set for all three butterflies......I have used the large dotted one many times, buut one of the smaller ones was still a virgin.....but no longer... lol  I added (of course) a bit of piercing to the edges.

I cannot wait to see what wonderful butterflies are a'fluttering in the Crazies Blog post this week.  Be sure to check them out.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The CCEE Gets Bubbly


Lynn continues as our hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenges for March.  Here is her challenge for this week.

This week is National Bubble Week. To celebrate bubbles, you might create a design using a technique like painting with bubbles or stamping with bubble wrap. You could also certainly use any stamps you have which incorporate bubbles in the image.

I used a sweet image from Penny Black, coloring it with Copics.  The sentiment is from Just Rite Designs.  I then added some piercing.

Be sure to visit the bubbly creations by the rest of this DT at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Crazies Love Books


Frances Byrne is our Crazy4Challenges hostess for the month of March.  Here is her first challenge of the month.....

According    to    the    Days    of    the    Year    web    site,    Thursday    2nd    March    was    World    Book    Day.    For    our    challenge    this    week    take    your    inspiration    for    making    your    card    from    a    book    …    adults    or    children’s    book    whatever    you    prefer.  

My card was inspired by a series of books called the Gray Whale Inn Mysteriies.  These are very light reading and always involve island life off Maine as well as a murder or two.

I must apologize for the muddy picture....in real life this is crisp white and the embossed/die cut scene really pops.  The die is by Memory box.  I sponged a background piece and attached it to a piece of turquoise card stock and then cut to the size of the die.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab creations by the DT and to find out how YOU can play along.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The CCEEers Use Their "Old Stuff'


This is goingto be a quick  post as I am 'late to the party'......I thought this was scheduled......before heading to bed, went to be sure it posted.....and.........it was missing.

Here is the challenge....

 n honor of "Old Stuff" Day, make a card or project making use of some of the earliest stamps in your collection, or make use of old supplies in your stash. A fabulous vintage image would also be great for this challenge!

I used a very old SU two -step stamp set.....an early purchase in my stamping 'career'.

Besure to visit the CCEE Blog to get more details and to see the fab creations by the rest of the team.