Thursday, May 10, 2018

Going RED with the CCEEers



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

This is Anne with my second challenge.  My birthday is in two days.  Make me happy by using some RED on  your card!

I used a single stamp from ODBD as my image.  I used a Cottage Cutz die to cut my oval main panel, while using a Lil Inker background die to create the back patter.

Be suure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fab RED creations by the rest of the team, honoring Anne's birthday.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

CCEEers Enjoy May Flowers


Today it is time for another CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Anne is our hostess for May and here is her challenge for us this week....
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 This is Anne Harmon.  I am your hostess for the month of May.  Since April showers bring May flowers, my first challenge is to fill your card with pretty flowers.
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I used a set by Waltzingmouse Stamps for the greenery.  I then used an Altenew set for the rose image.  The sentiment is from a biirthday set (I think it is by MFT...but not sure).  The die I used to cut the main panel is by ODBD.

Can;t wait to see the floral creations inspired by this challenge/?????  Stop in at the CCEE Blog..

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Crazies 'On Thin Ice'


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

Hi Everyone,
It is Maryann here with this month's last challenge. Firstly I would like to thank Kelly Santi for joining as guest designer. I hope you have been having fun with our challenges.


This week my challenge is a play on words - Create a card using these words for inspiration "Skating on thin ice"

 I went with a pretty literal used of the phrase with my penguins on think ice.  Now I have another card for the holiday stash.  This set is by Mama Elephant.  I used a frame die from MFT and a snowflake embossing folder.

Sorry about the muddy picture....it is crisp and white in real life.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the other interpretations of 'skating on thin ice'.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

CCEEers Inspired by Poetry



Lois has an inspiration challenge for the CCEEers this week.....and here it is.....

Lois here with my final challenge of the month.  April is National Poetry Month, and today is Poem in Your Pocket Day.  I'm asking that you create a card using a poem as your inspiration. 

I used Joyce Kilner's poem, Trees' as my inspiration.  In grammar school we had to memorize poems and this was one of the poems we learned.  Unfortunately I only remember the first few lines now.  My second choice would have been e.e. cummings 'in Just spring', another favorite poem.

I used this tree stamp ( I think it is by Penny Black) along with the sentiment from MFT.  I also used an oval die from Cottage Cutz.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the inspired creations by the rest of this talented team.

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 showing...lol)!!!  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 lots....hahaha.....so 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 ....
Either 
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
OR
 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 is....my 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 choice....one 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 is....lol).  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.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Crazy for Kids



It is time for another Crazy4Challenges challenge.  Here is this week's goal....

Hi Crazy Fans,

It's  time for another challenge with Crazy 4 Challenges.


It's cutie patootie challenge for you today - make a card or scrapbook page that has a child theme! Blocks, playground- even a little red wagon if you wish!  Bonus points if you use baby or children stamps!

I used a stamp/die set from Cottage Cutz for my image.  The sentiment comes from Technique Tuesday.  I added paper piecing around the edges of the base.   I also added a Martha Stewart punched border to the left side of the vertical panel.

Be sure to stop  in to the Craziies Blog to see the fab 'yourthful' creations by the rest of the DT.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

CCEE Stampers Bring the Giggles


The CCEE Stampers are ready for a new challenge, and Vicky, our March hostess, has a great one ready for us.....and.....here it is.....

Can you believe it.....it's "National Goof Off Day"..... has to be one of my favorite days evah!!  So, this week, I challenge you to make a funny card.....any kind of card - just so it's funny.  Surely, you have a friend who would enjoy a laugh!

 I used an unmounted rubber stamp for my main image.  It 'might' be by Art Impressions but I am not sure.  She looks like she NEEDS a nap....lol!!!

Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to have a good laugh or two.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sketch Time with the Crazies



It is the third week of challenges for the Crazy4Challenges DT.  My sentiment is the only stamping involved and it is from MFT.  The flowers were creaated with SU punches.  The striped panel was die cuut with a circle die.  The flower centers are brads.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the many creative ways a sketch can be used.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The CCEE Stampers are usin' the Green



It is time for another CCEE Stampers Challenge from Vicky, our March hostess with the mostest......and......here it is.....

Wow, we're three weeks into March already.....and St. Patrick's Day is on the horizon.  This week, let's make a St. Patrick's Day card.....or.....use the color green on your card!  Not all of us can use a St. Patrick's Day card, but green is a wonderful color with endless possibilities!

 I used a very old set of shamrocks/clover from my early days of stamping.  I believe it was made by Hero Arts.  It was a set that came with 4 stamps in the set.  I added my only St. Pat's Day sentiment and a borderr of paper piercing.  I also used an old SU set to 'dot' the background of my main panel/image and then sponged the edges of it.

Can't wait to see the 'green' gallery of art at the CCEE Blog created by the rest of this fabulous DT.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

CCEEers Go 3-D



Vicky is our hostess for the March CCEE Stampers Challenges.  Here iis her challenge for the week.....

Hi, and welcome to the second challenge for March.  Vicky here and this week for our challenge we are playing around with techniques using Die Cut Words.

Here are a few we found online which you could use:
3D Word Dies

I had some problems with this card.  Every word die I went to use had those 'empty spaces' in the midst of the letters and with my eyes I kept losing the small pieces.  I fiinally threw up my hands in defeat......however, I did like the technique itself, so I wen and decided to use a heart to signify that I LOVE the ocean.  I know that this group can be very forgiving and flexible, so I am hoping it was alreight.  I created the sky with a cloud template from MFT, I created the ocean by masking and sponging.  The ocean 'waves' were stamped with a Stampscape stamp while the weeds was a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp.  I added piercing around the border and used a Stampin' Up heart die.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fab creations by the rest of this team using this technique.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Crazy for Sweets



It is time for another Crazy4Challenges challenge.......here it is.....

Hi Crazy Fans,

It's a brand new month which means it is time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is Bonnie Sharp. Bonnie is no longer on the Design Team, but before she left she had given us her challenges for the month.

Our Guest Designer for March is Kristine Reynolds, I know you will enjoy seeing her wonderful creations this month.

Today is National Banana Cream Pie Day - one of my favourites! My challenge to you is to create a Dessert card - which can include pie of course, or ice cream, or cookies - anything you consider to be a sweet dessert!

I used a Whimsey stamp of multiple cupcakes.  The sentiment is from Altenew.  I used an MFT die for the main panel and an embossing folder for the dotted background.

Be sure to stop  in at the Crazies Blog to see the sweet treats by the DT.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

CCEEers Get 'Piggy'



The CCEEers are ready for another weekly challenge....and here it is from our new March  hostess, Vicky Gould..........


Well, here we are in March already....where does the time go???  I, Vicky Gould, will be issuing the challenges for March...hope you like them!

For my first challenge, Today is "National Pigs Day"...let's see some fun pigs on our cards today.  Pinterest is loaded with them and/or there's always Old McDonald!

 I used an old set from SU along with a sentiment by Fiskars.  I used an MFT die to cut the 'holed' panel..  I pierced the upper left corner and rounded all corners with a Marvy corner rounder punch.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the pig or farm related creations by the rest of the DT.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Crazy for Cake


It iis time for the Crazies last challenge of February....and here it is.....

Karen Aicken here as hostess for February and here is my challenge for the week:  "This is my Birthday Month and I like cake! For your project this week, add a cake, cupcake or other yummy. It doesn’t have to be a birthday card - just show us something delicious."

I'd like to thank our Guest Designer Kristine Reynolds for her great creations this month.

My cake image is from Art Impressions.  The sentiment is by ????  (forgot).  I used a Spellbinder die for the main image panel and then added some piercing to the edges.

Be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog....should be a very sweet gallery. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

CCEE Visits the Arctic



The CCEEers are ready for a new challenge.....and here it is.....


Hello friends!  
Kelly here from the DT with my last challenge
~ February has been great fun!

 Tuesday (2/27) is Polar Bear Day.
 Create a card with a polar bear(s), snow, 
or use white as your card’s focal color. 

I used a die from Memory Box for the main 'image'.  I then cut one polar bear from a die cut border by Penny Black to add to the scene.  I then used a die to cut out the sentiment.  Easy Peasie you would think.....but I made many wrong choices along the way so this simple card took me forever.....loL!!!

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the array of polar bear cards.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Crazy for Sketches



Time for another Crazy4Challenges sketch.U gad ti rysg a bit to get this done on time and posted so not many details.  I do know that the snowflake is by Penny Black.  I 'think' the sentiment is from IO.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the variety of creations that arose from the week's sketch.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

CCEEers Play Tic-Tac-Toe

It is time for another CCEE Stampers Challenge from our hostess, Kelly.....and here it is.......


Hi friends, Kelly here again this week with a new challenge -
a Tic Tac Toe challenge.

The Tic Tac Toe challenge is based on this fun photo I made:

I chose to use a sentiment, lace, and a criter, the top line of the tic-tac-toe.  My get well card used a lacy background die from Lil Inker, a frame die and banner die from MFT, and a fussy cut image from Penny Black.  The sentiment is from Words to the Rescue.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the variety of creations from this very talented, creative, and friendly DT.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Valentines from the Crazies



The Crazy4Challenges DT is ready for another challenge this week.....and here it is......

Karen Aicken here as hostess for February and this is my challenge for the week:  "Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Make your project reflect love or appreciation. Make a Valentine, Anniversary, Thinking of You or card showing support."

I used a favorite 'criitters' set from Sweet 'n Sassy. along with sentiments from the same set.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the Valentines created by the rest of the DT.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Loves ofo the CCEE Team


It is time for another CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is this week's challenge from Kelly, our hostess for February.


Hello friends! 
 Kelly here again with a new challenge.
  It's almost Valentine's Day, so this week, instead of making
 a traditional Valentine's Day card,
we're making cards showing something we love ♥

Well....of course I had to do something having to do with the ocean.  The arrival of this new Memory Box die made the final decision for me.  This card is a 4.5 square card.  It is purely CAS with just the addition of a sentiment.

Be sure to check out the loves of the other DT members at the CCEE Blog.  We are an interesting and varied group, so you never know what they will pick as their loves. 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Crazy for Hearts


A new month....a new Crazy4Challenges hostess.....and a new weekly challenge.....here is this week's challenge......

Karen Aicken here as hostess for February. I'd also like to thank Kristine Reynolds for being our Guest Designer this month!! Here is my first challenge of the month:  Add a heart to your project this week. You can make a Valentine, put a little heart on a critter, make a heart shaped card - just show us a heart!

I decided to go the CAS route this week......and I also decided to make it an all occasion card rather than a Valentine.  This card could be used as a thank you, a sympathy, or a hello card......I heat embossed the PB image in forest green on a celery base.  I added a border of piercing.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the various creations made using hearts. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

CCEEers Honor Their Elders



It is time for another weekly CCEE Stampers challenge.  Kelly is our hostess for February.  Here is her challenge for the week.....

Hi ~ Kelly here bringing a new set of challenges
 through-out the month of February.

Today is National Spunky Old Broads Day!
So, we're making a card using any spunky old gal(s),
and I'm sure it will make you smile to see this card line up!

I used this older stamp from Inky Antics along with a sentiment from Words to the Rescue.  The plaid paper is from a pad by Joanna Sheen.  I added some paper piecing and some thin black mats and that was that.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fab old ladies on the teams' cards.....I'm sure they will bring a smile. 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Crazy for Opposites


Frances continues as our January hostess.  Here is her challenge for the
 Crazy4Challenges DT this week.

Hi Crazy Friends,

It's Frances here again with my last challenge for the month. Before we get onto this week's challenge I would like to thank Elena Anderson for playing along with us this month as our Guest Designer. 

Did you know that the 25th January is 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.

I went with black and white as well as stripes and dots.  The image is by Our Daily Bread Designs.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab 'opposite' creations. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

CCEEers Share Their Fav Techniques


Liz has given the CCEE Stampers a fun and easy challenge to end January. The challenge is to show us your favorite technique in cardmaking. Maybe it is embossing, fancy folds, paper piecing, multilayered stamping, paper piercing, collage, etc. We will enjoy seeing what you have to offer in fun techniques.

Well....I made a CAS card highlighting one of my favorite techniques.....paper piercing.   

The image I used was out of its packaging, but I believe it is by Penny Black.  I masked the iimage area, sponged on the background and then stamped the image.  I then added the sentiment by MFT and the paper piercing.

Can't wait to see what fav techniques the rest of this talented team have used this week....check them out at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Sketch Week with the Crazies



It is the third challenge for the Crazy4Challenges DT, so we are playing with a sketch.


As you can see, I reversed the sketch and skipped one of the circles at the corner.  The only stamping involved on this card is the sentiment which is a stamp by JustRite Stamps.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog so you can see the varied results with the DT playing with the same sketch....always fun to see the creative results.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

CCEEers Keep Warm in the Winter


Time for another CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Liz is the hostess for this challenge this week to use an image showing some kind of winter garment.

I used an older La La Land stamp which was still a 'virgin'.  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  I used a snowflake embossing folder for the basic layer and used another 'remnant' of a MS wedding card for the mid=white layer.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the other wintery designs by my fav DT.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Everything is Ducky with the Crazies



Hi Crazy Fans, it is time for another weekly challenge from Frances.....and here it is.......

Are you ready for another "Crazy" challenge?????

Apparently today is Rubber Duckie Day … let's celebrate by including a duck or two on our cards this week. Don't have anything duck related what about chickens, geese, turkeys etc.

I used an older set from Verve fo this challenge.  If you can't read the sentiment, it says......
Hope Everything's Ducky.  The die I used is from MFT.

Be sure to see the 'foowl' creations at the Crazies Blog.  You'll be glad you did!!!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The CCEEers Have a Tea Party

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

Hi, Liz is hosting again this week. In honor of "Hot Tea Month",  use a teapot or teacup on your card or use a "tea stain" technique if you like.  Here's a link to how to tea stain your paper  if you so choose to use.

I used a set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  The lascy effect is actually from some MS wedding cards I trimmed.  I used a Marvy corner rounder onn the lower corners.

Be sure to check out the TEA-rrific creations by this fabulous team I am so proud to be a part of.....so kind, talented , and fun......you'll find their creations on the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Crazies Tag into 2018




Happy New Year!!!
 
Welcome to another year of Crazy4Challenges!!!

Here is the first challenge for the Crazies for 2018....from our hostess, Frances. 

Happy New Year "Crazy" Fans

Welcome back to another fun-filled Crazy 4 Challenges with the "Crazies" 

Our Guest Designer for January is Elena Anderson, I am sure you will enjoy seeing her creations this month.

For our January challenges, we have Frances Byrne hosting. 


Tag You're It! - For our first challenge for the year incorporate a tag or  tags some way in your creation.

I am cheating a bit this week.  This was the card I made for December's challenge to 'color it', but I forgot to post it.  However, it fits for this week as the tea bag has a tag.  I don't remember the company that made the image and sentiment, but can look it up for you if you want to know.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the tagged creations of the rest of this fabulous DT. 

 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

CCEEers Welcome 2018



Happy New Year
Happy New CCEE Challenge

The CCEE Stampers Challenge begins another year of creativity with our new January hostess, Liz Williams....here is her challenge for the week.....

Hi, this is Liz bringing us our first challenge of 2018.
I don't know about you, but I can hardly believe it is already 2018!!!
So the title of this challenge is "Waddle we do in 2018?"   So  the challenge is to use a penguin or you may use any other animal that loves cold weather. 

It's time to make resolutions or do some new things. If you have never played along with our challenges here on CCEEstampers, I invite you to come and join us.

I used a stamp and die set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for the image and sentiiment.  In addition I used the shadowing circle stamp from Altenew.  I cut the main panel with a die from Lawn Fawn.

Be sure to  stop in to the CCEE Blog to see the fab creations by this fabulously wonderful DT.