Thursday, August 9, 2018

CCEEers Visit the Jungle


Frances continues as the CCEE Challenge hostess this week.....here 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


Well.....it 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 collection......no 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 participate...lol

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 Challenges....here 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.....

Make
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 simply.......so......I 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 way....lol)

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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.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Crazies Get in Shape



It is time for another Crazy4Challenges challenge.....here is Rebecca, our hostess, with her challenge....

Welcome back to the Crazy 4 Challenge blog! Rebecca Ednie here again and I'd like to say 'Thanks!' to everyone who played along last week! So many great takes on 'windows'.

This week, the team and I are making SHAPED CARDS. Any shape other than a plain circle, rectangle or square. So many fun options! Really any shape can become a card. Just cut the shape and add a rectangle or circle (or whatever) shaped card base behind it! If it doesn't fit perfectly, just trim the card base to match!

Don't forget about my giveaway for anyone participating this month! Read more about it HERE.

Mine is a simple design with the emphasis on the shape.  Did lots of die cutting, but very little stamping.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blgo to see the shapely creations by this fabulous DT.




Thursday, July 12, 2018

CCEEers Keep It Simple


It is Thursday and the day for a new CCEE Stampers Challenge from our hostess, Lynn.....and here it is......

It's Lynn back again to share with you the second July challenge. 


July 12 has been declared National Simplicity Day in honor of Henry David Thoreau who was a devoted advocate of living a life of simplicity. So on this lazy day of summer it's time to simplify. My challenge to you is to create a clean and simple one layer card!
This is truly a clean and simple card.....the kind of card that used to frustrate me, but now makes me smile.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the simple creations by this wonderful team of stampers and friends.



Thursday, July 5, 2018

CCEEers Conquer The Impossible Card


Lynn is our hostess for the CCEE Stampers Chalenges for the month of July....here is her challenge for this week.....

Hi, friends. Lynn McAuley here! I will be hosting the CCEE Challenges for the month of July and hope that you will want to join in on the fun.

Suddenly I am seeing the Impossible Card popping up everywhere I turn. This new fun fold is based on a famous card trick so it isn't really all that new! I thought it would be great if the CCEE Stampers put their own "twist" on this design with their creations this week.


Here is a link to a tutorial by Maymay Made It Crafts that will show you what it is all about! It demonstrates the Impossible Card in several varied sizes.


First thng I must do is to apologize for my lousy photo.....I had  a very hard time getting a pic of this card.  I finally had to lighten it, takiing away the richness of the actual colors....OH WELL....

I actually found this style of 'fancy fold' very easy and loved adding the rounded corners.  I used an Altenw set for the rose and a die for the skeleton leaves.  The sentiment is from an MFT set.  I added a touch of paper piercing on the sentiment panel.

Be sure to sstop at the CCEE Blog to see the fab cards created with the impossible card technique.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

CCEEers Relax a Bit


Joanne here with this week's CCEE Stamper's Challenge......

Well, this is my last challenge as June hostess of the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  That month sure did fly by.


This week’s ‘theme’ is RELAXATION.  Create a card that depicts RELAXATION to you.  Can be a place where you are relaxed or what you do to relax.

 Can't wait to 'see' where or how you relax.

As most people know, the ocean (or other body of water( is where I relax.  I will be retirning from my annual trip to the Maine coast later today.....and I am sure I will have done lots of ocean gazing.

I used a new virgin stamp from ODBD and a sentiment by Impression Obsession (I think)/  I also added some texture with a bkgd die from Lil' Inker.  I used an MFT template to create my clouds.

Can't wait to see how you all relax.  Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to check things out......

Saturday, June 23, 2018

This "ombre"Is Late to the Crazies Party



I am very late in posting this.....sorry about that......Frances is our Crazy4Challenges hostess this week....and here is her challenge....

Hi Crazy Fans! 

Welcome to another challenge here on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

Our challenge this week is .....
Ombre 
Definition - a french word meaning "shaded". Ombre is the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark.

The ombre technique has become very popular in stamping over the past few years. Use this technique in some way when creating your card this week.

Here are a few links to YouTube videos for inspiration:
Ombre Stamping- Jennifer McGuire 
Easy Ombre Backgrounds– Jennifer McGuire
Ombre Background Stamping– Yana Smakula


I went with a range of blues, but my lighter ones were mostly covered by the image.

Be sure to check out the Crazies Blog to see the variety of ombre creations found yhere.




Thursday, June 21, 2018

CCEEers Visit the Ocean


Hi....Joanne here with this week's CCEE Stampers challenge.....

Week three of the June CCEE Stamps Challenge. Here is the challenge for this week.


As many of you know, the ocean is my favorite place….and my annual trip to Maine is sacred.  So, in honor of that, please create a card inspired by the ocean or beaches.

 Obviously I am very much looking forward to this week's gallery of creations.  Please play along with us.

I used a new virgin stamp by Paper Rose for my ocean scene.  I colored with copics and added double rows of piercing on the top and bottom.  I am pretty sure my sentiment is by Impression Obsession.

Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to see fabulous ocean views......which I will be seeing in person next week.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The CCEEers Create a Garden of Loveliness


Joanne here with your CCEE Stampers Challenge for this week.....


Around here spring came late, so we are still enjoying the blooming of flowers.  Please create a card with multiple flowers.

Can't wait to see the floral creations.  Please play along with us. 

I used a tulip stamp by Stampendous.  I love a bouquet of multicolore tulips so that is what I went with.  I added paper piercing around the edges of the main panel and a get well sentiment.

Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to see a virtual garden of flowers. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Crazies Go Masculine



Frances contiinues as our June hostess of the Crazy4Challenges DT.  Here is this week's challenge....

Welcome to another Crazy 4 Challenge challenge.  

This week our challenge is ..... Masculine Cards – Father’s Day is coming up in the Northern Hemisphere, so this week let’s make male cards. It does not have to be a Father’s Day card.

I used my last masculine sympathy card recently so I thought I would use this challenge to rstart replenishing my stash.  I used a stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps along with a sentiment from, I think, MFT.  I added some paper piercing and fabulous plaid dp.

Be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog to see some fine examples of masculine cards.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

CCEEers Use Virgin Stamps


Well.....here I am with the first June Challenge for the CCEE Stampers Challenge....and here it is....

I don’t think  I am the only one with unused (or ‘virgin’) stamps.  This week I want you to go through your stash and ink those virgins to create this week’s card. 

My unused stamp is accompanied by an unused die as well.  The set is by Spellbinders, and I have had it for at least a year.  I used a Lil Inker background die for my base lever and a ODBD die for the sentiment panel.  I added some tiny star rhinestones to the upper corner of the sentiment panel to balance the design in my mind.

We really should have this challenge on a regular basis so I can untilize some the virgin stamps I just jad to have but have never used.

Be sure to go to the CCEE Blog to be inspired to use your virgin stamps.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Crazies Go Barefoot


Frances is our June hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT challenges.  here is her weekly challenge....

Apparently yesterday was "Go Barefoot Day" include something on your card that is barefoot.

 I could not find the stamp I planned to use which would have been so perfect for this challenge.  Apparently I filed it in the wrong place.  So then Ii had to search for a barefoot image.  Well.....that was not so easy, but finally I found this unmounted stamp.  The sentiment I used is from MFT.

Sorry too for the muddy picture....having some photography issues lately.

Be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog to see the other barefooted creations.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

jCCEEers Emboss Away


This is the last weekly challenge for the CCEE Stampers Challenge for the month of May.  Anne, our May hostess, has given up this challenge.......

For my last challenge of the month, use your embossing folder/s on your card today.

I used two embossing folders.  The first was a frame embossing folder while the second was a floral one.  I took my picture from the side in the hopes that you can see the effects of both folders.  I added the horizontal sentiment panel with using a stamp from Lown Fawn.

Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to see the fab work using embossing folders.  I am sure they will inspire you to play along with us.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

CCEEers and the NEWS


Anne is our hostess for May.  I am so sorry to have missed a challenge or two, but I have been having some medical issues.  However, I was able to get my card done for this challenge.....and here is the challenge Anne gave us........

Anne here with the next challenge.

I wake up in the morning to the NEWS.  Make a card using each of these letters ..... N, E, W, S.

This simple card took me forever.....my mind was just not coming up with things that fit in the NEWS letters....so I fudged a bit.......I used a new die from Tutti Designs for my flowers, new background stamps by ? and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. 

Here are my 'letters' for the challenge....

N- New die  E-  'ENJOY'  W- White   S- Stencil and Sponging

Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to catch the creativity of this wonderful DT.

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.