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 .....
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 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.