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 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 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.