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.

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 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 kind, talented , and'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 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.