Wednesday, November 27, 2019


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances here again, bringing you one last challenge for November.

November is also known as Movember which is a time to celebrate and raise funds for male issues. For our challenge this month include a Moustache (Mo) on your card in some way. Hint ... if you are busy making Christmas cards, Santa has a moustache!!!!

Let's take a look at what our Design Team have created for our challenge this week  over on the Blog site HERE

This is my latest and greatest new stamp and die from Rubbernecker Stamps, just in time to use on this challenge. The trees stamp is from Momenta, and the sentiment is an old Stamp Up. I used stickers to embellish with on this.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

CCEE1947 Go fo a ride day

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances here again with another fun challenge for you all.

Tomorrow is Go For A Ride Day, so for our challenge this week incorporate some sort of transport on your card…. Bike, car, train, plane, hot air balloon etc. How will you be riding this week?

Let's take a look at what our Design Team created for this challenge .over on the CCEEStampers blog HERE

I love my Art Impression stamps so since this is the perfect "road trip" image for this point in my life, I just had to use it.  The design paper in gold letters has the repeated message: Not all who wander are lost!!! So inside it says, "....they are just on a road trip!" 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Make My Monday - Red/white/green

Here is my card for the Make My Monday challenge to use red, white, and green. I used an old Stampin' Up set and a new Momenta die set I found at Tuesday Morning this week. The inks are Distress Oxide inks and I used Paper Studio design paper.

House Mouse Challenge

Here's my newst house mouse stamp and loved these two enjoying themselves as they decorated for the upcoming holidays. I think I will try to have that fun attitude as I drag out my decorations to get started for the most wonderful time of the year.

Check out tthe challenge found HERE.

Wow, I am so honored that this was picked as one of  the top three of the week!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Mod Squad challenge - vehicle

I made this card for the Falliday challenge that Polly hosted that required it represent a holiday tradition. Looking for the perfect tree use to be the tradition for my family until artificial trees became the more practical thing to do. I do miss the tradition however. I also used this card for the Mod Squad challenge to use a vehicle on the card. This car and sentiment is from Unity, and the trees are from Momenta. I used emerald distress oxide ink for the trees. I used a piece of design paper for the skill. I colored my card with alcohol markers. I tore the paper to give the snow an undefined look. I dotted some snowflakes with white gel pen. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Hi Crafty Friends,

According to the Days of the Year website, the 11th November was Sundae Day ... doesn't that sound like a delicious day!  So for our challenge this week, create a card that features ice cream of some sort.

Now let's take a look at all the yummy "Ice Cream" creations our Design Team created this week ...... check out the CCEEstampers blog HERE

The cones are from Tim Holtz, the sentiment from Stampendous, and the banner from Stampabilities.  I used distress oxide inks for my background. The hands are diecuts and I cut the sleeves. The banner was paper pieced. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

CCEE1945 coffee

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's a brand new month, which means it is time to introduce our challenge hostess for the month. This time around it is 
 Frances Byrne.

Apparently tomorrow (8th November) is Cappuccino day, so for our challenge this week create a coffee themed card.

BTW did you know that this week (November 1 - November) is also the 2019 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog HopSo if you enjoy coffee themed cards, make sure you check it out. 

Let's take a look at what "caffeine" creations our Design Team have created this week:

I used this stamp from Unity for my card today. I loved these pretty papers I found in my stash, and these cute cork letters worked great to spell out JAVA. The foiled copper paper was a little difficult to photograph, so it looks much better in real life.  I did a little paper piecing on the cup and colored the top with a copic marker.