Wednesday, September 30, 2020

CCEE 2040 Mad Hatter

 Hi Crafty Friends,

It's a brand new month and our challenge hostess for the month is Frances Byrne.

Before we get onto this week's challenges we would like to introduce you to our two new Design Team members who are joining our team this week. Please make welcome Hazel Estibeiro, her blog is Handcrafted Expressions and Manal Habib, her blog is Miniscraft

Apparently the 6th October is Mad Hatter Day, so for our challenge this week create a card inspired by the theme … Hats, Alice In Wonderland, Mad Hatter.

Let's take a look at what the Design Team created for this challenge.

I did not own any Mad Hatter things so I freehanded this hat as I browsed Alice in Wonderland related items on the internet. I had this cute stack of cups that I thought would go with tea, and I found this cute saying on Pinterest.  Hope I got close to something that fits this theme. 

Let's check out what the team has shared over at CCEEStampers blog found here:

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Violets in Rich Razzleberry


I made this card for the Color Challenge  over on  Splitcoaststampers this week using white, rich razzleberry, and old olive. I used one of my favorite stamps from Flourishes (no longer in business). It is probably at least 8 years old. I really do not know.  It will always be a part of my stamp collection no matter how old it is. Since it is old and so are the ink pads I used for this card, I am entering this in the Retro rubber challenge this week too. You can find that challenge HERE.

I send out a lot of sympathy cards for my church, and this will make a great one when needed.  

Monday, September 28, 2020

Make My Monday Challenge - scraps


Design papers are so pretty and I have trouble even throwing away scraps such as these. So, for the Make my Monday Challenge to use up your scraps, I found this perfect opportunity to weave them together for a wonderful background for this digital stamp from Power Poppy that I colored with copic markers. You can find this challenge here:

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Christmas Throwdown - September Technique challenge

 The challenge over in the Christmas Throwdown challenge this week is to use a partial stencil on your card. I used half of the Gina K snowflake stencil on my card using Distress Oxide inks. Then over the top of that I stamped with Versafine black the nativity and the sentiment. This is one layered card will be an easy to mail card for Christmas.  I am not sure of the source of the image and sentiment as I forgot to mark my case with that information.  

Here is where you can find this challenge:


This card got an honorable mention from The Christmas Throwdown Challenge in September 2020.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Sketch Saturday 628

I did this card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge #628. :

CCEE2039 - Mushrooms

 Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances here again this week, bringing us the last challenge for the month.

According to the Days of the Year Calendar, September is Mushroom Month. So for our challenge this week, include one or more mushroom either stamped or die cut on your creation.

I used a digital image from Power Poppy for my faabulous mushrooms that I colored with colored pencils and copic markers. 

Check over on the CCEEstampers blogsite to see the team members creations for this week. You are welcome to play along and if you download to SCS please use CCEE2039 as your keyword. 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Make My Monday Challenge 131


The Make My Monday challenge got me going on some of my Christmas card making with their Christmas theme of the week. The gnome if from Rubbernecker, not sure of the source for the reindeer and sentiment. I die cut the trees out of design paper and mounted this all on a fabulous scripted design print with the lyrics of "Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire."  I used some crystal Nuvo to add a glassy look to the gnomes eye lens.  You can find this challenge HERE.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

International Art and Soul Challenge

 I love finding tic/tac/toe challenges and here's one for the International Art and Soul challenge this week:

I used the top row going across for my card. I used white embossing powder on a big background stamp that has been in my collection for quite some time. Then after heating it, I rubbed distress oxide  inks on it to make an resist embossing. One of the colors I used was a red variation. I then used a copic red marker to color the flowers on the stamped image I added to the top. I placed a small blue twine bow under the sentiment.  Here is my card I want to share for this challenge:

The coffee cup and sentiment are from Unity. The background stamp is a retired SU stamp from my collection.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Twofer Challenge - Trees


I made these two cards for the Twofer Challenge to use  trees.  I used a tree stamp from a retired Stampin' Up set. The one on the left I stamped the image of the tree onto design paper. I used oxide inks and copic markers to make fall colored leaves on the tree. I die the park bench, then added a sentiment and paper doll image from Tim Holtz. The card on the right is on white cardstock, the swaps of color are from a Gina K stamp. I used the same tree stamp as the one I used on the other card. 

This challenge can be found HERE.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

TicTacToe PP Challenge

 This card is for the Tic Tac Toe  Challenge on Power Poppy, I used the digital hydrangea  from Power Poppy, I used an old retired Stampin' Up stamp for the background I inked it with distress oxide ink (chipped sapphire), spritzed the stamp with water and smashed it onto my white paper. This has a brilliant blue cardstock card base. My tic tac toe items are blue, background stamp, and twine.  Check it out over HERE.

Creative Coffetti Challenge over on Power Poppy Blog


This is for the Creative Confetti challenge to create on colored cardstock. I printed out these Power Poppy digital poppies on red cardstock.   I colored all the leaves with white colored pencil to neutralized the bright color and then used green colored pencils to go over it. Then I added green copic marker to accent some of the veins and variation on the leaves. I used a brownish red copic marker to add a deeper red than the paper on the poppy petals that were in the shadows and folds, I lightly colored over the petals with white colored pencil to lighten the red to look like that was where the light was hitting on the petals. I used white gel pen for the center of the large poppy and a black copic marker for some of the dots in the center as well. I mounted this to red and white gingham design paper and used a black cardstock cardbase. I punched an oval out in black, added white gel pen stitches and added to the front of the card.  I have never tried printing off my digitals on colored cardstock before, but I really liked my results and I am sure I will do more of this in the future. 

You can find this challenge HERE.

Find this challenge  HERE

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

CCEE2038 Shaker Card

 Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances is here again continuing to issue the challenges for the month!

Apparently September is "Shake Month" which is a day to celebrate all things Milkshakes! 

Let's  take a look at the Shaker creations our Design Team have created this week.

Check it out on the CCEEStampers,

Here's my card that I embossed with a 3D Sizzix embossing folder and then die cut the window. Put some wintery colored sequins behind the window, used acetate for the window panes. I die cut a tree and added the sentiment. All was mounted on a pool party (aqua) paper. 

Come and do a little shaking with us!! Join in on the fun!

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #168


This is my card for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge this week for F is for friendship. 

I love these sassy, seasoned ladies from Art Impressions. The sentiment is from a tablet from Tim Holtz. 

I picked out some fun design papers to use for my background.  You can find the Sisterhood of Snarky

Stampers blog HERE

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

CCEE2037 Slimline card

 Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances here again with another fun challenge to share with you. Here are Frances' words:

"  Slimline Cards seem to be very popular at present, especially with a few companies have been releasing dies especially for the use of creating this style of card. I know I have become addicted to this style of card as have a few of my friends. So much so that I created a Facebook Group dedicated to Slimline Cards called Slimline Card Addicts."

  For our challenge this week create a Slimline card. The most popular sizes for Slimline Cards are either  8 ½ inches x 3 ½ inches or 4 inches x 9 inches and should fit into a standard business sized envelope.

Let's take a look at the Slimline cards our Design Team have created for the challenge this week ..
over at the blog site : CCEEStampers

Here is my card, and I have just recently started making this size card. I  found this pretty Spellbinder die cut on the mark down at one of my favorite stores, and it seemed to fit nicely with this layout. My background design paper is from Graphics 45. I also used kraft, black, ruby red, and ivory cardstock for the card. The sentiment is from Unity and I added white pearls to the centers of the flowers. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

CCEE2036 - Masculine card

It's a brand new month, so  it's time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is ... Frances Byrne.

Before we get onto our challenges for this week, we need to say farewell to Vicky Gould from our Design Team. Vicky has been with us since January 2012, thank you Vicky for all the fun cards and challenges you have created for us all over the years.

It's Father's Day down here in Australia on the 1st Sunday in September, so for our challenge this week, let's make a masculine card …. Any occasion … any age, it's up to you.

Let's take a look at what our Design Team created for us this week.

For those of us in the US, summer is grinding to a halt. So, I thought my newest Kitchen Sink Stamp set would work nicely.  I am not the master of these multi-stamps that my sister, Lynn is, but with lots more practice maybe somewhere in the far future I will improve. I also used my fabulous cloud stencil from A Colorful Life for my sky. The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs. It is done with distress oxide inks.  I am thankful for how much the MISTI makes this technique of lining up these layered stamps easier for me.  

It is hard saying goodbye to Vicky as one of our faithful contributors on CCEE. I wish you well, Vicky and hope you pop in every now and then. 

Head over the the CCEE blog and see what the team has created for this challenge: