Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
The spider brings luck – Ukraine
Here is Lynn's challenge for us this week:
Lynn McAuley here with this week's CCEE Stampers Challenge. If your family is like mine, there are certain family traditions that show up at each of your Christmas celebrations together. I am challenging each of the CCEE Stampers and their fans to create a holiday card which depicts on the front of his/her design a favorite or an unusual Christmas tradition shared by family members each and every year.
I'm thinking that mine might just be the wackiest! Do you know of anyone else who dresses up a yellow rubber chicken to gift to one lucky family member? I can't wait to learn about the holiday traditions in your family!
Please use Mr. Linky found over on the cceestampers site HERE to this challenge. If posting to an online gallery other than your blog, include keyword CCEE2149.
Many years ago a sweet friend of mine made a beautiful beaded spider that hung from a clear fishing line that looked like a glimmering spider web. This is a custom from the Ukraine that is a sign of good luck if you find a spider web on your Christmas tree on Christmas morning. So every year I hang this adorable little spider on my tree. It looks like it is dangling by its spider web as it hangs from the branch.
I stamped the pine needles ( a Unity stamp) in green distress oxide ink. I added little gemstones to represent little lights on the tree. I stamped the spider in gray ink and then took copic makers in various colors to dot the legs to look like multicolored beads like the one on my tree has. The body sections of the spider are done in gemstones as well. I used a sparkle pen to make the glimmering thread the spider is dangling from.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
The As You Like It challenge this week is to use a favorite embellishment and to say why. My favorite embellishment for Christmas is always something that adds a little sparkle like gemstones and gold chrome paper. I cut this tree with a die from Impression Obsessions and I added the gold foil paper to the star and stem and then added tiny gemstones that I colored with my Copic markers. The sentiment is an old one that I am not sure of the original but it is probably SU (I have unmounted many of my Christmas stamps from their wooden bases).
Here is where you will find the details of this challenge:
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Lynn McAuley here as the December CCEE Stampers Hostess for our final three challenges for 2021.
Music plays a huge part in the celebration of the Christmas holidays for many, many people. We hear holiday music played in churches, piped to us in stores, coming through our radios, and featured on holiday specials on T.V. throughout the month of December.
For today's challenge, "Celebrate with Song," I am asking that the CCEE Stampers use song lyrics from a holiday song (either secular or religious) as the sentiment on the front of a Christmas design.
Should you choose to join us in this holiday challenge, please use Mr. Linky below to link to your card. If your card is posted in an online gallery other than your blog, please include the keyword CCEE2148 so that it can be found easily.
Check here to see what songs have come to the team's minds:
Friday, November 19, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
It's Kelly with your challenge this week.
I absolutely adore black and white buffalo plaid (also known as buffalo check)
so please create a card with buffalo plaid as your focal point.
Sorry, Kelly, the only buffalo print paper I had was turquoise, so I went with that. The stamp is from Rubbernecker. The sentiment die is from Impression Obsessions, and the pine might be as well. Not sure on that die. I colored the image with copic markers. I used a sparkle pen to accent the snowflake and the sugar sprinkles on the cookies and on the pine to give it an icy look.
Make sure to check out the team's cards over on the blogsite:
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
I made this card using a Sweet and Sassy Stamp that I received this week. I used a stencil and distress oxide inks for the background. I used the green distress oxide ink for the sentiment. These fabulous dies are from Gina Marie. I used red paper for the card base. I thought this would make a great entry for the C.R.A.F.T. #617 for its Christmas theme this week. You can be found the details here:
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Our ABC challenge theme was animals, and the theme for Double D Challenge was a Walk in the Woods, so here is a card that is for both of these challenges:
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Hi friends ~ Kelly here with your weekly challenge!
Today's challenge is simple. Let's get ready for the holiday gift giving
by creating a set of tags ~ any style!
Please use the link at the bottom of the post to add your tags this week!
These were quick and easy for those busy times of the season. I used the spellbinder tag shape, a Gina Marie star die, and scraps of design paper for the strips.
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Friday, November 5, 2021
Now that November is here, most of the cards that will be created in my stamp room will be Chistmas cards. So I am taking on this challenge that was offered by As You See It challenge to feature the one that that sums up Christmas for you. Having been a Christian all my life, Christ's birth has always been a part of my Christmas season and celebrating it. I remember as a child, my parents taking part in a live nativity tableu at my church. As their "young adult" class got older, it was the senior high youth group that took on that event when I was a teenager. The church festivities during this season always sums it up for me. JESUS is the reason for the season.
I used all my old Christmas paper scraps to create my background for this card. Then I added the die cut nativity and the embossed the sentiment with versamark ink and Ranger embossing powder.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Kelly is out CCEE hostess for the November challenges.
November is Manatee Awareness Month so let's celebrate
Florida's beloved, iconic marine mammal by adding one (or more!) to a card!
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Hi Crafty Friends,
Welcome back to our CCEE Stampers challenge blog. It's Frances here again with one last challenge for October.
For our challenge this week ... Create a Scene! For our challenge this week create a card that features a scene of some type… outside or inside.
Now let's take a look at the cards our Design Team created for this challenge.
Check out their blogsite here:
Friday, October 22, 2021
Check the details out here:
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Hi Crafty Friends,
It's Frances here again to bring you another challenge.
Number It .... Include a number or numbers on your creations this week. You can make an aged birthday card; number themed designer paper, number themed embossing folders or dies. Anything goes as long as there is a number somewhere!
Let's take a look at what our Design Team created this week.
Check out the CCEEstampers blogsite.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
This was made for the Inkspirational challenge to make a card for a man or boy. I know a lot of men who love wildlife so I used this stamp from Repeated Impressions. The background is made from a Sizzix die (the radial one) and the circle is from Gina Marie. The sentiment s a Tim Holtz idea-o-logy sentiment tag that says "Never Stop Exploring." You can find the details of the challenge here:
Friday, October 15, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Hi Crafty Friends,
It's Frances here, back to bring you another challenge.
Just like Slimline Cards, Mini Slimline Cards are also becoming very popular, for our challenge this week create a Mini Slimline card. Typically Mini Slim Line Cards are either 3 1/2 inches x 6 inches or 3 inches x 6 inches. More info on Mini Slimline cards can be found in the files section of the Slimline Card Addicts Facebook Group.
Let's take a look at the inspiration from our Design Team ...
Monday, October 11, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Friday, October 8, 2021