Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CCEE2113 Rainbow Day

 Hi Crafty Friends,

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

 Frances Byrne. 

Did you know that the 3rd of April is Find a Rainbow Day, For our challenge this week, include a rainbow of some type on your card either a rainbow image or rainbow colors … whichever you prefer.

Now let's take a look at what the Design Team created for this weeks challenge over on the CCEEstampers website.

I used a stencil from Gina Marie. I had used it to make another card, and the ink was still on it, so I spritzed it with water and then smashed it onto paper and this is the results I got. Then with a sun and radial patterned stencil from Gina K I add the sun and its rays. The Arc is a very old stamp as is the scripture stamp I used. 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Retro challenge #155 Rainbow connection

 This week I did this rainbow card for the Retro Rubber Challenge #155. You can find this challenge here:

Details of challenge found here: 

Here is my card made with a stamp from a set from Stampin' Up dated 2004. The sentiment is a scripture stamp that was probably the first stamp I ever purchased from Sweet and Sassy Stamps and probably one of my very first cleear cling stamps. I used oxide inks to water color the rainbow and paint the background. I used copic markers to color the girl and flowers.. Versafine black ink was used to stamp the image and the sentiment. 

Friday, March 26, 2021

Make the Card Challenge #7 - Masculine


Masculine cards are sometimes a real challenge but this digital image from Power Poppy is so perfect for the baseball lovers in my family. I love digital images because it gives you the abilibity to size it to the size you would like. I sized this a little bigger than I had thought but made it into a 6 by 6 inch card.  This is for the Make the Card challenge #7 to make a masculine card. You can find the details to the challenge here:

I used Copic markers to color the image, and kraft cardstock for the cardbase. The background is design paper from Doodlebug Design Inc. The die frames are by Sizzix.


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Stamplorations March Stencil challenge


I used this great stencil from ARTplorations called Bloom Joy #1. I added this cute bird from Unity. I useed my distress oxide inks for the stenciling and versafine black and copics for the image. 

You can find the details of the challenge here

Some Bunny for Easter

 I made this card for two challenges I found on Challenges for Day:

The Aud Sentiments Challenge #271 - theme to use animal and a sentiment

The Stinkin' Inker Challenge  - theme is "Hop to it."

I used stamps from Unity, an embossing folder from Sizzix, and leaf dies and an old mini punch from Creative Memories. I stamped the image and sentiment in Versafine black, and then colored the image with Copic markers. The embossing folder is from Sizzix. 

Just saw I made the top 3 this week. Added my badge !!

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #592


Easter is quickly approaching, so I decided to join in the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #592 this week to make a Spring/Easter card. You can find all the details of the challenge here:

I used stamps from Unity, keeping the layout simple. I colored the image with Copic markers. I fussy cut it and added it with dimensionals onto the card.  

Time Out Challenge 184


I am taking part in the Time Out Challenge #184 today that can be found here:

I am using stamps from Unity and an embossing folder from Sizzix. Inks used are Versafine black and distress oxide ink was rubber over the embossing. The ovals are aa die set from Sizzix, and the image is colored with Copic markers. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

CCEE2112 Pencil Day

 Apparently the 30th March is Pencil Day … For our challenge this week, feature pencils, colored pencils, crayons etc on your card creations. Either use this medium to color your image, or feature an image of pencils, crayons etc.

I used colored pencils on this digital image that I printed onto kraft paper. They color up so vivid and go on so smoothly. This image is from Power Poppy. Make sure you visit the CCEEstamper blogsite to see all the other creative ideas the design team came up with for this challenge. 

I am also entering this card to the Krafty Chick challenge #552 that can be found here:

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

CCEE2111 Forests

  Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances back again this week with another challenge for you all!

Apparently the 21st March is International Day of Forests. For our challenge this week, include a tree or trees on your creation.

Now let's take a look at what the Design Team has created for the challenge by checking over on the CCEEStampers blog found here:

I used a new tree die set that I found on sale, and added a stenciled sky made with "A Colorful life" cloud stencil.  The tree die set is from Sizzix, and the deer are from Impression Obsessions. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz's small talk tablet "Idea-ology." This was a great way to usher in Spring. Thanks for selecting such a great challenge for us, Frances.  

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Daring Cardmaker planting flowers


I made this card to share on the Daring Cardmakers Challenge this week featuring my favorite flower camellias. This image is a digital image from Power Poppy,  that I colored with copic markers. I used a die  set from Gina Marie. I found this great design paper that accented some of the colors I featured on the card. Hope you like it.

 You can find the link over here:

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Twofer Challenge #36


The challenge on the Twofer Card Challenge this week is a "Your Choice" and since I live in Texas and spring is arriving , bluebonnets are my favorite part of springtime in Texas. I used a retired Stampin' Up stamp to make my blue bonnets. One card I made an any occasion card, and one is a thinking of you card. The sentiment on the card on the left is from Deadbeat Designs, which was a Texas based rubber stamp company that has recently gone out of business. I miss them and their unique and wonderful designs that featured some of Texas' unique characteristics and attitudes that we Texans tend to have. 

The sentiment on the card on the right is from Stampin' Up as well. The background texture is made using a Hero Arts stamp.  

Here is where you can find this challenge:

Just Us Girls 575 Using an embossing folder

 This card is for the Just Us Girls Challenge this week #575 to use an embossing folder. You can find the details of the challenge here:

I started making some of my Easter cards, s I used this lovely 3:d embossing folder on this one. The sentiment is from Unity, the  embossing folder is from Sizzix, and the cross is a die from Impression Obsessions. The leaves are a small die, and the flowers are from an old Creative Memories mini punch I have had for over 10 years. 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

3rd International Women's Day Blog Hop 2021


Just making another card for this blog hop. The stamps I used were from Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from Unity. The background was stenciled with wilted violet Distress Oxide ink. The leaves are a Spellbinder using green design paper. 

There are a few more days so go check things out:

Krafty Chicks Christmas challenge 550


 Here is my Christmas card made with a Spellbinder Christmas die set I found on sale recently. 

This is for the Krafty Chicks' Christmas Challenge that can be found here:

The embossing folder is from Sizzix. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

CCEE2110 - Butterflies

  Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Did you know that the 14th March Is Learn About Butterflies Day. Include at least one butterfly on your card this week.

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


I stenciled the background with various shades of yellow distress oxide inks using a plaid stencil from Artplorations. I die cute the Spellbinder leaves, punched the flowers. The butterfly is a Bo Bunny stamp. The sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy.  

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Double Trouble Challenge - Green and plaid

 I tried out the Double Trouble challenge this week  and doing the double dare of using green and a plaid. Here is my card:

I used gingham panels as my background, Then I punched out 3 hearts from aa green plaid paper.. Added it to the card and then stamped a butterfly that I fussy cut and added. This sentiment seemed perfect for a thinking of you card! 

You can find the details of the Double Trouble challenge here:

and the Use Your Stuff challenge here:

Make the Card #7 Coffee or tea


I am trying a new challenge to me Make the Card #7. The theme this week is coffee or tea. Being from Texas, I can't go a day without my sweet tea!! I used a stencil from Creative Expressions that I used Distress Oxiide inks and my blending brushes. The image is from Unity, and the sentiment is from Gina Marie.  I water colored the image using my distress oxide inks as well with the same colors I had used for the stenciling,  You can find the details of this challenge here:

Monday, March 8, 2021

Celebrating International Women's Day


This is the card I am  going to enter over on the Woman's Day Insta Hop and Blog Hop,, 

You can find all the fun here

For my card I used an Angie Girl stamp from Unity with sentiment from Unity as well. I brushed on the distress oxide inks onto the white cardstock with my blending brushes, using a Gina Marie stencil. The stamped image is colored with Copic markers. I fussy cute the image and popped it up with dimensionals. 

Hope you get to join in on the fun!

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Allsorts Challenge 614 Use yellow


It's beginning to feel like spring around my part of the world, and the Allsorts Challenge inspired me to make a spring inspired card using YELLOW. This image is from Unity Stamps and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Gina K. I robbed all the design papers from my stash, and  used a pretty shade of yellow for my base card.  
You can find all the details for the challenge here:

Just Us Girls 574 - Animals


I love finding challenges to do during the week because they get my mojo going. I also like making at least one Christmas card a week too. So this week's Just Us girls' challenge to use animals helped me decide on this cute little chickadee for a Christmas card for next year's stash. It is a digital image from Power Poppy, The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and I colored the image with Copic markers. The die cut is from Gina Marie. 

Find the details of the challenge here:

Friday, March 5, 2021

Krafty Chicks 549 Stamp Act


This is for the Krafty Chicks' Challenge this week - Stamp Act! This image is from Unity Stamps. I colored it with Copic markers. The sentiment is a die cut. You can find the details for this challenge here: 

Seize the Birthday Challenge #209

March is here and of course this is when the greens of nature come back into existance. I love spring. This background stamp is from Rubbernecker and I used probably about 4 different colors of green when I added the inks. The girls are from Unity stamps, and the sentiment is from Gina K. I am a very ecclectic stamper and when I find an image I love it really doesn't matter to me what company retails it. I want it, I get it! And then it is fun mixing them with other stamps from my collection, which I have accummulated over the past 20 years. Now that I am retired and have the time to enjoy them, I spend most of my day creating in my stamp room. I also like finding challenges I can find during the week that spurs my mojo!! This one I am making for the Seize the Birthday challenge to use 3 shades of green. You can find all the details here:

I used at least 3 shades of Distress Oxide inks by Tim Holtz and Range. I colored the image with copic markers.  Happy Birthday to all my friends with spring birthdays!! 

Fab n' Funky 513 Kraft

 I love using colored pencils on kraft paper, It just seems to pop in color. This is the first time this stamp (from Hampton Arts) has seen ink and I have probably had it for over a year. I paper pieced her top and have been anxious to use this design paper. Now that life is getting a little more spring like, I used it for today's card.  You can find the details of this challenge of using kraft as the theme can be found here:

Fab n' Funky 513

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

CCEE2109 - Old Stuff

 Hi Crafty Friends,

It's a brand new month, which means a brand new challenge hostess. This month our hostess is  Frances Byrne. 

Apparently the 2nd March was Old Stuff Day, for our challenge this week let's combine something older (stamps, dies etc) with something newish.

Now let's take a look at the cards our Design Team created for this week's challenge over on the CCEEStampers blogsite HERE,

The flower pots and sentiment were stamped with one of my newest SU stamps and the plant I stamped in them are from a very old stamp set from Stampin' Up. Stenciling is a newer technique for me so I used it for my newer look. The photo is a great vintage photo from Tim Holtz's paper doll collection. I used a yellow copic marker and a peach copic marker to color on parts of the photo. It reminded me of the old black and white photos from over 70 years ago that my mother colored with some kind of special alcohol ink to add a little color to the skin tones on those old black and white photos. The old saying "Everything old is new again" comes to mind for me for this fun challenge. Some of the old things from the past are very special and how fun it is to put them together with some of the newer tools and techniques now available! 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Try it on Tuesday Challenge - say it with flowers


I love making card backgrounds with left over design papers. This is one that I had set aside and decided today that this burlap heart with flowers and a Unity girl would be nice additions to it. Since the girl had flowers in her hair as well, I thought it fit the challenge well. You can find the details for this challenge here: 

Crafty Hazelnut New Christmas Challenge 531- vintage or shabby chic


I love stamps that remind me of sisters and this sweet vintage stamp does just that. I had this fancy gold corner left over from another project, so thought it looked awesome with this Christmas plaid. Finding a sentiment the size I needed was a challenge and thought I would just write it in cursive to make go along with the vintage look. I am entering this card in the Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge this week, You can find the details for the challenge here:

I colored the image with copic markers, The plaid paper is mounted on a black card base. I am not sure of the source of the stamp. I have had it for quite some time before I started  documentations for my organization of stamps. 

Monday, March 1, 2021

House Mouse challenge #335

 I used a lot of triangle shapes for my geometric shapes for this card. I used an aqua card base, design papers, white, and gold chrome paper for my shapes. The House Mouse image is colored with copic markers. My sentiment was diecut.  The details for the challenge can be found here:

Global Design Project 281 - color challenge


I made this card for the Global Project challenge this week using their colors off bermuda Bay, real red, and blushing bride. The stamps I used are from Unity. I did a little paper piecing on this and used lots of my scraps from my beloved scrap pile. You can find the details of this challenge here: