Thursday, April 29, 2021

Art Impressions challenge - Barn Dance

I am taking part in the Barnyard challenge this week over at Art Impressions. I love this "spring chick" from Art Impressions  and how she seems to be leaping into action!!!  Maybe her dance is the "bunny hop" . I used her with some cute spring like paper from my stash and here are the results.  You can find this challenge here:

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

CCEE2117 - Super hero day

 Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances here today and  she has one last challenge to share with you this month.

Super Heroes - Yesterday 28th April was Superhero Day. Include a superhero or two on your card this week. (Interpret Superhero, any way you like).

Join us in the fun over on the CCEEstampers blog that can be found here:

For my card I used a digital from Mo Manning for my adorable super hero. I colored it with Copic markers.  

Friday, April 23, 2021

Pets and woofing celebrations

The theme for the Time Out challenge is Pets, and the theme for tje Inspired by ...challenge is Woofnng Celebration. I thought this card fit both critia. The image is from a Mo Manning digital, and the paper used, which included this sentiment is from an American Crafts paper pad. I used a pale green cardstock for the card base. I free handed the hat and cut it out to add to the dog's head. 

You can find these two challenges here:


Color throw down 639


Here is my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week:

I used a wonderful Power Poppy digital image and used Copic markers to color it. The die I used is from Sizzix.  You can find the details of this challenge here:

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

CCEE2116 Tea Day

Frances is back today with another fun challenge for you all.

Apparently the 21st April was Tea Day, create a card that features tea or coffee.

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

I used a Sizzix die for the lacy corner, a stamp from Unity for the image, and a sentiment from Gina Marie. The lacy stamp I am not sure of the source but thought it tied into the theme and style of this card. The flowers are a Sizzix die as well.. I used the smashed disress oxide ink to stain the ivory background cardstock. The card base is dark brown.  

Monday, April 19, 2021

HMFMC338 Outside fun


I used my Blowing Dandelion house mouse stamp from Stampabilities dated 1989 to make this card. I have collected stamps for well over 25 years so it was fun to get to use this precious one from my collection. I stenciled the clouds for my background. I added a little sparkle pen to the seeds from the dandelion that are flying in the air but it doesn't snow up so well in my photo. I colored my images with Copic markers.

Here is where you will find the details for this challenge: 

Make my Monday challenge - plaids and checks


I made this card for the Make My Monday challenge, which is to use checks or plaids. I loved these colors I found on a plaid design sheet I found in my stash. The stamps are from Gina K. I watercolored the flowers with distress oxide inks that matched the colors in the plaid.  The stamping was done in Ranger Archival Ink (black). I am part of the card team at my church, which includes praying for and sending cards to those shut in, those who are sick, or those who are struggling with life's challenges. These kind of cards are my most needed. 

You can find the details of this challenge here:

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Fusion challenge - Poppies


The sentiment says "Never forget" which is from a Tim Holtz ideology pad. And for the Fusion challenge this week, participants were given a choice to use poppies. That is what I did as I selected these popplies from an old Flourish set designed by Marcella Hawley before she started her own business, Power Poppy. I have been a big fan of her art for a long while. I used Archival black ink to stamp the image on white paper and then I colored it with Copic markers. The cardbase is red cardstock and I torn some great design paper to be the background. You can find the detail for the challenge and a choice of challenges here:

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Crafty Catz Challenge - dry or wet embossing

 This card was made using the Crafty Catz challenge as my motivation this morning. I had just bought some Tim Holtz's Ideology Blackout kraft pad which I dry embossed with a Sizzix 3.D embossing lace folder and then I sanded the black off to reveal the kraft paper underneath. Then I added the Tim Holtz paper dolls. With the flip side of the paper, which is kraft, I punched out my letters for SISTER. Then with another kraft scrap I stamped a Gina K birthday sentiment onto it and distressed the edges. 

You can find the details for this challenge here: 

Friday, April 16, 2021

TGIF 312 - Very vintage

 Here is my card for the very vintage challenge for Daring Cardmaker this week. Iused antique photo ink to stamp the background and blend around the edges. I stamped the Unity image and sentiment in versafine black. I added two other stamped images to the background that were a floral stamp from Unity and a texture background from Hero Arts. I ran a strip of washi tape up the side. 

The challenge details can be found here:

Daring cardmaking challenge - Black, white, and x

 Here is my card for the Dating Cardmaking challenge to use black, white, and a choice of color. I made my choice red. 

 I stenciled the background using a stencil by The Crafter's Workshop. The die is from Rubbernecker, and the sentiment is from a Tim Holtz's Ideology pad. 

The details of the challenge can be found here: 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

CCEE2115 Look up in the sky day


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for another challenge here on the CCEE Stampers Challenge Blog.

Apparently yesterday was "Look up at the Sky Day" so for our challenge this week include a sky of some type  on your card. 

Let's take a look at our Design Teams cards they have created for the challenge.

My card is made with a stencil from A Coloful Life  and the stamps are from Art Impressions. I used broken china distress oxide inks for the stencil on the sky and colored pencils for the image. 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Just Us Girls Challenge 579

I am very eclectic in buying my craft supplies. I used two stencils from two different companies the plaid is from Stamplorations and the snowflake is from Gina K. The image I used and sentiment is from Unity. I also like to make my Christmas cards during the entire year, so I decided to make this one a Christmas/winter card. The inks I used for my stenciling are distress oxide inks from Tim Holtz. The image and sentiment are stamped using versafine black ink. I colored the image with Copic markers. 

I had a grandmother who quilted and stenciled back in the 1950s and 1960s. Stencils were a little different then, and she used fabric instead of paper and paints instead of inks. I have been so fascinated using these new designs and methods as part of my paper crafting.

I was excited to see the challenge today for Just Us Girls to make use of more than one stencil. This particular pairing I had not tried before, But I like how it turned out.  Hope you do too.  You can find the details of the challenge here: 


Friday, April 9, 2021

Time Out Challenges photo inspiration


This card came for the inspiration of this challenge from Time Out Challenges that can be found here:

The flowers reminded me of hydrangeas so I stamped this hydrangea did in pinks and used the light blues in the background.  



I did this card for the Color Throwdown Challenge to use kraft, yellow, pink, and green. I a\lso did this for the Mixmedia challenge on Splitcoaststampers to use torn paper.  This cactus from Unity just seemed the perfect image to use with these colors. It grows in the dessert (kraft), it is green has pink or yellow blossoms, and loves the sun (yellow). You can find these challenges here: 

I used distress oxide inks to sponge on the torn edges of the pink and yellow. I useed versafine black ink to stamp the image and sentiment. I used copic markers and colored pencils to color the cactus, white get pen to accent the thorns, and yellow stickles for the flower centers.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Mod Squad challenge - Perfect Pantone


This is for the Perfect Pantone Challenge going on this week for the Mod Squad challenge. I used water color paper. I traced the background leaves using the negative side of Spellbinder leaves die. I used a gray wax crrayon. Then I used yellow and gray distress oxide inks on the background. I stamped the Gina K rose and Gina K sentiment on white paper. I cut it out and added to the card. The card base is gray cardstock. I rose whas water colored using the distress oxide inks. 

You can find the details of this challenge here:

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

CCEE2114 Zoo Lovers' Day

 Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances here again, bringing you another fun challenge this week ... 

Apparently today is Zoo Lovers Day. Create a card that includes at least one animal you might find in a zoo.

Now let's take a look at what the Design Team created this week.

You can see them over on the CCEEstampers blog site HERE.

Here is my card madee with a Stampability banner stamp, a sizzix embossing folder, a Gina Marie elephant die set, and distress oxide inks. The sentiment is a strip from a Tim Hotlz snarky sassy talk tablet.  The striped design paper was used to represent the bars at the zoo. 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Stamplorations The Stencil Challenge for April

 I have enjoyed making use of stencils especially with Distress Oxide Inks, and this stencil is one I ordered from Stamplorations. For this card, it looks like a lattice in a garden that little girl is sitting in. I used Stampin' Up stamps for the pot and plant and the bricks. The sentiment is a stamp and die that was offered for free a few months ago on Stamplorations too. A definite perk in deed!  they have a monthly stencil challenge over at Stamplorations, so thought this would be a good entry and since I have used two of their products in making this card, I can enter an additional never endling contest they have there too. Getting a chance to win prizes is certainly a great incentive for me. You can check out all the fabulous things going on over then here on the blog site: