Monday, May 30, 2022

Double Trouble Challenge 112


I am happy when I always have a little more time in my schedule for stamping because then I get to do the Double Trouble challenge. So this week, I achieved #1 - anything and everything. I also did #2 and repeated the butterflies on my card, and also did #3 to feature a critter on my card. So here are all the challenges this card represents:

This background was an embossed and inked embossing folder image that I did not use for an earlier project. The stamps I used were from a set from Impress Obsessions, and the vase was made from  punch and the plant from a die. The little sentiment is from a Tim Holtz Idea-o-logy pad. I used distess oxide ink on the embossing folder and black Varsafine Clare in ffor the stamping. 

Alphabet Challenge - D is for dies

Sometimes, I just like seeing how creative I can be with left over pieces left around my work table without dragging out more stuff or digging up more papers. Here is the result from just such a creative process. This basket is a digital that I had printed out a long time ago.I tore some design papers that were in my nearby scrap pile, and the card base was one that I had already pre-folded from the leftover half from a previous project. The digital is from Impression Obsessions, The flowers are from a Sizzix die, and the sentiment is from Stampdendous. The little white flowers are from a little flower punch from Creative Memories. I put this all together for the Alphabet Challenge this week that can be found here:


Inspiration Station and The Bloom Challenge

Flowers are always inspiring for me. All their colors and variety of sizes and shapes. 

I love using scraps in this way to make wonderful backgrounds. This is a digital image from Power Poppy that I colored with copic markers to match some of the colors on the strips.  I was inspired by this challenge this week:

 My first card I made for the Blossom Challenge was not using the suggested flowers for the challenge, so I had a chance to make another one and hope there is not a limit of cards entered. 

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Power Poppy' Blossom Challenge for May


Thanks to Holly Brown, I learned that Power Poppy has their challenges going again. I have had a little less time to keep up with all my stamping challenges lately as I have been helping my sister, Lynn, be caregivers to our aging parents since February. I printed out this fabulous digital from Power Poppy Pure Prairie Bouquet and the sentiment is from Peonies sentiment (a quote from George Elliston). I colored the image with Copic makers and then I lightly stenciled this pattern that reminded me of small stones in some of the blank spaces. I decided  to try a slimline card.  In Texas these are some of the flowers we see in May (although most might think that they are summer blossoms). This is because Texas weather generally skips spring like weather and heads onto summer right away!!

You can find the details for this challenge here:

Friday, May 27, 2022

Jingle Bells - Masculine card

Making use of a new Sizzix die to my collection, I made this card for this week's Jingle Bell challenge to make a Masculine Christmas card.  The sentiment is an Impression Obsession die. 
You can find the details for this challenge here:


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

CCEE2220 - Healthy Vision Month


 Hi friends!

Kelly here with your last challenge for May!

I hope you have enjoyed the fun challenges!

May is Healthy Vision Month so show us your cards with glasses,

eye charts, any kind of eyeball as the  focal point!

Please use the keyword CCEE2220 if you use an online gallery!

Make sure you make it over to the CCEEwebsite to check on the cards made by the design team.

My card was made with a Colorful Life designs stencil and distress oxide inks. Then I stamped over that with an Impression Obsession background stamp. The main image is from Unity as are the sentiments.  I added the stick on glasses. 


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

CCEE2219 National Dance like a Chicken Day

 Hi friends!

Kelly here with your May challenges!

National Dance Like a Chicken Day was this week ~ so let's have some fun!

This day entertains with people flapping their arms and strutting chicken-like.

Create a card with a chicken(s) as the star!

Dancing is optional :)

My chicken might be doing the chicken version of the bunny hop, but loved that no matter the dance this hick is in motion for sure. The stamps are from Artist Impressions. I used double sided design paper for this card.  

Check over on the CCEEstampers blogsite to see what dancing steps the chicks are up to this week:

Monday, May 16, 2022

HMFMC365 Roses


I always enjoy taking part in the House Mouse challenges, and especially when I have a stamp that matches the option. I stamped some additional rose buds up the side of this pink design paper and stamped my house mouse image on white. I fussy cut it and colored with the copic markers. 

You can find the details for the challenge here:

Make My Monday - Spring Time


I had to get a few Mother's Day thank you cards out, so I used the spring time theme of the Make my Monday challenge work for this one. I stenciled the background using pastel colors of Distress Oxide inks and stamped the images on white paper with versafine Clair black. The I colored it with copic markers and fussy cut it out.  This stamp set is from Stampendous. 

You can find the details of this challenge here:

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

CCEE2218 National Foam Roller Day

  Hi friends!

Kelly here again with another challenge this month.

Today is National Foam Roller Day so show us your cards

using any rolled technique!  There are many possibilities,

like paper rolling, brayers, marbles - have fun with this!

Please use the keyword CCEEE2218 if 
you post to an online gallery.

Check over on the CCEEstampers blogsite here:

I brayered the blue inks onto the inside of my embossing folder, spritzed it with water, and the pressed it with my Big Shot. The stamped image is from Unity, and is colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is strip from a Tim Holtz Idea-o-logy tablet. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Stash Challenge 470 Power of Pastels


When I think of pastels, I think of babies, and come November we are expecting a new baby in our family. My great niece, Zoe is expecting but we don't know it's gender yet.  This background stamp is one of my newest stamps from Sweet and Sassy. The other stamp is an oldie but goodie from Stampin' Up. I used  pastel colored Copic markers for my coloring. 

This card I made to enter the Stash Challenge #132. You can find the details here:

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Retro Rubber Challenge #132 - Flower Power

This is for the Retro Rubber Challenge #182 - Flower Power. One of the requirements of the challenges over on Retro Rubber is to use a stamp at least a year old. This set is an old Stampin' Up set from 2002 (wow - 20 years ago, and I still chose to keep this in my massive stamp collection). I stamped them in distress oxide inks and used those inks to water color the images. The leaves are a punch from Martha Stewart (also an oldie but goodie). I also used an old SU set called itty bitty which included this ink splatter that I use all the time on my cards. The sentiment is a sticker tag from aTim Holtz's Idea-o-logy pad. Just to give it a little more power and glam I added the colorful rhinestones on the some of the flowers.

Find the details of the challenge here:

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

CCEE2217 - National Dandelion Day

 Hi friends!

Kelly here bringing us the May challenges!

Yesterday was National Dandelion Day so show us your best

dandelion cards (or use an flower as an alternative.

If you post to an online gallery, use the code CCEE2217.

Check on designs from the DT here:

I chose this cute House Mouse stamp for my dandelion. It is stamped with versafine clair black. I used distressed oxide frayed burlap ink to watercolor my mice. I used copic markers to finish the other color details of this.