Wednesday, August 15, 2018

CCEE1833 In honor of bees

Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our CCEE Stamps challenge blog. Frances is our wonderful hostess again this week and she had  another challenge for you today.

Apparently Saturday 18th August is World Honey Bee Day, so for our challenge this week we are to include a bee or two on our cards.

Want to play along with us this week, don't forget to drop back here to enter the link to your card to Mr Linky at the bottom of this blog post. While you are there, be sure to check out all the other cute bee cards from the team. 

I used some of my oxide inks including one of the newest, mustard seed and one of the older ones, wild honey. I added a few stamped dots of antique photo. These bees are really part of a trio, but I decided to cute them apart and use them seperately for this card. The sentiment is from an old SU set. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Dragonfly Journey Challenge 124

I have used this card for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over on Splitcoaststampers, and thought it would fit this Dragonfly Journey challenge for flower power. These are two sensational stamps I found on the reduced tables at our Hobby Lobby. I love them and have made a card with them at lease once a week in varioius forms and styles. I discovered some glossy paper in my paper stashes today so I used this alcohol ink marker technique in making this card. I stamped the image and the sentiment with Memento Paris Dusk.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances here with this week's challenge.

Apparently Tomorrow is World Lion Day .... Lions are also often referred to as the "King of the Jungle" so lets see some jungle animals appearing on our cards this week … bonus points if you include a lion.

Want to play along with us this week, don't forget to drop over to the CCEEStampers blog  to enter the link to your card to Mr Linky at the bottom of the  blog post.

While you are there,  let's see what our Design Team created this week for the challenge .

I don't have but two lion stamps, and this is a new stamp that I have not even used before, so I opted to do an alternative jungle animal. Since the  giraffe and the lion both have manes, I accented up the side with a fringed piece of paper to be mane-like!! 

Come join in on the fun this week. 

Friday, August 3, 2018

A Vintage Journey challenge - resist

I made this card to use for two challenges. The Free for all challenge on SCS which was to make a card about friendship and the A Vintage Journey challenge to do some sort of resist technique. I used two older retired Stampin' Up stamps for the card, I inked the background stamp with versamark and then sprinkled on white embossing powdered. Then I added Ranger distress inks over it. On a seperate piece of white cardstock I stamped the image that I colored with alcohol markers and cut out. I attached it to the front.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Cardz 4 Galz Sketch challenge

Cardz 4 Galz challenge

I loved the sketch that was up for the Cardz 4 Galz  I found today I used a new SU set that I have just recently purchased and the shells are from one of my old SU favorites. I used distress oxide inks for the elements in the tropical scene.

Fresh Made Sketch 348

I love beach themes on summer cards and thought this sketch from Freshly Made Sketch challenge would make a cute one. Here I used an old  Stampin' Up set from a summer long ago. They were just the right size to fit my squares.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CCEE1831 Coloring Book Day

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances Byrne hosting our August challenges.

Apparently today (2nd August) is Coloring Book Day. Coloring books are popular for both young and old. For our challenge today use an image on your card that needs to be colored ... bonus points for those who have coloring books and uses an image from one of those for your card today.

Want to play along with us this week, don't forget to drop back here to enter the link to your card to Mr Linky over on the CCEEStampers blogsite. Check out all the other team cards while you are over there. 

I used a page out of one of my "adult" coloring books that I colored with colored pencils as my background. Then I stamped one of my Unity girls stamp onto white, cut it out and added it to the card.