Wednesday, September 19, 2018

ccee1838 - baby card

Welcome friends,  Maryann, our hostess this week ishere with another challenge.

 Create a card using baby as your inspiration, example: new baby, baby shower, grand baby, baby animals or even just a baby sized card.

I am using an old favorite from Stampin' Up. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Welcome to the CCEE Stampers blog, it is Maryann who is out hosttess with this weeks challenge.

According to the days of the year calendar it is Fortune cookie day, use this to inspire an oriental themed card.

I have not one fortune cookie stamp, and didn't have time to hunt down the very few oriental stamps I have, so I purchased these stickers for my card. This is a fast card, because I have been out of town this week as well, and it was the best I could do for this challenge.

The team has some great cards, so check out what my friends did on the CCEEStampers blogsite that is located HERE. While you are there, I hope you are motivated to play along with this week's challenge. 

Monday, September 10, 2018

TLC707 and Dragonfly journeys challenge

I did this card for the Technique Lovers Challenge on SCS today and also for the paper piecing challenge over at

Coral is one of my very favorite colors and I loved these new design papers in a 6 by 6 pad I found at Tuesday Morning. It matched perfectly with this old cameo coral I have had in my stash a number of years. I added some speckles with an old SU itty bitty background stamp with versamrk ink and covered them with gold embossing powder. The lovely girl image is of course from Unity, and the Dream is a diecut. I added a few sequins just for a little extra sparkle, as dreams should include all the glitter and pazazz it can so we can shoot for the stars, right??

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

CCEE1836 shadow box card

Welcome to the CCEE Stampers blog. It is Maryann here as our hostess for the month. I do hope you come and join in the challenges.

Shadow box card - This card has been around for a lot of years but lately I have noticed some modern twists to it, so give us your version of a shadow box card.

Here is my card, made with kraft and ivory paper. The stamps I used were from Unity, and I used some of my favorite paper punches to embellish it.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sketch challenge A2918

I did this card for two challenges today. I found this terrific sketch challenge going on over at The House that Stamps Built website that can be found HERE, and I am using it for the Ways to Use Challenge over on SCS that can be found HERE.

I used about 3 or 4 colors of my newest distress oxide inks on this, some washi tape, and some sequins. I try to keep a stash of encouragement cards in my collection of cards because I am on my Care Team at my church.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

CCEE1835 Flowers

It is springtime in Australia, the land of our wonderful Frances, who is hosting this last challenge for August. She writes:

In my part of the world (Australia), Saturday is the first day of Spring .... Flowers are beautiful at any time of the year so for our challenge this week we are to add some flowers to our card.

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 the CCEEstampers blogsite. While you are there, check out all the beautiful flowers on the cards of the team members. 

Here is mine, which I made with a retired Stampin' Up Stipple hydrangea stamp which I love. I dry embossed part of the card base, added a thin strip of washi tape, the added my focal and sentiment ovals. I am on the care team at my church and am always in need of sympathy cards, so I decided to make this a sympathy card for my collection. 

Hope you will join in with some of your favorite flower stamps this week. 

I am also including this in the Sisterhood of Crafters flower challenge this week. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

CCEE1834 Riding the Wind

Hi Crafty Friends

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

Today (23rd August) is Ride the Wind Day, this day was created to celebrate the anniversary of the first man powered flight. There are so many things that rely on wind for them to work, so let's include something that needs wind on our cards today. Some examples include kite flying, windsurfing, Hang Gliding; Sailing Boats, Birds Flying, Hot Air Balloons, Balloons, Paper Planes etc.

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 at the CCEEStampers blogsite 

While  you are there look to see what our Design Team created this week for the challenge.....

Here's my card and I kind of took a different angle on ridiing the wind. I thought of how a loose feather floats through the air and how it moves as the wind catches it. 

I used distress oxide inks for my background. Stamps I used were from Stampabilities and Unity. 
I added a few sequins as some of the pieces scattered.