Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hi CCEE Fans,

It's challenge time again. Frances here with us again to issue the challenge this week.

Acetate - Create a card that includes acetate on/in it in some way. Shaker Cards; Magic Color Slider Cards; Gap Cards; Acetate Windows etc.

Don't forget if you would like to play along with us this week, to come back HERE and add the link to your card using Mr Linky at the bottom of the post. Check out all the things the design team created while you are there.

I used a clear plastic box and cut it like a card, embossed the front , punched holes to place the ribbon through on the hinged edge of the card. I diecut the word Hope for the front, and stamped some pink flowers for the inside. I used pink and HOPE for breast cancer aweness month.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Mod Squad Fall Fest challenge

Fall is my favorite season of the year. The lovely colors of fall are my favorites and I welcome the cooler air. I made this card for the fall fest challenge over at MOD SQUAD CHALLENGE I used a mixture of my oxide distress inks on white and then stamped the leaves (Flourishes), which I think was designed by Marcella Hawley years ago before she started Power Poppy. I have always been a big fan of her fabulous artwork.  I also embossed the torn panel with an inked Darice embossing folder. The smaller leaves are a Martha Stewart punch, and the sentiment is from Stampabilities.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances here again today with another fun challenge!

Did you know that today is "Old Farmers Day" - let's show our appreciation to our farmers by creating something farm related 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 at the bottom of this blog post.

While you are over on the blogsipte, be sure to check out  what our Design Team created this week for the challenge ..

Mine card is made with an old Stampin' Up set. I loved the tractor which is one of the farmer's pride possessions, and I loved the pumpkins and sunflowers for that fall feeling. I colored this with copic markers. And we say in Texas....Happy Fall, y'all! 

Little Red Wagon challenge #414

I decided this card for the challenge on SCS is also perfect for the Little Red Wagon challenge as well to use leftovers. I make layouts with my leftover scraps and have them ready to go for future projects. So, today, I added the pumpkin, leaves and sentiment, also making use of scraps and stamps that I have left out on my stamping table. I gathered all these things up and created this card.

Check out the challenge you can find on The Little Red Wagon.

We finally got a day that feels like fall today in my part of Texas. It is only going to last a few days, but I will wish all of you this greeting,  "Happy Fall, Y'all,"  since it feels right with the cool weather.

The House That Stamps Built Tic tac toe challenge

I am always looking for weekly challenges to try so this little tic/tac/toe challenge sounded fun to me. It can be found over on The House that Stamps Build blogsite HERE

Here is my card in which I used a pumpkin, patterned paper, and metallics. 

The pumpkin is stamped onto copper mettalic paper, but it looks more like craft paper in the photo. I embossed the gold chrome paper  just to add a little extra texture.

Rubbernecker Challenge #20 Halloween Boo

I used my smash method of applying my oxide inks for this background. Then I used the moon colored inks, spritzed it with water and put a round sponge into it and used the sponge to make my moon. These stamps are from some old retired SU stamps and are one of the only Halloween sets I own. The sentiment is from one of those stamps from Michael's bargain bins.

You can find the Rubbernecker challenge HERE.

Come join in on the fun.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mod Squad - colors of fall

Trying to get this done this morning to enter in the Mod Squad challenge this week. I am always in need of thinking of you cards, and thought a masculine look might be a nice addition to the stash.
I inked my embossing folder with fall colors of Oxide inks, spritzed it and stamped on the color to my ivory card front. I did additional stamping in black ink, and die cut the word "prayers".