Thursday, July 25, 2013

CCEE1330 Old-school Color Blocking

It's Sabrina again - with the last challenge in July, so next week we have a new hostess with more fun challenges to look forward to.

There are several different ways of colour-blocking, but for this particular challenge I'm asking you to use one particular style only - several different colours/patterns of card cut into block shapes and pieced together, with stamping on some/all of them. I'm sure you'll understand exactly what I'm thinking of when you see the lovely designs the team have come up with. I hope that their beautiful cards will inspire you to have a go at old-school colour blocking. Be sure to link up here or use the keyword in your SCS uploads if you have a go at it.

Joanne Grzelak - The Inky Ocean Gazer
(Forgive me for using one color with different patterns.)

Lois Bak - Clownmom Creations

Frances Byrne - StampOwl's Studio

Kathy Bradley - Entering Kathyville

Shirley - My Pinkie Is Inkie

Anne Harmon - Inkinginred

Thursday, July 18, 2013

CCEE1329 ~ Sing, Sing a Song

It's Sabrina again, with the next July challenge ~ Sing, sing a song (sing out loud, sing out strong).

We may not all have the most melodic voice, but we can all make a lovely card inspired by the lyrics of any song. I'm not much of a singer, but my husband sings all the time, and it often amuses me when we're out walking and he starts singing a song inspired by something he's seen - an advertisement on a wall, or whatever. Often he doesn't realise what's inspired him, but I usually notice. He can find a song for every occasion!

The challenge is simply to make a card inspired by the words or title of any song. Be sure to share the song too, in case we can't guess it.

I hope you'll find some inspiration in the great cards the team have made, and enjoy the songs too! When you've created your own card inspired by a song, don't forget to link here on the blog, or use the keyword if you're sharing in the SCS gallery.

Anne Harmon - Inkinginred 
(I'm In Love With You, Honey!)

Vicky Gould - Village Stamper Ramblings
 (Playmate Come Out and Play With Me)

Lois Bak - Clownmom Creations
Let the Sunshine In by The Fifth Dimension

Joanne Grzelak - The Inky Ocean Gazer
My song is 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine'...a real oldie!!!

Frances Byrne - StampOwl's Studio
(Calendar Girl by Neil Sedaka)

(started out as Singing in the Rain, it could equally be Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)

Long Black Train - Josh Turner 

Kathy Bradley - Entering Kathyville

Amber Hillman - Amber's Antics
(Don't Worry, Be Happy)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

CCEE1328 ~ Collage Stamping

It's Sabrina here again, with another challenge for you. Are you ready to get a little arty today?
My challenge this week is to use at least FOUR different stamps to create a collage. It's something that used to intimidate me and I usually used to end up using a ready-made collage stamp, but I got over that !! You can find tutorials here and here on Splitcoast Stampers,  and the write-up in WT331 is actually what got me over my fear of collage stamping. inspired by the wonderful collage creations the team has come up with, pull out your own stamps to create your own collage, and then come and link it here so we can enjoy your creativity.

Anne Harmon - Inkinginred

Thursday, July 4, 2013

CCEE1327 ~ Summertime is Beach Time

 Before we get onto the challenge for this week we have a couple of announcements for you all. First off we sadly say goodbye to  Design Team Member Brenda O'Rear, we are sad to see her go.

We are pleased to announced that Amber Hillman has agreed to join our team. Amber has been a friend of CCEE Stampers since the beginning when her mother was on our team and we are excited to now have her join us.

Ok now onto this week's challenges.

It's Sabrina here as the July hostess, and I hope you'll enjoy the challenges I've lined up for this month. First of all, though, I'd like to wish everyone celebrating the 4th of July a wonderful holiday!

To kick off, I'm asking you to go to the beach. I grew up by the seaside and we spent most summer days there – when it wasn't raining. Even before school was out, sometimes my mother would meet us with a picnic and we'd head straight to the beach. Later on when we were a bit older we used to go for early morning swims during the holidays - one of our cats even like to hop into the car with us and walk along the beach while we had our swim.

Create a beach card with whatever takes your fancy. Bring your Independence Day picnic along if you want, just keep the sand out of the sandwiches!

Check out the wonderful cards the team have made by clicking on their links, and if you're inspired to make your own beach scene, be sure to link it here with inlinkz so we can admire it.

Anne Harmon - Inkinginred