Category: Crazy 4 Challenges

Crazy 4 Challenges – Back to School

This week’s challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges is Back to School which always makes me think, red, white and blue and Labor Day.   This image is a digital stamp from Sassy Cheryl.  The stars in the background are made using Stamping Up’s Oh My Stars embossing folder. The image was colored with Copic markers.

On the inside I used Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle die (again, yes I know!) and her wonderful Words 2, Birthday Die Set.  The little stars are attached to fishing line so it shakes when opened.  I also used Karen Burniston’s Nature Edges dies for the bottom of the area where you write your greeting.  Enjoy celebrating and I hope you’ll join in this challenge!  Hugs, Fran

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Crazy 4 Challenges – Sketch

Today’s challenge at Crazy 4 Challenge is a sketch challenge!  I used Stamping Up’s Tranquil Tulips on the front.  This card is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/4.  And here is the sketch –

And when you open the card……

I used Karen Burniston’s  Snowman Twist Circle die, opening at a different angle (!) with a butterfly.  You can do anything with this die 🙂  Join the challenge this week by using the sketch for inspiration!  Hugs, Fran

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Crazy For Challenges – Monochromatic

This challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges is a Monochromatic Challenge.  I chose yellow with black as my accent color.  The background on the front of the card is done with a stencil and shimmer spray.  The sentiment and diet are from Stamping Up’s Sunshine Sayings and matching die, Sunshine Wishes.  I added rhinestones and metallic stars and a scallop boarder from the Colorful Seasons die.

Inside I used Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle die to create the sun popping up!  I added sunglass from SU’s  Pocketful of Sunshine die and lot of shimmer 🙂  I repeated some of the accents from the front on the inside.  This is such a fun challenge and I hope you’ll play along!  Hugs, Fran


Crazy for Challenges Summer Fun

I was asked to be a guest designer for Crazy 4 Challenges this month and the first challenge is Summer Fun.  What is more fun than beach time?  Using Seaside Shore and Karen Burniston’s Katherine Label die, I created an underwater scene.  The background is done with Distressed Oxide inks and the fish are colored with Copic markers.  Nuvo Jewel drops create the bubbles.  The frame around the window opening is stamped with Playful Backgrounds and the acetate is dry embossed with the Seaside embossing folder.

Can you see the waves?  (Kind of hard to photograph!)

Here’s the inside scene.  Be sure to check out the challenge and share your Summer Fun card!  Hugs, Fran

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Cray 4 Challenges – Celebrate

PIU Baker Beaver 04

Today the Crazies are Celebrating!  This is Raquel’s son’s birthday so the theme is celebrating those special people in our lives.  I chose Karen Burniston’s Baker the Beaver to star on my card.  This card is 4 x 8 1/2  so it can hold Baker’s enormous cake!  (Looks like he needs some help!) Baker and the cake are on an action wobble.

PIU Baker Beaver 04 detail

I used several Stampin UP sets on this card – Build a Birthday, Birthday Fiesta and Birthday Banners!  Enjoy all the celebrating going on with the Crazies!  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges – Sketch

PIU Midnight the Bat 02

This challenge uses the sketch (which I sort of followed!)  I started with a huge 6 x 8 card and Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups Midnight the Bat and Halloween Scene dies. He is hanging out on Stampin Up’s Sliding Star Framelits so he spins around the tree branch.

PIU Midnight the Bat 02 spinner

PIU Midnight the Bat 02 detail front

Spinners are hard to put down!

PIU Midnight the Bat 02 side

The sentiment is from Stampin Up’s Spooky fun and the DSP is the new Halloween Night Specialty paper.  Check out the other Crazies designs for this sketch!  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges – 10 Things

Merry Mice 01

Twas the night before Christmas and the mice were getting ready to Deck the Halls!  The Challenge today at Crazy 4 Challenges is to put 10 of anything on your card.  I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card decorated for Christmas using Stampin Up’s Merry Mice.

Merry Mice 01 open

Inside you find 10 mice getting ready to celebrate along with Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups Twist Circle and Clocks & Gears.

Merry Mice 01 left

I colored the little mice with my Copic markers – the left side is just stamped as is.   But the right side……

Merry Mice 01 right

was stamped on a window sheet and flipped over so they could all face towards the clock!  Have fun seeing what all the Crazies did for this 10 challenge!  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges All White

PIU C4C All White 01

I am the guest player at Crazy 4 Challenges this month and the theme for today is “Don’t Wear White after Labor Day!” So we were challenged to make an all white card 🙂  I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card base (5 1/2 x 11)  and embossed the background layer with Stampin Up’s Gently Falling embossing folder.  The beautiful layered sleigh from Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups Sleigh Gift Card Holder and some snow flakes from her All Season Tree.

PIU C4C All White 01 detail

 

PIU C4C All White 01 open

Inside is a winter white scene adding in  Pop It Ups Iron Fence and Holiday House. The sentiment is from Stampin Up’s new Holly Berry Happiness

PIU C4C All White 01 open left

It’s hard to see the sparkle but trust me, it’s there!  I went kind of crazy with the glitter!

PIU C4C All Wite 01 right

All the Crazies have created beautiful white cards so make sure to check them out!  And let me know if you follow the “don’t wear white” rule.  (I do – at least with shoes and purses!)  Have a great day – Hugs, Fran

 

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C305 – Show Me the Blue

Time for Crazy 4 Challenges!  September’s birthstone in Sapphire – Show me the blue!

Snow Place 01

 

My blue is Soft Sky and Night of Navy – and Christmas!  I used the Pop It Ups House Pivot card, Holiday House and the Stampin Up Snow Place set from the Holiday Mini catalog.

Snow Place 01 open

 

I added an extra 1 3/4″ to the side to make a fold in piece for the sentiment.  It tucks right up to the fence so it’s hidden when the card is closed.  The cute snowmen are out decorating with some Night of Navy light covered in Dazzling Details.  Make sure to check out all the cards for this challenge – and play along!  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C304 – Sketch

 Time for another challenge with Crazy 4 Challenges group!  This time it’s a sketch – one of my favorite type of challenges.  Here’s the sketch.
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And here’s my card –

PIU Brownie 04

 

Good ol’ Brownie the Cow on a Pop It Ups Rectangular Pull Card!  He’s celebrating !  The background stamp is Stampin UP’s Hardwood.  Love the barbed wire – it’s the Pop It Ups Western Edges.

PIU Brownie 04 open

 

The party’s gotten out of control and Brownie’s having a good time!  His costume is from the Pop It Ups Props 1 and 2.  The stamps are Karen Burniston’s  Farm Greetings and the balloons are from the Spiral Pull Card.  Check out the other cards for this challenge – and play along!  Hugs, Fran

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