Monday, October 19, 2009



Happy Monday everyone!

It is that time of the month again (no not that one!) when the CCEE girls pick someone on SCS who has a catchy user name. We then all make a card around that persons name and feature her on our CCEE Stampers blog. We call it our Catchy Name Featured Stamper Challenge (CNFS).

Tosh our challenge hostess for October selected the name “Sparklegirl” for us to feature. Sparklegirl aka Silke Ledlow work is amazing, I have been an admirer of her creations for a very long time.

Tosh instructed the CCEE Stampers to us to make a Square card (remember this month we are shaping up!), and include a girl, some sparkle, and true to Silke’s style, a lot of white space. There’s a twist too. Since her name has the word Silk in it, you must use the Faux Silk technique found on Splitcoast.

I used The Greeting Farm’s 80’s Anya to create my card. As you can see I used minimal layers just like Silke does … wow was that hard for me to do LOL. I have also noticed that Silke uses a lot of scoring and piercing on her cards so I decided to also add some scored lines down the right side of my card. And I used a white base just like Silke does.

  • Square Card – yes
  • Girl – yes
  • Sparkle – yes, I added sparkle to the bow using a copic spica pen. I also added 3 Swarovski Crystals to my card.
  • White Space – yes
  • Faux Silke Technique – oops I missed that one but 4 out of 5 isn’t bad right. I suspect I shall get buzzed hehe!
Oh and we just found out that it is Silke's birthday on Tuesday so .........

Happy Birthday Silke!


Stamps: 80’s Anya & Sentiment – The Greeting Farm

Paper: White; Designer Paper

Other: Black Ink; Pink Swarovski Crystals; Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics


Today is also Cindy Motherway’s Birthday so the CCEE Stampers decided to do something special for her too. Our instructions were to create a card with a teapot on it (Cindy collects teapots), if we didn’t have teapots then we could just use polka dots on our card (Cindy is mad about polka dots) …. I decided to go with both!

Happy Birthday Cindy!!!!!!!

I used the teapot & flower from MFT Stamps new “In the Background” set. The sentiment is from the “Tea For Two stamp set. I kept my card clean & simple just like Silke’s. I recently discovered a great source of CAS sketches over on the Clean & Simple Stamping Blog. I used their FTL47 layout for my card. The teapot is paper pierced using the reverse of the polka dot design paper, I stamped the flower and added that to the teapot and finished it off with a brown Swarovski Crystal from the Chocolate Kiss collection.


Stamps: In the Background & Tea For Two – MFT Stamps

Paper: White; Blue; Designer Paper

Other: Black Ink; Brown Swarovski Crystals; Circle Nestabilities; MS Curved Scallop Border Punch; MS Heart Scallop Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics



Cindy Haffner said...

Frances I love both cards, your white space roc ks.

Danni said...

Love these cards!! So wonderful!

Tracey said...

These are both fantastic cards Frances!!

Annie said...

Both cards are absolutely adorable!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh Frances - this is the such a super cute and GORGEOUS CARD!!!
I love how you added the scoring on the side - FABO touch - he,he,he!!! You colored the Anya image to perfection!!! Love this card!!!

Cindy's card is also gorgeous!!! What fun colors and DP!!!

Big hugs

Carolyn King said...

Awesome cards Frances!!!and yes....four out of five is GREAT!!! heehee!

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful cards Frances!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Two super adorable cards Hoots!! What faux silk technique? Was that in the rules? *grin* And your Cindy card is just charming!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Omigosh! I'm so excited! You are the THIRD CCEE gal that I get to buzz today! BBBBBUUUUUUZZZZZZT! Admittedly, you got 4 out of 5, which is better than some of da others, but still......ha! ha!
And that Toshy-pooh! What's with her questioning the faux silk? Jeesh! She's the one who said it! LOL! My goodness. I am laughing so hard at all of you.
Your Sparklegirl card is darling, Hootsie, and I adore the beautiful teapot card for Cindy.