Thursday, February 27, 2014



Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Vicky Gould our challenge hostess for February finishes off the month with another fun challenges.

Today is Vicky’s 70th birthday…. Happy Birthday Vicky!!!!! One of her favorite things is chocolate. Let’s see some chocolate on your cards…you can use chocolate images, cocoa, Chocolate Chip paper…anything representing chocolate…the more chocolate; the better!

I think you would agree that there is plenty of chocolate on my card LOL … I have it on the two sentiments … the image, the designer paper and the card … I think Vicky will approve Winking smile.


As you can see I have created a pop up card this week using the Pop It Ups Lucy Label Pop-Up die set designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs. I am loving these new dies and love that you can make your card any size you like and position the pop up wherever you want on the card. For this one of course I kept the pop up central.

I used a stamp set from Art Impressions for the image/sentiment used on the inside, these are both from the Love Chocolate stamp set. The pink striped designer paper on the base of my pop up has a “label’ near the bottom of the card … I kept this blank as I thought this might be a good place to write a message to whoever this card is going to.


Here is a side on view of my pop up card so you can see a little better the pop up portion of the card.


And finally the front of my card I kept this fairly simple seeing the inside of the card is the feature … keeping the same color combo as on the inside. I have also added another sentiment from Art Impressions … love those sentiments! This time round I used the labels from the Katie Label Pivot Card die set for the sentiments.

 Be sure to "like" Karen's Karen Burniston Designer Facebook Page. Each day Karen links all the Pop It Ups ideas that she finds out there online, so you get lots of inspiration using her amazing dies. If you Like and Share by March 3rd you just might win a prize.

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

  • Amber Hillman
  • Anne Harmon
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Kathy Bradley
  • Lois Bak
  • Sabrina Friel
  • Shirley Quarry
  • Vicky Gould

  • Stamps: Love Chocolate Set; See the Chocolate – Art Impressions
    Paper: Cream; Brown; Pink; DP – Bo Bunny
    Pop It Ups Dies: Lucy Label Pop-Up; Katie Label Pivot Card – Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Crafts Design
    Other: Black Ink; Antique Linen Distress Ink; MFT Die-namics Simply Scallops Die; Foam Tape; Copics


    11 comments: said...

    LOVE that image & sentiment. You have the best stamp collection. Fab card you've created well deserving of treating yourself to a piece of chocolate. said...

    LOVE that image & sentiment. You have the best stamp collection. Fab card you've created well deserving of treating yourself to a piece of chocolate.

    Karen Aicken said...

    Oh Frances - you always have the perfect stamps! Love this card - I'm sure the 'chocolate police' would approve.
    Positively yummy!
    Karen A

    Lois said...

    Yummy fun card!

    Karen B said...

    The color scheme is perfect! And I love how Katie and Lucy play so nicely together (only not in real life!) You have the best stamp collection in the whole world!

    Vicky Gould said...

    OMG, Frances,.....this is chocolate perfection! How did you get that image of me???? I absolutely, positively love this card! It's me, me, me!!!!

    jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

    What a wonderful pop-up, just filled with chocolate!! Love the image and the paper!

    wannabcre8tive said...

    What a fun and cute card!

    Sabrina said...

    What a hoot, Frances. So perfect for Vicky's birthday challenge; lots of guilt-free calorie-free chocolate and a giggle or two.

    Sue Ann F. said...

    Who could say no to Chocolate or this card. It is so much fun. Love the patterned paper and the great Art Impression stamps.

    Joanne (jojot) said...

    the perfect chocolate b'day delight