Thursday, June 5, 2014



Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being a brand new month we have a new challenge hostess which is Anne Harmon.

For our challenge this week the theme is Money. Apparently the first Monday in June is Bank Holiday in Ireland. In honor of our member from the Emerald Isle, please make a card using cash, coins, or green.


As I have money stamps (surprise, surprise LOL!) I decided to go with that them for my card today. And as I love using my Pop-Up dies I created a pop up card using the Lucy Label Pop-Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs.


For the inside of my card I decided to use one of the Piggy Banks from Paper Pretties “Penny For Your Thoughts” stamp set. I decided to swap out the coin from the set from one of our Aussie coins which I also have as stamps … the one going in the piggy bank is our $2 coin. I also added an arm which is reaching out to the piggy bank.


For the front of my card I added an open hand and two more coins (our $1 & $2 coin).

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
  • Liz Williams
  • Lois Bak
  • Lynn McAuley
  • Maryann Einam
  • Sabrina Friel
  • Vicky Gould

    Stamps: Penny For Your Thoughts Stamp Set – Paper Pretties; Coins – Stamp It (Aust); Hand (inside) – Beeswax; Open Hand – Unknown
    Paper: White; Pink; Red; Summer Lovin’ DP – Carta Bella
    Dies: Lucy Label Pop-Up; Agatha Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen; Foam Tape; Copics



    10 comments: said...

    But of course you have the "Perfect" stamp for any occasion. What a cute piggy bank/money card.

    Ironlady said...

    Super card Frances, Thanks for pointing out that you used the Australian coin stamps, I must be so used to seeing them that I hadn't noticed ,so I had a closer look I didn't know you could get such a thing.- Maryann

    Vicky Gould said...

    You always do have the perfect stamps, Frances....this is just as cute as can the saying!

    Liz Williams said...

    Not only the perfect stamps, and I do love that piggy bank, (works in that banking idea!), but you put it all together in such clever and creative ways, Frances. Such a fun card!

    Lynn McAuley said...

    Fabulous work with this sensational pop-up piggy bank! The fun sentiment makes it a perfect card of friendship!

    Lois said...

    Didn't you have the perfect stamps for this challenge!!! Great card, Frances!

    jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

    I can't believe.......oh yes, I guess I have hands with money images!! You are just amazing. Love your fun cash card!

    Karen Aicken said...

    Frances, this card just makes me grin. You always have the perfect stamps, and choose the perfect papers or colours.
    Karen A

    Joanne (jojot) said...

    over the top every last detail

    Sabrina said...

    You have the most amazing and perfect images for even the more obscure challenges! This is just so cool.