Thursday, December 3, 2015


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being a brand new month it is time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is Joanne. 

Today is National Roof Over Your Head Day. It is a day to be thankful for those of us who are fortunate enough to have a safe home to live in AND to think about those around the world who do not. To mark this day, our challenge today is to make a card with a house/building of some sort on it. 

A couple of months ago I purchased this Stampendous Family Home stamp set, I loved the sentiments which I thought would work well with other things I have. So of course I decided to use it for today's challenge. I also just received a set of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers which I also had to play with.

The base of my card uses the Fancy Label Accordion Die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

To decorate the edges of my card I used the Fancy Seasons Frame Edges and the Star Fancy Frame Edges.

Here is a closeup of the last two pages of my accordion card. 

And finally my card when it is closed ready to be popped into an envelope.

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:

Stamps: Family Home - Stampendous
Paper: Watercolor Paper; Orange; Green; Purple
Dies: Fancy Label Accordion Card; Fancy Seasons Frame Edges; Star Fancy Frame Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens


Maryann said...

Fabulous card Frances, beautiful bold colours

Vicky Gould said...

What a fun, fabulous, colorful card, Frances!

Liz Williams said...

Wow!!!This is a fun one for sure, Frances, I love these wonderful colors that you combined on this marvelous card!!

Lynn McAuley said...

This bright, colorful design is so awesome with its fun die cut frames and that sweet, sweet sentiment which really touched my heart today, Frances! Remarkable work!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love all these bright colors and words on all the houses, Frances. WOW!

Sabrina said...

I love the whimsical style of the houses and your gorgeous bright, happy colours on what has been a wet, wet, grey day here.

Karen Aicken said...

Woo hoo - my new favourite Frances-make. This is fabulous!!! You will have to let me know what you think of the markers. I'm holding out. :-)

Joanne (jojot) said...

thanks for all the views.....what a bright, festive, super creative and fun cards

Lois said...

Very cool card, Frances -- and a great sentiment. Sorry I'm so late in my comment. The time flew by on me!