Saturday, July 20, 2019

Crazy4Challenges - C4C493

Welcome back, crazies. It's Karen here this week again. 

We are providing inspiration this week with a sketch.  Hope you have fun with it!




Guest Designer Donna K - At Studio 307


 
Frances Byrne - StampOwl's Studio



Kathleen Adams - Crazy For Paper



Karen Aicken - Painted Mountain Cards






Amy - AO Creations


 
Tracey Farr - By Farr Studio


 
Karen Ostergard - Craftily Yours




Rebecca Ednie ~ Box of Chocolates Crafts



Saturday, July 13, 2019

Crazy4Challenges - C4C492

Karen here again with another FuN challenge!  

There are a mere six months (and a couple weeks) until Christmas. It's Christmas in July here at Crazy4Challenges!  Avoid the rush!

Challenge:  Create a Christmas card (or other Christmas project).

First up, we have our amazing July guest designer, Donna K. - At Studio 307



Here is what the Design Team have created this week.

 
Frances Byrne - StampOwl's Studio



Karen Ostergard - Craftily Yours




Karen Aicken - Painted Mountain Cards



Amy - AO Creations



Kathleen Adams - Crazy For Paper



Tracey Farr - By Farr Studio








Rebecca Ednie ~ Box of Chocolates Crafts







Saturday, July 6, 2019

Crazy4Challenges - C4C491

Hi Everyone, 

It's Karen O here - hostess for July! The hot weather is here where I live, so hot you can fry an egg on the sidewalk....or a chicken! Speaking of frying, today is National Fried Chicken Day in the U.S.! Who knew?!

Our challenge this week is to create something with a bird on it.

To start us off this week, I'm excited to introduce July's guest designer, Donna K!  Donna and I have served on quite a few design teams in the past, and I'm tickled she agreed to design here this month as she's amazing!


Donna K - At Studio 307



Frances Byrne - StampOwl's Studio



Kathleen Adams - Crazy For Paper



Amy - AO Creations



Karen Ostergard - Craftily Yours




Karen Aicken - Painted Mountain Cards



Tracey Farr - By Farr Studio


Rebecca Ednie ~ Box of Chocolates Crafts


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Tribute To Joanne Grzelak


Joanne Grzelak
16th November ?? - 25th May 2019

Hi everyone,

As many of you may have already heard by now, our friend and fellow Design Team member passed away suddenly on the 25th May 2019. Joanne had been battling a few health issues recently so hadn't played along with the challenges for a few months, but she was looking forward to getting back into her stamp cave so you could play again.

Joanne was one of the foundation members of our Crazy 4 Challenges challenge blog being one of the first members Vicki Garrett, Cindy Haffner and I (Frances Byrne) invited to join our Design Team when we first started this challenge blog back in September 2009.

Joanne was very much loved in the stamping community and was very active on Splitcoast Stampers going by the name of Jojot.  Joanne had two blogs The Inky Ocean Gazer and The Inky Ocean Gazer 2


 Today we have asked the members of the two challenge Design Teams she was in CCEE Stampers and Crazy 4 Challenges and a few special stamping friends to join us in this special tribute blog hop to honour our stamping friend by either:


1. Create a card depicting one of the things she loved which included:
  • The Ocean
  • Lighthouses
  • Black and White Cards (Joanne created the most wonderful Black & White Cards)
  • Her Dogs
  • Paper Piercing
2. CASEing a card Joanne created on either of her blogs  The Inky Ocean Gazer and The Inky Ocean Gazer 2 or SCS Gallery





  • Below are a few of Joanne's cards she created for Crazy 4 Challenges challenges, click on the photo to go to Joanne's original blog post for the cards.









  • Thanks for visiting us today on this special occasion, to continue on with our Tribute to Joanne Grzelak continue to the blogs below:

  • Crazy 4 Challenges (you are here)

    1. If you would like to join us in this special tribute to Joanne please add your link to your card using inlinkz at the bottom of this blog post. 


    Saturday, June 29, 2019

    Crazy4Challenges - C4C490

    Hi everyone! June has flown by right? Today is my last challenge for you so I hope you enjoy it.

    Fancy fold cards seem to be more popular than ever from a basic gatefold to super technical designs. Today I challenge you to

    Make a Tri-fold Card!

    Any type you like! For some inspiration, I have some links to some awesome tutorials with both written and video instructions. As a basic rule, a trifold card has at least 3 panels and 2 folds.






    https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2018/05/stamped-fold-card-designs-giveaway.html

    https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2019/06/bridge-cards.html

    https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2019/06/interlocking-gatefold-cards.html

    https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2019/06/triangle-gatefold-cards-giveaways.html


    Thanks for playing along with me for this month! I really appreciate your participation.



    Rebecca Ednie ~ Box of Chocolate Crafts




    Karen Aicken - Painted Mountain Cards






    Frances Byrne - StampOwl's Studio




    Kelly Booth -  Lovin The Life I Color  (June Guest Designer)








    Maryann Einam Stamping on Greens






    Amy - AO Creations




    Kathleen Adams - Crazy For Paper




    Tracey Farr - By Farr Studio