Sunday, October 18, 2009

A CCEE Feature and a Birthday

Monday seems to come faster and faster each week. But that's a good thing, because I LOVE Monday's. Seriously. It's always the day I organize things for the week, and I feel like it's the day I get the most accomplished.

Well, this week, I have two cards that I accomplished this weekend. The first is for the CCEE CNFS (Catchy Name Featured Stamper) that we feature once a month. This month I chose to feature a stamper that I greatly admire. Not only for her talent (which she has OODLES of), but for her kind and gentle spirit. Silke Ledlow, otherwise known as Sparklegirl on SCS.

So, for this challenge, I required everyone to use the following:
1. a girl
2. sparkle
3. square card (It is *shape up* month)
4. white space (Silke is well known for her clean style with a lot of white space)
5. Faux silk technique (Ummmmmmm....I actually forgot this one.) But, I made the challenge, so I can change the rules, right? *grin*

I tried to stay true to Silke's style. Talk about hard. I'm one that likes to fill every space up and you all know how I'm a distress addict. LOL For my girl image, I used this charming Whiff of Joy image called Dreamy Willow with Flowers, colored her with copics, and framed her with a Long Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

The border was punched with a Martha Stewart Border punch. I added my sparkle with Zva Creative mini Rhinestones, alternating flowers with gems. The sentiment is from a Verve set called Enjoy, and the cardstock I used was Blush Red Dark, Papaya Puree Medium, and Neenah Solar White.
Stamps: Whiff of Joy
Paper: Prismatics
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Long Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Copics, Border Punch (MS), Rhinestones (Zva Creative)

Now, for my next card:

It's my dear friend Cindy Motherway's birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cindy!!
So, to honor her special day, the CCEEers along with a couple of guest stampers, each made her a card. We were all challenged to use teapots (if we have them) because of the teapot challenge that she posts on her blog, and polka dots, cause Cindy is addicted to polka dots. Just check out her blog *This is my story*, and you'll get the idea.

For her card I used the set A Cup of Life and Wishing You (Verve). The teapot is paper pieced with Graphic 45's Christmas Past decorative paper. The embossed bg is Sizzix, the button, basicgrey, and the ribbon, Martha Stewart. I ink distressed the edges with Antique Linen (Ranger Distress Ink). I decorated the inside too.

Stamps: A Cup of Life and Wishing You (Verve)
Paper: Christmas Past (Graphic 45), Kraft, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Antique Linen and Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Long Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders) EK Success Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Piercing Tool, Ribbon (MS), Button (Basicgrey), Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Dimensional Tape (Scotch)

Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the fabulous creations that the other CCEEers came up with at our CCEE Stampers Blog.

Happy Stamping!!


Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - Tosh - you do white FABULOUSLY!!! This card is ABSOLUTELY G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!
The image is super sweet and I love the colors you used!!!

Cindy's teapot card is another gorgeous *Tosh masterpiece*!!!

Thank you soooooooo much for choosing my name for the CCEE Challenge - I'm truly honored and touched...sniff!!! Big hugs ~S~

StampOwl said...

Fun challenge today Tosh and love both your cards ... glad to see you forgot the faux silk cause now you can't buzz me hehe!

Carolyn King said...

GORGEOUS creations Tosh! So glad you forgot the faux silk....heehee! join the club@
Amazing cards girlfriend!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Thanks for introducing me to another challenge blog. This one looks fun! But, you want me to remember 5 things?! I can't even remember how old I am:) Getting my notepad now.

I think that both of your cards are amazing. You did a great job of honoring Silke. So pretty. However, I am in LOVE with your second card. I, too, love dots(and circles). I looks like a beautifully worn gift. So glad I have subscribed to you!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hee hee you forgot!! I love both cards Tosh, they are GORGEOUS!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

You get the BIGGEST BUZZER of all, Toshypooh, cuz you set the challenge and then forgot your own rules! OMG! I am laughing so hard at all of you who messed it up. Do I win a prize for getting them all right? Huh? Do I? I?
I love your sweet and beautiful card you did in honor of sweet Silke. So clean and crisp....just like her style.
And your teapot card? Exquisite!! I love the dp, layout, and that cool teapot image. So beautiful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love your card in honor of Silke!! Love all your white!! You did clean beautifully Tosh!! Great coloring of that sweet image!!

Your teapot card is gorgeous also!! So rich!! Love the dp and layout paired with that beautiful teapot!

Dawn said...

wonderful cards!

can't believe YOU FORGOT!!! sheesh!

Rose Ann said...

I love all of your white space on your beautiful WOJ card...and the colors are so pretty!! I love the edging and pretty bling you've added!!

Your teapot card for Cindy is so rich and gorgeous, Tosh...I'm sure she loves it too!!

Linda Carson said...

Picture perfect usual!

Anonymous said...

Great Clean and Simple Tosh!! Of course I love that Teapot card too! You are one magnificent stamper girl!!
--Hugs Becca

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful 'Silke' card Tosh! it IS so unlike your style but is totally beautiful in it's clean beauty!!! love that little girl and the pretty panels - and your Cindy card is super! love that dotted Tea pot!!!

Mothermark said...

Both of these cards are to die for Tosh! You did Silke proud....and I received this wonderful little teapot card in the mail last night along with my fun polka dotted stuff! Its even more amazing than ever.....I love it! Its a typical classy Tosha and honestly, the inside is as awesome as the outside! I cherish your cards...

thanks so much for doing this special little birthday teapot polka dotted challenge just for me!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Tosh...just look at all that white...WOW!!!! You did Silke proud, for sure!!!! Your little girl is adorable and sooo beautifully colored....LOVE it!!! Your teapot card for Cindy's birthday is beautiful, too...such pretty colors and what a fabulous design!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh wow, I love how you colored that WOJ image, and you TOTALLY captured Silke's style.

The teacup card...well, I'm just love love LOVIN' that one! Awesome details and layout!

dpkennedy said...

These are both gorgeous! I love the finished inside of the tea pot card!!

Brandi said...


Joanne (jojot) said... often do we get to buzz the hostess of the challenge....too funny.....but AOK with me as both cards are perfect.....I too soo admire Silke's clean style and you so honored that with your sweet card...fab use of the border punch on that, by the way.....

and MSD's card is so warm and happy, just perfect for a teapot card for our dear friend....

I also journeyed through the rest of your work that was done while I was gone....well, all I gotta say is FABULOUS.....

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