Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CCEE Stampers-Happy News


Before I tell you about my card, I want to announce that I've been asked to join a fun and very talented group of ladies at CCEE Stampers ( Cheers & Challenges Eclectic Ensemble). I know I'll enjoy working with this wonderful group and am anxious to get started.

Frances Byrne, our 'downunder' member, let us know today is Australia Day and challenged us to do an Aussie related card. Some of the options she gave us are to use the colors green and gold, create a beach scene as Aussies love their beaches, Australian animals, thongs (the kind you wear on your feet), etc.

As you can see, I went with the colors green and gold and made a CAS card. I am using a Cheery Lynn Designs lace rose and flourish die. I thought at 9 1/2" long, the die would be too much for a card but I've found several ways to use it. On this card, I have cut two ends and wrapped them around the corner and added a Prima. If I had not cut it, there would be a beautiful rose at the end.   The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company and is included in  the set, Happy Pansies.

Hope you'll check out the cards from the rest of the team and join us for our Aussie challenge found here.

25 comments:

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is beautiful, I love that yellow bloom. Good to have you on the team.

Marisa said...

Great flourish, great flower, great card :)

Marisa said...

Forgot to congratulate you on the new DT!! Go punchies go :)

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

How pretty! I love the filigree and that big yellow flower. Perfect for Australia Day!

Sabrina said...

Wow, is that ever elegant!! A green and gold beauty.

Emily Keaton said...

Congrats on your new team, Benzi! This card sure is a beauty. I love the elegant simplicity, and those colors are beautiful. :)

Basslady said...

hun, i love your swirls and the flower...the colour-combo is very striking!

congrats on working with that team!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous rose, Benzi and how creative to cut the flourish! We crafters know how to adjust and make things work. :-D

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

A CAS beauty, Brenda!! The flourish is magnificent with your beautiful flower. Welcome to the team; I'm happy to be on it with you!

Cindy Haffner said...

So BEAUTIFUL Brenda!!~

Vicky Gould said...

Beautiful card with those beautiful Aussie colors, Brenda. Welcome aboard as we journey together with this bunch of talented ladies!

Marianne said...

Those colours are striking and my attention was immediately drawn to that gorgeous flower. It looks like it handmade. Makes me want to try and recreate this flower by hand ...

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Congratulations on your new design team. You will be a wonderful addition with your pretty cards. This one is no exception. Your flower and flourishes are dyanmite. Just beautiful.

Lois said...

What a beautiful flourish! And your flower parked there at the corner is lovely.

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh, Benz, I knew you would have a pretty card (as always)! The card is so lovely and elegant and that flower is wonderful!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Welcome to the CCEE....so glad you are going to be playing with us....and I reallllly covet that flourish die....hmmm..might have to check that out.....I shouldn't, but I know I will

A gorgeous CAS card...so elegant and pretty

Bernie said...

Wow this is stunning. the flower and flourish seem made for each other.
Blessings Bernie

Julie Hoffman said...

Congratulations on joining the CCEE Stampers! Very exciting!!! I'll have to check that out! Love this elegant card! That flower is GORGEOUS!!!!

Carol L said...

COngratulations and best wishes with the CCEE! I can see why you've been asked to join them with the gorgeous cards you make! I love this flower and beautiful flourishes!

Ellen said...

Congrats on your new post! Your first card for the CCEE stampers is absolutely terrific! Love the impact of your green flourish against the white! Have a wonderful day my friend!

Bonnie said...

Wow, what a die cut! Maybe we'll see the rose on another card? I love the CASness of this card and it's one of my favortite color combos.

Carla S. said...

Congrats on your new spot, Brenda! Your card is gorgeous! I love the clean and elegant style!

Lynne in NI said...

Congratulations on joining your new DT - hope you have loads of fun! And FAB first card, I'm lovin your gorgeous flourish die!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I had to laugh about the 'thong' comment. LOL

This is GORGEOUS, Benzi! It's my kind of CAS card: a pretty sentiment, gorgeous die cuts, and a fabulous flower. Way to go.

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