Friday, January 18, 2019

Be My Valentine - Color Dare #326

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #326 using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #299 and Heart2Heart's "Stamped backgrounds".  I was real proud of the challenges combined and that my layering did not take over the simplicity of the card. When I saw the sketch my memory just pulled me to an old CTMH retired stamp set "Patterned Pennant Flairs" that would work perfectly and with black ink it pulled in all the detail of the floral and gave me the center white panel naturally.  The focal point were all dies that were cut using the shapes as in the sketch, and the sentiment was used in place of the banner.  And of course the splash of my one color, red for the heart.  






Also entered in the following Challenges:
The Paper Girls Challenge #67 "Black & White" 
Try Stampin' On Tuesday "Sketch #391" Sketch Only Flipped to Landscape
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday 
Joy of Sets TicTacToe #01 (3rd Row: DieCut, Floral, Bling) 












CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Card Stock 
     Cranberry, White Daisy and Black
Stamps 
     D1534 Patterned Pennants Flair
Dies 
     Our Daily Bread Designs "Mini Stitched Hearts"
     Reasonable Craft Dies "Torn Edge Rectangles" 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs "Dashing Circles" 
     Lawn Fawn "Be My Valentine Border"   
Inks 
     Black 
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     PizzazzAplenty "Black Rhinestones"

Friday, January 11, 2019

Thank You - Color Dare #325

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #325 using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday #390 "Bold & Bright".  A lot of die cuts, and switching around of the layers was a real challenge to me.  It wasn't until I decided to use vellum that it all seemed to come together...and I was pleased with it.  

The background is the lighter side of Heather cardstock and layered with sugarplum.  Chose to use some of the CTMH Paper Fundamentals "Eggplant" and "Heather" design papers for the two larger panels using some crooked edge rectangular die-cuts, layered with same die cut with sugarplum and eggplant for a shadow.  Used vellum, a silver striped design, for transparency and adhered to the two larger panels. 
  
The smaller rectangular panel was cut using the same die and again layered with sugarplum for a shadow.  Using the same vellum, cut the flower, layered and adhered each with thin foam dots for dimension. Sentiment was die cut and adhered to small panel.  




This is just a closer view of the flower to show the detail and the vellum design paper with silver stripes.  
 


Also sent to the following Challenges
Heart2Heart "The Important Things" - Word: Thank You, Love, Kindness  

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Papers 
     Paper Fundamentals "Heather" and "Eggplant" 
     All About the Gold - Back of one of Design Papers was Silver 
Cardstock 
     Sugarplum, Eggplant, Heather and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies "Flower" 
     Reasonable Dies "Crooked Rectangular Stack" 
     Spellbinders "Thank You" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Dots 

  





Monday, January 7, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #19 with Creative With Stamps

This is my Design Team card for the Double Trouble Challenge #19 partnering with Creative with Stamps Challenge #34 "Mittens".  

Since the Three Little Kittens had lost their mittens my thought was to create a cute tag for a gift box with some mittens.  However, the guidelines at the Creative with Stamps Challenge requires a card...so the tag was attached to another design paper with 3D foam tape and then added to my card base.  This tag made a great pocket for a gift certificate and now the kittens can choose their own favorite mittens, and sentiment left off because it can be used for difference occasions (Birthday, Christmas, Thank You, etc.)    




      

Double Dare Challenge #19 Ingredients: 
  • Thing 1 Trouble Maker:  Warm and Cozy - Patterned or Embossed Background and a Stamped or Digital Image
  • Thing 3 Twisted Sister - 3 Little Kittens who lost their mittens - Optional Twist: use a kitten or a mitten or something warm and cozy
  • Thing 2 Double Dare partnering with Creative With Stamps "Mittens" or something warm - Must be a card to be a Winner






Also entered in the following Challenges:
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday "Animals Antics" 
Pattie's Creations Design #154 "Snowy Days and Nights" 
Winter Wonderland "It's Snow Time" 
Stamplorations "Theme Stamp and Animals" 
 

Products Used
Design Papers 
     Polka Dot - Simple Stories "Vintage Bliss" 
     Tag - Photo Play Paper "Frosty Friends"
Cardstock
     CTMH White Daisy  
Stamps 
     Newton's Nook Designs "Sweater Weather"   
Dies 
     Reasonal Craft Dies "Stitched Tags"  
Pens/Inks 
     Copic Sketch alcohol-based Brush Pens  
     BG11, C00, C1, C3, E93, R85, RV17, YG03 
Embellishments 
     CTMH Puffy "Heart"  
     Embossing Folder - CTMH "Dots"
Other 
     CTMH 3-D regular foam tape 



Friday, January 4, 2019

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Color Dare #324

Expect innovative and interesting Color Challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare in 2019 - Color Challenges with more choice and flexibility, Monochromatic Challenges, our popular TicTacToe and new Inspirational Mood Boards. So let the Party Begin for 2019 with a TicTacToe Challenge using the color palette of "Oh What Fun" CTMH Paperpack.

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #324 combined with Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #389. This paperpack is so bright and cheery and chose two of the brightest design papers for the background and used another for the banner which included all the colors on the Board except for silver. The hearts between the two backgrounds was a zip strip from the paperpack and the sentiment was a PML card which was fussy-cut and layered with a stitched oval die cut by 3D thin foam tape.
  







We usually use CTMH color names for reference; however, this week we are challenging you to choose TicTacToe row, column or diagonal and any other colors  from the Board that you wish to use, and any Neutrals of your choice.  You are welcome to use any products. We welcome Stampin' Up and all the other color competitors to join our challenge. 

Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration and entrants for both these challenges and join us...we would love to see the projects you create. 

Also sent to the following Challenges:  
The Outlawz - Festive Friday "Christmas" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Oh What Fun using Zip Strip and PML card
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Die 
     Tutti Designs 417 "Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals 
Other 

Monday, December 31, 2018

I'm a Lucky Ducky - Double Trouble Challenge #18

Whoopee!  There are five Mondays in December...that means it's time for our "Something, Anything and Everything", a one-week challenge at Double Trouble using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #297 which was the perfect layout for our #18 Challenge. Maybe you want to celebrate National Bird Week in the US.A. and do the optional twist to include a bird or something related to a bird.  

And/or if you have created a project that is any of our previous partnered challenges and it fits our challenge you can earn additional chances to our random draw but you must identify them in your post next to our challenge link.      

My card started with one of my favorite paper packs for whimsical cards CTMH "Magical".  Selected three of the design papers, cut one as a rectangle, second as a square, third the background rectangle cut for an A2 card and layered each with Cranberry cardstock.  One of the design papers also had heart shapes, the stamp a cute duck holding a heart and heart embellishments.  I think I'm all shaped up.  






My image was colored with Copic sketch pens, liquid glue used on the beak and feet, little beads for the eyes and adhered to the heart background with 3D foam tape.  Sentiment stamped on white cardstock, layered with cranberry cardstock and adhered to same heart panel. 



Also submitted to the following Challenges: 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Magical 
Cardstock 
     Cranberry and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     Darcie's POL306 "Why So Blue" 
Embellishments 
     Eyes - Beads 
     Beak and Feet - Liquid Glass
     Hearts - Stuck on You Puffies
Other 
     3D Regular Foam Tape 
Inks/Pens 
     Momento "Black" 
     Copic Sketch Pens - Y13, Y15, Y21, YR07, YR21, R27, R29






Monday, December 24, 2018

Happy Birthday "Stargazer" - H2H Dec Week 4

This is my last project as a Design Team member for Heart2Heart "Wish Upon a Star" using the Try Stamping on Tuesday Sketch No. 388 and making a Birthday card from the retired CTMH Stargazer paperpack.  But I will definitely be using themes from Heart2Heart for future projects, but my concentration will be on my Blog Challenge "Double Trouble" (See below for inspiration on how I turned this into two other challenge entries for Double Dare's Challenge #17 with ColorMyHeart Color Dare #322.  

Cut the different panels and layered with the design paper background and adhered to the background.  Fussy-cut the rocket and Rocketeer and added to the square frame with 3D thin and regular foam tape.  Used one of the zip strips and stamped on the Birthday sentiment and adhered to the bottom of the square frame.  For my embellishments added liquid glass over the planets on the design paper and on the Rocketeers head globe and added shimmer to the rocket exhaust flame.  






DOUBLE TROUBLE's concept is to partner with different Challenges to share entrants from one Challenge to another, with some twists.  Double Trouble's challenge is a 3-2-1 Anytime Recipe, theme for any occasion, using Ingredients "3-Embellishments, 2-Colors, 1-Sentiment or Image" at least or more; and if you use the theme at ColorMyHeart Color Dare of "Soft & Pastel" or "Bold and Bright" you will probably be able to submit to two additional challenges.  This card I made was for the "Bold & Bright".  Please check to see if your card meets this requirement and visit us at Double Trouble Challenge #18 for additional detail and to post your project.    


Also submitted to the following challenges:  
Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #322 "Bold and Bright"  
Double Trouble Challenge #17 "3-2-1 Anytime Recipe" 

CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Stargazer 
Cardstock 
     Linen, Pebble and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     S-1602 Balloon Animals
Other 
     3D Regular and Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Merry Christmas - Color Dare #322 "Bold and Bright"

This is a DT card made for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #322 "Bold and Bright", using a focal point I had stamped previously and decided to use for this challenge.  





COLOR MY HEART COLOR DARE:  For those of you who are looking for open Challenges in December and you need to make a card for a special occasion (birthday, wedding, anniversary, thank you and/or holiday card (if you still need one) etc … this is the Challenge for you!

You decide whether your project and will fit into one of these two color challenges: "Bold and Bright" or "Soft and Pastel" … these challenges will be open until December 30th. So have some fun with our "Anything Goes" theme. You are unlimited to the number of projects you enter for both the "Bold and Bright" and "Soft and Pastel" challenges ... the more you enter the more chances to the random draws.

RANDOM DRAW PRIZES: Several random draw prizes will be awarded Jan 5th for all those that link up projects in December. Check back with us at that time to see if you are a winner. 


From December 17th - December 30th - We will be partnering with Double Trouble Challenge #17 and if you link your project to their challenge and ours - you will be eligible for additional chances to the random draw prizes at Double Trouble and Color Dare. Double Trouble has a 3,2,1 Christmas Recipe and Click HERE for the ingredients. 

Also sent to the following challenges: 
Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #21 "Christmas/Winter/Holiday"

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper
     Tis the Season
Cardstock
     White Daisy and Raspberry
Stamps
     Don't know all the ingredients to this one - my test run
     at the Crop and we all shared products
Inks
     Distressed Inks - Variety of Colors
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape
Embellishments
     Liquid Glass on all the Berries



Joy - Color Dare #323 "Soft & Pastel"

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #323 "Soft & Pastel" using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #388.  Cut the panels in three different colors and dry embossed the three at the same time.  Cut the Joy sentiment with the Snowflake being an "O", added some bitty sparkles to the sentiment.  




COLOR MY HEART COLOR DARE:  For those of you who are looking for open Challenges in December and you need to make a card for a special occasion (birthday, wedding, anniversary, thank you and/or holiday card (if you still need one) etc … this is the Challenge for you!

You decide whether your project and will fit into one of these two color challenges: "Bold and Bright" or "Soft and Pastel" … these challenges will be open until December 30th. So have some fun with our "Anything Goes" theme.
You are unlimited to the number of projects you enter for both the "Bold and Bright" and "Soft and Pastel" challenges ... the more you enter the more chances to the random draws.


RANDOM DRAW PRIZES: Several random draw prizes will be awarded Jan 5th for all those that link up projects in December. Check back with us at that time to see if you are a winner. 


From December 17th - December 30th - We will be partnering with Double Trouble Challenge #17 and if you link your project to their challenge and ours - you will be eligible for additional chances to the random draw prizes at Double Trouble and Color Dare. Double Trouble has a 3,2,1 Christmas Recipe and Click HERE for the ingredients. 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Mint, Sugarplum, Ballerina, Mink and White Daisy 
Embossing Folder 
     Darice 
Die 
     Peachy Cheap "Christmas Special" 
Embellishments 
     Bitty Sparkles 

Double Trouble Challenge #17 - 3,2,1 Anything Recipe and Special Topping "Soft & Pastel" with Color Dare


This is my Double Trouble Challenge #17 using the "3-2-1 Anytime Recipe" with ingredients of 3 Embellishments, 2 Colors and 1 Sentiment, or more, and the Special Topping at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "Soft and Pastel".  



Look what I picked up at our local scrapbook store "Newton's Donut" Stamp set...knew immediately what I was going to do with this.  Stamped two images, colored the full image and the paws of the other image and layered with 3D thin foam tape.  Cut the large oval for the background of Newton, and a small one for the sentiment.  

My personalized background was stamped with the sprinkles in a variety of pastel CTMH inks which were used on the donut, and adhered to a scalloped frame.  Newton was was quite happy to be placed in the center of all the sprinkles and sentiment added at bottom with the three bitty sparkle embellishments need to complete my Anytime Recipe.    



Bitty Sparkles Embellishments




THING 2 Double Dare

dares you to create your project to include Color My Heart Color Dare using one of the following color challenges. These challenges are open until the December 30th and there will be a few random-draw prizes for those who enter either of these challenges: 

Challenge#322
Challenge#323 




         
You will receive an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw if you post your project at Color Dare, whether or not you used Twisted Sister's optional twist.






Products Used: 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Ballerina and White Daisy 
Stamps 
    Newton's Nook "Newton's Donut" 
Dies 
     Waffle Flower "Lacy Layers" 
     Tutti Designs "Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals" 
Pens/Inks 
     CTMH Inks - Sweet Leaf, Blossom, Tangerine, Lemon
          Lagoon and Bashful 
     Momento "London Fog" 
     Copic Sketch alcohol-based Brush Pens 
          Y21, E40, E43, R81, BG 11, YG03, C00, C1 and C3
Embellishments 
     CTMH Bitty Sparkles 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tap