Friday, November 16, 2018

Special Delivery - Color Dare #319

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #319 combined with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #290. My choice of Blues were Lagoon and Glacier with kraft being my neutral. 

The sketch focal point reminded me of a box die that my daughter had gotten through Craftin' Desert Diva's so hence had to borrow it for this card. It is made to fold and be three dimensional, added 3D Foam on the inside of the box to give it even more dimension, and glued the back of box flush to the card background.  Now to fill the box with flowers from my stash again using both 3D thin and regular foam tape for different dimensional look for a cluster of flowers.  Chose Special Delivery Stamp as my sentiment on the background paper.   










We usually use CTMH color names for reference; however, this week we are challenging you to create a project using only Blues and Neutrals of your choice … and 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. The Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks AND you still have time to enter in our previous Color Dare #318 Click Here. 




Also entered in the following Challenges:


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Calypso (Lagoon) 
     Swan Lake (Glacier) 
Cardstock 
     Kraft, Lagoon, and White Daisy 
Inks / Pens 
     Black Ink 
Stamp Set 
     Sentiment - D1667 Balloon Wishes 
Dies 
     Poppy Stamps #1889 "Petit Four Stitched Borders" 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1508 "Dashing Rectangles"  
     Craftin' Desert Diva's "Box" 
Embellishments 
     Hobby Lobby "Flowers" 
Other 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 


     

Monday, November 12, 2018

All is Calm - Heart2Heart Nov Wk #2

This is my Design Team Card for Heart2Heart "Spot Light On" using Kelly Latevola's  tutorial for creating a Spot Light Holiday Card; however, chose to use a die-cut instead of a stamp and added a sentiment.  Love the simplicity of this card, and it didn't take very long to create.  


Hop on by this week's Heart2Heart theme to see inspirations from Design Team members. Heart2Heart invites you to showcase your favorite project...you have until the end of the month to create and submit. Earn a Perfect Attendance Badge if you create a card for each weekly theme during that month...to view these challenges they are listed on the sidebar at the top of the Heart2Heart Blog. This challenge will close on Nov 10th midnight, but all other November challenges will close on Nov 30th.   



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Sapphire, Black and White Daisy 
Inks 
     Lagoon, Pacifica and Sapphire 
Background Technique 
Dies 
     Peachy Cheap "Nativity" - Image and Sentiment
Other 
    Acrylic Paint and Nuvo Crystal Drops "Simply White" 

     



Friday, November 9, 2018

You Are My Happy - Color Dare #318

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare using alcohol inks dropped onto paper and repeating several times until the full 4 x 5 was full of color (photo shown below).  I've had this background for a few weeks and the colors were a pretty good match to some of the colors in the TicTacToe Challenge.  The only problem being it wasn't in a row, column or diagonal; so needed to add one of two colors to get a TicTacToe and I chose the Diagonal: Pomegranate, Saffron and Glacier, and the NE Ivy was additional from the Board.   





  
We usually use CTMH color names for reference however you can use any product as long as you use "All and Only" the closest matches to colors listed above and neutrals of your choice are free to use. We welcome Stampin' Up and all the other color competitors to join our challenge. 

Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration and join us...we would love to see the projects you create. This Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks AND you still have time to enter in our previous Color Dare #317 Click Here.  

Didn't want to cover a lot of the design with other papers and so decided to use a new die "large ringlets" and have that as my total focal point.  Cut a second in Espresso to use as the outlines of the ringlets and pieced all the negative pieces of color into the outlines.  I wasn't happy with the contrast so adhered the original die cut from my alcohol ink background and glued on top of the Espresso.  This gave it more dimension and that made me happy. 

Cut two stitched circles in Saffron and Fern, stamped in the sentiment, added versa mark to the circles, heat embossed with clear embossing powder (this gave it a similar texture to the ringlets) and adhered with thin foam tape.  

This was my original background paper made from several drops of alcohol inks as a Make and Take Kim had at Our Creative Escape during Kathy Racoosin Road Trip Event.  


Cardstock
     CTMH Pomegranate, Saffran, Fern and White Daisy
Inks 
     Alcohol Inks used from Crop Class - Red, Green, Yellow
Dies 
     Elizabeth Craft "Dashing Circles" 
     Memory Box "Large Ringlets" 
Stamps 
     Hero Arts CL923 "You Are My Happy"
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Versa Mark 
     Ranger - Embossing Powder "Clear" 
     CTMH Ink "Black" 



Monday, November 5, 2018

Double Trouble Challenge #14 - Christmas/Winter

Double Trouble Challenge #14 "Christmas/Winter' combining with Try Stampin' on Tuesdays "TicTacToe" board of choices, our partner for this challenge, choosing the bottom row "Stamping, Red, and Plaid".  I'm not one for using large plaids; however, my daughter shared with me a stash of plaids from a purchase she made at Hobby Lobby during one of our shopping sprees...thus chose to use to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone and go with one of the choices using plaid. 

Since my daughter's new challenge at Three Amigos was interactive cards I would use one of the plaids to let her know the stash of plaids she gave would not go unused and would enter her challenge using a Shutter Card.  My stamp was a Penguin with Christmas lights and ornaments wrapped around his neck so that I could use Twisted Sisters optional twist to "include something hanging" which fit perfectly for another challenge to include a Penguin.  

Here it is...I did it all in one card.  But Penguin is having a difficult time and getting all tangled up in lights and ornaments to hang on the tree.   








Trouble Maker invites you to create something for Challenge #14 which will put you in the Christmas/Winter mood, add to your Holiday stash and put you on Santa's Nice list when you participate.  

Double Dare invites you to use the TicTacToe Board from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  

And Twisted Sister needs your help to get her off the Naughty List and is offering an optional twist to include any hanging items on your project - stockings, garland, ornaments, lights, banners, etc. 

Make sure you pop on over to Double Trouble to see what the heck is going on – we had a Crazy Cousin (Guest Designer) stop by for the month of November and she’s bringing all kinds of goodies with her.  

Also sent to the following Challenges
Three Amigos Challenge 20 "Interactive Cards" 
Your Next Stamp #101 "Interactive Card" & "Let's play Comment" 
Outlawz - Paper Alamode "Cold Weather" 
Simon Says "Anything Goes" 
Alphabet Challenge "P is for Penguins" 
Crimbo Crackers "Christmas" 
The Merry Christmas Challenge "Anything Christmas" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Card Design Tutorial 
     Dawn's Stamping Thoughts "Peek-a-Boo Shutter Card" 
Design Paper 
     Plaid - Hobby Lobby 
     Polka Dot - Echo Park "Deck the Halls" 
Cardstock 
     Candy Apple and White Daisy 
Stamp
     Whimsy Stamps "Penguin Christmas Tree" 
     Copic Colors Used:  C00, C1,3,5,10, E93, R20, YR65,68, 
     R24,27,29, YG17,67 Y15,35, YR15,68 and Blender 
Dies 
     Foliage - Ultimate Crafts "Wild Branches & Pinecones"
     Inside Scalloped Circle - Stampendous "Build a Wreath" 
Other 
     Thin and Regular 3-D Foam Tape 
     Clear Glitter Pen 



Friday, November 2, 2018

Hoot Hoot Hooray - Color Dare #317

My DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #317 was combined with the MFT Sketch Challenge #409 and the colors were fit for an Autumn card.  Chose my design papers for the background and bordered with Saffron cardstock.  Die cut (2) Leaf edges from another design paper, adhered two layers flush to the sapphire design paper, and the balance of the border adhered one of the layers of the lattice design paper leaving some loose for dimension. Die cut two owls, layered, added glitter and adhered them randomly on the leaves.  The sentiment was stamped with versa-mark and heat embossed with Princess Gold.  




We usually use CTMH color names for reference however you can use any product as long as you use "All and Only" the closest matches to colors listed above and neutrals of your choice are free to use. We welcome Stampin' Up and all the other color competitors to join our challenge. 

Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration and join us...we would love to see the projects you create. This Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks AND you still have time to enter in our previous Color Dare #316 Click Here

On the inside of the card used a PML Card for a personal note with one some of the extra cuts of the owls adhered to the corner.  


Also sent to the following Challenges
Kitty Bee Designs  #130 "Halloween/Fall"
As You Like It Challenge "Favorite Halloween or Autumnal Colours" 
      Why?  Love the golden and red leaves that magically appear in Autumn 
Through the Purple Haze #150 "Everything Fall"Words to Craft By #58 "Leaves"
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday "Anything Goes


CTMH Products unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Grateful Heart 
Cardstock 
     Pomegranate, Saffron and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     B1450 Owls 
Dies
     Penny Black 51-325 "Leaf Edger" 
     My Momenta SL1200 "Owls" Cut & Emboss 
Embellishments 
     Flowers - Love Nicole 
     Glitter Pen on Owls and some of the leaves
Other 
     Thin Foam Dots 
     Ranger Embossing Powder "Princess Gold"
     
     

Monday, October 29, 2018

Joy to The World - Double Trouble Challenge #13

This card was made for Double Trouble Challenge #13 "Who says 13 has to be unlucky? And besides it's a Monday not a Friday?" Let's turn it around and join us for Double Trouble's Lucky #13 Challenge. This is a Free for All challenge so have a little fun creating with "Some Thing", "Any Thing" and "Every Thing". Remember, this is a one-week challenge. 






Twisted Sister agrees #13 can be a lucky number. Include your lucky number on a project. For example, this can be a die-cut, hand-drawn or stamped number, a pair of dice, playing cards, etc. This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but it's so easy that we hope everyone will join in. If you do the twist, Double Trouble will give you an extra chance in the random draw. 


Double Dare has more than doubled the fun. Link up your project with any of our previous partners for an additional chance for the Double Trouble random draw.  Go to the post HERE for the list of previous partners.  




Also submitted to the following challenges:  
The Outlawz - Festive Fridays "Christmas"  
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas w/o Option 
Crimbo Crackers "Christmas" 
Christmas at Sweet Stamper "Anything Christmas" 
Fab & Funky Challenge #413 "Christmas" 
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #39 
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #3 "Anything Christmas" 
The Merry Christmas Challenge "Anything Christmas" 

 
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Tis The Season 
Cardstock 
     New England Ivy, Candy Apple and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Sentiment - Peachy Cheap "Nativity"
     Frame - Waffle Flower #310111 "Pinking Layers" 
     Numbers - Stampin'Up #140622 "Large Number Framelits"
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Hello Pumpkin - H2H Oct Week 5

This card was made for Heart2Heart "Pumpkin Spice" theme using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #287.  Ohhh, who doesn't like Pumpkin Spice Latte. It wasn't difficult for me to pull out one of my coffee cup dies and piece together with kraft and one of my design papers from Hello Pumpkin paper pack.  Die cut three different size pumpkins and adhered the smallest one to the coffee sleeve along with a sentiment.  

Chose the plaid for my background and for the largest pumpkin placing the pumpkin and matching the pattern of the background to make it appear like an eclipse card.  Leaves were placed on each pumpkin, and another sentiment stamped on bottom.   


Oooops, I went to post my card in the challenge, but I was a day late and a dollar short, but still enjoyed using their sketch for my Pumpkin Spice card.  



Hop on by this week's Heart2Heart theme to see inspirations from Design Team members. Heart2Heart invites you to showcase your favorite project...you have until the end of the month to create and submit. Earn a Perfect Attendance Badge if you create a card for each weekly theme during that month...to view these challenges they are listed on the sidebar at the top of the Heart2Heart Blog. This challenge will close on Nov 3rd midnight, but all other November challenges will close on Oct 30th. 

Also sent to the following Challenge:
Three Amigos Challenge #19 "Autumn/Halloween"
Brown Sugar #283 "Autumn/Halloween"
Pause Dream Enjoy October - Always Card "Any Theme"  

The Paper Girls #162 "Halloween" 
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday "Anything Goes"  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Hello Pumpkin and Zip Strip 
Cardstock 
     Kraft and White Daisy 
Dies
     MFT #552 "Coffee" 
     Simon Says #S306 "Stitched Pumpkins" 
Stamp 
     Verve "Autumn Leaves" 
     C1630 "Little Monsters"  
Other 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Dots 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Warmest Wishes - Color Dare #316

Well, I guess I better take some time for my Christmas cards as it is just around the corner and I only have about 10 cards in my stash.  The ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #316 "monochromatic using Green" was perfect.  The frame had been cut for a previous challenge but never used. Wanted my white candles to pop out so used a grey (mink) background design paper for the background.  Die cut (3) of the candle image from Daisy White and the dark and light sides of Clover.  Pieced the white candles and used the darker green negatives to insert in the leaves.  Sentiment was stamped directly on background using Ponderosa Pine (retired) ink.  





We usually use CTMH color names for reference. However this week we invite you to use your choice of Greens to create a monochromatic project. Neutrals of your choice are free to use.

Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration and join us...we would love to see the projects you create. We welcome Stampin' Up and all the other color competitors to join our challenge. This Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks AND you still have time to enter in our previous Color Dare #315 Click Here




Also sent to the following Challenges
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas w/o Option
Crimbo Crackers "Christmas"
Christmas at Sweet Stamper "Anything Christmas"
Fab & Funky Challenge #413 "Christmas"
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge #39
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #3 "Anything Christmas"
The Merry Christmas Challenge "Anything Christmas" 

The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday "Anything Goes" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Seasons Mix-In 
Cardstock 
     Clover - Light and Dark Side and White Daisy
Dies 
     Frame - Frantic Stamper #10290 Rectangle Tangled Frames
     Candles - Memory Box #98661 Glowing Candle
Stamps 
     Sentiment - S1210 Very Merry Christmas SOTM