Friday, February 22, 2019

Wishing You A Birthday as Special as You - Color Dare #331

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare using one my images colored at many Copic Classes.  I have been attending Copic classes for about a year now.  A Card Kit is supplied with an image to color and then all the materials needed to put the card together.  There are a number of already copic image packets that I have colored but not assembled and these will appear in future challenges with some modification.  

This particular card was colored in greys; but I decided to change to a sepia look for this Color Dare Challenge in browns.  The ovals were already cut with the Card Kit to make an eclipse card.  The accent color was already determined with initial coloring.  New pieces had to be cut in browns but kept the layout much the same.   Thank you to Nicolette a Copic Instructor at The Paper Collage, a local scrapbook store in Peoria Arizona, for this beautiful layout.  

Products Used:  
     CTMH Chocolate, Cranberry and Daisy White 
Image / Stamp 
     In Kit:  Whimsy Stamps "Canoe"
     In Kit:  Stitched Oval Dies 
     Copic Sketch alcohol-based Pens 
     E31, E55, E71,E74, R27,R29,R59 and 0-Blender 
     CTMH 3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape

Monday, February 18, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #22 TicTacToe and Use Your Stuff "Magic"

This is my DT Card for Double Trouble #22 "TicTacToe" combining it with Use Your Stuff "Magic".  

This was such a fun card to make...a lot of coloring and fussy-cutting a variety of sea images from Simon Says "Beautiful Mermaids" which created my scenery placed on an oval sea of water.  A lot of embellishments were added for additional glitter and magic and adhered with 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  My original selection was the Right Diagonal (Blue Hues, Image, Die) but as I added the different sea items and embellishments to my card I was able to include the 1st and 2nd Rows, and the 1st Column.  I tried but  just could not find a place for the Velum and a ribbon.  



Trouble Maker says "Let's play TicTacToe - first pick a row, column or diagonal and let us know in your post which you have chosen." If you want to add additional elements the choice is yours.

Be sure to visit Twisted Sister...she has some great ideas for images. "Show us a little magic! Don't just stop with pulling a rabbit out of a hat! Ride a unicorn into the sunset, dust off your fairy wings, and shimmer like a mermaid...

Double Dare says "If you have included a little magic in your project then you are eligible to link your project at Use Your Stuff."

Also sent to the following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper
     Make Waves
     Mint and White Daisy

Stamp Sets 
     Simon Says SSS101911 "Beautiful Mermaids" 
     Sentiment - The Ink Road #INKR842 "Mermaids" 
     We'R Memory Keepers "Icons for Albums" 
     Judy's Cutting Dies for Card "Ovals" 
     Bubbles - Nuvu - White Blizzard Glitter Drops
     Shell/Gold - Liquid Glass 
     Glitter Pen on mermaid 
     Ranger Embossing Powder "Princess Gold" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Versa Mark 
     Copic Pens Variety of Colors 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Color Dare #330 - TicTacToe Color Palette of "I Heart Us"

The image was from our Copic Class, and since I was unable to attend decided to use the Paper Smooches Unicorn for my project with some variation in colors to match the TicTacToe Board and the CTMH "I Heart Us" paperpack.  Since the Paper Smooches Challenge was "Hearts" the circles were replaced with hearts.  

Also sent to the following Challenges:  

Right Diagonal: Heart, Pearls, White

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     I Heart Us 
     Raspberry, Lagoon, Mint, White Daisy 
     Paper Smooches "Spectrum" 
     Paper Smooches "Tiny Hearts" 
     Paper Smooches "Word - Smooches" 
     Paper Smooches "Linked Hearts Die" - Used Partial
     Piazza Plenty "Loopy Hearts" 
     Reasonable Craft Dies "Heart Doilies"
     Copic Sketch Pens - alcohol-base (Variety of Colors)
     Small Turquoise Bead 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Thin Foam Sheet 


Friday, February 8, 2019

Color Dare #329 - Love of Color "Thanks"

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #329 using the MFT Sketch Challenge #423. My colors chosen were Linen, Mint (used light and dark), Gold and additional greys.  I've had this stamp and die set for quite some time and felt the sketch from MFT was a good place to start.  Selected the Mint (light side) for my background.  Originally stamped six swans with linen ink on linen cardstock, adhered the wings with foam tape; however when I placed them on the card base it was too crowded.  So back to the drawing board.  

Decided to use the cattails on each side of the swan and stamped on some waves.  Sentiment was stamped on the new banners received this past week with the gold ink and then heat embossed using Princess Gold and all stamped images were adhered with foam tape for dimension  

Also sent to the following challenges

Colors were appealing

1st Column: Glimmer, Emboss, White

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
      Mint, Linen and White Daisy
Stamp & Die Set
     Thankful for You
     Party Banner Thin Cut
     Delicata "Golden Glitz"
     Memento "London Fog"
     Mink Ink
     3D Thin Foam Tape
     Ranger Embossing Powder - Princess Gold

     Zig "Wink of Stella" - Clear 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #21 - Flowers & with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #302

Here is my DT Card for Double Trouble #21 "Make It Flowers" and partnering with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #302. The background paper was chosen for the floral design and cut the border with a pretty scallop and stitched edge. Instead of using flowers on the focal point I decided to use three butterflies, added some leaves and three beads. Sentiment was another die cut, layered and adhered to floral design paper.

Products Used:
Stampin' Up "Botanical Butterfly" Design Paper
CTMH Cardstock - Pansy, Sweet Leaf and 

White Daisy

   Lawn Fawn LF1559 "Love Ya"
   Poppy Stamps #1889 "Stitched Borders"
   Peachy Cheap "Flower Cutting Dies"
Embellishments - Black Beads & Purple Gems
Other - Foam Sheet & CTMH Thin Foam Tape

Also sent to the following Challenges
Heart2Heart:  Favorite Recipe "A Sketch Recipe" 
     For Spring "Recipe Flowers and Butterflies" 

Trouble Maker was quite insistent on the theme to "Make It FLOWERS!", and Twisted Sister was just as insistent on a bee for her optional twist, but we convinced her to allow "anything with Wings"

Use the beautiful sketches so that you are able to include your project at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #302 and #303.

Sketch Challenge #303 is a sneak peek which will be open the 2nd week of this Challenge, however, our DT cards are already in the post for additional inspiration. It's important that your project is entered according to the sketch and dates in Double Trouble's challeng blog. Anxious to see your interpretation and inspiration of the sketches.

Here is my DT Card for Double Trouble Challenge #21 "Make It Flowers" partnering and using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #303. The floral die was cut into the center of white card stock, embossed, layered on Lilac cardstock and then the floral cut added back into the embossed panel. The butterfly was a previously cricut cut which was in my stash and it went was adhered to the bottom corner of the floral. A sentiment was added and layered with the lilac cardstock.  

Also submitted to the following challenges:  
The Flower Challenge #29 "Use Your Latest Stamps/Dies" 

Products Used:
CTMH Pink Glitter Sheet
CTMH Cardstock - Lilac and White Daisy
CTMH D1629 "Just to Say" Cricut Collection Stamp
Judy's Cutting Dies "Rose Oval"
Peachy Cheap "Banners"
Inks/Pens - Memento "London Fog"
Other - CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Love - Color Dare #328

This is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #328 inspired by the "Mood Inspirational Photo" and combined it with the MoJo Monday Challenge #508.  To pick up the colors in the photo "Heart Happy" was the perfect paperpack to use for my Valentine's Day card, and added the glacier cardstock for the framing of each of the design papers.  The die cut of the heart was layered with the same design paper as the square and the cut in the middle of the heart was used for an embellishment.  Finished the card off with the "Love" sentiment die cut using the glacier cardstock.  

Also sent to the following challenges
Heart2Heart "Love of Color" 
Cut It Up #166 "Hearts"  (Must use a die) 
Double Trouble Challenge #20 "Love is in the Air" 
The Paper Girls "Sparkle and Shine"  
Brown Sugar Challenge #287 "Love and/or St Valentine's Day" 
Simon Monday Challenge "Love is in the Air" 
Crafty Catz #447 "Anything Goes w/Twist Lots of Layers" 
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #127 "V is for Valentine"  

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Heart Happy 
     Red Glitter Paper 
     Glacier and White Daisy 
     My Momenta - Words 
     Reasonable Craft Dies "Heart Doilies" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #20 "Love is in the Air" with The Paper Girls "Sparkle & Shine"

My DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #20 "Love Is In The Air" using optional twist "sparkling and shining" and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #300. And if you use Twisted Sister's twist, you can share with The Paper Girls Challenge #168 "Sparkle and Shine", our partner for this challenge.    

Chose to do a step card for a couple other challenges, and thought the AHSC would be perfect when rotating sketch to landscape.   

THING 1: Trouble Maker
says, "We're celebrating National Hugging Day and encourage you to remember love, peace and kindness as you create."

Please show us your interpretation of "Love Is in the Air". Try using balloons, banners, sunshine, birds, butterflies, clouds, etc. as you spread love, peace and kindness. Hearts and peace signs are acceptable, too! And Twisted Sister's optional twist is, of course, anything sparkly or shiny. And if you choose to use the optional twist you can enter it at The Paper Girls Challenge #

New Secret Sister:  Don't forget to look for the cute image from one of the Secret Sisters within each blog, leave a comment, tell us who you hugged today and be eligible for a special gift.

Also submitted to the following Challenges:
    3 Embellishments: Teeny gems; 2 Patterned Paper; Butterflies

All CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals - Basic "Linen"
     Pink, Silver and Black Glitter Sheets  
     Mint, Ballerina, Linen and White Daisy 
     D1269 "Endless Love"    
     Simon Says 5353 "Love Bouquet"
     Paper Smooches DED184 "Tiny Hearts" 
     MFT MFT054 "Upsy-Daisy" 
     I.O. Dies 667-Q "Spring Branches" 
     Lea'bilities 45-1536 "Small Butterflies & Flowers" 
     Bitty Sparkles 
     Gold/Silver Glitter Gems 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

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
     D1534 Patterned Pennants Flair
     Our Daily Bread Designs "Mini Stitched Hearts"
     Reasonable Craft Dies "Torn Edge Rectangles" 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs "Dashing Circles" 
     Lawn Fawn "Be My Valentine Border"   
     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 
     Sugarplum, Eggplant, Heather and White Daisy 
     Reasonable Dies "Flower" 
     Reasonable Dies "Crooked Rectangular Stack" 
     Spellbinders "Thank You" 
     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 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"
     CTMH White Daisy  
     Newton's Nook Designs "Sweater Weather"   
     Reasonal Craft Dies "Stitched Tags"  
     Copic Sketch alcohol-based Brush Pens  
     BG11, C00, C1, C3, E93, R85, RV17, YG03 
     CTMH Puffy "Heart"  
     Embossing Folder - CTMH "Dots"
     CTMH 3-D regular foam tape