Monday, May 16, 2022

Happy Holidays - Double Trouble Challenge #111 partnering with Crafter's Cafe

Here is my  Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #111 "Let's Brown Bag It" adding Twisted Sister's optional twist "dots and/or stripes" using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #555 and partnering with The Crafter's Cafe "Dots and/or Stripes".  The sketch was a good choice for the CTMH Spruced Up paperpack..  


Selected the striped design and a complementary paper for the background panels. Adhered them, using a heavier textured Kraft paper for the card base from CTMH Hope & Kindness paperpack. Die cut the zip strip for the scalloped edge in the sketch and adhered between the background papers.  Replaced the box and circle in the sketch with a bird on a branch with a pine cone behind.  Decided to make this a Holiday card stamping a sentiment "Happy Holidays" on a wood grain paper, bordered with the Kraft and adhered to upper left-hand corner of card.  CAS and handsome card.   

CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise:
Design Paper
     Spruced Up Paperpack 
          Stickers - Bird on Branch and Pine Cone  
          Zip Strip - Scalloped Border 
Card Base 
     Hope & Kindness (Textured with Kraft Paper)
     Reindeer Crossing S1912 
     Memento Ink "Black" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, May 13, 2022

Beautiful - Color Dare #496 6 pack

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #496 "Six Pack" wherein you only have to choose three of the colors.  However the "Hope and Kindness" CTMH Paperpack has many design papers that include most of the colors in this color palette which was perfect for my Beautiful die. 

Chose the Beautiful word die because it appeared it might be a quick and easy color challenge project to complete.  Chose one of the design papers that had many of the colors in the palette blended with light and dark.  Adhered the die on black cardstock and pieced the letters only. Usually I don't mind piecing but there were a number of very small pieces to adhere. I wanted to open up some of the outer letters to show the background so there was some fussy cutting done from the initial cut. 

I initially was going to use the floral background but just seemed too busy.  Fortunately, my friend and I, went to my daughter's cabin to scrap for three days so had help and we all agreed on the polka-dot. Since I didn't use the floral on the background decided to fussy-cut a couple of the flowers and adhere directly on two of the corners of the background paper. Done and BEAUTIFUL.

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Hope and Kindness      
     Peach and White Daisy 
     My Favorite Things "Bold Beautiful" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, May 2, 2022

Be a Unicorn in a Field of Horses - Double Trouble Challenge #109

Here is my DT Card for Double Trouble Challenge #109 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" with a choice to use rainbow colors and/or pink inspirational photo provided by our partner for this challenge Colorful Options. My choice was to use rainbow colors. 


Decided to use a Unicorn stamp because of the sentiment "Be a Unicorn in a Field of Horses"... and thought a Outer Stair Step fun fold card would be perfect for the field of unicorns.

Stamped all the Unicorns, pulled out my Brother Scan N Cut, colored each with rainbow colors and set aside.  Next used several dies to cut the rainbow, clouds and grass, colored using the same colors with some blending and set aside.  

Now for the fun part of fitting in all the pieces so they show nicely when folded or open.  The sentiment was all one stamp, and couldn't decide where it was going to fit; then a lightbulb came on... why not cut the original sentiment stamp to place on the clouds, leaving more space for my Unicorns on the bottom half... perfect.  Spent more time on the placement of the unicorns and the only thing I wished I had done previous to adhering the cut pieces is that I did the sky and grass inking first... next time.  Added shimmer to the rainbow and smaller cloud. 

Also submitted to the following challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
     White Daisy 
     The Paper Cut "Outer Stair Step Card" Size 4.25 x 5.5 IN
     Believe in Magic RYW074
     Paper Smooches "Rainbow" FBD-14-124-2T 
     Whimsy Stamps "Up in the Clouds" WSD365 
     Reasonable Dies "Grass" 
Inks / Pens 
     Memento "Black" 
     Copic Sketch alcohol-base pens  
        B02, BG11, BV11, BV23, C0, C00, C1, G000, G02, G12
        R11, R20, R83, YG61, Y06, Y11, Y19, Multi-Liner Black 0.3  
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Glitter Pen "Clear" 

Friday, April 29, 2022

Color Dare #494 - 6-Pack

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #494 "Six Pack" choosing at least three of the colors from the Color Palette and using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #553.  Colors I chose: Cinnamon, Sundance, Toffee + Rosemary.  


I had Cut several floral dies in different colors and two backgrounds because I couldn't decide which one to use.  After making my first card, and there being enough cut left overs, decided to use them for another card using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #470. 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
     Cinnamon, Rosemary and White Daisy 
     Stampin' Up Floral cuts and Emboss 
     Sentiment "Especially For You" - Reasonable Dies 
     Sentiment "Thank You" - Spellbinders Words 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Happy Birthday - Double Trouble Challenge #108 "Frame It" partnering with Dies R Us "Spring/Flowers

This is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble #108 "Frame It"  using  Twisted Sister's optional twist to "include flowers and/or butterflies" and sharing with our partner at Dies R Us # 191 "Spring/Flowers" theme.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #469 came through with just the sketch I needed to fulfil the Double Trouble "Frame It" challenge.  The frame was made with a blended blue patterned paper with a stitched die and adhered to card base. Another frame with scalloped stitched circles was cut using a pretty small floral patterned paper given to me by a friend at least 3-4 years ago for a special project.  That project never materialized and I'm glad I found this paper in my stash for another special project.    

Well, the card base and background cuts were the easy part. My butterfly dies, stamps, patterned paper cuts were cut and my choices were not working for me. Going through my butterfly dies I found a die that was a flair of different size butterflies.  A number of different butterfly dies, and/or stamp dies were cut using patterned papers, vellum and cardstock... none of them came together.  

Went back to my butterfly dies and found this one butterfly flair die which had variable size butterflies, cut using a patterned paper from "You Are Enough" CTMH paperpack, perfect.  Separated the butterflies from the flair and cut one more flair using the back of the patterned paper for a shadow, adhered direct to the background and added the patterned paper cuts using 3D thin foam tape for dimension and curled the wings of the butterfly. Used a couple of the flairs for a butterfly trail.  Sentiment "Happy Birthday" was stamped in the center circle.    

This Photo shows more dimension
of the Butterflies

This Photo shows the inside of card
using the negative cut of the frame 
and another butterfly cut

Also submitted to the following Challenges:  

Products used:  
Patterned Papers 
     CTMH "You Are Enough" Paperpack - Peach and Gold Patterned Paper
     CTMH White Daisy 
     Sentiment - CTMH Z4415 "Sawyer Cardmaking Workshop" 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1323 Dancing Butterflies - Inside of Card 
     Piazza Plenty - Butterfly Flair 
     Kat Scrapiness "Scalloped Stitched Slimline Frame" 
     Kat Scrapiness "Stitched Rectangle Slimline Frame" 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Hugs - Color Dare #492 - TicTacToe

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #492 "TicTacToe" and combining it with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #468. Please join us at Color Dare and choose your TicTacToe preference... my selection is Column 1 "Lagoon, Sundance, Lemonade" + Avocado.  

Gifted to me was a Stampin' Up Sunburst die which had not yet been used and the AHSC sketch was perfect for this die.  Lemonade cardstock was used for the sunburst cut and layered with Lagoon cardstock for the sky.  

The circular panel on the sketch was created using some sticker flowers from the CTMH In Bloom paperpack, re-colored with a copic marker (closest and excellent match to the Sundance cardstock) and adhered using 3D thin foam tape on some of the flowers. The leaves on the flower stickers were already a soft Avocado color. Glitter pen was used on the full card to give the card a more textured look than cardstock only. The sentiment die "hugs" was cut with Sundance cardstock and adhered direct to background.  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     In Full Bloom Sticker Sheet 
     Lemonade, Lagoon, Sundance and White Daisy 
     Stampin' Up Sizzix #140617 "Sunburst Thinlits Dies"
     Tutti Designs #239 "Hugs Word Set" 
Inks / Pens 
     Copic Sketch Pens - alcohol base #YR23  
     Glimmer Pen "Clear" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, April 4, 2022

Happy Easter - Double Trouble Challenge #107 "Build a Scene"

Here is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #107 "KISS - Create a Scene" using Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #467.  If you include Twisted Sister's optional twist you can also enter your card in Cupcake Inspirations #541 "Bunnies".  The bunny stamp already had a good portion of a scene and all it needed was to enhance the green grass and add a blue sky with whisp of clouds.  The scene panel was cut partially so that the bunny was over the edge instead of adding flowers as in the sketch.  

The background is one of my favorite plaids and I always like the combination of polka-dots.  Sentiment was added at the same angle as the scene. 

Design Papers 
     Daisy Meadows 
     X9026 Mix-In 
     Sapphire and White Daisy 
     S2201 Sweet Little Things SOTM 
     S1702 Easter Bunny 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Sapphire Ink 
     Copic - Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol-base)
        B0000, BG000, C0, C01, C3, R11, V17, V25, Y13, YG61
        MultiLine 0.05 "Black"
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, April 1, 2022

Especially For You - Color Dare #490 "Browns + 1 Color"

Here is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge 490 "Browns + 1 Color" of your choice. I had seen this card in My Favorite Things Facebook Group and thought the correct link to the card had been copied. Wrong, however I also made a photo of the beautiful card to use as a sketch and searched for Carla Tee Minner's blog. 

Even though the colors for this challenge weren't as colorful I've been a fan of brown and pink going back to one of my childhood favorite dresses. 

First to find a flower size that would work with this layout... made several cuts of various size flowers but the one chosen was larger than the MFT die... as I was cutting the die in Chocolate cardstock it changed the flow of the flowers to the bottom. Next layered French Vanilla cardstock behind the chocolate, added another layer with Ballerina cardstock and then adhered to card base. 

Used the negative center of the chocolate flowers and adhered to the center of the white flow of flowers.  Several cuts were made with the same flower using Ballerina cardstock, placed and adhered with glue among the white flower negatives using the chocolate background paper to fill the center.  Scattered a few Ballerina centers among the flowers.  I'd usually use 3D thin foam tape to adhere the flowers; but because of the middle cut of the flower decided to glue instead.  The sentiment was cut using Ballerina for the frame and Chocolate for the Sentiment.  

On the inside of the card made a border of Ballerina and used some of the brown flower cuts adhered to the border. 

Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share a project for this Inspiration Photo challenge you still have another week to enter. 
Both challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for future fun color challenges.  Hope to see you there. 

Also sent to the following challenges

Products used
     Chocolate, Bellerina, French Vanilla (White) and White Daisy 
     Sizzix #659608 "Flowers #2" 
     Reasonable Die "Sentiments" 

Monday, March 21, 2022

CAS Cards - Double Trouble Challenge #106 "Less is More"

Double Trouble Challenge #106 "Less is More" is challenging us to create Clean and Simple (CAS) cards and Twisted Sister's optional twist "White + One Color" and if the optional twist is  used it can be  entered at our partner's challenge Use Your Stuff Challenge #444 "White + 1 Color" 

This was quite a challenge for me because I love layering and CAS is out of my comfort zone.  However, after viewing a couple You Tube tutorials proved very helpful and I didn't want to stop creating CAS cards.  Of course my first attempt ended up in the trash. 
Simple, Clean and Classy Cards by Stamp with Lorraine  

CAS 1 Card with Optional Twist "White + One Color"
Metal Stencil Stampendous "Frans-Dragonfly Vines" 
Die Tutti Designs "Hugs" 
Cardstock:  White Daisy and Pansy 
CTMH Purple Inks Sugarplum and Pansy
Also submitted to: 

CAS 2 Card (Multiple Colors) Thing 1 Only 
Stamp CTMH C1922 "Udderly Wonderful" 
Stamp CTMH D1660 Ink Blot Flair 
Cardstock:  White Daisy and Ballerina 
CTMH Ink Charcoal 
Inks - Copic Sketch Pens: BG11,BV11,G12,R20,Y06,YG03 
Also submitted to: 

CAS 3 Card with Optional Twist "White + One Color" 
Stamp CTMH Z4431 "Snuggle Bunnies" 
Stamp CTMH Sentiment S1702 SOTM "Easter Bunny"
Stamp CTMH D1660 "Ink Blot Flair"
Cardstock:  White Daisy and Ballerina 
CTMH Pink Inks Sugarplum, Ballerina and Charcoal 

CAS 4 Card (Multiple Colors) Thing 1 Only
Die Spellbinders S2-002 "Cattails"
Cardstock:  White Daisy, Goldrush and Flaxen
Stamp Sentiment CTMH C1934 "Thoughtful Florals" 
CTMH Inks: Willow, Tangerine and Lemon 

Friday, March 18, 2022

Happy Birthday - Color Dare 488 - Fancy 5

Here is what I thought was my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #488 "Fancy 5" color palette. But until it was posted this morning I didn't realize that I used the wrong color palette which did not include the colors chosen for the corrected palette.  

My choices from the wrong palette, as you can see, were Sangria, Mulberry and Shortbread which none were close to the correct color palette.  I wondered why my card did not look as bright as the other projects from our Design Team; but didn't question at the time.  Anyway, here is my own color selection for this card.  

I was catching up on some of my inventory of dies and I came across some half card panels which could be used very easily for a gatefold card. My decision was to use all cardstock instead of patterned papers. Cut two sets of the floral using mulberry and the frame using sangria and adhered them to each side of my gatefold card base cut from shortbread.  

Keeping with using cardstock and dies decided to use a couple Sizzix fancy frames in sangria and shortbread and adhered with 3D thin foam tape to the left-hand side panel with the overlap to the right side of the gatefold. Cut three dragonfly's, two in sangria and one in mulberry, layered and adhered to the fancy frame. 

Didn't have enough room for a sentiment so I cut a smaller fancy frame in shortbread and then fussy-cut a layer in sangria, stamped on a sentiment and adhered to the dragonfly focal point. 

Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share a project for this Inspiration Photo challenge you still have another week to enter.  

Both challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for future fun color challenges.  Hope to see you there.  

Shared with the following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
     Sangria, Mulberry and Shortbread 
     Sizzix Fancy Frames 
     Sizzix Half Card Panel and Frame 
     LaLa Land Crafts #8274 "Dragonfly"
     Sentiment - C1934 Thoughtful Florals 
     3D Thin Foam Tape