Friday, January 22, 2021

Joy - Double Trouble Challenge #428 "Recipe 1 + 1 + 1"

Here is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challenge #428 using the Recipe 1 Neutral (Black) + 1 Metalic (Silver) + 1 Color (Red).  I've had both these dies for quite some time and decided to make a Christmas card...  The quilt die was cut in Silver Metalic, backed with one of the design papers from "Comfort & Joy" and some of the silver panels glued back into the silver guilt frame leaving the balance with the red design paper.  The Joy sentiment with the "O" backed with the same design paper showed off the silhouette nativity scene and was perfect for this background.  

Well, this starts my Christmas cards for 2021, now I have until December to do the rest... lol






Added some of the additional stitched quilt panels on the inside border with another silhouette scene.  

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge... current challenges are on the side bar of the Double Trouble challenge blog.  Please join us for some fun color challenges.  










Also sent to the following challenges:  


Products Used
Design Paper 
     CTMH Comfort & Joy 
     DCWV "Metallics" 
Cardstock 
     Black and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Our Daily Bread #CBD390 "Stitched Quited Background" 
     Peachy Cheap "Nativity" Die 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 




  

Monday, January 18, 2021

Challenge #74 "Kazoo-a-long" partnering with TSOT Sketch Challenge

Here is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challenge #74 "Kazoo-a-long" using a music theme and Try Stampin' on Tuesday's Sketch Challenge #490. Also chose to use Twisted Sister's optional twist to "include a zoo animal"... just had to decide which zoo animal... going back and forth from a kangaroo or a giraffe. This is an all-occasion card, inside sentiment can be added.




Found the giraffe I wanted to use in Cricut Design Space and then looked through Pinterest sentiments for a giraffe.  I had to be reminded by Our Little Crop Group to make sure to follow the sketch and wasn't sure my giraffe was small enough to use in the center panel.  While prusing through Pinterest there was a tri-fold card with a giraffe on the face of the card and when it was opened the rest of the body appeared.  I liked that idea; however, instead of doing a tri-fold card I accordian folded my giraffe in three sections and was able to include it in the sketch challenge.  I did find a sentiment, from another card, and it was perfect.   


 

The background design paper was the right color and loved all the spots.  My focal point was first cut with a white cardstock and printed the sentiment on; but it just didn't seem right for the background of my giraffe.  I cut another piece of the design paper and placed under the giraffe... this happy paper made me happier.  

Now, to place the musical notes.  Used a Cricut cut and used only the speech bubble for my upper right-hand corner embellishment.  Since the sentiment was on the focal point section, selected to put the music notes at the bottom. One of the other giraffes not used, instead of throwing it in my stash to get lost, it was added to the inside border.  


Our Things 1, 2 and 3 at Double Trouble sure bring on some wierd combinations but I like to challenge them all; however, you have the flexibility of doing just Thing 1 "a music theme" and be eligible for our random draw.  

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist and/or enter at our partner's post if you have met their requirement... and you will be rewarded additional chances  for the random draw.  Please join us at Double Trouble Challenges.  



Also submitted to the following challenges
Daring Cardmakers "It's Bagel Day" (Circles/Circle Frames/Aperture) 
   Main Focal Point - Do circles on design paper and giraffe count? 



 







CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Chauk It Up (Retired Paper) 
Cardstock  
     Canary, Lagoon, Black and White Daisy 
Cricut Cut 
     Giraffe #M46FFA
     Speech Bubble from "Birds Singing" #M3CE25 
     Sentiment - Used Text and Sentiment Typed and Printed
Dies 
     Memory Box #98757 "Party Music"  
     Tonic Studios #1457e "Mixed Edge Rectangles"
Inks/Pens 
     Cricut "Black" Thin Pen
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape  

Friday, January 8, 2021

Sending Smiles - ColorMyHeart Color Dare #426

Here is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #426 using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #402.  I sought out one of my newer stamps which I had not used yet and decided this would be a good stamp set for the Sketch and color challenge and also meet the requirement of Heart2Heart and Use Your Stuff "something new".  

No coloring but the whimsical images were all stamped using Lagoon for one flower, Lemon (Lemonade) for another flower and Peacock for the leaves and sentiment. Went through my stash for coorindating colors for my design paper keeping it within the three colors chose for stamping. My background paper was my neutral, Linen, which gave a nice contrast and made my floral pop. Used some stamped left overs on the inside corner of my card instead of throwing them in my stash to be forever lost.       







 



Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge...current challenges are on the side bar of the Double Trouble challenge blog.  Please join us for some fun color challenges.  


Also sent to the following challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Mix-In #X9011 (Linen and Lagoon papers) 
     Prickly Pear (Lemon) 
Cardstock 
     Lagoon and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     S2008 Floral Celebration 
Die 
     Lawn Fawn #LF612 Stitched Scalloped Borders 
Inks 
     Peacock, Lagoon and Lemon (substitute for Lemonade) 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     
        

Friday, January 1, 2021

Winter Hello, Warm Wishes - Color Dare #425 partnering with Double Trouble

Here is my Design Team card for Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #425 choosing at least three colors using the Inspirational Board and partnering with the Double Trouble Challenge #74 "Cuddle Up Day" and included Twisted Sister's optional twist "warm and cuddly critter".   

One of our entrants (Niki1) for Double Trouble had a beautiful fun fold card in which she used Mary Deatherage's tutorial "side fold card".  The fold is so simple and it gives you the flexibility of a square card that is folded to an A2 size card and envelope... I love it.  Click here to see my other "side fold card".  

First I followed the tutorial for my side fold card and background and gathered my stamps and dies.  Chose a critter that was dressed warm and cuddly in a sweater, scarf and hat for my optional twist with warm wishes sentiment and a sweater embossing folder for my background.  Colored the adorable penquin with a variety of colors from the Color Dare Inspiration Board using Sketch Copic alcohol based pens and then fussy-cut.  A set of trees were cut from evergreen cardstock attached to the background, and penguin added with some 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  Sentiments and bows were added.   




Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered this challenge. 

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge...current challenges are on the side bar of the Double Trouble challenge blog.  

And don't forget to share your entry in celebration of "Cuddle Up Day" at Double Trouble Challenge #74.  


Also entered into the following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock
     Sapphire, Evergreen and French Vanilla  
Stamp Set 
     D1987 "Winter Penguins"  
Cuttlebug Die Cutter 
     Darice Dry Embossing Folder 
     Set of 3 trees - From Stash but Unknown   
Inks and Pens 
     Sapphire Ink 
     Copic Sketch Pens - alcohol base 
        Variety of Red, Green, Blue, Golden Yellow and Brown
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Thread from tassel garland 

Sending Snowman Kisses - Double Trouble Challenge #73

Here is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #74 "Cuddle Up Day" using Twisted Sister's optional twist to include a warm and cuddly critter in partnering with Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #425 choosing at least three colors from the Inspirational Board. 

One of our entrants (Niki1) for Double Trouble had a beautiful fun fold card in which she used Mary Deatherage's tutorial "side fold card".  The fold is so simple and it gives you the flexibility of a square card that is folded to an A2 size card and envelope... I love it.  Click here to see my other "side fold card".  




Please go to Double Trouble for the detail of this challenge "Cuddle Up Day", check out the Things and Sneetches inspiration and join us for this fun Challenge.  

Choose your Cuttlebug for dry embossing or die cutting and create a project using at least three colors from Color Dare's Inspiration Board.  

Challenge yourself to use Twisted Sister's optional twist and include "a warm and cuddly critter".     

Our partner for this challenge is "ColorMyHeart Color Dare". 

Double Trouble challenge is an earlier open starting January 1st, 2021 to January 17th, 2021.  Color Dare closes on January 14th.  


Also shared with the following Challenges:  




CTMH Products Used Unless Otherwise Specified
Cardstock
     Cranberry and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     Rubbernecker #3332 "Christmas Inchies" 
Cuttlebug Die Cutter 
     Darice Dry Embossing Folder  
Inks and Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Pens - alcohol base 
        Variety of Red, Green, Blue and Black 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Thread from tassel garland 

Gnome for the Holidays

Got this Stamp Set just before the Pandemic and was going to use it for all my Christmas cards; however, the patterns on the hats, tree, presents and ornaments were all white space, and it's quite time consuming to fill in with the different patterns.  Decided to use the CTMH gnomes instead and use pattern paper for the background... so this special gnome card is for my favorite daughter and her family.  Although maybe after doing 35-40 cards I might have perfected the coloring... lol.  

Once I did all my coloring it was pretty easy to finish my card.  In my stash there was a snowflake embossed piece which became my background layered with ruby cardstock.  A partial fussy-cut on my gnome image, also layered with ruby cardstock and adhered to background with 3D thin foam tape.  Stamped a sentiment first on the embossed background (which I messed up) so ended up re-stamping on cardstock, fussy-cut around words and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.  



Also sent to the following Challenges



Products Used
Cardstock 
     CTMH Ruby and White Daisy 
Die Set 
     Polkadoodles Stamps Gnome for Christmas "Decorating the Tree" 
Inks and Pens 
     CTMH Ruby Ink 
     Copic Sketch Pens (alcohol-base) 
          Variety of Blue, Green, Red and Browns
     Gelly Roll 10 "White" 
Embossing Folder 
     "Snowflakes" Source Unknown 
Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 

 
     


Monday, December 21, 2020

GingerBread House - Double Trouble Challenge #73 "Die-lirious Holiday Season"

Our partner for this challenge is Bitten By The Bug 2 and even though they usually require the inclusion of a cut from a Cricut, we CUT a holiday Die'al with them to be able to use dies from cutter machines.  However, I uncovered my Cricut and uploaded a SVG file from Dreaming Tree, a GingerBread tree ornament, for the Double Trouble Challenge #73 "Die-lirious Holiday Season" project.  




Did not use the cut for a tea light ornament and decided to add a couple "Girl and Boy" Gingerbread images instead.  And of course the colors you choose for your ornament are entirely up to you; so I chose to primarily use non-traditional colors to meet the challenge at ColorMyHeart Color Dare.  


Also shared with the following challenges
     Non-Traditional Colors (Primarily Pinks and Blues) 




Products Used:  
Cardstock 
     CTMH Toffee and White Daisy 
     CTMH Glitter Sheet  "Pink" and "Lagoon" 
     JeJe Product "Glitter Foil" 
Circut Cut 
     Dreaming Tree "Christmas Ornaments"  
           Gingerbread House
     
Stamps 
     Pebbles Inc American Crafts "Cozy and Bright" 
          Gift from a Cardmaking Friend "Becca" 
Inks/Pens 
     CTMH "Nutmeg" 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol-base) 
          BG49, E55, E71, R85
Embellishments 
     American Crafts "Enamel Stickers" 
     CTMH Gem "Pink" 
Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Twine in stash 
 

 

Friday, December 11, 2020

Christmas is Love with All the Trimmings - Color Dare #423 2020 Linky Holiday Party "Traditional Colors"

This is my Design Team card for our 2020 Holiday Linky Party Color Dare #423 "Traditional Colors".  

My Christmas cards this year were all gnomes.  Since my gnomes are all cut and colored... all I needed to do was put a background together and add a sentiment.  In my stash I had a negative circle cut in the floral design paper and decided to use that as a window card. Selected and added the gnome with 3D thin foam tape with the Christmas lights hung out the window.  Sentiment was stamped on French Vanilla cardstock with black ink, layered with black and adhered in bottom corner with thin foam tape.  




My Christmas cards this year are gnomes.  To see my collection click HERE


Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges. 

This Challenge #423 "Traditional Colors" and Challenge #424 "Non-Traditional Color" are open from December 4th through December 31st... please join us with your December projects at ColorMyHeart Color Dare.  

Also entered in the Following Challenges
Festive Friday #74 "Christmas" (Holly, Evergreen, Red, Green)












CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Comfort & Joy 
Cardstock 
     Avocado, Black and White Daisy 
Stamp & Thin Cuts 
     Gnome for Christmas #D1982
Dies 
     Sizzex "Rounds" Negative 
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol-based)  
          Flesh and Earth Tones: E21, E50, E55 
          Greens:  G99, YG61
          Reds: R29
          Greys:  C0, C00, C1
Other     
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

My Gnome Christmas for 2020

My daughter and I got together at their Cabin summer home at the end of October for three days wherein the backgrounds were created, a few colored gnomes, and assembled nine completely. My goal was to get a good start on my Christmas cards using the Christmas Gnomes and the beautiful CTMH "Comfort and Joy" paperpack.  However, it stretched out to December even when I had spent time weekly on our Our Little Crop Group Zoom in getting the balance of these cards done... and I'm still not done.  

Now for the personal part... the inside sentiment and personal notes, and filling out the envelopes.  Now I'm in a time crunch and will have to complete at our next Zoom this weekend so they get out early enough for timely mailing.  

No card should be identical... If you see anything identical let me know... and you deserve a little gift for the first one that finds a duplicate.  




















Also Shared with the following Challenges:  
Bitten By The Bug, Partnering with DTC "Die-lirious Holiday Season"


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Comfort & Joy and Zip Strips 
Cardstock 
     Scarlet, New England Ivy, Candy Apple, Almond 
     Avocado, Glacier and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Gnome for Christmas #D1982 cut with Brother Scan and Cut
     Rubbernecker Stamps #3322 "Holly Circle Sentiment Set"
Dies 
     Jillian Vance Designs "Elegant Edges"  
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol-based)  - Colors May Vary Between Cards
          Blues: B00
          Flesh and Earth Tones: E21, E50, E51, E55 
          Greens:  G99, YG61
          Reds: R29, R58, R59, R89 
          Yellow/Orange:  Y08, YR15 
          Greys:  C0, C00, C1, C3, C7, C9, W4, W5 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 




Monday, December 7, 2020

You Are Too Cool - Double Trouble Challenge #73 with Bitten by the Bug 2

Here is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #73 "A Die-lirious Holiday Season" and partnering with Bitten By a Bug 2.  Thing 1 Trouble Maker (Me) asks you to select a favorite tool to create a Holiday project. My selection was the Cuttlebug for which I selected my new CTMH Waterfall Thin Cut... sooooo much easier than cutting and scoring a written tutorial for your waterfall.  

Then the fun began... selection of stamps for the waterfall. In my stash there were a couple penguins previously colored last year in a Copic class and never completed as a card.  These were perfect for a Holiday waterfall card, along with a cute walrus and a sentiment with snowflakes.  




One of the penguin stamps had snow already drawn in the image so to carry down the snow on the waterfall I used a Copic black multi-liner pen, drew the circles in each of the panels and added a touch of glacier ink in each. The abundance of snow falling created a couple of snowmen and sentiment sending snowman kisses on the tag.   Thing 3 Twisted Sister had an optional twist to "Tie it Up" or "Wrap It Up".  I chose to Tie It Up and put a polka-dot bow in the hole of the tab... which bows are quite a task for me, not in my comfort zone.     

  

I was happy with my Bow and whimsical card... hope you were too.  


Please go to Double Trouble for the detail of the challenge and enjoy the Things and Sneetches inspiration for this fun Challenge.  

Choose your favorite die or cutting tool and create a project for the Holidays.  Additional challenge use Twisted Sister's optional twist "Tie It Up" or "Wrap It Up".   

Our partner for this challenge is "Bitten By the Bug 2" which have given us a "Die'al to use any die or cutting tool.  

This challenge is open from December 7th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021 

In addition to the random draw prize, we will pick a favorite in each of 4 categories and you will receive a Gift Card. To qualify, you must identify in your post what machine or tool you used for your project... don't keep us guessing

Click HERE and join our DTC challenge.  



Also sent to the following Challenges:  




Products Used:  
Cardstock 
     CTMH Lagoon and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Whimsy Stamps "Penguin Holiday Squares" 
Dies 
     CTMH "Waterfall Thin Cuts" 
     Waffle Flower #310104 "Lacy Layers #2 Rectangle
Embossing Folder 
     Cricut Cuttlebug ProvoCraft "Swiss Dots" 
Other Embellishments
     CTMH Glitter Tape "Lagoon" 
     Ribbon - Unknown, from stash