Friday, August 7, 2020

Color Dare #380 - Hello

Here is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #406 using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #380.  Knew the flower that I wanted to use and rather than using black as a silhouette it was stamped with sapphire ink on white cardstock.  Fussy-cut the flower on the edge of one side and layered with sapphire cardstock.  

Decided to use a sapphire design paper for the background and then other design papers in Smoothie and Peach, all layered with white cardstock and placed on background paper and cardbase.  Completed card with two cuts of an oval die, layered and sentiment stamped with sapphire ink.  






Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 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 blog. 

Also submitted to the following challenges
Penny Black "Say It With Flowers" 
Color Throwdown Countdown #605 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Mix-In X9013 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S1901 Card Captions SOTM
Dies 
     Tutti Designs #417 "Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals" 
Inks/Pens 
     Sapphire Ink 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

   

Monday, August 3, 2020

Dreams Live Here - Double Trouble Challenge "Dog Days of Summer"

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #63 "Dog Days of Summer" to include dry or heat embossing.  Twisted Sister also has an optional twist to include a dog or your favorite critter... and if you have included a "critter" you can enter your project in 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.   



Doing some organization in my Craft Room I pulled out a container with many of my Copic Coloring Class stamp images that were either partially or fully colored but never completed as a card.  So I pulled this Whimsy "lazy cat" for the optional twist just needed to complete the coloring of the upper tree leaves and butterfly and assemble a card... so this made it a quick card to put together. 

The paper selected already had a great sentiment on it which was perfect for lazy cat.  I used a Versamark pen to heat emboss the sentiment in princess gold, and also heat embossed a fishbowl as an embellishment for the right-hand corner of the card to balance the layout.  
  
Please join us at Double Trouble "Dog Days of Summer" and if you want to use Twisted Sister's twist "dog or favorite critter" you can earn an extra chance at our random draw. And if you submit the same card to 2 Craftng Critter Crazies you have earned another chance at our random draw. 


Please follow us on Double Trouble Challenge and receive notices of our new challenge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and if there is a 5th Monday we run a special one week challenge like this one for our "Something, Everything, Anything", which will be coming up the end of this challenge.  


Also sent to the following challenges
Mix It Up Challenge #40 "Anything Goes, twist: Embossing" 
DigiDesign Challenges "Cute and Cuddly Animals" 
As You Like It "Cats/Dogs" - Always have had cats so favor them and love the purr sound and how they train an owner what they need
Mod Squad "Pets" Bonus Week 5
Show Us Your Pussycat Challenge "Furrything Goes" 
The Paper Girls Challenge "Summer Dreams" Kitty's dream of summer, 
  basking in the sun, and fishing from the bowl - My out-of-the box attempt in  
  meeting the challenge

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Blue Skies 
Cardstock 
     Green Apple and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     Whimsy Stamps "Lazy Cat" 
     Z4268 "Paper Pal Pets" Stamp & Thin Cuts - Fishbowl 
Pens 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens, Alcohol-base 
        E93, C1, C3, C5, C7, E31, E33, E35, E59, YG03, YG17, Y15 
Other 
    Ranger "Versamark" Pen 
    Ranger "Princess Gold" Embossing Powder 
    3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, July 24, 2020

Smooches - Color Dare #404 TicTacToe

Here is my Design Team card for our ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #404 "TicTacToe" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #378.   Unicorns and fantasy need Sparkle so glitter paper was used for almost everything. The American Crafts 6 x 6 glitter sheets were used so the colors are the closest match to the TicTacToe.  A lot of Cuttlebug cuts and a lot of piecing... here is my result for an any occasion child's card.    


  




Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and 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 blog. 

Also sent to the following Challenges:  
2CraftyCritterCrazies #4 "Critters" 
Festive Friday Challenges #64 (Pink, Sweet Sentiment, Die Cut)


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Specialty Paper 
     American Crafts "Glitter Paper Pad"     
Cardstock
     White  Daisy
Dies 
     Paper Smooches #A2D401" "Unicorn" 
     Paper Smooches "Word Smooches"
Other 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Gnome for the Holidays - Double Trouble Challenge # 62

Here is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #62 "Christmas in July", using Twisted Sister's optional twist of "Gnomes and/or Elves" using my "Cuttlebug" so that I can share with Heart2Heart "Your Favorite Tool".  There were so many cute Gnomes on this stamp set and wanted to use them all... so rather than do a card I decided to do some Christmas tags for the Holidays.  And I was certainly putting my favorite tool to work today with (3) tags, (2) trees, and (1) Gnome on each tag.   











Please join us at Double Trouble "Christmas in July" and if you want to use Twisted Sister's twist "gnome/elve" you can earn an extra chance at our random draw. And if you submit the same card to Heart2Heart "Favorite Tool" you have earned another chance at our random draw (or two chances, if you use at least one CTMN product in your project, and mention the item your post).  



Please follow us on Double Trouble Challenge and receive notices of our new challenge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and if there is a 5th Monday we run a special one week challenge like this one for our "Something, Everything, Anything", which will be coming up the end of this challenge.  


Also sent to the following Challenges
Shopping Our Stash #424 "Christmas in July" 
Dare2B Artzy "Christmas in July" 
My Time to Craft #436 "Christmas in July" 
The Paper Girls Challenge #204 "Christmas in July" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Beary Christmas 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Stamp Set / Die Cuts
     Reasonable Dies "Gnomes for the Holiday" 
     CTMH for the To: and From: "Cricut Art Philosophy Celebration" 
Other Dies 
     Reasonable Dies "Stitched Tags" 
     IO Dies #217E "Fir Trees Small" 
Inks / Pens 
     Momento "Tuxedo Black" 
     Pens - Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
        Pinks/Reds - R11, R24, R27, R29 
        Blues - BG10, B21, B95, B97
        Greys - C0, C00, C1, C7, W3, W4, W5 
        Greens - G12, G16, G17 
        Purples - V15, V22, V25 
        Skin Tones - E50, E51, E53 
        Yellow - Y06, Y11, Y13 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Tassels used for the Tag Stringassels 

        

    

Friday, July 10, 2020

Oh. Yappy Day! - Color Dare #402

Here is my Design Team card for our ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #402 "Blues Monochromatic" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #376The design paper, frame,  sentiment and little pup were in my stash from a make and take that was never completed.  Felt it was a good time to use the Blues... so out came my embossing folder of pet paws and layered it with blue cardstock.  The pup was already colored and I adhered it to the scalloped circle frame with 3D thin foam tape, along with the yappy sentiment.  Before placing the image in place went to see what I had as far as ribbon.  My comfort zone is not making ribbons and when I came across some strings from a tassel knew exactly what I was going to do... make a lease for the pup.  Love the results.  
  




 



Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and 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 blog. 

Also sent to the following Challenges:  
2CraftyCritterCrazies #4 "Critters" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Unknown - Scraps in a Make & Take      
Cardstock
     Bluebird and White Daisy  
Dies 
     CTMH Stitched Scalloped Circle 
Embellishment 
     Strings from a Blue Tassel in stash    
Other 
     Ink - Bluebird 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 

Monday, July 6, 2020

With Sympathy - Double Trouble Challenge #61 - TicTacToe shared with Cupcake Inspirations

This is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #61 "Puzzling TicTacToe" and partnering with Cupcake Inspirations, using the sketch from Just Add Ink Challenge #512.  Cut the three panels and put a Wisteria border on them.  The floral was a fussy cut from one of the Every Little Thing design papers, partially colored with Copic pens and adhered with 3D thin foam tape. Added the smaller middle of the flower and layered with foam tape for another dimension.  

The vellum butterfly was colored with the same colors as flower, small black beads for the butterfly's body and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.  Sentiment was added directly on card.  

This card was made for one of our members and close friend of Our Little Crop Group, whose son was in a fatal motorcycle crash.  Our prayers go out to her and family.  









Please join us at Double Trouble "TicTacToe" and if you want to use Twisted Sister's twist "sequins/pearls" you can earn an extra chance at our random draw. And if you submit the same card to Cupcake Inspirations, using flowers and pearls, you have earned another chance at the random draw.



Please follow us on Double Trouble Challenge and receive notices of our new challenge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and if there is a 5th Monday we run a special one week challenge like this one for our "Something, Everything, Anything", which will be coming up the end of this challenge.  



Also sent to the following Challenges


CTMH Products Used Unless Otherwise Specified:
Design Paper 
     Every Little Thing Paperpack & Vellum Complements 
     Spruced Up (woodgrain) 
Cardstock 
     Wisteria and White Daisy 
Pens / Inks 
     Black Memento
     Copic Sketch Pens - Alcohol Base 
         Blues / Grays / Purple 
Embellishments 
     Opaques Licorice Gems 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Monday, June 29, 2020

Hello Weekend - Double Trouble Challenge #60 "Something, Anything, Everything"

Here is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challenge #60 "Something, Anything, Everything" using Twisted Sister's option twist to use Red, White and Blue.  Double Dare asked us to pair up with one of our previous partners and I have decided to go with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #375.  


Used several design papers from Doodlebug Design  "Patriotic Parade" for my different cuts and layered each piece with sapphire cardstock.  At our zoom for our Little Crop Group yesterday, Mel, my friend, had a card with several pinwheels and thought that would be a good substitute for the star.  It brought back memories when we would make them for our front lawn and wait for the wind to blow so that we could see them spin.  Mel gave me a verbal tutorial on zoom how to make one, and these were sure a lot smaller than the ones we used to put in our front yard...lol.  Made several before I got the right size and color for the background.  








Please join us at Double Trouble "Anything Goes" and if you want to use Twisted Sister's twist "red, white and blue" you can earn an extra chance at our random draw.  And if you submit the same card to one of our previous partner's, or multiple partners, you get another chance at random draw for each partner. 

Please follow us on Double Trouble Challenge and receive notices of our new challenge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and if there is a 5th Monday we run a special one week challenge like this one for our "Something, Everything, Anything", which will be coming up the end of this challenge.  




Also sent to the following challenges
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #538 "Celebrate"  
Simply Create Too Challenge #162 "Red, White and Blue" 

Products Used
Design Paper 
     Doodlebug "patriotic parade" 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Sizzix "Hello Dolly" 
Stamps 
     CTMH SOTM #S1908  "From Me to You"
Other 
     Thin 3D Foam Tape 


Friday, June 26, 2020

You're the Best - ColorMyHeart Color Dare #400 Celebration

Here is my Design Team card for our ColorMyHeart Color Dare Celebration Challenge #400. Join us for this challenge and you will be eligible for our random draw prizes.  




My card was combined with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #374 and what a great sketch for displaying several of the design papers from CTMH Every Little Thing which included the colors "green, purple and blue", an easy choice to bring these colors together.  

Cut a sapphire panel for the backing of the three design papers leaving a peek of the sapphire cardstock between each one.  The fourth design paper were small flowers were fussy-cut and placed near the center with 3D foam tape for dimension.  Found a small banner die in my stash, cut, stamped an all occasion sentiment and added a Sapphire edge to the sentiment. 



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

We have reached another milestone since our first Color Dare Challenge in May of 2012. Trivia: Unbeknownst when we set up our Celebration Challenge 400, our very first challenge was Purple, and our Celebration Challenge has purple as one of the colors. 



It would be interesting to know when you entered your first Color Dare Challenge. A prize will be awarded to the entrant with the oldest challenge date... so don't keep us guessing, identify the challenge number or date in your post.  There will be other random draw prizes awarded to all entries to this challenge.

My first entry:  Color Dare Challenge #130 February of 2015. I was awarded the Diamond Badge, which I was real proud of even though there were only three entries for that challenge.  This inspired me to do the weekly Color Dare challenges until I was asked to be a Design Team member in January 2016 Color Dare Challenge #175.  

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 blog. 

Also sent to the following Challenges:  
Alphabet Challenge "F is for Foral" 
Crafty Catz Challenge #511 "For a Friend" 
Your Next Stamp #142 "How Does Your Garden Grow" 
AAA Birthday "Use Vellum" 

Festive Friday Challenge #62 (CAS, Flower, Birthday) 



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Every Little Thing & Vellum Sticker Sheet 
Cardstock
     Sapphire and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S1908 From Me to You SOTM 
Dies 
     Peachy Cheap "Banners" 
Other 
     Sapphire Ink 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 



Monday, June 15, 2020

Happy Bird Day - Double Trouble Challenge #59 3-2-1 Recipe

Here is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #59 "3-2-1 Recipe". Double Trouble usually has a pretty simple recipe (This recipe had 3-Colors, 2 Embellishments and 1 seasoned stamp over a year old).  And you can enhance or make a bigger recipe by using additional ingredients. You can stop here and submit your entry or you can use Twisted Sister's Optional Twist and get additional chances at Double Trouble's random draw. I wanted to take that challenge.  


But then when I wanted to challenge myself to Twisted Sister's optional twist using a sketch from Retro Rubber Challenge #137 and using a triangle or quadrilateral shapes...wow and pow. I had the perfect background die that had triangles and every quad shape there is. Now, the hard part is to fit the busy background in the sketch.  



Soooo, off to my daughters blog to see how she would treat a busy background.  She frequently makes busy look simple.  So this is my attempt at a Lisa card and I think I captured a little of her style... what do you think?  Don't answer that.  





For my birdhouse I used a woodgrain design paper along with another design paper for the roof.  The cut of the roof looked like a triangle and the walls of the home were my quads. Not that I really had to worry about Twisted Sister's optional twist to include at least one triangle or quad because the background die had them all.   

The woodgrain design paper looked like a Birch tree.  Since the sketch called for a panel down the side, I cut another background die with the same woodgrain and pieced them to look like it was a Birch tree trunk outside my glass window and used sequins for the leaves falling off the tree.  And of course the sentiment was stamped on the woodgrain design paper, curved the sides and adhered with 3D thin foam tape to appear as a birdhouse post.   
I knew I was going to use the sentiment "Happy Bird-Day" so went through all my stamps to find the right bird.  

To join us at Double Trouble just follow one of our favorite 3-2-1 Recipe and take on the challenge of Twisted Sister's Optional Twist using our partner's sketch and enter your project at Retro Rubber. 

Please follow us on Double Trouble Challenge and receive notices of our new challenge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and if there is a 5th Monday we run a special one week challenge like this one for our "Something, Everything, Anything", which will be coming up the end of this challenge.  


Also entered in the following challenges:
The Cutie Pie "June" Challenge "Layer It Up" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Celebrate Mix-In 
     Clear Plastic for Shaker Card 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Black 
Stamps 
     B1432 Love This "Seasons & Nature" - Bird  (July 2016)
     Paper Smooches "Baby Birds" - Sentiment (Nov 2017)
Dies 
     Cricut Cut #M3B555 - Bird House "Modified" 
Pens / Inks 
     Black Ink 
     Copic Pens - alcohol-based Sketch Pens 
        C1, C3, C5, E42, Y15 
        Copic Multi-Liner 0.3
Embellishments 
     Kat Scrappiness 
Other 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape


Friday, June 12, 2020

Thank You - Color Dare #398 TicTacToe

Here is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #398 "TicTacToe" using the Stitched Together CTMH paperpack.  I just love this design paper and kept the layout very simple to display the beautiful floral. Cut a slanted angle at the bottom right-hand corner of the background, added another layer and adhered with 3D thin foam tape for a little dimension on another panel of blue to add a sentiment.     




Decided to do the inside of the card using the balance of my floral design paper and cut a 3/4" border along the side and then fussy-cut a flower and butterfly and added to the bottom corner.  



Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered this challenge. Please join us in this fun color 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 blog. 

Also entered into the following challenges
Heart2Heart "Stitches" 
Festive Friday Challenge #61 - Used Flowers, Yellow and Green


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Stitched Together 
Cardstock 
     Cancy Apple and White Daisy 
Die Cut 
     Lawn Fawn "Words" Thank You 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape