Monday, May 18, 2020

Happy Birthday - Double Trouble Challenge #57

This is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #57 "Brown Bag-It Day" (use Kraft paper). And if you use Twisted Sister's optional twist to create a kid's project and include a favorite item (toy, clothing) as a child and you will be able to also enter in Crafting Happiness Challenge #49... and who doesn't like a grown up purse when you're a kid. 

Found in Pinterest a tutorial by Samantha Clayton at Mixed Up Craft Blog "Handbag Fold Card", with all the dimensions and the YouTube shows how to put it altogether. An fun and easy card to put together.  All you have to do is choose your papers, embellishments and sentiment. Since it was a little purse I decided to put a pocket on the inside for money and/or a gift card. This purce fold, including the purse handle, creates a 5 x 7 card.   



  


To join us at Double Trouble all you need to create a project using Kraft. 



Then it's up to you whether you want to include Thing 3 Twisted Sister's optional twist "kids project" for week one, and just add red for week two challenge at Crafting Happiness.  



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".



Also sent to the following Challenges
Heart2Heart "National Scrapbooking Month" 
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge Blog "In the Bag" 

Retro Rubber Challenges #135 "TicTacToe"  
     3rd Row: Flowers, Pattern Paper, Bright Colors












CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Stitched Together Paperpack and Sticker Sheet Embellishments
Dies 
     Tutti Designs #417 Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals 
     Inspire by Spellbinders "Sentiment" 
Stamps 
Other 
     3D thin foam tape 








   

Friday, May 15, 2020

Wishing You a Season of Faith, Hope and Love - Color Dare #394 Shades of Green

Here is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #394 "Shades of Green" and completing in a Virtual Card Class to make a card using the template below with Tracey Pierce, CTMH Consultant.  


It was quite a challenge to look for different shades of Greens and patterns to create an Iris Fold template and I think I accomplished it.  For my background and frame used a grey woodgrain that really complemented the green patterns.  In my Spruced Up paperpack there were a couple of trees, perfect to adhere with 3D thin foam tape on the corner leaving space for a sentiment stamped direct on background with New England Ivy ink.  






Back a couple years ago (or more) purchased some other templates and special paper; but never put anything together and this class gave me the confidence to pull out these templates and do a few more cards.  The selection of papers to use was the most time consuming, but the template goes pretty fast.  

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 sent to the following Challenges
CAS on Sunday "Use a Die" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers for Iris Paper Piecing Template 
  Greens from: 
     X9015 Sage and Sweet Leaf 
     X7249D Hawthorn Coordinating 
     X7244B True Love 
     X7256B Aurora 
     X7253B Spruced Up
  Background and Frame 
     Spruced Up (Woodgrain)  
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Dies 
     Cottage Cutz #CCB-072 "Nested Wacky Stitched Square" 
Stamps 
     S1912 Reindeer Crossing SOTM
Inks / Pens 
     New England Ivy Ink
Embellishment 
     Spruced Up Die-Cuts
       

Monday, May 4, 2020

Make Each Day Magical - Double Trouble Challenge #56 "Birthday BlowOut"

Here is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge "Birthday BlowOut" using Twisted Sister's optional twist "sponged background and/or element"... and then Let's twist again to include "things that fly" to create a TicTacToe left-to-right diagonal to enter into Joy of Sets TicTacToe #017.  



Close-Up to show the "Wink of Stella" on the Fairy 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Background Technique 
     Sponging and masking 
Cardstock 
     Lemon and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     Z3704 Fairy Tale Magic Stamp
Dies 
     Z3704 Fairy Thin Cut  
     Journey - Circle Die Used for Masking  
Pens/Inks 
     Bluebird Ink 
     Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks 
        Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber, 
        Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-based 
        BG0000, BG13, BG32, BG34, E32, E33, E35, E50, E51, 
        R30, RV02, Y08
Embellishments 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 




Friday, May 1, 2020

Just Because - Color Dare #392

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #392 "TicTacToe" and using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #366.  Well, I did it again, used the wrong sketch as this challenge already ended at AHSC and I loved this sketch.  

This is a sneak peek of one of CTMH's stamp of the month. This stamp set was perfect for the sketch and Column 3 was perfect for the colors (Green Apple, Nectarine, Lemonade + Gold Embellishments).  

Flowers and Tag (sneak peek) were stamped with black ink on white daisy cardstock using a masking technique for dimension.  Colored the florals bright toward front and ones masked behind were same colors but faded to appear unfocused as in a photo.  Two of the flowers were fussy-cut and adhered with 3D thin foam tape for additional dimension.  A bow as die cut for the tag in green apple, sentiment added at bottom right-hand corner and finished off with some Gold glitter gems.  





 


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 submitted to the following Challenges
Moving Along with the Times #118 May "Flowers" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Background was stamped and masked using the flower 
     along with one of the beautiful tag stamps 
Cardstock 
     Green Apple and White Daisy 
Stamps
     S2006 Garden Tags SOTM 
     C1674 Dreamin' Big - Sentiment
Inks/Pens 
     Lemonade, Nectarine and Black Inks 
     Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-based  C1, Y08, YG61, YR15 
Dies 
     Cocoa & Reno "Bows" 
Embellishments 
     Gold Glitter Gems 






Monday, April 27, 2020

Thanks - Heart2Heart "Stripes"

This is several of the cards from a set of 10 using Double Wonder Cards Julie Davison pattern completed at a Virtual Class (Event) with Tracey PierceCTMH Consultant. A number of the cards had pieces of striped design paper which will be entered into Heart2Heart theme "Stripes".  



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Stitched Together 
Cardstock 
     Lagoon and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S1908 From Me to You SOTM 
Dies 
     Tutti Designs #Tutti-417 Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals
Inks 
     Sapphire 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


For set used only (2)  design papers from CTMH  "Stitched Together", 6" x 12" each, and cut using the pattern at the bottom of the screen for both pieces, giving you four design papers using front and back cuts.  Cards were assembled using the sketches in the pattern, with some modifications... mostly extra layering and choice of different sentiments and stamps and shapes of focal point.     




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Photo 2 of 3 
Photo 3 of 3

Sending Hugs - Heart2Heart "Pet Pourri"

This is one of the cards from a set of 10 using Double Wonder Cards Julie Davison pattern completed at a Virtual Class (Event) with Tracey PierceCTMH Consultant. This card was made for the Heart2Heart theme "Pet Pourri".  These papers are a sneak peek of CTMH coming paper packets.  
   



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Stitched Together 
Cardstock 
     Candy Apple and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     D1920 You Make Me Happy  
Dies 
     Catherine Pooler "Love Connection Dies"  
Inks 
     Sapphire 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Red Hearts 


For set used only (2)  design papers from CTMH  "Stitched Together", 6" x 12" each, and cut using the pattern at the bottom of the screen for both pieces, giving you four design papers using front and back cuts.  Cards were assembled using the sketches in the pattern, with some modifications... mostly extra layering and choice of different sentiments and stamps and shapes of focal point.  


Photo 1 of 3
Photo 2 of 3 
Photo 3 of 3 

Other Dies Used on Set of 10
     Our Daily Bread #CBD270 "Fancy Circles" 
     Tutti Designs #Tutti-417 Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals 
     Catherine Pooler "Love Connection Dies" 
     Pink & Main #PNM038 "Scallop Hexagon Dies" 

Other Stamp Sets for Sentiments
     D1920 You Make Me Happy "Sending Hugs"  and 
          "Thinking of You" 
     S1908 From Me to You "Thanks" and "Happy Birthday"  
     Z3526 "Butterflies for You" 
     Z3628 Celebrate Today Cardmaking Workshop "It's Your Day" 
     D1919 With Heartfelt Sympathy "Sympathy Verses" 











Monday, April 20, 2020

Beauty is All Around - Double Trouble #55 partnering with ArtsyStamperDigitals

This is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #55 "Spring Things" Inspiration Clipart and partnering with ArtsyStamperDigital #14 "Springtime"From Spring Things Inspiration Clipart I chose (purple, green, yellow and blue) and two elements (flowers and dragonfly). Twisted Sister's optional twist "something related to water" were my dew drops on the Oxcalis flowers. 
  

  




Printed three of the main floral, cut with Brother Scan and Cut, colored with Copic Sketch alcohol-base pens, fussy-cut and adhered 3D thin foam tape to several leaves/flowers to give them dimension. Selected a blue background paper and stamped the dragonfly on paper with Gypsy Ink. Cut and Colored a couple of the smaller flowers and adhered to corners. Sentiment was stamped with Gypsy Ink at the bottom of the card. Dew Drops were added and shimmer pen used on all the flowers, leaves and dragonfly.





To join us at Double Trouble all you need to do is select 3 elements from Thing 1's Inspiration Clipart to include in your project. 



Then it's up to you whether you want to include Thing 3 Twisted Sister's optional twist., and to join with our partner for "Springtime" at ArtsyStamper Digital. Check out ArtsyStamper Shop for more floral digitals.



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".


Also sent to the following Challenges
Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #453 
     Luscious Inspiration and/or Sketch 
The Crafter's Cafe #140 "Flowers" 

CTMH Products Used Unless Specified Otherwise

Design Paper 
     Mix-In #9015
Cardstock 
     Gypsy and White Daisy 
Stamp/Digital 
     D1708 "Sending Smiles" Sentiments 
Inks/Pens 
     Gypsy Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
        BG10, V20, V22, RV69, G0000, G94, YG63, Y08
     Shimmer Pen "Clear" 
Embellishments 
     Nuvo Glitter Drops "White Blizzard" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Thinking of You - Color Dare #390

Here is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart ColorD are #390 and using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 364.  For the background used two of the design papers from the Mix-In packet, cut the different widths, alternated the pattern, spaced and glued each piece on Sangria cradstock.   Used one of the same design papers and stamped the butterfly in black, one in Sangria (it peeks out around the edge) and one in Smoothie, adhered with 3D thin foam tape for dimension and added a little glimmer.  Sentiment was stamped in black ink and layered on Sangria cardstock.  






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. 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Mix-In #9013 
Cardstock 
     Sangria and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Z3526 Butterflies For You 
     S1901 Card Captions SOTM 
Inks 
     Memento Black 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Glitter Brush

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Happy Easter - My Egg Decorating

Saturday I boiled a dozen eggs; however being distanced these last few weeks no thought was given to buy the dye for the Easter eggs.  So my white hard boiled eggs were put in an Easter Basket for the next morning.   

Woke up Sunday morning, we ate a couple hard boiled eggs and it wasn't decided until then that the balance of the eggs needed to be decorated. The white eggs for Easter baskets to be shared with my family was not enough... so out came my Easter design papers, stickers, two sided tape and scissors. Took a lot longer than dipping them in vinegar colored water and I had so much fun and enjoyed by all.  My husband even said those are the best looking Easter eggs he's ever seen... in fact he didn't even want to peel them.  
  

   

Monday, April 6, 2020

You're In My Heart - Double Trouble #54

Here is my DT Card for Double Trouble Challenge #54 "It's Hip to be a Square" and Twisted Sister's optional twist "use a stamp older than a year" and I am pairing it up with ArtsyStamper "Things With Wings".  I've had this die for quite some time and saw so many different uses and fantastic cards; now, it was my turn to create. Of course the cut was the easy part, adding the 3D foam tape, adhering to a background paper leaving an opening on top of the card to add the sequins.  That probably took a half hour or less; but it wasn't finished for another three hours...nothing seemed to go with my background paper and did so many different cuts and choice of an old stamp.  Wasn't really happy with it until I added some more dimension with liquid glass on the flowers and a sparkle on the butterflies and leave embellishments.  Done.   





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 "Something, Everything, Anything".

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Mix-In #X9013 
     Clear Vinyl 
Cardstock 
     French Vanilla, White Daisy, Lilac, Mint 
Stamps
     W2028 "Delicate Wings" 
     CC1228 "From the Heart" 
Dies 
     Sizzix #661206 "Garden Greens"  
     CTMH #Z4023 Thin Cuts "Multi Square Windows" 
Other  
     Sequins 
     Liquid Glass 
     Zig "Wink of Stella"