Monday, September 20, 2021

Double Trouble #93 - Autumn Blessings

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge No. 93 Something, Anything, Everything (aka Anything Goes) with and Twisted Sister's optional twist to include "Fall Harvest Item".   

At our Little Group Crop today we were working with Gel Press backgrounds and I chose to do woodgrain and plaid for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #439 and also meet the requirement of Heart2Hearts "Be Creative with Cardstock" using the colors in ColorMyHeart Color Dare "TicTacToe".  Since I used copic oil base pens and acrylic paints my colors are closest to the TicTacToe palette.  



 




Thing 3:  Twisted Sister says, "It's the season of Harvest and I know Trouble Maker is eager to bite into a crispy apple. As for me, I'd rather bite into a warm apple pie. Let's make a fall project and include your favorite Fall Harvest item(s), e.g. pies, apples, pears, pumpkins, gourds, pomegranates, Indian corn, grains, scarecrows, etc. 








The Gel Press backgrounds you really don't know what you're going to get with the different layers and materials you work with. My daughter's eyes were rolling a bit and I required a little more time then she probably wanted to give me; but she held her patience with my frustrations.  But at the end I came up with the two designs I needed and were happy with them.  

I tackled the woodgrain first... acrylic paint colors used were close to Mink, Tangerine, Toffee, Shortbread, Black & White acrylic paint using a woodgrain stencil until I got the texture and color I wanted.  Next the plaid... colors used were close to Harbour, Mink, Toffee, Shortbread, Black and White acrylic paint and using a plaid stamp until I got the texture and color I wanted.  The plaid had some smudging due to layers of colors so I wasn't sure I was happy with the plaid but it looked rustic. My daughter encouraged me and said they were perfect.  So, I had the pieces I needed for the AHSC but would have to wait until I got home to bring my card all together.  

The circle for the sentiment was cut in two different sizes, using Toffee with a frame of Harbour.  Had already cut out some pussy willows from a die in an assortment of colors, but just layered them for dimension with the the Shortbread color on top.  and a peek-a-boo of Paprika.  Stamped pumpkin row and colored with Copic Sketch Pens (alcohol-base) using colors as close to Paprika, Payaya and Harbour and adhered at the bottom of the pussy willows.  Stamped sentiment in Sapphire (closest color to Harbour) and added the gold sequins.   

Also sent to the following challenges:  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Papers 
     None 
Cardstock 
     Harbour, Paprika, Shortbread, Toffee and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     B1685 "Autumn Blessings"  
Dies 
     Spellbinders "Pussy Willows" 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 "Dashing Circles" 
Pens / Inks / Acrylic paints 
     Pens - Copic Sketch alcohol-based colors BG78 (Harbour); 
         E08 (Paprika), R05 (Payaya) 
     Acrylic Paints - Variety of Colors using Closest Colors to 
         Color Dare's TicTacToe Palette 
     Ink "Sapphire" for Harbour
Embellishments 
     Gold Sequins 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
       

Friday, September 17, 2021

Together We Make a Family - Color Dare Challenge #462

This is my DT card using the CTMH Pumpkin Spice Paperpack for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #462 using all the colors in our TicTacToe palette and combining it with Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #524.  There were no stamps used for this card... only design papers, zip strips and stickers.  This was an easy and fun card to pull together using this sketch.  And the sentiment sticker was perfect for my pumpkin and pie family.  






Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share a project for this TicTacToe 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.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges










CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
:
Design Paper 
     Pumpkin Spice and Sticker Sheet 
Cardstock 
     Paprika and Daisy White 
Dies 
     Pretty Pink Posh DC28-2T  "Stitched Scalloped Circles"
Other 
     Thin Foam Tape 










 

 











Friday, September 3, 2021

Double Trouble Challenge #92 "Fun Fold" Using Playdoh Colors and partnering with Creative Creases

This is my Design Team Halloween card for Double Trouble Challenge #92 "Fun Fold" with stamped images from CTMH "Spooky Gnomes" and Twisted Sister's twist to include at least one of Paydoh's mascots colors (purple, red, green, blue, orange and yellow).  So out came my Copic Sketch Brush Pens using a variety of the colors except for red.  





My intent was to only use the Spanner Panel Card until I got to the inside of the card and it screamed out to me to add an insert for a dimensional pop-up.   

The Witch Gnome is on the front of my card, guarding the gate, however, lift the gate and you will see that the the Trick and Treaters got past him.  The fun fold cuts are easy... you just need your imagination for your story. The folds were fun to put together, fun using several scraps of retired papers, fun coloring all the images and the result of a Fun Fold card to share with our partner at Creative Creases "Any Fun Fold" using at least one stamped item.  






Also sent to the following challenges:


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Fun Fold Spanner Panel Card combined with an 
     an Inside Pop-Up Insert by Lisa Curcio
Design Papers - Retired 
     Spooktacular 
     Scaredy Cat 
     Hello Pumpkin 
     Jeepers Creepers 
Cardstock 
     Sundance, Black and White Daisy  
Stamps 
     Spooky Gnomes 
Dies 
     Pretty Pink Posh "Picket Fence" 
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
        B95, B97, B99 E00, E21, E55, E71, G05, G09, G12, W0, W1, W3 
        Y13, Y17, Y21, YR21, YR27, YR68, Black Multi-Liner
Other 
     Thin and Regular Foam Tape 



     

Color Dare #460 "Crazy 8" - Happy Birthday

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #460 "Crazy 8" challenge.  All you have to do is choose 4 of the outside block colors and you are welcome to use any products as long as they are the closest match. After choosing your 4 Blocks, if you want to use additional blocks it's your choice as long as you use "Only" blocks included on the Color Palette above.  

The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #436 was perfect for many of the color blocks from Crazy 8 palette and great for a mini slimline card.  The sketch was already a beautiful card so other than using similar cuts the sketch was almost duplicated.  Using this sketch was a perfect choice to use in the Cut It Up Challenge #233 "Use a Sketch of Your Choice" and make sure you include a die (this was not a problem with this sketch for sure).     





Went through the Wood Grain CTMH Paperpack and found a wood grain that had almond and/or pebble color.  Proceeded to cut many flowers, leaves and fern using various dies.  The sentiment panels were cut and Happy Birthday Sentiment stamped with black ink.  The flowers were layered and adhered with glue and thin foam tape for dimension. Fern and leaves and additional little flowers were added around the cluster of the flowers.  

Used some of the left over cuts of flowers, leaves and ferns for the bottom corner of the inside of the card.  



Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share a project for this TicTacToe 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.  


Also sent to the following challenges

 
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Wood Grain - "Almond and Pebble"  
Cardstock 
     Lilac, Blue Belle, Canary, Smoothie, Fern, Almond and White
Stamps 
     Stampendous "Birthday Wish" 
Dies 
     Sizzix "Garden Greens" 
     Paper Smooches "Foliage 2" 
     Lawn Fawn "Spring Sprig"
     Peachy Cheap "Exclusive Flower Cutting Dies" 
     Reasonable Dies "Torn Edge Squares" 
     CC Designs "Stitched Squares"  
Inks 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
Other 
     Thin and Regular Foam Tape 


  

Friday, August 20, 2021

Cake and Ice Cream - Color Dare #458 "6-Pack" and Double Trouble Challenge #91

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #91 "Scrappers Trail Mix" partnering with ColorMyHeart Color Dare #458 choosing at least three colors from the 6-pack Color Board.  Scrappers Trail Mix can be a combination of patterns (polka dots, plaids, checkers, stripes, etc.) or just use one, it's your choice.  

My choice of colors were all except Blue Belle.  Strips were cut from a black and white variety packet of design papers from Paper Smooches, adhered with tape on white cardstock, angular, for the background. The images were all stand-alone dies and were cut using a variety of colors.  Sentiments were stamped on the clouds and then the images were all adhered to the background using regular and thin foam tape for dimension.  




 



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

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist to "Use Color Board from ColorMyHeart Color Dare #458" and enter our partner's challenge... and you will be rewarded addtional chances at Double Trouble's random draw. 


Products Used
Design Papers 
     Paper Smooches "Black & White Patterns" 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Sundance, Cinnamon, Desert Rose, Peacock, Glacier 
     Black and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Paper Smooches #J2D388 "Cactus"
     Whimsy Stamps #WSD365 "Up in the Clouds" 
     Glasses - Unknown in stash
Stamps 
     Stampendous "Birthday Wish"  
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
Ink/Pens
     Memento Black Ink 

         







Friday, August 6, 2021

Hugs - Color Dare #456 "Color Wheel - 2 Colors on Opposite Sides"

Here is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #456, using 2 Colors on the opposite sides of the Color Wheel (Yellow "Lemon" and Purple "Pansy").  I've seen many beautiful CTMH Butterfly background cards on Facebook so decided to do something with sponging the colors on both the die cut and also the background cardstock using Lemon and Pansy ink pads.  




Sponge, Sponge, Sponge and more Sponge. Adhered the Sponged Butterfly Background die cut to my sponged background and then did a little more sponging on the edges.  On the inside... some more sponging on the inside corner and border with Lemon and Pansy and used a Butterfly Ribbon die for a stencil. Added 3D thin foam tape to the underside near body of each butterfly, bone curled the wings and added liquid glass to the bodies.  Cut Hugs sentiment in both yellow and pansy for shadowing and adhered direct to Butterfly background die cut.   




Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share a project for this TicTacToe 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.  


Also submitted to the following challenges:  
Color Crazy Craft Challenge (Must be Coloring, No precolored) 
    My Coloring: Sponging with Ink Pads  
    Sponged Background behind the Die Cut 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Pansy and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Z3961 "Butterfly Background" 
     Tutti Designs "Hugs" 
     Piazza Plenty "Butterfly on Ribbon" Used as Stencil on Inside 
Inks 
     Lemon and Pansy 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass      
 


Sunday, August 1, 2021

You're Purrr-fect - Double Trouble Challenge #90 "Are You Kitten Me"

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #90 "Are You Kitten Me" using a kitty image and Twisted Sister's optional twist of using a pun sentiment.  Our partner for this challenge is 2CraftyCritterCrazies so if your project includes a Critter simply pop on over to their challenge and enter there too.  

Had the purrr-fect image from one of the Copic Classes held at a local paper crafting store back in 12/2/2017... think it's time to create a card?  

Fussy-cut the Gorjuss Girl Image (which had been colored in class) printed a copy of colored image and fussy-cut the hat and the kitty and adhered with 3D thin foam tape on original colored image for dimension.  The full image was then adhered with 3D thin foam tape to the striped design paper.  Stamped sentiment on word tag and adhered direct to striped paper.  

Still needed something more on the right-hand side... stamped, colored, fussy-cut and added small loose strings on each yarn ball which also appeared to be balloons.  


On the inside of the card... a paw print was stamped on the right-hand border and also stamped another pun sentiment at bottom "Happy Purr-Day".  




"Mew and Your Paw-some Pet" Special Random Draw

CLEO's Not Kitten Around... Special Random Draw - $50 CTMH (Close to My Heart) Products of Your Choice. Cleo wants to celebrate International Cat Day with her fur-ends (kittens and puppies) for this Special Random Draw. (See our Guidelines for prize eligibility.)  

We need to have at least 25 paw-ticipants.   You must be a paw-ticipant in Thing 1 "Trouble Maker's" Challenge #90 If you have multiple fur-babies you may enter either a group photo or a photo of each but you will be counted as one paw-ticipant for the special draw.  

To enter... All you need to do is take a photo of mew (you) and your paw-some pet.  Put this photo in your personal blog along with your Challenge #90 post. We would love to know a little bit about your furbaby... so in your post use at least five words or more in describing your furbaby's purr-sonality.  Then enter your photo under the heading, "Mew and Your Paw-some Pet" below with direct link to your post and include your name and pet's name on title of entry.



Cleo's Purr-sonality:  Mind of her own (what cat doesn't), adorable, playful (loves her toys), sleeps a lot, skiddish, loves snacks from Chewy, needy (wants lots of attention), plays hide and seek when I say "I'm going to get you", loves playing soccer ball toss and catch with me, curious and loves my scrapbook supplies, has her own glass of water on my desk, doesn't sit on my lap but will sit on back of couch by my head or on the arm, purrs a lot. And most of all she loves her Mom and Dad as much as we love her.  



and Mischeivous... This is what I woke up to this morning... Cleo looking down 
at me from one of the pedestals on our headboard. She ignored me when I asked
 her to get down and she said "Are You Kitten Me?"  


Products Used: 

Card Kit inlcuded Stamped Image
     Santoro Gorjuss Girl  "The Dreamer" 
Copic Colors Recommended: 
     BG45, E50 E51, YG04 YG17, 
     C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 100
     Blender Solution an Terry cloth texturing




Design Paper:  
     Doodlebug from another Card Kit, same Class 
Other Stamps 
     Little Acres "Kitty Love"  Balls of Yarn and 
        Sentiment "Happy Purr-Day" 
     Paper Smooches "Chums" - Sentiment "You're Purrr-fect" 
Dies 
     Peachy Cheap "Banners"  
Pens/Inks 
     Copic Pens Used for Yarn:  B04, R83, Y15, YG25
     Memento "Black" and "London Fog" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Striping Tape Line Nail Art 


Friday, July 23, 2021

Enjoy Your Special Day - ColorDare #454

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #454 "Inspirational Board" combined with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #430.  All you need to do is select at least 3 Colors and you are free to use Black & White.  There were so many shades of blue and green to choose from and the other color shades were in the orange/yellow/rust group so I chose Sundance.  Inspirational Boards are difficult for me becase I see so many colors and not sure they are a good match; but here's my card for this challenge.  Hope it brings some smiles.  

All the pieces were cut from dies, arranged as in the sketch, some layered and then adhered with 3D thin foam tape for dimension. Sentiment and dragonfly were stamped with black ink on the scalloped round with distressed edge using Lagoon ink.  






Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share a project for this TicTacToe 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. 

Also submitted to the following Challenge:  
DiesRUs "Anything Goes" Must use a Metal Die 


CTMH Products Unless Spedified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Blossom 
Carstock 
     Sundance and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     D1629 "Just to Say" 
     W2028 "Delicate Wings" 
Dies 
     Whimsy Stamps "Up in the Clouds" 
     Reasonable Dies "Scalloped Tags" 
     Memory Box #94474 "Layered Fresh Flowers" 
     MFT #054 Die-Namics "Upsy-Daisy" Leaves
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1508 "Dashing Rectangles" 
     Sizzex "Rounds" 
Pens/Inks 
     Memento "Black" Ink
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 







Monday, July 19, 2021

"Christmas in July" - Double Trouble Challenge #89

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #89 "Christmas in July" with Twisted Sister's optional twist to "Include Ribbon/Bow". We are partnering with Heart2Heart challenge "Christmas in July" for two weeks and would love you to share your project with them too.  

One of the girls at our weekly Zoom for Our Little Crop Group shared a couple fun fold cards that her daughter had made and liked the fold so much I asked for the The Creativity Cave tutorial (link below in products used).  

Went through my Christmas stash and found this beautiful design paper that I had purchased and never used.  With decision of design paper now it was a matter of following the tutorial... so I'm not going to bore you with all the detail because the measurements and fold instructions are excellent.   

Twisted Sister's Optional Twist:  Again, my comfort zone is not making bows; but I fussy-cut out some of the bells with bows from the design paper and adhered on front of card with thin foam tape for dimension.  
 




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

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist to "Tie It Up" and  include bow/ ribbon/ twine and also choose to enter our partner's challenge... and you will be rewarded addtional chances at our random draw. 



SNEAK PEEK:  Make sure you come back on August 1st for CLEO's Extra Special $50 Random Draw Prize celebrating International Cat Day at Double Trouble Challenge #90.   


Also submitted to the following challenges:  




















Dare2BArtsy Challenge "Christmas in July"  (Not Posted, due to limit of 50) 


CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Reminisce Elegant Christmas "Christmas Cheer" 
     Kaisercraft "Let It Snow" 
     (Fun Fold starts at 16.50)
Cardstock 
     Flaxen, Black and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S1912 SOTM "Reindeer Crossing"  
     Scraps of Love "Desert Gnomes" 
Dies 
     Memory Box #98390 "Leaping Deer" 
     Fussy-cut Several Items from from the Design Paper
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape