Friday, April 19, 2019

Hoppy Easter "You are Somebunny Special" Color Dare #339

This bunny image was from one of my Copic Classes; however, instead of using the card kit I decided to do my own card design and change some of the colors to meet the ColorMyHeart Color Dare TicTacToe Challenge #339.  I chose a tutorial "How to make a flip/swing card" by The Frugal Crafter by Lindsay Weirich.  These colors were perfect for a Easter card.

A variety of Copic Sketch Brush Pens were used for the bunny image...the pants were thistle with polka dots using Row 1 colors: Fern/Raspberry/Carolina and the bunny using Gray Neutrals, Sugarplum on the paws and Carolina for the eyes.  

There was a lot of layering and piecing of all the florals using the same colors, adding pearls to the center and then randomly placed white Nuvo drops around the florals and the bunny oval frame on the inside.  Two great sentiments were added to finish the card.   








Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #312:  Maybe a little out of the box; but I think the front and inside both take on this sketch challenge.  


Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for the Color Dare's TicTacToe Mix-up Spring/Easter Inspirational Board and join us...we would love to see the projects you create. This Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks. Please make sure you use only the colors that are on the Board and use neutrals as identified for each challenge...this weeks challenge "all" neutrals free.  

Entered these Challenges who previously partnered with Double Trouble
Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #25 "Springtime" 
Use Your Stuff #355 "Easter/Spring" 
Brown Sugar Challenge #289 April "Spring or Fall" 
The Crafter's CafĂ© Challenge #217 "Easter and/or Florals" 
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #312 

Row 3: DieCuts/White/Pearls





Also submitted to the following Challenges:  
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #25 "Critters"  
Crafty Catz Challenge #458 "All Creatures Great & Small" 
Daring Card Makers "Blooming Wonderful" Lots of Flowers 
Just Add Ink #453 "Just Choose Two - Bunny/Flower/Cross 
Cute Card Thursday #578 "Flowers"   
Moving Along With The Time #95 "That Spring Feeling" 
The Outlawz - Saturday Paper Ala Mode "Spring" 

Simon Says "Spring Mood Board" 
Inspiration Photo for Wednesday Challenge 

Simon Says "Beautiful Blooms" 
Monday Challenge 








Products Used: 
Design Paper  
     CTMH Celebrate Mix-In
     CTMH Paper Fundamental "Fern" 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Carolina and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Paper Smooches "Critter Card Puns" 
     Image in Card Kit:  Whimsey 
Dies
     Tutti Designs #417 "Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals" 
     I.O. Dies #667-Q "Spring Branches" 
Pens/Ink 
     Memento "Tuxedo Black" 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - C0,C00,C1, B02, B04, BG34, BG45
          YG03, YG17, RV17, V15
Embellishments 
     CTMH Opaques - Pearl 
     Nuvo Crystal Drops "Simply White" 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #26 "Splish Splash" with Joy of Sets TicTacToe

This is my DT card for Double Trouble "Splish Splash" using a watercolor background and choosing Joy of Sets TicTacToe Column 1: Wedding/Glitter/DieCut and Twisted Sister's optional twist "a bumbershoot".  

I had won a Wedding Packet back a few years and never used it, so I thought this would be a good packet to use for a "Wedding" card. The left-hand border was one of the design papers in the packet which I cut using a border die.  The invitation sentiment was a PML card in the packet and the umbrella was a cricut cut using another PML with a floral bouquet. Framed the sentiment with linen cardstock and adhered to background.  The umbrella was layered and then popped up on the corner of the sentiment with 3D foam tape and adhered to the background.    





Photo to Show the Glitter on Umbrella and Flowers 




THING 1: Trouble Maker
says, This challenge is a splash! Include some form of water to celebrate "Showers" (Spring, Wedding, Baby, Housewarming). Or, give us watercolor technique or paper background, splatter or rain drops using products that represent water (liquid glass, glossy accents). And why not use this TicTacToe to design your card so that you can enter into The Joy of Sets as well. Check out the DT teams on both challenges.



THING 3: Twisted Sister

says include a bumbershoot on your project." This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random prize draw if you include a *bumbershoot".  

Also submitted to the following Challenges

Products Used:
Design Paper
     Stamperia (Made in EU) "Wedding Scrapbooking"
     Using Design Papers and PML Card
     Lawn Fawn "Watercolor Wishes"
Cardstock
     Linen and White Daisy
Dies
     Reasonable Craft Dies "Border"
     Cricut - Cake Basics M42E90 "Umbrella"
Embellishments
     CTMH Glitter Pen
     CTMH White Pearls
Other
     CTMH Reg Foam Tape



   

Friday, April 12, 2019

Love - Color Dare #338

Here is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare "Spring/Easter" Inspiration Board" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #311.  Fell in love with the little lamb and knew just the stamp set I wanted to use.  Instead of the square I die cut a scribble heart similar to the one in the Inspiration Board.  Then colored the lamb and chose a couple of complements from the paper pack and popped up with 3D foam tape and placed on the heart instead of the three stars. The one was complement was used for the sentiment. 






Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for the AHSC and Color Dare's Spring/Easter Inspirational Board and join us...we would love to see the projects you create. This Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks. Please make sure you use only the colors that are on the Board and use neutrals as identified for each challenge...this weeks challenge "all" neutrals free.  


Also sent to the following Challenges:   
Heart2Heart "Favorite Sketch" 
Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #25 "Spring Time" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper / Zip Strip and Complements 
     "Feels Like Home" 
Cardstock 
     Charcoal and White Daisy 
Stamps
     Little Acres Creations "Stinkin Cute"      
Dies
     IO DIE51-T "Scribble Heart" 
Pens/Inks 
     Memento "London Fog" 
     Copic Multi-liner 0.1 "Black" 
     Sakura Gelly Roll 10 Pen
     Copic Sketch Pens #C00, C0, C1 and E93 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

  

Friday, April 5, 2019

Color Dare #337 - Love of Color

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare and as a Guest Design using the April Joy of Sets TicTacToe Board #004 Middle Row (Glitter, Vellum, Floral).  This was a card designed using Jennifer McGuire's You Tube Video "Creative Vellum Cards and Techniques".  There were several vellum cards on this tutorial...so I will be back to try one of the others.   This particular vellum card has a note card inside the card giving it so much flexibility for any occasion card.  






Color Dare:  Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration and join us...we would love to see the projects you create. We welcome Stampin' Up and all the other color competitors, if you're reading this, let's show some tough competition and join our challenge.  This Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks. Please make sure you use only the colors that are on the Board and use neutrals as identified for each challenge.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges
Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #25 "Spring" 
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #157 "Flowers"  



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Card Stock 
     White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     Hello Lovely - Cardmaking for the Floral Bouquet
     Altenew "Ornamental Flower" (small embossing stamps)
Die Cut 
     Tonic Studios #1457e "Mixed Edge Rectangle 
Pens/Inks 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - Greens, Pinks, Yellow, Glacier and Silver
Embellishments 
     Embossing Powder - Silver and Pearl White 
     VersaMark Ink 
     Bitty Sparkles 
     Pencils Watercoloring  

Monday, April 1, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #25 - "Anything Wood" with Cupcake Inspiration "Woodland Animals"

This is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge "Wood" partnering with Cupcake Inspiration "Woodland Animals"  Please join us at Double Trouble and Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and "Get your groovy on", sing along with "Wild Thing" and earn a cupcake for using a woodland critter.  


This was one of the Card Kits from the Copic Class instructed by Nicolette at Our Creative Escape in Goodyear AZ, which I was unable to attend...so I was on my own with some help on colors and techniques from my daughter who also attends these classes.  A lot of colors (25) were used for this woodland critter, couple techniques and happy with the results.   

The colors used were the same; but created my own layout.  The only items used from the Card Kit was the image and the turquois textured cardstock which I cut in two panels and layered with black cardstock.  Selected some woodgrain design paper for my background.  Cut down the image on white cardstock and fussy-cut on two sides of the image and adhered my three panels on the background sheet.  Added the sentiment and the flower embellishments that had the appearance of wood.  




Thing 1: Trouble Maker
says "Let's get groovy!"
Use some kind of wood in your project (woodgrain design paper, wood embellishments, trees, fence, stump, etc)

Thing 3: Twisted Sister
Use a woodland critter in your project.

Thing 2: Double Dare

dares you "If you have included a woodland critter in your project then you are eligible to link your project to Cupcake Inspirations Theme Challenge #467."  

Submitted to the following Challenges
Use Your Stuff #353 "Fuzzy Wuzzy" This Otter looks Fuzzy Wuzzy and if not that scarf is for sure fuzzy wuzzy.  
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #25 with Digi Doodle Studios "Anything Critters" 

Products Used:  
Design Paper 
     Woodgrain Background - 7Gypsies "Vick's Floral"  Cardstock 
     CTMH Black and White Daisy 
     Turquoise "textured" - In Card Kit 
Image 
     Whimsy Stamps "My Significant Otter" 
Other 
     Flowers - Kraft Expressions
Inks / Pens 
     Memento Ink "London Fog" 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
     E0000,E000,E00,E50,E51,E53,E55,E57,BV20
     R30,R81,R83,485, GOOOO, GOOO,GOO,
     BG32,BG34,C1,C3,C5,C7,YG03,YG17,YG67
     Blender and White Gelly Roll Pen #10





Friday, March 29, 2019

Color Dare #336 - TicTacToe "Feels Like Home" Color Palette

This is my DT Card for the ColorMyHeart Color Dare using the color palette of "Feels Like Home" TicTacToe - 1st Row" (NE Ivy, Sapphire, Fern) and combining it with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #309 using my favorite tool "Cuttlebug" for the Heart2Heart "Tools" Challenge.  








CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Paper & Complements & Zip Strip 
     "Feels Like Home"
Cardstock 
     Sapphire, Sugarplum and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Waffle Flower "Lacey Layers 2" 
     Reasonable Craft Dies "Lacey Layers #1" 
     Gemini Crafters Companion "Elements" 
     

Friday, March 22, 2019

With Sympathy - Color Dare #335 - Pink Monochromatic + 1 Neutral Accent

This is my DT card for Color My Heart Color Dare.  This card was all die cuts and pretty easy to pull together.   





Products Used
Design Paper 
     Chelsea Gardens (stems and leaf) 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Bashful and White Daisy
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies "Corner Frame" 
     Paper Roses "With Sympathy"
     Waffle Flower "Lacy Layers 2" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #24 "Metallic" with Brown Sugar "Transportation"

This is my DT card for "Double Trouble Challenge "Use Metallic" adding the twist "my favorite mode of travel" which then qualified me to enter in the Brown Sugar Challenge #288 "Transportation".   


This image was colored at one of my first Copic Classes.  A Card Kit is supplied to include all the materials needed to put the card together; however the only items used were the image and sentiment.  And, to be perfectly honest had difficulty in putting the fold card together.  To add the twist used a metallic gold background paper layered with black cardstock, layered the colored image with black cardstock and adhered image to the background.  Found some metallic brads (which has been in my stash for at least five years), adhered them to the side mirrors of the van and then adhered both panels to the card base.  Sentiment was layered with black and adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape in bottom corner.    


Thank you to Jenifer Dove (Just4FunCrafts) for being my first Instructor, at The Paper Collage Copic Class, a local scrapbook store in Peoria Arizona. 





Please join us at Double Trouble and Heart2Heart and create your interpretation of the following requirements: 

Thing 1: Trouble Maker
Simply use a metallic (gold, silver, copper, etc.) embellishment or technique on your project.

Thing 3: Twisted Sister
says, "During the last challenge I found the pot of gold and now it's time to get out of town. Let's adventure! Show us what mode of transportation you enjoy when on vacation (surfboarding, planes, boats, trains, autos, etc.)."

Thing 2: Double Dare
Dares you to join in the Brown Sugar Challenge #288 "Transportation Theme". If you have used Twisted Sister's Optional Twist, it's more than likely you will be able to skip on over to enter your project. Make sure your blog post stays within the dates of the Double Trouble challenge or you may get in trouble.


Products Used: 
Design Paper 
     CTMH "Gold and Silver" Fundamental Pack
Cardstock 
     CTMH Black and White Daisy 
Sentiment - In Card Kit 
Image - In Card Kit 
     Stampendous "Whisper Friends Van" 
Copic alcohol-based Brush Pens
     E50,E51,BOOO,B01,B02,R81,R85,E42,E44,
     YG03,YG17,YG7,Y15,C1,C3,C5,100,Multiliner, Blender
Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 
     The Paper Studio "Spare Parts" Antique Brads
     Novu Crystal Drops Gloss "Bubblegum" and "Dandelion Yellow"

Friday, March 15, 2019

Love You To Pieces - Color Dare #334

This is my ColorMyHeart Color Dare DT card using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #307.  A friend gave me this puzzle die by Sizzix and I've been wanting to use them and it was just right for our Love of Color challenge.  My first attempt I was not pleased with ... wrong background color, sentiment was poorly personally written on another puzzle piece, crooked puzzle pieces and card was just so blahhh. Maybe if I detached the background with the puzzle pieces and dry embossed for texture it could be salvaged ... boy was that a mistake.  I was able to save the card base and the lagoon border; everything else tossed in the waste basket.    

Starting over, cut several puzzle pieces in each of the colors, juggled them around until happy with the design, put them together and dry embossed them in a pretty floral pattern.  This time used a lighter background (almond) and also dry embossed that with a different design.  Puzzle pieces were added, two flush to the background and two popped up with 3D thin foam tape. 

Now for the sentiment, pulled out my Cricut which I haven't used in months and thought I could add some text on another puzzle piece but found this sentiment and decided to use it in some of the same colors.  All done and pleasantly surprised with the end result.  









For the inside of the card, had a few puzzle pieces from my first attempt, cut them a little smaller and put on the edge of the inside border.  

Please pop on by and see our other Design Team Member inspirations, create a project and you have two weeks for entry...would love to see your projects.  


Also submitted to the following challenges



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Sweet Leaf, Peach, Lilac, Lagoon, Almond and White Daisy 
Cricut Cut 
     Mother's Day Kid's Cards "Love You To Pieces" 
Dies
     Sizzix Originals #654992 "Puzzle Maker #2"
Embossing Folders 
     Darice "Cherry Blossom Background" 
     Darice "Wire Fence" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 






Friday, March 8, 2019

One of a Kind - Color Dare #333

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #333, using the CTMH "So Much Happy" design papers and using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #306.  With the AHSC sketch the floral design paper was the perfect background.  Used one of the zip strips, fussy-cut a floral for the bow, adhered with 3D thin foam tape for dimension and added wink of Stella to the floral bow.  Chose a sentiment on the complement design paper which reminded me of a sun, and completed my scene with a fussy-cut little cloud, distressed the edges with Linen Ink and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.   








Also submitted to the following Challenges
     Fun Friday - For Drawing - Made Comment on Post 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper  
     So Much Happy (including Zip Strip and 
       items from the Complement Sheet)
Cardstock 
     Lemon and White Daisy 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" 
     Linen Ink