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" 

     

Friday, April 3, 2020

Happy Fishes - Color Dare #388

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #388 using the colors in the Inspirational Board and the sketch at Mojo Monday #535. This Mojo sketch was exactly what I needed for my fish bowl, and the Inspirational Board was perfect for my fishies.   


Stamped all of he items from the Stamp Set, cut with my Brother Scan and Cut, chose the items one at a time, colored, laid out on the fishbowl, added my 3D thin foam tape and adhered to fishbowl...pleased with the fishbowl and set aside.  Next I selected and cut the design papers close to measurements on sketch, layered each panel with peach cardstock  and adhered each panel to cardbase.  Fishbowl was glued to my background panels, the sentiment stamped on the sign post and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.    




These photos better show the dimension of the fish bowl.  




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. 


Submitted to the following challenges: 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Seas the Day 
Cardstock 
     Peach and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     S2004 SOTM "O-fish-ally Awesome" 
Pens/Inks 
     Memento Black Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol base 
          BG11, BG 32, R81, R83, Y06, Y11, W1, W3 
Other 
     Liquid Glass 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Happy Birthday - Double Trouble Challenge #53 - USING ALL WASHI TAPE

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #53 "SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing" using Twisted Sister's optional twist "bits and pieces of design paper, and/or washi tape for backgrounds".  Wow, my chance to use some of my washi tape that gets forgotten... so off to my washi tape storage.  Double Dare asks for you to make a card that would fit the requirement of a previous partner and I chose Crafting Happiness "Anything Goes".    



My first attempt was to cover the whole background with the washi tape, but remembered I had seen a card that one of our entrants did whereby she covered her cardstock with washi tape and then die cut a frame.  So, I pulled out a dragonfly die and used my washi tape background.  Well, now I had to look for something for my background and I couldn't find a  nice match to the washi tape dragonfly.  I gave up and thought why not use the same washi tape and border both sides of the card base.  Still needed something so found a narrow washi tape and added to each side and placed my dragonfly in the middle.  

On smaller white cardstock I put the other washi tape so that I could cut out a Happy Birthday sentiment. Added a gold gem to the center of the flower and scattered a few smaller gems on the front of the card. 

I found the nice thing about using washi tape on your card base to create a background you didn't require adhesive tape or glue to adhere it...this turned out to be a pretty easy card once I decided what I was going to do with it.  

Also submitted to the following challenges:  
The Paper Players "TicTacToe" 
     Middle Row:  Die Cut, Spring, Birthday












Products Used
Design Background 
     Made with Washi Tape 
Cardstock 
     CTMH White Daisy 
Dies 
     LaLa Land Crafts #8274 "Dragon Fly"      
     Spellbinders #S2-082 "Happy Birthday" 
Other 
     CTMH Gold Glitter Gems 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape

THING 1: Trouble Maker
Something Anything Everything
  
Thing 3: Twisted Sister
"Background with Bits & Pieces
of Design Paper or Washi Tape"




Thing 2 Double Dare says to use one of our previous partners' requirements and earn extra random draws.

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".




Join us at National Goof Off Day and National Chip and Dip Day. We thought this would be a good time to Goof Off since many of us are staying at home and looking for things to do. If you have children at home maybe they would like to join, too."

Grab your favorite Chip Snacks or two... this can be potato chips, corn chips, tortilla chips, crackers, pretzels, etc. The dip is any type that goes with the chip of your choice. While you're enjoying your Chips... Look for Chip Shapes that resemble something else, or make something unique out of your snacks. But don't eat your findings until you take a photo or two and enter your Chip Shape HERE.







Friday, March 20, 2020

You Make Me Happy - Color Dare #386

Here is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #386 using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #449 with Optional Pop of Color.  








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
Color Crazy Craft Challenge #11 "ATC Must Be Colored"  
Daring Cardmakers "Floral Focus" 
YNS Fun Friday #135 "Cute Critters" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Mix-In X9011
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment Ruby" 
Cardstock 
     Ruby, White Daisy and French Vanilla 
Stamp Set 
     D1920 You Make Me Happy 
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "London Fog" 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - Alcohol-base 
        B45, C3, Y63, R56, R89 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Happy Bee-Day - Double Trouble Challenge #52

This is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #52 "Die-lirious & Punchy", using Twisted Sister's Twist "Bees/Honeycomb" and partnering with Bitten By the Bug Challenge "Spring Equinox".  Bees are here...Spring has Sprung.  Sought out one of my favorite stamp sets for the honeycombs.  Using the triple time stamping technique, cut the three panels in White Daisy cardstock, placed the three layers in my Misti and stamped a variety of the honeycombs on the corners using assorted yellow inks.  Added the yellow borders on each of the panels and glued all on my card base.  




Bitten By the Bug waived their standard of having to use Cricut cuts and for this challenge they will allow you to use any cutting machine. My Bugaboo digital was printed and a couple honeycombs stamped on white cardstock and cut with my Brother Scan and Cut. Love my Scan and Cut but miscalculated the cutting edge so it cut off one of the bee's antennas which I had to glue back on. The bee was colored using Copic Sketch brushes and adhered with 3D thin foam tape for dimension, along with one of the honeycombs. The sentiment were small alphabet dies in which I used my Cuttlebug to cut a set using honey cardstock, adhered to another set using black cardstock for a shadow and then placed and adhered each letter to the card.  

Thing 1 Trouble Maker
Spring Die-Cut 
Thing 3 Twisted Sister
Add Bee and/or Honeycomb
Thing 2 Double Dare
Share with
Bitten By the Bug 















Bitten By the Bug is a challenge that usually requires cuts from your Cricut machine, however, we CUT a Real Die'al with them.  For this challenge they are accepting the use of hand punches, die-cutting machines, but NO fussy-cutting!  Besides using a Cricut you are free to use a Silhouette, a Brother Scan and Cut or other similar devices. In your blog post be sure to tell us what you used. 

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".



Also sent to the following Challenges
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Personalized Stamped Background 
Cardstock 
     Lemonade, White Daisy and Black 
Stamps 
     C1537 Honeycomb Flair 
Digital 
     Bugaboo "Honey Bee"
Dies 
     Sizzix "Alphabet" 
Inks / Pens 
     Lemon, Honey, Goldrush, Canary and Sunflower Inks 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol base 
         B97, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, Y06, Y08, YR23 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, March 13, 2020

You're My Lucky Charm - Color Dare #385

Here is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #385 "Inspiration Board" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #359.  Wow, most every color of the rainbow is in this Inspirational Board and a St. Patty's Day card was in order.  So, I pulled out my Doodlebug St. Patty Day patterned papers and started cutting the strips for my background. Instead of hearts I used a couple of clouds, adhered with 3D foam tape and cut a rainbow with the same papers as the background, the rainbow working it's way into the background.  My sentiment was on the other side of patterned papers, along with the image, these were fussy-cut and image was adhered with 3D thin foam tape.  






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 Producs Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Doodlebug Design "Pot of Gold" Paperpad 
Cardstock 
     Emerald and White Daisy 
Dies
     Whimsy Stamps #WSD365 "Up in the Clouds" 
     Paper Smooches #FBD-14-124-2T "Rainbow" 
Other 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 
Pens/Inks 
     Copic Sketch Pen - Alcohol-base  B0000, B000

Friday, March 6, 2020

Hugs - Color Dare #384

Here is my DT card for Color My Heart Color Dare #384 "Greys + 2 Colors of your Choice" (Wisteria and Julep).  Selected a light grey from the Paper Fundamentals (Slate) with a polka-dot design, cut a corner die and a decorative edge, layered this on top of slate cardstock. First layer of the flowers were cut in Wisteria cardstock, top layer was cut with vellum and adhered together with thin foam tape.  Cut the flourish out of Julep cardstock, placed on polka-dot paper, randomly adhered flowers to the flourish for dimension and added a Julep Glitter Jem to the center of each flower.  

Something seemed to be missing in the background, thought it needed a little color...die cut the same corner border using both wisteria and julep cardstock, placed alternating colors in some of the diamonds and then adhered with thin foam tape again for dimension.  Cut "Hugs" from an alphabet die set in slate and julep, layered for shadow and glued on side border. 




Took some of the left over diamonds and adhered on the edge to the inside of the card.  


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
Crafty Catz #496 "Anything Goes with Optional Flowers" 
Craft Rocket Challenges #68 "Flowers" 

Products Used
Design/Specialty Paper 
     CTMH Paper Fundamentals "Slate" Polka-Dot 
     Vellum 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Slate, Wisteria, Julep and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Sizzix Tim Holtz #660220 "Mixed Media" 
     Poppy #1788 "Tailored Stitches" 
     MFT Stamps #MFT-088 "Flourish" 
     Reasonable Dies #F1371 "Flowers" 
     Sizzix "Alphabet"  
Embellishments / Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 
     CTMH Julep Glitter Gems 


Monday, March 2, 2020

Double Trouble Challenge #51 "Go Green" - HoHoHo

This is my DT card for our DoubleTrouble Challenge #51 "Go Green" with optional twist to use "something gold" and partnering with Heart2Heart "Putting Our Green On".  Rather than making a St. Paddy's Day card...decided to do a Christmas card.  This green plaid was in one of my paperpacks and wanted to use it for my background.  Stamped the tree in White Daisy and a Green Glitter and adhered with 3D thin foam tape to the background.  Stamped, die-cut and colored this adorable Rubbernecker Gnome and adhered with 3D foam tape in front of the Tree.  Added a candy cane, sentiment and a couple snowflakes in gold glitter to complete my first Christmas card this year.  



Please visit us at Double Trouble for this fun challenge, 
view the projects from other Design Team members and entrants 
and hopes it gives you inspiration to create a project too. 
Looking forward to seeing you there


Thing 1: Trouble Maker
Let's Go Green
Thing 4: Twisted Sister's Twin
Include "something gold"
Thing 2: Double Dare
Share Your Green with
Heart2Heart



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".  

Also shared with the following Challenges
The Paper Girls 195 "Glitter" 
Pause Dream Enjoy #38 "Green"  
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge #11 "Green, Green, It's Green they Say" 
Always Fun Challenges #152 "Shades of Green" 
Christmas 24 Challenge #005 "Color Red, Green, Gold" 




















CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Paper 
     Cedar and Pine 
     Gold and Green Glitter Sheets
Stamp Set 
     Rubbernecker "Thomas Winter Gnome" 
Cardstock 
     Cranberry, Black & White Daisy 
Dies 
     Paper Smooches #nod099  "Snow Flakes" 
     Memory Box #98168 "Winterland Tree" 
     Peachy Cheap "Holiday Sentiments" 
Inks/Pens 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - Alcohol-base 
       C00, C1, G16, G17, G19, E50, E51, E53, E93
       R24, R27, R29 
Other 
      Liquid Glass 
      3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 


Friday, February 28, 2020

Happy Anniversary

This card is made for my daughter and son-in-law's Anniversary interpreting the MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge #531  

The papers in this packet were so pretty and combination of the designs was just perfect for an anniversary card. The Circle and banner are combined in my interpretation of the sketch with the swirly bird ribbon layered and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.  The other cuts were made to size and bordered with black shadow.



The inside of my card was decorated with some decorative frames and one panel left for writing a personal message.  






Products Used
Design Paper 
     Echo Park Paper "Wedding Bliss" 
Cardstock 
     Black, French Vanilla and White Daisy 
Die 
     PoppyStamps #1529 "Swirly Bird Ribbon" 
     Waffle Flower #310104 "Lacy Layers" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 




You Are Always in My Heart - Color Dare #383

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #383 "TicTacToe".  I had just received this background die in the mail and since there were pinks in the color palette it was just right for my card.  I cut two backgrounds, one in Ballerina and the other in Smoothie cardstock, used some of the negative Smoothie hearts and adhered with 3D thin foam tape over the corresponding heart of the background.  Die cut a couple of butterflies, random placement on background adhered with 3D thin foam tape and added some bitty sparkles.  Found the perfect sentiment for my heart card and stamped in black ink directly on the background. Thank goodness for Misti and several layers of ink for a good impression of sentiment on this type of background.  








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
Heart2Heart "Oh My Heart" 


CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Oh My Heart 
Cardstock 
     Smoothie, Wisteria and White Daisy   
Stamps 
     KaiserCraft C5294 "Background Friend Sentiments" 
Punch 
     Unknown - From Friend's Stash 
Dies
     Reasonable Dies - Background Hearts 
Ink 
     Black Ink 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Bitty Sparkles