Monday, April 19, 2021

Hugs - Double Trouble Challenge #82 "Flowers"

Here is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #82 "Flowers" and using the Color Palette and first-time partner at Make the Cards Color Challenge #13 "Candy Coated".  


Don't you love this combination of colors for a pretty floral... of course who lacks floral stamps or images.  Chose a foral stamp and die set that had not yet been used along with the stitched lattice background die, a perfect setting for my floral.  Cut an A2 size panel using Lagoon cardstock, die cut the background lattice in Mint cardstock and adhered to the Lagoon panel.  




The hard part is to closely match my Copic Sketch brush pens with the "Candy Coated" color challenge and my cardstock... believe I met this challenge.  I used the thin dies to cut the floral but also did a little fussy-cutting where the florals overlap each other, adhered with thin foam tape for dimension and a little glitter pen on the flowers.  

A sentiment die "Hugs" was selected and cut using both Mint and Lagoon cardstock, adhered Mint direct to lattice and layered off-set with Lagoon 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 "Flowers" and be eligible for our random draw.

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist and/or enter at Make The Cards Challenge, our partner for this challenge if you have met their requirement... and you will be rewarded additional chances for the random draw. Please join us for this fun challenge

Also sent to the following Challenges:  












CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Mint, Lagoon and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     Serenity Cardmaking Workshop and Thin Dies 
Dies 
     Tutti Designs #239 - Hugs Word Set 
     CTMH Stitched Lattice Background      
Inks / Pens 
     Memento "Black" 
     Copid Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol base) 
        BG15, BG32, V12, RV17, 0 Colorless Blender 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape  
     Glitter Pen "Clear" 

Friday, April 16, 2021

Color Dare #440 - Crazy 8 "Choose 4 Panels in Board"

This is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #440 "Crazy 8" with my choice of four blocks (Glacier, New England Ivy, Peach and Floral) and using the Try Stamping on Tuesday Sketch #502. Decided to as well to use TSOT's technique "Fun Fold" tutorial by Mary Deatherage's tutorial "side fold card".  




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... both of these 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 some fun color challenges.

The TSOT sketch was changed to landscape to meet the Fun Fold card base.  Panels were cut for both the border and the main focal point with a striped glacier patterned paper.  On left-side panel a decorative edge was die cut, layered with glacier cardstock and placed a sentiment instad of the flowers.   

The focal point was also layered with glacier cardstock, floral fussy-cut from the complement patterned paper and adhered to striped background with tape and thin foam tape for dimension.  

Two butterfly die cuts were made, one in a peach design paper and the other in white. Decided it showed off the butterfly better against the floral using the white cut on top with a peek-a-boo of the patterned paper as a shadow on the bottom. They were adhered together on the body of the butterfly and placed on the floral.  Perl was added to the butterfly and some placed along the left-side of panel.  

On the inside of the card the same border on the front of the card was added to the right-hand inside border.  



Also submitted to the following challenges
 
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
     Paper Fundamentals "Glacier" 
     Mix-In X9017 - Butterfly Cup 
     Sweet Girl - The Floral 
Cardstock 
     Glacier and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies "Butterfly"
     Poppy #1788 Tailored Stitches Border
     Lawn Fawn #105 Words "Thank You" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Small Pearls "Glacier" 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Hopping By to Say Hi! and Eggs-tra Special Delivery Easter Cards

Needed three belated Spring/Easter cards for my children for a fun surprise and the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #416 was perfect for using the small scraps of design papers left-over in my Daisy Meadows paper packet.  I'm sure the belated cards will not be a problem when they see what they got from the Easter Egg Hunt cards.   

The two cards with the chick in a egg car are for my two sons.  The two design papers used for the background were cut, adhered to a 4 x 5.25 piece of peacock cardstock and a zip strip added between the two designs.  For the focal point dies were used to cut a scalloped circle using peacock cardstock and a smaller stitched circle using white cardstock to stamp an image on.  Image was colored using Copic Sketch Pens in a variety of colors.  Seniments were stamped, cut and adhered to the image and background paper.   



 
This cute bunny card is for my daughter.  I love that bunny so much I made several cards for Easter using a fussy-cut bunny from the dessign paper... but this is the last as no more bunny paper left-over in my stash.  Background papers and focal point were put together same as the other two cards, except rather than a stamped item, it was my fussy-cut bunny, flowers and lots 3-D thin foam tape for dimension.  



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Daisy Meadows
     Mix-In X-9009 (Checkered) 
Cardstock 
     Peacock, Peach and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     D1633 Hopping By Holiday 
Dies 
     Sizzex - Scalloped Circle Dies 
     Elizabeth Craft #1506 Dashing Circles 
Inks/Pens 
     Peacock and Black Ink
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol-base)  
          B000, B99, Y13, Y15, Y19, YR68 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

   

Monday, April 5, 2021

Hawaii is Calling & I Must Go - Double Trouble Challenge #81

This is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challenge #81 "Dream Bubble" asking you to include a favorite summer activity or vacation. My Dream Bubble was a trip to Hawaii. We had one scheduled for April of last year and the Pandemic put it on hold. So hopefully later this year or next year we will feel more comfortable to take to the air to Hawaii. Twisted Sister's optional twist was to use a speech or cloud bubble for your sentiment and I chose to use a cloud.








Our partner for this challenge is Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #516, and if you have included a favorite summer activity or vacation spot you can enter their challenge too.  


The front of my card is totally made with Cricut svg files; using the Hawaiian card; but moderating the Hawaiian dancer to a print instead of a cut, and the Hibiscus were also initally a cut of several colors so I modified it to a print for coloring.  

And the sentiment was found on Cricut; but decided to build my own by pulling in a set of clouds and then added text to the clouds.  There was a considerable amount of time spent on that because I had to familiarize myself with when to use weld, attach, etc.; somewhat frustrating but I was determined and accomplished it.  Another modification was made to the card so I could cut the front a smidgen smaller for the frame. Well, Cricut went to work.  I should have experimented a little more and maybe I could have the items cut too; but I played long enough with the images.   


Now to find what design papers to use... so started going through my stash starting with "A" and the first one considered was "Calypso" (a maybe); continued my search and came to "Postcard Perfect" and it was perfect... I fell in love and my search was over.  I had the total packet with the exception of one design paper in half.  Wow, how did I not use this ever before. 

Almost any paper could have been used for this card; but I chose the white leafy vellum to adhere to the back of the front of the card and adhered the blended blue waves to the inside.  So, beyond the leaves there were the ocean waves pounding away on the inside with some Hawaiian flowers floating in the bottom corner (cut from one of the design papers).  My "Dream Bubble" was coming alive and the frame was made with the light brown patterned paper for sand. 

Colored my images with Copic Sketch alcohol-based brush pens in a variety of colors and adhered them and the cloud sentiment with 3D thin foam tape.  The floral on the inside was fussy-cut from a design paper in the same packet and glued to the inside paper.  

Also submitted to the following challenges:  
     Yummie Colors - Chose to use a combo of colors) 




CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     Postcard Perfect 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Cricut Cuts 
     Life is a Beach M464E9 "Hula Card" 
     Tropical Staycation M1EC63DFF "Tropical Three Hibiscus" 
     Summer Bliss Season M370A7 "Clouds"
Inks/Pens 
     Copic Sketch Pens in variety of colors 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, April 2, 2021

Thanks For All You Do - Color Dare #438 - Inspiration Photo

Here is my card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #438 using at least three colors from the Inspiration photo.  I don't very often do a one layer card but I've wanted to use the stitched floral and rather than using Copic Sketch pens I colored the floral with my Chameleon Pencils.  Experimented with blending and then when I added the CTMH clear glitter pen it blended it more.  For a decorative edge on the left-hand side of the card I scored four lines and layered my floral to Flamingo cardstock. Sentiment stamped in the bottom right-hand corner.  





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... both of these 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 some fun color challenges.  

All CTMH products unless otherwise specified
Cardstock 
     Flamingo and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Stitched Florals 
Pens/Inks/Pencils 
     Chameleon Color Pencis 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
Other 
     Glitter Pen "Clea" 





Monday, March 29, 2021

Have a Magical Birthday - Double Trouble Challenge #80 "Something, Anything, Everything"

Here is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #78 "Something, Anything, Everything" using Twisted Sister's optional twist to celebrate National Crayon Day and include an image on your project that you have colored.  Again, went through my container of unfinished Copic Class card kits and found another Whimsy's wizzard images... much to my surprise it didn't even need a touchup.  

The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #414 had a window box which was perfect to set my frog on.  Pulled out my Wood Grain paper pack and selected one of the design papers to die cut the window/window box and also used as the background.  Fussy-cut my frog image and glued to the window box with froggy's foot on the edge and the other items in the box.  Made my window into a shaker with the sequins and then adhered to the background paper.  Using 3D foam tape put the window box and image at bottom of window.  The sentiment was layered with the wood grain and adhered to background with 3D thin for tape. 



 


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 "Something, Anything, Everything" and be eligible for our random draw.

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist and/or enter at our previous partner's challenge if you have met their requirement... and you will be rewarded additional chances for the random draw. List of previous partners in Double Trouble post. Please join us for this fun challenge.   


Also submitted to the following Challenges
     3 Colors: Blue, Green, Yellow; 2-Neutrals: Grey, Brown; 
     Glitter:  Sequins


Products Used
Design Paper 
     CTMH Wood Grain 
From the Card Kit: 
     Image from Whimsy Stamps "Create Magic"
          which was masked using frog and spider cider images
     Whimsy Stamps - Sentiment  
Cardstock 
     Black and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Judy's Cutting Dies "Window & Window Box w/Flowers" 
     Waffle "A2 Layers Die" for back of shaker box
Inks / Pens 
     Memento "Black" 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcholol-base) 
        B21, B24, B26, C1, C3, C5, Y15, Y19, W1, W3, W5 
        E51, E53, E55, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 
Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Assortment of Sequins 
 


 

 

Friday, March 26, 2021

Together Shaker Card

Join us at the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop... there are many super sponsors and there are no limits to the number of projects you enter. The more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random draw prizes. Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating, and don't forget to look for Blog Candy along the way. 




Some of us from Our Little Crop Group attended many Copic Coloring Classes before the Pandemic at a local scrapbook store. The coloring packets were included in a plastic bag with all the cuts and trimmings and instructions to assemble a card.

There were three coffee card packets in my stash beckening to be used... So below my card are the packets I chose for the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop. Pulled out all the pieces from each of these packets and created three new coffee cards with brighter spring colors using bits and pieces from each packet. 

This is Card 3 "Together Shaker Card"  



Submitted to the following challenges

Products Used
Nicolette's Coffee Card Packets
     Packet 1:  White Embossed Background, 
                      Pink Layer, Checker Design Papers
     Packet 2:  Sentiment  
     Packet 3:  Donut Image
My Stash 
     Cardstock - White Daisy 
     Die - Echo Park Designer Dies "Coffee & Jesus" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass 
     Copic Sketch Pens alcohol-based - Variety of Browns & Pinks
   

Nicolette's coffee card packets.  There were four packets; but I had already used one of them.  So cuts and pieces from each of the packets were used for three new coffee cards and the left-overs were put in with my coffee stash for future cards. 

Packet 1 
Packet 2 
Packet 3


 












Thursday, March 25, 2021

Have an ESPRESSO-LY-Great Day


Join us at the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop... there are many super sponsors and there are no limits to the number of projects you enter. The more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random draw prizes. Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating, and don't forget to look for Blog Candy along the way. 




Some of us from Our Little Crop Group attended many Copic Coloring Classes before the Pandemic at a local scrapbook store. The coloring packets were included in a plastic bag with all the cuts and trimmings and instructions to assemble a card.

There were three coffee card packets in my stash beckening to be used... So below my card are the packets I chose for the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop. Pulled out all the pieces from each of these packets and created three new coffee cards with brighter spring colors using bits and pieces from each packet.  

This is Card 2 "Have an ESPRESSO-LY-Great Day"  



Submitted to the following challenges







Products Used
Nicolette's Coffee Card Packets
     Packet 1:  Donut Image 
     Packet 2:  White Embossed Cardstock, Design Paper 
     Packet 3:  Scalloped Frame, Plastic/Sprinkles for Shaker 
My Stash 
     Cardstock - White Daisy 
     Die - Paper Smooches "Cozy Coffee"  
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Copic Sketch Pens alcohol-based - Browns 

   
Nicolette's coffee card packets.  There were four packets; but I had already used one of them.  So cuts and pieces from each of the packets were used for three new coffee cards and the left-overs were put in with my coffee stash for future cards. 

Packet 1 
Packet 2 
Packet 3


 

















 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

You're a Year Older But you DONUT Look It


Join us at the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop... there are many super sponsors and there are no limits to the number of projects you enter. The more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random draw prizes. Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating, and don't forget to look for Blog Candy along the way. 





Some of us from Our Little Crop Group attended many Copic Coloring Classes before the Pandemic at a local scrapbook store. The coloring packets were included in a plastic bag with all the cuts and trimmings and instructions to assemble a card.

There were three coffee card packets in my stash beckening to be used... So below my card are the packets I chose for the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop. Pulled out all the pieces from each of these packets and created three new coffee cards with brighter spring colors using bits and pieces from each packet.  

This is Card 1 "You're a Year Older But You DONUT look it" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #413 for my son's 51st birthday. The donuts, sentiment  were from Packet 1Many of the cuts and Sentiment fit him perfectly. 

 


Submitted to the following challenges





Products Used
Nicolette's Coffee Card Packets - Cuts/Background 
     Packet 1:  Donuts, Sentiment 
     Packet 3:  Background Die Cardstock 
     Packet 2:  Brown Layer 
My Stash 
     Cardstock - White Daisy 
     Embellishments - Doodlebug Design "Cute Clips 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Copic Sketch Pens alcohol-based - Variety of Colors 

   
Nicolette's coffee card packets.  There were four packets; but I had already used one of them.  So cuts and pieces from each of the packets were used for three new coffee cards and the balance were put in with my coffee stash for future cards. 

Packet 1 
Packet 2 
Packet 3


 















Tuesday, March 23, 2021

You Must Be Kitten - 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop

Some of us from Our Little Crop Group attended many Copic Coloring Classes before the Pandemic at a local scrapbook store. The coloring packets were included in a plastic bag with all the cuts and trimmings and instructions to assemble a card.  

These packets are stored in a plastic container beckening to be used... so below my card is the packet I chose for the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop.  There are times I used them just as is; however, I prefer to create my own card using some of the cuts and/or changing the sketch and/or colors.  



 

 
Jennifer Dove's Copic Card Class packet changes:  Only used the plaid paper and image from the card packet.  Metal die used to cut the cup from the plaid paper and fussy-cut the bath cat image in two.  Pieced them together using tape and the bubbles and rubber ducky with 3D foam tape. My intial coloring was so much lighter so touched it up a bit for more dimension.  

My background was totally different from the pieces in the packet... selected from my stash a background paper to use as wallpaper, added a die cut window with the outside view of another design paper with clouds.  Adhered the bath cat image with 3D thin foam tape in front of the window, scattered a few bubbles and sporadically added liquid glass to some of the bubbles. I was pleased with the new scene for bath cat... hope you enjoy it too.  

Join us at the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop... there are many super sponsors and there are no limits to the number of projects you enter. The more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random draw prizes. Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating, and don't forget to look for Blog Candy along the way. 

Also Submitted to the following Challenges:  
CTMH Products Used Unless Specified Otherwise
Whimsy Stamps "Bath Cat" Card Packet  
     Plaid Design Paper 
     No other Cuts or Embellishments used from Card Packet
Cardstock 
     Glacier and Daisy White 
Design Papers 
     Daisy Meadows "Background" 
     Sweet Safari "Clouds" 
Dies 
     Crafter's Companion "Vintage Tea Party" 
     Judy's Cutting Dies "Window and Box with Flower" 
Pens
     Sketch Brush Pens alcohol-based 
          Variety of colors on Identifed on Packet 
Other 
     Liquid Glass 
     3D Thin Foam Tape