Monday, June 17, 2024

DTC #169 "Long & Skinny" - Thank You

This is my Design Team project for Double Trouble Challenge #169 "Long & Skinny" commemorating Summer Solstice, the Longest Day in the Northern Hemisphere, Trouble Maker wants you to create a LONG and Skinny card (slimline or mini-slimline). 

Twisted Sister's optional twist is to clude flowers and Double Dare says if you have created a slimline and included flowers you are eligible to enter our collaborating partner's challenge at Ellibelle's Corner I Spy with My Little Eye No. 16 "Something Blooming Lovely" and earn another chance at our random drawing.  





I chose to create a Mini-Slimline combining it with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #582 and using the Color Board at Color Dare Challenge #605 "Black & White + 1 Color". I have had three sets of "Love Story" (Black, Toffee and Silver) and I chose the black. What more appropriate for choosing this paperpack for the Color Dare Board, and since Twisted Sister wanted us to include flowers the Atlantic Hearts sketch was perfect.

Chose two of the black patterned papers for the background, used a white and black checker for the focal point and bordered all panels using white daisy cardstock. Decided to use one of the complementary white floral design papers to fussy-cut the florals because of the similarity to the background design papers. Used two shade of turquoise, colored the two larger florals and adhered with 3D thin foam tape for dimension. My other corner embellishments were a small floral and cut wooden heart set. Cut two black thank you sentiments, layered and then adhered to the middle of the floral panel.


Bordered the inside of the card base with the checkered panel, edged with a strip of black and fussy-cut, colored and adhered the small floral in bottom corner.   
Please hop on over and join us at Double Trouble and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.  

Please hop on over and join us at Color Dare's Color Board and Atlantic Sketch Challenge to see how easy it might be to combine challenges.  Don't forget you can always use our sister challenge Try a Sketch on Tuesday for your slimline as well. 



Also entered at the Following Challenges
  w/Optional Mood Board 
   Must use one of the B's  (Birds, Butterflies, Blooms) 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Background - Design Papers:  Love Story "Black" - 2021
     Focal Point: Flowers fussy-cut from Love Story Patterned Paper
Cardstock 
     Black and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Sentiment:  Lawn Fawn #LF1055 "Thank You" 
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brushes (alcohol base) BG13, BG15 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Heart Embellishment 

Friday, June 7, 2024

Color Dare #604 - You're Sweet

This is my Design Team project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare # 604 "Six Pack" combined with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #580. All you need to do is select at least three colors from the Color Board and follow the rules for the neutrals. I chose to use Limeade, Flamingo and Ballerina.  



In my stash I had a macaron stamp which hadn't been used yet and the Color Board reminded me of a dish of macarons.  The macaron stamp is a stack of three; but I wanted to position them differently... so stamped the top macaron in limeade, flamingo and ballerina cardstock, fussy-cut each,  brushed edges with retired inks that matched close to the each color and filled center of macaron with white jel pen.  To bring in the flair as in sketch two bows from pink vellum were cut.  

Two circles, one each in Limeade and Ballerina were glued off-center using Limeade as a shadow, adhered off the edge of a pretty design paper selected for the background, snipped off side of circle, bordered with Limeade cardstock and adhered to a card base.  A sentiment was stamped on the pink circle. 


The macarons were adhered on the edge of the circle using 3D thin foam tape for dimension, applying Duvo White Blizzard Glitter over white jel pen and applied Wink of Stella glitter to finish off the macarons.  Wrapped up the macarons with the pink vellum bow.  This close up photo shows the deliciousness of the macarons.  
On the border of the inside of card base used a triangular shape of the same patterned paper as background and bordered it with a strip of limeade cardstock.  



Please hop on over and join us at Color Dare's Color Board #604 and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.

You may also like to hop over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to see how easy it might be to combine challenges. 


Also entered at the Following Challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Mix-in Papers (Fllamingo)
     Vellum Paper - Pink 
Cardstock 
     Limeade, Flamingo, Ballerina and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Z4101 "Ooh la la 
Dies 
     Sizzix "Circle" 
     Coco & Reno "Bows" 
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Bashful, Blossom, Sweet Leaf Inks 
     Sakura Gelly Roll "White" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Queen and Company "Sunflowers Summer" Accents

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

TSOT Challenge 648 - Sending Good Vibes Your Way

This is my Design Team project for Try a Sketch On Tuesday #648. This sketch reminded me of a sunrise on a beach... so that's where I started.  With a couple of brown inks on white cardstock stamped the sand portion at the bottom and another cut of the aqua patterned paper for the sea and adhered them to a piece of perriwinkle cardstock to complete the background sky for my beach scene.   



To complete the scene... selected another patterned paper, die cut a sun cutting off the bottom portion to adhere flush to the top of the aqua sea. Stamped, colored and fussy-cut a seagull image, split a portion of the aqua and adhered trunks under the aqua giving it a little dimension. The seagull was placed in the split and used thin foam tape on the seagull for additional dimension.  

Using a white gel pen scribbled small line marks along the seashore and in the waves to show wave action.  Stamped sentiment in black Memento ink direct on the sky portion of the background.  

Please hop over to Try A Sketch on Tuesday to see their Design Team members inspiration and let's see what you create using this sketch. You may want to go over to Double Trouble, our sister challenge, and maybe you can combine both these challenges.  


Also entered at the Following Challenges
I Spy With My Little Eye No. 16 "Something for Boys or Men"
Make My Monday Challenge #227 "B is for ..."  (Birthday, Beach) 
The Sisterhood of Crafters "All About the Men" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Mix-In / Colored Pattern Papers in Stash - Canary and Lagoon
Cardstock 
     Lagoon, and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S2207 "Voice of the Sea" 
     D2102 "Writing in the Sand" 
Dies 
     Whimsy Stamps #WSD365 "Up in the Clouds Die Set 
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Sakura Gelly Roll "White" 
     Copic Sketch Brushes (alcohol base) 
        Seagull:  Greys C0, C1, C3, C5, Orange YR04
        Tree stump:  E55
     Ink Toffee
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Sunday, June 2, 2024

DTC #168 - Have a CRABulous Birthday

This is my Design Team project for Double Trouble Challenge #168 "We Dare You" to create a masculine card and then use Twisted Sister's optional twist to use Colorful Options Color of the Month "Aqua" or use Rainbow Colors. Wasn't sure how these colors would fit into a masculine card... but I think I accomplished it using both aqua and rainbow colors... what do you think?  





Using white cardstock another stamp from Voice in the Sea was stamped with Memento Black Ink, colored with Copic brushes and adhered on the inside corner of the card base.

Please hop on over and join us at Double Trouble and Colorful Options to check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.  

You may also like to hop over to Try A Sketch on Tuesday, our Sister challenge, to see the the current sketch for  inspiration and see how easy it might be to combine this challenge as well. 




Also entered at the Following Challenges
Critter Crazy Challenge "AG with Featured Creature" 
I Spy With My Little Eye No. 16 "Something for Boys or Men"
Make My Monday Challenge #227 "B is for ..."  (Birthday, Beach) 
The Sisterhood of Crafters "All About the Men" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Aqua Brush Strokes - Unknown, in Stash from FriendA
Cardstock 
     Lagoon and White Daisy
Stamps 
     D2102 Writing in the Sand 
     S2207 Voice of the Sea 
Dies 
     Rubbernecker "Tags" modified 
Inks/Pens 
     Inks 
        Water:  Lagoon, Glacier, Sea Foam 
        Sand:  Toffee, Almond 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Sakura Gelly Roll "White" 
     Copic Sketch Brushes (alcohol base) 
        Brown:  E 01, E13, E31, E55, E59
        Red / Orange / Violet:  R00, R14, R29, BV00, BV25
        Gray:  C00, C1, C3, C5 
        Blue:  BG07, BG10, BG11
        Green:  YG23, G16 
        Yellow:  Y15, YR15 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, May 24, 2024

Color Dare #602 - 12th Anniversary Celebration

This is my Design Team project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #602 "Triple Play" for our 12th Anniversary Celebration. In homage we are doing an updated take on those original colors. While I was looking for a sketch to combine with our color challenge, the CTMH "Just Chicken In" was sitting in my space beckening me to use. When I selected the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #578 there was a floral on the same stamp set which was perfect for this sketch. Even though I wanted to use chicks; just couldn't see chicks in these color... so the chicks will sit there for another challenge and I'll use the floral.   



The floral was stamped using Memento black ink on Wisteria (one on dark side and the other on the light side) and another one stamped in Royal. The Royal floral was fussy-cut for the base of the floral. The light Wisteria was fussy-cut for the inner part of the daffodil and the dark Wisteria was fussy-cut for the outer part of the daffodil. The Wisteria pieces were added to Royal floral base with glue and some parts with thin 3-D foam tape for dimension. 

Periwinkle is one of my favorite colors. We had a Periwinkle car way back in the 90's because I wanted a purple car. My husband was hesitant; but we purchased it. There were times I would wander around a parking lot looking for my Periwinkle car but in daytime light it was more blue than purple and there weren't remotes at that time to lead you to your car. So... there were difficult times when looking for my car; but it wasn't difficult to choose the background papers in Periwinkle, border them with the Royal and place them as in the sketch on the card base.  

The focal point and sentiment frames were cut, one with patterned paper and the other in Royal cardstock, modified using a stitched rectangle frame.  

On the inside of the card base the right-hand border was a strip of Royal cardstock, zip strip and another strip of the same background patterned paper.  Please hop on over and join us at Color Dare's Color Board #602 for our 12th Annniversary, check out the Design Teams inspiration and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.

You may also like to hop over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges to see how easy it might be to combine challenges. 



Also entered at the Following Challenges
Cut It Up #304 "Send Me Flowers"  Must use at least one die 
Daring Card Makers "M is for..." Monochromatic - Purple 
Die Cut Divas "Monochromatic" (Purples) (Must Use at least one die) 
Just Add Ink #703 "Just Use Two" (Bright Colours, Birthday) 
The Paper FunDay #65 "AG w/Optional Flowers" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Sweet Memories 
     Mix-in Packets with Periwinkle patterns 
Cardstock 
     Royal and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Floral:  S2403 Just Chicken In 
     Sentiment:  S2105 Flowers For You (Retired Stamp May 2021)
Dies 
     Waffle Flower #310052 Lacy Layers Rectangle
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink    
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, May 20, 2024

DTC #167 - DTC 6th Anniversay Celebration "Raffle" Graduation

This is my Design Team project for Double Trouble's "6th Anniversary Raffle" and decided to make a Graduation Gift Box for my youngest grandchild, Izzy, for her 2024 High School Graduation Party.  It seems like yesterday she was just a baby. 

I thought a box card would be perfect... and used "The Pop Up Box Card | Very Easy To Make" tutorial by Sam Calcott UK - Mixed Up Craft ... and there was an excellent way to add the crossbars in the box, much simpler than I've done previouosly.  

Optional Twist: Twisted Sister wants you to use Kraft paper, Kraft-colored cardstock, a brown paper bag, or any product made from Kraft-type paper in your project... so I used some textured corrugated cardboard on three sides of the box. This first photo is the front of the box card (slightly open) with many school elements.  


This second photo is the back of the card for Izzy's future plans to attend college at State University of New York at Fredonia.  The Logo of the college is a tag to pull out an attached Fredonia Gift card.  



My Raffle Ticket is for a Graduation Gift Box. All of the elements in the box are listed in my Products below identifying what die, stamp or cricut cut was used. The photos below, using different focus points, show better detail of some of the elements in the box.   





Double Dare says to combine your project from one of our previous partners for another chance at the Double Trouble random drawing for a prize. I chose Creative Creases with my Box card.  

Please hop on over and join us at Double Trouble to check out the Design Teams inspiration and the raffle they chose. Let's see what you choose to create... hope to see you there.  

You may want to skip on over to Try A Sketch on Tuesday, our Sister challenge, and combine our challenge with their sketch for additional chances at our random drawings.  Click HERE for the  current list of previous partners.  


Also entered at the Following Challenges

Critter Crazy Challenges "Anything Goes with a Featured Critter" (Graduate Hornet Logo on Card and in Box) 




CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Honey Butte Mix-Ins 
     Gold, Black and White Glitter Paper 
Cardstock 
     Kraft Textured Cardboard  
     Honey Butter, Black and White Daisy
Stamps 
     CTMH M1143 "Festive Congrats Occasions" 
     Jillian Vance "Graduation Sentiments" with Cap and Diploma 
     CTMH Teach Love Inspire - Books and Coffee To-Go Cup
     Photos Copied from Internet, Resized and Printed
        Forestville School Hornut Logo 
        Fredonia College Logo and Credit Card
        I-Phone Photo    
Dies 
     Flowers:  MFT #054 "Upsy-Daisy" 
     Flower Pedals:  I.O.Dies 667-Q "Spring Branches" 
     Numbers:  Lil'Inker "Mixed/Stitched Numbers"
     Balloons:  Poppy Stamps #1604 "Pinpoint Balloons" 
     Balloons and Ties:  Spellbinder "Balloons" 
     Graduation Cap:  Stamplorations 
     Book Bag, I-Phone and Izzy's name:  Cricut Cuts
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Sakura Gelly Roll "White" 
     Copic Sketch Brushes (alcohol base) Y19, E71, E55 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Options "Plastic Strips" 

Friday, May 10, 2024

Color Dare Challenge #600 - Sweet as Honey

This is my Design Team project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #600 "TicTacToe" and my choice for the TicTacToe is the 3rd Column colors of Sapphire, Capri and  Honeybutter.  



Immediately went to my stash to pull out a retired CTMH stamp set "Honeycomb Flair" perfect for the Sketch Saturday #750 and Honey Butter. Honeycomb patterns were stamped using Linen, Honey and Canary inks... a great match to the Honey Butter Mix-in patterned paper used for the focal point. Sentiment was stamped on bottom left using Sapphire ink. The Honeycombs, focal point and background were all bordered using Sapphire cardstock and adhered to the background using some 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  

Left over Negative and bee cuts were used to decorate the inside corner of the card base. 

Please hop on over and join us at Color Dare's Color Board #600 and check out the Design Teams inspirational projects.  Let's see what you create... hope to see you there. You may also like to hop over to Sketch Saturday to see their Design Team members inspiration and how easy it might be to combine challenges. 





Also entered at the Following Challenges
Cut It Up "Add a Sentiment" Make sure to include a Die  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Background "You Are Enough"
     Sentiment Panel "Mix-In X9050" Honey Butter
Cardstock 
     Sapphire and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     C1537 Retired "Honeycomb Flair" 
Dies 
     Momenta Paper Crafts "Paper Crafts" #1912542
Inks/Pens 
     Honey Butter Ink (Mixed Layers of Linen, Honey, Canary) 
     Sapphire Ink 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

TSOT Challenge #646 "Hootie Cutie"

This is my Design Team project for Try a Sketch On Tuesday #646 using the ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #599 "Triple Play" and you must use All Three Colors in your project.  



 


Once I found a good match of papers and colors it was easy to cut the shapes used in the sketch and bordered with Lagoon cardstock. In one of my favorite paperpacks there were some cute owl stickers in Wisteria and Lagoon which were perfect for my focal point. The owl was added with 3D thin foam tape for some dimension and from that same sticker sheet I added the butterfly and sentiment direct to background.   


Other stickers (large Hooray sentiment and flowers) were selected for the inside border and corner and adhered direct to inside card base.  

Please hop on over and join us at TSOT and check out the other Design Team members' inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.

You may also like to hop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare to see their Design Team members inspiration and see how easy it might be to combine these challenges. 




Also entered at the Following Challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Mix-In X9034 - Wisteria 
Cardstock 
     Royal, Lagoon and White Daisy 
Images 
     Stickers from Life's a Hoot Paperpack 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, May 6, 2024

DTC #166 - Tuesday Morning Sketches (May 6-19)

Here is my Design Team card for Double Trouble #166 "Stash or Trash" in celebration of Lost Sock Memorial Day on May 9th in collaboration with Tuesday Morning Sketches.   





My suggestion for this fun challenge is to spend a little time (as little as possible) searching for those missing socks as most likely you won't find them. So off I headed to my scrapping space (where I spend most of my life... lol) to conduct my brief search. 

While I was going through my stash I was surprised to see all the unused, unmatched snippets of patterned paper and/or images. I was so mesmerized by a 5x12 snippet left over from a Yuletide 12 Christmas Card Workshop I attended in 2014. So it was time to throw my socks in the trash.  

I pulled up my blog to refresh my memory and came across the photo below to see the cards we created and a close up of the cardinal image. There was so much similarity this snippet would be perfect, along with two other snippets, to use for Twisted Sister's optional twist to create using the Tuesday Morning Sketch #756.  


Cut two of the panels using the Cardinal and music note snippet and two other patterned papers from my stash behind them. Had another snippet of the red patterned paper and was able to use it for the background.  Bordering of the panels were cut using the retired Colonial White and adhering to a Colonial White card base.  

Please hop on over and join us at Double Trouble to check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there. Check out Tuesday Morning Sketches, our collaborating partner to this challenge, to see how easy it might be to combine challenges.  


The tree branch and sentiment were used for the ribbon part of the sketch adhering with 3D thin foam tape for a little dimension.  For the inside border of the card base the snippets from the snippets were used... leaving nothing to put back in my stash.  

Also entered at the Following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Resigned Christmas Paper Pack 
     Mix-In CTMH Papers
Cardstock 
     Colonial White 
Dies      
     In Stash "Leaves" 
     Paper Smooches "Christmas Words" 
Inks/Pens 
     Copic Sketch Brushes (alcohol base) Red:  R56
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape