Monday, October 21, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #41 using The Cutting Cafe Bat Card

The Cutting Café had a perfect Bat Treat Cup Card which I am using to create my Design Team project for the Double Trouble Challenge #41 "Bat Color Challenge", plus using the optional twist "something that flies" and meeting the requirements for Crafting Happiness' next two challenges.   



Although there wasn't a round treat cup tutorial for this Bat Treat Cup, Reginia Easter's You Tube "Watch Me Work Wednesday - Episode 42 Sucker Treat Cups" was very helpful with the assembly of a round treat cup.  

What a fun project this was, and of course I needed those Halloween m&m's to meet my color challenge.  My husband bought the biggest bag he could find so that he could eat the left-overs after filling the cup...I was surprise how many m&m's the treat cup held.  Wait, I need some m&m sugar enery...I'll be right back to finish my post.  

Don't forget to visit us at Double Trouble - Your choice to play along with Thing 1, 2 and 3 is your choice.  

Thing 1: Trouble Maker 
"Bat Color Challenge
Thing 3: Twisted Sister 
"Something that Flys"

Thing 2: Double Dare 
Crafting Happiness


Also submitted to the following Groups and/or Challenges

Facebook Group: The Cutting Cafe - Be Inspired
Facebook Group: Stamp Junkies My Post


Artsystamper Digitals Challenge "Patterned Paper"
Daring Cardmakers "Back to Black"
Cute Card Thursday "Spots and Dots" (Do m&m's count)
Creative KnockOuts Challenge 320 "Halloween" 10
The Paper Funday Challenge #10 "Twist: Halloween"











CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
SVG Files 
     The Cutting Cafe "Bat Treat Cup" 
     Box and Tag for Bat Treat Cup 

Design Paper
      Hello Pumpkin 
     Scaredy Cat Complements 
     Spooktacular 
     Clear Plastic 
Cardstock 
     Black and White Daisy 
Embellishments 
     Black and White Dots 
     Magical Sequins 
     Kat Scrappiness - Halloween Sequins 
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 





Friday, October 18, 2019

Boo - Color Dare #365

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #365 "Inspiration Board" combined with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #338.  The squares in the sketch were about the same size as my die-cut ghosts and since they were layered with black they didn't need to be framed.  They looked so cute floating against the black sky with speckles of light.  Zip strip from same paper pack was used and making a pendant with the same paper as the background and zip strip.  Sentiment was added.      






Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine challenges too. Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #364 TicTacToe Board.

Also submitted to the following challenges: 
Alphabet Challenge "O for One Word Sentiment"
Cut It Up Challenge #185 "Ghosts, Goblins & Ghouls"
Daring Cardmakers "Back to Black"
Cute Card Thursday "Spots and Dots"
Creative KnockOuts Challenge 320 "Halloween" 10
Krafty Chicks Challenge Challenge 477 "Ghost Card"
The Paper Funday Challenge #10 "Twist: Halloween"


If You Give a Crafter a Cookie 

CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Spooktacular and Zip Strip 
     Cats and Bats  
Cardstock:  
     White Daisy and Black 
Dies 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1398 "Ghosts" 
Other 
     Thin 3D Foam Tape 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Trick or Treat - Color Dare #364


I'm in the Halloween mood and wanted to use my Frightful Friends stamp; but the three colors chosen were not the usual traditional colors.  However, I was determined to make it work. The sketch made it easy to distribute Eggplant and Ballerina for the background and frame and the Peacock for the focal point of the adorable owl witch.  Used a speech bubble for my sentiment.    







Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine challenges too. Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #363 TicTacToe Board.


Also sent to the following Challenges
Crafty Catz Challenge #478 "Anything Goes - Witching Hours" 



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Mix-In and Zip Strip 
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment - Eggplant" 
Cardstock 
     Eggplant and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     CC10190 Frightful Friends 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies "Torn Edge Squares" 
Pens/Inks 
     Heather Ink 
     Copic Sketch alcohol-base Brushs Pens 
          E40, E41, C3, BG18 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



Monday, October 7, 2019

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed - The Cutting Cafe

My daughter approached me to see if I would be interested in becoming a DT member of The Cutting Café and then referred me to Regina.  Well, after my daughter "twisted my arm" and Regina said "I could do it" and because my Cricut was gathering dust in my paper crafting room...I decided to dust it off and start using it. Plus CTMH is offering a Cricut Affiliate Program that can be shared with my customers, so look out Cricut here I come.    

So, here I am with my first DT project. A bit of a learning curve working with SVG files; but with the help of my daughter I adapted pretty fast and now looking forward to creating the next project.  


Chose to use the "Single Door" SVG File because this was another new challenge to me ...  working with a long card ... and a challenge to fill in the space with the different Cutting Café files without hiding the style of the door. 

The door was cut with woodgrain design paper and another layer to add thickness and dimension to the door. Uploaded the wreaths to Cricut, imported and changed to a print and cut around the inside and outside of the wreath...they cut beautifully.  Colored the wreath with many Copic colors of fall, stamped and colored a small squirrel to add to the center of the wreath. Stamped the sentiment on the wood cut at the top of the door and added a bronze circle door handle.  




Okay, the wreath was very pretty, but my thought was to find something to use on the bottom corner to balance out the card. My ideas were all over the place and then decided to put a Trick or Treater on the left-hand corner of the door.  My daughter told me to look for Elisha and Friends...and perfect there was a Witch printable stamp available and I chose to use Elisha's friend, Mikala Ann.  Printed the images and then used another machine that collects dust "Brother Scan and Cut" and they cut beautifully; however, I  needed to do a little fussy-cut between the witch and broom. I know the Brother can do this but the time to experiment would be far more than doing fussy-cut, maybe next time.  Mikala Ann was colored with Copic alcohol-base brush pens in a variety of colors, and the plaid you see is not design paper but used three shades of purple and white gel lines to create the plaid dress.     



Felt I needed to bring a little of the Fall colors down in the corner, so added a few of the leaves that fell from the wreath and luckily Witch Mikala Ann had her broom for clean up.  Couldn't finish there because the house cat was out and appeared to be quite inquisitive on why the squirrel was on the wreath.  Done and very happy with my first DT card for The Cutting Café.   




Also submitted to the following Groups and/or Challenges
Facebook Group: The Cutting Cafe - Be Inspired
Facebook Group: Stamp Junkies My Post

Try Stamping on Tuesday "Sketch and/or Fall Inspiration"
     Used both the Sketch as a Tall Card and using Fall Colors




The House that Stamps Build DDC0219 "Circle" 
Make My Monday Challenge #106 "Autumn"
Kat Scrappiness - October "Halloween/Fall"
Fun Friday "Go Long"
Patties Creations "Autumn/Halloween"
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #31 - October "Any Critter"
Through the Craft Room Doors # "Anything Goes"
Southern Girls Challenge "On The Farm"  








Products Used
Design Papers / Specialty Papers 
     CTMH "Oh Deer" (Woodgrain)
     DCWV "Metalics" 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Colonial White and White Daisy
     JoAnne's Textured Brown 
The Cutting Cafe Products Used 
Dies 
     Peachy Cheap "2018 Halloween Set" 
Machines Used 
     Cricut Explore and Cuttlebug 
     The Brother Scan and Cut 
Stamp Sets 
     CTMH CC9192 "Giving Thanks" 
Inks/Pens 
     CTMH Pewter Ink 
     Copic Sketch alcohol-based Brush Pens 
Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 


Pick of the Patch - Double Trouble (Put on Your Mask)

My DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #39 "Put on Your Mask" with Twisted Sister's "Something Found in a Pumpkin Patch" and if it's an Autumn/Halloween theme share with Kat Scrappiness




I remembered an old stamp in my stash (from 2009) that was perfect for "something found in a pumpkin patch" and masking.  The pumpkin stamp had two pumpkins in the image, so to create a row of pumpkins I masked another behind the first image to lengthen the pumpkin patch.  Then I masked the scarecrow behind the pumpkin patch to hide the bottom of the scarecrow.  





Thing 1 
"Put on Your Mask"
Thing 3 Twisted Sister
"Pumpkin Patch"
Thing 2 Double Dare 
"Kat Scrappiness"
















Cupcake Inspirations #480 "Inspiration Photo 



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Grateful Heart 
Cardstock
     White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S1209 Fall Favorites SOTM
Dies
     Judy's Cutting Dies "Torn Edge Ovals" 
Pens/Inks 
     Sapphire Ink 
     Copic Sktech alcohol-base Brush Pens 
Embellishments 
     Kat Scrappiness "Going Batty" Sequins 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, October 4, 2019

Sending Hugs - Color Dare #363

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #363 using the MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge #524.    

My choice of using the MoJo sketch was the flexibility of using several design papers with the  CTMH Every Little Thing color palette.  I wanted to use the pretty floral which directed me to Row 1, but adding the additional design paper with Julep directed me to Column 1.  However, I was still missing one color in each of my choices.  So...Sapphire was pulled in with a zip strip and Pewter Ink was used in my sentiment.    




Stayed pretty much with the Sketch measurements and layout but instead of using a circle used an oval for the sentiment.  


Also sent to the following Challenges: Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine some these challenges too. Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #362 Autumn Inspiration Board.   

Also submitted to the following challenges
Heart2Heart "Julep Color of the Year"


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Every Little Thing and Zip Strips 
Cardstock 
     Julep and White Daisy 
Stamps and Dies 
     Sizzix 663510 Stamps and Layered Oval Dies 
     Waffle Flower #310052 Lacy Layers - Rectangle 
Inks 
     Pewter Ink 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, September 30, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #39 - Something Anything Everything

This is my DT Card for Double Trouble Challenge #39 "Something, Anything, Everything" using Twisted Sister's Optional Twist "Think Pink" in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness.  

A few weeks ago I had attended a crop at one of our local paper crafting stores and my friend and September Guest Designer at Double Trouble Challenge, Jean Chaney, shared this parchment crafting technique with me which included embossing, coloring and perforating on parchment or vellum paper creating depth and lace with just a few tools. It's a time-consuming process, but pleased with result...so have purchased the few tools, and $45 later, anticipate creating another project.  I was able to combine with one of our previous partners Heart2Heart "Mixed Fonts"      




Twisted Sister "Think Pink" 
Combine with one 
of our Previous Partners 
















Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine these challenges too.

Also sent to the following Challenges
The Paper Girls #184 "Anything Goes" 
Time Out Challenge #145 "Breast Cancer Awareness" 
Southern Girls Challenge "TicTacToe" 
   Row 3: Ink, Sequins, Yellow  or Column 2: Lace, Stamp, Sequins


Products Used
Design Papers 
     Lawn Fawn "Watercolor Wishes"  
     Parchment Paper / Vellum 
Image 
     Groovi System "Clarity Stamps Butterfly and Frames" 
Technique and Tools Used "Clarity How to"  
Stamps 
     CTMH B1518 "Celebrate You" Straight to the Top
Embellishments 
     Flower Sequins "Jean's Stash" 
Inks/Pens/Pencils 
     Chameleon Double-Ended Colored Pencils
          Yellow, Pinks 
     Memento "London Fog" Ink 
Other 
     CTMH Liquid Glass for adhering Parchment 



Friday, September 27, 2019

Hello - Color Dare #362 Fall Inspirational Photo

Here is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #362 using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #335, changed to landscape.  






Started out with Distress Oxide Inks using a variety of colors from the photo inspiration, sprayed with water and created a colorful background.  It appeared too blotchy so decided to stamp the same oxide ink colors randomly with a couple of the stamps from the Ink Blot. It still wasn't the affect expected so decided to stamp and mask one of the leaves randomly on my background with black ink.  It wasn't as bright as the photo inspiration; but it did have a muted colorful background. Added Wink of Stella to add a little sparkle.  

Cut the PML card for my sentiment, layered with black, added a Vellum butterfly and green sequins.

Also sent to the following Challenges: Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine some these challenges too. Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #361 Monochromatic Greens which is still open.


A Place to Start "Sept" - Optional Twist: Masking
Crafting Happiness #15 "Autumn / Fall"
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #241 "Autumn Colours"
Creative Fusion Arts & Crafts #14 "Autumn"
The Paper Shelter Challenge #399 "Colours of Fall"
Little Red Wagon "Fall It"
Crafty Gals Corner #199 "Fall Colors"
Southern Girls TicTacToe 3rd Row: Ink, Sequins, Yellow 
  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Swan Lake PML Card "Hello" 
     Every Little Thing Vellum Die-Cut "Butterfly"
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Black 
Inks 
     Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - Variety of Colors 
     Inks New England Ivy, Topiary, Ruby and Black 
Stamps 
     D1660 Ink Blot Flair 
     B1492 Fallen Leaves 
Other 
     Sequins - Green