Monday, April 29, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #27 - Sentiments Background "Something, Anything, Everything"

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble "Something, Anything, Everything".  For Twisted Sister's twist "Words" I used a design paper with a paragraph of words and then used another pattern and used a border die. The floral is a CTMH black & white printed pattern with a sticky background...all I needed to do was color it and adhere to my design papers.  Added some pink pearls in the corner.  This card will also be entered into Three Amigos for their current month's Challenge "Spring Time".

This challenges runs for one week only...so please join us with your projects, and read below on our Sneak Peek for our next challenge which will run simultaneously with this one but will start Friday May 3rd instead of our usual Monday.  






THING 1: Trouble Maker
says, "This is a Free-for-All challenge so have a little fun creating with "Some Thing", "Any Thing" and "Every Thing". Grab your bone folder, your stuff, and create something new."  We think this is easier than folding a fitted sheet! It's time to use "stuff" you haven't used before.  

THING 3:  Twisted Sister 
is a little sassy.  Babble, Babble, Babble - She's lost for words.  Help her out and have words be the focus on your project.  Use stamps, patterned paper, embossing, stickers, rub-ons and create words.  

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random draw prize if you have included words on your project.      


THING 2: Double Dare
dares you to multiply the fun and link up your project with any of our previous partner(s) below for extra chances to our Random Draw. Make sure you read their guidelines carefully and observe their dates. We don't want you to get into Trouble with them.

This means: each time you link with a previous partner, or multiple partners with the same card, you gain additional chances for each partner challenge you entered. Please make sure you add them in your blog along with our Double Trouble link.

Sneak Peek:  For our 1st Year Anniversary of Double Trouble 
we will be simultaneously running
Challenge 28 and partner with Three Amigos (May 3-19) and 
The Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's BlogHop (May 3-10) 
In addition to our Random Draw - check out our requirement 
to be eligible for Blog Candy 


Also submitted to the following Challenges:  
Three Amigo's BlogHop Challenges "Spring"


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise

Design Paper 
     Chelsea Gardens 
     Heart Happy 
Stamps 
     CTMH Black & White Floral Prints 
Dies 
     Pretty Pink Posh "Clouds" 
Pens 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - R81, 483 and R85 
Embellishments 
     Pink Pearls

Friday, April 26, 2019

It's Time To Celebrate - Color Dare #340

Here is my Design Team project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #340 using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #313 and the theme of Heart2Heart "Happy" using the CTMH "Heart Happy" Paperpack. 

Since the sketch looked like an envelope decided to decorate an envelope for a July 4th Family Holiday invitation.  After completing the envelope realized that the dots in the scalopped border were mint so I used a Copic Pen and colored them to match the Lagoon color in the Board and re-stamped the sentiment on white cardstock...phew...met the choice of 3 colors on the Board.   

The invitation colors from the Doodlebug paper was closest to Sapphire, Apple Red and Lagoon.  






Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration and other entrants for the Color Dare's Love of Color Board,  AHSC Sketch and H2H Theme challenges...we would love to see the projects you create. The 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 sent to the following Challenges


Envelope - CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Heart Happy 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire 
Stamps 
     D1289 July Word Puzzle 
     D1629 Just to Say 
Dies 
     PPP #DC27-2T Stitched Scalloped Squares 
     Waffle Flower #310111 Pinking Layers 
Inks / Pens 
     Sapphire Ink 
     Copic BG57 Jasper for Lagoon - Colored Circles 
       on Scalloped Border

Invitation - CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Doodlebut Design "Patriotic Parade" 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     D1289 July Word Puzzle 
Dies 
     Waffle Flower #310111 Pinking Layers 
Ink 
     Sapphire 



     

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