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 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 
     Groovi System "Clarity Stamps Butterfly and Frames" 
Technique and Tools Used "Clarity How to"  
     CTMH B1518 "Celebrate You" Straight to the Top
     Flower Sequins "Jean's Stash" 
     Chameleon Double-Ended Colored Pencils
          Yellow, Pinks 
     Memento "London Fog" Ink 
     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"
     White Daisy and Black 
     Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - Variety of Colors 
     Inks New England Ivy, Topiary, Ruby and Black 
     D1660 Ink Blot Flair 
     B1492 Fallen Leaves 
     Sequins - Green

Monday, September 16, 2019

Batty in Love - Double Trouble Challenge #37

This is my DT card for the Double Trouble Challenge #37 "We're Mad for Plaid" and I chose the Paper Smooches September Sketch Challenge however, decided to reverse the sketch upside-down.  


Decided to make a Halloween card and went with several design papers for my die cuts, stamps and background to meet Thing 1: Trouble Maker's Challenge requirement of "something plaid".

Also used Thing 3 Twisted Sister's optional twist "Tag It" using tags and/or frames on your project...die cut three different design papers for frames, adhered to another design paper for background and layered with a black panel.

Thing 2 Double Trouble says "if you have used this optional twist you can also enter in the Use Your Stuff Challenge #375 "Tags and Frames".   

Sentiment was stamped on the small orange frame. Using the same purple design paper and a black foam for dimension...die cut the tree and adhered to the orange star frame. Again using the same purple design paper, stamped the bat with Versa-Mark, heat embossed with black embossing powder and adhered to the plaid frame with 3D thin foam tape. Spiders were cut from black cardstock, attached nail detail for the hanging web from tree and adhered spiders with 3D thin foam rounds. The spiders, tree and bat were finished off with glitter pen.

'Bats in the Belfry' refers to someone who acts as though he has bats careering around his topmost part, that is, his head. So, I must have Bats in my Belfry.

You ask, Why? The photo below was my original DT card until one of the DT members said, "shouldn't the bat be upside down?" Pulled out my stamp and sure enough the bat was pictured upside down. I thought, who would know, but the other thought was, I would know. Soooo, I proceeded carefully lifting off the bat; however not careful enough as it left a small tear in the plaid. Added a little more limb to the tree and hung the bat upside down making sure it covered the tear. Now, not that I was unhappy with my original card; but I just thought it would look cute upside down...and I think I was right. Either way it put a smile on my face.

Also submitted to the following Challenges:  
Use Your Stuff #375 "Tags and/or Frames" 
Ellibelle's Corner Sept Challenge "Something Beginning with B" (Bat) 
The Male Room Challenge #119 "Autumn" 
The Sisterhood of Crafters "Embossing" (Heat Embossed Bat)  

     3rd Row:  Blue or Purple, Ribbon/Twine (Nail Art Tape) 
     Embossing (Heat Embossing on stamped Bat) 

Products Used
Design Paper 
     Authentique  "Spirited" 
     CTMH Black and White Daisy 
     Paper Smooches "Falling For You" 
     Paper Smooches "Fall Tree" 
     Paper Smooches "Halloween icons" 
     Cottage Cutz "Nested Stitched Eyelet Rectangles" Frames
     CTMH Black Ink 
     Versa Mark 
    CTMH Glitter Pen "Clear" 
    Nail Tape from Japan for spider web string
    CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 
    Black Foam from Dollar Store 
    Ranger - Black Embossing Powder 


Friday, September 13, 2019

Happy Owl'oween - Color Dare #360

Here is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #360 "TicTacToe" Retired CTMH Colors (Row 3: Lemon, Willow + Choice of 1 Neutral "Chocolate") and added one additional color Pomegranate.  Decided to do a Fall Halloween card using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #333.    

My first observation was to create a floral shaker card but when going through my Fall dies I came across a die that had never been used and thought it would make a cute Halloween card.  Cut the owl circle die several times, pieced together the different colors, used 3D thin foam tape to give the owl dimension and adhered to a chocolate brown panel.  There was too much green so decided to bring in a little Fall color by die cutting some leaves in Pomegranate and partially adhered with glue around the owl.  Sentiment was stamped in Chocolate ink.   

Also sent to the following challenges

CTMH products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Pomegranate" and "Willow" 
     Chocolate, Willow, Yellow and White Daisy 
     S1408 "What a Hoot" 
     Judy's Cutting Dies "Circle Owl" 
     Reasonable Craft Dies  
     Chocolate Ink 
     Copic Multiliner "Black" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Grateful - Color Dare #359

Chose to create a coffee, tea or cocoa theme at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Caffeine Fueled Paper Play as a tribute to Craftin' Desert Diva's who have contributed, shared and sponsored so many adorable stamps and digitals.  All you have to do is pull out your favorite Craftin’ Desert Divas stamp or digital image and use a coffee, tea or cocoa theme and play along! 

The three colors I chose were Goldrush, New England Ivy and Sage + Peach and Neutral Brown. My background was design paper from "Cats & Bats", the scalloped border was design paper from "Hawthorne" and both were layered with NE Ivy cardstock. A ribbon was added down the middle of the card.  

Started with a White Scalloped frame, stamped leaves with black ink on NE Ivy cardstock, a couple of design papers and adhered leaves with 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  Found some acorns in my stash and added them to the bottom of the leaves.  

I chose the Craftin' Desert Diva's digital squirrel garden image, colored with copics and placed in the pile of leaves...which pretty much covered my frame. Die cut a coffee cup from Paper Smooches with a piece of the PML image from the paper pack to include the heart and placed so the bee appeared as the coffee steam.  Grateful die sentiment was cut from chocolate cardstock, layered and adhered to bottom r-h corner.  

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 #358 which is still open.  

Fusion Card Challenge "Autumn" Inspiration Photo

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Backgrounds & Leaves - Cats & Bats 
     Border - Hawthorne
     Coffee Cup - Sweet Girl (PML side)  
     New England Ivy, Chocolate, Toffee and Colonial White 
     B1492 Fallen Leaves 
     Craftin' Desert Diva's "Squirrel Garden" 
     Peachy Cheap "Holiday Sentiments" 
     From Stash - Cricut Cut "Acorns" 
     Frame - Sizzix 
     Scallops - A Punch Borrowed at Crop
     Paper Smooches "Coffee & Tea Dies"  
Pens / Inks 
     Copics Sketch alcohol-base Brush Pens 
          C3, C7, E71, E77, E79, YR15, 
     Copic MultiLiner "Black" 0.05 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Ribbon Rounds "Cocoa Collection" 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Candy Corn is a Vegetable, Right? - Double Trouble Challenge #37

This is my interactive DT card  for Double Trouble's Challenge #37 "Make Like a Tree and Leave" using the Atlantic Hearts Challenge #332 (turned landscape), adding S'more fun with Twisted Sister's "Fall Sweet Treat" and entered in The Paper Girls Challenge #183  "Falling in Love", our partner for this Challenge.   

What movie was this phrase used in "Make Like a Tree and Leave".  Hint given in this post will direct you to the answer, and if you add the movie name in my comments you will be eligible for a special random draw gift from me.  

I had so much fun putting this card together...already decided what I was going to use for my sweet treat and sentiment and design papers with trees and leaves.  Now all I had to do was put it all together...the challenging part.  

The card may be a little busy; but after all it's a Corn Maze nearby a forest of Fall colors. 

The corn stalks were cut using the striped pattern so that it would fade into the forest background. Used the same stripe for my other two panels and layered with another design paper. The cute candy corn was cut from Colonial White cardstock, colored with copic brush pens using orange, yellow and neutrals to mute the colors to match the background.

Three candy corns staggered and hand-printed speech bubble with corny sentiment were adhered to square panel. Additional candy corns were added on bottom right-hand corner. I went to bed knowing that I had completed my card; however the next morning another idea sparked ... adding a pull tag with a sentiment. Found a "corn maze" stamp in my stash, perfect, and decided to use Happy Halloween as the main sentiment. Pull out the corn candy on the bottom right-hand side and you have successfully completed the Corn Maze with sentiment

I was still contemplating whether to change my corn stalks and cut a couple strips in plain colors but didn't work for me...I liked the transition of the corn stalks against the background forest of trees and hope you do too.  The balance of the Fall background was added to the bottom of the inside.  

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. 

For S'more fun be sure to join us at Double Trouble Challenge #37 

Thing 1 Trouble Maker 
"Trees and/or Leaves"
Thing 3 Twisted Sister 
Optional Twist
"Fall Sweet Treat"

Thing 2 Double Dare 
The Paper Girls 
"Falling in Love"

Products Used:  
Design Papers
     Carta Bella "Autumn" 
Card Stock 
     Colonial White and White Daisy 
     CTMH S1209 "Fall Favorites" corn maze 
     CTMH S1608 "Purr-fect Halloween" Happy Halloween 
     Message Bubble - Hand Printed Sentiment 
     Memory Box #2121 "Whittle Candy Corn" 
     La-La Land Crafts 8203 "Heart Speech Bubbles" 
     Craftin Desert Diva's "Harvest Border Dies" 
Inks / Pens 
     CTMH Cocolate Ink Pad for Pull Tab Sentiment 
     Copic Multi-Liner for Hand Printed Sentiment on Bubble 
     Copic Sketch alcohol-based Brush Pens 
         E50, E42, YR07 and Y15 for Candy Corn 
     3D Thin Foam Tape