Friday, December 13, 2019

Warm Winter Wishes

Time is closing in on getting my Christmas cards out and I'm just beginning to make them even though at the beginning of the year my intent was to do one Christmas card a week.  Have just completed 10 of my cards for friends and family back East wishing them Warm Winter Wishes from Arizona.  Whimsy had the cutest snowman melting which seemed so appropriate to combine with an Arizona stamp set from a local vendor.  

Snowman and cactus were stamped in Black, cut with my Brother Scan and Cut, and colored with Copic Sketch Brush Pens in a variety of colors.  Stamped a sentiment across the bottom of my card base, added a design paper frame and adhered the snowman and cactus with 3D thin and regular foam tape.  Easy and fast layout; but the coloring was very time consuming; however they are so cute may do another 10,  have them cut just not  yet colored.  

Submitted to the following Challenges

Products Used
Design Paper 
     CTMH Beautiful Friendship (Polka-Dot Design Paper) 
     CTMH Into the Wild (Stars Design Paper) 
     CTMH White Daisy 
     Whimsy #DP1028 "Frosty Hugs" 
     Scraps of Love (Local Scrapbook Store) "Cactus Doodle" 
     CTMH Holiday Trimmings 
Pens / Inks 
     CTMH Sapphire Ink
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
        B00, B000, B0000,B23, B24, B26, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C10 
        E31, E33, E35, G16, G17, R11, R14, R27, R29, 
     CTMH 3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape

Double Trouble Challenge #45 partnering with Color Dare #373

This is a very special challenge for me because my two favorite challenges are partnering for the next couple of weeks...Color Dare Challenge #373 and #374 and Double Trouble #45 using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #406.  

Color Dare asks that you use Black and White and (3) colors of your choice.  And then Double Trouble threw in "Earn Your Stripes". You can use any color stripe; however, if you use a black and white stripe you get an additional chance for the draw.  I went all out with my stripes...the yellow was my initial stripe; but out of the box stripes were my black and white background patterned paper, and the cactus design stripes which I thought was pretty clever.  My choice of colors were green, red and yellow.  

Please visit Color Dare and Double Trouble and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants who have entered these challenges and join us in this fun color challenge. This partnering challenge starts on Friday, December 13th through December 29th

Don't forget Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and check out our previous Challenge #372 Inspiration Board. 

Trouble Maker: "Stripe It" 
Twisted Sister: Optional
Add (3) Colors 
Double Dare: Share 
with Color Dare 

Also sent to the following Challenges:  
  No Pre-Colored Images  

CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Mix In and Mix In Celebrate 
     Black and White Daisy 
     Scraps of Love "Cactus Doodle" 
        Stamp Set from Our Local Scrapbook Store 
     Peachy Cheap Dies "Summer Sentiments" 
     Our Daily Bread "Double Stitched Rectangles" 
Inks / Pens
     Momento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
        G29, R34, R27, R29, Y13, Y15, YG03, YG61, YG63
     Black & White Dots 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Cheer - Color Dare #372

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #372 "TicTacToe", using the theme at Heart2Heart Challenge "Evergreen".  Since I was using Evergreen my decision for the background paper was used because it had most of the colors in the Color Board which would give me a good start on a TicTacToe selection for both Row 1 and 2.  Aside from some time spend on the piecing of the Evergreen Trees this card was fairly quick to complete. 3D thin foam tape was used on the trees and deer for dimension.  

Please visit Color Dare and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges join us in this fun color challenge. Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #371 Inspiration Board.

Also sent to the following challenges
Die Cutting Divas #448 "3,2,1" 

   3 - Dimensional Layers, 2 - Trees, 1-Deer

   Left Dia: Circles, Color: Evergreen, Design Paper

    B Die Cut, N Snowflake, G Green

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Cedar & Pine 
     Candy Apple, Linen, Kraft, Evergreen and White Daisy 
     Reasonable Dies "Christmas Trees 
     Memory Box "Leaping Deer" 
     Paper Smooches "Cheer" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #44 "Wrap It Up" Opt Twist "Tie It Up" with ArtsyStampers

Here is my project for Double Trouble Challenge #44 "Wrap It Up" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #345 and using the Optional Twist of "Tie It Up" and partnering with ArtsyStamper Digitals Challenge "Winter Holidays".  

Love Newton...this was a stamp recently purchased for some of my Christmas cards...they are so sweet and all wrapped and tied up in Christmas Cheer.  My design papers were traditional red and green colors with polka-dots appearing as snow layered on red cardstock.  Colored Newton's family with Copic Sketch Brush Pens, fussy-cut the top of image before adding the red border with 3D thin foam tape.  In place of the snowflakes stamped and colored two red bows for the two corners of the frame.   This image was then added to the design papers.  Sentiment was added.  

Please visit us at Double Trouble and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges.  Join us in this fun challenge.
Thing 1 "Wrap It Up" 
Thing 3 "Tie It Up" 
Thing 2 Share with 

Also sent to the following challenges:  
The Paper Girls #189 "Gifts" 
Heart2Heart "Evergreen"  (Using Color Green)
Dare2B Artzy "Holiday Fun" 
Little Red Wagon #526 "Wrap It" 
Alphabet Challenge Blog "R" (Ribbon)
Cardz4Galz Challenge 11 "Get Ready for Christmas"
AllSorts Challenge #548 "Christmas Gifts"  
Fab & Funky Challenge #459 "Christmas" 
Creative Craft Cottage #124 "Buttons and/or Bows" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Holly Jolly Paper
     Holly Jolly Complements 
     Apple Candy and White Daisy 
     Newton's Nook Designs "Newton's Christmas Kittens" 
     CTMH #CC9191 "A Dash of Joy"  
Inks / Pens 
     Memento "Black" 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol base 
        C0, C00, C1, C7, G12, G19, R29, R83, 
        W1, W3, W4, Y18