Monday, September 21, 2020

Sending Smiles - Double Trouble Challenge #67 "Off/On/Over the Edge"

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge "Off/On/Over the Edge" using Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #476.  The sketch itself shows how you can simply use a doily off the edge or partial stamp on the off the edge circle.  But, I decided to use one of Jennifer McQuire's tutorials veering away from my comfort zone and create something off the edge using stamps and dies.  


Off the Edge Die Cutting
Partial Die Cutting
Off the Edge Stamping

Using this Sketch, Feel free to change the orientation... rotate or flip the sketch or use its mirror image.  





Many of my cards are done with lots of layers for dimension; but decided to keep my design simple and use stamps directly on the card base using different inks and pens to pull it all together. This card took me longer to create than throwing a lot of layers together; but I was happy with the result... but don't know how soon I will create another one layer CAS card.  

Time was taken for cutting out images for masking, coloring and trying to keep within the sketch layout.  Thought I was done until I brought out my clear Wink of Stella.  A design sheet was added to the inside of the card  


Also sent to the following Challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper
     Blue Skies
Cardstock
     Linen 
Stamps 
     S2008 Floral Celebration SOTM 
     D1726 Sweet Baby 
Inks / Pens 
     Candy Apple, Bluebird, Willow, Lemon, Charcoal 
     Cricut Thick Grey Pen 
     Zig Wink of Stella "Clear" 
     TomBoo Pink Brush Pen 
     Copic Black 0.1 Multi-Liner 











Friday, September 18, 2020

Trick or Treat - Color Dare Challenge #412

Here is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #412 using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #386.  Loved the Sketch because it had many layers which would allow me to use a couple of the design papers from "Got Candy" CTMH paperpack and coordinating Sticker Sheet.  I chose to use all the colors in the board and selected two design papers for two of the background layers.  Used canary cardstock for the background of the adorable little witch from the Sticker sheet, included some candy stickers on the bottom r-h corner of the focal point and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.  The sentiment was cut in half and placed on both sides of the background. The stickers and design papers made this a quick layered card.  




Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and Atlantic Hearts to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges.  

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge...current challenges are on the side bar of the challenge blog. 

Also submitted to the following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     Got Candy? 
Die Cuts 
     Got Candy?  Sticker Die-Cut Sheet  
Cardstock 
     Canary, Black and White Daisy 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     







Monday, September 7, 2020

Awaits Adventure Wild & Free - Double Trouble Challenge #66 "Make a Scene"

This is my DT for Double Trouble Challenge #66 "Make a Scene" using Twisted Sister's optional twist "include some mode of transportation", a jeep.  

When we went to Yellow Stone my expectation was to see a moose... never saw one. While visiting with friends in Wyoming I had mentioned my disappointment of not getting a photo of a moose.  They lived near a mountain range wherein he guaranteed we would see one.  



This card is made with my memory of a 5-mile scenic jeep ride (about a mile every hour) on a rough dirt road with their LARGE dog sitting between us.  Lots of conversation, laughs and fun time.  It wasn't until the last 20 minutes of our ride a moose was sited by our driver friend... how he ever saw it off in the distance is beyond me; however, with a good distant lens I was able to capture a photo.  

Decided to keep it simple and use design papers for my scene. When going through my stash for I came across a paper that appeared like mountain silhouette in the Aurora paperpack (probably a sky, but it worked for my purpose of the scene). Cut along the lines when there was a change of color and adhered with thin foam tape for each mountain level, cut a polka-dot paper for the night-time sky, three trees and a Jeep on first and second level.  Sentiments were added.  



Also sent to the following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise

  • Design Papers - Aurora, Paper Fundamentals Enchantment Sapphire
  • Cardstock - Sapphire and Daisy White 
  • Dies - Peachy Cheap "Outdoor Mountains" 
  • Other - 3D Thin Foam Tape 


     

Friday, September 4, 2020

Wow - ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #410

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #410 "Red, White & Blue" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #384.  






Decided to use the Girl Wonder Stamp set because she is usually dressed in Red and Blue, colored with Copic sketch brushes and cut with thin die.  Went to my stash and pulled out some of the retired Paper Fundamental design papers.  Selected a blue and white stripe for the background and other design papers in Ruby and Sapphire for the other cuts and adhered to the background.  Girl Wonder was layered and adhered to the center frame with thin foam tape. Stars were die cut in gold glitter and adhered with thin foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped in Sapphire ink, cut and adhered with thin foam tape.  

Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and Atlantic Hearts to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered their challenge.  

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge...current challenges are on the side bar of the blog. 



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment Ruby and Sapphire"  
     Gold Glitter Paper
Cardstock 
      Ruby, and White Daisy 
Stamp & Die Set 
      Z4163 Super Girl 
Other Dies 
     Paper Smooches "Clouds and Stars" 
Inks 
     Sapphire Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens 
        R24, R27, R29, B24, B26, B29 
        E51, E53, E55
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


     

Friday, August 28, 2020

Miss You - Double Trouble Challenge #65 "Something, Anything, Everything"

Here is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challenge #65 "Something, Anything, Everything", and including Twisted Sister's optional Twist "include a phone", using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #383, a previous partner of Double Trouble. This is a sneak peek for one of the design papers (back and front) using the beautiful CTMH "Lovely" paperpack.   






The design papers and zip strip were cut to close specification of the sketch and each layered with a thin border of Blue Belle (another sneak peak of the new colors available in September).  

The adorable image was from a Copic Class attended back more than year ago which had never been colored.  It was perfect for the optional twist to "include a phone" for an extra chance at Double Trouble's random draw... and if it's not a cell phone you get another chance.   


Colored the image, scanned/printed two additional copies and fussy-cut parts of the images and layered them with thin foam tape on each other for dimension.  Fussy-cut the phone base from the handset receiver and placed on prepared background with more thin foam tape for additional dimension.  Rather than cutting the phone cable from the image I simply drew a phone line from the receiver to the base.  To balance out the third window I decided to use the word bubble as my sentiment.  I was so pleased with the dimension and hope you can see it in my photos.   






CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Lovely Paperpack and Zip Strip 
Cardstock 
     Blue Belle, and White Daisy
Stamp 
     Stamping Bella "Miss You, Call Me" 
     Craftin' Desert Divas "Word Bubbles"  
Dies
     La-La Land Crafts "Heart Speech Bubbles"    
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Blue Bling
Pens/Inks 
     Copic Sketch Pens (alcohol-based)  
       B24, B26, BG34, BG49, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
       R81, RV34, RV19, Multi-Liner 0.1 
     Gelly Roll 10 Pen 
     Black Ink 


  

Friday, August 21, 2020

Channel the Flannel - Color Dare #408 TicTacToe

Here is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #408 "TicTacToe" using the CTMH Timber paper packet and using the Mojo Monday Sketch #543 and the theme of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers "Caffeine Fueled Paper Play". Of course I loved all the design papers in this packet so looked for a sketch that was flexible enough for me to use both sides of all papers... I did it.  Colors included in my project were the Left and Right Diagonals of TicTacToe.   


Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and Mojo Monday to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered their challenge.  

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge...current challenges are on the side bar of the blog. 


Also sent to the following challenges
Coffee Loving Cardmakers "Caffeine Fueld 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Timber 
Cardstock 
     Ruby and French Vanilla 
Die Cuts 
     Paper Sweeties PS-198 "Keep Calm & Drink" 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 "Dashing Circles" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


     

Friday, August 14, 2020

Sorry You're Under the Weather - Color Dare #407

Here is my DT card for Color My Heart Color Dare #407 and partnering with Double Trouble Challenge  #64.  I already knew the stamp set I would use for a Get Well card and felt that the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #381 was perfect.  


Chose colors that were soft and bright (Blossom and Bluebird) using several greys for borders and panels for my focal point. The umbrella was stamped in Heather and then stamped with Bluebird for the umbrella top. Using the light gray the outline of the sections were not very noticeable so I took a black multi-liner pen and drew the lines.  




The center panel was cut with a combination of two stitched scalloped dies (Linen and Heather), and adhered to the soft pink design paper.  The umbrella was fussy-cut (forgetting that I had the thin dies), cut two sizes of clouds (one from the design paper, the other in Heather), and cut a linen banner layered with Heather stamped with a cloud and sentiment... these pieces were all adhered with 3D thin foam tape. Stamped in blue a few raindrops and added liquid glass to them for dimension.  

Note:  This Double Trouble Challenge partnering is changing an earlier start date of Friday, August 14th to meet the same dates as Color Dare, and will be closing earlier on Thursday, August 27th.  

ColorMyHeart Color Dare is partnering with Double Trouble this challenge.  So, please join us at Double Trouble "Let's Brighten the Day" and if you have made a Get Well, Welcome or friendship card (no holiday or birthday cards) and Color Dare's palette you can earn an extra chance at DTC's random draw. Don't forget to follow us on both ColorMyHeart Color Dare and Double Trouble Challenge.  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Mix-In X9005
Cardstock 
     Pewter, Linen, Pewter and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     D1921 "When Skies Are Grey" 
Dies 
     Pink Post "Stitched Scallop Borders"  
     Whimsy  Inks/Pens 
     Bluebird Ink 
     Copic Black Multi-Liner
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass 

You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey - Double Trouble Challenge #64

This is my DT card for the Double Trouble Challenge #64 "Let's Brighten the Day" and our partnering with ColorMyHeart Color Dare #407 "Color Palette" and using the fun sketch at  Try Stamping on Tuesday #469 along with their twist "make your background".  


First started with TSOT's sketch (upside-down), stamped and masked several umbrellas on linen cardstock, using linen ink, to mimic the curve of the sketch.  My choice of two colors were pansy for the hearts and sea glass for the flowers on the outside of the umbrellas and added some waterdrops using linen ink.  Using the linen ink didn't show up the different sections of the umbrellas very well so I used a black multi liner pen and drew in the black lines. Also did a vellum strip with a heat embossed sentiment and clouds... this did not impress me at all with my umbrellas.   

I was tired, it was late, my mind was blank, I began doubting whether I could pull this all together... so off to bed.  






Our Little Crop Group gets together every Sunday with a Zoom Crop.  I shared my dilemma with our group that morning and Melanie (also a Design Team Member at Color Dare) suggested "turn my card right-side up, that shows the sketch better"; and she didn't stop there "wouldn't it be nice if you pop up some flowers in the umbrellas"  OMG why didn't I think of that.  

I still wanted to keep the background with no other dimension... so I decided to change some of the waterdrops into flowers adding more flowers falling into the open umbrellas and colored them with Copic sketch pens in sea glass.  The balance of the waterdrops were colored in pansy.  

The sentiment was added in the right-hand corner of the card.  I tried the wide strip of vellum again without a sentiment; but then decided just to do a thinner strip on linen cardstock.  Stamped a row of small clouds, layered with sea glass cardstock and adhered to the background with 3D thin foam tape.  

Of course with each of these steps it was reviewed with the Our Little Group and there was still something missing.  The center of the flowers were left white... suggestions were tiny gems or Nuvo drops... did two samples, one with black center and another with a white center... voted black.  My dilemma was resolved thanks to Our Little Crop Group and I was pleased with the end result.  



Note: This Double Trouble Challenge is having an earlier start date of Friday, August 14th to meet the same dates as our partner and will be closing earlier on Thursday, August 27th.

Please join us at Double Trouble "Let's Brighten the Day" and if you want to use Twisted Sister's twist "color palette" you can earn an extra chance at our random draw. And if you submit the same card to 2 ColorMyHeart Color Dare you have earned another chance at our random draw.

Don't forget to follow us on Double Trouble Challenge and receive notices of our new challenge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and if there is a 5th Monday we run a special one week challenge "Something, Everything, Anything". However, our next "Something Anything Everything" Challenge will start on Friday, August 28 and run through to September 6th (10 days of Anything Goes).



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Personalized Stamped Design Background 
Cardstock 
     Linen, Sea Glass and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     D1921 "When Skies are Grey"  
 Inks/Pens 
     Pewter, Pansy and Sea Glass Inks 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol-based) 
          For Pansy:  R83 and V20 
          For Sea Grass:  BG32 
Other 
     NuVo Drops "Black" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Copic Black multi-liner pen  

Friday, August 7, 2020

Color Dare #380 - Hello

Here is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #406 using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #380.  Knew the flower that I wanted to use and rather than using black as a silhouette it was stamped with sapphire ink on white cardstock.  Fussy-cut the flower on the edge of one side and layered with sapphire cardstock.  

Decided to use a sapphire design paper for the background and then other design papers in Smoothie and Peach, all layered with white cardstock and placed on background paper and cardbase.  Completed card with two cuts of an oval die, layered and sentiment stamped with sapphire ink.  






Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered this challenge.  

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge...current challenges are on the side bar of the blog. 

Also submitted to the following challenges
Penny Black "Say It With Flowers" 
Color Throwdown Countdown #605 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Mix-In X9013 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S1901 Card Captions SOTM
Dies 
     Tutti Designs #417 "Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals" 
Inks/Pens 
     Sapphire Ink 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

   

Monday, August 3, 2020

Dreams Live Here - Double Trouble Challenge "Dog Days of Summer"

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #63 "Dog Days of Summer" to include dry or heat embossing.  Twisted Sister also has an optional twist to include a dog or your favorite critter... and if you have included a "critter" you can enter your project in 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.   



Doing some organization in my Craft Room I pulled out a container with many of my Copic Coloring Class stamp images that were either partially or fully colored but never completed as a card.  So I pulled this Whimsy "lazy cat" for the optional twist just needed to complete the coloring of the upper tree leaves and butterfly and assemble a card... so this made it a quick card to put together. 

The paper selected already had a great sentiment on it which was perfect for lazy cat.  I used a Versamark pen to heat emboss the sentiment in princess gold, and also heat embossed a fishbowl as an embellishment for the right-hand corner of the card to balance the layout.  
  
Please join us at Double Trouble "Dog Days of Summer" and if you want to use Twisted Sister's twist "dog or favorite critter" you can earn an extra chance at our random draw. And if you submit the same card to 2 Craftng Critter Crazies you have earned another chance at our random draw. 


Please follow us on Double Trouble Challenge and receive notices of our new challenge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and if there is a 5th Monday we run a special one week challenge like this one for our "Something, Everything, Anything", which will be coming up the end of this challenge.  


Also sent to the following challenges
Mix It Up Challenge #40 "Anything Goes, twist: Embossing" 
DigiDesign Challenges "Cute and Cuddly Animals" 
As You Like It "Cats/Dogs" - Always have had cats so favor them and love the purr sound and how they train an owner what they need
Mod Squad "Pets" Bonus Week 5
Show Us Your Pussycat Challenge "Furrything Goes" 
The Paper Girls Challenge "Summer Dreams" Kitty's dream of summer, 
  basking in the sun, and fishing from the bowl - My out-of-the box attempt in  
  meeting the challenge

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Blue Skies 
Cardstock 
     Green Apple and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     Whimsy Stamps "Lazy Cat" 
     Z4268 "Paper Pal Pets" Stamp & Thin Cuts - Fishbowl 
Pens 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens, Alcohol-base 
        E93, C1, C3, C5, C7, E31, E33, E35, E59, YG03, YG17, Y15 
Other 
    Ranger "Versamark" Pen 
    Ranger "Princess Gold" Embossing Powder 
    3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, July 24, 2020

Smooches - Color Dare #404 TicTacToe

Here is my Design Team card for our ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #404 "TicTacToe" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #378.   Unicorns and fantasy need Sparkle so glitter paper was used for almost everything. The American Crafts 6 x 6 glitter sheets were used so the colors are the closest match to the TicTacToe.  A lot of Cuttlebug cuts and a lot of piecing... here is my result for an any occasion child's card.    


  




Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered this challenge.

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge...current challenges are on the side bar of the blog. 

Also sent to the following Challenges:  
2CraftyCritterCrazies #4 "Critters" 
Festive Friday Challenges #64 (Pink, Sweet Sentiment, Die Cut)


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Specialty Paper 
     American Crafts "Glitter Paper Pad"     
Cardstock
     White  Daisy
Dies 
     Paper Smooches #A2D401" "Unicorn" 
     Paper Smooches "Word Smooches"
Other 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Gnome for the Holidays - Double Trouble Challenge # 62

Here is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #62 "Christmas in July", using Twisted Sister's optional twist of "Gnomes and/or Elves" using my "Cuttlebug" so that I can share with Heart2Heart "Your Favorite Tool".  There were so many cute Gnomes on this stamp set and wanted to use them all... so rather than do a card I decided to do some Christmas tags for the Holidays.  And I was certainly putting my favorite tool to work today with (3) tags, (2) trees, and (1) Gnome on each tag.   











Please join us at Double Trouble "Christmas in July" and if you want to use Twisted Sister's twist "gnome/elve" you can earn an extra chance at our random draw. And if you submit the same card to Heart2Heart "Favorite Tool" you have earned another chance at our random draw (or two chances, if you use at least one CTMN product in your project, and mention the item your post).  



Please follow us on Double Trouble Challenge and receive notices of our new challenge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and if there is a 5th Monday we run a special one week challenge like this one for our "Something, Everything, Anything", which will be coming up the end of this challenge.  


Also sent to the following Challenges
Shopping Our Stash #424 "Christmas in July" 
Dare2B Artzy "Christmas in July" 
My Time to Craft #436 "Christmas in July" 
The Paper Girls Challenge #204 "Christmas in July" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Beary Christmas 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Stamp Set / Die Cuts
     Reasonable Dies "Gnomes for the Holiday" 
     CTMH for the To: and From: "Cricut Art Philosophy Celebration" 
Other Dies 
     Reasonable Dies "Stitched Tags" 
     IO Dies #217E "Fir Trees Small" 
Inks / Pens 
     Momento "Tuxedo Black" 
     Pens - Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
        Pinks/Reds - R11, R24, R27, R29 
        Blues - BG10, B21, B95, B97
        Greys - C0, C00, C1, C7, W3, W4, W5 
        Greens - G12, G16, G17 
        Purples - V15, V22, V25 
        Skin Tones - E50, E51, E53 
        Yellow - Y06, Y11, Y13 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Tassels used for the Tag Stringassels 

        

    

Friday, July 10, 2020

Oh. Yappy Day! - Color Dare #402

Here is my Design Team card for our ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #402 "Blues Monochromatic" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #376The design paper, frame,  sentiment and little pup were in my stash from a make and take that was never completed.  Felt it was a good time to use the Blues... so out came my embossing folder of pet paws and layered it with blue cardstock.  The pup was already colored and I adhered it to the scalloped circle frame with 3D thin foam tape, along with the yappy sentiment.  Before placing the image in place went to see what I had as far as ribbon.  My comfort zone is not making ribbons and when I came across some strings from a tassel knew exactly what I was going to do... make a lease for the pup.  Love the results.  
  




 



Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered this challenge.


Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge...current challenges are on the side bar of the blog. 

Also sent to the following Challenges:  
2CraftyCritterCrazies #4 "Critters" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Unknown - Scraps in a Make & Take      
Cardstock
     Bluebird and White Daisy  
Dies 
     CTMH Stitched Scalloped Circle 
Embellishment 
     Strings from a Blue Tassel in stash    
Other 
     Ink - Bluebird 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape