Monday, May 18, 2020

Happy Birthday - Double Trouble Challenge #57

This is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #57 "Brown Bag-It Day" (use Kraft paper). And if you use Twisted Sister's optional twist to create a kid's project and include a favorite item (toy, clothing) as a child and you will be able to also enter in Crafting Happiness Challenge #49... and who doesn't like a grown up purse when you're a kid. 

Found in Pinterest a tutorial by Samantha Clayton at Mixed Up Craft Blog "Handbag Fold Card", with all the dimensions and the YouTube shows how to put it altogether. An fun and easy card to put together.  All you have to do is choose your papers, embellishments and sentiment. Since it was a little purse I decided to put a pocket on the inside for money and/or a gift card. This purce fold, including the purse handle, creates a 5 x 7 card.   



  


To join us at Double Trouble all you need to create a project using Kraft. 



Then it's up to you whether you want to include Thing 3 Twisted Sister's optional twist "kids project" for week one, and just add red for week two challenge at Crafting Happiness.  



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".



Also sent to the following Challenges
Heart2Heart "National Scrapbooking Month" 
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge Blog "In the Bag" 

Retro Rubber Challenges #135 "TicTacToe"  
     3rd Row: Flowers, Pattern Paper, Bright Colors












CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Stitched Together Paperpack and Sticker Sheet Embellishments
Dies 
     Tutti Designs #417 Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals 
     Inspire by Spellbinders "Sentiment" 
Stamps 
Other 
     3D thin foam tape 








   

Friday, May 15, 2020

Wishing You a Season of Faith, Hope and Love - Color Dare #394 Shades of Green

Here is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #394 "Shades of Green" and completing in a Virtual Card Class to make a card using the template below with Tracey Pierce, CTMH Consultant.  


It was quite a challenge to look for different shades of Greens and patterns to create an Iris Fold template and I think I accomplished it.  For my background and frame used a grey woodgrain that really complemented the green patterns.  In my Spruced Up paperpack there were a couple of trees, perfect to adhere with 3D thin foam tape on the corner leaving space for a sentiment stamped direct on background with New England Ivy ink.  






Back a couple years ago (or more) purchased some other templates and special paper; but never put anything together and this class gave me the confidence to pull out these templates and do a few more cards.  The selection of papers to use was the most time consuming, but the template goes pretty fast.  

Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered this challenge. Please join us in this fun color 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
CAS on Sunday "Use a Die" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers for Iris Paper Piecing Template 
  Greens from: 
     X9015 Sage and Sweet Leaf 
     X7249D Hawthorn Coordinating 
     X7244B True Love 
     X7256B Aurora 
     X7253B Spruced Up
  Background and Frame 
     Spruced Up (Woodgrain)  
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Dies 
     Cottage Cutz #CCB-072 "Nested Wacky Stitched Square" 
Stamps 
     S1912 Reindeer Crossing SOTM
Inks / Pens 
     New England Ivy Ink
Embellishment 
     Spruced Up Die-Cuts
       

Monday, May 4, 2020

Make Each Day Magical - Double Trouble Challenge #56 "Birthday BlowOut"

Here is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge "Birthday BlowOut" using Twisted Sister's optional twist "sponged background and/or element"... and then Let's twist again to include "things that fly" to create a TicTacToe left-to-right diagonal to enter into Joy of Sets TicTacToe #017.  



Close-Up to show the "Wink of Stella" on the Fairy 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Background Technique 
     Sponging and masking 
Cardstock 
     Lemon and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     Z3704 Fairy Tale Magic Stamp
Dies 
     Z3704 Fairy Thin Cut  
     Journey - Circle Die Used for Masking  
Pens/Inks 
     Bluebird Ink 
     Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks 
        Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber, 
        Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-based 
        BG0000, BG13, BG32, BG34, E32, E33, E35, E50, E51, 
        R30, RV02, Y08
Embellishments 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 




Friday, May 1, 2020

Just Because - Color Dare #392

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #392 "TicTacToe" and using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #366.  Well, I did it again, used the wrong sketch as this challenge already ended at AHSC and I loved this sketch.  

This is a sneak peek of one of CTMH's stamp of the month. This stamp set was perfect for the sketch and Column 3 was perfect for the colors (Green Apple, Nectarine, Lemonade + Gold Embellishments).  

Flowers and Tag (sneak peek) were stamped with black ink on white daisy cardstock using a masking technique for dimension.  Colored the florals bright toward front and ones masked behind were same colors but faded to appear unfocused as in a photo.  Two of the flowers were fussy-cut and adhered with 3D thin foam tape for additional dimension.  A bow as die cut for the tag in green apple, sentiment added at bottom right-hand corner and finished off with some Gold glitter gems.  





 


Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered this challenge. Please join us in this fun color 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
Moving Along with the Times #118 May "Flowers" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Background was stamped and masked using the flower 
     along with one of the beautiful tag stamps 
Cardstock 
     Green Apple and White Daisy 
Stamps
     S2006 Garden Tags SOTM 
     C1674 Dreamin' Big - Sentiment
Inks/Pens 
     Lemonade, Nectarine and Black Inks 
     Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-based  C1, Y08, YG61, YR15 
Dies 
     Cocoa & Reno "Bows" 
Embellishments 
     Gold Glitter Gems