Friday, July 23, 2021

Enjoy Your Special Day - ColorDare #454

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #454 "Inspirational Board" combined with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #430.  All you need to do is select at least 3 Colors and you are free to use Black & White.  There were so many shades of blue and green to choose from and the other color shades were in the orange/yellow/rust group so I chose Sundance.  Inspirational Boards are difficult for me becase I see so many colors and not sure they are a good match; but here's my card for this challenge.  Hope it brings some smiles.  

All the pieces were cut from dies, arranged as in the sketch, some layered and then adhered with 3D thin foam tape for dimension. Sentiment and dragonfly were stamped with black ink on the scalloped round with distressed edge using Lagoon ink.  






Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share a project for this TicTacToe challenge you still have another week to enter.  

Both challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for future fun color challenges. 

Also submitted to the following Challenge:  
DiesRUs "Anything Goes" Must use a Metal Die 


CTMH Products Unless Spedified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Blossom 
Carstock 
     Sundance and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     D1629 "Just to Say" 
     W2028 "Delicate Wings" 
Dies 
     Whimsy Stamps "Up in the Clouds" 
     Reasonable Dies "Scalloped Tags" 
     Memory Box #94474 "Layered Fresh Flowers" 
     MFT #054 Die-Namics "Upsy-Daisy" Leaves
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1508 "Dashing Rectangles" 
     Sizzex "Rounds" 
Pens/Inks 
     Memento "Black" Ink
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 







Monday, July 19, 2021

"Christmas in July" - Double Trouble Challenge #89

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #89 "Christmas in July" with Twisted Sister's optional twist to "Include Ribbon/Bow". We are partnering with Heart2Heart challenge "Christmas in July" for two weeks and would love you to share your project with them too.  

One of the girls at our weekly Zoom for Our Little Crop Group shared a couple fun fold cards that her daughter had made and liked the fold so much I asked for the The Creativity Cave tutorial (link below in products used).  

Went through my Christmas stash and found this beautiful design paper that I had purchased and never used.  With decision of design paper now it was a matter of following the tutorial... so I'm not going to bore you with all the detail because the measurements and fold instructions are excellent.   

Twisted Sister's Optional Twist:  Again, my comfort zone is not making bows; but I fussy-cut out some of the bells with bows from the design paper and adhered on front of card with thin foam tape for dimension.  
 




At Double Trouble Our Things 1, 2 and 3 sure bring on some wierd combinations but I like to challenge them all; however, you have the flexibility of doing just Thing 1 to create a Holiday card "Christmas in July" to be eligible for our random draw. 

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist to "Tie It Up" and  include bow/ ribbon/ twine and also choose to enter our partner's challenge... and you will be rewarded addtional chances at our random draw. 



SNEAK PEEK:  Make sure you come back on August 1st for CLEO's Extra Special $50 Random Draw Prize celebrating International Cat Day at Double Trouble Challenge #90.   


Also submitted to the following challenges:  
Dare2BArtsy Challenge "Christmas in July"  (Not Posted, due to limit of 50) 


CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Reminisce Elegant Christmas "Christmas Cheer" 
     Kaisercraft "Let It Snow" 
     (Fun Fold starts at 16.50)
Cardstock 
     Flaxen, Black and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S1912 SOTM "Reindeer Crossing"  
     Scraps of Love "Desert Gnomes" 
Dies 
     Memory Box #98390 "Leaping Deer" 
     Fussy-cut Several Items from from the Design Paper
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, July 9, 2021

Hello Friend - Color Dare #452 "Triple Play"

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #452 "Triple Play" using all three colors, along with the Black, White and Silver free and combined it with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #428.  

Totally had no idea what I was going to create... started by cutting some grass dies in the three colors and used the negative for each of the three colors to complete the panels. Each set was taped in the back, cut 1" wide, layered with black cardstock and adhered to a piece of 4"x5 1/4" white cardstock.  It was then that I decided to change the sketch to landscape because I preferred the flow of the design. 





My daughter had given me a couple stamps of fun birds... colored them with closest match... my yellow/red bird was the choice for the front of the card but I put the other fun bird (glacier) on the inside border. 


Both of the birds were layered with black and adhered to card. Used another die to cut the sentiment in Candy Apple and shadowed with black.  Small silver gems were added to the feathers of the bird and also to the background in the upper r-h corner of card.  

The finished 4"x5 1/4" was layered with black cardstock, adhered and then adhered to the A2 card base.  


Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share a project for this Crazy 8 challenge you still have another week to enter.  

Both challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for future fun color challenges. 


Also sent to the following Challenges:  











DiesRUs "Anything Goes" Must use at least one metal die 
  

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Cardstock 
     Candy Apple, Glacier, Lemonade, Black and White Daisy
Stampis 
     Rubbernecker Stamps 895-28 Bird 3 
     Rubbernecker Stamps 895-25 Bird with Feathers 
Dies 
     Lawn Fawn #LF1148 "Meadow Border/Grass" 
     Reasonable Craft Dies "Torn Edge Ovals" 
     Spellbinders #IN-037 "Hello Friend" 
Inks/Pens 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol-base) 
        BG11, R17, R29, Y13 
Other 
     Opaques Licorice Adhesive Gems - Silver  

Monday, July 5, 2021

Baby - Double Trouble Challenge #88 - "Mood Board - Oh Baby"

Here is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #88 "Mood Board - Oh Baby" and Twisted Sister's optional Twist "Include a Die".  Our partner for this challenge "Bitten By the Bug 2 - Baby" usually requires the inclusion of a cut from a Cricut machine, however, we CUT a little Baby Die'al with them and we can use metal dies or punches.  The colors and blocks were my inspiration and thought it would work well with my baby border die which has been in my stash a long time and never used.    

Cut two baby borders and in between added cardstock of variable colors behind each of the stacked items and adhered them together.  Some fussy-cutting required for the background paper to peek through.  The grey sentiment was a piece in the Georgia Complements, cut using using a small hexagon die and layered with another larger hexagon with Georgia design paper. Fussy cut some of the circles another piece of the background paper and adhered with 3D thin foam tape for additional dimension.  Baby was cut using the design paper and Juniper cardstock for shadowing.   









At Double Trouble Our Things 1, 2 and 3 sure bring on some wierd combinations but I like to challenge them all; however, you have the flexibility of doing just Thing 1 to create a theme "Mood Board - Oh Baby"  to be eligible for our random draw. 

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist "include a cricut cut, metal die or punch" and choose to enter our partner's challenge... and you will be rewarded addtional chances at our random draw. 


Also submitted to the following challenges

Products Used:  
Design Papers 
     Georgie and Complements    
Cardstock 
     Canary, Juniper, Champagne, Whisper, Slate and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies - Border Baby 
     Pink & Main "Hexagons Nested"  
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
 



Friday, June 25, 2021

Beautiful Wishes - Color Dare Challenge #450 Inspiration Photo

This is my Design Team card For ColorMyHeart ColorDare "Inspiration Photo" Challenge #450. My colors were a blend of blues, greens, yellow and orange.

The inspirational photo reminded me of a peacock die purchased some time ago but never used. Peacock die was cut using white cardstock and then sponged using blues and greens. Using another piece of white cardstock sponged blues, greens, yellow, orange and then die cut many pieces of the various size feather strips and adhered the pieces on the peacock cut.  

Undecided what to use for my background paper there was another die cut of just the feather itself... used it as a stencil and sponged several images in blue to appear as a doily.  Cut to size for A2 card base, framed with a layer of sapphire cardstock, adhhered the peacock and use the glitter pen on the full image of the peacock and it's feathers. Used the Misti to add my sentiment.  


I had been disappointed in my photos in picking up the actual colors, dealing with uninvited shadows and spending a lot of time on getting a photo that was satisfactory.  Thought maybe another camera was due; but my daughter suggested before investing in another camera to get a Photo Light Box Kit... so she spent my money and ordered one for me. She also encouraged me to change over to square photos which I fought for a long time; but she showed me how easy it was and Walla!... done.  

A few hints of photography from my daughter, several experimental tries with the light settings and many photos... I'm so pleased with my photos in this post and the glitter shows up, and no shadows.  

For the inside of my card (photo below) I used the small cut left over from my stenciled background, layered with sapphire cardstock and adhered on the inside edge of the card.  



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... both of these challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for future fun color challenges.  




Also sent to the following challenges:  


Products Used:  
Carstock 
     White Daisy 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies - Peacock 
     Used the large feather die for my Stenciled Background 
Stamps 
     Rubbernecker "Beautiful Wishes"  
Inks 
     Lemon, Tangerine, Willow, Bluebird, Sapphire and White Daisy
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Glitter Pen "White"  




Monday, June 21, 2021

Hugs - Double Trouble Challenge #87 partnering with TSOT Sketch #509

Here is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challeng #87 "It's Hip to Be Square" partnering with Try Stampin' on Tuesday's Sketch #512 with optional twist of "Embossing".  

Spent more time on trying to think of something out of the box and still keep the sketch in tach.  However, once the paper was selected, it wasn't difficult to keep with the original sketch and also use the "embossing" twist.  To represent Trouble Maker's personality the square panels "It's Hip to Be Square" were used; but didn't want to hurt the feelings of Twisted Sister's personality used a circle embossing folder for "Cool and Groovy".  Chose the Dragonfly die, cut using the Sapphire rose-gold foiled cardstock to enhance the peach rose-gold foiled panel. Sentiment was also cut using Sapphire rose-gold foiled cardstock. 






At Double Trouble Our Things 1, 2 and 3 sure bring on some wierd combinations but I like to challenge them all; however, you have the flexibility of doing just Thing 1 to create a theme "It's Hip to Be Square" to be eligible for our random draw. 

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist and choose to enter our partner's challenge... and you will be rewarded addtional chances at our random draw.  


Also sent to the following Challenges
DiesRUs "Anything Goes" (Must use Metal Die)


CTMH Products Used Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     "You Are Enough" Rose Gold Foil Panels (Peach & Saffire) 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire and White Daisy 
Dies 
     LaLa Land Crafts #8274 "Dragonfly"
     Tutti Designs #239 "Hugs Word Set" 
     Nested Stitched Square Panels - Unknown (Gift from Daughter)





Friday, June 11, 2021

Just Fore You - ColorMyHeart Color Dare #448 Love Of Color

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #448 using Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #509 and their optional theme "Masculine".  

Purchased some pre-cut Fun Fold card bases from The Paper Cut and thought the "Outer Stair Step Card" would be perfect for the TSOT's sketch.  Somewhat out of the box but I think it shows a good interpretation of the sketch and the colors in the Color Dare challenge were excellent colors for a masculine card... all colors except for the Peach were used.   

The golf bags were cut using three colors, layered and placed on the back two steps with a stitched border using sage cardstock the greens.  The golf cart was also cut using three colors, layered and placed on another stitched border using almond cardstock and embossed for a cart sand path. Two more cuts using the sage cardstock and stitched borders were cut to extend the grass across the card representing the panel in the sketch.  Another almond stitched border embossed for an extension of the cart sand path.  Finished card off with sentiments on the greens.  





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... both of these challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for future fun color challenges.  


Also sent to the following challenges:  
DiesRUs #170 "Anything Goes" (Must use metal die) 
 

Products Used:  
Carstock 
     CTMH - Almond, Desert Rose, Cinnamon, Sage, 
     Charcoal and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies - Golf Tournament (Golf Cardt) 
     Reasonable Dies - Golf Bag 
     Lawn Fawn LF913 Stitched Borders 
     The Paper Cut (Dies from Rubbernecker Stamps) 
         Precut Outer Stair Step Card 
Stamps 
     The Paper Collage (Local Scrap Store) Golf Set 
Inks 
     Memento "Black"  
Other 
     Embossing Folder "Broken Glass"  


Monday, June 7, 2021

On Your Wedding Day - Double Trouble Challenge #86 "Let's Celebrate"

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #86 "Let's Celebrate" using our partner's Inspirational Photo If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #157 JuneThe colors were a good match with ColorMyHeart Color Dare #447 "TicTacToe" challenge.  

The Butterfly Background die was selected as my cookie inspiration and some of the colors in the photo. The Color Dare Challenge had simlar colors in their TicTacToe (Row 2: Smoothie, Toffee, Mint + Sage and Sapphire). The Butterfly Background was cut using French Vanilla cardstock, colored using Copic brush pens which were the closest match to the Color Dare TicTacToe Board.  Another Butterfly from same background stamp was cut and used as a second layer for dimension.  The size of this background dies was a good match for a mini slimline... so the background panel was cut Mint cardstock with some space for a sentiment at the bottom. Added sentiment, added dots to center of white flowers, bitty sparkles to the butterfly and finished the card with "clear" Shimmer pen on the flowers, leaves and butterfly.  







At Double Trouble Our Things 1, 2 and 3 sure bring on some wierd combinations but I like to challenge them all; however, you have the flexibility of doing just Thing 1 to create a theme "Let's Celebrate" to be eligible for our random draw. 

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist and choose to enter one of our previous partners... and you will be rewarded addtional chances at our random draw.  



Also submitted to the following challenges

CTMH Products Unless otherwise Identified
Cardstock 
     Mint, French Vanilla and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S2103 Winged Masterpiece (Sentiment) 
Dies 
     Impression Obsession (IO) #Die396-ZZ Butterfly Background  
Inks/Pens 
     Sapphire Ink - Sentiment
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol-based) 
          BG10, BG11, YG11, TG23, E21, E43, R22 
Embellishments 
     Bitty Sparkles 
     Dots "Daisy Meadows" 
Other 
     Shimmer Brush "Clear"  
     


Monday, May 31, 2021

Sit & Stay - Double Trouble Challenge #85 "Something, Anything, Everything" - and YoYo Fun

This is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challenge #85 "Something, Anything, Everything" and chose Crafting Happiness as my previoius partnering.  

My daughter and I went to her cabin for a weekend of crafting; but they don't have cable available so we have a limited use of hotspot and stash. Of course I hadn't decided what my inspiration was going to be for this challenge before leaving home.  

Twisted Sister has a great optional twist using a YoYo Trick for inspiration. All you need to do is pick one of the samples given in the post or choose from 50 YoYo Tricks HERE.  In my travels I came across "Over the Falls" trick and got excited... my inspiration was to make a Water Fall Card.  Unfortunately my die for cutting a Water Fall card was at home which would have made it so much simpler.  You Tube here I come... tutorial is Waterfall Card By Dawn

My daughter had a doggie stamp with cute sentiments and perfect for my waterfall card which doubled my inspiration with another YoYo trick "Walk The Dog".   



Followed the tutorial on the different cuts for the backgrond and water fall cuts and scoring.  Stamped images using Black Memento Ink and coloring with Copic Sketch Brush pens in a variety of colors, added images to scored flap and placed the waterfall to the background papers.  Masked Lucy and the dog food dish and added another sentiment.  Lucy's outfit was stamped on design paper, fussy-cut and pieced on Lucy's image.  Here are a couple more photos when the waterfall tab is pulled down.  




At Double Trouble Our Things 1, 2 and 3 sure bring on some wierd combinations but I like to challenge them all; however, you have the flexibility of doing just Thing 1 to create a theme "Something, Anything, Everything" to be eligible for our random draw. This challenge runs for one week only.  

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist and choose to enter one of our previous partners... and you will be rewarded an addtional chance at our random draw.  

We have added another Special YoYo Bonus Entry including any recent or old photo or scrapbook page (backlinking accepted) to include a YoYo. If we have 10 persons participating in this challenge there will be a separate random draw and a $40 CloseToMyHeart product selection.  Please join us for this fun challenge too.  

Submitted to Other Challenges:  


CTMH Products Unless Specified:  
Design Paper: 
     Hillside Cottage 
Cardstock 
     Black and White Daisy
Stamps
     CTMH - Besties-Lucy 
     Essentials By Ellen "Leading Ladies" Dog Lady By Brandi
Inks/Pens 
     Black Memento 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens, Alcohol-base - Variety of Colors 







 




Friday, May 28, 2021

You're So Tweet - Happy Bird-day - Color Dare #446

This is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #446, using all three colors (Blue, Yellow and Gray) with black, white and silver free.  The sketch used is Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #422.  

My CTMH order came in today and "So Tweet" stamp set was perfect for this color challenge.  Yellow for the chick, blue for the balloons and a mix-in gray and white design paper for the inner frame.  

Layered my two design papers with Bluebird cardstock. Stamped chick with balloon in black, colored with Copic Sketch pens, used the thin cuts and adhered to background with 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  Stamped a second chick, clipped off the balloon and fussy-cut the flowers, colored and adhered both with 3D thin foam tape and added a balloon string to the second balloon. The sentiments and butterfly were from the same stamp set and stamped directly on the background papers.   
  



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... both of these challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for future fun color challenges.  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Papers 
     Craft On (Bluebird stripe) 
     Mix-In X9005 (Gray and White) 
Cardstock 
     Bluebird and White Daisy 
Stamps & Thin Cut 
     Z3954 So Tweet 
Pens/Inks 
     Memento "Black" 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol-base) 
         Yellow:  Y06, Y08, Y13 
         Blue:  B91, B95, B97 and BG000
     Jel Pen "White" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 





  

  

Monday, May 17, 2021

You Deserve a You Day - Double Trouble Challenge #84

Here is my Design Team card for Double Trouble "It's a You Day", using Twisted Sister's optional twist to "include bling" and sharing with our partner Stinkin' Inkers Challenge # "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".  

Again, went through my container of unfinished Copic Class card kits and found a perfect girly-girl image... and much to my surprise all the coloring had been completed in class. Modified the image panel cut slightly and changed the design paper to strawberries instead of flowers.  Added the Nuvo drops and sentiment.  




At Double Trouble Our Things 1, 2 and 3 sure bring on some wierd combinations but I like to challenge them all; however, you have the flexibility of doing just Thing 1 to create a theme "It's a You Day" girly girl project and be eligible for our random draw.

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist and/or enter at Stinkin' Inkers "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", our partner for this challenge, if you have met their requirement... and you will be rewarded additional chances for the random draw. Please join us for this fun challenge

  
Also sent to the following challenges:  

Products Used:  
Copic Class Card Kit with Jennifer Dove Just4FunCrafts 
     Die - Whimsey Stamp "Kinetic Straight Basics" 
Design Paper 
     CTMH Taste of Summer "Strawberry Sheet" 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Pear and White Daisy 
Inks and Pens 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-based 
       Skin:  E50, E51, E53, E55
       Dress:  R81, RV34, RV19 
       Bow:  YG03, YG17 
       Hair:  E51, E53, E55, E57 
Other 
     Nuvo "Gloss Red Berry"  and  "Carnation Pink" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 





Friday, May 14, 2021

A Bunch of Hugs - Color Dare #444 TicTacToe

I just received my CTMH "Cherry Blossom" stamp set and "You Are Enough"  paperpack and thought this would be a great combination for our ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #444 TicTacToe. I chose to use Column 1 (Peach, Ballerina, Sangria) and the one design paper had all three colors... a no brainer.  My first thought was to use Frosted Crystal embossing powder but decided to do one of the smaller stamps and test it... wasn't happy with it and decided on white.  

Using the Cherry Blossom branch... stamped with VersaMark and embossed with white; however the background was too light and stamped/embossed two more times... not happy.  

Cut another piece of the same paper with the darker pinks and again stamped and embossed with White and it displayed better.... still not happy.  




Took my first attempt with the layers of embossing to test one more VersaMark but used Black embossing powder... oooh, I kinda liked that but the black and white made it smokey looking.  

 

Sooooo, one more cut of the pretty paper, again in the darker pinks, using VersaMark with Black embossing powder... I WAS Happy.  



Well, when I started playing with the layout of My Happy Card, several backgrounds were considered and after finally deciding on the layout I again looked at my not so happy ones and was convinced that they were not going in my wastebasket.  I was going to make them Happy.  A little fussy-cutting and different backgrounds... now I am confused as to why I was unhappy.  These are my Happy cards.  


And they all deserved HUGS.  And on the inside of each was a corner sentiment  "Thinking of You" with a small cherry blossom.  These cards are versatile and can be used for anyone you want to HUG or someone in need of HUGS.  

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... both of these challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for some fun color challenges.  

Also sent to the following Challenges
Theme: Feminine "Mother's Day 
or for Someone Special" 










CTMH Products Used Unless Otherwise Specified:  
Design Paper 
     You Are Enough 
Cardstock 
     Sangria, Black, French Vanilla and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     C1889 Cherry Blossoms 
Dies 
     Tutti Designs "Hugs" 
     Poppy Stitches #1788 Tailored Stitches 
Inks / Pens 
     Memento "Black" 
     VersaMark 
Other 
     Embossing Folder "Cherry Blossoms" 
     Embossing Powder - Ranger "White" and "Black" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape