Monday, October 18, 2021

Have a Monstrous Halloween! - Double Trouble Challenge #95 "Halloween Cuteness"

Here is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #95 "Halloween Cuteness" partnering with Cupcake Inspirations "Halloween Fun".  My inspiration... the little monsters with googly eyes and colors intriqued me to use my CTMH stamp and die set "Montrous Halloween".  During our Little Crop Group on Zoom yesterday, my friend and neighbor offered me her Whimsy rubber stamp "Moon Background".  So was well on my way to creating until I checked to see what Twisted Sister had up her sleeve.  Twisted Sister's optional Tricky Twist asked us to use Washi Tape and it proved to be a tricky twist just like she said... I chose a spider web washi tape that reminded me of a galazy sky... clever huh?  Now to put it all together.  


 


Stamped and cut the little monsters in several colors used in Cupcake Inspirations Photo #530.  Stamped in black the moon background on white cardstock and fussy-cut.  Then across the top of black cardstock I ran three strips of the spider web washi tape, and adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape the moon background on the bottom.  

Now the fun of playing around with the placement of the monsters. Four were placed on the right-hand side and a post and stamped sentiment in Gypsy ink, distressed, and all adhered with 3D thin foam tape in a crater on the left.  I needed some color on the moon and decided to use the purple in the craters only.  There was something still missing so I added the blue ghost coming over the moon, and another 3-googly eyes that was coming out of one of the craters.  

Had some monsters left over and placed them in the bottom right-hand corner of the inside of the card joining the monstrous party.  



Also sent to the following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Black and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     C1652 Montrous Halloween
     Whimsy Stamps "Moon Background"    
Dies 
     Montrous Halloween Thin Dies 
Inks / Pens  
     Gypsy, Tangerine, Crystal Blue, Bluebird and Pear 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pen - Color V15
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Friday, October 15, 2021

Merry Christmas - Color Dare #466

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #466. The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #442 reminded me of a die with poinsettias that was in my stash and would be perfect as the focal point from the sketch in creating a Christmas card.  Of course the colors in the grid were not traditional Christmas colors, but it would work with Sangria and Rosemary for the floral and leaves and a soft pink for the background.  How pretty is that? 




Several cuts were made of the poinsettia die using the Sangria, Ballerina and Rosemary cardstock and shuffled around until I was happy with the mix.  The Ballerina was a layer buried, glued the Rosemary layer and then pieced the Poinsettia leaves with two sets of Sangria for dimension and curling the tips.  The floral was adhered to the Ballerina base and layered with Sangria.  I didn't have enough space on the bar for my sentiment, so it was placed at the bottom of the floral using Eggplant ink, closest to the Sangria color.  The flowers were brushed using the clear glitter pen.  The one Sangria die cut was used on the bottom of the card inside so it wouldn't go in my stash or trash.    




Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share a project for this Inspiration Photo 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


CTMH Products unless specified otherwise
Cardstock
     Ballerina, Sangria, Rosemary and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     C1810 Holiday Trimmings 
Die 
     Memory Box #99490 "Poinsettia Band" 
     Dee's Distinctively "Poinsettia" used Center Only
Pens/Inks 
     Eggplant Ink 
     Glitter Pen "Clear" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Pink Pearl Embellishment























 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Hey There Pumpkin - Double Trouble Challenge #94

This is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challenge "#94 "Fall Garland Inspiration Photo partnering with Use Your Stuff "Fall".  Twisted Sister wanted us to Carve a Pumpkin using scissors, punch, die or die cutting machine and include the pumpkin in the project.  It wasn't very difficult to choose this pumpkin die and cut with my Cuttlebug from one of the design papers from Pumpkin Spice which had all the colors in the "Inspirational Fall Photo" at ColorMyHeart Color Dare#463.  

A second pumpkin was cut using orange cardstock, and most of the pieces stayed in place and I only had to piece a part of one of the smaller pumpkins.  The plaid in the same paperpack was a great background for this colorful pumpkin die cut and the sentiment from the sticker sheet was perfect.     




Join us at Double Trouble Challenge #94 

Thing 1: Use my Fall Garland as inspiration for colors and/or Fall items. Use Your Stuff... Go through your stash for papers, stamps, stencils, inks, embellishments, etc. to create a Fall project.  

Thing 3:  Optional: Let's make pumpkins with paper using a die, punch, a cutting machine or scissors, "carve your pumpkin" and include it in your project.  

Thing 2:  Create a Fall project you are eligible to enter your project HERE  at Use Your Stuff  




Also sent to the following challenges:  





CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Pumpkin Spice and Sticker Sheet (Sentiment) 
Cardstock 
     Harbour and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies "Pumpkin Patch" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 





Friday, October 1, 2021

"Boo Crew" - Color Dare #464

Here is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #464 "Triple Play" using Boo Crew CTMH paperpack which is perfect for this Triple Play.  Used the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #526 but instead of the option of plaid and checkers, I chose two different striped and design sheets.  

The upper design paper was selected for a starry Halloween nite to layer my ghosts on... with the bottom design paper used as my bubble of words for all the cute sentiments.  All pieces were layered with Wild Berry cardstock.  


Be careful when you open the card... BOO!  Don't be scared, they are only paper.    



   


Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share a project for this Inspiration Photo 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.  



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Boo Crew 
Cardstock 
     Wild Berry, Black and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1398 "Ghosts" 
     Paper Smooches "Halloween Icons" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 












Monday, September 20, 2021

Double Trouble #93 - Autumn Blessings

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge No. 93 Something, Anything, Everything (aka Anything Goes) with and Twisted Sister's optional twist to include "Fall Harvest Item".   

At our Little Group Crop today we were working with Gel Press backgrounds and I chose to do woodgrain and plaid for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #439 and also meet the requirement of Heart2Hearts "Be Creative with Cardstock" using the colors in ColorMyHeart Color Dare "TicTacToe".  Since I used copic oil base pens and acrylic paints my colors are closest to the TicTacToe palette.  



 




Thing 3:  Twisted Sister says, "It's the season of Harvest and I know Trouble Maker is eager to bite into a crispy apple. As for me, I'd rather bite into a warm apple pie. Let's make a fall project and include your favorite Fall Harvest item(s), e.g. pies, apples, pears, pumpkins, gourds, pomegranates, Indian corn, grains, scarecrows, etc. 








The Gel Press backgrounds you really don't know what you're going to get with the different layers and materials you work with. My daughter's eyes were rolling a bit and I required a little more time then she probably wanted to give me; but she held her patience with my frustrations.  But at the end I came up with the two designs I needed and were happy with them.  

I tackled the woodgrain first... acrylic paint colors used were close to Mink, Tangerine, Toffee, Shortbread, Black & White acrylic paint using a woodgrain stencil until I got the texture and color I wanted.  Next the plaid... colors used were close to Harbour, Mink, Toffee, Shortbread, Black and White acrylic paint and using a plaid stamp until I got the texture and color I wanted.  The plaid had some smudging due to layers of colors so I wasn't sure I was happy with the plaid but it looked rustic. My daughter encouraged me and said they were perfect.  So, I had the pieces I needed for the AHSC but would have to wait until I got home to bring my card all together.  

The circle for the sentiment was cut in two different sizes, using Toffee with a frame of Harbour.  Had already cut out some pussy willows from a die in an assortment of colors, but just layered them for dimension with the the Shortbread color on top.  and a peek-a-boo of Paprika.  Stamped pumpkin row and colored with Copic Sketch Pens (alcohol-base) using colors as close to Paprika, Payaya and Harbour and adhered at the bottom of the pussy willows.  Stamped sentiment in Sapphire (closest color to Harbour) and added the gold sequins.   

Also sent to the following challenges:  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Papers 
     None 
Cardstock 
     Harbour, Paprika, Shortbread, Toffee and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     B1685 "Autumn Blessings"  
Dies 
     Spellbinders "Pussy Willows" 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 "Dashing Circles" 
Pens / Inks / Acrylic paints 
     Pens - Copic Sketch alcohol-based colors BG78 (Harbour); 
         E08 (Paprika), R05 (Payaya) 
     Acrylic Paints - Variety of Colors using Closest Colors to 
         Color Dare's TicTacToe Palette 
     Ink "Sapphire" for Harbour
Embellishments 
     Gold Sequins 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
       

Friday, September 17, 2021

Together We Make a Family - Color Dare Challenge #462

This is my DT card using the CTMH Pumpkin Spice Paperpack for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #462 using all the colors in our TicTacToe palette and combining it with Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #524.  There were no stamps used for this card... only design papers, zip strips and stickers.  This was an easy and fun card to pull together using this sketch.  And the sentiment sticker was perfect for my pumpkin and pie family.  






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 Challenges










CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
:
Design Paper 
     Pumpkin Spice and Sticker Sheet 
Cardstock 
     Paprika and Daisy White 
Dies 
     Pretty Pink Posh DC28-2T  "Stitched Scalloped Circles"
Other 
     Thin Foam Tape 










 

 











Friday, September 3, 2021

Double Trouble Challenge #92 "Fun Fold" Using Playdoh Colors and partnering with Creative Creases

This is my Design Team Halloween card for Double Trouble Challenge #92 "Fun Fold" with stamped images from CTMH "Spooky Gnomes" and Twisted Sister's twist to include at least one of Paydoh's mascots colors (purple, red, green, blue, orange and yellow).  So out came my Copic Sketch Brush Pens using a variety of the colors except for red.  





My intent was to only use the Spanner Panel Card until I got to the inside of the card and it screamed out to me to add an insert for a dimensional pop-up.   

The Witch Gnome is on the front of my card, guarding the gate, however, lift the gate and you will see that the the Trick and Treaters got past him.  The fun fold cuts are easy... you just need your imagination for your story. The folds were fun to put together, fun using several scraps of retired papers, fun coloring all the images and the result of a Fun Fold card to share with our partner at Creative Creases "Any Fun Fold" using at least one stamped item.  






Also sent to the following challenges:


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Fun Fold Spanner Panel Card combined with an 
     an Inside Pop-Up Insert by Lisa Curcio
Design Papers - Retired 
     Spooktacular 
     Scaredy Cat 
     Hello Pumpkin 
     Jeepers Creepers 
Cardstock 
     Sundance, Black and White Daisy  
Stamps 
     Spooky Gnomes 
Dies 
     Pretty Pink Posh "Picket Fence" 
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
        B95, B97, B99 E00, E21, E55, E71, G05, G09, G12, W0, W1, W3 
        Y13, Y17, Y21, YR21, YR27, YR68, Black Multi-Liner
Other 
     Thin and Regular Foam Tape 



     

Color Dare #460 "Crazy 8" - Happy Birthday

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #460 "Crazy 8" challenge.  All you have to do is choose 4 of the outside block colors and you are welcome to use any products as long as they are the closest match. After choosing your 4 Blocks, if you want to use additional blocks it's your choice as long as you use "Only" blocks included on the Color Palette above.  

The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #436 was perfect for many of the color blocks from Crazy 8 palette and great for a mini slimline card.  The sketch was already a beautiful card so other than using similar cuts the sketch was almost duplicated.  Using this sketch was a perfect choice to use in the Cut It Up Challenge #233 "Use a Sketch of Your Choice" and make sure you include a die (this was not a problem with this sketch for sure).     





Went through the Wood Grain CTMH Paperpack and found a wood grain that had almond and/or pebble color.  Proceeded to cut many flowers, leaves and fern using various dies.  The sentiment panels were cut and Happy Birthday Sentiment stamped with black ink.  The flowers were layered and adhered with glue and thin foam tape for dimension. Fern and leaves and additional little flowers were added around the cluster of the flowers.  

Used some of the left over cuts of flowers, leaves and ferns for the bottom corner of the inside of the card.  



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 sent to the following challenges

 
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Wood Grain - "Almond and Pebble"  
Cardstock 
     Lilac, Blue Belle, Canary, Smoothie, Fern, Almond and White
Stamps 
     Stampendous "Birthday Wish" 
Dies 
     Sizzix "Garden Greens" 
     Paper Smooches "Foliage 2" 
     Lawn Fawn "Spring Sprig"
     Peachy Cheap "Exclusive Flower Cutting Dies" 
     Reasonable Dies "Torn Edge Squares" 
     CC Designs "Stitched Squares"  
Inks 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
Other 
     Thin and Regular Foam Tape 


  

Friday, August 20, 2021

Cake and Ice Cream - Color Dare #458 "6-Pack" and Double Trouble Challenge #91

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #91 "Scrappers Trail Mix" partnering with ColorMyHeart Color Dare #458 choosing at least three colors from the 6-pack Color Board.  Scrappers Trail Mix can be a combination of patterns (polka dots, plaids, checkers, stripes, etc.) or just use one, it's your choice.  

My choice of colors were all except Blue Belle.  Strips were cut from a black and white variety packet of design papers from Paper Smooches, adhered with tape on white cardstock, angular, for the background. The images were all stand-alone dies and were cut using a variety of colors.  Sentiments were stamped on the clouds and then the images were all adhered to the background using regular and 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 "Use Color Board from ColorMyHeart Color Dare #458" and enter our partner's challenge... and you will be rewarded addtional chances at Double Trouble's random draw. 


Products Used
Design Papers 
     Paper Smooches "Black & White Patterns" 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Sundance, Cinnamon, Desert Rose, Peacock, Glacier 
     Black and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Paper Smooches #J2D388 "Cactus"
     Whimsy Stamps #WSD365 "Up in the Clouds" 
     Glasses - Unknown in stash
Stamps 
     Stampendous "Birthday Wish"  
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
Ink/Pens
     Memento Black Ink 

         







Friday, August 6, 2021

Hugs - Color Dare #456 "Color Wheel - 2 Colors on Opposite Sides"

Here is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #456, using 2 Colors on the opposite sides of the Color Wheel (Yellow "Lemon" and Purple "Pansy").  I've seen many beautiful CTMH Butterfly background cards on Facebook so decided to do something with sponging the colors on both the die cut and also the background cardstock using Lemon and Pansy ink pads.  




Sponge, Sponge, Sponge and more Sponge. Adhered the Sponged Butterfly Background die cut to my sponged background and then did a little more sponging on the edges.  On the inside... some more sponging on the inside corner and border with Lemon and Pansy and used a Butterfly Ribbon die for a stencil. Added 3D thin foam tape to the underside near body of each butterfly, bone curled the wings and added liquid glass to the bodies.  Cut Hugs sentiment in both yellow and pansy for shadowing and adhered direct to Butterfly background die cut.   




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 challenges:  
Color Crazy Craft Challenge (Must be Coloring, No precolored) 
    My Coloring: Sponging with Ink Pads  
    Sponged Background behind the Die Cut 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Pansy and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Z3961 "Butterfly Background" 
     Tutti Designs "Hugs" 
     Piazza Plenty "Butterfly on Ribbon" Used as Stencil on Inside 
Inks 
     Lemon and Pansy 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass