Monday, March 29, 2021

Have a Magical Birthday - Double Trouble Challenge #80 "Something, Anything, Everything"

Here is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #78 "Something, Anything, Everything" using Twisted Sister's optional twist to celebrate National Crayon Day and include an image on your project that you have colored.  Again, went through my container of unfinished Copic Class card kits and found another Whimsy's wizzard images... much to my surprise it didn't even need a touchup.  

The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #414 had a window box which was perfect to set my frog on.  Pulled out my Wood Grain paper pack and selected one of the design papers to die cut the window/window box and also used as the background.  Fussy-cut my frog image and glued to the window box with froggy's foot on the edge and the other items in the box.  Made my window into a shaker with the sequins and then adhered to the background paper.  Using 3D foam tape put the window box and image at bottom of window.  The sentiment was layered with the wood grain and adhered to background with 3D thin for tape. 



 


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 "Something, Anything, Everything" 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 our previous partner's challenge if you have met their requirement... and you will be rewarded additional chances for the random draw. List of previous partners in Double Trouble post. Please join us for this fun challenge.   


Also submitted to the following Challenges
     3 Colors: Blue, Green, Yellow; 2-Neutrals: Grey, Brown; 
     Glitter:  Sequins


Products Used
Design Paper 
     CTMH Wood Grain 
From the Card Kit: 
     Image from Whimsy Stamps "Create Magic"
          which was masked using frog and spider cider images
     Whimsy Stamps - Sentiment  
Cardstock 
     Black and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Judy's Cutting Dies "Window & Window Box w/Flowers" 
     Waffle "A2 Layers Die" for back of shaker box
Inks / Pens 
     Memento "Black" 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcholol-base) 
        B21, B24, B26, C1, C3, C5, Y15, Y19, W1, W3, W5 
        E51, E53, E55, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 
Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Assortment of Sequins 
 


 

 

Friday, March 26, 2021

Together Shaker Card

Join us at the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop... there are many super sponsors and there are no limits to the number of projects you enter. The more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random draw prizes. Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating, and don't forget to look for Blog Candy along the way. 




Some of us from Our Little Crop Group attended many Copic Coloring Classes before the Pandemic at a local scrapbook store. The coloring packets were included in a plastic bag with all the cuts and trimmings and instructions to assemble a card.

There were three coffee card packets in my stash beckening to be used... So below my card are the packets I chose for the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop. Pulled out all the pieces from each of these packets and created three new coffee cards with brighter spring colors using bits and pieces from each packet. 

This is Card 3 "Together Shaker Card"  



Submitted to the following challenges

Products Used
Nicolette's Coffee Card Packets
     Packet 1:  White Embossed Background, 
                      Pink Layer, Checker Design Papers
     Packet 2:  Sentiment  
     Packet 3:  Donut Image
My Stash 
     Cardstock - White Daisy 
     Die - Echo Park Designer Dies "Coffee & Jesus" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass 
     Copic Sketch Pens alcohol-based - Variety of Browns & Pinks
   

Nicolette's coffee card packets.  There were four packets; but I had already used one of them.  So cuts and pieces from each of the packets were used for three new coffee cards and the left-overs were put in with my coffee stash for future cards. 

Packet 1 
Packet 2 
Packet 3


 












Thursday, March 25, 2021

Have an ESPRESSO-LY-Great Day


Join us at the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop... there are many super sponsors and there are no limits to the number of projects you enter. The more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random draw prizes. Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating, and don't forget to look for Blog Candy along the way. 




Some of us from Our Little Crop Group attended many Copic Coloring Classes before the Pandemic at a local scrapbook store. The coloring packets were included in a plastic bag with all the cuts and trimmings and instructions to assemble a card.

There were three coffee card packets in my stash beckening to be used... So below my card are the packets I chose for the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop. Pulled out all the pieces from each of these packets and created three new coffee cards with brighter spring colors using bits and pieces from each packet.  

This is Card 2 "Have an ESPRESSO-LY-Great Day"  



Submitted to the following challenges







Products Used
Nicolette's Coffee Card Packets
     Packet 1:  Donut Image 
     Packet 2:  White Embossed Cardstock, Design Paper 
     Packet 3:  Scalloped Frame, Plastic/Sprinkles for Shaker 
My Stash 
     Cardstock - White Daisy 
     Die - Paper Smooches "Cozy Coffee"  
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Copic Sketch Pens alcohol-based - Browns 

   
Nicolette's coffee card packets.  There were four packets; but I had already used one of them.  So cuts and pieces from each of the packets were used for three new coffee cards and the left-overs were put in with my coffee stash for future cards. 

Packet 1 
Packet 2 
Packet 3


 

















 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

You're a Year Older But you DONUT Look It


Join us at the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop... there are many super sponsors and there are no limits to the number of projects you enter. The more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random draw prizes. Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating, and don't forget to look for Blog Candy along the way. 





Some of us from Our Little Crop Group attended many Copic Coloring Classes before the Pandemic at a local scrapbook store. The coloring packets were included in a plastic bag with all the cuts and trimmings and instructions to assemble a card.

There were three coffee card packets in my stash beckening to be used... So below my card are the packets I chose for the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop. Pulled out all the pieces from each of these packets and created three new coffee cards with brighter spring colors using bits and pieces from each packet.  

This is Card 1 "You're a Year Older But You DONUT look it" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #413 for my son's 51st birthday. The donuts, sentiment  were from Packet 1Many of the cuts and Sentiment fit him perfectly. 

 


Submitted to the following challenges





Products Used
Nicolette's Coffee Card Packets - Cuts/Background 
     Packet 1:  Donuts, Sentiment 
     Packet 3:  Background Die Cardstock 
     Packet 2:  Brown Layer 
My Stash 
     Cardstock - White Daisy 
     Embellishments - Doodlebug Design "Cute Clips 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Copic Sketch Pens alcohol-based - Variety of Colors 

   
Nicolette's coffee card packets.  There were four packets; but I had already used one of them.  So cuts and pieces from each of the packets were used for three new coffee cards and the balance were put in with my coffee stash for future cards. 

Packet 1 
Packet 2 
Packet 3


 















Tuesday, March 23, 2021

You Must Be Kitten - 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop

Some of us from Our Little Crop Group attended many Copic Coloring Classes before the Pandemic at a local scrapbook store. The coloring packets were included in a plastic bag with all the cuts and trimmings and instructions to assemble a card.  

These packets are stored in a plastic container beckening to be used... so below my card is the packet I chose for the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop.  There are times I used them just as is; however, I prefer to create my own card using some of the cuts and/or changing the sketch and/or colors.  



 

 
Jennifer Dove's Copic Card Class packet changes:  Only used the plaid paper and image from the card packet.  Metal die used to cut the cup from the plaid paper and fussy-cut the bath cat image in two.  Pieced them together using tape and the bubbles and rubber ducky with 3D foam tape. My intial coloring was so much lighter so touched it up a bit for more dimension.  

My background was totally different from the pieces in the packet... selected from my stash a background paper to use as wallpaper, added a die cut window with the outside view of another design paper with clouds.  Adhered the bath cat image with 3D thin foam tape in front of the window, scattered a few bubbles and sporadically added liquid glass to some of the bubbles. I was pleased with the new scene for bath cat... hope you enjoy it too.  

Join us at the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop... there are many super sponsors and there are no limits to the number of projects you enter. The more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random draw prizes. Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating, and don't forget to look for Blog Candy along the way. 

Also Submitted to the following Challenges:  
CTMH Products Used Unless Specified Otherwise
Whimsy Stamps "Bath Cat" Card Packet  
     Plaid Design Paper 
     No other Cuts or Embellishments used from Card Packet
Cardstock 
     Glacier and Daisy White 
Design Papers 
     Daisy Meadows "Background" 
     Sweet Safari "Clouds" 
Dies 
     Crafter's Companion "Vintage Tea Party" 
     Judy's Cutting Dies "Window and Box with Flower" 
Pens
     Sketch Brush Pens alcohol-based 
          Variety of colors on Identifed on Packet 
Other 
     Liquid Glass 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     



Monday, March 22, 2021

Hey Chickie - 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop

Some of us from Our Little Crop Group attended many Copic Coloring Classes before the Pandemic at a local scrapbook store. The coloring packets were included in a plastic bag with all the cuts and trimmings and instructions to assemble a card.  

These packets are stored in a plastic container beckening to be used... so below my card is the packet I chose for the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop.  There are times I used them just as is; however, I prefer to create my own card using some of the cuts and/or changing the sketch or colors.  


Nicolette's Copic Card Class Packet changes:  One of my chicks were scrapped because of a pen leak.  The large egg was cut using a steel die to make a cup and another oval die to change the size to fit the cup. Used most all the other papers and embellishments in the kit but changed the initial sketch.  So I now claim this as my own creativity... but each as cute as the other. 



Join us at the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop... there are many super sponsors and there are no limits to the number of projects you enter. The more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random draw prizes. Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating, and don't forget to look for Blog Candy along the way. 

Also Submitted to the following Challenges:  


Products Used:  
Hey Chickie Copic Coloring Class Packet 
     Paper Smooches "Chubby Chums Clear Stamp Set" 
     Embossed White Cardstock 
     Polka-dot Paper 
     Grass 
     Zig-Zag Strips 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Other Dies 
     Paper Sweeties "Keep Calm & Drink Coffee" 
    Journey D1-0042 "Pierced Ovals"
Pens and Ink 
     Mememto "Black Ink"
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - Variety of Colors 
Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 
 

 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop

This is a card I made for the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop using the colors from ColorMyHeart Color Dare #436 "TicTacToe" and combining it with the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #498 Chose a tea cup die and cut it with one of the design papers from the CTMH Daisy Meadows.  The images, flowers and eggs were fussy cut from the same design paper and adhered with 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  A border die was used for the lace and the eggs replaced the bow in the sketch.  Two mint embellishments were added to the left-hand upper corner.   








Please visit Coffee Lovers Hop, ColorMyHeart Color Dare and Try Stampin' on Tuesday for inspiration and create something for Spring/Summer.  Looking forward to seeng what you have created. 

Also submitted to the following challenges
     Easter or Spring Cards 
YNS Fun Friday "Inspiration" - Flowers and Pink









CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Daisy Meadows 
Cardstock 
     Peach and Daisy White 
Dies 
     Crafter's Companion "Vintage Tea Party" 
     Sizzix Thinlits #661-96 "Hello Doily" Borders 
Other 
     Sugar Rush Dots
     3D Thin Foam Tape 




Friday, March 19, 2021

Some Bunny Loves You - Color My Heart Color Dare #436

Here is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #436 "TicTacToe" which is the Color Palette for Daisy Meadows CTMH paperpack and I chose to use all the colors.  The Sketch used is from Heart2Heart and perfect for a variety of design papers. 

The floral design paper was used for my background, the other panels were cut to size using one of the other design papers and zip strips and placed as in the sketch.  The bunny in the basket and flowers were all fussy-cut from another design paper and adhered to the panels with 3D thin foam tape. Finished with a sentiment stamped in black in the upper left-hand corner.   







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 to give you inspiration to join us for some fun color challenges and hop by Heart2Heart for some more inspiration on using their sketch challenge.


Also sent to the following Challenges
     Easter or Spring Cards 
 
CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Daisy Meadows and the Zip Strips
Cardstock 
     Peach and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     D1633 Hopping By Holiday (Sentiment) 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

     





Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Sending You Get Well Wishes - AHSC #412

I love this stamp set from CTMH and just needed to create a card. The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #412 was perfect for my butterfly.  

Aside from coloring more time was spent on getting a good full print of all the detail.  Stamping with Versa Mark you can't really see whether it's covering all the detail until you shake on the  embossing powder to see some detail missing. Not sure whether this is a defect in the stamp or my stamping.  Misti or a brush for even pressure, nothing worked.   

After several attempts, and being persistent, I stamped it again (3 times using the Misti) and Memento "Black" ink so I could clearly see all the detail, let it dry and then stamped with Versa Mark.  When the heat embossing was completed if embossing powder was lacking it didn't show because of the black stamping.  

Usually I'll pick out my paper before coloring my image for a closer match of colors but had decided I would use a white background with a black strip.  So picked up my Sketch brush pens and completed the coloring of the butterfly and then fussy-cut.  Unintentionally I put it down on the plaid that was sitting on my desk from Daisy Meadows paperpack which I had just used on a previous card... it made me happy. 

Now, I wasn't undecided of the solid black strip... so went to my border dies and found a die that wasn't solid and decided to tone down the black and cut one in the Peacock color that was in the plaid and another cut in yellow... made me happier.  Stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, layered with peacock, and also layered my plaid with peacock and assembled on my card base.  And unusual for me; no thin 3D foam tape used and still pleased with the demension.  


  




Also sent to the following Challenges:  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Daisy Meadows 
Cardstock 
     Peacock and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S2103 Winged Masterpiece SOTM 
Dies 
     Pretty Pink Posh "Twine and Bows"      
Pens/Inks 
     Memento "Black" 
     Versa Mark 
     Copic Sketch alcohol-base Brush Pens 
        BG11, BG32, BG34, R81, R83, R85, V20, V22, V25 
        Y06, Y08, Y11, YG25, YG61, YG63 
Other 
     Ranger "Black" Fine Embossing Powder 
     
 



Monday, March 15, 2021

Create Your Own Magic - Double Trouble Challenge #79 "A Magical Day"

This is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challenge #79 "A Magical Day" partnering with Dies R Us, using at least one steel die.  I was also able to include this in ColorMyHeart Color Dare's Challenge #435 "Green + 1 Color... I chose blue as my additional color.    

Before the Pandemic I attended many of the Copic classes offered at our local scrapbook store given by Jennifer Dove. I knew the magic I wanted to create so went to my Copic cards that were not completed and chose one of the Wizard cards.  Her kits include all the pieces for her design... however I like to make it my own layout and choose only to use some of the items so that it's not the same as those attending the class.  

The Wizard frame was cut using a Square Stiched Die.  I needed to complete the coloring of the frame and wizard, and then choose some patterned paper and embellishments. In CTMH Mix-In I found a perfect green plaid match for my background and layered it on black cardstock, added the stars and sentiment and done.  I have two more wizards that I need to complete so you may see them later this year. 


      



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 "A Magical Day" 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 our partner's challenge if you have met their requirement... and you will be rewarded additional chances for the random draw. Please join us at Double Trouble Challenges.

Please check the ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #345  for their DT inspiration and other entrants to their challenge too.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges:  

Products Used:  
Design Paper 
     CTMH Mix-In #X9009 (Green Plaid)      
Copic Card Kit Included:
     Whimsy Stamps "Wizard Frame" 
     Whimsy Stamps "Create Magic"
     Whimsey "Knotched Square Die" 
     Stitched Star Dies 
     Sentiment
Dies 
     Pink & Main "Square Stitched Dies" 
Pens/Inks 
     Memento "Black" 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol base 
          B21,B24,B26,C1,C3,C5,B000,B00,B01,B02 
          W1,W3,W5,E51,E53,E55,YG01,YG03,YG67,YG17
Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 

 
     


Friday, March 5, 2021

Happy Birthday To You - Color Dare Challenge #434

Here is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare "Love of Color" choosing Canary, Sage and Grape for my colors and combining it with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #410.  There were so many colors to choose from for a Spring card.  My card was totally die cuts and patterned papers and the sketch made it very easy how to place them.  





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 go give you inspiration to join us for some fun color challenges.  

Also sent to the following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Mix-In #9013 "Canary" 
     Mix-In #9015 "Sage" 
Cardstock 
     Grape and French Vanilla
Dies
     Lawn Fawn #LF852 "Happy Birthday" 
     Reasonable Dies F1371 "Flowers" 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1323 "Dancing Butterflies"  
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape
     Nuvo Crystal Drops "Dandelion Yellow