Friday, July 28, 2023

Tickled Pink for You - Double Trouble Challenge #144 "Woody" partner with FarmQuest "Pig(s)

Here is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #144 "Woody" with requirement to use woodgrain and opted to use Twisted Sister's Twist to "include a Piggy" which is a requirement for FarmQuest Challenge #33 "Pigs".  The Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #616 was perfect for woodgrain and instead of a circle used a square frame and even included their twist behind the floral "a summer drink" behind the floral. The ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #558 "TicTacToe" had great choices and my choice was to use Row 1: Melon, Sundance, Sage + Capri).  

The background was my woodgrain requirement... smudged edges with Nutmeg ink taking on a barn texture and added a small border of melon cardstock also smudged. The banners were two patterned papers, with woodgrain strip between each, smudged edges with Nutmeg and adhered direct to my woodgrain background.  

The frame for piggy was cut with same woodgrain as background in a different direction, and another panel cut for the background of the frame in same direction as background. 

A lot of fussy coloring and fussy-cutting... piggy, flowers and cup using Copic Sketch Brushes in colors closest to Melon, Sundance, Sage and Capri and adhered in frame with 3D thin foam tape for dimension with additional flowers on two corners as the  embellishments shown on sketch.  

Sketch didn't require a sentiment but one was added in the bottom right-hand corner using Melon cardstock and stamped with Nutmeg ink. This was a big challenge to get all the ingredients in from the four challenges, many cuts, replacing and removing pieces, until it finally came together... and I'm so happy with it, hope you enjoy this card too.    

Inside of Card:  Used the outer frame, which would have gone in stash, adhered to the inside card base and stamped a sentiment in frame.  Stamped some flowers on white cardstock, used the background elements with closest row one colors and adhered under the frame, some fussy-cut on top of flowers and adhered to the frame bottom leaving space on bottom for personal note.         

Please stop by and have some fun with our Double Trouble challenge and check out to see what our Team Members and Entrants have created.  Don't forget to check out our collaborating partner at Farm Quest and see their Design Team members' and entrants' projects.  Hope to see you there!

Also Sent to the Following Challenges:  
Cut It Up #283 "Animals on Parade"  (Must Use At Least One Die Cut) 

CTMH Productions Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Papers 
     Mix In Paper Packets using Colors Sundance and Sage 
     Woodgrains Packet 
     Melon, Sundance and White Daisy 
     C1970 "Kind of a Pig Deal"   
     Verve Stamps "Holiday Treats"  
     Reasonable Dies "Torn Edge Squares" (Front Frame)
     Cottage Cutz CCB-072 "Nested Wacky Stitched Squares"
         (Front-Inside of Frame) (Inside-Frame) 
Pens and Inks 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     CTMH "Nutmeg" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Pens (alcohol base) 
        Melon:  R00, R02 
        Sundance:  YR21, YR23 
        Sage:  YG63 
        Capri:  BG45 
        Brown:  E13 
        Copic Multi-Liner .03 "Black" 
     Sakura Gelly Roll .08 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, July 21, 2023

Celebrate Your Day - Color Dare #558 "TicTacToe"

Here  is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #558 "Tic Tac Toe" I saw a reel on Instagram #Melissascraftingtreehouse that would be perfect for a combination of my Mix-In patterned papers for the colors I chose (Row 1: Melon, Sundance and Sage).  It's a colorful and fun background to put together and in fact had left over scraps to do a second card, with same colors in a future Color Dare challenge... you'll have to wait to see that one.     

The frame for sentiment was similar to the one in the reel... stamped Paper Sweeties sentiment "Celebrate Your Day" as it can be used for any occasion and loved the font.   Adhered sentiment direct to background.  

Some of the same patterned papers were used for stamping my florals (instead of coloring) and then fussy-cut (even though I had the thin dies) and adhered with thin foam tape for dimension on opposite corners of the sentiment tag.  Aside from the fussy-cutting this was a pretty quick card and if I had used the dies, even quicker. 

Inside of card:  Used some of the additional cuts from background on two sides and in the middle placed another flower between them.   

Please stop by and have some fun with Color Dare #558 TicTacToe Color Board  and check out what our Team Members and Entrants have created.  Hope to see you there.

CTMH Productions Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Papers 
     Mix In Paper Packers using Colors Melon, Sundance and Sage 
     Sundance and White Daisy 
     Z3960 "Doodled Florals" w/Thin Cuts - But were fussy-cut
     Paper Sweeties "So Sweet of You" Sentiments 
     My Favorite Things "Scalloped Stitched Rectangles" 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, July 14, 2023

Sweet Holiday Wishes "Christmas in July" Santa's Hat

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #143 "Christmas in July" partnering with with Jingle Belles Challenge "Santa's Hat"

Still feeling the heat of Summer in Arizona I linked HERE again to listen to Christmas Carols. When going through my stash... found two cute reindeers, one with a Santa hat already stamped and cut, some patterned paper with Santa Hats and a coordinating polka-dot paper.  Picked up my Copic Sketch pens and started coloring.  Used the two patterned papers for my background and adhered the deer with 3D thin foam tape.  

Added little embellishments, a stamped swirl star on Coffee Cup die cut, a Christmas Present which was pieced with two design papers and sentiment  printed on the speech bubble die cut in black ink.  

Products Used:  
Design Paper 
     Doodlebug Design "Sugarplums" 
     CTMH Candy Apple, White Daisy and Black  
     Reindeer - CC Designs "RB1132 Raindeer Games"
     Gift Box & Sentiment - Whimsy Co-1404 "Santa and Friends" 
     Cup pattern - CTMH #M1146 "Swirling Stars"      
     Speech Bubble:  We'R Memory Keepers Icons for Album 
     Coffee Cup:  Verve 
     Reindeers: cut with Scan N Cut 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     CTMH "Candy Apple" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Bruch Pens - Alcohol Base 
        C0, C00, E23, E33, E35, E51, E53, E55, 
        G17, G19, R02, R08, R29  
        Multi-Liner "Black 0.3 
     Sakura Gelly Roll Pen 05 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, July 7, 2023

Words Could Never Express - Color Dare #556 "Six Pack"

Here is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #556 "Six Pack" using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #614.  From the Color Board you must choose at least three colors... my choice was Ballerina, Mulberry, Avacado + Glacier. 

With the color choices it seemed pretty simple to select a floral stamp for the replacement of the oval frame. The floral base was stamped and die cut using white cardstock. Three more of same floral were stamped and cut using the colors Ballerina, Mulberry and Avocado... each floral was fussy-cut and adhered to the floral base using some glue and lfiting edges with 3D thin foam tape for dimension. Die cut a bow in Mulberry, layered with cardstock and adhered to stems of floral.

My decision for another color for the background was to let the floral pop... this Glacier checkered pattern did just that.  The banners were white cardbase layered with Glacier border to again put the focus on the floral.  To fill in the upper portion of the card a sentiment was stamped using black ink on white cardstock and layered with Mulberry.  

Inside Card:  Used the assortment of the little stamps from same stamp set... stamped randomly on bottom right-hand corner using inks that closely matched colors and the balance is left for personal comments. 

Please stop by and have some fun with Color Dare #558 TicTacToe Color Board  and check out what our Team Members and Entrants have created.  Hope to see you there.

Also submitted to the following challenges:  
Beautiful Blossoms "AG Focus on Florals" 2 colors from Inspirational
     Mood Board

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Mix-In X9017 - Glacier Checker 
     Ballerina, Mulberry, Avocado, Glacier and White Daisy 
Stamp & Thin Cut 
     Z3698 "Stitched Florals" 
     CoCo & Reno "Bows"  
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     CTMH Inks Closely Matched 
        Sugarplum (Mulberry)
        Bashful (Ballerina) 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Just Another Day - Birthday Card

Here is a card I made for our son-in-law, who says he's just doesn't want us to celebrate his birthday because it's "Just Another Day"; but mother and father in law are not listening.  After all... each year we celebrate his birthday, it's another birthday together.  Now, how is a non-celebration birthday card created and still be celebrated.  This is how it was accomplished... while putting a new stamp in my inventory the sentiment on CTMH Cape Code-Cardmaking stamp was my inspiration to create the front of the card but use the sentiment for the inside.  

Thus... created a belated birthday card I thought our son-in-law would appreciate using his phrase as the sentiment and three different vendor dies using the plaid from "Celebrating You" CTMH paperpack for the birth date.  The birth date die cuts were adhered to the background on a coordinating paper from same packet, bordered with Lemon cardstock and adhered with 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  The sentiment was typed on Word, printed, edged with Lagoon, bordered with Lemon cardstock and adhered to card with 3D thin foam tape.     

The sentiment that was my inspiration was used for the inside of the card... The "But & Another Number" sentiment was also typed on Word, printed, cut and adhered direct inside card base.  The "happy  55" was die cut using same background paper with a second set in Lemon cardstock as a shadow and finished off with the plaid border.  Yes... this satisfied the mother and father in-law's instinct to still celebrate birthdays.  

Sent to the following Challenges
     (Typed Sentiments Front & Inside) 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Celebrating You 
     Lemon and White Daisy 
     Stampin' Up Framelits Sizzix Dies 
        Large Letters (Front) 
        Large Numbers (Inside)
     Art-C Small Letters (Front) 
     Paper Smooches - Numbers (Front)   
     C1982 Cape Cod Cardmaking (Inside Sentiment)  
     Other Sentiments - Word document and printed 

Monday, July 3, 2023

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas - Double Trouble "Christmas in July" Stars and/or Stripes

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #142 "Christmas in July" partnering with with Jingle Belles Challenge "Stripes/Stars"

Still feeling the heat of Summer in Arizona I linked HERE to listen to Christmas Carols as I was going through my stash of 6 x 6 christmas papers. Found a patterned paper with Santa going down a chimmey on the corner of a striped paper... which could be a card for Jingle Belles Challenges of "stripes and/or stars" or "Santa's Hat". Since the stripes were more noticeable and the brick also appears as stripes the deciding factor was to enter in "Stripes/Stars".    

Using two of the same patterned paper with Santa, one sheet was diagonally cut and adhered to the brick background.  The second sheet... fussy cut Santa, deer and sleigh, the house top and layered each piece on top of the diagonal sheet with 3D thin foam tape for dimension. In the same paper pack there was a square sentiment which again fussy-cut around the words and adhered directly to the brick patterned paper. I was pleased with the vintage look of this card, hope you are too. 

The same brick patterned paper was adhered to the border on the inside of the card and photo taken to show the dimension of Santa and his reindeer on the roof top.    

Also submitted to the Following Challenges

Products Used
Design Paper 
     Authentique 6x6 Christmas Papers #CLC014
     White Daisy   
     3D Thin Foam Tape