Monday, January 17, 2022

Double Trouble Challenge #101 - "Happy Birthday" Using 3 Patterned Papers

Here is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #102 "Mix It Up" using at least three design papers with an optional twist to use the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #539 and optional twist "Winter Wonder". Twisted Sister had an optional twist to "include a penguin" in Celebration of National Penguin Day.  A lot of options here; but all you need to join the Double Trouble Challenge is to use at least three design papers.. how easy is that.  

This card went together pretty fast because the image was already colored at Jennifer Dove's December 2021 Boot Camp and her image and card can be found here.  However, I used the TSOT Sketch for a "Winter Wonder" Birthday card.  Selected three design papers from CTMH Mix-ins and a zip strip and cut according to sketch.  The image was fussy-cut and adhered on sketch background with 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  





Also entered at the following Challenges:  



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Mix-Ins
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Black 
Stamp 
     Whimsy "Penguin Flies" Image Colored at December Boot Camp
     C1250 Dainty Thoughts (Retired) 
Pens/Inks 
     White Daisy Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-based 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

     
 

Friday, January 7, 2022

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #478 - All Occasion Card

Here is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #478 "Choice of Neutrals + One Color".  Immediately thought of the Love Story Paper and Sticker Packet with all the pretty coordinated design papers.  Chose the Toffee paperpack, selected two of the design papers, one with the zip strip and the large floral. Colored the floral with a combination of pink Copic Sketch Brush pens and left the leaves uncolored.  

Placed the floral on the striped design paper with the attached zip strip, cut the design paper along the floral bottom edge, added the other design paper to the back, and adhered with tape at the top of the card, and 3D thin foam tape on the bottom edge of floral.  

Decided not to use a sentiment on the card because it could easily be for any occasion.  



On the inside used a couple more stickers on the bottom border.  




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 Papers 
     Love Story 
Cardstock 
     Daisy White 
Image 
     Sticker from the Love Story Paper Pack 
Pens/Inks 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - Alcohol-based 
        R11, R22, R43 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
















Monday, January 3, 2022

Double Trouble #100 Special Challenge "Warm & Cozy - Layer Up" partnering with Bitten By the Bug 2

Here is my card for our Special Double Trouble Challenge #100 with lots of Random Draw Prizes.  My Warm and Cozy is a quilted blanket background to cuddle in, and nothing better to awaken to a stack of warm pancakes with warm syrup running down the side to join the sweet berries... am I dreaming?  

My New Year's resolution was to use some of the stamps sets in my stash that were never used.  Well, that didn't work out for my first card of 2022 because my friend/neighbor next door had the perfect stamp set that she never used and she invited me to use it, couldn't refuse.   

  


Layering cards is not a problem for me... they are my comfort zone.  I used several scalloped frames and a quilt embossing folder to create my cuddly and warm blanket.  In the photo below you will see the layering of the frames and stack of pancakes... yum.  

We are partnering with Bitten By The Bug 2, a challenge that usually requires the inclusion of a cut item from a Cricut machine.  However, we CUT a Die'al with them. For this challenge, our partner is accepting the use of cut items from punches, dies, and any cutting machine, but NO fussy-cutting! Enter the Bitten by The Bug 2 Challenge for an extra chance in our usual random draw prize."  




Thing 1 Prize:  Trouble Maker (Me) 
I'm offering a Special Prize if you have included two or more layers on your project. 
To qualify you must make a comment on my blog. 

WELCOME to our Special 100th Challenge 
Regular Random Draw Prize and
Special Random Draw Prizes from Things 1, 2 and 3
 and More Blog Candy in Sneetch's Posts
Click on Special 100th Challenge for additional detail




Products Used
Cardstock 
     CTMH French Vanilla and Lagoon 
Stamps 
     Maymay Made It - Pancake/Waffle Stamps 
Dies 
     Waffle Flower "Lacy Layers #1 and #2"
Pens/Inks 
     Memento "Black" 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
        (Variety of Colors) 
Other 
     Darice "Quilt Boxes" Embossing Folder 
     CTMH Thin 3-D Foam Tape 
     CTMH Glitter Pen "Clear" 




  

Friday, December 17, 2021

You're So Tweet - Color Dare #476

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #476 "Soft & Pastel Colors".  


When I was verifying the information for our previous Bright & Bold Colors" post I realized that both of these challenges were opening the same day so our Design Team gets off a couple weeks for the Holidays.  So, here I am 11 p.m. in the evening making a card for this challenge.  If you prefer "Bright & Bold" Colors, make sure you check our Side Bar for Challenge #475, running simultaneously with our "Soft & Pastel Colors.  

  

Just received my "Candid Moments" Card Kit today, had to use this adorable stamp, and what better stamp to use for pastels.  I'm not comfortable with Copic pens for pastels or water coloring so I got out my buried colored pencils and picked many of the colors I saw in the Inspiration Board and colored away.  

I'll usually find a sketch to combine with our Color Challenge but one of the card sample sketches was perfect other than to replace some design papers because there were additional colors in the design papers in the Card Kit.  At 12:30 a.m. I was ready for bed so completed my post this morning.  


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 
     Candid Moments 
     Mix-Ins 9011 and 9013 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     Z4398 Candid Moments Cardmaking Workshop
Inks / Pencils 
     Chameleon Colored Pencils 
     Black Ink 
Other 
    3D Thin Foam Tape 


Friday, December 10, 2021

Santa Clause is Coming to Town Pop-Up Card - Color Dare #474 "Fancy 5"

Here is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #474 "Fancy Five". Going through my stash found a die, not yet used, a town house pop-up that could be used for a Christmas card using the color board below in non-traditional colors.  The pop-up included all the pieces needed to create a small town so the inside of my card was completed first and using instructions here.  

Cut a piece of design paper in avocado for the backdrop of my colorful town using all but Flamingo from the Color Board.  After pop-up assembled used extra house cuts in each side of the pop-up town. 




Had no idea what I was going to use for the front of the card until my childhood imagination told me that "Santa Clause is Comin' to Town".  I didn't have the music sheet but the Internet did.  Modified to fit my card, added the song title using closest to Papaja color, printed and adhered to the Avocado cardstock.  Cut three dies of Santa and his reindeer using Harbour cardstock.  Adhered one directly to the music sheet and layered the other two. Cut off sleigh and placed between the deers already adhered on the music sheet using 3D thin foam tape for dimension. 



Other photos taken at a slight angle to show the dimension.  





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 Otherwise Identified:  
Design Paper 
     Mix-In #9023 
     Music Sheet from Internet, Modified 
Cardstock 
     Papaja, Avocado, Harbour, Rosemary and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Sentiment - CC9191 "A Dash of Joy" 
Dies 
     Karen Burniston #1063 Hoiuse Pivot Panels 
     Cherry Lynn Designs "Santa's Sleigh & Reindeer" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, December 6, 2021

Double Trouble Challenge #99 "It's Up to You" - 12/5 "Bath Party Day"

This is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challenge #99 "It's Up to You" to decide the special event or theme for your project.  My Christmas cards aren't done; so I was looking for inspiration at Days of December Calendar for holiday inspiration and to see other events and/or some bizarre and wacky days. 

Linking to the calendar I immediately stopped at my Birth date, December 5 "Bathtub Party Day". WOW, wonder what that's all about.  So... before walking away from your event date, make sure you click on the link to determine if this is the event you want to celebrate.  After reading the celebration below my decision was to make a birthday card for myself.  

CELEBRATE December 5 "Bathtub Party Day" today: Draw yourself a bath tub full of warm water. Add a few bath oil beads, and Voila! You're ready to hop in and "soak it" in the bathtub. Ahh, how soothing and relaxing! Don't let anything disturb the peace, quiet, and serenity of your bath. Turn off your cell phone. Put on your favorite CDs to a volume where you can't hear the doorbell ring.  





Who would have thought there was a bathtub stamp... went to my newer stash and wallah... a perfect stamp "Believe in Magic".  The Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #535 would work well for Twisted Sister's optional ywist to include a number and/or calendar on your project. Now to put all the pieces together.  

ColorMyHeart Color Dare #473 "TicTacToe" palette was used and images were colored with a variety of Copic brush pens for closest match to CTMH colors.  Images were fussy cut, layered and adhered with 3D thin foam tape to a pretty design sheet from Wonderland paperpack layered with Rosemary cardstock. Used several punches for the different size circles in the upper right-hand corner and the larger was the invite to my Birthday celebration and the two smaller circles with the month and day numbers. Party's still going on! 


Join us at Double Trouble Challenge #99 "It's Up to You" 

Thing 1In December there are holidays, special events, and even bizarre and wacky days. We have decided for this challenge the special event or theme is up to you. 

Thing 3: Optional Twist: Use any number(s) related to age, a special day, a year, or maybe include a calendar on your project." 

Thing 2:  We are happy to partner with The Paper Funday Challenge for the full month of December plus two days. 

Please hop on over to Double Trouble, ColorMyHeart Color Dare and Try Stampin' on Tuesday for inspiration from the Design Teams and entrants for each of these challenges.  
  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Wonderland 
Cardstock 
     Rosemary, Peach, Glacier, Wisteria and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S1908 From Me to You 
     RYW074 Believe in Magic 
     S1605 Celebrate with Cake 
Dies / Punches
     7/8"  and 1  1/8" Scalloped Rounds Punch 
     1 1/2" Round Punch
     Lil' Inker Mixed/Stitched Numbers 
Inks / Pens 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol-base) 
        BG000, BG0000, BV000, BV00, E31, R32, R81, YG61
Other 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     

    

Monday, November 29, 2021

Double Trouble 98 "Something, Anything, Everything" - Thinking of You

This is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challenge #98 "Something, Anything, Everything" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #449 and the Color My Heart Color Dare #472. My selection of colors were all colors except silver and gold. 



   


Twisted Sister's optional twist is on YOU.  C
hoose at least one element from Twisted Sister's card and include it on your project! Using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch helped me to include quite a few of the elements on my project i.e.embossing, plaid, banner, black dots and Cookie colors on cactus.  Tell us what you selected as YOUR TWIST in your post description.  
Started my card using an embossed background in Rosemary cardstock and layered with Sapphire.  Cut the center panel with a plaid and layered again with Sapphire cardstock.  Instead of the rectangle from the sketch... used a AZ State stamp on design paper, stamped a flower and wrote Buckeye (where I reside) and fussy cut.  Using the thin cut for AZ State was cut with Sapphire cardstock for a shadow. Then for the focal point stamped a cactus and colored with Copic brush pens closest match to the colors Rosemary, Papaya, and Sundance. Fussy cut the cactus and adhered to the AZ State.  Adding sentiment on a banner die cut, brushed edge with Sapphire ink and adhered peeking out of the AZ State and added black dots to the upper right-hand corner of card.   


Join us at Double Trouble Challenge #98 

Thing 1"Something, Anything, Everything" Use you new and old stash.

Thing 3: Optional Twist: Include at least one of the Elements from my card for this challenge and in your post tell us what you used.  

Thing 2:  Choose one of our previous partners for another chance at random draw.  
Please hop on over to Double Trouble, ColorMyHeart Color Dare and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for inspiration from the Design Teams and entrants for each of these challenges.  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Mix-In #9034 "Sundance"  
     Mix-In #9032 "Checker Plaid"
Cardstock 
     Sapphire, Rosemary and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Scraps of Love "Cactus Doodle" 
     Scraps of Love "Cactus Coffee" 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies "Tags/Banners" 
     Z3726 Thin Cuts "Tags & Tabs"
Inks/Pens 
     Memento Black Ink 
     Cocip Sketch Pens - alcohol base 
          BV02, E00, E31, E33, R24, YG61, YG63, YR15 
          Black Multi Liner .05
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Black & White Dots 
     Darice Embossing Folder 

Friday, November 26, 2021

You're Special - Color Dare #472 Crazy 8

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #472 "Crazy 8".  All you need do is choose four blocks of color.  CTMH Mix-In X9034 paperpack was perfect for colors needed and Try Stampin' on Tuesday #534 a great sketch for patterned papers. Three Design papers were chosen in Papaya, Wisteria and Sundance and adhered to a layer of Mink cardstock.  

The tag was cut using Mink and the images from a sticker sheet in the CTMH "Every Little Thing" paperpack (a flower and a butterfly).  These stickers were colored using the same colors as the patterned papers, fussy-cut and adhered to tag with 3D foam tape.  Sentiment and bow were added to the tag and adhered to the background papers.  Placement of white dots were put in the bottom right-hand corner to complete my card.   





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 
     Mix-In #9034 "Papaya, Sundance, Wisteria"  
     Every Little Thing Sticker Sheet - Images Flower/Butterfly 
Cardstock 
     Mink and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S1503 Choose Happy (Retired SOTM)
Dies 
     Z3726 Thin Cuts "Tags & Tabs" 
Inks/Pens 
     Memento Black Ink 
     Cocip Sketch Pens - alcohol base 
          BV02, E00, E31, E33, R24, YG61, YG63, YR15 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Black & White Dots 
     Mink Ribbon from stash 


      

Friday, November 19, 2021

Just For You - Color Dare #471

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #471 and using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #533.  And this is the last day of the Blog Hop "Just for You".  Thank you Amy and Design Team for your dedication and hard work in another Fall/Winter Season... already looking for the Spring/Summer.   







When I looked at the 3 colors it brought to mind the CTMH paper Packs "Love Story" in Black and Mink.  They both had a great choice of design patterns to choose from and my choice of + one color (Blue) which is striking with greys and blacks.   

On the sticker sheet there was a small black and white floral... the sticker was a little bit smaller than the cup, but it worked.  Adhered the floral to white cardstock, die cut the cup, colored the flowers using three shades of blue and the leaves in greys.  

Now the choices of the design papers for the other panels on sketch. The larger background was a simple design paper so as not to take away from the pretty floral cup.  Cup was layered with 3D thin foam tape on the sides and the middle doubled to allow a rounded dimension of the cup.  

Used the lacey zip strip for a doily affect and then added a black design paper between them and placed the bow in the middle of the side panel.  The cup also had a metal die for the coffee/tea steam and just matched that up with the paper used on the side panel.  The sentiment die cut and added to upper right-hand corner.  


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.  
And don't forget to go to 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Caffeine Fueled Paper Play for coffee coffee theme inspiration... lot's of inspiration there too.



 
Your entry at the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop has many PERKS. There are super sponsors and there is no limit to the number of projects you submit. The more entries you have then the better your chances Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating and be sure to look for other Blog Candy along the way. are to win the Coffee Lover's random draw prizes.





Also sent to othe following Challenges:  
Facebook CTMH Makers (Official)   

Products Used
Cardstock / Design Paper 
     CTMH Love Story "Black" and Sticker Sheet
     CTMH Love Story "Mink" and Zip Strips
Stamp Set 
     Sentiment - KaiserCraft "High Tea" 
Die 
     Paper Sweeties "Keep Calm and Drink Coffee" 
Pens/Inks 
     CTMH Black  
     Copic Sketch Pens (alcohol base) 
               Greys:  C1, C3  and Blues:  B00, B02, B04
Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 






 




Thursday, November 18, 2021

Christmas Card using TSOT Sketch


This is my card made for the 2021 Coffee Lover's Fall/Winter Blog Hop and using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday's Sketch #532 with theme from Heart2Heart "Oh Dear".  




The sketch is CAS so kept pretty much to the sketch as one I hade made previously.  I love the mix of patterns... so my choice of design papers were a holly background with two other patterns from the same paperpack, layered each with Harbour cardstock and adhered to card base.  

Chose to change the tab to a cute a To Go Cup... pieced from one cut of design paper and the other with Toffee cardstock.  A sentiment was stamped, edged with Toffee Ink and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.  On the inside add two zip strips along the border.

  
DOUBLE TROUBLE PERKS... In addition to our normal random draw prize, we have included Blog Candy in Things 1, 2, and 3.  As long as you have entered a project using Thing 1's requirement "Coffee Theme", simply comment on their Blogs and you are eligible for a randomly drawn prize from those that you have commented on.   
 
Your entry at the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop has many PERKS. There are super sponsors and there is no limit to the number of projects you submit. The more entries you have then the better your chances are to win the Coffee Lover's random draw prizes. Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating and be sure to look for other Blog Candy along the way.





Also sent to othe following Challenges:  
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop (Entrant #802)

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise 
Design Papers 
     Holly & Ivy 
Cardstock 
     Harbour and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Paper Smooches "Cozy Coffee"  
Inks / Pens 
     
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape