Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Double D July Challenge..."Purple"!

Hi everyone and welcome to another Double D Challenge!

Team Darlene is up today with July's second mood board challenge on the Double D Challenge Blog.  We challenge you to create with "Shades of Purple"!  Yes, purple!  Show us your project using this fabulous color.  Link it up at the bottom of  the "Shades of Purple" blog post in the Double D Challenge Blog by midnight, August 2nd for the chance to be a winner!

We'll be choosing a Creative Winner along with 3 others to receive our Double D Badge to share on their blogs.  In addition, when a prize is offered, we will be choosing a winner by random draw to receive the prize.  Today is one of those days and EVERYONE with an entry has a chance to win.  International entries are welcome as well!

You could be the winner of this tablet of heartfelt expressions...

"Words from the Heart"

Here's the fabulous "Shades of Purple" mood board...

And, here's my "Shades of Purple" inspiration...
I chose the crayon colors for my inspiration.  The lavender, royal purple, red violet and plum were colors that I found in this Bo Bunny patterned paper.  I used a darker, royal purple for the die cut front on the card.  Music makes me happy, so the music note die cut was a good choice to mat the sentiment, "Happiness".  Lots of flowers to accent the  print in the background paper and a yummy purple bow to finish the card!
From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
 Bo Bunny Patterned Paper
Die Cuts - Cheery Lynn, Memory Box
Flowers - Prima, Recollections, WOC
Ink - Close To My Heart
Pearls - Queen & Co.
Other: Ribbon
Please, come join us at the Double D Challenge Blog!  You'll find the challenge rules located at the top of the blog.  Link your entry using the Inlinkz icon found at the bottom of the current challenge post.
We'd love to have you follow our Double D Blog along with the blogs of our Design Teams. 

Visit my Double D team members for more inspiration...
Aussie Annie

I hope I have inspired you today!
Thanks for stopping by....come back soon.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Craft-Dee BowZ "Paradise Found"

I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today sharing my July "Mermaid" inspiration.

This month, the Design Team is creating with the lovely colors of teal, light blue and tan along with a mermaid theme. 

Mermaids are mysterious, legendary sea creatures that appear in folklore.   There have supposedly been sightings of real ones, but I have yet to see any documented proof or photos.  The ones that come to mind for me are Darryl Hannah in the movie "Splash" and Ariel from the Disney movie, "The Little Mermaid".
 The colors of teal and tan are perfect with this theme.  I found two awesome clip art, of clam shells and another, of a mermaid sitting on a rock that I used for my inspiration...
"Paradise found"

I added some brightness and contrast to my images then printed them on matte photo paper.  The mermaid is framed with a white die cut oval.  I cut an oval from the clam shell background and placed the framed mermaid inside this oval.  The background is matted with gold metallic on a white cardstock base.  The circular wreath is die cut and covered with dry glitter.  I used a branch die cut to make the coral that I placed around the frame.  The flower is a pale yellow and colored with inks and a glitter pen.  I had the "Paradise found" tag in my stash from an older paper collection.  It seemed very appropriate for this serene scene.

This lovely sheer bow was created using my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.  It really helps make bows easily.  I topped off the bow with a star fish embellishment.  Lastly, I added turquoise dew drops as water droplets.

Featured Product
 Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool

From my stash...
Cardstock - Bazzill, Recollections
Die Cuts - Memory Box, Spelbinders
Glitter - Ranger/Tim Holtz Distressed Dry Glitter
Glitter Pen - Wink of Stella
Specialty Papers - Hewlett Packard, Recollections
Tag - Quick Quotes
Other: Clip Art, Ribbon, Starfish

Challenges entered:
Die Cut Diva's - Make It Glitter/7-31
Sparkle N' Sprinkle July Challenge - Anything Goes with Glitter/7-25


Be sure to check out and play along with our July Challenge, "Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW". You could be our challenge winner and receive a Craft-Dee BowZ Badge to display in your blog along with two single digital images being awarded by our July challenge sponsor, Cute As A Button.

Visit my fellow team members for more inspiration...

If you don't already have one, you could be the owner of a handy dandy Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.  Visit the blog and purchase your tool today.  You will be glad that you did!

Need some yummy ribbon to use with that Craft-Dee BowZ Tool? Take advantage of Ribbon-Ade! There are two different options available for purchase... 10 yds. of Sheer Organza or 10 yds. of Sheer Polka Dot. You can also purchase both at a special price.
Thanks for stopping by to see my July Craft-Dee BowZ challenge project!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Double D "Simply Gingham" Challenge

It's another fab challenge on the Double D Challenge Blog!

We have a fun prize to give away to one
lucky player which will be chosen by
ALL are welcome to enter, we will ship international!
The prize is a Die Cuts With A View  Mixed Media 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Rules are listed in the Double D Challenge Blog.
Please read and follow the rules and our theme as well.
It's not required, but we'd LOVE to have you follow the Double D Blog
and share our blog badge to help spread the word.

Although I am on Team Darlene, the majority of both teams like to participate in each others' challenges during the month.  Team Diane plays along with us on our challenges and vice versa.  I loved the theme for Team Diane's challenge and decided to play along too.  
is the theme and here's the inspiration...
How fun is this?  I love gingham prints and couldn't wait to use some from my stash!
My gingham inspiration piece...
The lattice die cut was the obvious choice with the gingham patterned paper that I used for this card.  The design was the same as the patterned paper.  I flipped the gingham paper over and used the printed flower pattern behind the lattice trellis.  Several die cuts to embellish the trellis along with a few white flowers and yellow gingham bow complete the card front.  The inside of the card is finished with the floral patterned paper.
From my stash...
American Crafts Patterned Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Die Cuts - Cheery Lynn, Momenta, Spellbinders, Taylored Expressions
Flowers - Paper Studio
Glitter Pen - Wink of Stella
Other: Gingham ribbon
Challenges entered:
Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and play along.
You will find the guidelines under the "Our Rules" tab at the top of the blog.
Deadline for the challenge is midnight, July 19th.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Craft-Dee BowZ July Challenge!

The Craft-Dee BowZ July Challenge is here!

Our theme is, as always, "Anything goes and include a HANDMADE bow".

Craft-Dee BowZ will, once again, have a sponsor for our July challenge!
Cute As A Button will be awarding a prize of two single digital images to the challenge winner.  You don't want to miss sure to play along.   So, don't wait!  Join the fun now and you could be our July challenge winner!

Yes, we love bows of all shapes and sizes.  We want to see your project and HANDMADE bow.  Any size, any color, any long as it's HANDMADE.  We'll stop by your blog and leave you some love!  Link your creation at the bottom of the Craft-Dee BowZ July Challenge post.

Check out the challenge guidelines located at the top of the blog to be sure your entry qualifies for the Cute As A Button prize!

Here's my July challenge inspiration...

 "On Your Special Day"

I did it....I finally made my very first 8 x 8 card!  This was so fun to create.  It was like doing a layout.  The card base is made from American Crafts 16 x 20 Designer Poster Board.  It comes in a bunch of different colors and patterns, but the kraft with gold dots was my favorite.  I cut a piece to 8" x 16" and folded in it half.  And, there's still plenty remaining to make more cards.   The card front is a blush pink with gold dots and matted with white and blush cardstock.   I actually found ribbon that was a great match to the patterned papers.  The die cut sentiment is cut from a turquoise foil paper.  It pops right off of the blush and white!  I cut a white doily for under the Eiffel Tower and added vintage blush roses, gold pearls, and another die cut under the bow.   I'll be creating more of these 8 x 8 cards in the future!

 Featured Product
Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool

From my stash...
Cardstock - Bazzill, Recollections
Die Cuts - Anna Griffin, Cheery Lynn, Tattered Lace
Flowers - Recollections Vintage Collection
Patterned Paper - American Crafts, Pebbles
Pearls - Kaisercraft
Specialty Papers - Bazzill
Sticker - Paper Studios
Other: Ribbon

Visit my team members for more inspiration...
 Thanks for stopping by to share my July inspiration.  Please stop back again soon!


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