Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Double D celebrates One Year Anniversary!

It's hard to believe that a year has gone by since I was invited to be a part of the Double D Challenge Blog Design Team.  What a fun year it has been.  And now we're ready to celebrate our one year anniversary. 

Please join us in our celebration! 

This will be a two part celebration using both of our monthly challenges.  We'll be adding two additional winners for each challenge who will win prizes besides choosing our Top 3, Overall Winner and the Random.org Winner.  And....not only are there additional prizes for this month's challenges, but some of the Design Team members are offering their own prizes for the first challenge of the month.  Be sure to check out their blogs, leave them some love and you may be a winner on their blog as well!  You can find the list of team members at the bottom of this post. Rules and prize descriptions are available on the Double D Blog.

I am offering this Prima "Bella Rouge" Stamp Set as my prize.  Just leave a comment and follow my blog for a chance to win.  The winner will be chosen by Random.org on January 15th and be announced in the 2nd challenge of the month post on January 18th .  Be sure to stop back and find out if you are a winner!


Now, on to our challenge...
Always a mood board to inspire your mojo!  Choose one or all of the four photos below to create and link your project in our bi weekly "Anniversary Challenge". 


Here's my "Anniversary" inspiration for you...

 "love always"

I took my inspiration from the top two photos. Roses are my favorite flower and I love the rustic and chalkboard trends that are happening right now.  The colors are some of my favorite too!

There are lots of layers on this card.  The front is a piece of chalkboard paper from my stash that is matted on cork and then on cardstock.  It's all elevated for dimension using foam tape.   I didn't want to use chalk and risk the words smearing, so, I used 3-D, white sticker words. The corner flower cluster and leaves are adhered to a wood slice with gold ferns beneath it.  I made a bow with a piece of hemp twine and placed it under the corner flower.  The base is white cardstock with gold filigree corner die cuts under the the main card front.

Thanks for stopping by...I hope I have inspired you to play along with our
"Anniversary Challenge".

Don't forget to stop by our other team member blogs for amazing inspiration!

33 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card, love the shape of the frame and the blackboard, such a fab feel with the roses and those colours!! Great inspiration!

Karenladd said...

Love how you made your chalkboard element and layered on cork for great texture. Your card is the perfect combination of vintage and modern and the colors are gorgeous! I am following your blog and am really enjoying the hop.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and the colours are awesome.xx.xx{aNNie}

Diane said...

Totally gorgeous card Vicki with all your beautiful details and the addition of the chalkboard paper is perfect...beautifully created and we are very very happy to have you as part of DD!

Donna Phelan said...

Fabulous card, I love the layered die cuts and that gorgeous gold accent! And you big bold die cut sentiment says it all....Love Always! Perfect!

Ros Crawford said...

Aww! Thank you so much for your wishes! What a fabulous card and I love those 3d Words... So eye catching!

Sara Barker said...

Vicki, I love your rustic yet elegant design! I totally get the don't want the chalk to smear thing! I am loving the chalkboard trend right now, and am constantly looking for ways to achieve the look without the smear! I'm so happy you used that wood slice; it was one of the first things I was drawn to in the mood board! Your flower cluster looks amazing! Happy Blog Birthday and thank you for all your inspiration through out the year!

Thank you for the opportunity to win such a beautiful and useful stamp set! I've got my fingers crossed to get lucky! :):)

Darlene said...

What a beautiful creation Vicki ... I love that you went with the chalkboard idea ... looks awesome! What a generous prize offering ... you're the best! We are so thrilled to have you on the DD team and are truly looking forward to another fun filled, inspiring year of creativity with you and the other lovely, talented ladies! Thanks for all you do! Hugs and Happy Day!

ionabunny said...

Love your card. The black center is unusual and striking. Hugz

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous take on the mood board, Vicki. Love the chalk board with the sentiment and pretty flowers, and how it just leaps off your card. I don't think to use black with a pastel, but it works so well on your design. Fun being on a team with you.

Leslie Miller said...

You've done a most beautiful job being inspired by the mood board, Vicki. So lovely with the flowers and chalk board. Some of my favorite colors, too. I also like the cork board you layered with. Truly a gorgeous creation! I'm glad we're teamies. It's been a fun year with DD!

Fiki said...

very beautiful card!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Sherrie K. said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Love the pretty flowers and the chalkboard is beautiful! Love the design!
Sherrie K

Marsha said...

Wow. Look at all the detail and dimension. Absolutely beautiful. Love those puffy words.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that you used the chalk board element for your card and that is a wonderful shaped card too. I love all the beautiful details and those pretty flowers. Thanks for a chance to win your prize too.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This card is superb Vicki! The dimension and details are stunning. The flowers are just gorgeous with the chalk board theme.

Judy Woodland said...

Your card is just beautiful!! I love the corner treatments and your flowers are stunning. Such a wonderful card for a one year birthday celebration!!

Robin said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love those corner dies! Thanks for offering such a wonderful prize too! Hugs, Robin

Valerija said...

Such an amazing card. I really love it!
Thanks for offering a wonderful prize too!
Have a great day.
Valerija xx

Tina Z. said...

wow, amazing card, I love the colours and the design.
thank you for the chance to win this great goodies.
have a great day.

scrAPpamondo said...

Now I'm a your new follower, thanks for calling! :)

Janis said...

What a lovely take on the chalkboard inspiration!! Beautifully done. Thank you for the chance to win your awesome blog candy.....oh, my!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card!!!

Petra L said...

Amazing Card :-)

Hugs, Petra

Theresa said...

Beautiful Card! Love the flowers and designs.

Theresa said...

Beautiful Card! Love your design.

Zelda C said...

Beautiful card! The flowers are stunning and I love the chalkboard effect.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your card is stunning and and I loved the gold and peach together!!!! Gorgeous and so shabby chic! May have to scraplift this!!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I am in love the gold with the peach!!! This is gorgeous!! And Happy Anniversary!!

LisaM said...

Love the flower cluster and chalk board VIcki. Gorgeous card!

Tracey Jackson said...

The chalkboard style is such a good idea and the pretty tones in the flowers compliment it perfectly xxx

Lia said...

Just hopping by and I see your gorgeous creations, so I became a follower to enjoy more of your cards!
Lia xx

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