Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Winter Time Blues...

Hi there crafty friends!

Welcome back for another fun challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog.  For the next two weeks the theme is "Blue & White Winter".   

Here's a mood board to inspire you along the way...

We'll be choosing creative winners and a winner by random draw for the prize below...

Yvonne Creations Winter Birdhouse 
I was inspired by the gingham check and snowflakes... 

Happy Birthday

Navy blue was used as the matting base for both layers of patterned paper.  I incorporated a bit of green with the cocoa mug and snowflakes.  Lots of die cuts and dimension on this card using foam tape.  I love this clean, layered look and so happy with the results.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Echo Park Winter Collection
Avery Elle Snowflakes
Spellbinders Banner
Tutti Designs Happy Birthday

Challenges entered: 
Inspired by the cocoa!  Always a good thing this time of year.

Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog for more inspiration.
I appreciate you stopping by to comment.
See you again soon!

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

It's A Celebration!

 Welcome back crafty friends...HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here we are in the year 2022...
 It's time for the Double D's first challenge in January and we are celebrating the blog's 6th birthday.  The theme is "Party Balloons".  Yes, just party balloons, please.  No hot air balloons for this project.
We will select 1 Top Creative Winner, 3 Creative Winners and 3 random winners for prizes.

Birthday Balloon Stamp & Die Set

Birthday Cling Rubber Stamp

 $20 Gift Certificate for the Dies R Us Store

Here's a mood board for inspiration...

I took inspiration from the photos on the top and bottom right...


I used a piece of fun watercolor paper and a favorite die cut as the background for the balloons.  The star  covered balloons on the mood board reminded me of a scrap of multi color, foil paper I had, so I used it to cut out six of them in various sizes.  I attached fine gold thread as the balloon strings, tied them together and gave them dimension with foam dots.  The sentiment is cut 3 times for added dimension also.
Visit the Double D Challenge Blog's current challenge, "Party Balloons" and you could be one of our winners.  Link up your project by January 16th to play along.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope to see you back again soon.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Peppermint Candy Cane

 Hi blogger friends!

Today I'm sharing a card I made using a die that I cut several times and pieced the colors to make a striped candy cane.  I'll be linking it up to the Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge Blog.  They have a fun mood board with lots of red and white.  I always think of candy canes when I see these colors together.

Candy Cane

The card base has 4 layers with the candy cane pattern being the top.  I think if I make another, I will use a solid background behind the candy cane and use the patterned paper for the larger frame layer.  It was a labor of love to piece all of these different colors into the negative spaces.  I do love the finished candy cane!

Challenge entered:


Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope to see you again soon.


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Hello Winter!

 Good morning crafty friends, welcome back!

We're winding down the year at the Double D and it's time for our last challenge of 2021.  Our new theme is "Lots of WHITE".  Not sure if we will have any white on the ground any time soon, but this mood board has "Lots of WHITE" inspiration to get your mojo going.

We'll be choosing creative winners along with a random draw winner for the prize below.

Impression Obsession Snowman Set

This is my second attempt at a "Lots of WHITE" card.  My first was so white that I couldn't see the image when it was photographed.  So, I started all over and came up with this...

"hello winter"

I love this Cozy Winter collection from P-13.  There's lots of winter white throughout and it was a good choice for this card base.  I embellished with more stars to pick up the the pattern in the background paper and used a touch of green as an accent color.  A cute white deer framed with a large star makes a great focal point.

From my stash...
Bazzill Kraft and White Cardstock
P-13 Cozy Winter Collection
Sizzix Nesting Star
Tutti Designs Pine Branch 
Challenges entered:

Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and play along with our "Lots of White" Challenge.

Thanks for all of your support through 2021.
Merry Christmas to all!

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Happy Holidays with Sweet Passion

 Welcome back crafty friends!

Today, I'm sharing a card created using a new, fabulous collection from Pam Bray Designs.  Pam's hand drawn designs and passionate bright colors are once again featured in her "Sweet Passion" Collection.

Sweet Passion

This collection of passionate colors ranges from soft lavenders to rich purples and florid pinks and reds.  You'll find woodgrain, plaids and chevrons among the different pattern designs.

I created this holiday card in non traditional colors using the Sweet Passion Collection.

 Happy Holidays 
I chose the ship lap paper as the base background for this 6 x 6 card.  The different shades of purple really accent the woodgrain design.  Next, I chose the plaid paper topped with a die cut doily and sentiment.  Glass bead gel is one of my favorite MM products and I had to add it randomly around the doily for interest and texture.  I embellished with white poinsettias and some holly leaves.
Featured Product
Challenges entered:

Pam Bray Designs Collections and other products are available at Blank Page Muse here in the U.S. and Wild Whisper Designs in Canada.  Don't miss the opportunity to work with Pam's fabulous collections.  Add them to your stash today!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hope to see you here again soon.


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