Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Double D, "Wishes Are Possible" !

Happy Wednesday, Blogger buddies!

It's time again for a fun challenge on the Double D Challenge Blog!  It's getting close to holiday time and we are thinking about our holiday wishes.  So, our theme for this first challenge in November is...

"Wishes are Possible!"

Join in the challenge fun and share your project with us.  We want to see anything with "wish" on it.  Link it up to the Double D, "Wishes are Possible" post in the challenge blog by Sunday, November 18th for your chance to be one of our Creative Winners.  You could also the winner of this fabulous prize chosen by random draw...

Cheery Lynn Make a Wish Die Set

Here's our mood board inspiration...

My inspiration came from the shades of pink and the raffia on the bottle. 

I used pink and charcoal Bazzill Bling for this A2 card base.  Next came some spritzing of mists on white water color cardstock.  I stamped the image with black ink and added Wink of Stella and Diamond Ice Stickles to the flowers and leaves.  The die cut sentiment is also cut from Bazzill Bling and popped up with some foam tape.  I tied a raffia bow and adhered it below the sentiment.  A few clear Dew Drops complete this CAS card.

From my stash...
Bazzill Bling
Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Mist
Inkadinkado Meadow Clear Stamp
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Stickles Diamond Ice Glitter Glue
Tutti Designs Wish Die Set
Wink of Stella Clear Pen
Other:  Raffia
 Challenges entered:

Come along and join the fun at the Double D Challenge Blog!  Link your project to the Double D "Wishes are Possible" challenge today.

Visit the Double D Team Diane members for inspiration...

And even more inspiration from Team Darlene teamies...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. 
I hope I have inspired you to play along.
Stop back again, soon!


Friday, October 19, 2018

Cards for fun!

Hey Blogger friends!

I find myself with a little more time to dig into my crafting stash lately.  The stockpile of supplies is huge...  It's been a while since I was able to just create without a deadline.  So, I was inspired to play along with a few challenges and mini crops I came across for October.
Here are a few of my completed cards...

First up is a Halloween card using some older G45 papers. 

Lots of layers and dimension created using mulberry papers, die cuts, and foam tape.  I used Wink of Stella for detailed sparkle.  Love this little wishbone from Tim Holtz!

The mulberry papers were perfect for the texture on the cornstalks and pumpkins.

Next up is an elegant gold and white "50th" Anniversary card.  I love this Anna Griffin die cut panel.  It's layered with the outer circle from the G45 Clock/Tag set.  The Celebrate is Tutti Designs and the numbers are Ellentina.  I embellished with 3 gold Dew Drops to complete the design.

This card has the new TH Stampers Anonymous Christmas Gatherings image stamped with Sepia Versafine ink.  It's actually a small portion of this large stamp set.  Amazing details and includes 4 holiday sentiments too.  The papers are TH Idea-ology Christmas collection.  I added a bit of blush sparkle to only the pine cones and clear to some other areas.  Not sure that I am liking it, but coloring is not my forte', but I'm working on it.  The pine branches are Diemond Dies and one of my very favorite for holiday cards.  The multi loop bow is topped with twine and mini bells with a couple of flowers tucked in below.

From my stash:
Cardstock - Bazzill, Core'dinations, Provo Craft, Recollections
Chipboard Tag - American Crafts
Die Cuts - Anna Griffin, Cheery Lynn, Diemond Dies, Ellentina, Tutti Designs
Flowers - Petaloo
Glitter Pens - Close To My Heart, Wink of Stella
Ink - Tsukineko Versafine
Papers - Graphic 45, Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Stamp - Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous
Twine - May Arts
Other: Bells, ribbon

Challenges entered:

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards. 


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Double D, "Stripes & Dots" Challenge!

Good morning blogger friends!

The Double D is back again with our second challenge of the month.  And, this will be a fun one, for sure.  I love the theme and mood board we are sharing for this challenge... 

"Stripes & Dots" 

And your inspiration...

Team Darlene is hosting this fun challenge along with more inspiration from Team Diane.  We're looking forward to having you play along with us.  Visit the Double D Challenge Blog for guidelines, details and to link up your creative entry.  You could be one of our creative winners or the winner of this fabulous prize...

Taylored Expressions Diagonal Stripe Embossing Folder

Dots and Stripes are such fun designs to play with.  I was inspired by them and the colors in the second photo.  The black, white and lime green are a great combination!

  "beautiful (just the way you are)"

This 6 x 6  card has a black cardstock base layered with Swiss Dot and striped patterned papers.  I adhered a double layer of ribbon at the paper seam.  The sentiment is stamped, cut and matted using oval dies.  The flowers are layered with a die cut flourish beneath and a button center.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Doodlebug Button
CTMH black Ink
Queen & Co Pearls
Paper Studio Patterned Papers
Petaloo Flowers
May Arts, Really Reasonable Ribbon
Spellbinders, Tutti Designs Die Cuts
Verve Stamp

Challenges entered:
CropStop Linky Party #44 - Anything Goes/11-4
Fab n' Funky Challenge #412 - Ribbon or Lace/10-23
Scrapy Land Challenge #100 - Anything Goes/11-3 
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #356-#357 - Anything Goes/10-22

So, join the fun!  Link your "Stripes & Dots" themed project to the Double D Challenge Blog.  You could be a badge or prize winner.

Visit the Double D Team Darlene teamies...
 Vicki (ME!)

And for more inspiration, visit Team Diane members.
I hope my card has inspired you to play along!
Thanks again for stopping by....come back soon.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

"Scare-in Up Some Pumpkins" at the Double D

Welcome back blogger friends!

We're into October and Autumn!  Hurray, this is my favorite season of the year.   I love the cooler air, the smell and changing colors of fall.  It's time once again for sweatshirts and jeans.

And time for a new challenge on the Double D Challenge Blog.  Our challenge theme is...

"Scare-in' Up Some Pumpkins"!

Team Diane is hosting with more inspiration from Team Darlene.  We're looking forward to having you play along with us.  Visit the Double D Challenge Blog for guidelines, details and to link up your creative entry.   Share your scarecrow and/or pumpkin inspired project with us.  You could be one of our creative winners or win this fabulous prize...

Cottage Cutz Stitched Pumpkins

As always, we have fabulous mood board inspiration!

Here's my "Scare-in' Up Some Pumpkins inspiration....

"It's pumpkin season"

I was especially inspired by the colors on this mood board.   The wood grain paper reminded me of old barn wood and worked well as the background for the card design. The truck image is a favorite Penny Black stamp that I fussy cut and added dimension to using foam tape.  I die cut a circle from pumpkin patterned paper and matted it with another scallop edged circle.  I cut a few vines and flourishes and tucked them in around the circle and truck.  The blues, oranges and greens are the primary colors with a touch of yellow flowers.

You can see the added dimension behind the circle and truck.  The sentiment, "it's pumpkin time" is a journaling tag from the pumpkin patterned paper collection.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Cheery Lynn, Creative Expressions, Spellbinder Die Cuts
CTMH Water Color Crayons and Pencils
Jolee's Vellum Flowers
Penny Black Pumpkin Truck Stamp
Prima Amber Moon Paper Collection
7 Dots Studio Messy Head Paper Collection
Tsukineko Versafine Vintage Sepia

Challenges entered:
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Fall Goes/10-9
CropStop Linky Party #44 - Anything Goes with CS Mfg/11-4
Dies R Us #106 - Anything Goes/10-13
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes/10-5
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes/10-14
 Sisterhood of Crafters - Fall Is In The Air/10-7

So, join the fun!  Link your "Scare-in Up Some Pumpkins" themed project to the Double D Challenge Blog.  You could be a badge or prize winner.

Visit the Double D Team Diane members for inspiration...

And even more inspiration from Team Darlene teamies...
I hope my card has inspired you to play along!
Thanks again for stopping by....come back soon.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Paper Girls Guest Designer - Mixed Media Challenge #161

Good morning to my blogger land pals!

Back in July, I entered my "Butterfly in Motion" card in the Paper Girls Challenge Blog "Transparencies" Challenge.  It was exciting to find out that I was the challenge winner!  Along with the win, I was invited to participate as a guest designer for a future challenge. 
Today, I'm sharing the card I created for the Paper Girls Mixed Media Challenge #161.  I love mixed media and was looking forward to having this challenge theme as my topic. 


There's quite a mish mash of items here.  I gathered my supplies with fall colors in mind, not knowing where I was going with everything!

I cut the card front to size and decided to add leaves down the sides using molding paste and a stencil.  I prefer the lightweight paste because it spreads easy and dries faster than heavier pastes.  You could also use embossing paste which dries to a more opaque color instead of the white. 

I rubbed Rose Gold Metallique Wax over and around the embossed design.  Next, I painted glass bead gel on the flowers and leaves.  If you've never tried glass beads, you really should! 

Here's a closer look at the flowers and leaves.  The gel goes on opaque and dries clear with the tiny beads visible.  The flower on the right has a few areas that are not quite dry and you can see the opaque color.  The gel has dried on the smaller flowers and the glass beads show well. 

I die cut a bird frame from rose gold foil and matted it with clear transparency.  After creating the flower arrangement, I adhered a really old chipboard word, "love" that I found in my stash last week when I was doing some purging.  I had intended to throw it into a swap stash, but it worked perfectly with the colors on this card. 

A few more close up photos of the glass bead gel after it has dried.  It gives such great texture to your projects.  Once, again, if you've never used glass bead gel, take the plunge and try it!  You'll love the results.  It works great on everything.  It's also available in black.  I'm sure mixing a few drops of ink into it would make some amazing colors too.

From my stash...
49 & Market Collection
Bazzill Cardstock & Foil Paper
Golden Glass Bead Gel
Flowers - 49 & Market, Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts
Memory Box Die Cuts
Prima Finnabair Metallique Rose Wax
 Karen Foster Chipboard Word
Other: Lace Ribbon, metal corner, transparency

Challenges entered:
4CC #422 - Happy Fall Y'all/10-2
Dies R Us #106 - Anything Goes/10-13
Sisterhood of Crafters - Fall Is In The Air/10-7

Thank you Paper Girls for having me as your Guest Designer for this "Mixed Media" Challenge.

I hope I have inspired you to play along at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog.  Stop by and link up your project today!



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