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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Rainbow Wishes!

 Welcome blogger friends!

April showers....bring rainbows, unicorns and mermaids, at least, at the Double D Challenge Blog they do.  Today starts a new challenge with the theme, "Rainbows, Unicorns and Mermaids".  

The Design Team will be choosing a Top Creative Winner, 3 Creative Winners and a random draw winner of the prize shown.  Stop by and play along by Sunday, April 18th and you could be a winner.

The prize...

Honey Bee Stamps "Over the Rainbow" Cardstock

And a fabulous mood board of inspiration...


I was inspired by the rainbow and unicorn, but went with totally primary colors...


This slimline card is topped with a new collage design die cut I've added to my stash.  I cut and pieced the rainbow colors into the seven negative areas.  Next, I added the rainbow, clouds and unicorn using foam tape for dimension.  The Happy Birthday sentiment fit perfectly in the two larger rectangles on either side of the rainbow.  A few coordinating sequins in the rainbow colors complete the embellishing.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Frantic Stamper Leaping Unicorn
Paper Smooches Rainbow
Tutti Designs Happy Birthday Word Set
Other: Sequins

Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and play along!

Visit my other Double D Team members for more inspiration...

Team Diane
Judy 

Team Darlene

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope to see you here again soon!

Vicki

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

You're My Lucky Charm...

" Top O' The Mornin' " blogger friends...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Welcome back for our second challenge of the month at the Double D.  We're sharing an awesome mood board for inspiration.  The DT will choose one Top Creative Winner, 3 Creative Winners, and a winner chosen by random draw for the prize below.

Our challenge theme is "SKIES". 
Show us how the mood board inspires you.  

You could be the randomly chosen winner of this prize...

Lavinia "Blue Sky" 6 x 6 Papers

I took advantage of both the mood board and today's holiday while creating my project, but there's no green here!

"You're my lucky charm"

I combined the sky colors in the second and third photo for the background.  In place of clouds, I used a clover and shamrock mask to create white space along with a stencil that mimicked the rays of the sun. The focal point pot of gold is cast as a silhouette.  I left the negative areas empty so that the background colors would shine through.  The sentiment is part of a St. Patrick's Day set in my stash.

From my stash...
Core'dinations Cardstock
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Memory Box Texture Brilliant Stencil
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Tutti Designs Pot of Gold
Your Next Stamp Sentiment

Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and play along.

Visit my other team members for more inspiration.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  
Hope I've inspired you to play along with our Double D Challenge.

Vicki

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Seas the Day...

Hi there, blogger friends!

Phew, we made it through February and wow, what a weather event for the entire month....everywhere!  

Today starts a new challenge at the Double D with the theme, "Book Covers".  Use the colors, details or words from the mood board below to inspire your project.  

The Design Team will be choosing a Top Creative Winner, 3 Creative Winners and a random draw winner of the prize shown.  Stop by and play along by Sunday, 14th and you could be a winner.

Deep Red Library Books Stamp


Here's my project...

"Seas the Day"

The colors, swirls and sea creatures in the first photo were my inspiration.  I had the perfect die cuts in my stash to achieve an under water scene similar to the mood board.  The turquoise and coral colors are two of my favorite.  I embellished with dew drops and a few sequins.

In my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Spellbinders Sm. Standard Circles, Lg. Scalloped Circles
Tutti Designs Coral, Under the Sea
 
Challenges entered:

Visit my other Double D Team members for more inspiration...

Team Diane
Judy 

Team Darlene

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope to see you here again soon!

Vicki

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Anything With a Heart...

Welcome back crafty friends!

It's time for our second challenge of the month at the Double D. We're still focusing on hearts and our challenge theme is, "Anything With a Heart".  We want to see your cards, LOs, MM projects and/or home decor using a heart.

As always, the DT will be choosing their favorites and one entry, chosen by random draw, will receive the prize below.

Poppystamps Hugs/Heart Die

We have this inspiring mood board to help you along...


I took my inspiration from all of the photos.  The tree bark, bleeding hearts, colored heart picks and the white ceramic pitcher.
 
"hugs...xoxo"

This A6 size card has many layers.  I used a watercolor paper as the base background.  Next, I die cut a heart in the wood panel paper, embossed it with a woodgrain folder and inked it up a bit.  The watercolor base makes a beautiful background for the heart cut out. The bleeding heart flowers are cut from several colors and used to mat the pink flowers.  I added some shimmer to them with a glitter pen.  The "hugs" and "xoxo" sentiments were cut 3 times and stacked for dimension.  

From my stash...
AC Bazzill Cardstock
CTMH Shimmer Brush
Die-namites Heart Flowers
Die-Versions Hugs
Love Nicole XOXO

Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and play along.
Visit my other team members for more inspiration.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  
Hope I've inspired you to play along with our Double D Challenge.

Vicki

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine Birthday!

 Happy Valentine's Day!

Today, I'm sharing a handful of Valentine cards that I've been working on for the past few weeks and finally finished up early this morning. We have several Valentine birthdays among our family and friends.  Some of the cards are traditional reds, pinks, and white, while others are non traditional colors.

First up is a very special birthday Valentine for a dear friend's daughter.  She is turning 18 today.  I was commissioned to create her card with the sentiment that her mom requested.  

And, here it is....Happy 18th Birthday, Aryanna!

"Happy Birthday Baby Girl"

This 6" x 6" square card is a simple design but embellished with lots of hearts and flowers.  I die cut the  metallic lacey heart base and covered it with red velvet hearts, flowers and jewels for a touch of glamour.

 I added a touch of green to the red and white using satin ribbon.

The number 18 was cut from red metallic cardstock.

Next up are a couple of Valentines using colors that we normally see on this day...pink, red and white.

"Happy Birthday"

A CAS "Happy Birthday" card embellished with feathers, jewels and a bow.

"You make my heart beat..."

Another CAS Valentine using a fun "heartbeat" die cut.

And that's it for traditional Valentine colors.  The next two cards were created for a challenge using non traditional colors.  

"Love"

This is my most favorite of all the Valentines that I made!  I love the metallic wood grain on the paper.  I used this design on a card from a previous post and decided to use it again for this card.  The solid  gold heart was a great accent to the wood grain paper.  

"love"

Last is this funky, retro look slim line card with denim hearts and layers for dimension.   
 
So, that's it or my stash of Valentine cards.  Some are already postal and in the hands of the recipient.  Others will be hand delivered later today!

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Bo Bunny, Maja Design, Recollections Patterned Papers
Ellentina, Frantic Stamper, Tutti Designs
SEI Velvet Specialty Paper
 Wild Orchid Craft Mulberry Roses
Other: Feather, ribbon

Challenges entered with Card #1...
 
Challenges entered with Card #2...
 
 Challenges entered with Card #3...
 
Challenges entered with Card #4...

Challenges entered with Card #5...

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

Vicki

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