Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Enjoy the Day!

Hi there, blogger buddies!

 It's time to share another challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog.  How can it be three days before Fall already?  September is quickly flying by and we'll soon be in October, my favorite month of the year.

"Birthday Balloons" is the challenge theme for the next two weeks.  Check out the mood board tiles and grab some inspiration for your project.  Link your entry to the Double D Challenge Blog, "Birthday Balloons" post for the chance to be a prize or Creative winner.  Deadline for entries is Sunday, October 1, 2023. 

The prize being offered...
Bo Bunny Doodle Circle Frames

Here's my "Enjoy the Day" inspiration...

Enjoy the Day

I recycled a cute cut file in my stash for this card.  I love the colors in the balloon bouquet.  It seems to carry the bike right along with it.  I stamped the sentiment, die cut it with a banner and added additional banners in the complimentary mat colors.

From my stash...
A Girl With Flair Stamp
Catherine Pooler Black Jack Ink
Honey Bee Stamps Mini Messages Banners
Jesse James Flower Button
Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Rectangle 

Stop by the Double D and play along with our balloon challenge.

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Hope to see you here again soon.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Mad for Plaid!

 Welcome crafty friends!

I can't believe we're almost through the first week of September.  It's time for the first challenge of the month at the Double D Challenge Blog.  We're starting September with a "Fall Plaid" theme.  Show us how the mood board below inspires your project.  Link it up to the Double D Challenge Blog by 8 pm, Sunday, September 17, 2023.  You could be the prize winner or one of four creative winners.

Fun inspiration!

The prize chosen by random draw...

P13 Hello Autumn Mini Creative Pad

The warm colors of fall always inspire me...

Happy Birthday

Plaids have always been a favorite design of mine since school days of "Madras plaids".  I dug into some older stash for this mad plaid paper.  This is also my first attempt at a twisted ribbon card.  The double sided plaid worked well for this design.  I used copper metallic specialty paper for the die cut leaf, kept all of the pieces intact and adhered it as one piece.  

Next, I created a shaker card using just the top layer of the die cut leaf.
I die cut the leaf into the card front and backed it with the plaid on the reverse side of the front panel plaid.  The leaf layer is adhered to acetate with sequins added between the layers.  I cut a smaller metallic leaf to mat the stamped sentiment.
From my stash...
Honey Bee Lovely Layers Leaf
Photoplay Fall Plaids 
Spellbinders Banner Shapeabilities
Spellbinders Foliage Shapeabilites
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Be sure to check out the fun "Fall Plaids" challenge at the Double D.
Your entry could be a winner.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Sunflower Blooms!

 Today, I'm sharing a happy sunflower card.
There are so many sunflower fields around us and it's a photographer's paradise during the end of July and beginning of August.  This is my second sunflower card and I'm working on a sunflower themed mini album too.  The bright yellow just makes me smile.

"Treasured Friend"

I used a pagemaps sketch for this A5 card and scraps from a favorite collection I purchased a few years ago. The warm colors of the plaid and flowers really speak of the approaching change of seasons.  I die cut a white mandala doily, trimmed a little off and used it as a mat for the flower bouquet.

From my stash...
CTMH Sentiment Stamp
Photoplay Fall Blessings Patterned Paper
Sizzix Mandala Doily
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangles 

I'm sharing in these challenges...

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Hope to see you here again soon.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Sunflower Creativity

 Welcome crafty friends...
Summer is flying by and it's been a hot one.  Lots of sun and pretty sunflower fields everywhere adorning the landscape.  A photographers paradise!
Our second August challenge at the Double D is "Sunflowers".  
Share your project with us by linking it to the Double D Challenge Blog's, Sunflower post. 
There will be a Top Creative Winner, three Creative Winners and a prize winner chosen by random draw from eligible entries.  
These pretty pics should inspire your mojo...

This is the prize for one lucky winner...
Here's my sunflower inspiration...

I made a slimline card for this challenge adding lots of dimension with coordinating elements.  

I love the ephemera in this Sunflower Collection.
From my stash...
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Stop by and play along with the "Sunflower" Challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog.
You could be a winner.
Thanks for the visit today.
Hope to see you again soon.


Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Altenew Inspiration Collaboration!

Welcome to August and a new challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog!

 "STENCILS" is the challenge topic! 
 The Double D Design Team is excited to be sharing inspiration in collaboration with Altenew, an innovative leader in the world of paper crafts.  For this challenge, we will be featuring Altenew's Build A Garden sets including stamping, inking with layered stencils and die cuts. You will find a wide selection of stamps and other paper crafts to choose from in the store.  Altenew offers free resources on their website to help with using them too.  

A big shout out and thank you to Altenew for their sponsorship!!
The Double D team members will choose A Top Creative Winner, three Creative Winners and a prize winner chosen by random draw from eligible entries.  In addition, Altenew is offering a $50 gift certificate to the Altenew store for a second winner chosen by random draw from eligible entries.
Create any project using a stencil and link it up to the Double D Stencil Challenge post and you could be a winner.  You can find the entry guidelines in the blog sidebar.  Entry deadline is August 13, 2023 at 8 PM. 
Here is my first project using the Build-A-Garden: Dear Dahlias.

Dahlias bring bright, warm colors to mind for me.  The corals and reds that are available at our local greenhouse are some of my favorite.  I used a coordinating coral cardstock as the background and layered it with a cover plate die cut in white.  The stamped sentiment is part of the Altenew Dear Dahlias collection also.

Featured product:
From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock

My second inspiration project is with the Build-A-Garden Rosa Galllica.
I used the larger stamp in the Rosa Gallica (French Rose) set and inked it white with red accents.  The plaid cover plate cut in white really pops on the wood background.  There's also a fabulous collection of sentiment stamps in this set.  I stamped and die cut the word "YOU" and added a smaller sentiment above it. 
Featured Product:
From my stash... 
Authentique Patterned Paper
Stop by the Double D and play along.
You could be a prize or creative winner!
Visit the Altenew Blog too and play along with their August Inspiration Challenge for more prize opportunities!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon.


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