Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Nature's Beauty...Sunflowers

 Welcome to our second Double D Challenge in October.

Sunflowers, a truly beautiful and mystic flower.  Did you know that as sunflowers grow, they turn east in the morning to face the sun and slowly turn west as the sun moves across the sky?  And, after dark, they return to their east facing position to meet a new day.

  There are acres of sunflowers here in our area among the farm land.  The fields of sunflowers are often used as settings for photo shoots.  Such a glorious sight!

Our challenge theme for the next two weeks is, "Sunflowers".

Play along and you could be chosen as a Top Creative Winner or the random winner of this prize...

TCW Sunflower Stencil

I was inspired by the photo in the top right of the mood board.

I love the contrast of the weathered wood and the bright sunflowers.  Gingham was the perfect background for these embellishments.  I used a PM card sketch for this design.

 Come play along with our "Sunflower" Challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog.
Link up your entry and you could be a winner.

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

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Whoooo's There?

 Welcome back for a new challenge at the Double D Blog.

It's October and we're getting ready for Halloween on the blog and here at home.  The decorations are complete along with treat bags for the neighbor kids.

Our challenge theme for the first two weeks of October is, "Owls and/or Pumpkins".  Show us how you were inspired by the fun mood board below.   Link up your project to the Double D Challenge Blog post by October 17th and you could be our prize winner or one of four creative winners.

I was inspired by all of the elements on the mood board!


This slimline card features Tutti Designs Owl Family in silhouette.  I double cut, matted with purple and added a few feathers behind each owl.  I added some die cut leaves and sequins to embellish.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
CTMH Patterned Papers
Diemond Dies Leaves
Momenta Leaves
Tutti Designs Owl Family

Challenges entered:

Come on by the Double D Challenge Blog and play along with our Owls and Pumpkins Challenge.  You could be a winner.
And, when you're linking, be sure to stop by the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge Blog and add you entry there too!

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

Monday, October 4, 2021


 Hi crafty friends...Thanks for stopping by again!

Today I'm sharing a fall themed card using Washi tape.  I have a huge stash that I rarely use.  It's so pretty to look at so who would want to use it?  The October card challenge on the ACOT message board is to use at least 3 different tapes.  I used 4 on the card that I created and could make another 40 before I would put a dent in my stash.

"Hello Autumn"
I used woodgrain washi tape for the fence and pumpkin tape for the background field behind it.  The yellow flowers are twisted washi dipped in Rock Candy Distress glitter.  I covered a scrap of paper with the red glitter tape and die cut a heart to tuck in behind the flowers.
From my stash
Bazzill Navel Cardstock 
Momenta Heart Die
Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Collection
Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Glitter
Challenges entered: 

Thanks again for stopping by.
Come back soon!

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Christmas challenges are underway!

 Hey there blogger friends!

There's a new challenge blog that will surely inspire you and get your holiday mojo going,
"Peace on Earth" Christmas Challenge Blog.  Friends Darlene and Diane are at it again.  This is the third new challenge blog they've started in the past few months and now co-own five.

Peace on Earth is an "anything goes" year long Christmas challenge with fabulous mood boards bi-monthly to inspire you.  

I loved the mood board and had to play along with this first challenge!

Merry Christmas

I was inspired by the stocking design and pops of red in the other pictures.  The background snowflake paper is matted with the same dark gray as the die cut frames and the deer.  I die cut a red sentiment and adhered a few red sequins to complete the embellishing.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Dove Craft Stag 
Newton's Nook Holiday Sentiment
 Penny Black Ribbon Stackers
Photoplay Holiday Cheer 
Challenges entered:


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

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Leafing Summer Behind...

 Hi there crafty friend!

Summer is almost over as we head toward a new season in just one week.  The leaves will be falling and Autumn will be calling.  Over at the Double D Challenge Blog, we are keeping an eye on Mother Nature and anticipating the color changes.  

The challenge topic for the next two weeks is...


There's a lovely mood board to inspire you...

And, a prize for one lucky winner chosen by random draw from the challenge entries.

Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set
Hop on over to the Double D Challenge Blog and play along.  You could be the Top Creative Winner or one of three Creative Winners and receive a badge to share on your blog.
"live carefree"
 I'm not quite ready to let go of the green of summer, so I chose the third photo as my inspiration.  I love the different shades of green in this patterned paper.  I used two shades of cardstock as matting to compliment the color of the leaves and gave the layers added dimension. 
From my stash...
Altenew Modern Eucalyptus Stamp 
CTMH Black and Garden Green Ink
Pam Bray Designs Live In The Moment Stamp
Prima Pineapple Die 
Queen & Co. Pearls
Paper Studios Eucalyptus Patterned Paper

Challenges entered:

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


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