Wednesday, March 20, 2019

"Gingham Style"!

Hey, blogger friends!  Happy to see you back again.

Time for a new Double D Challenge...
Did you see my post title..."Gingham Style"?  I just couldn't resist...makes me think of that catchy little tune years ago, Gangnam Style.  And, it remains a constant, just like gingham, a timeless print for the ages.  Gingham brings back memories of fun, childhood days gone by but also subtle prints on a few clothing items I had as an adult. 

This brings me to the theme of our second challenge this month..."Gingham".
Team Darlene is hosting along with more inspiration from Team Diane.  Once again, we are offering this fun mood board to get your mojo going...

The Design Team will choose 3 Creative Winners and a Top Creative Winner.  There will also be a winner, chosen by random draw, for the prize below.

Lawn Fawn's Gotta Have Gingham 6" x 6" Paper Pad

I created two projects for this challenge...

"Birthday Wishes"

My first card is a bit shabby chic with a touch of vintage.  Created in my standard square size, I embellished with glass beads that look like the raspberries in the patterned paper, a few leaves and a lovely satin bow!

"live every day with purpose"

Next up is this fun pinwheel card!  It's another square one with some of my favorite colors and makes me think of summer time.  This card doesn't require much embellishing...a button center for the pinwheel and two tags, one with a sentiment included!

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardsock
Clearsnap Ink
Maja Designs Fika Collection
May Arts Twine
Mintaj by Karola Farmlife Collection
Queen & Co Pearls
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Die
Other: Beads, button

Challenges entered:
Color Throwdown #535 - Red, Yellow, Soft Green, White/3-25
Crafty Creations #386 - Anything Goes/3-25
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes/3-20 
Day of the Month Card Club - I Want You To Be Happy/3-30
Dies R Us - One for the Ladies/3-24 
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes/3-31 
Sisterhood of Crafters - One For The Ladies, Girls/3-24 
Time Out Challenges - 5th Birthday Word Inspiration/3-27 
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes/3-25
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes/3-25

Thanks for stopping by today!

I hope I've inspired you to play along with our Double D Gingham Challenge.
Hop on over to the Double D Blog for details and more inspiration.



Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two amazing inspirations, great designs!! Love the berries on the first one, and that pin-wheel is a true catch-eyes!

aussie aNNie said...

Two great cards Vicki, love them both but the pin wheel is amazing.x

Diane said...

Both cards are gorgeous from vintage elegance to fun and playful!! I couldn't choose a favorite if I had to! I love gingham too and yes it does bring back memories of my childhood, especially of a gingham apron I had to make in High School...but I still love it to this day!

Donna Phelan said...

Showoff!!! lol These are both so beautiful is such different ways! WOW! Love the design of that 1st one, the scalloped cropped circle looks AHmazing used like that--so clever and creative, as are your glass beaded raspberries--so FUN! That 2nd card is just sooooo HAPPY! Love the prints and the pinwheel design! Over The Top Fabulous....both of them!!!

Darlene said...

LOL ... had to chuckle at Donna's first comment! LOL
Anyways, your cards are just FABULOUS! So different and both just awesome! Thanks for showing how versatile a gingham print can be! WELL DONE my friend!!

Leslie Miller said...

Not one, but two fabulous cards! Such gorgeous papers on both. I love all my Mintay papers, but Farm Life might be my favorite. I have some older paper similar to your first card, too. It's sooooo gorgeous! Those bead berries are a perfect match! Clever you to make a pinwheel! Looks like you had some fun with this challenge, Vicki! Wonderful!

Deb said...

Amazing creations! I love gingham and the pinwheel design is fabulous!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Challenge!

Judy Woodland said...

Well aren't you just the clever one sharing 2 cards this time. I love the vintage-y look of the first one and the raspberry spray is gorgeous. Especially with the matching beads. The colors go so well together. And that pinwheel card is so stinkin' adorable. I reallY, REALLY love your patterned papers. Both cards are simply FABULOUS, my dear!!!!

Esther Asbury said...

Oh Wow, Vicki --- you've created two gorgeous cards! I just love the paper combo on teh 1st one withe those glass bead berries, and the bright fun colors of the second one. Amazing!

Kathy Krug said...

WOW!!!! You are really showing off your versatility with these cards.The elegance of the first card is beautiful and the different papers and how you used them are so much fun. The pinwheel is such a fun idea.

Kathy Krug said...

Great to see your card at DRU. Love your design. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us. Amazing design.


Barbara said...

Wow! Two amazingly different cards. You are so creative and an incredible card maker. Love them both. The first one for the soft and vintage and the second one for the bright wonderful colors.

Darlene said...

You already know I love both cards but this shabby chic vintage creation in the green/purple color combo is right up my alley! What a fabulous design and great image! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘One for the Ladies/Girls’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

sandie said...

What a fun challenge. I adore your shabby chic card-a touch of romance there! That ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. And wow to how vibrant and fun card 2 is. Thanks for joining Time Out

pinky said...

Vicki your cards are absolutely beautiful. So different, but equally amazing! Very inspirational!!

Diane said...

Just me again and I wanted to pop in and say thank you for entering your gorgeous card into our Dies R Us challenge!!!
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

papierelle said...

As a kid, I loved these little windmills. They always made me happy. Today you make me happy with this beautiful card. Thank you for showing them on our Challenge Blog "Day of the Month Card Club".

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What fun! Love that pinwheel! And sure - gingham never goes out of style - a true classic! Thank you so much for linking up with us at the Card of the Month Card Club!

DeniseD said...

Very nice card! Love the gingham Thanks for joining us at

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, how beautiful! I really love how you "grunged" up the gingham here. It really adds to the versatility to a print that can also be very fresh. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

Carol L said...

You've done an amazing job with gingham on both beautiful cards! I just love the vintage style with those glass beads and leaves and pretty bow, and the pinwheel is beautifully done too! I remember that silly song too and enjoyed hearing it in my mind once again :)

Rosmarie said...

Love the fresh and bright colors of your pinwheel card! - so beautiful with the gingham! Thank you so much for joining us at our Day of the Month Card Club Challenge.
Have a happy day!
Rosi x

Amelia Breytenbach said...

I think you captured that mood board perfectly with both cards Vicki. The first card is so beautiful. I really love it!! The pinwheel is also gorgeous in the bright and cheerful colors.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Cicci said...

Wonderful cards!! Love the last one with the spring colors!! Its so beautiful!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
HUGS Cicci

Cicci With the Pen {My Blog}

Kate 'Rijacki' Ledum said...

Your shabby chic and pinwheel are both amazing projects. Gorgeous and fun

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Rijacki's Workshop
Through The Craft Room Door

Jill V said...

I love the title of your blog post - I smiled as soon as I saw it :) Both cards are wonderful and really showcase the gingham beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at Time Out! Jill

Sugar Bean Designs by Sonja Bakonyi said...

LOVE the pinwheel card! Both are great, but that pinwheel card pops!


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