Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Double D Twelve Days of Christmas Days 1-6

Time for a fun new challenge at DOUBLE D CHALLENGE BLOG, Twelve Days of Christmas.   If you are anyting like me,  I guarentee you will be singing this song for the rest of the day.

Our Team Leaders,Diane and Darlene, at DOUBLE D CHALLENGE BLOG are such amazing women.  They come up with all these fun Mood Boards and post them on our team blog months before we need to have them done.  It gives us time to think about the challenge and an excuse to buy a new stamp or die.  They also send us happy mail each month.  I received this cute partridge in a pear tree from them several months ago so, of course,that was my starting place. 

I added a little color with some Copics and used a Sue Wilson Die that was sitting on my desk from a previous project. A few greens from Poppy Stamps and a snowflake from a previous project completed the card. 

This is the prize for this challenge. 

                               We hope you will join us for this challenge. It is so much fun. 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Dies R Us Winter White

We have a new challenge for you at DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG called Winter White.  I chose this beautiful die by Sue Wilson as my starting point. 

Using the largest die, I cut an apature from a piece of white card stock and then embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder. Then I cut another piece of card stock with using only the  center piece from the die and backed that with white card stock .  I cut the centerpiece of the die and stacked that on top.  The little tree and snow flakes are from Karen Burniston's Evergreen Pivot Panel.

Impression Obsession - Dies - All-In-One Frames - Rectangles 2

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Poppy Stamps Fall Frolic

I watched a video on Splitcoast Stampers with Dave Brethauer at the beginning of the month.  He was using dies to cut napkins and the water coloring them.  I thought I would give this a try on some fall leaves.  The Poppy Stamp challenge this month is called Fall Frolic.  I used the newly released Poppy Stamp Maple leaves 

I used these Poppy Stamp Dies for this card. 
Poppystamps - Dies - Maple TrioMaple Trio

Poppystamps - Dies - Perfect Pine NeedlesPerfect Pine Needles

Poppystamps - Dies - Small Wispy Pine Needles Small Wispy Pine Needles

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Double D Christmas Style

Traditional, Modern, Elegant, All White, Vintage

I like all styles of Christmas Decorations and try to vary my card styles for Christmas. This year, however I noticed that I am using lots of glitter paper and foil. 

I bought this pretty Die from Spellbinders in October and have been using it for different card designs and in different colors for Christmas.  I was trying to keep the outside simple so I could use my time making little surprises inside the cards.

The team has lots of inspiration for you and several Christmas styles. We hope you join us at Double D Challenge Blog.

You could win this fun Christmas die.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Dies R Us Giveing Thanks

Giving Thanks and/or Turkey

We are officially half way through the month of November and it is time for a new challenge at DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG.  I love this IO die.  It is large enough to be the focal image of a card and looks great cut from glitter paper. I cut the oval out a sheet of white card stock and embossed it and layered it on a black card base.  I inlaid the snowflake die cut and centered the sentiment. I always have  flowers that I make on hand so I added one of them to complete the design.  

We hope you will join us at DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG for this fun challenge. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Double D Neutral Fall

What a fabulous mood board.  I love the neutral colors with little pops of muted orange, like on the truck, the pillow, the flowers in the watering can, and some of the pumpkins so that  was my inspiration. I chose brown instead of grey for a background, but I think I will try it again using shades of grey. 


The thing I love most about the DD Mood Boards is that there are so many ways to glean inspiration. Colors, patterns, texture, shapes  and objects are just a few ideas from this board. Our DD Team has provided lots of inspiration for you at DD Challenge Blog. We know you will have fun with this challenge. 

Elizabeth Craft Wooden Crate
Elizabeth Craft Shasta Daisy
Impression Obsession Wheat
Memory Box Stitched Pumpkins

Friday, November 1, 2019

Dies R Us Trees or Leaves

                            Trees and/or Leaves

The challenge this time at Dies R Us Challenge Blog is called trees and or leaves.  I thought about doing a fall theme with some leaves, but bottom line is that I need more Christmas cards. This was really simple.  I cut the trees twice one from white and once from gold glitter card stock and glued them together. The pretty frame is from Frantic Stamper. I use this die over and over again. Because the border is thin, I topped it with a frame from Lawn Fawn. I think I will add a sentiment across the trees, but I didn't have the size I wanted. I just ordered some different sizes from the Dies R Us Store so I will choose from them. 

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Evergreen TrioFrantic Stamper Evergreen Trio

                                                        Lawn Fawn Stitched Frame Rectangle

Head on over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and check out the inspiration from the team.  We hope you will join us for the challenge.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Double D Silhouettes

Time for another fun challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.

Link up and one random winner can win this prize.This time it is all about silhouettes.

Use a silhouette as the focus of your project.


I don't think there is any question about what inspired me for this challenge.  I used a few layers but for me this is CAS.  I have friends that can make CAS look fabulous... but it is not my talent. I did some sponging and used the IO bird on a branch.

I am looking forward to inspiration from you.... The design team, as usual, has done a fabulous job. Go take a look  at Double D Challenge Blog.

Link up and one random winner can win this prize.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Dies R Us pumpkins or apples

Pumpkins and/or Apples
I live in a small farm community and I am surrounded by roadside stands that sell their homegrown produce. Strawberries, blueberries, peaches, cherries,walnuts,pecans, almonds, prunes and plums, tomatoes, cucumbers to name a few  are available.  I even have a winery, and home made candy company withing seven minutes of my home. I live next door to a walnut orchard so after the harvest, I have permission to glean the orchard and gather enough walnuts to last until next year. We have two major pumpkin festivals in my neighborhood ans we have two fun weekends for the entire county to enjoy.   So this truck full of pumpkins is something I will be seeing from now until Halloween.

I started with a Chepo Truck and filled it with some IO pumpkins.  The tree is another IO die that actually comes with a bride and goom and another tree. I just used part tof the die cut from Kraft card stock.  I added a little orange to the leaves. A few IO clouds and birds and a frame finished my card.

Impression Obsession - Dies - All-In-One Frames - Rectangles 2Impression Obsession All in One Frames

Impression Obsession - Dies - Bride & Groom FrameImpression Obsession Bride and Groom Frame

Impression Obsession - Dies - CloudsImpression Obssession Clouds

Impression Obsession - Dies - Pumpkin PatchImpression Obssession Pumpkins

Impression Obsession - Dies - Sea BirdsImpression Obssession Birds

Cheapo Dies - Loads Of Love Chepo Loads of Love

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Double D Orange and White

Orange and White..that's it!
This mood board is just full of texture, dimension and sweet patterns. I love the Mood Boards that Dar and Diane provide for us. I always come away with so many ideas and have to chose one for the challenge. 

 I love the stack of pretty material tied with a bow so I used the top piece of material with the orange background and white leaves for my inspiration.  I started with Canyon Clay PTI  card stock and  topped an IO leafy background die. Then I framed it with a Lawn Fawn frame. The frame for the Sue Wilson Just a Note die was left over from an IO an Ornate Oval Day. An Elizabeth Craft Shasta Daisy and some IO Wheat and a couple of white dies from Sue Wilson's Festive Garland finish off this card. 

If you play along with us at Double D Challenge Blog for our orange challenge, you could win this great Cottage Cutz die.

I bought all these Dies from the Dies R Us Store

Lawn Fawn - Reverse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Windows DiesLawn Fawn Reversed Scallop Rectangles

Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection - Poinsettia GarlandSue Wilson Festive Garland

Sue Wilson Designs - Expressions Collection - Just A NoteSue Wilson Just a Note

Impression Obsession - Dies - Ornate Oval FrameImpression Obsession Ornate Oval

Impression Obsession - Dies - Leafy BackgroundImpression Obsession Leafy Background.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Shasta DaisyElizabeth Craft Shasta Daisy

Impression Obsession - Dies - WheatImpression Obsession

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Dies R Us Anything Goes

I love cards that have a WOW factor when you open them so the Karen Burniston  Pop and Twist die is perfect for me. I made this type of card from scratch before Karen released the die set.  I cannot believe how easy it is to create the card using the die especially if you watch her video HERE.

So we hope you will join us for our Any Thing Goes Challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Double D Sentiment

Happy third Wednesday of the month.  The third Wednesday means a new challenge at  Double D Challenge Blog.
A sentiment must be the FOCUS of your project

I love this sentiment from Impression Obsession so that was my starting point. Since the sentiment refers to birds, I wanted to use some birds on my card.   I just got these two sweet bird dies from the Dies R Us Store  so I decided I would use them.

 I cut an aperture with a Sue Wilson die from blue card stock so I could place the gold embossed sentiment behind the aperture.  I sponged a little bit of distress ink around the sentiment. I backed the birds with some blue card stock to make the lacy parts show up better.  A few Heartfelt flowers from my stash finished my card.

                        Precious Marieke Happy Birdie


                  Precious Marieke Spring Birds

We would love to see how you would make the  sentiment the STAR of your card.  We hope you will join us at   Double D Challenge Blog.