Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Double D Fall Plaids

What a warm and cozy Mood Board Darlene created for us this month. I love the warm look of the blankets and socks.

The Prize
 This was a real challenge for me because I don't have a huge stash of designer paper and I don't have any stamps to create a plaid pattern. Then I remembered a Christmas paper pad I bought several years ago. Yea!!! It had a plaid design, Since I have so many Christmas cards to make, this was perfect. Here is my plaid designed Christmas card. 

I made green background using some gold glimmer mist and framed it with a Gina Marie frame cut from the plaid background. Then I used a Spellbinder's ornament die to cut the plaid ornament. I decorated it with a Spellbinder;s poinsettias, Gina Marie pine cones and Cheery Lynn holly leaves. A Peace sentiment from Cheery Lynn finished the project.  So now head on over to see the inspiration from the design team at DD Challenges  and then pull out your plaids and create. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Water Color Leaves

The PTI challenge HERE this week is to take inspiration from one of the designers. Melissa Phillips created this beautiful card featuring products from the newest release.

Here is my attempt at her card. I created a fall card and tried to do a layout similar to Melissa's card. I used the PTI Wet Pain stamp and die set and the leaves are Cheery Lynn that I cut from some water colored paper I created.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Alun's Birthday

I am loving the IO tree die that I bought last month. This is the third card I have made using it and I am sure I will use it a lot more. I sent this to my son-in- law for his BD.

I used several IO dies for this project that are available at Dies R US.  I will enter this in IO Fall Birthday Challenge and Kats Scrappiness World Cardmaking Day

Impression Obsession - Dies - Tree Frame  Tree Frame                                               Impression Obsession - Dies - Pumpkin PatchPumpkin Patch

Impression Obsession - Dies - Fence Trio   Fence Trio                   Impression Obsession - Dies - Deer TrioDeer Trio

Impression Obsession - Dies - Birdhouse SetBird House set 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Clean and Simple Candles

Another Christmas card is done. I tried my hand at a Clean and Simple design. The Memory Box Glowing Candles die is perfect for standing alone. I die cut it in red, gold and green in lay the negative pieces onto the design and embossed the background and the candles with embossing folders and added a few sequins and a single flower.

I will enter this at Memory Box Sequins Challenge
Kats ScrapinessWorld-Card Making Challenge

Pumpkin Time

It's pumpkin time at Double D. Look at the variety of pumpkin images Diane found for us...everything between elegant to rustic, and even a pumpkin in a cup.  


When I saw this challenge, I remembered a Heartfelt stamp that I have had for years and hardly ever used. I dug it and my markers out of the drawer and colored it. I am not a good colorist and envy those who are, but I enjoy coloring and it is good for me to practice.  I chose to go the more rustic route with this image. 

I framed it with a Gina Marie scalloped frame and added some IO wheat, Cheery Lynn leaves, Joy craft flower and some twine. I am on team Darlene, but the mood boards at Double D always inspire me to create so I just have to participate. If you have not noticed the moos board for the next challenge is always posted on the blog so you can think ahead. There is always a fun prize to be won so head on over to the BLOG and see what the team has done. You will truly be inspired and we are looking forward to seeing what YOU do.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Black and White

I got two new dies that I have not used and  the Poppy Stamp Back to Black Challenge was perfect for using both of them.  This is prettier in real life because the black background is black glitter paper. The Cover plate is from IO and the top snowflake is Poppy Stamps  Marias Snowflake. I will also enter it in Kats Scrappiness World-Card Making Day

Frames as a Background.

I decided to take a break from Christmas cards to enter a challenge at Paper Trey Ink. Look at Amy's beautiful card made with frames as a backdrop. What a fun way to dress up the front of a card and still keep a clean design.


You can see Amy Schaffer's video on this make it Monday Challenge HERE. What a fun way to dress up the front of a card and still keep a clean design.

I started with gold card stock and embossed it with an IO script background embossed in gold. I used three frames from Frantic Stamper. The stamp is PTI Feather finery that is stamped on black card embossed in gold for the first layer and white for the second layer. I will enter this in the following challenges. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Leaves in the Trees

October has arrived and fall is in the air. The new challenge at Dies R Us is called the "Leaves on the Trees" so I used some of each. I started with a water colored background and stamped the sentiment in the corner. I cut the tree frame from craft paper and sponged it for some shadows and layered it on the water colored background. I used some flower soft on the branches of the tree for the fall colors and then put a frame on top. I tucked some pumpkins around the bottom of the tree and added some wheat leaves and flowers in the corner. 

Cheery Lynn leaves  Cheery Lynn Designs - Dimensional Dies - Small Leaves 2


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