Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Double D Leave it to me... Challenge

'LEAVE' it to me . . .
(Use leaves on your card/project.)

We have another fabulous mood board for you over at Double D Challenge Blog . For some reason  the picture of the kraft and white leaves kept drawing my eye so I decided to use that for my inspiration. 

I started by embossing pieces of kraft and orange card and then swiped the top of the embossing with a white ink pad. Then I cut the two pieces diagonally and put them on a green card base. I actually got two cards by doing this. I glued some white card to double sided adhesive and cut out the PTI thanks ,Frantic stamper leaves,and Memory Box flower border. Then I burnished them with some guilding flakes glued them to my card. 

Inside of the card

Both Darlene and Diane try to match the prizes for the challenge with the theme of the challenge.This IO leaf die is a perfect prize for this challenge. We hope you will join us for this challenge. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Dies R Us Leaves

The challenge this week at Dies R Us Challenge Blog is all about leaves. Sometimes when I look at my designs, I feel like I am in a rut....doing the same card in different colors. I love the shape of the oval and when I look at my cards, I recognize how often I use one somewhere on my card so I decided no ovals on this card. Almost all my cards have flowers and or butterflies and lots of layers. I decided to take some inspiration from my team mate, LAURIE, who knows how to layer die cuts and still be CAS.  I  admired Laurie's designs long  before we were on a team together so I was thrilled to join the DRU Challenge Blog Team when she did.  CAS is soooo difficult  for me, but for this card I decided to challenge myself and create a CAS card with no butterflies, flowers, or ovals. I did, however, use a lot of embossing powder on  the leaves, the sentiment, the background dots, and the mat.

 The team has lots of leaf inspiration for you at  Dies R Us Challenge Blog, and don't forget one random entry will be selected for a Dies R Us  gift certificate so create your leafy design and join us. YOU inspire us.

I used the following dies on my card.

Impression Obsession - Dies - Pine BranchIO pine branch

     Impression Obsession - Dies - Thoughts   IO Thoughts and matching stamps


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


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Double D Fright Night

Fright Night
Use the colors or the patterns or the images
or anything YOU see in the mood board
Diane created a fun mood board for us for this time of the year. I noticed that the dominate colors are orange,yellow, black and white. There are also several patterns checks, dots and stripes and triangles.   

For my card, I decided to go with the colors and patterns. I used Tim Holtz dies to get patterns and PTI canyon clay for the orange card.  A PTI Wet Paint words and PTI Feather Finery, which I have not used for a while, for the feathers. 

Z fold cards are one of my favorite because they are easy but impressive.  Here the card is partially open. 

I don't have any spiders so I added some IO black birds and the IO typewriter alphabet finished the sentiment. 

As usual, the Double D Team Blog has fabulous inspiration for you. Diane and Darlene have managed to assemble a group of designers that always create such different twists on the same mood board.  We are looking forward to your designs. Thank all of you who participate for making this blog so successful.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dies R Us Life Events

The challenge at Dies R Us this week is Life Events...birthdays, anniversaries,
  retirement, graduations, weddings etc. I send a lot of birthday cards so I always need them. I found this Poppy Stamp Large Iceland flower in my flower box and wanted to use it along with a pretty sentiment from Stamping Up that is embossed on black card stock in gold. I  decided I wanted to frame the sentiment so I  cut the deer from the bottom of the Memory Box Deer Grove Oval and positioned the poppy in his place. As I look at the picture, I realize the card  looks a bit bottom heavy if there is such a thing. 


Here are the dies I used.
Memory Box Deer Grove Oval
Poppy Stamp Iceland Poppy
Cheery Lynn Floral
Elizabeth Craft Daisy  for the leaves


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