Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Double D Gingham

There is just something about gingham that makes me happy. The team at DOUBLE D CHALLENGE BLOG  must feel the same way because there are some fabulous gingham projects on the blog, and, of course, we have an awesome Mood Board. 

I just got some new dies from Dies R Us and had to play with them. I have been making little boxes of chocolate to sell at a Mother's Day Boutique to raise money for scholarships so a lot of my design team work is also focused on that goal.  I used blue gingham in the background and some blue gingham ribbon to tie the box together.

Interested in the dies I used that are available at Dies R Us?  You can find them here.

Cheapo Dies - Singing BirdChepo Dies Singing Bird

  Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags Collection - Daisy CircleSue Wilson Frames and Tags Collection Daisy Circle Die 

Preciuous Marieke - Dies - Fantastic Flowers - Square Flowers FramePreciuous Marieke - Dies - Fantastic Flowers - Square Flowers Frame

If you link up with us, you could win this gingham paper pack by Lawn Fawn. We are looking forward to seeing what you will create for DOUBLE D CHALLENGE BLOG.


Friday, March 15, 2019

Dies R Us One for the Ladies

The  last challenge, One for the Boys, at Dies R Us  had such impressive entries that we can't wait to see  what you design this time for One for the Ladies. 

 I love texture and dimension on projects.  For this card, I pulled out my texture paste a stencil and some glitter.  You can't see the glitter on the paste, but IRL it sparkles.  I cut an oval from a piece of white card then embossed it with a Tim Holtz brick background. When I am not feeling creative, I make flowers in different colors and have them ready for when the creative impulse strikes.  So I went to my stash for them.
I used lots of dies for this project.  

Tutti Designs - Dies - Lily Of The Valley FrameTutti Lily of Valley Frame

Lawn Fawn - Reverse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Windows Dies

Lawn Fawn Scalloped Window

Poppystamps - Dies - Little HummingbirdsPoppy Stamps Hummingbirds

Impression Obsession - Dies - Layered Floral SetImpression Obsession Flowers

                       Elizabeth Craft Shasta Daisy

We are looking forward to seeing what you create for us for this challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Double D Let's Make Some Music

We have a brand new challenge starting today at Double D, and of course, Diane  has created a fabulous Mood Board for us.  It's all about Music. 

I used a Spellbinders die that I have had for years. It is fun to pull out older dies and give them some new love. The inside of the die is actually the negative of the die that I put behind the main die and backed it with some decorator music paper.  I cut the main die again in black and inlaid the black part around the border. The Ballerina is a Poppy Stamp Fairy... I just left off her wings.  The piano is Frantic Stamper and the happy birthday is Poppy Stamp. I will also enter this at the Poppy Stamp Spring CleaningThe challenge is to use something you have not used before of a clean and simple design.  This is clean and simple for me. 

The prize for this challenge which is chosen by random is this great Frantic Stamper Die. 

The team has fabulous inspiration  for you at Double D Challenge Blog.  We hope you will join us with your Musical project.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Impression Obsession Flowers for Friends

I am making boxes that hold chocolate to sell at a Walnut and Wine Festival that is right before Mother's Day. I decided to make one for the bird lovers and enter it in the Impression Obsession Challenge Impression Obsession Flowers for Friends

I made the flowers from the strawberry die and filled the center with prills. The leaves from the layered floral set.

Here are the Impression Obsession dies I used for this card.


Friday, March 1, 2019

Dies R Us One for the Boys

 March has arrived and so has another challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  This one is called One For the Boys. Guy cards are hard for me, but my favorite brother-in- law has so many hobbies that I just pick one every year for his card.  Last year the theme was tools so I decided on golf for this year. 

I love personalizing cards.  I used two different alphabets from Chepo to personalize this onr.

Memory Box - Dies - Mini Golf Carts Memory Box Mini Golf Carts

 Tutti Designs Golf Bag

Cheapo Dies - Font - Unicorn Cheapo Unicorn Font

Cheapo Dies - Cursive FontCheapo Cursive Font

The team some great inspiration for you so visit the  Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  We hope you share your one for the guys ideas with us for a chance to win a Dies R Us gift certificate.