Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Dies R Us Christmas in July

For this challenge, at Dies R Us Challenge Blog I used two of my favorite dies.  I have used the Impression Obsession Pine branch so often there is no longer any paint on it.  Since I usually use at least two on each card, I decided to purchase a second one so I could cut two at a time. The Sue Wilson garland is another one of those dies that I reach for often.  In fact, I use the little white berries on almost every card I make.  I had the red frame left over from another project so I just backed it with some Mintay paper.  Isn't that deer adorable?  

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

Impression Obsession - Dies - Pine BranchImpression Obsession Pine Branch

So go dig up your Christmas dies out and get a head start on Christmas cards.  We hope you link up with us for a chance to win a gift voucher from the DRU STORE.  See you at Dies R Us Challenge Blog

Double D Let's Go to the Beach

Let's Go To The BEACH!

Dar has given us some wonderful inspiration for this challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.  I focused on the light house and the sea shells for my inspiration. 

I decided to make a bridge card for this challenge.  I started with a blue card base and sponged some chouds on top of the blue.  I cut the water with a Poppy Stamp die that I have had for quite some time and sponged with blue.  The boat is from the same Poppy Stamp die set. I had an Elizabeth Craft light house sent to me by a friend(thanks Barb) and the bird is a Cheopo die.  I added a few birds from Sue Wilson and stamped a piece of kraft card with seashells from Gina K designs.

We hope you will join us for our beach challenge.  Since most beaches are closed at this time,  maybe creating something beachy will remind you of the good old days.  We hope you will check out the inspiration from the team and then join us at  Double D Challenge Blog.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dies R Us Anything Goes

I don't know where June went but here we are on the first day of July which means a new challenge at DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG.  This is everyone's favorite  Anything Goes. I just got  two new dies, Memory Box Clarkia Frame and  Poppy Stamps Adriana Frame,  from the Dies R Us store

I started by cutting the background of the Adriana Frame.  Then I used the Clarkia die and cut the center of the frame and placed it on a black card base.   I cut another Clarkia die from gold glitter paper which I inlaid into the white.  I gold embossed a sentiment from IO and put that in the center.  Simple and easy design but quite an impact for just a little time. 

We hope you will join us for this challenge and have a chance to win a gift voucher at the Dies R Us Store

Double D Stitches

A new challenge starts at   Double D Challenge Blog today.  Here is the fun stitched Mood Board that Diane created for us this time. 
Stitches...any kind



Stitches...any kind

  I took my inspiration from the diamond pattern in the stitched starburst at the bottom right and the peachy color of the pumpkin.

Have you ever bought a stamp or die that you thought you would use occasionally but soon it became a "go to" .  This stitched Frantic Stamper die is one of my "go to dies".  I  have used this die so many times and with many different looks. This time I used two of them and used some pretty PTI paper in the middle.  The lily is from The Greetery.  As I look at it,  I wish I had colored stamens a bit darker for the photo... they stand out more IRL.  The greenery is from Stampin Up and a gift from a special friend.  Thanks, Barb.

As usual,the team has some fabulous designs for you.  We hope you will join us for our challenge at  Double D Challenge Blog.  One randomly drawn participant will win this die.  We hope you will join us.