Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Double D Flowers in Containers

 Flowers in containers is the new challenge at Double D Challenge Blog. What a wonderful array of containers... buckets of tulips, glass vase of forsythia, an old boot with snapdragons,and a tea kettle of  daisies. 


I just purchased a new die from Honey Bee that makes a shaped flower pot easy.  I cut the main die from white card stock and then cut it two more times with decorative paper. I added the decorative paper to the top of the card. The die comes with flowers to use for the insert and I will use them to make bunches of flowers later, but I still have quite a few flowers I made last year in my stash so I used them.



The insert for the flower pot provides a space for a personal or stamped message. This is an easy die to use and adds a WOW factor for the recipient. 

A tag could be added to the front of the card with a variety of different sentiments. Mine will probably be a birthday card.   


Hope you will join us for this Flowers in Containers Challenge.  Check out the work from the team over at Double D Challenge Blog.  Once again, they have out done themselves. 

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Dies R Us Bee Shaker

It is time for a new challenge at Dies R Us and again the theme is Anything Goes, but be sure to use one die from a company sold at the Dies R Us Store.  I was having trouble coming up with an idea for a card for this challenge and then I saw this video by Jennifer Mc QuireI have this Tutti Designs honey comb that I thought would be perfect.  

I love the idea of the tulle shaker card, if you look real close, you can see the tulle. 


Tutti Design honey comb 

I love to frame my cards, but this time the frame covered up some errors I made while I was cutting my layers.  I am no Jennifer McQuire lol. 

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

I also used the Elizabeth Craft Daisy die and Sue Wilson's Festive Garland for the leaves.  
Now it is your turn,  Create a card using at least one die cut  from a company carried at the DRU Store. We know we will be inspired with what you create. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Double D 5th Anniversary Cupcake

Double D Challenge Blog is celebrating its 5th birthday this month with cupcakes.... lots of cupcakes, and we hope you will join us for the challenge. Diane and Darlene  have created one of the most inspiring blogs in Blogland and have chosen a team of designers that all have a different style or styles that inspire creativity.  The team is fortunate because we have great leaders who encourage us in everything.  We have become a virtual family and support each other in good and bad times.  We all feel blessed.  Thanks Diane and Dar. 

Here is the Mood Board.  

I liked the pink and green in the first photo and the sprinkles on all of them.  I have several cupcake dies, but I decided to pull out one  from PTI that I have not used for a couple of years.  The background PTI paper was cut with Spellbinder's hemstitched rectangles.  I cut the cup cake from glitter paper and decorated it with some Nuvo drops. The number 5 is a Karen Burniston die.  

Head on over to the Double D Challenge Blog.  The team has some wonderful inspiration for you.  If you take time to link up, you could win these fun stamps and dies. 



Friday, January 1, 2021

Dies R Us Anything Goes

 The first of January, a brand new year and a brand new challenge at  Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  I started with the Memory Box  jumbo peony that I cut with white card stock sponged with pickled raspberry distress oxide ink. I wanted to use this pretty paper that I got from Honey Bee stamps,  I cut some frames using the different dies listed below and just played with the pieces until I got something I liked.  I did not use a sentiment because it could work for many different occasions.  

Things from the DRU STORE 
                                                      Impression Obsession All in One Frame
We hope you will join us for this Anything Goes Challenge using a brand of die available at the DRU STORE .