Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Double D Sunflowers

Welcome to a new challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.  This challenge is all about Sunflowers. Look at the beautiful examples Dar found for our inspiration. 

I colored mine up to look like the ones on the top right and put them in a clay pot that came from Elizabeth Crafts. It comes with a saucer but I chose not to use it this time. I used an IO wheat die and a very old cat of dine tails from a company that went out of business a long time ago. I still love it especially for fall cards. The sunflower is also an old one from MFT.  The centers of the flowers are filled with black flower soft which gives them a lot of texture.  

The prize for this challenge is this sunflower stencil.  We hope you will join us for this challenge.  We had so many fabulous entries for the pumpkin or owl challenge. The team has more fabulous inspiration for you at 


Sunday, October 17, 2021

Peace on Earth Snowman

 It is time for a new challenge at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog. I took inspiration from the blue pine cones and the cabin and snowman. 


I bought several sets of Prints from Penny Black.  I framed it with a frame that my friend Barb sent me.  She always sends me die cut frames because she knows I frame almost everything.  The fence is from a Karen Burniston Pop up fence and the snowman is from Frantic Stamper.  I love this die cut for the holidays.  The Pine Bow is from Tutti designs and the Holly leaves are an old Cherry Lynn die. We hope you will join us .  We sure had some fabulous designs last challenge. The design team has some fabulous inspiration for you at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog

Friday, October 15, 2021

Birthday Present

Another Anything Goes Challenge begins today at DRU Challenge Blog.  I have another Birthday card.  I usually send out about 7 Birthday cards each month so when I have a chance at an Anything Goes Challenge I think Birthday.  I love a surprise pop up card and this die really makes it easy. If you don't get the news letter from DRU, you need to sign up. There are so many special sales and several times a year the store offers a  sale on some of the European Dies like this one. The DRU STORE also carries a variety of inks and other tools at great prices.  This die comes in one piece and you just pop it out. I cut it once from white and once from silver glitter paper and inlaid the silver into the cut out areas.  Super easy.  In fact, I bought a few more of these dies that you will be seeing soon.  

 This die comes in one piece and you just pop it out. I cut it once from white and once from silver glitter paper and inlaid the silver into the cut out areas.  Super easy.  In fact, I bought a few more of these dies that you will be seeing soon.  

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Double D Owls or Pumpkins

 Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.  We all about Owls and Pumpkins this time.  I searched through my stash of dies and stamps and did not have one owl,  Thank goodness I did have quite a few pumpkins, and fall is definitely pumpkin time. Now Diane has gathered some unique looking owls for you on this mood board. I can't wait to see what you all design for this fun challenge. 


The pumpkins are from Poppy stamps.  I cut them from orange paper and did some shading with distress inks.  The background die  cut was a gift from a friend....thanks Barb.... and it was perfect for this card.  I believe it is an older PTI die. The flower is from IO. 

If you link up with us you have a chance to win this cute owl and pumpkin die. Hope to see your creations at Double D Challenge Blog.


Sunday, October 3, 2021

Peace on Earth NOEL

This is the very first challenge  for the brand new Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge. Isn't this a fabulous Mood Board.  For some reason, I was so drawn to the black horse with the red flowers and the little bird resting on his leg.  I decided to focus on the colors and some of the texture. 

I used some patterned paper from Honey Bee, the Poppy Stamp Noel and a Frantic Stamper tree. 

 The frame and both set of birds are from Impression Obsession. 

We are all so excited about this Blog.  It is a good way to get some Christmas cards done early and avoid the last minute rush. We hope you will join us at  Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Birthday Cup Cakes

Another challenge begins today at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. For this card, I used the Karen  Burniston Cup Cake Pop Up Dies, and one of my favorite dies Birthday Mail from Memory Box. I think this is a fun card to receive for any recipient.  You can make a few of these in different colors to have in your stash and then customize the front when you want a special card for a special person.  

Remember this is an Anything Goes Challenge as long as you use a metal die made by a company that is sold at the DRU STORE.  We hope you will  join us  for this fun challenge.