Thursday, April 21, 2022

Colorful Challenge

 It  has been a long time since I have joined a challenge, but I just got these new flowers from Memory Box and couldn't wait to make some of them. I looked at both the Memory Box and Poppy Stamp Challenges and realized the card I had in mind fit both challenges. 

This was fun to create.  It is and Easel card, but I want to decide who I will send it to before I finish the inside.  I may make it into a calendar or a note pad, or just add a flower or butterfly to make the easel stand up.  I love the spring look of this card and it has tons of texture and dimension. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Double D Buildings

Our theme at Double D Challenge Blog is called buildings. Barns, Skyscrapers, castles and sheds are all on the mood board.  I had a bit of a problem with this challenge since I don't have many building stamps or dies.  


 I do have a barn die, but I could not think of a new design to use it.  Then I remembered I had a paper pack with some beach front buildings so I decided to frame one of them. I cut a frame from some teil paper and then sponged it with distress oxide inks and  a stencil that Dar and Diane sent to me.  As you can see ther are different types of buildings in this fun beach paper. 

I added a flower, some greenery and a sentiment to the card.  I still struggle with using designer papers, but I love then and keep trying.  

We hope you join us for the new challenge at  Double D Challenge Blog for this challenge.  My teamates have some awesome inspiration for you. 

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Peace on Earth Challenge 14

This fabulous board the Dar created for this challenge at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog is full of glitz and glamor. I love all the metalic finishes.  


I loved both wreathes on the board so I decided to combine two different wreaths from my stash.  One is from Tutti Designs and the other is a Poppy Stamp.  The center of my design is the deer from one of the Poppy Stamps Oval design. 

There is a lot of shine on my card but I was not able to capture it in the picture.  I started with Gina K Designs gold card stock embossed with Tim Holtz embossing folder.  The Tutti design was cut in heavy weight white card stock to provide a stable base for two Poppy Stamp Adriana oval frames cut from silver and gold glitter  card stock.  The deer was tucked in the center of the wreath and glued in place. 
We hope you will join us for this challenge at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog

Friday, April 15, 2022

Dies R Us And Double Trouble

The DRU challenge theme today is:

The theme for the month of April, 2022 is Flowers/Spring

(remember, you MUST use at least one metal die to qualify for the prize... and please tell us the die company you have used in your project.)

We are partnering with the Double Trouble Challenge Blog again this year and having a joint challenge collaboration.  It's fun and easy and you have a chance to win prizes both here on the DRU Challenge as well as the Double Trouble Challenge #108! The Double Trouble Challenge runs from April 18 - May 1 and their theme is "Frame It" - use a basic metal die in your project.

Thing 1:  Trouble Maker (Double Trouble Challenge)
says, "How many of us have a Cricut or similar machine that sits idle?  Since the world of metal dies has emerged how often do you pull out your Cricut to cut a basic shape?  It seems most of us have accumulated some dies and now use a die cutter (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Gemini).  I'm challenging you to select a basic-shaped metal die from your stash and use it on your project, e.g. frame, square, rectangle, triangle for your image and/or sentiment...  you get the idea.  

You can stop here... 
play along with Twisted Sister's optional twist below to earn another chance in the Double Trouble random draw.  

Thing 3:  Twisted Sister  (Double Trouble Challenge)
says, "It isn't difficult for me to pick out a shaped metal die for a frame and/or sentiment but I have accumulated so many other pretty metal dies.  

"Mother's Day is around the corner... this is a good time to honor your Mom or someone special who has had an impact on your life.  My optional twist is to include flower(s) and/or butterfly(s) on your project. I'm going to use some of my pretty dies, however, if you don't have floral or butterfly dies, just use patterned paper, stenciling, or embossing.   

Optional Twist:  If you have included flowers and/or butterflies on your project you will earn another chance in the Double Trouble Random Draw. 

Thing 2: Double Dare (DRU Challenge)
says, "If you have included at least one metal die on your project you are eligible to enter at Dies R Us #191 HERE. There is a limit of three entries and make sure you post your entry on or before April 28th and you will be eligible for an extra Double Trouble random draw chance. The theme is Flowers/Spring.
If you have used any brand of dies that Dies R Us sells in their store, you will be eligible for an extra Double Trouble random draw chance as well as a chance to win the DRU $10 gift code prize.  Your die may already qualify. Click HERE to view the dies on their left-hand sidebar. Be sure to mention in your post if you used a die that is sold at DRU's store for a chance the DRU random draw. 

Here is my card for the challenge.  
1. My shape is an oval.  I cyt it from paper that I water colored. 
2. Flowers made from memory Box dies
3. Metal Dies
Memory Box Layered Fresh Flowers

                                                            Poppy Stamp Ariana Pop Up

                                                                    Sue Wilson Just a Note

We hope you join us for this fun challenge at  Dies R Us Challenge Blog


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Double D Easter

Our theme this time at Double D Challenge Blog is Easter.  I am sure everyone has Easter memories.  For me Easter revolves  pleasant memories.  When I was young it was Easter egg hunts, the  Easter bunny and an Easter basket filled with  candy.  As I matured, I remember  sunrise service in the park, Easter cantatas, new outfits from head to toe including an Easter bonnet(which shows my age).  Now I  look at Easter as a time to rejoice that God sent his Son to pay for my sins and I am forever free to worship and praise Him. 
For this challenge Diane has chosen a fun Mood Board. 

 I had some  tulip die cuts  from the Greetery that a friend sent me to try out. I decided to use them for this challenge. 

I started with a piece of  pink card stock and then stenciled it with an Altenew stencil in shades of pink.  I cut an oval from this using a Poppy Stamp oval die and then placed it back in the center with a white background behind. I added some color to the tulip die cut with a blending brush and some Altenew inks. I added a Creative Expressions Thinking of you sentiment for the finished card.

We hope you join us for this challenge at Double D Challenge BlogIf you do,  you will hafe the chance to win this darling stamp set from Lawn Fawn and an Easter card to send to a special person in your life. 

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Peace on Earth Challenge 13


Another fun Mood Board from team leader Diane at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog.  I really was not sure of what I wanted to do, but I decided to recycle a card sent by a friend so I chose the horse. 



I love the little cardinal and the red barn toward  the back.  I cut an Oval from some red card stock and placed trimmed version of the card behind the oval. Next, I used some Poppy Stamps snow flake edger die cuts  and Merry Christmas to frame the oval. 

Remember the Mood Board is for your inspiration so any Christmas design is perfect for the challenge.  We hope you join us at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog

Friday, April 1, 2022

Dies R Us Spring Flowers


After a long winter, it is always exciting to see the flowers begin to flower and grow. Our theme this month at Dies R Us Challenge Blog is spring  flowers.  I received a birthday card using this pretty IO hydrangea die and I was reminded that I have the die but have  not used it in quite some time.  The flower I got was pink so I made mine blue.  I have blue, pink, and white hydrangeas that are leafed out but not blooming yet. I can't wait. 

I started with this Tutti Rose frame.  I sponged the center of the die and inlaid it in the frame and put that on a blue card base. 

Next, I cut the parts of the hydrangea.  You have to cut the flower petals several times, and glue them on separately, which is time consuming, but not hard. I cut them from blue and sponged the edges a bit. Then you glue the flowers to the base piece.  Add the stem and some leaves for a finished flower. 

A thinking of you from Creative Expressions and a bow finished the design. 

                                                    Creative Expressions Thinking of You

We hope you will join us for this challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog