Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Double D Monochromatic

              This time we have a monochromatic color scheme at Double D Challenge Blog.  The mood board offers lots of options and the team's inspiration at Double D Challenge Blog  will give you lots of ideas.                        


I chose a greenish  blue color and used shades of it on my card.  I started with a blue card base.  to that I layered IO large frame that I backed with a very old chevron cover plate from MFT.  I put a sheet of vellum behind the cover plate witch creates a muted version of the blue. I love this Honey Cuts lovely layers cone flower die.  I made several in different colors. The butterfly is from Memory Box.  

We hope you join us for this monochromatic challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.  You will have a chance to win  this beautiful paper. 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Peace on Earth Challenge 16

Doesn't this mood board look like all the critters and people are soooo happy.  I don't have many critter dies or stamps but I remembered I bought a Cottage Kutz  penguin die years ago because one of my BFFs loved penguins.  

I recycled a Christmas card and used the front panel as a background for the wreath which is from Tutti designs.  The red twig wreath is a Cheapo die.  The sled from Memory Box  was on my table from another project so I just tucked it in.  I think it came out cute.  

We hope you join us for this Challenge at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog.  Use the Mood Board if something inspires you but as long as you use a Christmas theme we would love to see your creations. 

Dies R Us Anything Goes Challenge

Time for another Anything Goes Challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  I just got this flower die from the store.  It is super easy to put together and I love the effect. I die cut it in white and sponged it with some wild honey distress ink going heavier around the edges.  The layers and leaves were cut from colored card stock. I layered the Poppy Stamp stitched scalloped frame In the center of the Io large frame to give it a different look.  

I also used these dies from the Dies R Us Store

Memory Box Gentle Watercolor Blossom Watercolor Floral

Impression Obsession Large Frame

The sentiment is from Impression Obsession. We hope you join us for this Anything Goes Challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Double D Birds - Nests - Birdhouses/Bird Cages

 Birds building nests are always a wonderful sign of spring.  We are actually having a spring here in Northern California this year. Sometimes we have a two season climate.... winter to summer and back  to winter.  What spring we have begins in February when our daffodils bloom and blossoms are seen on the almonds, peaches and plums.  Diane has created this wonderful Mood Board for this challenge.  I took my inspiration from the bottom left with the blossoms. 


I decided to use this Memory Box humming bird for my card.  I have had it for quite a while but have not used it before.  I paired it with a very old cover plate die from MFT and backed with vellum and the Large Frame Die from IO.  The Just a Note die is from Memory box and so is the flower branch. 

We hope you will pull out your bird themed stamps and dies and play along with us at Double D Challenge Blog

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Peace on Earth Challenge 15

This Mood board offers so many different possibilities and fun ideas.  You could use a fox, deer, blue, red, greenery, Christmas trees, pine boughs wood background, galvanized cans, buckets or water pictures, and I could go on forever.  But remember that you don't have to use the Mood Board as long as your theme is Christmas. 

I chose the top right picture. I had some wood grained paper that I put behind the Impression Obsession Large Frame.  The bucket is from Elizabeth Craft and filled with greenery from The Greetery and Tutti Designs.  The pine cones are also from The Greetery.  I mounted the frame on a white card base. 

Please join us for this challenge at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog

Dies R Us Anything Goes


It is time for Anything Goes Challenge at Dies R Us.  I send a lot of Birthday cards to friends.  It is my way of reminding them that I am thinking about them.  I had not stenciled for awhile so I pulled out some of my stencils and made several backgrounds that I can use.  Hey, when your fingers are inky you may as well keep going.  When I get a die I like, I tend to use it frequently.  On this card I used three of my very favorite dies. Impression Obsession Large FramePoppy Stamps Posh Birthday Mail, and  Memory Box Layered Fresh Flowers. 


I purchased the leaves when DRU had a special sale on European Dies.  They are Creative Expression Laurel Leaves. 

We hope you will come and join us for this challenge at  Dies R Us.