Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Double D - 4th Anniversary Celebrating with some Punch!

It's a new year of crafting and celebrating at Double D

We are celebrating our 4th Anniversary 

With some 'PUNCH' We want to see some poor neglected punches used.

There is always a board to help get you going. 


The Prize


I was inspired by the colors on the board and the fact that this is a celebration of an anniversary. I kept my colors light and wanted to create a party on my card.  Here in my Florida craft room, I have no punches, but I think a die could be used as well. This die is from Sue Wilson and it is called Shadowbox celebrations. I love this die cut as it can be used for so many celebrations.
I have neglected it.
This will be used as an anniversary card when I need one. 
I used the Power Poppy stamps set called Dream Wedding with my brand new Arteza watercolor pens.  Boy, do I love them! So easy to use on watercolor paper. You will be seeing more of them on my cards.  I am pretty sure of that.

This inside was completed for this card as well as an envelope.  The finished card is 5X5.
I added some swiss dots to the envelope leaving white space for the address.



We are off to a great start and you should see what we have in store for you this year. 
Be sure to see what the team has for your added inspirations at the Blog

I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year for 2020! 

                                                  

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Creative Confetti - Mad About Plaid


Well, I was not going to enter the Creative Confetti challenge that Julie put out there for this week.  Seriously that was my intention. As I was shopping for some last minute things at the grocery store, I spotted some interesting napkins for the Christmas dinner table.   I remembered the challenge was Mad About Plaid and I bought them. Sure, now when do you have time to make a card, when there are other things to get done.  If you are a crafter like me, you get an idea and it swirls around in your head until you just can't help it. Out it comes. 
Here is my idea for Mad About Plaid
My background is a napkin adhered to a layer of card stock.  I printed out the Digital Gifted Corgi Stamp set with the sentiment.  Colored it up with Copics and my Colored pencils and placed it in on the panel. You can find it in the store and it is on sale.  Just saying. 



I accented the cute image with a die-cut border from Spellbinders called Venise Lace.  It will probably be the last Christmas card that I make this year but will be saved for next Christmas.  It is raining here in Florida today and the project forecast is that it will continue all day.
Thanks for taking a look and I do appreciate your comments. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Double D Challenge - Twelve Days of Christmas - Days 7-12

This is the last Challenge for Double D for this year.  Why not join in and plan on playing again next year. If you are a cardmaker, you need to join in the fun here at Double D.

Twelve Days of Christmas
Days 7-12

7th Day    Seven Swans A Swimming
8th Day    Eight Maids A Milking
9th Day    Nine Ladies Dancing
10th Day    Ten Lords A Leaping
11th Day    Eleven Pipers Piping
12th Day    Twelve Drummers Drumming

I chose the Tim Holtz stamp of a soldier.  
I hope he passes for a leaping lord, or a piper or even a drummer 



Just colored him up, and cut him out. Placed the soldier on a Main Street tag and then on vintage background.  I hope that you have time in this busy season to join in.

There is a prize

If you need inspiration you will find it here on the Double D Challenge Blog. 
Thanks for your comments!  I love them 
Merry Christmas to all! 
                                                   

Monday, December 9, 2019

Fun with Power Poppy Digital images and pics of Egypt

Hello to you all!  It has been a while since I was here posting pictures and creating.  Sure missed doing that, but it was worth the trip of a lifetime that we took to see our daughter and family that lives in Cairo Egypt.  We had a great two weeks and the sights were unbelievable to see.  So much history and so many people.  Cairo is a city of 24 million people.  I think every one of them owns a car.  The traffic was crazy and we were so glad to have a driver and guide to pick us up and take us each day. Here are a few of my pictures.
The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx 

 The tombs at Luxor 

 Amazing hieroglyphics, look at the color after 2500years BC


Of course, everyone wanted to know if we rode a camel.  

After getting back and catching up, I was able to do some coloring of those amazing digi's that were recently offered on the Holiday Remix hop!  
Here are the three that I got done. 




 Some closer looks     at these cute              Chickadees. 


















The spiced orange pomander digi

The Snowy Church from a class with Amy Schulke on Vanilla Arts Live Stream 
I have been a busy girl. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Double D Challenge - Twelve Days of Christmas days 1-6

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 1-6


Twelve Days of Christmas
Days 1-6

1st Day Partridge In a Pear Tree
2nd Day Two Turtle Doves
3rd Day Three French Hens
4th Day Four Calling Birds
5th Day Five Golden Rings
6th Day Six Geese A Laying

Make a Christmas card and put in some of these things.  
I got a free digital image and put in on a card. 

See it for yourself
Colored the partridge with copics and put some of 
GKD White Glitz Glitter Gel on him and the pears.
Added a Frame from MFT round rectangles, 
and a sentiment from Scripty Holidays GKD
Covered the frame with Glitter gel too. 

Oh, and there is a prize
here it is

If you need inspiration you will find it here on the Double D Challenge Blog. 
Thanks for your comments!  I love them