Thursday, January 25, 2024

STB challenge - Kraft and one other color

Colleen is our host for this next challenge in January and she has decided on Kraft and one other color. 

I have chosen the color red. 

If you want to join us for this challenge, you can do the topping or not. Just make sure it is a birthday card. 
Remember if you do the topping, you have a chance to be chosen as our next 
Surprise Part Guest 

For this card, I used a digital image that was free from Kit and Clowder. He is too cute even when iI altered him a bit and took out the flower that he is holding. I colored him up with cool gray and red Copic makers. The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug (hearts) and I also embossing the hearts from the same folder using read foil paper. Then I cut out a few for added decorations. 

Here is the free digital image before I altered it. 

The team has more inspiration for you Here. 

Remember that Loll Tompsom is our Surprise Party Guest for this month of January! 
Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Color Hues - Copper and Green

I am entering this card in the current Color Hues Challenge. The colors are Copper and Green. 

This card came about as I looked into my pile of backgrounds that I did early this year. 
AS you can see, I used Gina K Poly-glaze stencil mates. It is the one on the left. The one on the right is the negative of that stencil. The foil looks like copper.  After foiling, I used the matching stencil to color the leaves in a brown tone. But I didn't want to use the entire background, as I had some other ideas for this card. I fuzzy cut out a few of the leaves. 
Other supplies are Gina K Grass Green card stock, Spellbinders essential oval die. Poppy stamps Pointy Lattice Plate.  Honey Bee Buzz Words for the sentiment cut in Copper foil. 

Because it is so hard to photograph shine, I did a video. 

Check out the challenge Here. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

DD - Sparkle and or Shine Challenge

Our next challenge at DD is Sparkle and or shine. 
Your choice, or do both like I did. 

Here is the inspiration for you. 

The Prize for a random winner. 

Here is my card. 

Supplies for this card are: Memory Box Snowflakes, Simon Says Rejoice die and shadow, Pine Boughs from The Greetery Altenew Embossing folder Nordic Wonderland. 
There is white glitter all over this card, too bad it does not photograph well. 

There is a lot of creativeness for you to see at the team blog. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Thursday, January 11, 2024

STB - Wet or Dry Embossing

Cathy is our host for this new challenge of 2024! 
She has decided that we should emboss our projects. 

If you use our topping, you have a chance to be a guest designer.
 I love to see what you can do with this topping. 
Of course, you can just make a birthday card too. 

Here is my card. 

For this card I used the sweet Dancing Gingerbread dies 
from spellbinder. 
The base is kraft card stock, then a layer of ivory and then vellum 
from Gina K 
My gingerbread girl in in the middle surrounded by lots of die cut leaves and pine branches from some of my other dies.  
For each of the branches, I coated them with Veramark and then heat set white embossing power to look like snow. 

Here is a close up look at that sweet little girl. 
Make sure that you take a look at what the design team has done for your inspiration. 
You will find them here at Seize the Birthday Challenge. 

Remember that Loll Tompsom is our Surprise Party Guest for this month of January! 
And we have two guest designers from 2023, 
And there are two others as well. 
Marina Richards and Karen Walker

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Friday, January 5, 2024

Two Challenge at once!

I am doing something that I rarely do and that is to enter two challenges with one card. 
I am entering the Color Hues with the Light blue and Navy colors 
And the very new challenge called Word Power 

Here is my card! 

Photography is hard as the first picture that I took  was trashed. 
This one is a bit better. 
Supplies are:
In the Navy  for the base, the cover die is light blue  and white for the bottom panel I cut the hello by Poppy stamps and the cover plate is Amazon. 
All cardstock is Gina K Designs 
The flowers on the bottom are Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms. 
Pearls from my stash. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

DD 8th Birthday/ Anniversary - Bronze

This is a new crafting year 2024! 
We at Double D Challenge are Celebrating 8 years ! 
Can you believe it?

Here is our inspiration board for your projects. 

As you can see I was inspired by the drinks and the bronze. 

Supplies for this card are : Tim Holtz embossing folder, My Favorite Things Stamp and die, Long Stem Barware, Dink Decore garnish and Raise Your Glass stamp. 

Another look at the cocktails. 

Prize is for ONE winner
Altenew Floral Frame Stamp set & Project sheet
Spellbinders Hand Drawn Scallops EB folder Glitter Brush Marker

Please stop over that the DD blog to see how that team did their cards.

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 


Now for some exciting news! These two ladies are starting another challenge.
 It will be called WORD POWER!
This will be a monthly challenge that beings on the FIRST Thursday of each month and ends on the LAST Thursday of that month.  There will be badges for a Winner & Top 3 available.