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August 1st, 2017

neutrals with texture…

Hello Dear Friends,

The newest challenge at Double “D” Challenges is a departure that called for some creative muscle! The theme is neutral + texture. I love the look of burlap and white together and I’m especially fond of the contrast of texture in the burlap against lacy die cut edges and flourishing stamping details…

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Using a gatefold as my card base, I layered the front panels with paper backed burlap. Two die cut circles were layered and then stamped with three different, lacy, circular designs in two neutral shades. I cut the layered circles down the center and then lined the cut edges with the outside folds. A length of hand dyed seam binding was adhered to the back panel of the card and used to keep the front panels closed…

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Just for good measure, I die cut and stamped two twigs with the same two ink colors (complete product information will be at the very end of this post), and tucked them into the bow…

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What I like about this card is that it’s a great base for a birthday, anniversary, thank you, friendship, wedding or love card! It’s also convenient because it can be sent in a flat envelope.

I hope you will join us for this challenge. Here’s a great source of inspiration…

 

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Hugs and blessings,

Stamps Daydream Medallions Stampin Up
Life Papertrey Ink
Dies Life Papertrey Ink
Ink classic kraft Papertrey Ink
fine linen Papertrey Ink
Burlap paper backed DCWV
July 4th, 2017

pastel party…

Hello everyone,

I hope you have been enjoying the summer. I’ve been particularly grateful for air conditioning! It has allowed me to be active and creative…indoors. The Double ‘D’ Challenge is all about the beautiful pastel colors that begin to appear in the landscape as plants mature and soften…

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It was great fun to play with the beautiful colors of a summers’ garden. Pale pink roses, peachy peonies and soft blue accents that plant themselves here and there…

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The play of pale greens, yellow greens and blue greens is one of the delights of the season. I placed a few clear acrylic ‘droplets’ on few petals. The script in this birthday sentiment is playful and flows in such a lovely way. I will list all of the supplies at the very end of this post if you are looking for them. Before we get to that, here is the truly inspiring, inspiration board that Diane has created for us!…

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So pull out those pretty pastel inks and papers and bits and bobs and join us for this challenge…

 

Hugs and blessings,

Stamps Rosie Posie Papertrey Ink
Graceful Greetings            “
Inks sweet blush            “
pale peony            “
lovely lady            “
mint julep            “
lavender moon            “
spring rain            “
vintage jadite            “
stormy seas            “
doily white Wilton
June 24th, 2017

pantone chip…

Hello everyone,

I’m delighted to have the luxury of taking a little bit of time to enter this weeks’ Papertrey Ink challenge, making a version of the iconic ‘Pantone chip’. I chose Lavender Moon as the color for this super quick, super clean card…

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It wasn’t more than ten minutes, start to finish to make this little ode to Lavender Moon. I stamped the rose with multiple layers of the lavender moon ink, to get changes in value. The Misti makes that so very easy to accomplish!

Hugs and blessings,

Card stock lavender moon PTI
Stamps rosie posie PTI
life is beautiful PTI
Die rosie posie PTI
Ink lavender moon PTI
tuxedo black Tsukiniko
June 6th, 2017

a blue and white challenge…

Hello everyone,

Blue and white… a combination that I think it must be universally loved! There are so many variations with such an enormous range of moods that can be achieved with blue and white.

I reached for a stamp and die combo to make some small bouquets and a frame…

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A simple card, but I think it really benefits from the little bit of dimension that the die cuts provide. Originally, I was planning on leaving the bottom portion of the card plain white. It was bothering me though and so a tiny bit of pearl cotton and a crochet hook conspired to make a little flutter by. For those of you who would like to give this a try, here’s a video I found for you on You Tube

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Ahh…. that felt so much better!  I will be listing my supplies at the bottom of this post, for those who are interested. And now, a look at the beautiful inspiration board that Diane of Double “D” Challenges has prepared for us!..

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To make this challenge even nicer, this is the wonderful prize…

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So good luck and happy creating!

Card stock classic linen freshsnow
Stamps Don’t Forget to Write Papertrey Inc.
Dies Don’t Forget to Write Papertrey Inc.
Ink spring rain         “
blueberry sky         “
enchanted evening         “
limeade ice         “
simply chartreuse         “
Ribbon spring rain swiss dot         “

 

May 2nd, 2017

stars and stripes…

Hello everyone. It’s hard to believe it’s May, spring is here and the academic year is drawing quickly to a close! It seems like ages since I had the time to sit at the crafting table and get lost in the process of making a card.

Diane’s challenge this month is to produce a card with red, white and blue and/or stars and stripes. I thought I would give it a go, using all of the above and some flowers too….

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I die cut the scalloped, blue frame and stamped some random stars (Super Stars-PTI) onto a scrap of white paper with red dots to use as the background under the frame. The circles used for the sentiment (SU) were punched from 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ hand punches. An edge-stitched ribbon was used under the circle and some additional stars were punched for the background, from a shimmery red card stock. The roses were leftovers that I think, but I’m not certain, were from Anna Griffin.

Wherever you are in the world, I hope you are having a truly lovely spring and can find a few minutes to join us on this creative journey!

Hugs and blessings,

February 28th, 2017

think spring…

Hello everyone and welcome. The new Double ‘D’ Challenge is the perfect reason to create a beautiful, spring-themed card! I took some inspiration from a card I saw last year, created by Betsy Veldman and made my own, personal version…

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I began by die cutting the front panel from 40 lb. watercolor paper then doing some loose water coloring on the center panel. I mixed in some shimmer powder, but the shimmer really is only visable when you see it in real life…

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I die cut and stamped six flower bouquets, adding some light apricot shading over the yellow of the tulips and some darker aqua over the forget-me-nots. The sentiment was heat embossed in the middle and then the flower clusters were overlapped to create a wreath…

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I adhered the frame (cut all in one with the center panel) and popped the main panel up on adhesive foam so that the aqua card stock base would peek through.

Here is the gorgeous inspiration board, overflowing with creative ideas!…

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see your ideas on the challenge site! Look below for a full list of materials used in my card.

 

Hugs and blessings,

40lb. watercolor paper Strathmore
aqua mist card stock Papertrey Ink
die stitched rectangles Simon Says
Bitty Bouquets stamp set and die Papertrey Ink
Brushstroke Sentiments stamp set Papertrey Ink
VersaMark stamping medium Tsukineko
embossing powder liquid platinum Ranger
aqua mist ink pad Papertrey Ink
harvest gold ink pad Papertrey Ink
spring moss ink pad Papertrey Ink
alcohol markers YR01, B41 Copic markers
January 29th, 2017

lavender & lace…

Welcome! The newest Double ‘D’ Challenge is called ‘Lavender and Lace’. What fabulous inspiration that brings to mind. For some odd reason, my first thought was about wisteria! I had a stamp set that hadn’t seen ink in awhile and one of the elements in the set was for wisteria…I guess it was floating around in my mind.

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I began with a new, unused, leafy mask and some modeling paste. Rather than cover the entire background, I taped off the portion I wanted to use and added this gorgeous texture to the white panel that would be carrying the design. When it was dry, I used a sponge applicator to apply distress ink. Then I stamped some leafy sprigs (in periwinkle distress ink), behind the area that would hold the raised wisteria vines. I die cut a couple of wisteria sections, stamped and arranged them to overlap and then popped them up on adhesive foam…

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The sweet little decorative sign board was in the same set. After stamping the decorative border and sentiment, it was adhered with a double thick layer of adhesive tape so that it would be raised higher than the wisteria…

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A length of lavender and white bakers twine was wrapped twice around the white card stock and a simple bow finishes the card.

So now, look at this beautiful inspiration board and see what it brings to your mind and hands!

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Thank you very much for stopping by and my heartfelt thanks to all of you for your gracious and kind comments! They mean so much to me~

 

Hugs and blessings,

plum pudding card stock Papertrey Ink
whisper white card stock StampinUp
garden gate stamp and die sets Papertrey Ink
dusty concord distress ink Ranger
shaded lilac distress ink Ranger
tuxedo black stamp pad Tsukineko
plum pudding stamp pad Papertrey Ink
winter wisteria stamp pad Papertrey Ink
bakers twine lavender and white Paper Sweeties
January 4th, 2017

happy anniversary…

Welcome everyone! It’s hard to believe that the Double D Challenge is celebrating its’ one year blogaversary! Diane and Darlene have worked diligently to make this a wonderful card challenge site and WOW, they certainly have succeeded. I’ve created an anniversary card with inspiration from the wonderful inspiration board…

 

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Peach and roses and prints, blackboard, grey and pails all providing wonderful inspirations! So much to create with that the hardest part was limiting myself to just a few ideas…

 

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I played with a sentiment from a well used stamp set called ‘Half and Half’, flower stamps and dies from Garden Gate with soft peaches and yellows…

 

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A touch of lace and a die cut paper strip are the only other embellishments. It’s a single layer A2 card that fits into a standard envelope and requires a first class stamp! I love to add three dimensional embellishments but since mailing costs have increased so much I’m making more flat cards.

I’m off to the post office! Hope you have a lovely day~

 

Hugs and blessings,

 

 

December 6th, 2016

dreams of a white christmas…

Welcome! Autumn has been joyful. A huge hunter moon, cool air, the colors and textures of fall clothes, winter squash and pumpkins, longer nights and so many wonderful things that I am grateful for, now give way to the splendors of winter.

At Double “D” Challenges the theme this month is,”Dreaming of a White Christmas”. I created a panorama card with concertina sides. It folds flat as a pancake for mailing and stands on its’ own for display…

 

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The quick description of this style of card is that it has four panels. There is a solid back panel and three in front, each one cut out with a slightly larger opening until you get to the front panel which has the largest opening of all. Each layer is treated separately and the finished effect is charming…

 

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Here is the side view which shows the accordion folds that allow it to flatten. Each layer is attached to the side panels. The card is 6 x 6″ and fits into a 6.25 x 6.25 flat envelope…

 

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After die cutting the snowflakes I treated them to a coating of M. Stewart, corse glitter. In real life it makes the snowflakes look as though they’ve been encrusted with crystals upon their crystals! It was worth a little extra time to hopefully brighten someone’s mail!

Wishing a wonderful beginning to winter with

Hugs and blessings.

 

Dies Panoramas Tattered lace
In the Meadow Papertrey Ink
Fir Trees ImpressionObsession
Snowflakes ImpressionObsession
Stamps In the Meadow Papertrey Ink
Inks TumbledGlass Distress Ink-Ranger
ChippedSapphire Distress Ink-Ranger
Fresh Snow Papertrey Ink
Paper Fresh Snow Papertrey Ink
White Glitter American Craft
November 1st, 2016

harvest blessings…

Hello everyone, I’m hoping that you are enjoying this wonderful time of year that I have been happily anticipating. It’s so wonderful that it is finally here! The changes it brings after the intense heat of the summer are a joy. To open the back door in the morning and to be treated to cool air is a thrill. It’s also time to start thinking of Thanksgiving! This holiday is gift to us. It doesn’t focus on material gifts, but the joy of being with the people we love, the bounty of the table and gratitude we have…

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The curving garland adorned with leaves and berries was stamped twice to create a lovely ‘S’ curve, leaving lots of space for an elegant greeting…

I made a second version that used a bit of fussy cutting and leaf patterned paper…

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It was fun to work with some favorite stamp sets and lovely autumn colors.  I was enjoying this process so much that I kept going…

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Just some simple kraft colored card stock and a lovely stamped image to color monochromatically with Copic markers and a single cross stitch, just because…

Thanks you for looking through this longish post. I hope you can join us. Here is the inspiration board for this month’s challenge at Double D Challenges~

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Sending you hugs and blessings,

 

Stamps Autumn Adornments PTI
      “ Autumn Vintage Labels 3 Just Rite Papercraft
      “ Basket of Blessings PTI
Inks terra cotta tile PTI
      “ summer sunrise PTI
      “ canyon clay PTI
      “ pure poppy PTI
      “ harvest gold PTI
      “ classic kraft PTI
      “ dark chocolate PTI
      “ tuxedo black Tsukineko, Ranger
Papers eggshell notes and envelopes Memory Box
Fall Prints and Patterns 8×8″ PTI