Sunday, May 19, 2024

Peace On Earth Challenge #64

It's challenge time at Peace On Earth where we
celebrate Christmas year round by creating holiday cards
the entire year!

We have an inspiration board but you can created anything
as long as it is Christmas themed!!

Before I get into my card do you see the BIG booboo I made?
Take a close look at the background designer paper, do you see it?
Yep, it is upside down but only noticeable in a few places!

I used designer paper from Kaisercraft 'Frosted'
an Impression Obsession Bauble die
and The Ton Easy Expressions for the sentiment.
I added a glittered snowflake to finish!!
I think it's rather pretty, even upside down lol!!

Want more inspiration or to join in with us?
Then head on over to Peace on Earth.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Two Old Bats Reminder May 2024

We are halfway through our monthly/yearly challenge at
Two Old Bats
and would love to have you join us.
As always we have a mood board for inspiration
but you can create anything Halloween related! 

I'm a little 'creepy' today with my card using a sentiment block from,
Ella & Viv and a few added spiders die cut with Cheery Lynn Designs
spider dies, I have included one not show inside the card too!
The web paper is Brutus Monroe Happy Haunting.


So, get out those Halloween supplies and have some fun with us,
so what it is May, our challenge gives you an opportunity to
use those FUN Halloween goodies year round at


Wednesday, May 15, 2024

May 2024

The month is halfway over, can you believe it?
But, it brings us to our new monthly challenge at
Beautiful Blossoms
and we have a pretty but 'optional' mood board but you can create
any colors you want as long as blossoms are your focal point! 


I had these layered Roses from Sunny Studios already made so decided to
put them to use for this card.  I did have to stamp the layered leaves which I
think turned out pretty cool.  The paper is P13 Coffee Break and the scallop oval,
the other greenery and the vellum butterfly all came from my
'white' box/bin of 'spare parts' just waiting to be used.
The sentiment is stamped in Dew Drop Peanut Brittle and the sentiment is
from Stampendous.


Come on over and have some 'blossom' fun with us at
Beautiful Blossoms.

Entering the following challenges:
Make My Monday .... Florals



Polka Dots

Hello friends, we are into our second round of challenges
here at Double D for MAY with a theme of
POLKA DOTS!

We want to see lots of polka dots on you creation
and have a very polka dotted mood board for inspiration! 

I went with a rather simple card this time, using an already die cut
card front with an oval window left over from another project.
I added a My Favorite Things polka dot paper behind the oval
and topped it with a Cottage Cutz Bird Trio die cut from a  scrap of green!
I was going to die cut it again and paper piece the birds on but decided
I liked the entire die cut in the green resting on the blue dots!
The sentiment is from Pink Fresh Studio Simply Sentiments-Hello
stamped in Dew Drop Teal Zeal.


Wonder on over to Double D and have some POLKA DOT fun with us!

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Flowers Challenge

It's once again time for a fun challenge at
Can You Handle The Pressure
where you must use an embossing folder,
wet embossing is okay too as long as an
embossing folder is included!

We always have an 'OPTIONAL' theme and
this time it is
FLOWERS!

I used for the first time a 'new to me' embossing folder AND
layering stencil set from Lisa Horton Blooms & Berries 
I wish you could see this card IRL as the embossing is stunning!

I first started by stenciling all 8 layers using all Altenew inks
then lining it up in my embossing folder, easy peasy!
When I purchase one of these 3D dies if there is a stencil
available I always purchase it too, there is also a die to go with
which I will show at a later time! 
The sentiment is The Ton Easy Expressions.

Get those embossing folders out,
put them to good use and come on over to
Can You Handle The Pressure 
and have some fun with us!

Entering the following challenges:

Craft Rocket .... Flowers

Just Us Girls .... Word Week:  Garden


The Flower Challenge .... Color Your Flower


Inspiration Station ..... Inspired by the pretty flowers and flower
 colors in pink!

Dragonfly Dreams .... Use A Stencil


Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Ladies Challenge

 At The Sisterhood of Crafters our theme is all about the LADIES!
We want to see your creations that are made especially for the ladies!

Years ago my Mom gave me all of my grandmothers aprons which I split
with my sister.  I still have them all and when I saw this Cottage Cutz Apron die
it reminded me of my grandma so into my cart it went, I'm glad too as it is no longer
available for purchase.  I had fun cutting it out from scraps of various fun papers.
The intricate die cut underneath is from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I die cut it in my
Gemini and was very pleased how it die cut all those tiny pieces without
any trouble at all, yeah for the Gemini!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will visit The Sisterhood and see all
the feminine beauty from my 'sistahs'!!

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday .... Die Cuts

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Stencil Fun May 2024

Yay, it's May, the weather here should be getting nice and the
Spring flowers should be blooming!! 
We have a new OPTIONAL theme at Stencil Fun and it's
GIRLIE!
But, we are an anything goes challenge as long as you have used a stencil!!

I did create a 'girlie' card all in pretty pinks and white!
The stenciled part of my card I love, heck I actually love all of it!!

The beautiful and FUN stencil used on this card is
Waffle Flowers Layered BowsJust think of all the fun colors
you can create with this pretty stencil!  I can't wait to use it again!
I topped it with a bunch of different products, starting with
Joy Crafts Bille's Circle.  The sentiment bow is
The Greetery Put A Bow On It stamp and die.
Lastly I added one of my already handmade flowers.
The inks used were all Altenew.


Since Dar and I are the only two on the design team we each also create a second
card for the ANYTHING GOES option of our challenge.
When I saw Spellbinders opened up a new 'stencil club' I jumped
right in to join as I have used their stencils before and they are
amazingly beautiful to work with!
That is where this stencil came from, their January 24 club stencil
It also has a couple of sentiment stencils with it but I chose not to use them this time.
My sentiment is from Stampendous True Friends, which I thought went well
with my pretty flower.  All inks used were Altenew.



Come on over to Stencil Fun and have some fun with us, there is a fabulous prize
for one lucky random drawn winner!!

Entering the following challenges:
The Flower Challenge .... Color Your Flower

Simon Says Wednesday .... Feminine
Seize The Birthday .... Anything Goes
Creations In Pink ..... Mainly Pink
Dragonfly Dreams .... Use A Stencil