Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Anything With Wheels Challenge

A new challenge theme is up and running at Double D challenges and it is 

(Something that has Wheels)
We have an inspiration board just for a few ideas!

I had several things to choose from but n the end I let the upper
right corner inspire me as I had a yet to be used Cottage Cutz die
that seemed to fit the theme perfectly!
I like to hit the Cottage Cutz sales whenever they have them and this is where
this die "Garden Wheelbarrow' came from!
I have to say I have created with lots of Cottage Cutz dies but the wheelbarrow
was a tricky one with the placement of the handle bar.
I first cut in white card stock scraps (snippets) and colored everything in with Copics.
My normal is to cut from scraps of colored papers
but with so many little pieces and colors I thought this was an easier way of
doing things!  I popped each little flower up with foam for a tiny bit
of dimension!  The paper is Echo Park Spring Fling, the lattice doily die
is one I had previously cut and from my stash.  The sentiment is
Elizabeth Craft Designs!

I 'wheelie' hope you will join our challenge at
Double D and see all the 'wheelie' cute designs by the DT teams!

Entering the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday .... Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner .... Lazy Days of Summer
Try It On Tuesday .... Summer Blooms
613 Avenue Create ....ATG
Cut It Up .... It's About Me (I am a MAJOR flower gardener)

Monday, August 15, 2022

Swimming By

Here we are halfway thru July already and that brings us to a new
challenge theme today starting at Dies R Us and the theme is

I created an easy summer card starting first by using the
Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Circles to cut my background circles
using just the negative part, I can always use the die cut circles for another project.

I die cut 3 coral pieces using Catherine Pooler Ocean Chums die, there is a stamp
for the coral as well but I chose to just add a bit of color with Copics, but I did use
the stamp set for the sentiment!

The fish are Poppystamps Whittle Fish and sorry to say no longer available
in the store, but they do have a fish trio that would be just as cute to use!

I added some Pink Fresh Studio and Pretty Pink Posh gems for bubbles
and extra sparkle!

Head on over to the Dies R Us blog and see all the fun summery
creations from the design team and join in with us too!

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Two Old Bats August Halloween Challenge Reminder

We are half way through our Two Old Bats Halloween challenge
and 3 months til Halloween!
Now is the time to join our challenge and get some Halloween cards
created and ready to send before the big day! 

We have a fun and spooky inspiration board to give you some creepy ideas!

Halloween Inspiration Board

For this card I let the flying bats inspire me and used a new paper
from LDR Haunted Halloween paper pad.
I told myself I wasn't going to purchase any NEW Halloween papers
this year as I surely have plenty, but when I saw all the fabulous images on this pad I couldn't resist!
I kept this card simple and I mean real SIMPLE as I wanted to showcase the paper without covering much of it up!
I mean look at that Booville Bus, does it get any cuter then that?

I decided on a mini slimline that seemed to fit the paper perfectly!
I added a Halloween sentiment  strip and a popped up pumpkin at the end, I felt that was all it needed!
So why not join us at Two Old Bats with your Spooktacular creations
and have some Halloween fun with us....there is always a prize up for grabs
IF we have 50 or more players. 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

An Old Dog


Time for a new challenge at
Can You Handle The Pressure
and as always it is an ANYTHING Goes challenge
with an optional twist of PETS!

I went with the optional twist and used a Darice embossing folder
embossed on a scrap piece of OLD SU designer paper
then I got the bright idea to sand it down and was 
pretty pleased with how it came out!

For the sentiment, I used a never before used stamp set from
Cloud 9 Simple Thoughts-Dog stamp set.

I hope you will join us at Can You Handle The Pressure
with your own embossed creations and check out the
fabulous designs from the design teams too!!

Entering the following challenges:
Global Design Challenges .... Animals

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Sending Hugs

 At The Sisterhood of Crafters our theme is
and being hosted by out 'sistah' Darlene!

I used a Sparkle N Sprinkle Thinking of You stamp set,
colored with Copics and die cut with a Spellbinders Hemstitch Oval.
The papers are Honey Bee Gingham Galore Fall,
The butterfly is a precut from my stash!
The sentiment is Pink Fresh Studio.

To see a 'field of sunflowers' head on over to The Sisterhood
to see all the floral glory!!

Entering the following challenges:
Ellibelle's Craft Wednesday .... ATG
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Passion for Markers .... Say It With Flowers
Try It On Tuesday .... Summer blooms

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Peace On Earth Anything Christmas

Can you believe it is August already?
Kind of scares me as I know summer is winding down
and we are getting closer to the cold, long winters again!
It is also time for a new challenge at 
Peace On Earth which is always anything goes as long as it is
Christmas themed!

We have a fun mood for for inspiration! 

  Anything Christmas

I originally was going to go with the nutcrackers, but they remind too
much of someone I would rather forget ...hah!!
So, that being said I let the bottom left corner inspire me, knowing I had the
perfect Memory Box Glowing Candles die to use.
I die cut it twice, once in white then used my copics to color it in
and once in blue to paper piece the blue candles in.
The blanket stitched frame around the black background
was a leftover piece from another project,
so I put it to good use!

We look forward to seeing YOUR creations at Peace On Earth
and check out all the beautiful designs form the DT while there!

Entering the following challenges:
Jingle Belles .... Blue Christmas

My Time To Craft Christmas .... Winter Holiday Decorations
Christmas Kickstart .... Never In A Nativity
The 12 Months of  Christmas .... ATG or optional candy canes

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Lighthouse Challenge

We are into August already and that makes me kind of sad
as  our summer will be dwindling down and it feels like we just
got rid of winter, sigh!

It also brings us to a new challenge theme at
Double D Challenges and our theme is 


I find lighthouses so interesting and being near the Great Lakes in Michigan
we surely have plenty of them!!

I had light house dies and stamps to choose from but went with an old (probably 8 years or older)
Inkadinkadoo stamp that has never seen ink before.  I have 2 other
lighthouse stamps in the same predicament but chose this one for today!
I added just a tiny bit of color here and there and a seagull that was 'resting' on my
desk leftover and rejected from another project, poor thing!
The sentiment is from a Woodware Beside The Seaside stamp set.
The background paper is from Best Creation Ocean Breeze set, it was hard to use
as the backside was gorgeous and I had a hard time covering it up, but this side of the paper
seemed to work perfect for my scene!

I hope you will visit our Double D blog and see such a pretty array of lighthouses
from the design teams, those girls always~always outdo themselves!

Entering the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Retro Rubber .... Stamp older then a year old
The Dream Factory .... Old (my old stamp)