Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Double D Challenge Blogaversary

This is an exciting post as Double D has a one year
anniversary to celebrate with you.
I don't think when Dar and I created this challenge we dreamed
it would ever be as successful as it has become!
We have wonderful designers working with us
and we couldn't be more proud of them...they are FABULOUS!!

Wait until you see what the Design Teams have in store for you
So make sure to pop on over to the Double D challenge blog,
take a peek, leave some love
and read the post very carefully as it is a 'special' one
with some amazing prizes!

The theme is
and using anything from the mood board below to inspire you!

For my creation, I made my card using the chalk board as
my starting point for my inspiration.

I went through every stamp set I had to find
just the perfect sentiment and had almost given up
until I came across this celebrate one.

I made my roses from white card stock and inked them up,
those little brats gave me so much trouble and not sure why,
 either it was the glue I was using or just maybe the  fact that it has
been a LONG while since I made my own!
But in the long run they seemed to have 'somewhat' turned out okay.

My leaf flourish was cut from snippets of scrap paper
that has a shiny finish to it.

This was a fun inspiration mood board and so many different things
in it to choose from that I could of made several more!!

Visit the Double D challenge blog and enter
for your chance to win some fabulous prizes!!

Products Used:
Stamps:  SU Lexicon of Love
Paper:  Papermania Midnight Blush
Inks:  SU Groovy Guava, Memories Unicorn
Dies:  CLD Sm Gardenia, Tutti Designs Stitched Rectangles, 
         SW Petite Vinery
Other:  Pearls, Chalkboard Tag


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fab inspirational card, love the blackboard with the quote from dictionary and the amazing roses!! I think that they turn out wonderfully!

Karenladd said...

LOVE the chalkboard look and those gorgeous handmade roses! It was worth messing with the ink, glue and paper for such a beautiful result. Congrats on your 1 year blogaversary and thanks for the challenge. Now that the holidays are over I'll have more time to craft so am looking forward to joining in.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and the best team one could be on....I feel honoured.xx{aNNie}

Unknown said...

Stunning card, loving the blackboard sentiment and your gorgeous roses! Happy 1st Anniversary! Best wishes! So happy to be a part of all you have created and to call you friend! xoxo

sarascloset said...

Diane, what a gorgeous card that clearly is inspired by that beautiful mood board! I recognize that stamp, and it is perfect for the occasion! Your flowers are drop dead stunning and so realistic in my humble opinion! I was thinking to myself when I saw the mood board, flowers were going to have to be included, and dear me, it's been a while since I made any. I think I'll have to go back and read a tutorial! Stunning! Thank you for all your inspiration! Hugs!

Ros Crawford said...

Many congrats on your success! It's a privilege to be part of your team...Fabulous card for the challenge! Have a great day my friend!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Congrats on your anniversary! This is a beauty! Love the chalkboard with sentiment and your flowers are gorgeous! Really love it!

Vicki said...

Beautiful card, Diane! All of you handmade details are fab. I think the flowers look great. And that stamp sentiment is one I would love to have in my collection. I have never seen it, but it is definitely perfect for the occasion!

Darlene said...

Happy Anniversary my friend! Your card is awesome ... love that chalkboard ... I've never tried that (but I will now, lol). Your flowers are beautiful as always! Great job and what a fun year it's been sharing these challenges with you!! Looking forward to many more!

Marsha said...

Gorgeous. Love the roses and the shading you used for them. Cutting our the leaves from a designer paper really adds interest. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

Kathy Krug said...

I looked at that chalk board for a long time and tried to come up with someway to use it in my design. I will know what to do next time. I am glad you did not give up on the sentiment because it is perfect for the chalk board and the occasion. Your flowers are gorgeous. You and Darlene are the best team leaders. You provide so much inspiration and encouragement. Thanks for having me as a member of this team.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, gosh, that's one of the SU! sets I let go when I cleared out my stamp room. It's perfect for your chalk board and kinda makes me wish I'd kept it now, but I made many tough decisions at the time. I just love how you arranged the flowers and leaves and, BTW, your flowers turned out absolutely gorgeous! Your paper is a pretty nice match for the "1" in the inspiration photo, too. This has been the best, most fun team in all respects and I'm so glad I'm part of it. The mood boards are awesome every month. In fact, I'm stamping ahead so I can participate in every one of them. Happy Blogaversary, Diane!

Sherrie K. said...

I love everything about this! Just stunning!
Sherrie K

Martina said...

Your card is beautiful and is inspiring. Congratulations on the anniversary.

Linda Carson said...

Your "little brats" turned out beautifully! Gorgeous card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the chalk board design and adding all those pretty flowers around it really makes for a lovely work of art. Congrats to Double D's on their one year anniversary too.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Wow, this is stunning Diane! Love that chalkboard and the handmade flowers are so beautiful. Great take on the inspiration board. Thank you for having me on your team and congratulations on the blog anniversary.

Judy Woodland said...

Congrats on your one year milestone. I can't believe it's been a year already. Your card is amazing, love the beautiful flowers and that gorgeous color!!

Robin said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for y'all! Your card is absolutely beautiful!! I'm loving these flowers! Hugs, Robin

Chris said...

Your roses are gorgeous!! You did marvelous. I love the colors too. Beautiful!

Janis said...

Congratulations!!! What an amazing accolmplishment for your challenge blog. It is one of my favorite challenges.

Your card is so fabulous. Your flowers turned out just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the past year with us, your followers, and for the wonderful inspiration and awesome challenges you have hostessed. Here's to many more!!! Hugs!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Petra L said...

Love you're flowers and the card. beautiful :-)

Hugs, Petra

Theresa's Studio said...

Beautiful Card! Love your design.

Zelda said...

Gorgeous card and I love the sentiment that you chose - and the chalkboard effect. Congrats on Double D's anniversary!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Love the sentiment and the big roses. said...

Such a beautiful celebration card! Love the handmade flowers and vine with the pearls. Being so inspired by your shabby chic gorgeousness!

April said...

Beautiful card and flowers! Love it!

Lia said...

I am totally in love with the colours you used on your gorgeous card!
Lia xx