Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Double D - POLKA DOTS

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D the challenge is anything POLKA DOTS. How FUUUUN!!! Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration, just look at all those DOTS:
 
 And this is what I came up with:
I just love this Curved Floral Banner die from Gina K and I haven't used it for awhile. This time I inlaid all the spaces with different polka dot patterned paper. It was a little fussy, but I enjoy doing it. Kinda like working a puzzle and I find it very relaxing. I cut the shape with gold metallic paper first and then pasted it on a blank die cut. It was fun.



The Ingredients:
Recollections Gray Cardstock
GKD White Cardstock
GKD Curved Floral Banner Die
Pebbles Basic Patterned Paper
Tim Holtz Gold Metallic Paper
Martha Steward Border Punch
SU Teeny Tiny Wishes


 

 

If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this absolutely darling little mini stencil. I just love it!!!  Also, don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.


 Until next time dear readers, ASPIRE to be INSPIRED. 
Here's celebrating your CREATIVE MUSE!!
~judy

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Can You Handle the Pressure - FLOWERS

 

 

 Dear Ones~
There's a new challenge over at Can You Handle the Pressure.   For this challenge blog you MUST use an EMBOSSING FOLDER on your project.  Heat embossing (with embossing powder) is permitted but only IN ADDITION to your embossing folder design.  Each new challenge will have a 'TWIST' which is optional ... your choice to use or not.

The OPTIONAL TWIST for today's challenge is:

FLOWERS
 Here is my sample:
This is a lovely Altenew Craft Your Life Set called Lush Gardens. It comes with stamps, dies, embossing folder and stencils. Here I used the embossing folder and then the stencil to color the embossed image. After stenciling it I got out my colored pencils to enhance the image even more. I had a difficult time capturing the dimension in a photo, but in real life it's very pretty.



The Ingredients:
GKD Lipstick, Black Onyx and White Card Stock
Altenew Lush Garden EF and Stencils
GKD Carnation Ink Collection
GKD Lilac Ink Collection
SSS Cadet and Marine Inks
Simon Hurley Slippery When Wet Ink
GKD Birthday Babble Sentiment Sheet for Greeting


 
 
 
If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous Spellbinders Embossing Folder.  Don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created while you are there. And I can't wait to see all your wonderful designs!!
 
 
Until next time dear reader, ASPIRE to be INSPIRED!
Here's celebrating your CREATIVE MUSE.
judy

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Double D - PRETTY FLORALS FOR MOM

 

Dear Ones~
It's almost time for Mother's Day, and our theme this time is perfect for this wonderful holiday. PRETTY FLORALS FOR MOM is the topic of the day. Here's the Mood Board from which to get a little inspiration, but these are just suggestions.
Here is my card:
I never tire of making floral cards, and I know I'm not alone. This one is from a stamp set by Altenew called Lush Garden. It's a layering stamp set - my favorite. Lots of punch with very little work. This one was so much fun.

The Ingredients:
GKD Whisper and Fresh Asparagus Card Stock
Altenew Lush Garden Stamp Set and Companion Dies
GKD Inks In~
*Innocent Pink
*Bubblegum
*Spruce Collection
*Wild Dandelion
SU Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry Inks
Spellbinders Floral Flourish Dies
Panalisa Craft Patterned Paper
Just For You Patterned Paper
GKD Birthday Babble Sentiment, Gold Hot Foiled
Trinity Stamps Gold Baubles

If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this stunning die set. What a wonderful prize!!!  Also, don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.
 
 
Until next time dear readers, aspire to be inspired. 
Here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!
~judy

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Can You Handle the Pressure - FEMININE

 Dear Ones~
  There's a new challenge over at Can You Handle the Pressure.   For this challenge blog you MUST use an EMBOSSING FOLDER on your project.  Heat embossing (with embossing powder) is permitted but only IN ADDITION to your embossing folder design.  Each new challenge will have a 'TWIST' which is optional ... your choice to use or not.

The OPTIONAL TWIST for today's challenge is:

FEMININE
  Here is my card:
Making feminine cards is one of my favorites. I bet you are the same. Don't you love her fussy cut dress and hat? I wish I owned that dress. Heck, I wish I could FIT into that dress. 😄  PHFFFT! But I digress. This image is from an old Stampin' Up set called Beautiful You. Pretty sure it's retired, but I use it often. And I love fussy cutting the dresses. I think it's a game changer.

 The Ingredients:
 SU Tip Top Taupe Card Stock
Recollections Rose Petal Card Stock
SU Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Spellbinders Floral Embossing Folder
SU Beautiful You Stamp Set
Panalisa Craft Pandora Patterned Paper
GKD Master Layouts 12 Die
SU Ornate Frames Die for Greeting
Spellbinders Petite Floral Potpourri Dies for Flowers
 
 
 
 
If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous embossing folder.  And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created while you are there. I can't wait to see all your wonderful designs!!
 
 
 Until next time dear reader, ASPIRE to be INSPIRED!
Here's celebrating your CREATIVE MUSE.
judy
 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Double D - WATER RELATED

 
Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D the challenge is anything WATER RELATED. Lots of possibilities with this one. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
 

 Here's my card:

 
I was hard put to come up with something for this one. I really don't have much in the way of water-related images. But then I remembered I had this fabulous stamp by Designs by Ryn. It's so fun to use and with a little tweeking with some white gel pen the drops look pretty realistic. That moth is from the Tim Holtz Funky Insects die set. Another of my favorites. The background is a stencil called Paint Splatter by Lawn Fawn.
 


 
 
 
 A close up of the bug. I think it's a moth of some sort, and I added an extra layer of vellum for the wings. Love doing that. 









The Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Scrapbook.com Cools Card Stock Pad
Lawn Fawn Paint Splatter Background Stencil
SU Pool Party & Marina Mist Inks
Designs by Ryn Water Droplets Stamp
Tim Holtz Funky Insects Die Set
Hot Off the Press Artful Affirmations for Greeting
SSS Dazzling Gems
White Gel Pen from my Stash

 
 
 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this absolutely wonderful embossing folder. I just love it!!!  Also, don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.


 Until next time dear readers, ASPIRE to be INSPIRED. 
Here's celebrating your CREATIVE MUSE!!
~judy

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Can You Handle the Pressure - WEATHER

 Dear Ones~
  There's a new challenge over at Can You Handle the Pressure.   For this challenge blog you MUST use an EMBOSSING FOLDER on your project.  Heat embossing (with embossing powder) is permitted but only IN ADDITION to your embossing folder design.  Each new challenge will have a 'TWIST' which is optional ... your choice to use or not.

The OPTIONAL TWIST for today's challenge is:

WEATHER

This is what I came up with:
I just adore this sweet little image from Penny Black. It's really old and may even be retired, but it makes me smile. It's colored with my Zigs on Altenew watercolor paper.
 

 The Ingredients:
Recollections Teal, Purple and Black Card Stock
Altenew Watercolor Paper
Penny Black Squeeze Till I Squeak Stamp
Zig Clean Color Markers
SU Fabulous Frames Die
Paper Studio Star Gazer Patterned Paper
Tim Holtz Dotted Embossing Folder
Studio Katia Irridescent Raindrop Baubles
GKD Greeting - Stamp Set Unknown

 
 
 
If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous embossing folder.  Don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created while you are there. And I can't wait to see all your wonderful designs!!
 
 Until next time dear reader, ASPIRE to be INSPIRED!
Here's celebrating your CREATIVE MUSE.
judy

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Double D - Cute Little Animals

 
Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are looking for CUTE LITTLE ANIMALS. How fun is that!?!?! Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration - so stinkin' ADORABLE:
This is my card:
Aren't these little guys just the cutest? They are an old set from Close to my Heart. Have you heard the news? CTMH is closing shop. How sad that a big presence in the industry is closing its doors. I colored these little guys with my Karin markers. I'm not really happy with the coloring because I used the wrong card stock for this medium, but I was too lazy to stamp them again. How's THAT for true confessions....lol. I know YOU have never done anything like that. This is a mini slimline card. LOVE making those.



The Ingredients:
GKD White and Black Onyx Card Stock
Memory Box Madras Plaid Patterned Paper
CTMH Punny Pals Stamp Set
Master Layouts 7 and 4
Karin Brush Maker Pro
Stampin Up Linen Thread

 
 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this absolutely adorable stamp set. I just love it!!!  Also, don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.
 
 

 Until next time dear readers, aspire to be inspired, and happy spring!
Here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!
~judy