Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Double D - Trees

Dear Ones~

I LOVE trees, all kinds of trees, so I was overjoyed to see our challenge this time over at Double D. It's TREES!! Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

And here's what I came up with:

I took a little poetic license with the Mood Board and picked up on that gorgeous flaming red to use as a background for this card.  It's blended with 4 different colors and I love the effect. Sadly, I was in need of a sympathy card, so I kept the design pretty simple. I took a piece of card stock and ink blended over the whole panel. Then I cut the oval in another panel, ran it through an embossing folder for some texture, and attached the ink-blended panel on the backside so it showed through the oval. I love the look of the silhouetted trees.



 
 The Ingredients:
GKD Whisper and Black Onyx Card Stock
SU Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy Ink
GKD Blue Denim Ink
SU Nesting Oval Die
SU Old World Paper Embossing Folder
SU Tree Dies
SU Heal Your Heart Stamp for Greeting
 
 
 
 
 
 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this FABULOUS die set from Impression Obsession, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 

 
I'm so glad you stopped by, and thank you for all your sweet comments. You are too kind!!!  Don't forget to head on over to Double D to see what's going on.
 
Until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Mod Squad - Pretty Poinsettias

Dear Ones~

This time over at The Mod Squad the theme is POINSETTIAS. I love the GKD stamp set called Perfect Poinsettias, so I was anxious to share it for the challenge. 
 

 SPONSOR

                                             SHOP GINA K DESIGNS

Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, an online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, a social network for paper crafters and more! Since then they have created a new website called Gina K Designs. Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world. Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs, along with informative and creative crafting videos. There is also a monthly card challenge, where you have 3 chances to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit that HERE.

PRIZE 

A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here's my card:

For this card I used the GKD Perfect Poinsettia Stamp Set and Companion Dies. The greeting was created with the Peace and Shadow Die Set. The background was created with the GKD Festive Stencil using my GKD Blending Brushes and some Moonlit Fog Ink. I store the brushes in the GKD Brush Caddy Stand. After I stenciled the background I used a portion of the poinsettia stamp set to stamp over the stenciling with GKD Watermark and Embossing Ink, and then heat embossed with Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder. I used the Master Layouts 2 Die Set to cut the background panels, and the Master Layouts 1 Die Set to cut the ovals. The images were stamped with Dusty Rose, Passionate Pink, Cherry Red and Moonlit Fog Inks. Card stocks used were GKD White Heavy Weight and stash silver.  To add some bling I used Trinity Stamps Satin Silver Baubles here and there.




 Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy your comments. And don't forget to swing on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize.

Until next time, here's celebrating 
your Creative Muse.
Hugs,
~judy

Double D - A Walk in the Woods

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are taking A WALK IN THE WOODS. What a lovely theme. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
 
And here's my card:
I love this white and blue look. I also love those deer dies from Dee's Distinctively. So majestic. For the background I took a couple of Distress Inks and applied them to an embossing folder. After placing the white card stock in the folder I ran it through my die cutting machine and this is the result. The quote for the greeting was computer generated, I have always thought it to be very profound. Thanks, Ralph!!!!

 
 
  The Ingredients:
GKD White Heavy Base Weight Card Stock
SU Woodland Textured Embossing Folder
Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord Distress Inks
Memory Box Woodland Oval Die
Dee's Distinctively Deer 1 & Deer 2 Dies
Computer Generated Greeting.


 
 
 
 
 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable Bear and Sign die set from Cottage Cutz, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 


 
I'm so glad you stopped by, and thank you for all your sweet comments. You are too kind!!!  Don't forget to head on over to Double D to see what's going on.
 
Until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy

Monday, November 1, 2021

WINNER REWIND

 Dear Ones~

Well, let's try this again. I never heard from Lou, so I have turned to Random.Org once again for another winner of the giveaway I offered for my Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere challenge. The winner this time is JANIS!!!! Thank you for including your email address in your comment. I will be contacting you. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy
 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Make the Card Challenge - Color Challenge

 

Dear Ones~

I have been invited once again to be a Guest Designer over at Make the Cards Challenge. I am so honored.

 
This is a fun challenge blog that changes every week, and there is always something new or different to create.  Our challenge this week is a color challenge, and here is the color:
I love this color, and it's so great for fall. Here is what I did with it:
I have a FABULOUS die set from Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club called Kaleidoscope Tile. It's a multi-layer set which really gives a wonderful 3D effect. I chose 3 colors for the layers with the challenge color being the predominant, and die cut each element 4 times and then placed them in this pattern. I used a Darice Basket Weave embossing folder for the background and a Tim Holtz Shadow Script die for the greeting. Some gold satin baubles from Trinity Stamps, along with some tiny feathers cut with a Poppy Stamps die set and colored with GKD Fresh Asparagus Ink finished off the look.

 

The Ingredients:
GKD Fresh Asparagus, Warm Cocoa, Dark Chocolate and Kraft Card Stock
PTI Rustic Cream Card Stock
Spellbinders Hex Kaleidoscope Tile Die Set
Tim Holtz Shadow Script Die for Greeting
Poppy Stamps Tiny Feathers Die Set
Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder 
Trinity Stamps Gold Satin Baubles
Stash Twine

You can enter your creation  HERE.  
The Make the Cards Challenge winner will be the following week's Featured Creator.

Use #mtcc38 and #makethecardschallenge on your card projects when you post them to social media or in public forums and galleries.

For more info and rules for the challenges, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, I love to read all your wonderful comments. Stay well, and until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse!
 
Hugs,
~judY




 
 

WE HAVE A WINNER

 

 
 
 

 WOOT, WOOT. We have a winner for my Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere Challenge giveaway. 
 
 
And the WINNER is:
LOU!!!!
Congratulations, Lou, I'm so happy for you.  If you email me your address at judywoodland@yahoo.com I will get your package to you right away.

Just a note everyone:
 
I will be doing more giveaways in the very near future, so be ready. If you leave a comment on my blog, and your name is "UNKNOWN" there is no way I can identify you if you are the winner. Please leave a name. Also, it would be helpful if you would leave your email address, if you are comfortable with that.
 
Thanks for playing along, and thanks for leaving all your fabulous comments.
 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
 ~judy


Double D - Sunflowers

Dear Ones~
Happy fall, y'all!!! The challenge this time over at Double D is SUNFLOWERS!!! Here's the Mood Board for our inspiration:
 

Aren't those photos GORGEOUS!!! The colors are amazing!! Here's my take:

 
I stamped that gorgeous sunflower from Gina K Designs called Thankful Heart, illustrated by Hannah Schroepfer Drapinski, on Bristol, colored it with my Zigs, and then I cropped it to use only part of the image. I added a black mat and was laying it on the card base to see what kind of patterned paper and such I wanted to use, and I thought wow, it looks pretty just like that. I think it really makes the image pop and I love the clean and simple look. The Greeting is from that same stamp set.

 
 
 The Ingredients:
GKD White Heavy Weight Card Stock
GKD Black Onyx Card Stock
Strathmore Bristol Paper
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
GKD Obsidian Amalgam Ink
Trinity Stamps Baubles
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable sunflower stencil from The Crafters Workshop, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 
 

 
I'm so glad you stopped by, and thank you for all your sweet comments. You are too kind!!!  Don't forget to head on over to Double D to see what's going on.
 
Until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy


 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Mod Squad - Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere - AND GIVEAWAY!!!!

 Dear Ones~

I have a new challenge up over at The Mod Squad Challenge Blog. It's a simple one, just include a pumpkin on your project. Pretty easy for this time of year.

 SPONSOR

                                             SHOP GINA K DESIGNS

Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, an online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, a social network for paper crafters and more! Since then they have created a new website called Gina K Designs. Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world. Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs, along with informative and creative crafting videos. There is also a monthly card challenge, where you have 3 chances to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit that HERE.

PRIZE

A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here's My Card:

For this card I used the GKD Haunts and Harvest Stamps and Companion Dies for the pumpkins, the little bats, and the greeting, stamped with GKD Obsidian Amalgam Ink. For the background I stamped the leaves from the GKD Skeleton Leaves Stamp Set and also flowers from the GKD Painted Blossom Stamp Set on GKD Ivory Layering Weight Card Stock with GKD Embossing and Watermark Ink and heat embossed with GKD Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Then I did some ink blending with Sweet Corn, Tangerine Twist, Coral Reef and Cherry Red Inks using my GKD Blending Brushes. I store the brushes in the GKD Brush Caddy Stand. I used the Master Layouts 1 Die Set to cut the background panels, the greeting banner, and the ovals. The images were colored with my Copics. Card stocks used were GKD Ivory Heavy Weight and Black Onyx
 
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY
I will be giving away a nice box of all kinds of goodies, from stamp sets to inks to dies to coloring supplies. LOTS of Gina K stuff will be included, so it's got to be good, right? All you need to do is follow my blog and leave me a comment below. I will be using Random.Org at the end of the challenge to pick a winner and will announce who they are here on my blog the next day. Sorry, but I can only ship to the contiguous US. Good luck!!!


 Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy your comments. And don't forget to swing on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize.

Until next time, here's celebrating 
your Creative Muse.
Hugs,
~judy


 

Double D - Owls and/or Pumpkins

Dear Ones~
We have a fabulous new challenge for you over at Double D. This time it's OWLS AND/OR PUMPKINS. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
 
 
And here is my card:
Isn't this owl just a HOOT?? (No pun intended.......well.....maybe sort of.) This card is going to my nephew who will be turning 45. I thought it was so stinkin' adorable. Hope he gets a kick out of it too.
 
The Ingredients:
Paper Studio Kraft Card Stock
Stampin' Up Island Indigo Card Stock
Recollections Give Thanks Patterned Paper
Loralie Designs Hootenanny Owl Stamp
Ai Buzzard Stamp for Greeting
Copic Markers
Stampin' Up Harvest Die
Trinity Stamps Gold Satin Baubles
 
 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this die set by Cottage Cutz called Owl in a Pumpkin, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 
 
I'm so glad you stopped by, and thank you for all your sweet comments. You are too kind!!!  Don't forget to head on over to Double D to see what's going on. Summer has flown by and now the leaves are turning. Hope we have a little more time to get some fall camping in before it gets too nasty, which it can do in the UP of Michigan this time of year.
 
Until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy


 

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Double D - Leaves

 Dear Ones~ There's a new challenge up over at Double D and this time the theme is LEAVES. Here's the Mood Board for our inspiration: 
 

And here's my card:

I found a really cool technique by Ann Melvin on YouTube the other day where you use paper towel to die cut your shapes and then use watercolor to color them. You can catch her video HERE. It was so much fun to do and I want to do more. I used leaf dies from a couple of different companies and colored the shapes with my Mission Gold Watercolors. The possibilities are endless. You can also do it with paper napkins, as Dave has done HERE. To finish the card off I dyed the ribbon with GKD Tranquil Teal Ink and splattered the whole thing with some Fine Tech Gold Watercolor.



 The Ingredients:
GKD White and Tranquil Teal Card Stock
SU Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder
Altenew Leaf Mix Die Set
Frantic Stampers Assorted Foliage Die Set
Creative Expressions Be Unique Die by Sue Wilson
Mission Gold Watercolors
Fine Tech Gold Watercolor
Stash Gold Foil Card Stock
Paper Towel

 
 
 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this die set by Impression Obsession called Small Leaf, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 
Impression Obsession - Dies - Small Leaf Set
 
I'm so glad you stopped by, and thank you for all your special comments. You are too kind!!!  Summer has flown by and it sure feels like fall. Hope we have a little more time to get some fall camping in before it gets too nasty, which it can do in the UP of Michigan this time of year.
Oh, and don't forget to head on over to Double D to see what's going on. 
 
Until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy
 
 


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Mod Squad Challenge - Slim is In

Dear Ones~

It's my turn again to host over at Mod Squad, and I have chosen to do a slimline card. I am doing a mini slimline - 3 1/4 x 6 1/4 - because I think they are so stinkin' cute, but a regular slimline - 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 - is allowed too.


 SPONSOR

                                             SHOP GINA K DESIGNS

Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, an online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, a social network for paper crafters and more! Since then they have created a new website called Gina K Designs. Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world. Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs, along with informative and creative crafting videos. There is also a monthly card challenge, where you have 3 chances to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit that HERE.

PRIZE

A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

 Here is my card:
For this card I used the new stamp set by Lisa Hetrick called Bloom and Grow. I stamped the diamond shape with GKD Wild Dandelion Ink on GKD Heavy Base Weight Card Stock. Then I stamped the other images in GKD Obsidian Amalgam Ink. I used the Bloom and Grow, Fearless Joy and Count it All Joy stamp sets for these images. I cut the panels from the GKD Master Layouts 7 Die Set and the HELLO is from A Little Hello Layering Stencil Bundle. Card stock is GKD Wild Dandelion, Black Onyx and White. For a final embellishment I used some Crystalline Drops, but I believe they are no longer available.
 

 Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy your comments. And don't forget to swing on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize.

Until next time, here's celebrating 
your Creative Muse.
Hugs,
~judy



 

 

Double D - ANYTHING with a tail

 Dear Ones~
Double D has a fun challenge this time. It's ANYTHING with a tail. How fun is THAT? Hmmm.....does a Cattail have a tail??? I dunno. Anyway, here's the Mood Board for our inspiration:
 
 And here's my card:
This card just makes me smile, I had so much fun making it. I took an old GKD background stamp called Fun Year Round and stamped it on some ivory card stock. Then I used the masking technique and stamped all those cute critters from the Woodland Friends Stamp set (part of the latest Eclectic Fun Card Kit) inside some of the circles. I also paper pieced with some patterned paper and colored the background with a dark brown Copic. The critters are colored with my Caran D'ache Luminance colored pencils. 
 
 
 
The Ingredients:
GKD Ivory and Dark Chocolate Card Stock
GKD Fun Year Round Background Stamp
Woodland Friends Stamp Set
Honey Bee Fresh Brewed Patterned Paper
Honey Bee Summer Stems Patterned Paper
 Caran D'ache Luminance Colored Pencils
Ranger Black and White Enamel Accents


 
 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable Fox and Bird die set from Cottage Cutz, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 
 

I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Summer has flown by, I can't believe it's September 1st already. GEESH!!!!! 
Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on. 
 
Until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy
 
 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge - Guest Designer

Dear Ones~

I have been invited once again to be a Guest Designer over at Make the Cards Challenge. I am so honored.
This is a fun challenge blog that changes every week, and there is always something new or different to create.  Our challenge this week is a sketch, and here it is:
 
And here is my card:
I love this sketch, it lends itself so well to using different patterned papers, which is my "thing". For the background I stamped the purple card stock with a GKD background stamp called Petite Flourish in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a tone on tone look. That FABULOUS cone flower die set is from Honey Bee Stamps and is in VERY high demand. It keeps being sold out, so I was really happy to snag it. A little die cutting, a little shading with ink and sponge, and you have a gorgeous creation!!!

Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections Very Violet Card Stock
GKD White, Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus Card Stock
GKD Petite Flourish Background Stamp 
GKD Clear Embossing Powder
Recollections Petite Floral Patterned Papers
Spellbinder Scalloped Circle die
Honey Bee Lovely Layers Coneflower Die Set
GKD Fresh Asparagus and Wild Lilac Ink
SU Meadow Die for Greeting
GKD Fanciful Tags Stamp for Greeting 
GKD White Detail Embossing Powder for Greeting
 
 
You can enter your creation  HERE.  
The Make the Cards Challenge winner will be the following week's Featured Creator.

Use #mtcc30 and #makethecardschallenge on your card projects when you post them to social media or in public forums and galleries.

For more info and rules for the challenges, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, I love to read all your wonderful comments. Stay well, and until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse!
 
Hugs,
~judY
 
 



 






Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Double D - Fruit and Veggies

 Dear Ones~

This time over at Double D it's FRUITS and VEGETABLES. How fun!!! Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration, just look at all those beautiful colors:

And now my card:
I wanted to do something more clean and simple this time, and I thought that this fig stamp from Stampin' Up would do the trick. That background die cut is a HUGE new die from Stampin' Up as well called Beautiful Leaves. I think it's gorgeous!!! I colored the focal with my new Caran D'ache Luminance colored pencils. They were a birthday gift - I am in heaven. They are so much nicer than Prismacolors.

 
 
The Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
GKD Whisper Card Stock
SU Fabulous Flora Stamp Set for Focal
Just Rite Sympathy Handwritten Sentiments for Greeting
SU Beautiful Leaves Die
SU Stitched Nested Labels Die
Trinity Stamps Baubles
Caran d'Ache Luminance Colored Pencils


 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable die set from Frantic Stamper, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 

  I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on. 
 
Until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy



Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Double D Blog Hop for Altenew

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Dear Ones~

Welcome to the FABULOUS
 
 
 Our Double D Challenge Blog has been invited to participate in a HUGE blog hop and there are so many wonderful Challenge Blogs participating. We are in very elite and creative company! Here they are:
The purpose of this hop is to bring an awareness of all the CHALLENGE BLOGS out there.  It's wonderful to have all the information in one spot. It is my great good pleasure, along with my Double D Teamies, to be able to share my creations using fabulous Altenew products with you. Here is what I have come up with:
Altenew is famous for their wonderful layered floral dies and I really enjoyed using this Craft-a-Flower Tulip die set. I don't have any Altenew card stock, so I took some white and colored it with Altenew Inks. I just smeared the ink cube all over the paper. Worked pretty well. The pattern behind the circle is a really fun multi layering stamp set by Altenew called Pattern Power. There are several different patterns in this set, and when stamped multiple times in different positions with different colors of ink they give a unique 3D effect. The greeting was stamped with Espresso Ink and fussy cut.

 
 
The Ingredients:
Kraft and White Card Stock
Altenew Inks In: Sand Dunes, Rocky Shore, Mocha, Espresso, Sweet Leaf, Hunter Green, Blush, Coral Bliss, Rouge
Altenew Craft-a-Flower Tulip Die Set
Altenew Pattern Power Stamp Set
Altenew Golden Feather Stamp Set for Greeting
 Spellbinders Classic Circle Die
 
 
 
 
 Here is another card I did as well:

This one is really classic Altenew. They are well known for their beautiful floral illustrations which lend themselves very well to coloring, so I thought I would do this simple card. I just stamped the several floral images on Bristol, using masking to layer the flowers and leaves. Then I colored the resulting image with Zigs.




The Ingredients:
 White Bristol Card Stock
Altenew Wallpaper Art Stamp Set
Altenew Build-a-Flower Anemone Stamp Set for Greeting
Stash Striped Patterned Paper
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Altenew Jet Black Dye Ink





 
Prizes
 $250 in total prizes!!! To celebrate this fantastic blog hop, Altenew is giving away $25 gift certificates to TEN LUCKY WINNERS. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced over at the Altenew Blog on September 5th, 2021.
 
  Special Offer  
FREE U.S. SHIPPING with code HAPPYO8A8, or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHIPPINGO8A8 at checkout on orders over $39 from 8/10/2021 at 12:01 am EDT to 8/11/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop here: https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products
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I hope you will join the fun and maybe find a new Challenge Blog you didn't know was out there. As always, I adore your comments, thanks so much for stopping by.
 
Until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse!!!!
~judy