Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Double D - PARTY BALLOONS!!!! - AND - A Giveaway

 Dear Ones~
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I wish you all the best in 2022 dear readers. A brand new canvas, let's paint a beautiful picture.
Today's offering is for the next Double D Challenge. The challenge is PARTY BALLOONS, and for a very good reason. Double D is celebrating our 6 BIRTHDAY, and we want to celebrate.  And because this is a special celebration, I am doing a HUGE giveaway! Read on to see all the details.
Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
And here is my card:
I loved all the bright colors in the Mood Board, so that was my inspiration. No stamping on this one, just die cuts. The greeting looks black, but it's really done on my NEW GLIMMER MACHINE!!! I just could NOT get the gold to shine, but trust me, it's there. I am over the moon about this new machine, it's just fabulous!!

The Ingredients:
GKD White Heavy Weight Card Stock
Neenah Astrobrights Card Stock
SU Balloon Pop Up Thinlits
Spellbinders Essential Glimmer Sentiments for Greeting
Altenew 3D Dotty Circles Embossing Folder

If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win several different prizes this time.  
Prize #1 - This sweet Sunny Studio Stamp and Die Set (donated by co-owner Diane). 
Prize #2 - This adorable stamp by Stampendous (donated by co-owner Darlene).
Prize #3 -  $20 Gift Certificate to Dies R Us
I will be giving away a HUGE box of goodies. Mostly stamps, but some other things too. All you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment here. I do need you to make sure and include your email address in the comments so I can contact you if you win. If you don't leave your email address I will not include you in the drawing. I will be doing the drawing on Random.Org on Sunday, January 16th when the challenge has been closed, and I will announce the winner the next day here on my blog.  I'm sorry but cost prohibits me from mailing outside the US.

So that's it for me today. I so appreciate your kind comments, they always make me smile. Don't forget to swing on over to the Double D Challenge and check it out. There's lots of inspiration to be had there.

Until next time, here's celebrating our Creative Muse!!


  1. What a fun and happy balloon card, Judy!! Love these pretty colors and the wonderful embossing. I caught a peek of the inside that you decorated, too! Wow...glimmer machine? Lucky you! I bet that gleam is spectacular...but so hard to photograph!!

    Since I was the ecstatically delighted winner of your other huge giveaway, please do not put my name in this draw. Another super-lucky winner is going to be totally thrilled just as I was with my huge prize from you. Yay!! Thank you again for your amazing generosity!!
    Happy New Year!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Well this card just makes me want to stand up and sing Happy Birthday over and over again!! I love making birthday cards, so will have to hop on over to Double D to see the specs and join in. I know what you mean about foiling appearing black in photos because I had the same problem.
    I'm already a follower, and am looking forward to a whole new year of inspiration from you. Thank you so much for the chance to win, and happy 2022!!!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

  3. You made a beautiful card. Always hard to get shinny things on the photo.
    Would love to have a change to win.
    Greetings, Christa
    E-mail: agpgta at gmail dot com

  4. Fabulous balloons, love all the details and the beautiful colors!! How nice of you to give away a prize too! We are honored to have you as part of our blog team with your beautiful work!!

  5. This is fabulous Judy! I love your bright colored balloons. Definitely a party going on here. ;0) Yay for you on getting a new foiling machine!!! You're going to enable us all with your new toy.

  6. FUN! So bright and beautiful! I love the colors of your balloons, and how they are layered with dots and stripes and sparkle! If this doesn't scream PARTY I don't know what does! Someone's been cleaning their craft room (I need to take at least a full week and do the same!) Please don't enter me in your generous give away, I may have one down the line lol

  7. LOVE this bright & beautiful birthday card my friend! Spectacular inside & out! WOW how generous of you to have a giveaway in honor of our birthday party ... so sweet! We are always inspired by your designs and are thrilled to have you as a member of our DD family. Awesome creation ... brought an instant smile!
    (P.S. please do not enter me in your giveaway but thanks for thinking of us in this manner! ... you've inspired me to get busy cleaning out my craft cave too lol)

  8. Just like you to be innovative and go right to these bright colors! It makes the card so much fun and festive. You are a trail blazer!

  9. Love the bright balloons and the texture in the background. Beautiful card! Such a generous giveaway. Thanks for offering it.

  10. What a super fun card with those neon colors and bunch of balloons. I have 3 kids who insist on balloons for every birthday, so I think I'll get busy working on my own card. Thank you so much for your generous giveaway. My stash is small compared to most, so would love to be in the draw.

  11. Fabulous, love this and the colours are stunning so bright and beautiful, just perfect....x

  12. I love the bright balloon colors and the embossed background! So pretty. dskene2 at gmail dot com

  13. This is delightful! Love the bright colors and fun designs!

  14. Happy colors and happy card. The embossed background gives a sense of movement perfect for the balloons. Happy New Year, my friend.

  15. Your balloon card is so festive with the fun, bright colors, Judy!

  16. WOW! You are so talented! IT sure makes me think twice about buying a run of the mill card at the store, knowing people are doing this! I think your work is beautiful!

  17. Yay for your new machine, Judy. I keep saying I'm not going to get into the foil thing but the more I see it the more I want it. I love the colorful balloons against that wonderful embossed background.

  18. Congratulations on your 6th year!
    this is so cute!