Monday, July 29, 2019


I have one last chance to play along with my crazy cousins over on the Double Trouble challenge blog and it starts today.

WELCOME to Challenge #34 -
Let the Troubles Begin!

"Grab your Stuff" 

THING 1: Trouble Maker
says, "This is a 1-Week Free-for-All Challenge so have a little fun creating with "Some Thing", "Any Thing" and "Every Thing".  

It's time again to grab your bone folder, your stuff, and create something new. We think this is easier than folding a fitted sheet! It's time to use "stuff" you have in your stash (new and old).   

You can Stop here...OR  
THING 3: Twisted Sister
says "Sunshine on my shoulder makes me Happy."  Click HERE and Sing-along with John Denver.  Use paper and/or techniques (stenciling, embossing, sponging, masking, die cutting) and create your impression of Sunshine, Sunburst, and/or sunrays.

This is an OPTIONAL twist but would make Twisted Sister even Happier and give you an additional chance for Double Trouble's random draw.  

THING 2: Double Dare
dares you to multiply the fun and link up your project with any of our previous partner(s) below for extra chances to our Random Draw. Make sure you read their guidelines carefully and observe their dates. We don't want you to get into Trouble with them.

This means: each time you link with a previous partner, or multiple partners with the same card, you gain additional chances for each partner challenge you entered. Please make sure you identify them in your blog along with our Double Trouble link.

We are saddened by the announcement of the closing of this challenge July 31st 
and thank them for their support in partnering with Double Trouble.  
There is still time to combine and enter their July Challenge.  
Adios Amigos.

The Joy of Sets - TicTacToe 

And here is my last creation for you for the month:
I took full advantage of the free for all and created another Christmas card for my stash.  I used the current sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday (for Thing #2's challenge), but I completely missed Thing #3's challenge to use something representing sun or sunshine.  BUT, I do have the word "Shine" in my sentiment . . . so . . .   Anyway, the stamped snowflake strip was in my bits and pieces stash just begging to be used and since it was perfect for the horizontal element in the sketch, I was happy to oblige.  I used a brand new embossing folder for the background and inked the edges and the raised script with a light gray ink pad to bring more attention to the embossing.  The snowflakes were die cut out of some very glittery paper and the sentiment was stamped onto a tag die cut that I turned into an ornament.
Thanks to Suzanne and the rest of the Double Trouble team for letting me play along with them this month, it's been a lot of fun!

Stamps: Verve "Beyond Measure" sentiment; PTI "Fab Flakes"
Dies: PTI "Tag Sale #4" and "Fancy Flakes"; Elizabeth Craft Designs "Beautiful Baubles" ribbon die
Park Lane embossing folder

Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes with the optional twist: Christmas in the sun (I did not use the optional twist)
Divas that Cut--anything goes with the optional twist: patriotic (I did not use the twist, though I did use red, white and blue!)
Crafty Calendar--Christmas in July
Power Poppy Creative Spark--Christmas in July
Sheepski Designs--Early Christmas/winter
ABC Christmas--N is for no peeking, O is for ornament
Merry Little Christmas--anything goes
Shopping Our Stash #400--Christmas in July
Word Art Wednesday #397--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crimbo Crackers #189--anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #357--anything goes with snippets (the "patterned" strip was in my bits and pieces stash and the small snowflake, ornament and hanging ribbon were all die cut from scraps)
Try Stampin' On Tuesday #418--sketch

Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--get ready for Christmas
Crafty Creations #395--anything goes
Mod Squad--all that sparkles
Creative Moments #173--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #592--no patterned paper
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #448--anything goes with the optional twist: twine or ribbon


Suzanne Reynolds said...

Heather such a beautiful verse and card...certainly shines. And that glitter really shows up in your photo. Thank you so much for being our Crazy Cousin Guest Designer this month...your participation and creative designs were loved by us all. Thanks again, and please come back for our future fun challenges.

Heather said...

So pretty, Heather - what a sparkly card and great sentiment! Love it! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Deb said...

Absolutely stunning!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Deb xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Beautiful card with the shimmery snowflakes. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Arlene said...

Great Xmas card. Early start! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Your card is great Thanks for joining us at Sheep Ski Design



DT Sheep Ski Design

jeanchaneyaz said...

Such a pretty and sparkly card!

Donna Scholz said...

Heather, a pretty holiday card (we could use some of that cool snow now that it's August!!!). Clever use of snowflakes and ornament to meet the Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge! Thanks for joining us! -Donna

flossbite said...

Wonderful project! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again.

Di said...

Great card Heather - really pretty and you used plenty of snippets along the way! Christmas won't be that far off!


Di xx

Dorte said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful Christmas card with us at ABC Christmas Challenge, and we hope to see you again in August!
Dorte x

Cards By Leona said...

Delightful Christmassy card with the true message od Christmas! God bless you, thank you for sharing at Creative Moments. Please enter our latest challenge too x

Tracey T said...

Gorgeous layout! Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey