Cupcakes? Did someone say cupcakes? Chocolate with chocolate frosting and sprinkles are my favorite…not just any sprinkles, but those flat pastel disc shaped sprinkles. Oh, that’s right, Trouble Maker told me to stay focused…ok, ok!
Welcome to Monday’s Double Trouble Challenge…I’ve been listening to the Trogg’s “Wild Thing” and I guess I just get all sidetracked. This week Trouble Maker is challenging us to get “groovy” and use woodgrain, something related to wood, wood embellishments, trees, etc on our project. When it came my turn to add a twist all I could think of was “wild things” and to keep myself out of trouble I suggested “woodland creatures”…isn’t that a good twist? Ha Ha…I bet Trouble Maker and Double Dare didn’t even catch on. Speaking of Double Dare she found the yummiest challenge – Cupcake Challenge #467.
They have the cutest inspiration photo that fit right with our challenge.
The first thing I thought about when I saw that photo was the cute little fox stamp that’s been sitting quietly in my bin. I grabbed some retired papers with leaves and embellished with a little cork leaf.
Won’t you come play along with us at Double Trouble and draw some inspiration from the Cupcake Inspirations?
It’s time for some more trouble…Double Trouble that is! This week the team at Double Trouble is pairing up with Heart to Heart to bring you lots of Irish fun as we get ready for St. Patrick’s Day! Won’t you come check out our challenge by clicking here!
Now for what you’ve been waiting for…
It seems as though I’ve caught the bottom half of a leprechaun on my fun St. Patrick’s themed card. I’ve been wanting to use this cute elf image from the retired Season of Joy CTMH Cricut Cartridge and I thought it would work perfectly for this card. I cut the image from several shades of green cardstock and gold foil and added gold sparkles to the toes of his boots.
I hope you’ll come join the fun at Double Trouble – it’s the most trouble you can get into without going to jail!
Do you believe in magic? Not just the magic that makes a rabbit pop from a hat, a unicorn frolicking in a field under a rainbow or a mermaid splashing along the seashore. Double Trouble has paired up with Use Your Stuff to bring you a little magic in Challenge #22.
Trouble Maker has come up with a fun Tic-Tac-Toe Board to get you started. Make sure you identify which row, column or diagonal you’re playing along with.
I decided to use the diagonal from Top Left to Bottom Right for my card. My magical image is a Mermaid from the retired Make Waves paper packet from Close to My Heart.
I hope you’ll come and join the fun with Double Trouble & Use Your Stuff you can find the details to link up at our blog challenge page.
Have you heard the buzz? The Double Trouble Team has paired up with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for the next two weeks. Trouble Maker is tip-toeing thru the Tulip Bulbs…demanding that we give her flowers after this long cold winter. Twisted Sister is all a flutter after signing up for a Birds & Bees Class on Valentines Day and would like you to use something with wings or something “B”-related or the word Buzz or Bzzz on your project.
The Atlantic Hearts Team gave us permission to share both of their upcoming sketches a little early so make sure that you are visiting their page and linking to the correct sketch
For my first card I chose to use a soft color combination of Sugar Plum, Ballerina and Peach for my flowers and Sage leaves all on a Mink Background which I cut using the Thin Cut Decorative Border Die. I added a tiny little bee which I cut from the Cricut Flower Market Cartridge.
My second card is my least favorite to make…a sympathy card! I used a Wreath Builder template and stamped flowers in a circular pattern to form my wreath…I didn’t leave quite enough room to include my sentiment at the bottom, but I actually liked it better layered across the flowers. The Willow layer was embossed with a honeycomb embossing folder for my “BEE” requirement.
Don’t forget that Double Dare has provided you the links to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges over on our home page with the complete challenge information.
I hope you’ll take some time and join in the fun!
It’s time for more trouble…but this challenge we are reminding you to spread some peace, love and kindness as you create! It’s National Hugging Week – now that’s one that I can get after!
Trouble Maker says Love Is in the Air – create a project using something you’d find in the air – balloons, banners, sunshine, clouds, birds, etc.
Twisted sister says you can’t have love without a little sparkle – her optional challenge is to use some glitter, Nuvo drops, something metalic or anything sparkly & shiny!
My card features a Hot Air Balloon cut from the Cricut that I’ve touched with some Shimmer Brush for a little sparkle. I just happened to have the Hugs For You cardmaking kit stamp set sitting on my desk so guess what sentiment I used, LOL!
Don’t forget that Double Dare says if you meet the Sparkle & Shine elements that you can link your card to the Paper Girls here.
I hope you’ll come and play along…it’s a lot of work to coordinate these challenges and we love seeing your entries!
Oh Mother Dear, I sadly fear that I have lost my mittens…will you help me find them? Are you ready for some more trouble with Double Trouble Challenge #19.
Trouble Maker is challenging us to be Warm & Cozy in this cold month of January! When I think Warm & Cozy I think fuzzy & cuddly like a scarf & mittens or a sweet little kitten. When you include mittens or a kitten on your project Twisted Sister will give you an additional chance in our randow draw.
I created this cute Snowgirl all Warm & Cozy in her mittens, scarf & earmuffs that I colored with my Shin Han markers to match the Background Papers. I added some sparkles to the snow flurry at the bottom of the card and a simple white bow to finish it off!
Double Dare has asked us to link up to Creative With Stamps Challenge “Mittens” Challenge. You get an extra entry in our bag of things if you add this optional challenge.
I hope you’ll come have some fun and join up with our bi-weekly challenges at Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge.
It’s a Free For All over at the Double Trouble Challenge Blog. That’s really nothing new, but we celebrate when the calendar has 5 Monday’s in a month.
Trouble Maker is trying to get us to “Shape Up” for the new year and has challenged us to use multiple shapes on our projects – I’ve included a tag & banner (rectangle) along with a circle.
Did you know that it’s National Bird Week in the USA? Twisted sister didn’t either, but to give a shout out to her feathered friends she’s asking that you add a bird, a nest, a birdhouse etc to your project.
Finally Double Dare is asking you to pair with one of our previous partners so pick your favorite – go check out their challenge and then combine our challenges for twice as much fun!
I had two choices for birds in my stamping stash – a penguin or a chicken, LOL! Then when I was going through my die cuts I found a cute birdhouse die that I don’t think I’ve ever used. My Penguin in Paradise comes from the My Favorite Things Stamp line and I colored with my Copic markers. That bright blue background is a B&T from the new Something Fierce paper packet from Close to My Heart
I hope you’ll come play with us – Double Trouble is Double the fun!!!