Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Double D Challenge - Black & White (and the celebration continues)

Hello Friends!

Did you know there's a Blogaversary Celebration going on over on the Double D Challenge Blog?  You'll want to pop over for all the details then come join in the fun ... there are some awesome prizes up for grabs!

The theme today is 
[no additional pops of color]

here's our mood board to inspire you . . .

Today I was inspired by the pillow patterns, the kitties and the butterflies
and this is what I've come up with ... what do you think?

My choice of designer paper comes from the Paper Studio 'Harper's Boutique' pack.
This card could be used for just about any occasion
and since I seem to have a lot of cat loving friends, I'll be ready
for birthday's this year!  LOL

I've used the Tutti Designs 'Nesting Stitched Rectangle' dies (#217) 
for the focus panel.  My cat family is a die from Cheery Lynn Designs called
'Kitty Kitty Meow Meow' #B417 ... just the cutest!

For accents I've used the Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Butterfly punch,
Memory Box 'Madera Corner' die #98237, Nuvo black crystal drops
and a quick tie of old holiday ribbon from Michaels.

Be sure to pop over to see what the DT has created!
OMG so many amazing creations ... I draw inspiration from these ladies
each and every challenge!!

Challenges to share in:
Create & Makes Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
 Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge Wk 3 - Anything Goes
 Everybody Art Challenge #394 - Anything Goes
 Lemon Shortbread Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
Retarte Challenge #92 - Anything Goes
Let's Craft and Create Challenge #121 - Things with Wings

Want a peek at what I'll be giving away over on the Double D Challenge Blog?
Tell your friends . . .
ALL ARE WELCOME TO PLAY ... that means 
prizes will ship international too!!

YEP ... THREE prizes will be awarded for this challenge!
Hope to see you there!
As always . . .


  1. I love this. Those little cats are adorable!

  2. Gorgeous swirly dies and I love hose cats and butterflies! Elegant and beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

  3. Super cute card Dar with all your pretty details, of course you know you had me with the!! Very elegant and pretty with a touch of fun adding the cats...purr-fect!!

  4. Oh I just love this Darlene! My first thought when I saw the inspiration board was that I was inspired by the sweet cats as well and your little cat family is darling! What a beautiful silhouette scene you've created!! Happy Blogaversary!

  5. Sensational card Darlene, love it all, those papers are just gorgeous too as are the pussy cats.xx{aNNie}

  6. Adorable, fun card, Darlene! The die cut cats are so cute and are a great silhouette. They look like they are sitting on a window ledge or in front of a patio door.

  7. Loving that kitty scene Dar! Amazing gifts you are giving away too!

  8. Your cat loving friends are going to just love this, like the whole family of cats, lovely framing of the whole scene with the ribbon and the corner die!

  9. What a lovely card design and I love the black and white theme. This is excellently created.

  10. Awesome card, Darlene. Great mix of papers and cute kitty scene. Makes me want to play with them. Awesome prizes too.

  11. Fantastic card! LOVE the black/white combo! The scene is awesome and love the cats! Awesome design!
    Sherrie K

  12. wow, what an amazing card, I just love the scene!

  13. You sure were inspired! Dang, you did a great job on this, Darlene. The awesome mood board gives so many possibilities and everyone's cards are different. Love your ribbon, too!

  14. Beautiful scene you have created with the dies and papers Darlene! Wonderful design - I love the card.

  15. Love your black and white card. I'm sure those black cats just love butterfly watching. Great choices all around!

  16. Lovely black and white card. My black cat loves chasing butterflies :) Thanks for playing along with Let's craft and create.

  17. This is such a beautiful combination of patterns and design, and I love the silhouette cats on that great dsp! The ribbon ties everything up beautifully too!

  18. Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-Dt

  19. This is so beautiful ! thank you so much for sharing it with us at Creates and Makes monthly challenge,
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful digistamps !

  20. Such a fun cat card. Love the black and white design. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

  21. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining with us at Let's Craft and Create :)


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