Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Double D - Stripes & Dots

Hello Dear Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
I'm hosting today and as you can see by my blog title ... the theme is 


I love seeing stripes & dots together and it really doesn't take much to make them stand out!  The dotted portion of my card is actually the REVERSE of the floral panel.  I did a little fussy cutting around the flowers to created my 'flower garden' and then cut the 1" strip from the bottom and simply  flipped it over.  A few extra prima flowers were added for extra texture and dimension.  The Striped panel comes from the Penny Black 'Beau Jardin' 6x6 paper pack.  The floral/polka dot panel comes from an Authentique paper pack called 'Cheerful'.

Penny Black - Paper Pad - 6

My Verses stamped sentiment was stamped onto a left over panel using the Tutti Designs Cross Stitched Nesting Squares .
Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Nesting Squares

The square was just a little too long for the space I had so after stamping, I simply lined the die back up at the bottom of my words and ran it through my machine just far enough to give it a new die cut bottom.  The same thing was done with the cute girl image (also from the Authentique paper pad).  I had the water colored square panel laying in my 'extras' pile and liked that it matched the poppies so well so it quickly became my mat panel ... just needed a little 'resizing'.  But the die set used for this panel is the Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Squares.

Tutti Designs - Dotted Nesting Squares

Ooops ... I forgot to share the fun mood board I created to help inspire you ...

And the prize we are giving away this time around to one lucky random draw winner is this fabulous embossing folder.

(Diagonal Stripe #TEEF02)
What a fun prize! 

Challenges to share in:
Crafty Creations Challenge #376 - ATG
Scrapy Land Challenge #100 (Happy Anniversary!) - ATG
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #356-357 - ATG

So, come play along using our theme and YOU might be our winner!!
  Hope to see you there!
As always . . . 


  1. Beautiful bright and so colourful card, lovely topper and fabulous papers...xx

  2. Lovely card with so many beautiful colors. I really like the addition of the small flowers. [Bunny]

  3., Dar! The bright colors of the flowers against the black and white stripes is amazing. Cheerful is one of my most favorite Authentique collections. Well done!

  4. How beautiful looks the floral edge with the black&white stripes!!! So colourful and vibrant!

  5. There is nothing like a colorful card with black stripes to set it all off. You have captured all of this on your card. It would make any person smile a lot and it is certainly a feel good card.

  6. I do love stripes and spots too! Thanks for the great challenge and for stopping by earlier!

  7. That's some pretty, pretty paper, Darlene, and it's so cute with the matching image tucked in. I'm not always sure what to do with those extra pieces that come with paper pads, but I'm getting ideas now. Love the sentiment, which is so perfect on your garden card. Cool trick with the dies. Gosh, I just love this with the black and white dots and stripes. This is a fun challenge!

  8. What a happy card. Love that you fussy cut the flowers and the extras you added. The black striped and dotted paper is such a sharp background.

  9. Love the bright and vibrant colors on your gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing it with us for our Scrapy Land 100th Challenge milestone!

  10. This is a lovely card so bright and cheerful. Thank you for your comment on my blog and I have entered my Owl!x

  11. So very beautiful. I love all the bright and cheery colors.

  12. Love this so much. That sweet image reminds me of my mom for some reason, have no idea why. Your bright flowers are perfect here, really adorable.

  13. What a beautiful and colorful card! That will surely cheer someone up! Thank you for sharing with us at the Scrapy Land 100th Challenge!!

  14. That little image is just the sweetest and I love your flower border to go with it, pretty mix with the flowers on the paper. You can't even tell that you had to recut your die to have it fit, great job!

  15. This is so beautiful! The flowers are gorgeous and that little vintage pic is darling. But, the black and white dots and stripes are so striking, they make everything POP!

  16. Super cute card! I love the vibrant colors and the flowers look awesome! Great design!
    Thank you SO much for joining us in the 100th Challenge over at Scrapy Land!
    Sherrie K
    Scrapy Land DT Member

  17. Very pretty card and a great use of those beautiful and colorful papers....another beautiful card!!

  18. Such a vibrant and beautiful card Darlene. Love the layout and the colours, so very pretty.

  19. Lovely card. Thank you for your comments on my blog.


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