Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Double D - Orange & White ... that's All!

Hello Dear Friends!

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

Orange & White ... THAT'S ALL!

 Here is the fabulous mood board she has created to help inspire you . . .

Here's what I came up with (the 2nd time around that is ... lol):

Obviously, I was inspired by the polka dot buttons and the
texture on the orange bottles.  In case you can't see
what I'm talking about here's a close up of the flower vase ...

The items I've used on today's card are:

Echo Park 'Dots & Stripes' 6x6 paper pack

Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches Collection - Hobnail Vase

Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches Collection - Dandelion Posies

TUTTI-243  Word Set - Celebrate

I have a confession to make . . .

As I stated earlier, the card above was my 2nd time around ...
Unfortunately like so many others, I got in a hurry and didn't read the entire theme ...
you know the part where it says Orange and White ... THAT'S ALL!
So my first card looked like this:
Now mind you, it is a pretty card and it is now in my sale box for my upcoming Fall Shows but doesn't fit the theme since I used green ivy & leaves.  Hence this card which DOES fit the theme ...

Challenges to share in:
Crafting Happiness Challenge #16 - Orange
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Use Dies
Crafty Friends Challenge - Special Occasion

Diane has this fabulous Cottage Cutz  die up as the
prize to one lucky random winner.  Remember ... you gotta play to win!

So, come play along using our theme and YOU might be that random winner!! 
 Be sure to pop over to our Double D Challenge Blog and check out what the design team ladies have created ... they are amazingly talented and I'm sure you'll find more wonderful inspiration!  

 Hope to see you there!

As always . . .


  1. Wow, that's a lot of orange and white but you really pulled it off! Just lovely my friend!

  2. Very pretty pretty vase of flowers and loved seeing that hobnob vase in use and it fits perfectly for the challenge...lots of orange and white, just what we asked for..perfection...the other card is pretty too though!!

  3. Just love your version with the orange and white only, though I would also love to put in some foilage. ;)
    💝 from Africa!

  4. Fantastic! Beautiful textured vase and I love those dandelions! So many wishes to be made!

  5. So very pretty!! Love those flower dies against the dotted background. The vase reminds me of a milk glass vase I used to have. Love that die cut!

  6. I love the new pictures at the top of your blog. It reminds me of fall in Western Pa. I love your textured vase of flowers. Great design.

  7. Both cards are amazing and I can certainly see how one can get caught up. I quickly when back to my card to see if I goofed. Looks like I got caught up with just the colors as there are NO flowers on the mood board. I think just the orange and white flowers are grand!

  8. Such amazing blog header!! It makes me dream! :D
    Love the dimensions and the texture of your card, fabulous design and perfect take of the mod board!So inspiring!
    Hope to find time to play!

  9. Oh, wow, I love everything about this! The polka dots and the vase and flowers, the design, everything!

  10. Beautiful dies and love that vase.xx

  11. So beautiful and a great take on the inspiration board.

  12. Wow. I absolutely love your die cuts! Beautiful card!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Crafting Happiness Challenge. Did you know you can see upcoming challenge themes in the sidebar? Check it out! Hope you'll share more of your projects.
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  13. Fabulous creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Friends and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you again next time. Thank you.
    DT Ine

  14. Beautiful creation...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Friends, and good luck..

    Caz xx CF DT

  15. Fabulous card. Who doesn't love a vase full of orange flowers. Love the texture on the vase, fits so well with that background. Gorgeous!!!

  16. Wowzers woman that is a fabulous card! Very well made, brava! xoxo

  17. This is a beautiful card Darlene. Such a lovely textured vase die cut with the bunch of flowers -it has such a warm and happy feel to it.


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