Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Double D Challenge - Punches

Hello Dear Friends & Happy New Year!

We are excited today to be celebrating our 4th Anniversary ... wow!
So our new challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog
is a fun one that Diane is hosting ... Celebrating with some PUNCH!

A little play on words ... use those neglected PUNCHES on your creations.
Here's the mood board Diane created for inspiration but remember to use your PUNCHES!!

I was inspired by the lower left corner image with the cherries ...
here's what I've created.

I've had this background paper for YEARS and it called out to me today LOL.
The punches I have used are both Martha Stewart ...
the dark green vine punch at the top and the small yellow butterflies

I die cut the Memory Box 'Sweet & Sour Cherries' die from both green & red card stock then paper pieced the red cherries over top of the green.  The white circle was hanging on my extras's board and I liked how it 'broke up' the background paper just a bit as well as added extra dimension.  I've added a Tutti Designs sentiment to finish off my card.

Diane has this fabulous Lawn Fawn 'Make Lemonade' Stamp & Die set as the
prize to one lucky random winner.   WOW!  How cool is that!!   Remember ... you gotta play to win!

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. This is so cheerful Darlene, with all those luscious rows of cherries. The little yellow butterflies are a burst of fun! Happy New Year to you my friend.

  2. FAB Designer Paper. I adore those punched cherries, they look so cheerful! Happy New Year!

  3. Fabulous and so vibrant card!! Love all those cherries! :D
    Happy Blogaversary and Happy New Year!

  4. I just love this card, Darlene! The red and white, hanging cherries and the pop of yellow make this so bright and cheerful! Love that vine punch too! Love this challenge and seeing all of our punches getting used.

  5. Wonderful background paper and perfect fot the challenge. Great layout and use of vine and the cherries. Happy New Year.

  6. There are so many cherries on this sweet card, that there is no sour. Loving the background with the border of vines and more cherries. Happy Anniversary to you.

  7. Yummy cherry creation. So pretty with all those layers and colors.

  8. I love how a card comes together like this. It's a great challenge and you made the cutest card! Cheery cherries! I love it!

  9. Delish and swish card here my friend, just love it...Gorgeous punches used and delightful cheery colours...big hugs.xx

  10. such a sweet layout to your card, I love the leafy border with the cherries hanging from it! The butterflies are a cute touch too!

  11. Super sweet sweet card and I love the cherries and all the brightness and cheerfulness of this card and you know I LOVE cherries, what a great paper this is!! Happy New Year to you my friend and am looking forward to all your creativeness for 2020!!

  12. What a fabulous card, and what a great take on the challenge. LOVE how you had done those cherries, great take on that photo.

  13. Just love these bright cherries!
    Hope you have a wonderful and blessed 2020!
    Hugs from Africa!

  14. Such a fun and cheerful card to kick off the New Year, Darlene. Love it!
    Big hugs,
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations


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