Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Double D Challenge - HELLO

Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
I'm happy to say I am hosting today's challenge and today's theme is:


The design team ladies have come up with some amazing designs for your inspiration, be sure to pop over and check 'em out!  Speaking of inspiration ... here's the mood board I created ... hope it helps to inspire you!

Here's what I came up with ...

It's always nice to have a few note cards in your stash
for those times when you just have the need to
drop someone a note!  We all love getting a surprise in the mail
and I think this pretty card will work perfectly!

I ended up cutting a strip off my designer paper in order for
it to fit my A6 card front proper so I decided to grab one of my punches
and make a decorative panel for the inside ... what do you think?

Still leaves plenty of room for message ... I really need to put more effort
into the inside of my cards.  I try at the start of every year but
then I get busy and hurried so the insides end up with just a sentiment stamped
and nothing more.  Maybe I can do better this year!

For my card front I have used designer paper by Mintay called 'Paradise',
I've used a stamp set by Pink & Main and dies from
Scrap Man called 'Dill'
ScrapMan - Dies - Dill

and Spellbinder 'Venise Lace' Hemstitch Rectangles.

We have this fabulous Serendipity - Hello die offered as the
prize to one lucky random winner.  Remember ... you gotta play to win!

Serendipity Dies - Hello

So be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog to see all the details and amazing samples offered up by our VERY TALENTED design team ladies!!

Challenges to share in:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies

 Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you at Double D!

As always . . .


  1. This is so lovely, it looks as if you are welcoming spring!
    Hugs from Africa!

  2. Beautifully created card Dar and such a beautiful way to combine the Mintay (yum) and the hem stitch die (double yum) together...all so very pretty!!

  3. That designer paper is awesome and I love all of the colors and the flowers hinting that spring will be here soon. The additional accents that you added to the front and the inside just tickle my creative soul.

  4. Beautiful DP and fabulous result. Love the additional inside using a pretty punch.xx

  5. (shenanigans tee hee) This is beautiful! That Designer Paper is fabulous and I do like how you punched it out and created that pretty inside border. This is such a happy hello!

  6. Adorable! Love the decorative panel inside, too!

  7. So lovely! Such a happy and fun card that speaks of Spring! Love your blog skin...great minds think alike.

  8. The flower background really sets the stage for the sentiment and die cuts. I love what you did on the inside. i keep promising myself that i will finish the inside of my cards, but then I forget. Wonderful design.

  9. This is so beautiful and brings thoughts of Spring to mind. I love the colors.

  10. I love the theme, the mood board, and I especially love your pretty card! Oh, the colors, the paper, that big and bold sentiment -- fabulous!

  11. This is so pretty and really makes me think of Spring! The groundhog saw his shadow so I think it'll be an early one! ;)

  12. that paper is just gorgeous, I love the die to frame the sentiment and the dill is a great touch with it! I love that you used the strip on the inside too, great way to use up the leftover scraps

  13. Hello to you! Fabulous card Dar! So bright and cheerful which is very welcome on this dark and wet morning here in the UK!

  14. Note cards are always great to have on hand, and this one's a beauty! I love how you entwined the die cut flowers around the large greeting, and the pretty paper both outside and inside reminds me of a beautiful spring day!

  15. Such a pretty card with that beautiful patterned paper and the nice die cuts. I love it!!

  16. Wow, such a colourful and pretty card to brighten one's day. I love it Darlene!

  17. Oh my Darlene, this is lovely! The patterned paper is so pretty and the hemstitched rectangle with the contrasting color peeking out from behind paired with those flower silhouettes is a perfect combination. What a cheerful way to say hello!


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