Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Double D Challenge - 'Begins with M'

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:
Begins with 'M'  . . .

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!

Now you DON'T have to limit yourself to the "M" items on our mood board ... anything that begins with the letter M and is readily visible on your creation is 'Marvelous' ... (see what I did there? lol).

Here's what I've come up with ... and had SO MUCH FUN creating today's project!!

I have gone with ... MOON & MUSHROOMS!

I've had this cute Cottage Cutz die called 'Sleepy Gnome w/Mushrooms' for awhile now and FINALLY put it together.  Took me a few minutes to figure out the gnome but it finally came together.    I had this sentiment stamped and cut on my work table and thought it would work well but then of course I needed to add a 'friend' for my 'sleepy fellow'.   So I die cut & colored one of the gnomes from the 'Marianne Creatables Gnome set'.

To create the 'moon' I simply punched a circle from masking paper and placed it on my background panel before doing my sponging.

We have this fabulous Amy Design - Musical Stave die offered as the
prize to one lucky random winner.  Remember ... you gotta play to win!

Amy Design - Dies - Musical Stave

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!!

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

As always . . .


  1. Brilliant dies and what a gorgeous scene, so serene...Pretty colours and great card.x

  2. Love~love your cute and FUN gnomes and you did a fabulous job of putting all those pieces together!! Adorable and creative scene!!

  3. Well, you are an over achiever with two "M"s on this card. This is a great take on a fun challenge. I love the scene that you created. We know that gnomes only come out at night. Right?

  4. This is so stinkin' cute Dar! When I saw your card in the line-up, I couldn't wait to come see it in "person". These sleepy gnomes are just too adorable!!

  5. That mushroom is perfect and those gnomes are oh so fun! This would be a happy little card to find in your mailbox!

  6. Love this!! Great coloring of the die cuts too :-)

  7. Adorable! Those gnomes are the cutest. I love how you did the "M"ushrooms. Super fun card!

  8. Super wonderful card and I love the cute gnomes.

  9. Cute gnomes and I love the colorful mushroom. Great little scene.

  10. cute little gnome scene, that moon and night time scene, the coloring of it all is terrific!

  11. So cute Dar! I have so many mushroom cards I could enter...

  12. Ack, so cute!! I love that you did both mushrooms and moon, and you know I'm a Cottage Cutz fan. I'm grinning ear to ear! Great idea for the challenge, Darlene!

  13. This is so cute Darlene. Beautiful scene you have created with the fabulous dies and colours.

  14. Awe, what a cute card. Those little gnomes just make me smile, and a double whammy with the moon AND the mushroom. Very sweet, I'm so partial to gnomes. And then the greeting is so perfect.


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