Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Double D Challenge - Sunflowers

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 have created for you ... can you tell what items in the mood board inspired me??   Yep ... bottom right corner ... sunflowers, fence & bird(s).

Having had this Stampendous stamp set in my stash for awhile now, today was the day to 'ink it up'!  I've actually stamped it twice and after coloring, I fussy cut around the top two flowers and popped them up over the original stamped image for dimension.

My little bird is a Marianne die that I've also had for quite some time and had never used until today.  It did actually take me a few minutes to figure out how the pieces fit (thankfully I saved the image from the packaging in my storage binder).

 Impression Obsession - Dies - Large Fence
and also a Cottage Cutz 'Grass Border' (#CC-BR07-001)
for my design.

Having used some never before used items today makes this creation also fit the NBUS Challenge Blog by Darnell.  In case you're not aware, NBUS stands for Never Before Used Schtuff LOL.

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Other challenges to share in:
Ike's World Challenge #135 - T is for Three of a Kind / ATG

 DID YOU KNOW that we offer a prize for our challenges?
Yep, and today, we have this fabulous Impression Obsession - Single Beach Chair die offered as the prize to one lucky random winner.  Remember ... you gotta play to win!

Elizabeth Craft - Sunflower 2
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Sunflower 2

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. What fabulous sunflowers. I love the colours
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  2. This is so lovely! Love the dies you used to make this scene!
    Enjoy your sunflower season, our spring will start soon!
    Hugs from Africa!

  3. Wow ... beautiful, love the

  4. Beautiful sunflower card and love the little birdie and dies used. x

  5. Lovely card my friend. Loving the sunflowers and the fence is also a favorite! Well done!

  6. Beautiful scene, love the dimensional flowers!

  7. Lovely, Darlene! So many die cuts and lots of dimension in this garden scene. I love the layered sunflowers.

  8. Love your sweet card Dar! The double layered sunflower gives this card dimension while the darling little birds add a touch of whimsy. So glad you got to use some of your NBUS. That's always fun! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  9. Very beautiful card and you certainly once again 'nailed' the mood board. I didn't even notice the bird until you mentioned it in the photo!! Super cute and fun bird too!!

  10. Gorgeous! There's just something about a sweet little fence protecting a glorious garden, in this case, your fabulous sunflowers! Love the dimension you have created too! Beautiful!

  11. I love how you got all of your inspiration on this card. Lovely all together and so reminds me that fall will soon be here.

  12. What a fabulous take on the mood board! Love this.

  13. The dimension you created with your sunflowers is amazing! I love sunflowers and this card is a joy! Thanks so much for playing with us at Ike's World Challenges this month! Nan, DT

  14. Sure is easy to tell what inspired you. Love the fence and the bird. Great design.

  15. I love how you have combined your stamped sunflowers with your die cuts, such a sweet garden scene, the little bird with it is so cute and love that you added dimension to one of the flowers!

  16. Oh, just look at this happy, happy card. Those little birds are the best!!! They really make this card! LOVE it!!!!

  17. I always enjoy scenes. Wonderful! So glad you joined us for our “All About the Flowers” August challenge at Die Cut Divas

  18. This is such a stunning card Darlene! Beautiful scene you have created with the gorgeous sunflowers and fabulous dies

  19. Our neighbors lost their big maple tree in the front yard last spring and she has planted a small garden of towering sunflowers in its place, surrounded by a little fence! It's as if you drove through the neighborhood and saw it, Darlene! And, of course, the birds love them! Thank you so much for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

  20. Oh, I hope I can play! Your card is a work of art! It's just sooooo pretty, Darlene! Don't we all have so much NBUS? Plus there's all the wonderful things we have tucked away in our drawers. It's all good! Really love your card!

  21. Such a cute idea! I love the added fence. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!



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