Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Double D Challenge - OCTOBER - What does it mean to you?

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:

What does it mean to you?

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!

As for me, I was inspired by the pumpkin and kitty on the bottom left corner image, as well as the plaid in the upper left corner.  Here's what I came up with . . .

LOL looks like the Fall wind must have been blowing when I added the sentiment ... seems to be a bit 'wavy' LOL!  But that's okay ... it happens (especially at my age ... eyes aren't what they used to be!)

I have had this Fall plaid designer paper for YEARS and I'm not exactly sure where it came from but more then likely (during that time period) from JoAnn's.  The fence was a last minute thought as it was a scrap laying in the bin as I walked past during the creation of this card ... I think it worked quite nicely!  Here are the dies I have used:

Memory Box - Wrapped Stitched Frames (#30117)
Cheery Lynn Designs - Fall Pumpkins (B240)
Die Versions 'Wee Petites' - Fall Leaves
Lawn Fawn - Happy Fall Line Border Die
Impression Obsession - Dies - Two Kitties
I used Nuvo 'Yellow' Crystal Drops for the kitties eyes.
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss Dandlion Yellow

We have this fabulous Yvonne Creations - Autumn Leaves die offered as the prize to one lucky random winner.  Remember ... you gotta play to win!


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!!

On another note I wanted to mention there is a NEW challenge you need to check out!
It's call the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!  Please pop on over to read all about it!

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

As always . . .


  1. What a great card,love the

  2. Nothing like pumpkins and black cats to shout Fall/Halloween... I love your card; it is just Fun!

  3. Well you have to know I would love this card with the two kitties on it and their eyes seem to draw you in, fabulous card my friend!!

  4. Super cute cats, love their faces! Great pumpkins and leaves and that plaid is gorgeous!

  5. Great fall card, Darlene. The black kitty cats look awesome against those gorgeous reds and golds.

  6. This is such a cute fall scene Dar! I'm right there with you when it comes to making things wonky that should be straight. They look straight to begin with and then I look later on and some little gremlin has moved what I'm sure I glued down straight! My older eyes are getting tired. Anyway, I love the plaid background and the fall leaves blowing in the wind. The kitties have awful cute faces too. ;0)

  7. This is such a beautiful , brilliant card and awesome colours and great design. xx

  8. The eyes on the cats are so fun. They look so startled. Great design and fun october card.

  9. OMG Just look at those cats! Fabulous card Dar!

  10. Love all the warm rich tones you used on this card. So perfect for Fall, my friend. And those pitch black kitties really pop on your card. Love everything about this card. Beautifully done, Darlene!
    Stay safe and well.

  11. They are so cute, I love the way you layered the papers and like the way you brought into the scene the fence and pumpkins!

  12. That skinny sentiment would be hard for me. I have to be careful about the kind of dies and stamps I use these days. Yes, my eyes are wavy enough without any help, ha! However, this is a darn cute card! Awesome, actually. I love the papers and framing and I have to say those are the cutest kitty dies I've seen lately. Really adorable, Darlene!

  13. Yea.... I just got settled here and got back to making comments. Your October card has so much detail and I love the warm colors. Not to mention the eyes on the cats! I don't see the sentiment blowing at all. Tee hee!

  14. Oh my, this is one cute October-themed card with those black kitties and pumpkins! I just LOVE that plaid paper too and how you made the frames with added autumn leaves! Simply beautiful!!

  15. Cute autumn card and kittens! I like colors that are perfectly matched.

  16. Nothing screams October like black cats and pumpkins. I love the plaid background too, really cute card.


Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!

In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.