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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Double D Challenge - 5th Birthday!


That's right, as hard as it is to believe, our Double D Challenge Blog is beginning it's 5th year in existence!  It seems like only yesterday Diane & I came up with the brilliant idea to start our own challenge blog!!  And here we are ... still having great fun month after month!

So to celebrate the start of our 5th Year, Diane has created this fun inspiration board . . .


 I do hope you'll come join in the Birthday Celebration with us!
For my card today I decided on a slimline design so I could have not just ONE but TWO cupcakes on my card.  Like my card sentiment says ... Life is Better with Cupcakes!!


 My designer papers (from the scrap drawer) are all OLD but my stamps & die are NEW.  This 'Layered Cupcake stamp set' by Altenew is so much fun to create with!   And don't forget about the coordinating  'Layered Cupcake Die'.

 I've used one of the tag dies from the Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Tags set for my focus panel and added multiple colors of Bakers Twine for my ribbon.  A little dab of Crystal Effects helps to hold the strands in place.

 TUTTI-213 Nesting Stitched Tags

 I've added Nuvo Glitter Drops to my cupcakes for the sprinkles.

 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. Such a cute birthday card you have created. The cupcake is such a fun stamp! Well done!

  2. Lovely card. Happy 5 birthday. I can't believe it's been 5 years. Congratulations. [Bunny]

  3. Oh, yes, life is better with cupcakes! :D LOL
    Amazing card, so colourful and festive!

  4. No, it's your birthday, let's celebrate! lol This is oh so YUMMY! Oh how I do love a Tag on a card! Great colors and the colorful Baker's Twine looks fabulous! Thanks so much for having me on the Team! Congratulations on your 5th year! Happy Happy Joy Joy!

  5. Mmmmm, I do believe life is better with cupcakes! Congratulations on your 5th year, Darlene. You and Diane and the team have made this challenge a great success, and I can say first hand what a lovely team it is. Your card looks like a party and a very pretty one at that!

  6. Yummy, fun and oh, so colorful! Love this stamp set. Happy to be a part of this Double D celebration!

  7. Congrats on having a great and responsibly run challenge. It is a pleasure to be on it with you. I have learn a lot from you. Seriously! Life is good and it doesn't hurt to have cupcakes too. Hugs, friend!

  8. Cool tag card with those yummy cupcakes.

  9. Fabulous and yummy looking card, love cupcakes and could eat one right now...love the tag incorporated into the design...love ya and Happy 5th DD birthday teamie. xx

  10. Great slim line card. I love how you adapted dies you had into a new size. Great inspiration.

  11. What a delightful card Dar! Your cupcakes look delicious and I love the background papers you used. Just perfect in every way!!

  12. Loving your 'sweet' (pun intended) cupcake card! Why I didn't purchase this stamp/die set when I had the chance is beyond me, but so glad YOU did as you have created an awesome card with it, fabulous cupcakes and sentiment! Well we have pulled off five great years with the fantastic team of ours and I couldn't be any happier!

  13. Your chocolate cupcakes look delicious! Like how you matched the twine to the colors in your sweet papers, very festive!
    Happy 5th Anniversary!

  14. Wow this card is delightful and so yummy looking Darlene. Love the colourful twine on the tag. Thanks Darlene for all you do for the challenge blog and that I can be part of it.

  15. Such a cute card. LOVE that you used the tag, and decorated it with that bright border. Super fabulous, it's making me hungry. Congrats on another wonderful year, so honored to be part of the team.


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