Monday, September 30, 2013

Art Impressions "Millie"

Today's card is using the Art Impressions stamp "Millie".  I thought she would be perfect for using an Action Wobble , since she looks like she's jumping for joy.  I colored the image with Copics, paper pieced her dress and fussy cut her out.  I had to trim a little bit of the base on the Action Wobble to fit the image.  The papers are from the My Mind's Eye Collectable "Remarkable" 6x6 paper pack and my stash.  The sentiment is from the Fiskars stamp set Make a Wish Quotes.  She looks really cute when she wobbles, but I couldn't get a photo that really showed her moving.  I really love these AI stamps!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Challenge #119 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Creative Knockouts Challenge - Texturize It!

Today's challenge at Creative Knockouts is "Texturize It".  That could be dry or heat embossing, using textured card stock or anything you can come up with to add texture to your project.  Our super sponsor is Delicious Doodles and we have some great cards from our DT this week, so I hope you will be able to join us.

For my card I selected the Delicious Doodle image Iris Flower.  I colored the image with Copics then die cut using the Spellbinders Oval.  I layered that on a Spellbinder die cut using the Beaded Oval die.  It is hard to see it in the pic, but I ran the white portion of the card through the Cuttlebug "Victoria" embossing folder for the texture.  The paper is from the 6x6 paper pack from Kathy Davis called Journeys.

Here is my card for this week's challenge.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Winner Is...

Thanks to all who had a chance to follow our first blog hop at Creative Knockouts.  I hope you had as much fun as the design team did.  The winner of the random draw (which consisted of putting the names in a hat and my husband drawing one) goes to "Lady Bug Stamps".  Please email me ( with your name and address and I will get your prize out in the mail.  Thanks again for all who left a comment.  I loved checking out your blogs and seeing all your wonderful creations.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Feeling Crummy Get Well Card

The theme this week at the Art Impressions Challenge is "Oh My Chickens", since I didn't have any of their Bird Brain series stamps I pulled out another old stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs.  It comes from their simple sets which contained the "Chicken Noodle Soup" stamp and the sentiment.  I colored it with my Copics added some Glossy Accents on the beak, eyes and comb.  The papers are from Paper Studio "Farm Fresh.  The red corner piece was run through with the Cuttlebug Honey Comb small border embossing folder and the brads were from my stash.  I used Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edges.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Challenge #118 "Oh My Chickens" Bird Brains
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Animal Antics
Creative Card Crew - Challenge #44 Things with Wings

Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Let's Celebrate Our New Blog - "Creative Knockouts" Blog Hop

We have some exciting news at the Dutch Dare Card Challenge.  We are changing our name and look to "Creative Knockouts".  Why change you ask?  Well, Kelly more or less inherited the Dutch Dare and she would like to give it a fresh new look.  To celebrate we are having our first ever Blog Hop.  The design team has created some great cards using images from our fun sponsor this week Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  We also have some blog candy available at some of the stops along the hop (see the bottom of this post).  So I hope you will get a chance to check out all the teams blogs and join us in this week's challenge.  If you have the time, we all would like a little love in the form of comments.  Let us know what you think of our new look!

On to our challenge this week.  The theme is Masculine, so get out those masculine images and add your "creative knockout" to the link for this week's challenge.  The rules are the same, so I hope you will be able to join us this week.

For my card I picked Dr. Digi's "Hole In One Hal".  I colored him with Copics, paper pieced his shorts and added some Glossy Accents to the visor.  The papers are from Echo Park's "This & That" collection.  The zigzag stripe was die cut using MFT's Chevron Stripes Die-namics and at the corners I added some black Liquid Pearls.  The sentiment was computer generated and the twine was from my stash.

If you are following the hop you would have come from Kelly's blog.  Next stop is Vicky, so I hope you are enjoying all the creations the Design Team has come up with this week.

Linda (that's me)

One last piece of business - blog candy.  To be eligible for the my blog candy you need to leave a comment.  The winner will be posted Sept. 13th.  Unfortunately, I can only send in the U.S.
Thanks for stopping by...

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Card Using Whipper Snapper Designs "Stephaine"

Hello everyone,  today I have a card using Whipper Snapper Design's "Stephaine".  This is one of the first stamps I ever bought from them - and one of my favorites.  If you never been to the Whipper Snapper Designs site you should really check out the gallery.  They have some super cards made using their stamps.  The paper for this card is from Heidi Grace's "Sunshowers" 6x6 pack.  The epoxy hearts are from the same line, which I found at Joann's.  I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder for the embossing on the side of the card and I added some Glossy Accents to her high heels.  I also added some Stickles on her hair bands and tee-shirt for some bling.  This was an old Mojo Monday sketch from 2009.    After I finished the card I was thinking it should have had more layers.  I think it is missing something, but I'm not sure what.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend - Colors of Summer
Sister Act Card Challenge - Challenge #22
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #28 Anything Goes

Here is my card for today.

Just a quick note...I hope you will be able to join us this Thursday for our first ever blog hop and challenge at Creative Knockouts (formally The Dutch Dare).  We have a great new look and some fun challenges planned, so I hope you will stop by and take a look.