Friday, December 2, 2022

Challenge #127 "Kaleidoscope of Colors" with Colorful Options Color Challenges

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Top 3 and Random Draw Winners for 
previous challenges 
can be viewed by clicking HERE 

Before we go to our December Challenge, please note our 
Change in Start Dates for December and January

This Challenge is still open and Entrants accepted for this Challenge Until December 4th.  

Dec 2 - Dec 4 Entrants for this challenge are eligible to enter in current Challenge #127 below as it meets Thing 1's 'Kaleidoscope' favorite colors and theme.  In addition to Thing 1's random draw there are two additional random draws (Thing 2 and Thing 3) using their color selection(s). 

Challenge #128 "SomeThing AnyThing, EveryThing" will start on December 29th ending on January 5th instead of our usual 5th Monday of the month.

January Challenges:  Since we have lost some of our Monday partners, we have confirmed two challenges that start on Friday, January 6th and January 20th.  February we will be back to 1st and 3rd Monday challenges.  


WELCOME to Challenge #127 - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from 
Friday, December 2nd thru Wednesday, December 28th, 2022 
"Kaleidoscope of Colors"
Your Theme, and Choose Thing 1, 2 or 3 for your Palette of Color(s)


Thing 1: Trouble Maker
says, "If you are seeking open challenges in December this is the challenge for you. Here is your opportunity to finish cards for the winter holidays, or perhaps for any other occasions you choose.  You are free to pick any theme and your favorite color palette.  

In addition to my randomly drawn prize, Twisted Sister and Double Dare will each have their own random draw so you may wish to consider their favorite color palettes provided by our partner, Colorful Options. (My regular random draw will include all entries including these special color palettes.)”  We can't wait to see what you create.

Thing 3: Twisted Sister
says, "Oh my, I just came back from checking out the Colorful Options Challenge inspiration photo which elicits images of snow, weddings, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Wow! 'White' is their color of the month. There is nothing as chic as an all-white design. 

Use your imagination and rely on textures and layering from things in your stash such as embossing folders, stitching, frame and image dies, doilies, other white embellishments, etc. As an exception, you may use black or a choice of one other color for the sentiment and/or for a minimal splash of color. Just keep your project predominantly white.” 


Thing 2: Double Dare
says, "After reviewing the inspiration photo, I fell in love with the Colorful Options Challenge 'Rainbow of Color' choice. It may not be as chic as Twisted Sister thinks of her white project but a 'Rainbow of Color' is very creative with so many happy colors.  

"For 'Rainbow of Color' you are free to use the Traditional RYOGBV. However, you are not limited to a traditional palette. Feel free to use a pastel palette OR a neon palette of rainbow colors."   


We are partnering with the Colorful Options Challenge. For additional details on their color options read their guidelines on the sidebar of their blog challenge. If you have created a project using 'Winter White' and/or 'Rainbow of Colors' enter your project HERE at the Colorful Options December Challenge for another chance in our regular or special random draw prizes. 


For inspiration... here are our Things: 

Thing 3 - All White 

Thing 3 - White with a Splash of Color
Thing 3 "All White W/Splash of Color"


along with inspiration from the Sneetches:

Thing 1: White with Splash of Color  

Thing 2 - Rainbow of Colors

Thing 3 - White with Splash of Color

Thing 2 - Rainbow of Colors

Thing 2 - Rainbow of Colors

Thing 2: White with Splash of Black









December Guest Designer
Crazy Cousin

Thing 2 - Rainbow of Color 

Thing 1 - My Color Choices 










Now it's your turn... Since our Challenge is for the full month of December you can have up to eight entries.  

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Challenge #126 - Scrapper's GORP partnering with TSOT Sketch #584

Click HERE for an introduction to our challenges and HERE for complete guidelines.
Please take the time to read so you don't get into trouble. Consider becoming a follower and using our participant badge or any photo from our current challenge for your blog posting.

Top 3 and Random Draw Winners for 
Challenges #125 and #125A and previous challenges 
can be viewed by clicking HERE 

WELCOME to Challenge #126  - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday, November 21st thru Sunday, December 4th
"Scrapper's GORP" 

There are several parts to this challenge, 
but the only requirement is to play along with Thing 1's Requirement 
To Add fun... choose to use Twisted Sister's and/or Double Dare's optional twists 
and earn additional changes to our random draw.  


Thing 1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "Wow! We missed National Trail Mix Day. Trail Mix, aka GORP (a mix of certain cereals, nuts, pretzels, raisins, dried fruits, M&Ms, etc.).  Sounds yummy, but we have a yummy trail mix for Scrapper's GORP.   

"Do you remember way back years ago when we didn't mix plaids, stripes, checks, flowers, and polka dots? Not true today... this is our recipe for Scrapper's GORP.  Look through your stash for stamps, stencils, patterned papers, washi tape, etc., to find at least two or more of the ingredients in our Scrapper's GORP and include them in your project... the ingredients are your choice."

You may opt to use Try Stampin' on Tuesday's sketch to the right - or not, but this is a perfect sketch for our Scrapper's GORP and if you use this sketch you will earn two additional chances in our random draw. 

You can stop here... 
OR  
Play with Twisted Sister's optional twist below to earn another chance in our random draw. 

Thing 3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "I love mixing patterns. You'll often find me wearing a polka-dot striped shirt, floral pants, and a plaid hat.  There are so many things that I like to mix and piece together.  

"Have you ever tried the paper piecing technique? It can be a lot of fun!  Here is a YouTube tutorial that may help you with this technique MFT Tips & Tricks - Paper  Piecing.  Include an image(s) that demonstrates your paper piecing skill."

Optional Twist:  If you have included paper piecing in your project you will earn another chance in our random draw.







Thing 2:  Double Dare 
says, "If you have met Thing 1's requirement 'Scrapper's GORP', and used the TSOT sketch, with or without piecing, you are eligible to enter your project HERE at Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #584 for an additional chance in our random draw.  

Special Notes:  Please note that Try Stampin' on Tuesday starts on Tuesday, Nov 22nd. If you post your project at Double Trouble on Monday, the 21st, you are still eligible to enter your project at TSOT. You are permitted to backlink for that Monday only. So be sure to visit again on Tuesday so you can post your card to the TSOT Challenge using the link provided above.


For inspiration... here are our Things: 

along with inspiration from the Sneetches:












November 
Guest Designer
Crazy Cousin








Now it's your turn... 
After you link below, come back and share with us on Instagram and follow us for future new challenges. 




You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Challenge #125 - Top 3 and Random Draw Prize

 Congratulations to our Top Three Winners!

We enjoyed all of your fabulous designs and appreciate your participation in our challenges. We hope you enjoyed Challenge #125 "Color Theory DTC=C3" as much as we enjoyed seeing your projects.    

Now, in numeric order, here are the Top Three.  Please take a Top Three badge found on the right sidebar of our home page. 





Congratulations to the Random Draw Winner!

There were 32 entries plus 37 additional chances given for using Twisted Sister's optional twist and/or sharing your project with our partner. Our winner was selected by Random.org. 


Your prize will be on its way as soon as you provide your postal mailing address to challengedoubletrouble@gmail.com.



Please follow us and participate in our future fun challenges.
Don't forget to invite your friends and family members 
to join in the fun at Double Trouble Challenges.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Challenge #125A - Top 3 and Random Draw Winners

Congratulations to our Top Three Winners!

We enjoyed all of your fabulous designs and appreciate your participation in our challenges. We hope you enjoyed Challenge #125A particating in the "Coffee Lover's Fall/Winter Blog Hop" as much as we enjoyed seeing your projects.    

Now, in numeric order, here are the Top Three.    Please take a Top Three badge found on the right sidebar of our home page. 





Congratulations to the Random Draw Winner!

There were 36 entries plus 54 additional chances given for using Twisted Sister's optional twist and/or sharing your project with our partner. Our winner was selected by Random.org. 


Your prize will be on its way as soon as you provide your postal mailing address to challengedoubletrouble@gmail.com.


Please follow us and participate in our future fun challenges.
Don't forget to invite your friends and family members 
to join in the fun at Double Trouble Challenges. 

Friday, November 11, 2022

Challenge #125A - DTC "Deja-BREW " Participation in 2022 Coffee Lover's Fall/Winter Blog Hop


WELCOME to a Special Event! 
and we are very FRAPPE to participate in this Blog Hop. 
WELCOME to #125A "DeJa-BREW "  
Beginning Friday, Nov 11 at 6:30 am (PT)
through Friday, Nov 18th
Random Draw Winner announced HERE on Wed Nov 23rd 



Thing 1: Trouble Maker
says, "I'm once again getting the JITTERS FOR JAVA which MOCHA me crazy... Deja-BREW.  This has BEAN one of my favorite Blog Hops and if you've been there before, this Blog Hop is ESPRESSO-ly meant for you too.  

"So let’s get started… Rise and GRIND, throw on a TEAshirt and sweats, grab a CUPPA your favorite, and don’t be LATTE.  Enjoy all the CRAFTEINATING inspiration, hop along... stay GROUNDED, and no ProCAFFEINATING."  Create a coffee/tea/cocoa theme or 
share your Coffee Lover's projects with us to earn two chances for our random draw blog candy.  

Don't stop here but go to Twisted Sister's optional twist to earn another chance at our Blog Candy Random Draw prize. 
Thing 3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "ESPRESSO yourself and use my Optional Twist to "use a pun" on your project.  

If you used a pun on your project. you will earn another chance at our Blog Candy random draw Give-a-way."

Here is some Coffee Humor to inspire you to get punny. 
* What is it called when you steal someone's coffee? Mugged. 
* What did the coffee do after it got mugged?  It got drunk.  
* What do you call a sad cup of Expresso?  Depresso.  
* Why did Expresso keep checking his clock?  Cause he was pressed for time.  
* Where do birds go for a cup of Joe? To the NESTcafe. 
* I thought I was strong; but you really creamed me.
* I haven't seen your mug in ages.  'I've Bean busy.' How long has that excuse been Brewing.  


Thing 2
:  Double Dare 
says, "We're the PERFECT BLEND, so if you have CraAFTeinated a coffee/tea/ cocoa theme project you may enter your project here at the 2022 Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. This challenge is only open for one week, so don't be LATTE.  Use the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop clipart above when entering your project. 

Your entry at the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop has many PERKS. There are super sponsors and there is no limit to the number of projects you submit. The more entries you have then the better your chances are to win the Coffee Lover's random draw prizes. Click HERE to see the variety of sponsors and the gifts they are donating and leave some comments, and be sure to look for other Blog Candy along the way.  

Another PERK:  If  you have included at least one Holly element on a Christmas coffee  theme card, you can also enter the Coffee Lover's challenge "Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #11" 


For inspiration... here are our Things: 

Note: Also able to Enter in the Caffeinated Christmas 
Card Challenge 11 "Include Holly"

Note:  This can also be entered in current Challenge #125 
if  met "Color Theory DTC-C3"
using Primarily Yellow, Orange and Green 








Now it's your turn... 
After you link below, come back and share with us on Instagram and follow us for future new challenges. 



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter