Monday, December 31, 2018

Challenge #18 - 5th Week - Some Thing, Any Thing and Every Thing

Click HERE for an introduction to our challenge and HERE for complete guidelines.
Please take time to read so you don't get in trouble. Consider being a follower and
use our participant badge or any photo from our challenge for your posting.

WELCOME to Challenge #18 - Let the Troubles Begin!
Whoopee - There are five Mondays in December. That means it's time for our
"Something, Anything and Everything" one-week only challenge. 

THING 1: Trouble Maker 
says "This is a Free-for-All challenge so have a little fun creating with "Some Thing", "Any Thing" and "Every Thing". It's time to shape up... make your resolution to have some fun with Double Trouble. 

Your challenge is to use any combination of at least two different shapes or more on your project...combine circles with squares, rectangles with ovals, or any other combination of shapes you desire using shapes from paper, stamps, dies, frames, stencils, your choice and creativity.

THING 3: Twisted Sister 

says "How tweet it is! A little birdie told's National Bird Week in the USA." Add something related to birds, for example bird, cage, birdhouse, feeder, birdbath, nest, etc. you get the idea.

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but it's so easy that we hope everyone will join in. If you do the twist, Double Trouble will give you an extra chance in our random draw.

THING 2:  Double Dare 
dares you to have double the fun.  Link up your project with any of our previous partners for an additional chance in the Double Trouble random draw. Make sure you read their guidelines carefully and observe their dates. We don't want you to get into Trouble with them.

If your project met both ours and their requirements and entered into a partner's challenge, mention it in your own blog or use the comment section on this post so you get credit for additional chances to the random draw prize.

Use Your Stuff

For inspiration... here are our Things:

December's Guest Designer 
Crazy Cousin 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Challenge #17 - 3,2,1 Recipe and Special Topping "Bold & Bright" or "Soft & Pastel" with Color Dare

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

WELCOME to Challenge #17 - Let the Trouble Begin! 

THING 1 Trouble Maker 
says, "Help us stir up our game plan with our favorite 3-2-1 Anytime Recipe," and, the recipe can be used for any occasion. Show us a project for a birthday, thank you, get well, wedding or even Christmas if you still need that last minute item.
From: The Kitchen of Double Trouble Challenge Blog.
Servings: Unlimited portions of fun
3 - Embellishments
2 - Colors 
1 - Sentiment or image (stamped or digital OK)
Directions: You may use more than the recipe ingredients stipulate, but you need to include a required minimum of each ingredient. The ingredients may be included in the image or as an add-on. But don't stop here... you may wish to consider something special, such as topping ingredients or embellishments for the special Thing 2 themes at Color My Heart Color Dare explained below

Twisted Sister 
says, "Finally! I made the Nice List. Let's bake some cookies for Santa." The optional twist is to include something you find or make in the kitchen. A rolling pin, mixer, apron, cookies, birthday cake, etc. You choose.

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST so you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random prize draw if you participate. 
THING 2 Double Dare
dares you to create your project to include Color My Heart Color Dare using one of the following color challenges. These challenges are open until the December 30th and there will be a few random-draw prizes for those who enter either of these challenges: 

You will receive an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw if you post your project at Color Dare, whether or not you used Twisted Sister's optional twist.



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Suzanne Reynolds 

Melanie Richards

December's Guest Designer -
Crazy Cousin 


Suzanne Reynolds 

December's Guest Designer 

Crazy Cousin 
Jean Chaney 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Top 3 and Random Draw - Challenge #15

Thank you so much for your support. There were many entries in our 15th Challenge for creating a Fall/Winter Holiday projects and option using inspiration from a Mood Board.
We loved all of the fabulous designs and inspiration you shared with us and the many who included Twisted Sister's option "sprinkles on top".

Congratulations to our Top 3:
A high-five for everyone who joined our challenge. Thank you all for your participation and we hope you'll continue to follow us for future fun challenges. And in no particular order, here are the Top 3. Please be sure to take a Top 3 Badge found on the right sidebar.

16-Kathy Schweinfurth 
26-KT Fit Kitty 
51-Nikki C

Random Draw Prize: There were 58 entries and numerous additional chances if card submitted to Use Your Stuff and optional twist "sprinkles on top".  And a bonus treat entry to the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Our draw was selected by 

Congratulations to the Winner
#27 -  Michelle Loncar 

We hope everyone enjoyed the challenge as much as we did.
Now it’s time for more trouble - Double Trouble that is!

Click HERE for Challenge #16,
"Winter/Holiday" using Embossing
with optional "Snow" 
Special Treat Random Draw for the 
2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Monday, December 3, 2018

Double Trouble Challenge #16 - Three Amigos & Coffee Lovers BlogHop (Winter/Holiday)

Click HERE for an introduction to our challenge and HERE for complete guidelines. Please take time to read so you don't run into trouble. Consider being a follower and use our participant badge or any photo from our blog. 

WELCOME to Challenge #16 - Let the Troubles Begin! 

THING 1 Trouble Maker
says you have one more chance to finish your winter/holiday cards/projects in time for mailing. Create a project using at least one form of embossing... dry embossing, heat embossing, embossing paste, your choice. Or use them all!

THING 3 Twisted Sister
says, "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!" Include snow, snowflakes, a snowman, etc. on your project. 

Hint: If you include a coffee/tea/cocoa image or sentiment, 
you may  join in the fun at 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Time is limited on the Coffee Blog Hop so read the details below. 

Both of these are OPTIONAL twists so why not double the trouble and include both? You will be awarded an additional chance for participating in each twist in Double Trouble's random prize draw. 

THING 2 Double Dare
says if you have created a winter holiday themed project you can also join the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge #21.  To post, click HERE any time during the month of December. This gives you an additional chance at winning the Double Trouble Random Draw.

A Double, Double Dare - Don't forget! If you used a coffee, tea or cocoa theme or sentiment, you are eligible to enter the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop through December 7th. The details are below. To post your project, click HERE.
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2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers
 Blog Hop
Friday Nov 30th - Friday, Dec 7th 

There are great prizes and no limits to the number of entries. The more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random prizes from over 60 super sponsors!

"Make it hot, make it now, put a little cream and sugar in, give me coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee" and create a Fall/Winter project to include some sort of coffee, tea or cocoa element. How simple is that?

For inspiration, sing along with Frank Sinatra's The Coffee Song. You'll be glad you did!

The Coffee Blog Hop closes at 12:00 midnight, Pacific Standard Time, on Friday, December 7th. Remember that Double Trouble is biweekly and we'd like you to play along with us throughout our entire challenge.

BLOG CANDY for the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: In addition to the usual random draw prize at Double Trouble, we are contributing a coffee mat and Spellbinder die to four recipients also by random draw. If you submit a card to Double Trouble and make a comment on this post and tell us, "What's your favorite hot/cold drink during the holidays," this will qualify you for the Blog Candy random draw. Please join us and become a possible recipient of this Blog Candy.

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For inspiration... here are Our Things

Things 1, 2 and 3

Suzanne Reynolds 
Things 1, 2 and 3 and Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Things 1, 2 and 3 + Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

December's Guest Designer -
Crazy Cousin

"Let it Snow"