Sunday, August 1, 2021

Challenge #90 "Are you Kitten Me" partnering with 2CraftingCritterCrazies "Critters"

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

WELCOME to Challenge #90 - Let the Troubles Begin 
This Challenge runs from 
Sunday, August 1st thru Thursday, August 19th 
"Are You Kitten Me"  


Thing 1:  Trouble Maker
says, "Cleo, my purr-ty furbaby, is excited that August 8th is International Cat Day. She's "feline" that purr-haps it's time for us to do something claw-some. Cleo wants to celebrate all of her fur-ends by creating a project that includes any cute or baby animal, e.g. kitten, puppy, chick, elephant. She thinks this challenge is a paw-sibility, it's purr-fect and will be pun for all."  

Make sure you go to the end of post for Cleo's Special Random Draw "Mew and Your Paw-some Pet" for rules of elibibility for the prize of $50 in CTMH (Close to My Heart) Products.  

You can paws here...
OR
go to Twisted Sister's optional twist for an additional chance to our random draw.  

Thing 3: Twisted Sister
says, "Paw-don me, are you kitten me? This is hiss-terical! I am purr-ple with laughter. Let's see if mew can come up with a pun for your cute or baby animal or feel free to use one of ours. Have some pun with this optional twist."  

Whether you have or have not used this optional twist you may still join Double Dare's Dare below.  








Thing 2:  Double Trouble
says, "Is this fur real? Let's paws... I think I need a cat-titude adjustment. As long as mew have included a cute or baby animal, do not fur-get to enter your project HERE at 2CraftyCritterCrazies. I'm sure they will also like to see your claw-some projects."  

Don't paws here but,  
check out Cleo's 'Mew and Your Paw-some Pet" additional Special Random Draw located after the Design Team's inspirational projects.  







For inspiration... here are our Things: 


 Melanie Richards 
"It's All About Cattitude."

along with inspiration from the Sneetches:







Aug Guest Designer
Crazy Cousin


"Mew and Your Paw-some Pet" Special Random Draw

CLEO's Not Kitten Around... Special Random Draw - $50 CTMH (Close to My Heart) Products of Your Choice. Cleo wants to celebrate International Cat Day with her fur-ends (kittens and puppies) for this Special Random Draw. (See our Guidelines for prize eligibility.)  

We need to have at least 25 paw-ticipants.   You must be a paw-ticipant in Thing 1 "Trouble Maker's" Challenge #90 If you have multiple fur-babies you may enter either a group photo or a photo of each but you will be counted as one paw-ticipant for the special draw.  

To enter... All you need to do is take a photo of mew (you) and your paw-some pet.  Put this photo in your personal blog along with your Challenge #90 post. We would love to know a little bit about your furbaby... so in your post use at least five words or more in describing your furbaby's purr-sonality.  Then enter your photo under the heading, "Mew and Your Paw-some Pet" below with direct link to your post and include your name and pet's name on title of entry.
 
"Mew and Your Paw-some Pet" Link Photo here - Do Not Add your project for Challenge #90 here, page down to "Challenge #90".  

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Click here to enter

Now it's your turn... 
Link below for our regular Challenge #90
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Monday, July 19, 2021

Challenge #89 - "Christmas in July" partnering with Heart2Heart

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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 Challenge #88 and 
previous challenges can be viewed by clicking HERE 

WELCOME to Challenge #89 - Let the Troubles Begin 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday, July 19th thru Saturday, July 31st (Ends One Day Early)
"Christmas in July"  


Thing 1: Trouble Maker 
says, "If you can answer "Yes" to both of these questions this challenge is for you.  

1. Have you, or are you ready, to start your Christmas cards for 2021?
2. Do you have a stash of Christmas supplies?  

Well, I'm guessing a lot of you have answered "Yes"... so let's create some Christmas projects from items tucked away in your stash. You'll be surprised by all the pretty papers, dies and stamps you have not yet used or may have forgotten. Take advantage of the time, 
before any new stuff arrives, and get a head start on Christmas. We're eager to see what you pull out of your stash."

You can stop here... 
OR, 
you can choose to include Twisted Sister's Optional Twist and/or Double Dare's Dare.

THING 3: Twisted Sister
says, "It's time to Tie It Up!  Include a ribbon and/or bow anywhere on your project, e.g. using ribbon, twine, die, stamp, digital image, design paper, etc." 

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random draw if you include this twist in your project.

AND 
Don't stop here... 
you are eligible to enter Double Dare's Dare below.  






Thing 2:  Double Dare 
says, "If you have created a Christmas project, with or without Twisted Sister's Optional Twist, you can enter HERE at Heart2Heart's Christmas in July

Heart2Heart encourages the use of at least one Close To My Heart product, but for this theme challenge only they have waived this requirement.  However, if you do use any CTMH products Double Dare will give you another chance at our random draw.  Don't keep us guessing... include in your post the CTMH products you used."  

Heart2Heart has theme challenges that begin on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month and are open through the last day of the month, so make sure you get your entry in by July 31st. 




SNEAK PEEKMake sure you come back on August 1st Challenge #90 "Are You Kitten Me" and CLEO's Extra Special $50  Random Draw Prize celebrating International Cat Day at Double Trouble.    


For inspiration... here are our Things: 


along with inspiration from the Sneetches:









July Guest Designer
Crazy Cousin



Now it's your turn...  

After you link below, come back and SHARE with us on Instagram using #doubletroublechallengeblog 
and FOLLOW us.  





You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Challenge #88 - Top 3 and Random Draw Prize Winners

 Congratulations to our Top Three Winners!


We enjoyed all of your fabulous designs and we appreciate your participation in our challenges. We hope you enjoyed Challenge #88, "Mood Board, Oh Baby", as much as we enjoyed seeing all your projects. Now, in numeric order, here are the Top 3 5.  Please take a Top 3 Badge found on the right sidebar of our homepage. 
Congratulations to the Random Draw Winner!

There were 20 entries plus additional chances given for using Twisted Sister's optional twist and 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.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Challenge 88 "Mood Board, Oh Baby" Partnering with Bitten By The Bug 2 "Baby"

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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 Challenge #87 
and previous 
challenges can be viewed by clicking HERE.


WELCOME to Challenge #88 - Let the Troubles Begin 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday,  July 5th thru Sunday, July 18th
"Mood Board - Oh Baby" 


Thing 1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "July 12th is 'National Simplicity Day', which promotes the concept of eliminating unnecessary clutter in our lives and the idea that less is more. As liberating as this may seem clutter is an accepted way of life when you have babies... but we decided to keep it simple.  

"Simply use this Mood Board for inspiration and create a project for a Gift Card, First Birthday, Invitation, Congratulations, Announcement, Thank You Note, Scrapbook page, etc."  

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


Thing 3: Twisted Sister says, "What! Eliminate clutter? Does that mean I have to scrap my scrapbook space? I don't think so! 

"My stash is essential and dies are important to challenges. Let's use at least one die or machine-made cut in creating your project. Don't be afraid to use more than one, e.g., frames, sentiments, objects, borders, etc."  

If you have elected to use the optional twist in your project, you will earn another chance in our Random Draw and you can join Double Dare's Dare.   



Thing 2:  Double Dare
says, "Bitten by the Bug 2 is a challenge that usually requires the inclusion of a cut from a Cricut machine, however, we CUT a little Baby Die'al with them."
 
For this challenge only, our partner is accepting the use of cut items from punches, dies, and any cutting machine, but NO fussy-cutting! You need to have a baby project and use Twisted Sister's optional twist to enter HERE 
at Bitten by The Bug 2 "Baby".  

If you entered here you have earned an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw.  
  
If you have used a Cricut cut (Silhouette, Brother ScanNCut, or another similar cutting device) you will get another chance at the random draw; but don't keep us guessing, let us know in your post what cutting machine you used.  


For inspiration... here are our Things: 


along with inspiration from the Sneetches:




Welcome Back





July 
 
Guest Designer
Crazy Cousin
Inkami  



Now it's your turn...  

After you link below, come back and SHARE with us on Instagram 
using #doubletroublechallengeblog and FOLLOW us.


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Challenge #87 - Top 3 and Random Draw Winner

 Congratulations to our Top Three Winners!


We enjoyed all of your fabulous designs and we appreciate your participation in our challenges. We hope you enjoyed Challenge #87, "It's Hip to be a Square", as much as we enjoyed seeing all your projects. Now, in numeric order, here are the Top 3.  Please take a Top 3 Badge found on the right sidebar of our homepage. 
Congratulations to the Random Draw Winners!

There were 39 entries plus additional chances given for using Twisted Sister's optional twist and 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.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Challenge #87 "It's Hip to be a Square" Partnering with Try Stampin' on Tuesday

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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 
Challenge #86 "Celebrate" and previous 
challenges can be viewed by clicking HERE.


WELCOME to Challenge #87 - Let the Troubles Begin 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday,  June21st thru Sunday, July 4th
"It's Hip to Be a Square"  


Thing 1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "Twisted Sister has often referred to me as being square and I tell her 'It's Hip to Be a Square'.  She tells me it's better to be a circle because it's cool and groovy.  We are asking you to use squares or circles or a combination of both and let us know whether you are square, groovy, or both. 

You can stop here... 
OR  

Talking about squares and circles, our partner for this challenge has a great sketch you may want to use for your squares, or modify by using a mix of squares and circles as long as the basic sketch is visible in your project and you will receive another chance at our random draw.  You may also feel free to change the orientation of the sketch... rotate the sketch or use its mirror image. 

AND/OR
play along with Twisted Sister's optional twist below to earn another chance at our random draw.  

Thing 3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "Trouble Maker, since you're the, ummm, Boss, you need to know I have been spinning in circles looking for an optional twist. Oh, wait, there it is! Ummm, Boss... Emboss! Let's include ummm-bossing on our project.  

It's hot and dry here in Arizona... So if you want to Beat the Heat use Dry Embossing; or if you want to Beat the Cold use Heat Embossing; or use both... it's your choice.  

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random draw if you include this twist in your project. 




Thing 2:  Double Dare 
says, "If you have used Try Stampin' on Tuesday's sketch #512 you are eligible to enter your project even if you have or have not used our optional twist to include embossing.  Click HERE to enter.  

Please note that Try Stampin' on Tuesday starts on Tuesday, June 21st... so, if you post your project at Double Trouble on Monday, June 20th, you are still eligible to enter your project. They have permitted us to backlink for that Monday only... so be sure to visit us 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:






Kellianne Wilson 






June  Guest Designer
Crazy Cousin


Now it's your turn...  

After you link below, come back and SHARE with us on Instagram 
using #doubletroublechallengeblog and FOLLOW us.  

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter