Monday, September 18, 2023

Challenge #148 "Any Way You Punch It" partnering with Ellibelle's I Spy with My Little Eye

Click HERE for complete guidelines and 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 Randomly Drawn Winners 
for previous challenges
can be viewed by clicking HERE

There are several parts to this challenge, 
but the only requirement is to play along with Thing 1. 
We encourage you to add some fun... try our options by participating in 
Twisted Sister's Thing 3 and/or Double Dare's Thing 2 
 to earn additional chances in our random drawing.

WELCOME to Challenge #148  - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday, September 18th thru Sunday, October 1st
"Any Way You Punch It"  


Thing 1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "
National Punch Day (Sept 20) is about three things. Can you guess which two we are celebrating? Here are your choices: 1. A sweet or spicy drink that is ladled from a punch bowl, 2. A crafting tool, or 3. The kind of punch that you dole out with your fists. 

"Hopefully, your selections agreed with mine... so here is the
challenge:
1. Pour your favorite punch or beverage into a spill-proof container and go to your craft space. If you let us know in the comments what beverage you poured you will earn a second chance in our random drawing.  
2. Look through your stash and choose at least one punch and/or die to use in your project.  
3. NO Fist Punching allowed."
  
You can stop here... 
OR  
play along with Twisted Sister's optional twist below to earn another chance in our random drawing.  

THING  3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "As I was looking through the September monthly celebrations, there were a couple events that amused me - Chicken Month and Happy Cat Month. It brought back memories of my childhood. Remember 'Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Ee i ee i o'? Well, I couldn't stop with just a cluck-cluck here... or a meow-meow there... I must have sung a gazillion verses. 

"Wouldn't it be fun to include an animal you find on a farm with your project? You might even consider using some of your punches and/or dies to create a scene, but my OPTIONAL TWIST is to include at least one farm animal for an additional chance in our random drawing."

You can stop here...
OR  
If you have included a farm animal in your project you may play along with Double Dare's dare below. 

THING  2:  Double Dare 
says, "If you have met Thing 1's requirement to use at least one punch or die, and have included a farm animal, you are eligible to enter your project HERE  at I Spy with My Little Eye 'Something on or from the Farm' and you will qualify for an additional chance in our random drawing.            
             










For inspiration... here are our Things: 


Melanie Richards 


along with inspiration from the Sneetches:



  








September 
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. 




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Click here to enter

Monday, September 4, 2023

Challenge #147 "Oh, My Gourd" Color Challenge partnering with Inspiration Station

Click HERE for complete guidelines and 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 Randomly Drawn Winners 
for Challenge #146 and previous challenges
can be viewed by clicking HERE

There are several parts to this challenge, 
but the only requirement is to play along with Thing 1. 
For additional fun... try our options by participating in 
Twisted Sister's Thing 3 and/or Double Dare's Thing 2 
 and earn additional chances in our random drawing.

WELCOME to Challenge #147  - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday, September 4th thru Sunday, September 17th
"Oh, My Gourd"  


THING  1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "Autumn is almost upon us, school is back in session, and the colors of the landscape will be changing as we prepare to enjoy a variety of Fall events.   

Our challenge is to choose at least three colors from the Fall items in the clipart to the left. Your choices are red, orange, yellow, green, and purple and you are free to include neutrals such as black, white, brown, tan, and gray. Use your selection of colors to create an Any- or All-Occasion project, such as hello, friendship, birthday, anniversary, congratulatory, etc. This might also be a good time to get a head start on projects for harvest events, Halloween, and/or Thanksgiving.  

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

THING  3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "What would the season be without decorative gourds and pumpkins? This time of year we begin to see them at local markets, and our friends are decorating their homes with these colorful fruits. My OPTIONAL TWIST is to include at least one gourd or pumpkin in your project and make it any size you wish. 

As long as you include at least one, you are eligible for an additional chance in our random drawing.






THING  2Double Dare 
says, "Looking at the colors in Inspiration Station's photograph to the left, you can see that Trouble Maker was also inspired by the Fall colors. When you have completed our color challenge, you will have also created your entry for our partner's challenge. Click HERE to submit your project to Inspiration Station Challenge #53 and you will qualify for an additional chance in our random drawing. 

Special Instruction: To be eligible for Inspiration Station's prize, you must include in your blog post, social media post, etc., and how their photograph inspired you.








For inspiration... here are our Things: 



along with inspiration from the Sneetches:












September Guest Designer
Crazy Cousin








Now it's your turn... 
After you link up 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 #146 - Top 3 and Random Draw Winners

Congratulations to our Top Three Winners!

We hope you enjoyed Challenge #146 "SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing" as much as we enjoyed seeing your projects.    

We enjoyed viewing all of your fabulous designs and appreciate your participation and creativity in our challenges. Now, in numeric order, here are the Top Three selections. Please take a Top Three badge found on the right sidebar of our home page. 




Congratulations to the Randomly Drawn Winner!

There were 49 entries plus many additional chances given for using Twisted Sister's optional twist and/or sharing your project with one or more of our previous partners. 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 crafty friends and family members 
to join in the fun at Double Trouble Challenges. 

Monday, August 28, 2023

Challenge #146 "SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing"

Click HERE for complete guidelines and 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 Randomly Drawn Winners 
for Challenge #145 and previous challenges
can be viewed by clicking HERE

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


WELCOME to Challenge #146  - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday, August 28, thru Sunday, September 3rd.
"SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing"  


THING 1: Trouble Maker
says, "It's time again to grab your bone folder and other crafty stuff and create something new. We think this is easier than folding a fitted sheet! It's time to use the stuff you have in your stash (new and/or old) for our one-week special of SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing (aka Anything Goes)." 

You can stop here...

OR 
You can choose to include Twisted Sister's Optional Twist below to earn additional chances in our random drawing.
THING  3:  Twisted Sister 
says, " It's almost the end of summer, and Labor Day is around the corner.  Labor Day was established so that working people could have a day off to mark the end of summer. My family always celebrated this weekend with one last picnic.  

"Think back in time to your last picnic... was it memorable because of: A) The food and/or beverage; B) The checked tablecloth; or C) The intriguing insect(s) that joined your picnic? 

"My OPTIONAL TWIST is to include A, B, or C or any combination of these elements in your project and you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random drawing."

THING 2:  Double Dare 
says, "I dare you to multiply the fun by linking your project with any previous partner(s) listed below. You will qualify for extra chances in our random drawing.

"Make sure you read their guidelines carefully and observe their dates. We don't want you to get into trouble."

This means each time you link to a previous partner with the same card, you gain an additional chance in our drawing. Please identify each of them in your own blog post along with our Double Trouble link.  









For inspiration... here are our Things: 

Partnered with: Color Dare #563 and AHSC #540 



 along with inspiration from the Sneetches:

Partnered with:  AHSC #540 

Partnered with:  TSOT #621

Partnered with:  TSOT #621

Partnered with: TSOT #621 & Color Dare #563







August 
Guest Designer
Crazy Cousin
Partnered With:  Creative Creases








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 #145 - Top 3 and Random Draw Winners

Congratulations to our Top Three Winners!

We hope you enjoyed Challenge #145 "Scrapper's GORP" as much as we enjoyed seeing your projects.    

We enjoyed viewing all of your fabulous designs and appreciate your participation and creativity in our challenges. Now, in numeric order, here are the Top Three Four selections. Please take a Top Three badge found on the right sidebar of our home page. 






Congratulations to the Randomly Drawn Winner!

There were 29 entries plus 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 crafty friends and family members 
to join in the fun at Double Trouble Challenges. 

Monday, August 14, 2023

Challenge 145 "Scrapper's GORP" partnering with TSOT Sketch Challenge

  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 Randomly Drawn Winners 
 for Challenge #144 and previous challenges 
can be viewed by clicking HERE 

WELCOME to Challenge 145  - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday, August 14th thru Sunday, August 27th
"Scrapper's GORP" 

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


Thing 1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "Wow! It's another year to celebrate National Trail Mix Day. Trail Mix features a high-energy, tasty treat often called GORP ("Good Old Raisins and Peanuts" or a mix of certain cereals, nuts, pretzels, raisins, dried fruits, M&Ms, etc.).  Sounds delicious, but we also have a yummy trail mix for you!  

"Do you remember when we never mixed plaids, stripes, checks, flowers, or polka dots? Well, this is now the Scrapper's recipe for GORP. We think making your own is much more fun. Look through your stash for stamps, stencils, patterned papers, washi tape, etc., to find at least two or more of the ingredients mentioned above and include them in your project... these ingredients are your choice."

You can stop here... 
OR  
Play along with Twisted Sister's optional twist below and earn additional chances in our random drawing. 


Thing 3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "Our friends over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday have provided us with a sketch that is perfect for Trouble Maker's requirement of  'Scrapper's GORP'.  So... my optional twist is to simply use the TSOT Sketch #620 for an additional chance in our random drawing.  AND if you include a sentiment on your project you will earn another chance.  

Feel free to change the orientation of the sketch... rotate the sketch or use its mirror image. You may not only modify the rectangular shapes with other shapes (ovals, squares, etc.) but also substitute the existing circle with another shape, image, or embellishment as long as the basic sketch is visible in your project. 

Optional Twist: If you opted to use this sketch and have included a sentiment you have earned additional chances in our random drawing.      


Thing 2:  Double Dare 
says, "If you have met Thing 1's requirement 'Scrapper's GORP', and used the TSOT sketch, with or without a sentiment, you are eligible to enter your project HERE at Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #620 for another chance in our random drawing.  

Special Notes:  Please note that Try Stampin' on Tuesday starts on Tuesday, Aug 15th. If you post your project at Double Trouble on Monday, the 14th, 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, Aug 15th, and post your card to the TSOT Challenge using the link provided above. 


For inspiration... here are our Things: 



along with inspiration from the Sneetches:










August 
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