Friday, January 20, 2023

Challenge #130 "Keep Us In Stitches" and partnering with The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge

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 Random Draw Winners for 
Challenge #129 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. 
We encourage you to add some fun... choose to participate in either 
Twisted Sister's Thing 3 and/or Double Dare's Thing 2 
 to earn additional chances to our random draw.  


WELCOME to Challenge #130  - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This challenge runs from Friday, January 20th  thru Sunday, February 5th
"Keep Us In Stitches" 



Thing 1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "I love to see people laughing and enjoying themselves. Some people can keep us in stitches with their humor. Best of all, crafters frequently share many projects using stitches created with tools they have in their stash. Our challenge is to include stitching on your project using dies, embossing folders, patterned paper, faux techniques, piercing tools, hand-drawn or even sewn by machine. Stitching on a card is SEW fun and SEW pretty!  It's your turn to choose your stitching technique and Keep Us in Stitches."  

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


Thing 3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "Oh my, stitching was so much fun that I find myself all stitched out and punchy with silly laughter.  I concentrated on it for far too long. Paper crafting is like magic... we can wave our imaginary wands and move from stitching and laughter into a world of fantasy. Fantasy holds so many mythical or magical creatures, like fairies, unicorns, witches, wizards, dragons, gnomes, mermaids, and more! And they have magic accessories, too. My optional twist is for you to use your choice of any mythical or magical creature and/or magic accessories among your stitches."

Optional Twist:  If you have included my optional twist you will have earned another chance in our Random Drawing. 

Thing 2:  Double Dare 
says, "If you have met Thing 1's requirement to 'Keep Us in Stitches' and Thing 2's optional twist to include a 'mythical or magical element' you are eligible to enter your project at The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge for January."  

Special Notes:   The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge is a monthly challenge and will close on January 31st; so make sure you enter your card before their close date. 

Double Trouble will continue this same challenge from February 1st and balance of our usual 5th-week challenge to meet our 1st Monday Challenge in February.  






For inspiration... here are our Things: 

along with inspiration from the Sneetches:











January 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 #129 - 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 #129 "Cuddle Up" as much as we enjoyed seeing your projects.    

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






Congratulations to the Random Draw Winner!

There were 33 entries plus 26 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, January 6, 2023

Challenge #129 "Cuddle Up" and partnering with ColorMyHeart Color Dare

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 Random Draw Winners for 
Challenge #128 and  previous challenges 
can be viewed by clicking HERE 


WELCOME to Challenge #129 - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from Friday, Jan 6th thru Thursday, Jan 19th
"Cuddle Up" 

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 either 
Twisted Sister's Thing 3 and/or Double Dare's Thing 2 
 to earn additional chances to our random draw.  


Thing 1:  Trouble Maker
says, "Today is Cuddle Up Day so let's celebrate and stir up some trouble in Double Trouble's Kitchen with a Warm and Cuddly 3-2-1 Recipe that can be used for any occasion." 

Recipe:     Warm & Cuddly 3-2-1 Recipe
Servings:  Unlimited Portions of Fun
Ingredients:  
     3  Colors of your choice     
     2  Layers 
     1  Warm & Cuddly Image 
         Use a stamped or digital image, or 
         one that is die-cut or hand-drawn

Directions: To enhance your recipe you may use more than the ingredients stipulated but you must include at least the required minimum. 

You can stop here...
OR you can go to Twisted Sister's optional twist below.

Thing 3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "Look at me... sitting on Color Dare's Color Board.  These are such pretty colors and are perfect to use for our Warm & Cuddly Recipe above.   

My optional twist is you MUST use ALL three colors on the Board (Desert Rose, Peach and Sage) or a very close match, and neutrals are free.  And don't think about using additional colors because that could mean Double Trouble at Color Dare.

Optional Twist:  If you have followed the rules on the Color Board you have earned another chance in our Random Draw and will qualify to participate in Double Dare's Thing 2 below.   



Thing 2:  Double Dare 
says, "If you have met Thing 1's Special 3-2-1 Warm & Cuddly Recipe and have followed the rules of the Color My Heart Color Dare's #530 "Triple Pay", you are eligible to enter your project HERE for another chance in the Double Trouble Random Drawing." 



For inspiration... here are our Things: 

along with inspiration from the Sneetches:











January 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 #128 - 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 #128  "SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing" 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 38 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 friends and family members 
to join in the fun at Double Trouble Challenges.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Challenge #128 - SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing

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 
Challenge #127 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. 
Add some fun... try our options by participating in either 
Twisted Sister's Thing 3 and/or Double Dare's Thing 2 
 to earn additional chances to our random draw.   

WELCOME to Challenge #128 - Let the Troubles Begin! 
Special One-Week Challenge
From Thursday, December 29th thru Thursday, January 5th  

"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 at our random draw.



THING 3:  Twisted Sister
says, "I've been known to give you optional twists that are more complicated and challenging than this. But I think we all need a rest after holiday activities and before the New Year.  Soooo... let's keep this simple. Simply use stencil(s) somewhere in your project... and simply show us how simple that can be."     

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, "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 Draw." 

"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. Please identify each of them in your blog along with our Double Trouble link."  

SPECIAL: Earn TWO Chances at our Random Draw and give one of our previous partners at Heart2Heart "Full Circle" a Big Send-Off and enter your project before they close on December 31st with their final challenge. We are saddened that they are leaving the Challenge Arena.  Heart2Heart says "Our final challenge for December, Full Circle, is a poignant one because we have made the difficult decision to discontinue throwing down challenges here. We do hope that you will join us for one last hurrah as we go full circle!"  

Heart2Heart encourages the use of at least one Close To My Heart product but for this challenge, however they have waived this requirement.  Don't keep us guessing... If you included in your post the CTMH products you used."  you will have earned the second chance to the SPECIAL H2H entry to our random draw. 

Here are our Simple Things... 


Suzanne Reynolds 
Partnered with: Heart2Heart, Use Your Stuff, 
Crafting Happiness, The Crafter's Cafe 


along with inspiration from the Sneetches:
 
Donna Scholz  
Partnered with: Creative Creases 
& HeartHeart   

Alyson Mayo 
Partnered with: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 
& Heart2Heart

Partnered with: Heart2Heart 

Partnered with:  Heart2Heart 










January
Guest Designer 
Crazy Cousin
Inkami 

 
Inkami - Partnered with:  TSOT #586 
& Crafter's Cafe 292


Inkami - Partnered With:  Creative Creases #47 
& Use Your Stuff #473









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 #127 - 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 #127 "Kaleidoscope of Color" 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 62 entries plus additional chances given for using Twisted Sister's optional twist and/or sharing your project with our partner. Our winners were selected by Random.org. 

Thing 1 Congratulations to 59-Susan B 

Thing 2 Congratulations to 21-Cari S

Thing 3 Congratulations to 25-Inkami 

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.