Monday, May 16, 2022

Challenge #111 "Let's Brown Bag It" partnering with Crafter's Cafe "Spots and/or Stripes"

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 
previous challenges 
can be viewed by clicking HERE 


WELCOME to Challenge #111- Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday, May 16th thru Sunday, May 29th 
"Let's Brown Bag It"  




Thing 1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "
Hey, did you know Pack Rat Day is this month? C'mon, admit it... you're a Pack Rat and, like the rest of us scrappers, you're in good company. You know those crumpled brown paper grocery bags or the kind for packed lunches that you have probably accumulated? Before you throw them away, let's make use of the bags for some Kraft crafting. In other words in your project we want you to use that brown paper bag, Kraft paper, or similar for a card, treat bag, scrapbook page, etc."

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, "I've come out from hiding under my heaps of Things. It's really easy to let Things pile up. After all, surely each item has value or purpose. 'Ya just never know. I figure you're a Pack Rat if you can find something in your stash with spots and/or stripes. Use patterned papers, stencils, embossing, stamps, dies or freehand, etc., and add them to your project. Before you trash, check your stash, and for my optional twist show me "spots and/or stripes" in your project."  

If you have included  "spots and/or stripes" you have earned another chance in our Random Draw and are eligible for Double Dare's Dare below. 



Thing 2:  Double Dare 
says, "If you have met Thing 1's requirement using Kraft and have included spots and/or stripes in your project you are eligible to enter your project HERE  at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.  

"If you have published your project on Sunday, May 15th, the opening date of Crafter's Cafe Challenge #285, you will be permitted to submit your project in our challenge on Monday, May 16th."   










For inspiration... here are our Things: 

along with inspiration from the Sneetches:







MAY 
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

Friday, May 6, 2022

Special Event #110 - 2022 Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop

WELCOME to a Special Event! 
This is Double Trouble #110 Blog Candy 
and we're playing along with the
Beginning Friday, May 6th at 6:30 am (PT)
through Friday, May 13th
Look for "Eye Candy" Projects by the Double Trouble Design Team
 with a Wrap-Up posting on Friday, May 13th  



Thing 1: Trouble Maker
says, "We are very FRAPPE that the 2022 Coffee Lover’s Spring/Summer Blog Hop is here again. It’s always BEAN one of my favorite Blog Hops but they are shaking things up and running this like a traditional industry hop.

"Deja-BREW with a TWIST. What does this mean? You won't be linking any projects for this one... simply comment on the super sponsors of your choice to be eligible for a prize. Each sponsor is offering something special so read the details at each of your selected sponsors to ensure you are eligible. Who knows? You may even want to shop while you hop!   

"So let’s get started… Rise and GRIND, throw on a TEAshirt and sweats, grab a CUPPA your favorite, and don’t be LATTE. This Blog Hop is ESPRESSO-ly meant for you to enjoy all the CRAFTEINATING inspiration so hop along, stay GROUNDED, and no ProCAFFEINATING."

You can stop here,
OR, Go to Twisted Sister's and Double Trouble's Optional Twists for our 
Blog Candy Giveaway.  


Thing 3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "Here are the sponsors participating in this Blog Hop, click HERE to see all participating sponsors.  To be eligible for our Blog Candy you must be a participant in this Coffee Lovers Blog Hop (see Thing 1) and comment on this DTC Blog post to let us know the name of at least one of the sponsors where you commented.  

Thing 2:  Double Dare 
says, "AND for yet another chance in our random draw, tell us in your comment the challenge number of your favorite Double Trouble Challenge. If you have not yet entered any of our challenges, simply follow us and/or join us in the current Challenge #109 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" or a future fun challenge.  





Random Draw Winner for 
Double Trouble #110 Blog Candy 
announced HERE on Sat May 14th 


CLICK HERE FOR OUR CURRENT DOUBLE TROUBLE 
OPEN FROM MAY 2 - MAY 15TH

Monday, May 2, 2022

Challenge #109 - "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" partnering with Colorful Options Color 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 Random Draw Winners for 
Challenge 108 and previous challenges 
can be viewed by clicking HERE 


WELCOME to Challenge #109  - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday, May 2nd thru Sunday, May 15th
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow"  



Thing 1: Trouble Maker says, "Oh, no! I missed International Rainbow Day in April. How did I overlook this? My favorite song is "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" and I'm losing sleep because of Stuck Song Syndrome. I need an 'eraser tune' to help me get rid of Stuck Song Syndrome, but not until we have created a project using rainbow colors.

"If you choose not to include a rainbow or rainbow colors our partner has given us the flexibility to create a project using any shade of pink as your predominant color. What a great choice!"

FUN TRIVIA: STUCK SONG SYNDROME:  Have you ever heard of Earworms? This is the scientific term for Stuck Song Syndrome. Click HERE to learn more.

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, "What's a rainbow without fantasy? Include something make-believe like a pot of gold, unicorns, fairies, mermaids, gnomes, wizards, dragons, etc. We'll let you decide."

Optional Twist: If you have included a touch of fantasy 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 using a rainbow of colors or the color pink as predominant, you are eligible to enter your project HERE at Colorful Options "Pink and/or Rainbow".

We are joining our partner for the first two weeks of May, however, be aware that the Colorful Options Challenge is a monthly challenge."




SNEAK PEEK:  Watch for a Special 2022 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop starting this Friday, May 6th - May 13th... Hop Week filled with Design Team inspiration and many prizes. Please stop by on Friday and click HERE for our Special Event #110.  









For inspiration... here are our Things: 

along with inspiration from the Sneetches:

 







May 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 #108 - Top 3 and Random Draw 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 #108 "Frame It" as much as we enjoyed seeing your projects.    

Now, in numeric order, here are the Top 3.    Please take a Top 3 Badge found on the right sidebar of our home page. 


41-Ditsy Print (Prudence N)



Congratulations to the Random Draw Winner!

There were 56 eligible 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, April 18, 2022

Challenge 108 "Frame It" and partnering with Dies R Us

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 #107 and previous challenges 
can be viewed by clicking HERE 

WELCOME to Challenge #108 - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday, April 18th thru Sunday, May 1st
"Frame It"  



Thing 1:  Trouble Maker
says, "How many of us have a Cricut or similar machine that sits idle? Since the world of metal dies has emerged how often do you pull out your Cricut to cut a basic shape? It seems most of us have accumulated some dies and now use a die cutter (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Gemini). I'm challenging you to select a basic-shaped metal die from your stash and use it on your project, e.g. frame, square, rectangle, triangle for your image and/or sentiment... you get the idea."

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

Note: If you had created your card on the opening of Dies R Us on the 15th, we are allowing any entrants on this challenge to backlink to our challenge, and be eligible for our random draw, providing you have met our Thing 1 requirement.
Thing 3:  Twisted Sister
says, "It isn't difficult for me to pick out a shaped metal die for a frame and/or sentiment but I have accumulated so many other pretty metal dies.

"Mother's Day is around the corner... this is a good time to honor your Mom or someone special who has had an impact on your life. My optional twist is to include flower(s) and/or butterfly(s) on your project. I'm going to use some of my pretty dies, however, if you don't have a floral or butterfly die, just create them using a punch, patterned paper, stenciling, or another technique."

Optional Twist: If you have included flowers and/or butterflies in your project you will earn another chance in our Random Draw.
 
Thing 2:  Double Dare
says, "If you have included at least one metal die on your project you are eligible to enter Dies R Us Challenge #191, 'Spring/Flowers' HERE. Post your entry on or before April 28th and you will be eligible for an extra chance in the Double Trouble random draw. (Their limit is three entries.) 

AND...
"If you have used any brand of dies that Dies R Us sells in their store, you will be eligible for another Double Trouble random draw chance. Your die may qualify so click HERE and view the brands on the left sidebar. For a chance in their random draw be sure to notate in your post if you used a die that is sold by DRU."









For inspiration... here are our Things: 

along with inspiration from the Sneetches:













APRIL 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 #107 -- Top 3 and Random Draw 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 #107 "KISS, Create a Scene" as much as we enjoyed seeing your projects.    

Now, in numeric order, here are the Top 34.    Please take a Top 3 Badge found on the right sidebar of our home page. 









Congratulations to the Random Draw Winner!

There were 49 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, April 4, 2022

Challenge #107 "KISS - Create a Scene" partnering with Cupcake Inspirations "Bunnies"

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 #106 and previous challenges 
can be viewed by clicking HERE 


WELCOME to Challenge #107  - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday, April 4th thru Sunday, April 17th 
"KISS - Create a Scene"  


Thing 1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "Let's watch this video and sing along with "Here Comes Peter Cottontail".  The scenery in this video is cute and simple so let's focus on that as inspiration to create your own scene, as simple or complex as you like.  You are free to use stencils, dies, hand-drawn elements, stamps, paper, anything in your stash to create your scene. 

"If a scene is not in your comfort zone, we say, 'Why not give it a try? It can be a simple scene and we encourage you to have fun.  Remember the KISS formula? Keep It Simple, Stampers."  

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, "Something's missing from your scene, Trouble Maker!  I was inspired when I saw Peter Cottontail 'hopping down the Bunny Trail'.  So, Hippity Hoppity! let's get hoppin' and include a bunny rabbit in the scene.  

Optional Twist:  If you have included a bunny rabbit in your project you will earn another chance in our Random Draw. 










Thing 2 Trouble Maker 
says, "If you have created a scene and have included a bunny rabbit, enter your project HERE at Cupcake Inspirations #541 "Bunnies" and earn another chance in our Double Trouble random draw.














For inspiration... here are our Things: 


along with inspiration from the Sneetches:













April 
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 challenges. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter