Saturday, 2 November 2013

A New Saturday Morning Routine...the Dynamic Duos Challenge!

Good morning, caffeinated friends!
Some exciting news to share: I've been invited to join the Dynamic Duos Challenge Design Team for the next six-month term. I am particularly pleased because I find the two-colour task VERY challenging; I'm hoping it will stretch my crafty skills. Plus working with a new group of talented gals is just plain fun!

On to this week's challenge:
A bright couple of colours.
 I'm still heavily into Xmas card making, so here's what I came up with:
I wanted to use a fir-tree die to do some clever negative-space cutting, but the one I have is physically attached to another die-shape. I ended up making a template from card-stock and used THAT to cut three trees from my panel with an X-acto knife (kinda pain-staking! Not sure I'll be doing this one in multiples of ten...).
A few punched silver stars, some baker's twine from the Twinery and a lovely sentiment from Lil'Inker Designs complete this card.

Here are links to the other DT gals' projects:

 Why not give the Dynamic Duos Challenge a try? Here are the deets:

Our challenge ends on Thursdays at Noon (PDT).  We have a few rules to keep things fun and fair!
  1. Any project is welcome...paper crafts, scrapbooking, digital, or crafts...
  2. Please ONLY use the two colours listed for your project. Neutrals are welcome.
  3. Combine us with as many other challenges as you would like, except other colour challenges.
  4. Please add our graphic to your blog with a link back to us.
  5. Any offensive or inappropriate posts will be deleted respectively. Thank you.
  6. Happy Crafting!

Card Recipe:
Cardstock in CTMH colours: Tulip, Lagoon and White Daisy
Silver paper-Paper Wishes
Ink: Lagoon
Dies: border die-Paper Smooches; tree die-Papertrey Ink; Fiskars star punch; Fiskars craft knife
Maraschino baker's twine-The Twinery


  1. LURVE what you did with this card!!! So so excited to be working with you!! :)

  2. Congrats! This is a great card too! I love the negative cut, it's really bold and graphic.

  3. Congrats on snagging that DT---you will have fun! I am amazed that you cut these out by hand...I was hoping for a quick diecut recommendation, LOL! It's BEAUTIFUL!

  4. I love how you did the trees. A lot of work but so worth it. Glad to be working with you on the DT.

  5. Love this card!! The trees and the snowy hill look fabuous!! So thankful to be part of the Design Team with you and looking forward to seeing more of your creations :-)

  6. Fantastic die cutting congratulations on Dynamic Duos! Can't wait to see your projects each week!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS Caroline! I am happy to see you made the team. I hope to follow in your foot steps next call!

  8. Congrats on your new DT position Caroline! Love your card too!
    :) Marie

  9. I love, love, love the trees! Great idea! So excited to be a part of this wonderful team with you!!

  10. Your cards are deserving to be selected as a designer for DD....enjoy the ride Caroline!

  11. This is a beautiful card! You are quite dedicated to put so much work into those trees! And the work paid off -- I thought the trees were die cut. Excited to be designing with you on DD!

  12. Wow! Cutting by hand...impressive, Caroline. I LOVE where you placed the sentiment- just perfect! Great showcasing of the colors. Looking forward to being on the DT with you;)

  13. HUGE CONGRATS Caroline - can't wait to see your Dynamic Duo inspiration :)

  14. Stunning card, Caroline. Love the way you showcased the colours and made such a bold statement with your trees. So happy to have you on the team and cannot wait to see what else you create!

  15. This is stunning Caroline - great use of those colours!

  16. Super lovely, a fave of mine, you just reminded me of my dienamic ree dies I forgot I have!!!

  17. Beautiful card, I love the trees.

  18. These tress are so cute!! What a fun use of the Challenge colors. I'm looking forward to working with you on the DD Team.

  19. Caroline, first and most importantly, WELCOME to the team! I love the fun scene you created and the cut-out trees add so much added pop. Gorgeous crad! Hugs!

  20. Caroline!!!! Congratulations!!!! I have apparently been sleeping my way through November, lol! What a well-deserved invitation. YOU are wonderful at color design and will rock every challenge to come! :) PS...just as you did this one! ;)


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