Monday, November 16, 2020

Feeling Blessed


Although the temperatures are still warm I know it is Autumn here in the Arizona Desert. I am enjoying the sunshine along with cooler breezes as I sit on my porch. My Fall Gnome is enjoying a snack and feeling blessed. At Double Trouble Challenge #71, we are thankful for your support in participating in our biweekly challenges.

Here's what you need to know to play along. Our biweekly challenge begins on Monday, November 16, and ends on Sunday evening, November 29, 2020. There are three elements to each challenge:

Troublemaker's challenge is the required element. Use our TicTacToe board to qualify for the challenge. I used the center column, Leaves, Free Space & Digital Image but also added Fall Colors and used three Punches and a Die. Double Dare's optional element for you to play along at The Paper Funday Challenge #23. (Be sure to follow their guidelines.) Finally, Twisted Sister is offering an optional twist to use a large sentiment.

I sponged color onto a panel of white cardstock and spattered a little water on it to add some texture to the background. The panel was added to a green card base. I downloaded a digital image, resized it, fussy cut it, and adhered it to the panel using foam tape. The leaves were cut from white cardstock using punches and colored with Copic markers. They were added with foam tape. Finally, the sentiment was die cut and added to the card. The inside was lined with a panel of white cardstock and decorated with more leaves and a coordinating sentiment, "grateful".

The Design Teams at Double Trouble Challenge #71 and The Paper Funday Challenge #23 welcome you to join in the challenge fun!

Stamp: KLM Digital Designs "Fall Gnome"
Inks: Distress Oxide Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Fossilized Amber & Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White and Lucky Limeade
Punches: Stampin' Up!
Die: Reverse Confetti "Grateful, Thankful, Blessed"
Misc.: Foam tape


  1. Love the leaves surrounding the gnome - it looks like he is tossing them in the air. So cute :)

  2. Adorable gnome image, great coloring and layout... love it all. So colorful and love the flight of the leaves.

  3. Cute card! Love the fall colors and leaves, sweet little gnome too! :)

  4. Those little leaves flying around on your card are so cute! That gnome is so awesome too! :)

  5. I do not often join in with Double Trouble but am so glad I did this time! You comment was so sweet and it is lovely to bump into someone who is also interested in genealogy. Thank you for taking a moment to leave your kind words and purrs to that fur baby. x