Monday, March 16, 2020

Spring Equinox and Double Trouble Collaboration Challenge

Hello and welcome to our latest challenge Spring Equinox.  The planet marks a seasonal change in the coming week depending on where you live on this planet you may or may not be seeing the signs of Spring bud.  Wherever in the world you are we encourage you to create a spring inspired project.  And now for a twist...we have collaborated with  Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge Blog for this challenge.  Therefore, we are opening up the normal golden rule to use a Cricut machine.  So for this challenge only, you can use any electronic die cutting machine, manual die cutting machine or punch.  They have several layers to their challenge and I have shared their post below and encourage you to play along with one, two or all three of the layers of this challenge.  
Here is Double Trouble's post:
WELCOME to Challenge #52
Let the Troubles Begin 

"Die-lirious and Punchy"

THING 1:  Trouble Maker

says, "I'm feeling Die-lirious and Punchy!  Include at least one Spring item on your project made with  punches, dies, cutting machines and even fussy-cutting (i.e. hand punches, die cutting machines, Cricut, Silhouette, Scan & Cut, scissors, etc).    

You can stop here...

OR, you can choose to use Twisted Sister's Optional Twist below. 

THING 3:  Twisted Sister
says, "Winter is behind us and Spring is just around the corner what many believe to be the best season of them all!  Hope I'm not bugging you; but it's time to put some sweetness in our projects and why not include a bee, the makers of honey, or their honeycombs.    

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, "Bitten By the Bug is a challenge that usually requires cuts from your Cricut machine, however, we were able to CUT a Die'al." 
For this challenge Bitten By the Bug is accepting the use of hand punches, die cutting machines, but NO fussy-cutting! Besides using a Cricut you are free to use Silhouette, Brother Scan and Cut or other similar devices. Be sure to tell us in your blog post what you used.  

So, if you have used a Spring theme and at least one cut from any of these machines, you can click on Bitten By the Bug "Spring Equinox" Challenge and enter your project.  You don't need to use Twisted Sister's optional twist to enter and you will still earn an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw.
And now for our Design team projects...

Alicia-Box it Up and Sentimentals

Dorlene - Miss Kate Cuttables

Stacey - Life Outdoors & Spring Has Sprung

Connie- Happy Easter and Seasonal Characters

Caroline-Flower Market

Maureen - Anna Soiree, Heart to Heart, Create A Critter2, Paper Pups

Kim- Dreaming Tree

Michelle-Flower Market, April Showers

Denise - svgcuts Tulip Box Card, Cricut Art Noveau and Spring Cottage

Normally we require the use of a Cricut machine but for this challenge only, you can use any electronic die cutting machine, manual die cutting machine or punch to play along with our Double Trouble collaboration.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!


  1. Great Team projects.
    I am hoping I have done this entry right for the Double Dare Challenge :-D
    IKE x

  2. Design Team you really did a great job in introducing our partnership using our "Die-Lirious and Punchy" theme and in some cases the twist of "Honey/Bee/Honeycombs. So glad we teamed up with you for this challenge and trust it will be a successful adventure. Hope you as a Design Team Member and/or participant share your projects in Double Trouble's challenge as well. Even if you didn't use our twist associated with Bees, you have met our Thing 1 requirement and would love you to share with us. Check out our site for additional detail and fun optional twists with additional chances for our random draw. Thank you and look forward to sharing projects again from one team to another.

  3. Thank you for partnering with Double Trouble Challenge #52!

  4. Thank you for teaming up with Double Trouble and allowing other diecut machines. Very generous of you. Thank you for the lovely inspiration from the DT. I adore Denise's beautiful flower garden...WOW!! Thanks for this great collaboration challenge! Stay safe and healthy!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. Thank you for the challenge and gorgeous inspiration! This is the first time I've joined here. I came from Double Trouble!

  6. thanks to everyone who joined this special challenge. It was a great success!