Simply Neutrals

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge and the theme is “Neutral colors”. With Augustsuch a lovely inspiration photo I decided to join in the fun. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you, so a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I choose Kraft card-stock as a base for my card and layered the black birdcage die cut on a background of handmade music paper. The vine flourish is from Memory Box and the sentiment die from Penny Black. To finish off I added a twine bow, roses and some card candy. This card was so quick and easy to make and I love the outcome! Hope to see your “neutral colors” creation at Double D Challenges this fortnight.

Challenges:

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The birdcage

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The roses, bow and vine

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The sentiment and music paper

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Kraft and brown card-stock
  • Handmade music paper
  • Birdcage chipboard die cut
  • Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No. 99299)
  • Penny Black craft die “For You” (No. 51-105)
  • Paper roses
  • Wax cord
  • Card candy
  • Tim Holtz Stickles “Golden Rod”

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciated it so much. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Bridges

Hello friends,

“Bridge” is the prompt this week at Our Beautiful World – OBW160

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A garden bridge at Garden World Nursery, Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa. I took the photo at their annual Spring festival.

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Another bridge in the garden of  Jasmyn Farm Stall, Hartbeespoort, South Africa.

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Lambeth Bridge in London photographed by me during a visit in 2009. Living in a very dry country such big rivers are just awesome to see!

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Bode Museum in Berlin, Germany as part of Berlin’s Museum Island on the Spree photographed during my visit in 2009. The Baroque style building and bridges are so beautiful.

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Thanks for visiting today.

Regards,

Amelia

Polka Dot Fun

Hello friends,

Where did the time go? But I don’t mind because it is time for our new challenge at Double D Challenges. The challenge this fortnight is really easy with the theme “Anything Goes with Polka Dots”. The inspiration board  is so beautiful – I just love all the colors and dots! Please ca dd pd4-tilevisit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from our talented designers and join in the fun! We have a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org. and a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

I was inspired by the different colors in the photo and decided on colorful polka dot paper and pink background. I used a Marianne Design Craftables “basket” die cut for the pretty paper roses and layered it on a pink paper doily. I kept the card simple, but still shabby, by adding some sequins, butterflies, an embossed dot strip and a wax cord bow.  The sentiment was cut with a  Spellbinders Shapeabilities  sentiment die.

Challenges I entered:

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A close-up of the basket, roses and sequins

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The sentiment and butterflies

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream and pink card-stock
  • Polka dot designer paper
  • Marianne Design Craftables “Basket” (CR1208)
  • Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001)
  • Crealies die “Butterflies”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase set one” (S4-563)
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Paper doily
  • Paper roses
  • Sequins
  • Wax cord for bow
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Old paper”

Hope you like this shabby polka dot card. I had a great time making it. Thanks for stopping by and your comments are much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Windows

Hello friends,

“Window” is the prompt this week at Our Beautiful World – OBW158

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Photo taken on a rainy day at the Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa.

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Photo taken in 2015 at our holiday unit in Clarens, Free State, South Africa

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 Lots of windows! Photo taken in 2008 during our visit to Berlin, Germany.

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Thanks for visiting today!

Kind regards,

Amelia

Summer Butterflies

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is a shabby chic card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fun Purplechallenge. The theme is “Shades of Purple”. With such a lovely inspiration photo you can create anything in shades of purple. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the rosettes and butterflies in the picture and made it my focal point on the card.I added lots of gemstones and glitter, some vines, lace and paper roses for a shabby/vintage feeling. The sentiment is a Poppystamp die and I just love the vintage font. For the project list of dies used please scroll down to the end of my post.

Challenges:

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The rosettes and butterflies

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A close-up of the flowers and rosette

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Projects details:

  • White and purple card-stock
  • Prima designer paper “Meadow Lark”
  • Sixxiz Thinlits die “Rosettes” (658932)
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzlit die “Mini Paper Rosettes” (657177)
  • Poppystamps sentiment die “Vintage Happy Birthday” (No. 1178)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Romantic Vines” (S4-581)
  • Crealies Butterflies die (No. 5)
  • Paper roses
  • Gemstones
  • Lace
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Dusty Concord”

That’s it from me today! I hope you like today’s creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Happy …

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for our two weekly challenge this time is “Anything Goes With Gingham”. For more information about the challenge and the prize up for grabs visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we ca dd sg3-tilewould love to see your card.

I discovered this golden oldie in my Penny Black storage box and I love the dancing cow  and chickens – they sure are so happy! It feels like ages since I last made a card with a cute image so I had a lot of fun with this one. I kept the layout  simple with two strips of pink gingham paper to frame the image. To finish off I added pink gem hearts, paper flowers, green flourishes and wax cord bows. The coloring was done with my Derwent Inktense water-color pencils.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the image

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The sentiment and flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White and green card-stock
  • Pink gingham paper
  • Penny Black stamp “Skip & Romp” (2877L)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Phrase Set One (S4-563)
  • Marianne Design Creatables “Flourishes” (LR0271)
  • Paper flowers
  • Gem hearts
  • Wax cord
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils

Thanks so much for visiting today and the kind comments you so kindly write each week.  I appreciate each comment so much. Hope to see your card at Double D Challenges this fortnight. Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Texture

Hello friends,

“Texture” is the prompt this week at Our Beautiful World – OBW151

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Click on the photos for a larger view.

Lavender, Margaret Roberts Herbal Center, Gauteng, South Africa

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Cactus plant  in our garden, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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Cables on Table Mountain, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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Thanks for visiting today.

Regards,

Amelia

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