Christmas in July

Hello friends,

It is a pleasure to share my post today as the guest designer at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog. I have this honour following to be the Top Pick for the “Tickled Pink!” challenge recently. You can see my winning entry here. Thank you Funkie Junkie design team for asking me to join the  new challenge as a featured guest designer – your challenges always inspires me. The theme of the current challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog is “Christmas in July”.

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I decided to make a shabby card in non-traditional Christmas colours.  I added two layers of designer paper to the base card to create depth. The different layers were distressed with a distress tool and then aged with distress ink.

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I chose a lovely deer die cut as my focal point and decorated it with a wreath, a tiny bow and rose bud.

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To add some texture I used a strip of vintage lace to the bottom and a string of pearls to the top of the card. I covered a die cut music note border strip with gold texture paste and layered it on the lace.

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I added a die cut sentiment, a few pearls and a flower bouquet for more interest.

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A close up of the  leaves, flowers and wax cord bow.

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I always like to decorate the inside of my cards with some of the elements featured on the outside. For this card I repeat the music note border, leaves and pearls at the bottom of the card inside.

Project details

Beige, cream and green card-stock — Designer paper of choice — Spellbinders Holiday die “Reindeer and Sleigh” (S4-551) — Yvonne Creations “Holly Jolly Music Border” (YC010070) — Crealies Text die “Merry Christmas” (CLTD101) — Unbranded die “Leaves”Tim Holtz distress inks “Old Paper” & “Mowed Lawn” — Heidi Swapp metallic texture paste “Gold” — Pearl string — Pearls — Vintage lace — Wax cord for bows — Paper flowers.

I also entered this card in the following challenges

Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your thoughts in the comments below. Have a wonderful day!

Kind regards,

Amelia

Little Treasures

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Let’s Go to the Beach”. You can use the colours or anything DD_Beachyou see in the mood board as inspiration for your creation. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

My card was inspired by the brown colours and sea shells in the inspiration photo. I decided to  create a masculine card with a stamped image which I coloured with my watercolour pencils.  I added a strip of netting on the base card for texture and then lifted the top layer from the base card with mirror tape for dimension.  I finished off by embellishing the water with a aqua shimmer pen, a few gemstones and a wax cord bow

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up  of the image

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and sand-coloured card-stock — Inkadinkado clear stamp set “Down by the Seaside” (60-30059) — Prima watercolour pencils — Memento ink pad “Tuxedo Black” — Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen “Glitter Gloss” — “Wax cord for bow — Gemstones — Netting — Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your thoughts in the comments. Have a wonderful day!

Kind regards,

Amelia

All About Stitches…

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Stitches”. You can include any kind of stitches … faux, real, DD_Stichesdies or stamps. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. The prize to win for this challenge is a “Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Square die set” and absolutely gorgeous!

I used designer paper with a stitched pattern for my background. I then added squared layers  which I framed with stamped rows of stitches.  The layers were then framed with pearl strings. For a luxurious and velvety look I cut the sentiment from black metallic glitter paper. To finish off I embellished the card with a small charm, paper roses, wax cord bows and pearl hearts.  Although not a favourite card of mine I really like the outcome of the sentiment cut from the glitter paper.

Challenges I entered:

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The mannequins

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The sentiment in glitter metallic paper and the “stitched” frames

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The flowers and charm

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, black and pink card-stock — ScrapBerry’s designer paper “Cherished Jewels” — DCWC Glitter Metallics paper — 49 and Market “Gabi’s Square Stitch” stamp set — Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers die “Mini Sewing Room Set” (657487) — Marianne Design Creatables “Mannequin” (LR0292) — Creative Expressions Craft Mini Expressions die “To a Dear Friend” (DEDME033) — Paper roses — Pearl strings — Wax cord for bows — Scissors charm — Pearl hearts — Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Antique Linen”

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

On Your Special Day

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a card inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Wedding” and with such a lovely inspiration photo from Team Darlene I DD_Weddingdecided to play along. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your wedding cards!

My card was inspired by the beautiful flowers and the gold accents in the inspiration picture. I used a beige script designer paper as background for the die cut frame. From the same designer paper I cut a heart and lifted it off the base card with mirror tape for dimension. The edges of the heart and the base layer are distress with gold texture paste. I added my die cut sentiment on the heart and finished off with flowers, die cut leaves, a gold cord bow and tiny gold pearls. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

Challenges I entered:

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A close-up of the heart and sentiment

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The flowers, leaves and bow

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and kraft card-stock — Prima designer paper “Stationer’s Desk” — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Regal Frame” (S4-446) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Romantic Vines” (S4-531) — Creative Expressions Mini Expressions “On your Special Day” (CEDME030) — Heidi Swapp Metallic texture paste “Gold” — Little Birdie flowers “Wendy Ivory” — Gold cord for bow — Gold pearls — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Antique Linen”

Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your thoughts in the comments below. Have a wonderful day!

Kind regards,

Amelia

Vintage Scraps

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Scraps” (Use your scraps).  The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you DD_Scraps– a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. The prize to win for this challenge is a “My Favourite Things – Notched Border die” and absolutely gorgeous!

I used left-over paper from a Mintay paper pad “Love Letters” to create a vintage card. I used the sheet with the small images and die cut each of them with a small scalloped rectangle die. I added the pieces with mirror tape, for dimension, to the base card to form a square of pictures. Each image is then embellished with a rose and leaves cut from scraps of green paper. I finished off with a sentiment, pearl strings, a bow, a bit of glitter and a little pearl heart. I love the outcome of this card!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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Two of the images and embellishments

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The sentiment, bow and pearl heart

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream card-stock for base card — Green and cream scraps of paper for sentiment and leaves — Mintay “Love Letters” polka dot designer paper — Mintay “Love Letters” sheet of designer images — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large”  — Poppystamps “Leafy Sprig” (No 1001) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Mini Expressions – Wishes Come True” (CEDME040) — Roses — Pearl strings — Wax cord for bow — Pearl heart — Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”  — Glitter glue.

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

Regards,

Amelia

Forest Friend

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Begins with “M””. The team created beautiful cards to DD_BeginswithMinspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. And as always there is a prize for one lucky random winner!

I decided to use the moose as inspiration for my card. I stamped the image and then die cut it with the coordinating die. I painted the background with water-colour pencils, added some grass and then lifted the moose from the base card with mirror tape for dimension. I stamped the sentiment on a die cut oval. For interest I finish off with a few colourful wooden buttons.

I entered the following challenges:

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A close-up of Moose, the forest friend

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Kraft, white and green card-stock — Doodlebug design clear stamp set “Forest Friends” (6483) — Doodlebug Design Coordinating doodle cuts “Forest Friends” (6484) — Nellie Snellen Shape dies “Grass Border” (SD111) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Ovals” — Derwent  Inktense water-colour pencils — Buttons

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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