Time To Say …

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a maculine card I created. Male cards are a challenge for me and I always refrain doing these type of cards. I love flowers, lace and dainty embellishments and doing something bold didn’t come easy. I  have the beautiful script paper for years in my pile of papers and it was just perfect for a vintage background.  I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink for a  weathered look and to let the inlaid clock die cut stand out better. The die cut clock is a Nellie Snellen Vintasia  Figurative die and one of my favorites. To finish off I added some paper candy in shades of brown and white. The sentiment die cut is from Poppystamps “Vintage Happy Birthday”. I really love the final result – what do you think?

Challenges:

TimeClock

A close-up of the inlaid die cut

TimeClock1

A peep at the inside

TimeClock2

Project details:

  • White and brown card stock
  • Script designer paper
  • Nellie Snellen Vintasia Figurative die “Clock” ( VIND013)
  • PoppyStamps sentiment die “Vintage Happy Birthday”  (No 1178)
  • Craftworkscards Candi “Choc-a-Mocha”
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Vintage photo”

That’s it for me today. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Regards,

Amelia

Just For You …

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is a shabby chic card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme MothersDayis “Happy Mother’s Day or Happy Birthday”. With such a lovely inspiration photo you can create anything in shades of pink, lavender, pastel blue, pastel green and add flowers and/or hearts. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I used a heart die cut as focal point and lots of flowers for a shabby look. To finish off  I added a piece of lace, lots of pink gemstone hearts and a sentiment. And to all mothers out there, wishing you a very happy day!

Challenges:

Heart

A close-up of the heart and flowers

Heart1

The sentiment

Heart2

A peep at the inside

Heart3

Project details:

  • White, pink and lavender card-stock
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die D-Lites “Vines of Passion” (S2-022)
  • Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105)
  • Memory Box die “Cherish Border” (No. 98282) (Inside of card)
  • Gem hearts
  • Lace
  • Flowers
  • Wax cord
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Milled lavender” and “Victorian Velvet”

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

A Happy Hello …

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is a sunny Spring card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Yellow – A Happy Place To Be!” Yellowand with such a  lovely inspiration photo  you can just let the creative juices flow. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we would love to see your card this fortnight.

I love the beautiful bird house in the inspiration tile and decided to make  it the main focus of my card. I die cut three birdhouses with a Cottage Cutz die, layered them on yellow gingham paper and a paper doily. To finish of  I added green swirls, paper roses, a few birdies and a happy “hello” sentiment. Hope you are inspired by my card and will join in the fun at Double D Challenges.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Birdhouses

A close-up of the birdhouses

Birdhouses1

The sentiment and roses

Birdhouses2

A peep at the inside

Birdhouses3

Project details:

  • White, yellow, green, orange and blue card-stock.
  • Gingham paper
  • Cottage Cutz die ‘Tall Birdhouse” (CC4x4-203)
  • Paper Smooches wise dies “Hello words” (J1D116)
  • Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No. 99299)
  • Memory Box die “Resting Birds” (No. 98527)
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Mustard Seed” ; “Dried Marigold”
  • Paper roses
  • Paper doily

That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by and I love reading your comments!

Regards,

Amelia

A Windy Day

Hello friends,

There’s a new challenge up at the CASology Challenge blog and the cue word is “Weather”.

Week 190 - Weather

 I was picked as the winner of CASology Challenge Week 188 with this card. That was such a  surprise and then the cherry on top – Melissa asked me to be the guest designer for challenge 190. This is such an honor for me as I am not at all good with clean and simple!

I decided to use “a windy day” as theme for my card. I started by printing a sentiment on a white card panel. After masking the sentiment, I stamped a swirl to add some movement to match the falling leaves. I blended brown, yellow and orange watercolors on to card stock and then die cut the leaves from the water colored piece. After gluing the leaves to the swirl I lift the panel off the card base with mirror tape. Be sure to check out the CASology challenge and  have fun creating your CAS design.

Leaves

A close-up of the sentiment and leaf

Leaves1

Project details: White card-stock, Computer generated sentiment, Inkadinkado clear stamp Dot flourishes”, Impression Obsession die  (DIE095-D) “Leaves”, Reeves water colors, Memento dye ink “Toffee Crunch”

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Thanks, always, for the visit! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Laugh

Hello friends,

A clean and simple card to share today. My card features a sentiment stamp from Celebr8, a South African company. To add dimension to the card I stamped the image twice, die cut a circle in the top layer and then lift the panel off the card base with mirror tape. I used my Derwent Inktense pencils to color the flowers in bright spring colors and added a few gemstones to finish off.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

FloralStain

A close-up of the sentiment

FloralStain1

Project details:

  • White card stock
  • Celebrat8 stamps “Floral Stain”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small”
  • Gemstones
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils

Thank you for visiting today. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Home

Hello friends,

“Home” is the prompt this week at Our Beautiful World – OBW137.

OBWbutton

My country South Africa is “home” for me and I am sharing a few photos from around our beautiful country on the southern tip of Africa.

Sunset

A sunset in Gauteng, the province where I live.

 KwaZuluNatal

The long, lovely sandy beaches of KwaZulu-Natal Province.

ThornTree

The bush veld with large thorn trees in Mpumalanga Province.

FreeState

The Free State Province with large open spaces.

Kaapstad 2013 153

The beautiful Western Cape, just picture perfect!

 This is home for me since I was born. Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoy the photos.

Regards,

Amelia

Feeling Green …

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is a cute card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Feeling Green” and with a lovely inspiration photo (see bottom of my post) you can create anything in shades of green and can even add an optional pop of red. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog and get inspired to link up your creation.

I love this stamp from Crafter’s Companion’s “Strawberry Kisses” range. The kitty is so cute taking a nap in the tea-cup! I did the coloring with my Derwent Inktense water-color pencils, add a strip of polka dot paper and a bow – I think that is enough to do justice to this adorable image. The sentiment is cut with a Penny Black word die.

Challenges:

Cutie

A close-up of the image

Cutie1

The sentiment

Cutie2

A peep at the inside

Cutie3

The inspiration picture

DD_Green

Project details:

  • White card-stock
  • Green polka dot paper
  • Crafter’s Companion “Strawberry Kisses” stamp “Cutie”
  • Penny Black creative die “For you” (51-105)
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils
  • Wax cord
  • Gemstones

I hope you like this card – I had a great time coloring the cute image. Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate it so much.

Regards,

Amelia

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