“Bee” Happy

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “BEE”DD_Bee_June2Inspired”. Use bees and/or anything that inspires you on the mood board.
(honeycomb, yellow, black, hexagon etc). The team have created a bunch of beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. We have also a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

I was inspired by the honeycomb pattern and the bees in the inspiration photo. I used an embossing folder to create a honeycomb background for the card. The embossing folder also have a die-cut,  which I use to fill up the pattern on the top layer with various designer paper. I added a kraft -coloured frame  to the pattern layer. I then die-cut the bees from kraft and sand coloured cardstock and distress the edges. This is the only bee die I own and it is one of the first dies that I purchased with my Cuttlebug in 2009. The bees were added with mirror tape for dimension. I finished off with a combined stamped and die-cut sentiment and a pink heart.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The sentiment and honeycomb background

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The bees buzzing around

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, kraft and cream cardstock — Designer paper in various patterns and colours — Marianne Design embossing folder extra “Honeycomb” (DF3404) — ProvoCraft cutting die “Bee”  — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy” (CEDME010) — Lawn Fawn clear stamp “Bee Mine” (LF439) — Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen — Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage Photo” — Hearts

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Colourful Poppies

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Flowers DD_FlowersOfTheMonth_May19of the Month – July thru December”. For a list of flowers for each month please visit the Double D Challenge blog. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the bright red poppies in the photo and decided to make a slimline card for this challenge. I stamped the image several times to fill the length of the top layer. I coloured the image with my Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils in bright colours. I then layered the top layer on black cardstock to frame the colourful flower scene.  I finished off with a die-cut sentiment, yellow wax cord bow and a few black butterflies.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the image and sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and black cardstock — Marianne Design clear stamp set “Butterflies and Poppies” (CS0927) — Lawn Cuts craft dies “Thinking About You Border” (Item #LF912) — Spellbinders die D-Lites “Flutter Love” (S3-211) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Wax cord for bow

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Love You Mum

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “DD_FlowersOfTheMonth_May5Flowers of the Month – January thru June”. For a list of flowers for each month please visit the Double D Challenge blog. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – so a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the beautiful pink roses in the photo and decided to make a Mother’s Day card for Mum. For the background I used a beautiful designer paper from an Asuka paper pad – I just love this floral wreath! I added pink roses and a variety of die cut leaves on the on side of the wreath. A little birdie and another fancy die cut wreath were place inside the floral wreath as a focal point. I finished off with a die-cut sentiment and a little heart. I really like the shabby outcome of this card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #168 (ends 05/13) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Memory Box “Hutton Wreath” (Style 94008) — Sizzix Thinlits “Feathered Friends” (664433) — Sizzix Thinlits “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions craft die “Berry Bough” (CED3104))
  • Crafts Galore Encore #87 (May) (ends 05/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft #58 (ends 05/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • 613 Avenue Create (May) #5 (ends 05/31) – Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Mood Board (I used the roses, pink and green colours
  • A Place To Start May 2021 Challenge #5 (ends 05/31) – Anything Goes
  • Shopping Our Stash #444 (ends 05/10) – I made this for you, Mom
  • Little Red Wagon Challenge #600 (05/12) – Hers!
  • Word Art Wednesdays Weeks #489-490 (ends 05/10) – Anything Goes

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The roses, leaves and bird

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The sentiment and heart

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, turquoise and light pink card-stock — Asuka Studio designer paper ‘Forest Friends” — Memory Box “Hutton Wreath” (Style 94008) — Sizzix Thinlits “Feathered Friends” (664433) — Sizzix Thinlits “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions craft die “Berry Bough” (CED3104) — Cottage Cutz “Love You Mum Phrase” (CC-456) — Fantasy die “Rosehips” (FD-754) — Unbranded die “Leaf vine” — Prima flowers “With Love” (Item #651016) — Tim Holtz distress inks “Tattered Rose” and “Bundled Sage”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Colourful Umbrellas

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this with the theme “April Showers”. You can use anything “water related” as inspiration for your creation – we would love to see what you come up with. The DD_WaterRain_Apr21team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the bright colours of the umbrella in the top left photo of the inspiration picture. I used gingham designer paper which is layered onto light blue card-stock for my background. I stamped and die cut 5 colourful umbrellas. The top part of the umbrellas were stamped twice, fussy cut and then added with mirror tape for dimension on the background. I added some bright green leafy vines and cherry blossoms at the bottom of the card for a “springy” look. I finished off with a sentiment, bows and blue gem stones. This colourful card was a real joy to create!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the umbrellas

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The sentiment

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The colourful cherry blossoms on the leafy vines

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, blue and scraps of bright card-stock — StudioLight Essentials stamp and die set “Umbrella” (BASICSDC21) — Memory Box “Tippington Vine” (No 99299) — Marianne Design Creatables “Just for You” (LR0224) — Cherry blossoms — Wax cord for bows — Blue gemstones — Tim Holtz distress ink “Faded Jeans” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.

I hope you get inspired to create something beautiful today and that you enjoy today’s post. Take care and thank you for stopping by! I love reading your thoughts in the comments below.

Regards,

Amelia

Make A Rainbow

Hello friends,

It is a pleasure to share my post today as a guest designer at Try it on Tuesday challenge blog. I have this honour following to be a Top Pick for the “Falling in Love!” challenge recently. You can see my winning entry here. Thank you for the Try it on Tuesday 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 Try it on Tuesday challenge blog is “Make a Rainbow” (or use rainbow colours).

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A close-up of the bicycle and sentiment

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The colourful rainbow and white clouds

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Project details

Cardstock in rainbow colours — Creative Expressions Craft dies “You are my sunshine” (CED23018) — Lea’bilities dies from Leane Creatief “Background dies (no. 45.2762) and “Bicycle with baskets” (no.45.3554) — Nellie Snellen die “Grass border” (SD111) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Tim Holtz distress inks ‘Mowed lawn” and “Stormy sky”.

I entered my 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

A Magical Day

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “DD_RainbowUnicornMermaid_Apr7Anything with a Rainbow – Unicorn – Mermaid”. The team have created a bunch of beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. We have also a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

I was inspired by the mermaid in the left bottom panel. I created the background with four shades of distress inks, and then layered the background on black card-stock. I die cut the rings from white card-stock to give the illusion of water bubbles. The mermaid was  then layered with mirror tape to give some dimension to the card. I finished off with a stamped sentiment and a few sequins. This was such a quick and easy card to make and also suitable to post to a far away friend. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The mermaid and bubbles

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and black cardstock — Memory Box die “Loopy Rings” (No 98370) — Unbranded die “Mermaid” — Paper Rose clear stamp set “Unicorn Magic” (17307) — Tim Holtz distress inks for background “Faded Jeans” ; “Broken China” ; Peacock Feathers” ; “Tumbled Glass” — Sequins.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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