Bunny Hop

Hello friends,

Today’s card is for the Cut It Up Challenge with the theme “Hopping Down the Bunny Trail (Easter)”. Actually there is a story behind this card as it is also part of another challenge – so let me explain. As most of us are in isolation, lock-down, quarantine, etc around the world, an awesome group of ladies challenged each other to do a Covid-19 Relief challenge. What a great idea to lift our spirits, get us out of our daily routines and  do some crafting to help us mentally and emotionally. At the bottom of my post you will find the names of these awesome group of ladies and links to there blogs that participate in this challenge. Please visit and share some love during this time when we all need a “cyber” hug!

I created my card in the shabby chic style in my favourite colours, cream, pink and green. The cheerful bunnies are part of a new die set I purchased recently and I love them.  They are so happy and to do them justice I layered them on a pastel floral background. The doodling on the die cut bunnies was inspired by a card I saw at sarascloset. I  added  two layers of entwined green circles to frame the happy couple. For a “Spring” feeling I added soft pink roses, leaves and gemstones. I finished of with a marker sign and sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

BunnyHop

A close-up of the bunnies

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The roses and leaves

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The marker sign and sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream, green and pink card-stock — Couture Creations designer paper “Peaceful Peonies” — Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits “Bunny Hop” (664421) — Elizabeth Craft Designs “Entwined Circles” (1254) — Cottage Cutz “Marker Sign” (CC-MINI-055) — Leane Creatief sentiment die  Pigeons” (45.1222) — Cheery Lynn Designs “Build a Snowman” for bows (B844) — Unbranded die “Leaves” — Prima flowers (Item #639839) — Gemstones — Tim Holtz distress inks “Antique Linen”, “Bundled Sage”, “Victorian Velvet”, “Pumice Stone”

The group of ladies who joined the challenge are:

Darlene

Birgit

Donna

Barbara

Diane

Judy

Vicki

Kathy

Annie

That’s it from 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

Garden Friend

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Banners”. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a DD_Bannersvisit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I love all the colours in the inspiration photo and therefor decided to use a colourful striped designer paper as background. I stamped a cute little bunny on a white tag and did the colouring with watercolour pencils. The tag was then layered with mirror tape for dimension on the striped background. I added a die cut banner in matching colours and embellished it with wax cord bows and little flower blossoms. I finish off with tiny die cut hearts and a sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

SpringBanners

The cute bunny holding her hat

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The colourful banner

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The flowers

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and aquamarine card-stock — My Mind’s Eye designer paper “Pretty Please Spring” — Penny Black clear stamp set “Garden Friends” — Marianne Design Creatables “Banner” (LR0329) — Creative Expressions Craft Mini Shadowed sentiments “For You” (CEDSS002) — Flowers — Wax cord for bows — Glitter glue — Tim Holtz distress ink “Worn Lipstick” and “Peacock Feathers” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Spring

Hello friends,

We are celebrating “Spring” at Double D Challenges and I hope you can join us this week DD_Springwith your flower creations. Although we are on the brink of winter in the southern hemisphere and the lovely autumn days are almost gone, I love to do cards with pretty flowers.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 – we would love to see your card.

I used a flowery background paper for my base layer and then added delicate die cut vines in a wreath pattern.  The flower bouquets are arranged on the vines to match the flower pattern of the designer paper. I added  vintage bird cages, silver bows and pearls. I finished off with a die cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

SpringRoses

The roses and bird cage

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The sentiment

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Another rose bouquet, pearls and bow

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

Cream, black and greenish gray card-stock — Mintay Designer papers “Love Letters” — Couture Creations Intricutz die “Classic Vine” (CO724046) — Nellie’s Choice Vintasia Figurative die “Vintasia Birdcage” (VIND036) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE383-C) — Paper roses — Silver tread for bows — Pearls — Tim Holtz distress ink “Pumice Stone”

Thanks for visiting today and for leaving comments – I really appreciate your time. Have a wonderful day and please come and join us at Double D Challenges.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Just To Say …

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “St. Patrick’s Day” and with a lovely inspiration photo you can create anything St DD_StPatricksDayPatrick’s Day or use all or any of the colours green, white  and gold. (Neutrals added are also okay e.g. black, ivory, browns, grays). For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog, get inspired and link up your creation.

I decided to use the colours green, white and gold for my card.  I used green designer paper for my background and then layered an embossed brick panel on top of the base card with mirror tape. A green die cut wreath is my focal point with a cute little mouse holding a shamrock leaf as added interest. I finished off with a wax cord bow, gold pearls, and a die cut sentiment.

Challenges:

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The leafy wreath

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The adorable mouse holding a shamrock leaf

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, green. grey and gold card-stock — We R Memory Keepers designer paper — Studio Light die Winter Trails “Wreath” (STENCILWT101) — Cottage Cutz die “Forest Critters” (CC-222) — Frantic Stamper sentiment die “Just A Note To Say” (FRA-DIE-09728) — Marianne Design Folders Extra “BrickWall” (DF3403) — Wax cord for bow — Gold Pearls — Tim Holtz distress ink ” Mowed Lawn”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Saying Hello…

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Saying Hello”.  The team created beautiful cards to inspire you DD_Hello– a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the beautiful pink colours in the photo as well as the roses. I use a whimsical rose stamp as focal point on my card and also a small border stamp to frame the image. I did the colouring with my water-colour pencils to match the colours of the background. I created the background for the roses with shimmer powder, distress inks and a stencil. The roses are fuzzy cut and then lifted of the base card with mirror tape for dimension. I finished off with a sentiment die cut, die cut stems and a few glitter stones.

Challenges I entered:

Hello

A close-up of the whimsical roses

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The sentiment

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The stems and leaves

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and black card–stock — Ranger Dylusions stamp set “Everything Rosy” (DYR59479) — Ranger Dylusions clear stamps “Clearly Borders” (DYB40873) — Paper Smooches Wise dies ” Hello Words” (J1D116) — Crealies Duo dies “Stems” (CLDD 38) — Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders — Tim Holtz distress inks — Background stencil — Glitter stones — StazOn Pigment ink for stamping “Piano Black” (Tsukineko) — Derwent Inktense water-colour pencils for colouring 

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Hearts

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a shabby card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Hearts” and the lovely mood board will surely help you to get started. The DD_Heartsteam created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your cards!

My card was inspired by the hearts in the photo. I used a rose-themed designer paper as background for the planks and heart-shaped die cut. I added some pink glitter hearts, a pink and red rose bouquet and red bows. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. A little bit of glitter on the roses was the final touch to give lots of sparkle to this Valentine card. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

Challenges I entered:

RoseHeart

A close-up of the lace heart and flowers

RoseHeart1

The sentiment

RoseHeart2

A peep at the inside

RoseHeart3

Project details

White, red and grey card-stock — Marianne Design Designer paper “French Roses” — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Lace Hearts” (S5-204) — Poppystamps die “Freida Leaf” (No 1360 — Penny Black Creative dies “For You” (S1-105) — Sizzix Bigz die “Planks”  (662705) — Wax cord for bows — Roses — Glitter hearts — Glitter — White paint for distressing

Thanks for visiting today and for leaving comments – I really appreciate your time. Have a wonderful day and please come and join us at Double D Challenges.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Balloons

Hello friends,

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

I like to make cards with a pink and green colour scheme – it is always so pretty and soft on the eye. I used  a lovely designer paper from Mintay  as a background for my die-cut hot air balloon. I cut the balloon twice from white and black card-stock, snip off the lower part of the white die-cut balloon and glue the white top part onto the upper part of the black die-cut. The balloon and basket were lightly coloured with grey ink. I embellished the balloon with pearls, paper flowers and leaves and layered it on the background paper with mirror tape for dimension.   I really love the outcome of this as the die-cut balloon matches the balloons on the background paper perfectly. I added a leaf flourish at the bottom for interest. I fussy cut some flowers from the same designer paper and layered this also with mirror tape for dimension. I finished of with a die-cut sentiment.  Hope you like my take on the challenge!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #130 (ends 02/05) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies:  Spellbinders In’spire die “Up and Away” (IN-050) — Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No 99299) — Creative Expressions Necessities die “A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024) — Creative Expressions Finishing Touches die “Swirly Leaf Trio” (CED 1468))
  • Dies R Us Challenge #137 (ends 01/28) – Birthdays (Dies: Spellbinders, Creative Expressions and Memory Box)
  • Use Your Stuff Challenge #389 (ends 01/18) – Anything Goes
  • Funky Junky Boutique Challenge  (ends 01/21) – Let’s Play Tic Tac Toe in Shabby Chic style (Layers (Background paper, Fussy cut flowers. Balloon) , Bling (Pearls) and Die-Cuts (Balloon, Sentiment, Vine))
  • The Paper Funday January Challenge #13 (01/31) –  Anything Goes

Balloons

A close-up of the hot air balloon

Balloons1

The sentiment

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The flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, green and black card-stock — Mintay by Karola designer paper “Secret Places”  (MT-SEC-08) — Spellbinders In’spire die “Up and Away” (IN-050) — Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No 99299) — Creative Expressions Necessities die “A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024) — Creative Expressions Finishing Touches die “Swirly Leaf Trio” (CED 1468) — Tim Holtz distress ink “Pumice Stone” — Paper flowers — Pearls

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciated your time. I would love to read what you think about the card. Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

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