A Friend Is …

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this challenge with the theme of “Friendship”. Looking at the mood board I decided to use the tile with the sentiment as inspiration for my vintage card. Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

I used a vintage scrap and designer paper from the Graphic 45 series”Secret Garden” for my background. I then stamped my sentiment on a beautiful oval die cut and layered it with mirror tape on the base card for a bit of dimension. I finished off with wax cord bows, paper roses, pearls, a heart and glitter. This was a  quick and easy vintage card to make and I hope the recipient will love it.

Friends

The sentiment

Friends1

The flowers and birds

Friends2

A peep at the inside

Friends3

Project details

Cream card-stock — Graphic45 designer paper — Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements “Radiant Rectangles” (S5-161) — JustRite stamp set ‘Song in my Heart” (JB-09865) — Pale peach roses — Wax cord — Pearls — Tim Holtz distress inks “Antique Linen”

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

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Twine

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is a masculine card inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this challenge is “Twine” but hemp cord and jewelry cord will also be acceptable. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I created my card in the vintage style using a vintage car die cut as focal point. I created the background with a Tim Holtz layering stencil and distress ink. I added a few strands of twine and a tree branch for interest. As this card is for my hubby’s birthday I finish off  by adding a little red heart hanging from the tree. The top panel was  lifted from the card base with mirror tape for dimension. I finished off with a die cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #87 (ends 04/18) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells. (Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs die “Old car” (CABD33) — Impression Obsession die  “Tree” (DIE219-P) — Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (717))
  • Inspiration Destination Challenge #147 (ends 04/10) – Anything goes
  • Always Fun Challenges #52 (ends 04/09) – Happy Birthday
  • Craftaholics R Us Challenge #14 (ends 04/11) – Birthday cards
  • Dies R Us Challenge #94 (ends 04/13) – Anything Goes with dies  that Dies R Us sells. (Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs die “Old car” (CABD33) — Impression Obsession die  “Tree” (DIE219-P) — Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (717))

A close-up of the car

The red heart hanging from the tree

The sentiment and twine

A peep at the inside

Project details

Beige, black and brown cardstock — Cheery Lynn Designs die “Old car” (CABD33) — Impression Obsession die  “Tree” (DIE219-P) — Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (717) — Tim Holtz Layering stencil “Burlap” (THS007) — Twine — Hearts — Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”

I hope you enjoy today´s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. I love to read them! Enjoy a wonderful day and have fun creating beautiful things.

Regards,

Amelia

Wings

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “Just Wing It”.  Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from our talented designers and join in the fun! We have a 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 black, white, purple and aqua colors in the mood board. I randomly splashes some watercolor paint on watercolor paper and then die cut the butterflies. To add more interest to the card I stamped a strip of typescript as a background for the bow and butterflies. The top panel was then lifted from the card base with mirror tape for dimension. I finished off with a black die cut sentiment and for a little bit of bling I added clear baubles. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The  butterflies

The sentiment and typescript

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and black cardstock — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die “Detailed Butterflies, Mini” (No. 661802) — Spellbinders sentiment die “Sentiments Three” (S2-139) — Penny Black clear stamp “Footnotes” (No. 30-238) — Watercolor paints — Wax cord for bow — Clear baubles 

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

 

Three Bunnies

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “When Skies are Gray”. Just look at the pretty mood board – use some gray and also add
patterns, textures and objects from board. The Design 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.

This card was a challenge for me as I struggled to get gray colored paper between my heaps of papers.At the end of a long search I found a few leftovers from previous projects to layered my background. For the pattern component I added a Spellbinders flower die cut and polka dot paper. A strip of lace for texture forms the basis for the happy bunnies. I finished off with white roses, waxed cord bows, pearls, white hearts and a “Best wishes” sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The bunnies on a lace strip

The sentiment, pearls and some hearts

A close-up of the flowers

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and gray cardstock — Gray designer paper — Spellbinders Venise Lace Designer series “Emmeline Treillage” (S5-311) — Impression Obsession die “Three Bunnies” (DIE043-G) — Impression Obsession die “Best Wishes” sentiment (DIE386-F) — Memory Box die “Heart Waterfall” (No. 99079) — Lace — Pearls — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Memento ink “Gray Flannel”

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

Hedgy Truffles

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about a fun new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Woodland Critters”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo and we want to see lovely animals from the woodlands on your projects. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card.

I decided to use a cute image from Penny Black for my card this time. The hedgehogs are so adorable and I love coloring with my watercolor pencils for a change. It is the first time I used my new Tim Holtz distress oxide ink and I am quite pleased with the effect I get for the blue sky. I added die cut leaves and a sentiment to finish off. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

HedgieTruffles

A close-up of the hedgehogs and mushrooms

HedgieTruffles1

The sentiment

HedgieTruffles2

A peep at the inside

HedgieTruffles3

Project details

White and green card-stock — Penny Black stamp “Hedgy Truffles” (4255J) — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits die ” Garden Greens” (661206) — Lawn Fawn sentiment die ” Thinking about You” (Item #LF912) — Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink “Broken China” — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils for coloring.

I hope you enjoy today´s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. I love to read them! Enjoy a wonderful day and have fun creating beautiful things.

Regards,

Amelia

 

 

Sequins

Hello friends,

It is time for a new challenge at Double “D” Challenges. The theme is “Sequins” and the more the better. I am looking forward to see your “sparkly”  creations  at the Double “D” Challenge this fortnight.

For my base layer I used designer paper from Raspberry Road Designs – I so much love this color. I added a trellis die cut at the top of the card as background for the floral spray of pink and burgundy roses and bow. The elegant lady is positioned underneath the “shower” of flowers and pink and green sequins. I finished of with a little rose on her dress and a fancy script sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Sequins

A close-up of the lady

Sequins1

The flowers and sequins

Sequins2

The sentiment

Sequins3

A peep at the inside

Sequins4

Project details

Cream and green cardstock — Designer paper from Raspberry Road Designs — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Fancy Lattice” (S5-152) — Poppystamps die “Freida Leaf” (No. 1360) — Lea’bilities die “Couple” (No. 45.1864) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE383-C) — Sequins — Roses from I Am Roses — Tim Holtz distress ink “Old Paper”

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 wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

“Sweet” Heart

Hello friends,

Greeting you from a very hot summer’s  day in Pretoria. On Monday I went back to work after a month-long holiday. I am going to miss the lazy days filled with crafting, reading and fun things to do. But today’s post is not about the weather or my holiday, it is about a card I created for a few challenges I saw on Paper Playful.

This card, in the shabby chic style, was inspired by the lovely photo at The Card Concept.  The little pink roses, pearls, bows and the grey, cream  and pink colors in the picture caught my eye and I took this as inspiration for my card. I also love the rustic feel of the picture and try to incorporate that as well in my card.

I made my shabby card in shades of pink, cream and grey and with a lovely lace heart die cut as focal point. The wood grain background paper was perfect to create the rustic feel. I added some pretty pink roses, wax cord bows, pearls and a die cut sentiment. This card was really quick to make and I love the soft look which make it suitable as a birthday, anniversary, valentine or wedding card.

Challenges I entered:

The “lace” heart and roses

The sentiment

A close-up of the roses and bow

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream and pink card-stock — Designer paper — Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Lace Hearts” (S5-204) — Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105) — Roses — Pearls — Wax cord — Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

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

Regards,

Amelia

 

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