Winter Blues

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Winter Blues”  Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from the talented designers and join in the fun!

I was inspired by the pale blue colours, tree branch, birds and the wreath in the inspiration photo. I used a lovely designer paper as background for the shuttered window die cut. I decorated the window with small wreaths and a garland, which is embellished with gemstones and silver bows. The two grey cats peeping through the window were added on second thought for more interest. To complete the wintery look I added some branches with tiny birds and a few silver snowflakes. To finished off the sentiment was then layered on an oval die-cut border to let it stand out a little bit more. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the shuttered window and cats

The birds and branches

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, brown, grey and blue card-stock — Mintay designer paper “Happy Place” (MT-HAP-08) — Silver glitter paper — Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die-D-Lites “Shuttered Window” (S2-078) — Impression Obsession die “Cat Set” (DIE83-K) — Impression Obsession die “Tree / Branch” (DIE219-P) — Paper Smooches Wise die “Chrishtmas Wishes” (OCD087) — NellieSnellen Filling die “Eastern Oval Border” (QD008) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Village Christmastime” (662424) — Memory Box die “Resting Birds” (Style no 98527) — Marianne Design Craftables die “Snowflakes” (CR1335) –Tim Holtz distress ink “Stormy Sky”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Leslie
    Dec 01, 2020 @ 06:59:22

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, MLCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

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  2. Judy Woodland
    Nov 27, 2020 @ 00:53:20

    Such a sweet card. I love how those adorable kitties are peering in the window, it’s just perfect. Great take on the challenge, my dear.

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  3. Ellen Bakker
    Nov 25, 2020 @ 21:11:37

    Such a lovely card with this window scene. Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

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  4. Ilonka Heuverkamp
    Nov 25, 2020 @ 12:22:52

    Such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

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  5. Ellibelle
    Nov 22, 2020 @ 18:45:10

    So very beautiful, Amelia. Loving all the dies you used to create this scene and such great colors too!
    Thanks so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where it’s all about Christmas or Anything Goes!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

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  6. Jackie Cornfield
    Nov 20, 2020 @ 15:25:26

    This has come together beautifully!
    Lovely Christmas project!
    So pleased that you have shared this with us here at The Holly & The Ivy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TH&TI

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  7. Ine
    Nov 19, 2020 @ 21:51:04

    Hi! Your project is beautiful. Thanks for playing with us on Dragonfly Dreams Challenges and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine DT http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  8. Vicki R.
    Nov 19, 2020 @ 21:04:19

    Beautiful winter scene with the kitties in the window. Love all of the details that you manage to get on a card!

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  9. Barbara A Campbell
    Nov 19, 2020 @ 17:02:29

    In this case, winter blues does not mean cold! I love how you used the lighter sahes and made this a very happy card. Great arrangement of dies and details.

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  10. kathy krug
    Nov 19, 2020 @ 08:40:23

    Beautiful layers and fabulous details. I love the papers die cuts little birds and window. so much to take in and appreciate.

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  11. Michelle Millar
    Nov 19, 2020 @ 01:49:50

    Gorgeous card, so much attention to detail inside and out. You would certainly treasure a card like that if you received it. Thanks for joining our challenge at Daisy chains and happy crafting Michelle DT x

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  12. carol gill
    Nov 18, 2020 @ 20:54:12

    Beautiful card love all the dies and two little cats.Thank you for joining us at Daisy Chain
    Carol DT x

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  13. Birgit Norton
    Nov 18, 2020 @ 15:29:02

    This is darling Amelia! Those kitties peeking inside the window are precious.

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  14. Darlene Pavlick
    Nov 18, 2020 @ 15:09:58

    OH WOW what a fabulous scene you’ve created Amelia! Love the little kitties in the window and the birdies in the tree! Beautiful job! Hugs & Good Health to you!

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  15. Donna Phelan
    Nov 18, 2020 @ 13:53:58

    This is a wonderful scene you have created! Love all of your pretty dies. The shutters are nice and big and love how you decorated them too! Nicely done!

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  16. Catherine
    Nov 18, 2020 @ 12:27:01

    Lovely card !

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  17. Josuane
    Nov 18, 2020 @ 10:27:15

    lovely card for winter !

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