Under The Sea

Hello friends,

Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Creatures Under/In The Sea”. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize, visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your creation!

My card was inspired by the sea horse and the blue colours in the inspiration photo. I created my background with distress oxide sprays and pixie powders, and then layered it on the base card. I stamped a vertical sentiment (a little bit skewed) on the right side of the card. The coral, shell, star fish and sea horses are then layered on the background. The sea horses are heat embossed with blue embossing powder as well as some of the coral. I finished off with a few clear water droplets.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the sea horses

The coral and sentiment

The inside decorations

Project details

White cardstock — Scraps of cardstock for coral, shells and starfish — Sizzix Thinlits die ” Coral Wreath” (665317) — Julie Hickey Vertical Wishes stamp set — Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays  — Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders — Blue embossing powder — Dress My Craft Clear Water Droplets

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Set Sail

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Beach Time”. You can use the lovely mood board as inspiration for your creation. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

My card was inspired by the colours , starfish and water in the inspiration photo. I decided to create a masculine card. First I painted a strip with blue watercolour paint, then added my die cut sailboat with mirror tape for dimension. I embellished the one corner of the card with a die cut anchor, a ceramic starfish and sea shells. I finished off with a stamped sentiment.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

The sailboat and seagulls

The sentiment to match the theme of the card

The anchor, starfish and sea shells

The inside of the card

Project details

White and blue cardstock — Scraps of cardstock in silver, brown and red — Nellie Snellen Shape die by Lene Design “Sailing Boat” (SDL039) –Joy Crafts die “Seashore” (6002/0418) –Stampendous clear stamp set “Nautical Anchor” (SSC1261) — eramic starfish and seashells — Gemstones

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Happy Dance

Hello friends,

Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “White with one other colour only” (you can use neutrals with your one colour or you can use a neutral as your one colour)”. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your creation!

I decided to create a clean and simple slimline card for this challenge. I used a bright lime green cardstock as background for the white dancing stick figures. I added some gemstones and filled some of the figures with negative die cuts for more interest. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my really simply take on this challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The dancing stick figures

The sentiment

The inside of the card

Project details

White and lime green cardstock — HobbyGros dies by Lene Nielsen “Stick Figures” (BLD1185) — Marianne Design Creatables “Happy Birthday” (LR0223) — Gemstones — Washi tape

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Rustic Dreams

Hello friends,

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

Monochromatic cards are very difficult for me so I decided on neutral tones for my card to create a rustic look. I used a “pinkish” stone colour for my two background layers which I repeated in the leaves and butterflies. To give a brushstroke effect to the leaves and butterflies I used a darker hue of  the stone colour. I finished off with stone-coloured roses, a few pearls and a die cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #193 (ends 05/28) – Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits ” Brushstroke Butterflies” (665848) — Sizzix Thinlits “Bloom, Colorize” (665208) — Memory Box die “Hutton Wreath” (94008) — Creative Expressions Mini Expressions ‘Stacked You Are So Special”(CEDME079))
  • Allsorts Challenge Week 676 (ends 05/21) — Add Some Sparkle
  • Crafts Galore Encore #99 (May) (ends 05/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#68 (ends 06/15) – Always Anything Goes
  • Dragonfly Dreams Challenge (May) – (ends 05/31) — Butterflies and/or Flowers
  • Crafty Calendar Challenge (May) (ends 05/31) — Anything Goes

The butterflies

The sentiment

The flowers and leaves

A close-up of the inside

Project details

White and shades of stone coloured cardstock — Memory Place designer paper “Rustic Dreams” (MP-60839) — Sizzix Thinlits ” Brushstroke Butterflies” (665848) — Sizzix Thinlits “Bloom, Colorize” (665208) — Memory Box die “Hutton Wreath” (94008) — Creative Expressions Mini Expressions ‘Stacked You Are So Special”(CEDME079) — Pearls  — Prima Flowers “Salvage District” (586416) — Tim Holtz Distress Ink ” Pumice Stone”

Thanks so much for visiting today and the kind comments you so kindly write each week – I appreciate each one so much. Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Graceful

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Birds/Nests/Birdhouses/Bird Cages”. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your creation!

I decided to create a shabby card in one of my favourite colour combo’s of pink, purple and kraft for this challenge. I used a shabby style designer paper as my background for the hanging bird cages. I added lots of leaves and roses to enhance the lovely image on the base layer. I finished off with a few clear bubble stones and a sentiment that overflow to the inside of the card. As the shabby style of cardmaking suits me more I really enjoyed to create this card. Hope you like it.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The bird cages

The flowers and leaves

The sentiment

The sentiment on the inside of the card

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, kraft and purple cardstock — Mintay by Karola Designer papers “Graceful” (MT Gra-08) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Necessities – A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024) — Nellie’s Choice Vintasia Figurative die “Bird Cage” (VIND036) — Paper roses — Candy Shoppe “Clear Bubbles” (CN1545) — Tim Holtz Distress inks “Antique Linen” and “Dusty Concord”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Hope Your Day Is Wonderful

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Buildings”. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from the talented designers and join in the fun! We also have a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

My inspiration from the picture was the garden hut which I changed to a row of colourful beach huts.. I decided to create a clean and simple card so that the colourful huts stand out on the white background. First I stamped a layer of “sand” on the background. I coloured the huts with watercolour pencils and markers and then layered two of them with mirror tape on the background for dimension. The background layer was framed with yellow cardstock and then glued to the base card. I finished off with a beach ball, a pair of flip-flops and a sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The colourful beach huts

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, blue and yellow cardstock — Photo Play Stamp and Die set “A Day at the Beach” (Item #SIS2788 and SIS2788) — Creative Expressions Mini Sentiment die “Hope your Day is Wonderful” (CEDME047) — We R Memory Keepers stamp set “Every Day” (660479) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils and markers for colouring.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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