Winter Wonderland

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Blue and White Winter” 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 blue gingham, snowflakes and bird in the inspiration photo. I used blue gingham paper as background layer for the bird cage die cut. I decorated the bird cage with leaves and bows, then added the bird with mirror tape for dimension. I die cut snowflakes from glitter paper  to add more interest to the background and for a wintery feel. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the “winter” challenge!

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the bird

The sentiment

The decorated inside

Project details:

White, blue and brown cardstock — Gingham designer paper — DCWV Glitter Metallics paper — Sizzix Thinlits die “Feathered Friends” (664433) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase Set One” (S4-563) — Precious Marieke “Winter Wonderland” (PR10052) — Marianne Design Creatables “Birdcage” (LR0146) — Marianne Design Craftables “Small Snowflakes” (CR1335) — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz Distress inks “Stormy Sky” & “Faded Jeans”.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Balloons

Hello friends,

Happy New Year to all – wishing you love, health and happiness in 2022. It is also Double D Challenges 6th birthday and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme for this birthday challenge is “Balloons” (No hot air balloons). To be part of our challenge please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double D’s talented designers and join in the fun!

I love the colourful balloons in the inspiration tile, it is such a pretty picture.  I decided on a slimline design for my card. I stamped the cute little bear and sentiment first and then colour the image with watercolour pencils. I die cut a few balloons in different colours of plain and gingham papers, distress then with inks and then layered then with mirror tape for dimension. I used a red layer to frame the picture on the base card. This was such a quick and easy card and I really love the happy feel of the card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The cute little bear and sentiment

A close-up of the balloons

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and red cardstock — Different colours of scrap paper for balloons — Colorado Craft Company stamp set “Happy Day” (AJ455) — Nellie’s Choice Hobby Solution cutting die “Balloons” (HSFD013) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Different shades of Tim Holtz distress inks.

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

Regards,

Amelia

Lots of White

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this challenge is “Lots of White”. The team has created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile and as always there is a lovely prize to win!

As this is my last post before Christmas I am wishing all my followers and blog friends a wonderful holiday season, have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!.

I used the white and green colours in the tile as inspiration for my card. For my card I decided to add texture by using an embossing folder with small speckles for one layer. I then layered the wreath on the embossed background, the embellished the wreath with a silver bow and lots of silver gemstones – I love the glittery effect. For a dash of colour I added 2 small red birds. The die cut sentiment is made of several layers glued together for dimension.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the wreath

The layered sentiment for dimension

The inside of the card

Project details

White, green and red cardstock — DCWV Glitter Metallics cardstock — Penny Black creative die “Whirl Wreath” (51-151) — Memory Box die “Resting Birds” (98527) — Couture Creations sentiment die “Merry Christmas” (CO727920) — Sizzix Texture Fades “Snowfall / Speckles” (661008) — Gemstones

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

Regards,

Amelia

Christmas Joy

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The challenge is hosted by Team Diane and the theme is “Christmas Joy”. The only restriction for this challenge is that the word “Joy” must be on your creation. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. As always there is also a lovely prize to win!

I was inspired by the traditional colours, red, green and gold, and the leaves in the picture for this Christmas card. I used a script designer paper for the background and then layered a cathedral window as a focal point. I added the deer family with mirror tape to create dimension on the card. My floral bouquet is made with poinsettias, leaves and golden berry twigs. I finished off with a gold sentiment and some pearls

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

  • The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #106 (ends 01/11) – Anything Christmas Goes
  • Merry Little Christmas Challenge MLCCB#41 (ends ) – December Anything Christmas Goes
  • Dies R Us Challenge #182 (ends 12/) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits die “Festive Bouquet” (665565) — Sizzix Thinlits die ” Darling Deer “9664968” — Sizzix Thinlits die “Festive Greens” (662425) — PoppyStamps die ” Grand Gothic Window” (Style no 845) — PoppyStamps die “Grand Gothic Luminary” (Style no 856))
  • Crafts Galore Encore #94 (December) (ends 12/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#65 (ends 12/31) – Always Anything Goes

The poinsettia arrangement

The deer family

The sentiment and pearls

A close-up of the inside

Project details:

White, red, green and brown cardstock — Script designer paper — Gold mirror board — Sizzix Thinlits die “Festive Bouquet” (665565) — Sizzix Thinlits die ” Darling Deer “9664968” — Sizzix Thinlits die “Festive Greens” (662425) — PoppyStamps die ” Grand Gothic Window” (Style no 845) — PoppyStamps die “Grand Gothic Luminary” (Style no 856) — Lifestyle Crafts Alphabet die (DA0236) — Pearls

I hope you like my take on the challenge. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Trees

Hello fiends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Trees”. This is such a fun challenge, I hope to see your card linked up at the Double D Challenge blog. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I used a cute die set I bought a while ago to create a slimline Christmas card. I die cut several pine trees and layered them with mirror tape, for dimension, on the gingham background.  I also used distress ink to add more colour and depth to them. The red car and red stars bring the necessary contrasting colour into the whole scene.  I finished off with an oversize gold mirror board sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the trees

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, green and red cardstock — Lime green gingham paper — Gold mirror board for sentiment — StudioLight die set “Winter Charm” (STENCILWC326) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Festive Mini Expressions – Stacked Merry Christmas” (CEDME014) — Red glitter stars — Tim Holtz distress inks ‘Mowed Lawn”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

In the Woods

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “A Walk in the Woods”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo or anything you might see while walking in the woods. 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 Christmas card in my favourite colour combo, pink and green for this challenge. I used a landscape die of  pine trees on a soft pink polka dot designer paper as my background. I the added my reindeer with mirror tape for dimension. For a shabby feel I added pink bows to the stags, a crochet lace border, and pink pearls. I finished off with a gold die cut sentiment and a star. This is my first Christmas card for the year so there are a few more to create the coming weeks.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The reindeer with pretty pink bows

The sentiment and star

A close-up of the inside

Project details

White, green, pink and brown cardstock — Polka dot designer paper — Gold mirror board — Sizzix Thinlits die “Tall Pines” (665583) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Crochet” (664178) — Sizzix Thinlits die ” Festive Things” (664191) — Bo Bunny sentiment die ” All Occasion Sentiments” (Item# 7310504) —  Cottage Cutz die “Deer with Antlers” (CC-336) — XCut die “Mini Stars” (XCU 503617) — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mowed lawn” and “Victorian Velvet” – Pearl string.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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