Hope Your Day Is Amazing

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Purple – Blue –Green”. The 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.

Now onto the details of my card for the challenge. I used my brushstroke flower die to created the flowers for my floral arrangement. I die cut the flowers from coloured cardstock, then distress them on the edges with inks. I  assembled all the small pieces to create depth and dimension. The floral arrangement was then layered with mirror tape on a purple striped background layer and a strip of lace. I finished off with a die cut sentiment and a few sequins. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The flowers, sequins and lace

The sentiment

The inside of the card

Project details

White and purple cardstock — Scraps of cardstock for the flowers and leaves — Sizzix Thinlits die “Brushstroke Flowers #4” (665849) — Creative Expressions craft die Mini Expressions “Hope Your Day is Amazing” (CEDME108) — Mintay Papres “Graceful” (MT-GRA-08) — Lace — Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Dusty Concord” ; “Stormy Sky” ; “Forest Moss” — Sequins

I hope you get inspired to create something beautiful for our challenge and that you enjoy today’s post. Take care and thank you for stopping by! I love reading your thoughts in the comments.

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

String of Hearts

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Hearts”. The 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.

My inspiration from the picture was the hearts and red and white colours. I decided to make an “easy-to-create” card although the card have several layers. I framed the white layer with red cardstock and then added my heart border die cut. The heart border was cut from metallic red cardstock that gives a beautiful shine on the card. I have this die for several years but this is the first time I used it  because of its length – now it fits perfectly on a trendy slimline card! I cut a sentiment from black glitter paper, layered it on a piece of white cardstock, which was then adhere on the card with mirror tape for dimension. This was really an easy card to make, with just two dies, and I love the outcome.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

Red and white cardstock — Red metallic cardstock — Black glitter cardstock — Memory Box die “Delightful Heart Border” (Style no 98767) — Cottage Cutz sentiment die “Love you Mum Phrase” (CC-456)

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

Regards,

Amelia

Mason Jar With Roses

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Mason Jars” – DD_MasonJars_Aug4use a mason jar and/or anything you see in the jar on the mood board. The 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.

Now onto the details of my card for the new challenge. I used my colorize bloom dies to create my roses, rose buds and leaves for my floral arrangement . I die cut the flowers and buds from different shades of pink and pale yellow cardstock, colour them with distress inks and then assemble all the small pieces to create depth. The leaves were die cut from two shades of green card-stock, glued together and then distress with ink. The mason jar was stamped on white vellum, cut out, lightly sponged with blue distress ink and then layered on script designer paper. The roses, buds and leaves were layered with mirror tape to add more dimension to the card. For added interest I added a lace strip at the bottom of the card. I finished off with a die cut sentiment from black glitter cardstock and a pink wax cord bow.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #174 (ends 08/13) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Colorize die “Bloom- Colorize” (665208) — Sizzix Thinlets die “Crochet” (664178) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Script Sentiments” (665089))
  • Crafts Galore Encore #90 (August) (ends 08/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Allsorts Challenge Week 635/6 (ends 08/13) – Anything goes with option of Roses
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#61 (ends 08/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • A Place To Start August 2021 Challenge #8 (ends 08/31) – Create a Project in Your Favorite Style/Genre. (Vintage/Shabby chic)

A close-up of the roses, buds and leaves

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White cardstock for base card — Shades of pink, pale yellow and green cardstock — Black glitter cardstock for sentiment — White vellum for mason jar — Sizzix Thinlits Colorize die “Bloom- Colorize” (665208) — Sizzix Thinlets die “Crochet” (664178) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Script Sentiments” (665089) — Deep Red Clingstamps “Mason Jar” (SKU 4X505125) — Mintay papers “Happy Place” (MT-HAP-08) — Wax cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress inks in various colours

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Love and Hearts

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a shabby card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Anything with a Heart” and the lovely mood board will surely help you to get started. The team 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 pink hearts in the photo. I used a rose-themed designer paper as background for the different size heart shapes. I also added some pink and sliver glitter hearts, rose bouquets and bows.  To frame the hearts I used strips of self-adhesive lace. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the different hearts

The flowers

The sentiment and gemstone hearts

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream, pink and green card-stock — FabScraps designer paper “Bella Rosa” (C104 collection) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities D-Lites die “Vines of Passion” (S2-022) — Cricut Cuttlebug “Stars and Hearts” (2003466) — Penny Black creative dies “For You” (51-105) — PoppyStamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001) — Prima flowers (Item #639839) — Self-adhesive lace border — Gemstone hearts in various sizes — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Antique Linen”

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

 

Valentine Love

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Valentine Love”. The 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.

My inspiration from the picture was the red and black colours and I tried to incorporated these into my card. I used a light green plaid paper as background, then layered the six die cut hearts in a block pattern on the base card. I die cut the hearts from black glitter paper, cream and red cardstock and then swop the centres so that each heart have a contrasting frame. I layered the centres of the hearts with mirror tape for dimension. I also cut additional  leaves to add on the hearts for more colour and interest. I finished off with red roses, gem stone hearts, a die cut lace border and a sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the hearts and roses

The sentiment and lace border

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream, red, and green card-stock — DCWV black glitter paper — Mintay designer paper “Love Letters” (MT-LET-08) — Memory box die “Pembroke Heart” (No. 99613) — Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001) — Spellbinders Die D-Lites “Sentiments Three” (S2-139) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Crochet” (664178) — Roses — Gemstone hearts — Tim Holtz distress inks “Antique Linen” and “Mowed Lawn”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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