Beauty of a Butterfly

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the beautiful theme of “Butterflies”. Butterflies are always a favourite DD_Butterfliestheme for me – maybe it is their lovely colours and elegance. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

My inspiration from the picture was the lovely colours and so I tried to incorporated the yellow, pink, green and black into my card. I used a beautiful designer paper as background, then layered an intricate rose edge die cut on the one side for interest. I used watercolours to paint the butterflies to match the colours of the flowers on the designer paper. I finished off with pearl swirls and a sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of one of the butterflies

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and black card-stock — Mintay designer paper “Beauty in Bloom” — Precious Marieke die “Rose Edge” (PM10156) — Sizzix Thinlits (Tim Holtz Alterations) die “Detailed Butterflies, Mini” (661802) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Mini Expressions – You Are The Best” ( CEDME034) — Black pearl swirls — Tim Holtz distress ink “Worn Lipstick”

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

Little Treasures

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Let’s Go to the Beach”. You can use the colours or anything DD_Beachyou see in the 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 brown colours and sea shells in the inspiration photo. I decided to  create a masculine card with a stamped image which I coloured with my watercolour pencils.  I added a strip of netting on the base card for texture and then lifted the top layer from the base card with mirror tape for dimension.  I finished off by embellishing the water with a aqua shimmer pen, a few gemstones and a wax cord bow

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up  of the image

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and sand-coloured card-stock — Inkadinkado clear stamp set “Down by the Seaside” (60-30059) — Prima watercolour pencils — Memento ink pad “Tuxedo Black” — Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen “Glitter Gloss” — “Wax cord for bow — Gemstones — Netting — Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

All About Stitches…

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Stitches”. You can include any kind of stitches … faux, real, DD_Stichesdies or stamps. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. The prize to win for this challenge is a “Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Square die set” and absolutely gorgeous!

I used designer paper with a stitched pattern for my background. I then added squared layers  which I framed with stamped rows of stitches.  The layers were then framed with pearl strings. For a luxurious and velvety look I cut the sentiment from black metallic glitter paper. To finish off I embellished the card with a small charm, paper roses, wax cord bows and pearl hearts.  Although not a favourite card of mine I really like the outcome of the sentiment cut from the glitter paper.

Challenges I entered:

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The mannequins

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The sentiment in glitter metallic paper and the “stitched” frames

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The flowers and charm

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, black and pink card-stock — ScrapBerry’s designer paper “Cherished Jewels” — DCWC Glitter Metallics paper — 49 and Market “Gabi’s Square Stitch” stamp set — Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers die “Mini Sewing Room Set” (657487) — Marianne Design Creatables “Mannequin” (LR0292) — Creative Expressions Craft Mini Expressions die “To a Dear Friend” (DEDME033) — Paper roses — Pearl strings — Wax cord for bows — Scissors charm — Pearl hearts — Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Antique Linen”

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

Vintage Scraps

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Scraps” (Use your scraps).  The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you DD_Scraps– a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. The prize to win for this challenge is a “My Favourite Things – Notched Border die” and absolutely gorgeous!

I used left-over paper from a Mintay paper pad “Love Letters” to create a vintage card. I used the sheet with the small images and die cut each of them with a small scalloped rectangle die. I added the pieces with mirror tape, for dimension, to the base card to form a square of pictures. Each image is then embellished with a rose and leaves cut from scraps of green paper. I finished off with a sentiment, pearl strings, a bow, a bit of glitter and a little pearl heart. I love the outcome of this card!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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Two of the images and embellishments

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The sentiment, bow and pearl heart

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream card-stock for base card — Green and cream scraps of paper for sentiment and leaves — Mintay “Love Letters” polka dot designer paper — Mintay “Love Letters” sheet of designer images — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large”  — Poppystamps “Leafy Sprig” (No 1001) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Mini Expressions – Wishes Come True” (CEDME040) — Roses — Pearl strings — Wax cord for bow — Pearl heart — Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”  — Glitter glue.

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

Forest Friend

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Begins with “M””. The team created beautiful cards to DD_BeginswithMinspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. And as always there is a prize for one lucky random winner!

I decided to use the moose as inspiration for my card. I stamped the image and then die cut it with the coordinating die. I painted the background with water-colour pencils, added some grass and then lifted the moose from the base card with mirror tape for dimension. I stamped the sentiment on a die cut oval. For interest I finish off with a few colourful wooden buttons.

I entered the following challenges:

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A close-up of Moose, the forest friend

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Kraft, white and green card-stock — Doodlebug design clear stamp set “Forest Friends” (6483) — Doodlebug Design Coordinating doodle cuts “Forest Friends” (6484) — Nellie Snellen Shape dies “Grass Border” (SD111) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Ovals” — Derwent  Inktense water-colour pencils — Buttons

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

Shades of Purple

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Lavenders-Lilac-Purple”. You can include any other colours  DD_Lavenderon the mood board but with ‘purples’ as the main focus. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. The prize to win for this challenge is a “Memory Box Small Lavender Butterfly Right Corner die” and absolutely gorgeous!

I was inspired by the colours – purple, green and white – and the hearts in the photo. I used designer paper in shades of purple for my background and then added an intrinsic die cut layer as base for the heart, teapot and teacup. I stamped the teapot and cup with purple ink, die cut each piece and then added the pieces with mirror tape for dimension to the base card. I embellished the heart with gemstone hearts and glitter stones in shades of purple for added interest. The fun part for me is always to arrange the flowers, leaves and bows. I finished off with a sentiment stamped on a tag and a few glitter stones. I really like the outcome of this card.

Challenges I entered:

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The teapot and teacup

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The sentiment and flowers

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The flowers and glitter stones

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, green and purple card-stock — Prima designer paper “Meadow Lark” — Craft Easy English Boutique collection die “Ornate Frame” (CR000020) — Craft Easy English Boutique collection stamp and die set “Tea Set” (CR000003) —  Craft Easy English Boutique  collection stamp set “Sentiments” (CR000004) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Lace Hearts” (S5-204) — Nellie’s Multi Frame’s “Tags-4” (MFD074) — Unbranded die “Leaves” — Gemstone hearts — Glitter stones in shades of purple — Flowers — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress inks “Dusty Concord” and “Peeled Paint”

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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