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:

MooseFriend

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:

LilacTeaSet

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

Succulent Trio

Hello friends,

Another clean and simple card to share today. I am joining the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge  for the first time as I am trying to improve on CAS skills. The clean and simple style is always difficult for me as I am a shabby crafter – hope this one is CAS enough!

I layered a piece of yellow plaid paper on my base card, then stamped the potted succulents and sentiment with distress inks in phases. To align the images I used my We R precision press. I finished off with a red gemstone on the flower. CTS_368

Challenges I entered:

SucculentTrio

A close-up of the stamped images

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A peep from the side

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Project details

White card-stock — Yellow plaid paper — Lawn Fawn clear stamp set “Stuck on You” (LF850) — Tim Holtz distress inks:  Vintage photo, Mowed lawn, Peeled paint, Barn door, Mustard seed — Red gemstone

Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your thoughts in the comments about my take on a CAS card. Have a wonderful day!

Kind regards,

Amelia

Music

Hello crafty friends,

It is a pleasure to share my post today as guest designer for the new challenge at Cuttlebug Mania. I have this honour following the winning of the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge recently. You can see my winning entry here. Thank you Jannie and the team for asking me to join the new challenge with the theme “Music”. Your challenges always inspires me.

Music

A close-up of the music notes

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The sentiment

Music2

The butterfly

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The flowers and leaves

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, black, green and oyster card-stock — Music designer paper — Creative Expressions Craft die “Frames & Tags – Ava” (CED4350) — Memory Box die “Party Music” (98757) — Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (1001) — Marianne Design Creatables die “Clef symbol” (LR0167) — Nellie Snellen Hobby Solution die “Butterfly” (HSDJ024) — JustRite stamp set “Timely Banners” (CR 04920) — Roses — Wax cord for bow — Pearls — Tim Holtz distress inks “Peeled Paint” and “Tea Dye” — Gold glitter glue

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Show Up and Shine!

Hello friends,

A clean and simple card to share today. Some of the ladies of the Double D team challenged each other to do a a card for the Addicted to CAS challenge. The idea is to lift our spirits, get us out of our daily routines and to do some crafting to help us mentally and emotionally. Please visit the ladies and share some love. The ladies who joined this challenge with me are:

Darlene

Birgit

Kathy

Diane

My card features a clear stamp set from Penny Black. I coloured the image with watercolour pencils, stamped a “quirky” sentiment to do justice to the cute little hedgie and his balloon. I added dimension to the card by lifting the panel off the card base with mirror tape. I finished off with glossy accents to the hearts and some pink star gemstones.

Challenges I entered:

Shine

The little hedgie hanging on his balloon

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White card-stock — Pink polka-dot paper for inside — Penny Black clear stamp set “Furry hugs” (30-402) — Sizzix sentiment stamp set “Blooming sentiments” (662766) — Derwent Inktense water-colour pencils — Pink star gemstones — Glossy accents for hearts.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Umbrella Trio

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this with the theme “Showers and Flowers”. You can use anything in the picture as inspiration for DD_Showers&Flowersyour creation – we would love to see what you come up with. 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 beautiful umbrella die!

I was inspired by the bright colours, flowers and umbrellas in the photo. I used a floral designer paper which I layered onto vibrant yellow card-stock for my background. I die cut three umbrellas in colours to match the background paper and then embellished them with die cuts, wax cord bows and roses. The umbrellas were then added with mirror tape for dimension on a oval border for interest. I finished off with a stamped sentiment a few raindrop shaped gem stones.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

FlowersandShowers

The umbrella trio

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A close-up of the flowers and bow

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The sentiment

FlowersandShowers3

A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, yellow, purple and pink card-stock — Prima designer paper “Meadow  Lark” — Spellbinders “In’spire” die “Umbrella Trio” (IN035) — Nellie Snellen filling die “Eastern Oval Border” (QD008) — KaiserCraft clear stamp “Antiquities” (CS352) — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Raindrop shaped gemstones — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mustard Seed”, “Victoria Velvet” and “Milled Lavender” — Glitter glue.

I hope you get inspired to create something beautiful today and you enjoy today’s post. Take care and thank you for stopping by!

Regards,

Amelia

Bunny Hop

Hello friends,

Today’s card is for the Cut It Up Challenge with the theme “Hopping Down the Bunny Trail (Easter)”. Actually there is a story behind this card as it is also part of another challenge – so let me explain. As most of us are in isolation, lock-down, quarantine, etc around the world, an awesome group of ladies challenged each other to do a Covid-19 Relief challenge. What a great idea to lift our spirits, get us out of our daily routines and  do some crafting to help us mentally and emotionally. At the bottom of my post you will find the names of these awesome group of ladies and links to there blogs that participate in this challenge. Please visit and share some love during this time when we all need a “cyber” hug!

I created my card in the shabby chic style in my favourite colours, cream, pink and green. The cheerful bunnies are part of a new die set I purchased recently and I love them.  They are so happy and to do them justice I layered them on a pastel floral background. The doodling on the die cut bunnies was inspired by a card I saw at sarascloset. I  added  two layers of entwined green circles to frame the happy couple. For a “Spring” feeling I added soft pink roses, leaves and gemstones. I finished of with a marker sign and sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

BunnyHop

A close-up of the bunnies

BunnyHop1

The roses and leaves

BunnyHop2

The marker sign and sentiment

BunnyHop3

A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream, green and pink card-stock — Couture Creations designer paper “Peaceful Peonies” — Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits “Bunny Hop” (664421) — Elizabeth Craft Designs “Entwined Circles” (1254) — Cottage Cutz “Marker Sign” (CC-MINI-055) — Leane Creatief sentiment die  Pigeons” (45.1222) — Cheery Lynn Designs “Build a Snowman” for bows (B844) — Unbranded die “Leaves” — Prima flowers (Item #639839) — Gemstones — Tim Holtz distress inks “Antique Linen”, “Bundled Sage”, “Victorian Velvet”, “Pumice Stone”

The group of ladies who joined the challenge are:

Darlene

Birgit

Donna

Barbara

Diane

Judy

Vicki

Kathy

Annie

That’s it from 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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