Pretty Topiary Trees

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme from Team Darlene for our two weekly challenge this time is “Gingham” – of any color or material (ribbon or paper). Please visit the Double D DD_Ginghamchallenge blog and see the wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

Now onto the details of my card for the new challenge. I created my card in the shabby chic style using three topiary trees as a focal point. I used gingham paper and a piece of floral designer paper for my background layers.  The trees were lifted from the fancy die cut panel with mirror tape for dimension. The trees were then decorated with small die cut leaves, paper roses and gemstones. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, small birds and glitter. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #110 (ends 04/03) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A))
  • Cut It Up Challenges #169 (ends 03/22) – Hello Spring!
  • Allsorts Challenges Week#511 (ends 03/30) – Favorite die (I prefer to use dies)
  • Crafter’s Castle Challenges #15 (ends 03/31) – Anything Goes with Optional Use Glitter
  • Dies R Us Challenge #117 (ends 03/28) – One for the Ladies (Dies: Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A))

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The topiary trees with embellishments

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A close-up of the roses, leaves and birds

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream, kraft and green card-stock — Gingham designer paper — Marianne Design Craftables “Topiary Trees” (CR1303) — Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A) — Roses — Gemstones — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage Photo”  and “Bundled Sage” — Glitter.

I hope you enjoy today’s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. I love to read them! Enjoy a wonderful day and have fun creating beautiful things.

Regards,

Amelia

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A Sweet Note

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Let’s Make Some Music”. Please visit Double D Challenges and DD_Musicsee more wonderful samples from our talented designers and join in the fun! We have a prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org. and a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

For my card I used a vintage printable as background. This lovely printable was layered on black cardstock to match the black die cut music notes. I then added a die cut lady,  some flowers, leaves and wax cord bows. I finished off with a stamped sentiment on a die cut tag and glitter on the roses. A few pearls were the final touches. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The elegant lady

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The sentiment

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The flowers

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The inside of the card

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Project details

Cream and black cardstock — Vintage music printable — Memory Box die “Party Music” (No. 98757) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Tiara Rondelle” (S5-342) –Marianne Design Creatables (LR0167) — Nellie’s Choice die “Leaves” (SD134) — Lea’bilities Leane Creatief “Couple” (45,1864) — Nellie’s Multi Frames die “Tags” (MFD074) — Dreamerland Crafts clear stamps “Hugs & Kisses” (DS17054) — Prima flowers (Item #631338 and #594428) — Black string for bows — Pearls — Glitter

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Twirl, Spin and Leap …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Pink and White”. Please visit Double D Challenges  and DD_PinkandWhitesee more wonderful samples from our talented designers and join in the fun! We have a prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org. and a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

For my shabby card I created my background with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powder  – I love the shimmering effect. This panel was then lifted from the card base with mirror tape for dimension. I then added the ballerinas and embellished each of them with a little pink rose and glitter. I finished off with a stamped sentiment, pink gemstones and satin ribbon.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Ballerinas

The ballerinas, pretty in a row…

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A rose on the tutu

Ballerinas2

The sentiment

Ballerinas3

A peep at the inside

Ballerinas4

Project details

White cardstock — Spellbinders Die D-Lites “Just Dance” (S3-294) — Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powder — Picket Fence Studios sentiment stamp “Sweet Dear Friend” — Pink gemstones — Satin ribbon– Roses.

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

Looking Back in Time

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme from Team Darlene for our two weekly challenge this time is “Looking Back in Time”.  You can dd_timecreate anything that reminds you of times gone by! Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see the wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

It is also time to announce the winner of the $10 gift certificate from 1-2-3 Stitch.com that I offered for the celebration of our third anniversary at Double D Challenges. The name of the random winner that was drawn from the entries on the Double D Challenge blog is #49 Ellie.

Congratulations, I will email you directly, notifying you of this win! Please be sure to email me back to get the details how to claim your gift certificate. Many thanks to all of you that participated – I wish I could give a prize to everyone!

Now onto the details of my card for the new challenge. I created my card in the vintage style using a vintage telephone die cut as focal point. I used script paper and a piece of hessian for my background layers  The vintage telephone was lifted from the fancy die cut  panel with mirror tape for dimension. The telephone is colored with distress inks. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, a bow and vintage buttons. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

vintagephone

A close-up of the vintage telephone

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The sentiment

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A few vintage buttons

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The inside with more buttons

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Project details

Cream and brown cardstock — Script designer paper — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Radiant Rectangles” (S5-161) — Creative Expressions Craft Mini Expressions die “Just wanted to say” (CEDME001) — Lea’bilities Die “Vintage Telephone” (Leane no 45.3028) — Hessian — Wax cord for bow — Buttons — Tim Holtz distress inks “Pumice Stone” and “Vintage Photo”

I hope you enjoy today´s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. I love to read them! Enjoy a wonderful day and have fun creating beautiful things.

Regards,

Amelia

It’s On the Menu

Hello friends,

It is Double D Challenges 3rd anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme is “It’s On the Menu”. We are celebrating, so we want you DD_Menuto use anything you might find on a menu – cakes, coffee, tea, ice cream, fruit … anything! All the details about the prizes are on the Double D Challenge blog. Besides these prizes some Design Team members will also be offering a prize – so be sure to pop over to their blogs for inspiration and a chance to win a prize in celebration of our anniversary.

The celebration prize I have to offer is a $10 gift certificate from 123 Stitch.com online store. To stand a chance to win the prize just linked  your project to the Double D challenge blog. I will randomly  draw  a name from the entries on the Double D Challenge blog and the lucky winner will be announced on the winner’s post published on January 15, 2019. I hope you will be able to participate in our challenge – we would love to see your project!

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$10 (US Dollars)

123Stitch.com

For my card to celebrate the Double D Anniversary I decided to choose a yummy parfait and a glass of lemonade. After coloring the bits and pieces and gluing it together, I layered the die cuts on pink gingham paper for a happy feel. I added a bold sentiment, piece of lace, bows and gemstones to finish off.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

OnTheMenu

The parfait and lemonade

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Yummy strawberries

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside with another parfait

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Project details

White and red cardstock — Gingham paper — Crafters Companion sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (S-BG-MD-HAP) — Cottage Cutz die “Parfait with Strawberries” (CC4X4-160) — Timeless Scrappings die “Lemonade” — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils — Wax cord for bows — Lace — Gemstones 

I hope you enjoy today’s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. Remember to enter for the prize draw by submitting your project for the Double D Anniversary Challenge! Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

Wishes Are Possible …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Wishes are Possible”. You can use anything with ‘wish’ in it for example – Wishing you a happy birthday, Wish you were here, Best Wishes, etc and anything you 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 pink colors and big sentiment in the inspiration picture. As a child I loved everything about fairies and always wished to see a real one hiding between the flowers and leaves! So now you know why I chose a fairy image to use with the “best wishes” sentiment. This fairy stamp is a new addition to my collection and  I enjoyed coloring the little beauty in my favorite shades of pink. I stamped the fairy twice on card-stock, fussy cut one of the images and colored it with Derwent Inktense pencils. On the stamped top layer I added a die cut wreath and leaves, pretty pink roses, bows and a bold die cut sentiment. Guided by the stamped image on the top layer I added the coloured image with mirror tape to the top layer for a dimensional look. The top layer was then lifted from the base layer with mirror tape. To finished off I added some glitter to the wings and roses and also a few gemstones for extra sparkle. I love the rustic look of the card and the little fairy sitting on the leaves and branches – my childhood wish come to live in this card!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the fairy

The bold sentiment

The pink roses and bows

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, green and brown cardstock — Dreamerland Crafts clear stamp “Fairy” (D18004) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Wreath” (S4-572) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “Best Wishes” (DIE386-F) — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Gemstones — Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Soar …

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this challenge with the theme “Stripes and Dots”. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog to DD_StripesDotssee more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers. We have a prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org. A Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

I like the black stripes and dots of the teapot and bowl from the mood board and used that as inspiration for my card. I layered the lovely stamped bird-cage on the polka dot and striped designer paper with mirror tape for dimension. I added a cute black cat and a little bird for interest. For a splash of color I embellished the card with pink roses, green leaves, gemstones and a strip of floral washi tape. I finished off with a die cut sentiment and some glitter on the roses. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

StripesDots

The pretty stamped bird cage

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A close-up of the flowers and cat

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside with more cats

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Project details

White cardstock — Polka dot and striped designer paper — Prima Cling stamp “Soar” (Item #557126) — Amy Design die “Animal Medley: Cats and Dogs” (ADD10023) — Xcut Mini sentiment die ‘Just for You” (XCU504034) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (#661206) — Creative Expressions Craft die “A Little Birdie told Me” (CED23024) for bird — Impression Obsession die “Cat set” (DIE083-K) (Inside of card) — Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die “Stitch rectangular” (CLNestXXL 24) — Paper roses — Floral washi tape — Gemstones — Skwiglues glitter “Pink”

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

Regards,

Amelia

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