Autumn Time

Hello friends

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Leaves”. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I love to make cards with autumn colours – the browns, oranges, reds and yellows are so warm and earthy. I decided to create a shabby card with a rustic feel for this challenge. I painted a few scraps of papers with my watercolour paints and then die cut the leaves with different sized dies. I layered a scribble circle on a rustic designer paper background and then added the autumn leaves with mirror tape for dimension.  A few green sprigs are also added for more interest. I finished off with a gold die cut sentiment and a wax cord bow. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #177 (ends 09/27) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Paper Rose die “Scribble Circle Large” (17394) — Lawn Cuts custom craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession dies “Small Leaves” (DIE095-D) — Poppy Stamps die “Leafy Sprig” (Style No 1001) — Creative Expressions Craft dies Mini Expressions “Stacked Happy Birthday” (CEDME074))
  • Crafts Galore Encore #91 (September) (ends 09/29) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#62 (ends 09/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Crafter’s Castle September Challenge #45 (ends 09/30) – Anything Goes
  • Inkspirational Challenges #247 (ends 09/18) – Autumn Leaves
  • Make My Monday Challenge #157 (ends 09/27) – Autumn / Fall cards
  • The Paper Funday Challenges September #33 (ends 10/03) – Anything Goes with an Optional Twist: Autumn / Fall

A close-up of the autumn leaves

The sentiment cut from gold paper

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, green and brown card-stock — Gold card-stock — Mintay Papers “Fall Festival” (Mt-Fal-08) — Paper Rose die “Scribble Circle Large” (17394) — Lawn Cuts custom craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession dies “Small Leaves” (DIE095-D) — Poppy Stamps die “Leafy Sprig” (Style No 1001) — Creative Expressions Craft dies Mini Expressions “Stacked Happy Birthday” (CEDME074) — Yvonne Creations Fabulous Fall dies ‘Autumn Leaves” (YCD10149) — Wax cord for bow — Reeves water colour paint — 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

The Lookout

Hello friends,

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

I decided on a Penny Black stamp with an adorable cat for this card. I stamped the brick wall with grey ink and layer this on blue card-stock to frame the brick wall. I coloured the image with watercolour pencils, cut it out and layered it on the brick wall background. The pot-plant was stamped twice, which I also fussy cut and added with mirror tape for dimension.. To add more interest and colour I added a die-cut willow branch. I then added a three layer die cut sentiment to finish off .

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The adorable cat in the window.

The sentiment

A close-up of the inside

Project details

White, green and blue card-stock — Penny Black Cling stamp “The Lookout” (40-461) — Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card stamp “Brick” (CC083 C-A-C Dist.) — Poppystamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Creative Expressions Craft die Mini Expressions ‘Hope your Day is Wonderful” (CEDME047) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Sweet Wishes

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Fruit and/or Vegetables”. 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 only have one die between the tons of dies in my stash that featured fruit. As the die cuts are small I decided to make a row of different fruit across the lower half of the card. I highlighted the stitched border on the die cuts with a white gelly roller pen and also distress the fruit with inks to add depth. I layered the different fruit with mirror tape on the polka dot background and white trellis for dimension. I finished off with a die cut sentiment from black metallic glitter paper.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the fruit

The sentiment from black glitter paper

The inside

Project details

White cardstock for base card — Polka dot designer paper — Scraps of coloured cardstock for fruit and leaves — Black glitter paper for sentiment  — Cottage Cutz “Stitched Fruit” (CC-400) — Find It Trading “Trellis Frame” (YCD10015) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase Set One” (S4-563) — Creative Expressions Mini Expressions “Stacked Sweet Wishes” — 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

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

Sunny Wishes

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Colors of DD_ColoursOfSummer_July21Summer”. 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 summer card for the new challenge. I decided to make a slimline, clean and simple card, for this challenge. I don’t have any dies or stamps with sea shells or beach balls, so my choice was to go with a bunch of lovely flowers. I used a long neglected stamp which was a perfect fit for the slimline design. The image was coloured with my Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils and then the top layer (with the stamped image) layered with mirror tape on the base layer for a bit of dimension. I added a sentiment, a few light green gemstones and a bow to finish off.  Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A snapshot of the flowers and butterflies

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and green cardstock — Penny Black clear stamp set “Sunny Wishes” (30-344) — Aall & Create sentiment stamp “Garden Cuttings” (#178) — Green gemstones — Green wax cord for bow — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Summer Flowers

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Summer DD_SummerGingham_July17Gingham”. 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 summer card for the new challenge. I used my brushstroke flower dies to created 3 different flowers for my floral arrangement. I die cut the flowers from white cardstock, colour them with distress inks and then assemble all the small pieces to create depth and dimension. I spray the coloured flowers with a little bit of water to get the watercolour effect. While still damp I shaped the leaves to add a little more dimension to the flowers.  The leaves were die cut from two shades of green card-stock, glued together and then distress with ink. The floral arrangement was then layered on pink gingham paper.  I finished off with a die cut sentiment which was die-cut several times from white and pink cardstock to give a raised effect. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #172 (ends 07/13) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits die “Brushstroke flowers #3” (665360) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Brushstroke flowers #2” (665210) — Sizzix Thinlits Colorize die “Bloom, Colorize” (665208) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “Best Wishes” (DIE386-F)
  • Let’s Craft & Create Challenge #173 (ends 07/31) – Anything Goe
  • Love to Craft #60 (ends 07/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • Crafts Galore Encore #89 (June) (ends 07/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • Sparkles Forum Challenges #141 (ends 07/15) – Floral Extravaganza

A close-up of the flowers on the gingham background

The sentiment

The inside with more flowers

Project details

White and pink card-stock — Pink gingham paper — Sizzix Thinlits die “Brushstroke flowers #3” (665360) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Brushstroke flowers #2” (665210) — Sizzix Thinlits Colorize die “Bloom, Colorize” (665208) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “Best Wishes” (DIE386-F) — Tim Holtz distress inks.

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

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