Everyday

Hello dear friends,

I am so  happy to be back in blog land after two months of not making any cards. I can tell you, I really missed my crafting time and all my friends in cyber space. Hope you are all doing well. Today I share a fall card to a few challenges. Autumn or fall themed cards are one of my favourites to create. Although my mojo is quite low after such a long time not crafting, I enjoyed making this card.  Maybe the autumn theme was a good choice to start crafting again.

I keep it simple with a striped background layer,  a lovely sentiment and a die cut bicycle. The warm, splendid colours of the autumn leaves are created by painting a few scraps of papers with my watercolour paints and then die cut the leaves with different dies. The browns, oranges, reds and yellows are so warm and earthy and give such a rustic feel to the whole scene.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The bicycle and autumn leaves

The sentiment

The inside

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

A Truck Load of Flowers

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Wheels”. 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.

This is also my last card for the Double D Challenge blog. To all of the Design Team ladies I enjoyed so much working with you and I will miss all of you dearly. Now onto the details of my card for the challenge. I used a forgotten die cutting set that I purchased last year . I die cut all the elements from white cardstock and used my watercolour pencils and distress inks to bring life to the different pieces. I assembled all the small pieces, then layered it on the background paper and hessian strip with mirror tape for depth and dimension. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The truck and flowers

The flower pots

The sentiment

The inside of the card

Project details

White, cream and black cardstock — Mintay designer paper for background “Beauty in Bloom” (MT-818-08) — Stampendous Cutting Die Set “Truck Load” (DCP1019) — Karen Burniston die set “Word set 2 – Birthday” (1003) — Piece of hessian netting — Derwent watercolour pencils — Tim Holtz distress inks “Antique Linen”, “Vintage Photo”, “Tea Dye”, “Rusty Hinge”

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

Let Your Dreams Set Sail

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Lighthouses”. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided to create a masculine card for this challenge. I added a die cut fishing net on the base card to create a textured background for the scene. I stamped the sailboat and sentiment on a black framed oval die cut and coloured the image with watercolour pencils. I layered the oval on the fishing net and a lighthouse die cut was added with mirror tape to give dimension to the card. I finished off with seagulls, a die cut anchor and sea shells. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

The lighthouse and sailboat

The embellishments

The sentiment

The inside of the card

Project details

White, black, red, kraft and blue cardstock — Elizabeth Craft Designs “Lighthouse” (Nr.1754) — Find It Trading Amy Designs “Fishing Net” (ADD10101) — Joy Crafts “Seashore” (6002/0418)– Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Ovals” — Stampendous clear stamps “Nautical Anchor” (SSC1261) — Sea shells — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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

Under The Sea

Hello friends,

Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Creatures Under/In The Sea”. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize, visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your creation!

My card was inspired by the sea horse and the blue colours in the inspiration photo. I created my background with distress oxide sprays and pixie powders, and then layered it on the base card. I stamped a vertical sentiment (a little bit skewed) on the right side of the card. The coral, shell, star fish and sea horses are then layered on the background. The sea horses are heat embossed with blue embossing powder as well as some of the coral. I finished off with a few clear water droplets.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the sea horses

The coral and sentiment

The inside decorations

Project details

White cardstock — Scraps of cardstock for coral, shells and starfish — Sizzix Thinlits die ” Coral Wreath” (665317) — Julie Hickey Vertical Wishes stamp set — Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays  — Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders — Blue embossing powder — Dress My Craft Clear Water Droplets

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Set Sail

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Beach Time”. You can use the lovely 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 colours , starfish and water in the inspiration photo. I decided to create a masculine card. First I painted a strip with blue watercolour paint, then added my die cut sailboat with mirror tape for dimension. I embellished the one corner of the card with a die cut anchor, a ceramic starfish and sea shells. I finished off with a stamped sentiment.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

The sailboat and seagulls

The sentiment to match the theme of the card

The anchor, starfish and sea shells

The inside of the card

Project details

White and blue cardstock — Scraps of cardstock in silver, brown and red — Nellie Snellen Shape die by Lene Design “Sailing Boat” (SDL039) –Joy Crafts die “Seashore” (6002/0418) –Stampendous clear stamp set “Nautical Anchor” (SSC1261) — eramic starfish and seashells — Gemstones

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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