Things That Fly

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Things that fly”. I am joining Team Darlene for this fun challenge. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the colors, lovely kite and white clouds in the photo. I used two layers of  colorful background paper to create a cheerful feeling to the card. I added the kite and embellished it with little roses and a gemstone. To give the feeling of movement some puffy clouds were added. I finished off with a bright red bow, more blue gemstones, a yellow button heart and a bold sentiment. For the list of dies used, please scroll down to the bottom of my photos. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the kite and puffy clouds

The sentiment and bow

A peep at the inside

Project details

Blue, white and red card-stock  – Designer paper – Lawn Fawn Craft die “Stitched Kite”(#LF1204) – Memory Box Craft die “Puffy Clouds” (No. 98172) – Impression Obsession die “Best Wishes” (DIE386-F) – Martha Stewart punch “Hearts” – Polka dot washi tape – Mini paper roses — Blue gemstones – Hug Snug seam binding for bow “Lipstick Red” – Heart button – Tim Holtz distress inks “Tea Dye” and “Faded Jeans”

That’s it from me today! I hope you like today’s creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Think Spring

Hello blog friends,

We are celebrating Spring at Double D Challenges and I hope you can join us this week with your flower creations. With such a lovely ca-dd-spr1-tileinspiration photo you can just let the creative juices flow. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we would love to see your card this fortnight.

I was inspired by the wood-grain chair, the flowers, green, pink and yellow colors and the birds. I used a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder “Bark” for the background.This was distressed with white acrylic paint for a shabby look. After layering an oval wreath on the background I added lots of flowers and bows. The final touches are a stamped die cut bird, pink hearts and a sentiment. I also made an envelobox  and embellished it to match my card. All the supplies are listed below. Hope you like my take on the inspiration picture.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The bird

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The flowers and close-up of the stamping and embossing

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More flowers…

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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The matching envelobox

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Project details

White, green and kraft card-stock ; Spellbinders M-Bossabilities embossing folder “Bricks and Bark” (EL-015) ; Tattered Lace die “Starlight Oval” (D610) ; Memory Box die “Forest Bird” (No. 98340) ; Spellbinders Shapeabilities sentiment die “Phrase Set One” (S4-563) ; Hug Snug seam binding “Antique Gold” ; White acrylic paint for distressing ; White wax cord ; Hearts ; Tim Holtz distress inks ‘Peeled Paint” , “Victorian Velvet”, “Tattered Rose”, “Tea Dye” ; Flowers  (I am Roses products used: S10-2 (Small Pale Pink Paper Flowers), S15-00 (Small Mixed Pink Paper Flowers ), S10-401 (Small Yellow Paper Flowers) and Prima roses)

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Timeless Elegance

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “Lavender and ca-dd-ll-tileLace”. The theme of beautiful lavender  colors and romantic lace speaks of timeless elegance for me. 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 “Precious Marieke Flower Border die”  and absolutely gorgeous!

I was inspired by the colors and beautiful lace in the photo. I use a Tattered Lace die “Counting the moments” as focal point on my card. I  layered several papers and fancy lace to create a shabby background for the clock. The fun part for me is always to arrange the flowers and bows and I really like the outcome on this card. I finished off with a sentiment die cut from Impression Obsession, a little bit of glitter and sparkling sequins.

Challenges I entered:

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A close-up of the clock

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The flowers and bow

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and lilac card-stock —  FabScraps designer paper — Tattered Lace die “Counting the Moments” (0272) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE383-C) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Romantic Rose” (S5-230) for inside — Paper flowers in shades of purple — Wax cord — Hug Snug seam binding “Lilac” — Lace — Sequins — Stickles glitter “Lavender” — Tim Holtz distress ink “Milled Lavender” 

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

Black and White

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges  and we are still celebrating our one year anniversary. Team Darlene is hosting january-2017this challenge with the lovely theme of “Black and White”. Looking at the beautiful inspiration picture I decided to join in the fun. I just want to remind you that the anniversary celebration continues with this challenge and the team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.  Keep in mind you can still join in the second half of celebrating with us and stand a chance to win fabulous prizes!

It is also time to announce the winner of the Memory Box prize that I offered for celebration of our first anniversary at Double D Challenges.

The name of the lucky winner that was drawn from the hat is:
Petra L (Pleasure by Peet)

Congratulations Petra L – I will email you directly, notifying you of this win! Please be sure to email me back with your postal address and I will send out your prize as quickly as I can.

Many thanks to all of you that participated and leaving a comment. I wish I could give a prize to everyone!

My inspiration from the mood board for this challenge is the butterflies and patterns on the cushions. I chose the background paper and edge die cut to represent the stripes and patterns on the cushions. The top panel with the lace edge is lifted of the main card with mirror tape to give the card dimension. I added fluttering butterflies and finished off with a die cut sentiment and black pearl strings. Usually I love to use lots of color on my card so this black and white creation was  a challenge for me. It is really difficult to make an interesting and eye-catching card with just two colors. I would love to see your take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The butterflies and patterned background paper

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A close-up of the sentiment and lace edge

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

Black and white card-stock ; Designer background paper ; Crealies dies ‘Butterflies” (Set No. 5) ; Marianne Design Creatables “Lace border” (LR0396) ; Spellbinders die D-Lites “Sentiments Three” (S2-139) ; Pearl strings

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

Regards,

Amelia

Happy Anniversary

Hello friends,

It is Double D Challenges One Year anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme is to use anything ca-dd-anv3-tileyou want as long as it is in/on the mood board.

But there is more news about our prizes! It will run as normal but besides the Top 3, Winner & Random.org winner, Diane will choose two additional winners who will receive prizes. All the details about the prizes are on the Double D Challenge blog. Besides these additional 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 sentiment die from Poppystamps “Fancy Hello” . To stand a chance prizeto win please leave a comment and your name and I will pick one lucky random winner that will be announced on my blog on the 18th January when our next challenge goes live. I hope you will be able to participate  in our challenge – we would love to see your project!

For my card to celebrate the Double D Anniversary I used the peach colors and flowers as inspiration.  I die cut my background paper with a Sizzix multi media die  and added lots of hearts. The flower bouquet is layered on some vintage lace for a shabby feel. To finish off I added a die cut sentiment, bow and some silver glitter stones.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

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The sentiment

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A close-up of the flowers

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The hearts and flourish background

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A peep at the inside

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Project details of my card

Cream, peach and green card-stock — Graphic45 designer paper — Sizzix Thinlits (Tim Holtz Alterations) Multimedia die (9661185) — Sizzix Thinlits (Tim Holtz Alterartions) sentiment die (660223) — Memory Box die “Heart Waterfall” (No. 99079) — Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001) — Hug Snug seam binding “Cream” — Vintage lace — Paper roses and lilies — Silver glitter stones

I hope you enjoy today´s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. Remember to enter for the prize draw on my blog and to submit your project for the Double D Anniversary Challenge! Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

A Toast to 2017

Hello friends,

This is my last post for 2016 and my wish to all of you is:

May 2017 be filled with peace, warmth and togetherness in your family and much prosperity! Happy New Year!

Thank you for all your support and kind comments during 2016, I appreciate it so much. To celebrate 2017 I chose a cute mouse image from my new Penny Black stamp set “Critter Time”. I colored the image with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and added a little glitter to the cool drink for sparkle. The circle  is lifted from the card base with mirror tape to add dimension. The sentiment die cut is from Paper Smooches “Birthday Words”

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the image

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Project details:

  • White and black cardstock
  • Penny Black stamp set “Critter Time” (30234)
  • Paper Smooches sentiment die ” Birthday words” (FBD120)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small”
  • Glitter
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencil

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Regards,

Amelia

 

Harvest Blessings

Hello friends,

Greeting you from a very hot summers day in South Africa, We are midst a heat wave with temperatures rising during daytime to 38 degree ca-dd-nov-insp2-tileCelsius. I think the best place to be is in the swimming pool or in front of an air cooler. But despite the heat I am excited to share my card with you for the new challenge over at Double D Challenges today. The theme of the challenge is “Harvest Blessings and Give Thanks”.

I was inspired by the acorns and leaves as well as the colors in the picture. The pretty background paper on my card is from Lilac and Lavender and although you can’t see much of it I love the colors and letters popping through the die cut leaves. For dimension on the card I added layers of autumn colored and green  leaves. For embellishments I used some copper acorns and gold pearls and finished of with a wax cord bow. Hope you like today’s card

Challenges:

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A close-up of the leaves and acorns

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream, kraft and green cardstock
  • Designer paper from Lilac and Lavender
  • BoBunny craft die “”Lovely Leaf Dies”
  • Spellbinders Shapeablilities “Romantic Vines”
  • Copper acorns
  • Gold pearls
  • Wax cord
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage Photo”, “Tea Dye” and “Mowed Lawn”
  • Prime Watercolor paint for leaves

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciated your time.  I would love to read what you think.about the card. Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

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