Happy Dance

Hello friends,

Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “White with one other colour only” (you can use neutrals with your one colour or you can use a neutral as your one colour)”. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your creation!

I decided to create a clean and simple slimline card for this challenge. I used a bright lime green cardstock as background for the white dancing stick figures. I added some gemstones and filled some of the figures with negative die cuts for more interest. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my really simply take on this challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The dancing stick figures

The sentiment

The inside of the card

Project details

White and lime green cardstock — HobbyGros dies by Lene Nielsen “Stick Figures” (BLD1185) — Marianne Design Creatables “Happy Birthday” (LR0223) — Gemstones — Washi tape

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Purrfect Pocket

Hello friends,

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

My inspiration from the picture was the cream and blue colours and the lace. I decided to create a shabby style card with a hidden sentiment tag. I layered a die-cut pocket on my background layers and lace die-cut, then added a little kitty hanging from the rim of the pocket. The tag with the sentiment is hidden behind the hanging kitty. I finished off with another sleepy kitten, some flowers, bows and gemstones.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Crafts Galore Encore #97 (March) (ends 03/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Dies R Us Challenge #18 (ends 03/13) – Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: StudioLight Denim Saturdays die “Pocket” (STENCILDEN140) — SIzzix Thinlits “Crochet” (664128) — Crafter’s Companion Gemini stamp and die set “Cat” (GEM-STD-PABCAT) for sentiment)
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#67 (ends 04/15) – Always Anything Goes
  • Use Your Stuff #442 (ends 03/07)– Birthday
  • Crafty Animals #58 (ends 03/28) – Always Anything Goes with an Animal

A close-up of one of the kittens

The hidden sentiment tag

The flowers and bow

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream and blue cardstock –Designer paper for background layer — StudioLight Denim Saturdays die “Pocket” (STENCILDEN140) — Marianne Design Collectables “Kitten” (COL1454) — SIzzix Thinlits “Crochet” (664128) — Nellie’s Multi Frames die “Tags-4” (MFD074) — Crafter’s Companion Gemini stamp and die set “Cat” (GEM-STD-PABCAT) for sentiment — Flowers — Wax cord for bows — Gemstones

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

Balloons

Hello friends,

Happy New Year to all – wishing you love, health and happiness in 2022. It is also Double D Challenges 6th birthday and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme for this birthday challenge is “Balloons” (No hot air balloons). To be part of our challenge please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double D’s talented designers and join in the fun!

I love the colourful balloons in the inspiration tile, it is such a pretty picture.  I decided on a slimline design for my card. I stamped the cute little bear and sentiment first and then colour the image with watercolour pencils. I die cut a few balloons in different colours of plain and gingham papers, distress then with inks and then layered then with mirror tape for dimension. I used a red layer to frame the picture on the base card. This was such a quick and easy card and I really love the happy feel of the card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The cute little bear and sentiment

A close-up of the balloons

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and red cardstock — Different colours of scrap paper for balloons — Colorado Craft Company stamp set “Happy Day” (AJ455) — Nellie’s Choice Hobby Solution cutting die “Balloons” (HSFD013) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Different shades of Tim Holtz distress inks.

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

Signs of Summer

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Signs of Summer”.  There are lots of wonderful “signs” in the inspiration photo to inspire your card for the new challenge. The
DD_Signs of Summer_June16team also created beautiful cards to showcase summer – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the balloons and clear sky in the bottom right photo. I used an adorable teddy bear image hanging onto balloons for my focal point. I stamped the image and colour it with my watercolour pencils. The image was then layered on gingham designer paper. I die-cut several puffy clouds and adhere the clouds and some of the balloons with mirror tape for dimension. I then add some glitter to the balloons for  a shiny effect. I finish off with a stamped sentiment and three glitter hearts. There is not much detail on the card as I wanted to create a feeling of drifting away in the open sky on a summer day.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the adorable teddy bear

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White cardstock — Mintay designer paper “Happy Place” — Penny Black clear stamp “Balloon Ride” (30-545) — Avery Elle clear stamp set “Elephantastic” (ST-21-68) — Memory Box die “Puffy Clouds” (Style no. 98172) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Glitter hearts

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

“Bee” Happy

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “BEE”DD_Bee_June2Inspired”. Use bees and/or anything that inspires you on the mood board.
(honeycomb, yellow, black, hexagon etc). 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 was inspired by the honeycomb pattern and the bees in the inspiration photo. I used an embossing folder to create a honeycomb background for the card. The embossing folder also have a die-cut,  which I use to fill up the pattern on the top layer with various designer paper. I added a kraft -coloured frame  to the pattern layer. I then die-cut the bees from kraft and sand coloured cardstock and distress the edges. This is the only bee die I own and it is one of the first dies that I purchased with my Cuttlebug in 2009. The bees were added with mirror tape for dimension. I finished off with a combined stamped and die-cut sentiment and a pink heart.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The sentiment and honeycomb background

The bees buzzing around

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, kraft and cream cardstock — Designer paper in various patterns and colours — Marianne Design embossing folder extra “Honeycomb” (DF3404) — ProvoCraft cutting die “Bee”  — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy” (CEDME010) — Lawn Fawn clear stamp “Bee Mine” (LF439) — Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen — Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage Photo” — Hearts

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Butterfly Kisses

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Skies”. The team have created 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 was inspired by the sun and blue and white colours of the top right picture in the inspiration photo. I created a fun critter card with a stamp and die set purchased a while ago.  I used a stencil and distress ink to create the clouds as background for my card, then coloured the images with water-colour pencils, die cut each shape and layered them on the background with mirror tape for dimension. For more interest I added a yellow sun and a pop-up cloud as well. I framed the “happy” scene with a layer of yellow card-stock. I finished off with a die-cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The critters and sentiment

The fox chasing butterflies

The little rabbit and bear are watching

A peep at the inside of the card

Project details

White, yellow, green card-stock — Lawn Fawn stamp set “Butterfly Kisses” (LF1882) — Lawn Fawn Cuts “Butterfly Kisses” (LF1883) — Lawn Fawn clippings “Cloudy stencil” (LF2250) — Memory Box die “Puffy Clouds” (No. 98172) — Elizabeth Craft Designs die “Happy Birthday” (717) — Nellie Snellen Shape die “Grass Border” (SD111) — Crealies die “Sunshine” (CLDF12) — Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Classic Scalloped Circles Small” (S4-125) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mustard Seed” ; Mowed Lawn” and “Tumbled Glass”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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