Forest Peekers …

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D hosted by Team Diane. The theme for this challenge is “Featured” and we want you to choose an DD_Featuredobject from the mood board and make it the ‘feature’ on your card. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog.

For my card I used deer as my featured object. This idea comes from the inspiration photo right top panel in the last row. They are so adorable and it was great fun to put all the die cut parts together to let them come to life.  I made a colourful background with distress oxide inks, added a few pretty flowers, leaves and a little bow for a boho feel. To finish off I added a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #121 (ends 09/18)- Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: Spellbinders Celebra’tions die “Pierced Rectangles” (SCD-012) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Just Wanted To Say” (CEDME001) — Impression Obsessions die “Leaves” (DIE066C))
  • 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #30 (ends 09/25) – Anything Goes (must feature a critter)
  • Crafty Animal Challenge #30 (ends 09/27) – Anything Goes
  • Animal Friends Challenge #78 (ends 09/30) – Deer and / or squirrel
  • Dies R Us Challenge #128 (ends 09/13) – Nature (Dies: Spellbinders Celebra’tions die “Pierced Rectangles” (SCD-012) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Just Wanted To Say” (CEDME001) — Impression Obsessions die “Leaves” (DIE066C) — Cottage Cutz ‘Tree Stump & Log for Peekers” (CC-232) — Cottage Cutz “Forest Peekers, Deer & Rabbit” (CC-225) )
  • The Creative Crafters Challenge #19 (ends 09/08) – Anything Goes
  • Creatalicious Challenges #170 (ends 09/15) – Anything Goes

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A close-up of the peekers

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The flowers

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A touch of “boho”

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Kraft, white, green and brown cardstock — Spellbinders Celebra’tions die “Pierced Rectangles” (SCD-012) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Just Wanted To Say” (CEDME001) — Impression Obsessions die “Leaves” (DIE066C) — Cottage Cutz ‘Tree Stump & Log for Peekers” (CC-232) — Cottage Cutz “Forest Peekers, Deer & Rabbit” (CC-225) — Flowers — Tim Holtz Distress inks.

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

Jungle Friends

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D hosted by Team Diane. The theme for this challenge is “It’s A Jungle Out DD_JungleThere” – so let’s see something to do with a jungle. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog.

For my card I used  two little monkeys as focal point. They are so adorable and it was great fun to put all the die cut parts together to let them come to life. Some die cut leaves and colorful flowers on a pretty floral background give a “jungle” feel to the card. I added the swinging monkeys with mirror tape for dimension. To finish off I added a “Happy birthday” sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #119 (ends 08/28)- Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: PoppyStamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #3” (662702) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #1” (662700)
  • 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #29 (ends 08/25) – Anything Goes (must feature a critter)
  • Crafty Animal Challenge #29 (ends 08/27) – Anything Goes
  • Use Your Stuff Challenge #369 (ends 08/12) – Inspired By Disney (The monkeys reminded me of Disney’s The Jungle Book)

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The two happy chaps swinging from the leaves

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The sentiment, first word stamped and second word die cut to add a happy feel.

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A close-up of the flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White kraft and brown  cardstock — Scraps of colored card-stock for flowers and leaves — Designer paper from Fancy Pants — Marianne Design Collectables  “Monkeys” (COL1399) — Marianne Design Collectables “Sentiment Set” (COL1349) — PoppyStamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #3” (662702) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #1” (662700) 

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this card with the cute jungle friends. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

On The Farm

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a fun card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “On the Farm” and with such a lovely mood board from Diane you can create anything as long as it is farm-related. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize Ca dd sep insp1-tilevisit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the colors and sunflowers in the picture. The adorable scarecrow is a Cottage Cutz die I purchased a long time ago. I love to put all the bits and pieces together (also a great way to use up little scraps of paper!) and to see how the guy just pop on the card. I added a little fence, some grass and a few sunflowers to complete the card. The sentiment is from Marianne Design Creatables. I think the card will bring much joy to a little kid.

Challenges:

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A friendly scarecrow

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Yellow sunflowers for a happy feeling …

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White, and blue  card-stock
  • Gingham paper
  • Scraps of paper for scarecrow, grass and fence
  • Cottage Cutz die “Scarecrow” (CC4X4-100-D)
  • Impression Obsession die “Grass” (DIE060-1)
  • Marianne Design Creatables die “Sentiment” (LR0223)
  • Lea’bilities die “Garden Fence” (45.0324)
  • Sunflowers
  • Gemstones
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Faded Jeans”, “Scattered Straw”, “Vintage Photo”

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

Little Birdie …

Hello friends,

I have two clean and simple cards to share with you today.  A few weeks ago I bought my first Elizabeth Crafts dies and embossing folder from a local craft shop and what fun I had to play with these dies. I used the dies with some of my older Spellbinders dies and really like the outcome of this quick cards with a spring feel. It was ages since I last used an embossed background and doing so with these cards inspired me to take my forgotten stuff out of the cupboard and use them again.

I would like to enter my first card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the bird and button flowers

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My second card with more shabby elements

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A close-up of the distressing, roses and sequins

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Project details for both cards:

  • White, blue, green and yellow cardstock
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs dies: 709 – Birds ; 724 – Best Wishes ; 722 – Hello
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs embossing folder: 118 – Spring Leaves
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites “Sprigs”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small” (Card 1)
  • Buttons (Card 1)
  • Roses, sequins and wax cord (Card 2)
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Barn Door” (Card 1) and “Peacock Feathers” (Card 2)

Thanks for visiting today and looking at my card. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Polka Dot Love

Hello blog friends,

Mondays are not my usual days to publish a blog post, but today is very special as I have the privilege to be the July special month-long guest designer for The Shabby TSTR #226Tea Room. Oh my,  never thought in my wildest dreams that I will have this opportunity to be part of this beautiful challenge blog. Thanks Debbie for your invitation to join the team this month. The theme for this week’s Shabby Tea Room challenge is “Polka Dot Love” and the challenge is to create a card or project inspired by the lovely photo and to include flowers and dots.

I decided to create a shabby card for a young girl with a free whimsical “Rain Boots” digital stamp from Broken Box Stock. After embellishing the boots with pearls and pink blossoms it reminds me of shoes little fairies would wear. After turning my craft room upside down to find a matching sentiment stamp I finally decided on this little treasure “Fairy Sweet” to match the boots. I added some die cut hearts in various sizes, fishtail banners , sweet blossoms, butterflies and a few sequins for bling. I had so much fun making this card and hope you will also join in at this week’s challenge at The Shabby Tea Room.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the “fairy” boots

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The sentiment and sequins

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The flowers, banners and bow … and a tiny butterfly

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A peep at the inside with more hearts and sequins

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Designer paper “Prima Divine paper pack” and Iralamija
  • Broken Box Stock digital image “Rain Boots”
  • Penny Black sentiment stamp “Fairy Sweet stamp set”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Hearts”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Lace Hearts”
  • Upikit Butterly punch
  • Pearls
  • Lace
  • Sequins
  • Paper rose and blossoms
  • Wax cord
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Pink Tulip” and “Turquoise”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Victorian Velvet”
  • Lyra -Rembrandt Aquarelle water-color pencils
  • Skwiglues

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. Have a happy Monday and wonderful week.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

Cherish

Hello blog friends,

 I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw on my calendar that today is the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.The days passed so quickly, sometimes I just wish I can slow down the time a little bit. baby-nursery-decorating-ideas-22The challenge for the coming two weeks is to use the inspiration picture to create your project. You can either use the colours or the theme of the picture. The only limitation is that your project must be made in a vintage or shabby chic style or a combination of both.

For my card I choose to work with the colors in the inspiration photo. The image of the girl and her dog is from TuckDB Postcards and the flowers on her hat capture some of the colours in the photo. I framed the image in a green oval die cut and used some flowers from the Petaloo Botanica collection. The banner is a die cut from Joanna Sheen Signature range and the sentiment from Prima “Delight” chipboard pieces. I am always struggling with inspiration pictures so I hope I really captured some elements of the photo in my card. Hope you can join us this fortnight at Sugar Creek Hollow, we would love to see your creation using the photo as inspiration

Challenges:

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The image from TuckDB Postcards

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A close-up of the bunting. Love the little hearts!

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The chipboard sentiment and flowers from Petaloo

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A peep at the inside embellished with lace and a little heart.

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Project details:

  • White, pink and green cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Tea-Thyme”
  • TuckDB Postcards image
  • Prima chipboard sentiment “Delight”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements “Floral Ovals”
  • Joanna Sheen Signature die “Bunting” (SD064)
  • Petaloo Botanica Collection” Faux dried minis”
  • Lace
  • Button
  • Blue wax cord
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Iced Lime”
  • Hearts
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Peeled Paint”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today and looking at my card. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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