It’s Cold Outside …

Hello friends,

This will be my last post before Christmas and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your visits during 2017. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and for my Christian friends, have a Merry Christmas. The theme for our last 2017 challenge at Double D Challenges is “Baby It’s Cold Outside – Winter”. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile and as always there is a lovely prize to win!

My inspiration from the picture is the white, red and brown colors and also the snow. I used an adorable Penny Black stamp for my card which I coloured with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. For a “frosty” feel I die cut a snowflake border and added some sparkle with fairy dust glitter.  I finished off with more snowflakes, glitter snow, a silver bow and a hanging silver sentiment die cut.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the image

The sentiment hanging from a silver bow

The inside with more snowflakes

Project details

White and red cardstock — Penny Black stamp set “Jolly Friends” (30-058) — Precious Marieke die “Winterfun Border” (PM 10077 — Marianne Design Craftables “Snowflakes” (CR1335) — Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105) — Fairy glitter — Silver cord — Aleene’s Glitter Snow — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils

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

Regards,

Amelia

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Parisian Postale

Hello friends,

The Christmas hustle and bustle is in full swing in my part of the world but I’ve got another Christmas card to share with you today . I created this card for the challenge at The Card Concept with the lovely theme of “Parisian Postale”. My card is created in the Shabby chic and Vintage style. My inspiration from the picture is the kraft, red and white colours, twine and postal address.  I used kraft cardstock for the card base and a postal stamp from KaiserCraft. For  embellishments aI added a red flower, red twine and die cut snowflakes The sentiment is layered on a tiny tag. Hope you like my take on the challenge

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the flower and postal stamp

The snowflakes

A peep at the inside

Project details

Kraft, red and white cardstock — Kaisercraft clear stamp “Cherry Tree Lane” — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Snowflake Wonder” — Marianne Design Craftables “Snowflakes (CR1335) –Spellbinders Stamp and Die set “Tiny Tags” (SDS-053) — LeCrea’3-D-die “Pigeons” (No.45.1222) — Twine — Flower — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Vintage Photo”

Thanks for visiting today and wishing you a wonderful week! I’m sure it will be a busy one for us all.

Regards,

Amelia

Christmas Reindeer

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”. Team Diane is looking for Christmas cards with red and white with an optional pop of green. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile and as always there is a lovely prize to win!

I used the reindeer and the white, green and red colors in the tile as inspiration for my card. I decided on roses for embellishments as the roses are in full bloom in South Africa during Christmas time. To add a festive feel to the card I dressed the reindeer with a gold bow and added hanging hearts from the leafy sprig border. I finished of with a sentiment and gold pearls on the hearts.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The lovely reindeer with a fancy bow and red roses

The sentiment and hanging hearts

A close up of the roses

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, red and green cardstock — Designer paper — Gold mirror board — Memory Box die “Leafy Sprig Border” (No. 1002) — Memory Box die “Heart Waterfall” (No. 99079) — PoppyStamps die “Leafy Sprig” ( No. 1001) — Nellie’s Choice Vintasia Figurative die “Reindeer”  (VIND019) — Cottage Cutz die “Topiary” (CC4X4-164) — LeCrea’ 3-D-Dies “Pigeond” (Leane no.45.1222) — Paper roses — Gold pearls

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

 

Santa

Hello friends,

November is here … and Christmas is on our doorstep! I have my first Christmas card for this year to share today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Here comes Santa”. I was inspired by the picture of Santa Claus  as well as the brown tones in the inspiration board. The team have created beautiful cards – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided to create a rustic Christmas card with kraft colors. The design is very easy and ideal for mass production. I layered a strip of music paper on my kraft base card. The stamped Santa image was layered on a lacey circle die cut and lifted of the base card with mirror tape. For the traditional Christmas colors I added some greenery and red “gem stone” berries. A sentiment, a little bit of gold glitter and a tiny gold bow are the final touches to my card. The distressed edges adds a perfectly aged, weathered look.   Hope you like my take on the Double D Challenge “Here comes Santa Claus”.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The Santa Claus image layered on a lacey circle

The sentiment

A close-up of the inside

Project details

Kraft paper — Music designer paper — BoBunny clear stamp “Father Christmas: (Item #SFC671) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey circles” — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die ‘ Festive greens” ( 662425) — Couture Creations Intricutz die “Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Red gem stones — Gold glitter — Gold cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress inks ‘”Tea Dye” and “Mowed Lawn”

Thank you for visiting today. and I appreciate your time to leave a comment so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

Silver and Gold for Christmas

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “Silver and decemberGold”. I was inspired by the beautiful silver and gold in the picture and  decided to join in the fun. The team have created beautiful cards – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

For my card I used  Christmas designer paper from BoBunny. I added gold and silver die cut leaves, a few sequins and gemstones and a gold  ribbon for sparkle. A die cut sentiment in gold captures the spirit of Christmas. Hope you like my take on the mood board at Double D Challenges.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the leaves and beautiful Christmas paper

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White card-stock
  • Gold and Silver mirror board
  • BoBunny “Silver and Gold” designer papers
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Romantic Vines” (S4-531)
  • LeCrea’ 3-D die “Pigeons” (Leane no. 45.1222)
  • Sequins and gemstones
  • Gold ribbon
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Hope you get inspired to share your creation in the challenge.  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Kind regards,

Amelia

Christmas Bow

Hello friends,

A clean and simple Christmas card to share today. I decided to join a few Christmas themed challenges and with Christmas just around the corner it is a perfect opportunity to add another Christmas card to my stash . I stamped a music strip in black, add a gold die cut reindeer and then embellished it with a red bow, some green leaves and red glitter gemstones.  The sentiment is cut with a Crealies text die. To add dimension to the card I lift the top panel off the card base with mirror tape. Clean and simple cards are always a challenge for me , I hope this one will do justice to CAS!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the focus point of the card

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Project details:

  • White, red, black and green card-stock
  • Gold mirror board
  • Nellie’s Vintasia Figurative die “Reindeer” (VIND019)
  • Crealies Text die (CLTD 101)
  • Cottage Cutz die “Topiary” for bow (CC4X4-164)
  • Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C)
  • Impression Obsession stamp “Music background” (CC029 C-A-C)
  • Red gemstones
  • VersaMagic chalk ink for stamping “Midnight Black”

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

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “Dreaming of a White Christmas”. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile and as always there is a lovely ca-dd-white-4-tileprize to win!

I used the white and silver colors in the tile as inspiration for my card. For my white creation I decided on lots of texture, layering, embossing, embellishments and also distressing. The star is cut with a Spellbinders die and layered on an embossed music background. To give a soft feel to the card I added a piece of lace and a white bow. For sparkle I covered the star with crystal glitter, add some silver die cut snowflakes and berries. The sentiment is cut with a Paper Smooches die.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the sparkling star and sentiment

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The bow and silver berries

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The inside with music and snowflakes

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Project details:

  • White card-stock
  • Music designer paper
  • Silver mirror board
  • Spellbinders Holiday die ” Shining star 1″ (S2-181)
  • Paper Smooches die “Christmas Words” (OCD087)
  • Marianne Design Craftables “Snowflakes” (CR1335)
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades embossing folder “Postcard & Sheet Music set (Sizzix 656946)
  • Silver berries and string pearls
  • Hug Snug seam binding “White”
  • Vintage lace
  • Teddy glitter “Rainbow crystal”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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