Christmas in July

Hello friends,

It is a pleasure to share my post today as the guest designer at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog. I have this honour following to be the Top Pick for the “Tickled Pink!” challenge recently. You can see my winning entry here. Thank you Funkie Junkie design team for asking me to join the  new challenge as a featured guest designer – your challenges always inspires me. The theme of the current challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog is “Christmas in July”.

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I decided to make a shabby card in non-traditional Christmas colours.  I added two layers of designer paper to the base card to create depth. The different layers were distressed with a distress tool and then aged with distress ink.

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I chose a lovely deer die cut as my focal point and decorated it with a wreath, a tiny bow and rose bud.

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To add some texture I used a strip of vintage lace to the bottom and a string of pearls to the top of the card. I covered a die cut music note border strip with gold texture paste and layered it on the lace.

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I added a die cut sentiment, a few pearls and a flower bouquet for more interest.

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A close up of the  leaves, flowers and wax cord bow.

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I always like to decorate the inside of my cards with some of the elements featured on the outside. For this card I repeat the music note border, leaves and pearls at the bottom of the card inside.

Project details

Beige, cream and green card-stock — Designer paper of choice — Spellbinders Holiday die “Reindeer and Sleigh” (S4-551) — Yvonne Creations “Holly Jolly Music Border” (YC010070) — Crealies Text die “Merry Christmas” (CLTD101) — Unbranded die “Leaves”Tim Holtz distress inks “Old Paper” & “Mowed Lawn” — Heidi Swapp metallic texture paste “Gold” — Pearl string — Pearls — Vintage lace — Wax cord for bows — Paper flowers.

I also entered this card in the following challenges

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 7-12

Hello friends,

The theme for our last 2019 challenge at Double D Challenges is “Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 7-12 ”. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the DD_TwelveDays7-12Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile and as always there is a lovely prize to win! This will be my last post before Christmas and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your visits during 2019. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and for my Christian friends, have a Merry Christmas.

My card was inspired by the nine dancers, although I could only fit in three dancers on my card. I layered three Christmas trees on designer paper as background for my ballerinas. The tutus of the ballerinas were embellished with little die cut bows and then the ballerinas were layered with mirror tape to the background for dimension. I then added silver gemstones to create an illusion of falling snowflakes. Each tree was embellished with a silver star and some glitter glue. I finished off with a strip of lace, pink roses and silver cord. The sentiment is cut from silver shimmer card-stock.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The dancers

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A close-up of the flowers

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The sentiment in silver shimmer card-stock

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and green card-stock — Silver shimmer card-stock — LemonCraft designer paper ‘Yesterday” — Spellbinders Die G-Lites “Just Dances” (S3-294) — Paper Smooches Wise die “Christmas Words” (OCD 087) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die ” Village Christmastime” (662424) — Find It Trading Yvonne Creations Traditional Christmas die  “Snowy Tree” YCD10053) — Silver gemstones and stars — Pink roses — Silver cord — Lace — Glitter glue — Tim Holtz Distress inks “Peeled Paint” and “Victorian Velvet”

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

Twelve Days of Christmas

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this DD_TwelfeDaysfortnight is “Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 1-6″. 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!

I was inspired by Day 2 – Two Turtle Doves and the white, pink and green colours in the inspiration picture. I layered designer paper on pink card-stock and then on a white card base. I added leaves and two die cut crochet lace strips on the top and bottom of the card for interest.  The doves are lifted of the base card with mirror tape for dimension.  The finishing touches are the pink roses (sprinkled with glitter), silver cord bow and pink gemstones.  To matched the silver bow a bold die cut sentiment from silver card-stock was added below the doves. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The two turtle doves

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A close-up of the flowers

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The bold silver sentiment and a part of the lace border

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, pink and green card-stock — LemonCraft designer paper “Yesterday” — Sizzix Thinlits die “Crochet” (664178) — Creative Expressions Festive Mini Expressions “Stacked Merry Christmas” (CEDME14) — LeCrea’ 3-D die “Pigeons” (Leane no. 45.1222) — Leaves (Brand unknown) — Silver card-stock — Gemstones — Silver card for bow — Glitter — Roses — Tim Holtz distress inks “Spun Sugar” ; “Mowed Lawn”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Christmas – Shabby Chic Style

Hello friends,

A Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “What is Your Christmas Style”. Do you love Traditional, Modern, Elegant, All DD_ChristmasStyleWhite, Vintage?  Please add what style your card is in your blog post when entering the challenge.  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 love the shabby chic style and of course lots of pink and bling for Christmas. I decided to use pink rose designer paper for my background and then layered it on kraft card-stock to add a rustic element. I added a kraft die cut wreath as frame for my reindeer picture. I attached the  wreath with a bow and roses to the leaves and lace border. The wreath is embellished with lots of gemstones and pearls for sparkle. I finished off with a sentiment and silver stars. I love the soft colours and shabby chic/rustic look of this Christmas card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The adorable image framed with a wreath

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The sentiment

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A close-up of the flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Projects details

White and kraft card-stock — Mintay by Karola designer paper and image “Cozy Evening” — Studio Light die (Winter Trails) “Christmas Wreath” (STENCILWT101) — Sizzix Thinlits dies “Crochet” (664178) — Paper Smooches Wise dies “Christmas Words” (OCD087) — Unbranded dies “Leaves” — Silver stars — Gemstones — Pearls — Wax cord for bows — Roses — Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”

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

Snowflakes

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”.  This is our last challenge for 2018 DD_Snowand you can create / use anything SNOW related. 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!

My inspiration from the picture is the trees, snow and white color. For a “frosty” feel I cut a snowflake border and added some sparkle with fairy dust glitter. I layered the border on turquoise designer paper and added two die cut trees with mirror tape. To embellish the tress is used wax cord bows, small roses and gemstones.  I finished off with more snowflakes, glitter snow on the trees and a die cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The trees with glitter snow, gemstones, roses and bows

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The sentiment and snowflakes

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The snowflake border

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and turquoise cardstock — Designer paper — Find It Trading Precious Marieke die “Winterfun Border” (PM10077) — Find It Trading Yvonne Creations die “Snowy Tree” (YCD10053) — Marianne Design Craftables die “Snowflakes” (CR1335) — Crealies Text dies “Merry Christmas” (CLTD101) — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Gemstones — Fairy glitter,

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Run, Run Rudolph

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “Run Run Rudolph”. Team Diane is looking for any kind of deer (doesn’t have DD_Reindeerto be 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 prize to win!

I was inspired by the colors, script and reindeer in the inspiration picture. I like the earthy tones and decided to create my card in brown, gold and cream. I layered script designer paper on a brown base paper and added a gold die cut wreath as background for the reindeer. I attached the gold wreath with a bow to the sentiment. The reindeer was layered with mirror tape to the wreath and embellished with a fancy die-cut bow and small paper roses. I finished off with gold sequins . I love the colors and rustic look of this Christmas card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the reindeer

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The flowers

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream, gold and brown cardstock — Script designer paper — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Stacked Merry Christmas” (CEDME014) — Memory Box Craft die “Hutton Wreath” (94008) — Marianne Design Creatables “Reindeer” (LR0179) — Roses — Wax cord for bow — Gold sequins — Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”

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

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