Flamingo

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Tropical”. Please visit Double D Challenges and see more DD_Tropicalwonderful samples from our talented designers and join in the fun! We have a prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org. and a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

I decided to use a pretty pink flamingo die cut to give my card a tropical “flavor”. I have this die cut for ages in my stash and think it is from a Cricut cassette. For my background I used floral designer paper and for interest added a hemstitch frame. I added a lot of different shaped die cut leaves to layer the flamingo on. I finished off with a sentiment, some blossoms and a few pink sequins.

I am playing along in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #117 (ends 07/17)- Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: Spellbinders Designer Series Venise Lace “Hemstitch Rectangles” (S5-308) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Funky Floral #1” (662700) —  Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions Sentiment craft die “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday”)(CEDME002)
  • Love To Craft Challenge LTCCB #36 (ends 06/30) – July Anything Goes
  • Crafty Cardmakers #237 (ends 07/15) – Dies or Punches
  • Dies R Us Challenge #124 (ends 07/13) – Anything Goes using dies by companies carried at the Dies R Us Store (Dies: Spellbinders Designer Series Venise Lace “Hemstitch Rectangles” (S5-308) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Funky Floral #1” (662700) —  Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions Sentiment craft die “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday”)(CEDME002))

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The flamingo between the leaves

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The sentiment

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The flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, pink and green cardstock — Designer paper — Spellbinders Designer Series Venise Lace “Hemstitch Rectangles” (S5-308) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Funky Floral #1” (662700) —  Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions Sentiment craft die “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Cricut Flamingo die cut — Sequins — Flowers — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mowed Lawn” ; “Peeled Paint” ; “Spun Sugar”

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

Cat-ti-tude

Hello dear blog friends,

The past two weeks were just hectic with all the preparation at work and at home before my knee replacement surgery. Oh yes, time flies and Monday morning I am admitted to hospital and on Tuesday , surgery will take place. I am afraid of what’s going to happen but I believe this is for the best.  Unfortunately I had not much time for crafting as I had to finalize work at the office and to make sure dear hubby and the dogs have everything at home to survive. I am going to miss you and all the wonderful creations  during the next week but I am back as soon as possible.

On Saturday morning I attended a Cricut class at one of our local craft stores and that took my mind a little bit away from the upcoming operation. I really enjoyed all the new things Tilla  showed us about the Cricut Imagine. I bought mine last year August and must confess that I haven’t had the time to play with this wonderful machine. She prepared for each of us a kit with pre-cut shapes to make 2 cards, a little box, booklet and flower pin. She is so talented with an enormous knowledge of Cricut machines  and her cards are gorgeous. The adorable cat is from the Cricut Imagine More cartridge and I cased the layout from her example.

For sure, after making this card I am going to use my Cricut Imagine more when getting back from hospital. I also discovered three clean and simple cards I made a few weeks ago for a CAS challenge but totally forgot to upload. Not the prettiest cards I made but will do for a notelet. The images are from a Inkadinkado stamp set I bought last year and never used. The sentiment stamp is from JustRite. The birds are really cute and I just added a few strokes of colour , dabs of glitter and embellishments to let them pop. For the first card I used little pink embroided rosebuds:

A feeder and little birdie hanging on a yellow ribbon:

The last card has pearls and splashes of blue:

Well this is all from me today, hope you like what you see. Thanks for visiting and I  hope you won’t leave my mailing list during my absence. Will soon be back with lots of cards. Have a wonderful week, keep well and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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