Graceful

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Birds/Nests/Birdhouses/Bird Cages”. 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 shabby card in one of my favourite colour combo’s of pink, purple and kraft for this challenge. I used a shabby style designer paper as my background for the hanging bird cages. I added lots of leaves and roses to enhance the lovely image on the base layer. I finished off with a few clear bubble stones and a sentiment that overflow to the inside of the card. As the shabby style of cardmaking suits me more I really enjoyed to create this card. Hope you like it.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The bird cages

The flowers and leaves

The sentiment

The sentiment on the inside of the card

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, kraft and purple cardstock — Mintay by Karola Designer papers “Graceful” (MT Gra-08) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Necessities – A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024) — Nellie’s Choice Vintasia Figurative die “Bird Cage” (VIND036) — Paper roses — Candy Shoppe “Clear Bubbles” (CN1545) — Tim Holtz Distress inks “Antique Linen” and “Dusty Concord”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Hope Your Day Is Wonderful

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Buildings”. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from the talented designers and join in the fun! We also have a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

My inspiration from the picture was the garden hut which I changed to a row of colourful beach huts.. I decided to create a clean and simple card so that the colourful huts stand out on the white background. First I stamped a layer of “sand” on the background. I coloured the huts with watercolour pencils and markers and then layered two of them with mirror tape on the background for dimension. The background layer was framed with yellow cardstock and then glued to the base card. I finished off with a beach ball, a pair of flip-flops and a sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The colourful beach huts

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, blue and yellow cardstock — Photo Play Stamp and Die set “A Day at the Beach” (Item #SIS2788 and SIS2788) — Creative Expressions Mini Sentiment die “Hope your Day is Wonderful” (CEDME047) — We R Memory Keepers stamp set “Every Day” (660479) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils and markers for colouring.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Just Because …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Easter”. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the bunch of flowers in the picture. I used a dotted embossed background to layer the vase with flowers on.  The flower arrangement was created with a stamp and die set I purchased a while ago. I coloured each piece with watercolour pencils and markers and then assembled my arrangement. I finished off with a sentiment cut from black glitter paper. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The flower arrangement

The glitter sentiment

The inside of the card

Project details

White and pink cardstock — Black glitter cardstock for sentiment — Crafter;s Companion Gemini Stamp and Die set ‘Wishing You Well” (GEM-STD-BAB-WYW) — Creative Expressions Mini Shadowed Sentiment die “Just Because” (CEDSS003) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Petite Scalloped Ovals Small” — Nellie Snellen embossing Folder “Background Snow” (EEB020)

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Sweet Talk

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Handles”(Something that has a handle). Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from the talented designers and join in the fun!

I decided on an old Penny Black stamp with an adorable rabbit, bird and a shovel (spade) to represent the “handle” theme for this card. I stamped and coloured the image with watercolour pencils. I then layered the image on  striped designer paper and add an arch lattice punched strip on the one side for interest. I finished off with a few pink gemstones.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the image

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White cardstock — BoBunny designer paper “Madeleine Collection” — Penny Black stamp “Sweet Talk” (1442J) — JustRite clear stamps “Geranium Heart Song” (CR-05105) — Martha Stewart punch “Arch Lattice” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils for colouring — Pink gemstones

Thanks so much for visiting today and the kind comments you so kindly write each week – I appreciate each one so much.  Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

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

 

Shades of Pink

Hello friends,

Another slimline card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this challenge is “Shades of Pink”. The team has 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 pink colours, it is always so soft and feminine. For my card I decided on a floral design by using a slimline stamp set with matching stencils.  I stamp the image with black ink, then use the stencils and distress inks, in various shades of pink and green, to do the colouring. I then framed the image on a pink background, added a few pink bubbles and a layered sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The flowers and pink bubbles

The layered sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and pink cardstock — PinkFresh Studio clear stamp set and matching stencils “Miss Your Smile” (Item #112521) — Creative Expressions Craft die Mini Expressions “Stacked Happy Birthday” (CEDME074) — Find It Trading Card Deco Essentials “Slimline Clouds” (CDECD0056) — Candy Shoppe “Pink Bubbles” (CN1546 Bubbles Light Pink) — Tim Holtz Distress inks “Spun Sugar”, “Worn Lipstick”, “Mowed Lawn” and “Pine Needles”

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciated your time. I would love to read what you think about my card. Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

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