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:

ReindeerGold

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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Snuggle Up

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new Double D Challenge starting today. The theme for our two weekly challenge this time is “Snuggle Up Buttercup”.  The inspiration picture says it all – think warm and cozy! For more information about the challenge and the prize up for grabs visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we would love to see your card.

I decided to make a Christmas card, my first one for this year! I love the tile with the adorable little cat and the red blanket and an old Penny Black critter stamp came to my rescue. The cat looks so happy and cozy with his little mouse friend!  I used craft cardstock for a rustic look and kept the layout simple. I added a tree created with die cut leaves and added some stars to the “branches”.  To finish off I added a die cut sentiment, a hanging red star and golden bows.  The coloring was done with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

SnuggleUp

The adorable cat and his mouse friend

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A close-up of the Christmas tree

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Kraft, red, green, brown and white cardstock — Penny Black stamp “Xmas Cuddles” (2234H) — Couture Creations sentiment die “”Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Sizzix Thinlets die “Garden Green” (661206) — Impression Obsession die “Bucket” (DIE164-A) — Red stars — Gold cord for bows — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils

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

Wishes Are Possible …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Wishes are Possible”. You can use anything with ‘wish’ in it for example – Wishing you a happy birthday, Wish you were here, Best Wishes, etc and anything you see in the mood board as inspiration for your creation. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

My card was inspired by the pink colors and big sentiment in the inspiration picture. As a child I loved everything about fairies and always wished to see a real one hiding between the flowers and leaves! So now you know why I chose a fairy image to use with the “best wishes” sentiment. This fairy stamp is a new addition to my collection and  I enjoyed coloring the little beauty in my favorite shades of pink. I stamped the fairy twice on card-stock, fussy cut one of the images and colored it with Derwent Inktense pencils. On the stamped top layer I added a die cut wreath and leaves, pretty pink roses, bows and a bold die cut sentiment. Guided by the stamped image on the top layer I added the coloured image with mirror tape to the top layer for a dimensional look. The top layer was then lifted from the base layer with mirror tape. To finished off I added some glitter to the wings and roses and also a few gemstones for extra sparkle. I love the rustic look of the card and the little fairy sitting on the leaves and branches – my childhood wish come to live in this card!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the fairy

The bold sentiment

The pink roses and bows

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, green and brown cardstock — Dreamerland Crafts clear stamp “Fairy” (D18004) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Wreath” (S4-572) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “Best Wishes” (DIE386-F) — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Gemstones — Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Soar …

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this challenge with the theme “Stripes and Dots”. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog to DD_StripesDotssee more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers. We have a prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org. A Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

I like the black stripes and dots of the teapot and bowl from the mood board and used that as inspiration for my card. I layered the lovely stamped bird-cage on the polka dot and striped designer paper with mirror tape for dimension. I added a cute black cat and a little bird for interest. For a splash of color I embellished the card with pink roses, green leaves, gemstones and a strip of floral washi tape. I finished off with a die cut sentiment and some glitter on the roses. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

StripesDots

The pretty stamped bird cage

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A close-up of the flowers and cat

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside with more cats

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Project details

White cardstock — Polka dot and striped designer paper — Prima Cling stamp “Soar” (Item #557126) — Amy Design die “Animal Medley: Cats and Dogs” (ADD10023) — Xcut Mini sentiment die ‘Just for You” (XCU504034) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (#661206) — Creative Expressions Craft die “A Little Birdie told Me” (CED23024) for bird — Impression Obsession die “Cat set” (DIE083-K) (Inside of card) — Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die “Stitch rectangular” (CLNestXXL 24) — Paper roses — Floral washi tape — Gemstones — Skwiglues glitter “Pink”

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

Regards,

Amelia

Shabby Scarecrow

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a card inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Scare-in’ Up Some Pumpkins” – you can either use scarecrows or pumpkins or both on DD_Scarecrowsyour creation. 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 scarecrows and sunflowers in the bottom right picture. The adorable scarecrow on my card is a Cottage Cutz die and I decided to give him a shabby look. To put this handsome guy together took a long time but I used up little scraps of paper that was cluttering my desk, I added a few sunflowers, a trellis, small butterflies and bows to embellish the card. I finished off with a sentiment from Creative Expressions. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

ScarecrowSunflowers

A close-up of the friendly scarecrow and his bird friend

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The birdhouse, butterflies and sunflowers

ScarecrowSunflowers2

The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and turquoise cardstock — Designer Paper from Prima “Sun Kiss Collection” — Scraps of paper in various colors for the scarecrow — Cottage Cutz die “Scarecrow” (CC4X4-100-D) — Nellie Snellen Filling die “Eastern Oval Border” (QD008) — Creative Expressions craft die: Mini Expressions “Just Wanted To Say” (CEDME001) — Martha Stewart punch “Classic Butterflies”– Paper sunflowers — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Vintage Photo” and “Peacock Feathers”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

If the Shoe Fits

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “If the Shoe Fits”. Yes, it is all about shoes this fortnight. I DD_Shoeslove shoes in real life as well as in card-making. Some  shoes can be so stylish and elegant but for other occasions you need a practical and comfortable pair. Just look at the Double D inspiration picture and pick your pair to join our challenge. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided on an elegant pair of shoes for my vintage style card. The lovely vintage picture is from Graphic45 and matches the fashionable pair of shoes just perfectly. I layered the vintage picture on a delicate lace die cut background and then added the shoes with mirror tape for a bit of dimension. I finished off with a stamped sentiment, lace cord for the bows, pretty paper flowers and gemstone embellishments for the shoes. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

VintageShoes

The lovely shoes

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A close-up of the ladies and background detail

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The sentiment

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The flowers and lace trim

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream, black and lilac-grey cardstock — Graphic45 vintage scrap — Crafter’s Companion die “Sassy Shoe” (S-Glam-MD-Shoe) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Mixed Media #5 (662688) — Lea”bilities die “Frame Square Lace & Tag” (Leane no. 45.9906) — JustRite Cling stamp set “Elegant frames” (CL 02105) — Paper flowers — Gemstones — Lace cord

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

‘POP’ A Wheelie

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for our two weekly challenge this time is “Let’s POP a Wheelie”.  The inspiration picture says it all – use anything that has wheels! For more information about the challenge and the prize up for grabs visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we would love to see your card.

I discovered this golden oldie in my Penny Black storage box and I love the cute mouse with the flower cart – he looks so happy!  I kept the layout simple with two die cut lace strips to frame the image. I lifted the panel with the image from the base card with mirror tape for dimension. To finish off I added pink butterflies, glitter and a die cut sentiment.  The coloring was done with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the image

The sentiment and lace borders

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and pink cardstock — Polka Dot designer paper — Penny Black stamp “Scented Garden” (4133J) — Paper Rose die “Madison Lace Edge” (16942) — Sizzix Thinlits ” Phrases, Thank You & Flamingo” (662724) — Martha Stewart punch “Classic butterflies” — Skwiglues glitter glue “Crystal” — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.

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

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