Saying Hello…

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Saying Hello”.  The team created beautiful cards to inspire you DD_Hello– a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the beautiful pink colours in the photo as well as the roses. I use a whimsical rose stamp as focal point on my card and also a small border stamp to frame the image. I did the colouring with my water-colour pencils to match the colours of the background. I created the background for the roses with shimmer powder, distress inks and a stencil. The roses are fuzzy cut and then lifted of the base card with mirror tape for dimension. I finished off with a sentiment die cut, die cut stems and a few glitter stones.

Challenges I entered:

Hello

A close-up of the whimsical roses

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The sentiment

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The stems and leaves

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and black card–stock — Ranger Dylusions stamp set “Everything Rosy” (DYR59479) — Ranger Dylusions clear stamps “Clearly Borders” (DYB40873) — Paper Smooches Wise dies ” Hello Words” (J1D116) — Crealies Duo dies “Stems” (CLDD 38) — Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders — Tim Holtz distress inks — Background stencil — Glitter stones — StazOn Pigment ink for stamping “Piano Black” (Tsukineko) — Derwent Inktense water-colour pencils for colouring 

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Hearts

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a shabby card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Hearts” and the lovely mood board will surely help you to get started. The DD_Heartsteam 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 cards!

My card was inspired by the hearts in the photo. I used a rose-themed designer paper as background for the planks and heart-shaped die cut. I added some pink glitter hearts, a pink and red rose bouquet and red bows. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. A little bit of glitter on the roses was the final touch to give lots of sparkle to this Valentine card. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

Challenges I entered:

RoseHeart

A close-up of the lace heart and flowers

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, red and grey card-stock — Marianne Design Designer paper “French Roses” — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Lace Hearts” (S5-204) — Poppystamps die “Freida Leaf” (No 1360 — Penny Black Creative dies “For You” (S1-105) — Sizzix Bigz die “Planks”  (662705) — Wax cord for bows — Roses — Glitter hearts — Glitter — White paint for distressing

Thanks for visiting today and for leaving comments – I really appreciate your time. Have a wonderful day and please come and join us at Double D Challenges.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Balloons

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Balloons”. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you DD_Balloons– a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. And as always there is a prize for one lucky random winner!

I like to make cards with a pink and green colour scheme – it is always so pretty and soft on the eye. I used  a lovely designer paper from Mintay  as a background for my die-cut hot air balloon. I cut the balloon twice from white and black card-stock, snip off the lower part of the white die-cut balloon and glue the white top part onto the upper part of the black die-cut. The balloon and basket were lightly coloured with grey ink. I embellished the balloon with pearls, paper flowers and leaves and layered it on the background paper with mirror tape for dimension.   I really love the outcome of this as the die-cut balloon matches the balloons on the background paper perfectly. I added a leaf flourish at the bottom for interest. I fussy cut some flowers from the same designer paper and layered this also with mirror tape for dimension. I finished of with a die-cut sentiment.  Hope you like my take on the challenge!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #130 (ends 02/05) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies:  Spellbinders In’spire die “Up and Away” (IN-050) — Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No 99299) — Creative Expressions Necessities die “A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024) — Creative Expressions Finishing Touches die “Swirly Leaf Trio” (CED 1468))
  • Dies R Us Challenge #137 (ends 01/28) – Birthdays (Dies: Spellbinders, Creative Expressions and Memory Box)
  • Use Your Stuff Challenge #389 (ends 01/18) – Anything Goes
  • Funky Junky Boutique Challenge  (ends 01/21) – Let’s Play Tic Tac Toe in Shabby Chic style (Layers (Background paper, Fussy cut flowers. Balloon) , Bling (Pearls) and Die-Cuts (Balloon, Sentiment, Vine))
  • The Paper Funday January Challenge #13 (01/31) –  Anything Goes

Balloons

A close-up of the hot air balloon

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The sentiment

Balloons2

The flowers

Balloons3

A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, green and black card-stock — Mintay by Karola designer paper “Secret Places”  (MT-SEC-08) — Spellbinders In’spire die “Up and Away” (IN-050) — Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No 99299) — Creative Expressions Necessities die “A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024) — Creative Expressions Finishing Touches die “Swirly Leaf Trio” (CED 1468) — Tim Holtz distress ink “Pumice Stone” — Paper flowers — Pearls

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

Punch

Hello friends,

Happy New Year to all – wishing you love, health and happiness in 2020. It is also Double D Challenges 4th anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood DD_Punchboard to inspire you. The theme is “Punch”. We want to see some poor neglected punches used on your creations. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

For my card I used an adorable Penny Black stamp and an old border and flower punch. I was also inspired by the lovely yellow colour in the inspiration picture. I stamped the image on white card-stock and did the colouring with watercolour pencils. I punched the trellis border at the bottom of the image and then lifted the panel from the base card with mirror tape. I made the flowers with two punched layers in white and yellow and then distressed the leaves with yellow ink. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, banner and glitter stones.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

HomemadePunch

The cute little mice enjoying their punch

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The sentiment

HomemadePunch2

The flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, yellow and brown card-stock — Penny Black clear stamp set “Homemade”  (30119)– Creative Expressions mini expressions die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Martha Stewart border punch “Garden Trellis” — Flower punch (Unknown) — Banner die (Unknown) — Glitter stones — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Mustard Seed” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils for colouring

I hope you enjoy today’s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. Remember to enter for the prize draw by submitting your project for the Double D Anniversary Challenge! Have a wonderful day.

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

ChristmasDancers2

The sentiment in silver shimmer card-stock

ChristmasDancers3

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

Neutral Fall

Hello friends

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Neutral Fall”. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

My inspiration for the challenge was the lovely neutral colours and the touch of green in the picture. I used cream card-stock for the base card and then add designer paper for the background. I framed the cute squirrel in a leafy die cut frame and then add the leaves, bows and a few pearls. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. This was such an easy card to make and I love the shabby feel of it.

Challenges I entered:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #125 (ends 11/20) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: Spellbinders Designer Series Timeless Heart “Heart Leaf Frame” (S5-316) — Creative Expressions Mini Shadowed Sentiments die “For You” (CEDSS002) — Lawn Fawn Craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE095-D))
  • Crafting Happiness Challenge #21 (ends 11/11) – Fall
  • Dies R Us Challenge #132 (ends 11/13) – Trees and/or Leaves (Dies: Spellbinders Designer Series Timeless Heart “Heart Leaf Frame” (S5-316) — Creative Expressions Mini Shadowed Sentiments die “For You” (CEDSS002) — Lawn Fawn Craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE095-D) — Yvonne Creations Fabulous Fall dies “Autumn Leaves” (YCD10149)

The adorable image from Mintay by Karola

The leaves, pearls and bows

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream card-stock — Mintay by Karola designer paper and image “Cosy Evening” — Spellbinders Designer Series Timeless Heart “Heart Leaf Frame” (S5-316) — Creative Expressions Mini Shadowed Sentiments die “For You” (CEDSS002) — Lawn Fawn Craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE095-D) — Yvonne Creations Fabulous Fall dies “Autumn Leaves” (YCD10149) — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Antique Linen” — Pearls — Wax cord for bows

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 wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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