Made With Love …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Tea or Coffee”. You can use the colors or patterns, or the images or 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.

I used the teapot, cup and white, green and pink colors as inspiration for my shabby card. I layered a white die cut doily on designer paper and then added the pink teapot and cup with mirror tape for dimension. A little tag that looks like a teabag display my sentiment. A few pearls, wax cord bows, roses and glitter are the final touches.

I entered by card in the following challenges:

  • Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #216 (ends 07/27) — Green and Pink
  • Crafty Friends Challenge #88 (ends 07/28) – Food / Drink
  • The Creative Crafters Challenge #6 (ends 08/08) – Anything Goes
  • Scrapy Land Challenges #89 (ends 08/01) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells. (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations dies “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Graceful Doily” (S5-368) — Spellbinders Stamp & Die Template Set “Graceful Tiny Tags” (SDS-053))
  • Dies R Us Challenge #101 (ends 07/28) – Birthdays (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations dies “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Graceful Doily” (S5-368) — Spellbinders Stamp & Die Template Set “Graceful Tiny Tags” (SDS-053) — Joy Crafts die “Teapot” (6002/0113) — Cottage Cutz die “Small Teacup” (CC3X3-088))

A close-up of the teapot and cup

The teacup with pearl embellishments

The roses with crystal glitter

The sentiment on a “teabag” tag

A peep at the inside with another tag and sentiment “For you” to make it more special

Project details

White, pink and green cardstock — Designer paper (Scrapberry’s “Cherished Jewels”) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations dies “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Graceful Doily” (S5-368) — Spellbinders Stamp & Die Template Set “Graceful Tiny Tags” (SDS-053) — Joy Crafts die “Teapot” (6002/0113) — Cottage Cutz die “Small Teacup” (CC3X3-088) — Pearls — Wax cord for bows — Roses — Skwiglues glitter — Tim Holtz distress inks “Peacock Feathers” and “Victorian Velvet”

Thank you for visiting today – I hope you like what you see. I appreciate your comments  so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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Set Sail …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme  “Nautical”. You can use the colors or patterns, or the images or 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 red, blue and white colors in the photo. I decided to mix some nautical stamps and dies to create a masculine card. The sailboat was stamped on white  card-stock and colored with Derwent Inktense pencils. The layer was then lifted from the blue base layer with mirror tape.  For more dimension I cut a circle in the top layer to form a porthole frame for the sentiment. I embellished the top layer with die cuts, glitter, gemstones  and a strip of hessian.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Nautical

The sentiment and sailboat

Nautical1

A close-up of the nautical die cuts

Nautical2

A peep at the inside

Nautical3

Project details

White, blue and red card-stock — Stampendous clear stamp set “Nautical Anchor” (SSC1261) — Joy Crafts dies “Seashore” (6002/0418) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small” — Hessian strip — Gemstones — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Faded Jeans”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Butterflies

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the beautiful theme of “Butterflies”. Butterflies are always a favorite of DD_Butterfliescard-makers – maybe of their lovely colors and elegance.  The team  created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

My inspiration from the picture was the left top tile with the pink colors and flowers. The card is created for a teenager who love both pink and butterflies – thus a perfect match for this challenge. I created my background with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powder  and layered it on pink gingham paper.  The top butterfly die cut panel was  lifted from the card base with mirror tape for dimension. I added punched butterflies, a piece of lace and cherry blossoms for more shabby detail. I finished off with a sentiment and little pink gemstones. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges I entered:

ShabbyButterflies

The butterfly panel, flowers and lace

ShabbyButterflies1

A close-up of some butterflies

ShabbyButterflies3

The sentiment

ShabbyButterflies2

A peep at the inside

ShabbyButterflies4

Project details

White and pink card-stock — Gingham paper — Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Edge’ables die “Butterfly Dreams” — Marianne Design Creatables sentiment die (LR0223) — Martha Stewart butterfly punch — Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powders in shades of pink — Lace — paper flowers — Gemstones  

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

Teal and Red

Hello friends,

I hope you are all well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Teal and Red” – yes, this time it is a color challenge. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo and we want to see teal and red colors and added neutrals are also okay. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

My shabby card is really simple to make. For interest I used a decorative die with circles as one of three layers on my card. I love the texture the die cut brings to the floral background of the card. I don’t want to cover too much of the die cut layer so I just added a fishtail banner for the sentiment and a few roses layered on wax cord bows. I finish off with red gemstone hearts. I hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges I entered:

The sentiment on a fishtail banner

The roses with a little bit of bling

Little red hearts in the circles for detail

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and teal cardstock — Floral designer paper — KaiserCraft decorative die “Mixed Media Circles” (DD786) — Spellbinders Designer Series (Wedding Collection) “Decorative Swallowtail Tags” (S5-258) — JustRite stamp set “All Occasion Nested Sentiments” (JB-09210) — Paper roses — Wax cord for bows — Gemstone hearts — Skwiglues “Crystal” — Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

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

May Flowers

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this DD_flowerschallenge with the theme of “May flowers”. You can use any of the colors shown in the picture and flowers. The flowers can be stamped, handmade or purchased – such a beautiful and fun challenge. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. The prize to win for this challenge is a beautiful flower die and absolutely gorgeous!

I was inspired by the beautiful colors and of course the flowers in the photo. I painted some pink, purple and yellow watercolors on watercolor paper for my background. I die cut various leaves to created the strings of greenery for my flowers. The fun part for me was to arrange the flowers and wax cord bows.  I finished off with a sentiment die cut from Penny Black and a few sequins. I really like the shabby outcome of this card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

FlowersWithLove

The strings of flowers

FlowersWithLove1

The sentiment in pink

FlowersWithLove2

The inside

FlowersWithLove3

Project details:

White, pink and green card-stock — Watercolor paper for background — Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No. 99299) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die “Garden Greens” (No.661206) —  Penny Black Creative dies “For You” (No. 51-105) — Prima flowers “Sherwood Rose” (No. 552718) — Pink wax cord for bows — Watercolor paint — Sequins

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

A Friend Is …

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this challenge with the theme of “Friendship”. Looking at the mood board I decided to use the tile with the sentiment as inspiration for my vintage card. Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

I used a vintage scrap and designer paper from the Graphic 45 series”Secret Garden” for my background. I then stamped my sentiment on a beautiful oval die cut and layered it with mirror tape on the base card for a bit of dimension. I finished off with wax cord bows, paper roses, pearls, a heart and glitter. This was a  quick and easy vintage card to make and I hope the recipient will love it.

Friends

The sentiment

Friends1

The flowers and birds

Friends2

A peep at the inside

Friends3

Project details

Cream card-stock — Graphic45 designer paper — Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements “Radiant Rectangles” (S5-161) — JustRite stamp set ‘Song in my Heart” (JB-09865) — Pale peach roses — Wax cord — Pearls — Tim Holtz distress inks “Antique Linen”

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

Twine

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is a masculine card inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this challenge is “Twine” but hemp cord and jewelry cord will also be acceptable. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I created my card in the vintage style using a vintage car die cut as focal point. I created the background with a Tim Holtz layering stencil and distress ink. I added a few strands of twine and a tree branch for interest. As this card is for my hubby’s birthday I finish off  by adding a little red heart hanging from the tree. The top panel was  lifted from the card base with mirror tape for dimension. I finished off with a die cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #87 (ends 04/18) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells. (Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs die “Old car” (CABD33) — Impression Obsession die  “Tree” (DIE219-P) — Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (717))
  • Inspiration Destination Challenge #147 (ends 04/10) – Anything goes
  • Always Fun Challenges #52 (ends 04/09) – Happy Birthday
  • Craftaholics R Us Challenge #14 (ends 04/11) – Birthday cards
  • Dies R Us Challenge #94 (ends 04/13) – Anything Goes with dies  that Dies R Us sells. (Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs die “Old car” (CABD33) — Impression Obsession die  “Tree” (DIE219-P) — Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (717))

A close-up of the car

The red heart hanging from the tree

The sentiment and twine

A peep at the inside

Project details

Beige, black and brown cardstock — Cheery Lynn Designs die “Old car” (CABD33) — Impression Obsession die  “Tree” (DIE219-P) — Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (717) — Tim Holtz Layering stencil “Burlap” (THS007) — Twine — Hearts — Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”

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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