Forest Friend

Hello friends,

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

I decided to use the moose as inspiration for my card. I stamped the image and then die cut it with the coordinating die. I painted the background with water-colour pencils, added some grass and then lifted the moose from the base card with mirror tape for dimension. I stamped the sentiment on a die cut oval. For interest I finish off with a few colourful wooden buttons.

I entered the following challenges:

MooseFriend

A close-up of Moose, the forest friend

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Kraft, white and green card-stock — Doodlebug design clear stamp set “Forest Friends” (6483) — Doodlebug Design Coordinating doodle cuts “Forest Friends” (6484) — Nellie Snellen Shape dies “Grass Border” (SD111) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Ovals” — Derwent  Inktense water-colour pencils — Buttons

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Shades of Purple

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Lavenders-Lilac-Purple”. You can include any other colours  DD_Lavenderon the mood board but with ‘purples’ as the main focus. 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 “Memory Box Small Lavender Butterfly Right Corner die” and absolutely gorgeous!

I was inspired by the colours – purple, green and white – and the hearts in the photo. I used designer paper in shades of purple for my background and then added an intrinsic die cut layer as base for the heart, teapot and teacup. I stamped the teapot and cup with purple ink, die cut each piece and then added the pieces with mirror tape for dimension to the base card. I embellished the heart with gemstone hearts and glitter stones in shades of purple for added interest. The fun part for me is always to arrange the flowers, leaves and bows. I finished off with a sentiment stamped on a tag and a few glitter stones. I really like the outcome of this card.

Challenges I entered:

LilacTeaSet

The teapot and teacup

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The sentiment and flowers

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The flowers and glitter stones

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, green and purple card-stock — Prima designer paper “Meadow Lark” — Craft Easy English Boutique collection die “Ornate Frame” (CR000020) — Craft Easy English Boutique collection stamp and die set “Tea Set” (CR000003) —  Craft Easy English Boutique  collection stamp set “Sentiments” (CR000004) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Lace Hearts” (S5-204) — Nellie’s Multi Frame’s “Tags-4” (MFD074) — Unbranded die “Leaves” — Gemstone hearts — Glitter stones in shades of purple — Flowers — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress inks “Dusty Concord” and “Peeled Paint”

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

Umbrella Trio

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this with the theme “Showers and Flowers”. You can use anything in the picture as inspiration for DD_Showers&Flowersyour creation – we would love to see what you come up with. 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 umbrella die!

I was inspired by the bright colours, flowers and umbrellas in the photo. I used a floral designer paper which I layered onto vibrant yellow card-stock for my background. I die cut three umbrellas in colours to match the background paper and then embellished them with die cuts, wax cord bows and roses. The umbrellas were then added with mirror tape for dimension on a oval border for interest. I finished off with a stamped sentiment a few raindrop shaped gem stones.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

FlowersandShowers

The umbrella trio

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A close-up of the flowers and bow

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, yellow, purple and pink card-stock — Prima designer paper “Meadow  Lark” — Spellbinders “In’spire” die “Umbrella Trio” (IN035) — Nellie Snellen filling die “Eastern Oval Border” (QD008) — KaiserCraft clear stamp “Antiquities” (CS352) — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Raindrop shaped gemstones — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mustard Seed”, “Victoria Velvet” and “Milled Lavender” — Glitter glue.

I hope you get inspired to create something beautiful today and you enjoy today’s post. Take care and thank you for stopping by!

Regards,

Amelia

Garden Friend

Hello friends,

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

I love all the colours in the inspiration photo and therefor decided to use a colourful striped designer paper as background. I stamped a cute little bunny on a white tag and did the colouring with watercolour pencils. The tag was then layered with mirror tape for dimension on the striped background. I added a die cut banner in matching colours and embellished it with wax cord bows and little flower blossoms. I finish off with tiny die cut hearts and a sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

SpringBanners

The cute bunny holding her hat

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The colourful banner

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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

White and aquamarine card-stock — My Mind’s Eye designer paper “Pretty Please Spring” — Penny Black clear stamp set “Garden Friends” — Marianne Design Creatables “Banner” (LR0329) — Creative Expressions Craft Mini Shadowed sentiments “For You” (CEDSS002) — Flowers — Wax cord for bows — Glitter glue — Tim Holtz distress ink “Worn Lipstick” and “Peacock Feathers” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Spring

Hello friends,

We are celebrating “Spring” at Double D Challenges and I hope you can join us this week DD_Springwith your flower creations. Although we are on the brink of winter in the southern hemisphere and the lovely autumn days are almost gone, I love to do cards with pretty flowers.With such a lovely inspiration photo you can just let the creative juices flow. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge – we would love to see your card.

I used a flowery background paper for my base layer and then added delicate die cut vines in a wreath pattern.  The flower bouquets are arranged on the vines to match the flower pattern of the designer paper. I added  vintage bird cages, silver bows and pearls. I finished off with a die cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

SpringRoses

The roses and bird cage

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The sentiment

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Another rose bouquet, pearls and bow

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

Cream, black and greenish gray card-stock — Mintay Designer papers “Love Letters” — Couture Creations Intricutz die “Classic Vine” (CO724046) — Nellie’s Choice Vintasia Figurative die “Vintasia Birdcage” (VIND036) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE383-C) — Paper roses — Silver tread for bows — Pearls — Tim Holtz distress ink “Pumice Stone”

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

Just To Say …

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “St. Patrick’s Day” and with a lovely inspiration photo you can create anything St DD_StPatricksDayPatrick’s Day or use all or any of the colours green, white  and gold. (Neutrals added are also okay e.g. black, ivory, browns, grays). For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog, get inspired and link up your creation.

I decided to use the colours green, white and gold for my card.  I used green designer paper for my background and then layered an embossed brick panel on top of the base card with mirror tape. A green die cut wreath is my focal point with a cute little mouse holding a shamrock leaf as added interest. I finished off with a wax cord bow, gold pearls, and a die cut sentiment.

Challenges:

JustToSay

The leafy wreath

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The adorable mouse holding a shamrock leaf

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, green. grey and gold card-stock — We R Memory Keepers designer paper — Studio Light die Winter Trails “Wreath” (STENCILWT101) — Cottage Cutz die “Forest Critters” (CC-222) — Frantic Stamper sentiment die “Just A Note To Say” (FRA-DIE-09728) — Marianne Design Folders Extra “BrickWall” (DF3403) — Wax cord for bow — Gold Pearls — Tim Holtz distress ink ” Mowed Lawn”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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

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