Santa

Hello friends,

November is here … and Christmas is on our doorstep! I have my first Christmas card for this year to share today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Here comes Santa”. I was inspired by the picture of Santa Claus  as well as the brown tones in the inspiration board. The team have created beautiful cards – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided to create a rustic Christmas card with kraft colors. The design is very easy and ideal for mass production. I layered a strip of music paper on my kraft base card. The stamped Santa image was layered on a lacey circle die cut and lifted of the base card with mirror tape. For the traditional Christmas colors I added some greenery and red “gem stone” berries. A sentiment, a little bit of gold glitter and a tiny gold bow are the final touches to my card. The distressed edges adds a perfectly aged, weathered look.   Hope you like my take on the Double D Challenge “Here comes Santa Claus”.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The Santa Claus image layered on a lacey circle

The sentiment

A close-up of the inside

Project details

Kraft paper — Music designer paper — BoBunny clear stamp “Father Christmas: (Item #SFC671) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey circles” — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die ‘ Festive greens” ( 662425) — Couture Creations Intricutz die “Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Red gem stones — Gold glitter — Gold cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress inks ‘”Tea Dye” and “Mowed Lawn”

Thank you for visiting today. and I appreciate your time to leave a comment so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

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Sending Hugs …

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Feeling FALLish”. 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 warm Fall colors, leaves and the wood grain frame in the picture.  I used kraft paper for my base card and then layered several die cut leaves on a wood grain designer paper. I used my Prime watercolors to create the lovely shades of yellow, orange and brown for the leaves. I finished of with a die cut sentiment which is a combo of 2 different die sets and a few gem stones. This was such an easy card to make and I love the warm and shabby feel of it.

Challenges I entered:

The sentiment

A close-up of the leaves

A peep at the inside

Project details

Kraft card-stock — Wood grain design paper — Poppystamps die “Freida Leaf” (No 1360) — Poppystamps die ‘Sending Script” (No. 1621) — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — BoBunny Craft dies “Lovely Leaf dies” (Item #12839177) — Crealies text dies “Hugs and Kisses” (CLTD 106) — Prime watercolors — Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage photo” — 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 wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

 

Leaves

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “LEAVE it to me!”. Looking at the beautiful inspiration picture I decided to join in the fun. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I love to make cards with autumn colors and was inspired by the beautiful leaves as well as the colors in the picture.  I used script designer paper for my background and to give the idea of movement I also cut some swirls into the background paper. The leaves are colored with distress inks which is the adhered with mirror tape for dimension. To finish off I added a wax cord bow, some black pearls and a swirly sentiment.

Challenges:

The autumn leaves

A swirly sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream card-stock for base card — “Script” designer paper — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits die ” Mixed Media #2″ (661185) — Lawn Fawn custom craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE383-C) — Black pearls — Wax cord for bow — Various colors of Tim Holtz distress inks

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

Birthday Bunting

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Fright Night”. 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.

Halloween is not a well-known event in South Africa so I decided to make a birthday card using the colors, patterns and bunting as inspiration from the mood board. I used a neglected embossing folder for my background and layered the bunting with mirror tape for dimension on the card. I embellished the polka dot flags with green sprigs, yellow roses, lace and pearls. I finished of with black wax cord bows, a few roses and a sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

The bunting

The roses

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and black card-stock — Orange and yellow polka dot paper — X-cut embossing folder “Oak Border”(XCU 818140) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phase Set One” ( S4-563) — Marianne Design Creatables “Bunting” (LR0329) — Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” ( No. 1001) — Lace — Wax cord for bows — Pearls — Tim Holtz distress inks “Spiced Marmalade” ; Mustard Seed” and “Mowed Lawn” 

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

Regards,

Amelia

Sentimental …

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Sentiment/Quote”. Looking at the mood board it is all about feeling sentimental. Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

I was inspired by the white, black and grayish colors in the photo. I used Prima “Stationer’s Desk” designer paper for the background. I layered a black fishing net die cut on the background paper to accentuate my sentiment and flowers. I finished off with a wax cord bow, some silver gemstones, glitter on the flowers and a swallow.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The lovely sentiment

The flowers

A little swallow flying by

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and black card-stock — Spellbinders Botanical Bliss designer series “Twisted Floral Tags” (S4-642) — Amy Design Maritime “Fishing Net” ADD10101) — Nellie”s Choice Shape dies “leaves” (SD046) — Cricut Cuttlebug die “Up In The Sky” ( 2002798) — JustRite stamp set “Song in My Heart” (JB-09865) — Paper roses — Wax cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress ink “Pumice Stone” — Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

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

A Sprinkle of Glitter

Hello friends,

Hope you are all well and enjoying your day. September is the start of spring time in South Africa and we got warm weather since last week. Looking at the high temperatures already, it is going to be a warm summer for us. It is also time for a new challenge at Double “D” Challenges. The theme for the new challenge is “Glitter” –  and lots of it! Hope you will share your “glittery” creation with us at the Double “D” Challenge this fortnight.

For my background I used a designer paper from an old First edition paper pad “Spring Feast” which already have a glitter effect. I tried to used some of the colors in the mood board like green, shades of pink and black in my design. I also dusted the frame for the cats with fairy dust and added glitter glue to the flower centers. I finished off with paper flowers, a wax cord bow and a heart charm. Well, I think there was more glitter on my face as on the card when everything was done and dusted!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The glitter frame and cats

The flowers

The sentiment and leaf border

A peep at the inside

Project details of the card

White, green and black card-stock — First Edition designer paper “Spring Feast” — Impression Obsession die “Cat  Set” (DIE083-K) — Penny Black Creative die “For you” (51-105) — PoppyStamps die ‘Freida Curve” No 1784) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur De Lis Squares” (S4-318) — Fairy Dust glitter — Skwiglues “Crystal” — Heart charm — Wax cord for bow — Paper flowers from “I am Roses” — Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Peeled Paint”

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

Regards,

Amelia

All White

Hello friends,

Today we have a fun new challenge at Double D Challenges . The theme for this fortnight is “All White”. I love working with lots of colors on my cards and is always in the deep end with “white” challenges. For my creation I decided on a shabby card with texture, layering, embossing and a few embellishments. To make the birdie, wreath and leaves pop on the white embossed background I used mirror tape to give some dimension. For embellishments I added two bows and a little music tag to match the embossed music background.  To bring the little birdie to life a pearl necklace was the finishing touch. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the bird, wreath and leaves

The sentiment

The music tag

A peep at the inside

Project details

White card-stock — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades embossing folder ” Postcard and Sheet Music Set” (656946) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Wreath” (S4-572) — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations  Thinlits die “Foliage” (661206) — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations  Thinlits die “Celebrate” (660223) — Memory Box die “Meadow Bird” (98339) — Nellie’s Multi Frames “Tags” (MFD074) — Marianne Design Craftables “Music Notes” (CR1367) — Wax cord for bows — Pearls

Thanks for visiting my blog today, I appreciate it so much. To see more inspiring “All White” cards, a visit to Double D Challenge is worthwhile. Enjoy a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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