Cupcakes

Hello friends,

Happy New Year to all – wishing you love, health and happiness in 2020. It is also Double D Challenges 5th anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme for this anniversary challenge is “Cupcakes”. To be part of our celebration challenge please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

I decided on a cream, soft pink and green colour combo for this card. I used a polka dot designer paper as background for my two cupcakes.  The cupcakes were embellished with a candle, rose and a cherry for interest. I then added a large script die cut sentiment and a rose bouquet for a shabby look.  To finish off I added a frame of pink gemstones. I really like the extra bling of the gemstones on the card!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the cupcakes

The sentiment

The rose bouquet and gemstone frame

A peep at the inside with another cupcake

Project details

Cream, green and pink cardstock — Polka dot designer paper — Marianne Design Creatables “Cupcakes” (LR0160) — Crafter’s Companion sentiment die “Happy Birthday”  — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — Paper roses — Wax cord for bow — Pink gem stones strings for frame — Tim Holtz distress ink “Bundled Sage” and “Spun Sugar”

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

Poinsettia

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this challenge is “Poinsettia”. The team has 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!

To all my followers and blog friends: Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season, have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!.

I decided to create a card in my favourite colour combo, pink, grey and green, for this challenge. I used a silver circle on a soft grey background for the focal point on my card. I die cut several layers of the poinsettia for a bit more depth to the garland and also added some gemstones for berries . The poinsettia garland was then layered on the silver circle with mirror tape for dimension. I then added a silhouette sleigh and reindeer die cut to add a more festive feel to the card. The reindeer were further embellished with pink bows and gemstones.  I finished off with a silver mirror board die cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The poinsettia garland

The silhouette sleigh and reindeer

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, grey, pink and green cardstock — Silver mirror board — Grey designer paper for background — Elizabeth Craft Designs die “Entwined Circles” (1254) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Poinsettia Garland” (CED3134) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Village Christmastime” (662424) — Crealies Text die “Merry Christmas” (CLTD 101) — Pink gemstones —  Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Bundled Sage”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Peeking Santa Bear

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The challenge is hosted by Team Diane and the theme is “Santa Hats”. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. As always there is also a lovely prize to win!

I decided to create a cute Christmas card for this challenge. I used  a neglected curved stitch die to create a raised background with mirror tape. I then cut, colour and glue all the pieces together for the adorable peeking Santa bear. The bear was placed between the two curved edges and the fur and pom-pom of the hat were covered with glitter gloss. Unfortunately the glitter is not showing on the photo. I added red gem stones for berries and a few glitter stars. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up adorable peeking bear between the curved edges

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream, brown, white, green and red card-stock — Designer paper — Penny Black Creative die “Curved Stitch” (51-435) — Cottage Cutz die “Peeking Santa Bear” (CC4x4-593) — Couture Creations Intricutz die “Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Swirling Stars” (663095) — Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen “Glitter Gloss” — Red gem stones — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mowed Lawn”, “Tea Dye”, “Walnut Stain”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Winter Blues

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Winter Blues”  Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from the talented designers and join in the fun!

I was inspired by the pale blue colours, tree branch, birds and the wreath in the inspiration photo. I used a lovely designer paper as background for the shuttered window die cut. I decorated the window with small wreaths and a garland, which is embellished with gemstones and silver bows. The two grey cats peeping through the window were added on second thought for more interest. To complete the wintery look I added some branches with tiny birds and a few silver snowflakes. To finished off the sentiment was then layered on an oval die-cut border to let it stand out a little bit more. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the shuttered window and cats

The birds and branches

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, brown, grey and blue card-stock — Mintay designer paper “Happy Place” (MT-HAP-08) — Silver glitter paper — Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die-D-Lites “Shuttered Window” (S2-078) — Impression Obsession die “Cat Set” (DIE83-K) — Impression Obsession die “Tree / Branch” (DIE219-P) — Paper Smooches Wise die “Chrishtmas Wishes” (OCD087) — NellieSnellen Filling die “Eastern Oval Border” (QD008) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Village Christmastime” (662424) — Memory Box die “Resting Birds” (Style no 98527) — Marianne Design Craftables die “Snowflakes” (CR1335) –Tim Holtz distress ink “Stormy Sky”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Pine Trees

Hello friends,

A Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “Pine Trees and/or Pine Cones”. 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 decided to create a shabby Christmas card in my favourite colour combo, pink and green for this challenge. I used three pine trees as my focal point on a soft pink designer paper background. To add a festive feel to the card the pine trees were then embellished with silver bows, roses and silver gem stones. The reason why I used roses for embellishments is that roses are in full bloom in South Africa during Christmas time.  I added the reindeer and two of the pine trees to the background layer with mirror tape for dimension.  I finished of with a silver mirror board die cut sentiment and a few gem stones. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The reindeer

The roses on the pine trees

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, green and brown cardstock — Silver mirror board — LemonCraft designer paper “Yesterday” — Find It Yvonne Creations “Snowy Tree” — Cottage Cutz “Birch Trees & Deer” (CC-175) –Couture Creations Intricutz die “Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Roses — Silver thread for bows — Silver gem stones — Tim Holtz distress inks ” Tattered Rose” and “Pine Needles”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Fall 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 “October – What does it mean to you?”. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. We have also a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

I love to make cards with autumn colours – the browns, oranges, reds and yellows are so warm and earthy. I decided to create a shabby card with a rustic feel for this challenge. I painted a few scraps of papers with my watercolour paints and then die cut the leaves with different sizes of dies. I layered branches on a “stone wall” background die cut. I then add the leaves with mirror tape for dimension and lightly dusted the edges of the leaves with gold glitter. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges:

A close-up of the water coloured leaves

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Projects details

Cream and brown card-stock — Designer paper for “stone wall” — Watercolour paper in fall colours — Crafter’ Companion Gemini die “Dry Stone Wall” (GEM-MD-CAD-DS) –Impression Obsession die “Tree/Branch” (DIE219-P) — Impression Obsession die “Small Leaves” (DIE095-D) — Lawn Fawn Cuts craft die ‘Stitched Leaves” (Item#LF577) — Find It Yvonne Creations die “Autumn Leaves” (YCD10149) — Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105) — Gold glitter — Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage Photo” — Reeves watercolour paint.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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