Sparkle …

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for our  challenge this time is “Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones”. Please visit the Double D Challenge DD_Pearls, Gems & Diamondsblog and see the wonderful samples from our talented designers and join in the fun! We have a prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org. while a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

I used the green and pink colors from the inspiration collage to create a  quick and easy card for this challenge. I used a pretty fairy die cut as my focal point layered on a piece of designer paper. I framed the image and layered it again on designer background paper.  The fun part was to glue all the little gemstones and hearts  randomly on the card to give a magical feel. I finished of with a die cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The pretty fairy nested in a frame

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The gemstones and pearls

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and green cardstock — Designer paper From KaiserCraft “Enchanted Garden Collection” — Unbranded die “Fairy” — Spellbinders Chantilly Paper Lace die ‘Tallulah Frill Layering Frame Small” (S5-328) — Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment die “Best Wishes” (724) — Gemstones – Gemstone and Pearl hearts.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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Wishes Are Possible …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Wishes are Possible”. You can use anything with ‘wish’ in it for example – Wishing you a happy birthday, Wish you were here, Best Wishes, etc and 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 pink colors and big sentiment in the inspiration picture. As a child I loved everything about fairies and always wished to see a real one hiding between the flowers and leaves! So now you know why I chose a fairy image to use with the “best wishes” sentiment. This fairy stamp is a new addition to my collection and  I enjoyed coloring the little beauty in my favorite shades of pink. I stamped the fairy twice on card-stock, fussy cut one of the images and colored it with Derwent Inktense pencils. On the stamped top layer I added a die cut wreath and leaves, pretty pink roses, bows and a bold die cut sentiment. Guided by the stamped image on the top layer I added the coloured image with mirror tape to the top layer for a dimensional look. The top layer was then lifted from the base layer with mirror tape. To finished off I added some glitter to the wings and roses and also a few gemstones for extra sparkle. I love the rustic look of the card and the little fairy sitting on the leaves and branches – my childhood wish come to live in this card!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the fairy

The bold sentiment

The pink roses and bows

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, green and brown cardstock — Dreamerland Crafts clear stamp “Fairy” (D18004) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Wreath” (S4-572) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “Best Wishes” (DIE386-F) — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Gemstones — Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Graceful Fairy

Hello everyone,

Today is the start of a new Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge  and we have a wonderful sponsor this fortnight,  the A Day for Daisies digital shop. The theme is fairies or angels (no birds or butterflies) and your projects must be in a vintage or shabby style. Your project  can be a card or any other paper crafting item, such as a scrapbook layout, box, tag, etc.  The prize for one lucky participant is a  $12 gift certificate to the A Day for Daisies shop –  this is the equivalent of 3 images. What a wonderful opportunity to get some of Tammy’s beautiful images.

I chose the image “Graceful Fairy of Flowers” to use on my card. I really like ADFD beautiful images, they just speak to my style. The fairy was coloured with my water-colour pencils, fussy cut and then assembled on my card. The background for the fairy was created with Marianne Design Craftables lattice fence die and ivy corner die. I add several layers of the ivy to the corners. To add a magical touch I randomly glued some pearls to the card and some glitter on her dress. The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the fairy

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The Whimsy sentiment stamped on a Spellbinders nestabilities “Lacey circle”

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The flowers and lattice fence

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White and green cardstock
  • Prima Designer Paper “Princess”
  • A Day for Daisies digital image “Graceful Fairy of Flowers”
  • Whimsy sentiment stamp “Magical Mini Letter Seals”
  • Mariannne Design Craftables “Ivy corners” (CR1253)
  • Marianne Design Craftables “Lattice fence” (CR1262)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Circles”
  • Lyra Rembrandt Aquarelle water-colour pencils for coloring
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Peeled paint” and “Bundled sage”
  • Lace
  • Stamens
  • Prima and Petaloo flowers
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Winter White”
  • Pearls
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you enjoy what you see and I would love to know what you think of my card. Remember to enter the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge and maybe you could be the winner of the fabulous prize.

Today is also my birthday, so I am leaving now for my “fairy” happy birthday party with family and friends. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

Rainy Days

Hello everyone, 
 
This is my last card as Guest Designer for September at The Stamping Boutique.  Thanks to The Stamping Boutique for the opportunity to showcase my cards during September on their challenge blog. It was a wonderful time and I enjoyed it so much to create cards with my TSB images. For everyone who took the time to leave such lovely comments about my cards and even visit my blog – I really appreciate your kindness. To Tracey, Christy and the Design Team thanks for my wonderful prize, all the help to upload the cards and the invites to all the TSB fun places. A slide show of all my guest designer TSB cards is available here. Maybe sometime in future I will be the lucky winner of The Stamping Boutique Monthly Challenge again!

I enter my card for the following challenges: 

I used the following to create the card:

  • The Stamping Boutique image “Rainy Chynthia”
  • White , blue and gold cardstock
  •  FabScraps designer paper “Heritage Floral”
  • Paper flowers
  • Pearls
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Ovals”
  • Cuttlebug die “Floral Borders”
  • Derwent  Coloursoft pencils
  • Zellen odourless mineral spirits
  • Stickles “Diamond”

Greetings from South Africa,

Amelia

Fairy Tales …

Hello everyone,

At For Fun Challenges this week you have to use a lovely sketch by Helen to create your card. The sponsor for this week’s challenge is Fairy Knoll and the wonderful prize will be 3 images of the winner’s choice. To see more of these beautiful stamps visit them at http://fairyknoll.blogspot.com/. In Brandi’s own words:  “Fairy Knoll ~ A place where fairies fly and dreams come alive. Fairy Knoll offers digital stamps filled with fantasy and magic ~ we hope you can visit us soon”.

For my card I used “Bianca”,  kindly sponsored by Fairy Knoll:

I used the following to create the card:

  • Fairy Knoll Digi stamp: Bianca
  • Purple velvet embossed paper
  • White and lilac cardstock 
  • Purple paper roses
  • Stickles “Lavender”
  • Pink velvet butterfly
  • Silver gemstones
  • Spellbinders  Nestabilities die “Ovals”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Doodle Parts”
  • Derwent Artists colour pencils
  • Lili of the Valley “Best Wishes” sentiment

Don’t miss For Fun Challenge this week – we would love to see your card and rememberthe great prize for this challenge. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week.

Greetings from South Africa,

Amelia

Cute Card Thursday #96 – Fairy Fantastic!

Fairies stamps are one of my favourites – bring back memories of my childhood. For this card I used the following:

  • Forest green and beige cardstock
  • Pink and green patterned scrapbooking papers
  • BRS fairy stamp (Best Rubber Stamps (South Africa) no. 6044D)
  • Pearls
  • Braid
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder “Frills”
  • Spellbinders scalloped die
  • Perfect pearls
  • Stickles “Diamond”
  • Flower punches
  • My source of inspiration: Cardmaking and Papercraft!

Thanks for looking at my card.

Amelia

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