A Toast to 2017

Hello friends,

This is my last post for 2016 and my wish to all of you is:

May 2017 be filled with peace, warmth and togetherness in your family and much prosperity! Happy New Year!

Thank you for all your support and kind comments during 2016, I appreciate it so much. To celebrate 2017 I chose a cute mouse image from my new Penny Black stamp set “Critter Time”. I colored the image with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and added a little glitter to the cool drink for sparkle. The circle  is lifted from the card base with mirror tape to add dimension. The sentiment die cut is from Paper Smooches “Birthday Words”

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the image

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Project details:

  • White and black cardstock
  • Penny Black stamp set “Critter Time” (30234)
  • Paper Smooches sentiment die ” Birthday words” (FBD120)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small”
  • Glitter
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencil

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Regards,

Amelia

 

Happy …

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for our two weekly challenge this time is “Anything Goes With Gingham”. For more information about the challenge and the prize up for grabs visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we ca dd sg3-tilewould love to see your card.

I discovered this golden oldie in my Penny Black storage box and I love the dancing cow  and chickens – they sure are so happy! It feels like ages since I last made a card with a cute image so I had a lot of fun with this one. I kept the layout  simple with two strips of pink gingham paper to frame the image. To finish off I added pink gem hearts, paper flowers, green flourishes and wax cord bows. The coloring was done with my Derwent Inktense water-color pencils.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the image

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The sentiment and flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White and green card-stock
  • Pink gingham paper
  • Penny Black stamp “Skip & Romp” (2877L)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Phrase Set One (S4-563)
  • Marianne Design Creatables “Flourishes” (LR0271)
  • Paper flowers
  • Gem hearts
  • Wax cord
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils

Thanks so much for visiting today and the kind comments you so kindly write each week.  I appreciate each comment so much. Hope to see your card at Double D Challenges this fortnight. Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

A Little Sunshine …

Hello friends,

A clean and simple card to share today. As we are in the middle of our winter season in the Southern Hemisphere I really need a little sunshine and cheerful yellow colors today!

My card features an image from the Penny Black stamp set  “Nature’s wishes”. To add dimension to the card I die cut half a circle in the top layer and then lift the panel off the card base with mirror tape. I used my Derwent Inktense pencils to color the image. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the image

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The sentiment

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Project details:

  • White and yellow card-stock
  • Penny Black stamp set “Nature’s Wishes” (30-109)
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils

Thanks for visiting today and for leaving comments – I really appreciate your time. Have a wonderful day.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Beautiful Friend

Hello friends,

I hope you are having a lovely holiday season so far. My card today is a little bit different – a CAS kraft card with a homespun “feeling”. I followed the definition of “homespun” on the Less is More challenge blog to create this unsophisticated, plain and natural card with a Penny Black stamp.  I embossed the mannequin and sentiment with white embossing powder and did the coloring with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. I hope you like today’s creation.

Challenges:

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Project details:

  • Kraft cardstock
  • Penny Black stamp set “Lace Delight” (30-115)
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils for coloring
  • White embossing powder
  • Twine

That’s it for today! Take care and have a great day.

Regards,

Amelia

What’s in my Stocking?

Hello friends,

Today I share a one layer Christmas card with lots of white spaces. These  cards are difficult for me to create but the Penny Black stamp is so adorable and cute that I can live with the “clean” look of the card! I colored the image with Derwent Inktense water-color pencils and add Stickles to the stocking for a bit of bling. hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered the card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the adorable critter

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Project details:

  • White card stock
  • Penny Black clear stamp set “Jolly Friends”
  • Sentiment stamp (Unknown)
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils
  • Stickles “Diamond”
  • Black fine tip pen for lines

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you a happy day.

Regards,

Amelia

Love Tale …

Hello friends,

It is quite a while since I last post a card. We are having such hot weather that I find it so difficult to sit in front of my craft table and create – the swimming pool is more inviting. I am still on my journey to improve on my clean and simple card making skills and I can tell you it is a difficult one for me. Today I am sharing a CAS card with a Penny Black stamp that I so much love. I also enjoyed to do some coloring again, I neglected it far too long this time. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did in creating it!

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

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For a bit of sparkle I added glossy accents to the little hearts

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The curved line is hand drawn – love how it matches the tails!

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Penny Black stamp “Love Tail”
  • Penny Black sentiment stamp from “Hugs” clear stamp set
  • Memento dye ink “Tuxedo black”
  • Ranger Glossy accents
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils

Thanks for visiting today and looking at my card. Have a wonderful week en happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

Greetings from the Farm

Hello dear blog friends,

Last week I was browsing through my Penny Black stamps storage box and discovered two golden oldies. Oh dear, I just love the cute cow ladies and had to ink then up immediately and  colour them. It feels like ages since I last made a card with cute images and making these two cards were fun. I kept the layout for both cards the same except for the sentiments. As the images look so happy and cheerful I used minimum embellishments to kept the focus on the critters. After my eye surgery, coloring of images were difficult but my vision did improve so much over the past three months that I am very glad to have my coloring pencils back in hand.  Hope you enjoy these two cards as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the image, the cow lady and her two chicken friends

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The roses, doily and leafy flourish

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My second card with three pretty cow ladies

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A close-up of the three ladies with their fashionable head pieces

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A peep at the inside which was decorated in the same way for both cards

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Project details:

  • White and green cardstock
  • We R Memory Keepers gingham designer paper  “Baby mine”
  • Penny Black stamps “Skip and Romp” (2877L) and “Ladies Devine” (2882K)
  • Penny Black sentiment stamp “Critter Party transparent set” (30-013)
  • Paper doilies
  • Marianne Design Creatables “LR0271” and “LR0191”
  • Memory Box die “Puffy Clouds”
  • Green wax cord
  • Prima flowers “Sherwood rose cottage” (Item #552718)
  • Tim Holtz distress ink” Tea Dye”
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle water-color pencils for coloring
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today to look at my cards and I would love to know what you think. Have a wonderful week and I will be back next Saturday with a vintage/shabby card. Happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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