Signs of Summer

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Signs of Summer”.  There are lots of wonderful “signs” in the inspiration photo to inspire your card for the new challenge. The
DD_Signs of Summer_June16team also created beautiful cards to showcase summer – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the balloons and clear sky in the bottom right photo. I used an adorable teddy bear image hanging onto balloons for my focal point. I stamped the image and colour it with my watercolour pencils. The image was then layered on gingham designer paper. I die-cut several puffy clouds and adhere the clouds and some of the balloons with mirror tape for dimension. I then add some glitter to the balloons for  a shiny effect. I finish off with a stamped sentiment and three glitter hearts. There is not much detail on the card as I wanted to create a feeling of drifting away in the open sky on a summer day.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

BalloonRide

A close-up of the adorable teddy bear

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White cardstock — Mintay designer paper “Happy Place” — Penny Black clear stamp “Balloon Ride” (30-545) — Avery Elle clear stamp set “Elephantastic” (ST-21-68) — Memory Box die “Puffy Clouds” (Style no. 98172) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Glitter hearts

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Butterfly Kisses

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Skies”. 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 was inspired by the sun and blue and white colours of the top right picture in the inspiration photo. I created a fun critter card with a stamp and die set purchased a while ago.  I used a stencil and distress ink to create the clouds as background for my card, then coloured the images with water-colour pencils, die cut each shape and layered them on the background with mirror tape for dimension. For more interest I added a yellow sun and a pop-up cloud as well. I framed the “happy” scene with a layer of yellow card-stock. I finished off with a die-cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The critters and sentiment

The fox chasing butterflies

The little rabbit and bear are watching

A peep at the inside of the card

Project details

White, yellow, green card-stock — Lawn Fawn stamp set “Butterfly Kisses” (LF1882) — Lawn Fawn Cuts “Butterfly Kisses” (LF1883) — Lawn Fawn clippings “Cloudy stencil” (LF2250) — Memory Box die “Puffy Clouds” (No. 98172) — Elizabeth Craft Designs die “Happy Birthday” (717) — Nellie Snellen Shape die “Grass Border” (SD111) — Crealies die “Sunshine” (CLDF12) — Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Classic Scalloped Circles Small” (S4-125) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mustard Seed” ; Mowed Lawn” and “Tumbled Glass”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Fresh Cut

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme “Flowers in Containers”. 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 was inspired by the beautiful colours and the glass jar in the photo. I used a long neglected flower stamp for my card and coloured the image with water-colour pencils. I stamped the mason jar twice and fussy cut the duplicate jar. The jar was then added to the image with mirror tape for dimension. I the added a lacey die cut strip at one side of the card for interest. I stamped a sentiment on a die cut tag and then finished off with a wax cord bow to hold the tag in position. The inside is also decorated with a lacey strip on the side.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the coloured image

The sentiment and bow

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and yellow card-stock — Craft Consortium clear stamp set (Wildflower Meadow) “Fresh Cut” (CCSTMP006) — JustRite clear stamp set “Geranium Heart Song” (CR-05105) — Nellie Snellen Shape die “Border Swirls” (SDL044) — Nellie’s Multi Frames die “Tags-4” (MFD074) — Wax cord for bow — Derwent water-colour pencils for colouring — Stickles “Golden Rod”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Colourful Mandalas

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the happy theme of “Colourful”. Just look at the cheerful mood board – it will surely help you to get started. The team have created a bunch of colourful 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.

My card is a little bit different from what you usually see on my blog. It was not easy for me but I managed to put something together that in a way matches the mood board! I stamped a few mandalas on white card-stock and used my Stabilo pens to coloured the images. I fussy cut one of the mandalas and lifted it of the top panel with mirror tape for dimension. I finished off with a glitter die-cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the colourful mandalas

The glitter paper sentiment

The inside

Project details

White and black card-stock — DCWV Glitter Metallics paper for sentiment — American Crafts clear stamp set “Mandala” (348279) — BoBunny Craft dies “All Occasion Sentiments” (#7310504) — Stabilo pens for colouring

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

Regards,

Amelia

Sunflowers

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Sunflowers”. This is such an easy challenge and most of us DD_Sunflowers_August19love flowers so I hope to see your card linked up at the Double D challenge blog. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was surprised to see that I have only one sunflower stamp in my stash. Although it is a very old stamp I decided to create a watercolour card with it. I stamped the image on watercolour paper with distress ink and did the colouring with my Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils. I used a gingham paper as background and then lifted the top layer from the base card with mirror tape for dimension. I finished off with a die cut fence, a sentiment, gemstones and a wax cord bow.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

Sunflowers

The stamped sunflower image

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and black card-stock — Gingham designer paper — Sunflower rubber stamp (Unknown company) — Poppystamps sentiment die “Vintage Happy Birthday” (No 1178) — Nellie Snellen Shape die “Heart Fence” (SD112) –Gemstones — Wax cord for bow — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”

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

Little Treasures

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Let’s Go to the Beach”. You can use the colours or anything DD_Beachyou 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 brown colours and sea shells in the inspiration photo. I decided to  create a masculine card with a stamped image which I coloured with my watercolour pencils.  I added a strip of netting on the base card for texture and then lifted the top layer from the base card with mirror tape for dimension.  I finished off by embellishing the water with a aqua shimmer pen, a few gemstones and a wax cord bow

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

Treasures

A close-up  of the image

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and sand-coloured card-stock — Inkadinkado clear stamp set “Down by the Seaside” (60-30059) — Prima watercolour pencils — Memento ink pad “Tuxedo Black” — Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen “Glitter Gloss” — “Wax cord for bow — Gemstones — Netting — Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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