Hope Your Day Is Wonderful

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Buildings”. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from the talented designers and join in the fun! We also have a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

My inspiration from the picture was the garden hut which I changed to a row of colourful beach huts.. I decided to create a clean and simple card so that the colourful huts stand out on the white background. First I stamped a layer of “sand” on the background. I coloured the huts with watercolour pencils and markers and then layered two of them with mirror tape on the background for dimension. The background layer was framed with yellow cardstock and then glued to the base card. I finished off with a beach ball, a pair of flip-flops and a sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The colourful beach huts

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, blue and yellow cardstock — Photo Play Stamp and Die set “A Day at the Beach” (Item #SIS2788 and SIS2788) — Creative Expressions Mini Sentiment die “Hope your Day is Wonderful” (CEDME047) — We R Memory Keepers stamp set “Every Day” (660479) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils and markers for colouring.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Shades of Pink

Hello friends,

Another slimline card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this challenge is “Shades of Pink”. 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!

I love pink colours, it is always so soft and feminine. For my card I decided on a floral design by using a slimline stamp set with matching stencils.  I stamp the image with black ink, then use the stencils and distress inks, in various shades of pink and green, to do the colouring. I then framed the image on a pink background, added a few pink bubbles and a layered sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The flowers and pink bubbles

The layered sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and pink cardstock — PinkFresh Studio clear stamp set and matching stencils “Miss Your Smile” (Item #112521) — Creative Expressions Craft die Mini Expressions “Stacked Happy Birthday” (CEDME074) — Find It Trading Card Deco Essentials “Slimline Clouds” (CDECD0056) — Candy Shoppe “Pink Bubbles” (CN1546 Bubbles Light Pink) — Tim Holtz Distress inks “Spun Sugar”, “Worn Lipstick”, “Mowed Lawn” and “Pine Needles”

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciated your time. I would love to read what you think about my card. Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

Balloons

Hello friends,

Happy New Year to all – wishing you love, health and happiness in 2022. It is also Double D Challenges 6th birthday and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme for this birthday challenge is “Balloons” (No hot air balloons). To be part of our 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 love the colourful balloons in the inspiration tile, it is such a pretty picture.  I decided on a slimline design for my card. I stamped the cute little bear and sentiment first and then colour the image with watercolour pencils. I die cut a few balloons in different colours of plain and gingham papers, distress then with inks and then layered then with mirror tape for dimension. I used a red layer to frame the picture on the base card. This was such a quick and easy card and I really love the happy feel of the card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The cute little bear and sentiment

A close-up of the balloons

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and red cardstock — Different colours of scrap paper for balloons — Colorado Craft Company stamp set “Happy Day” (AJ455) — Nellie’s Choice Hobby Solution cutting die “Balloons” (HSFD013) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Different shades of Tim Holtz distress inks.

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

Sweet Sunflower

Hello fiends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Sunflowers”. This is such a fun challenge, and most of us love 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 used a sunflower stamp I bought a while ago for this challenge. I coloured the stamped image with my watercolour pencils and then fussy cut the image. My background layers are a diagonal striped designer paper as well as a journal card for a bit of contrast. I layered the sunflower image on the background with mirror tape for dimension and then add a black die cut butterfly. I finished off with a a gold mirror board sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Crafts Galore Encore #92 (October) (ends 10/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#63 (ends 10/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Dies R Us Challenge #179 (ends 10/28) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs “Small Exotic Butterflies” (DL-113AB) — Poppystamps sentiment die “Vintage Happy Birthday” (Style no 1178))

The sunflower

The gold sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream and black cardstock — Gold mirror board  — Prima designer paper “Stationer’s Desk” — Graphic 45 Journal card — Stampendous stamp “Cling Sweet Sunflower” (CRP221) — Cheery Lynn Designs “Small Exotic Butterflies” (DL-113AB) — Poppystamps sentiment die “Vintage Happy Birthday” (Style no 1178) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Wax cord for bow.

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

The Lookout

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Anything With A Tail”. The team have created a bunch of 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 decided on a Penny Black stamp with an adorable cat for this card. I stamped the brick wall with grey ink and layer this on blue card-stock to frame the brick wall. I coloured the image with watercolour pencils, cut it out and layered it on the brick wall background. The pot-plant was stamped twice, which I also fussy cut and added with mirror tape for dimension.. To add more interest and colour I added a die-cut willow branch. I then added a three layer die cut sentiment to finish off .

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The adorable cat in the window.

The sentiment

A close-up of the inside

Project details

White, green and blue card-stock — Penny Black Cling stamp “The Lookout” (40-461) — Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card stamp “Brick” (CC083 C-A-C Dist.) — Poppystamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Creative Expressions Craft die Mini Expressions ‘Hope your Day is Wonderful” (CEDME047) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Sunny Wishes

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Colors of DD_ColoursOfSummer_July21Summer”. The team have created a bunch of 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.

Now onto the details of my summer card for the new challenge. I decided to make a slimline, clean and simple card, for this challenge. I don’t have any dies or stamps with sea shells or beach balls, so my choice was to go with a bunch of lovely flowers. I used a long neglected stamp which was a perfect fit for the slimline design. The image was coloured with my Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils and then the top layer (with the stamped image) layered with mirror tape on the base layer for a bit of dimension. I added a sentiment, a few light green gemstones and a bow to finish off.  Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A snapshot of the flowers and butterflies

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and green cardstock — Penny Black clear stamp set “Sunny Wishes” (30-344) — Aall & Create sentiment stamp “Garden Cuttings” (#178) — Green gemstones — Green wax cord for bow — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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