Set Sail …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme  “Nautical”. You can use the colors or patterns, or the images or 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 red, blue and white colors in the photo. I decided to mix some nautical stamps and dies to create a masculine card. The sailboat was stamped on white  card-stock and colored with Derwent Inktense pencils. The layer was then lifted from the blue base layer with mirror tape.  For more dimension I cut a circle in the top layer to form a porthole frame for the sentiment. I embellished the top layer with die cuts, glitter, gemstones  and a strip of hessian.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Nautical

The sentiment and sailboat

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A close-up of the nautical die cuts

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, blue and red card-stock — Stampendous clear stamp set “Nautical Anchor” (SSC1261) — Joy Crafts dies “Seashore” (6002/0418) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small” — Hessian strip — Gemstones — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Faded Jeans”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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Wings

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “Just Wing It”.  Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more 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. and a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

I was inspired by the black, white, purple and aqua colors in the mood board. I randomly splashes some watercolor paint on watercolor paper and then die cut the butterflies. To add more interest to the card I stamped a strip of typescript as a background for the bow and butterflies. The top panel was then lifted from the card base with mirror tape for dimension. I finished off with a black die cut sentiment and for a little bit of bling I added clear baubles. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The  butterflies

The sentiment and typescript

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and black cardstock — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die “Detailed Butterflies, Mini” (No. 661802) — Spellbinders sentiment die “Sentiments Three” (S2-139) — Penny Black clear stamp “Footnotes” (No. 30-238) — Watercolor paints — Wax cord for bow — Clear baubles 

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

 

Hedgy Truffles

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about a fun new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Woodland Critters”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo and we want to see lovely animals from the woodlands on your projects. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card.

I decided to use a cute image from Penny Black for my card this time. The hedgehogs are so adorable and I love coloring with my watercolor pencils for a change. It is the first time I used my new Tim Holtz distress oxide ink and I am quite pleased with the effect I get for the blue sky. I added die cut leaves and a sentiment to finish off. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

HedgieTruffles

A close-up of the hedgehogs and mushrooms

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and green card-stock — Penny Black stamp “Hedgy Truffles” (4255J) — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits die ” Garden Greens” (661206) — Lawn Fawn sentiment die ” Thinking about You” (Item #LF912) — Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink “Broken China” — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils for coloring.

I hope you enjoy today´s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. I love to read them! Enjoy a wonderful day and have fun creating beautiful things.

Regards,

Amelia

 

 

It’s Cold Outside …

Hello friends,

This will be my last post before Christmas and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your visits during 2017. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and for my Christian friends, have a Merry Christmas. The theme for our last 2017 challenge at Double D Challenges is “Baby It’s Cold Outside – Winter”. The team 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!

My inspiration from the picture is the white, red and brown colors and also the snow. I used an adorable Penny Black stamp for my card which I coloured with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. For a “frosty” feel I die cut a snowflake border and added some sparkle with fairy dust glitter.  I finished off with more snowflakes, glitter snow, a silver bow and a hanging silver sentiment die cut.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the image

The sentiment hanging from a silver bow

The inside with more snowflakes

Project details

White and red cardstock — Penny Black stamp set “Jolly Friends” (30-058) — Precious Marieke die “Winterfun Border” (PM 10077 — Marianne Design Craftables “Snowflakes” (CR1335) — Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105) — Fairy glitter — Silver cord — Aleene’s Glitter Snow — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils

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

Regards,

Amelia

Santa

Hello friends,

November is here … and Christmas is on our doorstep! I have my first Christmas card for this year to share today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Here comes Santa”. I was inspired by the picture of Santa Claus  as well as the brown tones in the inspiration board. The team have created beautiful cards – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided to create a rustic Christmas card with kraft colors. The design is very easy and ideal for mass production. I layered a strip of music paper on my kraft base card. The stamped Santa image was layered on a lacey circle die cut and lifted of the base card with mirror tape. For the traditional Christmas colors I added some greenery and red “gem stone” berries. A sentiment, a little bit of gold glitter and a tiny gold bow are the final touches to my card. The distressed edges adds a perfectly aged, weathered look.   Hope you like my take on the Double D Challenge “Here comes Santa Claus”.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The Santa Claus image layered on a lacey circle

The sentiment

A close-up of the inside

Project details

Kraft paper — Music designer paper — BoBunny clear stamp “Father Christmas: (Item #SFC671) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey circles” — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die ‘ Festive greens” ( 662425) — Couture Creations Intricutz die “Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Red gem stones — Gold glitter — Gold cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress inks ‘”Tea Dye” and “Mowed Lawn”

Thank you for visiting today. and I appreciate your time to leave a comment so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

Juicy…

Hello friends,

A clean and simple card to share today. I discovered a few days ago a Lili of the Valley stamp in my storage box and it is just perfect for the new challenge at CASology with the cue word “Juicy”. I stamped the image with Memento dye ink and colored it with Derwent Inktense water-color pencils. The sentiment is a combo of Spellbinders  and Impression Obsession word dies.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the image and sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and grey metallic card-stock — Lili of the Valley rubber stamp “Strawberries” — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase Set One”(S4-563) — Impression Obsession Word Die “Beste Wishes” (DIE 386-F) — Derwent Inktense water-color pencils for coloring

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

Regards,

Amelia

A Pop of Color

Hello friends,

Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Black and White with a Pop of Color”. I am joining Team Darlene for this fun challenge. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the yellow sunflower in the photo. My card is in the clean and simple style and really easy to make. I used two strips of washi tape on the background layer to add interest to the card. I stamped the image and color the daisy in bright yellow and then lifted the top panel from the card base with mirror tape. I finished off with a black die cut sentiment and glitter on the flowers. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

GardenFlowers

A close-up of the image

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White card-stock — Crafty Individuals stamp  (CI-385) — Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment die “Best Wishes” (724) — Washi tape — Memento Fade-resistant dye ink “Tuxedo Black” — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils — Stickles “Black Diamond”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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