Snuggle Up

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new Double D Challenge starting today. The theme for our two weekly challenge this time is “Snuggle Up Buttercup”.  The inspiration picture says it all – think warm and cozy! For more information about the challenge and the prize up for grabs visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we would love to see your card.

I decided to make a Christmas card, my first one for this year! I love the tile with the adorable little cat and the red blanket and an old Penny Black critter stamp came to my rescue. The cat looks so happy and cozy with his little mouse friend!  I used craft cardstock for a rustic look and kept the layout simple. I added a tree created with die cut leaves and added some stars to the “branches”.  To finish off I added a die cut sentiment, a hanging red star and golden bows.  The coloring was done with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The adorable cat and his mouse friend

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A close-up of the Christmas tree

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Kraft, red, green, brown and white cardstock — Penny Black stamp “Xmas Cuddles” (2234H) — Couture Creations sentiment die “”Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Sizzix Thinlets die “Garden Green” (661206) — Impression Obsession die “Bucket” (DIE164-A) — Red stars — Gold cord for bows — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils

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

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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

Soar …

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this challenge with the theme “Stripes and Dots”. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog to DD_StripesDotssee more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers. We have a prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org. A Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

I like the black stripes and dots of the teapot and bowl from the mood board and used that as inspiration for my card. I layered the lovely stamped bird-cage on the polka dot and striped designer paper with mirror tape for dimension. I added a cute black cat and a little bird for interest. For a splash of color I embellished the card with pink roses, green leaves, gemstones and a strip of floral washi tape. I finished off with a die cut sentiment and some glitter on the roses. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The pretty stamped bird cage

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A close-up of the flowers and cat

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside with more cats

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Project details

White cardstock — Polka dot and striped designer paper — Prima Cling stamp “Soar” (Item #557126) — Amy Design die “Animal Medley: Cats and Dogs” (ADD10023) — Xcut Mini sentiment die ‘Just for You” (XCU504034) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (#661206) — Creative Expressions Craft die “A Little Birdie told Me” (CED23024) for bird — Impression Obsession die “Cat set” (DIE083-K) (Inside of card) — Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die “Stitch rectangular” (CLNestXXL 24) — Paper roses — Floral washi tape — Gemstones — Skwiglues glitter “Pink”

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

Regards,

Amelia

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

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:

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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

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