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

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Shabby Scarecrow

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a card inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Scare-in’ Up Some Pumpkins” – you can either use scarecrows or pumpkins or both on DD_Scarecrowsyour creation. 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 scarecrows and sunflowers in the bottom right picture. The adorable scarecrow on my card is a Cottage Cutz die and I decided to give him a shabby look. To put this handsome guy together took a long time but I used up little scraps of paper that was cluttering my desk, I added a few sunflowers, a trellis, small butterflies and bows to embellish the card. I finished off with a sentiment from Creative Expressions. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

ScarecrowSunflowers

A close-up of the friendly scarecrow and his bird friend

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The birdhouse, butterflies and sunflowers

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and turquoise cardstock — Designer Paper from Prima “Sun Kiss Collection” — Scraps of paper in various colors for the scarecrow — Cottage Cutz die “Scarecrow” (CC4X4-100-D) — Nellie Snellen Filling die “Eastern Oval Border” (QD008) — Creative Expressions craft die: Mini Expressions “Just Wanted To Say” (CEDME001) — Martha Stewart punch “Classic Butterflies”– Paper sunflowers — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Vintage Photo” and “Peacock Feathers”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Wish Big…

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this challenge with the theme  “Moon and/or Stars”. I love the blue colors and twinkling stars from the mood board and used that as inspiration for my card.  Please visit the Double D Challenge blog DD_MoonStarsand see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

I decided on an image from the Graphic 45 series ”Secret Garden” for my background. I die cut two stars, added fairy glitter and layered it with mirror tape on the base card for dimension. I finished off with  bows, paper roses, more gemstone stars and a sentiment. This was a quick and easy shabby card to make. I hope the recipient will love it!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Stars

The twinkling stars

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The roses and bow

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and blue cardstock — Graphic 45 vintage image — Die-namics die ” Star Stax”  — Spellbinders Designer series “Decorative Swallowtail Tags” (S5-258) — Paper Sweeties sentiment stamp — Paper roses — Gemstone stars in silver and blue — Glitter — Hug Snug seam binding for bow — Tim Holtz distress ink ” Stormy Sky”

That’s it from me today! I hope you like my card. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Made With Love …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Tea or Coffee”. 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.

I used the teapot, cup and white, green and pink colors as inspiration for my shabby card. I layered a white die cut doily on designer paper and then added the pink teapot and cup with mirror tape for dimension. A little tag that looks like a teabag display my sentiment. A few pearls, wax cord bows, roses and glitter are the final touches.

I entered by card in the following challenges:

  • Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #216 (ends 07/27) — Green and Pink
  • Crafty Friends Challenge #88 (ends 07/28) – Food / Drink
  • The Creative Crafters Challenge #6 (ends 08/08) – Anything Goes
  • Scrapy Land Challenges #89 (ends 08/01) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells. (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations dies “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Graceful Doily” (S5-368) — Spellbinders Stamp & Die Template Set “Graceful Tiny Tags” (SDS-053))
  • Dies R Us Challenge #101 (ends 07/28) – Birthdays (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations dies “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Graceful Doily” (S5-368) — Spellbinders Stamp & Die Template Set “Graceful Tiny Tags” (SDS-053) — Joy Crafts die “Teapot” (6002/0113) — Cottage Cutz die “Small Teacup” (CC3X3-088))

A close-up of the teapot and cup

The teacup with pearl embellishments

The roses with crystal glitter

The sentiment on a “teabag” tag

A peep at the inside with another tag and sentiment “For you” to make it more special

Project details

White, pink and green cardstock — Designer paper (Scrapberry’s “Cherished Jewels”) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations dies “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Graceful Doily” (S5-368) — Spellbinders Stamp & Die Template Set “Graceful Tiny Tags” (SDS-053) — Joy Crafts die “Teapot” (6002/0113) — Cottage Cutz die “Small Teacup” (CC3X3-088) — Pearls — Wax cord for bows — Roses — Skwiglues glitter — Tim Holtz distress inks “Peacock Feathers” and “Victorian Velvet”

Thank you for visiting today – I hope you like what you see. I appreciate your comments  so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Butterflies

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the beautiful theme of “Butterflies”. Butterflies are always a favorite of DD_Butterfliescard-makers – maybe of their lovely colors and elegance.  The team  created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

My inspiration from the picture was the left top tile with the pink colors and flowers. The card is created for a teenager who love both pink and butterflies – thus a perfect match for this challenge. I created my background with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powder  and layered it on pink gingham paper.  The top butterfly die cut panel was  lifted from the card base with mirror tape for dimension. I added punched butterflies, a piece of lace and cherry blossoms for more shabby detail. I finished off with a sentiment and little pink gemstones. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges I entered:

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The butterfly panel, flowers and lace

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A close-up of some butterflies

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and pink card-stock — Gingham paper — Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Edge’ables die “Butterfly Dreams” — Marianne Design Creatables sentiment die (LR0223) — Martha Stewart butterfly punch — Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powders in shades of pink — Lace — paper flowers — Gemstones  

That’s it from me today! I hope you like my card. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Lovely Lace

Hello friends,

Sharing with you today a shabby card I created for a few challenges. My regular visitors will notice something different –  yes, an Afrikaans sentiment on my card. I was spoiled by Marie of The Purple Magnolia (a local craft shop) with a sentiment set in my so loved native language. For my English-speaking readers the sentiment means “Happy birthday”. This is the first card featuring the Afrikaans sentiments but there is still a few more to come. I really like the lovely script of the sentiments and the beautiful wording.

The lovely background paper is from BoBunny  and I love the adorable birds and soft green color. I layered a lace die cut on the base card and embellish the white strip with a die cut vine, pearls, wax cord bows and soft pink roses. I finished off with the sentiment and a pearl heart. I like how the script of the sentiment matches the shabby look of the card.

Challenges I entered:

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The lovely die cut lace and roses

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The sentiment

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The close-up of the lovely roses

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White card-stock — Designer paper from BoBunny “Madeleine Collection” — Sentiment stamp from The Purple Magnolia — Memory Box die “Tippington vine” (No. 99299) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Gemini dies – Cassiopeia” (CED4422) — Pearls — Paper roses — Pearl heart — Wax cord for bows

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Teal and Red

Hello friends,

I hope you are all well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Teal and Red” – yes, this time it is a color challenge. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo and we want to see teal and red colors and added neutrals are also okay. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

My shabby card is really simple to make. For interest I used a decorative die with circles as one of three layers on my card. I love the texture the die cut brings to the floral background of the card. I don’t want to cover too much of the die cut layer so I just added a fishtail banner for the sentiment and a few roses layered on wax cord bows. I finish off with red gemstone hearts. I hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges I entered:

The sentiment on a fishtail banner

The roses with a little bit of bling

Little red hearts in the circles for detail

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and teal cardstock — Floral designer paper — KaiserCraft decorative die “Mixed Media Circles” (DD786) — Spellbinders Designer Series (Wedding Collection) “Decorative Swallowtail Tags” (S5-258) — JustRite stamp set “All Occasion Nested Sentiments” (JB-09210) — Paper roses — Wax cord for bows — Gemstone hearts — Skwiglues “Crystal” — Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

That’s it from me today! I hope you like my 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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