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

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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:

ShabbyButterflies

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:

Lace

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

May Flowers

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this DD_flowerschallenge with the theme of “May flowers”. You can use any of the colors shown in the picture and flowers. The flowers can be stamped, handmade or purchased – such a beautiful and fun challenge. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. The prize to win for this challenge is a beautiful flower die and absolutely gorgeous!

I was inspired by the beautiful colors and of course the flowers in the photo. I painted some pink, purple and yellow watercolors on watercolor paper for my background. I die cut various leaves to created the strings of greenery for my flowers. The fun part for me was to arrange the flowers and wax cord bows.  I finished off with a sentiment die cut from Penny Black and a few sequins. I really like the shabby outcome of this card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

FlowersWithLove

The strings of flowers

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The sentiment in pink

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The inside

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Project details:

White, pink and green card-stock — Watercolor paper for background — Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No. 99299) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die “Garden Greens” (No.661206) —  Penny Black Creative dies “For You” (No. 51-105) — Prima flowers “Sherwood Rose” (No. 552718) — Pink wax cord for bows — Watercolor paint — Sequins

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Three Bunnies

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “When Skies are Gray”. Just look at the pretty mood board – use some gray and also add
patterns, textures and objects from board. The Design 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.

This card was a challenge for me as I struggled to get gray colored paper between my heaps of papers.At the end of a long search I found a few leftovers from previous projects to layered my background. For the pattern component I added a Spellbinders flower die cut and polka dot paper. A strip of lace for texture forms the basis for the happy bunnies. I finished off with white roses, waxed cord bows, pearls, white hearts and a “Best wishes” sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The bunnies on a lace strip

The sentiment, pearls and some hearts

A close-up of the flowers

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and gray cardstock — Gray designer paper — Spellbinders Venise Lace Designer series “Emmeline Treillage” (S5-311) — Impression Obsession die “Three Bunnies” (DIE043-G) — Impression Obsession die “Best Wishes” sentiment (DIE386-F) — Memory Box die “Heart Waterfall” (No. 99079) — Lace — Pearls — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Memento ink “Gray Flannel”

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

Sequins

Hello friends,

It is time for a new challenge at Double “D” Challenges. The theme is “Sequins” and the more the better. I am looking forward to see your “sparkly”  creations  at the Double “D” Challenge this fortnight.

For my base layer I used designer paper from Raspberry Road Designs – I so much love this color. I added a trellis die cut at the top of the card as background for the floral spray of pink and burgundy roses and bow. The elegant lady is positioned underneath the “shower” of flowers and pink and green sequins. I finished of with a little rose on her dress and a fancy script sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Sequins

A close-up of the lady

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The flowers and sequins

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and green cardstock — Designer paper from Raspberry Road Designs — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Fancy Lattice” (S5-152) — Poppystamps die “Freida Leaf” (No. 1360) — Lea’bilities die “Couple” (No. 45.1864) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE383-C) — Sequins — Roses from I Am Roses — Tim Holtz distress ink “Old Paper”

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 wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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