Pretty Topiary Trees

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme from Team Darlene for our two weekly challenge this time is “Gingham” – of any color or material (ribbon or paper). Please visit the Double D DD_Ginghamchallenge blog and see the wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

Now onto the details of my card for the new challenge. I created my card in the shabby chic style using three topiary trees as a focal point. I used gingham paper and a piece of floral designer paper for my background layers.  The trees were lifted from the fancy die cut panel with mirror tape for dimension. The trees were then decorated with small die cut leaves, paper roses and gemstones. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, small birds and glitter. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #110 (ends 04/03) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A))
  • Cut It Up Challenges #169 (ends 03/22) – Hello Spring!
  • Allsorts Challenges Week#511 (ends 03/30) – Favorite die (I prefer to use dies)
  • Crafter’s Castle Challenges #15 (ends 03/31) – Anything Goes with Optional Use Glitter
  • Dies R Us Challenge #117 (ends 03/28) – One for the Ladies (Dies: Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A))

PrettyTrees

The topiary trees with embellishments

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A close-up of the roses, leaves and birds

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream, kraft and green card-stock — Gingham designer paper — Marianne Design Craftables “Topiary Trees” (CR1303) — Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A) — Roses — Gemstones — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage Photo”  and “Bundled Sage” — Glitter.

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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A Sweet Note

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Let’s Make Some Music”. Please visit Double D Challenges and DD_Musicsee 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.

For my card I used a vintage printable as background. This lovely printable was layered on black cardstock to match the black die cut music notes. I then added a die cut lady,  some flowers, leaves and wax cord bows. I finished off with a stamped sentiment on a die cut tag and glitter on the roses. A few pearls were the final touches. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

ASweetNote

The elegant lady

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The sentiment

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The flowers

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The inside of the card

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Project details

Cream and black cardstock — Vintage music printable — Memory Box die “Party Music” (No. 98757) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Tiara Rondelle” (S5-342) –Marianne Design Creatables (LR0167) — Nellie’s Choice die “Leaves” (SD134) — Lea’bilities Leane Creatief “Couple” (45,1864) — Nellie’s Multi Frames die “Tags” (MFD074) — Dreamerland Crafts clear stamps “Hugs & Kisses” (DS17054) — Prima flowers (Item #631338 and #594428) — Black string for bows — Pearls — Glitter

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Twirl, Spin and Leap …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Pink and White”. Please visit Double D Challenges  and DD_PinkandWhitesee 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.

For my shabby card I created my background with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powder  – I love the shimmering effect. This panel was then lifted from the card base with mirror tape for dimension. I then added the ballerinas and embellished each of them with a little pink rose and glitter. I finished off with a stamped sentiment, pink gemstones and satin ribbon.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Ballerinas

The ballerinas, pretty in a row…

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A rose on the tutu

Ballerinas2

The sentiment

Ballerinas3

A peep at the inside

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Project details

White cardstock — Spellbinders Die D-Lites “Just Dance” (S3-294) — Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powder — Picket Fence Studios sentiment stamp “Sweet Dear Friend” — Pink gemstones — Satin ribbon– Roses.

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

Snowflakes

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”.  This is our last challenge for 2018 DD_Snowand you can create / use anything SNOW related. The team have 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 trees, snow and white color. For a “frosty” feel I cut a snowflake border and added some sparkle with fairy dust glitter. I layered the border on turquoise designer paper and added two die cut trees with mirror tape. To embellish the tress is used wax cord bows, small roses and gemstones.  I finished off with more snowflakes, glitter snow on the trees and a die cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

SnowTrees

The trees with glitter snow, gemstones, roses and bows

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The sentiment and snowflakes

SnowTrees2

The snowflake border

SnowTrees3

A peep at the inside

SnowTrees4

Project details

White and turquoise cardstock — Designer paper — Find It Trading Precious Marieke die “Winterfun Border” (PM10077) — Find It Trading Yvonne Creations die “Snowy Tree” (YCD10053) — Marianne Design Craftables die “Snowflakes” (CR1335) — Crealies Text dies “Merry Christmas” (CLTD101) — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Gemstones — Fairy glitter,

Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your thoughts in the comments below. 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:

StripesDots

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

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

ScarecrowSunflowers2

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

Stars2

The sentiment

Stars3

A peep at the inside

Stars4

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

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