Winter Wonderland

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Blue and White Winter” Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from the talented designers and join in the fun!

I was inspired by the blue gingham, snowflakes and bird in the inspiration photo. I used blue gingham paper as background layer for the bird cage die cut. I decorated the bird cage with leaves and bows, then added the bird with mirror tape for dimension. I die cut snowflakes from glitter paper  to add more interest to the background and for a wintery feel. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the “winter” challenge!

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the bird

The sentiment

The decorated inside

Project details:

White, blue and brown cardstock — Gingham designer paper — DCWV Glitter Metallics paper — Sizzix Thinlits die “Feathered Friends” (664433) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase Set One” (S4-563) — Precious Marieke “Winter Wonderland” (PR10052) — Marianne Design Creatables “Birdcage” (LR0146) — Marianne Design Craftables “Small Snowflakes” (CR1335) — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz Distress inks “Stormy Sky” & “Faded Jeans”.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Christmas Joy

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The challenge is hosted by Team Diane and the theme is “Christmas Joy”. The only restriction for this challenge is that the word “Joy” must be on your creation. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. As always there is also a lovely prize to win!

I was inspired by the traditional colours, red, green and gold, and the leaves in the picture for this Christmas card. I used a script designer paper for the background and then layered a cathedral window as a focal point. I added the deer family with mirror tape to create dimension on the card. My floral bouquet is made with poinsettias, leaves and golden berry twigs. I finished off with a gold sentiment and some pearls

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

  • The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #106 (ends 01/11) – Anything Christmas Goes
  • Merry Little Christmas Challenge MLCCB#41 (ends ) – December Anything Christmas Goes
  • Dies R Us Challenge #182 (ends 12/) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits die “Festive Bouquet” (665565) — Sizzix Thinlits die ” Darling Deer “9664968” — Sizzix Thinlits die “Festive Greens” (662425) — PoppyStamps die ” Grand Gothic Window” (Style no 845) — PoppyStamps die “Grand Gothic Luminary” (Style no 856))
  • Crafts Galore Encore #94 (December) (ends 12/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#65 (ends 12/31) – Always Anything Goes

The poinsettia arrangement

The deer family

The sentiment and pearls

A close-up of the inside

Project details:

White, red, green and brown cardstock — Script designer paper — Gold mirror board — Sizzix Thinlits die “Festive Bouquet” (665565) — Sizzix Thinlits die ” Darling Deer “9664968” — Sizzix Thinlits die “Festive Greens” (662425) — PoppyStamps die ” Grand Gothic Window” (Style no 845) — PoppyStamps die “Grand Gothic Luminary” (Style no 856) — Lifestyle Crafts Alphabet die (DA0236) — Pearls

I hope you like my take on the challenge. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

In the Woods

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “A Walk in the Woods”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo or anything you might see while walking in the woods. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your creation!

I decided to create a Christmas card in my favourite colour combo, pink and green for this challenge. I used a landscape die of  pine trees on a soft pink polka dot designer paper as my background. I the added my reindeer with mirror tape for dimension. For a shabby feel I added pink bows to the stags, a crochet lace border, and pink pearls. I finished off with a gold die cut sentiment and a star. This is my first Christmas card for the year so there are a few more to create the coming weeks.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The reindeer with pretty pink bows

The sentiment and star

A close-up of the inside

Project details

White, green, pink and brown cardstock — Polka dot designer paper — Gold mirror board — Sizzix Thinlits die “Tall Pines” (665583) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Crochet” (664178) — Sizzix Thinlits die ” Festive Things” (664191) — Bo Bunny sentiment die ” All Occasion Sentiments” (Item# 7310504) —  Cottage Cutz die “Deer with Antlers” (CC-336) — XCut die “Mini Stars” (XCU 503617) — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mowed lawn” and “Victorian Velvet” – Pearl string.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Mason Jar With Roses

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Mason Jars” – DD_MasonJars_Aug4use a mason jar and/or anything you see in the jar on the mood board. The 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.

Now onto the details of my card for the new challenge. I used my colorize bloom dies to create my roses, rose buds and leaves for my floral arrangement . I die cut the flowers and buds from different shades of pink and pale yellow cardstock, colour them with distress inks and then assemble all the small pieces to create depth. The leaves were die cut from two shades of green card-stock, glued together and then distress with ink. The mason jar was stamped on white vellum, cut out, lightly sponged with blue distress ink and then layered on script designer paper. The roses, buds and leaves were layered with mirror tape to add more dimension to the card. For added interest I added a lace strip at the bottom of the card. I finished off with a die cut sentiment from black glitter cardstock and a pink wax cord bow.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #174 (ends 08/13) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Colorize die “Bloom- Colorize” (665208) — Sizzix Thinlets die “Crochet” (664178) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Script Sentiments” (665089))
  • Crafts Galore Encore #90 (August) (ends 08/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Allsorts Challenge Week 635/6 (ends 08/13) – Anything goes with option of Roses
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#61 (ends 08/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • A Place To Start August 2021 Challenge #8 (ends 08/31) – Create a Project in Your Favorite Style/Genre. (Vintage/Shabby chic)

A close-up of the roses, buds and leaves

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White cardstock for base card — Shades of pink, pale yellow and green cardstock — Black glitter cardstock for sentiment — White vellum for mason jar — Sizzix Thinlits Colorize die “Bloom- Colorize” (665208) — Sizzix Thinlets die “Crochet” (664178) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Script Sentiments” (665089) — Deep Red Clingstamps “Mason Jar” (SKU 4X505125) — Mintay papers “Happy Place” (MT-HAP-08) — Wax cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress inks in various colours

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Love You Mum

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “DD_FlowersOfTheMonth_May5Flowers of the Month – January thru June”. For a list of flowers for each month please visit the Double D Challenge blog. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – so a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the beautiful pink roses in the photo and decided to make a Mother’s Day card for Mum. For the background I used a beautiful designer paper from an Asuka paper pad – I just love this floral wreath! I added pink roses and a variety of die cut leaves on the on side of the wreath. A little birdie and another fancy die cut wreath were place inside the floral wreath as a focal point. I finished off with a die-cut sentiment and a little heart. I really like the shabby outcome of this card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #168 (ends 05/13) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Memory Box “Hutton Wreath” (Style 94008) — Sizzix Thinlits “Feathered Friends” (664433) — Sizzix Thinlits “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions craft die “Berry Bough” (CED3104))
  • Crafts Galore Encore #87 (May) (ends 05/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft #58 (ends 05/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • 613 Avenue Create (May) #5 (ends 05/31) – Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Mood Board (I used the roses, pink and green colours
  • A Place To Start May 2021 Challenge #5 (ends 05/31) – Anything Goes
  • Shopping Our Stash #444 (ends 05/10) – I made this for you, Mom
  • Little Red Wagon Challenge #600 (05/12) – Hers!
  • Word Art Wednesdays Weeks #489-490 (ends 05/10) – Anything Goes

LoveYouMum

The roses, leaves and bird

LoveYouMum1

The sentiment and heart

LoveYouMum2

A peep at the inside

LoveYouMum3

Project details

White, turquoise and light pink card-stock — Asuka Studio designer paper ‘Forest Friends” — Memory Box “Hutton Wreath” (Style 94008) — Sizzix Thinlits “Feathered Friends” (664433) — Sizzix Thinlits “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions craft die “Berry Bough” (CED3104) — Cottage Cutz “Love You Mum Phrase” (CC-456) — Fantasy die “Rosehips” (FD-754) — Unbranded die “Leaf vine” — Prima flowers “With Love” (Item #651016) — Tim Holtz distress inks “Tattered Rose” and “Bundled Sage”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Colourful Umbrellas

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this with the theme “April Showers”. You can use anything “water related” as inspiration for your creation – we would love to see what you come up with. The DD_WaterRain_Apr21team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the bright colours of the umbrella in the top left photo of the inspiration picture. I used gingham designer paper which is layered onto light blue card-stock for my background. I stamped and die cut 5 colourful umbrellas. The top part of the umbrellas were stamped twice, fussy cut and then added with mirror tape for dimension on the background. I added some bright green leafy vines and cherry blossoms at the bottom of the card for a “springy” look. I finished off with a sentiment, bows and blue gem stones. This colourful card was a real joy to create!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

ColourfulUmbrellas

A close-up of the umbrellas

ColourfulUmbrellas1

The sentiment

ColourfulUmbrellas2

The colourful cherry blossoms on the leafy vines

ColourfulUmbrellas3

A peep at the inside

ColourfulUmbrellas4

Project details

White, blue and scraps of bright card-stock — StudioLight Essentials stamp and die set “Umbrella” (BASICSDC21) — Memory Box “Tippington Vine” (No 99299) — Marianne Design Creatables “Just for You” (LR0224) — Cherry blossoms — Wax cord for bows — Blue gemstones — Tim Holtz distress ink “Faded Jeans” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.

I hope you get inspired to create something beautiful today and that you enjoy today’s post. Take care and thank you for stopping by! I love reading your thoughts in the comments below.

Regards,

Amelia

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