Balloons

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Balloons”. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you DD_Balloons– a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. And as always there is a prize for one lucky random winner!

I like to make cards with a pink and green colour scheme – it is always so pretty and soft on the eye. I used  a lovely designer paper from Mintay  as a background for my die-cut hot air balloon. I cut the balloon twice from white and black card-stock, snip off the lower part of the white die-cut balloon and glue the white top part onto the upper part of the black die-cut. The balloon and basket were lightly coloured with grey ink. I embellished the balloon with pearls, paper flowers and leaves and layered it on the background paper with mirror tape for dimension.   I really love the outcome of this as the die-cut balloon matches the balloons on the background paper perfectly. I added a leaf flourish at the bottom for interest. I fussy cut some flowers from the same designer paper and layered this also with mirror tape for dimension. I finished of with a die-cut sentiment.  Hope you like my take on the challenge!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #130 (ends 02/05) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies:  Spellbinders In’spire die “Up and Away” (IN-050) — Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No 99299) — Creative Expressions Necessities die “A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024) — Creative Expressions Finishing Touches die “Swirly Leaf Trio” (CED 1468))
  • Dies R Us Challenge #137 (ends 01/28) – Birthdays (Dies: Spellbinders, Creative Expressions and Memory Box)
  • Use Your Stuff Challenge #389 (ends 01/18) – Anything Goes
  • Funky Junky Boutique Challenge  (ends 01/21) – Let’s Play Tic Tac Toe in Shabby Chic style (Layers (Background paper, Fussy cut flowers. Balloon) , Bling (Pearls) and Die-Cuts (Balloon, Sentiment, Vine))
  • The Paper Funday January Challenge #13 (01/31) –  Anything Goes

Balloons

A close-up of the hot air balloon

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The sentiment

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The flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, green and black card-stock — Mintay by Karola designer paper “Secret Places”  (MT-SEC-08) — Spellbinders In’spire die “Up and Away” (IN-050) — Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No 99299) — Creative Expressions Necessities die “A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024) — Creative Expressions Finishing Touches die “Swirly Leaf Trio” (CED 1468) — Tim Holtz distress ink “Pumice Stone” — Paper flowers — Pearls

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciated your time. I would love to read what you think about the card. Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 7-12

Hello friends,

The theme for our last 2019 challenge at Double D Challenges is “Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 7-12 ”. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the DD_TwelveDays7-12Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile and as always there is a lovely prize to win! This will be my last post before Christmas and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your visits during 2019. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and for my Christian friends, have a Merry Christmas.

My card was inspired by the nine dancers, although I could only fit in three dancers on my card. I layered three Christmas trees on designer paper as background for my ballerinas. The tutus of the ballerinas were embellished with little die cut bows and then the ballerinas were layered with mirror tape to the background for dimension. I then added silver gemstones to create an illusion of falling snowflakes. Each tree was embellished with a silver star and some glitter glue. I finished off with a strip of lace, pink roses and silver cord. The sentiment is cut from silver shimmer card-stock.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The dancers

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A close-up of the flowers

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The sentiment in silver shimmer card-stock

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and green card-stock — Silver shimmer card-stock — LemonCraft designer paper ‘Yesterday” — Spellbinders Die G-Lites “Just Dances” (S3-294) — Paper Smooches Wise die “Christmas Words” (OCD 087) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die ” Village Christmastime” (662424) — Find It Trading Yvonne Creations Traditional Christmas die  “Snowy Tree” YCD10053) — Silver gemstones and stars — Pink roses — Silver cord — Lace — Glitter glue — Tim Holtz Distress inks “Peeled Paint” and “Victorian Velvet”

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

Twelve Days of Christmas

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this DD_TwelfeDaysfortnight is “Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 1-6″. 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!

I was inspired by Day 2 – Two Turtle Doves and the white, pink and green colours in the inspiration picture. I layered designer paper on pink card-stock and then on a white card base. I added leaves and two die cut crochet lace strips on the top and bottom of the card for interest.  The doves are lifted of the base card with mirror tape for dimension.  The finishing touches are the pink roses (sprinkled with glitter), silver cord bow and pink gemstones.  To matched the silver bow a bold die cut sentiment from silver card-stock was added below the doves. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The two turtle doves

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A close-up of the flowers

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The bold silver sentiment and a part of the lace border

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, pink and green card-stock — LemonCraft designer paper “Yesterday” — Sizzix Thinlits die “Crochet” (664178) — Creative Expressions Festive Mini Expressions “Stacked Merry Christmas” (CEDME14) — LeCrea’ 3-D die “Pigeons” (Leane no. 45.1222) — Leaves (Brand unknown) — Silver card-stock — Gemstones — Silver card for bow — Glitter — Roses — Tim Holtz distress inks “Spun Sugar” ; “Mowed Lawn”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Christmas – Shabby Chic Style

Hello friends,

A Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “What is Your Christmas Style”. Do you love Traditional, Modern, Elegant, All DD_ChristmasStyleWhite, Vintage?  Please add what style your card is in your blog post when entering the challenge.  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!

I love the shabby chic style and of course lots of pink and bling for Christmas. I decided to use pink rose designer paper for my background and then layered it on kraft card-stock to add a rustic element. I added a kraft die cut wreath as frame for my reindeer picture. I attached the  wreath with a bow and roses to the leaves and lace border. The wreath is embellished with lots of gemstones and pearls for sparkle. I finished off with a sentiment and silver stars. I love the soft colours and shabby chic/rustic look of this Christmas card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The adorable image framed with a wreath

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The sentiment

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A close-up of the flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Projects details

White and kraft card-stock — Mintay by Karola designer paper and image “Cozy Evening” — Studio Light die (Winter Trails) “Christmas Wreath” (STENCILWT101) — Sizzix Thinlits dies “Crochet” (664178) — Paper Smooches Wise dies “Christmas Words” (OCD087) — Unbranded dies “Leaves” — Silver stars — Gemstones — Pearls — Wax cord for bows — Roses — Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”

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

Parisian Lady

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Silhouettes”. To play along just use a silhouette as the focus of your project. Please visit Double D Challenges and see more DD_Silhouetteswonderful 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 designer paper with a “French” theme as background. I layered a swirly die cut oval off centre on the card to accentuate the Eiffel Tower on the designer paper. I then added a elegant die cut lady, roses, leaves and wax cord bows. I finished off with pearls, a die cut sentiment and 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 lady enjoying a cup of tea

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The flowers

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, black, pink and green card-stock — FabScraps Designer paper — Crafter’s Companion Parisian Collection die “Vive La France” (S-PAR-MD-VLF) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Tiara Rondelle (S5-342) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Mini Shadowed Sentiments – For You” (CEDSS002) — Dies “Leaves” (Unknown) — Prima flowers (Item #639839) – Wax cord for bows — Pearls — Glitter

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Old Country Roses

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for our challenge this time is “Focus on the Sentiment”. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog DD_Sentimentand see the wonderful card 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. while a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

I used a bold sentiment die cut to create a rustic card for this challenge. The sentiment is my focal point layered on an embossed piece of kraft paper. I stamped the old country roses and leaves (Gina K Designs stamp set) with several colors of distress inks and then fussy cut them. The roses were layered on the background with mirror tape for dimension. I finished of with a few gemstones.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The sentiment

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A close-up of the flowers

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OldCountryRose3

A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and kraft cardstock — Clearly Gina K stamp set “Old Country Roses” — Sentiment die  (Timeless Scrappings (South Africa)) — Spellbinders M-Bossabilities “Bricks and Bark” (EL-015) — Tim Holtz distress inks for stamping — Gemstones

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Flamingo

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Tropical”. Please visit Double D Challenges and see more DD_Tropicalwonderful 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 decided to use a pretty pink flamingo die cut to give my card a tropical “flavor”. I have this die cut for ages in my stash and think it is from a Cricut cassette. For my background I used floral designer paper and for interest added a hemstitch frame. I added a lot of different shaped die cut leaves to layer the flamingo on. I finished off with a sentiment, some blossoms and a few pink sequins.

I am playing along in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #117 (ends 07/17)- Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: Spellbinders Designer Series Venise Lace “Hemstitch Rectangles” (S5-308) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Funky Floral #1” (662700) —  Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions Sentiment craft die “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday”)(CEDME002)
  • Love To Craft Challenge LTCCB #36 (ends 06/30) – July Anything Goes
  • Crafty Cardmakers #237 (ends 07/15) – Dies or Punches
  • Dies R Us Challenge #124 (ends 07/13) – Anything Goes using dies by companies carried at the Dies R Us Store (Dies: Spellbinders Designer Series Venise Lace “Hemstitch Rectangles” (S5-308) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Funky Floral #1” (662700) —  Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions Sentiment craft die “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday”)(CEDME002))

Tropical

The flamingo between the leaves

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The sentiment

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The flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, pink and green cardstock — Designer paper — Spellbinders Designer Series Venise Lace “Hemstitch Rectangles” (S5-308) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Funky Floral #1” (662700) —  Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions Sentiment craft die “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Cricut Flamingo die cut — Sequins — Flowers — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mowed Lawn” ; “Peeled Paint” ; “Spun Sugar”

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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