Dragonflies

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme  “Don’t BUG Me”.  Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and DD_Bugssee 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.

I was inspired by the dragonfly and green colors in the mood board. I decided to make an oblong vintage card for this challenge. I chose kraft paper for the base card and then add a layer designer paper in shades of cream and turquoise. I added a strip of cotton lace and then the three dragonflies to fill the length of the card. For contrast I added die cut leaves and turquoise flowers. A sentiment, wax cord bow and pearls are the final touches. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Dragonflies

The large dragonfly and lace

Dragonflies1

The flowers

Dragonflies2

The sentiment

Dragonflies3

A peep at the inside

Dragonflies4

Project details

Kraft and green card-stock — Designer paper — Ultimate Crafts Universal Impression die “”Mini Dragonfly” (ULT157781) — Cricut Cuttlebug die “Up in the Sky” (Large Dragonfly) (2002798) — Penny Black Creative sentiment die “For You” (51-105) — Sizzix Thinlits die (Tim Holtz Alterations “Garden Greens” (661206) — Lace — Wax cord — Flowers — Pearls — Tim Holtz Distress ink ‘Tea Dye”

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

Regards,

Amelia

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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

Lace1

The sentiment

Lace2

The close-up of the lovely roses

Lace3

A peep at the inside

Lace4

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

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

FlowersWithLove1

The sentiment in pink

FlowersWithLove2

The inside

FlowersWithLove3

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

Hedgy Truffles

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about a fun new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Woodland Critters”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo and we want to see lovely animals from the woodlands on your projects. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card.

I decided to use a cute image from Penny Black for my card this time. The hedgehogs are so adorable and I love coloring with my watercolor pencils for a change. It is the first time I used my new Tim Holtz distress oxide ink and I am quite pleased with the effect I get for the blue sky. I added die cut leaves and a sentiment to finish off. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

HedgieTruffles

A close-up of the hedgehogs and mushrooms

HedgieTruffles1

The sentiment

HedgieTruffles2

A peep at the inside

HedgieTruffles3

Project details

White and green card-stock — Penny Black stamp “Hedgy Truffles” (4255J) — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits die ” Garden Greens” (661206) — Lawn Fawn sentiment die ” Thinking about You” (Item #LF912) — Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink “Broken China” — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils for coloring.

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

 

 

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

Sequins1

The flowers and sequins

Sequins2

The sentiment

Sequins3

A peep at the inside

Sequins4

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

You Warm My Heart

Hello blog 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 “Kitchen is the Heart of the Home!”  Looking at the inspiration board it is all about kitchens and food. Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see the wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun! Remember we are continuing the anniversary celebration with this challenge  and with once again double prizes!

I was inspired by the brown, cream and white tones as well as the wood textures in the inspiration board.  For my card I used a wood grain background paper and added some lace and a hessian strip for more texture and depth on the card base.  For an old vintage feel I selected an image from  The Graphics Fairy   – the colors just match perfectly. A die cut cup and saucer, bow, pearl hearts and two white roses were added.  I finished off with a sentiment stamped on a little tag attached to the bow. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges I entered:

Kitchen

A close-up of the vintage image from The Graphics Fairy

Kitchen1

The cup and saucer

Kitchen3

The sentiment and bow

Kitchen2

A peep at the inside

Kitchen4

Project details

White, brown and cream cardstock — Wood grain designer paper — Vintage image from The Graphics Fairy — Cottage Cutz die “Small teacup” (CC3x3-088) — SizzixFramelits die “Tags’ (659100) — Just Stamp It! sentiment stamp — Pearls — Pearl hearts — Lace — Burlap — Roses — Wax cord — Hug Snug seam binding “Cream” — Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage Photo”

Hope you like this vintage card – I had a great time making it! Thanks for stopping by and your comments are much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Flowers Galore

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Mood Board (2)Challenges with the theme “Flowers Galore”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo and we want to see lots of flowers! 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 fence, wood and lovely flowers in the mood board. I decided on wood grain designer paper and a layered iron gate die cut as basis for my flowers. The flower arrangement is made with Prima flowers and cherry blossoms in various colors. Some leafy sprigs, paper cord and glitter are the final touches to the arrangement. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, gemstones and a little swallow.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Flowers

The flowers

Flowers1

The sentiment

Flowers2

A little bird for fun

Flowers3

Another bird on the verso

Flowers4

A peep at the inside

Flowers5

Project details:

Cream and green card-stock — Docrafts Papermania Wood grain designer paper — Spellbinders Shapeablities die D-Lites “Gilded Gate 2” (S3-202) — Poppystamps doe “Leafy Sprigs” (No. 1001) — Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105) — Cricut Cuttlebug die “Up in the Sky” (2002798) – Gemstones — Paper cord –Tim Holtz distress inks “Mowed Lawn” ; Tea Dye” and “Victorian Velvet” — Stickles

 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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