Garden Friend

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Banners”. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a DD_Bannersvisit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I love all the colours in the inspiration photo and therefor decided to use a colourful striped designer paper as background. I stamped a cute little bunny on a white tag and did the colouring with watercolour pencils. The tag was then layered with mirror tape for dimension on the striped background. I added a die cut banner in matching colours and embellished it with wax cord bows and little flower blossoms. I finish off with tiny die cut hearts and a sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

SpringBanners

The cute bunny holding her hat

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The colourful banner

SpringBanners2

The flowers

SpringBanners3

The sentiment

SpringBanners4

A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and aquamarine card-stock — My Mind’s Eye designer paper “Pretty Please Spring” — Penny Black clear stamp set “Garden Friends” — Marianne Design Creatables “Banner” (LR0329) — Creative Expressions Craft Mini Shadowed sentiments “For You” (CEDSS002) — Flowers — Wax cord for bows — Glitter glue — Tim Holtz distress ink “Worn Lipstick” and “Peacock Feathers” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Just To Say …

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “St. Patrick’s Day” and with a lovely inspiration photo you can create anything St DD_StPatricksDayPatrick’s Day or use all or any of the colours green, white  and gold. (Neutrals added are also okay e.g. black, ivory, browns, grays). For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog, get inspired and link up your creation.

I decided to use the colours green, white and gold for my card.  I used green designer paper for my background and then layered an embossed brick panel on top of the base card with mirror tape. A green die cut wreath is my focal point with a cute little mouse holding a shamrock leaf as added interest. I finished off with a wax cord bow, gold pearls, and a die cut sentiment.

Challenges:

JustToSay

The leafy wreath

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The adorable mouse holding a shamrock leaf

JustToSay2

The sentiment

JustToSay3

A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, green. grey and gold card-stock — We R Memory Keepers designer paper — Studio Light die Winter Trails “Wreath” (STENCILWT101) — Cottage Cutz die “Forest Critters” (CC-222) — Frantic Stamper sentiment die “Just A Note To Say” (FRA-DIE-09728) — Marianne Design Folders Extra “BrickWall” (DF3403) — Wax cord for bow — Gold Pearls — Tim Holtz distress ink ” Mowed Lawn”

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

OldCountryRose

The sentiment

OldCountryRose1

A close-up of the flowers

OldCountryRose2

OldCountryRose3

A peep at the inside

OldCountryRose4

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

Sparkle …

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for our  challenge this time is “Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones”. Please visit the Double D Challenge DD_Pearls, Gems & Diamondsblog and see the 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. while a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

I used the green and pink colors from the inspiration collage to create a  quick and easy card for this challenge. I used a pretty fairy die cut as my focal point layered on a piece of designer paper. I framed the image and layered it again on designer background paper.  The fun part was to glue all the little gemstones and hearts  randomly on the card to give a magical feel. I finished of with a die cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Sparkle

The pretty fairy nested in a frame

Sparkle1

The gemstones and pearls

Sparkle2

The sentiment

Sparkle3

A peep at the inside

Sparkle4

Project details

Cream and green cardstock — Designer paper From KaiserCraft “Enchanted Garden Collection” — Unbranded die “Fairy” — Spellbinders Chantilly Paper Lace die ‘Tallulah Frill Layering Frame Small” (S5-328) — Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment die “Best Wishes” (724) — Gemstones – Gemstone and Pearl hearts.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Jungle Friends

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D hosted by Team Diane. The theme for this challenge is “It’s A Jungle Out DD_JungleThere” – so let’s see something to do with a jungle. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog.

For my card I used  two little monkeys as focal point. They are so adorable and it was great fun to put all the die cut parts together to let them come to life. Some die cut leaves and colorful flowers on a pretty floral background give a “jungle” feel to the card. I added the swinging monkeys with mirror tape for dimension. To finish off I added a “Happy birthday” sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #119 (ends 08/28)- Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: PoppyStamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #3” (662702) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #1” (662700)
  • 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #29 (ends 08/25) – Anything Goes (must feature a critter)
  • Crafty Animal Challenge #29 (ends 08/27) – Anything Goes
  • Use Your Stuff Challenge #369 (ends 08/12) – Inspired By Disney (The monkeys reminded me of Disney’s The Jungle Book)

JungleFriends

The two happy chaps swinging from the leaves

JungleFriends1

The sentiment, first word stamped and second word die cut to add a happy feel.

JungleFriends2

A close-up of the flowers

JungleFriends3

A peep at the inside

JungleFriends4

Project details

White kraft and brown  cardstock — Scraps of colored card-stock for flowers and leaves — Designer paper from Fancy Pants — Marianne Design Collectables  “Monkeys” (COL1399) — Marianne Design Collectables “Sentiment Set” (COL1349) — PoppyStamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #3” (662702) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #1” (662700) 

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

Regards,

Amelia

Forever Smile …

Hi everyone,

My card today is for all the cat lovers. How cute is this delicious birthday cake delivered by an adorable kitty! The stamp is from Penny Black and I stamped it on a scalloped stitched circle die cut. As the image is so sweet I just layered it on a pink floral background and embellished the card with a few die cut balloons. The sentiment is stamped on a smaller die cut circle. I finished off with a few silver gemstones. Hope the card will bring a lot of happiness to the receiver.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

ForeverSmile

The adorable cat with the forever smile!

ForeverSmile1

The sentiment

ForeverSmile2

The “heart” balloons

ForeverSmile3

A peep at the inside

ForeverSmile4

Project details

White, pink, green and blue cardstock — My Mind’s Eye “Pretty Please Spring paper” — Penny Black stamp “Forever Smile” (4251K) — Kanban Crafts sentiment stamp (Stamp 9022) — Tutti Designs die “Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles” (TUTTI-419) — Marianne Design die “Balloons” (PP1401) — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils for coloring — Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Victorian Velvet” ; “Stormy Sky” ; “Mowed Lawn”

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

Block Pattern

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 “Pick a Pattern” – the pattern must be DD_Patternsthe focus of your creation. Please visit the Double D Challenge 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 this challenge. I created my card in the shabby chic style using four postage stamp “quilt” blocks as the focal point. With this layout I created a quilt pattern on the card. I used striped pattern paper for my background layer and floral designer paper for the blocks. The blocks were lifted from the base layer with mirror tape for dimension. The blocks were then decorated with small die cut hearts, a cat, die cut sentiment and a floral wreath. The final touches were paper roses and silver gemstones.  Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

Patterns

The “quilt” block with the little flower wreath

Patterns1

The hearts

Patterns2

The sentiment

Patterns3

The cat

Patterns4

A peep at the inside

Patterns5

Project details

White and green cardstock — Striped and floral designer paper — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Postage Stamps” (S4-348) — Creative Expressions die “Rustic Twig Wreath” (CED3055) — Amy Designs die “Animal Medley Cats and Dogs” (ADD10023) –Poppystamps die “Heart Stack” (No. 1140) — Xcut mini sentiment die “Just for You”  — Marianne Design Creatables die “Leaf” (LR0106) — Paper roses — Silver gemstones — Wax cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress ink “Tumbled Glass”

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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