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))

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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

No One Stacks Up to You

Hello friends,

A clean and simple card to share today. My card features a clear stamp set from Brutus Monroe “Tea Time” . I coloured the cups with watercolor pencils in earthy colors to match the kraft base card . I added dimension to the card by lifting the panel off the card base with mirror tape. I finished off with red heart gemstones, a wax cord bow and a stamped sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The teacups

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The sentiment and little heart

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Kraft and cream cardstock — Brutus Monroe stamp set ” Tea Time” (BRU4646) — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils — gemstone hearts — Wax cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage Photo”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

It’s On the Menu

Hello friends,

It is Double D Challenges 3rd anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme is “It’s On the Menu”. We are celebrating, so we want you DD_Menuto use anything you might find on a menu – cakes, coffee, tea, ice cream, fruit … anything! All the details about the prizes are on the Double D Challenge blog. Besides these prizes some Design Team members will also be offering a prize – so be sure to pop over to their blogs for inspiration and a chance to win a prize in celebration of our anniversary.

The celebration prize I have to offer is a $10 gift certificate from 123 Stitch.com online store. To stand a chance to win the prize just linked  your project to the Double D challenge blog. I will randomly  draw  a name from the entries on the Double D Challenge blog and the lucky winner will be announced on the winner’s post published on January 15, 2019. I hope you will be able to participate in our challenge – we would love to see your project!

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$10 (US Dollars)

123Stitch.com

For my card to celebrate the Double D Anniversary I decided to choose a yummy parfait and a glass of lemonade. After coloring the bits and pieces and gluing it together, I layered the die cuts on pink gingham paper for a happy feel. I added a bold sentiment, piece of lace, bows and gemstones to finish off.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

OnTheMenu

The parfait and lemonade

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Yummy strawberries

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside with another parfait

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Project details

White and red cardstock — Gingham paper — Crafters Companion sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (S-BG-MD-HAP) — Cottage Cutz die “Parfait with Strawberries” (CC4X4-160) — Timeless Scrappings die “Lemonade” — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils — Wax cord for bows — Lace — Gemstones 

I hope you enjoy today’s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. Remember to enter for the prize draw by submitting your project for the Double D Anniversary Challenge! Have a wonderful day.

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

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The snowflake border

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A peep at the inside

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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

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

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The flowers

Dragonflies2

The sentiment

Dragonflies3

A peep at the inside

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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

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

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The sentiment

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The close-up of the lovely roses

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A peep at the inside

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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

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