Christmas in July

Hello friends,

It is a pleasure to share my post today as the guest designer at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog. I have this honour following to be the Top Pick for the “Tickled Pink!” challenge recently. You can see my winning entry here. Thank you Funkie Junkie design team for asking me to join the  new challenge as a featured guest designer – your challenges always inspires me. The theme of the current challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog is “Christmas in July”.

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I decided to make a shabby card in non-traditional Christmas colours.  I added two layers of designer paper to the base card to create depth. The different layers were distressed with a distress tool and then aged with distress ink.

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I chose a lovely deer die cut as my focal point and decorated it with a wreath, a tiny bow and rose bud.

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To add some texture I used a strip of vintage lace to the bottom and a string of pearls to the top of the card. I covered a die cut music note border strip with gold texture paste and layered it on the lace.

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I added a die cut sentiment, a few pearls and a flower bouquet for more interest.

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A close up of the  leaves, flowers and wax cord bow.

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I always like to decorate the inside of my cards with some of the elements featured on the outside. For this card I repeat the music note border, leaves and pearls at the bottom of the card inside.

Project details

Beige, cream and green card-stock — Designer paper of choice — Spellbinders Holiday die “Reindeer and Sleigh” (S4-551) — Yvonne Creations “Holly Jolly Music Border” (YC010070) — Crealies Text die “Merry Christmas” (CLTD101) — Unbranded die “Leaves”Tim Holtz distress inks “Old Paper” & “Mowed Lawn” — Heidi Swapp metallic texture paste “Gold” — Pearl string — Pearls — Vintage lace — Wax cord for bows — Paper flowers.

I also entered this card in the following challenges

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Time …

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is a masculine card, inspired by the new Double D Challenge. I am joining Team Darlene for this challenges and the theme is “Black and White”. With such DD_BlackandWhitea lovely inspiration photo you can create anything but we would like to see only black and white colors on your project. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I created a card in the vintage style using a die cut clock  and two stamped images. I stamped a postmark on white cardstock  and then layered the clock die cut on top of the stamped background. I added my stamped circle sentiment with mirror tape for dimension as well as the clock handles. I finished off with a few black and white buttons  for interest.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The clock and postage mark

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The circle sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Black and white cardstock — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations die “Weathered Clock” (657190) — Inkadinkado clear stamp ” Distinguished Gentleman” (60-30829) — Kaisercraft clear stamp “Postmarks” (CS802) — Buttons — Memento Dye Ink “Tuxedo Black” for stamping

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Looking Back in Time

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 “Looking Back in Time”.  You can dd_timecreate anything that reminds you of times gone by! Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see the wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

It is also time to announce the winner of the $10 gift certificate from 1-2-3 Stitch.com that I offered for the celebration of our third anniversary at Double D Challenges. The name of the random winner that was drawn from the entries on the Double D Challenge blog is #49 Ellie.

Congratulations, I will email you directly, notifying you of this win! Please be sure to email me back to get the details how to claim your gift certificate. Many thanks to all of you that participated – I wish I could give a prize to everyone!

Now onto the details of my card for the new challenge. I created my card in the vintage style using a vintage telephone die cut as focal point. I used script paper and a piece of hessian for my background layers  The vintage telephone was lifted from the fancy die cut  panel with mirror tape for dimension. The telephone is colored with distress inks. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, a bow and vintage buttons. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the vintage telephone

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The sentiment

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A few vintage buttons

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The inside with more buttons

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Project details

Cream and brown cardstock — Script designer paper — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Radiant Rectangles” (S5-161) — Creative Expressions Craft Mini Expressions die “Just wanted to say” (CEDME001) — Lea’bilities Die “Vintage Telephone” (Leane no 45.3028) — Hessian — Wax cord for bow — Buttons — Tim Holtz distress inks “Pumice Stone” and “Vintage Photo”

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

If the Shoe Fits

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “If the Shoe Fits”. Yes, it is all about shoes this fortnight. I DD_Shoeslove shoes in real life as well as in card-making. Some  shoes can be so stylish and elegant but for other occasions you need a practical and comfortable pair. Just look at the Double D inspiration picture and pick your pair to join our challenge. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided on an elegant pair of shoes for my vintage style card. The lovely vintage picture is from Graphic45 and matches the fashionable pair of shoes just perfectly. I layered the vintage picture on a delicate lace die cut background and then added the shoes with mirror tape for a bit of dimension. I finished off with a stamped sentiment, lace cord for the bows, pretty paper flowers and gemstone embellishments for the shoes. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The lovely shoes

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A close-up of the ladies and background detail

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The sentiment

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The flowers and lace trim

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream, black and lilac-grey cardstock — Graphic45 vintage scrap — Crafter’s Companion die “Sassy Shoe” (S-Glam-MD-Shoe) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Mixed Media #5 (662688) — Lea”bilities die “Frame Square Lace & Tag” (Leane no. 45.9906) — JustRite Cling stamp set “Elegant frames” (CL 02105) — Paper flowers — Gemstones — Lace cord

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 great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Wish Big…

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this challenge with the theme  “Moon and/or Stars”. I love the blue colors and twinkling stars from the mood board and used that as inspiration for my card.  Please visit the Double D Challenge blog DD_MoonStarsand see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

I decided on an image from the Graphic 45 series ”Secret Garden” for my background. I die cut two stars, added fairy glitter and layered it with mirror tape on the base card for dimension. I finished off with  bows, paper roses, more gemstone stars and a sentiment. This was a quick and easy shabby card to make. I hope the recipient will love it!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Stars

The twinkling stars

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The roses and bow

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and blue cardstock — Graphic 45 vintage image — Die-namics die ” Star Stax”  — Spellbinders Designer series “Decorative Swallowtail Tags” (S5-258) — Paper Sweeties sentiment stamp — Paper roses — Gemstone stars in silver and blue — Glitter — Hug Snug seam binding for bow — Tim Holtz distress ink ” Stormy Sky”

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 great day and happy crafting.

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

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The sentiment

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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

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