Timeless Elegance

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “Lavender and ca-dd-ll-tileLace”. The theme of beautiful lavender  colors and romantic lace speaks of timeless elegance for me. 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 “Precious Marieke Flower Border die”  and absolutely gorgeous!

I was inspired by the colors and beautiful lace in the photo. I use a Tattered Lace die “Counting the moments” as focal point on my card. I  layered several papers and fancy lace to create a shabby background for the clock. The fun part for me is always to arrange the flowers and bows and I really like the outcome on this card. I finished off with a sentiment die cut from Impression Obsession, a little bit of glitter and sparkling sequins.

Challenges I entered:

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A close-up of the clock

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The flowers and bow

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and lilac card-stock —  FabScraps designer paper — Tattered Lace die “Counting the Moments” (0272) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE383-C) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Romantic Rose” (S5-230) for inside — Paper flowers in shades of purple — Wax cord — Hug Snug seam binding “Lilac” — Lace — Sequins — Stickles glitter “Lavender” — Tim Holtz distress ink “Milled Lavender” 

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

Black and White

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges  and we are still celebrating our one year anniversary. Team Darlene is hosting january-2017this challenge with the lovely theme of “Black and White”. Looking at the beautiful inspiration picture I decided to join in the fun. I just want to remind you that the anniversary celebration continues with this challenge and the team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.  Keep in mind you can still join in the second half of celebrating with us and stand a chance to win fabulous prizes!

It is also time to announce the winner of the Memory Box prize that I offered for celebration of our first anniversary at Double D Challenges.

The name of the lucky winner that was drawn from the hat is:
Petra L (Pleasure by Peet)

Congratulations Petra L – I will email you directly, notifying you of this win! Please be sure to email me back with your postal address and I will send out your prize as quickly as I can.

Many thanks to all of you that participated and leaving a comment. I wish I could give a prize to everyone!

My inspiration from the mood board for this challenge is the butterflies and patterns on the cushions. I chose the background paper and edge die cut to represent the stripes and patterns on the cushions. The top panel with the lace edge is lifted of the main card with mirror tape to give the card dimension. I added fluttering butterflies and finished off with a die cut sentiment and black pearl strings. Usually I love to use lots of color on my card so this black and white creation was  a challenge for me. It is really difficult to make an interesting and eye-catching card with just two colors. I would love to see your take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The butterflies and patterned background paper

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A close-up of the sentiment and lace edge

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

Black and white card-stock ; Designer background paper ; Crealies dies ‘Butterflies” (Set No. 5) ; Marianne Design Creatables “Lace border” (LR0396) ; Spellbinders die D-Lites “Sentiments Three” (S2-139) ; Pearl strings

I hope you enjoy today´s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. I love to read them! Have a wonderful day and have fun creating beautiful things.

Regards,

Amelia

Happy Anniversary

Hello friends,

It is Double D Challenges One Year anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme is to use anything ca-dd-anv3-tileyou want as long as it is in/on the mood board.

But there is more news about our prizes! It will run as normal but besides the Top 3, Winner & Random.org winner, Diane will choose two additional winners who will receive prizes. All the details about the prizes are on the Double D Challenge blog. Besides these additional 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 sentiment die from Poppystamps “Fancy Hello” . To stand a chance prizeto win please leave a comment and your name and I will pick one lucky random winner that will be announced on my blog on the 18th January when our next challenge goes live. I hope you will be able to participate  in our challenge – we would love to see your project!

For my card to celebrate the Double D Anniversary I used the peach colors and flowers as inspiration.  I die cut my background paper with a Sizzix multi media die  and added lots of hearts. The flower bouquet is layered on some vintage lace for a shabby feel. To finish off I added a die cut sentiment, bow and some silver glitter stones.

I also 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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The hearts and flourish background

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A peep at the inside

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Project details of my card

Cream, peach and green card-stock — Graphic45 designer paper — Sizzix Thinlits (Tim Holtz Alterations) Multimedia die (9661185) — Sizzix Thinlits (Tim Holtz Alterartions) sentiment die (660223) — Memory Box die “Heart Waterfall” (No. 99079) — Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001) — Hug Snug seam binding “Cream” — Vintage lace — Paper roses and lilies — Silver glitter stones

I hope you enjoy today´s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. Remember to enter for the prize draw on my blog and to submit your project for the Double D Anniversary Challenge! Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

A Toast to 2017

Hello friends,

This is my last post for 2016 and my wish to all of you is:

May 2017 be filled with peace, warmth and togetherness in your family and much prosperity! Happy New Year!

Thank you for all your support and kind comments during 2016, I appreciate it so much. To celebrate 2017 I chose a cute mouse image from my new Penny Black stamp set “Critter Time”. I colored the image with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and added a little glitter to the cool drink for sparkle. The circle  is lifted from the card base with mirror tape to add dimension. The sentiment die cut is from Paper Smooches “Birthday Words”

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the image

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Project details:

  • White and black cardstock
  • Penny Black stamp set “Critter Time” (30234)
  • Paper Smooches sentiment die ” Birthday words” (FBD120)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small”
  • Glitter
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencil

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Regards,

Amelia

 

Silver and Gold for Christmas

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “Silver and decemberGold”. I was inspired by the beautiful silver and gold in the picture and  decided to join in the fun. The team have created beautiful cards – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

For my card I used  Christmas designer paper from BoBunny. I added gold and silver die cut leaves, a few sequins and gemstones and a gold  ribbon for sparkle. A die cut sentiment in gold captures the spirit of Christmas. Hope you like my take on the mood board at Double D Challenges.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the leaves and beautiful Christmas paper

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White card-stock
  • Gold and Silver mirror board
  • BoBunny “Silver and Gold” designer papers
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Romantic Vines” (S4-531)
  • LeCrea’ 3-D die “Pigeons” (Leane no. 45.1222)
  • Sequins and gemstones
  • Gold ribbon
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Hope you get inspired to share your creation in the challenge.  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Kind regards,

Amelia

Christmas Bow

Hello friends,

A clean and simple Christmas card to share today. I decided to join a few Christmas themed challenges and with Christmas just around the corner it is a perfect opportunity to add another Christmas card to my stash . I stamped a music strip in black, add a gold die cut reindeer and then embellished it with a red bow, some green leaves and red glitter gemstones.  The sentiment is cut with a Crealies text die. To add dimension to the card I lift the top panel off the card base with mirror tape. Clean and simple cards are always a challenge for me , I hope this one will do justice to CAS!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the focus point of the card

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Project details:

  • White, red, black and green card-stock
  • Gold mirror board
  • Nellie’s Vintasia Figurative die “Reindeer” (VIND019)
  • Crealies Text die (CLTD 101)
  • Cottage Cutz die “Topiary” for bow (CC4X4-164)
  • Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C)
  • Impression Obsession stamp “Music background” (CC029 C-A-C)
  • Red gemstones
  • VersaMagic chalk ink for stamping “Midnight Black”

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

Tis the Season

Hello friends,

“Tis the Season” is the prompt at Our Beautiful World – OBW177

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and

Our World Tuesday : Lucia Edition

A star for the Christmas tree

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Lots of Christmas decorations at Ludwig’s Rose Garden, Pretoria, 2016

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Poinsettia flowers

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A sparkling Christmas tree at the Jacaranda Children’s Home – Festival of Lights, Pretoria 2013

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Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

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