String of Hearts

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Hearts”. The team have created a bunch of beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. We have also a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

My inspiration from the picture was the hearts and red and white colours. I decided to make an “easy-to-create” card although the card have several layers. I framed the white layer with red cardstock and then added my heart border die cut. The heart border was cut from metallic red cardstock that gives a beautiful shine on the card. I have this die for several years but this is the first time I used it  because of its length – now it fits perfectly on a trendy slimline card! I cut a sentiment from black glitter paper, layered it on a piece of white cardstock, which was then adhere on the card with mirror tape for dimension. This was really an easy card to make, with just two dies, and I love the outcome.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

Red and white cardstock — Red metallic cardstock — Black glitter cardstock — Memory Box die “Delightful Heart Border” (Style no 98767) — Cottage Cutz sentiment die “Love you Mum Phrase” (CC-456)

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this easy-to-create creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

In the Woods

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “A Walk in the Woods”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo or anything you might see while walking in the woods. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your creation!

I decided to create a Christmas card in my favourite colour combo, pink and green for this challenge. I used a landscape die of  pine trees on a soft pink polka dot designer paper as my background. I the added my reindeer with mirror tape for dimension. For a shabby feel I added pink bows to the stags, a crochet lace border, and pink pearls. I finished off with a gold die cut sentiment and a star. This is my first Christmas card for the year so there are a few more to create the coming weeks.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The reindeer with pretty pink bows

The sentiment and star

A close-up of the inside

Project details

White, green, pink and brown cardstock — Polka dot designer paper — Gold mirror board — Sizzix Thinlits die “Tall Pines” (665583) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Crochet” (664178) — Sizzix Thinlits die ” Festive Things” (664191) — Bo Bunny sentiment die ” All Occasion Sentiments” (Item# 7310504) —  Cottage Cutz die “Deer with Antlers” (CC-336) — XCut die “Mini Stars” (XCU 503617) — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mowed lawn” and “Victorian Velvet” – Pearl string.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Sweet Wishes

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Fruit and/or Vegetables”. The team have created a bunch of beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. We have also a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

Now onto the details of my card for the new challenge. I only have one die between the tons of dies in my stash that featured fruit. As the die cuts are small I decided to make a row of different fruit across the lower half of the card. I highlighted the stitched border on the die cuts with a white gelly roller pen and also distress the fruit with inks to add depth. I layered the different fruit with mirror tape on the polka dot background and white trellis for dimension. I finished off with a die cut sentiment from black metallic glitter paper.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the fruit

The sentiment from black glitter paper

The inside

Project details

White cardstock for base card — Polka dot designer paper — Scraps of coloured cardstock for fruit and leaves — Black glitter paper for sentiment  — Cottage Cutz “Stitched Fruit” (CC-400) — Find It Trading “Trellis Frame” (YCD10015) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase Set One” (S4-563) — Creative Expressions Mini Expressions “Stacked Sweet Wishes” — Tim Holtz distress inks in various colours. 

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Love You Mum

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “DD_FlowersOfTheMonth_May5Flowers of the Month – January thru June”. For a list of flowers for each month please visit the Double D Challenge blog. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – so a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the beautiful pink roses in the photo and decided to make a Mother’s Day card for Mum. For the background I used a beautiful designer paper from an Asuka paper pad – I just love this floral wreath! I added pink roses and a variety of die cut leaves on the on side of the wreath. A little birdie and another fancy die cut wreath were place inside the floral wreath as a focal point. I finished off with a die-cut sentiment and a little heart. I really like the shabby outcome of this card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #168 (ends 05/13) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Memory Box “Hutton Wreath” (Style 94008) — Sizzix Thinlits “Feathered Friends” (664433) — Sizzix Thinlits “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions craft die “Berry Bough” (CED3104))
  • Crafts Galore Encore #87 (May) (ends 05/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft #58 (ends 05/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • 613 Avenue Create (May) #5 (ends 05/31) – Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Mood Board (I used the roses, pink and green colours
  • A Place To Start May 2021 Challenge #5 (ends 05/31) – Anything Goes
  • Shopping Our Stash #444 (ends 05/10) – I made this for you, Mom
  • Little Red Wagon Challenge #600 (05/12) – Hers!
  • Word Art Wednesdays Weeks #489-490 (ends 05/10) – Anything Goes

LoveYouMum

The roses, leaves and bird

LoveYouMum1

The sentiment and heart

LoveYouMum2

A peep at the inside

LoveYouMum3

Project details

White, turquoise and light pink card-stock — Asuka Studio designer paper ‘Forest Friends” — Memory Box “Hutton Wreath” (Style 94008) — Sizzix Thinlits “Feathered Friends” (664433) — Sizzix Thinlits “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions craft die “Berry Bough” (CED3104) — Cottage Cutz “Love You Mum Phrase” (CC-456) — Fantasy die “Rosehips” (FD-754) — Unbranded die “Leaf vine” — Prima flowers “With Love” (Item #651016) — Tim Holtz distress inks “Tattered Rose” and “Bundled Sage”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Peeking Santa Bear

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The challenge is hosted by Team Diane and the theme is “Santa Hats”. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. As always there is also a lovely prize to win!

I decided to create a cute Christmas card for this challenge. I used  a neglected curved stitch die to create a raised background with mirror tape. I then cut, colour and glue all the pieces together for the adorable peeking Santa bear. The bear was placed between the two curved edges and the fur and pom-pom of the hat were covered with glitter gloss. Unfortunately the glitter is not showing on the photo. I added red gem stones for berries and a few glitter stars. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up adorable peeking bear between the curved edges

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream, brown, white, green and red card-stock — Designer paper — Penny Black Creative die “Curved Stitch” (51-435) — Cottage Cutz die “Peeking Santa Bear” (CC4x4-593) — Couture Creations Intricutz die “Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Swirling Stars” (663095) — Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen “Glitter Gloss” — Red gem stones — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mowed Lawn”, “Tea Dye”, “Walnut Stain”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Pine Trees

Hello friends,

A Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “Pine Trees and/or Pine Cones”. 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!

I decided to create a shabby Christmas card in my favourite colour combo, pink and green for this challenge. I used three pine trees as my focal point on a soft pink designer paper background. To add a festive feel to the card the pine trees were then embellished with silver bows, roses and silver gem stones. The reason why I used roses for embellishments is that roses are in full bloom in South Africa during Christmas time.  I added the reindeer and two of the pine trees to the background layer with mirror tape for dimension.  I finished of with a silver mirror board die cut sentiment and a few gem stones. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The reindeer

The roses on the pine trees

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, green and brown cardstock — Silver mirror board — LemonCraft designer paper “Yesterday” — Find It Yvonne Creations “Snowy Tree” — Cottage Cutz “Birch Trees & Deer” (CC-175) –Couture Creations Intricutz die “Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Roses — Silver thread for bows — Silver gem stones — Tim Holtz distress inks ” Tattered Rose” and “Pine Needles”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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