Forest Peekers …

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 “Featured” and we want you to choose an DD_Featuredobject from the mood board and make it the ‘feature’ on your card. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog.

For my card I used deer as my featured object. This idea comes from the inspiration photo right top panel in the last row. They are so adorable and it was great fun to put all the die cut parts together to let them come to life.  I made a colourful background with distress oxide inks, added a few pretty flowers, leaves and a little bow for a boho feel. To finish off I added a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #121 (ends 09/18)- Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: Spellbinders Celebra’tions die “Pierced Rectangles” (SCD-012) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Just Wanted To Say” (CEDME001) — Impression Obsessions die “Leaves” (DIE066C))
  • 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #30 (ends 09/25) – Anything Goes (must feature a critter)
  • Crafty Animal Challenge #30 (ends 09/27) – Anything Goes
  • Animal Friends Challenge #78 (ends 09/30) – Deer and / or squirrel
  • Dies R Us Challenge #128 (ends 09/13) – Nature (Dies: Spellbinders Celebra’tions die “Pierced Rectangles” (SCD-012) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Just Wanted To Say” (CEDME001) — Impression Obsessions die “Leaves” (DIE066C) — Cottage Cutz ‘Tree Stump & Log for Peekers” (CC-232) — Cottage Cutz “Forest Peekers, Deer & Rabbit” (CC-225) )
  • The Creative Crafters Challenge #19 (ends 09/08) – Anything Goes
  • Creatalicious Challenges #170 (ends 09/15) – Anything Goes

Peekers

A close-up of the peekers

Peekers1

The flowers

Peekers2

A touch of “boho”

Peekers3

The sentiment

Peekers4

A peep at the inside

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Project details

Kraft, white, green and brown cardstock — Spellbinders Celebra’tions die “Pierced Rectangles” (SCD-012) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Just Wanted To Say” (CEDME001) — Impression Obsessions die “Leaves” (DIE066C) — Cottage Cutz ‘Tree Stump & Log for Peekers” (CC-232) — Cottage Cutz “Forest Peekers, Deer & Rabbit” (CC-225) — Flowers — Tim Holtz Distress inks.

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

The Pink Hat

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Kentucky Derby Hat Inspiration”.  Be inspired by what you see DD_Hatson these hats, maybe it’s the colors, flowers even the horse. It does not have to be a hat! Please visit Double D Challenges and see 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. while a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

I decided to use the right bottom tile as inspiration for my Mother’s Day card. I love the combination of black and pink, so pretty. I used several layers of black and white cardstock, designer paper and some pretty lace as base for the pink die cut hat. I embellished the hat with die cut feathers, a small buckle, a rose and some glitter stones. I finished off with a stamped sentiment on a tag, bows, leaves and roses. A few hearts were the final touches.

Hope you like my take on the challenge.

PinkHat

A close-up of the hat

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The sentiment

PinkHat2

The flowers and leaves

PinkHat3

A peep at the inside

PinkHat4

Project details

White, pink, green and black cardstock — Striped designer paper — Cottage Cutz die “Elegant Hat Box” (CC4X6-116) — Spellbinders Designer Series Venice Lace die “Hemstitch Rectangles” (S5-308) — Creative Expressions craft die “Swirly Leaf Trio” (CED 1468) — Nellie’s Multi Frames “Tags” (MFD074) — Crafter’s Companion Mulberry Wood sentiment stamp — Roses — Lace –Glitter stones — Hearts — Wax cord for bows

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

OnTheMenu3

The sentiment

OnTheMenu2

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

Shabby Scarecrow

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a card inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Scare-in’ Up Some Pumpkins” – you can either use scarecrows or pumpkins or both on DD_Scarecrowsyour creation. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the scarecrows and sunflowers in the bottom right picture. The adorable scarecrow on my card is a Cottage Cutz die and I decided to give him a shabby look. To put this handsome guy together took a long time but I used up little scraps of paper that was cluttering my desk, I added a few sunflowers, a trellis, small butterflies and bows to embellish the card. I finished off with a sentiment from Creative Expressions. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

ScarecrowSunflowers

A close-up of the friendly scarecrow and his bird friend

ScarecrowSunflowers1

The birdhouse, butterflies and sunflowers

ScarecrowSunflowers2

The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and turquoise cardstock — Designer Paper from Prima “Sun Kiss Collection” — Scraps of paper in various colors for the scarecrow — Cottage Cutz die “Scarecrow” (CC4X4-100-D) — Nellie Snellen Filling die “Eastern Oval Border” (QD008) — Creative Expressions craft die: Mini Expressions “Just Wanted To Say” (CEDME001) — Martha Stewart punch “Classic Butterflies”– Paper sunflowers — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Vintage Photo” and “Peacock Feathers”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Made With Love …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Tea or Coffee”. You can use the colors or patterns, or the images or anything you see in the mood board as inspiration for your creation. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I used the teapot, cup and white, green and pink colors as inspiration for my shabby card. I layered a white die cut doily on designer paper and then added the pink teapot and cup with mirror tape for dimension. A little tag that looks like a teabag display my sentiment. A few pearls, wax cord bows, roses and glitter are the final touches.

I entered by card in the following challenges:

  • Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #216 (ends 07/27) — Green and Pink
  • Crafty Friends Challenge #88 (ends 07/28) – Food / Drink
  • The Creative Crafters Challenge #6 (ends 08/08) – Anything Goes
  • Scrapy Land Challenges #89 (ends 08/01) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells. (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations dies “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Graceful Doily” (S5-368) — Spellbinders Stamp & Die Template Set “Graceful Tiny Tags” (SDS-053))
  • Dies R Us Challenge #101 (ends 07/28) – Birthdays (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations dies “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Graceful Doily” (S5-368) — Spellbinders Stamp & Die Template Set “Graceful Tiny Tags” (SDS-053) — Joy Crafts die “Teapot” (6002/0113) — Cottage Cutz die “Small Teacup” (CC3X3-088))

A close-up of the teapot and cup

The teacup with pearl embellishments

The roses with crystal glitter

The sentiment on a “teabag” tag

A peep at the inside with another tag and sentiment “For you” to make it more special

Project details

White, pink and green cardstock — Designer paper (Scrapberry’s “Cherished Jewels”) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations dies “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Graceful Doily” (S5-368) — Spellbinders Stamp & Die Template Set “Graceful Tiny Tags” (SDS-053) — Joy Crafts die “Teapot” (6002/0113) — Cottage Cutz die “Small Teacup” (CC3X3-088) — Pearls — Wax cord for bows — Roses — Skwiglues glitter — Tim Holtz distress inks “Peacock Feathers” and “Victorian Velvet”

Thank you for visiting today – I hope you like what you see. I appreciate your comments  so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

You Warm My Heart

Hello blog 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 “Kitchen is the Heart of the Home!”  Looking at the inspiration board it is all about kitchens and food. Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see the wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun! Remember we are continuing the anniversary celebration with this challenge  and with once again double prizes!

I was inspired by the brown, cream and white tones as well as the wood textures in the inspiration board.  For my card I used a wood grain background paper and added some lace and a hessian strip for more texture and depth on the card base.  For an old vintage feel I selected an image from  The Graphics Fairy   – the colors just match perfectly. A die cut cup and saucer, bow, pearl hearts and two white roses were added.  I finished off with a sentiment stamped on a little tag attached to the bow. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges I entered:

Kitchen

A close-up of the vintage image from The Graphics Fairy

Kitchen1

The cup and saucer

Kitchen3

The sentiment and bow

Kitchen2

A peep at the inside

Kitchen4

Project details

White, brown and cream cardstock — Wood grain designer paper — Vintage image from The Graphics Fairy — Cottage Cutz die “Small teacup” (CC3x3-088) — SizzixFramelits die “Tags’ (659100) — Just Stamp It! sentiment stamp — Pearls — Pearl hearts — Lace — Burlap — Roses — Wax cord — Hug Snug seam binding “Cream” — Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage Photo”

Hope you like this vintage card – I had a great time making it! Thanks for stopping by and your comments are much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Christmas Reindeer

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”. Team Diane is looking for Christmas cards with red and white with an optional pop of green. 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 used the reindeer and the white, green and red colors in the tile as inspiration for my card. I decided on roses for embellishments as the roses are in full bloom in South Africa during Christmas time. To add a festive feel to the card I dressed the reindeer with a gold bow and added hanging hearts from the leafy sprig border. I finished of with a sentiment and gold pearls on the hearts.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The lovely reindeer with a fancy bow and red roses

The sentiment and hanging hearts

A close up of the roses

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, red and green cardstock — Designer paper — Gold mirror board — Memory Box die “Leafy Sprig Border” (No. 1002) — Memory Box die “Heart Waterfall” (No. 99079) — PoppyStamps die “Leafy Sprig” ( No. 1001) — Nellie’s Choice Vintasia Figurative die “Reindeer”  (VIND019) — Cottage Cutz die “Topiary” (CC4X4-164) — LeCrea’ 3-D-Dies “Pigeond” (Leane no.45.1222) — Paper roses — Gold pearls

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

 

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