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

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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

 

 

Blue and White

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Blue and White”. Just look at the pretty mood board – it will surely help you to get started. The Design 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.

I used gingham paper for the background and added two pretty bird cages as focal point on my card. The bird-cages are embellished with gemstones, blue and white blossoms, white wax cord bows and tiny blue birds.To finish off I added a bold die cut sentiment. Hope you can play along this time at Double D Challenges!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The pretty bird-cages and flowers

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and blue card-stock — Gingham paper — Cottage Cutz die “Fancy Ornate Birdcage” (CCe-027) — Impression Obsession word die “Best Wishes” (DIE 386-F) — Memory Box die “Resting Birds” (No. 98527) — Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Reverent Square” (S6-037) (Inside of card) — Blue gemstones — Sweet blossoms (I Am Roses S10-422) — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Stormy Sky”

That’s it from me today! I hope you like today’s creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

 

On The Farm

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a fun card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “On the Farm” and with such a lovely mood board from Diane you can create anything as long as it is farm-related. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize Ca dd sep insp1-tilevisit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the colors and sunflowers in the picture. The adorable scarecrow is a Cottage Cutz die I purchased a long time ago. I love to put all the bits and pieces together (also a great way to use up little scraps of paper!) and to see how the guy just pop on the card. I added a little fence, some grass and a few sunflowers to complete the card. The sentiment is from Marianne Design Creatables. I think the card will bring much joy to a little kid.

Challenges:

Scarecrow

A friendly scarecrow

Scarecrow1

Yellow sunflowers for a happy feeling …

Scarecrow2

A peep at the inside

Scarecrow3

Project details:

  • White, and blue  card-stock
  • Gingham paper
  • Scraps of paper for scarecrow, grass and fence
  • Cottage Cutz die “Scarecrow” (CC4X4-100-D)
  • Impression Obsession die “Grass” (DIE060-1)
  • Marianne Design Creatables die “Sentiment” (LR0223)
  • Lea’bilities die “Garden Fence” (45.0324)
  • Sunflowers
  • Gemstones
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Faded Jeans”, “Scattered Straw”, “Vintage Photo”

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

For the Boys

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 “One for the Boys”. With such a lovely inspiration June Collagephoto you can create anything but we would like to see sports, cars, motorcycles, checks,or fishing. 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 gears and a vintage car die cut. I layered everything on a red background, a strip of checkered paper,  an embossed panel and two tags cut from Kraft paper. I added some red and black buttons for interest. Please see the project details at the bottom of this post for the dies I used.

I entered my card in  the following challenges:

VintageCar

A close-up of the car and sentiment

VintageCar1

A peep at the inside

VintageCar2

Project details:

  • White , black and red card-stock
  • Checkered paper
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades embossing folder (Sizzix) “”Postcard” (9656946)
  •  Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz die (Sizzix) “Gadget gears” (656636)
  • Cottage Cutz die “Vintage Car” (CCE-262)
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs die “Clock and Gears” (917)
  • Nellie’s Multi Frames die “Tags-4” (MFD074)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase Set One” (S4-563)
  • Buttons
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”

That’s it from me today! If you like today’s card, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

 

A Happy Hello …

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is a sunny Spring card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Yellow – A Happy Place To Be!” Yellowand with such a  lovely inspiration photo  you can just let the creative juices flow. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we would love to see your card this fortnight.

I love the beautiful bird house in the inspiration tile and decided to make  it the main focus of my card. I die cut three birdhouses with a Cottage Cutz die, layered them on yellow gingham paper and a paper doily. To finish of  I added green swirls, paper roses, a few birdies and a happy “hello” sentiment. Hope you are inspired by my card and will join in the fun at Double D Challenges.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Birdhouses

A close-up of the birdhouses

Birdhouses1

The sentiment and roses

Birdhouses2

A peep at the inside

Birdhouses3

Project details:

  • White, yellow, green, orange and blue card-stock.
  • Gingham paper
  • Cottage Cutz die ‘Tall Birdhouse” (CC4x4-203)
  • Paper Smooches wise dies “Hello words” (J1D116)
  • Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No. 99299)
  • Memory Box die “Resting Birds” (No. 98527)
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Mustard Seed” ; “Dried Marigold”
  • Paper roses
  • Paper doily

That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by and I love reading your comments!

Regards,

Amelia

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