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

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The sentiment and heart

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A peep at the inside

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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

Bunny Hop

Hello friends,

Today’s card is for the Cut It Up Challenge with the theme “Hopping Down the Bunny Trail (Easter)”. Actually there is a story behind this card as it is also part of another challenge – so let me explain. As most of us are in isolation, lock-down, quarantine, etc around the world, an awesome group of ladies challenged each other to do a Covid-19 Relief challenge. What a great idea to lift our spirits, get us out of our daily routines and  do some crafting to help us mentally and emotionally. At the bottom of my post you will find the names of these awesome group of ladies and links to there blogs that participate in this challenge. Please visit and share some love during this time when we all need a “cyber” hug!

I created my card in the shabby chic style in my favourite colours, cream, pink and green. The cheerful bunnies are part of a new die set I purchased recently and I love them.  They are so happy and to do them justice I layered them on a pastel floral background. The doodling on the die cut bunnies was inspired by a card I saw at sarascloset. I  added  two layers of entwined green circles to frame the happy couple. For a “Spring” feeling I added soft pink roses, leaves and gemstones. I finished of with a marker sign and sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

BunnyHop

A close-up of the bunnies

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The roses and leaves

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The marker sign and sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream, green and pink card-stock — Couture Creations designer paper “Peaceful Peonies” — Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits “Bunny Hop” (664421) — Elizabeth Craft Designs “Entwined Circles” (1254) — Cottage Cutz “Marker Sign” (CC-MINI-055) — Leane Creatief sentiment die  Pigeons” (45.1222) — Cheery Lynn Designs “Build a Snowman” for bows (B844) — Unbranded die “Leaves” — Prima flowers (Item #639839) — Gemstones — Tim Holtz distress inks “Antique Linen”, “Bundled Sage”, “Victorian Velvet”, “Pumice Stone”

The group of ladies who joined the challenge are:

Darlene

Birgit

Donna

Barbara

Diane

Judy

Vicki

Kathy

Annie

That’s it from 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

Just To Say …

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “St. Patrick’s Day” and with a lovely inspiration photo you can create anything St DD_StPatricksDayPatrick’s Day or use all or any of the colours green, white  and gold. (Neutrals added are also okay e.g. black, ivory, browns, grays). For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog, get inspired and link up your creation.

I decided to use the colours green, white and gold for my card.  I used green designer paper for my background and then layered an embossed brick panel on top of the base card with mirror tape. A green die cut wreath is my focal point with a cute little mouse holding a shamrock leaf as added interest. I finished off with a wax cord bow, gold pearls, and a die cut sentiment.

Challenges:

JustToSay

The leafy wreath

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The adorable mouse holding a shamrock leaf

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, green. grey and gold card-stock — We R Memory Keepers designer paper — Studio Light die Winter Trails “Wreath” (STENCILWT101) — Cottage Cutz die “Forest Critters” (CC-222) — Frantic Stamper sentiment die “Just A Note To Say” (FRA-DIE-09728) — Marianne Design Folders Extra “BrickWall” (DF3403) — Wax cord for bow — Gold Pearls — Tim Holtz distress ink ” Mowed Lawn”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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

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The flowers

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A touch of “boho”

Peekers3

The sentiment

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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

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