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:

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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:

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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”

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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

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.

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A close-up of the hat

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The sentiment

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The flowers and leaves

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A peep at the inside

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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

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The sentiment

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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

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The birdhouse, butterflies and sunflowers

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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

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