Doodle Rose Wreaths

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Wreaths”. 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 lovely pink and green colours and I tried to incorporated these colours into my card. A few weeks ago I received a lovely wreath die from my team leaders, Diane and Darlene, and it was just perfect for this challenge. I used gingham paper as background, then layered my leaf border with mirror tape at the top of the card. I cut two wreaths and used my watercolour pencils to paint the doodle roses and leaves on the wreaths. I layered the two wreaths also with mirror tape for dimension. I also cut additional doodle roses and leaves to add on the leaf border for interest. I finished off with bows, small gem stones and a sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the rose wreaths, bows and gem stones

The sentiment

More doodle roses and leaves for interest

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and green card-stock — Gingham paper — Creative Expressions die “Frames and Tags – Doodle Rose wreath” (CED4320) — Poppystamps die ‘Freida Curve” (1784) — Impression Obsession die “Best Wishes” (DIE386-F) — Wax cord for bows — Watercolour pencils — Gemstones 

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Don’t Fence Me In!

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Don’t Fence Me In”. The inspiration picture says it all, we want to see a fence on your creation. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided to create a shabby birthday card. I used kraft card-stock and designer paper for the background layers. I added a white picket fence at the bottom of the card with mirror tape for dimension. To create a spring scene (it is spring in South Africa now) I added leaves, blossoms, rabbits, birds and birdhouses. I finished off with a die cut sentiment.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

  • All Fun Challenges #15 (ends 09/27) – Anything Goes
  • Cuttlebug Mania Challenge (ends 09/29) – Anything Goes (Supplies: Marianne Design Creatables “Picket Fence and Birdhouse” (LR0205) — Fantasy die “Banweed Leaves” (FD510) — Impression Obsession die “Rabbits” (DIE168-C) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Necessities- A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024))
  • Always Fun Challenges #180 (ends 09/21) – Make A Scene
  • Allsorts Challenges Week #589 (ends 09/19) – I Love … (I love Shabby Chic, Flowers and Birdhouses)
  • Do-Al(l) Kreatives #45 (ends 09/ 30) – Inspiriert durch einen Song (Don’t Fence Me In – Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters)

The sentiment and a little birdhouse

A close-up of the birdhouse and flowers

The picket fence and rabbits

Some of the flowers and leaves

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and kraft card-stock — Mintay designer paper “Beauty in Bloom” — Marianne Design Creatables “Picket Fence and Birdhouse” (LR0205) — Fantasy die “Banweed Leaves” (FD510) — Impression Obsession die “Rabbits” (DIE168-C) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Necessities- A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024) — Paper blossoms — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress inks ‘Mowed Lawn” and “Old Paper” — Glitter glue.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Beauty of a Butterfly

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the beautiful theme of “Butterflies”. Butterflies are always a favourite DD_Butterfliestheme for me – maybe it is their lovely colours and elegance. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

My inspiration from the picture was the lovely colours and so I tried to incorporated the yellow, pink, green and black into my card. I used a beautiful designer paper as background, then layered an intricate rose edge die cut on the one side for interest. I used watercolours to paint the butterflies to match the colours of the flowers on the designer paper. I finished off with pearl swirls and a sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of one of the butterflies

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and black card-stock — Mintay designer paper “Beauty in Bloom” — Precious Marieke die “Rose Edge” (PM10156) — Sizzix Thinlits (Tim Holtz Alterations) die “Detailed Butterflies, Mini” (661802) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Mini Expressions – You Are The Best” ( CEDME034) — Black pearl swirls — Tim Holtz distress ink “Worn Lipstick”

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

All About Stitches…

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Stitches”. You can include any kind of stitches … faux, real, DD_Stichesdies or stamps. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. The prize to win for this challenge is a “Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Square die set” and absolutely gorgeous!

I used designer paper with a stitched pattern for my background. I then added squared layers  which I framed with stamped rows of stitches.  The layers were then framed with pearl strings. For a luxurious and velvety look I cut the sentiment from black metallic glitter paper. To finish off I embellished the card with a small charm, paper roses, wax cord bows and pearl hearts.  Although not a favourite card of mine I really like the outcome of the sentiment cut from the glitter paper.

Challenges I entered:

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The mannequins

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The sentiment in glitter metallic paper and the “stitched” frames

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The flowers and charm

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, black and pink card-stock — ScrapBerry’s designer paper “Cherished Jewels” — DCWC Glitter Metallics paper — 49 and Market “Gabi’s Square Stitch” stamp set — Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers die “Mini Sewing Room Set” (657487) — Marianne Design Creatables “Mannequin” (LR0292) — Creative Expressions Craft Mini Expressions die “To a Dear Friend” (DEDME033) — Paper roses — Pearl strings — Wax cord for bows — Scissors charm — Pearl hearts — Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Antique Linen”

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

Regards,

Amelia

On Your Special Day

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a card inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Wedding” and with such a lovely inspiration photo from Team Darlene I DD_Weddingdecided to play along. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your wedding cards!

My card was inspired by the beautiful flowers and the gold accents in the inspiration picture. I used a beige script designer paper as background for the die cut frame. From the same designer paper I cut a heart and lifted it off the base card with mirror tape for dimension. The edges of the heart and the base layer are distress with gold texture paste. I added my die cut sentiment on the heart and finished off with flowers, die cut leaves, a gold cord bow and tiny gold pearls. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

Challenges I entered:

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A close-up of the heart and sentiment

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The flowers, leaves and bow

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and kraft card-stock — Prima designer paper “Stationer’s Desk” — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Regal Frame” (S4-446) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Romantic Vines” (S4-531) — Creative Expressions Mini Expressions “On your Special Day” (CEDME030) — Heidi Swapp Metallic texture paste “Gold” — Little Birdie flowers “Wendy Ivory” — Gold cord for bow — Gold pearls — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Antique Linen”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Vintage Scraps

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Scraps” (Use your scraps).  The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you DD_Scraps– a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. The prize to win for this challenge is a “My Favourite Things – Notched Border die” and absolutely gorgeous!

I used left-over paper from a Mintay paper pad “Love Letters” to create a vintage card. I used the sheet with the small images and die cut each of them with a small scalloped rectangle die. I added the pieces with mirror tape, for dimension, to the base card to form a square of pictures. Each image is then embellished with a rose and leaves cut from scraps of green paper. I finished off with a sentiment, pearl strings, a bow, a bit of glitter and a little pearl heart. I love the outcome of this card!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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Two of the images and embellishments

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The sentiment, bow and pearl heart

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream card-stock for base card — Green and cream scraps of paper for sentiment and leaves — Mintay “Love Letters” polka dot designer paper — Mintay “Love Letters” sheet of designer images — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large”  — Poppystamps “Leafy Sprig” (No 1001) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Mini Expressions – Wishes Come True” (CEDME040) — Roses — Pearl strings — Wax cord for bow — Pearl heart — Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”  — Glitter glue.

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

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