Balloons

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Balloons”. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you DD_Balloons– a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. And as always there is a prize for one lucky random winner!

I like to make cards with a pink and green colour scheme – it is always so pretty and soft on the eye. I used  a lovely designer paper from Mintay  as a background for my die-cut hot air balloon. I cut the balloon twice from white and black card-stock, snip off the lower part of the white die-cut balloon and glue the white top part onto the upper part of the black die-cut. The balloon and basket were lightly coloured with grey ink. I embellished the balloon with pearls, paper flowers and leaves and layered it on the background paper with mirror tape for dimension.   I really love the outcome of this as the die-cut balloon matches the balloons on the background paper perfectly. I added a leaf flourish at the bottom for interest. I fussy cut some flowers from the same designer paper and layered this also with mirror tape for dimension. I finished of with a die-cut sentiment.  Hope you like my take on the challenge!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #130 (ends 02/05) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies:  Spellbinders In’spire die “Up and Away” (IN-050) — Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No 99299) — Creative Expressions Necessities die “A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024) — Creative Expressions Finishing Touches die “Swirly Leaf Trio” (CED 1468))
  • Dies R Us Challenge #137 (ends 01/28) – Birthdays (Dies: Spellbinders, Creative Expressions and Memory Box)
  • Use Your Stuff Challenge #389 (ends 01/18) – Anything Goes
  • Funky Junky Boutique Challenge  (ends 01/21) – Let’s Play Tic Tac Toe in Shabby Chic style (Layers (Background paper, Fussy cut flowers. Balloon) , Bling (Pearls) and Die-Cuts (Balloon, Sentiment, Vine))
  • The Paper Funday January Challenge #13 (01/31) –  Anything Goes

Balloons

A close-up of the hot air balloon

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The sentiment

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The flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, green and black card-stock — Mintay by Karola designer paper “Secret Places”  (MT-SEC-08) — Spellbinders In’spire die “Up and Away” (IN-050) — Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No 99299) — Creative Expressions Necessities die “A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024) — Creative Expressions Finishing Touches die “Swirly Leaf Trio” (CED 1468) — Tim Holtz distress ink “Pumice Stone” — Paper flowers — Pearls

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciated your time. I would love to read what you think about the card. Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

Punch

Hello friends,

Happy New Year to all – wishing you love, health and happiness in 2020. It is also Double D Challenges 4th anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood DD_Punchboard to inspire you. The theme is “Punch”. We want to see some poor neglected punches used on your creations. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

For my card I used an adorable Penny Black stamp and an old border and flower punch. I was also inspired by the lovely yellow colour in the inspiration picture. I stamped the image on white card-stock and did the colouring with watercolour pencils. I punched the trellis border at the bottom of the image and then lifted the panel from the base card with mirror tape. I made the flowers with two punched layers in white and yellow and then distressed the leaves with yellow ink. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, banner and glitter stones.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

HomemadePunch

The cute little mice enjoying their punch

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The sentiment

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The flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, yellow and brown card-stock — Penny Black clear stamp set “Homemade”  (30119)– Creative Expressions mini expressions die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Martha Stewart border punch “Garden Trellis” — Flower punch (Unknown) — Banner die (Unknown) — Glitter stones — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Mustard Seed” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils for colouring

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

Twelve Days of Christmas

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this DD_TwelfeDaysfortnight is “Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 1-6″. The team 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 was inspired by Day 2 – Two Turtle Doves and the white, pink and green colours in the inspiration picture. I layered designer paper on pink card-stock and then on a white card base. I added leaves and two die cut crochet lace strips on the top and bottom of the card for interest.  The doves are lifted of the base card with mirror tape for dimension.  The finishing touches are the pink roses (sprinkled with glitter), silver cord bow and pink gemstones.  To matched the silver bow a bold die cut sentiment from silver card-stock was added below the doves. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The two turtle doves

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A close-up of the flowers

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The bold silver sentiment and a part of the lace border

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, pink and green card-stock — LemonCraft designer paper “Yesterday” — Sizzix Thinlits die “Crochet” (664178) — Creative Expressions Festive Mini Expressions “Stacked Merry Christmas” (CEDME14) — LeCrea’ 3-D die “Pigeons” (Leane no. 45.1222) — Leaves (Brand unknown) — Silver card-stock — Gemstones — Silver card for bow — Glitter — Roses — Tim Holtz distress inks “Spun Sugar” ; “Mowed Lawn”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Neutral Fall

Hello friends

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Neutral Fall”. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

My inspiration for the challenge was the lovely neutral colours and the touch of green in the picture. I used cream card-stock for the base card and then add designer paper for the background. I framed the cute squirrel in a leafy die cut frame and then add the leaves, bows and a few pearls. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. This was such an easy card to make and I love the shabby feel of it.

Challenges I entered:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #125 (ends 11/20) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: Spellbinders Designer Series Timeless Heart “Heart Leaf Frame” (S5-316) — Creative Expressions Mini Shadowed Sentiments die “For You” (CEDSS002) — Lawn Fawn Craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE095-D))
  • Crafting Happiness Challenge #21 (ends 11/11) – Fall
  • Dies R Us Challenge #132 (ends 11/13) – Trees and/or Leaves (Dies: Spellbinders Designer Series Timeless Heart “Heart Leaf Frame” (S5-316) — Creative Expressions Mini Shadowed Sentiments die “For You” (CEDSS002) — Lawn Fawn Craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE095-D) — Yvonne Creations Fabulous Fall dies “Autumn Leaves” (YCD10149)

The adorable image from Mintay by Karola

The leaves, pearls and bows

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream card-stock — Mintay by Karola designer paper and image “Cosy Evening” — Spellbinders Designer Series Timeless Heart “Heart Leaf Frame” (S5-316) — Creative Expressions Mini Shadowed Sentiments die “For You” (CEDSS002) — Lawn Fawn Craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE095-D) — Yvonne Creations Fabulous Fall dies “Autumn Leaves” (YCD10149) — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Antique Linen” — Pearls — Wax cord for bows

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 wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Parisian Lady

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Silhouettes”. To play along just use a silhouette as the focus of your project. Please visit Double D Challenges and see more DD_Silhouetteswonderful 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. and a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

For my card I used designer paper with a “French” theme as background. I layered a swirly die cut oval off centre on the card to accentuate the Eiffel Tower on the designer paper. I then added a elegant die cut lady, roses, leaves and wax cord bows. I finished off with pearls, a die cut sentiment and glitter on the roses. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The lady enjoying a cup of tea

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The flowers

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, black, pink and green card-stock — FabScraps Designer paper — Crafter’s Companion Parisian Collection die “Vive La France” (S-PAR-MD-VLF) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Tiara Rondelle (S5-342) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Mini Shadowed Sentiments – For You” (CEDSS002) — Dies “Leaves” (Unknown) — Prima flowers (Item #639839) – Wax cord for bows — Pearls — Glitter

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Falling Leaves

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme  “Orange and White only”. The team  created beautiful cards to DD_OrangeandWhiteinspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. And as always there is a prize for one lucky random winner!

I love to make cards with autumn colours and decided to use orange leaves on a white background. I used a swirly die cut for my background to give the idea of movement. I used my Prime watercolours to colour a piece of paper in light and dark tones of orange. The leaves are then die cut from the watercolour paper and adhered to the card with mirror tape for dimension. To finish off I added orange sequins and a sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #123 (ends 10/16) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “A2 Swirl Background” (S5-366) — Lawn Fawn die “Stitched Leaves” (#LF577) — Creative Expressions Craft dies “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Mini Leaves” (DIE095-D))
  • {Pin}spirational #248 (ends 10/07) – Inspiration picture (I used the leaves as inspiration)
  • Crafting Happiness Challenges #16 (ends 10/07) – Orange
  • Fab n Funky Challenge #451 (ends 10/07) – Autumn Colors
  • Die Cut Divas October Challenge (ends 10/31) – Fall or Fall Colors
  • Make My Monday Challenge#106 (ends 10/14) – Autumn
  • Dies R Us Challenge #130 (ends 10/13) – Anything Goes using dies by companies carried at the Dies R Us Store (Dies:  Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “A2 Swirl Background” (S5-366) — Lawn Fawn die “Stitched Leaves” (#LF577) — Creative Expressions Craft dies “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Mini Leaves” (DIE095-D))

FallingLeaves

A close-up of the leaves

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White cardstock — Watercolour paper — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “A2 Swirl Background” (S5-366) — Lawn Fawn die “Stitched Leaves” (#LF577) — Creative Expressions Craft dies “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Mini Leaves” (DIE095-D) — Marianne Design Craftables “Leaves” (CR1336) — Sequins — Prime watercolours

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciated your time. I would love to read what you think about the card. Have a wonderful day.

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

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