Hope Your Day Is Wonderful

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Buildings”. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from the talented designers and join in the fun! We also have a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

My inspiration from the picture was the garden hut which I changed to a row of colourful beach huts.. I decided to create a clean and simple card so that the colourful huts stand out on the white background. First I stamped a layer of “sand” on the background. I coloured the huts with watercolour pencils and markers and then layered two of them with mirror tape on the background for dimension. The background layer was framed with yellow cardstock and then glued to the base card. I finished off with a beach ball, a pair of flip-flops and a sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The colourful beach huts

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, blue and yellow cardstock — Photo Play Stamp and Die set “A Day at the Beach” (Item #SIS2788 and SIS2788) — Creative Expressions Mini Sentiment die “Hope your Day is Wonderful” (CEDME047) — We R Memory Keepers stamp set “Every Day” (660479) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils and markers for colouring.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Sweet Talk

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Handles”(Something that has a handle). Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from the talented designers and join in the fun!

I decided on an old Penny Black stamp with an adorable rabbit, bird and a shovel (spade) to represent the “handle” theme for this card. I stamped and coloured the image with watercolour pencils. I then layered the image on  striped designer paper and add an arch lattice punched strip on the one side for interest. I finished off with a few pink gemstones.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the image

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White cardstock — BoBunny designer paper “Madeleine Collection” — Penny Black stamp “Sweet Talk” (1442J) — JustRite clear stamps “Geranium Heart Song” (CR-05105) — Martha Stewart punch “Arch Lattice” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils for colouring — Pink gemstones

Thanks so much for visiting today and the kind comments you so kindly write each week – I appreciate each one so much.  Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Balloons

Hello friends,

Happy New Year to all – wishing you love, health and happiness in 2022. It is also Double D Challenges 6th birthday and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme for this birthday challenge is “Balloons” (No hot air balloons). To be part of our challenge please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double D’s talented designers and join in the fun!

I love the colourful balloons in the inspiration tile, it is such a pretty picture.  I decided on a slimline design for my card. I stamped the cute little bear and sentiment first and then colour the image with watercolour pencils. I die cut a few balloons in different colours of plain and gingham papers, distress then with inks and then layered then with mirror tape for dimension. I used a red layer to frame the picture on the base card. This was such a quick and easy card and I really love the happy feel of the card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The cute little bear and sentiment

A close-up of the balloons

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and red cardstock — Different colours of scrap paper for balloons — Colorado Craft Company stamp set “Happy Day” (AJ455) — Nellie’s Choice Hobby Solution cutting die “Balloons” (HSFD013) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Different shades of Tim Holtz distress inks.

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

The Lookout

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Anything With A Tail”. 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.

I decided on a Penny Black stamp with an adorable cat for this card. I stamped the brick wall with grey ink and layer this on blue card-stock to frame the brick wall. I coloured the image with watercolour pencils, cut it out and layered it on the brick wall background. The pot-plant was stamped twice, which I also fussy cut and added with mirror tape for dimension.. To add more interest and colour I added a die-cut willow branch. I then added a three layer die cut sentiment to finish off .

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The adorable cat in the window.

The sentiment

A close-up of the inside

Project details

White, green and blue card-stock — Penny Black Cling stamp “The Lookout” (40-461) — Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card stamp “Brick” (CC083 C-A-C Dist.) — Poppystamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Creative Expressions Craft die Mini Expressions ‘Hope your Day is Wonderful” (CEDME047) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Sunny Wishes

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Colors of DD_ColoursOfSummer_July21Summer”. 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.

Now onto the details of my summer card for the new challenge. I decided to make a slimline, clean and simple card, for this challenge. I don’t have any dies or stamps with sea shells or beach balls, so my choice was to go with a bunch of lovely flowers. I used a long neglected stamp which was a perfect fit for the slimline design. The image was coloured with my Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils and then the top layer (with the stamped image) layered with mirror tape on the base layer for a bit of dimension. I added a sentiment, a few light green gemstones and a bow to finish off.  Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A snapshot of the flowers and butterflies

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and green cardstock — Penny Black clear stamp set “Sunny Wishes” (30-344) — Aall & Create sentiment stamp “Garden Cuttings” (#178) — Green gemstones — Green wax cord for bow — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Sunflowers

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Sunflowers”. This is such an easy challenge and most of us DD_Sunflowers_August19love flowers so I hope to see your card linked up at the Double D challenge blog. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was surprised to see that I have only one sunflower stamp in my stash. Although it is a very old stamp I decided to create a watercolour card with it. I stamped the image on watercolour paper with distress ink and did the colouring with my Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils. I used a gingham paper as background and then lifted the top layer from the base card with mirror tape for dimension. I finished off with a die cut fence, a sentiment, gemstones and a wax cord bow.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

Sunflowers

The stamped sunflower image

Sunflowers1

The sentiment

Sunflowers2

A peep at the inside

Sunflowers3

Project details

Cream and black card-stock — Gingham designer paper — Sunflower rubber stamp (Unknown company) — Poppystamps sentiment die “Vintage Happy Birthday” (No 1178) — Nellie Snellen Shape die “Heart Fence” (SD112) –Gemstones — Wax cord for bow — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”

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

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