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:

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The stamped sunflower image

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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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

Forest Friend

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Begins with “M””. The team created beautiful cards to DD_BeginswithMinspire 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 decided to use the moose as inspiration for my card. I stamped the image and then die cut it with the coordinating die. I painted the background with water-colour pencils, added some grass and then lifted the moose from the base card with mirror tape for dimension. I stamped the sentiment on a die cut oval. For interest I finish off with a few colourful wooden buttons.

I entered the following challenges:

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A close-up of Moose, the forest friend

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Kraft, white and green card-stock — Doodlebug design clear stamp set “Forest Friends” (6483) — Doodlebug Design Coordinating doodle cuts “Forest Friends” (6484) — Nellie Snellen Shape dies “Grass Border” (SD111) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Ovals” — Derwent  Inktense water-colour pencils — Buttons

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

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:

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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

Watercolor Rose

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Watercolor”. For more information about the challenge and DD_Watercolorthe lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Let’s see some beautiful watercolors!

My clean and simple card features an image of a wild rose. The flower and leaves are so beautiful that there is no need for much embellishments. I used distress ink “Antique linen” to stamp the image and then colored it with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. I like the no-line watercoloring technique and was pleased with the outcome on this card.  For dimension I lifted the main panel off the card base with mirror tape. I finished off with a few gemstones and a stamped sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the flower

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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PROJECT DETAILS

Watercolor paper — Green cardstock — Nellie’s Choice clear stamp Flowers “Wild Rose” (FLO018) — Sizzix stamps “Blooming Sentiments” (662766) — Memento dye ink “Tuxedo Black” — Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen” — Candy Shoppe pink bubbles — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils

I tried another card with the same image but in a happy yellow and orange color. I  change the image a little bit by adding more green leaves. I always admire all the lovely watercolor cards and hopefully I can gain more confidence in creating these cards in future.

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Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this CAS 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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