Santa

Hello friends,

November is here … and Christmas is on our doorstep! I have my first Christmas card for this year to share today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Here comes Santa”. I was inspired by the picture of Santa Claus  as well as the brown tones in the inspiration board. The team have created beautiful cards – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided to create a rustic Christmas card with kraft colors. The design is very easy and ideal for mass production. I layered a strip of music paper on my kraft base card. The stamped Santa image was layered on a lacey circle die cut and lifted of the base card with mirror tape. For the traditional Christmas colors I added some greenery and red “gem stone” berries. A sentiment, a little bit of gold glitter and a tiny gold bow are the final touches to my card. The distressed edges adds a perfectly aged, weathered look.   Hope you like my take on the Double D Challenge “Here comes Santa Claus”.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The Santa Claus image layered on a lacey circle

The sentiment

A close-up of the inside

Project details

Kraft paper — Music designer paper — BoBunny clear stamp “Father Christmas: (Item #SFC671) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey circles” — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die ‘ Festive greens” ( 662425) — Couture Creations Intricutz die “Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Red gem stones — Gold glitter — Gold cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress inks ‘”Tea Dye” and “Mowed Lawn”

Thank you for visiting today. and I appreciate your time to leave a comment so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

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Dreaming of a White Christmas

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “Dreaming of a White Christmas”. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile and as always there is a lovely ca-dd-white-4-tileprize to win!

I used the white and silver colors in the tile as inspiration for my card. For my white creation I decided on lots of texture, layering, embossing, embellishments and also distressing. The star is cut with a Spellbinders die and layered on an embossed music background. To give a soft feel to the card I added a piece of lace and a white bow. For sparkle I covered the star with crystal glitter, add some silver die cut snowflakes and berries. The sentiment is cut with a Paper Smooches die.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the sparkling star and sentiment

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The bow and silver berries

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The inside with music and snowflakes

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Project details:

  • White card-stock
  • Music designer paper
  • Silver mirror board
  • Spellbinders Holiday die ” Shining star 1″ (S2-181)
  • Paper Smooches die “Christmas Words” (OCD087)
  • Marianne Design Craftables “Snowflakes” (CR1335)
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades embossing folder “Postcard & Sheet Music set (Sizzix 656946)
  • Silver berries and string pearls
  • Hug Snug seam binding “White”
  • Vintage lace
  • Teddy glitter “Rainbow crystal”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Something Blue and Coral …

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for our two weekly challenge this time is “June Wedding” with a color combo of blue and coral/peach. It does not have to be a wedding card…just use the colors! For more information about the challenge ca dd cb1-tileand the prize up for grabs visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we would love to see your card this fortnight.

I always love to make cards in the shabby style and the inspiration tile just fits this style perfectly. I used several layers of distressed paper for the base of the card. As background for the flower bouquet I used an Impression Obsession stamp “Wooden plank”. For a bit of extra shabbiness I add a  Marianne Design  Creatables die cut doily and vintage lace. To finish off I added pretty flowers in different shades of blue and coral, white sprigs, a flower border, gemstone hearts and a bow. The sentiment is a Penny Black creative die ” For you”.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Wedding

The flowers

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The sentiment

Wedding2

A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White and blue card-stock
  • Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card stamp”Wooden plank” (CC177)
  • Marianne Design Creatables die “Doily” (LR0269)
  • Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105)
  • Tattered Lace die “Starlight Oval” for twigs (D610)
  • Lace
  • Gemstone hearts
  • Paper flowers
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Flower Blue”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”

There is more inspiration over at Double D Challenge blog! I hope you like today’s creation.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Regards,

Amelia

Just For You …

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is a shabby chic card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme MothersDayis “Happy Mother’s Day or Happy Birthday”. With such a lovely inspiration photo you can create anything in shades of pink, lavender, pastel blue, pastel green and add flowers and/or hearts. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I used a heart die cut as focal point and lots of flowers for a shabby look. To finish off  I added a piece of lace, lots of pink gemstone hearts and a sentiment. And to all mothers out there, wishing you a very happy day!

Challenges:

Heart

A close-up of the heart and flowers

Heart1

The sentiment

Heart2

A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White, pink and lavender card-stock
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die D-Lites “Vines of Passion” (S2-022)
  • Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105)
  • Memory Box die “Cherish Border” (No. 98282) (Inside of card)
  • Gem hearts
  • Lace
  • Flowers
  • Wax cord
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Milled lavender” and “Victorian Velvet”

That’s it from me today! I hope you like today’s creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Vintage Flowers

Hello friends,

A vintage card today and  created for a dear friend celebrating her birthday in February.  The Double D Challenge inspiration photo and theme, to add blue and flowers, inspired me. By the way there is still time to enter the first Double D challenge, you have one day left to join us in our challenge! There are fabulous entries in the gallery so far and we’d love to see your creations. There is also a prize to be given out with a random draw. In addition to the prize offered, a Top Creative Winner and a Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team. International entries are welcome as well!

For my card I used a vintage scrap from Tuck DB and a sentiment stamp from JustRite. I layered the image on blue designer paper and vintage lace. I finished off with a few flourishes, vintage ribbon, cord, a pearl heart and flowers. I hope you like today’s creation.

Challenges entered:

VintageFlowers

The vintage image

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A close-up of the sentiment and pearl heart

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream, blue and green card-stock
  • Designer paper
  • Vintage image from Tuck DB
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Timely Banners” (CR-04920)
  • Joy Crafts die “Vintage Flourish” (6002/0163)
  • Pearl heart
  • Wax cord
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cream”
  • Lace
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

O’ Christmas Tree

Hello friends,

November is here  … and Christmas is coming soon. I have my first Christmas card for this year to share today. The card was created for the new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room and the theme for this fortnight is “O’ Christmas Tree”. Our sponsor is Bugaboo stamps and you could be the winner of 7 Bugaboo digi stamps by just playing along. A visit to The Shabby Tea Room for the inspiration picture and more info on the prize and rules will be worthwhile.

For my card I used a Bugaboo stamp “Merry Christmas Tree”  so kindly sponsored by Jodie. As the Christmas tree is so cute with the pink gem stones and glitter as decorations I decided to keep the rest of the card clean and simply. To capture the rustic and shabby look of the inspiration picture, I layered the image on a wooden plank background, add a strip of burlap, some vintage seam binding and pink roses. The distressed edges adds a perfectly aged, weathered look. Hope you like my take on a non-traditional Christmas card.

Challenges:

ChristmasTree

A close up of the Christmas tree

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The flowers and ribbon

ChristmasTree2

A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Wooden plank designer paper
  • Bugaboo stamp “Merry Christmas Tree”
  • Pink gem stones in various sizes
  • Skwiglues glitter
  • Derwent Inktense pencils for coloring
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Pink Tulip”
  • Roses
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Antique Linen”

I love having you stop by, thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Wooden Hearts

Hello friends,

Thank you for visiting today, I am so glad that you are here to look at my card. Today I share another wedding card in the shabby chic style. I used soft pastel colors with distressing on the paper edges for a bit of a vintage look too. I added a lovely flourish die cut as a background for the flowers and wooden hearts. A piece of lace, pearls and two-layered butterflies completed the card. The sentiment is from JustRite stamps. I would love to enter my card in the following challenges:

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The hearts and roses against a flourish background

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The butterflies and sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Delight”
  • Impression Obsession  die “Heart Flourish” (Die 126-U)
  • JustRite sentiment stamp from the “Victorian Nested Frames and Occasions” stamp set
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punches
  • Wooden hearts
  • Cord
  • Pearls
  • Prima paper roses
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”
  • Lace
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”

Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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