Pretty Pastels

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “Pastel Party”.  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 beautiful flower die and absolutely gorgeous!

I was inspired by the beautiful colors in the photo. I use a Couture Creations Intricutz die “French Bicycle” as focal point on my card. I created a  background for the bicycle with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powder. I love the shimmer of these powders. On the photo it looks much brighter than in real life! The fun part for me is always to arrange the flowers and I really like the shabby outcome of this card. I finished off with a sentiment die cut from Impression Obsession, a little bit of glitter, bows and a few gem stones on the sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the bicycle and background

The sentiment embellished with gem stones

The flowers and trellis

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and pink card-stock — Couture Creations Intricutz dies “French Bicycle” — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE 383-C) — PoppyStamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001) — Nellie Snellen Filling die “Eastern Oval Border (QD009) — Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder “Scarlet Mist” ; “Aqua Lagoon” ; “Sun Yellow” — I Am Roses “Sweet Blossoms” — Wax cord — Gem stones — Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

Blue and White

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Blue and White”. Just look at the pretty mood board – it will surely help you to get started. The Design 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 used gingham paper for the background and added two pretty bird cages as focal point on my card. The bird-cages are embellished with gemstones, blue and white blossoms, white wax cord bows and tiny blue birds.To finish off I added a bold die cut sentiment. Hope you can play along this time at Double D Challenges!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The pretty bird-cages and flowers

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and blue card-stock — Gingham paper — Cottage Cutz die “Fancy Ornate Birdcage” (CCe-027) — Impression Obsession word die “Best Wishes” (DIE 386-F) — Memory Box die “Resting Birds” (No. 98527) — Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Reverent Square” (S6-037) (Inside of card) — Blue gemstones — Sweet blossoms (I Am Roses S10-422) — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Stormy Sky”

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

 

Things That Fly

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Things that fly”. I am joining Team Darlene for this fun challenge. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the colors, lovely kite and white clouds in the photo. I used two layers of  colorful background paper to create a cheerful feeling to the card. I added the kite and embellished it with little roses and a gemstone. To give the feeling of movement some puffy clouds were added. I finished off with a bright red bow, more blue gemstones, a yellow button heart and a bold sentiment. For the list of dies used, please scroll down to the bottom of my photos. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the kite and puffy clouds

The sentiment and bow

A peep at the inside

Project details

Blue, white and red card-stock  – Designer paper – Lawn Fawn Craft die “Stitched Kite”(#LF1204) – Memory Box Craft die “Puffy Clouds” (No. 98172) – Impression Obsession die “Best Wishes” (DIE386-F) – Martha Stewart punch “Hearts” – Polka dot washi tape – Mini paper roses — Blue gemstones – Hug Snug seam binding for bow “Lipstick Red” – Heart button – Tim Holtz distress inks “Tea Dye” and “Faded Jeans”

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

Timeless Elegance

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “Lavender and ca-dd-ll-tileLace”. The theme of beautiful lavender  colors and romantic lace speaks of timeless elegance for me. 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 “Precious Marieke Flower Border die”  and absolutely gorgeous!

I was inspired by the colors and beautiful lace in the photo. I use a Tattered Lace die “Counting the moments” as focal point on my card. I  layered several papers and fancy lace to create a shabby background for the clock. The fun part for me is always to arrange the flowers and bows and I really like the outcome on this card. I finished off with a sentiment die cut from Impression Obsession, a little bit of glitter and sparkling sequins.

Challenges I entered:

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A close-up of the clock

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The flowers and bow

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and lilac card-stock —  FabScraps designer paper — Tattered Lace die “Counting the Moments” (0272) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE383-C) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Romantic Rose” (S5-230) for inside — Paper flowers in shades of purple — Wax cord — Hug Snug seam binding “Lilac” — Lace — Sequins — Stickles glitter “Lavender” — Tim Holtz distress ink “Milled Lavender” 

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

Christmas Bow

Hello friends,

A clean and simple Christmas card to share today. I decided to join a few Christmas themed challenges and with Christmas just around the corner it is a perfect opportunity to add another Christmas card to my stash . I stamped a music strip in black, add a gold die cut reindeer and then embellished it with a red bow, some green leaves and red glitter gemstones.  The sentiment is cut with a Crealies text die. To add dimension to the card I lift the top panel off the card base with mirror tape. Clean and simple cards are always a challenge for me , I hope this one will do justice to CAS!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the focus point of the card

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Project details:

  • White, red, black and green card-stock
  • Gold mirror board
  • Nellie’s Vintasia Figurative die “Reindeer” (VIND019)
  • Crealies Text die (CLTD 101)
  • Cottage Cutz die “Topiary” for bow (CC4X4-164)
  • Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C)
  • Impression Obsession stamp “Music background” (CC029 C-A-C)
  • Red gemstones
  • VersaMagic chalk ink for stamping “Midnight Black”

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

Fall Plaids

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “Fall Plaids”. fallplaidsLooking at the beautiful inspiration picture I decided to join in the fun. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you  – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I love to make cards with autumn colors – the browns, oranges, reds and yellows are so warm and earthy. I chose a Spellbinders embossing folder to create a rustic background for my card. I painted a few scraps of papers with my watercolor paints and then die cut the leaves with an Impression Obsession die. The basket is then filled with leaves and layered on a strip of plaid paper. To finished off I added some tiny gold pearls and a bow. The sentiment die cut is from Spellbinders. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the basket

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The autumn leaves and embossed background

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The sentiment on plaid paper

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream, brown and ochre card-stock
  • Plaid designer paper
  • Spellbinders M-Bossabilities “Bricks and Bark” (EL-015)
  • Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE095-D)
  • Spellbinders Die D-Lites “Sentiments Three” (S2-139)
  • MarianneDesign Craftables “Basket” (CR1208)
  • Gold card and stones
  • Watercolor paints for leaves
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage Photo” ; “Tea Dye” and “Walnut Stain”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Pumpkin Time

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Pumpkin Time”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo and we want to see those pumpkins! For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the ca-dd-oct-insp3-tileDouble D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the colors and beautiful pumpkin decorations in the photo.I use a stone urn die cut for one of the pumpkins and layered several leaf die cuts to make a wreath on the edge of the urn. The pumpkins are a free coloring page from Co-good.com and you can download it here. I colored the images with my Derwent Inktense water-color pencils and fussy cut the leaves and pumpkins. I the layered the images on designer background paper and strips of washi and lace tape. The sentiment die cut is from Spellbinders.

Challenges:

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The pumpkin  and leaf wreath

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The sentiment and washi tape

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream card-stock
  • Designer paper in black and cream
  • Pumpkin digital image from Co-good.com Pumpkin Coloring Pages for Kids
  • Joanna Sheen Signature die “Stone Urn” (SD 035)
  • PoppyStamps die “Leafy Sprig” (no. 1001)
  • Impression Obsession die  “Leaves” (DIE066-C)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities sentiment die “Phrase Set One” (S4-563)
  • Washi tape
  • Lace tape
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Old Paper” and “Mowed Lawn”

Although it is the beginning of summer in my part of the world I hope you’re all enjoying a beautiful fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Thanks for visiting today  I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day.

Kind regards,

Amelia

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