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

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

Rosy Picket Fence

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Rose Garden”. Be inspired by what you see, maybe it’s the DD_RoseGardencolors, flowers, the lamp post or even the picket fence. Also use roses handmade, stamped, die cut or purchased. Please visit Double D Challenges and see more wonderful 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. while a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

I decided to use the right bottom tile as inspiration for my card. I love the pretty white picket fence with the pink roses and the green foliage. I used designer paper for my background and the added the picket fence with the birdhouses with mirror tape for dimension. I glued two die cuts together for the fence and extended the one birdhouse pole for a better coverage of the card front.  I finished off with a sentiment, a lace strip, a bow, leaves and lots of pink roses. A few gemstones are the final touches. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

RoseGarden

The picket fence and roses

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A close-up of the roses

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and green cardstock — ScrapBerry’s Designer paper “Cherished Jewels” — Nellie’s Choice Vintasia die “Romantic Birds”  (VIND040) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE383-C) — Poppy stamps die ” Leafy Sprig” (Style No. 1001) — Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (Style No. 99299) — Wax cord for bow — Skwiglues glitter — Roses — Lace — Candy Shoppe “Light Pink Baubles” — Tim Holtz distress ink “Peeled Paint”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Pretty Topiary Trees

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme from Team Darlene for our two weekly challenge this time is “Gingham” – of any color or material (ribbon or paper). Please visit the Double D DD_Ginghamchallenge blog and see the wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

Now onto the details of my card for the new challenge. I created my card in the shabby chic style using three topiary trees as a focal point. I used gingham paper and a piece of floral designer paper for my background layers.  The trees were lifted from the fancy die cut panel with mirror tape for dimension. The trees were then decorated with small die cut leaves, paper roses and gemstones. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, small birds and glitter. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #110 (ends 04/03) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A))
  • Cut It Up Challenges #169 (ends 03/22) – Hello Spring!
  • Allsorts Challenges Week#511 (ends 03/30) – Favorite die (I prefer to use dies)
  • Crafter’s Castle Challenges #15 (ends 03/31) – Anything Goes with Optional Use Glitter
  • Dies R Us Challenge #117 (ends 03/28) – One for the Ladies (Dies: Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A))

PrettyTrees

The topiary trees with embellishments

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A close-up of the roses, leaves and birds

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream, kraft and green card-stock — Gingham designer paper — Marianne Design Craftables “Topiary Trees” (CR1303) — Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A) — Roses — Gemstones — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage Photo”  and “Bundled Sage” — Glitter.

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

Snuggle Up

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new Double D Challenge starting today. The theme for our two weekly challenge this time is “Snuggle Up Buttercup”.  The inspiration picture says it all – think warm and cozy! For more information about the challenge and the prize up for grabs visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we would love to see your card.

I decided to make a Christmas card, my first one for this year! I love the tile with the adorable little cat and the red blanket and an old Penny Black critter stamp came to my rescue. The cat looks so happy and cozy with his little mouse friend!  I used craft cardstock for a rustic look and kept the layout simple. I added a tree created with die cut leaves and added some stars to the “branches”.  To finish off I added a die cut sentiment, a hanging red star and golden bows.  The coloring was done with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

SnuggleUp

The adorable cat and his mouse friend

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A close-up of the Christmas tree

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The sentiment

SnuggleUp3

A peep at the inside

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Project details

Kraft, red, green, brown and white cardstock — Penny Black stamp “Xmas Cuddles” (2234H) — Couture Creations sentiment die “”Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Sizzix Thinlets die “Garden Green” (661206) — Impression Obsession die “Bucket” (DIE164-A) — Red stars — Gold cord for bows — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils

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

Wishes Are Possible …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Wishes are Possible”. You can use anything with ‘wish’ in it for example – Wishing you a happy birthday, Wish you were here, Best Wishes, etc and anything you see in the mood board as inspiration for your creation. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

My card was inspired by the pink colors and big sentiment in the inspiration picture. As a child I loved everything about fairies and always wished to see a real one hiding between the flowers and leaves! So now you know why I chose a fairy image to use with the “best wishes” sentiment. This fairy stamp is a new addition to my collection and  I enjoyed coloring the little beauty in my favorite shades of pink. I stamped the fairy twice on card-stock, fussy cut one of the images and colored it with Derwent Inktense pencils. On the stamped top layer I added a die cut wreath and leaves, pretty pink roses, bows and a bold die cut sentiment. Guided by the stamped image on the top layer I added the coloured image with mirror tape to the top layer for a dimensional look. The top layer was then lifted from the base layer with mirror tape. To finished off I added some glitter to the wings and roses and also a few gemstones for extra sparkle. I love the rustic look of the card and the little fairy sitting on the leaves and branches – my childhood wish come to live in this card!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the fairy

The bold sentiment

The pink roses and bows

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, green and brown cardstock — Dreamerland Crafts clear stamp “Fairy” (D18004) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Wreath” (S4-572) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “Best Wishes” (DIE386-F) — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Gemstones — Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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