Made With Love …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Tea or Coffee”. You can use the colors or patterns, or the images or 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.

I used the teapot, cup and white, green and pink colors as inspiration for my shabby card. I layered a white die cut doily on designer paper and then added the pink teapot and cup with mirror tape for dimension. A little tag that looks like a teabag display my sentiment. A few pearls, wax cord bows, roses and glitter are the final touches.

I entered by card in the following challenges:

  • Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #216 (ends 07/27) — Green and Pink
  • Crafty Friends Challenge #88 (ends 07/28) – Food / Drink
  • The Creative Crafters Challenge #6 (ends 08/08) – Anything Goes
  • Scrapy Land Challenges #89 (ends 08/01) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells. (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations dies “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Graceful Doily” (S5-368) — Spellbinders Stamp & Die Template Set “Graceful Tiny Tags” (SDS-053))
  • Dies R Us Challenge #101 (ends 07/28) – Birthdays (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations dies “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Graceful Doily” (S5-368) — Spellbinders Stamp & Die Template Set “Graceful Tiny Tags” (SDS-053) — Joy Crafts die “Teapot” (6002/0113) — Cottage Cutz die “Small Teacup” (CC3X3-088))

A close-up of the teapot and cup

The teacup with pearl embellishments

The roses with crystal glitter

The sentiment on a “teabag” tag

A peep at the inside with another tag and sentiment “For you” to make it more special

Project details

White, pink and green cardstock — Designer paper (Scrapberry’s “Cherished Jewels”) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations dies “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Graceful Doily” (S5-368) — Spellbinders Stamp & Die Template Set “Graceful Tiny Tags” (SDS-053) — Joy Crafts die “Teapot” (6002/0113) — Cottage Cutz die “Small Teacup” (CC3X3-088) — Pearls — Wax cord for bows — Roses — Skwiglues glitter — Tim Holtz distress inks “Peacock Feathers” and “Victorian Velvet”

Thank you for visiting today – I hope you like what you see. I appreciate your comments  so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Set Sail …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme  “Nautical”. You can use the colors or patterns, or the images or 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 red, blue and white colors in the photo. I decided to mix some nautical stamps and dies to create a masculine card. The sailboat was stamped on white  card-stock and colored with Derwent Inktense pencils. The layer was then lifted from the blue base layer with mirror tape.  For more dimension I cut a circle in the top layer to form a porthole frame for the sentiment. I embellished the top layer with die cuts, glitter, gemstones  and a strip of hessian.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Nautical

The sentiment and sailboat

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A close-up of the nautical die cuts

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, blue and red card-stock — Stampendous clear stamp set “Nautical Anchor” (SSC1261) — Joy Crafts dies “Seashore” (6002/0418) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small” — Hessian strip — Gemstones — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Faded Jeans”

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

Kind 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

In The Tea Room Again

Hello friends,

Another card to share for The Shabby Tea Room Design Team call. The inspiration picture  is so beautiful I couldn’t resist to create a June 2015 DT Callsecond card. There are only a few days left before the collection closes and the cards already submitted are so beautiful. My card today is not as detailed as usual, but I tried to create an overall shabby chic look. I would love to know what you think of my take on the inspiration picture.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

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The pink teapot

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The sentiment and flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream, pink and blue cardstock
  • Tilda designer paper ” Spring Lake”
  • Joy Crafts teapot die (6002/0113)
  • Spellbinders Die D-Lites “Sentiments Three”(S2-139)
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punch
  • Paper doily
  • Pearls
  • Paper and silk flowers
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Paradise Aqua”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

Waiting For Santa

Hello friends,

I am still busy with my Christmas cards and finalizing the last gifts. Time is running out now but I want to share another card with you. My inspiration for this card is from an inspirational picture at The Shabby Tea Room. I always have a soft spot for pink Christmas cards and creating with pink roses and lace are always a joy. I hand drawn the stockings and embellished them with lace, ribbon and bling for a festive feel. To finish off I attached the Christmas stockings to the rose wreath and add a chipboard sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the flowers

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The sentiment

Christmas_Joy2

The Christmas stockings

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream card-stock
  • Shabby designer paper (Unknown)
  • Christmas stocking template
  • Chipboard sentiment
  • Joy Crafts Vintage Borders (6002/0162)
  • Lace
  • Paper roses in different sizes
  • Silver cord
  • Silver gemstones
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cream”
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Antique Linen” and “Peeled Paint”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank you for visiting today and taking the time to look at my card. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Berries and Bling

Hello friends,

A card to share today for the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. The theme this fortnight is Eat and Drink.  Your projects should depict food and/or drink in some way.  Creations can be a card or other paper crafting item, such as a scrapbook layout, box, tag, etc. but must be made in a vintage or shabby chic style. We also welcome the talented Apollonia DeJong (Plony) as our guest designer for this challenge. You can see more of her inspirational work on her blog Plony’s Bloggie.

I really struggled with this one as I wanted to come up with something different. After hours of searching the net for an image I decided on a vintage bottle label. A long forgotten Spellbinders Shapebilities die “Homespun” was the answer to create this “fruity ” card. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges:

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A mason jar full of sweetness

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A butterfly on the corner flourish

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The sentiment, cherry blossom and a Forget-me-not

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A peep at the inside

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 Project details:

  • White and green cardstock
  • Gingham paper from Birds Cards
  • Assorted Fruits Willamette Packing Co. Fruit Label image from MotherGoose Vintage Clipart
  • Spellbinders Shapebilities Jar die “Homespun”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die D’Lites “Corner Flourish”
  • Joy Crafts butterfly die (6002/0027)
  • Martha Stewart punch “Doily Lace”
  • Marianne Design Collectables sentiment (COL1324)
  • Gem hearts and stones
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Lipstick red”
  • Cotton lace
  • Wax cord
  • Cherry blossom and Petaloo Forget-me-nots
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage Photo” and “Tea Dye”
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Amelia

 

 

Time To …

Hello friends,

I was playing with my dies yesterday and the result is a happy shabby card to share with you today.  The die cut clock is from Joy Crafts and the little bird from Memory box. I painted the bird with my watercolor pencils to match the colors on the card. The speech bubble sentiment is made with my computer as I  don’t have a speech bubble die – something I must remember when going on a shopping spree again!  I added my favorite bunting from the Johanna Sheen signature die range. The rose printed fabric tape  at the bottom is a new addition to my crafting stuff and this is the first time I used some of it on a card. Maybe the card is a little busy but in a way I love the happy feeling of it.

I made the card with the following challenges in mind:

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A close-up of the clock

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The flower, bow, lace and fabric tape

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The sentiment, bird and banner

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White cardstock and scraps of blue, pink and green
  • Designer paper (Unknown)
  • Joy Crafts clock die “Back in Time” (6002/0219)
  • Memory Box bird die “Perched Reed Bird” (98160)
  • Joanna Sheen Signature die “Bunting” (SD064)
  • McGill punch “Designer Leaf Spray” (P/N 92079L)
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Paper doily
  • Stick on fabric ribbon
  • Doodlebug design Dooddle Twine “Bubble Blue”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Queen Blue”
  • Lace
  • Roses
  • Pearls
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Victorian Velvet”, “Peeled Paint” and “Stormy Sky”
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today and looking at my card. Tomorrow I am back to work, my little vacation is over. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa where we enjoy lovely autumn weather.

Amelia

 

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