Sentimental …

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Sentiment/Quote”. Looking at the mood board it is all about feeling sentimental. Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

I was inspired by the white, black and grayish colors in the photo. I used Prima “Stationer’s Desk” designer paper for the background. I layered a black fishing net die cut on the background paper to accentuate my sentiment and flowers. I finished off with a wax cord bow, some silver gemstones, glitter on the flowers and a swallow.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The lovely sentiment

The flowers

A little swallow flying by

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and black card-stock — Spellbinders Botanical Bliss designer series “Twisted Floral Tags” (S4-642) — Amy Design Maritime “Fishing Net” ADD10101) — Nellie”s Choice Shape dies “leaves” (SD046) — Cricut Cuttlebug die “Up In The Sky” ( 2002798) — JustRite stamp set “Song in My Heart” (JB-09865) — Paper roses — Wax cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress ink “Pumice Stone” — Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

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

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Tiny Blessings

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room! This fortnight our theme is called ABC-123 and the challenge is to use the inspiration photo on The Shabby Tea Room blog to create a card or project. This week’s lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Paper Temptress! I was inspired by the chalk board and the lovely yellow sunflowers in the photo. I used a sentiment stamp from JustRite as the main focus on black paper. I distressed the edges with white craft paint for a chalk board effect. I layered the stamped sentiment, ink-pot and pen on a vellum banner and finished off with lots of sunflowers, twine, a butterfly and a yellow bow.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the sentiment

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The writing set

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The sunflowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Paper from the Paper Temptress ; Neenah Solar White ; Vellum Parchment White ;
    BASIS 80# Gold ; BASIS80# Black
  • Prima designer paper “Sun Kiss”
  • JustRite sentiment stamp set “Song in My Heart” (JB-09865)
  • Sizzix Sizzlits dies “Sewing and Writing set” (657752)
  • White embossing powder
  • White craft paint
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punch
  • Sunflowers
  • Twine
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Antique Gold”
  • Stickles glitter  “Gold”

Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate your comments so much. Have a lovely day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

For The Birds …

Hello friends,

A quick CAS card to share today. I discovered a few days ago an old Hot off the Press stamp set “Sweet Tweets” in my storage box. I enjoyed it so much to make a few cards with the beautiful birdie stamps again. I used an adorable birdhouse image, which I stamped triple, for today’s card. I did the colouring with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and then added some cherry blossoms for a springtime look. The sentiment stamp is from JustRite stamps. I will share more cards featuring this stamp set in the coming weeks – I so love the sweet images from this stamp set!

Challenges:

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A close-up of the birdhouses

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The sentiment on a fishtail banner

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Hot off the Press clear stamp set “Sweet Tweets”
  • JustRite sentiment stamp set “All Occasion Nested Sentiments”
  • Memento dye ink “Tuxedo Black”
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank you for visiting today – I really appreciate the time you take to look at my card. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards till next time,

Amelia

Two Birds

Hello dear blog friends,

Usually I do shabby/vintage designs but change is sometimes as good as a holiday, so I did another CAS card today. For the 365 Cards Challenge I used brown, birds and branches to do the challenge of three B’s. The CAS[E] This Sketch  this week is another beautiful design. For my card I flipped the sketch to the right to suit the stamp. I chose a Crafty Individuals stamp to do a masculine card, a theme I always neglected. It started as a one layer card but after a little bit of thinking I decided to pop a part of the image with a little tag to give a bit of dimension. This was such a quick card I think I will duplicate a few more in various colours and with different sentiments to keep at hand in case of emergency occasions.

Challenges:

 Here is my take on the challenges:

 A close up of the pop-up tag:

Project details:

  • Crafty Individuals stamp CI-234
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Heart to Heart set”
  • Ivory cardstock
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Walnut Stain” and “Vintage Photo”
  • Sizzix die “Tags, Rounded” 657568
  • Wax cord

Hope you like my CAS card. Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate your time so much. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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