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Hello friends,

Today’s creation is a masculine card, inspired by the new Double D Challenge. I am joining Team Darlene for this challenges and the theme is “Black and White”. With such DD_BlackandWhitea lovely inspiration photo you can create anything but we would like to see only black and white colors on your project. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I created a card in the vintage style using a die cut clock  and two stamped images. I stamped a postmark on white cardstock  and then layered the clock die cut on top of the stamped background. I added my stamped circle sentiment with mirror tape for dimension as well as the clock handles. I finished off with a few black and white buttons  for interest.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The clock and postage mark

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The circle sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Black and white cardstock — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations die “Weathered Clock” (657190) — Inkadinkado clear stamp ” Distinguished Gentleman” (60-30829) — Kaisercraft clear stamp “Postmarks” (CS802) — Buttons — Memento Dye Ink “Tuxedo Black” for stamping

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Parisian Postale

Hello friends,

The Christmas hustle and bustle is in full swing in my part of the world but I’ve got another Christmas card to share with you today . I created this card for the challenge at The Card Concept with the lovely theme of “Parisian Postale”. My card is created in the Shabby chic and Vintage style. My inspiration from the picture is the kraft, red and white colours, twine and postal address.  I used kraft cardstock for the card base and a postal stamp from KaiserCraft. For  embellishments aI added a red flower, red twine and die cut snowflakes The sentiment is layered on a tiny tag. Hope you like my take on the challenge

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the flower and postal stamp

The snowflakes

A peep at the inside

Project details

Kraft, red and white cardstock — Kaisercraft clear stamp “Cherry Tree Lane” — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Snowflake Wonder” — Marianne Design Craftables “Snowflakes (CR1335) –Spellbinders Stamp and Die set “Tiny Tags” (SDS-053) — LeCrea’3-D-die “Pigeons” (No.45.1222) — Twine — Flower — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Vintage Photo”

Thanks for visiting today and wishing you a wonderful week! I’m sure it will be a busy one for us all.

Regards,

Amelia

Loaded with Love

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog .  Team Darlene is hosting this challenge and the theme is “Red and White”. The inspiration board is so lovely  and I uploaded it at the bottom of my post. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you, so a visit will be worthwhile.

As you know I prefer creating in pastel colors but sometimes a change is as good as a holiday! I used a red die cut truck from Cottage Cutz for a focal point and added lots of red hearts to do justice to the month of February. To finish off I added some grass in bright green, a wax cord bow and roses. The sentiment stamp is from KaiserCraft.

Challenges:

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The red truck

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Red roses and a bow

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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The inspiration photo

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Project details:

  • White, green and red card-stock
  • Gingham and polka dot paper
  • Cottage Cutz die “Truck” (CCE-377)
  • Impression Obsession die “Grass” (DIE060-1)
  • PoppyStamps die “Heart Stack” (No. 1140)
  • KaiserCraft clear stamps “Me”
  • Wax cord
  • Roses

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

Regards,

Amelia

 

Joy and Peace

Hello friends,

A clean and simple Christmas card to share today. I decided to join the  CASology  “Tree” challenge  and with Christmas just around the corner it created a perfect opportunity to add another Christmas card to my stash . I stamped the background with a KaiserCraft “Postmarks” clear stamp and add a silver die cut Christmas tree. The red stars and sentiment created the pop of color for this quick card. Hope the card will bring a lot of joy to the receiver.

Challenges:

Joy

Project details:

  • White and silver card stock
  • Memory Box die “Snowflake Tree” (No. 98405)
  • KaiserCraft “Postmarks” clear stamp
  • Leane Creatief die “Pigeons” for the sentiment (No.45.1222)
  • Stars

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

White Baubles and Bling

Hello everyone,

My project today is a guest designer card for Crafting by Designs challenge blog. It is such a privilege to create a card for one of my favourite challenge blogs. The theme for this challenge is “White on White”, not so easy for me and definitely a challenge. If you want to join in Rene asked to create a white-on-white project and it can be any theme! White must be the main (or only) colour. The main image can be coloured (if you have an image).

For my white creation I decided on lots of texture, layering, embossing, embellishments and also a distressing.  I used a Sizzix die for the Christmas ornaments and a Spellbinders Shapeabilities die for the leaves. It took a little bit of time to do all the layering on the baubles but I really love the outcome. And with all my Christmas cards I added a lot of glitter to make it sparkle!

Challenges:

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The sentiment stamp is from Kaisercraft. I used a Tim Holtz Alterations embossing diffuser to create an oval for the sentiment.

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A close-up of one of the Christmas baubles

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A peep at the inside embellished with an embossed strip and a leaf

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder “Wicker Weave”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Foliage”
  • Sizzix Sizzlits die “Ornament with Flowers” 657226
  • Tim Holtz Alterations embossing diffuser Set #1
  • Kaisercraft clear stamp set “Tis  The Season Collection”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Old Paper”
  • Pearls
  • Lace
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Winter White”
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting my blog today, I appreciate it so much. To see more inspiring “White on White” projects a visit to Crafting by Designs is worthwhile. Enjoy a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

Romance

Hello blog friends,

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and at Sugar Creek Hollow this week we are setting the scene for your projects made for this special day. The theme is Romantic Love and you can enter any paper project as long as it is made in a vintage, shabby chic or primitive inspired style. I decided to make my card in shades of cream with a hint of turquoise and gold. The French couple image is from The Graphics Fairy. The Die’sire tag die and KaiserCraft sentiment stamp are new additions to my ever-growing craft supplies. I always wonder if I will ever overcome this craft addiction!  

Challenges:

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A close up of the vintage scrap from The Graphics Fairy

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The flowers

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The sentiment with lace and pearls

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A peep at the inside decorated with two pearl hearts

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Project details:

  • Cream cardstock for base
  • Designer paper from Prima “Botanical collection” and “Sun Kiss collection”
  • Image “The Graphics Fairy
  • Kaisercraft sentiment stamp “Secret Admirer – Definitions”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Decorative Labels Eight”
  • Die’sire die “Scalloped Tags”
  • Pearls
  • Lace
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Turquoise”
  • Pearl hearts
  • Paper roses
  • Gold tread
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Tea Dye”
  •  Stickles “Golden Rod”

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I enjoy reading all your comments and appreciate the time you spend writing them. Have a great weekend and happy crafting. Hope to see your Valentine’s card this week at Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge – Romantic Love.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

Christmas Glitter

Hello everyone,

This is my first Christmas card I made this year, so I am depending on the local charity organizations for cards to sent to friends and family this Christmas season. Maybe one day when I am retired I will be on time with Christmas cards. Today’s card is in non-traditional Christmas colours to fit a few challenges I saw on the challenge blogs. The pretty Cottage Cutz Snowflake ornament die is from The Scrapping Cottage. I visited a local Christmas market two weeks ago and one of the craft shops had just received their new stock. It was really difficult to choose between all the beautiful designs they have and to stay within one’s budget! These dies are some of my favourites to create with. Hope you like the soft pastel colours and lots of glitter.

Challenges:

Project details:

  • White and blue cardstock
  • Raspberry Road Designs  “Victorian Bliss” digital paper set
  • Cottage Cutz “Snowflake Ornament” die from The Scrapping Cottage
  • Whimsy “Circle Postmark” sentiment stamp for the postage marks
  • KaiserCraft ” ‘Tis the Season” sentiment stamp
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Embroidered rosebuds
  • Pearls
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”
  •  Tim Holtz distress inks “Spun Sugar” and “Broken China”

Thanks for visiting today. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Greetings from South Africa,

Amelia

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