Harvest Blessings

Hello friends,

Greeting you from a very hot summers day in South Africa, We are midst a heat wave with temperatures rising during daytime to 38 degree ca-dd-nov-insp2-tileCelsius. I think the best place to be is in the swimming pool or in front of an air cooler. But despite the heat I am excited to share my card with you for the new challenge over at Double D Challenges today. The theme of the challenge is “Harvest Blessings and Give Thanks”.

I was inspired by the acorns and leaves as well as the colors in the picture. The pretty background paper on my card is from Lilac and Lavender and although you can’t see much of it I love the colors and letters popping through the die cut leaves. For dimension on the card I added layers of autumn colored and green  leaves. For embellishments I used some copper acorns and gold pearls and finished of with a wax cord bow. Hope you like today’s card



A close-up of the leaves and acorns


A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • Cream, kraft and green cardstock
  • Designer paper from Lilac and Lavender
  • BoBunny craft die “”Lovely Leaf Dies”
  • Spellbinders Shapeablilities “Romantic Vines”
  • Copper acorns
  • Gold pearls
  • Wax cord
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage Photo”, “Tea Dye” and “Mowed Lawn”
  • Prime Watercolor paint for leaves

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.



In The Tea Room…

Hello friends,

I visited The Shabby Tea Room recently and saw they have a design team call for three new members. This is a six-month DT term June 2015 DT Callbeginning on July 1st, 2015. I so much love this challenge blog and always admires the lovely creations the Shabby girls showcased with each challenge – maybe this motivated me to enter the DT call with my card today. I used the beautiful inspiration picture to created a pink tea-themed card incorporating the colors, roses and teapot.


The tea pot dressed up with  roses and pearls


A close-up of the sentiment


A little heart for more shabbiness


A peep at the inside – and more hearts!


Project details:

  • Cream and pink cardstock
  • Designer paper from Lilac and Lavender
  • Lea’bilities tea set die “Leane no 45.8862”
  • Paper Smooches Wise die “Birthday Words’ (FBO120)
  • Spellbinders die “Classic Hearts”
  • Paper doiley
  • Pearls
  • Gemstone hearts
  • Paper roses
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Rose Petal”
  • Wax cord
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Challenges entered:

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



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