Don’t Fence Me In!

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Don’t Fence Me In”. The inspiration picture says it all, we want to see a fence on your creation. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided to create a shabby birthday card. I used kraft card-stock and designer paper for the background layers. I added a white picket fence at the bottom of the card with mirror tape for dimension. To create a spring scene (it is spring in South Africa now) I added leaves, blossoms, rabbits, birds and birdhouses. I finished off with a die cut sentiment.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

  • All Fun Challenges #15 (ends 09/27) – Anything Goes
  • Cuttlebug Mania Challenge (ends 09/29) – Anything Goes (Supplies: Marianne Design Creatables “Picket Fence and Birdhouse” (LR0205) — Fantasy die “Banweed Leaves” (FD510) — Impression Obsession die “Rabbits” (DIE168-C) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Necessities- A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024))
  • Always Fun Challenges #180 (ends 09/21) – Make A Scene
  • Allsorts Challenges Week #589 (ends 09/19) – I Love … (I love Shabby Chic, Flowers and Birdhouses)
  • Do-Al(l) Kreatives #45 (ends 09/ 30) – Inspiriert durch einen Song (Don’t Fence Me In – Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters)

The sentiment and a little birdhouse

A close-up of the birdhouse and flowers

The picket fence and rabbits

Some of the flowers and leaves

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and kraft card-stock — Mintay designer paper “Beauty in Bloom” — Marianne Design Creatables “Picket Fence and Birdhouse” (LR0205) — Fantasy die “Banweed Leaves” (FD510) — Impression Obsession die “Rabbits” (DIE168-C) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Necessities- A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024) — Paper blossoms — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress inks ‘Mowed Lawn” and “Old Paper” — Glitter glue.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

All About Stitches…

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Stitches”. You can include any kind of stitches … faux, real, DD_Stichesdies or stamps. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. The prize to win for this challenge is a “Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Square die set” and absolutely gorgeous!

I used designer paper with a stitched pattern for my background. I then added squared layers  which I framed with stamped rows of stitches.  The layers were then framed with pearl strings. For a luxurious and velvety look I cut the sentiment from black metallic glitter paper. To finish off I embellished the card with a small charm, paper roses, wax cord bows and pearl hearts.  Although not a favourite card of mine I really like the outcome of the sentiment cut from the glitter paper.

Challenges I entered:

Stitches

The mannequins

Stitches1

The sentiment in glitter metallic paper and the “stitched” frames

Stitches2

The flowers and charm

Stitches3

A peep at the inside

Stitches4

Project details

White, black and pink card-stock — ScrapBerry’s designer paper “Cherished Jewels” — DCWC Glitter Metallics paper — 49 and Market “Gabi’s Square Stitch” stamp set — Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers die “Mini Sewing Room Set” (657487) — Marianne Design Creatables “Mannequin” (LR0292) — Creative Expressions Craft Mini Expressions die “To a Dear Friend” (DEDME033) — Paper roses — Pearl strings — Wax cord for bows — Scissors charm — Pearl hearts — Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Antique Linen”

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Music

Hello crafty friends,

It is a pleasure to share my post today as guest designer for the new challenge at Cuttlebug Mania. I have this honour following the winning of the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge recently. You can see my winning entry here. Thank you Jannie and the team for asking me to join the new challenge with the theme “Music”. Your challenges always inspires me.

Music

A close-up of the music notes

Music1

The sentiment

Music2

The butterfly

Music3

The flowers and leaves

Music4

A peep at the inside

Music5

Project details

White, black, green and oyster card-stock — Music designer paper — Creative Expressions Craft die “Frames & Tags – Ava” (CED4350) — Memory Box die “Party Music” (98757) — Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (1001) — Marianne Design Creatables die “Clef symbol” (LR0167) — Nellie Snellen Hobby Solution die “Butterfly” (HSDJ024) — JustRite stamp set “Timely Banners” (CR 04920) — Roses — Wax cord for bow — Pearls — Tim Holtz distress inks “Peeled Paint” and “Tea Dye” — Gold glitter glue

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Garden Friend

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Banners”. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a DD_Bannersvisit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I love all the colours in the inspiration photo and therefor decided to use a colourful striped designer paper as background. I stamped a cute little bunny on a white tag and did the colouring with watercolour pencils. The tag was then layered with mirror tape for dimension on the striped background. I added a die cut banner in matching colours and embellished it with wax cord bows and little flower blossoms. I finish off with tiny die cut hearts and a sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

SpringBanners

The cute bunny holding her hat

SpringBanners1

The colourful banner

SpringBanners2

The flowers

SpringBanners3

The sentiment

SpringBanners4

A peep at the inside

SpringBanners5

Project details

White and aquamarine card-stock — My Mind’s Eye designer paper “Pretty Please Spring” — Penny Black clear stamp set “Garden Friends” — Marianne Design Creatables “Banner” (LR0329) — Creative Expressions Craft Mini Shadowed sentiments “For You” (CEDSS002) — Flowers — Wax cord for bows — Glitter glue — Tim Holtz distress ink “Worn Lipstick” and “Peacock Feathers” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Forever Smile …

Hi everyone,

My card today is for all the cat lovers. How cute is this delicious birthday cake delivered by an adorable kitty! The stamp is from Penny Black and I stamped it on a scalloped stitched circle die cut. As the image is so sweet I just layered it on a pink floral background and embellished the card with a few die cut balloons. The sentiment is stamped on a smaller die cut circle. I finished off with a few silver gemstones. Hope the card will bring a lot of happiness to the receiver.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

ForeverSmile

The adorable cat with the forever smile!

ForeverSmile1

The sentiment

ForeverSmile2

The “heart” balloons

ForeverSmile3

A peep at the inside

ForeverSmile4

Project details

White, pink, green and blue cardstock — My Mind’s Eye “Pretty Please Spring paper” — Penny Black stamp “Forever Smile” (4251K) — Kanban Crafts sentiment stamp (Stamp 9022) — Tutti Designs die “Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles” (TUTTI-419) — Marianne Design die “Balloons” (PP1401) — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils for coloring — Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Victorian Velvet” ; “Stormy Sky” ; “Mowed Lawn”

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

Block Pattern

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 “Pick a Pattern” – the pattern must be DD_Patternsthe focus of your creation. Please visit the Double D Challenge 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 this challenge. I created my card in the shabby chic style using four postage stamp “quilt” blocks as the focal point. With this layout I created a quilt pattern on the card. I used striped pattern paper for my background layer and floral designer paper for the blocks. The blocks were lifted from the base layer with mirror tape for dimension. The blocks were then decorated with small die cut hearts, a cat, die cut sentiment and a floral wreath. The final touches were paper roses and silver gemstones.  Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

Patterns

The “quilt” block with the little flower wreath

Patterns1

The hearts

Patterns2

The sentiment

Patterns3

The cat

Patterns4

A peep at the inside

Patterns5

Project details

White and green cardstock — Striped and floral designer paper — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Postage Stamps” (S4-348) — Creative Expressions die “Rustic Twig Wreath” (CED3055) — Amy Designs die “Animal Medley Cats and Dogs” (ADD10023) –Poppystamps die “Heart Stack” (No. 1140) — Xcut mini sentiment die “Just for You”  — Marianne Design Creatables die “Leaf” (LR0106) — Paper roses — Silver gemstones — Wax cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress ink “Tumbled Glass”

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

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