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

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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

Pretty Topiary Trees

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 “Gingham” – of any color or material (ribbon or paper). Please visit the Double D DD_Ginghamchallenge 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 the new challenge. I created my card in the shabby chic style using three topiary trees as a focal point. I used gingham paper and a piece of floral designer paper for my background layers.  The trees were lifted from the fancy die cut panel with mirror tape for dimension. The trees were then decorated with small die cut leaves, paper roses and gemstones. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, small birds and glitter. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #110 (ends 04/03) – Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A))
  • Cut It Up Challenges #169 (ends 03/22) – Hello Spring!
  • Allsorts Challenges Week#511 (ends 03/30) – Favorite die (I prefer to use dies)
  • Crafter’s Castle Challenges #15 (ends 03/31) – Anything Goes with Optional Use Glitter
  • Dies R Us Challenge #117 (ends 03/28) – One for the Ladies (Dies: Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A))

PrettyTrees

The topiary trees with embellishments

PrettyTrees1

A close-up of the roses, leaves and birds

PrettyTrees2

The sentiment

PrettyTrees3

A peep at the inside

PrettyTrees4

Project details

Cream, kraft and green card-stock — Gingham designer paper — Marianne Design Craftables “Topiary Trees” (CR1303) — Wild Rose Studio die “Floral Frame” (SD004) — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE066-C) — Impression Obsession die “Small birds” (DIE154-A) — Roses — Gemstones — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage Photo”  and “Bundled Sage” — Glitter.

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

A Sweet Note

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Let’s Make Some Music”. Please visit Double D Challenges and DD_Musicsee more wonderful samples from our talented designers and join in the fun! We have a prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org. and a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

For my card I used a vintage printable as background. This lovely printable was layered on black cardstock to match the black die cut music notes. I then added a die cut lady,  some flowers, leaves and wax cord bows. I finished off with a stamped sentiment on a die cut tag and glitter on the roses. A few pearls were the final touches. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

ASweetNote

The elegant lady

ASweetNote1

The sentiment

ASweetNote2

The flowers

ASweetNote3

The inside of the card

ASweetNote4

Project details

Cream and black cardstock — Vintage music printable — Memory Box die “Party Music” (No. 98757) — Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace die “Tiara Rondelle” (S5-342) –Marianne Design Creatables (LR0167) — Nellie’s Choice die “Leaves” (SD134) — Lea’bilities Leane Creatief “Couple” (45,1864) — Nellie’s Multi Frames die “Tags” (MFD074) — Dreamerland Crafts clear stamps “Hugs & Kisses” (DS17054) — Prima flowers (Item #631338 and #594428) — Black string for bows — Pearls — Glitter

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Run, Run Rudolph

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “Run Run Rudolph”. Team Diane is looking for any kind of deer (doesn’t have DD_Reindeerto be Christmas). The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile and as always there is a lovely prize to win!

I was inspired by the colors, script and reindeer in the inspiration picture. I like the earthy tones and decided to create my card in brown, gold and cream. I layered script designer paper on a brown base paper and added a gold die cut wreath as background for the reindeer. I attached the gold wreath with a bow to the sentiment. The reindeer was layered with mirror tape to the wreath and embellished with a fancy die-cut bow and small paper roses. I finished off with gold sequins . I love the colors and rustic look of this Christmas card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

ReindeerGold

A close-up of the reindeer

ReindeerGold1

The flowers

ReindeerGold2

The sentiment

ReindeerGold3

A peep at the inside

ReindeerGold4

Project details

Cream, gold and brown cardstock — Script designer paper — Creative Expressions sentiment die “Stacked Merry Christmas” (CEDME014) — Memory Box Craft die “Hutton Wreath” (94008) — Marianne Design Creatables “Reindeer” (LR0179) — Roses — Wax cord for bow — Gold sequins — Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”

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

Butterflies

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the beautiful theme of “Butterflies”. Butterflies are always a favorite of DD_Butterfliescard-makers – maybe of their lovely colors and elegance.  The team  created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

My inspiration from the picture was the left top tile with the pink colors and flowers. The card is created for a teenager who love both pink and butterflies – thus a perfect match for this challenge. I created my background with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powder  and layered it on pink gingham paper.  The top butterfly die cut panel was  lifted from the card base with mirror tape for dimension. I added punched butterflies, a piece of lace and cherry blossoms for more shabby detail. I finished off with a sentiment and little pink gemstones. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges I entered:

ShabbyButterflies

The butterfly panel, flowers and lace

ShabbyButterflies1

A close-up of some butterflies

ShabbyButterflies3

The sentiment

ShabbyButterflies2

A peep at the inside

ShabbyButterflies4

Project details

White and pink card-stock — Gingham paper — Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Edge’ables die “Butterfly Dreams” — Marianne Design Creatables sentiment die (LR0223) — Martha Stewart butterfly punch — Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powders in shades of pink — Lace — paper flowers — Gemstones  

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

Birthday Bunting

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Fright Night”. 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.

Halloween is not a well-known event in South Africa so I decided to make a birthday card using the colors, patterns and bunting as inspiration from the mood board. I used a neglected embossing folder for my background and layered the bunting with mirror tape for dimension on the card. I embellished the polka dot flags with green sprigs, yellow roses, lace and pearls. I finished of with black wax cord bows, a few roses and a sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

The bunting

The roses

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and black card-stock — Orange and yellow polka dot paper — X-cut embossing folder “Oak Border”(XCU 818140) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phase Set One” ( S4-563) — Marianne Design Creatables “Bunting” (LR0329) — Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” ( No. 1001) — Lace — Wax cord for bows — Pearls — Tim Holtz distress inks “Spiced Marmalade” ; Mustard Seed” and “Mowed Lawn” 

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

Regards,

Amelia

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