Winter Wonderland

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fortnight’s challenge with the theme “Blue and White Winter” Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from the talented designers and join in the fun!

I was inspired by the blue gingham, snowflakes and bird in the inspiration photo. I used blue gingham paper as background layer for the bird cage die cut. I decorated the bird cage with leaves and bows, then added the bird with mirror tape for dimension. I die cut snowflakes from glitter paper  to add more interest to the background and for a wintery feel. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the “winter” challenge!

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the bird

The sentiment

The decorated inside

Project details:

White, blue and brown cardstock — Gingham designer paper — DCWV Glitter Metallics paper — Sizzix Thinlits die “Feathered Friends” (664433) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase Set One” (S4-563) — Precious Marieke “Winter Wonderland” (PR10052) — Marianne Design Creatables “Birdcage” (LR0146) — Marianne Design Craftables “Small Snowflakes” (CR1335) — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz Distress inks “Stormy Sky” & “Faded Jeans”.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Colourful Umbrellas

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this with the theme “April Showers”. You can use anything “water related” as inspiration for your creation – we would love to see what you come up with. The DD_WaterRain_Apr21team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the bright colours of the umbrella in the top left photo of the inspiration picture. I used gingham designer paper which is layered onto light blue card-stock for my background. I stamped and die cut 5 colourful umbrellas. The top part of the umbrellas were stamped twice, fussy cut and then added with mirror tape for dimension on the background. I added some bright green leafy vines and cherry blossoms at the bottom of the card for a “springy” look. I finished off with a sentiment, bows and blue gem stones. This colourful card was a real joy to create!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the umbrellas

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The sentiment

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The colourful cherry blossoms on the leafy vines

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, blue and scraps of bright card-stock — StudioLight Essentials stamp and die set “Umbrella” (BASICSDC21) — Memory Box “Tippington Vine” (No 99299) — Marianne Design Creatables “Just for You” (LR0224) — Cherry blossoms — Wax cord for bows — Blue gemstones — Tim Holtz distress ink “Faded Jeans” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.

I hope you get inspired to create something beautiful today and that you enjoy today’s post. Take care and thank you for stopping by! I love reading your thoughts in the comments below.

Regards,

Amelia

Cupcakes

Hello friends,

Happy New Year to all – wishing you love, health and happiness in 2020. It is also Double D Challenges 5th anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme for this anniversary challenge is “Cupcakes”. To be part of our celebration challenge please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

I decided on a cream, soft pink and green colour combo for this card. I used a polka dot designer paper as background for my two cupcakes.  The cupcakes were embellished with a candle, rose and a cherry for interest. I then added a large script die cut sentiment and a rose bouquet for a shabby look.  To finish off I added a frame of pink gemstones. I really like the extra bling of the gemstones on the card!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the cupcakes

The sentiment

The rose bouquet and gemstone frame

A peep at the inside with another cupcake

Project details

Cream, green and pink cardstock — Polka dot designer paper — Marianne Design Creatables “Cupcakes” (LR0160) — Crafter’s Companion sentiment die “Happy Birthday”  — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — Paper roses — Wax cord for bow — Pink gem stones strings for frame — Tim Holtz distress ink “Bundled Sage” and “Spun Sugar”

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

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

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

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The flowers and charm

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A peep at the inside

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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

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The sentiment

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The butterfly

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The flowers and leaves

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A peep at the inside

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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

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