Punch

Hello friends,

Happy New Year to all – wishing you love, health and happiness in 2020. It is also Double D Challenges 4th anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood DD_Punchboard to inspire you. The theme is “Punch”. We want to see some poor neglected punches used on your creations. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

For my card I used an adorable Penny Black stamp and an old border and flower punch. I was also inspired by the lovely yellow colour in the inspiration picture. I stamped the image on white card-stock and did the colouring with watercolour pencils. I punched the trellis border at the bottom of the image and then lifted the panel from the base card with mirror tape. I made the flowers with two punched layers in white and yellow and then distressed the leaves with yellow ink. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, banner and glitter stones.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

HomemadePunch

The cute little mice enjoying their punch

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The sentiment

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The flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, yellow and brown card-stock — Penny Black clear stamp set “Homemade”  (30119)– Creative Expressions mini expressions die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Martha Stewart border punch “Garden Trellis” — Flower punch (Unknown) — Banner die (Unknown) — Glitter stones — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Mustard Seed” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils for colouring

I hope you enjoy today’s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. Remember to enter for the prize draw by submitting your project for the Double D Anniversary Challenge! Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

Shabby Scarecrow

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a card inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Scare-in’ Up Some Pumpkins” – you can either use scarecrows or pumpkins or both on DD_Scarecrowsyour creation. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the scarecrows and sunflowers in the bottom right picture. The adorable scarecrow on my card is a Cottage Cutz die and I decided to give him a shabby look. To put this handsome guy together took a long time but I used up little scraps of paper that was cluttering my desk, I added a few sunflowers, a trellis, small butterflies and bows to embellish the card. I finished off with a sentiment from Creative Expressions. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

ScarecrowSunflowers

A close-up of the friendly scarecrow and his bird friend

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The birdhouse, butterflies and sunflowers

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and turquoise cardstock — Designer Paper from Prima “Sun Kiss Collection” — Scraps of paper in various colors for the scarecrow — Cottage Cutz die “Scarecrow” (CC4X4-100-D) — Nellie Snellen Filling die “Eastern Oval Border” (QD008) — Creative Expressions craft die: Mini Expressions “Just Wanted To Say” (CEDME001) — Martha Stewart punch “Classic Butterflies”– Paper sunflowers — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Vintage Photo” and “Peacock Feathers”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Neutrals and Texture

Hello friends,

Today is the start of our new challenge at Double D Challenges. The challenge this fortnight is really easy with the theme “Tan neutrals with texture”.  The neutrals can be kraft, tan, cream, beige, etc and texture can be anything. The inspiration board is so beautiful – I just love all the colors and texture! Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see 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.

I was inspired by the cream colors in the photo and the beautiful textured ribbon. I layered the elements on tan designer paper and a die cut daisy background. The butterfly on the die cut tag is lifted from the base card with mirror tape for a bit of dimension. I kept the card simple, but still shabby, by adding some gem stones, paper roses and hessian and wax cord bows. The sentiment was cut with a Penny Black sentiment die.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The butterfly and tag

The flowers and bow

The sentiment

A close-up of the inside

Project details

Cream and kraft card-stock — Designer paper — Spellbinders Designer Series Venise Lace “Emmeline Treillage” (S5-311) — Spellbinders Designer Series Botanical Bliss “Twisted Floral Tags” (S4-642) — Penny Black Creative Dies “For You” (51-105) — Cheery Lynn Designs dies “Small Exotic Butterflies (DL 113AB) — Martha Stewart punch “Classic Butterfly” (Inside of card) — Gemstones — Hessian ribbon — Wax cord — Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Vintage photo”

Hope you like this shabby neutral colored card. I had a great time making it. Thanks for stopping by and your comments are much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

Things That Fly

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Things that fly”. I am joining Team Darlene for this fun challenge. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the colors, lovely kite and white clouds in the photo. I used two layers of  colorful background paper to create a cheerful feeling to the card. I added the kite and embellished it with little roses and a gemstone. To give the feeling of movement some puffy clouds were added. I finished off with a bright red bow, more blue gemstones, a yellow button heart and a bold sentiment. For the list of dies used, please scroll down to the bottom of my photos. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the kite and puffy clouds

The sentiment and bow

A peep at the inside

Project details

Blue, white and red card-stock  – Designer paper – Lawn Fawn Craft die “Stitched Kite”(#LF1204) – Memory Box Craft die “Puffy Clouds” (No. 98172) – Impression Obsession die “Best Wishes” (DIE386-F) – Martha Stewart punch “Hearts” – Polka dot washi tape – Mini paper roses — Blue gemstones – Hug Snug seam binding for bow “Lipstick Red” – Heart button – Tim Holtz distress inks “Tea Dye” and “Faded Jeans”

That’s it from me today! I hope you like today’s creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Happy …

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for our two weekly challenge this time is “Anything Goes With Gingham”. For more information about the challenge and the prize up for grabs visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we ca dd sg3-tilewould love to see your card.

I discovered this golden oldie in my Penny Black storage box and I love the dancing cow  and chickens – they sure are so happy! It feels like ages since I last made a card with a cute image so I had a lot of fun with this one. I kept the layout  simple with two strips of pink gingham paper to frame the image. To finish off I added pink gem hearts, paper flowers, green flourishes and wax cord bows. The coloring was done with my Derwent Inktense water-color pencils.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

SkipAndRomp

A close-up of the image

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The sentiment and flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White and green card-stock
  • Pink gingham paper
  • Penny Black stamp “Skip & Romp” (2877L)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Phrase Set One (S4-563)
  • Marianne Design Creatables “Flourishes” (LR0271)
  • Paper flowers
  • Gem hearts
  • Wax cord
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils

Thanks so much for visiting today and the kind comments you so kindly write each week.  I appreciate each comment so much. Hope to see your card at Double D Challenges this fortnight. Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Roses For You

Hello friends,

Another CAS card to share. Yes, I am trying my best to master the art of clean and simple cards. This card is for the challenge at CASology and the cue word is “give”. I always love to give flowers to my friends and loved ones. This adorable image from  Penny Black says it all: to give a bunch of flowers and a compliment will always be appreciated by the receiver. To add a little bit of color and interest I used a border punch and a strip of pink paper at the bottom of the card.

Challenges:

GiveFlowers

Project details:

  • White card and pink cardstock
  • Penny Black stamp set “Piece of my Heart” (30-642)
  • Marianne Design Collectables sentiment stamp (COL1324)
  • Martha Stewart border punch
  • Derwent Inktense water color pencils for coloring

Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. I am back tomorrow with a shabby card to share!

Kind regards,

Amelia

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