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

 

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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:

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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:

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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

Tiny Blessings

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room! This fortnight our theme is called ABC-123 and the challenge is to use the inspiration photo on The Shabby Tea Room blog to create a card or project. This week’s lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Paper Temptress! I was inspired by the chalk board and the lovely yellow sunflowers in the photo. I used a sentiment stamp from JustRite as the main focus on black paper. I distressed the edges with white craft paint for a chalk board effect. I layered the stamped sentiment, ink-pot and pen on a vellum banner and finished off with lots of sunflowers, twine, a butterfly and a yellow bow.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the sentiment

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The writing set

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The sunflowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Paper from the Paper Temptress ; Neenah Solar White ; Vellum Parchment White ;
    BASIS 80# Gold ; BASIS80# Black
  • Prima designer paper “Sun Kiss”
  • JustRite sentiment stamp set “Song in My Heart” (JB-09865)
  • Sizzix Sizzlits dies “Sewing and Writing set” (657752)
  • White embossing powder
  • White craft paint
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punch
  • Sunflowers
  • Twine
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Antique Gold”
  • Stickles glitter  “Gold”

Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate your comments so much. Have a lovely day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Summer Picnic

Hello friends,

There is a new challenge starting today at The Shabby Tea Room and the theme for is “Summer Picnic”. The sponsor for this challenge is Dies R Us and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at the DRU store. For more details about how to enter, the inspiration photo and to see more lovely design team cards visit the The Shabby Tea Room challenge blog. We would love to see your entry for this challenge!

In the southern hemisphere we are still in the midst of winter and the past few days were freezing cold in South Africa. Despite of this I enjoyed making this card with its summery feel. I used a lot of dies on this card and you can see the project details at the end of this post. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The picnic basket and jug

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The flowers and bow

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More flowers, a flourish and a tiny butterfly

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The sentiment

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Little butterflies

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White and pink cardstock
  • Designer paper from Cart-Us paper pad “Roses” and Prima “Annalee” collection
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Romantic Rose”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Homespun”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die D-Lites “Sprigs”
  • Marianne Designs Craftables “Basket” CR1208
  • Paper Smooches Wise dies “Birthday Words” FBD120
  • Martha Stewart punch “Classic Butterflies”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Iced Lime”
  • Paper flowers
  • Gemstones
  • White craft paint

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

Regards,

Amelia

Wooden Hearts

Hello friends,

Thank you for visiting today, I am so glad that you are here to look at my card. Today I share another wedding card in the shabby chic style. I used soft pastel colors with distressing on the paper edges for a bit of a vintage look too. I added a lovely flourish die cut as a background for the flowers and wooden hearts. A piece of lace, pearls and two-layered butterflies completed the card. The sentiment is from JustRite stamps. I would love to enter my card in the following challenges:

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The hearts and roses against a flourish background

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The butterflies and sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Delight”
  • Impression Obsession  die “Heart Flourish” (Die 126-U)
  • JustRite sentiment stamp from the “Victorian Nested Frames and Occasions” stamp set
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punches
  • Wooden hearts
  • Cord
  • Pearls
  • Prima paper roses
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”
  • Lace
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”

Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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