Signs of Summer

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Signs of Summer”.  There are lots of wonderful “signs” in the inspiration photo to inspire your card for the new challenge. The
DD_Signs of Summer_June16team also created beautiful cards to showcase summer – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the balloons and clear sky in the bottom right photo. I used an adorable teddy bear image hanging onto balloons for my focal point. I stamped the image and colour it with my watercolour pencils. The image was then layered on gingham designer paper. I die-cut several puffy clouds and adhere the clouds and some of the balloons with mirror tape for dimension. I then add some glitter to the balloons for  a shiny effect. I finish off with a stamped sentiment and three glitter hearts. There is not much detail on the card as I wanted to create a feeling of drifting away in the open sky on a summer day.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the adorable teddy bear

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White cardstock — Mintay designer paper “Happy Place” — Penny Black clear stamp “Balloon Ride” (30-545) — Avery Elle clear stamp set “Elephantastic” (ST-21-68) — Memory Box die “Puffy Clouds” (Style no. 98172) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Glitter hearts

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Love You Mum

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “DD_FlowersOfTheMonth_May5Flowers of the Month – January thru June”. For a list of flowers for each month please visit the Double D Challenge blog. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – so a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the beautiful pink roses in the photo and decided to make a Mother’s Day card for Mum. For the background I used a beautiful designer paper from an Asuka paper pad – I just love this floral wreath! I added pink roses and a variety of die cut leaves on the on side of the wreath. A little birdie and another fancy die cut wreath were place inside the floral wreath as a focal point. I finished off with a die-cut sentiment and a little heart. I really like the shabby outcome of this card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #168 (ends 05/13) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Memory Box “Hutton Wreath” (Style 94008) — Sizzix Thinlits “Feathered Friends” (664433) — Sizzix Thinlits “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions craft die “Berry Bough” (CED3104))
  • Crafts Galore Encore #87 (May) (ends 05/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft #58 (ends 05/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • 613 Avenue Create (May) #5 (ends 05/31) – Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Mood Board (I used the roses, pink and green colours
  • A Place To Start May 2021 Challenge #5 (ends 05/31) – Anything Goes
  • Shopping Our Stash #444 (ends 05/10) – I made this for you, Mom
  • Little Red Wagon Challenge #600 (05/12) – Hers!
  • Word Art Wednesdays Weeks #489-490 (ends 05/10) – Anything Goes

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The roses, leaves and bird

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The sentiment and heart

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, turquoise and light pink card-stock — Asuka Studio designer paper ‘Forest Friends” — Memory Box “Hutton Wreath” (Style 94008) — Sizzix Thinlits “Feathered Friends” (664433) — Sizzix Thinlits “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions craft die “Berry Bough” (CED3104) — Cottage Cutz “Love You Mum Phrase” (CC-456) — Fantasy die “Rosehips” (FD-754) — Unbranded die “Leaf vine” — Prima flowers “With Love” (Item #651016) — Tim Holtz distress inks “Tattered Rose” and “Bundled Sage”

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

A Magical Day

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “DD_RainbowUnicornMermaid_Apr7Anything with a Rainbow – Unicorn – Mermaid”. The team have created a bunch of beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. We have also a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

I was inspired by the mermaid in the left bottom panel. I created the background with four shades of distress inks, and then layered the background on black card-stock. I die cut the rings from white card-stock to give the illusion of water bubbles. The mermaid was  then layered with mirror tape to give some dimension to the card. I finished off with a stamped sentiment and a few sequins. This was such a quick and easy card to make and also suitable to post to a far away friend. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The mermaid and bubbles

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and black cardstock — Memory Box die “Loopy Rings” (No 98370) — Unbranded die “Mermaid” — Paper Rose clear stamp set “Unicorn Magic” (17307) — Tim Holtz distress inks for background “Faded Jeans” ; “Broken China” ; Peacock Feathers” ; “Tumbled Glass” — Sequins.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Butterfly Kisses

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Skies”. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. We have also a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

I was inspired by the sun and blue and white colours of the top right picture in the inspiration photo. I created a fun critter card with a stamp and die set purchased a while ago.  I used a stencil and distress ink to create the clouds as background for my card, then coloured the images with water-colour pencils, die cut each shape and layered them on the background with mirror tape for dimension. For more interest I added a yellow sun and a pop-up cloud as well. I framed the “happy” scene with a layer of yellow card-stock. I finished off with a die-cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The critters and sentiment

The fox chasing butterflies

The little rabbit and bear are watching

A peep at the inside of the card

Project details

White, yellow, green card-stock — Lawn Fawn stamp set “Butterfly Kisses” (LF1882) — Lawn Fawn Cuts “Butterfly Kisses” (LF1883) — Lawn Fawn clippings “Cloudy stencil” (LF2250) — Memory Box die “Puffy Clouds” (No. 98172) — Elizabeth Craft Designs die “Happy Birthday” (717) — Nellie Snellen Shape die “Grass Border” (SD111) — Crealies die “Sunshine” (CLDF12) — Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Classic Scalloped Circles Small” (S4-125) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mustard Seed” ; Mowed Lawn” and “Tumbled Glass”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Valentine Love

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Valentine Love”. The team have created a bunch of beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. We have also a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

My inspiration from the picture was the red and black colours and I tried to incorporated these into my card. I used a light green plaid paper as background, then layered the six die cut hearts in a block pattern on the base card. I die cut the hearts from black glitter paper, cream and red cardstock and then swop the centres so that each heart have a contrasting frame. I layered the centres of the hearts with mirror tape for dimension. I also cut additional  leaves to add on the hearts for more colour and interest. I finished off with red roses, gem stone hearts, a die cut lace border and a sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the hearts and roses

The sentiment and lace border

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream, red, and green card-stock — DCWV black glitter paper — Mintay designer paper “Love Letters” (MT-LET-08) — Memory box die “Pembroke Heart” (No. 99613) — Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001) — Spellbinders Die D-Lites “Sentiments Three” (S2-139) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Crochet” (664178) — Roses — Gemstone hearts — Tim Holtz distress inks “Antique Linen” and “Mowed Lawn”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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