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

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The sentiment

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The flowers

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The inside of the card

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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

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Rustic Hearts

Hello friends,

Valentine’s day is around the corner and with that in mind we have a new challenge for DD_Heartsyou at Double D Challenges. To celebrate this day of love our theme is “Hearts”. The mood board is so pretty, I am sure you will find lots of inspiration to create a card for the Double D challenge.

I love the rustic and shabby look of the hearts, the neutral colors and the textures in the inspiration picture. With that in mind I decided to create my card with kraft paper for a rustic look. I added a piece of burlap on the base layer for texture and then a pretty trellis and heart die cut. I lifted some of the hearts with mirror tape for dimension. I added some pearls, flowers and wax cord  bows as embellishments. The final touch is a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

RusticHearts

The hearts on the burlap and trellis background

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The pretty flowers with a little bit of sparkle

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The sentiment

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A close-up of the inside

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Project details

Kraft and cream cardstock — Spellbinders Designer series “Timeless Heart” (S5-314) — Memory Box die “Heart Waterfall” (Style no 99079) — Spellbinders D’Lites die “Sentiments Three” (S2-139) — Burlap — Little Birdie flowers “Wendy Ivory” — Pearls — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”.

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

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The flowers

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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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

Lovely Lace

Hello friends,

Sharing with you today a shabby card I created for a few challenges. My regular visitors will notice something different –  yes, an Afrikaans sentiment on my card. I was spoiled by Marie of The Purple Magnolia (a local craft shop) with a sentiment set in my so loved native language. For my English-speaking readers the sentiment means “Happy birthday”. This is the first card featuring the Afrikaans sentiments but there is still a few more to come. I really like the lovely script of the sentiments and the beautiful wording.

The lovely background paper is from BoBunny  and I love the adorable birds and soft green color. I layered a lace die cut on the base card and embellish the white strip with a die cut vine, pearls, wax cord bows and soft pink roses. I finished off with the sentiment and a pearl heart. I like how the script of the sentiment matches the shabby look of the card.

Challenges I entered:

Lace

The lovely die cut lace and roses

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The sentiment

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The close-up of the lovely roses

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White card-stock — Designer paper from BoBunny “Madeleine Collection” — Sentiment stamp from The Purple Magnolia — Memory Box die “Tippington vine” (No. 99299) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Gemini dies – Cassiopeia” (CED4422) — Pearls — Paper roses — Pearl heart — Wax cord for bows

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

May Flowers

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this DD_flowerschallenge with the theme of “May flowers”. You can use any of the colors shown in the picture and flowers. The flowers can be stamped, handmade or purchased – such a beautiful and fun challenge. 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 beautiful flower die and absolutely gorgeous!

I was inspired by the beautiful colors and of course the flowers in the photo. I painted some pink, purple and yellow watercolors on watercolor paper for my background. I die cut various leaves to created the strings of greenery for my flowers. The fun part for me was to arrange the flowers and wax cord bows.  I finished off with a sentiment die cut from Penny Black and a few sequins. I really like the shabby outcome of this card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

FlowersWithLove

The strings of flowers

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The sentiment in pink

FlowersWithLove2

The inside

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Project details:

White, pink and green card-stock — Watercolor paper for background — Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No. 99299) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die “Garden Greens” (No.661206) —  Penny Black Creative dies “For You” (No. 51-105) — Prima flowers “Sherwood Rose” (No. 552718) — Pink wax cord for bows — Watercolor paint — Sequins

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Three Bunnies

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “When Skies are Gray”. Just look at the pretty mood board – use some gray and also add
patterns, textures and objects from board. The Design 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.

This card was a challenge for me as I struggled to get gray colored paper between my heaps of papers.At the end of a long search I found a few leftovers from previous projects to layered my background. For the pattern component I added a Spellbinders flower die cut and polka dot paper. A strip of lace for texture forms the basis for the happy bunnies. I finished off with white roses, waxed cord bows, pearls, white hearts and a “Best wishes” sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The bunnies on a lace strip

The sentiment, pearls and some hearts

A close-up of the flowers

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and gray cardstock — Gray designer paper — Spellbinders Venise Lace Designer series “Emmeline Treillage” (S5-311) — Impression Obsession die “Three Bunnies” (DIE043-G) — Impression Obsession die “Best Wishes” sentiment (DIE386-F) — Memory Box die “Heart Waterfall” (No. 99079) — Lace — Pearls — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Memento ink “Gray Flannel”

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

Christmas Reindeer

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”. Team Diane is looking for Christmas cards with red and white with an optional pop of green. 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 used the reindeer and the white, green and red colors in the tile as inspiration for my card. I decided on roses for embellishments as the roses are in full bloom in South Africa during Christmas time. To add a festive feel to the card I dressed the reindeer with a gold bow and added hanging hearts from the leafy sprig border. I finished of with a sentiment and gold pearls on the hearts.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The lovely reindeer with a fancy bow and red roses

The sentiment and hanging hearts

A close up of the roses

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, red and green cardstock — Designer paper — Gold mirror board — Memory Box die “Leafy Sprig Border” (No. 1002) — Memory Box die “Heart Waterfall” (No. 99079) — PoppyStamps die “Leafy Sprig” ( No. 1001) — Nellie’s Choice Vintasia Figurative die “Reindeer”  (VIND019) — Cottage Cutz die “Topiary” (CC4X4-164) — LeCrea’ 3-D-Dies “Pigeond” (Leane no.45.1222) — Paper roses — Gold pearls

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

 

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