Rustic Dreams

Hello friends,

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

Monochromatic cards are very difficult for me so I decided on neutral tones for my card to create a rustic look. I used a “pinkish” stone colour for my two background layers which I repeated in the leaves and butterflies. To give a brushstroke effect to the leaves and butterflies I used a darker hue of  the stone colour. I finished off with stone-coloured roses, a few pearls and a die cut sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #193 (ends 05/28) – Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits ” Brushstroke Butterflies” (665848) — Sizzix Thinlits “Bloom, Colorize” (665208) — Memory Box die “Hutton Wreath” (94008) — Creative Expressions Mini Expressions ‘Stacked You Are So Special”(CEDME079))
  • Allsorts Challenge Week 676 (ends 05/21) — Add Some Sparkle
  • Crafts Galore Encore #99 (May) (ends 05/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#68 (ends 06/15) – Always Anything Goes
  • Dragonfly Dreams Challenge (May) – (ends 05/31) — Butterflies and/or Flowers
  • Crafty Calendar Challenge (May) (ends 05/31) — Anything Goes

The butterflies

The sentiment

The flowers and leaves

A close-up of the inside

Project details

White and shades of stone coloured cardstock — Memory Place designer paper “Rustic Dreams” (MP-60839) — Sizzix Thinlits ” Brushstroke Butterflies” (665848) — Sizzix Thinlits “Bloom, Colorize” (665208) — Memory Box die “Hutton Wreath” (94008) — Creative Expressions Mini Expressions ‘Stacked You Are So Special”(CEDME079) — Pearls  — Prima Flowers “Salvage District” (586416) — Tim Holtz Distress Ink ” Pumice Stone”

Thanks so much for visiting today and the kind comments you so kindly write each week – I appreciate each one so much. Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

String of Hearts

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Hearts”. 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 hearts and red and white colours. I decided to make an “easy-to-create” card although the card have several layers. I framed the white layer with red cardstock and then added my heart border die cut. The heart border was cut from metallic red cardstock that gives a beautiful shine on the card. I have this die for several years but this is the first time I used it  because of its length – now it fits perfectly on a trendy slimline card! I cut a sentiment from black glitter paper, layered it on a piece of white cardstock, which was then adhere on the card with mirror tape for dimension. This was really an easy card to make, with just two dies, and I love the outcome.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

Red and white cardstock — Red metallic cardstock — Black glitter cardstock — Memory Box die “Delightful Heart Border” (Style no 98767) — Cottage Cutz sentiment die “Love you Mum Phrase” (CC-456)

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this easy-to-create creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Lots of White

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this challenge is “Lots of White”. The team has 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!

As this is my last post before Christmas I am wishing all my followers and blog friends a wonderful holiday season, have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!.

I used the white and green colours in the tile as inspiration for my card. For my card I decided to add texture by using an embossing folder with small speckles for one layer. I then layered the wreath on the embossed background, the embellished the wreath with a silver bow and lots of silver gemstones – I love the glittery effect. For a dash of colour I added 2 small red birds. The die cut sentiment is made of several layers glued together for dimension.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the wreath

The layered sentiment for dimension

The inside of the card

Project details

White, green and red cardstock — DCWV Glitter Metallics cardstock — Penny Black creative die “Whirl Wreath” (51-151) — Memory Box die “Resting Birds” (98527) — Couture Creations sentiment die “Merry Christmas” (CO727920) — Sizzix Texture Fades “Snowfall / Speckles” (661008) — Gemstones

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciated your time. I would love to read what you think about my card. Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

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

LoveYouMum

The roses, leaves and bird

LoveYouMum1

The sentiment and heart

LoveYouMum2

A peep at the inside

LoveYouMum3

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:

ColourfulUmbrellas

A close-up of the umbrellas

ColourfulUmbrellas1

The sentiment

ColourfulUmbrellas2

The colourful cherry blossoms on the leafy vines

ColourfulUmbrellas3

A peep at the inside

ColourfulUmbrellas4

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

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