Autumn Time

Hello friends

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Leaves”. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I love to make cards with autumn colours – the browns, oranges, reds and yellows are so warm and earthy. I decided to create a shabby card with a rustic feel for this challenge. I painted a few scraps of papers with my watercolour paints and then die cut the leaves with different sized dies. I layered a scribble circle on a rustic designer paper background and then added the autumn leaves with mirror tape for dimension.  A few green sprigs are also added for more interest. I finished off with a gold die cut sentiment and a wax cord bow. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #177 (ends 09/27) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Paper Rose die “Scribble Circle Large” (17394) — Lawn Cuts custom craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession dies “Small Leaves” (DIE095-D) — Poppy Stamps die “Leafy Sprig” (Style No 1001) — Creative Expressions Craft dies Mini Expressions “Stacked Happy Birthday” (CEDME074))
  • Crafts Galore Encore #91 (September) (ends 09/29) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#62 (ends 09/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Crafter’s Castle September Challenge #45 (ends 09/30) – Anything Goes
  • Inkspirational Challenges #247 (ends 09/18) – Autumn Leaves
  • Make My Monday Challenge #157 (ends 09/27) – Autumn / Fall cards
  • The Paper Funday Challenges September #33 (ends 10/03) – Anything Goes with an Optional Twist: Autumn / Fall

A close-up of the autumn leaves

The sentiment cut from gold paper

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, green and brown card-stock — Gold card-stock — Mintay Papers “Fall Festival” (Mt-Fal-08) — Paper Rose die “Scribble Circle Large” (17394) — Lawn Cuts custom craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession dies “Small Leaves” (DIE095-D) — Poppy Stamps die “Leafy Sprig” (Style No 1001) — Creative Expressions Craft dies Mini Expressions “Stacked Happy Birthday” (CEDME074) — Yvonne Creations Fabulous Fall dies ‘Autumn Leaves” (YCD10149) — Wax cord for bow — Reeves water colour paint — Tim Holtz distress inks in various colours.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Mason Jar With Roses

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Mason Jars” – DD_MasonJars_Aug4use a mason jar and/or anything you see in the jar on the mood board. 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.

Now onto the details of my card for the new challenge. I used my colorize bloom dies to create my roses, rose buds and leaves for my floral arrangement . I die cut the flowers and buds from different shades of pink and pale yellow cardstock, colour them with distress inks and then assemble all the small pieces to create depth. The leaves were die cut from two shades of green card-stock, glued together and then distress with ink. The mason jar was stamped on white vellum, cut out, lightly sponged with blue distress ink and then layered on script designer paper. The roses, buds and leaves were layered with mirror tape to add more dimension to the card. For added interest I added a lace strip at the bottom of the card. I finished off with a die cut sentiment from black glitter cardstock and a pink wax cord bow.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #174 (ends 08/13) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Colorize die “Bloom- Colorize” (665208) — Sizzix Thinlets die “Crochet” (664178) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Script Sentiments” (665089))
  • Crafts Galore Encore #90 (August) (ends 08/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Allsorts Challenge Week 635/6 (ends 08/13) – Anything goes with option of Roses
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#61 (ends 08/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • A Place To Start August 2021 Challenge #8 (ends 08/31) – Create a Project in Your Favorite Style/Genre. (Vintage/Shabby chic)

A close-up of the roses, buds and leaves

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White cardstock for base card — Shades of pink, pale yellow and green cardstock — Black glitter cardstock for sentiment — White vellum for mason jar — Sizzix Thinlits Colorize die “Bloom- Colorize” (665208) — Sizzix Thinlets die “Crochet” (664178) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Script Sentiments” (665089) — Deep Red Clingstamps “Mason Jar” (SKU 4X505125) — Mintay papers “Happy Place” (MT-HAP-08) — Wax cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress inks in various colours

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

Kind 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

A Thousand Years To Wait …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Book Covers”. You can use anything you see on these covers on the inspiration photo: colours – images – words! In your post please tell us what it was that inspired you from the covers. 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 flowers, fine script of the title and the oval shape of the book cover in the top right panel. I used floral designer paper, layered on black card-stock, as background. I die cut a fancy oval from black paper to frame the silver sentiment. I finished off with flowers, rosehip stems, silver leaves, bows and a few grey gemstones. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The sentiment die cut from silver glitter paper

The flowers

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream, black, grey and silver card-stock — Spellbinders :Bella Luce Oval” (S4-990) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Mini Expressions – Happy” (CEDME010) — Creative Expressions craft die “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Sizzix Thinlits dies “Garden Greens” (661206) — Fantasy die “Rosehip” (FD-754) — Mintay designer paper “Love Letters” (MT-LET-08) — Silver glitter paper for sentiment — Petaloo paper flowers “Forget me nots” (Item #DM835-302) — Wax cord for bows –Grey gemstones — Tim Holtz distress ink “Pumice Stone”

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

Winter Blues

Hello friends,

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

I was inspired by the pale blue colours, tree branch, birds and the wreath in the inspiration photo. I used a lovely designer paper as background for the shuttered window die cut. I decorated the window with small wreaths and a garland, which is embellished with gemstones and silver bows. The two grey cats peeping through the window were added on second thought for more interest. To complete the wintery look I added some branches with tiny birds and a few silver snowflakes. To finished off the sentiment was then layered on an oval die-cut border to let it stand out a little bit more. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the shuttered window and cats

The birds and branches

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, brown, grey and blue card-stock — Mintay designer paper “Happy Place” (MT-HAP-08) — Silver glitter paper — Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die-D-Lites “Shuttered Window” (S2-078) — Impression Obsession die “Cat Set” (DIE83-K) — Impression Obsession die “Tree / Branch” (DIE219-P) — Paper Smooches Wise die “Chrishtmas Wishes” (OCD087) — NellieSnellen Filling die “Eastern Oval Border” (QD008) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Village Christmastime” (662424) — Memory Box die “Resting Birds” (Style no 98527) — Marianne Design Craftables die “Snowflakes” (CR1335) –Tim Holtz distress ink “Stormy Sky”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

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