“Sweet” Heart

Hello friends,

Greeting you from a very hot summer’s  day in Pretoria. On Monday I went back to work after a month-long holiday. I am going to miss the lazy days filled with crafting, reading and fun things to do. But today’s post is not about the weather or my holiday, it is about a card I created for a few challenges I saw on Paper Playful.

This card, in the shabby chic style, was inspired by the lovely photo at The Card Concept.  The little pink roses, pearls, bows and the grey, cream  and pink colors in the picture caught my eye and I took this as inspiration for my card. I also love the rustic feel of the picture and try to incorporate that as well in my card.

I made my shabby card in shades of pink, cream and grey and with a lovely lace heart die cut as focal point. The wood grain background paper was perfect to create the rustic feel. I added some pretty pink roses, wax cord bows, pearls and a die cut sentiment. This card was really quick to make and I love the soft look which make it suitable as a birthday, anniversary, valentine or wedding card.

Challenges I entered:

The “lace” heart and roses

The sentiment

A close-up of the roses and bow

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream and pink card-stock — Designer paper — Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Lace Hearts” (S5-204) — Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105) — Roses — Pearls — Wax cord — Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this “sweetheart” card. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

 

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It’s Cold Outside …

Hello friends,

This will be my last post before Christmas and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your visits during 2017. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and for my Christian friends, have a Merry Christmas. The theme for our last 2017 challenge at Double D Challenges is “Baby It’s Cold Outside – Winter”. The team 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!

My inspiration from the picture is the white, red and brown colors and also the snow. I used an adorable Penny Black stamp for my card which I coloured with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. For a “frosty” feel I die cut a snowflake border and added some sparkle with fairy dust glitter.  I finished off with more snowflakes, glitter snow, a silver bow and a hanging silver sentiment die cut.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the image

The sentiment hanging from a silver bow

The inside with more snowflakes

Project details

White and red cardstock — Penny Black stamp set “Jolly Friends” (30-058) — Precious Marieke die “Winterfun Border” (PM 10077 — Marianne Design Craftables “Snowflakes” (CR1335) — Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105) — Fairy glitter — Silver cord — Aleene’s Glitter Snow — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils

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

Regards,

Amelia

A Sprinkle of Glitter

Hello friends,

Hope you are all well and enjoying your day. September is the start of spring time in South Africa and we got warm weather since last week. Looking at the high temperatures already, it is going to be a warm summer for us. It is also time for a new challenge at Double “D” Challenges. The theme for the new challenge is “Glitter” –  and lots of it! Hope you will share your “glittery” creation with us at the Double “D” Challenge this fortnight.

For my background I used a designer paper from an old First edition paper pad “Spring Feast” which already have a glitter effect. I tried to used some of the colors in the mood board like green, shades of pink and black in my design. I also dusted the frame for the cats with fairy dust and added glitter glue to the flower centers. I finished off with paper flowers, a wax cord bow and a heart charm. Well, I think there was more glitter on my face as on the card when everything was done and dusted!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The glitter frame and cats

The flowers

The sentiment and leaf border

A peep at the inside

Project details of the card

White, green and black card-stock — First Edition designer paper “Spring Feast” — Impression Obsession die “Cat  Set” (DIE083-K) — Penny Black Creative die “For you” (51-105) — PoppyStamps die ‘Freida Curve” No 1784) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur De Lis Squares” (S4-318) — Fairy Dust glitter — Skwiglues “Crystal” — Heart charm — Wax cord for bow — Paper flowers from “I am Roses” — Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Peeled Paint”

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you like what you see. I appreciate your comments about my cards so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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

 

Hearts, Hearts, Hearts ….

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a shabby card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Weddings” and with such a lovely mood board from Team Darlene I decided to play along. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your wedding cards!

My card was inspired by the lovely pink and white colors in the photo and as always the beautiful roses. I used a soft pink and grey designer paper as background for the die cut oval which I embellished with roses and sweet blossoms. I added different shapes and sizes heart charms and finished off with a die cut sentiment. Glitter on the roses was the final touch to give lots of sparkle to this shabby wedding card. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

Challenges I entered:

WeddingHearts

The fancy die cut oval, roses and hearts

A close-up of the roses and sweet blossoms

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and pink card-stock — Designer paper — Poppystamps die “Woodland Oval” (No. 1125) — Penny Black Creative Sentiment die “For You” (No. 51-105) — Heart charms — Wax cord for bows — Roses and sweet blossoms (I Am Roses) — Skwiglues glitter “Crystal” — Tim Holtz distress ink “Tattered Rose”

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this shabby wedding card. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Simply Neutrals

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge and the theme is “Neutral colors”. With Augustsuch a lovely inspiration photo I decided to join in the fun. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you, so a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I choose Kraft card-stock as a base for my card and layered the black birdcage die cut on a background of handmade music paper. The vine flourish is from Memory Box and the sentiment die from Penny Black. To finish off I added a twine bow, roses and some card candy. This card was so quick and easy to make and I love the outcome! Hope to see your “neutral colors” creation at Double D Challenges this fortnight.

Challenges:

Neutrals

The birdcage

Neutrals1

The roses, bow and vine

Neutrals2

The sentiment and music paper

Neutrals3

A peep at the inside

Neutrals4

Project details:

  • Kraft and brown card-stock
  • Handmade music paper
  • Birdcage chipboard die cut
  • Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (No. 99299)
  • Penny Black craft die “For You” (No. 51-105)
  • Paper roses
  • Wax cord
  • Card candy
  • Tim Holtz Stickles “Golden Rod”

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciated it so much. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Something Blue and Coral …

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for our two weekly challenge this time is “June Wedding” with a color combo of blue and coral/peach. It does not have to be a wedding card…just use the colors! For more information about the challenge ca dd cb1-tileand the prize up for grabs visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we would love to see your card this fortnight.

I always love to make cards in the shabby style and the inspiration tile just fits this style perfectly. I used several layers of distressed paper for the base of the card. As background for the flower bouquet I used an Impression Obsession stamp “Wooden plank”. For a bit of extra shabbiness I add a  Marianne Design  Creatables die cut doily and vintage lace. To finish off I added pretty flowers in different shades of blue and coral, white sprigs, a flower border, gemstone hearts and a bow. The sentiment is a Penny Black creative die ” For you”.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Wedding

The flowers

Wedding1

The sentiment

Wedding2

A peep at the inside

Wedding3

Project details:

  • White and blue card-stock
  • Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card stamp”Wooden plank” (CC177)
  • Marianne Design Creatables die “Doily” (LR0269)
  • Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105)
  • Tattered Lace die “Starlight Oval” for twigs (D610)
  • Lace
  • Gemstone hearts
  • Paper flowers
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Flower Blue”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”

There is more inspiration over at Double D Challenge blog! I hope you like today’s creation.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Regards,

Amelia

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