Fall Leaves

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “October – What does it mean to you?”. 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 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 sizes of dies. I layered branches on a “stone wall” background die cut. I then add the leaves with mirror tape for dimension and lightly dusted the edges of the leaves with gold glitter. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges:

A close-up of the water coloured leaves

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Projects details

Cream and brown card-stock — Designer paper for “stone wall” — Watercolour paper in fall colours — Crafter’ Companion Gemini die “Dry Stone Wall” (GEM-MD-CAD-DS) –Impression Obsession die “Tree/Branch” (DIE219-P) — Impression Obsession die “Small Leaves” (DIE095-D) — Lawn Fawn Cuts craft die ‘Stitched Leaves” (Item#LF577) — Find It Yvonne Creations die “Autumn Leaves” (YCD10149) — Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105) — Gold glitter — Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage Photo” — Reeves watercolour paint.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Hearts

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a shabby card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Hearts” and the lovely mood board will surely help you to get started. The DD_Heartsteam created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your cards!

My card was inspired by the hearts in the photo. I used a rose-themed designer paper as background for the planks and heart-shaped die cut. I added some pink glitter hearts, a pink and red rose bouquet and red bows. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. A little bit of glitter on the roses was the final touch to give lots of sparkle to this Valentine card. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

Challenges I entered:

RoseHeart

A close-up of the lace heart and flowers

RoseHeart1

The sentiment

RoseHeart2

A peep at the inside

RoseHeart3

Project details

White, red and grey card-stock — Marianne Design Designer paper “French Roses” — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Lace Hearts” (S5-204) — Poppystamps die “Freida Leaf” (No 1360 — Penny Black Creative dies “For You” (S1-105) — Sizzix Bigz die “Planks”  (662705) — Wax cord for bows — Roses — Glitter hearts — Glitter — White paint for distressing

Thanks for visiting today and for leaving comments – I really appreciate your time. Have a wonderful day and please come and join us at Double D Challenges.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Dragonflies

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme  “Don’t BUG Me”.  Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and DD_Bugssee 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 dragonfly and green colors in the mood board. I decided to make an oblong vintage card for this challenge. I chose kraft paper for the base card and then add a layer designer paper in shades of cream and turquoise. I added a strip of cotton lace and then the three dragonflies to fill the length of the card. For contrast I added die cut leaves and turquoise flowers. A sentiment, wax cord bow and pearls are the final touches. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Dragonflies

The large dragonfly and lace

Dragonflies1

The flowers

Dragonflies2

The sentiment

Dragonflies3

A peep at the inside

Dragonflies4

Project details

Kraft and green card-stock — Designer paper — Ultimate Crafts Universal Impression die “”Mini Dragonfly” (ULT157781) — Cricut Cuttlebug die “Up in the Sky” (Large Dragonfly) (2002798) — Penny Black Creative sentiment die “For You” (51-105) — Sizzix Thinlits die (Tim Holtz Alterations “Garden Greens” (661206) — Lace — Wax cord — Flowers — Pearls — Tim Holtz Distress ink ‘Tea Dye”

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

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

FlowersWithLove1

The sentiment in pink

FlowersWithLove2

The inside

FlowersWithLove3

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

“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

 

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

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