The Lookout

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Anything With A Tail”. 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 decided on a Penny Black stamp with an adorable cat for this card. I stamped the brick wall with grey ink and layer this on blue card-stock to frame the brick wall. I coloured the image with watercolour pencils, cut it out and layered it on the brick wall background. The pot-plant was stamped twice, which I also fussy cut and added with mirror tape for dimension.. To add more interest and colour I added a die-cut willow branch. I then added a three layer die cut sentiment to finish off .

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The adorable cat in the window.

The sentiment

A close-up of the inside

Project details

White, green and blue card-stock — Penny Black Cling stamp “The Lookout” (40-461) — Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card stamp “Brick” (CC083 C-A-C Dist.) — Poppystamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Creative Expressions Craft die Mini Expressions ‘Hope your Day is Wonderful” (CEDME047) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Regards,

Amelia

Sunny Wishes

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Colors of DD_ColoursOfSummer_July21Summer”. 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 summer card for the new challenge. I decided to make a slimline, clean and simple card, for this challenge. I don’t have any dies or stamps with sea shells or beach balls, so my choice was to go with a bunch of lovely flowers. I used a long neglected stamp which was a perfect fit for the slimline design. The image was coloured with my Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils and then the top layer (with the stamped image) layered with mirror tape on the base layer for a bit of dimension. I added a sentiment, a few light green gemstones and a bow to finish off.  Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A snapshot of the flowers and butterflies

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and green cardstock — Penny Black clear stamp set “Sunny Wishes” (30-344) — Aall & Create sentiment stamp “Garden Cuttings” (#178) — Green gemstones — Green wax cord for bow — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Show Up and Shine!

Hello friends,

A clean and simple card to share today. Some of the ladies of the Double D team challenged each other to do a a card for the Addicted to CAS challenge. The idea is to lift our spirits, get us out of our daily routines and to do some crafting to help us mentally and emotionally. Please visit the ladies and share some love. The ladies who joined this challenge with me are:

Darlene

Birgit

Kathy

Diane

My card features a clear stamp set from Penny Black. I coloured the image with watercolour pencils, stamped a “quirky” sentiment to do justice to the cute little hedgie and his balloon. I added dimension to the card by lifting the panel off the card base with mirror tape. I finished off with glossy accents to the hearts and some pink star gemstones.

Challenges I entered:

Shine

The little hedgie hanging on his balloon

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White card-stock — Pink polka-dot paper for inside — Penny Black clear stamp set “Furry hugs” (30-402) — Sizzix sentiment stamp set “Blooming sentiments” (662766) — Derwent Inktense water-colour pencils — Pink star gemstones — Glossy accents for hearts.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Garden Friend

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Banners”. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a DD_Bannersvisit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I love all the colours in the inspiration photo and therefor decided to use a colourful striped designer paper as background. I stamped a cute little bunny on a white tag and did the colouring with watercolour pencils. The tag was then layered with mirror tape for dimension on the striped background. I added a die cut banner in matching colours and embellished it with wax cord bows and little flower blossoms. I finish off with tiny die cut hearts and a sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

SpringBanners

The cute bunny holding her hat

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The colourful banner

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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

White and aquamarine card-stock — My Mind’s Eye designer paper “Pretty Please Spring” — Penny Black clear stamp set “Garden Friends” — Marianne Design Creatables “Banner” (LR0329) — Creative Expressions Craft Mini Shadowed sentiments “For You” (CEDSS002) — Flowers — Wax cord for bows — Glitter glue — Tim Holtz distress ink “Worn Lipstick” and “Peacock Feathers” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils

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

Punch

Hello friends,

Happy New Year to all – wishing you love, health and happiness in 2020. It is also Double D Challenges 4th anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood DD_Punchboard to inspire you. The theme is “Punch”. We want to see some poor neglected punches used on your creations. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

For my card I used an adorable Penny Black stamp and an old border and flower punch. I was also inspired by the lovely yellow colour in the inspiration picture. I stamped the image on white card-stock and did the colouring with watercolour pencils. I punched the trellis border at the bottom of the image and then lifted the panel from the base card with mirror tape. I made the flowers with two punched layers in white and yellow and then distressed the leaves with yellow ink. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, banner and glitter stones.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

HomemadePunch

The cute little mice enjoying their punch

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The sentiment

HomemadePunch2

The flowers

HomemadePunch3

A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, yellow and brown card-stock — Penny Black clear stamp set “Homemade”  (30119)– Creative Expressions mini expressions die “Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Martha Stewart border punch “Garden Trellis” — Flower punch (Unknown) — Banner die (Unknown) — Glitter stones — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Mustard Seed” — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils for colouring

I hope you enjoy today’s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. Remember to enter for the prize draw by submitting your project for the Double D Anniversary Challenge! Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

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