Sending Hugs …

Hello friends,

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

My inspiration for the challenge was the lovely warm Fall colors, leaves and the wood grain frame in the picture.  I used kraft paper for my base card and then layered several die cut leaves on a wood grain designer paper. I used my Prime watercolors to create the lovely shades of yellow, orange and brown for the leaves. I finished of with a die cut sentiment which is a combo of 2 different die sets and a few gem stones. This was such an easy card to make and I love the warm and shabby feel of it.

Challenges I entered:

The sentiment

A close-up of the leaves

A peep at the inside

Project details

Kraft card-stock — Wood grain design paper — Poppystamps die “Freida Leaf” (No 1360) — Poppystamps die ‘Sending Script” (No. 1621) — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — BoBunny Craft dies “Lovely Leaf dies” (Item #12839177) — Crealies text dies “Hugs and Kisses” (CLTD 106) — Prime watercolors — Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage photo” — Gemstones

That’s it from me today! I hope you like my card. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

 

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Birthday Bunting

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Fright Night”. You can  use the colors or patterns, or the images or anything you see in the mood board as inspiration for your creation. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

Halloween is not a well-known event in South Africa so I decided to make a birthday card using the colors, patterns and bunting as inspiration from the mood board. I used a neglected embossing folder for my background and layered the bunting with mirror tape for dimension on the card. I embellished the polka dot flags with green sprigs, yellow roses, lace and pearls. I finished of with black wax cord bows, a few roses and a sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

The bunting

The roses

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and black card-stock — Orange and yellow polka dot paper — X-cut embossing folder “Oak Border”(XCU 818140) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phase Set One” ( S4-563) — Marianne Design Creatables “Bunting” (LR0329) — Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” ( No. 1001) — Lace — Wax cord for bows — Pearls — Tim Holtz distress inks “Spiced Marmalade” ; Mustard Seed” and “Mowed Lawn” 

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

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

Pretty Pastels

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “Pastel Party”.  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 in the photo. I use a Couture Creations Intricutz die “French Bicycle” as focal point on my card. I created a  background for the bicycle with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powder. I love the shimmer of these powders. On the photo it looks much brighter than in real life! The fun part for me is always to arrange the flowers and I really like the shabby outcome of this card. I finished off with a sentiment die cut from Impression Obsession, a little bit of glitter, bows and a few gem stones on the sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the bicycle and background

The sentiment embellished with gem stones

The flowers and trellis

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and pink card-stock — Couture Creations Intricutz dies “French Bicycle” — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE 383-C) — PoppyStamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001) — Nellie Snellen Filling die “Eastern Oval Border (QD009) — Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder “Scarlet Mist” ; “Aqua Lagoon” ; “Sun Yellow” — I Am Roses “Sweet Blossoms” — Wax cord — Gem stones — Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

Flowers Galore

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Mood Board (2)Challenges with the theme “Flowers Galore”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo and we want to see lots of flowers! For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the fence, wood and lovely flowers in the mood board. I decided on wood grain designer paper and a layered iron gate die cut as basis for my flowers. The flower arrangement is made with Prima flowers and cherry blossoms in various colors. Some leafy sprigs, paper cord and glitter are the final touches to the arrangement. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, gemstones and a little swallow.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Flowers

The flowers

Flowers1

The sentiment

Flowers2

A little bird for fun

Flowers3

Another bird on the verso

Flowers4

A peep at the inside

Flowers5

Project details:

Cream and green card-stock — Docrafts Papermania Wood grain designer paper — Spellbinders Shapeablities die D-Lites “Gilded Gate 2” (S3-202) — Poppystamps doe “Leafy Sprigs” (No. 1001) — Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105) — Cricut Cuttlebug die “Up in the Sky” (2002798) – Gemstones — Paper cord –Tim Holtz distress inks “Mowed Lawn” ; Tea Dye” and “Victorian Velvet” — Stickles

 I hope you enjoy today´s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. I love to read them! Enjoy a wonderful day and have fun creating beautiful things.

Regards,

Amelia

Butterfly Ribbon

Hello friends,

A clean and simple card to share today. My card features a die cut from Poppystamps “Bellina Butterfly Ribbon”. The flow of the ribbon and the butterfly are so beautiful that there is no need for much embellishments. I used my watercolor paint to highlight the butterfly and  added dimension to the card by lifting the panel off the card base with mirror tape. I finished off with a few gemstones and a stamped sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the butterfly ribbon and sentiment

Project details

White card-stock — Poppystamps die “Bellina Butterfly Ribbon” (No.1531) — JustRite All Occasion Nested Sentiments — Gemstones — Prme Art watercolor paint

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

Regards,

Amelia

Happy Anniversary

Hello friends,

It is Double D Challenges One Year anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme is to use anything ca-dd-anv3-tileyou want as long as it is in/on the mood board.

But there is more news about our prizes! It will run as normal but besides the Top 3, Winner & Random.org winner, Diane will choose two additional winners who will receive prizes. All the details about the prizes are on the Double D Challenge blog. Besides these additional prizes some Design Team members will also be offering a prize – so be sure to pop over to their blogs for inspiration and a chance to win a prize in celebration of our anniversary.

The celebration prize I have to offer is a sentiment die from Poppystamps “Fancy Hello” . To stand a chance prizeto win please leave a comment and your name and I will pick one lucky random winner that will be announced on my blog on the 18th January when our next challenge goes live. I hope you will be able to participate  in our challenge – we would love to see your project!

For my card to celebrate the Double D Anniversary I used the peach colors and flowers as inspiration.  I die cut my background paper with a Sizzix multi media die  and added lots of hearts. The flower bouquet is layered on some vintage lace for a shabby feel. To finish off I added a die cut sentiment, bow and some silver glitter stones.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

anniversary

The sentiment

anniversary3

A close-up of the flowers

anniversary2

The hearts and flourish background

anniversary1

A peep at the inside

anniversary4

Project details of my card

Cream, peach and green card-stock — Graphic45 designer paper — Sizzix Thinlits (Tim Holtz Alterations) Multimedia die (9661185) — Sizzix Thinlits (Tim Holtz Alterartions) sentiment die (660223) — Memory Box die “Heart Waterfall” (No. 99079) — Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001) — Hug Snug seam binding “Cream” — Vintage lace — Paper roses and lilies — Silver glitter stones

I hope you enjoy today´s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. Remember to enter for the prize draw on my blog and to submit your project for the Double D Anniversary Challenge! Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

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