Jungle Friends

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D hosted by Team Diane. The theme for this challenge is “It’s A Jungle Out DD_JungleThere” – so let’s see something to do with a jungle. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog.

For my card I used  two little monkeys as focal point. They are so adorable and it was great fun to put all the die cut parts together to let them come to life. Some die cut leaves and colorful flowers on a pretty floral background give a “jungle” feel to the card. I added the swinging monkeys with mirror tape for dimension. To finish off I added a “Happy birthday” sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #119 (ends 08/28)- Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: PoppyStamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #3” (662702) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #1” (662700)
  • 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #29 (ends 08/25) – Anything Goes (must feature a critter)
  • Crafty Animal Challenge #29 (ends 08/27) – Anything Goes
  • Use Your Stuff Challenge #369 (ends 08/12) – Inspired By Disney (The monkeys reminded me of Disney’s The Jungle Book)

JungleFriends

The two happy chaps swinging from the leaves

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The sentiment, first word stamped and second word die cut to add a happy feel.

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A close-up of the flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White kraft and brown  cardstock — Scraps of colored card-stock for flowers and leaves — Designer paper from Fancy Pants — Marianne Design Collectables  “Monkeys” (COL1399) — Marianne Design Collectables “Sentiment Set” (COL1349) — PoppyStamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #3” (662702) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #1” (662700) 

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

Regards,

Amelia

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Block Pattern

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme from Team Darlene for our two weekly challenge this time is “Pick a Pattern” – the pattern must be DD_Patternsthe focus of your creation. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see the wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

Now onto the details of my card for this challenge. I created my card in the shabby chic style using four postage stamp “quilt” blocks as the focal point. With this layout I created a quilt pattern on the card. I used striped pattern paper for my background layer and floral designer paper for the blocks. The blocks were lifted from the base layer with mirror tape for dimension. The blocks were then decorated with small die cut hearts, a cat, die cut sentiment and a floral wreath. The final touches were paper roses and silver gemstones.  Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

Patterns

The “quilt” block with the little flower wreath

Patterns1

The hearts

Patterns2

The sentiment

Patterns3

The cat

Patterns4

A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and green cardstock — Striped and floral designer paper — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Postage Stamps” (S4-348) — Creative Expressions die “Rustic Twig Wreath” (CED3055) — Amy Designs die “Animal Medley Cats and Dogs” (ADD10023) –Poppystamps die “Heart Stack” (No. 1140) — Xcut mini sentiment die “Just for You”  — Marianne Design Creatables die “Leaf” (LR0106) — Paper roses — Silver gemstones — Wax cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress ink “Tumbled Glass”

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

Rosy Picket Fence

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Rose Garden”. Be inspired by what you see, maybe it’s the DD_RoseGardencolors, flowers, the lamp post or even the picket fence. Also use roses handmade, stamped, die cut or purchased. Please visit Double D Challenges 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. while a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

I decided to use the right bottom tile as inspiration for my card. I love the pretty white picket fence with the pink roses and the green foliage. I used designer paper for my background and the added the picket fence with the birdhouses with mirror tape for dimension. I glued two die cuts together for the fence and extended the one birdhouse pole for a better coverage of the card front.  I finished off with a sentiment, a lace strip, a bow, leaves and lots of pink roses. A few gemstones are the final touches. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

RoseGarden

The picket fence and roses

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A close-up of the roses

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and green cardstock — ScrapBerry’s Designer paper “Cherished Jewels” — Nellie’s Choice Vintasia die “Romantic Birds”  (VIND040) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE383-C) — Poppy stamps die ” Leafy Sprig” (Style No. 1001) — Memory Box die “Tippington Vine” (Style No. 99299) — Wax cord for bow — Skwiglues glitter — Roses — Lace — Candy Shoppe “Light Pink Baubles” — Tim Holtz distress ink “Peeled Paint”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Sequins

Hello friends,

It is time for a new challenge at Double “D” Challenges. The theme is “Sequins” and the more the better. I am looking forward to see your “sparkly”  creations  at the Double “D” Challenge this fortnight.

For my base layer I used designer paper from Raspberry Road Designs – I so much love this color. I added a trellis die cut at the top of the card as background for the floral spray of pink and burgundy roses and bow. The elegant lady is positioned underneath the “shower” of flowers and pink and green sequins. I finished of with a little rose on her dress and a fancy script sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Sequins

A close-up of the lady

Sequins1

The flowers and sequins

Sequins2

The sentiment

Sequins3

A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream and green cardstock — Designer paper from Raspberry Road Designs — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Fancy Lattice” (S5-152) — Poppystamps die “Freida Leaf” (No. 1360) — Lea’bilities die “Couple” (No. 45.1864) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE383-C) — Sequins — Roses from I Am Roses — Tim Holtz distress ink “Old Paper”

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

Happy Birthday

Hello friends,

It is Double D Challenges 2nd anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme is “Anything Birthday/Anniversary Goes using Mood board”.

But there is more news about our prizes! It will run as normal but besides the Top 3, Winner & Random.org winner, there will be two winners who will receive prizes. All the details about the prizes are on the Double D Challenge blog. Besides these 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. Unfortunately due to problems with our postal services I will not offer a prize.

For my card to celebrate the Double D Anniversary I used the colors, flowers and the cake as inspiration for my card. I used a stamped and die cut fancy cake as focal point. I layered the elements on floral and gingham background paper. I added gemstones, a  banner, hearts and lace for a shabby feel. To finish off I added a die cut sentiment, bow and pretty pink roses.

I entered the following challenges:

The pink cake stamped with pink embossing powder

The sentiment and banner

The flowers, lace and hearts

The bow and flowers

A peep at the inside

Project details

White card-stock — Floral and gingham designer paper — Sizzix Framelets stamp and die set “Birthday Cake” (658697) — Signature dies “Bunting” (SD064) — Poppystamps die “Vintage Happy Birthday” (No. 1178) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase Set One” (S4-563) — Pink embossing powder — Gemstones — Lace — Paper roses — Seam binding — Tim Holtz distress ink “Victorian velvet”

I hope you enjoy today´s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. Please submit your project for the Double D Anniversary Challenge – I can’t wait to see what you created! Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

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

 

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

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