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

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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

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The sentiment

Flowers2

A little bird for fun

Flowers3

Another bird on the verso

Flowers4

A peep at the inside

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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

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A close-up of the flowers

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The hearts and flourish background

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A peep at the inside

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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

Pumpkin Time

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Pumpkin Time”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo and we want to see those pumpkins! For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the ca-dd-oct-insp3-tileDouble D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the colors and beautiful pumpkin decorations in the photo.I use a stone urn die cut for one of the pumpkins and layered several leaf die cuts to make a wreath on the edge of the urn. The pumpkins are a free coloring page from Co-good.com and you can download it here. I colored the images with my Derwent Inktense water-color pencils and fussy cut the leaves and pumpkins. I the layered the images on designer background paper and strips of washi and lace tape. The sentiment die cut is from Spellbinders.

Challenges:

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The pumpkin  and leaf wreath

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The sentiment and washi tape

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream card-stock
  • Designer paper in black and cream
  • Pumpkin digital image from Co-good.com Pumpkin Coloring Pages for Kids
  • Joanna Sheen Signature die “Stone Urn” (SD 035)
  • PoppyStamps die “Leafy Sprig” (no. 1001)
  • Impression Obsession die  “Leaves” (DIE066-C)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities sentiment die “Phrase Set One” (S4-563)
  • Washi tape
  • Lace tape
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Old Paper” and “Mowed Lawn”

Although it is the beginning of summer in my part of the world I hope you’re all enjoying a beautiful fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Thanks for visiting today  I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Polka Dot Fun

Hello friends,

Where did the time go? But I don’t mind because it is time for our new challenge at Double D Challenges. The challenge this fortnight is really easy with the theme “Anything Goes with Polka Dots”. The inspiration board  is so beautiful – I just love all the colors and dots! Please ca dd pd4-tilevisit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from our talented designers and join in the fun! We have a fun 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 different colors in the photo and decided on colorful polka dot paper and pink background. I used a Marianne Design Craftables “basket” die cut for the pretty paper roses and layered it on a pink paper doily. I kept the card simple, but still shabby, by adding some sequins, butterflies, an embossed dot strip and a wax cord bow.  The sentiment was cut with a  Spellbinders Shapeabilities  sentiment die.

Challenges I entered:

PolkaDots

A close-up of the basket, roses and sequins

PolkaDots1

The sentiment and butterflies

PolkaDots2

A peep at the inside

PolkaDots3

Project details:

  • Cream and pink card-stock
  • Polka dot designer paper
  • Marianne Design Craftables “Basket” (CR1208)
  • Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001)
  • Crealies die “Butterflies”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase set one” (S4-563)
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Paper doily
  • Paper roses
  • Sequins
  • Wax cord for bow
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Old paper”

Hope you like this shabby polka dot card. I had a great time making it. Thanks for stopping by and your comments are much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Amelia

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