Love You Mum

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “DD_FlowersOfTheMonth_May5Flowers of the Month – January thru June”. For a list of flowers for each month please visit the Double D Challenge blog. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – so a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I was inspired by the beautiful pink roses in the photo and decided to make a Mother’s Day card for Mum. For the background I used a beautiful designer paper from an Asuka paper pad – I just love this floral wreath! I added pink roses and a variety of die cut leaves on the on side of the wreath. A little birdie and another fancy die cut wreath were place inside the floral wreath as a focal point. I finished off with a die-cut sentiment and a little heart. I really like the shabby outcome of this card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #168 (ends 05/13) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Memory Box “Hutton Wreath” (Style 94008) — Sizzix Thinlits “Feathered Friends” (664433) — Sizzix Thinlits “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions craft die “Berry Bough” (CED3104))
  • Crafts Galore Encore #87 (May) (ends 05/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft #58 (ends 05/31) – Always Anything Goes
  • 613 Avenue Create (May) #5 (ends 05/31) – Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Mood Board (I used the roses, pink and green colours
  • A Place To Start May 2021 Challenge #5 (ends 05/31) – Anything Goes
  • Shopping Our Stash #444 (ends 05/10) – I made this for you, Mom
  • Little Red Wagon Challenge #600 (05/12) – Hers!
  • Word Art Wednesdays Weeks #489-490 (ends 05/10) – Anything Goes

LoveYouMum

The roses, leaves and bird

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The sentiment and heart

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, turquoise and light pink card-stock — Asuka Studio designer paper ‘Forest Friends” — Memory Box “Hutton Wreath” (Style 94008) — Sizzix Thinlits “Feathered Friends” (664433) — Sizzix Thinlits “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions craft die “Berry Bough” (CED3104) — Cottage Cutz “Love You Mum Phrase” (CC-456) — Fantasy die “Rosehips” (FD-754) — Unbranded die “Leaf vine” — Prima flowers “With Love” (Item #651016) — Tim Holtz distress inks “Tattered Rose” and “Bundled Sage”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Love and Hearts

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a shabby card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Anything with a Heart” and the lovely mood board will surely help you to get started. The team 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 pink hearts in the photo. I used a rose-themed designer paper as background for the different size heart shapes. I also added some pink and sliver glitter hearts, rose bouquets and bows.  To frame the hearts I used strips of self-adhesive lace. I finished off with a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the different hearts

The flowers

The sentiment and gemstone hearts

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream, pink and green card-stock — FabScraps designer paper “Bella Rosa” (C104 collection) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities D-Lites die “Vines of Passion” (S2-022) — Cricut Cuttlebug “Stars and Hearts” (2003466) — Penny Black creative dies “For You” (51-105) — PoppyStamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001) — Prima flowers (Item #639839) — Self-adhesive lace border — Gemstone hearts in various sizes — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Antique Linen”

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

 

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

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The sentiment in pink

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The inside

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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

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

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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

Happy Birthday To You

Hello blog friends,

It is time for a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this Saturday, I can’t believe  how time flies. The theme of the challenge starting today is Let’s Celebrate. You can create a card or any other paper crafting project for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc. as long as it is in the vintage or shabby chic style. Hope you can join us this fortnight at Sugar Creek Hollow.

I need a few cards for friends and family who are celebrating their birthdays in September, so I was really happy to make a birthday card. I used designer paper from the Prima Botanical collection and some tulle for the layered background. The birdcage is from Cottage Cutz and one of my favorites. It took a little bit of time to glue all the pieces together but I always love the  result of this beautiful die. The cream flowers are from the Prima Eminence collection and the dusty pink paper blooms from Kaisercraft. I used a lot of dies for this card and for a list please see the project details at the end of this post.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the birdcage and flowers on a background of two die cut doilies

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More flowers …

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The die cut sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream  and mauve cardstock
  • Prima Botanical Collection designer paper
  • Cottage Cutz “Birdcage” die (CC4x4-219)
  • Cottage Cutz “Tea Time Doily” die (CC4x4-484)
  • Die’sire “Square Doilies” die (DS-SQUDOIL)
  • Memory Box “Catalina Wreath” die (No. 98189)
  • Sizzix “Card Phrases Set #3” die (657524)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Foliage” die
  • Tim Holtz Distress inks ‘Dusty Concord”, “Milled Lavender”, “Antique Linen”
  • Prima flowers “Eminence Collection” (Item #546229)
  • Kaisercraft paper blooms “Dusty Pink”
  • Wax cord
  • Pearls

Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate your comments so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

Pick of the Bunch

Hello friends,

Greeting you from a lovely, mild winter’s day in South Africa. August is usually a “dusty” month for us with lots of windy days to ensure that we have some must needed spring showers in September. Yeah, this is the last month of  winter and with this in mind I created my card for the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow with the theme “Summer Sunshine”. We would like to see cards or any other paper craft project with bright, summery colours. The card/project must be made in a vintage or shabby chic style.

I used a colourful vintage image from TuckDB for my card. I layered it on bright yellow and blue designer paper to match the flowers in the image. The chipboard butterfly is from Prima and the sentiment is from a free magazine cover gift I received a long time ago. Some lace, bright flower buttons, green wax cord, blue ribbon and flowers added a summery feel to the card. Hope you like my take on the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Challenges:

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The sentiment and butterfly

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The little girl

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A close-up of the flowers and lace

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Designer paper from “Queen of Hearts” and “Jennifer Ellory”
  • Vintage image form TuckDB
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Large labels”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Floral Doily Motifs”
  • Chipboard butterfly (Prima) and sentiment (Unknown)
  • Lace
  • Flower buttons
  • Wax cord
  • Paper flowers
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Flower Blue”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

 

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