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

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Parisian Postale

Hello friends,

The Christmas hustle and bustle is in full swing in my part of the world but I’ve got another Christmas card to share with you today . I created this card for the challenge at The Card Concept with the lovely theme of “Parisian Postale”. My card is created in the Shabby chic and Vintage style. My inspiration from the picture is the kraft, red and white colours, twine and postal address.  I used kraft cardstock for the card base and a postal stamp from KaiserCraft. For  embellishments aI added a red flower, red twine and die cut snowflakes The sentiment is layered on a tiny tag. Hope you like my take on the challenge

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the flower and postal stamp

The snowflakes

A peep at the inside

Project details

Kraft, red and white cardstock — Kaisercraft clear stamp “Cherry Tree Lane” — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Snowflake Wonder” — Marianne Design Craftables “Snowflakes (CR1335) –Spellbinders Stamp and Die set “Tiny Tags” (SDS-053) — LeCrea’3-D-die “Pigeons” (No.45.1222) — Twine — Flower — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Vintage Photo”

Thanks for visiting today and wishing you a wonderful week! I’m sure it will be a busy one for us all.

Regards,

Amelia

Santa

Hello friends,

November is here … and Christmas is on our doorstep! I have my first Christmas card for this year to share today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Here comes Santa”. I was inspired by the picture of Santa Claus  as well as the brown tones in the inspiration board. The team have created beautiful cards – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided to create a rustic Christmas card with kraft colors. The design is very easy and ideal for mass production. I layered a strip of music paper on my kraft base card. The stamped Santa image was layered on a lacey circle die cut and lifted of the base card with mirror tape. For the traditional Christmas colors I added some greenery and red “gem stone” berries. A sentiment, a little bit of gold glitter and a tiny gold bow are the final touches to my card. The distressed edges adds a perfectly aged, weathered look.   Hope you like my take on the Double D Challenge “Here comes Santa Claus”.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The Santa Claus image layered on a lacey circle

The sentiment

A close-up of the inside

Project details

Kraft paper — Music designer paper — BoBunny clear stamp “Father Christmas: (Item #SFC671) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey circles” — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die ‘ Festive greens” ( 662425) — Couture Creations Intricutz die “Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Red gem stones — Gold glitter — Gold cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress inks ‘”Tea Dye” and “Mowed Lawn”

Thank you for visiting today. and I appreciate your time to leave a comment so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

Hearts, Hearts, Hearts ….

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a shabby card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Weddings” and with such a lovely mood board from Team Darlene I decided to play along. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your wedding cards!

My card was inspired by the lovely pink and white colors in the photo and as always the beautiful roses. I used a soft pink and grey designer paper as background for the die cut oval which I embellished with roses and sweet blossoms. I added different shapes and sizes heart charms and finished off with a die cut sentiment. Glitter on the roses was the final touch to give lots of sparkle to this shabby wedding card. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

Challenges I entered:

WeddingHearts

The fancy die cut oval, roses and hearts

A close-up of the roses and sweet blossoms

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and pink card-stock — Designer paper — Poppystamps die “Woodland Oval” (No. 1125) — Penny Black Creative Sentiment die “For You” (No. 51-105) — Heart charms — Wax cord for bows — Roses and sweet blossoms (I Am Roses) — Skwiglues glitter “Crystal” — Tim Holtz distress ink “Tattered Rose”

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

Regards,

Amelia

Silhouettes

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a shabby card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Silhouettes” and with such a lovely mood board from Team Darlene I decided to play along. 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 colors and children in the picture. I wanted to create something different and choose to make a shabby style card by added flowers in the colors of the sky pictured in the top left tile on the mood board. The adorable vintage image  is from Flonz Craft. I layered the silhouette image on a black background to let the flowers pop. I finished off with pieces of lace and some pink sequins. The sentiment is a Crealies text die. This card was so quick and easy to make and I love the outcome!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the image

The flowers

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and black cardstock — Flonz Craft clear stamp “Children Swinging”– Crealies Text die (CLTD 09) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Swirly Leaf Trio” (CED1468) — Prima Flowers — Lace — Sequins — Hug Snug seam binding — Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Worn Lipstick” and “Spun Sugar”

I hope you like today’s creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Happy …

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for our two weekly challenge this time is “Anything Goes With Gingham”. For more information about the challenge and the prize up for grabs visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we ca dd sg3-tilewould love to see your card.

I discovered this golden oldie in my Penny Black storage box and I love the dancing cow  and chickens – they sure are so happy! It feels like ages since I last made a card with a cute image so I had a lot of fun with this one. I kept the layout  simple with two strips of pink gingham paper to frame the image. To finish off I added pink gem hearts, paper flowers, green flourishes and wax cord bows. The coloring was done with my Derwent Inktense water-color pencils.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

SkipAndRomp

A close-up of the image

SkipAndRomp_1

The sentiment and flowers

SkipAndRomp_2

A peep at the inside

SkipAndRomp_3

Project details:

  • White and green card-stock
  • Pink gingham paper
  • Penny Black stamp “Skip & Romp” (2877L)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Phrase Set One (S4-563)
  • Marianne Design Creatables “Flourishes” (LR0271)
  • Paper flowers
  • Gem hearts
  • Wax cord
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils

Thanks so much for visiting today and the kind comments you so kindly write each week.  I appreciate each comment so much. Hope to see your card at Double D Challenges this fortnight. Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

A Little Sunshine …

Hello friends,

A clean and simple card to share today. As we are in the middle of our winter season in the Southern Hemisphere I really need a little sunshine and cheerful yellow colors today!

My card features an image from the Penny Black stamp set  “Nature’s wishes”. To add dimension to the card I die cut half a circle in the top layer and then lift the panel off the card base with mirror tape. I used my Derwent Inktense pencils to color the image. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Sunshine

A close-up of the image

Sunshine1

The sentiment

Sunshine2

Project details:

  • White and yellow card-stock
  • Penny Black stamp set “Nature’s Wishes” (30-109)
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils

Thanks for visiting today and for leaving comments – I really appreciate your time. Have a wonderful day.

Kind regards,

Amelia

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