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

 

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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

A Windy Day

Hello friends,

There’s a new challenge up at the CASology Challenge blog and the cue word is “Weather”.

Week 190 - Weather

 I was picked as the winner of CASology Challenge Week 188 with this card. That was such a  surprise and then the cherry on top – Melissa asked me to be the guest designer for challenge 190. This is such an honor for me as I am not at all good with clean and simple!

I decided to use “a windy day” as theme for my card. I started by printing a sentiment on a white card panel. After masking the sentiment, I stamped a swirl to add some movement to match the falling leaves. I blended brown, yellow and orange watercolors on to card stock and then die cut the leaves from the water colored piece. After gluing the leaves to the swirl I lift the panel off the card base with mirror tape. Be sure to check out the CASology challenge and  have fun creating your CAS design.

Leaves

A close-up of the sentiment and leaf

Leaves1

Project details: White card-stock, Computer generated sentiment, Inkadinkado clear stamp Dot flourishes”, Impression Obsession die  (DIE095-D) “Leaves”, Reeves water colors, Memento dye ink “Toffee Crunch”

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Thanks, always, for the visit! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Laugh

Hello friends,

A clean and simple card to share today. My card features a sentiment stamp from Celebr8, a South African company. To add dimension to the card I stamped the image twice, die cut 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 flowers in bright spring colors and added a few gemstones to finish off.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

FloralStain

A close-up of the sentiment

FloralStain1

Project details:

  • White card stock
  • Celebrat8 stamps “Floral Stain”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small”
  • Gemstones
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils

Thank you for visiting today. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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