Wish Big…

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this challenge with the theme  “Moon and/or Stars”. I love the blue colors and twinkling stars from the mood board and used that as inspiration for my card.  Please visit the Double D Challenge blog DD_MoonStarsand see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

I decided on an image from the Graphic 45 series ”Secret Garden” for my background. I die cut two stars, added fairy glitter and layered it with mirror tape on the base card for dimension. I finished off with  bows, paper roses, more gemstone stars and a sentiment. This was a quick and easy shabby card to make. I hope the recipient will love it!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Stars

The twinkling stars

Stars1

The roses and bow

Stars2

The sentiment

Stars3

A peep at the inside

Stars4

Project details

Cream and blue cardstock — Graphic 45 vintage image — Die-namics die ” Star Stax”  — Spellbinders Designer series “Decorative Swallowtail Tags” (S5-258) — Paper Sweeties sentiment stamp — Paper roses — Gemstone stars in silver and blue — Glitter — Hug Snug seam binding for bow — Tim Holtz distress ink ” Stormy Sky”

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 great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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Three Bunnies

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “When Skies are Gray”. Just look at the pretty mood board – use some gray and also add
patterns, textures and objects from board. The Design Team have created a bunch of beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. We have also a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

This card was a challenge for me as I struggled to get gray colored paper between my heaps of papers.At the end of a long search I found a few leftovers from previous projects to layered my background. For the pattern component I added a Spellbinders flower die cut and polka dot paper. A strip of lace for texture forms the basis for the happy bunnies. I finished off with white roses, waxed cord bows, pearls, white hearts and a “Best wishes” sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The bunnies on a lace strip

The sentiment, pearls and some hearts

A close-up of the flowers

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and gray cardstock — Gray designer paper — Spellbinders Venise Lace Designer series “Emmeline Treillage” (S5-311) — Impression Obsession die “Three Bunnies” (DIE043-G) — Impression Obsession die “Best Wishes” sentiment (DIE386-F) — Memory Box die “Heart Waterfall” (No. 99079) — Lace — Pearls — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Memento ink “Gray Flannel”

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 great day and happy crafting.

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

Sequins4

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

“Sweet” Heart

Hello friends,

Greeting you from a very hot summer’s  day in Pretoria. On Monday I went back to work after a month-long holiday. I am going to miss the lazy days filled with crafting, reading and fun things to do. But today’s post is not about the weather or my holiday, it is about a card I created for a few challenges I saw on Paper Playful.

This card, in the shabby chic style, was inspired by the lovely photo at The Card Concept.  The little pink roses, pearls, bows and the grey, cream  and pink colors in the picture caught my eye and I took this as inspiration for my card. I also love the rustic feel of the picture and try to incorporate that as well in my card.

I made my shabby card in shades of pink, cream and grey and with a lovely lace heart die cut as focal point. The wood grain background paper was perfect to create the rustic feel. I added some pretty pink roses, wax cord bows, pearls and a die cut sentiment. This card was really quick to make and I love the soft look which make it suitable as a birthday, anniversary, valentine or wedding card.

Challenges I entered:

The “lace” heart and roses

The sentiment

A close-up of the roses and bow

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream and pink card-stock — Designer paper — Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Lace Hearts” (S5-204) — Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105) — Roses — Pearls — Wax cord — Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this “sweetheart” card. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great 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

Neutrals and Texture

Hello friends,

Today is the start of our new challenge at Double D Challenges. The challenge this fortnight is really easy with the theme “Tan neutrals with texture”.  The neutrals can be kraft, tan, cream, beige, etc and texture can be anything. The inspiration board is so beautiful – I just love all the colors and texture! Please visit the Double D Challenge blog 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. and a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team.

I was inspired by the cream colors in the photo and the beautiful textured ribbon. I layered the elements on tan designer paper and a die cut daisy background. The butterfly on the die cut tag is lifted from the base card with mirror tape for a bit of dimension. I kept the card simple, but still shabby, by adding some gem stones, paper roses and hessian and wax cord bows. The sentiment was cut with a Penny Black sentiment die.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The butterfly and tag

The flowers and bow

The sentiment

A close-up of the inside

Project details

Cream and kraft card-stock — Designer paper — Spellbinders Designer Series Venise Lace “Emmeline Treillage” (S5-311) — Spellbinders Designer Series Botanical Bliss “Twisted Floral Tags” (S4-642) — Penny Black Creative Dies “For You” (51-105) — Cheery Lynn Designs dies “Small Exotic Butterflies (DL 113AB) — Martha Stewart punch “Classic Butterfly” (Inside of card) — Gemstones — Hessian ribbon — Wax cord — Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Vintage photo”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

Blue and White

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Blue and White”. Just look at the pretty mood board – it will surely help you to get started. The Design Team have created a bunch of beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile. We have also a fun prize to give away to one lucky player which will be chosen by Random.org.

I used gingham paper for the background and added two pretty bird cages as focal point on my card. The bird-cages are embellished with gemstones, blue and white blossoms, white wax cord bows and tiny blue birds.To finish off I added a bold die cut sentiment. Hope you can play along this time at Double D Challenges!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The pretty bird-cages and flowers

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and blue card-stock — Gingham paper — Cottage Cutz die “Fancy Ornate Birdcage” (CCe-027) — Impression Obsession word die “Best Wishes” (DIE 386-F) — Memory Box die “Resting Birds” (No. 98527) — Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Reverent Square” (S6-037) (Inside of card) — Blue gemstones — Sweet blossoms (I Am Roses S10-422) — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Stormy Sky”

That’s it from me today! 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

 

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