Twelve Days of Christmas

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this DD_TwelfeDaysfortnight is “Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 1-6″. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile and as always there is a lovely prize to win!

I was inspired by Day 2 – Two Turtle Doves and the white, pink and green colours in the inspiration picture. I layered designer paper on pink card-stock and then on a white card base. I added leaves and two die cut crochet lace strips on the top and bottom of the card for interest.  The doves are lifted of the base card with mirror tape for dimension.  The finishing touches are the pink roses (sprinkled with glitter), silver cord bow and pink gemstones.  To matched the silver bow a bold die cut sentiment from silver card-stock was added below the doves. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The two turtle doves

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A close-up of the flowers

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The bold silver sentiment and a part of the lace border

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, pink and green card-stock — LemonCraft designer paper “Yesterday” — Sizzix Thinlits die “Crochet” (664178) — Creative Expressions Festive Mini Expressions “Stacked Merry Christmas” (CEDME14) — LeCrea’ 3-D die “Pigeons” (Leane no. 45.1222) — Leaves (Brand unknown) — Silver card-stock — Gemstones — Silver card for bow — Glitter — Roses — Tim Holtz distress inks “Spun Sugar” ; “Mowed Lawn”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Christmas – Shabby Chic Style

Hello friends,

A Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “What is Your Christmas Style”. Do you love Traditional, Modern, Elegant, All DD_ChristmasStyleWhite, Vintage?  Please add what style your card is in your blog post when entering the challenge.  The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile and as always there is a lovely prize to win!

I love the shabby chic style and of course lots of pink and bling for Christmas. I decided to use pink rose designer paper for my background and then layered it on kraft card-stock to add a rustic element. I added a kraft die cut wreath as frame for my reindeer picture. I attached the  wreath with a bow and roses to the leaves and lace border. The wreath is embellished with lots of gemstones and pearls for sparkle. I finished off with a sentiment and silver stars. I love the soft colours and shabby chic/rustic look of this Christmas card.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The adorable image framed with a wreath

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The sentiment

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A close-up of the flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Projects details

White and kraft card-stock — Mintay by Karola designer paper and image “Cozy Evening” — Studio Light die (Winter Trails) “Christmas Wreath” (STENCILWT101) — Sizzix Thinlits dies “Crochet” (664178) — Paper Smooches Wise dies “Christmas Words” (OCD087) — Unbranded dies “Leaves” — Silver stars — Gemstones — Pearls — Wax cord for bows — Roses — Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”

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

Jungle Friends

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D hosted by Team Diane. The theme for this challenge is “It’s A Jungle Out DD_JungleThere” – so let’s see something to do with a jungle. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog.

For my card I used  two little monkeys as focal point. They are so adorable and it was great fun to put all the die cut parts together to let them come to life. Some die cut leaves and colorful flowers on a pretty floral background give a “jungle” feel to the card. I added the swinging monkeys with mirror tape for dimension. To finish off I added a “Happy birthday” sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #119 (ends 08/28)- Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: PoppyStamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #3” (662702) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #1” (662700)
  • 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #29 (ends 08/25) – Anything Goes (must feature a critter)
  • Crafty Animal Challenge #29 (ends 08/27) – Anything Goes
  • Use Your Stuff Challenge #369 (ends 08/12) – Inspired By Disney (The monkeys reminded me of Disney’s The Jungle Book)

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The two happy chaps swinging from the leaves

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The sentiment, first word stamped and second word die cut to add a happy feel.

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A close-up of the flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White kraft and brown  cardstock — Scraps of colored card-stock for flowers and leaves — Designer paper from Fancy Pants — Marianne Design Collectables  “Monkeys” (COL1399) — Marianne Design Collectables “Sentiment Set” (COL1349) — PoppyStamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #3” (662702) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #1” (662700) 

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

Regards,

Amelia

Flamingo

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Tropical”. Please visit Double D Challenges and see more DD_Tropicalwonderful 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 decided to use a pretty pink flamingo die cut to give my card a tropical “flavor”. I have this die cut for ages in my stash and think it is from a Cricut cassette. For my background I used floral designer paper and for interest added a hemstitch frame. I added a lot of different shaped die cut leaves to layer the flamingo on. I finished off with a sentiment, some blossoms and a few pink sequins.

I am playing along in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #117 (ends 07/17)- Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: Spellbinders Designer Series Venise Lace “Hemstitch Rectangles” (S5-308) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Funky Floral #1” (662700) —  Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions Sentiment craft die “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday”)(CEDME002)
  • Love To Craft Challenge LTCCB #36 (ends 06/30) – July Anything Goes
  • Crafty Cardmakers #237 (ends 07/15) – Dies or Punches
  • Dies R Us Challenge #124 (ends 07/13) – Anything Goes using dies by companies carried at the Dies R Us Store (Dies: Spellbinders Designer Series Venise Lace “Hemstitch Rectangles” (S5-308) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Funky Floral #1” (662700) —  Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions Sentiment craft die “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday”)(CEDME002))

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The flamingo between the leaves

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The sentiment

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The flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, pink and green cardstock — Designer paper — Spellbinders Designer Series Venise Lace “Hemstitch Rectangles” (S5-308) — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Funky Floral #1” (662700) —  Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations “Garden Greens” (661206) — Creative Expressions Sentiment craft die “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday” (CEDME002) — Cricut Flamingo die cut — Sequins — Flowers — Tim Holtz distress inks “Mowed Lawn” ; “Peeled Paint” ; “Spun Sugar”

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

Snuggle Up

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new Double D Challenge starting today. The theme for our two weekly challenge this time is “Snuggle Up Buttercup”.  The inspiration picture says it all – think warm and cozy! For more information about the challenge and the prize up for grabs visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we would love to see your card.

I decided to make a Christmas card, my first one for this year! I love the tile with the adorable little cat and the red blanket and an old Penny Black critter stamp came to my rescue. The cat looks so happy and cozy with his little mouse friend!  I used craft cardstock for a rustic look and kept the layout simple. I added a tree created with die cut leaves and added some stars to the “branches”.  To finish off I added a die cut sentiment, a hanging red star and golden bows.  The coloring was done with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The adorable cat and his mouse friend

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A close-up of the Christmas tree

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Kraft, red, green, brown and white cardstock — Penny Black stamp “Xmas Cuddles” (2234H) — Couture Creations sentiment die “”Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Sizzix Thinlets die “Garden Green” (661206) — Impression Obsession die “Bucket” (DIE164-A) — Red stars — Gold cord for bows — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils

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

Wishes Are Possible …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme “Wishes are Possible”. You can use anything with ‘wish’ in it for example – Wishing you a happy birthday, Wish you were here, Best Wishes, etc and anything you see in the mood board as inspiration for your creation. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

My card was inspired by the pink colors and big sentiment in the inspiration picture. As a child I loved everything about fairies and always wished to see a real one hiding between the flowers and leaves! So now you know why I chose a fairy image to use with the “best wishes” sentiment. This fairy stamp is a new addition to my collection and  I enjoyed coloring the little beauty in my favorite shades of pink. I stamped the fairy twice on card-stock, fussy cut one of the images and colored it with Derwent Inktense pencils. On the stamped top layer I added a die cut wreath and leaves, pretty pink roses, bows and a bold die cut sentiment. Guided by the stamped image on the top layer I added the coloured image with mirror tape to the top layer for a dimensional look. The top layer was then lifted from the base layer with mirror tape. To finished off I added some glitter to the wings and roses and also a few gemstones for extra sparkle. I love the rustic look of the card and the little fairy sitting on the leaves and branches – my childhood wish come to live in this card!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the fairy

The bold sentiment

The pink roses and bows

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, green and brown cardstock — Dreamerland Crafts clear stamp “Fairy” (D18004) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Wreath” (S4-572) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “Best Wishes” (DIE386-F) — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils — Roses — Wax cord for bows — Gemstones — Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

If the Shoe Fits

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “If the Shoe Fits”. Yes, it is all about shoes this fortnight. I DD_Shoeslove shoes in real life as well as in card-making. Some  shoes can be so stylish and elegant but for other occasions you need a practical and comfortable pair. Just look at the Double D inspiration picture and pick your pair to join our challenge. The team created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided on an elegant pair of shoes for my vintage style card. The lovely vintage picture is from Graphic45 and matches the fashionable pair of shoes just perfectly. I layered the vintage picture on a delicate lace die cut background and then added the shoes with mirror tape for a bit of dimension. I finished off with a stamped sentiment, lace cord for the bows, pretty paper flowers and gemstone embellishments for the shoes. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The lovely shoes

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A close-up of the ladies and background detail

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The sentiment

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The flowers and lace trim

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream, black and lilac-grey cardstock — Graphic45 vintage scrap — Crafter’s Companion die “Sassy Shoe” (S-Glam-MD-Shoe) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Mixed Media #5 (662688) — Lea”bilities die “Frame Square Lace & Tag” (Leane no. 45.9906) — JustRite Cling stamp set “Elegant frames” (CL 02105) — Paper flowers — Gemstones — Lace cord

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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