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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Sending Hugs …

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Feeling FALLish”. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

My inspiration for the challenge was the lovely warm Fall colors, leaves and the wood grain frame in the picture.  I used kraft paper for my base card and then layered several die cut leaves on a wood grain designer paper. I used my Prime watercolors to create the lovely shades of yellow, orange and brown for the leaves. I finished of with a die cut sentiment which is a combo of 2 different die sets and a few gem stones. This was such an easy card to make and I love the warm and shabby feel of it.

Challenges I entered:

The sentiment

A close-up of the leaves

A peep at the inside

Project details

Kraft card-stock — Wood grain design paper — Poppystamps die “Freida Leaf” (No 1360) — Poppystamps die ‘Sending Script” (No. 1621) — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits die “Garden Greens” (661206) — BoBunny Craft dies “Lovely Leaf dies” (Item #12839177) — Crealies text dies “Hugs and Kisses” (CLTD 106) — Prime watercolors — Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage photo” — Gemstones

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

 

Leaves

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “LEAVE it to me!”. Looking at the beautiful inspiration picture I decided to join in the fun. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I love to make cards with autumn colors and was inspired by the beautiful leaves as well as the colors in the picture.  I used script designer paper for my background and to give the idea of movement I also cut some swirls into the background paper. The leaves are colored with distress inks which is the adhered with mirror tape for dimension. To finish off I added a wax cord bow, some black pearls and a swirly sentiment.

Challenges:

The autumn leaves

A swirly sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream card-stock for base card — “Script” designer paper — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits die ” Mixed Media #2″ (661185) — Lawn Fawn custom craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession sentiment die “For You” (DIE383-C) — Black pearls — Wax cord for bow — Various colors of Tim Holtz distress inks

Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciated your time. I would love to read what you think about the card. Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

All White

Hello friends,

Today we have a fun new challenge at Double D Challenges . The theme for this fortnight is “All White”. I love working with lots of colors on my cards and is always in the deep end with “white” challenges. For my creation I decided on a shabby card with texture, layering, embossing and a few embellishments. To make the birdie, wreath and leaves pop on the white embossed background I used mirror tape to give some dimension. For embellishments I added two bows and a little music tag to match the embossed music background.  To bring the little birdie to life a pearl necklace was the finishing touch. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the bird, wreath and leaves

The sentiment

The music tag

A peep at the inside

Project details

White card-stock — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades embossing folder ” Postcard and Sheet Music Set” (656946) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Wreath” (S4-572) — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations  Thinlits die “Foliage” (661206) — Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations  Thinlits die “Celebrate” (660223) — Memory Box die “Meadow Bird” (98339) — Nellie’s Multi Frames “Tags” (MFD074) — Marianne Design Craftables “Music Notes” (CR1367) — Wax cord for bows — Pearls

Thanks for visiting my blog today, I appreciate it so much. To see more inspiring “All White” cards, a visit to Double D Challenge is worthwhile. Enjoy a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Butterfly Heart

Hello friends,

I am still on my journey to improve on my clean and simple card making skills and I can tell you it is a difficult style for me.  I was inspired by the sketch for the new challenge at CAS[E] this Sketch to create this card. I used a much neglected die to cut the pop up butterfly heart shape  and then added a few red butterflies to match the red polka dot washi tape. A gold die cut sentiment provided a little bit of bling.  I hope you enjoy this CAS card as much as I did in creating it!

Challenges I entered:

A close-up of the sentiment and butterflies

Project details

White and red card-stock — Gold mirror board — Polka dot washi tape — Memory Box die ” Butterfly Heart” ( No 98778) — Sizzix Thinlits die “Celebrate” (660223)

Thank you for visiting and looking at my card. I hope next time I show more improvement on the clean and simple style of card making! Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

Happy Anniversary

Hello friends,

It is Double D Challenges One Year anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme is to use anything ca-dd-anv3-tileyou want as long as it is in/on the mood board.

But there is more news about our prizes! It will run as normal but besides the Top 3, Winner & Random.org winner, Diane will choose two additional winners who will receive prizes. All the details about the prizes are on the Double D Challenge blog. Besides these additional 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.

The celebration prize I have to offer is a sentiment die from Poppystamps “Fancy Hello” . To stand a chance prizeto win please leave a comment and your name and I will pick one lucky random winner that will be announced on my blog on the 18th January when our next challenge goes live. I hope you will be able to participate  in our challenge – we would love to see your project!

For my card to celebrate the Double D Anniversary I used the peach colors and flowers as inspiration.  I die cut my background paper with a Sizzix multi media die  and added lots of hearts. The flower bouquet is layered on some vintage lace for a shabby feel. To finish off I added a die cut sentiment, bow and some silver glitter stones.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

anniversary

The sentiment

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A close-up of the flowers

anniversary2

The hearts and flourish background

anniversary1

A peep at the inside

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Project details of my card

Cream, peach and green card-stock — Graphic45 designer paper — Sizzix Thinlits (Tim Holtz Alterations) Multimedia die (9661185) — Sizzix Thinlits (Tim Holtz Alterartions) sentiment die (660223) — Memory Box die “Heart Waterfall” (No. 99079) — Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001) — Hug Snug seam binding “Cream” — Vintage lace — Paper roses and lilies — Silver glitter stones

I hope you enjoy today´s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. Remember to enter for the prize draw on my blog and to submit your project for the Double D Anniversary Challenge! Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

Summer Butterflies

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is a shabby chic card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this fun Purplechallenge. The theme is “Shades of Purple”. With such a lovely inspiration photo you can create anything in shades of purple. 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 rosettes and butterflies in the picture and made it my focal point on the card.I added lots of gemstones and glitter, some vines, lace and paper roses for a shabby/vintage feeling. The sentiment is a Poppystamp die and I just love the vintage font. For the project list of dies used please scroll down to the end of my post.

Challenges:

ShadesofPurple

The rosettes and butterflies

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A close-up of the flowers and rosette

ShadesofPurple_2

The sentiment

ShadesofPurple_3

A peep at the inside

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Projects details:

  • White and purple card-stock
  • Prima designer paper “Meadow Lark”
  • Sixxiz Thinlits die “Rosettes” (658932)
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzlit die “Mini Paper Rosettes” (657177)
  • Poppystamps sentiment die “Vintage Happy Birthday” (No. 1178)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Romantic Vines” (S4-581)
  • Crealies Butterflies die (No. 5)
  • Paper roses
  • Gemstones
  • Lace
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Dusty Concord”

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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