Twirl, Spin and Leap …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Pink and White”. Please visit Double D Challenges  and DD_PinkandWhitesee 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.

For my shabby card I created my background with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powder  – I love the shimmering effect. This panel was then lifted from the card base with mirror tape for dimension. I then added the ballerinas and embellished each of them with a little pink rose and glitter. I finished off with a stamped sentiment, pink gemstones and satin ribbon.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Ballerinas

The ballerinas, pretty in a row…

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A rose on the tutu

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White cardstock — Spellbinders Die D-Lites “Just Dance” (S3-294) — Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powder — Picket Fence Studios sentiment stamp “Sweet Dear Friend” — Pink gemstones — Satin ribbon– Roses.

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

Rustic Hearts

Hello friends,

Valentine’s day is around the corner and with that in mind we have a new challenge for DD_Heartsyou at Double D Challenges. To celebrate this day of love our theme is “Hearts”. The mood board is so pretty, I am sure you will find lots of inspiration to create a card for the Double D challenge.

I love the rustic and shabby look of the hearts, the neutral colors and the textures in the inspiration picture. With that in mind I decided to create my card with kraft paper for a rustic look. I added a piece of burlap on the base layer for texture and then a pretty trellis and heart die cut. I lifted some of the hearts with mirror tape for dimension. I added some pearls, flowers and wax cord  bows as embellishments. The final touch is a die cut sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The hearts on the burlap and trellis background

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The pretty flowers with a little bit of sparkle

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The sentiment

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A close-up of the inside

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Project details

Kraft and cream cardstock — Spellbinders Designer series “Timeless Heart” (S5-314) — Memory Box die “Heart Waterfall” (Style no 99079) — Spellbinders D’Lites die “Sentiments Three” (S2-139) — Burlap — Little Birdie flowers “Wendy Ivory” — Pearls — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”.

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Black and White

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at Double D Challenges  and we are still celebrating our one year anniversary. Team Darlene is hosting january-2017this challenge with the lovely theme of “Black and White”. Looking at the beautiful inspiration picture I decided to join in the fun. I just want to remind you that the anniversary celebration continues with this challenge and the team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.  Keep in mind you can still join in the second half of celebrating with us and stand a chance to win fabulous prizes!

It is also time to announce the winner of the Memory Box prize that I offered for celebration of our first anniversary at Double D Challenges.

The name of the lucky winner that was drawn from the hat is:
Petra L (Pleasure by Peet)

Congratulations Petra L – I will email you directly, notifying you of this win! Please be sure to email me back with your postal address and I will send out your prize as quickly as I can.

Many thanks to all of you that participated and leaving a comment. I wish I could give a prize to everyone!

My inspiration from the mood board for this challenge is the butterflies and patterns on the cushions. I chose the background paper and edge die cut to represent the stripes and patterns on the cushions. The top panel with the lace edge is lifted of the main card with mirror tape to give the card dimension. I added fluttering butterflies and finished off with a die cut sentiment and black pearl strings. Usually I love to use lots of color on my card so this black and white creation was  a challenge for me. It is really difficult to make an interesting and eye-catching card with just two colors. I would love to see your take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The butterflies and patterned background paper

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A close-up of the sentiment and lace edge

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

Black and white card-stock ; Designer background paper ; Crealies dies ‘Butterflies” (Set No. 5) ; Marianne Design Creatables “Lace border” (LR0396) ; Spellbinders die D-Lites “Sentiments Three” (S2-139) ; Pearl strings

I hope you enjoy today´s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. I love to read them! Have a wonderful day and have fun creating beautiful things.

Regards,

Amelia

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Hello friends,

Another Christmas card for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for this fortnight is “Dreaming of a White Christmas”. 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 ca-dd-white-4-tileprize to win!

I used the white and silver colors in the tile as inspiration for my card. For my white creation I decided on lots of texture, layering, embossing, embellishments and also distressing. The star is cut with a Spellbinders die and layered on an embossed music background. To give a soft feel to the card I added a piece of lace and a white bow. For sparkle I covered the star with crystal glitter, add some silver die cut snowflakes and berries. The sentiment is cut with a Paper Smooches die.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the sparkling star and sentiment

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The bow and silver berries

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The inside with music and snowflakes

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Project details:

  • White card-stock
  • Music designer paper
  • Silver mirror board
  • Spellbinders Holiday die ” Shining star 1″ (S2-181)
  • Paper Smooches die “Christmas Words” (OCD087)
  • Marianne Design Craftables “Snowflakes” (CR1335)
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades embossing folder “Postcard & Sheet Music set (Sizzix 656946)
  • Silver berries and string pearls
  • Hug Snug seam binding “White”
  • Vintage lace
  • Teddy glitter “Rainbow crystal”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Fall Plaids

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “Fall Plaids”. fallplaidsLooking 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 – the browns, oranges, reds and yellows are so warm and earthy. I chose a Spellbinders embossing folder to create a rustic background for my card. I painted a few scraps of papers with my watercolor paints and then die cut the leaves with an Impression Obsession die. The basket is then filled with leaves and layered on a strip of plaid paper. To finished off I added some tiny gold pearls and a bow. The sentiment die cut is from Spellbinders. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the basket

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The autumn leaves and embossed background

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The sentiment on plaid paper

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream, brown and ochre card-stock
  • Plaid designer paper
  • Spellbinders M-Bossabilities “Bricks and Bark” (EL-015)
  • Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE095-D)
  • Spellbinders Die D-Lites “Sentiments Three” (S2-139)
  • MarianneDesign Craftables “Basket” (CR1208)
  • Gold card and stones
  • Watercolor paints for leaves
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage Photo” ; “Tea Dye” and “Walnut Stain”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Pink Hearts

Hello everyone,

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and with that in mind we have a new challenge at Double D Challenges . To celebrate this day of love our theme is “Pretty Pink Hearts” and we want to see lots of pink and hearts on your creations. The inspiration board is at the bottom of my post.

As the challenge requires pink, I always love to make it in the shabby style. I used Spellbinders die cut hearts and little gemstone hearts layered on a shabby background paper. For a bit of extra shabbiness I stamped some flourishes on the background with TH distress ink. To finish off I added pretty flowers in different shades of pink, white wax cord bows and lace for embellishments. The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinders die D’Lites “Sentiments Three”.

Hope you can visit the Double D Challenge blog to read about the challenge and prize and to see the lovely creations of the design team ladies.

Challenges:

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The flowers and fancy heart

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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The inspiration board for the challenge

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Project details:

  • White and pink card-stock
  • Designer paper
  • Spellbinders  Nestabilities “Classic Hearts”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D’Lites “Vines of Passion” (S2-022)
  • Spellbinders die D’Lites “Flutter Love” (S3-211)
  • Spellbinders die D’Lites “Sentiments Three” (S2-139)
  • Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamp set “Cherubs” (SM02)
  • Gemstone hearts
  • Flowers from I am Roses  (Soft Pink Paper Flowers R4 – 2 and Small White Pink Paper Flowers S10 – 32)
  • Wax cord
  • Lace

Thanks for visiting today and for leaving comments – I really appreciate your time. Have a wonderful day and please come and join us at Double D Challenges this fortnight.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

Forget Me Not …

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing my first card as design team member of the new Double “D” Challenge blog! The theme for this challenge is “Forget Me Not” accompanied by a lovely inspiration board you can see at the bottom of this post. Cards, altered projects, scrapbook pages, etc will be welcomed as long as the theme (of blue and flowers) is followed!

I used different dies to create my card for this challenge and keep it quite simple. The blue flowers are from “Little Birdie” and new to my stash. I just love the color and sparkling gemstones. I adhere the flowers to green flourishes and layered the two clusters on a white trellis background. The sentiment is a Spellbinders die cut. Hope you will get some inspiration from me to enter your creation for the first challenge at Double “D” Challenges.

Challenges I entered:

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A close-up of the flowers

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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The inspiration photo for my card

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Project details:

  • White, blue and green cardstock
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Expandable Patterns “Fancy Lattice” (S5-152)
  • Spellbinders Die D’Lites “Sentiments Three” (S2-139)
  • Marianne Design Creatables  (LR0151)
  • Little Birdie Boutique Elements “Jewelled Florettes Jamaican Sea (CR45816)
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Broken China”

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

Regards,

Amelia

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