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

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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

Thankful

Hi there and welcome!

A card to share for the new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. The theme for our challenge this time is “Thankful” with a beautiful photo for inspiration. You are welcome to submit any type of project and remember only our name is ‘shabby’, your design need not be! Our sponsor for this challenge is Great Impressions Rubber Stamps , but for more information hop over to The Shabby Tea Room.

For my card I used a stamp from Impression Obsession to create the wooden planks for the background .Taking inspiration from the photo, I used the autumn colors and also burlap and cord. I’ve used several different dies on this card for the embellishments and listed them in my project details. I added some flourishes, leaves, butterflies and roses in shades of brown. The sentiment is from a Sizzix stamp and Framelits die set and the lovely window die from Spellbinders. Hope this card will inspire you to create something for our challenge!

Challenges:

Autumn

The window

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The sentiment and tag

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A close-up of the roses and leaves

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream and brown card-stock
  • Prima designer paper “Romantique”
  • Impression Obsession cover-a-card background stamp “Wooden Plank” (CC177)
  • Impression Obsession die “Leaves” (DIE095-D)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die D-Lites “Window Two” (S2-016)
  • Spellbinders die D-Lites “Flutter Love” (S3-211)
  • Marianne Design Creatables “Flourishes” (LR0271)
  • Sizzix Stamp and Framelits die set “Tags and sentiments” (659100)
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage photo” and “Walnut Stain”
  • Burlap
  • Roses
  • Wax cord
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”
  • Pearls

Thanks for stopping by and your comment is much appreciated! Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Pretty in Purple

Hello friends,

It’s Monday and time for a new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room! Our challenge is called ‘BOO-riffic” and you can create a card or any project inspired by the inspiration photo on The Shabby Tea Room blog. The sponsor is Paper Sweeties and the winner will receive a $20 gift certificate from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

I’ve got something created in purple and black to share for this challenge – lace, pearls and lots of stamped roses. This is some of my favorite things to use on cards. The stamped roses, leaves and sentiment are from the Paper Sweeties Party Time bundle (stamps and dies set) & “You make Me Smile” sentiment set. Hope you’ll allow yourself some time to play along this fortnight at The Shabby Tea Room.

Challenges:

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The sentiment

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A close-up of the roses and leaves

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White and black card-stock
  • Designer paper in purple and black (Unknown)
  • Paper Sweeties : Party Time bundle & “You make Me Smile” sentiment
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die D-Lites “Frame One”
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils
  • Lace
  • Washi Tape
  • Pearls
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Sky Mauve”

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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