Block Pattern

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme from Team Darlene for our two weekly challenge this time is “Pick a Pattern” – the pattern must be DD_Patternsthe focus of your creation. Please visit the Double D Challenge blog and see the wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

Now onto the details of my card for this challenge. I created my card in the shabby chic style using four postage stamp “quilt” blocks as the focal point. With this layout I created a quilt pattern on the card. I used striped pattern paper for my background layer and floral designer paper for the blocks. The blocks were lifted from the base layer with mirror tape for dimension. The blocks were then decorated with small die cut hearts, a cat, die cut sentiment and a floral wreath. The final touches were paper roses and silver gemstones.  Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

Patterns

The “quilt” block with the little flower wreath

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The hearts

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The sentiment

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The cat

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White and green cardstock — Striped and floral designer paper — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Postage Stamps” (S4-348) — Creative Expressions die “Rustic Twig Wreath” (CED3055) — Amy Designs die “Animal Medley Cats and Dogs” (ADD10023) –Poppystamps die “Heart Stack” (No. 1140) — Xcut mini sentiment die “Just for You”  — Marianne Design Creatables die “Leaf” (LR0106) — Paper roses — Silver gemstones — Wax cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress ink “Tumbled Glass”

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

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Looking Back in Time

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme from Team Darlene for our two weekly challenge this time is “Looking Back in Time”.  You can dd_timecreate anything that reminds you of times gone by! Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see the wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

It is also time to announce the winner of the $10 gift certificate from 1-2-3 Stitch.com that I offered for the celebration of our third anniversary at Double D Challenges. The name of the random winner that was drawn from the entries on the Double D Challenge blog is #49 Ellie.

Congratulations, I will email you directly, notifying you of this win! Please be sure to email me back to get the details how to claim your gift certificate. Many thanks to all of you that participated – I wish I could give a prize to everyone!

Now onto the details of my card for the new challenge. I created my card in the vintage style using a vintage telephone die cut as focal point. I used script paper and a piece of hessian for my background layers  The vintage telephone was lifted from the fancy die cut  panel with mirror tape for dimension. The telephone is colored with distress inks. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, a bow and vintage buttons. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

vintagephone

A close-up of the vintage telephone

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The sentiment

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A few vintage buttons

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The inside with more buttons

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Project details

Cream and brown cardstock — Script designer paper — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Radiant Rectangles” (S5-161) — Creative Expressions Craft Mini Expressions die “Just wanted to say” (CEDME001) — Lea’bilities Die “Vintage Telephone” (Leane no 45.3028) — Hessian — Wax cord for bow — Buttons — Tim Holtz distress inks “Pumice Stone” and “Vintage Photo”

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

Set Sail …

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme  “Nautical”. You can use the colors or patterns, or the images or 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 red, blue and white colors in the photo. I decided to mix some nautical stamps and dies to create a masculine card. The sailboat was stamped on white  card-stock and colored with Derwent Inktense pencils. The layer was then lifted from the blue base layer with mirror tape.  For more dimension I cut a circle in the top layer to form a porthole frame for the sentiment. I embellished the top layer with die cuts, glitter, gemstones  and a strip of hessian.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Nautical

The sentiment and sailboat

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A close-up of the nautical die cuts

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

White, blue and red card-stock — Stampendous clear stamp set “Nautical Anchor” (SSC1261) — Joy Crafts dies “Seashore” (6002/0418) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small” — Hessian strip — Gemstones — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Faded Jeans”

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

A Friend Is …

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this challenge with the theme of “Friendship”. Looking at the mood board I decided to use the tile with the sentiment as inspiration for my vintage card. Please visit the Double D challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

I used a vintage scrap and designer paper from the Graphic 45 series”Secret Garden” for my background. I then stamped my sentiment on a beautiful oval die cut and layered it with mirror tape on the base card for a bit of dimension. I finished off with wax cord bows, paper roses, pearls, a heart and glitter. This was a  quick and easy vintage card to make and I hope the recipient will love it.

Friends

The sentiment

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The flowers and birds

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

Cream card-stock — Graphic45 designer paper — Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements “Radiant Rectangles” (S5-161) — JustRite stamp set ‘Song in my Heart” (JB-09865) — Pale peach roses — Wax cord — Pearls — Tim Holtz distress inks “Antique Linen”

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

A Sprinkle of Glitter

Hello friends,

Hope you are all well and enjoying your day. September is the start of spring time in South Africa and we got warm weather since last week. Looking at the high temperatures already, it is going to be a warm summer for us. It is also time for a new challenge at Double “D” Challenges. The theme for the new challenge is “Glitter” –  and lots of it! Hope you will share your “glittery” creation with us at the Double “D” Challenge this fortnight.

For my background I used a designer paper from an old First edition paper pad “Spring Feast” which already have a glitter effect. I tried to used some of the colors in the mood board like green, shades of pink and black in my design. I also dusted the frame for the cats with fairy dust and added glitter glue to the flower centers. I finished off with paper flowers, a wax cord bow and a heart charm. Well, I think there was more glitter on my face as on the card when everything was done and dusted!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The glitter frame and cats

The flowers

The sentiment and leaf border

A peep at the inside

Project details of the card

White, green and black card-stock — First Edition designer paper “Spring Feast” — Impression Obsession die “Cat  Set” (DIE083-K) — Penny Black Creative die “For you” (51-105) — PoppyStamps die ‘Freida Curve” No 1784) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur De Lis Squares” (S4-318) — Fairy Dust glitter — Skwiglues “Crystal” — Heart charm — Wax cord for bow — Paper flowers from “I am Roses” — Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Peeled Paint”

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you like what you see. I appreciate your comments about my cards so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

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

 

A Toast to 2017

Hello friends,

This is my last post for 2016 and my wish to all of you is:

May 2017 be filled with peace, warmth and togetherness in your family and much prosperity! Happy New Year!

Thank you for all your support and kind comments during 2016, I appreciate it so much. To celebrate 2017 I chose a cute mouse image from my new Penny Black stamp set “Critter Time”. I colored the image with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and added a little glitter to the cool drink for sparkle. The circle  is lifted from the card base with mirror tape to add dimension. The sentiment die cut is from Paper Smooches “Birthday Words”

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the image

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Project details:

  • White and black cardstock
  • Penny Black stamp set “Critter Time” (30234)
  • Paper Smooches sentiment die ” Birthday words” (FBD120)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small”
  • Glitter
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencil

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Regards,

Amelia

 

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