“Sweet” Heart

Hello friends,

Greeting you from a very hot summer’s  day in Pretoria. On Monday I went back to work after a month-long holiday. I am going to miss the lazy days filled with crafting, reading and fun things to do. But today’s post is not about the weather or my holiday, it is about a card I created for a few challenges I saw on Paper Playful.

This card, in the shabby chic style, was inspired by the lovely photo at The Card Concept.  The little pink roses, pearls, bows and the grey, cream  and pink colors in the picture caught my eye and I took this as inspiration for my card. I also love the rustic feel of the picture and try to incorporate that as well in my card.

I made my shabby card in shades of pink, cream and grey and with a lovely lace heart die cut as focal point. The wood grain background paper was perfect to create the rustic feel. I added some pretty pink roses, wax cord bows, pearls and a die cut sentiment. This card was really quick to make and I love the soft look which make it suitable as a birthday, anniversary, valentine or wedding card.

Challenges I entered:

The “lace” heart and roses

The sentiment

A close-up of the roses and bow

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream and pink card-stock — Designer paper — Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Lace Hearts” (S5-204) — Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105) — Roses — Pearls — Wax cord — Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this “sweetheart” 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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Happy Birthday

Hello friends,

It is Double D Challenges 2nd anniversary and to celebrate we have a beautiful mood board to inspire you. The theme is “Anything Birthday/Anniversary Goes using Mood board”.

But there is more news about our prizes! It will run as normal but besides the Top 3, Winner & Random.org winner, there will be two winners who will receive prizes. All the details about the prizes are on the Double D Challenge blog. Besides these 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. Unfortunately due to problems with our postal services I will not offer a prize.

For my card to celebrate the Double D Anniversary I used the colors, flowers and the cake as inspiration for my card. I used a stamped and die cut fancy cake as focal point. I layered the elements on floral and gingham background paper. I added gemstones, a  banner, hearts and lace for a shabby feel. To finish off I added a die cut sentiment, bow and pretty pink roses.

I entered the following challenges:

The pink cake stamped with pink embossing powder

The sentiment and banner

The flowers, lace and hearts

The bow and flowers

A peep at the inside

Project details

White card-stock — Floral and gingham designer paper — Sizzix Framelets stamp and die set “Birthday Cake” (658697) — Signature dies “Bunting” (SD064) — Poppystamps die “Vintage Happy Birthday” (No. 1178) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase Set One” (S4-563) — Pink embossing powder — Gemstones — Lace — Paper roses — Seam binding — Tim Holtz distress ink “Victorian velvet”

I hope you enjoy today´s card. If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments. Please submit your project for the Double D Anniversary Challenge – I can’t wait to see what you created! Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

Parisian Postale

Hello friends,

The Christmas hustle and bustle is in full swing in my part of the world but I’ve got another Christmas card to share with you today . I created this card for the challenge at The Card Concept with the lovely theme of “Parisian Postale”. My card is created in the Shabby chic and Vintage style. My inspiration from the picture is the kraft, red and white colours, twine and postal address.  I used kraft cardstock for the card base and a postal stamp from KaiserCraft. For  embellishments aI added a red flower, red twine and die cut snowflakes The sentiment is layered on a tiny tag. Hope you like my take on the challenge

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the flower and postal stamp

The snowflakes

A peep at the inside

Project details

Kraft, red and white cardstock — Kaisercraft clear stamp “Cherry Tree Lane” — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Snowflake Wonder” — Marianne Design Craftables “Snowflakes (CR1335) –Spellbinders Stamp and Die set “Tiny Tags” (SDS-053) — LeCrea’3-D-die “Pigeons” (No.45.1222) — Twine — Flower — Tim Holtz Distress ink “Vintage Photo”

Thanks for visiting today and wishing you a wonderful week! I’m sure it will be a busy one for us all.

Regards,

Amelia

Birthday Bunting

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Diane is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Fright Night”. 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.

Halloween is not a well-known event in South Africa so I decided to make a birthday card using the colors, patterns and bunting as inspiration from the mood board. I used a neglected embossing folder for my background and layered the bunting with mirror tape for dimension on the card. I embellished the polka dot flags with green sprigs, yellow roses, lace and pearls. I finished of with black wax cord bows, a few roses and a sentiment.

Challenges I entered:

The bunting

The roses

The sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and black card-stock — Orange and yellow polka dot paper — X-cut embossing folder “Oak Border”(XCU 818140) — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phase Set One” ( S4-563) — Marianne Design Creatables “Bunting” (LR0329) — Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” ( No. 1001) — Lace — Wax cord for bows — Pearls — Tim Holtz distress inks “Spiced Marmalade” ; Mustard Seed” and “Mowed Lawn” 

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

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

Juicy…

Hello friends,

A clean and simple card to share today. I discovered a few days ago a Lili of the Valley stamp in my storage box and it is just perfect for the new challenge at CASology with the cue word “Juicy”. I stamped the image with Memento dye ink and colored it with Derwent Inktense water-color pencils. The sentiment is a combo of Spellbinders  and Impression Obsession word dies.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the image and sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and grey metallic card-stock — Lili of the Valley rubber stamp “Strawberries” — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase Set One”(S4-563) — Impression Obsession Word Die “Beste Wishes” (DIE 386-F) — Derwent Inktense water-color pencils for coloring

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this CAS creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Flowers Galore

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Mood Board (2)Challenges with the theme “Flowers Galore”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo and we want to see lots of flowers! 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 fence, wood and lovely flowers in the mood board. I decided on wood grain designer paper and a layered iron gate die cut as basis for my flowers. The flower arrangement is made with Prima flowers and cherry blossoms in various colors. Some leafy sprigs, paper cord and glitter are the final touches to the arrangement. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, gemstones and a little swallow.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

Flowers

The flowers

Flowers1

The sentiment

Flowers2

A little bird for fun

Flowers3

Another bird on the verso

Flowers4

A peep at the inside

Flowers5

Project details:

Cream and green card-stock — Docrafts Papermania Wood grain designer paper — Spellbinders Shapeablities die D-Lites “Gilded Gate 2” (S3-202) — Poppystamps doe “Leafy Sprigs” (No. 1001) — Penny Black Creative die “For You” (51-105) — Cricut Cuttlebug die “Up in the Sky” (2002798) – Gemstones — Paper cord –Tim Holtz distress inks “Mowed Lawn” ; Tea Dye” and “Victorian Velvet” — Stickles

 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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