Think Spring

Hello blog friends,

We are celebrating Spring at Double D Challenges and I hope you can join us this week with your flower creations. With such a lovely ca-dd-spr1-tileinspiration photo you can just let the creative juices flow. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we would love to see your card this fortnight.

I was inspired by the wood-grain chair, the flowers, green, pink and yellow colors and the birds. I used a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder “Bark” for the background.This was distressed with white acrylic paint for a shabby look. After layering an oval wreath on the background I added lots of flowers and bows. The final touches are a stamped die cut bird, pink hearts and a sentiment. I also made an envelobox  and embellished it to match my card. All the supplies are listed below. Hope you like my take on the inspiration picture.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The bird

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The flowers and close-up of the stamping and embossing

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More flowers…

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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The matching envelobox

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Project details

White, green and kraft card-stock ; Spellbinders M-Bossabilities embossing folder “Bricks and Bark” (EL-015) ; Tattered Lace die “Starlight Oval” (D610) ; Memory Box die “Forest Bird” (No. 98340) ; Spellbinders Shapeabilities sentiment die “Phrase Set One” (S4-563) ; Hug Snug seam binding “Antique Gold” ; White acrylic paint for distressing ; White wax cord ; Hearts ; Tim Holtz distress inks ‘Peeled Paint” , “Victorian Velvet”, “Tattered Rose”, “Tea Dye” ; Flowers  (I am Roses products used: S10-2 (Small Pale Pink Paper Flowers), S15-00 (Small Mixed Pink Paper Flowers ), S10-401 (Small Yellow Paper Flowers) and Prima roses)

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

Kind regards,

Amelia

Silver and Gold for Christmas

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the lovely theme of “Silver and decemberGold”. I was inspired by the beautiful silver and gold in the picture and  decided to join in the fun. The team have created beautiful cards – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

For my card I used  Christmas designer paper from BoBunny. I added gold and silver die cut leaves, a few sequins and gemstones and a gold  ribbon for sparkle. A die cut sentiment in gold captures the spirit of Christmas. Hope you like my take on the mood board at Double D Challenges.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the leaves and beautiful Christmas paper

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White card-stock
  • Gold and Silver mirror board
  • BoBunny “Silver and Gold” designer papers
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Romantic Vines” (S4-531)
  • LeCrea’ 3-D die “Pigeons” (Leane no. 45.1222)
  • Sequins and gemstones
  • Gold ribbon
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Hope you get inspired to share your creation in the challenge.  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Kind regards,

Amelia

Harvest Blessings

Hello friends,

Greeting you from a very hot summers day in South Africa, We are midst a heat wave with temperatures rising during daytime to 38 degree ca-dd-nov-insp2-tileCelsius. I think the best place to be is in the swimming pool or in front of an air cooler. But despite the heat I am excited to share my card with you for the new challenge over at Double D Challenges today. The theme of the challenge is “Harvest Blessings and Give Thanks”.

I was inspired by the acorns and leaves as well as the colors in the picture. The pretty background paper on my card is from Lilac and Lavender and although you can’t see much of it I love the colors and letters popping through the die cut leaves. For dimension on the card I added layers of autumn colored and green  leaves. For embellishments I used some copper acorns and gold pearls and finished of with a wax cord bow. Hope you like today’s card

Challenges:

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A close-up of the leaves and acorns

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream, kraft and green cardstock
  • Designer paper from Lilac and Lavender
  • BoBunny craft die “”Lovely Leaf Dies”
  • Spellbinders Shapeablilities “Romantic Vines”
  • Copper acorns
  • Gold pearls
  • Wax cord
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Vintage Photo”, “Tea Dye” and “Mowed Lawn”
  • Prime Watercolor paint for leaves

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

Pumpkin Time

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Pumpkin Time”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo and we want to see those pumpkins! For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the ca-dd-oct-insp3-tileDouble D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the colors and beautiful pumpkin decorations in the photo.I use a stone urn die cut for one of the pumpkins and layered several leaf die cuts to make a wreath on the edge of the urn. The pumpkins are a free coloring page from Co-good.com and you can download it here. I colored the images with my Derwent Inktense water-color pencils and fussy cut the leaves and pumpkins. I the layered the images on designer background paper and strips of washi and lace tape. The sentiment die cut is from Spellbinders.

Challenges:

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The pumpkin  and leaf wreath

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The sentiment and washi tape

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream card-stock
  • Designer paper in black and cream
  • Pumpkin digital image from Co-good.com Pumpkin Coloring Pages for Kids
  • Joanna Sheen Signature die “Stone Urn” (SD 035)
  • PoppyStamps die “Leafy Sprig” (no. 1001)
  • Impression Obsession die  “Leaves” (DIE066-C)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities sentiment die “Phrase Set One” (S4-563)
  • Washi tape
  • Lace tape
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Old Paper” and “Mowed Lawn”

Although it is the beginning of summer in my part of the world I hope you’re all enjoying a beautiful fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Thanks for visiting today  I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Polka Dot Fun

Hello friends,

Where did the time go? But I don’t mind because it is time for our new challenge at Double D Challenges. The challenge this fortnight is really easy with the theme “Anything Goes with Polka Dots”. The inspiration board  is so beautiful – I just love all the colors and dots! Please ca dd pd4-tilevisit the Double D Challenge blog and see more wonderful samples from our talented designers and join in the fun! We have a fun 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.

I was inspired by the different colors in the photo and decided on colorful polka dot paper and pink background. I used a Marianne Design Craftables “basket” die cut for the pretty paper roses and layered it on a pink paper doily. I kept the card simple, but still shabby, by adding some sequins, butterflies, an embossed dot strip and a wax cord bow.  The sentiment was cut with a  Spellbinders Shapeabilities  sentiment die.

Challenges I entered:

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A close-up of the basket, roses and sequins

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The sentiment and butterflies

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream and pink card-stock
  • Polka dot designer paper
  • Marianne Design Craftables “Basket” (CR1208)
  • Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001)
  • Crealies die “Butterflies”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase set one” (S4-563)
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Paper doily
  • Paper roses
  • Sequins
  • Wax cord for bow
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Old paper”

Hope you like this shabby polka dot card. I had a great time making it. Thanks for stopping by and your comments are much appreciated.

Kind 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

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The sentiment

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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

Happy …

Hello friends,

A card to share for the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme for our two weekly challenge this time is “Anything Goes With Gingham”. For more information about the challenge and the prize up for grabs visit the Double D Challenge blog and start creating – we ca dd sg3-tilewould love to see your card.

I discovered this golden oldie in my Penny Black storage box and I love the dancing cow  and chickens – they sure are so happy! It feels like ages since I last made a card with a cute image so I had a lot of fun with this one. I kept the layout  simple with two strips of pink gingham paper to frame the image. To finish off I added pink gem hearts, paper flowers, green flourishes and wax cord bows. The coloring was done with my Derwent Inktense water-color pencils.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the image

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The sentiment and flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White and green card-stock
  • Pink gingham paper
  • Penny Black stamp “Skip & Romp” (2877L)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Phrase Set One (S4-563)
  • Marianne Design Creatables “Flourishes” (LR0271)
  • Paper flowers
  • Gem hearts
  • Wax cord
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils

Thanks so much for visiting today and the kind comments you so kindly write each week.  I appreciate each comment so much. Hope to see your card at Double D Challenges this fortnight. Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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