Sweet as Sunshine

Hello friends,

Today’s post I share with a happy dance – this is my first as design team member for The Shabby Tea Room Challenge blog! I am so honored and delighted to join the very talented team of ladies. This is going to be an incredible experience and a golden opportunity to learn more about card making and the shabby style. Thank you for holding thumbs for me and all your kind comments when I submitted my cards for the design team call. I appreciate it so much.

The theme for the The Shabby Tea Room challenge this fortnight is “Sweet as Sunshine”. Please hop over to The Shabby Tea Room to see the lovely inspiration photo and more details on how to enter the challenge. Our sponsor is Bugaboo stamps and they offer a lovely prize of 7 digi’s for this challenge!

For my card I was kindly sponsored with a yummy cupcake image that I layered on a paper doily. I coloured the image with my watercolor pencils and paper piece the cupcake layer and cream topping for more dimension. To embellish I added a gingham ribbon, some sequins, a red button and glitter. The sentiment is a a die cut from Marianne Designs Creatables.

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The bow and button

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The yummy cupcake

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The sentiment

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Project details:

  • White, yellow and red cardstock
  • October Afternoon designer paper “Confetti”
  • Bugaboo Stamps: Yummy Cupcake
  • Marianne Design Creatables sentiment die (LR0223)
  • Doily
  • Gingham ribbon
  • Star button
  • Sequins
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thank you for visiting today. Please come and join in the fun at our challenge at The Shabby Tea room, I would love to see your take on the challenge. Have a wonderful day.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

Just A Note …

Hello friends,

Sharing with you today my guest designer card for the Crafty Boots Challenge blog. What a wonderful opportunity to be featured on such a Guest DT Badgelovely challenge blog – thanks so much Dionne and the Crafty Boots design team for inviting me. The theme of the current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is ‘Black and White’. Your project can be a card, an altered box, a handmade gift, an album, in fact anything you like just as long as it has a colour combo of black and white.

I decided to create a vintage/shabby themed card with layers of black and white designer paper and a gramophone die cut. To frame the gramophone I used a Spellbinders die “Regal Frame” – for me the old vintage and intricate pattern complimented the paper and gramophone so well. To complete the card I added a JustRite sentiment, paper roses and bows

Challenges entered:

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The gramophone

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The sentiment and flowers

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The inside

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Project details:

  • White and black cardstock
  • Polka dot and script designer paper
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Regal Frame” (S4-446)
  • Nellie’s Choice Vintasia Figurative die “Gramophones” (VIND005)
  • JustRite clear stamps “Timely Banners” (CR-04920)
  • Pearls
  • Chipboard music notes
  • Paper roses
  • Wax cord
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thank you for taking the time to visit and looking at my card. I really enjoy reading your comments and appreciate each one so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting

Regards,

Amelia

In The Tea Room Again

Hello friends,

Another card to share for The Shabby Tea Room Design Team call. The inspiration picture  is so beautiful I couldn’t resist to create a June 2015 DT Callsecond card. There are only a few days left before the collection closes and the cards already submitted are so beautiful. My card today is not as detailed as usual, but I tried to create an overall shabby chic look. I would love to know what you think of my take on the inspiration picture.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

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The pink teapot

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The sentiment and flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream, pink and blue cardstock
  • Tilda designer paper ” Spring Lake”
  • Joy Crafts teapot die (6002/0113)
  • Spellbinders Die D-Lites “Sentiments Three”(S2-139)
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punch
  • Paper doily
  • Pearls
  • Paper and silk flowers
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Paradise Aqua”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

In The Tea Room…

Hello friends,

I visited The Shabby Tea Room recently and saw they have a design team call for three new members. This is a six-month DT term June 2015 DT Callbeginning on July 1st, 2015. I so much love this challenge blog and always admires the lovely creations the Shabby girls showcased with each challenge – maybe this motivated me to enter the DT call with my card today. I used the beautiful inspiration picture to created a pink tea-themed card incorporating the colors, roses and teapot.

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The tea pot dressed up with  roses and pearls

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A close-up of the sentiment

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A little heart for more shabbiness

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A peep at the inside – and more hearts!

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Project details:

  • Cream and pink cardstock
  • Designer paper from Lilac and Lavender
  • Lea’bilities tea set die “Leane no 45.8862″
  • Paper Smooches Wise die “Birthday Words’ (FBO120)
  • Spellbinders die “Classic Hearts”
  • Paper doiley
  • Pearls
  • Gemstone hearts
  • Paper roses
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Rose Petal”
  • Wax cord
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Challenges entered:

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Wooden Hearts

Hello friends,

Thank you for visiting today, I am so glad that you are here to look at my card. Today I share another wedding card in the shabby chic style. I used soft pastel colors with distressing on the paper edges for a bit of a vintage look too. I added a lovely flourish die cut as a background for the flowers and wooden hearts. A piece of lace, pearls and two-layered butterflies completed the card. The sentiment is from JustRite stamps. I would love to enter my card in the following challenges:

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The hearts and roses against a flourish background

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The butterflies and sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Delight”
  • Impression Obsession  die “Heart Flourish” (Die 126-U)
  • JustRite sentiment stamp from the “Victorian Nested Frames and Occasions” stamp set
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punches
  • Wooden hearts
  • Cord
  • Pearls
  • Prima paper roses
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”
  • Lace
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”

Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

A Silver Heart

Hello friends,

It is such a long time since I posted a card, time is just running away with me the last couple of weeks. We had a busy time at work and at home but I am glad to be back with a quick wedding card I created for a friend.  As she likes the clean and simple style, I used an embossing folder for the background and added a metal heart, some satin ribbon, a few gemstones and two paper roses. I love how the fleur-de-lis pattern of the embossing folder compliments the metal heart. Well, as a shabby chic and vintage junkie, I just had to add roses somewhere on my card! The sentiment is from JustRite stamps.

I would love to enter my card in the following challenges:

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The sentiment

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A close-up of the embossed background and metal heart. I love the vintage look of the roses.

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A peep at the all-white inside with just a few gemstones

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Elizabeth Crafts Design embossing folder “Fleur de Lis” (109)
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Victorian Nested Frames & Occasions” set (JB-09205)
  • Metal heart
  • Gemstones
  • Satin ribbon
  • Paper roses

Thanks for visiting today, I always appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from a cold winter’s day in South Africa,

Amelia

A Bird House

Hello friends,

Another card to share today, featuring stamps from Hot Off The Press stamp set “Sweet Tweets”. I have this stamp set for a long time and never used it  until a few weeks ago. Since then I have so much fun making cards with all the little “birdie” stamps in the set.  For this card I used the bird house and a fancy swirl  to create the foliage at the bottom. The image is colored with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and a few pink gemstones were added. A few pink paper roses and a bow completed the card. The sentiment is from JustRite stamps.

I would love to enter my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the bird house and sentiment

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The flowers and bow

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Hot Off The Press stamp set “Sweet Tweets”
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Heart To Heart” set
  • Paper roses
  • Hug Snug seam binding
  • Gemstones
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card – I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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