Tiny Blessings

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room! This fortnight our theme is called ABC-123 and the challenge is to use the inspiration photo on The Shabby Tea Room blog to create a card or project. This week’s lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Paper Temptress! I was inspired by the chalk board and the lovely yellow sunflowers in the photo. I used a sentiment stamp from JustRite as the main focus on black paper. I distressed the edges with white craft paint for a chalk board effect. I layered the stamped sentiment, ink-pot and pen on a vellum banner and finished off with lots of sunflowers, twine, a butterfly and a yellow bow.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the sentiment

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The writing set

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The sunflowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Paper from the Paper Temptress ; Neenah Solar White ; Vellum Parchment White ;
    BASIS 80# Gold ; BASIS80# Black
  • Prima designer paper “Sun Kiss”
  • JustRite sentiment stamp set “Song in My Heart” (JB-09865)
  • Sizzix Sizzlits dies “Sewing and Writing set” (657752)
  • White embossing powder
  • White craft paint
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punch
  • Sunflowers
  • Twine
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Antique Gold”
  • Stickles glitter  “Gold”

Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate your comments so much. Have a lovely day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

Blooms and Butterflies

Hello blog friends,

It is a lovely day in South Africa although it is still winter and chilly. I am looking forward to springtime and therefore it was such fun to create my card with a spring flower for the new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. This fortnight’s challenge is called “Peaches and Cream” accompanied by a lovely photo for inspiration. Our sponsor this fortnight is Crafty Secrets and you could win a fabulous prize! For more details about the challenge, inspirational creations from the design team and the Crafty Secrets prize visit The Shabby Tea Room and please join in the fun. We would love to see your creation for this challenge.

I chose a beautiful gerberia daisy image and sentiment from the “Fairy Wishes” digital stamp set kindly sponsored by Crafty Secrets. I used watercolor pencils to color the image in bright orange and yellow. It was then layered on Spellbinders die cuts “Antique Corner”. I added two butterflies, some pearls, a heart embellishment and a bow to complete the card. Hope you like my take on the challenge – I really struggled to put this card together as this is not colors I usually work with!

Challenges:

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A  close-up of the gerberia daisy

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The sentiment

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A butterfly

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The inside

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Project details:

  • Cream and orange card stock
  • Crafty Secrets digital stamp set “Fairy Wishes”
  • Spellbinders die D-Lites “Antique Corner”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small”
  • Crealies dies “Butterflies”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cream”
  • Pearls
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils

Have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting – I appreciate your comments so much.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

 

Celebrate …

Hello crafty friends,

This card is to join the birthday celebrations at Paper Sweeties who is turning three! During August Paper Sweeties have contests, prizes and giveaways to celebrate the occasion. Visit the Paper Sweeties blog to get more details about the festivities and the inspiration photo. For my card I used the Paper Sweeties “Party Time” stamp/die set and “You Make Me Smile” sentiment stamp set. I colored the pretty balloons with water-color pencils and added sequins for a little bit of bling. The balloons were layered on a little doily and rosy background paper for a shabby look. The sentiment is stamped on a banner from JustRite stamp set “Timely Banners”

Challenges:

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Pretty balloons

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The sentiment and pink roses

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White card stock
  • Docrafts Papermania designer paper “Vintage Notes”
  • Paper Sweeties “Party Time” stamp/die set and “You Make Me Smile” sentiment stamp set
  • JustRite clear stamp set “Timely Banners” (CR-04920)
  • Cottage Cutz die “Tea Time Doily” (CC4X4-484)
  • Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No 1001)
  • Lyra Rembrandt water-color pencils
  • Sequins
  • Paper roses

Thank you for visiting today. have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

 

Summer Picnic

Hello friends,

There is a new challenge starting today at The Shabby Tea Room and the theme for is “Summer Picnic”. The sponsor for this challenge is Dies R Us and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at the DRU store. For more details about how to enter, the inspiration photo and to see more lovely design team cards visit the The Shabby Tea Room challenge blog. We would love to see your entry for this challenge!

In the southern hemisphere we are still in the midst of winter and the past few days were freezing cold in South Africa. Despite of this I enjoyed making this card with its summery feel. I used a lot of dies on this card and you can see the project details at the end of this post. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The picnic basket and jug

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The flowers and bow

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More flowers, a flourish and a tiny butterfly

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The sentiment

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Little butterflies

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White and pink cardstock
  • Designer paper from Cart-Us paper pad “Roses” and Prima “Annalee” collection
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Romantic Rose”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Homespun”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die D-Lites “Sprigs”
  • Marianne Designs Craftables “Basket” CR1208
  • Paper Smooches Wise dies “Birthday Words” FBD120
  • Martha Stewart punch “Classic Butterflies”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Iced Lime”
  • Paper flowers
  • Gemstones
  • White craft paint

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

Regards,

Amelia

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

 

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