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. PA 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

For My Mum

Hello friends,

A card for a special mother to share today. I decided not to use designer paper as background but strips of washi tape and a Spellbinders heart shape die cut. The watering can is from a Paper Sweeties die cut and stamp set “Showering You With Love”. I added a few tiny roses, leaves, gemstones, bow and a sentiment and all is done. I love the simplicity of the card although it still have the shabby chic look.

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

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The watering can and little roses

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The sentiment

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The washi tape fishtail banners

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Paper Sweeties die cut and stamp set “Showering You With Love Bundle”
  • Crafter’s Companion sentiment stamp “Mulberry Wood Love You”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Lace Hearts” and “Classic Hearts”
  • Washi tape
  • Gemstones
  • Roses
  • Olba punch for leaves
  • Wax cord for bow
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Spun Sugar” and “Victorian Velvet” for stamping

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

Regards,

Amelia

Sweet Roses

Hello there,

A shabby chic card to share for the latest challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. I used the lovely inspiration photo to create this card with a faux chalkboard background. I used  a piece of designer paper from Prima  “Tea Thyme” collection which I distressed with white craft paint. I stamped and wet embossed a JustRite sentiment with white embossing powder on the background paper. The die cut basket is from Marianne Design Craftables and filled with lots of pink and white roses. The wood texture strip at the bottom is stamped with an Impression Obsession stamp and TH distress ink “Vintage photo”.To finished off I added some greenery, a piece of lace and a few tiny butterflies and pink gemstones. The card will be presented in a envelobox because of the many flowers.

Challenges:

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 A close-up of the basket and roses

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The sentiment on the chalkboard background

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The roses, lace and the stamped wood texture strip

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The inside

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Tea Thyme”
  • Marianne Design Craftables “Basket” (CR1208)
  • Marianne Design Creatables “Leaf flourish” (LR0151)
  • Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig” (No. 1001)
  • JustRite All Occasion Nested Sentiments (JB-09210)
  • Martha Stewart punch “Classic Butterfly”
  • Impression Obsession rubber stamp “Wood Texture” (CC178)
  • White embossing powder
  • Lace
  • Wax cord
  • Gemstones
  • VersaMagic chalk ink “Pixie Dust”
  • White craft paint
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for visiting – I appreciate it so much.

Regards,

Amelia

Sweet Tweets

Hello friends,

My card today features something that is a bit different from my usual card style – an embossing folder as main image. I do not use embossing folders often on my cards but when I saw this Darice embossing folder I immediately fell in love with the sweet little bird cages. To let the embossed bird cages pop a little more, I coloured each of them with distress ink and added a few pearls.The purple birds are fussy cut from a second embossed image and attached with mirror tape for a dimensional look. The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinders die D-Lites. A green flourish and shades of purple roses complete the card.

Challenges:

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 The leaf flourish and roses

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A close-up of some of the roses

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The sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White and lilac cardstock
  • FabScraps designer paper “Marie Antoinette”
  • Darice embossing folder “Bird cages”
  • Spellbinders die D-Lites ‘Sentiments Three” (S2-139)
  • Marianne Design Creatables “Leaf Flourish” (LR0051)
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Milled lavender” and “Peeled Paint”
  • Roses in shades of purple and pink
  • Pearls
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today and looking at my card. I would love to know what you think of my card and appreciate your comments so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Spring Bouquet

Hi everyone, My card today is for all the cat lovers  – a colourful spring bouquet delivered by an adorable kitty. I used the inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room’s latest challenge for my color choice  – it is so beautiful and bright. The stamp is from Penny Black and as the image is so striking I just layered it on a Sizzix die cut and embellished the card with a few sweet blossoms. The sentiment is stamped on a tiny die cut tag and tied with a little purple bow. Hope the card will bring a lot of happiness to the receiver. Challenges:

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 A close-up of the adorable cat

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The sentiment and bow

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The blossoms and daisies

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A peep at the inside with more daisies

PB_SpringBouquet4Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Sweet Fairy Collection” (Charmed)
  • Penny Black slapstick stamp “Merci Bouquet” (40-063)
  • Penny Black sentiment from “In the Garden” stamp set (30-044)
  • Sizzix Thinlits die “Frame, Garden Lattice” (659004)
  • Sizzix Framelits die “Tags” (659100)
  • Sweet blossoms
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Sky Mauve”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”
  • Memento Dye ink “Tuxedo Black”
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

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

For The Birds …

Hello friends,

A quick CAS card to share today. I discovered a few days ago an old Hot off the Press stamp set “Sweet Tweets” in my storage box. I enjoyed it so much to make a few cards with the beautiful birdie stamps again. I used an adorable birdhouse image, which I stamped triple, for today’s card. I did the colouring with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and then added some cherry blossoms for a springtime look. The sentiment stamp is from JustRite stamps. I will share more cards featuring this stamp set in the coming weeks – I so love the sweet images from this stamp set!

Challenges:

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A close-up of the birdhouses

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The sentiment on a fishtail banner

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Hot off the Press clear stamp set “Sweet Tweets”
  • JustRite sentiment stamp set “All Occasion Nested Sentiments”
  • Memento dye ink “Tuxedo Black”
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank you for visiting today – I really appreciate the time you take to look at my card. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards till next time,

Amelia

Beautiful Blooms …

Hello everyone,

I was surprised to see it was three weeks ago since I last posted a card on my blog – time just flies! But it is good to be back today and share a card that I created for the current challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. The inspiration picture is so beautiful and I tried to capture as many elements in the photo as possible: the bicycle, blooms, banner and wooden planks. The background paper is from the Prima “Tea-Thyme” collection. I stamped the wooden planks  with an Impression Obsession background stamp, cut it in small strips, distressed the pieces and glued them onto the background paper. The die cuts and flowers are distressed with white paint to give the card a shabby look. As springtime is the most loved season for me, I added some hearts, bling and a sentiment “Celebrate” to welcome this wonderful time of the year.

Challenges:

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The banner, birds and roses

MB_SpringBicycle1The bicycle loaded with beautiful roses

MB_SpringBicycle2The sentiment, hearts and gemstones

MB_SpringBicycle3A peep at the inside

MB_SpringBicycle4Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Tea-Thyme”
  • Impression Obsession background stamp “Wooden Plank” (CC177)
  • Joanna Sheen Signature die “Bunting” (SD064)
  • Memory Box die “Resting Birds” (No. 98527)
  • Memory Box die “Brand New Bicycle” (No.98404)
  • Paper Smooches wise die “Birthday Words” (FBD120)
  • White paint
  • Paper roses
  • Gemstones

Thank you for visiting today and I would love to know your thoughts about my card. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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