Victorian Splendour

Hello everyone,

Still enjoying my last few days of holiday and what is better than card making to keep one busy. Yesterday I was digging through my craft stuff to find some stash that I never used before and some of my recent craft purchases. In blogland there is quite a number of card challenges with the theme “Something New” or “New beginnings” or “Anything Goes” – so here I go with the new things. Love these kind of challenges as I think most crafters have always something new to use on their creations.

In November I bought  three Cottage Cutz Dies (The Scrapping Cottage) from our local scrapbook store in South Africa. The first one I used is the “Birdcage” die with which I created this card. I am hooked on this cuties and can’t wait to make cards with the other two, “Garden Bench” and “Fancy Cat”. The dies are very detailed but as a detail junkie I enjoyed to glue the pieces together and, viola, it feels if I created a masterpiece. The guipure lace, charms and the Prima Sugar Plum and Camelot roses are also new. As part of my “new beginnings” for 2011 on the card making journey I also followed the sketch by Bev to put the card together – I am always struggling with sketches and decided to practice these “toughies” and nail them this year.

I love the old Victorian feel of the card and decided to enter the following challenges:

A close-up to enjoy the beautiful Prima flowers.

I used the following to create the card:

  • White and purple cardstock
  • FabScraps designer papers (High Tea C41 001 and High Tea Music C41 004)
  • Cottage Cutz die “Birdcage” (The Scrapping Cottage)
  • Lili of the Valley circular sentiment stamp
  • 2 silver charms
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Milled Lavender”
  • Organza ribbon
  • Lace
  • Heritage white craft acrylic paint
  • Spellbinders dies (Ovals and Circles)
  • Marianne Design Creatables  die for leaves
  • Prima Sugar Plum  and Camelot paper roses
  • Guipure lace

This card is one of my favourites and as the sentiment says, it will definitely go to someone special on a special day! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Greetings from South Africa,

Amelia

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24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol (Craftingranny)
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 11:39:08

    Big Hugs and congrats for this beautiful card that won at WOC and also for being in the TOP 3. You go girl, I’m so proud of you! Keep up the fantastic inspiration!!! “Hugs” Carol

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  2. Sylvia/LittleTreasures
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 00:35:11

    Wow this card is a real knockout. I love your colors, layers and the birdcage is so cute. Best Wishes. Love your blog

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  3. Spyder
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 01:04:40

    It’s time to vote for your favourite card and get all your blogging buddies to vote for you!! So hop over to Quirky Craft’s! and vote!!

    ((Lyn))

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  4. elsi67
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 18:29:21

    Such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at WOC♥

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  5. Connie M.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 06:15:58

    Gasp!! This is just stunning! I so love all those beautiful flowers!! Thanks so much for playing in the RRR challenge!!

    Connie
    RRR DT

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  6. Lindsey
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 18:01:32

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

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  7. Poppet
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 17:36:49

    Such a beautiful card Amelia. I’ve not see the Cottage Cutz dies before but after seeing your wonderful creation I will have to have a look. Your card reminds me of a birdcage hanging under an arbour covered in roses.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Creative Cowgirls Challenge. 🙂 xx

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  8. Marianne
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:32:04

    Really beautiful card! The embelishments, the ribbon, the flowers. Just very beautiful!
    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!
    Marianne

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  9. min lille håndarbeidsblogg
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 16:15:46

    fantastic card.

    thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT Pile It On

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  10. Helen
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 00:46:31

    Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  11. Spyder
    Jan 07, 2011 @ 23:19:31

    An absolutely gorgeous card Amelia. Just lovely thank you so much for joining Quirk Craft’s New Beginnings Challenge
    Happy New Year!
    ((Lyn))

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  12. Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon
    Jan 07, 2011 @ 22:55:28

    Absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

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  13. Caro
    Jan 07, 2011 @ 17:44:44

    Ooo! I love this card, it is so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Quirky Crafts

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  14. Suzanne
    Jan 07, 2011 @ 15:32:59

    This is a beautiful card. I love this diecut and have been promising myself one for ages, it is definately a must for my birthday now. The whole thing is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky x

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  15. lindyloo
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 22:57:32

    oh my what a fantastic card thanks for joining us at the creative cottage huggies linda x

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  16. scrap joanna
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 12:47:59

    This is an absolutely great card !!! so elegant !!!

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  17. Tracy
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 08:54:36

    wow this is stunning, love all the detail, beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

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  18. Sharon Keanly
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 06:35:42

    Oh wow Amelia. This is absolutely beautiful. Just love it! The flowers, birdcage, everything. You rock!

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  19. ursula uphof
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 06:35:32

    What a really stunning card Amelia. Love the birdcage and your colours are so good together. . Enjoy the last days of your holiday. Warm wishes

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  20. Zoechaos
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 01:05:15

    Splendid card such gorgeous details and so well thought out and put together. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do XOXO Zoe

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  21. helen dooley
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 23:03:15

    GORGEOUS!! you so rock Amelia! this is beautiful!

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  22. Moz
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 22:45:04

    This has to be my favorite card from your collection that I have viewed. It is STUNNING! I just love the colours and vintage feel. I have not come across this range of dies – Cottage Cutz and will have to look into buying some. I could stare at this all night……
    Adorable, Amelia.
    Hugz

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  23. hilda
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 22:06:06

    Ameilia this is absolutely beautiful the colours are so muted yet so matched and the composition brilliant

    Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

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  24. Carol (Craftingranny)
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 21:53:39

    I’m always in awe of your wonderful creations. This is so beautiful Amelia! God has blessed you with a wonderful talent. Thinking of you always and wishing you much success this year. “Hugs” Carol

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