Lilac roses and a Dovecote

Hello blog friends,

While busy making this card the past weekend I realized that I am already one year in blogland! What an amazing journey for me, be welcomed amongst fabulous card makers, met caring people around the world, learned something new about paper crafts each day and most of all – make friends with wonderful people in my own country and all over the world. I decided to make a card showcasing how much I appreciate my friends. As inspiration for the card I used the following quote: “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”  (Leo Buscaglia). The dovecote stamp  (0510010DOVEC) is from FlowerSoft and the sentiment stamp from Penny Black (Friends Matter 4073F).

I entered the card in the following challenges:

Here is the card 

The roses, sentiment and the bling 

The dovecote

Hope you like the card. I used the following to create the card:

  • White and lilac cardstock
  • FlowerSoft stamp “Dovecote”
  • Penny Black stamp “Friends Matter”
  • Paper roses
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Milled Lavender”
  • Marianne Design Creatables die “Leaf” and “Flourishes”
  • Gemstones
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”
  • Lyra Rembrandt Aquarell watercolour pencils

Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your crafting. Would like to know who visits, so please if you have a minute to spare leave a comment so that I can come and see your creation too.

Greetings from South Africa,

Amelia

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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. chillipip
    Feb 05, 2011 @ 11:29:22

    amelia I can safely say this is one of your best cards.
    In fact it is one of the most beautiful cards i have seen.
    xxx

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  2. elsi67
    Jan 30, 2011 @ 11:36:17

    Very pretty!Thanks for playing with us at WOC♥

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  3. Tracey
    Jan 29, 2011 @ 11:34:31

    This is absolutely beautiful Amelia, so elegant 🙂

    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  4. Jinny Newlin
    Jan 29, 2011 @ 05:52:37

    Wow! This is stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

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  5. Debs R
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 08:34:10

    wow! what a truly gorgeous creation, your flowers are stunning, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and we hope to see you again
    Deborah
    xxx

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  6. ona_i_ja
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 11:49:58

    Oh, this card is stunning! I love your flowers!!! This is fab!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!
    Hugs
    Agnieszka

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  7. Sharon Keanly
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 22:05:47

    Oh wow Amelia… this card is breathtakingly beautiful! Love the dovecote and how you’ve placed the roses around it. Stunning. Good luck with the challenges. Sharon x

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  8. Trina
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 21:08:30

    Oh!! This is beautiful! I just popped over from The Outlawz to check out your blog, and I was stunned before I could see anything else!

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  9. Sparklygirl-Tina
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 20:38:11

    Hi Amelia

    What a fabulous creation just love your card and bling – gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

    Tina

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  10. Debbie
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 11:56:28

    Congratulations on your win…this is spectacular!!!

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  11. Claire C
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 07:44:59

    What a beautiful card, I love all the detail and what beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

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  12. Jack
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 02:00:18

    Fabulous card, I love your floral arrangement. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

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  13. Carol (Craftingranny)
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 00:51:54

    Oh Amelia, you have created another masterpiece my friend. This is drop dead gorgeous!!! Your style and eye for beauty is beyond words. God has definitely blessed you with talent and given you the heart to share that talent.

    I am so fortunate to share a place in your world of beauty and to call you my friend. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. Hope to see you creating and sharing for many years to come. Warm regards and hugs, Carol

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  14. SuzanneK
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 21:31:24

    Oh my absolutely STUNNING!! I love everything about your project. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

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  15. Belinda
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 20:52:05

    Hi there, I really love the roses and all the little leaves. I am also from South Africa, only down South in Cape Town. Where did you get the leaf die from? That is so useful.

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  16. Jill
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 20:48:22

    What a beautiful card, gorgeous sentiment, fabulous group of roses, love everything about it Amelia! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Kaboodle Doodles. See you next time. Jill

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  17. ursula uphof
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 20:46:01

    A wonderful card Amelia, Just love it all. Yes amazing this world that we have all entered, and all the friends we have made. Warm wishes and good luck with the challenges.

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  18. mozroberts@mweb.co.za
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 20:09:09

    Amelia, this card took my breath away! It is awesome. I just love everything about it – the colours, composition, roses, sentiment……
    EVERYTHING….
    I wish you well in all the challenges – I just know you are going to bowl them over!!
    Hugz
    Moz

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