Welcome Spring

Hello blog friends,

Yes, for my Northern hemisphere friends winter time is nearly something of the past. Although it is still extremely hot in South Africa and we are  enjoying the clear, sunny summer days, there is already a hint of cold early mornings to remind us of the change of seasons.  The hedgie on my card today looks if he just wake up from a long winter hibernation and admiring the first spring daisy! I incorporated the three Penny Black challenges in this card by paper piecing the watering can for the challenge at the Penny Black blog, added pearls and lace for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge and follow the theme spring time at Penny Black at Allsorts challenge. By the way, if you are a Penny Black addict, the new spring catalogue with tons of new gorgeous stamps is released. You can view it here. I ordered my new stamps already and the three weeks waiting period to delivery to South Africa feels like a 100 years!

List of challenges I entered:

The inside of my card:

I used the following to create the card:

  • White cardstock
  • Prima Marketing Iron Orchid Design Line designer paper “Chintzy”
  • Penny Black stamp “Yearning” (4058J)
  • Kanban sentiment stamp
  • Guipere lace
  • Pearls
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle watercolour pencils
  • Organza ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card. I would love  to know my visitors, so please leave a comment so that I can come visit too. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Amelia

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jocelyn
    May 23, 2011 @ 02:52:32

    Just found you via your gallery on Flickr! Oh, I am so glad I did – I LOVE your cards. I can see that you are a big Penny Black fan like myself. Love the paper piecing on this card – and love the strip of lace. Absolutely gorgeous card!!

    {{hugs}} Jocelyn

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  2. Juanita
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 04:47:51

    Adorable card, thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.

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  3. Jessica (Thebugstampinmomma)
    Mar 07, 2011 @ 01:25:54

    Oh what a cute image. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Belli Challenge.

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  4. jillyscreations
    Mar 06, 2011 @ 00:22:37

    such a beautiful card I love the paper you have used and the way you have matched up your image with the paper. thank you for joining us at FnF

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  5. ginny
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 06:10:36

    gorgeous, thanks for joining us at FnF 🙂

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  6. debby4000
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 10:38:35

    Oh fabulous card, love the cute image and the details.
    luv
    Debby

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  7. Jules
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 09:57:03

    Hi Amelia

    What a gorgeous card.

    I love your beautifully coloured image and your patterned paper with that fantastic lace is adorable.

    A brilliant finished look inside and out!!! Love it!!

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

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  8. kath
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 09:31:37

    such an adorable card amelia…thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday…hugs kath xxx

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  9. heidy
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 08:22:46

    Oh this is beautiful
    Thanks for joining fab’n’funky this week
    Heidy

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  10. Cheryl (Shestamps)
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 04:54:44

    Gorgeous card! I love the clean design and your paper piecing!

    Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

    ~Cheryl~

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  11. Shirley
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 23:25:30

    Such a beautiful card Amelia. Lovely paper piecing on the watering can and beautifully coloured image.
    Gorgeous ribbon and lace too.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Balck at Allsorts and we hope you will join us again next month.

    Shirley

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  12. Beth Norman
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 21:17:08

    What a darling card. I like how you decorated the inside. Thank you for playing in the creative belli blog.

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  13. Brenda
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 09:09:15

    Hi there Amelia

    What a lovely creation, love the pretty Spring colours.

    Thank you so much for joinin us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and hope to see you again.

    B

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  14. Riet (harikini)
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 06:21:55

    Lovely card.

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  15. helen dooley
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 03:11:42

    This is so beautiful. You always make things so special and pretty. I MISS YOU!!

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  16. Carol (Craftingranny)
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 22:10:22

    Love those little hedgehogs Amelia which you color so beautifully. Such a pretty card, especially the inside. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent. “Hugs” Carol

    ps. I got candy if you want to drop by.

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  17. Sharon Keanly
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 20:07:49

    A perfect creation in every way Amelia. Just love it.

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  18. Moz
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 19:07:06

    Delightful card Amelia. Your colouring is superb and love the piecing of the watering can. The dp is perfect for this lovely “Spring” post.
    Love it!
    Hugz

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  19. ursula uphof
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 19:01:10

    Oh he is so cute Amelia. I love the little hedgehog and have a few. Your card is really gorgeous. I must say I enjoy this time of year, the mornings have that hint of autumn, and then the days are back to summer. Take care

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