Two Little Doves

Hello again stamping friends,

I love the colour challenge at The Play Date Cafe this week – silver and shades of blue and pink. Although it is such a fabulous colour combination and a personal favourite, I struggled the whole afternoon to complete the card and it nearly ended up in the dustbin out of frustration! I think you know about that bad card days – the bow is just a bow and not a pretty bow, the image is in the center but a little bit to high or to low and the end product is okay but not what your picture. But anyway I completed the card and must admit that making the flowers was fun. I saw this Spellbinders flower tutorial  at Becca Feeken’s blog. Instead of using the lacey circles I used the standard circles small. Mine is not nearly as pretty as Becca’s but practice makes perfect – next time I hope mine will be a knock-out! The layout of the card is based on a sketch by Bev for The Wild Orchid Challenge #20. The image is from a local company, Best Rubber Stamps (BRS) and a golden oldie in my collection.

I entered my card for the following challenges:

And I managed to capture all the glitz and glimmer:

Supplies I used for this card:

  • White, pink and blue cardstock
  • Prima Designer paper (Shabby Chic Collection) “Sweets”
  • BRS (Best Rubber Stamps) South Africa 270L
  • Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp
  • Pearls
  • Seam binding
  • Silver cord
  • Pearls
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder “Scrollworks”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Circles” and “Standard Circles Small”
  • Fancy pins (own creation)
  • Stickles “Silver”
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle watercolour pencils

I’m so happy you’ve decided to visit today, please leave a comment so that I can come visit too. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Greetings from South Africa,

Amelia

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25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracy V
    Apr 12, 2011 @ 23:07:20

    Beautiful Card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!
    Tracy V

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  2. mary marsh
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 00:27:17

    this is such a pretty card-love the shabby chic look-your seam binding treatment is awesome-thanks for playing in the creative belli challenge

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  3. Bev
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 09:37:32

    Amelia this is just stunning, love all the fabulous detail! Thanks for joining us at WOC x

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  4. terry
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 20:12:10

    Nice card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

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  5. Shana
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 06:13:26

    Beautiful hand made flowers! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes – we hope to see you again soon!

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  6. Savannah O'Gwynn
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 18:24:58

    OH MY! Those flowers are so sparkly and beautiful! LOVE the details and layers in your card–great job with our colors! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC!

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  7. Jinny Newlin
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 17:26:34

    What an absolutely stunning take on our color story! LOVE all your silver bits and that gorgeous ribbon! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  8. Ruby2Shoes
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 12:51:33

    Ooh so beautiful. I’m really pleased you didn’t throw it away, it’s gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

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  9. Tracey Kuzniak
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 02:29:02

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! WOW…so many pretty details to adore!!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe 🙂

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  10. Colleen Dietrich
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 15:27:04

    Well, isn’t this gorgeous? Love the hat pins, the handmade flowers, the way you intertwined the silver through the nestie. Thanks for joining us at The Play DAte CAfe!

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  11. Cheryl
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 00:10:05

    Very Romantic! Love your beautiful rolled roses.

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  12. Christel
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 21:46:19

    HI!

    This card is so cute. Love the little doves and the sentiment.
    Thanks for joining Charisma card challenges this week!

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  13. Brenda
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 09:00:44

    A gorgeous card Amelia and those flowers are loveley.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

    B x

    There’s a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

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  14. kezzy
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 08:17:06

    Ooooo gorgeous card, it may have been a bad card day but what came out is utterly wonderful, i love the colours and the shabby feel and those flowers are fab. Xx

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  15. Tamara Morton
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 07:46:51

    Gorgeous card! I love those flowers, colours and all the added bellies thank you for joining us at Creative belli
    Hugs
    TAmara

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  16. Andrea Ewen
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 04:33:53

    Beautiful! I think your flowers came out marvelously and all the bling on your card just catches the eye! Love all the glitter, pearls and those fabulous stick pins! Great work Amelia! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

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  17. Maria
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 23:58:51

    Just stunningly gorgeous!!! I just love all the glitz and beauty of your card! The birds, pins, sentiment, flowers. A perfect card…LOVE IT!!!

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  18. clare
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 23:32:30

    beautiful card…just love your embellishments and all that sparkle.Goodluck at charisma this week

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  19. Fleur
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 23:12:21

    Very pretty. those flowers are stunning
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, hope you’ll join us again
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  20. Debbie
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 21:33:43

    Very pretty Amelia, good luck with your challenges!

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  21. Sharon Keanly
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 21:00:46

    Hi Amelia, I think your card is absolutely beautiful. Love all the details too. Good luck with all those challenges. Hope you had a lovely Sunday, hugs Sharon

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  22. Riet (harikini)
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 19:33:18

    Again a very pretty card, excellent choice of colors.

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  23. Carol (Craftingranny)
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 19:27:23

    It’s absolutely beautiful Amelia! Making flowers is not an easy task and it takes awhile to get the hang of it but this doesn’t look like you need practice, they are gorgeous. Love the decorated pins, the stickles around the edges and the silver cord entwined through the scallops. So elegant! “Hugs” Carol

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  24. Robin Parker
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 19:02:30

    Love the seam binding! The pins are so pretty and the silver cord is another great touch. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

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  25. Moz
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 18:49:47

    Stunning, Amelia! I sympathise with the struggling issue, but you got it so right, it’s beautiful. Your flowers are great – so what’s with the practice??
    Well done and good luck with the challenge.
    Hugz

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