Special Delivery

Hello dear blog friends,

I enjoyed it so much making this card this weekend. Apart from  using a Penny Black stamp, I just love the bright pink and green colours. The paper roses and rosebuds are from Wild Orchid Crafts as this is one of my projects as guest designer for the month of May. As the challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts  and Totally Gorguss is to create a shaped card I decided on this lovely Go Kreate die “Frilly Frame” for the card.  This Penny Black stamp always fasinates me as I can see the detemination on the faces of the two little mice on top of the planters to delivery their letter – isn’t it cute?  Glad it isn’t me who is hanging between heaven and earth – I am so scared of heights! I also added the little banner, made with a Whimsy banner pennant die set, to give a cheerful and special feeling to the card.

I created the card for the following challenges:

The banner/bunting

 The roses

The inside decorated with a banner/bunting too

I used the following to create the card;

  • White and green cardstock
  • Penny Black stamp “Surprise!”  (1649K)
  • Prima Designer Paper Sweet Fairy Collection “Rosebud”
  • Whimsy banner pennant die set
  • Marianne Design Creatables “Leaves” LR0151
  • Martha Stewart border punch “Garden trellis”
  • Go Kreate XXL die Frilly #2 (No 380002) for shaped card
  • Guipere lace available from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Paper roses and buds available from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Wax cord
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Peeled Paint”
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle and Derwent Inktense water colour pencils for colouring

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting today. Hope you enjoy looking at my card as much as I had fun in making it.

Happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellie
    May 24, 2011 @ 06:03:59

    What a stunning creation!! Love your coloring, the embellishments are just beautiful and love the sketch and all of it!
    So happy you shared this with us at penny black at all sorts!!

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  2. darling Ho
    May 23, 2011 @ 06:42:56

    Wow!! Fabulous!! Love the little mice, and all the flowers are perfect!! Great job!!
    Thanks for sharing it at CCH, hope to see you again.:) ~hugs~darling Ho~CCH-DT

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  3. Jocelyn
    May 23, 2011 @ 03:00:16

    Oh my – this is a work of art! It is so gorgeous! Love the colours and the banner – love the flowers and the shape of the card. Everything is just so beautiful! You are very talented and creative.

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  4. faye
    May 22, 2011 @ 19:52:46

    Oh this is just such a lovely card, it’s so pretty. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

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  5. Sara
    May 22, 2011 @ 19:26:14

    Stunning! Love the distressed banner and all those gorgeous roses! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck!
    ~hugs
    Sara, Guest Cupcake

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  6. Poppit
    May 22, 2011 @ 17:12:59

    Oh wow! This is gorgeous! I just love the colour combo and that gorgeous bunting! Thanks for joining us for this week’s Cupcake Challenge. x

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  7. Wenda
    May 21, 2011 @ 10:18:46

    Great card I love it, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

    Hugs Wenda

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  8. Tracy
    May 20, 2011 @ 22:25:42

    A cute and pretty creation. Thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  9. theCook
    May 19, 2011 @ 12:37:47

    This is so beautiful! Love the image, the banners and the floral treatment. Thanks for joining the “not square” challenge at Totally Gorjuss!

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  10. Hazel (didos)
    May 18, 2011 @ 15:37:11

    Lovely Card, thanks for joining in on MAWTT with our B’s Challenge this week Hazelxoxo

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  11. NikkiByrne
    May 18, 2011 @ 11:07:46

    Just beautiful. I love the banner! thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Good luck. Nikki. DT

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  12. Brenda Brown
    May 18, 2011 @ 10:16:19

    This is just gorgeous Amelia, I love the striking pink and green together and the bunting looks fabulous.
    Thanks for joining in our 2B’s challenge at MAWTT we are so pleased you have shared this with us.
    If you pop over to my own blog you could stand a chance of winning more prizes
    http://bumlebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.com
    Click the give-away picture in the sidebar.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  13. faye
    May 18, 2011 @ 01:04:12

    This is very pretty, the colours are lovely too. Thanks for playing at MMCS. x

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  14. Lisa Robson
    May 17, 2011 @ 17:54:32

    wow this is gorgeous .. love the shape , the image , the colours .. just beautiful
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our 2B’s challenge
    Lisa x

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  15. helen
    May 17, 2011 @ 11:42:51

    This is fantastic card,love everything it has to offer. A pleasure to the eye

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  16. Marie
    May 17, 2011 @ 11:28:25

    This is really stunning! Love everything about it. The colours are smashing, the shape of the card is great. It’s just perfect!
    Love n hugs
    Marie in sweden

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  17. Brenda
    May 17, 2011 @ 09:11:56

    What an adorable creation Amelia. And I expecially love the bunting, not seen that die but I think I ‘need’ it.

    Thank you for joining in with our Shape Up theme at Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

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  18. Mervi
    May 17, 2011 @ 08:44:56

    Hi Amelia,
    fabulous creation, beautiful flower arrangements, stunning colour choices,
    what to say, it’s a gorgeous card!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at
    Penny Black at Allsorts, welcome again and good luck;-))m

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  19. Joyce
    May 16, 2011 @ 23:56:54

    Dear Amelia
    Your card is beautiful — love the bright colours and the mice — a fabulous combination.
    Good Luck.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  20. Ursula
    May 16, 2011 @ 22:59:59

    Amelia, WOW I just love it. Those colours are so lovely and bright. Everything about it is just too gorgeous.

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  21. Paola Levi
    May 16, 2011 @ 22:13:58

    Stunning little ensemble Amelia, dont know how i missed your blog before, your work is outstanding and to think you are right on my doorstep,lol
    stamping smiles
    Paola

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  22. Kitty
    May 16, 2011 @ 21:18:18

    Wow this is really stunning hun, totally amazing card!

    Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges and hope to see you again next time 🙂

    Kitty xx

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  23. louise
    May 16, 2011 @ 20:07:42

    Beautiful card with lots of gorgeous detail, thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Louise xx

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  24. Sharon Keanly
    May 16, 2011 @ 19:48:24

    I agree with Moz, this must surely be your best creation to date Amelia. All the elements just blend so well together. I just love it!The shape is stunning. hugs Sharon x

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  25. Riet (harikini)
    May 16, 2011 @ 19:26:51

    I really love your style. I like the way you tied the string on the banners.
    Wonderful card.

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  26. Jemima's Jems
    May 16, 2011 @ 19:06:06

    Oh WOW, your card is amazing,fabulous colouring and so beautifully embellished…stunning:)

    Thank you for joining us at MMCS

    JJ
    xx

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  27. Carol (Granny)
    May 16, 2011 @ 18:25:17

    The colors on this card are so bold and bright yet blend perfectly with the DP. Your coloring of the image is awesome Amelia and the embellishments are so beautifully created. Love the banners and bunting. This is an elegant and stunning creation! You are doing WOC proud my friend. I’d have to be totally incapacitated to miss one of your fantastic posts and creations. Have a wonderful week! “Hugs” Carol
    ps I’m petrified of heights too…….lol

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  28. Moz
    May 16, 2011 @ 18:24:32

    This has to be the best card you have made, well top of the list of your awesome cards as they are all delightful! I just adore the image as well as your choice of colours and the colouring in of the image. The banners are fabulous as is the shape and construction of the whole card.
    Amelia, I luv this card!
    Hugz

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