The Garden Bench

Hello everyone,

I created this card for the challenge at The Shabby  Tea Room with the theme “Pink lemonade”.  The challenge is to create a card with the inspiration photo in mind and the colours pink, green, neutrals and flowers. Unfortunately between my stamps there wasn’t a single stamp matching the theme of lemonade so I opt for my Cottage Cutz die “Garden Bench” to create a rose garden scene.

My card fits the following challenges:

Here is my take on the challenges:

A close-up of the roses, potted rose and hat:

More potted roses:

 The inside of the card:

The sentiment on the inside of the card:

Project details:

  • White and pink cardstock
  • Designer paper from Raspberry Road “Josephine digital paper set”
  • Cottage Cutz die “Garden Bench” from The Scrapping Cottage
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Fleur de Lis Rectangles”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die ‘Fleur de Lis Motifs”
  • Whimsy sentiment stamp
  • Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp “Artful Flight”
  • Marianne Design Creatables LR0106
  • Lace
  • White paint
  • Paper roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Pearls
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Old Paper” and “Peeled Paint”

Thanks for stopping by, your visits and comments makes my day. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julie
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 08:16:13

    OMG you create some absolutely fantastic designs. Well done. Can you please tell me where you buy your magnificent laces. The do so much justice to your creations along with your creativity. Can’t wait to see more……

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  2. Gry
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 16:35:35

    Beautiful card! Love the colours you have used and all of the roses, I LOVE roses:-)

    Thanks for joining CFAS this week!
    Hugs,Gry!

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  3. Maria
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 22:04:53

    Wow!!! What a gorgeous piece of work! It is so fabulous! I love every inch of it! Congrats on your win at The Shabby Tea Room!

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  4. Cindy Click
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 21:49:14

    I love this card. It makes you want to sit in the garden and sip some ice tea. I love all the flowers and lace. Lovely goodness!
    Cindy
    nindys-blog.blogspot.com

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  5. Michelle
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 03:58:57

    Hi Amelia

    Wow, I absolutely adore your card!! So pretty and femine!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle 🙂

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  6. Antonella
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 11:31:52

    What a gorgeous card – love all the flowers! Inside and out you have done a fantastic job! I linked over from Make It Monday where I’ve also linked, hope you’ll drop in.
    Hugs, antonella 🙂
    http://quilling.blogspot.com/2011/06/filigree-friday-summer-flowers-tutorial.html

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  7. Kerrie Mainwaring
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 10:33:39

    Such a stunning card, love the image, and all the detail.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don’t forget……… if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on “Make It Monday” for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

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  8. susan zuzarte
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 04:05:08

    Found this card on MIM.I just love this card
    the little scene you have created is beautiful.

    Just letting you know that I am having a blogging for sharing giveaway on my blog. Would love it if you would enter some of your beautiful work

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  9. Christine
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 22:32:48

    Oh My Gosh! This is BEAUTIFUL! So much detail, layers & thought! And the inside is even done up. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons challenge #3.

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  10. Stephenie
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 05:09:06

    WOW! So beautiful. The layers and textures just add so much more depth to your garden scene. It makes me want to sit down on the bench and enjoy the garden.
    Good luck in the MIM challenge.

    Stephenie
    http://www.sscrafter.blogspot.com

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  11. Elizabeth
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 17:30:24

    Hello Amelia, I’ve just popped over from the MIM site to see your card close up and it is lovely 0 I like the rose garden theme and the paper you’ve used is very pretty. I also like the way you have decorated the inside of the card too. Elizabeth

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  12. michele spera
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 14:39:45

    adorable card! Love the arrangement of roses! Thank you for joining us at C4E
    Michele S

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  13. Chillipip
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 08:02:28

    Amelia jy word nou te goed.
    This is stunning love the colours and as usual your flowers inspire me to makes a card.
    Please would you accept the Sweet Blogger Award over at my blog thanks

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  14. clare
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 00:12:49

    wow this is just beautiful.Goodluck at Charisma this week

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  15. michele
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 17:16:51

    Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

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  16. Carol (Granny)
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 03:42:32

    This is such a gorgeous creation that I’m going to post it on my blog with a link back to here. No time to craft for me right now with all that is going on so I hope you don’t mind if I share it with others. Your creations are so beautiful and such a work of art and love. Hope all is well with you dear friend. This is definately a winner for me and I sure hope it is for the challenges. “Love & Hugs” Carol

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  17. Sandy How
    Jun 21, 2011 @ 16:39:21

    Wow, love all those flowers and the layout of the card and all the little extra details makes one beautiful card. I saw your creation on MIM and had to come and get a closer look ,
    Sandy

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  18. Jayne
    Jun 21, 2011 @ 16:03:03

    stunning card. Love all the beautiful roses.
    Saw your card on MIM

    Jayne
    x

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  19. Tamara Morton
    Jun 21, 2011 @ 08:57:32

    Gorgeous card I love the colours you have used. thank you for joining us at Anything goes
    Hugs
    Tamara
    Hugs Tamara Posh Cat Crafts!

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  20. Anonymous
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 20:27:32

    Amelia, die kaartjie is absoluut stunning en verdien om te wen. Baie geluk!

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  21. NancyD
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 17:04:38

    Wow! So pretty. Love all the flowers and how they look like a trellis. Saw you on MIM.

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  22. Janet K
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 15:36:07

    Wow…congrats for becoming the most top winner in The Shabby Team Room!
    …this card is lovely..like a lovely garden to get myself relax…!!

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  23. Marlou
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 14:55:47

    Wow!!! This is stunning :)well done on winning , well deserved 🙂

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  24. Diane Hover
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 12:57:56

    Beautiful~beautiful…and congrats on your win at the shabby tea room!

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  25. Michlle
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 12:57:07

    Congrats on your STR win! Well deserved!! This is stunning!!!

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  26. Gisèle
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 12:32:13

    omGOSH….this is one of the most beautiful cards i have ever seen,,,I have never wanted to be in a card as much as this one LOL I can smell those roses , and hear the birds chirpping.CONGRATS on your win…

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  27. Dawn
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 10:54:47

    Amelia, another absolutely beautiful card! You should do tutorials on how you design and create your cards! I know I would love to see how you do it! Thank you for joining in at CFAS!

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  28. Jan
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 08:17:22

    Great card and layout, thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

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  29. Riet (harikini)
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 07:14:42

    what a pretty card, I love the romantic feeling it has.

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  30. Danielle Greenwood
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 05:10:08

    What a fabulous card! there is so much detail to look at! Thanks so much for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room this week!

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  31. pinky
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 20:25:15

    Absolutely beautiful, love the attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    Pinky

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  32. ursula uphof
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 19:45:57

    What a lovely summer card, Those pots of roses are just so beautiful. Yours cards are always full of inspiration

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  33. Moz
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 18:30:51

    So beautiful and feminine, Amelia. I love the rose arrangements and the flower pots are adorable.
    Lovely card all round and good luck with the challenges.
    Hugz
    Moz

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  34. Joyce
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 18:30:40

    Dear Amelia
    How stunning this card is with the colours and flowers.
    Good Luck wit the Challenges.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  35. Sharon Keanly
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 17:51:03

    Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning Amelia. Just love this new creation of yours. Those potted roses are superb. Well done. Sharon x

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