Song of Joy

Hello everyone,

Wow, can’t believe how time flies, it is nearly two weeks since I last posted something on my blog. Sometimes life become so hectic it is rather difficult to choose what to leave and what to do. But today I decided to share a card  with my card making friends and to visit their blogs that I neglected the past two weeks. Thanks for everyone who subscribed to my blog the past weeks, I am always surprised how small the world became with modern technology and the interest and care people have in one’s doings. This vintage card I created is a sort of experiment as this is the first time I used a vintage scrap.  I bought the Crafty Secret vintage scraps a while ago but I feel miserable to cut it up  because it is a double-sided page and a few pretty images on the back bites the dust.  This card is a combination of a vintage scrap, die cuts, and true to my stamping addiction, also a rubber stamped image – quite a challenge to design a synchronized layout with so many different elements.. The flowers and bird image were fussy cut, and oh my, the legs of the birds were a job and a half as they were so skinny. I used a scalpel to do this job to prevent not to accidentally amputate a leg!

I created the card with the following challenges in mind:

And here is the card, hope you like it:

A view of the fussy cutting

 The flowers, children and flourish

The stamped birdies coloured with my Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle pencils. It took a little bit of time to fussy cut those skinny legs

A peep at the inside. I kept this quite simple and only used layers and a flourish edged with gold glitter

Project details:

  • Cream and purple-pink cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Annalee”
  • Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage creative scraps  “Birds and Blossoms”
  • Crafty Secrets clear stamp set “Bird Notes”
  • Seam binding “Paradise aqua”
  • Guipere lace
  • Pearl sprays
  • Pearl heart
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz die “Elegant Flourishes”
  • Marianne Design Creatables “LR 0146”
  • Skwiglues “Gold”
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Tea Dye”
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle water-color pencils

Thanks  for stopping by today. I will appreciate it so much if you take the time to leave  a comment . Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. alteredforhim
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 01:10:01

    Oh my…this is stunning. I love all the layers, textures and flourishes. So pretty.

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  2. Margaret
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 06:39:29

    I am always amazed at how many items you manage to get onto the space of a card! Stunning card (as usual), and glad to see I ma not the only one who delays cutting into a double sided page! I am very hesitant to buy these pages as well because of this reason.

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  3. Anonymous
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 06:34:06

    I am always amazed at how many items you manage to get onto a small card space! This card is stunning (as usual), so ‘wel gedaan’.

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  4. Curt OBrien
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 17:12:55

    The detail in your card is eye popping! How beautiful. . .I love all of the elements you added which certainly makes this card a true vintage piece. Amazing detail with your fussy cutting and I’m so glad that there was no amputation! LOL Best, Curt

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  5. cheryln
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 04:37:06

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE every detail! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  6. mandy
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 22:26:57

    Beautiful card,love the vintage look….Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Crafts…
    Mandy x

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  7. Linda Coughlin
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 21:41:26

    Oooh, this is so pretty – it includes everything that I so love! Your vintage images are really lovely and the flourish just tops it off perfectly! Wonderful entry into the flourish challenge. Thanks so much for taking our challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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  8. Dee (Sprytebyrd)
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 18:28:48

    Beautiful card! Love all the layers and details
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays! Have fun and I look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd’s Sentiments

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  9. Nancy Wethington
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 16:32:14

    Love this! All those pretty images. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

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  10. Ann English
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 03:57:55

    This is stunning! Oh, how I love vintage!
    So glad you joined us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

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  11. Linda R
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 21:06:09

    Oh my goodness.. Your card is breathtaking.. So many wonderful details.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  12. Mary J
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 18:24:34

    Wow, just stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday!

    Mary J x

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  13. Gaynor
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 10:22:18

    Wow wow wow, I LOVE this card, GORGEOUS!!!, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

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  14. Brenda Dean
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 02:02:01

    Gorgeous! Love the coloring, the birds, the little ones…the entire card!

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  15. NancyD
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 16:00:53

    Beautiful vintage card. Saw you on MIM. Love the lace.

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  16. Karen
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 02:52:05

    Such a lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

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  17. Dr Sonia S V
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 16:34:26

    Amelia such a beautiful creation. I especially like the pearl chain.Dropped in seeing your card on Make it Monday

    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  18. Shannah
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 13:30:55

    This is gorgeous! I love your vintage style! I’m glad I came over from Make it Monday for a closer look!

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  19. Ros crawford
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 13:11:30

    This is lovely … beautifully done … your cutting is perfect … and I know what you mean about those scraps being double sided … thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB

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  20. CHRISSY
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 09:26:43

    How beautiful, lovely image and the flowers are gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  21. Chillipip SA
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 07:29:18

    Hi there was getting a bit worried , but I see you have come back with a flourish.
    You are very patient i struggle to cut out goodies and these birds would have been legless.
    love the vintage look it suits your style

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  22. Stacey G. (2Craf-t-4u)
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 05:24:53

    This is beautiful! Love the vintage look! The bow is great too! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week! If you have not done so already, you may want to hop over to my blog, as I am hosting a no strings attached blog candy, with several prizes to win! I apologize if I have already sent you this invite!

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  23. Jocelyn
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 04:39:02

    Oh wow – this is so beautiful! Love all the detail. You have much patience to cut so beautifully around the tiny little birdie legs – but oh, it was so worth it – it looks amazing!

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  24. Sandy
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 01:47:01

    Beautiful, you did a wondrous job on the cutting especially on your stamped birds, love the old fashioned images and words,and the pearls and lace too. I saw your card on Make it Monday, good luck,
    Sandy

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  25. Joyce
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 22:44:51

    Dear Amelia
    An amazing card with the children birds and beautiful design — such a lot of hard and meticulous work.
    Fabulous.
    Stamping Hugs from Joyce.

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  26. Sharon Keanly
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 22:34:36

    Absolutely beautiful Amelia. Just love all the extra cutting out and layering that you did. Fabulous colour combo, so rich and vibrant. As the French would say, c’est manifique! (excuse my spelling if incorrect)…hugs Sharon

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  27. Moz
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 22:28:51

    Love the many layers so cleverly put together.
    Such a great card! Another beauty.
    Hugz
    Moz

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  28. Carol (Granny)
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 22:23:58

    This is gorgeous Amelia! So love how you’ve cut out the images and layered them so beautifully. Amazing vintage card dear friend. Hope all is well at your end of the world and you are enjoying the season. “Hugs” Carol

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  29. ursula uphof
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 20:01:02

    This is such a beautiful card Amelia. Love the little nest of birds and all the detail is is just so lovely. Warm wishes

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  30. kirsty Vittetoe
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 19:52:09

    Stunning with lots of beautiful details, thanks for playing it with us at CCCB!

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  31. Jan Garber
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 19:49:41

    More patience than I have, such a beautiful card that comes from it tho!

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  32. Riet (harikini)
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 19:31:41

    Oh my goodness, I love this romantic style, so beautiful.

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  33. jacira
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 19:13:46

    Nossa!!! Seu cartão é um sonho!! Sua criação com flores, imagem e passarinhos ficou muito rica!!

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