Encore!

Hello everyone,

I have the privilege to be the guest designer for the August challenge at the Penny Black At Allsorts Challenge blog. I think all my regular followers know how much I love Penny Black stamps and when Brenda asked me to be a guest designer it was like striking a jackpot. The challenge this month is for everyone to enjoy as the theme is “Free and Easy” but you must incorporate a Penny Black image as the main feature.  For my card I decided on the image “Toot the flute”, can’t say it is a favourite as all Penny Black stamps are special to me. What fascinates me about this image is the absolute delightful expression on the cat’s face and his body pose – an adorable swing on the rhythm of the music. Such a dedicated musician needs to entertain his audience in a beautiful setting, so I staged him in a garden gazebo with little pink and white roses. The gazebo was made with Spellbinders Shapeabilities”Elegant posts” and a little rooftop. For a bit of elegance I added a lace curtain with climbing roses.

I entered my card in the following 10 challenges:

From another angle to see more dimension. I love the light and shadow of this photo

A close-up of the rose bush

A peep at the inside

Project details:

  • White and black cardstock
  • 7Gypsies designer paper
  • Penny Black stamp “Toot The Flute” 2376K
  • Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Elegant Posts”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Ovals”
  • Marianne Design Creatables LR0106
  • Paper roses
  • Guipere lace
  • Pearls
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink “Old Paper”
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle water colour pencils

Please come and join in the fun at the Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge this month – some lovely prizes to be won in this challenge. Thanks for stopping by and I always enjoy reading your comments. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. snailzpace
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 01:24:28

    this is soooo pretty! i love the roses, the punched leaves and the die cut embellishments.

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  2. Fliss
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 12:51:44

    Wow Amelia! This is so pretty, just love the way the card is put together. The music paper goes so beautifully with the image who looks as if he’s on a little stage.
    Thanks so much for taking part in the first Fashionable stamping challenge and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x

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  3. chillipip
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 16:11:56

    Well done Amelia , I share your love for Penny Black stamps, they capture such amazing expressions on all the Critters faces. Well you have introduced ur yourself with a bang this is superb…no exaggeration. love every single thing about this card you certainly deserve your guest DT spot

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  4. Janna
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 00:39:33

    Your card is adorable! Beautiful work!

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  5. Anonymous
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 20:15:59

    Wow, what a stunning card, Sue x

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  6. lis-m
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 11:56:40

    this is stunning.. cute image and I love the musical paper..
    Thanks for joining us over @ Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck !
    Hugs xx

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  7. Sandy G
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 00:17:13

    What a gorgeous card. Love all the detail from the lace posts to the roses, fabulous. Saw you card over at MIM

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  8. Frances
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 16:24:06

    Such an cute card… the flowers are lovely. Saw your lovely card at Make it Monday.

    Hugs, Frances.

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  9. Paige
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 13:51:21

    Lovely card! So many fun elements to catch one’s eye! Thanks for joining us at SRU!

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  10. Babs
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 22:38:00

    Oh this is fabulous and a adorable image too.

    Babs x

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  11. Michelle
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 14:18:48

    Hi Amelia

    OH this is amazing!! What a fabulous scene you have created, just gorgeous.

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

    Michelle :o)

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  12. Karen
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 10:05:35

    Gorgeous creation and i love all the flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at Hookedoncraft challenges.

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  13. Maarit
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 19:20:26

    It’s a fabulous card Amelia, love the beautiful gazebo you made for him, I can hear the music!

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  14. Karen
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 14:30:30

    Hi,
    I’m popping in from MIM to say that this is a truly lovely creation! Love the lace topping what an excellent touch! Hugs, Karen.xx

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  15. Mervi
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 12:10:54

    Hei Amelia,
    WOW this is so stunning, gorgeous card,
    love,love it!!!

    Thank you for being our GDT this month at
    Penny Black @ Allsorts,
    greetings from Finland;-))m

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  16. Kathryn
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 11:49:09

    Wow! Stunning! I just love your roses growing up that lovely gazebo, what a fab idea! Love the lace and the paper and the lovely pussy cat, in fact, love it all! Thanks for joining in with us at Anything Goes K x

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  17. Clare T
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 11:06:17

    This is a fabulous creation Amelia. I particularly love the how you’ve added the sentiment with the lace below it.
    Hugs, Clare x

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  18. Brenda Brown
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 23:45:49

    What a fabulous card Amelia and I just love the way you have showcased the image in such a beautiful setting.
    Thanks for being part of the new Stampettes ‘Fashionable Stamping Challenges’ and entering our very first one with this gorgeous creation.
    luv and hugs (brenda} xoxox

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  19. Amy Duff
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 20:43:55

    what an amazing card! So many beautiful accents! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

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  20. NancyD
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 19:32:47

    Wow! I love all the beautiful flowers. The image is cute and well colored. Love the overall card. Saw you on MIM and had to stop by.

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  21. Merry
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 13:35:41

    Oh wow…this is a fantastic card. So love how you have attached the lace and those flowers are beautiful. Saw you on Make it Monday.

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  22. Shannon White
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 09:02:45

    OMGosh! This is sooo Adorable! Love love love Penny Black’s images! And your have colored this one up so beautifully! Your gazebo and trailing roses is Amazing and is definitely the perfect setting too! Just a really Gorgeous card!

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  23. Tenny
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 01:44:07

    Your card is so adorable and cute and beautiful. Congrats on being a gdt for Penny Black. Also thank you for playing along this week SentimentalSundays challenge. Tenny.

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  24. Shirley
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 22:20:35

    Toooo delightful for words Amelia, you are so right the cats face is precious. Colour tones are great, coloured image is great, in fact everything about this card is great.

    Thank you for entering into our very first, Fashionable Stamping Challenges and for grabbing our logo.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  25. CHRISSY
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 21:01:12

    Just beautiful, love the image and the flowers are just 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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  26. Marjo
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 18:18:40

    Gorgeous Card, thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create.

    xoxo Marjo

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  27. Tracy
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 16:26:34

    Hi Amelia,
    so glad to have you at PB@A this month, Gorgeous creation and cute image, love the design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  28. Pat
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 14:20:17

    I love musically themed cards. Yours is terrific.

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  29. ursula uphof
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 12:19:07

    Well done Amelia, Congrats. This is a stunner as usual. Just love everything about it.

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  30. Linda Roberts
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 12:12:20

    Hi Amelia what a beautiful card I love the layout and the musical background love Linda

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  31. Carol
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 10:49:54

    Congrats on GD spot. What an honor to be asked to design for one of your favorite stamp designers. I know how much you love those stamps and it really shows in this beautiful creation. Amazing design, fab arbor, rose bush and vine. This is truly gorgeous. “Love & Hugs” Carol

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  32. Riet (harikini)
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 10:02:23

    congratulations, well deserved.
    I love this card, you are so creative.

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  33. Tracey
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 09:59:44

    Hi Amelia, hope all is well.
    Your card is stunning & what a great design 🙂
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  34. Joyce
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 09:58:19

    Dear Amelia
    I just love this card with the music background flowers and the musical cat.
    Its a WOW.
    Good Luck.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  35. Sharon Keanly
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 09:55:16

    This is absolutely stunning Amelia. Am so thrilled for you to have this spot with PB at the AS challenge blog, as I know how much you adore her stamps. Beautiful setting for this flute-player. Love your gazebo and the rose bushes. I like that leaf punch or is it a die? hugs Sharon

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  36. Moz
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 09:49:11

    What a delightful card Amelia!
    Can’t tell you how thrilled I am for you ‘hitting the jackpot”. So well deserved.
    Well done! Can’t wait to see your next creation.
    Many hugz
    Moz

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  37. happystamper2402
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 09:44:41

    ooooh this is sooooo cute.
    xxx
    anglelique

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  38. Dodici
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 09:44:28

    Absolutely gorgeous card,fab details!x

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