Hello everyone,

Stamps R Us challenge this week is ‘Encore presentations’.  Wow, how easy is that: all you have to do is to re post one of your favorite cards using any stamp or digital image, tell the design team of Stamps R Us a little about the card and link it to the challenge. But remember it must be a new post,  no back linking to the old post allowed.

I chose one of my cards I created last year October for an autumn themed challenge. There is quite a few reasons why I chose this card. Firstly it is a Penny Black image, my favourite stamps, and I love to work with autumn colours. For this card I mixed two Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle watercolours to get the terracotta colour of the garden pots. Since then I could not manage to achieve this result again. Instead of roses and vintage seam binding usually featured on my cards, I used oak autumn leaves and thin gold cord as embellishments. The original blog post and project details for this card can be read here.

I enter the card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. I will be out-of-town this coming week to relax for a short while in the warmer climate of Kwazulu-Natal together with hubby and our two dogs . I will see you again on the 22nd of August in blog land. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,



9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol (Granny)
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 00:08:17

    Just got home and what a wonderful surprise was waiting inside my front door. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such gorgeous embellishments in my life except on your beautiful creations. You shouldn’t have, but I’m so thankful and appreciative of these amazing goodies and so happy to receive them. Thank you so much Amelia. I love them!! Hope you are enjoying your time away and the warmer weather there. Fall is rapidly approaching and it has cooled down some. This cute card reminds me of just how close it it. Wonderful choice for your “encore presentation”. So good to be home but I’m so far behind. Will catch up with you again real soon. “Love & Hugs” Carol



  2. Jocelyn
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 07:54:19

    Stunning card Amelia! Such beautiful autumn tones. Love the leaves and the gold cord too. And such sweet little bunnies.

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  3. Lisa Jane
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:45:08

    love the autumnal colours and the gorgeous leaves .. and the image is sooo cute
    thanks for joining us at Make it Monday

    Lisa x



  4. Shannon White
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 01:47:54

    Aww, this is so Darling! I love Penny black images too! I actually have this stamp but have yet to ink it up yet, so thanks for the inspiration! Gorgeous coloring by the way and I am really loving those fall colors! ( My Favorite season!) 😎




  5. KathyB
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 14:21:20

    This is such an adorable little card, love the little bunnies with the leaves, sweet. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.



  6. Kerrie Mainwaring
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 07:21:41

    Sweet image, and gorgeous colour combo.. and love the fine detail with the embellishments.

    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.



  7. Sharon Keanly
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 20:47:07

    I remember the original card Amelia. This one is just as nice. Love these little bunnies. Another stunning creation. Enjoy the break, hope it warms up in KZN for you. hugs Sharon x



  8. Moz
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 19:41:26

    I can see why it is a favorite of yours – it is charming!
    Don’t bank on the ‘warmer’ weather in KZN – as I sit and type this, it is freezing outside and if you watched the rugby in Durban, you will have seen the driving rain!
    I’ll bend a knee and pray that you get lovely weather and you can enjoy your well earned break with your hubby and furbabies!
    Enjoy and many hugz



  9. Riet (harikini)
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 15:49:01

    Love the little bunny’s, but I don’t want fall to come yet.



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