Summer Fair

Hello blog friends,

This week Debbie gave me the wonderful opportunity to be guest designer for The Shabby Tea Room  Week 76. The theme of the challenge this week is ‘The Sweet Days of Summer’ – create a card or project inspired by the picture, featuring a handmade flower and the colours pink, peach, green and any neutral. The fabric roses on my card were made from abaca fabric and die cut with the Tim Holtz alterations die (large flower) and the Cuttlebug die “Quilled rose/carnation kit” (smaller flowers). The flowers and seam binding were dyed with Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian velvet” and  “Spiced marmalade” to achieve the pink and peach colours. To complete the flower arrangement I added small pink and peach vintage Forget-me-not flowers and satin leaves. The gorgeous designer paper is from Pink Paislee.

I enter my card in the following challenges:

The handmade flowers made from abaca fabric and dyed with Tim Holtz distress inks

The inside of the card

A close-up of the Tim Holtz stamp and seam binding bow

Project details:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Pink Paislee designer paper “Botanical gardens”
  • Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp
  • Tim Holtz stamp “Artful Flight”
  • Tim Holtz  Alterations die “Tattered Florals”
  • Cuttlebug die “Quilled rose/carnation kit”
  • Chipboard “sign post” embellishment
  • Abaca fabric for handmade flowers
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Spiced marmalade”
  • Vintage seam binding
  • Pearls for flowers
  • Forget-me-nots vintage flowers
  • Satin leaves
  • Guipere lace

Thanks for stopping by today and I always enjoy reading all your lovely comments. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Sep 17, 2011 @ 05:20:02

    Beautiful, stunning card!!! I love the Victorian look. The handmade flowers are gorgeous. ~Sophia

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  2. Spyder
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 19:55:53

    Love this card, it’s just tooo gorgeous, a beautiful keepsake.
    (Lyn)

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  3. Marjie Kemper
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 19:04:25

    Your card is exquisite! What a work of art.

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  4. Shannah
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 13:45:10

    What a beautiful Shabby Chic card! Thanks for joining us at Heart Song Inspirations this week!
    Hugs, Shannah (HSI DT)

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  5. Yvonne Garner
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 03:59:22

    Your card is just beautiful, Amelia. Congrats on being selected as the winner at Fashionable Stamping.

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  6. Susan G
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 00:42:56

    Lovely and interesting card!!! Looks like very pretty paper! Love the sign 🙂
    visiting from MIM
    Susan

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  7. Susan:)
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 06:36:50

    Hello Amelia, let me introduce myself I am Susan from NZ.
    Saw this on MIM Amelia, and was drawn to the soft colour scheme and the shabby effect you have going on here, I love the way you have your sentiment hanging too, it looks great.
    Smiles:0

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  8. Birgit
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 03:26:39

    Love the card!! So victorian and chic! I saw this on MIM and it caught my eye:)

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  9. Deedee
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 22:58:22

    Beautiful card! I’m fascinated with how you did the ribbon on the front, and the way the greeting hangs like a little sign. I really like that you decorated the inside as well. Thanks for sharing this at Heart Song Inspirations! 🙂

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  10. twin2u2
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 18:40:40

    Saw your gorgeous card at Make It Monday! Love all the vintage elements and the inside is just beautiful! TFS!

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  11. Marilyn
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 05:17:31

    Beautiful card! Your handmade flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at Victorine Originals!

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  12. Cebelica
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 22:24:38

    Wow, this is stunning. I love everything about this card. Thanks for playing with us at MMCS. Hugs!

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  13. scrap joanna
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 19:06:46

    I saw your card on MIM – and it is so very shabby – wow – I love this colors, ribbons and and and :-)) all is wonderfull – big hugs Joanna

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  14. NanaConnie
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 14:35:10

    So elegant, Amelia. Thanks for joining us this week at Heart Song Inspirations. You could have given the DT lessons! 🙂 Hope we’ll see your work again often.
    NanaConnie HSI DT

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  15. Shirley
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 04:23:36

    Wow these are delicious looking flowers Amelia they adorn your card beautifully and such a pretty sentiment.

    Thanks for sharing such a stunning creation with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  16. Judie H.
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 23:35:43

    Just Beautiful, your flowers are so very pretty. Saw it 1st at MIM Great card.

    Judie

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  17. Wendy
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 22:11:14

    What a beautiful card Amelia! Your flowers look totally awesome! I saw your card on Make it Monday.

    Big Hugs from a fellow South African!
    Wendy
    http://www.wickdyscreations.blogspot.com

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  18. Lisa Minckler
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 19:14:46

    WOW Amelia, I LOVE that hanging sign post! What a beautiful centerpiece to an already gorgeous Shabby Chic card. You’ve done an amazing job and your flowers are spectacular. I’ll take one in every color…LOL. 😉
    Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Make It Monday!
    ~Lisa xx
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, just leave a comment for another entry. Mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! WOO HOO!!

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  19. Anonymous
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 19:14:22

    WOW! Very creative! Love the flowers! You put in a lot of work and it turned out great! Thanks for sharing!
    Found you on Make it Monday!!
    Debi

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  20. Shanna Shands
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 19:05:47

    This is really am amazing card. I love everything about it especially the inside. Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew.

    Shanna

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  21. Debbie Moran
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 15:55:04

    Great card. Very pretty. Thanks for joining the Heart Song challenge this week. Good Luck.
    Debbie HSI DT

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  22. Moz
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:33:28

    Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely break. We missed you…
    Lovely card and I love the blend of colours.
    Flowers to die for. Congratulations on making the GD for The Shabby Tearoom.
    A delightful blog.
    Hugz
    Moz

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  23. Joyce
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 10:52:17

    Dear Amelia
    This is a most beautiful card — so elegant and filled with beautiful pretty lace, flowers and cloth materials — Good Luck with the entry.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  24. Terri Moore
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 07:40:19

    Beautiful card. Your flowers are amazing!

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  25. Riet (harikini)
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 07:18:57

    Love the strips of cloth on the card.
    Shows how creative you are.
    Wonderful card.

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  26. Carol (Granny)
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 06:51:12

    Your flowers are beautiful Amelia. I can just image how much time it took to create those but so worth it. Congrats on the GD spot that is so well deserved with your amazing creations. You have definately made them proud with this card. The DP is gorgeous and the chipboard sign post really is exquisite. “Love & Hugs” Carol

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