Feathered Friend

Hello everyone,

Last week I told you about our garden looking like a photo from a gardening magazine with all the spring flowers blooming but on Sunday night it was hit by a hailstorm that tore all the delicate leaves and flowers to pieces.  We could just watched as heaps of hail tumbled from the sky for about 5 minutes. But nature do have its own way and four days later I can already see how the plants and lawn are recovering from it’s ordeal. Lots of fresh rainwater and the nitrogen released from the hail is indeed the best medicine after the dry winter months! But I did take a few photos of the flowers before Sunday night. You can view the photos in my Flickr gallery.

But on to my card … for today’s card I followed the sketch for this week at Mojo Monday, a first for me.  Usually I just glued my different layers together the way I picture the complete card in my head. Sketches are difficult for me, don’t know why, but hopefully it will get better with practice over time.  Because of World Animal day on the 4th of October I used a Penny Black stamp “Duckling” to celebrate animal life in all its forms. Animals are close to my heart, my dearest companions in life and they always remind me of  the wonder of  the universe.

Challenges:

Three little buttons on the inside as well

Project details:

  • White and ivory cardstock
  • Designer papers (K and Company and Paper Explosion)
  • Penny Black stamp “Duckling”
  • Kanban sentiment stamp
  • Paper doilies
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Small Circles”
  • JeArt Craft paper die ” Picket Fench”
  • Buttons
  • Natural raffia for bow
  • Tim Holtz distress inks ‘Tea Dye and Mustard Seed”
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle water-colour pencils

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you find some inspiration from my card to take with. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ursula uphof
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 20:33:56

    Such a lovely bright card Amelia. Just love looking at your creations. Thank you for your mail with your kind comments. I so appreciate it. Warm wishes. xxx

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  2. pintsizeholly
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 14:56:52

    Oh he’s gorgeous. I want a cuddle off him now!!! Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

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  3. Jacqui McNeil
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 22:08:55

    Hi Amelia,
    Oh this is just Adorable!!! Love the fab image, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments look fabulous. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

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  4. Davi
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 17:07:54

    Oh my such a lovely card!! Love the colors and embellies with the darling image! So glad you shared it with us at HSI this week 🙂

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  5. Jenny B
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 14:41:25

    Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week. We hope to see you again soon.

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  6. Shirley-Anne
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 14:24:42

    What a darling of a card .Love the diecuts , the image , your colouring and all the embellishing .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

    When commenting on another’s MIM entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.

    Shirley-Anne

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  7. Crystal D
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 06:32:29

    What a fun cheerful card!! I love the bright sunny yellow & the little buttons and raffia bow. Great colouring too! Thanks for joining us over at Paper Sundaes this week 🙂

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  8. Dana Joy
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 03:53:46

    Oh my goodness….I love this card. That duck is just the cutest. Thanks for playing along with us at HSI.

    Dana

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  9. Dragonlady
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 19:13:36

    Beautiful card, inside and out. Love the layout too. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

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  10. lizette pretorius
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 16:05:57

    Amelia, jy verras my elke week met jou kreatiewe denke! Somooi! Ek wil hierdie jaar vir my naaste vriendinne ‘n stel kaartjies maak. ‘nMens weet later nie meer hoe om oorspronklike Kersgeskenke uit te dink nie! Ek het maklik 40 jaar laas ingekleur…sal moet oefen, want dis so mooi op jou kaartjies!
    Groete
    Lizette

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  11. Shelby
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 23:44:44

    Love the image, your color scheme and the raffia bow! The buttons make adorable flowers. Thanks for joining us at MMCS for our all creatures great and small challenge.

    Shelby

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  12. Sarah
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 23:02:02

    Hi Amelia, what a super cute card! Love the image and the colours, the buttons make a perfect finishing touch. Thank you for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

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  13. Julee
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 22:17:47

    Oh, this is absolutely adorable! Love that bow. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

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  14. Michelle B.
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 21:32:30

    Oh my gosh, your card is absolutely adorable! I love the bright colors and the picket fence and buttons are a perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you again!

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  15. Deena
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 17:43:23

    Wow!! Super cute card and great colors!! Thanks for sharing; I saw your card on MIM!
    smiles,Deena

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  16. Salma
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 09:48:10

    It is so cute!

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  17. Sharon Keanly
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 06:54:12

    A beautiful card Amelia. Love what you’ve done with the raffia. Always enjoy viewing your creations. Another spectacular one. hugs Sharon x

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  18. Riet (harikini)
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 06:20:56

    And this is again such a lovely card, love the little buttons.

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  19. Carol (Granny)
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 03:27:39

    This is such a bright and cheery card with an adorable image and colored to perfection. Not only is it a delightful birthday card but would also make a wonderful Easter card. You did fabulous job with the sketch. I really like the raffia bow and how you’ve distressed the fence. Wonderful card Amelia. “Love & Hugs” Carol

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  20. Lisa
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 02:07:14

    This is so cute…love the fun duck and the sweet layers of pretties you’ve put together!

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  21. Rebekah
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 00:34:05

    What a gorgeous bright card love that image. Thanks so much for playing at Divas this time hugs Rebekah xx

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  22. Meadie
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 00:07:25

    Your card is really gorgeous, I love the colours you have used and its such a sweet image x x

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  23. Patty Sue 2
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 23:34:48

    What a fantastic card. I love all the details and the darling image!

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  24. Moz
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 21:59:01

    A delightful card – bright and summery and love the colours and layout.
    Your garden pictures are an absolute delight!
    Thanks for sharing such beauty and may your beautiful garden soon return to it’s former glory.
    Hugz
    M

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  25. Anonymous
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 21:54:09

    Jou kaartjies is pragtig, maar jou tuin is verskriklik mooi. Dink dis ‘n lushof, jammer om te hoor van die hael. Tienie

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  26. Helen Dooley
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 21:40:53

    This is too cute!! Hope youre doing ok!!

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  27. Jenny
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 20:38:32

    This is so darling!! I love the “bow” treatment, the fence, Wow! I think I just love it all 🙂

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  28. Olena
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 20:34:25

    WOW! This card is awesome! Great job! Olena

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