Sail Away, Sail Away …

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a wonderful week so far and that you are looking forward to the weekend. Can’t wait for Friday afternoons as this means 2 wonderful days I can craft and enjoy the lovely summer days  with the family and dogs.  It is already very hot in South Africa and the Jacaranda trees are slowly displaying their lovely purple flowers. October is indeed one of the most beautiful months in  Pretoria.

Today I want to share a card I made for several challenges inspired by a photo, autumn colours, leaves, ribbon and lace and anything else!  Autumn colours are a favourite of mine and I really had lots of fun to create this card. The image was stamped for me by a dear blog friend Moz who knows how much I love my Penny Black stamps. For the sentiment I used my new Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzlits die “Typeset”. I was quite pleased with the way it turned out. The card is a bit bigger than the normal 15 X 15 cm so a handmade envelope was part of this creation. Hope you like my card.

Challenges:

An autumn leaf for the inside too

Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Designer paper from Raspberry Road
  • Penny Black stamp “Gone Fishing”
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzlits die “Typeset”
  • Seam Binding “Paradise Aqua”
  • Paper leaves
  • Crocheted lace
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle watercolour pencils
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink “Tea Dye”

Thanks for stopping by, your visits and comments makes my day. Can’t wait to see what you were doing in your  craft room this weekend, will for sure pay you a visit too.

Have a wonderful day.

Greetings from South Africa,

Amelia

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30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cebelica
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 13:57:01

    Awww, such a cute card! I love this image, it’s adorable. Thanks for plying with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs!

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  2. Anonymous
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 19:40:08

    Fabulous card, stunning design. Thanks for joining us at My Mums Craft Shop this week.
    Lyndsey xx

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  3. Anonymous
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 02:35:30

    What a darling card!! The image is so cute and I love how you used the lace and leaves in your design. So happy you joined in at penny black at all sorts! Good luck to you!

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  4. Tanis
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 01:53:58

    Between the fabulous ribbon, the awesome leaves and those cute little mice, I might just have to sail away with them =) Thanks for joining in the Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge!

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  5. Angel
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 20:35:46

    Such a sweet cute an cuddly card.

    Thanks for joining us at RRC.

    Huggies Angel

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  6. Curt O'Brien
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 17:47:32

    What a darling card. I would be that little critter in the center of the image! LOL Love how you did this card, especially the great ribbon treatment. This is really super cute! Best, Curt

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  7. Tracy
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 16:01:58

    This is the cutest card! I love the little mice and your color mix. Great card design too. Thank you so much for sharing this with us this week at Papercraft Star!

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  8. Anitra
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 02:15:05

    This is such a lovely and fun card! The way you have colored the image brings those adorable mice to life with whimsy and personality! Thank you for joining us at the Papercraft Star.

    Anitra

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  9. Tracey
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 17:31:53

    This is stunning Amelia, you always make your cards look extra special!
    I hope you’re enjoying your weekend.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  10. basslady
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 22:43:48

    this is such an awesome card!

    i love this penny black-image so much!

    the embellishments are fabulous!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  11. Tessa
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 22:30:37

    Beautiful card. I love the ribbon.
    hugs Tessa & Anke

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  12. Clare
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 18:44:52

    Wow, this is beautiful! I love how you have used the blue ribbon.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.
    Clare x

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  13. Sparklygirl-Tina
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 18:15:38

    Hi Amelia

    What a totally gorgeous card love the image the colours the layout – just great!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

    Tina

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  14. Shirley
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 14:26:27

    A delightful card Amelia. I can just picture those mice floating down the river. I love the whole Autumnal look of your card at the scene is so pretty. The layout is perfect and I love the sneak peek of the inside of your card. Just beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us for our challenge this month at Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Good luck in the prize draw and we hope you will join us again next month.

    Shirley

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  15. just4crafters
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 12:29:51

    Beautiful, beautiful card. I love the colors and the fall leaves! ~Sophia

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  16. Mervi
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:19:17

    Hi Amelia,
    Stunning as always, love your colouring skills.
    Gorgeous autumnal birthday card!
    Thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, good luck;-))m

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  17. hannelie
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 06:18:32

    It is beautiful!
    Speaking of the Jacaranda trees… now I miss SA even more. I miss the seasons, kind of only one season over here ;(

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  18. Cheryl (Shestamps)
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 02:42:54

    Your card is adorable! I love the image you used! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the trims and leaves you added.

    Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” challenge at Sentimental Sundays.

    ~Cheryl~

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  19. snailzpace
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 00:07:52

    this is beautifully done! you created such a tropical looking scene for those cute mice. thank you for playing again in the penny black at allsorts challenge.
    linda

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  20. Joyce
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 23:26:06

    Dear Amelia
    Love the card — the design — colours lace and autumn leaves.
    Good Luck with your entries.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  21. Tracy
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 23:19:24

    I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  22. Gaynor
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 23:06:06

    What a super card, Love the image, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor 🙂

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  23. Carlyann
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 22:27:32

    oooo i love everything about your card! it’s beautiful! i love penny black’s mice! Thanks for joining us at my mums craft shop challenge this week hugs carlyann xxx

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  24. Moz
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 22:26:24

    Absolutely stunning Amelia!
    Your colouring is amazing and I love the way you used the ribbon to simulate water ripples. Altogether another one of your delightful creations to enjoy and it is always a pleasure to visit your blog.
    Good luck with the challenges!
    Hugz

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  25. Caroline
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 21:47:28

    aww so sweet I love the stamp PB stamps are my fave
    thanks for joining us @ TPS xxx

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  26. Kathleen B. Hernandez - "Let's Get Scrappy!"
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 21:34:48

    Wonderful use of lace! that bow is fabulous and love how your sentiment is artistically placed on a curve. Love the fall leave embellishments too! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles Leaves Challenge!

    Kath
    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

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  27. ursula uphof
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 21:30:15

    Oh this is so cute. Love those little guys and the way you have done the ribbon is so clever. Have a great weekend.

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  28. Darlene (akronstamperdpk)
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 20:39:04

    Oh my gosh … this is Tooooo Cute!!! (Inside & Out!)
    Thanks for joining our ‘Birthday Challenge’ and The Sisterhood! Hope you’ll come back again soon!

    Darlene
    one of the ‘Sistahs’
    ( http://www.darscraftycreations.blogspot.com )

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  29. Carol
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 20:24:54

    Now just how adorable this one is with the beautiful colors and your coloring, plus this stamp is just the cutest. You can tell how much you love these PB stamps with your amazing creations. Enjoy your wonderful weekend. “Love & Hugs” Carol

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  30. Anonymous
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 20:21:04

    This is a very beautiful autumn card, Amelia. I like the lace and the leaves.

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