From Milly …

Hello friends,

Well, it is such a long time since I last created a card, time just flies this time of the year. Crafting time is scarce for me the past few weeks as I enrolled in a two month continuing education course  in librarianship. Well, so far so good, although I think I have to work harder battling through all the assignments and lectures than my younger fellow students – you know it’s the age factor! Some of my followers emailed me asking if I am still well. I really appreciate your concern when noticing I am not active in blog land. This afternoon I decided to take a break from the studies and create this card in lilac colours. The colour choice is to celebrate Jacaranda time in Pretoria. The streets are covered in a purple carpet – a wonderful picture to guide us formally into summer.  Oh, and what an introduction we had into summer the past few days, a heat wave with temperatures 38-41 degrees Celsius. The sun is making barbecue out of us.

About my card today – it was not created with a specific challenge in mind although I made use of some guidelines from a few challenge blogs. I hope I make the deadlines to enter my card. The stamp is from Lili of the Valley “Milly Hello” and I love the kitten peeping from behind little Milly. The chair reminds me of our  kitchen chairs on the farm when I was a kid. I can still remember my feet swinging in the air when eating breakfast and then suddenly one day you are a grown-up and your feet can’t swing anymore. I would love to be a kid again!

Challenges:

Projects details:

  • White and lilac cardstock
  • K and Company designer paper
  • Lili of the Valley stamp “Milly Hello”
  • Whimsy circle postmark sentiment stamp
  • Marianne Design Creatables die
  • Sizzex embossing folder “Damask”
  • Prima flower
  • Pins
  • Seam binding “Lilac”
  • Lace
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle watercolour pencils
  • Tim Holtz distress ink ” Dusty Concord”

Thanks for visiting again today and if it is a first time for you I hope you enjoy what you see. Your comments are so much appreciated and it brings me much happiness. Enjoy your crafting and  the rest of the week.

As always, greetings from South Africa,

Amelia

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20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cinzia C.
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 20:07:11

    Fabulous card Amelia!! I love the image and the colouring, the papers and all the other details!! Stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at the Deep Ocean this forthnight!
    Hugs
    Cinzia

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  2. Mandy
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 21:52:30

    Amelia your card is so beautiful, really pretty, love the k&Co paper and the image is adorable.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

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  3. Rica
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 11:24:19

    Such an adorable image Amelia, yous design and colours, those lilac’s are gorgeous and such beautiful coloured the sweet Millie.

    Thanks so much for joining us the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  4. Sonia **Sony**
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 10:13:23

    Cute image, love the colours… Amazing Creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck
    -Sony
    Sonia-Studio60

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  5. lizette pretorius
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 17:25:23

    Ai,soos altyd is dit ‘n pragtige kaartjie! Ek sien uit na jou idees soos ‘n stout kind na ‘n roomys in die Bosveldhitte!
    Sterkte met die opdragte!
    Lizette

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  6. Bridget
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 15:17:32

    Oh My Word this is one very pretty creation, I just love colour theme, its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Happy Birthday
    I hope you can join us again next week

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

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  7. Aunty sue
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 23:28:39

    brilliant card and thanks for joining Crafty catz this week

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  8. Lisa Minckler
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 22:29:28

    Oh this is just beautiful! Absolutely love the colors and layout!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

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  9. CraftyC
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 05:25:59

    This is beautiful Amelia. I love the colours and pretty embellishments. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge
    Clairexx

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  10. Lauren
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 03:35:35

    Good luck on your course, I am studying to become a librarian myself – do not worry about the younger students … I’m one of the youngest in my course, but they older ones seem to be able to cope with time management better and have life experience to draw on!
    What a lovely card, Amelia – my favourite colour and everything! I know what you mean about swinging your feet – although I’m very short and can sometimes still do that on some chairs! It also means when someone else sits in my office chair I can tell – if my feet aren’t on the floor, than someone’s been in here!

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  11. carol
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 22:50:57

    what a gorgeous card, love the flower, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

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  12. Carol (Granny)
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 19:58:29

    It’s so wonderful that you can share your stories through your cards of beautiful childhood memories. This is a gorgeous card Amelia, not only because you’ve used my favorite colors but the total overall design. Good luck with your continuing education classes but I’m sure you’ll come through with flying colors. Nothing like a good challenge to keep you on your toes. Be well my friend and blog when you can work it in. No one is going anywhere and we’ll all be here when you have more time. “Hugs”

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  13. Sharon Keanly
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 19:44:40

    Good luck with your studies Amelia. Such a beautiful card, just love it. Stunning layout and colours. hugs Sharon x

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  14. carolyncarter1965
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 19:29:51

    Your card is just too cute! Good luck with your continuing your education.

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  15. Daisychain
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 19:22:59

    A beautiful card, love the image and colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at LOTV this time. Hugs Christine x

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  16. Nicola
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 17:32:58

    This is one gorgeous card Amelia, beautiful colouration, embossed and floral detail and a perfect take for our Bingo theme this week.
    Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
    Hugs,
    Nicola

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  17. juelmarie
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 17:32:27

    This card is just too cute – love love love your image! – awesome job and thanks for joining us at Lollipop Craft Challenges

    Crafty Hugs,
    Juelmarie , DT

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  18. ursula uphof
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 16:30:36

    A stunning card Amelia, and great to see a creation of yours again. Good luck with the studies, and enjoy the slightly cooler days forecast for the weekend.
    Warm wishes

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  19. Moz
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 16:22:26

    So good to see you are creating again!
    You have been missed. Love this card and the colours are beautiful. Little Milly is so precious. Good luck with the challenges and your studies. You will come through it all with flying colours and we all look forward to more regular creations when the course is over.
    Many hugz
    moz

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  20. Anonymous
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 16:19:27

    I am so in love with your card – purple and lilac – my favourite colours, Amelia. Stunning indeed.

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