Blue Swallow

Hello everyone,

A lovely sketch at the Papercraft Star challenge blog inspired me to make this card. The Papercraft Star challenge blog became one of my favourite challenge blogs with their fantastic design team cards and inspirational challenges. What I love the most is that the challenges are posted well in advance so no rush to create a card for a challenge that you really want to enter. For my card I used a free vintage scrap from The Graphics Fairy . What a lovely collection of vintage images Karen have on her fantastic blog. This image is a chocolate advertising card and called “Pretty swallow with roses”. The lovely flowers were send to me from Singapore by Viola Mahr – a wonderful and very talented card maker whose creations I admire a lot.

Challenges:

Project details:

  • White and light blue cardstock
  • White corrugated cardboard
  • Vintage scrap from The Graphics Fairy
  • Penny Black sentiment stamp
  • Lace
  • Heart embellishment
  • Pearls
  • Tim Holtz Alterations die “Tattered Banners”
  • Marianne Design Creatables die for flourish “LR0116”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink ‘Faded Jeans”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Queen Blue”
  • Paper flowers
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Crystal”

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and thank you so much for stopping by today. May you have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Greetings from South Africa,

Amelia

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30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. chillipip SA
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 19:01:37

    Another stunner such beautiful colours and where do you find all this stunning lace .Love the image as well

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  2. Cebelica
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 17:31:57

    So beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs!

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  3. Tracy Payne
    Nov 05, 2011 @ 23:45:12

    Gorgeous Amelia, just love that shade of blue and all those gorgeous embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Bunny Zoe.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  4. Sandy How
    Nov 05, 2011 @ 23:15:45

    I can see the word stunning used a lot in the previous comments, LOL, it truly is – love the fab details and the vintage image, a gorgeous card, good luck over at MIM.
    Sandy

    You can view my card here

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  5. loz
    Nov 05, 2011 @ 08:17:29

    OMG.. This is STUNNING Amelia.. Saw this on MIM and popped over for a closer look..Loz

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  6. Cindy Potentier
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 00:40:08

    Absolutely gorgeous card, love it TFS I saw it on MIM and had to pop in for a better look 🙂

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  7. Hanneke
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 15:54:17

    What a fabulous card! Saw it on MIM, love all the colors and detail on it! Hugs, Hanneke

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  8. Tessa & Anke
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 23:33:04

    Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    hugs Tessa & Anke

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  9. Avril B
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 22:47:40

    Gorgeous card, love all the details ou have added to the image.
    Just popped over from MIM.
    Avril

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  10. Amy Duff
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 03:39:27

    Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the detail you have put into this! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime for our anything goes challenge. 🙂 Amy

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  11. Lauren M
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 00:35:37

    Absolutely love this card – what beautiful work you do!

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  12. Gaynor
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 15:39:07

    Gorgeous creation, thanks for sharing with us at Craft your Passion’s Bingo challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT 🙂

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  13. Kitty
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 15:08:30

    very beautiful card. love your colors.
    saw it at mim.
    ~kitty

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  14. Leslie McGhee
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 04:40:08

    Lots of lovely elements. Thanks for taking part in this week’s challenge on Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

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  15. Joyce
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 21:19:47

    Dear Amelia
    A stunning card — the colours lace flowers and layout make this card a real winner.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  16. Regan
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 16:43:44

    Hi Amelia! What a beautiful card! I love the ephemera piece you used and the flowers and colors are so pretty. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

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  17. Helen Dooley
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 16:34:01

    This is just so stunning! You always make such beautiful art. It has such a soft look to it. I love the vintage card too.

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  18. Tracy
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 15:57:31

    How lovely Amelia! I love every aspect of this card! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us this week at Papercraft Star!

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  19. ursula uphof
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 14:36:03

    Such a lovely card, The colour combinations are beautiful and the detail is really perfect. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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  20. Kim Duran
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 14:26:28

    Wow! What a beautiful creation! I love the corrugated background, the pretty vintage postcard image and those lovely pink flowers! Stunning! Thanks for playing along at Papercraft Star!

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  21. Jennifer Ferrell
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 13:43:56

    Amelia your card is beautiful! I love that you used the Tim Holtz label die because it’s a bit tattered and still so lovely! I’m so happy you played along with us this week at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  22. Michelle
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 12:43:45

    Hi Amelia

    Absolutely STUNNING card! All the design elements work perfectly together and result in the most feminine card.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Remember, to be in with a chance to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment on another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

    Michelle :o)

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  23. Mervi
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 10:33:21

    So gorgeous and stylish card;-))m

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  24. Shirley-Anne
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 10:12:18

    Super amazing Amelia .Beautiful image and stunning embellishing .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
    Shirley-Anne

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  25. Jan
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 09:49:16

    WOW Great card! I saw it on MIM xx Jan

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  26. Tracey
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 09:47:39

    Absolutely beautiful Amelia, I love the blue & pink together 🙂
    Have a great week.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  27. hannelie
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 09:40:44

    Wow Amelia, dis so mooi!

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  28. Carol
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 09:10:46

    Beautiful color combination and a gorgeous card Amelia. The distressing and the corrugated paper really makes this a stunning creation. The flowers are perfect for this card. Always a pleasure to visit and gain some inspiration here.. I plan on being back to posting November 1. It’s just been crazy around here. Have a wonderful week. “Hugs”

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  29. Sharon
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 08:57:45

    A really beautiful shabby chic card Amelia. Love what you’ve done with that seam binding. I need to use mine more and need to find creative ways of using it, so thank you for the inspiration. Wishing you a super week ahead. hugs Sharon x

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  30. Moz
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 08:55:45

    Stunning as always Amelia!
    Good luck with the challenge.
    Hugz
    Moz

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