Sending Love!

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well and enjoying this wonderful festive time of the year. Well most of my preparations are done and all the gifts nearly wrapped! I have some last-minute shopping to do on Friday from my grocery list. I am planning to get up early and avoid standing in long queues in the shops.  I took a break on all things Christmas yesterday and did a birthday card  for a change. I need  quite a number of birthday cards for the first three months of the new year, so I decided to get a head start. I have this adorable Penny Black  and Whimsy stamps for quite a while and it is a shame I didn’t use them yet. My crafting table is still loaded with pink roses and ribbon used on my pink Christmas cards, so I just continued to decorate this little hedgie card for my sister’s birthday in shabby pink!

I created the card with the following challenges in mind:

The sparkle and bling

The pink hearts on the inside

Project details:

  • White and pink cardstock
  • Upikit Designer paper
  • Penny Black stamp “Sending Love” (2551H)
  • Whimsy Celebration Pennants stamps
  • Whimsy Pennants die
  • Seam binding “Pink Tulip”
  • Paper roses
  • Gems
  • Wax cord for bunting
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle watercolour pencils for colouring
  • Skwiglues “Sweet pink” glitter glue
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink “Spun Sugar” and “Victorian Velvet”
  • Cuttlebug “Hearts  & Stamps” die set

Last but not least I have something to share because it means so much to me. My November entry was featured as one of the “In the Spotlight” cards at The Penny Black and More Challenge. Yeah, I love Penny Black and thanks to Brenda and the Design Team for choosing me. You can read about my card making journey here in the Penny Black and More Spotlight post. 

Thanks for visiting today and looking at my card. Have a wonderful week and enjoy every minute of the festive season.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. debby4000
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 08:48:53

    Oh WOW this is gorgeous and love the adorable PB Hedgie and all the fab details.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  2. Bonnie
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 17:43:41

    Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  3. Judy Rozema
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 16:34:17

    Squeal~! I love this! Everything about it is just lovely! Thank you for playing at Really Reasonable Ribbon in our Anything Goes Challenge!

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  4. Natali
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 07:34:43

    Sooo Lovely card. All details absolutely beautiful. Fantastic!!
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Sparkle and Bling” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
    Hugs
    Natali

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  5. chillipip SA
    Dec 26, 2011 @ 17:04:00

    Super as usual you never disappoint ,hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas xxx

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  6. Kathy D
    Dec 26, 2011 @ 06:35:18

    Wow. This is beautiful. love all the layers.
    Thanks for sharing your “Birthday” creation with us at Clearly iStamp. Hope to see you Jan 6th for the new challenge.

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  7. Clare
    Dec 25, 2011 @ 20:53:00

    This is fabulous! I lov the great detail. Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More. Clare x

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  8. Kelly
    Dec 25, 2011 @ 11:38:09

    Amelia I just love your card! I am a big fan of your blog and I absolutely love everything you make!
    Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Kelly (Guest DT member). Merry Christmas!

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  9. Brenda
    Dec 24, 2011 @ 12:59:02

    Oh my Amelia, this is one very beautiful card. So clever how you have combined a really pretty pink with the distressed edges combining a mixturte of style so well.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month, good luck and have a lovely Christmas.

    B x

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  10. judy
    Dec 24, 2011 @ 10:27:39

    Merry Christmas Amelia. I must say I absolutely love your style and what a lovely blog you have. Happy New Year to you, Enjoy, Judy x

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  11. Tracey
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 20:40:24

    This is gorgeous Amelia, I love everything about it 🙂
    Have a wonderful Christmas & a Happy, Healthy, Crafty New Year!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  12. Lorraine A
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 21:49:20

    Gorgeous card Amelia 🙂 so pretty and girlie ,, beautiful 🙂

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas 🙂
    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge 🙂
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  13. Cathy
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 15:11:02

    Such a sweet card. Thank you for joining in the Sweet Stampin’challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

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  14. hannelie
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 13:24:08

    Hallo Amelia!
    Baie dankie vir jou inloer en pragtige kommentaar!
    Ek het gesien daai pragtige pienk Kersboom kaartjie het skoonskip gemaak! Hoe dan anders? Weer ‘n keer n pragtige kaartjie – “op-eet ” mooi!
    Wens jou n wonderlike feestyd toe
    Baie liefde
    Hannelie

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  15. shaz
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 11:45:35

    Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

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  16. Fiona
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:27:05

    what a pretty card, love how you have added the ribbon…very different but so pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin, have a merry Christmas.

    fi
    x

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  17. Curt O'Brien
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 06:19:46

    This is one of the most beautiful cards I’ve ever seen! It is so feminine and soft and so beautifully done. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ribbon treatment. This is simply gorgeous! Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year! Best, Curt

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  18. Dawn Lancaster
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 00:25:58

    Such a pretty card! So girly!Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad in our Anything but Christmas Challenge this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  19. judy
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 22:11:31

    I have just been asked to take a look at your blog and oh my! Amelia what a lovely lovely blog you have! Each and every one of your lovely creations WOW me. So very pretty and just my cup of tea. Thanks so much for the inspiration, and have a lovely Christmas. Judy x

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  20. Debbie
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 21:45:46

    Wow super stunning card – really do love this. The detail and softness you have achieved is perfect. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. 🙂

    Debbie
    Merry Christmasxx

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  21. Anonymous
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 21:35:16

    Dear Amelia
    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
    Your card is Pink Perfect — just so stunning.
    May 2012 bring along many craft filled hours of pleasure.
    With Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  22. Jackie
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 21:33:42

    Gorgeous birthday card I love that hedge
    Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

    Happy Christmas
    Jackie x

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  23. Carol (Granny)
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 21:21:01

    Wish I were your sister……she will really love this beautiful card. There are so many delicate and gorgeous details in all of your cards but I think this has to be one of my favorites yet. Oh darn Amelia, I think every card you do is my favorite…..LOL. Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas my friend. “Love & Hugs” Carol

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  24. Mervi
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 20:56:25

    I’m totally your fan, this is gorgeous card again!
    Beautiful pink details and so lovely colouring. Thanks!
    Sending you Merry Christmas wishes from the real Santa –
    from Finland;-))m
    (& Penny Black and More dt)

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  25. Cassie T
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 16:32:05

    How sweet, Amelia! Your card and details are darling! Thanks for playing along with CIC42 😀

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  26. Marie-Louise
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 15:20:47

    Congratulations on being chosen for “In the Spotlight” – very well deserved as your card was – as all your cards are – really beautiful. Your card for your sister is just so pretty and feminine.

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  27. ursulauphof
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 14:31:06

    Hi Amelia, your card is wonderful, congratulations on your “spotlight” card. Have a wonderful and Blessed Christmas. We are off in a few hours to The Netherlands for our long family holiday, Will check all mail and blogs from there. Take care.

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  28. Moz
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 14:27:08

    Amelia, you make us South Africans feel so proud, having been selected for your absolutely fabulous card. This card is perhaps my favorite – to date – from you
    The above card is just adorable. Your composition always superb and colouring, perfect. Lucky Sister…..
    Merry Christmas to you and yours,
    Hugz
    Moz

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  29. lizette pretorius
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 13:40:38

    Amelia, ek staan elke week verstom oor wat jy met ‘n stempel kan uitrig! Dis elke keer net mooier! Hierdie is my gunsteling kleurskema en kan so mooi wees vir ‘n vriendin of dogtertjie!
    Jy is vir my ‘n inspirasie, sowaar!
    Lizette

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