Sweet Talk

Hello dear blog friends,

I am a little late with my weekly blog post this week. My card  was supposed to be posted on Sunday but unfortunately an old knee injury began to give me problems and I ended up with sick leave, bed rest and lots of medication. Hopefully the knee will be sorted out pretty soon. Well, to my delight I received my new Penny Black stamps last week and what a stamping feast to work with all the adorable images. It is always such fun to think of ideas how to embellish the card so that the image comes to its full potential. For this card I used “Sweet talk” and although it is not a Valentine stamp I tried to create a feeling of love with the roses and hearts. I fell in love with the unusual colour of the paper roses when I saw them in the stationery shop and I was so surprised when I got home and it blends perfectly with my new Prima paper pack “Romantique”. That vintage paper pack is so lovely. It makes my day when things come together!

Challenges:

 The inside decorated with hearts and glitter

A close-up of the bunny and his little feathered friend

Project details:

  • White and maroon cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Romantique”
  • Penny Black stamp “Sweet Talk”
  • Lili of the Valley circular sentiment stamp
  • Lace
  • Paper roses
  • Hug Snug seam binding
  • Gold thread
  • Cuttlebug die ‘Hearts and stamps”
  • Lyra Rembrandt Aquarelle water-colour pencils
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal Gold”

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card today, as always it is much appreciated. Enjoy the rest of the week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Diane J
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 22:58:00

    Such a sweet card, love your image and the colouring is gorgeous. Especially love your flower bunting xx

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  2. chillipip SA
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 17:55:45

    Well you hve not lost your touch this is a beauty Amelia

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  3. LaDiva
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 03:55:36

    Absolutely stunning!!!!! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !

    Hugzzz

    Tammy, LIIU DT from Créations LaDiva:) xx

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  4. Anonymous
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 01:10:52

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

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  5. Camilla
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 19:37:42

    You have made a wonderful card! Lovely colors, and so clever with the roses on the ribbon. Thank you so much for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenges for the Sparkling and Glitter Challenge.
    Hugs, Camilla

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  6. cheryln
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 05:20:18

    Love this!!! Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at CCCB! !!

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  7. BethieJ
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 20:13:06

    Your card is LOVELY! That image is so CUTE!!
    Thank you for joining us at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  8. Jennifer Scull
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 15:59:09

    this is so pretty! I love the details you’ve given it.
    thanks for joining us at Pile it On!:)

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  9. Riet (harikini)
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 09:52:40

    What a beautiful card again, and are you a succesfull girl.
    Love it .

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  10. Ellie
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 05:52:44

    stunning card Amelia! Love how you arranged the roses.
    And thanks so much for joining us at penny black and more!

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  11. kbrandy4
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 02:06:14

    Awe!! This is such a cute creation!! Thank you for sharing with the Cutie Pies and Good Luck!!
    Hugs
    Hazel xx

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  12. Helen
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 01:16:48

    Beautiful card – love the flowers on the bunting!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On & the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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  13. Tracey
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 00:15:29

    I hope your knee is sorted real soon & you are ok Amelia.
    I love this card your attention to detail is fabulous!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  14. Linda R
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 20:23:37

    So adorable in every way.. I love all those roses. and the image is to sweet..Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  15. Calypso
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 08:53:05

    This is marvelous and so full of LOVE!!! i love everything about this card…your coloring, ribbon, flowers, even the added details of what i believe tinsels. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays.

    Hugs,
    Calypso

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  16. kirsty Vittetoe
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 19:48:49

    This is lovely, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  17. samara
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 19:21:42

    WOW! are those flowers outstanding and your coloring amazing. The colors are just to look at and look at. A beautiful card!!!! Luv Samara from Sentimental Sundays

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  18. karien
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 15:48:34

    Dit is tog te oulik, dit het my sommer laat glimlag! Hoop die knie voel gou beter.
    Liefde
    Karien

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  19. Shirley
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 10:55:28

    This is a fabulous card Amelia. I love the vintage look of it and the rose banner is gorgeous. Your layout and colour coordination have worked beautifully.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and More. We hope you will join us again next month and good luck in our prize draw.

    Shirley

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  20. kath
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 10:12:59

    stunning card amelia…love the flower garland…thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

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  21. Helen Dooley
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 08:28:04

    Love this. The roses are gorgeous. Love the image. Great job!

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  22. jennipher
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 02:26:51

    just lovely! love the ribbon treatment. thanks for playing at sentimental sundays.

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  23. Marie-Louise
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 00:53:56

    A really beautiful card. Love the image and the detail. It is just great.

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  24. Joyce
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 23:28:07

    Dear Amelia
    Beautiful card — its just so lovely with hearts and bunny holding the flowers.
    Happy Stamping and Hugs Joyce.

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  25. SuzanneK
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 20:25:27

    Beautiful project. Gorgeous image and I love the way you have arranged the flowers and ribbon. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU this month, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

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  26. Evgenia Petzer
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 18:39:05

    So sweet !And also I am happy to invite you to new SA challenge blog http://scrapafrica.blogspot.com/

    Hope you feeling much better!

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  27. Carol
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 18:10:08

    Well worth waiting to see! I so hope you are feeling better by now along with being up and about. Once in awhile life throws us a curve and we need to stop and rest.

    What fun to get new goodies to play with and liven up our spirits. This image is adorable and your card is totally awesome. Beautiful colors and design. The distressing really enhances the beauty of the card. Take care my dear friend and will see you soon. “Hugs”

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  28. Mervi
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 17:18:39

    Beautifully done again, so sweet card!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More, good luck;-))m

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  29. B
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 17:12:11

    Another absolutely beautiful creation Amelia, your cards seem to get better and better. I just love the way you have made the garland of ribbon and flowers.

    Thanks so much for joining our Love and Hearts them at Penny Black and More this month, good luck and hope you will join us again.

    B x

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  30. Ani
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 14:43:53

    Gorgeous card!

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  31. Ros crawford
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 14:11:11

    Absolutely adorable!!! from the image to the roses … beautiful inside and out … thanks for playing at CCCB

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  32. Jani
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 13:42:07

    Wonderful card!
    Jani x

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  33. hannelie
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 12:51:48

    Jinne Amelia, jy weet net hoe!
    Dis pragtig
    Sterkte met die knie!
    Woestyngroete

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  34. Moz
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 12:48:36

    Gorgeous card Amelia. Love the cute image and beautifully coloured. Love the roses and hearts bunting. I do hope you are up and about, and back up to speed soon! Many hugz, Moz

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  35. Sharon
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 12:28:52

    I adore your card Amelia. The image is stunning and so beautifully coloured. Just love what you’ve done with the seam binding and flowers to create an arch. Very inventive. Love it! hugs Sharon

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