Carousel Fun

Hello friends,

I appreciate it so much that you come visiting today, it is such a blessing that people still make time to visit my blog. My card today is in the shabby chic style inspired by the challenge photo at The Shabby Tea Room Challenge blog. Usually I don’t use so many  colours together, so this was quite a challenge for me. The Cottage Cutz die “Carousel Silhouette” and colour combination just fits perfectly together to create a cheerful carnival  atmosphere on this card. I can still remember how I enjoyed myself on the merry-go-round horses when I was a child. Such great fun to go up and down and round and around while Mum and Dad watching  from the side.

Challenges:

 A little pink horse and lace to decorate the inside


A close-up of the carousel

Project details:

  • White, red  and green cardstock
  • Designer paper (Upikit and Echo Park)
  • Cottage Cutz die “Carousel Silhouette”
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Heart to Heart set”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Picot edge circles”
  • Paper doily
  • Paper roses
  • Buttons
  • Hug Snug seam binding (Paradise Aqua)
  • Baker’s twine
  • Lace
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea dye”

Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cebelica
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 19:26:41

    Wow, your card is amazing! I love it!!! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Ribbons challenge! Hugs! xx

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  2. debby4000
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 08:35:54

    Love your gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. Crystal D
    Mar 27, 2012 @ 04:02:17

    This is so pretty! I love all the buttons, beautiful lace & flowers! Thanks for playing along with us over at Shopping our Stash (SOS) this week 🙂

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  4. Starr
    Mar 26, 2012 @ 05:09:43

    Love, love love!!!! Amazing project, the colors are perfect and the carousel and flowers are wonderful! Stunning work! Thanks for joining us at TSTR!

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  5. Jacqui McNeil
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 15:22:31

    Hi Amelia,
    Oh this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the gorgeous little carousel, the dps, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments look fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Ruby’s Rainbow and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

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  6. basslady
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 14:09:48

    this is such a work of art! very striking and lovely!

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

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  7. Maria Therese
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 12:51:31

    Pretty card ♥ Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe’s crafts!

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  8. shaz
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 09:51:31

    Gorgeous card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby’s Rainbow for our “Lace ” challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon

    Hugs Shaz x

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  9. just4crafters
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 07:45:36

    Beautiful card Amelia!!! Love the carousel design!!! Have a great weekend! ~Sophia

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  10. Maria
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 06:02:07

    Gorgeous detail in beautiful sweet color! Love the coursel theme! Take care!!:-))

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  11. midnitelullabies
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 20:03:32

    This is just beautitul!! Love your creative use of the banner in the background.. that carousel is just perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR!

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  12. Joyce
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 19:22:50

    Dear Amelia
    Beautiful card — love all the colours. Good Luck with the challenge.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  13. Carol (Granny)
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 18:27:35

    This sure brings back a lot of memories from my childhood. We had an amusement park called Lake Contrary that closed in 1964 Oh what fun I had on the carousel with all the beautiful colors of the horses. They even had real horse hair for their tales and manes. There were rides, boating, a dance hall, horse race track and huge arbor. Was so sad to see it destroyed by floods and wind damages. Thank you for helping relive some wonderful memories with this gorgeous creation. Have a wonderful weekend! “Hugs”

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  14. Evgenia Petzer
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 16:56:30

    wow! simply adorable!

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  15. shazkeanly
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 16:09:07

    I’ve had to find another way in order to leave comments on WordPress blogs. Hope it works. A lovely card dear Amelia. Super bright colours. Love the carousel. A feast for the eyes. hugs Sharon x

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  16. shazkeanly
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 16:07:23

    What a stunning card Amelia. Just love it. hugs Sharon x

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  17. hannelie
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 15:44:37

    Sjoe! ‘n kleur en ontwerp fees vir die oog!
    Liefde
    Hannelie

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  18. chillipip SA
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 15:20:25

    Hi Amelia , hope that you have fully recovered from your op?
    Love this card I too used to love the Roundabout as a child, in fact i loved the Fair fullstop. They are not the same nowadays .

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  19. shabbygirl
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 15:15:15

    Absolutely STUNNING, Amelia … WOWOWOWOW!!! So much gorgeous detail … just perfect for the Tea Room challenge this week! Thanks for sharing your incredible work with us 🙂

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  20. Ursula Uphof
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 15:02:20

    Lovely, lovely. Yes brings back memories of long ago and not so long ago. In Europe I had a lot of rides with my grandchildren when they were smaller. They always loved it…so did I.

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  21. Anonymous
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 14:25:04

    woooow lovely card
    greetings
    angelique

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  22. Moz
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 14:19:42

    As always, lovely card so perfectly put together.
    Love the carousel.
    Hugz
    Moz

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  23. Marie-Louise
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 14:08:19

    Wonderful card. Brings back fabulous memories of riding a carousel. Fantastic.

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  24. Anonymous
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 13:25:10

    WOW, simply gorgeous, love it. I love the little horses and carousel. x

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  25. Amelia Ireton (@Amielieja)
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 12:28:41

    baie awesome site , hou sommer baie van jou kaartjies , baie geluk, jy het soveel talent xxx

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