The Spell of Spring

Hello dear blog friends,

Another card from me to celebrate springtime. Although we are on the brink of winter in the southern hemisphere and the lovely autumn days are almost gone, I love to do cards with pretty, bright colours. My inspiration for this card is from the beautiful photo for The Shabby Tea Room Challenge this week. I must admit it was quite a challenge for me to  incorporate some of the elements in the photo to give a true reflection of the image on my card. After several mistakes which landed in the dustbin, I hope you like the result.

Challenges:

The lovely inspiration photo:

Here is my card

The sentiment stamp

The paper flowers, vintage for-get-me nots and butterflies

A peep at the inside, decorated with butterflies

Project details:

  • Kraft cardstock
  • Designer paper from Prima
  • Marianne Design Creatables birdcage die (LR0146)
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punches (Classic butterflies and Small monarch butterfly)
  • Whimsy sentiment stamp “Postage stamp sentiments”
  • Paper flowers and vintage Forget-me-nots
  • Lace
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Mauve”
  • Brown wax cord
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Lemon Buzz”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink ‘Dusty corduroy”
  • Acrylic gesso

Thanks for stopping by today and for your time to look at my card – this is much appreciated. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pat(mspfd)
    May 07, 2012 @ 04:49:45

    Absolutely stunning. The design and detailing are an inspiration!

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  2. Mervi
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 19:54:04

    Hi Amelia, this is absolutely fabulous creation, love the colours and all the beautiful details,
    happy crafting,-))m

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  3. Holly
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 04:41:50

    such a lovely card!!!!!! gorgeous colors!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow!

    Holly SCH DT

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  4. Paola ♥
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 11:32:40

    Beautiful creation!

    Hugs
    Paola

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  5. Diane J
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 22:55:26

    WOW your card is amazing, great interpretation of the photograph, you should be proud of yourself x

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  6. Kathy
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 22:57:32

    Such a beautiful card…so bright, and shabby…and such wonderful details and elements!!

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  7. Bente
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 16:57:06

    Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.
    Hugs, Bente

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  8. Fran
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 14:54:03

    Absoltely beautiful card Amelia! A fantastic interpretation of the inspo pic! Congratulations on your Tearoom win 🙂

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  9. Starr
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 06:31:27

    Congratulations on winning at TSTR this week! Your card is delicious!!! TFS!

    Hugs,
    Starr

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  10. Maria
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 05:00:24

    So gorgeous! Perfect take on the challenge! Love the bird cage, butterflies, and flowers! Beautiful color, too!

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  11. Patti Painter
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 19:47:07

    Amelia, this is stunning, I love each and every detail of your beautiful card. The distressing is perfect and love the sponging on your butterflies and what gorgeous flowers!!! My hubby has been through your city when going back to Jo-burg after a hunting trip. I hope to visit Africa soon.
    Thanks so much for sharing this week at Sugar Creek Hollow, we love having you.
    Patti SCH/DT

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  12. Carol (Granny)
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 06:19:03

    The inspiration photo is gorgeous and your card really is a perfect take on the photo. Amazing elements and design. How you put all these beautiful elements on your cards and have it look so perfect is amazing. You are truly an inspiration to visit,

    Hope you knee is healing and you are pain free and almost back to normal. “Hugs”

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  13. Jessie/knightrone
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 02:09:51

    This is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with this week’s Ribbon Carousel Challenge!

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  14. Joyce
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 22:37:25

    Dear Amelia
    This card is truly awesome — just love it.
    Very clever the way you have used all your elements
    to bring such colour and beauty to the eye.
    FABULOUS.
    With Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  15. just4crafters
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 22:18:23

    Stunning card Amelia!!! I love how you took your inspiration photo and turned it into this beautiful card!!! ~Sophia

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  16. Marie-Louise
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 21:46:54

    Beautiful card. Love how you put it all together,

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  17. shazkeanly
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 19:45:44

    Another masterpiece Amelia. You’ve captured that picture from the Shabby Tea Room just perfectly. Beautifully put together. Love it! Hope you’re well. hugs Sharon x

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  18. Moz
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 19:28:08

    Luv it – all of it!
    Another stunning creation Amelia.
    Your cards put a smile on my face. ;0))))
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugz
    Moz

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  19. midnitelullabies
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 19:26:53

    Oh my! This is just magical! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR!

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  20. Lorraine A
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 19:19:37

    Gorgeous card Amelia 🙂 all the details are so very pretty 🙂 I love the birdcage and shabby chic look ,,, fabulous ! 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge 🙂
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  21. hannelie
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 18:59:13

    Jy laat my altyd soek vir woorde met jou pragtige kaartjies!
    Dis onverbeterlik!
    Woestyngroete

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  22. Karien
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 18:49:39

    Baie, baie mooi! Liefde Karien

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  23. butlersabroad
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 18:41:24

    Just beautiful Amelia, love all the elements and how you get so much on a card yet it never seems cluttered or overdone, unlike when I try this style, lol!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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