For Mom, With Love

Hello blog friends,

Today’s post features my guest designer card for the fairly new and proudly South African challenge blog, Scrap Africa. I was so surprised and overwhelmed with joy when Evgenia and Svetlana, owners of the challenge blog, asked me to do a project for the Mother’s Day challenge. I am  admiring their amazing work for so long and what a privilege to showcase one of my cards along with their stunning creations. The challenge is:  “In May we celebrate Mother’s Day so let’s celebrate this special day on Scrap Africa with our love and creativity. Create any scrap object that is in some way related to a mother. There is a catch though. In your project you will need to use a phrase, a poem  or a special message dedicated to a mother – be it yourself or your own mother or anyone else you would want to say something nice about as a mother.” This is an international challenge blog so hop over to Scrap Africa and play along – there are fantastic prizes to be won. For my card I used the beautiful poem of Pat O’Reilly “A Wonderful Mother” as the focus point.

As I am a card challenge addict I also entered my card in the following challenges:

The roses, pearls and lace

The beautiful poem written by Pat O’Reilly “A Wonderful Mother” (Source: http://www.poemofquotes.com/articles/10-poems-for-mothers.php)

The bird-cage

The inside decorated with a bird and swirl

Project details:

  • White and moss-green cardstock
  • Pnk Paislee designer paper ” Butterfly garden”
  • Mother’s Day poem / Pat O’Reilly”  (Source: http://www.poemofquotes.com/articles/10-poems-for-mothers.php)
  • Tim Holtz Alterations die “Mini bird and cage set” (Sizzix 657207)
  • Marianne Design Creatables LR0116
  • Muslin fabric
  • Lace
  • Paper flowers
  • Pearls
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo, Fired brick and Antique linen”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal Gold”

Thanks so much for visiting today and don’t forget to visit the Scrap Africa challenge blog. Hope to see your project there! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Just aVisitor
    Sep 20, 2014 @ 17:57:09

    Wow wow, wow!! I’m speechless… This is so beautiful, amazing, the perfect card I wanna give for my mother. Love it!

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  2. alethea
    May 08, 2012 @ 12:27:55

    This is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! HUgsxx

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  3. Elaine Wheeler
    May 07, 2012 @ 20:23:10

    You work is stunning , this card is fabulous I love all those flowers great work well done Hugs Elaine

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  4. mandy
    May 05, 2012 @ 21:44:45

    Fabulous card,love the verse,your colours and design are lovely….Thanks for joining in with us at Truly Scrumptious,hope to see you next time….
    Mandy x

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  5. chillipip SA
    May 02, 2012 @ 19:56:19

    Hi Amelia , dont you agree we have so many talented crafters in S.A. and some make various styles of wonderful cards whereas you have your own distinctive shabby style. Have always loved your cards and they just keep getting better.

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  6. Karen Wallace
    May 02, 2012 @ 11:48:36

    Wow this is fabulous!!

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  7. sara
    May 01, 2012 @ 15:34:21

    wow so beautiful love all those gorgeous flowers and lace stunning card thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
    hugs sara x x

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  8. kerrykards
    May 01, 2012 @ 09:15:15

    This is such a beautiful card. I love the details and the colours are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

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  9. Karien
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 06:48:35

    Hi Amelia, Pragtige kaartjie……’n kunswerk!!!!!!! Baie dankie vir die kommentaar op my blog, bly jy hou van my kaartjies!!!!! Liefde Karien

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  10. just4crafters
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 17:34:19

    You make the most beautiful cards Amelia!!! I love the layers and textures!!! ~Sophia

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  11. Moz
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 10:45:22

    BEAUTIFUL! Amelia, this is stunning. Hearty congratulations on your GDT spot.
    You are going to stun them with each new creation. Good luck with the other challenges.
    Much love
    Moz

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  12. Traci Major
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 03:12:21

    Oh my gracious!! Every once in awhile you come across a card that just takes your breath away, and this is one of those! So beautiful in every way…I have no idea how you added so much texture with the lace and muslim, love it around the birds’ nests! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ!

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  13. busybusyhoneybee
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 01:08:19

    Oh my! this is beautiful! I need to CASE this I’m thinking! Just lovely! Thank you for playing with us this week on Whoopsi Daisy! Best of luck in the draw!
    Hugs,
    Karen C (Daisy Diva)
    http://www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com

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  14. anne bente
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 21:52:06

    Hvor er den dog bare super smuk♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring.
    knuss♥

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  15. Kasey ~ in Oz
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 21:39:11

    Stunning, absolutely stunning.

    Thanks for being challenged by our No Stamping week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer 4CCC

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  16. Leanne
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 18:46:35

    Thanks for playing our No Stamping challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks good job!

    Leanne DT 4CC!

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  17. Heidi
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 18:32:38

    Wow this is stunning!
    Beautiful colours and design:)
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  18. Lisa
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:28:44

    OMG… WOW!! This is stunning! Thanks for joining us at PCJ this challenge.

    Lisa xox

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  19. may
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 08:35:49

    O my word!!!! Simply Stunning, the detail is just perfect!!! GORGEOUS.. Thanks for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy.. May x

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  20. Sandie Edwards
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 06:06:26

    What an amazingly, beautiful card…. I really could be your Mother just about now, just so I could see this in person…. B E A U T I F U L. I have had a wonderful time in visiting and walking through your lovely blog … thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge…x

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  21. Belinda
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 04:44:58

    I love the fact that you have decorated the inside of the card too. As a child and still as an adult is is the best thing for me to open a card and there is an image inside too. Small things like that have always made me happy!

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  22. Pauline
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 23:41:25

    This is absolutely stunning, so much amazing detail and perfectly finished.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  23. Hazel
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 22:11:18

    A lovely work of art. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Hazel x

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  24. Carol (Granny)
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 21:51:28

    In all honesty, I don’t believe I have EVER seen anything as beautiful and detailed as this mother’s day card. It has such beautiful colors, details, and embellishments along with a very delicate and intricate design. Congrats Amelia on your GD spot and I hope you get to share many more of your creations at Scrap Africa. They are blessed to have you.

    Hope the knee is healing nicely and you are back in full mobility now. Take care my dear friend and keep creating these amazing pieces of art to share with us. “Hugs”

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  25. Phyllis Holtermann
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 20:26:58

    Oh my gosh! When this card popped up on my screen I was blown away! It is fantastic to say the least! I just love it……..! You out did yourself on this one for sure! Love your site……..it’s always a treat to come by and see your work!
    Thank you !

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  26. Joyce
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 20:25:27

    Dear Amelia
    Stunning beautiful card — and pink is my colour — Good Luck with your new
    design Team at Scrap Africa.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  27. Mervi
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 19:22:43

    oh wow Amelia,
    thi is precious and lovely,-))m

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  28. Evgenia Petzer
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 17:00:34

    Than you SO much for designing for us! your work is amazing!

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  29. ursulauphof
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 16:32:33

    Wow Amelia, no wonder they asked you to be GD. This is just so beautiful. Hope your knee is getting better. Have a great weekend.

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  30. hannelie
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 16:21:29

    Pragtig Amelia!

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  31. judy
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 15:40:05

    Oh Amelia this is fabulous! I just love everything about it. Congrats on your GDT spot too, so well deserved and you have really done them proud! Judy x

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  32. Marie-Louise
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 15:11:42

    Another absolutely fabulous card. Beautiful.

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