You Are Special

Hello blog friends,

I am back from a short break in the countryside. It was so wonderful  to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and recharge one’s batteries for the last three months of this year. We took the dogs with us  to Stone Hill, a pet-friendly venue and had such a great time with our furry friends. The veld is still very dry but the tranquility and beautiful sunsets made up for the lack of greenery. I uploaded photos of our holiday in my Flickr gallery if you want to see this beautiful place.

I have a guest designer card to share today. I was so surprised to win the guest designer spot at The Penny Black and More Challenge blog for October. Thanks Brenda and the Design Team for this wonderful opportunity. I used one of my older, but a favourite Penny Black stamp, and kept the design quite simple. Instead of flowers I opted for buttons as embellishments. Well, I think I am learning slowly to make CAS cards, although the white spaces are still missing! The patterned papers are from Prima “Sun Kiss” paper pad.

Challenges:

The adorable hedgie coloured with Lyra Rembrandt Aquarelle pencils

 A close-up of the sentiment

A peep at the inside also decorated with fishtail banners and a doily

Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Sun Kiss Collection”
  • Penny Black stamp “Yearning” 4058J
  • Liliof the Valley sentiment stamp
  • Paper doily
  • Wax cord for bow
  • Buttons
  • Skwiglues “Gold”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage Photo”
  • Lyra Rembrandt Aquarelle watercolours pencils for colouring

Thanks for visiting today and looking at my card. Have a wonderful week and hope to see you again soon.

Greetings from South Africa,

Amelia

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28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tameko
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 22:10:15

    Fabulous card design. Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

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  2. Calypso
    Oct 13, 2012 @ 10:51:46

    Amelia-
    This is just beautiful…Love your layout, mild distressing, coloring and sparkle.
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

    Hugs.
    Calypso

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  3. Anita Scroggins
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 04:47:42

    Super cute card and image!! Thanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!

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  4. Chris Gualazzi
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 04:22:24

    Amelia! I love this card! Beautiful!

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  5. Debs
    Oct 09, 2012 @ 22:37:17

    Gorgeous card , love the twine and banner, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Hugs Debs

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  6. Sarah Groensarosie
    Oct 09, 2012 @ 06:17:40

    Stunning card! Love the doily behind the stamped image!Thanks for playing along with us at FD

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  7. linda
    Oct 09, 2012 @ 05:19:10

    thank you for joining us as guest designer this month with this beautiful card! i love that hedgie image, your colouring, the layout and how you finished the inside to match.

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  8. Sue
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 22:14:51

    This is so gorgeous Amelia.

    Sue x

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  9. Barb
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 17:54:20

    Oh my word… this is adorable! I love the way you layered the doily in with the other elements! Thank you for taking on our doily challenge at Frosted Designs this week!

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  10. Dionne
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 12:42:45

    Really lovely card, it has a great autumnal feel about it, great design and very well coloured.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  11. Eileen
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 10:59:49

    What a great autumn card. Love the image and layout and your distressing is perfect for our challenge at The Paper Shelter. Thanks for joining us this week and good luck
    Eileen x

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  12. Ockert Pretoprius
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 10:04:57

    WOW Amelia, soos gewoonlik oortref jy jou self weer!

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  13. Stacey Schafer
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 23:59:47

    what a lovely card! thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant!

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  14. Sheri Gilson
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 21:55:14

    Gorgeous!! Love all the fabulous detail!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!!

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  15. Tracy
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 21:34:04

    Absolutely adorable Amelia, loving the buttons and your design. Thanks for joining us as our GDT at Penny black @ Allsorts.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  16. Tracey
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 20:04:58

    This is beautiful Amelia & I love the decorated inside to 🙂
    I hope you are keeping well.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  17. Sylvia
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 18:29:32

    Beautiful card, Amelia, love the elements you used and the colors! Thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Star.

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  18. Carol (Granny)
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 18:13:20

    Love everything about the card but you know how much I love your style and designs. Congrats on the GD spot, they are so lucky to have you.. Stopped over to look at those magnificent pictures of your holiday and they are amazing. The ones of the flowers growing, in what I would call wasteland, are stunning. Makes you wonder how such beauty can be created from something so desolate. Glad you hear you enjoyed your stay and some solitude with hubby and pets. “Hugs”

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  19. Mervi
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 17:30:20

    Hi Amelia,
    I’m so glad that you are our GD this month, love your fabulous style.
    Beautiful colouring and papers, love the buttons too.
    Lost of greetings;-))m

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  20. Ellie
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 17:01:14

    What a gorgeous card Amelia! I love everything about it, the cute image, your beautiful coloring, the papers are stunning, and I love how you applied the glitter along the edge. The way you added the sentiment is just perfect too! So glad you joined us as a guest designer this month at penny black and more!!

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  21. Amelia Ireton (@Amielieja)
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 11:55:49

    it is a lovely card, you are so talented, my friend told me something the other day and it made me laugh , “we are all special, just like everyone else ” hiehie 🙂 have an awesome day , always wanted to ask you , what do you with your scrapsies paper that you cut off your projects : thank you for sharing such wonder with us , you are amazing !

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  22. Moz
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 11:55:24

    Welcome back Amelia! You were missed. I love this card – the natural look, clean and simple with just enough white showing…lol! Beautifully coloured and as always put together with such care. Love it! You do P B proud.
    Hugz

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  23. Elma Koster
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 10:23:30

    Amelia, ek geniet dit om jou inskrywings dop te hou. Het jou foto’s op jou flickr blad gesien, ek dink dit is pragtig. Jy kan gerus ook meer tyd spandeer aan fotografie, jy het beslis die oog daarvoor. Groete Elma

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  24. Marie-Louise
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 10:15:04

    Just beautiful as always Amelia. The little hedgie is so cute and the colours are wonderful. Glad you enjoyed your break.

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  25. Joyce Hessen
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 10:06:55

    Dear Amelia
    Beautiful card and colours. Holidays are always great.
    Happy Stamping hugs Joyce.

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  26. Lynn brown
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 09:33:35

    Glad you had a nice break. This card is absolutely stunning. Love the colours you used.thanks for joining us as GD this month.
    Lynn x

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  27. Brenda
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 09:15:27

    So nice to hear but you had a good break away Amelia and recharge dyour batteries.

    Your guest designer card is really lovely, beautiful colour palette and how lovely to see the inside decorated so nicely as well.

    Thank you so much for creating a lovely piece of work and being our guest designer at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

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  28. ursulauphofU
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 08:18:59

    Amelia, what a gorgeous card. That stamp is such a cutie and your colouring is so good as usual. Lovely papers. Good to hear you had a lovely break away, always good before the last busy months of the year. Have a wonderful Sunday and keep cool. Hugs, Ursula

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