A Friend is …

Hello blog friends,

A brand new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this Saturday. The theme is to use stencils or masks on your shabby, vintage or primitive creation. The talented Renee Matarese, our feature artist, has done a tutorial for this week on how to use stencils. There are also beautiful cards from the other design team ladies with lots of inspiration. Hope to see your entry at Sugar Creek Hollow Stencils and Mask Challenge this week.

I really had to put my thinking cap on for this one as I hardly ever work with stencils. I made the card for a very dear friend who celebrates her birthday in February. I did the flourishes with a stencil I bought a few years ago and Tim Holtz distress ink “Tattered Rose”. The sentiment is so beautiful and from the JustRite sentiment set “Song in My Heart”. The birds are dimensional stickers from K & Company that I had for ages in my stash. The lovely roses are from Prima’s Fairy Tale Roses.

Challenges:

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A close up of the JustRite sentiment

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The lovely bird dimensional stickers from K & Company and Prima fairytale roses

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The inside of the card, decorated with the same stencil as on the outside

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Project details:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Tea Thyme”
  • B-Craft templates “Doodle Shapes”
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Song in My Heart set”
  • Dimensional stickers from K & Company Brenda Walton collection “Birds and Leaves”
  • Hug Snug seam binding ” Cameo Beige”
  • Gemstones
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tattered Rose”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Floral Ovals”
  • Prima flowers “Fairytale Roses Baby Pink”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

I hope you enjoy my card this week as much as I did in creating it. I am on summer holiday now and is looking forward to do more crafting during the day. I received a few new dies this past week and can’t wait to use them. Thanks so much for visiting today and taking the time to look at my card. Enjoy life and have a wonderful week.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laurian
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 21:35:24

    What a beautiful card, stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at Lady Annes and I hope we’ll see you again soon!
    Hugs
    Laurian

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  2. Mel
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 23:17:03

    Beautiful card! Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

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  3. Marie
    Dec 15, 2012 @ 22:05:09

    This is truly a work of art. Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Cards by Lady Anne. Hope to see your beautiful work very soon!

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  4. Heather
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 23:58:08

    Beautifully done Amelia :0) I love how your masking fits in with the lovely seam binding….love all the yummy roses and birdies too!!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  5. Carol (Granny)
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 07:37:20

    Absolutely lovely! The sentiment so rings true to home and really touches my heart. The distressing, ribbon, gems, and those gorgeous sticker birds make for one wonderful card. I’m sure she loved it and was so excited to receive such a beautiful card for her birthday. Have a wonderful holiday my friend and enjoy your summer break. “Hugs”

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  6. Julie T
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 18:27:08

    Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments
    Hugs,
    julie

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  7. Carol
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 01:09:50

    A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

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  8. Laura Love
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 21:48:57

    Wow! This is absolutely stunning! I love all those pretty flowers and those bird dimensional stickers are awesome! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  9. Desire Fourie
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 20:10:29

    This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Thanks for sharing your talent. Nice to meet a fellow Gautenger in blogland. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs Desíre {Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member} {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  10. Roxx.T
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 06:20:02

    Beautiful card! I adore birds, & you made them really stand out with all the dimension you added to them.
    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

    Roxx.T

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  11. Elaine Wheeler
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 19:29:06

    Absolutely beautiful What a fantastic card .
    Thank you for joining us this time for our FLOWERS Challenge at Crafting for all Seasons .
    Good Luck Hugs Elaine

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  12. Sheena
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 19:23:32

    Wow! Beautiful card! I love the ribbon along the top and all your little details!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  13. Holly AKA KopyKat
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 16:58:13

    Wow, this is so fabulous. Love the flowers. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  14. Marcy
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 11:36:55

    This is such a gorgeous card! I love the distressed look and all the soft colors and details. Love those flowers too! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! 🙂

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  15. Connie Smith
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 07:46:54

    Wow..another gorgeous piece of ART!!

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  16. Jean
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 03:35:25

    Just beautiful!!!

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  17. Patti Painter
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 03:20:33

    Amelia, your cards are always so stunning. Love the way you have made your beautiful sentiment the center of attention. Those birds are gorgeous. Enjoy your summer break and extra crafting time….I am sure we will enjoy seeing your creations.
    hugs….

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  18. hannelie
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 19:10:56

    Dit lyk of daai voeltjies enige tyd kan vlieg! So “real”!
    Soos altyd kan ek my verkyk aan die pragtige detail!
    Lekker week vir jou!

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  19. Marie-Louise
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 17:31:54

    What a fabulous card. Stunning. Your friend will be delighted.

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  20. Moz
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 17:17:52

    Lovely card Amelia and lovely words for a dear friend.
    Enjoy your break and mostly enjoy your crafting!
    Many hugz
    Moz

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  21. Diane J
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 16:22:21

    Beautiful card… your friend is going to love it….
    Hugs Diane x

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  22. Ursula Uphof
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 16:09:41

    This is really beautiful Amelia, I am going to have a look at that tutorial. Enjoy being on holiday and some lovely crafting time. Have a great weekend…gorgeous summer weather now. Hugs, Ursula

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  23. Mervi
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 16:02:14

    hi Amelia,
    fabulous card, love everything on it, just great for your friend’s birthday.
    Enjoy your holiday,
    snowy greetings from Finland,

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  24. Ockert Pretorius
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 15:07:47

    Dit is so mooi! Dankie

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