A Baby Girl!

Hello friends,

I am glad to be back in blog land again after the hustle and bustle of the festive season. I enjoyed  spending time with friends and family, reading and doing holiday things so much that there wasn’t any time left for crafting during the past two weeks. Everything is back to normal here and  I still have one week for myself before going back to work (happy me!). Hope you all had a wonderful time too and that the new year will be filled with joy, love and laughter for you and your loved ones. Today is also time for a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and the theme for this week’s challenge is Celebrate Something New. We want you to create vintage or shabby chic cards that reflect either the New Year or perhaps a new home, or new job, or new baby. I decided to make a card for a new baby. I used a Cottage Cutz die  for the carousel and embellished the card in the shabby style.  The sentiment was computer generated and framed in a Sizzix Framelits die cut – a new addition to my crafting stuff.

I submitted my card in the following challenges:

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The carousel

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A close-up of the sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream card-stock
  • Prima designer paper “Tea-Thyme” and First Edition “Spring Feast”
  • Cottage Cutz die “Carousel Silhouette”
  • Sizzix Framelits die “Fancy Oval Frame”
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Paper roses
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cream”
  • Lace
  • Buttons
  • Pearls
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Victorian Velvet”

Thanks for visiting today and  also for your continued visits, lovely comments and care about me the past year.  You help me keep my crafting dreams alive and sharing my ideas on my blog. Have a wonderful day!

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anne
    May 06, 2017 @ 18:42:37

    Hi Amelia
    I am really in love with this invitation and wanting to make it. Can you please tell me where can I get the carousel? Thanks

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  2. ileana-carmen
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 21:31:11

    A very beautiful card. I like the carousel, the colors, all.

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  3. Bev
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 11:27:45

    Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our “What’s New” challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  4. Barbara Daines
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 01:17:15

    What a fantastic baby card….I love everything about it!
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge this month.
    Barbara,
    Cards-Galore DT

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  5. reasonableribbon
    Jan 13, 2013 @ 18:43:08

    Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  6. Lynn
    Jan 12, 2013 @ 02:14:45

    Thank you so much for joining us at Unique Crafters. This is a fabulous card. I love all your details and bling! Stunning!

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  7. sallysbitz
    Jan 12, 2013 @ 00:38:45

    This is just so sweet. I love it, very different x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Patti Painter
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 19:54:08

    Amelia, stunning! The carousel is fabulous. Love seeing your creations each week, so inspiring.
    hugs….Patti

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  9. Silvia
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 21:23:58

    A gorgeous card, great details – perfect for a little girl.

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  10. Lorraine A
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 19:56:26

    Gorgeous card Amelia 🙂 I love the carousel die, so very pretty and all the details are stunnning !I LOVE this 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge 🙂
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  11. Viv ( Daizy-Mae)
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 16:45:09

    Wow what a gorgeous card Amelia, I love it. No wonder it was chosen as a Perfect Pinky too 🙂 Viv xx

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  12. Mandy
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 15:14:07

    Amelia, there is some good news for you over at Let’s Craft and Create!

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  13. viera
    Jan 08, 2013 @ 13:28:02

    Beautiful

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  14. kerenbaker
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 16:44:29

    Simply beautiful!!

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  15. Judith
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 14:33:50

    Ooo this is so pretty – all pink and girly! I love that lush bow – thanks for playing at MTTC this week hugs Judith x

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  16. Sylvia-Anne
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 01:04:44

    Amelia – this is stunning . The carousel is awesome , and what fabulous detail and colours. Totally adorable!
    Thank you for joining us at ITP – I hope we will see you again soon!
    Sylvia x

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  17. Charlene Merrick
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 20:32:18

    Wow! This card has to be one of the most beautiful baby cards I’ve ever seen. I love the carousel die cut and how you added the buttons. Every detail is perfect. Thank you for joining the CCEE Stampers!

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  18. Karien
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 20:25:16

    Hi Amelia
    Dit is baie mooi! Voorspoed ook vir jou vir 2013, mag die jaar net geluk, vrede en liefde inhou.
    Liefde
    Karien

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  19. Carol (Granny)
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 20:04:58

    2013 and a new work of art for the Masterpiece museum. This is totally gorgeous Amelia! I love everything about it from your choice of colors, to the small pearls. The carousel is so unique and beautifully decorated. A very Happy and Blessed New Year my friend. “Hugs”

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  20. Joyce Hessen
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 19:57:22

    Dear Amelia
    Hope you had a wonderful Festive Season.
    This baby card is gorgeous — and so pretty for the new arrival.
    Love the buttons horses and flowers.
    All the best for 2013.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  21. Mandy
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 13:33:19

    Amelia, your card is absolutely beautiful, thank you so much for popping over to Let’s Craft and Create and sharing it with us!

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  22. Kelly lloyd
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 13:28:03

    Wow, I love this creation. It is so unusual, really gorgeous design.
    Thanks for sharing with crafty ribbons.
    Good luck
    Hugs Kelly

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  23. shellshearer
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 12:29:56

    Just stunning, love it hun!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  24. Christine L
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 12:02:04

    Oooh this card is absolutely stunning Amelia… that Carousel Die is fabulous and perfect for a new baby card… and I love how you’ve used the buttons and pearls too. IN fact everything about it is fab!!

    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink… hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  25. Thea Field
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 06:58:10

    Jou kaartjies is absoluut pragtig en hierdie een is geen uitsondering nie! Jou werk slaan ‘n mens se asem behoorlik weg!

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  26. lizzi
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 06:35:51

    just beautiful love love love the colors…
    lizzi

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  27. Debbie best
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 06:09:07

    This is the most beautiful card, your work is beautiful..I “need” that carousel diecut

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  28. Marie-Louise
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 01:20:00

    Oh my this is just beautiful.

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  29. Eileen
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 23:18:41

    Your card is stunning, we would love you to join in our challenge over at Let’s Craft and Create.

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  30. Moz
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 22:32:24

    Such a pretty card for a new born baby girl and one that will be treasured I’m sure!
    Good luck with your challenge entries and enjoy your last week of leave.
    Hugz

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  31. ursulauphof
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 21:53:22

    A beautiful card so perfect for a little girl. Have a good weekend and enjoy the rest of your holiday. hugs, Ursula

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  32. Sandra Mangrum
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 21:25:11

    This card is fabulous! I love all of the beautiful layers and details.

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  33. hannelie
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 18:51:11

    Hi Amelia, ons is terug uit sonnige SA! Was heerlik om weer die blou lug en wit wolke te beleef!
    Ek stem saam met Sharon… dis regtig nog ‘n ongelooflike skepping!
    Mooi bly en ‘n lekker week vir jou!

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  34. Sharon
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 18:19:21

    This is an outstanding creation Amelia. You are the Queen of shabby chic. I wish I had an ounce of your talent. LOVE this! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs Sharon xx

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  35. Anonymous
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 17:20:53

    Happy New Year Amelia!
    So adorable card, absolutely lovely;-))m

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  36. Donna Ellis
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 17:15:17

    Amelia, a darling card. Such a sweet, whimsical, little girlish, wonderful card! Your colors and choice of carousel die are so unique and delightful!

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  37. Heather
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 15:41:23

    Beautiful Card Amelia!! Love the colors..and all the embellies!!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  38. Chana Malkah
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 15:40:03

    Amelia, your card is beautiful! I love the vintage look. Beautifully done! I would like to invite you to play along with us at Nicely Done Designs Challenge. I think you would enjoy our challenges! Once again, Great work!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  39. Dean Designs
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 15:14:23

    This is a gorgeous card!! Love the Carousel.
    Good Luck in the challenges.

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie
    http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

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