Happy Together …

Hello blog friends,

I am back with another guest designer project for UnstampaBelles April Challenge today.  The theme this month is to create “Anything but a Card”.  As this is a “no stamps” challenge blog you can use chipboard, die cuts, paper punches, canvases, stickers, rub-ons, etc. I really enjoy doing challenges that stretches one’s creativity beyond the ordinary. Thanks so much Merry and the Unstampabelles design team for the chance to submit a project to your lovely inspirational blog. The UnstampaBelles April Challenge is sponsored by Sticker Store and there is a lovely prize to be won. You can see all the details and beautiful inspirational projects of the design team on the UnstampaBelles Challenge blog.

I decided to make a tag with two adorable chipboard cat silhouettes – I love those curly tails!. I punched the top and bottom of the tag with a Martha Stewart deep edge punch ” Scroll Hearts” and add two oval die cut layers “Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Petite Scalloped Ovals Small” to frame the cats. The flowers are from the Prima range “Soubrette C” and “Charme Rose MeadowLark” The cats are painted with gesso and dressed up with pink wax cord bows. The verso of the tag is also embellished with a  pink heart and an oval die cut to accommodate a short handwritten message for the recipient/s. I think this tag will be great on an engagement, anniversary or wedding gift bag or box.

I also entered my tag in the following challenges:

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A close up of the bow, pearl heart and flowers on the top half

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The cat silhouettes painted with gesso and dresses up with pink bows

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A close up of the bottom of the tag with Prima flowers and punched edge. The flowers are dashed with gesso for the shabby look.

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The verso of the tag with pink heart and an oval for a short message

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Project details:

  • White and pink cardstock for card base and oval die cuts
  • Prima designer paper “Meadow Lark” for background
  • Chipboard cat silhouettes
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Petite Scalloped Ovals Small “, Floral Ovals” and “Classic Hearts”
  • Martha Stewart deep edge punch “Scroll Hearts”
  • Prima flowers “Soubrette C” and “Charme Rose – Meadow Lark”
  • Dala acrylic gesso
  • Wax cord
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Pink Tulip”
  • Pearl heart
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Victorian Velvet”

A really busy weekend with the guest designer projects but I enjoyed every moment of making and sharing them on my blog. Thanks so much for your time visiting today – I appreciate and cherish every visit and comment so much. Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chillipip
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 18:13:20

    This is absolutely gorgeous Amelai

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  2. ayeshaahmed25
    Apr 10, 2013 @ 17:54:10

    tag is so pretty cats looks so adorable 🙂

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  3. just4crafters
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 15:15:19

    Gorgeous tag!!!! Love the design and colors. ~Sophia

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  4. Craftygrannyb
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 22:41:30

    wow gorgeous colours , beautiful ribbons, fab dies you used and fantastic flowers it’s stunning. Thanks for joining us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

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  5. Denise vR
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 19:58:50

    Dit is so pragtig Amelia! Ek is jou niewe “follower” Jy is ‘n baie talentevolle dame! As jy wil na my werk kyk hier is my link http://dixicreations.blogspot.co.uk
    Baie lekker aand vir jou!
    Crafty Hugs
    Denise
    xoxo

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  6. Christine
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 02:33:06

    beautiful. thanks for joining us at pcj challenges. —christine

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  7. Petra Swart
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 23:10:27

    O hoe, dis mooi, Amelia. Mal oor die pienk en pers saam and die katjies is te skattig. (en sjoe is die seam binding strik nie te pragtig nie!)

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  8. Pam Sparks
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 17:59:18

    So charming Amelia! Love it!

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  9. DIANAL.
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 08:51:52

    This is so sweet. I love it. Your card is just stunning inside and out.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #106 Spring challenge, Have a great week.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  10. Michelle
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 03:34:04

    What an elegant tag such details and gorgeous colors! thanks for sharing it with us at MSC!

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  11. merry
    Apr 02, 2013 @ 00:50:32

    So glad to have you as our Guest Designer this month at Unstampabelles. This tag is a great example of Anything but a Card our current challenge. Beautiful work and embellishing.

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  12. Carol (Granny)
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 21:21:30

    Truly gorgeous and oh so sweet! The layers with the silhouettes are awesome. “Hugs”

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  13. pinky
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 21:03:40

    That is really beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    Pinky

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  14. Carina Els
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 20:14:27

    Liewe Amelia
    Dankie weereens vir al die pragtige werk wat jy met ons deel.
    Jou kleure alles gaan so mooi saam. Die katte is so Cute.
    Carina

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  15. Marjo
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 18:55:58

    Awesome tag. Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

    hugz Marjo

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  16. Joyce Hessen
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 15:07:46

    Dear Amelia
    Stunning creation — love the cats!
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  17. Anonymous
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 13:54:06

    Oh wow, your tag is absolutely gorgeous! I really love everything about it! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! 🙂

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  18. Amelia Ireton (@Amielieja)
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 11:01:14

    baie pragtig , dankie dat jy jou awesome werk met ons deel , Amelia xx

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  19. Moz
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 10:25:38

    Adorable! Wow Amelia, you have been really busy this long weekend and I totally love each and every one of your fabulous projects! You have also put me in touch with some great blogs and challenges – thank you!
    It has been totally enjoyable opening my email each morning and finding one of your amazing creations waiting for me to study and enjoy! You are very inspirational.

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  20. Judy
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 08:57:24

    What a beautiful Tag Amelia. I just love everything about it. I am really intrigued with your bow as to how you make those. So stunning. Congrats on your GDt posts too. Judy x

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  21. Thea
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 07:34:35

    Dis te heerlik as jy so besig is, want dan kry ons al jou pragtige skepping te sien!
    Hierdie een is net so pragtig en die katte is te dierbaar!

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  22. JanR
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 02:30:02

    What a pretty tag! I love all the flowers. Thanks for joining us as a guest designer this month!

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  23. Tonniece
    Mar 31, 2013 @ 23:55:46

    Too cute and I like that you did the back also
    Hugz Tonniece

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  24. Donna Ellis
    Mar 31, 2013 @ 23:45:31

    A wonderful kitty project – just so sweet in spring time colors and your classic loveliness, Amelia – wonderful! (congratulations on your guest design position) hugs, de

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  25. Marie-Louise
    Mar 31, 2013 @ 23:43:52

    This tag is just gorgeous Amelia. Love your layered bow and all the embellishments.

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