Spring Is Here

Hello blog friends,

We are celebrating Spring this week at Sugar Creek Hollow and I hope you can join us this week with your flower creations. The theme for our first fortnightly challenge is to create a shabby or vintage card with lots of flowers. The sponsor for this challenge is Heather Hudson and you can visit her shop on Etsy at My Artistic Adventures. The prize for one random winner is 3 collage sheets from her Etsy shop.

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From Heather’s beautiful collection of digital sheets she kindly supplied me with the “Vintage chic Victorian Lilacs Envelope, Flowers Spring, Thank You, Birthday Card Digital Collage sheet”. The pink and turquoise colors did compliment the shabby style of the card well. I created a pocket with the envelope image to hide a tag stamped on a Spellbinders die cut. The flowers are mostly from Prima and the birdie a die cut from QuicKutz. For the decoration on the inside I used  the smaller version of the envelope and also the “Happy Birthday” sentiment that is also part of the digital sheet.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The little birdie

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The flowers from Prima and Petaloo

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The hidden tag stamped with a Whimsy sentiment

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A close up of the Spellbinders die cut tag decorated with a bow, lace, rose and a gemstone.

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The butterflies and a glimpse of the Kaisercraft postage stamp in the background

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A peep at the inside

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Full view of the inside decorated with a lace flower, butterfly, small envelope and a birthday sentiment

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Marianne Design designer paper “Birds and Flowers”
  • My Artistic Adventures digital collage sheet
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Fancy Tags Two”
  • QuicKutz die “Birds” REV-0144-S
  • Martha Stewart punch “Classic butterfly”
  • Whimsy sentiment stamp “Vintage Seed Packets”
  • Kaisercraft clear stamp “Postmarks”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “turquoise”
  • Prima Fairytale Roses “Baby Pink” and “Teal”
  • Prima Tasha “Ruby”
  • Prima Kennedy “Blueberry”
  • Petaloo Penny Lane Garden Collection Forget me nots “Slate Blue”
  • Pink stamens
  • Lace
  • Gems
  • Heart embellishment
  • Fancy heart pins
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Crystal”

Thanks for stopping by today. The Design Team at Sugar Creek Hollow created amazing inspirational cards and we will be so glad if you join us this fortnight in our spring celebration challenge. There is a wonderful prize to be won by one lucky participant. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ~Tammy~
    May 28, 2013 @ 23:01:23

    stunning beauty!

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  2. Cheryl Walker
    May 13, 2013 @ 21:06:48

    Love your springtime card!!! Beautiful job!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons challenge this week!!! Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  3. pollyspaper
    May 13, 2013 @ 20:47:04

    This is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon! Huggs from Ginny at Polly’s Paper : ) Heather is my BFF in IRL : ) Glad to see you make something wonderful with her images!!!!

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  4. Seafield Jo
    May 13, 2013 @ 10:08:39

    This is a very pretty card, I love your choice of colours.

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

    Jo x

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  5. Helen
    May 13, 2013 @ 01:19:16

    Beautiful card and gorgeous details.

    Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x

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  6. Rainmac aka Sarah
    May 07, 2013 @ 22:24:32

    I just love this Amelia, beautiful colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Add Some Sparkle challenge x

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  7. Sheena
    May 07, 2013 @ 12:44:06

    Wow! So much to look at there! So many gorgeous flowers and beautiful bling!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at the Creative Card Crew!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  8. Kerry
    May 06, 2013 @ 19:06:55

    Wow, your card has so many details. It’s really elegant. Thank you for joining in with our Mum challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

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  9. dsmiles2
    May 06, 2013 @ 17:07:46

    Hi, Amelia! I am checking on Feline Playful’s Monday Winners and found your name on http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/
    congratulations – I am delighted, as I love visiting your dear blog.
    hugs,
    de

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  10. Chris Warner
    May 06, 2013 @ 14:49:25

    Oh my! What a stunning card Amelia. Beautiful colours, fabulous composition and I can see from your photo’ that you’ve finished it off just as nicely on the inside. A great make! Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Challenges this month. Chris xxx

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  11. coops
    May 06, 2013 @ 12:03:15

    oh wow this is so beautiful amelia.i love all your pretty flowers and really gorgeous colours and design.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge 😀

    xx coops xx

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  12. marshallgal
    May 06, 2013 @ 04:48:53

    Another breathtaking creation. Words really don’t capture what goes on in my head when I see something like this – I want to just absorb such beauty so I can keep it with me forever. A lot of words to say this card is out of the park GORGEOUS!!

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  13. Ruza
    May 06, 2013 @ 03:30:19

    Gorgeous card! Truly love all of the flowers, and the I love how the decorative tag with the sentiment pulls out! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

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  14. Mei
    May 06, 2013 @ 01:55:11

    Gorgeous card! Love all the detailed embellishments! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    Mei
    CCC DT
    Love to Create DT
    Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

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  15. Amanda Phillips
    May 06, 2013 @ 00:19:55

    So very colorful and joyous!Thank you for joining us over at love to create challenges this week.
    Amanda LTCDT

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  16. MaryAnn
    May 05, 2013 @ 22:14:30

    WOW!Such a BEAUTIFUL card!!!Your card is AWESOME!!!!

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  17. hannelie
    May 05, 2013 @ 18:21:20

    Dis die naaste aan Lente wat ek hier in die woestyn sal kom!
    Dankie daarvoor!
    Pragtig soos altyd!
    Mooi week vir jou Amelia
    xxx

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  18. Carina Els
    May 05, 2013 @ 14:53:44

    Liewe Amelia

    Wat ‘n pragtige blomtuin! al die kleure en “detail” ek kan net sê dit is
    stunning I love, I love.

    Geniet jou naweek en hoop jou oog is al beter, baie sterkte!
    Carina

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  19. Cathi O'Neill
    May 05, 2013 @ 10:16:17

    Gorgeous flowery card and wonderful details!!

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  20. DebraK
    May 05, 2013 @ 04:57:40

    Your talent for combining color always amazes me–beautiful creation. I love all the details.

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  21. Sherry Hickey
    May 05, 2013 @ 01:47:58

    Beauttiful card, Amelia! A feast of color, flowers and bling for the eyes! So happy to be on the SCH DT with you!

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  22. heatherahudson
    May 05, 2013 @ 01:45:30

    I new what ever you created would be GORGEOUS!! When I designed the collage sheet, I had little tags and post cards that I designed to go inside…just how you have tucked in your die cut tag!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! All your flowers are perfect!!
    Thank you super much for using my sheet Amelia!!
    Hugs!!
    Heather

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  23. Stella
    May 05, 2013 @ 00:23:22

    what a beautiful card. Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

    Stella xx

    TCT DT

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  24. Joyce Hessen
    May 04, 2013 @ 22:54:54

    Dear Amelia
    Your card is just beautiful.
    Love the bright colours flowers lace bird peeping out and the
    way you have tied it all together.
    Happy Stamping Joyce.

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  25. Meggymay
    May 04, 2013 @ 22:53:10

    This looks gorgeous, love all the flowers and details.
    Yvonne x

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  26. Daniele
    May 04, 2013 @ 21:55:14

    wow this is gorgeous Amelia
    hugs

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  27. dsmiles2
    May 04, 2013 @ 21:45:53

    Amelia, I always enjoy when your blog pops up in my reader. LOVE how “delicate” each of your embellishments are. And so many kinds of flowers. The colors are cheery and very happy. The little rhinestone heart is sweet. The layers and distressing, combined with the little lace flowers really bring out the textures. Love this wonderful card!

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  28. Mervi
    May 04, 2013 @ 21:26:06

    oh so pretty card with those lovely flowers and embellishments, happy weekend;-))m

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  29. Marie-Louise
    May 04, 2013 @ 21:12:26

    Oh wow Amelia this is stunning.

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  30. Paper Profusion
    May 04, 2013 @ 20:44:14

    Your card has a brilliant sense of life and movement Amelia – it is beautiful. Nicola x

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  31. Judy
    May 04, 2013 @ 19:49:42

    Oh WOW this is nothing short of stunning Amelia! I have it on my list to use an envelope, you have beat me to it. Just love the design layout and all your lovely details. Happy Weekend too, Judy x

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  32. Carol (Granny)
    May 04, 2013 @ 15:09:16

    Everything about this card is absolutely stunning and gorgeous. We saw 2 days of spring and it’s been snowing and freezing for the past 3. Unheard of for May here in the Midwest. When this is over we’ll probably go right into a hot and humid summer but I sure hope not. Have a wonderful weekend! “Hugs” Carol.

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  33. Moz
    May 04, 2013 @ 14:51:35

    Gorgeous as always Amelia!
    Hugz
    Moz

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  34. Petra Swart
    May 04, 2013 @ 14:28:29

    Joe, Amelia, jou kaartjie sing van ‘n vrolike lente!! So, so pragtig en ek’s mal oor daai voeltjie! Regtig iets besonders.
    Groete uit George.

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  35. Ursula Uphof
    May 04, 2013 @ 14:25:28

    What a stunning creation Amelia. You put all together so beautifully.I hope spring is here in The Netherlands. Have a lovely weekend, hugs Ursula

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