Greetings from the Farm

Hello dear blog friends,

Last week I was browsing through my Penny Black stamps storage box and discovered two golden oldies. Oh dear, I just love the cute cow ladies and had to ink then up immediately and  colour them. It feels like ages since I last made a card with cute images and making these two cards were fun. I kept the layout for both cards the same except for the sentiments. As the images look so happy and cheerful I used minimum embellishments to kept the focus on the critters. After my eye surgery, coloring of images were difficult but my vision did improve so much over the past three months that I am very glad to have my coloring pencils back in hand.  Hope you enjoy these two cards as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the image, the cow lady and her two chicken friends

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The roses, doily and leafy flourish

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My second card with three pretty cow ladies

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A close-up of the three ladies with their fashionable head pieces

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A peep at the inside which was decorated in the same way for both cards

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Project details:

  • White and green cardstock
  • We R Memory Keepers gingham designer paper  “Baby mine”
  • Penny Black stamps “Skip and Romp” (2877L) and “Ladies Devine” (2882K)
  • Penny Black sentiment stamp “Critter Party transparent set” (30-013)
  • Paper doilies
  • Marianne Design Creatables “LR0271” and “LR0191”
  • Memory Box die “Puffy Clouds”
  • Green wax cord
  • Prima flowers “Sherwood rose cottage” (Item #552718)
  • Tim Holtz distress ink” Tea Dye”
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle water-color pencils for coloring
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today to look at my cards and I would love to know what you think. Have a wonderful week and I will be back next Saturday with a vintage/shabby card. Happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrea-Emmi41
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 12:17:29

    Very great card – Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
    Big hug
    Andrea-Emmi41

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  2. dsmiles2
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 05:45:32

    Amelia, two VERY sweet cards with such wonderful colors and sweetie-pie images! They make me smile! Couldn’t be cuter. Your coloring really brings them to life, and gives them a lot of mooooo-ve-ment LOL Darling flowers, too. I like how you add colorful gardens to your cards. hugs, de

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  3. Marie-Louise
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 01:11:14

    These are gorgeous. Such cute images. Really beautiful.

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  4. Meggymay
    Jul 23, 2013 @ 22:56:10

    Fantastic fun cards, love the design and those real cute farm images. Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.
    Yvonne

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  5. Mandy
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 19:27:54

    This is such a fun card Amelia. Thank you for joining us at LCC for our latest challenge.

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  6. Fiona
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 19:18:48

    Awwwww this is soooo cute!! Your image is adorable and the little cloud die cuts are FAB 🙂 Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Birthday challenge.
    Fiona x

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  7. Lena Fonkert
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 05:51:52

    I love the cute images you used! I also love the papers and colours you used. They make such cheerful cards.
    I just came across your blog and I’m happy I did. Looking through your beautiful creations has given me a lot of inspiration.
    Besides it’s wonderful to find someone from South Africa. I lived there for most of my life and miss it and my S.A. friends very much. Such is life!
    Hugs,
    Lena

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  8. Ellie
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 02:07:40

    What a beautiful card Amelia, I love this darling Penny Black stamp, your coloring is simply amazing too!
    So happy you played along in my “birthdays” word play saturday at My Creative Moments!

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  9. MaryAnn
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 00:05:50

    Love your cards!!!Super Cute!Love the images!!!Awesome coloring!!!

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  10. Mickie
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 23:14:57

    Such cute cards and great inspiration!! I have those stamps and need to go dig them out. I love all PB’s critters and you’ve done a wonderful job on these.

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  11. Carol (Granny)
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 21:23:57

    Doesn’t get much cuter than these two adorable cards. They definitely brought a happy smile to my face. Your coloring is wonderful Amelia….I love the simplicity and beauty of the cards with the focus on the stamps. Glad to hear your eyes are doing better. Sometimes it takes a while after surgery to get back to normal. Have a fantastic week! “Hugs” Carol

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  12. Petra Swart
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 21:00:45

    Ag vrou, ek’s mal oor daai koeie en die hoenders is net so cute!! Lekker vrolik om ‘n glimliag op enigeiemand se gesig te sit! Sommer net plain ougat!!
    Geniet die week!

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  13. Joyce Hessen
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 20:35:23

    Dear Amelia
    What a wonderful happy card this is.
    Those cows are magic.
    Love the way you have put it together.
    Happy Crafting Hugs Joyce.

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  14. Twisted Witch - Lin
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 20:31:57

    Two very cute creations. I have the cute cow ladies, and it always makes me smile.

    Beautifully coloured, and I really like the gingham papers and embellishments on both cards.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

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  15. Sharon
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 20:10:25

    hahaha… Agree with Hannelie… those cows certainly lit up my face too. They are stunning. Nice that you dusted them off and brought them out to play. Stunning creations Ameilia. hugs Sharon x

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  16. hannelie
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 18:57:34

    Hi Amelia… jy’t nou sommer ‘n glimlag op my gesig gesit!
    daai 3 koeie… is te dierbaar! Kyk dan net die oorbelle! Ek dink ek moet hulle vir my aanskaf… vir seker!
    Lekker week vir jou!

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