School Days

Hello blog fiends,

Hope you are all well and still enjoying the summer weather in the Northern Hemisphere. For us in the Southern parts of the world winter is slowly losing its grip and there is already a hint of lovely spring days waiting for us. I can’t wait for the first raindrops to freshen up the dry earth. Well it’s also time for our second August challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and the theme is back to school. As always your card must be in the shabby chic or vintage style to qualify for the prize or guest designer spot in this fortnightly challenge. We would love to see what you came up with  this time. Joining us as guest designer for this challenge is Mynette Kitchen and you can see her lovely creations at On  A Stampage.

For my card I used an image for Rook No 17 vintage graphics collection – isn’t the Vintage Animal ABC Alphabet Cards just adorable? I used my Die-namics “Notebook Edge” die to transform the image into a page torn from a book. The daisies were a gift from a dear blog friend Carol. I am so sad that these are the last ones in the packet, they were so pretty I used them so sparingly. The buttons are from my Mom’s button tin that were collected over a period of 40-50 years. I hope you like my take on the challenge, this one didn’t come easy for me.

Challenges:

RookNo17_School

The image from Rook No 17

RookNo17_School1The sentiment

RookNo17_School2A close-up of the vintage alphabet blocks

RookNo17_School3A peep at the inside

RookNo17_School4

Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Paper Explosion designer paper
  • Prima designer paper “Romantique”
  • Image from Rook No 17
  • Die-namics die “Notebook Edge”
  • K and Company “Daisies layered accents”
  • White tag
  • Sentiment stamp (unknown)
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Antique Gold”
  • Paper clip
  • Pearl heart
  • Buttons
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits and comments so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 2amscrapper
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 22:49:28

    I love everything about this one!

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  2. Alli Devine
    Sep 01, 2013 @ 01:09:19

    Gorgeous cards and I love all the little vintage touches you have added to it Thanks for entering our Inspired by song challenge at ooh La La Creations
    Alli x

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  3. Anna
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 20:26:15

    What a cool vintage ‘back to school’ card! Love all these colors and the embellishments you added. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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  4. marshallgal
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:20:27

    Another gorgeous work of art, Amelia. It’s exquisite and you have such a keen sense of design. Thanks so much for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge this week!

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  5. Gale
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 01:08:55

    Love this card Amelia. Especially the vintage ABC page. Lots of nice embellishments too. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

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  6. DIANEMONEYGOOLSBY
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 01:59:18

    Hi Amelia: Your cards “For a Child” in our Challenge #44 are so cute–love the pages! Thank you for joining us–come back this coming Friday for our new challenge.

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  7. Meggymay
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 22:56:18

    Gorgeous card, love the vintage images.
    Yvonne

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  8. Mervi
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 16:28:59

    Hi Amelia, busy summertime behind, back to normal slowly…
    Fabulous card with cute images.
    Greetings;-))m

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  9. Pillan
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:20:17

    Love your card with all the details! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.
    /PIllan

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  10. Shelly
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 22:32:25

    Really sweet card Amelia… thanks for joining us at Pollycraft! xx

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  11. Mynnette :)
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 19:29:23

    This is just SO cute!!! LOVE the fun vintage book pages and I adore the bold and bright colors! Thank you so much for having me at SCH–sorry to comment so far after the challenge has started! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! 🙂 Mynn xx

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  12. Sherry Hickey
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 19:37:44

    Hi Amelia! Oh my, your card is gorgeous! It makes me think of one of those warm, sunny autumn days when school is back in session & there’s excitement in the air! Also fun to learn about Rook No. 17; love learning about new vintage websites!

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  13. Sharon
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 08:13:26

    A beautiful vintage card Amelia. Just love it. Hugs Sharon

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  14. dsmiles2
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 02:06:43

    Hi, Amelia! You are always so innovative in your creativity. Yes, a “shabby” type style but ALWAYS something different from the traditional take on “shabby”. This is adorable – love the vintage pictures, and the “ripped” paper side. Such cheerful, happy elements and colors. Amelia, I would love sending you our rain. I imagine you are in the parched time of year, and the rains will be very welcome indeed. Thank you for sharing your artwork, and for sharing a little about your home, too. hugs, de

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  15. MaryAnn
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 00:07:31

    WOW!Beautiful card!!!

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  16. Marie-Louise
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 22:17:02

    Such a fantastic card.

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  17. hannelie
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 20:55:17

    So mooi vrolik!
    Laat mens sommer verlang na Lente in SA!
    (hier kan ons nie meer wag vir Winter om aan te kom nie!)

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  18. Pauline wheeler
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 20:33:33

    Such a bright cheerful card, thanks for sharing it with the crafty ribbons challenge
    P x

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  19. Retta S.
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 19:08:04

    This is just lovely. Your style is just right. I look forward to everything you share! Thank you!

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  20. Judy
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 18:28:59

    Beautiful card Amelia. I just love everything about it. Judy x

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  21. Carol (Granny)
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 18:24:44

    Such a sweet and cute card so elegantly designed. Love the image and how you’ve incorporated it with all the little extra embellishments. Hope all is well in your corner of the world. Saw the first signs of fall yesterday with red/orange/yellow bushes and flowers along the highway to KC. Oh, I’m so not ready for fall and winter. Have a wonderful weekend! “Hugs”

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  22. Thea Field
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 17:05:42

    Die kaartjie is pragtig en so vrolik!!

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  23. Petra Swart
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 17:03:32

    Sjoe, Amelia, ek kan net dink hoe die oulike kaartjie ‘n onderwyseres se dag sal maak!! Dis te pragtig – mal oor daai outydse prentjies en al die daisies en knope! Groete en ‘n lekker Sondag more!

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  24. Moz
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 14:38:57

    I love this take on the theme – lovely images and the way you have put it all together is so pretty. Also love the daisies!
    Hugz
    Moz

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  25. Tracey
    Aug 24, 2013 @ 14:14:29

    This is stunning Amelia – I love it!
    Hope you’re having a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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