Rose Garden

Hello friends,

Spring arrived last Sunday for us in the Southern Hemisphere. We are already experiencing hot weather in Pretoria –  seems as we have skipped the crisp and cool spring days. In our garden the roses started blooming this week and seeing this I enjoyed it so much to create this card for  the  Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this forthnight. The theme is “My Rose Garden” and we would like to see roses on your vintage or shabby chic project. The sponsor for MyArtisticAdventures_Logothis challenge is Heather Hudson and you can visit her shop on Etsy at My Artistic Adventures. The prize for one random winner is three collage sheets from her Etsy shop. From Heather’s beautiful collection of digital sheets she kindly supplied me with the “shabby green vintage rose tags collage sheet” for the challenge. I used my new Spellbinders D’Lites die “Gazebo” to create a garden scene. The beautiful tag is embellished with pearls and lace. I then printed a few more tags and fuzzy cut the roses to use with the paper roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. The inside of the card is also decorated with tags from the collage sheet.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The lovely image from My Artistic Adventures

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The gazebo and a Whimsy sentiment

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A close-up of the roses

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A peep at the inside

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The inside decorated with more tags from My Artistic Adventures

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Designer paper from Prima “Romantique” and Kaisercraft “Enchanted Garden”
  • Vintage images from My Artistic Adventures
  • Spellbinders D’Lites dies “Gazebo” and “Garden Weave”
  • Olba punch “Leaves”
  • Whimsy sentiment stamp from “Vintage Seed Packets” stamp set
  • Penny Black sentiment stamp from “Lace Delight” clear stamp set
  • Memento Dye ink “Toffee Crunch” for stamping
  • Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Lace
  • Pearls
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Iced lime”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique linen”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. Please join us at Sugar Creek Hollow “My Rose Garden” challenge this fortnight. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

As always, regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Toni
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 08:09:17

    Yet another beautiful card Amelia – you’re an inspiration! And I do so love the attention you pay to the inside of your cards, something many card-makers overlook – stunning.

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  2. Jackie W
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 12:23:01

    Absolutely beautiful.
    Thanks for taking part in the Crafting Muskateers challenge this month and good luck 🙂
    Jackie (DT)

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  3. Annette
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 22:41:56

    Just as you’re going into spring, we’re starting to get colder. :0( I don’t like the cold, but your lovely card has brightened me up. I love your pink rose.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘Favourite Trees or Flowers’ challenge at the As You Like It Challenge.
    Annette
    Netty’s Cards
    Proud to design for :
    As You Like It Challenge,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

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  4. Cebelica
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 10:32:50

    look at all these flowers … Wow! This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

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  5. Tamie Camp
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 19:25:17

    Amazing image and lace! I love the color and layout of your creation! Thank your so much for play with 4 Crafty Chicks!

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  6. Sheena Mckee
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 13:19:27

    My word what a card, a work of art if I received this card I would proudly frame it,just beautiful,love that gazebo die,thanks very much sharing it with us at crafting musketeers. good luck

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  7. Samantha :0)
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 23:57:56

    WOWZers!! awesome card and Roses!! you really do love them! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

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  8. Lori T
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 20:18:58

    Thank you so much for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks for our lace challenge! Gorgeous card!!

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  9. Heather
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 15:09:04

    GORGEOUS Amelia!! I LOVE all the roses….sooo yummy! I love how you used my collage sheet!! I love that die too!!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  10. Fran Hancock
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 13:46:35

    Stunning, thank you for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran DT xx

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  11. kezzla (Kerrie) brown
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 22:19:55

    wow such a beautiful card

    thank you so much for entering at 4 Krafty Girlz

    Kerrie DT x

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  12. Zoe Parkin
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 20:56:51

    This is lovely, thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Creative moments

    Ziggy DT

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  13. Katie stringer
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 20:23:48

    Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x

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  14. Donna Ellis
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 20:20:34

    Have I just stepped into your Rose Garden, Amelia? So lovely, peaceful, and romantic. Beautiful in every way. Love all those roses, and the pretty collage sheets. xo

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  15. Carina Els
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 19:39:24

    Wat kan ek sê, pragtig! die rose is so pragtig Amelia jou werk is puik.
    Jou kaartjie buite en binne is “stunning”
    Carina

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  16. Kathy Jo
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 16:59:36

    That is a BEAUTIFUL card inside and out! Love the colors and it has such a warm and happy feel to it. What a fabulous card! Thank you for sharing at Crafting Musketeers and good luck!

    Hugs,
    Kathy Jo

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  17. shazkeanly
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 15:06:14

    A stunning creation Amelia. Just love that Gazebo, how awesome! hugs Sharon

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  18. Kristen
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 14:01:12

    Wow….that’s amazing. I love it.

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  19. Joyce Hessen
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 12:08:32

    Dear Amelia
    Beautiful stunning card with the colours and flowers.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  20. Cathi
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 11:40:31

    I love that gazebo die cut, the tag and the flowers, it is all gorgeous!!

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  21. Krafty Girl
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 11:03:51

    Gorgeous card, love the image and the beautiful colors. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

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  22. Chasing the dream
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 03:41:28

    Wow oh wow, awesome and stunning creation. Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at The Perfect Sentiment. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    theperfectsentiment.

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  23. Sherrie Clark
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 03:37:13

    Amelia, Wow, such wonder and beauty! I enjoy you blog, blessings from the US. Worth a winning prize.

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  24. Carole Robb Bisson
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 02:26:17

    How can you say beautifully gorgeous and then add more to it?
    This is a vision of loveliness, with die cuts,, those pretty pink roses and the inside done as well. You are an artist.
    We like seeing your artwork thank you for posting your sweet project with us this week.
    Blessings
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

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  25. tina maree
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 01:38:33

    oh wow.. what a fantastic creation you have made with so much love and attention to detail, can nearly smell those roses! loving the soft tones of the papers and the layout,, stunning!! thank you so much for entering into the 4kraftygirlzchallenge blog and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x

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  26. Meggymay
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 00:06:54

    Absolutely gorgeous, love the roses, you can imagine how wonderful their perfume would be.
    Yvonne x

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  27. Sherry H
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 23:56:52

    Hi Amelia! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the lush garden of tiny roses and how you combined digi roses with paper roses! Actually, I love every single detail! It’s fun to read that spring is arriving in Pretoria; here in Virginia, we’re reaching the end of a very long, hot summer! 🙂

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  28. 2amscrapper
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 22:41:21

    Such a stunning card, both inside and out. You really demonstrated what can be created with Heather’s collage sheets. I am on the lookout for that die–it would work so well with the wedding things I have to make. Following you …..

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  29. Judy
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 19:52:28

    Oh WOW and what a beauty Amalia. I always love your work, but this is exceptional. Judy x

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  30. Leanne
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 19:21:57

    Thanks for playing our Lace challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, lovely!

    Leanne DT 4CC!

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  31. Carol (Granny)
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 19:06:59

    Elegance and beauty galore. Those roses are gorgeous and the card with the gazebo is so inviting. Beautiful design and work Amelia. If you don’t hear from me for awhile I’m having surgery on Monday and not sure how soon I’ll be able to get to use the computer or back to crafting. Hope not too long before I get to see you again. “Hugs” Carol

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  32. Anonymous
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 18:49:53

    Dit is só mooi!

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  33. ursulauphofUrsula Uphof
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 17:17:35

    So beautiful, just love all the roses, the lace, the pearls…oh just all of it. Have a wonderful weekend, we are having such glorious weather. hugs, Ursula

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  34. Mickie
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 15:38:54

    Beautiful! Just beautiful!

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  35. Tonniece
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 15:19:32

    STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. Petra Swart
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 15:06:15

    Joe, Amelia, daai rosies is soooo mooi!! Pragtig so met die oulike gazebo en die fyn kant en al die pereltjies!!
    Vandag is soos ‘n lekker somersdag hier in George! Ons het nie veel winter gehad vanjaar nie.
    Geniet jou roostuin en die lekker weer!
    Groete

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  37. Moz
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 14:58:55

    Drop dead gorgeous, as always Amelia!
    Beautiful colours and the roses are stunning.
    Hugz
    Moz

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  38. Marie-Louise
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 14:50:28

    Amelia this is just breath taking. Gorgeous.

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  39. Chana Malkah
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 14:46:31

    Amelia, this is an absolutely gorgeous creation!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  40. Thea Field
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 14:32:41

    Wow, wow. wow, it is beautiful!! Love the die.

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  41. MaryAnn
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 14:14:11

    GORGEOUS CARD!!!Love the colors,Awesome flowers!!!

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  42. hannelie
    Sep 07, 2013 @ 14:07:34

    Maak my lus om deur n Lente tuin te stap Amelia!
    So pragtig!

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