Brand New Bicycle

Hello friends,

Wishing you all of the best for 2014, may it be a great year. At Sugar Creek Hollow we are back with a new challenge this fortnight and the theme is “Something New”. We would love to see your projects using new supply or a new technique but your creation must be either in the vintage or shabby chic style (or a combination of both). Make sure you describe your “something new”.

Usually I spend too much money on new crafting stuff but it is always such fun to use all the new items for the first time. I decided on my Memory Box die “Brand new bicycle”, my new Prima paper pack “Delight” and a Stampendous stamp “Elegant borders”  to put this card together. I so love  the lacy touch of the “Elegant borders” stamp  on the Prima paper, as background for the bicycle. The bunting was made with my Whimsy Shapeology “Banner pennant die set” – not new but still so useful. Hope you like my shabby take on this challenge.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the Memory Box bicycle die cut and the background, stamped with Stampendous “Elegant borders”

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The flower border and vintage lace

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The stamped sentiment layered on a Spellbinders die cut tag

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The bunting and butterflies

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White  and kraft cardstock
  • Prima paper pack “Delight”
  • Stampendous clear stamp set “Elegant borders” (SSC1122)
  • Whimsy stamp set “Friendship ticket sentiments”  for sentiment and butterfly
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Antique Frame and Accents” for tag
  • Memory Box die “Brand new bicycle” (98404)
  • Whimsy Shapeology “Banner pennant die set” (WSD104)
  • Prima flowers “Delight” (570873)
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Turquoise”
  • Pearls
  • Lace
  • Wax cord
  • Memento fade-resistant dye ink “Toffee crunch” for stamping and distressing
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today and I always appreciate and read all your comments. I hope you will join us at Sugar Creek Hollow for our two weekly challenge “Something new”.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Feb 20, 2014 @ 14:38:56

    Wow!!! your cards always have me in awe… Beautiful design!! ~Sophia

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  2. Toni
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 08:40:32

    Hi Amelia, I’m another slow one to send a comment. Yet another lovely card. I especially love the way you pay attention to the inside of your cards. Cheers, Toni (Perth, Western Australia)

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  3. Sherry Hickey
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 00:07:51

    Hi Amelia! I am very slow in stopping by to comment on your card, although I’ve admired it several times! It’s beautiful; I love everything, especially the bicycle with flowers in the basket!! You have a magic touch!

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  4. Carina Els
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 09:46:20

    Liewe Amelia

    Voorspoedige 2014. Jou kaartjie is soos gewoonlik pragtig!
    Dankie dat jy dit met ons deel.
    Liefde Carina

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  5. Angi MakingMayhem
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 05:52:25

    How pretty! Love how the flowers bring it all together. Perfect shabby chic! Thanks for sharing with us for the Anything Goes Challenge on the Card Makin’ Mamas Challenge Blog!

    Hope to see you again soon!

    Inky hugs,
    Angi
    CMM DT

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  6. Monica
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 01:06:33

    What a beautiful card. Love all the detail. Thanks for sharing over at Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge. Monica, DT

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  7. shannascraftdesigns
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 00:21:25

    Love this and all the dies you used.. Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps!

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  8. Cathi
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 16:42:37

    Absolutely gorgeous and just love that bicycle die!!

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  9. Hazel
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 12:38:10

    Thanks for sharing this lovely card for Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ challenge 10: anything goes – hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  10. Kimberly Smith
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 04:49:36

    So gorgeous! I love all the little touches and that the bicycle has a basket!!!

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  11. Deborah
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 04:22:47

    This is such a pretty card. And the new bike die is really nice. 😀
    Deborah

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  12. sue
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 00:07:17

    This is stunning Amelia. I love the die cut bicycle, gorgeous colours and wonderful detailing.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of A Challenge
    Sue xx

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  13. Judy
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 19:43:56

    Beautiful card Amelia. Judy x

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  14. Holly AKA KopyKat
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 18:35:52

    OMGosh this is so beautiful and drool worthy, I love the bicycle and the fabulous details and colors. The whole design is amazing. I LOVE it! Great New Year resolution too!!! Thanks for Playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  15. Evgenia Petzer
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 12:46:09

    Amelia, its absolutely gorgeous card! Happy 2014!

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  16. Doreen
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 12:10:32

    Elke kaartjie wat ek op jou blog sien is ‘n wenner van formaat, Die fiets is vir my baie spesiaal want dit laat my na ‘n spesiale vriendin verlang Dankie nogmaals vir jou wnderlike inspirasie om kaartjies te ontwerp en te maak Groete en seënwense vir 2014
    Doreen

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  17. Carol (Granny)
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 07:21:19

    What a beautiful, whimsical card to start of the new year. I’m always amazed at the amount of small details to add to you gorgeous creations. Love the bicycle die! Have a wonderful new year and keep these beauties coming. Sending love & hugs, Carol

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  18. dsmiles2
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 05:18:03

    A wonderful vintage card, Amelia – such pretty, warm colors and a delightful scene! You always have so many beautiful tiny details in your cards. My eyes like roaming every section of your pretty cards. hugs, de

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  19. Jayne
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 05:03:21

    Beautiful card Amelia, gorgeous feminine details and I love the Kraft on there. Thanks for sharing with us over at Little Red Wagon this week.

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  20. Lucia Gonzalez
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 02:10:48

    Really beautifull, happy new year!

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  21. lizzi
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 01:55:26

    Fabulous ….love colors….lizzi

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  22. Ursula Uphof
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 19:34:45

    So beautiful Amelia, just love all the detail. Wishing you a wonderful 2014, hugs Ursula

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  23. Rebecca Deeprose
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 19:22:32

    A beauty of a card Amelia and the inside is so lovely too! All the best in the new year with lots more crafting time!!! ((hugs)) Rebecca

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  24. Anonymous
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 18:57:44

    Middag Amelia, dit is darembaie mooi.
    Hoop jy geniet die vakansie en mag 2014 vol Vreugde en Seëninge wees

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  25. Sonia
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 17:47:48

    So beautiful, I love it.

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  26. Moz
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 17:37:08

    Happy New Year Amelia!
    Such a beautiful card to start the years ‘journey’ with.
    Love the colours and the stamps, not to mention the flowers.
    Hugz
    Moz

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  27. Suzy B
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 16:53:32

    Gorgeous, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge #10, hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge…
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner
    XX

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  28. Thea Field
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 15:53:41

    As always… gorgeous!! Love the colors. And may 2014 be a good year for you and your family..and keep those cards coming… we love it!!

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  29. Sanja Grdinić
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 15:43:27

    Amelia, I just love your design on this one! Colors are beautiful, stamping as well and I like the papers used, too. 🙂
    Have a great day!

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  30. josuane
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 15:40:10

    Very nice ! beautiful ! “MAGNIFIQUE”

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  31. Marie-Louise
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 15:25:07

    A stunning card Amelia. A very Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  32. Joni52
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 15:20:04

    Fabulous details on this gorgeous card. Thanks for Joining us at Loves Rubberstamps. Good luck with your resolution to enjoy the outdoors.

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