That’s Amore …

Hello friends,

Hope you are all well and I am so glad you are here. It is time for a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow today. As February is the month of love the challenge is to create a card or paper-crafted project for Valentine’s day, or for an anniversary or wedding. We would love to see your entries but they must be either vintage or shabby chic (or a combination of both).

For my Valentine’s card I used a cupid image from Back Porch Graphics. The colours of the image matches the moss-green gingham paper so well it was  so easy to put the rest of the card together. I framed the image in a chipboard oval die cut for a little bit of depth on the card. For a vintage look the scalloped oval is painted with Tim Holtz distress paint to form little cracks. I added vintage lace, red paper roses, pearls and two little heart-shaped gemstones  for embellishments. The sentiment stamp is from a Penny Black stamp set “Raindrops and Kisses”.  Hope to see your card at the Sugar Creek Hollow “Love and Adore” challenge this fortnight.

Challenges:

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The cupid image from Back Porch Graphics. I love the little winged hearts

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The sentiment and heart-shaped gemstones

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A close-up of the roses

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The vintage lace. I took a little bit of  time to cut out.

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A peep at the inside

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Project details

  • Cream and red cardstock
  • Green gingham paper “Hazy Days”
  • Cupid image from Back Porch Graphics
  • Penny Black sentiment stamp “Raindrops & Kisses”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Ovals”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Lace Hearts” (Corner die)
  • Chipboard frame
  • Vintage lace
  • Wax cord
  • Pearls
  • Heart shaped gemstones
  • Paper roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Tim Holtz distress paint “Picket Fence”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank you so much for all your support and lovely comments  – I appreciate them so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. catol
    Feb 12, 2014 @ 23:50:10

    love the layers and embellishments – lovely

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  2. sandramathis
    Feb 12, 2014 @ 11:13:44

    Hi Amelia,
    Adorable Valentine’s card!!! Gorgeous image, and I love the shabby cracked frame and the beautiful rose bouquet. Thanks for sharing with us at LLC.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

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  3. Donna Ellis
    Feb 08, 2014 @ 16:17:58

    how pretty, Amelia! Love your vintage-romantic take on all your cards, but this one is especially pretty! hugs, de

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  4. Carina Els
    Feb 06, 2014 @ 11:24:30

    Liewe Amelia

    Wat ‘n pragtige kaartjie! Alles is mooi dankie dat jy dit met ons almal deel.
    Liefde Carina

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  5. carol
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 22:55:34

    lovely creation, so glad you shared your card wth us at CRAFT x carol

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  6. dsmiles2
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 18:49:23

    Hi, Amelia! hope you are doing well. Your artwork sure is gorgeous, and I do adore your style because it mixes a few “styles and techniques” into your Amelia style. The distressing around your designer paper looks fabulous. Do you ink distress it, and THEN tear it? Do you use a tool? Do you moisten the paper first? Do you ink distress it after tearing it? Whatever you do, it is so successful, and I’d love to be able to try it. Darling image, and wonder bold vintage colors! hugs, de

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  7. Brenda
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 10:31:36

    A stunning Valentines creation Amelia, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  8. char
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 09:27:45

    Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along this week at CCCB 🙂

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  9. Cathi
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 19:05:19

    Just adore all your details: image, lace, colors…just gorgeous, love how you do the inside of the card too!

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  10. Ros Crawford
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 13:00:55

    Oh so adorable!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  11. Thea Field
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 10:21:31

    Absolutly Beautiful!! Love everything about it!

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  12. Anna
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 03:30:18

    Your card is very pretty. Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  13. Sherry Hickey
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 00:50:40

    This is truly a gorgeous vintage Valentine, Amelia! Love every single bit of it!

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  14. Meggymay
    Feb 01, 2014 @ 23:33:34

    Gorgeous card, lovely details and additions.
    Yvonne

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  15. ursulauphofUrsula Uphof
    Feb 01, 2014 @ 21:31:58

    Absolutely lovely Amelia. Love the colours and again your details is beautiful. Enjoy the weekend. hugs, Ursula

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  16. Wendy L
    Feb 01, 2014 @ 20:42:06

    This is so beautiful, thanks for playing at Allsorts this week, xxx

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  17. Carol
    Feb 01, 2014 @ 20:14:06

    I’m in awe again with another one of your gorgeous and stunning creations. I love the colors, that adorable image, the applique and lace. Just one beautiful masterpiece my friend. Hugs!

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  18. Anonymous
    Feb 01, 2014 @ 18:09:29

    really very pretty

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  19. Moz
    Feb 01, 2014 @ 17:56:07

    Such a stunning card! Everything about it is perfect. I love your distressed edge of the paper. Super.
    I hope you are keeping well Amelia.
    Warm hugz
    Moz

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  20. hannelie
    Feb 01, 2014 @ 17:50:46

    ‘n Feestelike Valentyns kaartjie! So mooi die dieprooi!
    Mooi bly Amelia!

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  21. Sue B
    Feb 01, 2014 @ 17:46:43

    Oh this is gorgeous Amelia! what a sweet image and I love the pretty papers and wonderful embellishments… it’s a stunning vintage card! 🙂
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
    Hugs Sue B xx

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  22. Tina
    Feb 01, 2014 @ 16:53:43

    Beautiful Card! I love that image and all your flowers. Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week, we hope to see you again!
    Tina – DT member @ 4CC

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  23. Judy
    Feb 01, 2014 @ 16:12:18

    Beautiful card Amelia. I love the inside too. Judy x

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