Forever Yours …

Hello friends,

Today I have a cute card to share  with you. It feels like ages since I last used my aquarelle pencils for coloring and worked with cute images. I have the image stamped ages ago but never sat down to make a card with it. It is really busy at work since the beginning of the year and time for my hobby is so limited – hopefully things will calm down.

I am an animal lover and working in a Veterinary Science Library, animal stamps are always a popular choice for me. This cute stamp is from the Crafter’s Companion range Everyday with Barkley “Special Friend”. Those two adorable faces really portray a perfect animal heaven on earth. For the layers I used designer paper from Iralamija and a Spellbinders die cut “Fancy Lattice”. The leafy branch is from Marianne Design Creatables. Hope you enjoy my card as much as I have in creating it.

I  entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the stamped image from Crafter’s Companion “Special Friend” and the ribbon roses

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The sentiment

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The roses

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A peep at the inside with another two bling hearts and a fancy lattice

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Project details:

  • White and pink cardstock
  • Designer paper from  Iralamija
  • Crafter’s Companion stamp Everyday with Barkley “Special Friend”
  • Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Fancy Lattice”
  • Marianne Design Creatables “LR0150”
  • Cuttlebug die “Tiny Tags” (37-1222)
  • Gemstones
  • Wax cord
  • Paper roses
  • Ribbon
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen” and “Peeled Paint”
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Crystal”
  • Lyra Rembrandt aquarelle watercolor pencils

Thanks for visiting today, it is always such a pleasure to read your comments. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Beverley
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 00:58:26

    Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our “Love is all Around” challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  2. Mervi
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 18:17:54

    Hi Amelia,
    oh so pretty card, cute image and fabulous colouring!
    Gorgeous lattice and the other embellishments are so beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more, good luck;-))m

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  3. Chana Malkah
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 06:28:38

    Hi Amelia! This is just so pretty! Beautifully crafted! Wanted to let you know that you are our Special Sunday Evening House Guest and your project will be featured on our Facebook page at 5:00 pm EST. Thanks so much for supporting our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  4. Debbie
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 02:47:47

    Such a pretty card. Thank you for playing along at AGOAC. x

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  5. Crafting Vicky
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 22:32:55

    awww totally gorgeous!!! Love the great die cuts and how you have finished the inside as well as the outside of this card!!! Love all about it!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2014/02/woooow-celebration-in-order-its-500.html

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  6. Wendy Fraser
    Feb 12, 2014 @ 21:10:59

    Oh how sweet, I love the image and colour combo, thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy and A Gem of a Challenge xx

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  7. Dr Sonia S V
    Feb 12, 2014 @ 21:04:05

    Love the color combination and the die cuts…the lattice looks beautiful !!

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  8. Alison
    Feb 11, 2014 @ 12:03:30

    Beautiful card love the design, image and those roses are beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Fantasy Stampers, Good Luck and we hope to see you again next time. Alison xx

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  9. Dawn
    Feb 11, 2014 @ 05:03:45

    What a well thought out and executed card! I love all of the detail and the adorable image! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafts Galore Encore!
    Dawn

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  10. Anonymous
    Feb 11, 2014 @ 04:57:41

    What a well thought out and executed card! It is simply amazing! I love every detail. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafts Galore Encore!
    Dawn

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  11. Amy A
    Feb 11, 2014 @ 04:18:39

    AWWWWW this is ADORABLE!! Love the image- just so sweet. Your DP’s and dies are perfect! Love it!

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  12. Lynsey
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 22:52:59

    Wonderful Love themed card! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Little Fairies this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  13. linda
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 20:46:07

    gorgeous! such pretty papers and colours and the little roses are so cute; they’re the perfect accent. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
    linda

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  14. Jo Rice
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 20:20:44

    Oh what a gorgeous image, perfect for our Challenge…and I love the design of your card and insert . Thanks for entering our F&F Challenge, and good luck…Jo. X

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  15. Sherrie Clark
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 19:23:22

    Amelia, saw this come up on pinterest yesterday and thought it was so cute. Knowing it was your card makes it even cuter!! Blessings, Sherrie

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  16. Alex
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 19:08:14

    This is just so gorgeous, and such a sweet image, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create Alex x

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  17. JOdi
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 16:40:45

    Love that you added the flowers over the stamped flowers! brings them to life! Thanks for playing with us at the Little Red Wagon!

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  18. Mikha Adriani
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 16:32:53

    Ohh, so lovely! Pretty colours combo!! And the image is cute as well 😉
    Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Hope to see you again next challenge 😉
    Hugs, Mikha

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  19. Wendy
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 14:30:38

    Hi Amelia , this is lovely , love the stamp the lattice die and those little roses. I had no idea you were in a Veterinary Science library. All this time I have pictured you working in a traditional library

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  20. Doreen
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 13:09:44

    Baie pragtige werk ek mis nooit jou blog nie kyk dadelik daarna
    Groete Doreen

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  21. Brenda
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 10:14:42

    As always a beautiful card Amelia, it’s always a pleasure to come take a look at your work.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  22. Cheryl W
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 06:00:36

    Such a sweet, sweet card!

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  23. Carol
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 02:46:04

    This is really adorable Amelia. I love the fun image and fantastic coloring. The roses look as if they are holding the hammock and the branch leaves above give it a perfect frame. I can see why you had so much fun making this. I love it!

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  24. Marie-Louise
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 00:27:28

    Gorgeous card Amelia.

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  25. Jan Brown
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 22:12:28

    What a beautiful card, Amelia – such a cute little stamp. Thanx for joining us at Fantasy Stampers all the way from South Africa – hope to see you again soon.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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  26. Joyce Hessen
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 22:06:11

    Dear Amelia
    Such a cute card and as beautiful as always.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  27. Rachel Macleod
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 20:37:09

    This is so adorable. I love the lovely colours and those die cuts are super. Your image is so sweet with fantastic colouring. Gorgeous inside too.

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  28. Judy
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 19:44:57

    Gorgeous, as always Amelia. Love the inside too. Judy x

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  29. Moz
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 19:35:39

    Luv it!
    Hugz

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  30. Julie B
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 18:10:25

    Love this card Amelia, especially the lattice ( I shall have to purchase that) and the cute image, The papers are pretty too! Thanks for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers this time. 🙂

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  31. josuane
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 17:49:35

    Very beautiful !

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  32. Susan Kennedy
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 17:26:51

    I LOVE that image!!! Your coloring is amazing!! Gorgeous die cuts!! An amazing creation!!! Stunnig inside and out!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    – Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

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  33. Petra
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 17:26:26

    Hi, Amelia, ek het so lank laas ‘n kommemtaartjie vir jou gelos, maar ek het getrou jou blog gevolg en jou spesiale talent waardeer, hoor!!! Klink of jy ‘n baie interressante werk het – hoop dit gaan rustiger raak soos die jaar aangaan en dat jy sommer baie tyd gaan he om bietjie skeppend te wees!
    Hierdie kaartjie is nou sowaar so romanties – die sagte kleure is pragtig en daai stamp is net te dierbaar!! Pragtig geverf en ek ‘s mal oor daai lattice die!! Dis ‘n pragstuk en wie ookal so gelukkig gaan wees om dit te ontvang, gaan mal wees daaroor!
    Groete en ‘n mooi week!

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