Count The Sunny Hours

Hello everyone,

We had lots of rain in our country the past two weeks with very little sunshine. To see everything turn into all shades of green is such a blessing in our part of the world. However my card today is about Spring, sunshine and flowers. I have the privilege to be guest designer for My Sheri  Crafts new challenge “Celebrate Spring”.  I am sure most of us love springtime and the lovely flowers typical of this season, so come and join the challenge at My Sheri Crafts. You may use any supplies as long as it fits the theme.

I created a garden scene with some Graphic45 designer papers and a garden bench die cut from Marianne Design Creatables. The paper daisies are a new addition to my already huge collection of flowers. The lace stamp is from Stampendous and a favorite to add a vintage touch to my cards. Hope you like my take on the challenge. A big thank you to Sheri for the invitation to join the talented My Sheri Crafts design team as guest designer.

Challenges:

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The garden bench cut from Tim Holtz distress paper and distressed with sanding paper.

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A close-up of the chipboard sentiment and daisy.

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The vintage scrap, pearls, daisies and rose buds.

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The inside embellished with a leafy flourish.

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Project details:

  • White and brown cardstock
  • Graphic45 designer paper “Secret Garden Collection April Showers” (#4500659)
  • Graphic45 image from “Secret Garden Collection Springtime” (#4500650)
  • Graphis45 sentiment “Secret Garden Collection Chipboard 2”
  • Marianne Design Creatables dies “Garden bench”(LR0258) and “Leafy Flourishes” (LR0271)
  • Stampendous clear stamp “Elegant borders” (SSC1122)
  • Pearls
  • Hug snug seam binding “Iced lime”
  • Brown wax cord
  • Paper daisies and rose buds
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye” and “Peeled Paint”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank you for taking the time to visit and looking at my card. I really enjoy reading your comments and appreciate each one so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting

Regards,

Amelia

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28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cherry
    Mar 30, 2014 @ 19:45:50

    lsoooo lovely thanks for playin alogn with us at rrr

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  2. Fliss
    Mar 23, 2014 @ 12:46:16

    Wow! Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining our MMM Spring challenge.
    Fliss x
    MMM DT

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  3. Sarah M
    Mar 21, 2014 @ 05:22:50

    Amelia this is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at My Sheri Crafts as Guest Designer!!!

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  4. kathy/NorthCarolina
    Mar 20, 2014 @ 01:10:52

    This is such a stunning card! I love your beautiful ribbon treatment! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #91: Welcome Spring with Ribbon or Trim.

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  5. Alison
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 23:13:35

    Oh My this is just beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison x

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  6. Carol
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 22:42:38

    A beautiful spring creation. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

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  7. Mervi
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 20:20:38

    Hello Amelia!
    Beautiful card, stunning details and flowers.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge, welcome again;-))m

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  8. Cazro
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 20:00:15

    Oh I am in love with this shabby chic style, love everything. Thanks for entering our challenge at Alphabet challenges.

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  9. Milnie
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 11:46:54

    This is gorgeous, love all the details!

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  10. Tracy
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 22:13:07

    Lovely card for our pretty in pink challenge, thanks for joining us allsorts Tracy xx

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  11. Rosie x
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 17:43:16

    Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week,
    Rosie x

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  12. dsmiles2
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 17:17:54

    Hi, Amelia! Such a wonderfully warm, inviting, peaceful scene! Beautiful colors and so many pretty tiny elements which contribute to the overall feel! Sigh… Beautiful! hugs, de

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  13. Wendy
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 17:17:25

    i love the blue and pink contrasts and the little bench is adorable. We have not had rain like you guys but we are definitely slipping into the start of winter.

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  14. josuane
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 14:51:48

    Very very beautiful ! I love it !

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  15. Suzy B
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 14:16:12

    Gorgeous Design….thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, I hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge…
    Hugs
    Suzy B~Owner~ Fan-Tastic Tuesday
    XX

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  16. Bisse/Birgitta
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 11:01:18

    I love you style make cards.Greetings from Finland..

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  17. Brenda
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 10:02:14

    A very pretty card Amelia and beautifully embellished, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  18. meiaudesigns
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 08:40:04

    Love the bench and the pearls, all the details come beautifully together!

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  19. Ronell Ryan
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 07:10:07

    Stunning. Regtig, soos altyd ‘n meestersstuk

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  20. Anonymous
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 03:28:30

    Congratulations for being Guest Designer at My Sheri Crafts

    Beautiful card and wonderful colors. I love all the embellishments you’ve used on your card, especially all the pearls

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  21. Rebecca Deeprose
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 23:52:28

    So pretty and sooo charming! A beauty! ((hugs)) Rebecca

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  22. Judith W
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 22:14:02

    Hi hun fabulous thanks so much for sharing with us at Fantastic Tuesday very good luck Judith DT x

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  23. Marie-Louise
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 22:06:15

    Beautiful card. I love the colours and the garden bench

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  24. Thea Field
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 21:24:23

    Beautiful!!!

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  25. Sue
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 20:28:33

    Congratulations on being this times guest designer over at My Sheri Crafts. This card is simply stunning. I love everything about it wonderful job.
    Sue

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  26. Petra
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 20:17:39

    Sjoe, dis ‘n mooi bank daai, Amelia!! Jy het so ‘n pragtige vredevolle prentjie geskilder en daar’s soveel klein detailtjies om alles te waardeer. Baie mooi!!
    Groete

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  27. Tonniece
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 19:00:50

    Beautiful card as always. I just love your creations.
    Hugz Tonniece

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  28. Moz
    Mar 15, 2014 @ 18:59:40

    Also Gorgeous!
    Hugz

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