Loving Easter Thoughts

Hello blog friends,

Glad to be back today to show my card for the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. This challenge is all about Easter and the design team will love to see what you come up with this fortnight. Your project can be a card or other paper crafting item, such as a scrapbook layout, box, tag, etc. but must be made in a vintage or shabby chic style. We are also lucky to have a very talented guest designer Nicola joining us this time. To see more of here stunning work visit her blog Paper Profusion.

For my card I used a vintage image from Bumble Button, one of my favorite blogs for antique and vintage graphics. I printed a few images and fussy cut the flowers and bird nest to do the layering and compilation with the Poppystamps grand gothic window.  To my surprise the little Forget-me-nots from Petaloo just fits perfectly with the printed flowers for added dimension. The chipboard doves were painted with Tim Holtz crackled paint and a bit of glitter glue added a lovely touch to their wings. The sentiment is from JustRite stamps.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the doves

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The flowers and bird nest

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The window and sentiment

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A close-up of the sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Princess”
  • Dovecraft designer paper “Garden Party”
  • Poppystamps “Grand Gothic Window” and “Grand Gothic Luminary” dies (Style no. 845 and 856)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Detailed Scallops”
  • Vintage image from Bumble Button
  • JustRite stamps “Heart to Heart” set
  • Chipboard doves
  • Pearls
  • Lace
  • Tim Holtz Crackle Paint “Picket fence”
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Tea Dye”
  • Petaloo Penny Lane Garden Collection “Forget me nots Antique Rose”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for sharing your time with me – your comments make me so happy. Remember to visit Sugar Creek Hollow to see the lovely Easter creations the other Design Team ladies did for our new challenge. Hope to see your card this fortnight. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa where autumn with its own beauty  is slowly introducing us to our winter season.

Amelia

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38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hannelie
    May 03, 2014 @ 06:19:08

    Ek wil sommer net by daai venster sit en uitkyk… die heeldag lank!
    Pragtig!

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  2. Ann Marie Governale
    Apr 27, 2014 @ 17:54:39

    Congratulations! Your beautiful card was selected as one of our Top 3 at A Creative Romance for our Eggcellent Spring challenge. Please head over to the blog to pick up your badge. Thank you so much for entering our challenge. Congratulations, again. xxx Ann Marie

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  3. Erin
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 02:05:19

    Lovely project. So pretty! Thank you for playing at Open Minded Crafting Challenges. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

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  4. Minna Lauri
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 11:11:23

    Aboslutely gorgeous ! Thanks for joining Vintage and Beauty -challenge 😀

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  5. vefreitas
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 02:06:22

    Hi! ​​Amelia I was here and loved his job very beautiful Congratulations! Put your link on my blog here! Good Easter! Big hug!
    Vefreitas
    http://vefreitas.wordpress.com/

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  6. Eithne
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 01:16:18

    Wow! Your card is beautiful. I love all the dimensions and details. Thanks for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic 🙂
    Eithne

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  7. Meggis Artesania
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 16:02:50

    it is a dream, wonderful and so shabby chic.
    thanks for sharing with us It´s all about the Vintage and good luck.

    lg. meggi

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  8. rainmac
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 10:38:19

    Beautiful card Amelia, I love the muted colours and pretty details. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Spring Blossoms challenge x

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  9. magiclandbyhenryka
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 18:36:55

    Amazing! Beautiful project! So many details ! Thank you for playing with us at Craft for the Craic 🙂

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  10. icepanthress
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 23:55:04

    This is gorgeous!!! I love the lace and pearls.. the crackles is .. just WOW!!! Gorgeous!!! 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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  11. Carol
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 05:39:08

    Such a beautifully designed Easter card. The pearls are a stunning addition to the window and I Iove how you’ve added the extra flowers to give them dimension. Such an amazing and gorgeous design.

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  12. Crafting Vicky
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 04:29:12

    ohhhh wow what a fabulous creation! Love all the fabulous details. Totally adore the crackle paint you have added to give this extra shabby chic effect!

    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 have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

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  13. Helen
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 01:55:37

    Beautiful – such an elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles.

    Helen x

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  14. Princess Jones
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 23:53:42

    Oh my words……..!!!!

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  15. Jennifer LaVite
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 14:27:41

    This is stunning! I love the vintage feel and the beautiful lace. Well done. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

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  16. Carina Els
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 10:32:07

    Liewe Amelia

    Jou kaartjie is pragtig! die duifies en kant en venstertjie is “cute”.
    Lanklaas van jou gehoor?
    Liefde Carina

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  17. Mari Harpham
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 04:40:51

    Very beautiful. So many stunning elements. The doves are gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining our Easter Challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

    Mari

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  18. Tina
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 03:00:29

    How lovely!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room!

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  19. Cindy Groh
    Apr 13, 2014 @ 20:40:56

    Stunning. Love it and had to tell you:)

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  20. Mervi
    Apr 13, 2014 @ 19:18:32

    Hi Amelia,
    so gorgeous card, beautiful diecuts and layering, so stunning.
    Thanks for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  21. The Irish Scrapper
    Apr 13, 2014 @ 17:52:20

    So elegant, a truly divine work of art, Thank you for joining this months challenge, sylvie Craft for the Craic DT

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  22. simplyshaz
    Apr 13, 2014 @ 16:00:53

    This is so pretty 🙂
    Thanks for joining us at the shabby tea room 🙂
    Shaz x

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  23. Josuane
    Apr 13, 2014 @ 11:34:03

    Very good for Easter !

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  24. Brenda
    Apr 13, 2014 @ 10:12:07

    Your creation is lovely Amelia and just perfect for my Blossoms and Blooms theme, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x
    I have a Grand Calibur to be won here

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  25. Wendy
    Apr 13, 2014 @ 00:55:51

    Absolutely beautiful…Thanks for playing along with us at Divas this week.
    Wendy xx

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  26. Sherry Hickey
    Apr 13, 2014 @ 00:53:26

    Hello Amelia! You have once again created something beautiful; I love looking through the pretty window at the springtime scene. Great work!

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  27. Cass
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 23:47:31

    Stunning card, beautifully designed and crafted, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

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  28. Meggymay
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 22:29:03

    Gorgeous card, love the design and beautiful details.
    Yvonne

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  29. Rebecca Deeprose
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 21:51:53

    Beautiful Amelia! I adore that script paper for the background…just perfect and the gothic style window die cut is gorgeous! The crackled birds..beautiful! ((hugs)) Rebecca

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  30. Karina
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 20:28:27

    Wauw very beautiful card! Love the birds! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT

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  31. Petra
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 19:50:59

    Hi, Amelia!!
    Dis ongelooflik dat daai blommetjies als so mooi bymekaar pas, ne, en hoe lekker is dit nie as dinge so uitwerk nie!! Petaloo se blomme is maar net die beste!!
    Ek verkyk my aan die pragtige stukkie kant en al die ander lieflike detail!! Daar’s so baie diepte in die kaartjie. Die venster ‘die’ is so mooi en die duiwe lyk pragtig met die crackle paint en die glans. So ‘n heerlik rustige prentjie!! Baie mooi!
    Groete uit George wat die laaste paar dae baie warm was!!

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  32. Marge
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 18:27:48

    Very beautiful card! Thank you for joining Its all about the vintage and beauty challenge.

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  33. dsmiles2
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 18:08:53

    beautiful card, Amelia, and could be utilized for so many different occasions!

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  34. elma
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 17:43:40

    Thanks for joining us at It’s all about the Vintage
    Elma

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  35. sari
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 16:56:50

    What a gorgeous card! Truly love the crackled effect on yhe birds, the cute pearls and sweet papers! Thanks for joining my challenge over at It’s All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

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  36. Dawn
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 16:14:02

    Really pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

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  37. Suzy B
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 15:28:09

    Fabulous Design….thank you for your valued support in entering our challenge, without you we would have no challenge.and I do hope you will join us again next week…for another fab challenge….
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge
    XX

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  38. Marie-Louise
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 14:27:39

    Another gorgeous card Amelia.

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