Summer Fun

Hello friends,

To brighten up a blue Monday, and a cold one in our country, there is a new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. Just look at the beautiful inspiration picture and you TSTR #227will see it is all about summer. The theme is “Fun in the Sun” and the challenge is to create a card/project inspired by the photo with a summer theme, at least three colors from the photo and one or more of these items – vellum, polka dots and/or ribbon. For us in the Southern Hemisphere it is shivering time but soon winter will be over and we can enjoy some watermelon and ice cream again.

For my guest designer card at The Shabby Tea Room I used a Cottage Cutz die “Parfait with strawberries” as focal point. I coloured the cherries, spoon and parfait with my Spectrum Noir pencils and added some glitter to the topping for a yummy look. The background paper is from October Afternoon and was  for a long time hiding in my stash. Some bright coloured buttons in different shapes, sequins and flowers are added as embellishments. I also managed to incorporate all three items, vellum, polka dots and ribbon onto my card. This was for sure a challenge for me as bright colours are a bit difficult for me to work with but I hope you like my take on the challenge.

Challenges:

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 A close-up of the parfait

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The flowers

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Bright buttons to add a summer feeling to the card

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The sentiment stamped on vellum

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White, red and yellow cardstock
  • Designer paper from October Afternoon “Snickerdoodles”
  • Designer paper from Prime “Divine”
  • Cottage Cutz die “Parfait with Strawberries” (Scrapping Cottage)
  • Penny Black sentiment stamp from set “Hedgie Friends”
  • Lace
  • Apple green sequins
  • Paper flowers
  • Fancy buttons
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Lipstick Red”
  • Spectrum Noir alcohol pens for colouring
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today. Have a wonderful and creative week.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

 

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angela P.
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 04:36:43

    Wow, amazing…both inside and out; that is a great die cut…you’ve showcased it to perfection! Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow!

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  2. Ciska
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 21:51:55

    You really can’t get any more summery than this, wonderful card and lovely bright colours! Thank you for linking up to our Feels Like Summer challenge @ Fab ‘n Funky 🙂

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  3. Nick
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 09:01:25

    yummy!

    Great card and love the fun embellishments you used, they make the card perfect!

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Ruby´s Rainbow. Good luck!
    Nick

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  4. Petra
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 22:05:15

    Of dit nou winter is of nie, daai roomys lyk nou verskriklik lekker, Amelia!!! Ek is mal oor jou kaartjie wat die somer so lekker vasvang!! Die knopies, die blommetjies, die kant, alles is net te fraai!! Baie mooi!!!
    Groete

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  5. Anna
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 13:15:15

    This is a beautiful flowery card, love its sunny color and the yummy dessert. Thank you for joining our ‘flowers’ challenge at Crafty Catz and don’t forget to come back tomorrow to find out who is the winner and for the next challenge.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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  6. Hazel
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 15:34:47

    Back again to thank you for sharing your super crafting for the Crazy challenge 175 ‘my summer vacation’ – hope to see you again soon, Hazel, GDT x

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  7. Mynnette :)
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 12:52:13

    This is GORGEOUS! LOVE the fun mix of elements and the sentiment on vellum! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

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  8. tilly trotter
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 10:44:47

    love all the pretty details on this summer card, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz, hope to see you again
    Tilly

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  9. Sarah M
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 05:20:22

    This is such a FUN card! I love all the happy embellishments! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts this week!

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  10. Sandy
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 00:37:56

    This is just fabulous! I just love everything about it! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! 🙂

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  11. Hazel
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 23:05:27

    Yummy card. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ challenge 37 – hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  12. rachel taylor
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 22:10:28

    lovely summer card thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel dt

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  13. Sue Pxxx
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 20:49:09

    Oooh Amelia – this really made my mouth water! What a lovely summer feeling this one has, I love everything about your creation.

    Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month, lots of luck!!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

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  14. Suzy B
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 14:17:34

    Gorgeous Design…just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee’s, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge..
    Hugs
    Suzy B (Owner)
    XX

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  15. Kathy G.
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 07:01:16

    This card just makes me happy. Love the colors and the way you finish off the inside of the card. TFS.

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