Pick of the Bunch

Hello friends,

Greeting you from a lovely, mild winter’s day in South Africa. August is usually a “dusty” month for us with lots of windy days to ensure that we have some must needed spring showers in September. Yeah, this is the last month of  winter and with this in mind I created my card for the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow with the theme “Summer Sunshine”. We would like to see cards or any other paper craft project with bright, summery colours. The card/project must be made in a vintage or shabby chic style.

I used a colourful vintage image from TuckDB for my card. I layered it on bright yellow and blue designer paper to match the flowers in the image. The chipboard butterfly is from Prima and the sentiment is from a free magazine cover gift I received a long time ago. Some lace, bright flower buttons, green wax cord, blue ribbon and flowers added a summery feel to the card. Hope you like my take on the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.



The sentiment and butterfly


The little girl


A close-up of the flowers and lace


A peep at the inside



Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Designer paper from “Queen of Hearts” and “Jennifer Ellory”
  • Vintage image form TuckDB
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Large labels”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Floral Doily Motifs”
  • Chipboard butterfly (Prima) and sentiment (Unknown)
  • Lace
  • Flower buttons
  • Wax cord
  • Paper flowers
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Flower Blue”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,



13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 17:02:49

    Beautiful card Amelia!! Love the vintage image 🙂 ~Sophia



  2. Mervi
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 20:20:08

    So sweet and lovely, pretty card Amelia.
    Thank you for sharing your favourites at Allsorts, gorgeous creation;-))m



  3. Gill McCall
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 09:31:44

    Fab and funky card, love the colours. thanks for entering in the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT



  4. tina
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 00:36:54

    What a gorgeous image and you have so done it justice with your card, so bright and delightful with lots of detail. Thanks for entering into the Sisters of Craft challenge and good luck. Tina DT x



  5. dsmiles2
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 14:01:38

    such a sweet, wonderful, vintage card, Amelia! Right down to the darling buttons and cute image. My favorite part is the butterfly “arrangement” – how pretty! hugs, de



  6. Petra
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 21:00:51

    O daai skattige gesiggie met die pragtige pienk wangetjies lyk darem so ondeund, Amelia!!! Dit lyk of sy agter die ruiker weggekruip het en toe skielik uitloer en se ‘hello’!! Soos altyd is al die detail waaraan jy aandag gee, so pragtig!!! Die skattige knopies en die papier wat jy gebruik het, pas alles so mooi by die prentjie!! Baie oulik!!!

    Lekker week!!



  7. Tracy
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 18:09:36

    Thanks for joining my challenge at allsorts this week Tracy x



  8. Moz
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 17:32:34

    So pretty and cute! Very summery and breezy Amelia.
    Love it.



  9. shirl
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 16:46:48

    Cute baby card! Thanks for joining us over at Creative Corner Challenge~



  10. Isobel hunter
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 07:09:30

    Great card thanks for sharing at Scrappers Delights and good luck x



  11. Meggymay
    Aug 02, 2014 @ 23:50:38

    This looks an adorable card, love the sweet image and the wonderful details



  12. Carol
    Aug 02, 2014 @ 20:45:10

    What a cutie you’ve picked for the image with those round pink cheeks. Definitely a summer card with the beautiful color combination. The cord through the flower buttons really add to the dimension of the card and with the gorgeous lace and flowers is definitely a keeper. Your creations are also so full of warmth and comfort. Hugs!



  13. Sue Pxxx
    Aug 02, 2014 @ 19:00:25

    This is so lovely Amelia – the image reminds me of Mabel Lucy Attwell (many of my blog friends here will know of her) I think it’s those little cheeks!! I love the colours and the embellishments, particularly the buttons on the thread. A lovely card.

    Thank you for entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month, lots of luck.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT



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