Today, Tomorrow and Always

Hello blog friends,

September is the start of spring time in South Africa and  we got warm weather since last week. Looking at the high temperatures already, it is going to be a warm summer for us. Today is also the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow . The theme for this fortnight is Word play and the challenge is to use a sentiment on your shabby chic or vintage style card. We are honored  that two guest designers are  joining us at our Sugar Creek Hollow Word Play challenge – they are  Karien and Maya. Just click on their names to visit their blogs and see more of their lovely creations.

I received a Prima “Stationer’s Desk” paper pad and decided to build the colors of my card around these gorgeous designer paper. I used the Spellbinders Shapeablities die “Retro Mod Clocks” with a JustRite sentiment and frame stamp “Elegant Frames” as focus point. The sentiment is stamped directly on the designer paper with white embossing powder. The wine red roses is white washed with Tim Holtz distress crackle paint and dusted with crystal glitter. I added a chipboard flourish, some negative die cuts from a Marianne brick wall die, pearls and green leafy sprigs to complete the card.



The clock with some bling


Roses and bows


The elegant frame and sentiment


A close-up of the flourish, bird and leafy sprigs and roses


A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • White, green and wine red cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Stationer’s Desk”
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Elegant frames”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Retro Mod Clocks”
  • Poppystamps die “Leafy Sprig Border” No. 1002
  • Marianne Design Folders Extra DF3403
  • Memory Box die “Gold Finch” No. 98756
  • Prima Flowers “Stationer’s Desk” Item #57542
  • White embossing powder
  • Chipboard bird embellishment
  • Tim Holtz distress crackle paint “Picket Fence”
  • Pearls
  • Wax cord
  • Oval gemstone
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank you for visiting today. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,




12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jan Ltc
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 00:58:04

    This is great thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts xx Jan



  2. just4crafters
    Sep 19, 2014 @ 19:57:46

    Beautiful!!! Love the added bling to the clock 🙂 ~Sophia



  3. Karien
    Sep 19, 2014 @ 19:25:02


    Pragtig soos altyd. Dit gaan baie goed hier in Newcastle en ook met ons almal.
    Gaan oor ‘n week met vakansie en kan nie wag nie!




  4. Anne Temple
    Sep 16, 2014 @ 18:24:07

    Stunning card with lots of fabulous details. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.



  5. PaperDaisies
    Sep 15, 2014 @ 04:44:43

    Such a pretty card. Love all the detailing. The result is stunning. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina



  6. Carol
    Sep 15, 2014 @ 04:30:40

    Love everything about it from the distressed DP, the gorgeous stone within the clock, and to the overall design. Simply gorgeous!!



  7. Karen L
    Sep 15, 2014 @ 02:01:43

    Hello Amelia! This is absolutely beautiful, and I want to thank you for sharing it with us in our challenge this week. Your participation in our challenges is greatly appreciated, and I hope that you will stop by again real soon.
    Word Art Wednesday



  8. Petra
    Sep 14, 2014 @ 16:21:19

    Hi, Amelia, ek dink hierdie is een van my gunstelinge van jou!!! Dit is eenvoudig net PRAGTIG!!! Ek is mal oor die kleure wat jy gebruik het en al die detail is net te wonderlik!! Die rosies lyk so lieflik en ek hou baie van die manier wat jy die koord gedoen het. Ek hou ook baie daarvan dat jy die boodskap en raam in wit gedoen het. Alles vorm so ‘n lieflike geheel!!! Dis regtig mooi!!!

    Groete uit George – ons kan darem ook nou al baie goed voel dat die lente in die lug is!!!
    Lekker week vir jou!!!



  9. Marie-Louise
    Sep 14, 2014 @ 11:25:31

    Such a beautiful card Amelia.



  10. Glenda Atkins
    Sep 13, 2014 @ 21:21:56

    What a fabulous , beautiful card. just love it, thanks for entering our ‘Sparkle & Shine challenge at Lexi’s Creations!

    Liked by 1 person


  11. Tiina
    Sep 13, 2014 @ 19:42:28

    So lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers this week.



  12. Meggymay
    Sep 13, 2014 @ 17:07:31

    A stunning card, love the details and the word panel.



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