Blue Birds and Red Berries

Hello friends,

I have the honor to be a guest designer for the My Artistic Adventures Challenge blog today. Heather asked me to play along with her Christmas/Thanksgiving challenge and also sponsored the lovely image used on my card. I enjoyed it so much to work with her beautiful collage sheets which is available in her Etsy store. Some more good news: Heather is also having a give away – a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for collage sheets she has for sale in her Etsy store. You can find all the details of the give away here.

When I browsed through the Christmas images in the My Artistic Adventures store these two lovely birds caught my eye immediately. I fell in love with the beautiful colors and old vintage look of the image.  To embellish the card I used a  Catalina wreath die cut and some pearl strings between the two layers of the tag, silk flowers, red berries, vintage ribbon and wax cord with two gold bells.  The inside of the card is also embellished with a smaller tag from the collage sheet.

Challenges:

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The lovely tag

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The flowers and bells

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A close-up of the flowers and berries

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A close up of the bells and sentiment

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The Catalina wreath and pearl strings

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A peep at the inside with a smaller tag

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Project details:

  • Cream and light green card stockMAAGDNOV2014
  • FabScraps designer paper “Urban Chic Filigree (C31 001)
  • My Artistic Adventures Collage sheet “Victorian Christmas Blue Birds Music tags
  • Memory Box die “Catalina wreath” (no. 98189)
  • Gold pearl strings
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Turquoise”
  • Brown wax cord
  • Bells
  • Red berries
  • Silk flowers
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”
  • Skwiglues “Gold”

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you are inspired by my card. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sandramathis
    Dec 21, 2014 @ 19:45:40

    Indeed a very gorgeous image, and a lovely card, beautifully decorated. Thanks for joining LLC for our Favourite Christmas colour combo and Happy Holidays!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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  2. Hazel
    Nov 28, 2014 @ 19:38:29

    Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November – hope to see you again soon x

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  3. Rocky
    Nov 27, 2014 @ 23:42:03

    This is a work of art, not just a card, wow. The outside is gorgeous and the inside is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us at CHNC Extra.

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  4. Teresa Horner
    Nov 20, 2014 @ 23:47:07

    This is such a beautiful card and i love all the pretty details that you put into it. The colors a amazing too! Thank you for sharing it with us on the RRR Challenge this month 🙂

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  5. Daria
    Nov 20, 2014 @ 10:17:11

    Very nice card! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes November Challenge/DT Call! (Please add DT to your entry if you wish to be considered for our DT!) Hope to see you again! Good luck!

    Daria

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  6. Petra
    Nov 19, 2014 @ 21:59:19

    Joe, dit is darem twee mooi voeltjies daai, Amelia!!! En al jou pragtige versierings laat hulle net nog meer tot hulle reg kom!!! Jou blomme en bessies is pragtig en ek’s mal oor die koord en al die pereltjies!!! ‘n Pragtige skepping, Amelia!!!

    Groete en ‘n lekker Donderdag vir jou!!!

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  7. Gill M
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 20:27:39

    great project. thanks for entering into the Sisters of Craft monthly challenge. Gill DT

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  8. Kate
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 19:50:45

    beautiful, thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
    hugs Kate xx

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  9. Carol
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 07:08:37

    Breathtaking Amelia! What a gorgeous Christmas card!

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  10. Sherida
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 01:57:28

    Love your cards. So much detail, I find myself looking at them over and over again…always spotting something new. Just beautiful.

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  11. heatherahudson
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 01:00:09

    You already know I love your card Amelia!! Love your big fabby bow too!!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!
    Hugs!
    Heather

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  12. Kathy/NorthCarolina
    Nov 17, 2014 @ 23:45:00

    Wow! This is just stunning! I love all the twiney loops you used throughout the project..it makes it feel so festive and vintage and cozy! The birds and flowers are a gorgeous choice for the holidays, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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  13. mzdjoy
    Nov 17, 2014 @ 05:27:35

    Such a great project. Thanks so much for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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  14. CarolS
    Nov 17, 2014 @ 00:57:53

    Oh what a beautiful card! I love that little birdy too! Your flower, bow, wax cord cluster is wonderful!

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  15. Marie-Louise
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 23:47:37

    Stunning card Amelia.

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  16. Elizabeth
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 20:21:59

    Stunning card – love all the embellishments. Elizabeth

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  17. Joyce Hessen
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 20:14:33

    Dear Amelia
    Your card is gorgeous —- love the colours and the lay out.
    Happy Crafting always Hugs Joyce.

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  18. racchel taylor
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 18:53:12

    lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel dt

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  19. 2amscrapper2
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 18:37:56

    stunning card–I love the embellies and how you entwined them–gives such a feeling of a “nest” to go with Heather’s beautiful bird digital image. And what a wonderful “inside” too! Helene

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  20. heatherahudson
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 18:00:02

    Gorgeous Amelia!! I love that you decorated the inside too! Those little bells are just darling…you always have such an eye for detail!! Thank you for Guest Designing!! Hugs
    Heather

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  21. Lisette
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 16:44:12

    Beautiful card – love all the embellishments you have used to showcase Heather’s images.

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  22. Carina
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 16:28:50

    Liewe Amelia

    Dit is pragtig die berries pas so mooi by die voeltjies
    Carina

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  23. Josuane
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 16:22:43

    So lovely !

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  24. Anonymous
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 16:12:20

    Very beautiful

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