Beautiful Blooms …

Hello everyone,

I was surprised to see it was three weeks ago since I last posted a card on my blog – time just flies! But it is good to be back today and share a card that I created for the current challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. The inspiration picture is so beautiful and I tried to capture as many elements in the photo as possible: the bicycle, blooms, banner and wooden planks. The background paper is from the Prima “Tea-Thyme” collection. I stamped the wooden planks  with an Impression Obsession background stamp, cut it in small strips, distressed the pieces and glued them onto the background paper. The die cuts and flowers are distressed with white paint to give the card a shabby look. As springtime is the most loved season for me, I added some hearts, bling and a sentiment “Celebrate” to welcome this wonderful time of the year.

Challenges:

MB_SpringBicycle

The banner, birds and roses

MB_SpringBicycle1The bicycle loaded with beautiful roses

MB_SpringBicycle2The sentiment, hearts and gemstones

MB_SpringBicycle3A peep at the inside

MB_SpringBicycle4Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Tea-Thyme”
  • Impression Obsession background stamp “Wooden Plank” (CC177)
  • Joanna Sheen Signature die “Bunting” (SD064)
  • Memory Box die “Resting Birds” (No. 98527)
  • Memory Box die “Brand New Bicycle” (No.98404)
  • Paper Smooches wise die “Birthday Words” (FBD120)
  • White paint
  • Paper roses
  • Gemstones

Thank you for visiting today and I would love to know your thoughts about my card. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

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23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Petra
    May 01, 2015 @ 15:08:57

    Hi, Amelia!!!!
    Sjoe dis weke wat ek nou besig was met ander goed as blogging, maar ek is in die proses om almal se blogs te besoek en al die wonderlike werk te geniet wat almal mee besig was!!! Ek gaan nou ‘n tydjie hier by jou deurbring om te sien wat jy als gemaak het sedert ek laas besoek afgele het!!!
    Hierdie lente kaartjie van jou is so verskriklik pragtig!!! Joe, ek’s mal oor daai oulike fiets wat jy so mooi met die rosies versier het!!!! En hoe slim was jy nie met die manier wat jy die planke gedoen het nie!!! Daai is so baie oulike detail om te geniet op die kaartjie!! Die voeltjies is vir my so pragtig!!!! Jou kaartjie is regtig lieflik, Amelia!!!
    Groete

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  2. dsmiles2
    Apr 07, 2015 @ 18:23:06

    Hi, Amelia! How pretty to distress each one of the wooden planks, and then contrast the woodsy outdoor details with the white bicycle and wording. I especially like your pale pink rose “trellis” framing your card! hugs, de

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  3. NanaConnie
    Apr 06, 2015 @ 20:50:33

    Fantastic card, Amelia! Love the diecuts. 😀 Thanks so much for playing in our “Anything Goes with a Sentiment” challenge at Aud Sentiments. Hope to see you again in our new challenge which starts later this week.
    NanaConnie DT

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  4. rae kelly
    Apr 06, 2015 @ 19:40:51

    I think this is fabulous 🙂
    This is wonderfully timeless, and the distressing of the paper edges really adds to the effect. Thanks for joining us this time at Simply Papercraft 🙂
    Rachel, DT xx

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  5. linda
    Apr 06, 2015 @ 12:32:43

    Hi!
    What a lovely card!
    When I see this one I really like to go out and cycle 🙂
    Thanks for joining our Spring has sprung challenge over at CCC.
    Goodluck in the draw!!!
    Linda DT-CCC

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  6. carol gill
    Apr 06, 2015 @ 10:34:38

    Hi just popping back to say -Thank you for joining us at Get Creative
    Carol DT x

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  7. kraftyjuliej
    Apr 04, 2015 @ 20:08:42

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  8. Elizabeth
    Apr 03, 2015 @ 12:12:22

    Beautiful card – love the rustic wood fence in the background and the decorated bike … beautiful choice of paper and a very Amelia designed card 🙂

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  9. pinkypapercraft
    Apr 03, 2015 @ 00:02:36

    A lovely card, beautifully designed.

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  10. Carol
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 23:44:09

    Absolutely love it Amelia! Your cards are always so unique and one of a kind. For sure not to see another like it anywhere on the internet or any websites. Stunning and so original. Have a blessed Easter! Hugs, Carol

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  11. goc1122
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 18:07:03

    Love the look of shabby- woods, love the banner and the font on celebrate. So great. Thanks for paying along with us at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week.

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  12. Anesha
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 18:21:39

    Such a lovely card.

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  13. Chana Malkah
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 16:53:02

    Hey, Amelia, your project is featured on our FB page! I thought our FB friends might want to try your background technique! http://WWW.facebook.com/Avenue613
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

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  14. Tracey K
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 11:19:18

    Thankyou for sharing your beautiful creation with us in The Shabby Tea Room 🙂 A perfect take on the inspiration photo….love the scene you have created!

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  15. Ann
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 09:06:24

    Wow this really blew my socks off – stunning card – so beautifully detailed. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Good luck in the draw. Ann xxx

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  16. Moz
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 08:35:52

    Lovely card – simple and pretty!
    Hugz

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  17. Josuane
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 19:56:24

    Very beautiful !

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  18. carol gill
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 19:35:25

    Fabulous shabby chic card and love the wood planks stamp
    Carol x

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  19. Em Fairley
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 18:47:48

    Amelia, I love how you’ve created so much texture on your gorgeous shabby chic card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week and I hope you’ll join us again soon.

    Hugs,
    Em AKA Creative Em
    613 Avenue Create DT

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  20. Chana Malkah
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 18:18:04

    Hi, Amelia! Just love the technique you used for the wood strips! I must try this. the entire design is so well composed and beautifully executed! Your work is always fabulous!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  21. Marie-Louise
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 17:45:41

    Amelia your card is fantastic. I love the design paper and the “wood” planks.

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  22. Isla
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 17:39:21

    Your card is stunning! It has a sort of French flavour in my view – just lovely!

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  23. highdesertstamper
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 17:36:54

    I for one love shabby chic and must try to make this or something similar. Not familiar with the wood background die…love the sift colors on the roses..reminds me of days gone by…

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