Don’t Fence Me In!

Hello friends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Don’t Fence Me In”. The inspiration picture says it all, we want to see a fence on your creation. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided to create a shabby birthday card. I used kraft card-stock and designer paper for the background layers. I added a white picket fence at the bottom of the card with mirror tape for dimension. To create a spring scene (it is spring in South Africa now) I added leaves, blossoms, rabbits, birds and birdhouses. I finished off with a die cut sentiment.

I also entered my card in the following challenges:

  • All Fun Challenges #15 (ends 09/27) – Anything Goes
  • Cuttlebug Mania Challenge (ends 09/29) – Anything Goes (Supplies: Marianne Design Creatables “Picket Fence and Birdhouse” (LR0205) — Fantasy die “Banweed Leaves” (FD510) — Impression Obsession die “Rabbits” (DIE168-C) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Necessities- A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024))
  • Always Fun Challenges #180 (ends 09/21) – Make A Scene
  • Allsorts Challenges Week #589 (ends 09/19) – I Love … (I love Shabby Chic, Flowers and Birdhouses)
  • Do-Al(l) Kreatives #45 (ends 09/ 30) – Inspiriert durch einen Song (Don’t Fence Me In – Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters)

The sentiment and a little birdhouse

A close-up of the birdhouse and flowers

The picket fence and rabbits

Some of the flowers and leaves

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and kraft card-stock — Mintay designer paper “Beauty in Bloom” — Marianne Design Creatables “Picket Fence and Birdhouse” (LR0205) — Fantasy die “Banweed Leaves” (FD510) — Impression Obsession die “Rabbits” (DIE168-C) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Necessities- A Little Birdie Told Me” (CED23024) — Paper blossoms — Wax cord for bows — Tim Holtz distress inks ‘Mowed Lawn” and “Old Paper” — Glitter glue.

Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your thoughts in the comments. Have a wonderful day!

Kind regards,

Amelia

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. GerJanne de Jonge
    Sep 26, 2020 @ 03:59:25

    Your card is very lovely! So much to be seen! Love the tiny birdhouse. Thanks for joining us at DAK.

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  2. Alexander Kretschmann
    Sep 24, 2020 @ 08:21:40

    Such a beautiful card. Love all the embellishments you used!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings
    Alex

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex’ Kreative Seite

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  3. kathy krug
    Sep 20, 2020 @ 08:37:05

    Gorgeous Amelia. I love all the bird houses and rabbits and flowers. It looks like the inside is as pretty as the outside.

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  4. Kleido82
    Sep 20, 2020 @ 07:15:38

    OMG… this is just amazing!!! WOW!!! I love everything of your pretty work. Nice coloours and all the beatiful and lovely details! Very very nice and I hope you are a follower of my blog!?

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Doris
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *GDT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

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  5. katelesh
    Sep 19, 2020 @ 12:04:58

    What a gorgeous card! Not too shabby (that’s Australian for VERY good) and very chic!

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  6. Barbara Campbell
    Sep 18, 2020 @ 22:00:39

    Once again you have created a wonderful and magical looking garden. So much to look at here.

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  7. Vicki R.
    Sep 18, 2020 @ 00:20:43

    Such a lovely and delightful garden scene, Amelia! Love the bunnies and birds!

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  8. Ellibelle
    Sep 17, 2020 @ 17:37:50

    What a beautiful scene you created here using the designer papers and embellishments/ dies! So loving this!!
    Thank you so much for sharing what you love with us this week at Allsorts and celebrating our belated 11th birthday with us!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

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  9. Connie Griffin
    Sep 17, 2020 @ 16:33:18

    Beautiful garden scene both inside and out!

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  10. Birgit Norton
    Sep 17, 2020 @ 13:21:23

    This is stunning Amelia! What a darling spring scene you’ve created both inside and out. I love the soft color palette you used. Every detail goes together perfectly!

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  11. Brenda
    Sep 17, 2020 @ 08:14:54

    Absolutely beautiful Amelia, more words would spoil, many thanks for joining in with our 11th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  12. Billie Anderson
    Sep 17, 2020 @ 05:46:25

    Beautiful card. I love your scene and dies. Inside even looks awesome. I am so glad you shared over at Always Fun Challenge. (isn’t there a song don’t fence me in? that would fit the challenge over at Do-Al (l) creative https://do-allkreatives.blogspot.com/)

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  13. Judy Woodland
    Sep 17, 2020 @ 00:02:07

    Those little bird houses are just adorable, and I LOVE that little nest with the eggs. Great design here, and your flowers are stunning, as always. Great take on the challenge, well done!

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  14. Darlene Pavlick
    Sep 16, 2020 @ 15:50:57

    OH my friend, this is just LOVELY! Beautiful garden scene and I LOVE all the dimension! Absolutely gorgeous INSIDE and OUT!! A breath of fresh air! Love it (can you tell? lol) Hugs

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  15. Sandy
    Sep 16, 2020 @ 15:17:39

    Simply beautiful card!! Love it!

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  16. Carol West
    Sep 16, 2020 @ 13:36:44

    An amazing design Amelia! I love all the details, papers, dies, flowers you’ve used. A truly beautiful card.
    Hugs, Carol

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  17. Lynn Brown
    Sep 16, 2020 @ 13:27:04

    this is so pretty and your love of shabby chic really shines through. Thanks for joining in with my I Love challenge at Allsorts birthday week.

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  18. Donna Phelan
    Sep 16, 2020 @ 12:58:30

    What a beautiful garden. Beautiful blossoms, bunnies and your fence, looks awesome! Love your pretty florals and little birdhouses! Love to have this look in my backyard!

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  19. Josuane
    Sep 16, 2020 @ 12:49:24

    Lovely card Amelia

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  20. Diane Hover
    Sep 16, 2020 @ 12:47:35

    Your shabby chic card is downright gorgeous with all your pretty details bursting with spring (I wish it were Spring here) and beautiful design!

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  21. Debbie Calvert
    Sep 16, 2020 @ 07:38:56

    So cute, Amelia. Love your creativity.

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  22. anyasofia
    Sep 16, 2020 @ 06:57:26

    So stunning Amelia, love the gorgeous papers and flowers added along with the bunnies xx

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