Autumn Leaves

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room with the theme “Colors and Patterns”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo on The Shabby Tea Room blog. Our sponsor is My Artistic Adventures and you may be the winner of  a $18 voucher at Heather’s Etsy shop!

One of the many things I love are autumn colors – the browns, oranges, reds and yellows are so warm and earthy. I chose a beautiful vintage Thanksgiving autumn collage sheet from My Artistic Adventures to create my card. The lovely papers were embellished with a vintage birdcage, leaves, lace and a few sequins. The leaves are die cut with and Impression Obsession  die and colored with distress inks to match the colors of the background papers.The birdcage is from Cottage Cutz “Fancy Ornate Birdcage” and one of my favorite dies. Although it is summer in my part of the world I hope you’re all enjoying a beautiful fall in the Northern Hemisphere.

Challenges I entered:

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A close-up of the fancy birdcage

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The leaves and sentiment

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

Thank you for your visits and sweet comments! Hope you’re ready to play along with our challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. Have a wonderful day.

Regards,

Amelia

Rose Garden

Hello friends,

Spring arrived last Sunday for us in the Southern Hemisphere. We are already experiencing hot weather in Pretoria –  seems as we have skipped the crisp and cool spring days. In our garden the roses started blooming this week and seeing this I enjoyed it so much to create this card for  the  Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this forthnight. The theme is “My Rose Garden” and we would like to see roses on your vintage or shabby chic project. The sponsor for MyArtisticAdventures_Logothis challenge is Heather Hudson and you can visit her shop on Etsy at My Artistic Adventures. The prize for one random winner is three collage sheets from her Etsy shop. From Heather’s beautiful collection of digital sheets she kindly supplied me with the “shabby green vintage rose tags collage sheet” for the challenge. I used my new Spellbinders D’Lites die “Gazebo” to create a garden scene. The beautiful tag is embellished with pearls and lace. I then printed a few more tags and fuzzy cut the roses to use with the paper roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. The inside of the card is also decorated with tags from the collage sheet.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The lovely image from My Artistic Adventures

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The gazebo and a Whimsy sentiment

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A close-up of the roses

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A peep at the inside

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The inside decorated with more tags from My Artistic Adventures

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Designer paper from Prima “Romantique” and Kaisercraft “Enchanted Garden”
  • Vintage images from My Artistic Adventures
  • Spellbinders D’Lites dies “Gazebo” and “Garden Weave”
  • Olba punch “Leaves”
  • Whimsy sentiment stamp from “Vintage Seed Packets” stamp set
  • Penny Black sentiment stamp from “Lace Delight” clear stamp set
  • Memento Dye ink “Toffee Crunch” for stamping
  • Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Lace
  • Pearls
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Iced lime”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique linen”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. Please join us at Sugar Creek Hollow “My Rose Garden” challenge this fortnight. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

As always, regards from South Africa,

Amelia

Spring Is Here

Hello blog friends,

We are celebrating Spring this week at Sugar Creek Hollow and I hope you can join us this week with your flower creations. The theme for our first fortnightly challenge is to create a shabby or vintage card with lots of flowers. The sponsor for this challenge is Heather Hudson and you can visit her shop on Etsy at My Artistic Adventures. The prize for one random winner is 3 collage sheets from her Etsy shop.

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From Heather’s beautiful collection of digital sheets she kindly supplied me with the “Vintage chic Victorian Lilacs Envelope, Flowers Spring, Thank You, Birthday Card Digital Collage sheet”. The pink and turquoise colors did compliment the shabby style of the card well. I created a pocket with the envelope image to hide a tag stamped on a Spellbinders die cut. The flowers are mostly from Prima and the birdie a die cut from QuicKutz. For the decoration on the inside I used  the smaller version of the envelope and also the “Happy Birthday” sentiment that is also part of the digital sheet.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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The little birdie

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The flowers from Prima and Petaloo

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The hidden tag stamped with a Whimsy sentiment

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A close up of the Spellbinders die cut tag decorated with a bow, lace, rose and a gemstone.

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The butterflies and a glimpse of the Kaisercraft postage stamp in the background

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A peep at the inside

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Full view of the inside decorated with a lace flower, butterfly, small envelope and a birthday sentiment

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Marianne Design designer paper “Birds and Flowers”
  • My Artistic Adventures digital collage sheet
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Fancy Tags Two”
  • QuicKutz die “Birds” REV-0144-S
  • Martha Stewart punch “Classic butterfly”
  • Whimsy sentiment stamp “Vintage Seed Packets”
  • Kaisercraft clear stamp “Postmarks”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “turquoise”
  • Prima Fairytale Roses “Baby Pink” and “Teal”
  • Prima Tasha “Ruby”
  • Prima Kennedy “Blueberry”
  • Petaloo Penny Lane Garden Collection Forget me nots “Slate Blue”
  • Pink stamens
  • Lace
  • Gems
  • Heart embellishment
  • Fancy heart pins
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Crystal”

Thanks for stopping by today. The Design Team at Sugar Creek Hollow created amazing inspirational cards and we will be so glad if you join us this fortnight in our spring celebration challenge. There is a wonderful prize to be won by one lucky participant. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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