Little Birdie Jane

Hello friends,

Sharing with you today is my guest designer card for In The Pink Challenge blog. What a wonderful opportunity Christine and Sylvia gave me – thanks so much. The theme of the challenge is distressing and the only limitation is that your card  must have LOTS OF PINK! I love pink  and that makes In The Pink challenges a lovely place for me to be. For my card I used a Stamping Bella image “Little Birdie Jane”. I liked this stamp so much and was over the moon when it arrived in my postal box. I struggled for months to get the stamp as it was sold out at most of the online shops I regularly order from. But patience paid off and here is my card.

Challenges:

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A close-up of Little Birdie Jane dressed in pink

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A peep at the inside to see the rest of the sentiment

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Two designer paper “Blush “Sweet” Bouquet”
  • Stamping Bella rubber stamp “Little Birdie Jane” JD100
  • Penny Black clear stamp set “A little bird…” for outside sentiment
  • Whimsy stamp “Birthday letter seals” for inside sentiment
  • Chipboard corner flourish
  • Paper roses
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Pink tulip”
  • Buttons
  • Paper doily
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle pencils for colouring
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”
  • Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist “Antique Rose”

Thanks for visiting today, it is always good to see you drop by. Enjoy your day and happy crafting. Hope to see your pink creation at the In The Pink Challenge.

Happy crafting and regards from South Africa,

Amelia

A Special Gift

Hello dear friends,

Not a card from me today but a gift box. It was great fun making something different for a change. My project was designed for the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge and the theme is to create something for a gift in the vintage, shabby or primitive style. With Christmas around the corner this is perfect timing to do the last-minute gift boxes, money enclosures, tags or gift bags.  Renee also prepared a tutorial for an adorable gift box to make. Hope you will join us this week with your creation as this will be our last challenge for 2012 and  will run for two weeks. We will be back with a new challenge on January 5th, 2013.

I also want to enter my project in the following challenges:

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The sentiment tag, roses, fancy pins and ribbon on the lid

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 A close up of the sentiment tag

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The sides decorated with pearl strings and Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Antique Accents”

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Project details:

  • Folded box
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Heart To Heart Set”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Floral Ovals”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Antique Frame and Accents”
  • Marianne Design Creatables “LR0111”
  • White paper roses
  • Gold netting
  • Gold string
  • Green grosgrain ribbon
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”
  • Memento dye ink ” Toffee Crunch”
  • Fancy stick pins
  • Pearl string
  • Stickles “Golden Rod”

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting – I appreciate it so much. Happy crafting and we would love you to join us at the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge this fortnight.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

Dream Forever

Hello friends,

Today’s post is my first as design team member at the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge blog. I am so honored to be asked by Cec to join her blog and the very talented team of ladies. This is going to be an incredible experience as I love  the vintage/shabby card making style. The theme for this week’s challenge is to use kraft. For my card I pulled out all stops on the embellishments, texture and distressing. The Tim Holtz mannequin die is a personal favorite and  lend itself to so many ways to decorate it. I made the flower bouquet with velvet, satin and paper flowers.

Challenges:

A close-up of the mannequin

The sentiment flags

The flowers

A peep at the inside

Project details:

  • Kraft cardstock
  • Glitz designer paper “French Kiss”
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Die “Mini sewing room set”
  • Lili of the Valley sentiments stamps
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Oloroso” and “Rose Petal”
  • Silk, velvet and paper flowers
  • Fancy stick pins
  • Chipboard frame
  • Burlap
  • Crocheted lace
  • Pearls
  • Tim Holtz Distress inks ” Vintage Photo” and “Walnut Stain”

Thank you for taking the time to visit today. I would love to see you join us at the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge – Use Kraft  this week. Have a wonderful day and keep well.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

Dazzling Diamonds and Pretty Pearls

Hello dear blog friends,

The past couple of weeks was so busy and I couldn’t believe I wasn’t creating anything for about a month. It was such a joy to pick up some of my crafting stuff on Friday to do this card for The Shabby Tea  Room challenge. I have the privilege to guest design for The Shabby Tea room this week and the challenge theme is “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”. The details of the challenge is to create a card or project inspired by the colours in the inspirational photo and include pearls and/or crystals. Hope you like my take on the challenge!

Challenges:

My card with the colours white, black, grey-blue and a hint of pink. I added pearls, crystals and glitter

 

A peep at the inside decorated with a flourish and crystals

The flowers with pearl centers

A close-up of the sentiment and dress form with crystals

 

Project details:

  • Black and white cardstock
  • 7Gypsey’s designer paper
  • Spellbinders  Shapeablilities dies “Bitty Blossoms”
  • Spellbinders Shapeablities dies “Decorative Dress Forms”
  • Marianne Design Creatables LR0116 for Flourish
  • JustRite sentiment stamp
  • Paper doily
  • Lace
  • Pearls
  • Crystals
  • Muslin thread
  • Silver thread
  • Stickles glitter “Diamond”
  • White embossing powder
  • Hug Snug seam binding for bow “White”

Thanks for stopping by today and looking at my card, it is much appreciated. Have a wonderful week with lots and lots of crafting inspiration.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

Meet Fizzy Moon

Hello blog friends,

A cute card to share today featuring the adorable Fizzy Moon bear peeping from behind a table filled with flowers. When I saw this adorable bear stamp in the craft shop I decided he is going home with me. For a change I did not use designer paper but made an embossed background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and further embellished the card with Marianne Design die cuts, pearls and some Prima flowers I had for ages in my stash. So I had a little fun working with the dies, punches and embossing folders. Hope you enjoy the card as much as I did making it.

Challenges:

 A close-up of the flowers

Fizzy Moon between the flowers

A peep at the inside decorated with ivy

A view of the little bird house

Project details:

  • White and lilac cardstock
  • Fizzy Moon clear stamp “FM Special Wish” (FZCS07)
  • Just Rite sentiment stamp
  • Prima flowers
  • Marianne Design Creatables “LR0205” and “LR0206”
  • Martha Stewart punch “Vintage Floral”
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Milled Lavender” and “Dusty Concord”
  • Pearls
  • Lyra Rembrandt Aquarelle water-colour pencils

I appreciate your visit and if you have time I would love to hear what you think of my card. Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

The Spell of Spring

Hello dear blog friends,

Another card from me to celebrate springtime. Although we are on the brink of winter in the southern hemisphere and the lovely autumn days are almost gone, I love to do cards with pretty, bright colours. My inspiration for this card is from the beautiful photo for The Shabby Tea Room Challenge this week. I must admit it was quite a challenge for me to  incorporate some of the elements in the photo to give a true reflection of the image on my card. After several mistakes which landed in the dustbin, I hope you like the result.

Challenges:

The lovely inspiration photo:

Here is my card

The sentiment stamp

The paper flowers, vintage for-get-me nots and butterflies

A peep at the inside, decorated with butterflies

Project details:

  • Kraft cardstock
  • Designer paper from Prima
  • Marianne Design Creatables birdcage die (LR0146)
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punches (Classic butterflies and Small monarch butterfly)
  • Whimsy sentiment stamp “Postage stamp sentiments”
  • Paper flowers and vintage Forget-me-nots
  • Lace
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Mauve”
  • Brown wax cord
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Lemon Buzz”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink ‘Dusty corduroy”
  • Acrylic gesso

Thanks for stopping by today and for your time to look at my card – this is much appreciated. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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