A Red Rose

Hello everyone,

My American seam binding arrived!!! Although still a lot to learn on how to create stunning shabby chic bows and effects I have lots of fun creating cards with these seam binding. When I saw this amazing seam binding on cards featuring on blogs of so many card makers around the world I was hooked – the vintage look absolutely stunned me. The seam binding have a lovely sheer look and touch. It dye easily with glimmer mist, distress inks, Smooch, etc to match your project, scrapbook page or card. If you are a South African crafter  with a postal address in South Africa I can offer 5 meter bundles of this gorgeous seam binding for sale. If you are interested please email me at breytenbach.amelia@gmail.com for more information on how to buy. The colours available are white, cream and rose petal – I have limited stock at this stage.  Please check back regularly as there is more colours to come soon.

For my card today I used my Go Kreate dies to create something different that the usually square card – the challenge at OSAAT for this week is Anything but square. I love the script designer paper and don’t want to cover it with another layer of paper so I stamped the bird silhouette directly on the script paper. I finished off with leaves, lace, white seam binding and a Prima rose. The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps.

I entered the card for the following challenges:


 I used the following to create the card:

  • White and black cardstock
  • Script designer paper
  • Whimsy Friendship Ticket sentiment
  •  Si Designs by Amanda stamp “Bird”
  • Go Kreate die “XXL Square Frame Frilly #3”
  • Marianne Design Creatables “LR0150”
  • Prima flower
  • Stickles “Icicle”
  • White seam binding
  • Guipere lace
  • Wax cord

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card. Have a wonderful week and check back in the next few days if you want to see more cards with this gorgeous seam binding.

Greetings and keep well,


Little Things

Hello friends,

Today I want to share a card I made for the Lili of the Valley Challenge “Anything but a Square”.  I used some of my brand new crafting stuff to create this card –  my hubby spoiled me with a Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cutting machine and on my January budget was the XXL dies from Go Kreate to use with the Grand Calibur. I received the XXL Go Kreate dies from the UK about two weeks ago and they are gorgeous and tons of fun to cut card shapes.  I was so impressed with the service received from Go Kreate as they really walked that extra mile for me to get the dies to South Africa. I can recommend the company with confidence to South African crafters  – and they stock really gorgeous dies in their online shop. The image is from the new stamp release of Lili of the Valley and just perfect for Valentine’s day – tooo cute!

The card seems fit for the following challenges:


I used the following to create the card:

  • White and red cardstock
  • Graphic 45 designer paper “Potpourri”
  • Lili of the Valley stamp “Little Things”
  • Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp “Circular Sentiments For You”
  • Go Kreate XXL dies “XXL Frame Frilly #2” No. 380002 
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Ovals” and “Labels Ten” 
  • Marianne Design Creatables die “LR0116”
  • Martha Stewart punch “Oak leaf”
  • Paper roses
  • Pearls
  • Satin ribbon
  • Faber-Castell Aquarelle and Lyra Rembrandt Aquarelle watercolor pencils
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Greetings from South Africa,


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