Vintage Flowers

Hello friends,

A vintage card today and  created for a dear friend celebrating her birthday in February.  The Double D Challenge inspiration photo and theme, to add blue and flowers, inspired me. By the way there is still time to enter the first Double D challenge, you have one day left to join us in our challenge! There are fabulous entries in the gallery so far and we’d love to see your creations. There is also a prize to be given out with a random draw. In addition to the prize offered, a Top Creative Winner and a Top 3 will be chosen by the Design Team. International entries are welcome as well!

For my card I used a vintage scrap from Tuck DB and a sentiment stamp from JustRite. I layered the image on blue designer paper and vintage lace. I finished off with a few flourishes, vintage ribbon, cord, a pearl heart and flowers. I hope you like today’s creation.

Challenges entered:

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The vintage image

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A close-up of the sentiment and pearl heart

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream, blue and green card-stock
  • Designer paper
  • Vintage image from Tuck DB
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Timely Banners” (CR-04920)
  • Joy Crafts die “Vintage Flourish” (6002/0163)
  • Pearl heart
  • Wax cord
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cream”
  • Lace
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

In The Tea Room Again

Hello friends,

Another card to share for The Shabby Tea Room Design Team call. The inspiration picture  is so beautiful I couldn’t resist to create a June 2015 DT Callsecond card. There are only a few days left before the collection closes and the cards already submitted are so beautiful. My card today is not as detailed as usual, but I tried to create an overall shabby chic look. I would love to know what you think of my take on the inspiration picture.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

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The pink teapot

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The sentiment and flowers

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream, pink and blue cardstock
  • Tilda designer paper ” Spring Lake”
  • Joy Crafts teapot die (6002/0113)
  • Spellbinders Die D-Lites “Sentiments Three”(S2-139)
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punch
  • Paper doily
  • Pearls
  • Paper and silk flowers
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Paradise Aqua”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen”

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

Waiting For Santa

Hello friends,

I am still busy with my Christmas cards and finalizing the last gifts. Time is running out now but I want to share another card with you. My inspiration for this card is from an inspirational picture at The Shabby Tea Room. I always have a soft spot for pink Christmas cards and creating with pink roses and lace are always a joy. I hand drawn the stockings and embellished them with lace, ribbon and bling for a festive feel. To finish off I attached the Christmas stockings to the rose wreath and add a chipboard sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

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A close-up of the flowers

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The sentiment

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The Christmas stockings

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream card-stock
  • Shabby designer paper (Unknown)
  • Christmas stocking template
  • Chipboard sentiment
  • Joy Crafts Vintage Borders (6002/0162)
  • Lace
  • Paper roses in different sizes
  • Silver cord
  • Silver gemstones
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cream”
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Antique Linen” and “Peeled Paint”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank you for visiting today and taking the time to look at my card. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

Time To …

Hello friends,

I was playing with my dies yesterday and the result is a happy shabby card to share with you today.  The die cut clock is from Joy Crafts and the little bird from Memory box. I painted the bird with my watercolor pencils to match the colors on the card. The speech bubble sentiment is made with my computer as I  don’t have a speech bubble die – something I must remember when going on a shopping spree again!  I added my favorite bunting from the Johanna Sheen signature die range. The rose printed fabric tape  at the bottom is a new addition to my crafting stuff and this is the first time I used some of it on a card. Maybe the card is a little busy but in a way I love the happy feeling of it.

I made the card with the following challenges in mind:

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A close-up of the clock

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The flower, bow, lace and fabric tape

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The sentiment, bird and banner

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White cardstock and scraps of blue, pink and green
  • Designer paper (Unknown)
  • Joy Crafts clock die “Back in Time” (6002/0219)
  • Memory Box bird die “Perched Reed Bird” (98160)
  • Joanna Sheen Signature die “Bunting” (SD064)
  • McGill punch “Designer Leaf Spray” (P/N 92079L)
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Paper doily
  • Stick on fabric ribbon
  • Doodlebug design Dooddle Twine “Bubble Blue”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Queen Blue”
  • Lace
  • Roses
  • Pearls
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Victorian Velvet”, “Peeled Paint” and “Stormy Sky”
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today and looking at my card. Tomorrow I am back to work, my little vacation is over. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa where we enjoy lovely autumn weather.

Amelia

 

You’re Tea-rrific

Hello friends,

Greeting you from a very hot summers day in South Africa, We are midst a heat wave with temperatures rising during daytime to 38 – 40 degrees Celsius. I can tell ya the sun is making barbecue out of us and the best place to be is in the swimming pool or in front of an air cooler. But despite the heat I am excited to share my card with you for the new challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow  today. The challenge is to use fibres and texture, not just ribbon and lace, on your shabby chic or vintage project.

I found a pretty piece of Granny print cotton fabric in one of my numerous craft boxes and decided to use it as background for my “Victorian tea” theme card. For more texture I also added a strip of frayed unbleached cotton and lace. The filigree teapot from Cottage Cutz is one of my favorite dies – it is so elegant and stylish with the  intrinsic details. The little pink resin roses just fits perfectly with the theme of the card. The Sugar Creek Hollow challenge will run for two weeks, thus leaving you with lots of time to show us your fabric themed card or project.

Challenges:

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The oval frame and lady silhouette

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The sentiment, roses and corner flourish

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A close-up of the filigree teapot and teacup embellished with little resin roses

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream and olive-green cardstock
  • Clearly Impressed clear stamp set “Vintage” (CI-2045)
  • Hot off the Press clear stamp “You’re Tea-rrific” (HOTP-1115)
  • Joy Crafts Teacup die (6002/0113)
  • Joy Crafts Vintage flourishes die (6003/0015)
  • Marianne Design Creatables Flourish die (LR0271)
  • Cottage Cutz die “Filigree Teapot” (CC4x4-480)
  • Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die (37-1222)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities die (Labels Twenty” (S5-026)
  • Granny print cotton fabric
  • Unbleached linen fabric
  • Lace
  • Prima flowers “Encore B” (#561345)
  • Paper roses from “I am Roses”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cameo Beige”
  • Resin roses
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Old Paper”
  • Chipboard oval
  •  Tim Holtz distress paint ‘Picket Fence”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

Daisies

Hello blogging friends,

From me a Mother’s Day card with some pretty daisies to share today. I am currently recovering from an eye operation, so I can call this card a “one healthy eye creation”. Hubby said everything is glued thoroughly and the papers are not crooked. I believe him and hope he has a “crafters’ eye”. I used the inspiration picture from the Shabby Tea Room Challenge this week to create my card. I had the pretty white daisies for ages in my stash and was delighted to see it fits the challenge theme so well. The teapot die cut is from Joy Crafts. This was such a fun card to make with its sunny yellow and summer green colours – hope you like it! Here is the inspiration picture:

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Challenges:

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The label, teapot and bow with buttons

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A close-up of the teapot embellished with daisies, pearls and lace

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The little birdie

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A peep at the inside

 

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A full view of the inside decorated with a label, lace and a button

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Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Designer papers from My Mind’s Eye “Rosy Love Blossoms paper” and Graphic45 Secret Garden “Pretty Primrose”
  • Image from Lilac and Lavender
  • Joy Crafts teapot die “6002/0113”
  • Die’sire die (Crafters Companion)”Scalloped Tags”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities die “Bird Sanctuary”
  • Marianne Design Creatables “LR0151”
  • Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip die “Cute As A Button Alphabet”
  • Martha Stewart border punch “Garden Trellis”
  • Lace
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Winter White” and “Moss Green”
  • Paper daisies
  • Pearls
  • Buttons
  • Wax cord
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye” and “Mustard Seed”

Thank you so much for visiting today, I would love to know what you think of my card. I am sorry that I skipped visiting all of you the past week. Unfortunately the eye specialist reduced my computer time ’till my eye is fully recovered. Hope next week I will be fully operational in blog land again. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting,

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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