Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First My Mother, Forever My Friend

This is the card I made for my lovely Mum for Mothers Day (which we just had on Sunday, here in Australia)
There is no stamped image on this card, as with my Mother-in-law's card......the sentiment takes its place (and the paper is so pretty it just didn't need a stamped image, I think).  The sentiment is from Kaisercrafts Chanteuse 12"collection, one of the so-called specialty sheets, the other patterned papers are from the same collection but the 6" version.
I followed this fabulous sketch from Crafting Life's Pieces, changing the centrepiece to an oval using my lovely Nestabilities (Scalloped Oval and Classic Oval) I added the green swirls (more paper from the same pad) using the Marianne D Creatables Frames and Swirls Die - well the swirls part anyway!!
The corrugated card is a lovely pearly pink, punched with Martha Stewarts Doily Lace Border punch and the cream panel behind the flowers is pearl cream embossed with Cuttlebugs Textile embossing folder (then inked lightly around the edge with green pigment ink)  The ribbon is a sort of reinforced cotton that I've had in my stash for ages, this is the first time I've used it, and I'm surprised how easy it is to use (it didn't fray and it "creased" nicely at the edges of the card making it sit nice and flat), if I can remember where I got it, and can get some more, I will.  The Secret Crafter has "Dust Off Your Stash as it's challenge theme this time, so I'm entering there.
The roses were white, I coloured them with Copics; they match the card much better in real life than on the photo, and they match that lovely twine which is still more of the super blog candy I won from Tracy :-)  
Totally Papercrafts has a recipe challenge this time "1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments" I have the sentiment as my image, two patterned papers and flowers, pearls and the silver heart charm as embellishments. I added half pearls to the card to "fill out" the arrangement, the sprays of pearls looked a little sparse on their own!  

Crazy 4 Challenges has "Lots of Flowers" and Sundays With Crissy has "Flowers", so I've entered this card there. 
Papertake Weekly has "Anything Goes" as its challenge theme this week so I'm entering there and finally Delightful Challenges has Mothers Day or Someone Special as its challenge theme; this is a card for my Mum on Mothers Day and she is Someone Special so I'm definitely entering there.  
I finished the inside of the card with yet another panel from that one Kaisercraft sheet - excellent value as I've done two cards and have plenty left for at least two more!! The corrugations on the pink card shows better on this photo, half pearls give a bit of a lift.
As it says, (which is where I got the title for my post today, no I'm not that inventive!) my Mum is my friend, one of my best friends in fact! So I wish her love and thank her for showing me how to be a "good mum" which is what my lovely lads tell me I am :-)
Thanks for looking at my Mothers Day card, I'll be back in a day or so with a cute birthday card I've done for a friend, until then Happy Crafting, Dee


Brenda said...

What an amazing card. I love how it turned out. Really stunning card. I love the pearls and the flourishes. Beautiful!!!
hugs, Bren

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation thank you so much for sharing with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx


Hi Donna
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous beautiful card Donna.

Curlybear said...

Wow this is a beautiful creation, fabulous sentiment,
and lovely colour combo

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 133 Dust off your Stash/Something Neglected

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Bea said...

Your card is wonderful!!!

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


Eulanda said...

What a perfect mother`s day card! I love this color combo and those swirls are so pretty. Thanks for joining us this month at CLP. Hope to see you back! Hugs!

Teresa said...

What a gorgeous Mothers card, beautiful sentiment Donna and love all the layers, it's truly beautiful. Teresa xx

Sassylassy said...

I am so sorry that I am leaving a comment so late. This month simply got away from me.
Your card is absolutely stunning. That poem is just divine. Lovely papers. Thank you for playing along with us for this months sketch challenge at CLP.
Hugs Bonnie
CLP Designer