Thursday, July 28, 2011

"All that I am...I owe to my angel mother"

No, this is not a quote by is in fact by Abraham Lincoln but it does say what I want to say on this card for my lovely Mum on her birthday, the whole quote is in the oval frame at the top left corner of the card.
Firstly I should warn you, I love the way my card there are a LOT of photos :-)
I used the sketch from The Sugar Bowl Challenges and I used the option "Lace".  The Sugar Nellie digi I used here is "Joy", I think she is perfect for the vintage look I was after, Digistamps 4 Joy wants us to use an image of a child, so I'm entering there.  Joy is coloured with Copics, Copic Creations has Use Pastels...this is pastel...and I'm pleased 'coz I don't "do" pastel very often!  I used paper from Kaisercrafts collection.  The image panel is cut with Classic Oval Nestabilities and the mat with Scalloped Ovals. Totally Gorjuss has Use a Punch or Die, so I'm in! Bizzy Becs has Borders and Frames as their challenge, I think this fits the theme nicely.
I coloured some of the lace and the doily, which are from my stash, with E51 - adding some to the edge of the image panel.
Stamp Something want us to Stamp Something Embellished, there's plenty of embellishments here...the oval frame is from a set of Christmas ornaments I've had for years, the sprays of crystal drops were part of my birthday goodies from my lovely son Chris.  The stunning flowers are frosted resin with crystals and pearls in the centres, I bought them at the big annual craft show we have in mum bought them for me, after I drooled over them, so I think it's appropriate that she gets to see them in use.Cupcake Craft Challenges theme is Shabby Sparkle, I think this vintage style card with rhinestone centred flowers fits the bill, I hope so!  Creative Craft Challenges has 3D as its theme, this is VERY 3D so I'm entering there. 
For the inside of the card, I used the corner from a piece of 12" scrapbooking paper, adding some papers from the front of the card and some pearls.  The cameo is one I've had in my stash for least ten years - I bought some when I first started egg decorating, and have used a few for jewellery and now I made up this little charm.

It's been pretty overcast today, and we had some more rain...though checking with some family in the UK, it's still warmer here than there.  Anyway, the point is that it means some of my (many) photos are a bit dark.  I would take them again tomorrow, and re-post but my dh and I are going "down south" to Margaret River wine country for a week and I don't know if I'll get internet coverage there; I bought a dongle today from Telstra as they claim to have better coverage than Optus, (how desperate am I???!!!)...we'll see!
I may not have time anyway, there's all that world class wine, cheese, fantastic wineries/restaurants, and art and craft galleries, the mud brick chalet (with luxurious fit out, of course, my "camping" days are a happy but distant memory!!) set in acres of bushland walks with resident kangaroos and other native wildlife, we're going whale watching, are ya jealous yet? lol. Did I point out the forecast is rain?! mmm, there's always the wine and cheese in front of the log fire...'tis winter after all!  If my internet works, I may be secretly happy if it rains, and can claim that I'm pleased only because it will add to our (admittedly pathetic) dam levels ;-)
Anyway, enough babble from me, until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee 


Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Donna....and so beautifully coloured too hun :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Faye said...

Oh, wow! What a fantastic project. I love the image and the gorgeous colours. Your shabby sparkle looks faberoony. Thank you so much for playing at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

Teresa said...

What a stunner Donna, I really love this one and all the pretty little details it's got so much to look at I just love it. Teresa xx

Donna said...

Wow Donna, your card is absolutely amazing and so beautifully done for our shabby sparkle theme, I love the lace and doily detail! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! Donna this is stunning, so many wonderful details.

Donna x

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Donna, this is absolutely stunning. I love every gorgeous detail. Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Bizzy Becs July Challenge.
Hugs Jackie

Bunny said...

Wow what a lovely card...Thanx for joining us Digistamps4joy and good luck


Laila said...

Ohhh this is soo pretty :o) Just to look at it... So many beautiful deatils.
Hugs Laila

remember my candy on, ends in just a few hours...

Tracey T said...

This is absolutely beautiful and your mum will just love it! Have a wonderful week "down south". Tracey x

sari said...

Oh my goodness! This is such an amazing card! Just love the lovely details, that quote is so beautiful too! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, your card is just STUNNING!! There is so much goodness to it. So many parts to look at. I LOVE that gorgeous lace, and those leaves, and flowers, and just everything!!!!