Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Happy Mother(-in-law)'s Day!

The card I have today is the one I made for my Mother-in-law for Mother's Day...  as we went to visit her last weekend she already has received the card even though Mother's Day here is not until next Sunday.
The cute image is "Teddy Bear Picking Flowers" from The Paper ShelterSweet Stampin' has Four Legged Friends as their challenge this time around so I'm entering there, and Papertake Weekly has Cute Cute Cute... definitely entering there ;-)   
I used this sketch from  The Paper Shelter challenge for last week but missed the deadline (not a first for me, lol), luckily they have an Anything Goes challenge this week so I can still enter!  It was a really great sketch; it made me think about fitting the image panel "behind" the horizontal panel, so what I did was cut around the bottom of the image, thus chopping off the bottom of the die cut, which was another of my new Mpress dies (Antique Frame from Craftonline).  Craft Us Crazy wants us to use our Favourite Stamp Company or Found Inspiration, I have a lot of "Favourite Companies", Paper Shelter is one of them and these new dies are an inspiration :-) so I'm entering there.  Stampin' for the Weekend wants us to use at least four layers - which I have - so I'm entering there too.
Inside of card
I've coloured the image with Copics, adding some Stickles to the flowers to tie in with the sparkle on the papers. Copic Oz  and Joanna Sheen have Flowers as their challenge themes... as well as the flowers on the image, there's plenty of flowers on the Kaisercraft Hey Birdie paper.  I cut the flower embellies with a Nellie Snellen cut and emboss punch and added Dew Drop centres, the sentiment is computer generated using Fiolex Girls font.
I CASED Joey (said I would Joey,lol) and printed a smaller version of the image for the inside of the card, printing the sentiment at the same time.  I used some more paper from that Hey Birdie pad, which has been in my stash for-EVVA!! Lisa's Waste Not Wednesdays challenge to use Stash, so I'm entering there too.
The Pink Elephant has All About Mum, Deep Ocean Challenge has What a Wonderful Woman and both Crafty Sentiments and Addicted to Stamps have Mother's Day challenge themes so I'm entering those, while One Stop Craft Challenge has Celebrations and Creative Craft Challenges has an Anything Goes theme so in there too.
Well that's it for my Mother-in-law's card, hope you like it, I was really happy as it looked in the end exactly as I had envisaged in the beginning... I didn't take forever chopping and changing what papers to use (seriously, the problem with having SO much to choose from, lol) and came together easily.
I'll have to get on to my own Mother's Day card now (as in my own Mother, not my own card, lol) I'll be back soon with that or the baby card I'm working on (more of my son's friends... still not my son!) Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna
Angled view,  showing shine and sparkle on paper and image


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Donna I just have to tell you that I am in love with this beautiful creation, the papers are so lovely and that image is stunning you have coloured him to perfection, thank you for joining our challenge at TPS this week.
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

Oh Donna this is just the cutest the image and fabulous colouring too..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Pia S said...

WOW - great coloring. And I think you've made the inside so pretty as well. Sweet!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

Pat K said...

Hi Donna, this image is adorable and coloured beautifully. I'm sure your MIL will love it. Hugs, Pat K.

Caz said...

Awww! Such a cute card Donna. Love the image, he's soooo cute and beautifully coloured.
Caz x

Jane said...

Awww such a cute image, gorgeous colours and the inside is beautiful too! Thannks for playing along with us here at Joanna Sheen & good luck. Jane x

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable card Donna, such a sweet bear and fab colours.

NancyD said...

Very nice coloring to match your paper. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is so cute and i love those pretty papers
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Wishcraft said...

SO cute! Love the image and fab papers, the matching inside looks gorgeous too! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' and also with my WNW challenge :o) Hugs, Lisa x

xxxtglxxx said...

I'm sure you MIL loved this card! :)

Fabby layout, papers and cute image!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Sarah said...

Hi Donna, awwww isn't that just the most adorable bear - ever!

Love your colouring and the papers are gorgeous.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


Janneke said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' last week ;o)

Gemma said...

so cute! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Sentiments this week! Gemma :)

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card! Such a cute image and fab colouring! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. hugs, Marlies

Cinzia C. said...

Love your card Donna!! The papers and the colouring are amazing.

Thanks for sharing with us at Deep Ocean this forthnight
Cinzia xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

I love your card! This was the very first image I bought from THE PAPER SHELTER and I have always loved it.Thank you for joining us this week at THE PAPER SHELTER. Good luck! and I hope we see more of your lovely work on the 1st!