Thursday, May 16, 2013

Flowers for Mum

Today I have another Mother's Day card... this is the one I made for my Mother In Law; as it's technically from her son I used a "boy" image :)
I've only made one Centre Stepper card before, and that didn't have the extra "step" in it... I think I like this one better :) Penny´s Paper have Step card or Easel card for their challenge, and the Anything Goes Challenge is Shaped Not Square so I'm entering there. Cuttin' and Stampin' has Shaped and Divas by Design has Shaped (not square or rectangle)  so I'm hoping my rectangle-with-a-bump gets me in there too; I know I can enter the Hobbycutz challenge which is More Than One Fold - this thing took longer to cut and fold than all the rest of the making!
As I said I used a "boy" image because the card is from my hubby, this is Joe With Flowers from Digistamp Boutique coloured with Copics.  I'll be entering Left of Center Creative Challenges who want us to use a digi image, Digistamp Boutique's monthly challenge as I've used one of their images and Tuesday Throwdown's challenge Smell the Roses (flowers in the image or paper, I have both) Colour Me Copic and Great Impressions both have Celebrations as their challenge theme, so I'm entering them too.
The papers are from Kaisercraft - Peachy Keen, I love these colours and we're heading into autumn here so they are season appropriate; My Mums Craft Shop has Spots or Stripes for their challenge (I have stripes), Oozak has Anything Goes with Earth Tones for their challenge, Clear It Out has Anything Goes, Use Stash and 2 or more papers; the papers and the cardstock (DCWV) are most definitely from stash, as are the paper flowers that I got from a discount store right at the beginning of my card making journey, so I'm in.  Stamping With The Dragon has A Flower for Mum while Crafty CalendarWithout WordsBy the Cute and GirlySimon Says Challenge
Card Mania Challenges, and My Sheri Crafts all have some sort of "Flower" challenge so I'm entering them.
I've used two dies from Memory Box, Puffy Clouds and Wrought Iron Fence - this is their first outing, I LOVE them!   I think the fence is really effective in this brown colour, it looks kinda rusty :)  I used the largest of the clouds on the "inside" (back?) of the card to decorate the jotting panel, My Time to Craft has Show Us Your Inside for their challenge, I'm in!
I created the sentiment on the computer, feel free to grab it if you like (it will be on my Freebies page for later anyway).  Aud Sentiments wants us to use a Sentiment for mother and child, I think this is suitable so I'm in there,2 Sisters ChallengeCreative Belli, Creative InspirationsGoing Grey with Scrap-CreationsHanna and Friends and The Squirrel and the Fox  all have Mother's Day themes so I'm entering there too.  
Crafty Creations want us to KISS - Keep It Sweet and Simple that is ;)  This card really is quite simple (folding aside, lol) so I think it can go there, Love to ScrapThe Paper ShelterWhimsy Stamps and Forever Friends all have Anything Goes challenges - I KNOW it can go there!
Well, that's it for today's card, I'll be back on the weekend with a DT card, until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Michelle McClure said...

What a super impressive center step card! I don't think I've seen one quite like this before. That is so great you made this for your MIL from your hubby's point of view. Your shading work is perfect and the die cuts are also the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog.

Margreet said...

Gorgeous shape and a lovely coloured image...thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...and I love the folds too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Very cute card!! Really like step cards because you can add a lot of details of layers and they look great. I bet your MIL loved this. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog - Tina

Kimberly S said...

What an absolutely fabulous step card! Beautiful coloring, and just perfect all around. Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! :) hugs, Kimberly

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, love the shape and the colouring of your image is perfect. The inside finishes it off beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us at My Time To Craft.
Kim xXx

Denise said...

Fantastic! Your colouring is so good all the shading.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hobbycutz! Good Luck..... Please join us again for our next Challenge on 26 May.
Crafty Hugs

Jenny said...

Well obviously great minds think alike Donna. Love this image - you already know that. Those papers and that fence are just so super cute. I love love that fine detailed fence. Great colouring too. hugs x

Pat K said...

Great card Donna. I love your colouring and this center step card is fabulous. Thanks for the lovely comments you left happy I could enable you :)

Thank you so much for joining us at the Belli Challenge. hugs, Pat K x

crafty-stamper said...

great step card love the pretty papers and fence die-thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown
carol DT x

Debs said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter's Anything goes challenge.
Hugs Debs

KalySto said...

What a beautiful creation! Love the colors and the perfect design!
Thank you for joining our Flower-y Card Mania Challenge!
Hope to see you again!

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Donna, love the very cute image and the card design & details are gorgeous.

Donna x

Joey said...

Donna I absolutely love this! what a great design on a stepper card. Thanks too for joining us at Without Words. Joey xx

Marge said...

I'm sure your MIL & husband loved this fun card and the thought behind it!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us @ My Sheri Crafts!

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous design and love this image - coloured beautifully too! Hugs, Lisa x

happyglitzygirl said...

Gorgeous card, great colouring and image, love how you did the fence, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, good luck, blessings Hilde

Samantha Casey said...

Wow what a work of art! I love this card, it turned out awesome, and the tiny fence is so cute!
Thanks for playing the Oozak challenge!


Peanut said...

Cute card. Love the colours and details. Thanks for joining our "Smell the Roses" challenge. We'd like to see you again next week. … x
Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
Sunny Summer Crafts

Margaret said...

So cute for Mother's Day. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

stamp-color-and create said...

This is an incredible card! Thanks for joining us on the Clear It Out Challenge Blog. Good luck.

Unknown said...

Too cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves to Scrap!!

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous.

simply monica said...

Love the double step card beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions stamps!! Come join us again!

Anna-Karin said...

Pretty card. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Hugs Anna-Karin

Laurian said...

Fabulous step card!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!


Sharon said...

This is fabulous. I love the cute image and the design and embellishments are Gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Manderly said...

Beautiful work! Thank you much for joining us at Penny's this week!

Wenche said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz Challenge.

Julie said...

What a fab card! Love the fence. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
Hugs, Uta

Melanie said...

A fabulous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Step Card or Easel Card" challenge last week…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Life - Up, Down & Sideways said...

Such an awesome creations. Thanks for playing along with us building shape cards at Cuttin' and Stampin'

Tammy S

happyscrapper said...

Stunning card and with such great detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Dragon.
Christine Dt