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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Happy Birthday Dear Mummy

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well.  What a glorious day it has been, bright sunshine and blue skies.  Just a pity I had to spend it at work lol.  Still I think all the sunshine brought out everyone's good side so lots of laughs today and everyone in a good mood.
I was also delighted to win the last challenge over at the Stamping Boutique with my gold 50th Wedding Anniversary card.  I get to choose 3 images from their on line store as my prize.  Thank you to the Stamping Boutique.
Anyway, onto today's offering for you.  On Sunday it was Mothers Day here in the UK but it was also my Mum's birthday.  Here is the card I made for her.  As my Mum also makes cards I just decided to throw all the things she loves (and I love) at it, literally.

The topper is a lovely stamp from Hero Arts.  I stamped and then embossed it with clear embossing powder (one of my favourite techniques).  I then used some pearl acrylic paint (Adirondack paint dabber) and lightly applied this over the stamp using cling film.  I then applied distress ink.  In the right light it gives a lovely pearly background.
The papers were a combination of papermania (yellow gingham) and First Edition Dreamcatcher (butterfly paper at the bottom).  Across the centre I used some wide satin cream ribbon and some purple organza.  The roses are from Hobbycraft and I added some glitter to them for sparkle.  Die cut some leaves and butterflies which I also glittered.  Added one of my lovely metal corners and some pins to the bow.
Am pleased to report that Mum really loved the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Squiggle Stamps - Birthday bash
Jellypark - Favourite technique or product (stamping, embossing and using glitter)
Top Tip Tuesday - Girly Creation/Mothers Day
Truly Scrumptious - Lilac, lemon and cream
Moving Along With the Times - Special Lady
Crafty Ribbons - Birthday
Pan Pastel - Add a Flower
Sentimental Sundays - Add some metal
Love to Create - Anything goes
Pollycraft - Check it out
Delightful Challenges - Someone special
Papertake - Bingo (Die cuts, free, glitter)

Thanks for popping by and hope to see you again soon.  Thanks also to my lovely followers (old and new) for your wonderful comments and inspiration.
Take care


Crafty_Fairie said...

Really pretty design love the colour I am sure you Mom loved it.Thanks so much for sharing it with us at PanPastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Suzie's Card Den said...

This is a lovely card, I love how you have done the stamp and bow is beautiful it looks like a butterfly.
Suzie xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is really stunning, love the colours and the image and the bow, hat pins and flowers are all gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Ooops forgot to say thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Linda Palmer said...

This is so beautiful! I love this card, so beautifully put together. Fabulous ribbon and flowers.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh la la This is so pretty! Love the blue with the yellow and the glitter on the leaves and flower embellishments! Very very adorable! Thank you for playing along with us at Moving Along With The Times :)

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is just beautiful. Love the lilac colours and textures. Congrats with your well deserved win.

marion said...

Love the cards you made ! Hugs, Marion

Daniele said...

another gorgeous creation, love the colour combo and the roses are scrummy

Brenda Brown said...

A delightful card full of the joys of Spring. I bet your Mum adored it. Thanks for sharing this with us at PanPastel UK challenge this week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Kim. said...

Really pretty card, love the colour combo used with this beautiful image. Love the flower embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
Kim xXx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love the stamped flowers!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & Delightful Chalenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

carol said...

What a beautiful card, love the colours, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY RIBBONS, x carol

Zenita Smith said...

Beautiful card!!!I know your Mum will love it!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge.

Jenn Borjeson said...

What a pretty card, thanks so much for joining us at Jellypark Friends. :)

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card Mags. I love the image you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Crafty and Green said...

Really Pretty! Great Color Combo! Thank you for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge & For sharing your talents with us!! Come back and join us again soon!!

Many Blessings,

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful spring like colours, Your mum will love it. Thanks for joining Top tip Tuesday. Elaine

Susan Flynn said...

What a pretty card Mags I love the Hero Arts stamp you have used it is really pretty and delicate. Love the colours you have chosen for the rest of the card, yellow and purple/lilac are always great spring/Easter colours. The flowers are so pretty too they look like they have been made from fondant icing xx

Anita said...

Beautiful card and I love the colors you used. Thanks for joining the Pollycraft challenge.

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful image, and embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous...
Love the colours that you have used here....
A gorgeous creation...
Big hugs love Pops x x x

Lisa M said...

You and your mother both have excellent taste in things you like because this card is GORGEOUS!! I'm drooling over all the purple. :D
Beautiful card and perfect for our challenge over at TOP TIP TUESDAY. Thank you SO much for playing along.

Beate said...

Mags, this is gorgeous! Love the image, the added flowers and the rest of the embellishments.
Hugs and smiles

Janne said...

WOW! This is so adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays.

Claire said...

Wow what a stunning card, gorgeous colours and I love the focal image. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and good luck in the prize draw
Claire xx

wahixane77 said...

Love the color scheme on it and the color came out so. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Olivia

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Mags; lovely colours and embellishments.

Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!

Bente said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
Hugs, Bente

bente_me said...

Love your card. Ready for springtime?;) Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Bente:)

gina g said...

Gorgeous card hun i love the colour. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time. luv gina xx

Heidi said...

This is gorgeous mags, my mil would love this too! she is so into purple. thanks for sharing with us at squiggles,. hugs heid x