Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Mother's Day

Hello again,

I’m back to share the card I made for my Mum for Mother’s Day, I have gone back to a plain fold card as last year I made a fancy ‘Joy Fold’ card which although pretty, collapsed and couldn’t support its self 😞

I have used a pretty hydrangea stamp which arrived with my magazine subscription to Australian Simply cards, Mum loves the blue/mauve hydrangea flowers and until a large storm butchered and killed our bushes, were grown in the back yard, due to our soil type the flowers were always pink and to get the blue flowers she wanted most required buying ‘blueing tonic’.

This has been the first time I have used my Prismacolor pencils, they  were a Christmas Present from my brother and his craft loving wife two Christmases ago... I will admit being a little scared of them...

After heat embossing, colouring and die cutting the main panel, I decided it was a little flimsy and I die cut an extra piece of stiff card board from a cereal box to help stiffen and straighten it out. One of my papers is very old and treasured; you know the ones you like to collect and look at from time to time but rarely bring yourself to use any… I bought a mixed paper pack from Doodlebug designs when I first bought my Cuttlebug…. Probably 10 years ago or so…

I think this must be a first for me, I’m usually madly making my Mother’s Day card the day before, and this must be a record…. Now just need to find a present…

Here is my card:-

What I used:-

White 5x7” 12.6x17.8cm card blank
The Hydrangea set (ASC)
Purple card stock
Prismacolor Water-color pencils (H20 and fine brush)
Kaisercraft ‘Finders Keepers’ paper
Doodlebug designs ‘Lilac Filigree’ and ‘Linen’ petite patterned paper
Fine glitter paper
White cardstock
Wow! Metallic Super Fine embossing powder
Kaisercraft Decorative dies nesting square bracket
MFT pierced circle die
MFT stitched scallop circle die
Crafts4U Happy Mother’s/Father’s Day sentiment die
Fiskars border punch ‘Lace’
Buttercup Liquid pearl
Tiny blue brads
White gel ink pen
Black fine line pen
Bling from my stash
Adhesives:- Double sided tape, foam adhesive, PVA glue, Diamond glaze

I would like to enter this card in:-
Crafts Galore Encore Anything goes May
Southern Girls Challenge Punching above your weight (use punches)
Make My Monday challenge #70 Embossing
Colour Crazy Challenge week 18 Anything goes
Love to Craft Challenge May Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned paper challenge Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge
Creative Craft Cottage #107 Dies and/or Punches

Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week....

P.S a Huge Thank you to all my lovely friends and visitors who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all...

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