Saturday 6 March 2010

Mother's Day Card

Good evening everyone


First thing I must do on this weekend's first post, is to say how grateful I am to receive such wonderful comments, and thank you to each and every one of you.
Secondly I want to welcome Carmelina and Andria to my little corner of blog land, I hope I can keep you interested and smiling.

This week has been a busy one and an eventful one.  The next few weeks will also be busy so I may not get around to posting during the week, but will definitely look forward to my weekend and the crafting opportunities. Don't you just hate the end of the financial year :)

Amusing events this week, well I had my back box renewed :)  for those of you thinking that I might have had botox in my bum - not a chance besides it still has not made it's way South.  

To clarify my trustee work horse needed to have a bit of the exhaust replaced.  However, if I was a hell of a lot younger, I might have appreciated it, and there are so many boy racers out there that would have paid a small fortune to have a car sounding as deep and throaty, well actually growly as mine did. Michael my son, said it sounded like a Harley Davidson........impressive you may think, no NOT..... how embarrassing that every time I accelerated from a junction every one looked at me.  But all fixed now for a similar small fortune and I can now hear myself think.

So onto my days crafting which as always came after our beloved housework and food shopping.  

I was asked by a close friend of the family to create three mother's day cards. So I browsed the challenges for some inspiration and the one that really sounded interesting was a tent card.  The monthly special challenge on Just Magnolia.  Just had to have a go, obviously never done one before.  I also spotted a great image inspiration on The Play Date Cafe Challenge 19 - to use deep yellow, pale yellow and white.  Such refreshing colours. 

So I created this card for the following challenges

Just Magnolia Special Monthly Challenge - week 45 - A tent card - loved doing this, will be doing more.

The Play Date Cafe Challenge 19 - this lovely inspirational refreshing image, enjoyed working with these colours


So onto the card, sorry to have kept you waiting.  Here it is


Meeting the recipients requirements, of a larger card.  I selected a lovely Nancy Watt paper, sorry I am not sure of the name, I also used the velum paper with the same flowers on for the tent bit in the middle and the inside back was with the same papers as the front. I used my nesties to cut out the aperture and added a brad and little charm at the top.  I had chosen a sitting down magnolia that Polly very kindly allowed me to stamp, and sat her on the edge of the aperture just on top of the lovely yellow ribbon.  I chose a smaller nestie the same shape to produce a sentiment plinth.  I used a scroll clear stamp to add some back ground and stamped the MSE sentiment on top.  I used the Mustard Seed. Tim Holtz distress inks to edge the sentiment and used large sticky pads to raise it from the card.  I edged the aperture with pearls and the floral pretties were added to balance.  I felt she was something missing from behind her so added this delish feather.  Wow she looks ready for the movies :)

A close up of the image coloured in those fabulous copics.


I used liquid pearls to add the earings and hair elements.

I hope he likes this and more so, I hope it makes his mother feel extra special.

So one down and two more to go.

So hoping you have enjoyed the first day of your weekend and that tomorrow will be just as good if not better.  


Kate xx


Andria said...

It's a gorgeous card, love the pearl earrings and those colours really work together too.

Dena said...

Kate, oh I love the little twist you put on the tent card! It is really gorgeous and such a pretty color of yellow!
Hugs, Dena

Lou said...

I just love the color lemon and your card is just stunning! Beautiful paper and yes the coloring with your copics just superb! Looks fantastic!
Lou xx

Joey said...

Hiya Kate

LOVE this card, the detail and the colours are just so perfect for Mothers day. Thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts


Renkata said...

Wow very gorgeous card. I love the layout.
So beautiful details.

Sue said...

Hi Kate
wow what a stunning mothers day card, tilda looks beautiful, luv the design of this card, gorgeous papers & embelies, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, wonderful colours and sweet Tilda.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love this Tilda and the papers and colours you used are perfect ,, Lovely embellies too, ther flowers, pearls and feather are all beautiful :-)

thanks for joining the Totally Papercrafts and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Mel X said...

Hiya Kate, beautiful card! Love the colour and embellies.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts, I hope we see you again real soon.

Mel X

Chris (catt871) said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! This card is GORGEOUS!!! I love the feather and the colours are so beautiful!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!!!
Chris & the DT

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

This is fabulous! I love the pearls and the feather! It's got a classic look! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Dawny P said...

Gorgeous!! Love the image and papers you used and such pretty colours as well. And the feather is a lovely touch :) Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia this week, hugs, Dawny xxx

Sarah Anderson said...

She'll love this card I'm sure! Thanks for playing along at the play date cafe :)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Just beautiful Kate! Love all the fab and girlie details! Beautiful colors too. Well done with the tent card! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Stamp Something and Just Magnolia this week, hope to see you again next week. :)

Lindsey said...

Beautiful! It's too good to give away! I love the feather, what an interesting idea
Lindsey x

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

What a cute big card :) Thanks for joining in the Just Magnolia challenge this week.

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