Wednesday, 8 September 2010

A card for Grandparents Day - or in my boys case 'Nanna Day'

Whilst blog hopping the other day I saw that it was 'Grandparents Day', this coming Sunday. Unfortunately now, my boys only have Nanna's and because my mum is always doing things for the kids, and sending them letters and postcards on a regular basis from wherever she goes, I thought it would be nice to make a card, that the boys can send to her - it is also another excuse to make another card!

My mum loves green, and I love swirls so I put the two together and came up with this:

The paper is from the Henbury Lane pack that I have been using a lot lately and I have backed it onto some jade green card.

I love this sketch (and have no idea where I saw it first), but it is one that I always end up going back to time and time again.

I didn't really have any stamped images that would have been a little more appropriate, ie bears with flowers (used that one the other week for a thank you card for my mum), so went for one, that she will recognised as our cat 'May' can often be found in the garden sitting on top of some empty pots we have.

Not sure what the image is or where it came from, no doubt a freebie, but I have coloured it in with promarkers and added some glossy accents to the butterfly, red heart and flower heads. It is the first time I have used this product and I love it! I think that the pearls give it a finishing touch.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sew Many Cards Challenge - Grandparents Day
A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge - to use an an animal on your project
Catch the Bug Challenge - Dog days of summer
Your Next Stamp - anything goes
365 Cards - All Creatures Great and Small


  1. What a gorgeous card Caroline, your mom will surely love it. I love the swirly paper. That looks like a Pepper & Friends image to me.

  2. Fab card and Susan is right its a Pepper & Friends image.

  3. Lovely card & a fab image - Lucky Nana!

  4. Awwwwwww... how sweet! Your card is SEW fun! I love the image and the placement of the pearls is awesome!

    Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

  5. ADORABLE!!! She's going to love it! TFS with us at SMC!

  6. Lovely card, love the jade colour

  7. Awwww, what a sweet card! Darling image! Fabulous job! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sew Many Challenges! Hope you'll join us for the next challenge!


  8. Gorgeous card and love the image, it's so cute. Jaqui x

  9. Beautiful card, love the DP's.x

  10. Oh dear - now you've shocked me!!! In my mag it said Grandparents day is October 6th this year but I always thought it was the 3rd Saturday in September! *enter confused face here* LOL

    Lovely card Caroline - I'm off to Google when it is. :o)

    Julie (elysia2003) xxx

  11. You're right!!! I'd best get a wiggle on!

    I hope your Mum has a fab day xxx

  12. Lovely card, I love the DPs & that image is so cute. x

  13. Lovely card, beautiful paper and I love the layout x

  14. Lovely card, fab image and pretty papers.