Saturday, 2 April 2011

Mother's Day

In the week I finally got around to making my mum a Mother's Day card, and am really pleased with how it came out.


I have so many digi images, that I save as I go about 'blogland', and most of them are freebies. However, I am rubbish at knowing where the image has come from when I finally get around to using one on a card, so apologies for not knowing where this one comes from.


I received some surprise stash from the lovely Margaret for my birthday, in which she had included some different shaped doilies. I was thrilled with all the bits she sent me, and when I saw this heart shaped one, I knew I had the perfect image and backing papers to go with it and thought that it would look fab on a Mother's Day card, this is the result.


I have coloured the image with Promarkers, and added a pink heart shaped button to the bottom right of the image - 1) because I had one; and 2) because my colouring was a little off, so it helped to hide some bleeding. To the heart that she is holding, and the 2 small ones by her knees I added glossy accents, and to the bows in her hair and bunches I added some stickles, although it doesn't really show up in the picture.


I hand cut the image to get the heart shape, using a template I cut on the Craft Robo - haven't quite mastered lining up and cutting an image out on the robo, and since I found this image a bit small and fiddly to colour in the first place, I didn't want to risk trying it. I then cut some hearts out of pink card stock on the robo to back the image, and doily. For a different look I offset all the mats and think that this worked really well. 'Mum' was cut on the robo, and I just added a few pearls from my stash to finish the card off. I'll find out tomorrow if my Mum likes it, and I really hope she does.

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


Ginger Loft Challenge - die cuts or punches

Catch The Bug - anything goes


Delicious Doodles Challenge - something for mum

Paper Play Challenge - For Mom/Mum


Sarah Hurley Challenge - Mums the word

11 comments:

  1. Lovely card Caroline. The heart doilly is gorgeous and goes well with the rest of the card.

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  2. What a lovely card - loving the heart shaped doily. Jaqui x

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  3. What a cute card, I smiled when I looked at it :o)

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time

    Bea

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  4. Very sweet! Love how you layered the doily and hearts! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!

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  5. very pretty card
    Thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week
    AllisonX

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  6. Sweet adorable card, love the image and your heart doily. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  7. Cute card hun!
    Thanks for playing at The Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  8. Lovely card, love the dollies

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  9. what a cute card - love the heart shaped doily
    Thanks for joining us at sarah hurley this week
    Lisa x

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  10. Thanks for playing at Sarah Hurley! Lovely card! I don't get to create Mothers Day cards anymore.. so it's nice to go around and see others. :) Yours is beautiful.

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  11. What a sweet card, I love the colors you used on this! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I hope to see you play along with us again soon!

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