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


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

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

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

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time


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

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

  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.
    Suzi x

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

  8. Lovely card, love the dollies

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

  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.

  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!