Tuesday, 20 March 2012


I spent a couple of nights last week, making my mum a mothers day card, and am really pleased with how it turned out. My mum loves the colour green, so whenever I make a card for her, I always try to incorporate this colour.

I am not great at thinking of a nice layout for the different cards I make, so am always checking out blogs for ideas, and if I see a card I like I will save it into an ideas folder I have and when I need to make a card, I have a quick look at some of my favourites I have stored, to get some inspiration, as to what my next card may be like, and it always gives me the inspiration I need.

The image for this card is another colouring page, I found on the internet, and just fell in love with as it is one that could be used for multiple different occasions, and felt it was the the perfect image for my mum.

I've used a mix of backing papers for this card, that I have had for ages in my stash, and some green gemstone card stock for the mats, which gives the card a little more sparkle.

The image was coloured with promarkers, and a little glossy accents added to the flower head. The sentiment was done on the computer. I have also finally used one of the MS punches I bought in the States last summer, and put a strip of daisies underneath the image in the gemstone cardstock.

I liked the above card so much - image and layout, that I made a similar one in pink for my best friends birthday on Friday. I haven't added a sentiment to this one, but a few faux pearls to give it a bit extra bling.

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

The Crazy Challenge - go green
My Craft Spot - spring scallops
Touch Twin Marker Challenge - spring
Sparkles Challenge - mothers day/spring
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - bit o'green
Love to Create Challenge - anything goes


  1. Lovely to see you found time for a bit of crafting and such pretty cards too! Life's been a bit hectic here and I'm conscious I owe you an email will reply soon - honest xx

  2. Beautiful cards, love the papers and the cute bear x

  3. Really cute cards - love the bear :c) xx

  4. Fab cards, gorgeous image. Its great to see you back crafting xx

  5. Lovely cute images, really pretty papers too. Thank you for joining us at SMC this month.
    Debbie x

  6. Aww, how sweet are those cards xx

  7. Gorgeous card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at SMC for our " Mothers day/Spring " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    Good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

  8. Adorable card! Thanks for playing the Touch Twin Challenge!

  9. This is really sweet - thank you for sharing it with us at Crazy Challenge :)
    Hugs, Mila