Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Can you see the charm?  Click on the photo to enlarge it.
Does it seem a little early for a Mother's Day card?  Not if you're from the United Kingdom, Mother's Day is April 3rd in the UK. 

Stampin' for the Weekend is challenging you to make a Mother's Day card.  If you're from the states you'll just be ready early, nothing bad about that, so go ahead and get a jump on things.  You can find all the challenge details here as well as get some more inspiration from the other Design Team members.

For my card I used a stamp that's been in my stash for a long time but this is the first time it's seen ink.  Yeah!  It's always a good thing when the rubber meets the ink.  The dress was paper pieced so to make things work every element of the image was pieced.  In person all that piecing adds a little dimension to the card.  Also the lilies were covered in stickles and it doesn't show in the photo.
don't forget the inside

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Happy Mother's Day"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
paper - Basic Grey "Kioshi" dp pad; Colorbok lavender cs for card base; Georgia Pacific white cs for image and sentiment; Stampin' Up "Certainly Celery" cs for mat
miscellaneous - copics; stickles; Creative Memories cutting circles; lace; mini brads; Taylor's Tiny Twinkles (in the corners of the image they are the flower centers); sewing machine; Prima flowers; flower charm; burlap twine; MFT "Sweet Stack" die-namics

Here's the challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Mother's Day
Tuesday Throwdown #40 - Lace
Papertake Weekly - Triple Tastic - three of something (three dp)
the Pink Elephant TPE95 - Springtime
Crazy #58 - Eyelets or Brads (on the card corners and the flower centers)
Crafty Creations #110 - Mother's Day
Belli Challenge #CBC113 - the letter "C' embellies (the flower charm and in the spirit of the Belli I FINALLY used this old stamp - it was happy to be inky)
Charisma Cards #11 - to die for
C.R.A.F.T. #94 - Paper Piecing

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  And of course I hope you'll join the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge and create a Mother's Day card. 


  1. Love the plaetaed lace on this Chris so very pretty! hugs Rebekah xx

  2. super card, love the lace, thanks for playing along with our PP Challenge this week at C.R.A.F.T. X carol

  3. Hi Chris, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your papers and embellishments are perfect. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

  4. Chris I love your card, great idea with the lace, FABULOUS!!

  5. I love the lace around this!! Thanks for joining the Creative Belli

  6. Chris this is stunning - I love it all - the lace, the papers, the flowers and the colour combo.
    A perfect mothers day card - I'd better not let my mum see it - she'll be disapointed with mine !! lol
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  7. Beautiful card- love the lace encircled frame and the pretty flowers around your beautifully colored image. Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge

  8. sweet card
    thanks for playing along with Charisma this week

  9. Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  10. The flowers & pleated lace on this card are terrific!!!

  11. Fabulous card,with lovely details. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  12. This is so pretty. I love what you did with the lace. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  13. How pretty...the lace makes such a pretty frame for you beautifully colored image!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli challenge!!!


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