Friday 16 March 2012

For mum

I'm busy today trying to catch up with preparing for tomorrow's Tearfund sale (was held up by a bout of sickness and diarrhoeal - fortunately, feeling better now), but just had to stop and make sure I've done a card for mum for Sunday. Shhhh, don't tell mum (lol!), but this card was made out of snippets, recycled card and leaves and flowers that I received as a prize from Hooked on Crafts.

This is the first side stepper card I've made. I used my hougie board with its instructions - went very well for a first attempt (thank goodness!).

The main picture has been recycled from a card received - it's embossed - too good to put into the recycling bin. All pieces of cream and green card and papers used are from my offcuts box. Why is it that the purple/plum paper on the stepper matches with the flowers on the lefthand card, but don't look matching on here?

I've used at least three of the colours from the picture given or The shabby tea room 105: spring is near - and have included embossing:

This has got a fair bit of green on it, so I'm entering it for Liz's Birthday challenge 3 on Crafts for Carolyn - a super forum that is celebrating ten years this week - do go over and have a look and join in the fun.

I'm linking this for:

Stamp, scrap & doodle: fancy fold
Hooked on craft 18: more than one fold
Little Miss Muffet 30: easel, shaped or step card
Crop stop March challenge: shaped card
Sentimental Sundays 93: go green or recycle
Scrap it girl March: go green & recycle
The crafty pad 161: mum's the word
Delightful: someone special
Moving along with the times: special lady
Dream valley 27: mother's day
Sparkles 30: mother's day or spring
PanPastel UK 9: girly/mother's day
Lexi 60: mother's day
Papertake weekly: for the girls or mum
My mum's craft shop 48::mum's the word
Crafty bloggers network 17: floral
Willow sketchie: sketch and or theme - embellish it with flowers
Crazy 4 challenges 127: spring brings new life
Gingerloft 35: spring
House of Gilli 28: colours of spring
Paper creations ink 20: spring is in the air
Little darlings 19: colours of spring
Crafty Ann 61: spring into spring
Simply create too 9: it's spring???
2 sisters 82: spring colours
Just some lines: spring cleaning - use at least two items at least 6 months old (everything except the Hooked on Crafts flowers/leaves)
Crafty calendar March: spring clean - scraps, old stash
Allways something creative 26: spring awakening
Joanna Sheen 4: spring is in the air
Crafter's companion March: spring
Cupcake craftroom March: spring bouquet
Phindy's Friday 97: spring has sprung
Crafting for all seasons 22: green and yellow
Pixie's crafty snippets 11
Hiding in my craftroom 37: super scraps Saturday
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
The poodles parlour: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 80
Inspire me Fridays 50
52 cardpick up week 11


  1. Oh how pretty! What lovely springtime colours and flowers - and what a great fold! A fab Mother's Day card - and thanks for joining in at Dream Valley, too! (It's always so gratifying when someone I follow joins in our Challenges!)

    love Mags B x

  2. Very nice card, love the colourful flowers.

    jacqui x

  3. Very pretty card it;s perfect for our theme this week at PanPastel Uk.

    Kerry DT Leader

  4. Pretty card! Thanks for sharing it with us in our Mum's The Word Challenge at The crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  5. Really pretty creation, love the side step fold!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT, Delightful challenges & Willow Sketchie this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. WOW this is awesome Hazel! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  7. Am so glad you are feeling better. This is such a beautiful card, you did a outstanding job on it. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

  8. Really beautiful, love the fold and the floral image is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  9. Lovely card Hazel and some great recycling! Gorgeous colors as well! Thank you for playing with us at Moving Along With The Times :)

  10. Great projects Hazel, thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink & Simply Create Too.

    xoxo Marjo

  11. beautiful...lovely colors...thanks for sharing at just some lines


  12. Wow these are just amazing. Love the elegance. Thank you for sharing and joining in at HIMCR. Hugs, Velma

  13. Oh Hazel, this is so pretty. I bet your Mum will be thrilled. Love the stepper card and so beautifully decorated! Di xx

  14. Wow both cards are very beautiful. Love the flowers and embossing looked. Thanks for joining us at HIMCR AJ!

  15. Oh these are both really pretty. Lovely image's.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
    Kim xXx

  16. These are just lovely Hazel - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  17. Beautiful work Hazel, love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and Crafty Ann's this week
    Claire xx

  18. oh mais qu'elles sont jolies, pleine de charme, biz

  19. These look great! Hope you had a good time at the sale!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!

  20. Wow these are beautiful! Came over from MIM
    Nat -x-

  21. Beautiful, thanks for entering the CBN Challenge, good luck xxx

  22. Beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at ASC.
    Hugs stine

  23. Beautiful cards love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
    Angie x

  24. WOW fabulous Mother's Day card. Love the spring colors and lovely flowers! Great save of that card I couldn't have tossed it either.

  25. You are just so talented! I love coming here and seeing your fantastic projects! Thank you so much for playing along with the Delightful Challenges Team this week.

    I am having a challenge on my blog that you might be interested in, stop by if you get a chance



  26. Gorgeous cards, lovely colours, thanks for joining our challenge at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT xx

  27. Hazel: wonderful card--love it. Thank you for your entry in Simply Create Too's Challenge #9--"It's Spring???"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  28. This is really beautiful. Thanks for joining us at phindys place this week....

  29. A great idea for folding! Looks lovely. Thanks for joining in at Hooked on Craft!

  30. Gorgeous!! Love the spring colors! Thanks for joining Scrap-It-Girl's "Go Green" March challenge. :)

  31. Thanks for joining us at crafting for all seasons this fortnight as well.

  32. Thanks for playing with us at Just Some Lines Spring Cleaning!
    Love, Laura
    ps- don't forget to check out my blog for the extra goody box for my followers (getting close to 100!)

  33. This is very pretty Hazel, such lovely colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month, good luck! Pami x

  34. 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

  35. Very pretty! Love the flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap It Girl!

  36. Great Mothers Day Cards.. love all the flowers. Thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl

  37. Hello Hazel dear.....

    BEAUTIFUL artwork!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Little Darling Challenges.

  38. Very unique card - super colors! Thank you for joining in the fun at

  39. You have done such a great job reusing older cards. It has inspired me to get out all the ones I have collected! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

  40. Wow! Beautiful cards, Hazel! Thanks for joining our CropStop National Craft Month Challenge.

  41. This is such a pretty card! I love your use of flowers.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles!


    Linda xx

  42. What a pretty card set. Thank you for joining us at CropStop for our National Craft month challenge.


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