Saturday, 22 March 2014

Mother's Day card for Lily


Last week I made a mother's day card for Hyacinth for a friend to give to her mother. She then asked me to make a similar card for her mother-in-law - her name is Lily. Two floral mother's day cards.

I found a copyright picture of a lily, added the sentiment and faded the edges digitally before printing and mounting on to the green mirror card with the two ribbons down the side.

I used a quickie glue pen to highlight parts of the main lily and sprinkled first pink, then yellow, then black to the various parts of the flower, using Art Institute glitters (I've had these little pots for years - such good value because they have been used time and time again).



I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Simon says Wednesday challenge: glitter it
Pink gem 115: mother's day/female birthday/special lady
Treasured times 14: anything goes with layering
PumpkinSpice 64: dots
Pink elephant 242: lots of layers, ribbon, pinch of green
Crafting by designs: use a ribbon
Crafty ribbons 81: anything goes with ribbon
Card and scrap 72: use lace and/or ribbon
Sparkle n sprinkle March: anything goes - using loose glitter
That craft place: flowers and/or mother's day

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 21: white on white


It's time for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 21: white on white. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and it would be lovely if you could join in the challenge with us.

For my design card I used the 'Happy Easter doodle' image, kindly supplied by the sponsor, Limited runs. This was already coloured, but I digitally faded it to fit in with the 'white on white', although my torn surround card has a gold tinge to it, so I'm cheating a bit - but it is white card really, but with a gold sheen! I matted the torn ovals on to a piece of embossed white pearlescent card using part of the lovely Craftwell 'swirltangle' embossing folder. Everything was then matted on to a pearlescent white card blank with some much neglected white fibres tied around the fold.


This is also for:

Just inspirational: Easter
Crafty creations 259: holiday (Easter)
AnMaCreatief 30 spring/Easter
Whimsy 69: Easter
Fairies 22: Easter
Creatalicious 61: Easter wonderland
Kreativeinkauf 13: Easter bunny
Sparkles 54: Easter parade
Baffies creative: around the Easter bunny
Catered crop: spring fever
Crafty sentiments it's all about spring
Hobbybook: spring
Inky impressions 151: think spring
Delightful: welcome spring
Bloggers challenge: think spring
Polka doodles 12: spring is in the air
My Sheri 129: celebrate spring
The east wind 3: spring
Great impressions March: spring
Really reasonable ribbon 91: welcome spring and ribbon or trim (hope fibres count)
Rhedd and rosies 28: aged/distressed
Fussy & fancy 110: shabby chic
Challenges and candies 30: embossing
Crafter's cafe 55: make a square card
Treasured times 14: anything goes with layering
Fitztown 27: anything goes
Dare to be sassy Thursday 221: it's up to you
Crazy 4 challenges 228: shake your thing - any card
613 avenue create 63: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 14: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
The shabby tea room 210: anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday 27: anything goes
Crafts4eternity R168: anything goes
Allways something creative 71: anything goes
Sister Act 49: anything goes
Inky linky 48

CHNC challenge 169: all wrapped up


How come it's Saturday again so soon? That means it's time for CHNC challenge 169: all wrapped up. Please click on the link to see what it's all about and join in with your own entries.

I based my card on the sketch given for Mojo Monday 337:


For my card I used  'snowman's gifts' kindly supplied by one of the sponsors, Crafty sentiments - featuring 'all wrapped up' in two ways - the snowman and the gift - colouring the image with spectrum noir pens. All papers were from my Christmas offcuts box.


A better view of the gold foiled sentiment:


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 116
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Crimbo crackers 60: cute Christmas
Crafty creations 259: holiday (Christmas)
PumpkinSpice 64: dots
As you like it: favourite colouring medium and why - alcohol pens (particularly spectrum noir) - so easy to use and blend
Sentimental Sundays 198: cute and cuddly
Crafter's cafe 55: make a square card
Crafting from the heart 10: anything goes/inspired by a movie: The Snowman
Treasured times 14: anything goes with layering
Lacy sunshine 29: anything goes
Fitztown 27: anything goes
Dare to be sassy Thursday 221: it's up to you
Crazy 4 challenges 228: shake your thing - any card
Pattie's 88: anything goes
613 avenue create 63: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 14: anything goes
Aurora wings 1: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
The shabby tea room 210: anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday 27: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Brown sugar 86: anything goes
Crafts4eternity R168: anything goes
Creative fingers 28: anything goes
Allways something creative 71: anything goes
Wordplay Saturday March: anything goes
Crafts and me inspiration 146: anything goes
DL.ART March
Sister Act 49: anything goes
Inky linky 48
Just B creative crazy March linky party

Completely Christmas challenge 4


It's time for Completely Christmas 4 - please click on the link and see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in with our challenge.

For my design card I used 'pinecone and needles' which was kindly supplied by the sponsor of the challenge, Sparkle n sprinkle. I used the image one way up and then another, joining them digitally. I coloured with spectrum noir pens.

The image was first die cut with a Nestie then matted on to a stamped oval with Briliance pearlescent ivy,matted on to another oval cut out with Fiskars deckle scissors and which was then matted on to a torn oval using a piece of Core'dination card, revealing the lighter green.

I usedKeisercraft background paper, a piece of striped scrap of My Mind's Eye Lost & Found, buttons, sentiments etc from MME 'all is bright'.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 116
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 10: Christmas green
Christmas fun: green Christmas trees or anything goes
Jingle belles: the holly and the ivy: festive foliage
Corrosive 195: go green
Craft your passion 205: go green
Kaboodle 215: use green
Lunagirl: shabby green
Take a word: green
Victorine 80: green and 1 neutral colour (browns)
Spectrum noir March: green
Miriam's crafting: shades of green
Everybody art 270: non cute card
Lexi 112: use your punches and dies (die cut)
Cut it up 41: anything goes (I've used a die cut)
Crafty bloggers network March: nature
As you like it: favourite colouring medium and why - alcohol pens (particularly spectrum noir) - so easy to use and blend
Rhedd and rosies 28: aged/distressed
Fussy & fancy 110: shabby chic
Crafter's cafe 55: make a square card
Open-minded crafting 6: use some buttons
Treasured times 14: anything goes with layering
Lacy sunshine 29: anything goes
Fitztown 27: anything goes
Dare to be sassy Thursday 221: it's up to you
Crazy 4 challenges 228: shake your thing - any card
613 avenue create 63: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 14: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
The shabby tea room 210: anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday 27: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Brown sugar 86: anything goes
Crafts4eternity R168: anything goes
Creative fingers 28: anything goes
Allways something creative 71: anything goes
Sister Act 49: anything goes
Inky linky 48