Saturday 2 April 2011

A card for mum

Why is it that we often leave the more important cards till the last minute? Well, I'm afraid this was the case for a card for mum for tomorrow - and, as we had visitors today, I wasn't able to start on the card till this evening. Fortunately, I knew that I wanted to try making a twisted easel card (first time for making a twisted one) and that I wanted to use the Penny Black sweet peas stamp, which I coloured with copics and cut out with a nestie, sponging the edges with worn lipstick. I particularly wanted to use this stamp for this week's Daring cardmakers 'Daisies and sweet peas for April'.

I then mounted the die cut image on to a piece of card that had been run through the cuttlebug with a spots embossing folder and inked on the raised dots first with tattered rose DI and then around the edges with worn lipstick. I used my corner rounder on this.

This was then mounted on to the pink card with the corners punched with a Fiskars flower punch - and that was then mounted on to the lilac card.

The Happy Mothering Sunday was computer generated and printed, with spotted sticky ribbon either side and the little flower buttons added.

The thing I had the most difficulty with was the ribbon with the bow - firstly, I had to iron the piece of ribbon (my iron never gets much use so this was a rare outing!) - and then I had to get the bow right - I got there in the end and am pleased with it.

I will write in the space behind the stand up bit.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Quirky crafts 7: twisted easel and/or mother's day gift
Creative inspirations 56: mother's day/mum
Dream valley 3: mother's day
One stitch at a time 55: mother's day
Ooh-la-la 76: mother's day
Pear tree 42: mother's day
Crafty sentiments: mother's day
Stampin' for the weekend 6: for mum/mother's day
Cupcake 135: flowers for mum
My time to craft 134: mum's the word
PaperPlay 13: for mum
Sarah Hurley 36: mum's the word
Delicious doodles 19: for mum
Paper crafting journey 7: for the ladies in your life
Cupcake inspirations 104: spring flowers
Allsorts 97: bloomin' blossoms
One crazy stamper: April flowers challenge
Drunken stampers 61: are you sponge worthy?
Gingerloft 14: die cuts and punches
One stop craft 125: spots & dots
Really reasonable ribbon 21: use dies or punches & ribbon
Sunday stamper 147: not fade away - texture fades/embossing folders
Dutch dare card 106: distressing
Creative Friday 40: embossing
Tellen's place: embossing
Inky impressions 12: die cuts
Delightful: flowers
Stamping vacation pick 3 challenge for April - I chose dry embossing, corner punch, anything pink, a sentiment
Res-Q 76: use your corner rounder
Pals paper arts 87: punches
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: getting punchy
Copic creations 47: your favourite copic technique - blending
Stamp man 19: anything Tim - lots of distress inking
Cardmakin mamas 18: embellish it
Fun at fairy knoll: whatever


  1. Very pretty card. Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow with your Mum. Hugs, Gez.xx

  2. Hi Hazel, what a gorgeous twisted easel. I love the image and colours you've used. Definitely a card any mum would be delighted to receive. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  3. All the suffering with the bow was worth it! It turned out lovely! Great Mother's Day card! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

  4. wow Hazel, you've really outdone yourself, this is gorgeous. I love those flowers and that gorgeous bow. It's just beautiful.
    thanks for playing with us at CIC.

  5. So pretty! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  6. Thanks for entering the Quriky Cracts Challenge with your easel's lovely and I am sure your Mum will love it. Don't forget to come back before Friday for voting and then on Sunday to see it you have won one of our lovely prizes.

  7. Hi Hazel, this is really a pretty card. I love the easel and your mom will love it. Thanks so much for joining us over at the Tellen's Place embossing challenge. Good luck and I hope you will play with us again!
    Hugs, Sarah

  8. Wonderful twisted easel, love the colors, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Marjo

  9. Beautiful twisted easel card Hazel, worth the irons outing, gorgeous bow, thank you for joining us in our Inky Impressions Die Cut Challenge, take careX:)

  10. A beautiful card Hazel, your Mum will adore it I am certain.

    Thank you so much for sharing you lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

  11. Very pretty card, am sure your Mum will love this... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  12. Hello Hazel. Pretty card, lovely colour combination and I like the embossed panel with the added colour. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Sandra xx

  13. It may be last minute but it's beautiful Hazel lovely image
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  14. Beautiful stamp Hazel and a really pretty card, lovely!

  15. wow hazel what a stunning easel,i love the papers and your colouring is beautiful ,i am sure your mum will treasure it .thanks for joining us at ooh-la-la and good luck
    tracey x

  16. A lovely card thanks for playing at Tellens Place good luck
    Luv Jane xxx

  17. Lovely Sweet Peas card, Hazel.
    Just right for The Daring Cardmakers April's Flowers of the Month challenge this week

  18. Hi Hazel,
    What a super twisted easel card! Love the image, the dp's, the colours look so pretty. Fab colouring. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxxxx

  19. Lovely Hazel! The bow looks perfect :) xx

  20. A fabulous card Hazel - those sweet peas are adorable. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  21. Gorgeous card i love the twisted easel card and the colours and ribbon is stunning. Xx

  22. Hi Hazel! This is such a lovely & sweet card in lovely colors! Love the sweet flower image, and that bow is just so lovely! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week and good luck! Hugs & Sunshine /sari

  23. Ingenious card Hazel. I also leave family birthday cards to the last minute too. :)

  24. Oooh,very pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at PPA this week!

  25. Beautiful card - love the flowers
    Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley
    Lisa x

  26. Gorgeous card and I am sure your Mum will love it! Thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts.

  27. Beautiful card, so elegant! Lovely to see your work at Delicious Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Saskia :)

  28. Hi Hazel this is so beautiful
    hugs June xxxx

  29. Beautiful card Hazel, I love the colours. Thank you so much for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge this time round. Don't forget to pop back on Friday 8th and/or Saturday 9th April to vote for your favourites and ask your buddies to vote for you too!

  30. Hazel, your card looks lovely with this sweet image. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

  31. Hey Hazel, I'm back again, this time to thank you for playing with us at SFTW.

  32. Hazel, your mom will surely adored this beautiful card. I love the pinks and the flower along with the pretty bow. Great embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place in our "Embossing" challenge. :~)

  33. beautiful! mum should feel quite loved by this. xo

  34. Gorgeous card Hazel! I love your colour combination. Thank you for sharing in with The Daring Cardmakers.

    Zuzana x x

  35. Very nice card. The ribbon is perfect. Your Mum will love it. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  36. Congratulations on your win, Hazel. Well deserved, I think!

  37. Beautiful card! Your mum will love it, I'm sure! Also, I had never heard of Mothering Sunday so I looked it up! Thanks for the opportunity to learn a bit!

    Thank you for playing along with Stamping Vacation's PICK 3 challenge! This earns you entry in the May 1st drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate to the store of your choice!

  38. What a wonderful card! Just lovely!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Gettin' Punchy" Challenge.
    We hope you'll join us again soon!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  39. What a gorgeous card Hazel, love those colours! Thanks for joining in with DCM this week!


  40. Wow Hazel this is a real beauty love the easel card, colours and image a super card thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations
    Lorraine x

  41. Oh so gorgeous Hazel!! LOVE your coloring and your twisted easel deign! The die cut look fabulous!! Thanks for joining with us at Inky Impressions!! HUGS

  42. Love the Twisted Easel card. Very pretty card.
    Join us at One Crazy Stamper for our April Challenge which is flowers.

  43. Wonderful card

    Thanks for joining us for our Spots and dots Challenge at One Stop craft challenge this week !

  44. Gorgeous twisted easel! Thanks for playing at CS this wk hugs Rebekah xx

  45. Hello Hazel,

    I love your twisted easel, Ive yet to have a try but yours looks great!

    The perfect creation for a Mum on Mothers Day, thanks for joining us this week with our challenge at Delicious Doodles.

    Good luck with the draw!

    Keryn :)

  46. Hi Hazel, this is a gorgeous card. Love that bow, well done for persevering. the embossing is just the right touch. Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

  47. Awesome techniques you used here! Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley!

  48. Gorgeous card, love the colours, thanks for joining us at Delightful challenges this week.

  49. Pretty! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

  50. Sorry I'm late catching up on commenting, not enough hours in the day! But awww what a sweet card.... So pretty!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog and over at Crafty Sentiments too!

    Jo xxx

  51. Very pretty card, thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck in the draw.
    Jenni x

  52. Really pretty card Hazel. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

  53. another great card!
    thanks for joining us at CF!

    xx janina

  54. Pretty card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  55. Totally Gorgeous!! the flowers..coloring and other fabulous details!!

  56. Wonderful card!

    Thanks for joining in at Drunken Stampers this week!

  57. This is really beautiful Hazel!!
    Thanks for joining in at Inky Impressions for our diecut challenge!

  58. What a beautiful twisted easel card - I haven't tried one of these yet but yours is just gorgeous x
    Thanks for joining in with us at papercrafting journey this week x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  59. A beautiful card. Love the twisted easel and will have to try it. Thanks so much for entering our challenge this month at One Crazy Stamper


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