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

CHNC challenge 14: Christmas foliage and/or flowers

It's hard to believe that a quarter of the year has already gone and we are now into April. It's the first Saturday in the month, so there's a prize up for grabs on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas blog - this week I'm being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish - please hop over to my challenge 14 for all the details and to see the beautiful card made by my first Guest Designer, Georgia.

For my card I used Christmas Wreath and also Corner Holly, which were given to me by Robyn's Fetish - a bit THANK YOU to them. I arranged the images and my own sentiment in Publisher and printed on to Basic Gray Winter Mint paper and coloured with copics, adding some glossy accents to the centre berries of the holly corners.

I'm also entering this into these challenges:

For fun: Christmas is here
Sparkle creations Christmas 2011 week 17: no stamping
Fab's big Christmas cards: April - baubles and ribbons- well, there's a ribbon