Friday, 2 March 2012

Mother's Day Card Number 1

Good news today, I won the Joanna Sheen Challenge and have a fabulous £30 gift voucher to spend. Woohoo, thank you Joanna!! This month's challenge is to make Spring / Easter cards, so why not have a go? Well, I finally managed to get my Mother's day cards made, and this one has a lovely Spring scene so will be my entry.

"Happy Mother's Day"

I love to see the birds singing this time of year, and this free image from the Graphics Fairy is just so colourful and makes a great focal point. The image is printed, cut out and carefully shaped before applying Pinflair dimensional glue to the back and sticking to the background. The background stamping is from a Crafty Individuals set, and another Graphics Fairy image was used for the label with a Dovecraft sentiment stamped in black archival ink. The colours on the background, lace and flowers are all using the same distress ink pads with some Perfect Pearls on the stamped bird cage for a little shimmer.

"Closeup of lace & flowers"

I love this lace trim that Lee (aka CraftyLoops) got me from the US (thanks Lee :-))

Ingredients:
Crafty Individuals CI-234 unmounted stamp set
Dovecraft sentiment stamp
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Barn Door, Pine Needles
Archival Ink: Black
Perfect Pearls: Blue patina
Lace
Flower trim
Chain
Beads
Adhesives: Glossy Accents, Pinflair

Entered for the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen - Spring / Easter
DYSU - Things with wings

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful card. I love the birdcage. Lovely colours and gorgeous rosette trim. xx

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  2. It's really beautiful Maddy, love that rose trim. Congrats on your JS win. Have a great weekend, Teresa xx

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  3. Beautiful images and colours, love the rose and lace trim. Very springlike.
    Avril xx

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  4. oh this is so beautiful Hun,love those images,and the colours,love that rose and lace trim,beautiful hugs Cherylxx

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  5. Beautiful card, love those birds.

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  6. gorgeous card and the colours are fantastic. x

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  7. Beautiful, Love the lace trim. Hopping along. Linda x

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  8. This is a lovely card and I agree the lace trim is so nice xx Hopped over from DC

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  9. I noticed you had won - Congrats - well deserved.xxxxx

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  10. Mornin', a lovely Mothers Day card, beautifully made. Congratulations on winning the challenge.

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  11. Congratulations on your win - another beautiful card
    Linda

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  12. I'm not surprised you won - it's beautiful!

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  13. Fabulous card
    hopped over from DC
    Lorna xx

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  14. Congratulations on your win. This card is stunning, I love the birds and cage. The lace roses are fabulous and I love the colours used.
    Anne x

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  15. This is such a beautiful card Maddy, gorgeous colours! Love Jayne. x

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  16. congratulations & enjoy spending your winnings x
    really lovely card the lace and flowers are so pretty xx

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  17. Ohhhh this card is just so gorgeous. And congrats on your JS challenge. You are on a roll misses, get over to Crafty Individuals for a look. Lee xx

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  18. Congratulations on winning JS challenge. This is a lovely card and the flowers are beautiful

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  19. It's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  20. love that olde worlde look

    kitten - DYSU team

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  21. Congratulations on your win Maddy well deserved, beautiful colours love the birds. Kathy xx

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  22. Beautiful vintage style card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

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  23. Congrats on your win!! and thanks for joining us for another challenge over on the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog!
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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