Monday, 11 March 2013

Mother's Day Card

Hi Everyone, thanks for stopping by today to see the card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day.

I used a 8x8 square card blank for my base and cut some patterned paper to fit, the paper came free a while ago with a magazine.  I distressed the patterned paper using vintage photo distress ink and mounted it onto a piece of textured dull gold paper.  I then cut two shapes from card using a couple of dies - an xcut die and a crafts too die - the larger die cut was spritzed with gold cosmic shimmer and edged with vintage photo.  The smaller die cut shape was distressed with antique linen and vintage photo, I stamped the images and sentiment onto the card - these stamps I've had for quite a while and I've never used them - I'm not even sure who made them to be honest!  I then coloured the images with distress markers in worn lipstick, spun sugar, scattered straw and wild honey.  I added the lace across the centre of the card and mounted my die cut topper using foam pads before attaching the whole piece to my card blank.

My Mum said she loved my card yesterday when I went to visit her so I was really happy!!  We're off the the Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza this Saturday together so I'm really looking forward to that :)

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

  • Ink On My Fingers - this week Hels Sunday Stamper theme is 'You Make Me Feel Brand New' so to use new stash or to use something you've had for ages and never used - all the details can be found HERE
  • Pan Pastel Challenge Blog - the theme this week is a Girly Theme, all the challenge details can be found HERE
  • Dream Valley Challenges - the theme for this fortnight is Mother's Day, pop HERE for their blog
  • Simon Says Stamp and Show - this weeks theme is shabby chic, the challenge details can be found HERE
Thanks for popping by today, Claire x


  1. Lovely sewing themed card, love the vintage paper in the background. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  2. Hi Claire, not surprised your Mum loved it, it is a real beauty, love those sewing themed stamps you used and those die cut shapes work well together. A lovely card. Hugs, Anne x

  3. Really beautiful card-love the colours you have chosen

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  4. gorgeous card, bet she loves it... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  5. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

  6. Beautiful card, love those stamps! Thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

  7. Lovely card, it's no wonder your Mum was pleased!