Monday, 21 March 2011

Going green for Mother's Day

One of the cards I like making each year is Mother's Day cards.  I have three Mum's who I send a card too so if you see some more cards popping up, that's why.  I have my Mum, my partner's Mum and my son's Grandma who has been like a Mum to me the past few years, and I make a card for each of them.  I make them all different so three lots of Mum's make for three different challenges lol  Anyway, this is for Mum No. 1.  I haven't decided which one it is going to go to yet!  This weeks challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges is Mother's Day so I have the perfect excuse to make the first one.  Why not pop over and have a look, it's a new challenge blog and we're all very friendly!

The image I have used for this stamp is Tiddly Ink's Mother's Day freebie and I think it's just so cute!  Their challenge is Lucky Me and green is supposed to be a luck colour isn't it?  I have coloured using promarkers, tan, cinnamon, antique pink and ruby.  I have then cut it out using one of my x-cut oval cutters.  I have followed the challenge sketch from A Spoonfull of Sugar and have used a selection of bought green-based papers to build up the card, the dark green paper at the very back I made myself using a stamp, embossing powders and inks.  The ribbon is from stock.  To tie everything together I have used faux stitching around all the different pieces and also on the letters which I cut using my sizzix.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:
A Spoonfull of Sugar (link above) - Sketch
Tiddly Inks - Lucky Me
Crafty Catz - Mother's Day
Crafty Purple Frog - Going Green

16 comments:

  1. Very sweet card! Love your image and the coloring!

    Hugs
    Carrie

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  2. Hi Sarah, love this very pretty card, the image is so sweet, perfect for Mothers Day.

    Donna x

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  3. Beautiful! Gorgeous colours and I love the image :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  4. Brilliant. I thought you had used material and real stitching. xx

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  5. So so so pretty!! Lovely papers and great faux stitching!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Tiddly Inks!!!

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  6. Oh so sweet! Love your papers and your doodling. thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week. xxD

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  7. Lovely card thanks for sharing with Crafty Catz

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  8. Great card, sarah, you're lucky having 3 mums. CoB

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  9. Sweet card! Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!
    Marlena:)

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  10. A very sweet card! LOve the stitching on the word MUM. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  11. A beautiul card.Thanx for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  12. lovely card, thanks for playing along with craftycatz, x carol

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  13. cute card!!! thank you for joining us at tiddly inks this week.

    greetings femke

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  14. Fabby card love the image.
    Thank you for joining us girlies at CPF Challenges, good luck.

    Hugs Vicky xx

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