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


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


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

    Donna x

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

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

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

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

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

  7. Lovely card thanks for sharing with Crafty Catz

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

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

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


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

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

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

    greetings femke

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

    Hugs Vicky xx