I hope that all the Dads have a lovely Father’s Day with their kid(s) today – enjoy!
This is the card I made for my hubby last night. It always amazes me that I’m able to make a card for my hubby, and he remains oblivious even though I’m right under his nose!! While Daddy sleeps in this morning, Bella added her name inside. The boys aren’t quite up to writing names yet!
I’ve used the stamp sets Cheers to You and Wonderful Favourites for this card. It’s a really simple design and layout and I love the colours, which I based around the gorgeous Parisian Breeze DSP – Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and Whisper White. Gotta love those stripes!
I hope you have all had a lovely day for Mother’s Day, doing whatever is special to you 🙂 My mother-in-law and brother-in-law came around for breakfast this morning and the men cooked up a wonderful brunch, all the better because I was not in the kitchen! I’m really excited to start reading my present too … Twilight!! There’s been so much interest in this book and the movie was spellbinding, I’m really curious to see the writing that has inspired so many … and as a closet fantasy writer, I’m sure to learn a lot!
Anyway, back to card making!! This is the card I made for my mother-in-law, using the stamp sets A Rose is a Rose, Friends 24-7 and Wonderful Favourites. I really love the way A Rose is a Rose and Friends 24-7 goes together in this card. They could be from the same stamp set!! The roses are two-step stamped in Real Red and Bravo Burgundy and the petals are in Old Olive and Always Artichoke. I wanted a really soft effect for my Damask image from the Friends 24-7 stamp set, so it has been stamped off in Old Olive.
The papers I’ve used are Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Whisper White and Whisper White textured (for the large background). The ribbon across the middle of the card is Bravo Burgundy wide grosgrain and I’ve used the Eyelet border punch for the detail along the bottom of the card. There are three of the big white half pearls from the Pretties Kit in the top right hand corner. The sentiment ‘Wonderful Mother’ has been stamped in Bravo Burgundy using the stamp set Wonderful Favourites – what a great set this is, so versatile!
And most exciting of all to me … like a card maker’s mother’s day present … was the chance to use the Build-a-Brad on this card, for the first time!! I’ve punched out a rose bud from the Bella Rose DSP (part of the scrapbooker’s special this month!!) and the adhered it to the brad, stuck on the so-cool acrylic bubble and then attached it to the centre of the Damask image.
And a card wouldn’t be a card without Dazzling Diamonds, would it?! I’ve added DD using Crystal Effects on the roses.
Well, this Sunday is Mother’s Day, as you all know 🙂 And this is one of the best reasons why I love to make cards, because I can give my mum a handmade Mother’s Day card this weekend (well, post it to her as she lives a long way away!). Aren’t all mums obliged to love the handmade creations of their children?? I’m sure that obligation is meant to never stop!! LOL!!
I’ve used the gorgeous stamp set, A Rose is a Rose, and I’ve made another shaker card. Too much fun!! The cardstock colours I’ve used are Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss textured with the usual Whisper White. The new Kiwi Kiss ribbon is sooo soft! beautiful! The stamped flowers that frame the shaker square are stamped in Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive. The rose in the centre is stamped in Barely Banana and So Saffron. And I’ve filled the shaker square with Chunky Sprinkles – gotta have some bling! The sentiment comes from the fantastically priced Wonderful Favourites.
Enjoy your Mother’s Day this weekend, in the way it means the most to you 🙂
Congratulations, Michele and David! On 9 April 2009, my dear friend Michele gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Elise (beautiful name, isn’t it?). Elise is so lucky because besides having fantastic parents, she also has two big sisters to dote on her.
This is the card I made for Elise …
It’s a shaker card … with SU pink chunky sprinkles to shake in the window. I’ve always had a facsination when looking at cards with sprinkles in newsagents. Do you ever find that? Now I can’t believe I’ve made one! Need to pinch myself … LOL!!
Around the outside of the card, I’ve used my new A Rose is a Rose stamp set … it’s so elegant! I’ve stamped the two step big rose in Pink Pirouette and Pretty in Pink. I love love love it!! LOL!!
And in the shaker window I’ve stamped the sentiment from God’s Blessings in Riding Hood Red and butterflies from Priceless in Pink Pirouette. I tied the coordinating Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain ribbon around the base of the card …
I love the Flower Fusion Too felt flowers … and the new designer buttons!! They coordinate perfectly …
And inside I stamped the rose in the same colours and used the word “wonderful” from Wonderful Favourites … and the words “new baby” from the new Level 2 hostess stamp set … Occasions for All. The sentiment is so true … Elise is a Wonderful New Baby :))
This is one of the cards we will make at my embossing class on Friday 20 February 2009.
Given the horrific fires that have swept through Victoria this week, I want to help in what small way I can. So, I will be donating all profits from my embossing class to the Red Cross for the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal. Please come along and support a worthy cause.