Sunday 18 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Evening all,

Firstly I would like to wish all the mums amongst us a very 'Happy Mother's Day', I hope you were all spoilt and allowed to put your feet up for the day :o)

Now I would like to share with you the card I made for my Mum........ Now this card is a first for many things!!
It's a first for using my Grand Calibur which I must say I have had for quite a few months now, a first for using dies, a first for making my own flowers and before I even say this I can already hear you all gasping with shock but this card is also the first one I have ever made for my Mum.... Yes I know what your all thinking :o)

I have been making cards for a few years now but being the most dis-organised person that I am I have always left it till the very last minute and then rushed to the shops to buy one.... I know I'm hanging my head in shame but this year I was determined to make my own and well here are the results....

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I absolutely love it!! Yes I know I am bound to say that but this is the first one I have ever been truly proud off - big smiles!!

Here's a close up of the lovely flowers I made and to make them a little different I used beads for the centres.

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The flowers were made using my Marianne Die - Chinese Roses LR0163 & 
Marianne Die - English Roses LR0162. I added a little glitter to the centres along with some beads I purchased from a local craft shop.

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The sentiment was a digi sentiment which I purchased from Pink Petticoat where I then used one of my grand nesties to cut it out.

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This is a close up of the gorgeous butterfly - again this was made using a Marianne D die!
I cut 2 of the butterflies, one in each of the papers and layered then up :o)

One thing I have learnt from this making this card is that I love my Grand Calibur & Marianne D dies and can not wait to make more cards using them!!

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

The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes

Delightful Challenges - Someone Special

One Stop Craft Challenge - Handmade Flowers

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and look - any love is welcome.

Happy Crafting!


  1. You should be proud - I think your card is gorgeous x

  2. Beautiful card, I like the sentiment, the butterfly and the flowers, Thanks for joining in with us at Cardmadfairy Digi days, good luck.
    Kevin xx

  3. Debbie this is absolutely gorgeous and I am sure your mother was delighted with it.
    Margaret M

  4. Great card i love the layout and the centers of those flowers are fab!

    Thanks for joining in our 3 in a row challenge this week at Allsorts, Good luck in the draw :)

    Emma xxx

  5. WOW!! Stunning, just love everything about it & I'm sure your Mom did too!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Your card is fab! Love your flowers and the butterfly! Thank you very much for joining us at OSCC this week! Good luck!
    Svit xxx

  7. WoW! What a beauty! Love the classic pink and white and all the embellishments! So soft and just delicious :) Thank you for playing with us this week at Moving Along With The Times :)

  8. Oh my goodness I can't believe you waited so long when you have made an absolutely stunning card. I am sure your mum must of been overwhelmed with it and it will sure be displayed for quite some time. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along With The Times.
    Kim xXx

  9. Your card is gorgeous! I love your rolled roses! Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and good luck with the draw! Ani

  10. This is gorgeous, I love the pretty colour and detail. your rolled flowers are lovely xxx
    Thanks for playing along with MAWTT xx Mau

  11. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Debbie! So elegant! Gorgeous flowers, sentiment and layout, I love it all! Hugs Delphine xx

  12. A truly beautiful creation honey - really pretty... I just know that she loved it!! ~Smiles.
    So glad to see you finally blew the dust off that pink toy and put it to such fantastic use.. hehehe.xx

  13. Thank you all for such lovely comments, they really do mean a lot :) xx

  14. What a wonderful project, love the flowers. Thank you so much for entering our Three in a row-challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  15. I love your card the flowers, butterfly & Sentiment are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at OSCC, Janet


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