Sunday, 4 March 2012

Purple Haze for Mother's Day at Dream Valley... :)

Hello there folks!! :)

I hope you’re all well and enjoying the weekend!! :) Another fortnight has flown by and I’m still feeling rubbish which is why I’m here a tad later than intended again- I’m so desperate to be feeling better and get back to blogging more often and even for crafting (or anything else come to that! :S ) to be a little less like climbing Mount Everest but I am glad to have my fortnightly Dream Valley posts to keep giving me the impetus to get on here occasionally at least!! :)

Speaking of Dream Valley- it’s time for a new challenge and this fortnight we’d like to see your ‘Mother’s Day’ creations... not long to go for us here in the UK so perfect timing if you need a bit of inspiration!! :) We have two fab sponsors this time- our monthly sponsor OSCC and also Crafty Ribbons...

I make four Mother’s Day cards each year to give- one each for my Mum and Gran, of course, and these two are usually fairly involved, then slightly simpler ones for my Aunty (who’s also my God Mother) and for a lovely family friend who I think of as my ‘adopted Gran’- she has always been there for my Mum and I since I got so ill and we’d never have managed without her all these years... this one was made with her in mind :)

I kept it pretty simple again, partly due to how I’ve been feeling and partly because I think that suits this lovely image from Tiddly Inks pretty well... :)

I bought a couple of these gorgeous Wryn digis a few weeks back and printed them straight away as I wanted to enter the Tiddly Inks Valentine’s challenge... well, that didn’t happen so instead of being red, little Wryn has now come over all spring-like and pastel-coloured... and I finally got a purple blend I liked with my Amethyst PM, too!! :) I layered her up with the free co-ordinating flowers in my graphics program before printing.

I edged everything with two shades of purple DI and stamped the little LOTV corner stamp twice on top of each other- the second time in the darker shade and slightly off centre to give a bit of depth. Then I added some sparkle to that and the flowers... well, you just have to really, don’t you!!lol

The List:
  • 5”x7” white card blank
  • Wryn – Grow A Little Love and Freebie Garden of Love digi from TiddlyInks 
  • ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to colour: Dress- Amethyst and Orchid; Flowers, Grass, Shoes and Stripes- Pink Carnation & Blossom, Lilac, Lavender & Soft Mauve (FM), Blue Pearl & Glacier Blue (FM), Soft Green, Pastel Green & Honeydew (FM); Skin- Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink & Putty with Pale Pink for cheeks ; Hair- Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Henna, Walnut, Honeycomb & Spice (no clue why it ended up so many!!lol); Soft Aqua (FM) and Copic Blender for shading
  • Paper from First Edition’s Dreamcatcher  pad
  • MS Traditional Scallop border punch
  • MS large Butterfly punch
  • DIs- Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord
  • Cat’s Life Press sentiment stamp
  • Crystal Stickles and Sakura Clear Stardust
  • 3mm and 2mm teeny gems from Docrafts

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges: Joanna Sheen – Spring/Easter :) ; Crafter’s Companion – Spring :) ; CES – Flower frenzy :) ; Flutterby Wednesdays – Open Challenge (must include fairy, angel or butterfly) :) ; Sweet Stampin’ – Nature, bugs and bees :) ; Craft Your Days Away – Mother’s Day :)

So, that’s the first of my Mother’s Day cards... only three more to go... wish me luck- and some more energy!! :S Make sure you pop over to the Dream valley blog to check out the rest of the DT’s fab cards... there’s so much lovely inspiration to make that special Mother’s Day card!! :) Right, I’m off for a much needed rest... see you whenever my body decides to let me post again!! And thank you for all your lovely comments, they mean a lot!! :)


Sandra H said...

Stunning is your card

MagsB said...

Oh, sweetie, what a fabulous card! I love the purple colourway! And I'm on a craft diet, so I'm trying to resist those gorgeous images, but when I see something as gorgeous as this it is just so hard lol!!

I hope you're feeling better - have a good week!!

love Mags B x

coops said...

so stunning rachel.really gorgeous colours and design and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Super cute card, love the image & the colours are great!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for showing us at Sweet Stampin. Dx

Melly said...

Aww Rachel
Pet this is just gorjuss!
I adore your stunning imahe and the utterly bootiful colours!
Love it!
Hugs Melly xxx

Ps Hope your keeping well sweetie xx

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Rachel! Wow, this is SO cute! I love the added glitter touch and especially that butterfly! Thanks for fluttering with us at FBW!

Tracey T said...

I love this, Rachel! The uncluttered layout is perfect and really shows off the fabulous image. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Carole of Brum said...

Oh this is gorgeous, Rachel! Lovely lovely job with the colouring too, especially the hair, you are getting to be a real expert with the promarkers.

so sorry to read that you are still feeling rubbish, I wish that things would pick up for you. You're doing so well to keep up with the Dream Valley challenges and to be making such fabulous creations, but I hope you start to feel stronger. I'll be thinking of you even if I don't drop in much, it's been a bit of a struggle here too. CoB

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Rachel :)

This is just delightful! :) What a cute card and wonderful image and colours too.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



sparklingblackrose said...

Absolutely gorgeous Rachel, I love it! :-) Elaine-xxx-

Susie said...

Oh this is just stunning - I love the super cute image with all the hearts and the pastel colours are gorgeous. Love the layout too! Susie x
PS - I've nominated you for an award - details are here:

Shelley said...

This is gorgeous, Thanks for joining in this fortnights CYDA Challenge xx

Jack said...

This is stunning. I just love those flowers. xx

Marjo said...

Wonderful DT inspiration, thanks so much for sharing with us.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Carole of Brum said...

hi Rachel, you've been in my thoughts recently, so I'm wondering if that means you need some cyber hugs and get well wishes. If you do, you got them! Hope you feel up to some gentle crafting. CoB

Lin said...

Wow Rachel this is really gorgeous. I love the soft shading on your little girl and the row of little heart flowers is so cute.

Lin xx


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