Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Vinatge Loveliness for Mother's Day :)

Hello!! :)

I have been dying to share the Mother's Day card I made for my amazing mum and am finally getting around to it... I was still really ill when I made this and had to enlist a little help from my mum herself (to get things out and to turn the handle on my 'bug... with extra paper to hide the actual dies so she didn't know what I/she was cutting!!lol Did I mention she was amazing btw?!!) but I was really chuffed with how it came out and she loved it too so all the effort was well worth it... hope you'll like it too!! :)

The processes are all pretty simple and self-explanatory, I think, so I will save us all the time and effort of too many details but I managed to cram in an awful lot of new stash (when I can't craft, I buy crafty stuff- ooops!!lol) on this one as well and was surprised how it all came together... usually when I try to add in too much lately, it all goes horribly wrong!!lol

So, I have some gorgeous new stamps and dies from Clearly Besotted and PTI... and I can't tell you how much I am loving all the fun I seem to be having with dies at the moment... be able to cut something as delicate as this leafy vine and then stamp it too...

...and negative alpha die cuts as well... why, oh, why did it take me so long to catch on to all this!!!lol
There is also new paper and my new MS butterfly punch... well, I got that just after Christmas but hadn't used it yet!! :) I am in craft addict heaven!! :D :D

{The List}

A6 Top-fold Cream card blank plus extra card for main layer
Paper from Papermania Vintage Notes 6x6 paper pad
PTI Block Alphabet dies
Clearly Besotted Stamps Leafy Accents and Butterfly Wishes stamp sets and matching dies
Memento inks in New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves
VersaMagic Ink in Malted Mauve
Core'dinations Vintage Collection cardstock
Martha Stewart Butterflies Punch
Papermania Scalloped Border Punch
Papermania Spots and Stripes Pastels twine
Anita's 3mm and 2mm gems
Scissor blade (one half of a broken pair!) to distress papers and Corner Chomper

I know you wouldn’t believe it from the list of 'ingredients' or even the look of the card really, but it is a fairly simple card in layout too... try imagining it without that one sheet of highly patterned paper... amazing what a difference a paper can make!! :) And apparently not so much of a divergence from my recent CAS style as I originally thought!!lol

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: A Passion forPapertrey - Negative Die Cuts :) ; Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challenge - Girly :) ; Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring/Pastel :) ; Crafts and Me - Pretty in Pink (if there is enough pink for you ladies? :) ) :) ; My Mum's Craft Shop - Spring Has Sprung (...if only, we had sunshine and blue skies in the middle of a blizzard earlier!!) :) ;

Right, that's it from me 'til next time... when that will be depends very much on whether my body stops playing silly beggars on me for more than five minutes at a time!! :S Until then, I hope you are all well, as warm as possible (come on Spring, where the heck are you?!!) and have a lovely Easter weekend... as I doubt I'll be back before that somehow!! :)


Rachael said...

Ive said it once but will say it - this is beautiful!!! Cant believe we both used our new alphas on mothers day card lol im just writing up my post now he he! Keep up the good work hun ;) xx

Sandra H said...

Rachel this is so beautiful x

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful Rachel; everything has just tied in so well together. Love the colours and that gorgeous paper.

Have a lovely Easter too!

Helen F. said...

Such a pretty Mother's day card, Rachel. I love the vintage feel :)

coops said...

wow this is stunning rachel.really pretty design and i love the butterflies :D

xx coops xx

Sylv said...

Fabulous Mother's Day card, love the pastel colours and embellishments. Thank you for joining the challenge this month at The Crafty Bloggers Network.

Sylv xx
CBN Design Team

Marlou McAlees said...

gorgeous card!! :):)

Suzanne Russell said...

I love the vintage style, the colors are perfect for Mother's Day, AND your take on the challenge is a refreshing way to finish a beautiful card! : )

Franz♥ said...

Just adorable Rachel! Love the way you wrote the word "mum" i made something like this lot of time ago...but your card is much more lovely than mine!

Thanks for playing along with us at Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge this month :)

Hugs, Franz (GDT)


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