Sunday, 26 March 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are celebrating today!  If it is a sad day for you, sending big hugs!  Here is the card I made for my truly fabulous Mum-in-Law!  I am posting this rather late in the day as I cannot give the card until this evening and Sue, my Mum-in-Law always reads my blog.

My last blog post here used the technique of paper piecing and I enjoyed it so much, I had to do it again!  I used the same very old paper pad - all leftover snippets and the Woodware Bubble Bloom 'Clarissa' and I was away!  I stamped the image in black Versafine on cream card and embossed with clear powder.  I used a Papermania circle punch to punch out lots of circles from scraps of the patterned paper - the punch was the perfect size to fit into the embossed circles, then glued them in with Cosmic Shimmer PVA.  I stamped and embossed the leaves on the green patterned paper, fussy cut them out and glued them on too.  The butterfly is a two part Cuttlebug die, it doesn't have a name on it, sorry,  I bought it years ago and love it!  I used my Cuttlebug to cut the two parts out and glued them together then attached them to the panel along with the extra little circles and sentiment.  The 'happy'  is part of a birthday sentiment that came free with a magazine and 'Mother's Day' is from a set called 'So Happy' by Cornish Heritage Farms.  I got it from Ebay a long while ago.  For bling and sparkle, I popped pearls on all the small circles on the flower and on the plain punched circles along with Icicle Stickles on the punched circles and the butterfly.  The corners of the main panel and the patterned paper mat are rounded with a Corner Chomper - the half inch size, and I inked the edges of the sentiment with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.

 I was really pleased how it turned out although I wish I had made sure the sentiment was straight by using my T ruler!  Silly me!  Oops Sue, perhaps you didn't notice!  I only have one of these Bubble Bloom stamps but its so useful - you can see how I used it in a completely different way in this post here.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Use Snippets - all the patterned paper is snippets and the card used for the sentiment.
Cuttlebug Mania - Mother - you must use a manual die cutting machine.  I used my Cuttlebug.
That's Crafty - Bling it Up.
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes.
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature.

All absolutely fabulous challenges!

Thank you so very much for visiting me, I really appreciate it,  I hope you have had a lovely weekend!
Take care. Christine xxx


Neet said...

Lovely card, bet she was thrilled to bits to receive it. Thanks also for all the information about how you arrived at such a lovely card.
Think of you two often.
Hugs, Neet xx

brenda said...

A lovely stylish creation and lovely use of all the little pearls which really lift the bloom, many thanks for joining in with our 'Close to Nature' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge and also this months Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Karen D. said...

how beautiful, love the pearl details. Sure she will love it!
xx Karen

Sandy said...

How very pretty - this will definitely be a treasure!
sandy xx

Joan said...

A truly lovely card and so much patience to do all the paper piecing , the pearls just add to the lovely image too

Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


Di said...

What a fabulous card Chris! Love those Woodware stamps and you did a stunning job here - I bet Sue loved it! And pink as well, double plus of course!


Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So pretty with all those patterned circles and gems. Very feminine too.

Redanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris, how fantastic that your circle punch matched the circles too, they look amazing and so do the paper pieced leaves. Your MIL must have loved receiving this beautiful creation! Apologies my friend, I will write soon... Hugs, Anne xx

Darnell said...

My heavens, that was a lot of working with fiddly snippets bits, Chris, but it was definitely worth it! This is fun and whimsical to the max and I'm sure Sue will cherish it - just as she does you!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty! I like the way you have added the bling to the blossom.

SARN said...

LOVE this very pretty and stylish card. GREAT use of snippets too. Xxx

Anita in France said...

Goodness, Chris, your detailing on this fabulous paper pieced bloom is brilliant and that sweet butterfly is a delight ... so pretty and twinkly! Your MIL will have loved it! Hugs, Anita :)

Marina said...

Absolutely beautiful - the paper -piecing looks amazing and I was wondering how you did it with those small circles until I read the post!

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Chris. I do like the bubble bloom stamps and the papers you've used to make your card are so pretty. The little pearls look lovely. Barbxx

Sanna said...

this is beautiful!!!!

Swissie said...

This is really wonderful!
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
Swissie (Liv) Cuttlebug DT

Jackie said...

This is so pretty, Chris!