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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Mother's Day

Well, this is the first time I've blogged in a long time - other than when it's Challenge time at Crafty Cardmakers of course. But tonight, I finished writing reports, so that means I actually have a little time on my hands. And as I obviously made a card for my Mum, I thought I would share it. 

So, I have been busy buying all kinds of things recently - "stuff" for techniques that I want to have a go with (hopefully I'll get to share some things I've made soon) - and I ordered a couple of things from Indigo Blu. Along with my order, I received a gorgeous little heart stamp (think it was because of a delay in dispatching my order). I immediately knew I wanted to use it for my Mother's Day card.

So, I dug out my FlitterGlu, and stamped the image 3 times onto Crafter's Companion Neenah card. I then used Crafty Notions gilding flakes - I've had them so long I don't remember the names - but basically they are gold, silver and copper.

I cut them out with a Spellbinders scalloped square, and stamped the sentiment (with Dove Grey Stazon) on another square using a 99p mini alphabet stamp set from The Range. Whenever I use these stamps I deliberately make them "wonky" as it is impossible to line them up properly.  

The gingham card is from my local market. I used the darker brown for squares to mount the copper and gold hearts, and green for the silver heart and sentiment. I cut a large square from the green for the background mat. And I cut a large, scalloped square from the lighter brown, cut it in half diagonally, and placed it so it lay just outside the edge of the green mat. The finishing touch are coloured pearls, forming a little cross in the middle.

I think it's a fairly understated card - the colours are very subtly and muted - and I know they are what Mum likes. So, thank you Indigo Blu for my little freebie stamp. It's beautiful! 

I would like to enter this into the following:

Totally Gorjuss - For Mum
Sincerely Yours Creations - Mother's Day
Bearly Mine Challenges - Mother's Day



  1. Gorgeous creation in beautiful colours!
    Thanks for playing with us Bearly Mine Challenge!
    Nela xx

  2. Beautiful Card and image thanks for sharing it with us at Sincerely Yours Creation in our Mother's day challenge Tania xx

  3. So glad you shared your lovely work with us at Here Come The boys! Thank you! Good Luck! Hugs Woo xx

  4. Wow Carole

    This is such a pretty card - I love it.

    Thank you for joining us over at Totally Gorjuss and I wish you the very best of luck.

    I hope you will be able to join us for our next challenge.

    Have a great weekend.


    Hazel x


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