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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.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Happy Mother's Day!!

I decided to make my Mum's Mother's Day card using the February download from the Crafter's Companion website. It's a beautiful combination of pinks and blues - really fresh! And the toppers are really 'unfussy' - if that's a word. And my mum's not one for frills and fanciness - although she does appreciate quality. 
I decided to have a little 'play' with some of my new Crafter's Companion products at the same time. I have never printed onto pearl card before - and have to admit to being a little sceptical as to how well it would take the ink. But, you never know until you try - so I had a go. I printed the blue dotty paper onto both sides of a piece of Snow White - Hint of Silver - Centura Pearl card. I used borderless printing to ensure the whole of card was covered as I wanted to make an A5 gatefold card. And I was really pleasantly surprised at the result!! This is definitely something I will doing again!! 

So, using my Ultimate (I have to admit that I still have the original and not the Pro version) I scored from each short side of the A4 card using the A4 gatefold line.
Pink paper from the download (printed onto Satin Finish paper) was layered onto pink card from my stash. I printed more of the blue dotty onto Centura pearl, embossed it (apart from the inside back panel) with my Embossalicious A4 Dottie folder, and layered this with blue card. This combination was used to cover the inside of the card, as well as the front two panels. I used Picked Raspberry and Faded Jeans DI's to ink the edges of the card and paper.
Having layered the topper onto a combination of the papers and card, I attached it to the left hand side of the gatefold. The flower is made from one of the doilies from the embellishment sheet, and several of the flowers layered up. The pearls and ribbon are from my stash. 

Now, along with printing onto Centura Pearl, I also tried something else out for the first time. Collall All Purpose Glue! And I have to report yet another pleasant surprise. Maneuverability in the first instance - then a good adhesion once it's dry!! And much quicker than tape!! 

I would like to enter this into:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Special Mums
Totally PaperCrafts - Think Pink

Before I go, welcome to my new followers - and if you're just passing by, please feel free to follow too!  And watch out for my first ever OFFICIAL Crafter's Companion blog post coming this week!! So exciting!!



  1. Oh Wow! What a fabulous card. Fantastic colors.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  2. oooh can't wait for your first official post :D this card is fabulous, I have printed onto pearl before and it gives a fabulous effect.

  3. Lovely card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs Michele x

  4. Lovely card Carole, I bet your mum loved it. Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts.
    Cheers Nicole DT


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