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Saturday, 25 February 2012

At Last - A Card!

Hi, I'd like to share a card with you before I head off to Liverpool to see my mum - not a piece of ribbon or cord to hang this from in sight!!!.  It's her birthday on Tuesday and I realised just last night that today would be the last day I see her before her birthday. As I hadn't yet done her card, I had to make her one rather sharpish!  I decided on some lovely pastel colours for this, possibly inspired by the mild weather and bit of sun we had on Thursday - was that a sneak peak into Spring, I wonder?  This is what I made for her (will try and get a better photo later):
The dp, mounted on sanded Coredinations,  is by Melissa Frances and I have added a lightly inked  MF die cut border across the top, a postage one in the top right corner, and added some Ice Stickles over the flowers in the top left corner.  The stamped image is by Crafty Individuals - I have sponged white cardstock with some pastel coloured inks, then stamped over with Versafine Smokey Grey.  I added a little touch of diluted distress ink and Ice Stickles to the bow in her hair and diluted ink to the top of her dress, then mounted onto the same Coredinations as the dp.  The white flowers were coloured with distress ink, layered up and fixed with a brad, and the beautiful deep lace trim came from Dunelm Mill.  A couple of gems to finish.

Crafty Individuals are looking for Spring themed creations for their current challenge, so I'm going to enter my card over there, along with The Stampman Challenge, who are looking for Colours of Spring/Easter.  Other challenges I'd like to enter are:

The Poodles Parlour - Mother's Day or Card For A Female
Paper Play Challenges - For A Mother
Crafts and Me - Shades Of Spring

I hope you (and my mum!) like it!

Have a great weekend and make the most of it - it's far too short!

Maria x

17 comments:

marion said...

This is such a beatifull vingagecard !! Love it !! hugs, Marion

Jean Straw said...

What a beautiful card,I am sure your Mum will love it. I would, with the lovely combination of CI stamp and pretty pastel colours. Jean x

Esther said...

This is beautiful, I love those soft colours and bet your mum does too ! Gorgeous..Esther xx

Jean Hardy said...

This is just so pretty - your Mum will love it. Thanks so much for joining us in the CI Challenge. Jean

Rose said...

Maria, the soft and delicate elements that you added make this a beautiful and very sweet birthday card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me digi team's "Shades of Spring" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Dolly Daydreams said...

Maria this is such a lovely card, love the delicate colours and gorgeous stamping, of course who could go wrong with CI just fabulous. Hope your mum has a lovely birthday.

Marie

hazel said...

Your mum will love this Maria, it's such a lovely vintage card.
xxx Hazel.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Just beautiful XOXO Zoe

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Very beautiful design and one of my favourite stamps.

Sue Nicholson said...

Fab, beautiful design,lovely pastel colours. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour, good luck, cheers sue n x

Susan Hogan said...

What's not to like! Fabulous vintage and so pretty!

Val said...

Hi Maria

This is really dreamy. Love it. I am looking forward to working with you on LIIU.
Hugs
Valxx

lalkygirl said...

gorgeous card ,love the pretty pastels and the vintage feel
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card,really pretty!!!

Thanks for sharing with us at poodles Parlour challenge. Good Luck.....

Big hugs Jo xxx

lynne said...

A stunning card. The colours and papers are so perfect for this stamp. This stamp is a favourite of mine, you have reminded me to use it more often.
Thank you for sharing your Spring inspired card with us at the CI Challenge.
Wishes
Lynne

Vicky Hayes said...

Your mum is sure to love it Maria - it's beautiful. I love the delicate, romantic feel of it. Vicky x

Angela Weimer said...

A beautiful softly colored card. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man and have a great day. Angela