Thursday, 2 December 2010

A card for Mum & Stepdad

Just before I start with the blabbering ... 

Yesterday we had Snow, Thunder & Lightning!! how strange, the sky went a very dirty mustardy yellow colour!! Surely this isn't normal! 

I have been trying to make cards for family when I have entered challenges and done DT work, but for my Mum who absolutely loves my cards (goodness knows why!) I wanted to make something special that looked fantastic! 

I saw this sketch at Papertake weekly 


and this card by the lovely Dawny P



and wanted to give it a whirl using Dawny P's card for inspiration! 

I grabbed a Lili of the valley die cut square and away I went .... 


Image - Lili of the valley Diecut square
Embossing - Cuttlebug folder - sorry not sure of the name? I got it from crafts show!
Punch - EK Success - Medallion chain
Flowers & leaves - From china (ebay) 

Do I love it? 

HELL YEAH! 

Will my mum love it? 

Hell Yeah! 

Hope you all have a good day, and stay safe in these crazy weather conditions! 

I would like to enter this into: 

27 comments:

Susan (aka TomsMom) said...

Rusty, that is such a gorgeous card. I wish my daughter would take up card making and send me something like that LOL!! What a lovely image and I love the red paper (must be Pink Petticoat - off to have a look!) and the punch is oooooooooh luvverly!!!!!

Lisa Jane said...

wow that was quick Tams lol
LOve the take on the sketch.. it looks fab in both cards..
WE have a theme oif someone special over at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

theCook said...

I love it! Those flowers just finish the card off perfectly!

alee81 said...

wow, i absolutely adore this card, i don't normally like flowers, but this looks amazing and i want to buy some now!

Pami said...

This is a beautiful card, your mum will love it. Thanks for entering MAWTT this week!! Pami x

Anita said...

OMGosh Tams, this is absolutely beautiful! I'm sure your mother will love it. Do I love it?...Hell Yeah!

Marg said...

I love it too - can I adopt you?:)LOL Do you still have the ebay link for the flowers please? x

Tammy said...

Great cards, love them both!

Dawny P said...

And do I love it? YEAH of course- it's fab :) And I tell you what else I love as well.... those pics of your beautiful kids on their North Pole trip!! Fantastic - it's what it's all about isn't it. Hugs, Dawny xxx

Lisa Jane said...

ps ..thanks for joining us at mAWTT this weeM
Lisa ;)

Kerry said...

Do I love it??? Hell yeah!!! This is gorgeous and your mom will absolutely love it. Love the punched border and even the flowers are flab (did I just say that???) xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun & I'm sure ya mom will love it!
Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Hugs Shell xx

Mary Duffek said...

Adorable and sweet. Fabulous coloring and fun layouts! Thank you for playing along this week with Paper Romance.

PepPop said...

Do I love it - Hell YEAH!! Stunning card and your mum is gonna adore it. Jaqui x

Sandra P said...

BEA-U-TI-FUL! What a wonderful card. Everything about it is perfect :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Hugs,
Sandra P

Addams said...

Great card, it gives me inspiration to do one I have to do!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi,Ah these are both so sweet. I love the images you have chosen and the cards are super. Thanks for playing along on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

Suzi said...

two gorgeous cards, love them both. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft this week.
Hugs
Suzi x

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous card Rusty, perfect for your Mum - sure she will love it.
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT.
luv {brenda} xox

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic, I can see why she loves your cards, they are awesome. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Cupcakes this week. Hope to see you back next week. "Hugs" Carol

Rainmac said...

This is GORGEOUS Tams, I love James the Bear and your card is so bright and cheerful. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge xxx

Nannieflash said...

Wow fabulous card love what youve done with the LOV image the design is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Beautiful cards, both very elegant and classy. Thanks so much for sharing with our challenge at STAMPIT CRAZY. hUGS:)

Sue Upson said...

Great interpretation of the sketch lovely image and stunning colouring too Sue xx

~*Joni said...

Oh what a cutie! That is a great interpretation of the sketch, your details are just perfect. I love the image, what a cutie! Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge at ACLP this week!
~*Joni ACLP DT

Mad-Frog said...

Both cards are gorgeous

Patricia St Martin said...

I really enjoyed your cards. The images are very cute. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge. Happy crafting.
Hugs, Patricia