Thursday, 31 March 2011

' Special Mum'

For this card I have followed the Crafting Lifes Pieces beautiful, unusaul & inspiring sketch - love the site & the challenge! I also wanted to make a Mothers Day card & saw the opportunity of using the 3 circles for my bottle top art & chipboard letters to spell 'Mum'...


I LOVE this paper collection & always get great results with it. I've gone for my trusty shabby chique look & love doing easel cards with those slightly more special makes like this - it just really adds to the overall effect & presentation, giving instant elegance...


Image is the fab 'Melinda' by Whiff of Joy & has been coloured with Distress Inks...Skin - Tattered Rose; Cheeks - Fired Brick; Hair - Old Paper, Frayed Burlap & Brushed Cordroy; Top - Spun Sugar; Jeans - Tumbled Glass & Faded Jeans; Wings, roses & polkadots; Spun Sugar & Worn Lipstick; Leaves & stems - Shabby shutters. Wings, flowers & polka dots have been covered with Doodlebug design glitter...


...The flowers are form Wild Orchid Crafts. The bottle tops have been hammeredm then I've attatched 2 die cut paper circles & the chipboard letters. The letters which are Maya Road have been painted with pink acrylic, then I applied Versa-mark & sprinkled with 1 layer UTTE; 1 layer yellow embossing powder; 1 layer UTTE; 1 layer pink embossing powder; 1 layer UTTE. To achieve the correct effect - pour on the UTTE, however sprinkle the powders lightly only...


...The lovely circle & corner embellishment are by Pink Paisly. They come nuetural, I have sprayed them with Tumbled Glass & white & blue mica sprays....


...The gorgeous lace pearl swirls are by Prima - I've wanted these for AGES! I ordered some last week & they arrived 2 days ago, so this is only the second project I've ever used them on an LURVE them, defo be buying more. ..


The metal sentiment holder is from We are Memory Keepers hardware tin in pewter. One of my fave purchases! The ribbon is normal white satin ribbon that I have gone to town with with the same sprays I did the Pink paisly pieces with, then I've trimmed the edges off & pulled some of the threads out to fray. Mini-alpha letters are Cosmo Cricket...


I am entering into the following challenges;
One stitch at a time (Mothers Day/ Babies)
Allsorts Challenge (Blooming Blosoms)
Cupcake (flowers for Mum)
Stampin for the weekend (for Mum/ Mothers Day)
My time to craft (Mums the word)
Pear Tree (Mothers Day
Sarah Hurley (Mums the word)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge (Glitter & Glitz)
Fab & Funky (shabby chique)


  1. Deb your talent is absolutely amazing...I would be honored to have you Guest Design with us at OSAAT sometime if you like :)...please get in touch with me at if you are interested..thank you for sharing your beautiful Mother's Day card with us


  2. Hi Deb, what a gorgeous easel card. I love the image and papers you've used. Your embellishments are stunning. Definitely a card any mum would be delighted to receive. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  3. Beautiful Card Deb - Love your style and attention to detail and your colouring is superb! Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and good luck, Hugs, Teresa x

  4. Gorgeous! so many fabulous details and embellishment, beautiful colors and flowers, thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT and Creative Inspirations this week

  5. This is gorgeous, amazing work on the image - LOVE the sparkle on the flowers and WOW - all the detailed work you have added to this card is amazing! Thanks so much for playing along this week at WHOOPSI DAISY:)

  6. WOW your card is stunning, the colours are perfect and the detail goes on and on! Thanks for playing along at Pear Tree Designs for our mother's day challenge! Good Luck xx

  7. wow! This is just beautiful. So many gorgeous details! I love the colour combo too. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge!

  8. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week ! Your card is simply gorgeous ! Love everything about it ! Great work ! Good luck !

  9. This is stunning - so many details on such a small space - amazing! The colours you have used are yummy, very bright and cheery. I really like that image. I'm off to have a snoop around your other projects!!

    Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs in our 'Mother's Day' challenge - good luck.

    Lou Mac. xo

  10. WOW Deborah that is gorgeous. What a really special card for a special Mum. I can definitely tell why you are Cardmaker of the Year xxx

    Many thanks for joining in with our Mother's Day or Baby challenge over at OSAAT

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  11. Stunning card, love the colours, the image is so well coloured and I love all the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

  12. HOLY wow, where do I begin. Your colors are so soft and wonderful. Your swirls are a def purchase I MUST make as well! Your MUM letters are astounding! The base of your easle is magnificent! Great coloring and fab details. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful mother's day creation with us at Creative Inspirations this time round!

  13. A beautiful card Debs.

    Thank you so much for sharing you lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

  14. WOW!!! Fabulous creation!!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations this time, hope to see you again

  15. OH my word, this is stunning & very very special. LOVE it
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, hope you’ll join us again
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  16. fabulous card
    Thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week

  17. What a sweet make hun! Love the sugary colours!
    Thanks for playing at The Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
    Teri x

  18. wow just stunning - gorgeous card
    Thanks for joining us at sarah hurley this week
    Lisa x

  19. GORGEOUS!!! Wonderful attention to detail :)

    Thanks for joining PR this week!

    Sandra P

  20. What a stunning card, I love it all :D Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.

  21. This is absolutely gorgeous!! love the colours too :) Thanks for joining in with Sarah Hurley Challenges xox

  22. Deb, ur cards r so special,delicate & beautiful, the attention to detail + colour combo is totally bang on! Thanks for telling me about the craft sites,opened whole new world! Congrats 'n' carry on winning Criz. x.

  23. Sorry I'm late catching up on commenting, not enough hours in the day! But awww what a sweet card.... So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog!

    Jo xxx


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