Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Mother's Day

Good morning!
Hope you're all well :)

I was browsing the challenge blogs yesterday to try and get some ideas for a card for Mother's Day for my Mum.  This is way off the mark though as she doesn't like 'fussy' cards.....
but I hope she'll make an exception with this one :)
I couldn't help myself once I got started.....

The theme over at Sweet Stampin' is Layers with the option to use a sketch......which I did :)
I combined it with the challenge at Bunny Zoe's which is shabby chic/vintage. It's not my usual style so I hope it's ok!
Over at Papertake Weekly it's for girls/ or mum's.
At Creative Inspirations it's something for mum.
Celebrate the Occasion are looking for any occasion but you must use metal. I've used metal rose brads from American Crafts.
It's tic tac toe at Incy Wincy Designs,  I've used a  handmade flower, 2+ designer papers and sewing.
Make it Monday linky party have anything goes
and at Lili of the Valley it's ribbon and lace - hope I'm not too late for this one :)

The teddy bouquet image is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloured with Copics.

Bear - E51, E31, E33......Flowers - R32, R85
Wrapping, ribbon & ground- YG91, YG95, BG93, BG96

The papers are SU Springtime Vintage and the layers are machine stitched with off white thread.
I made the flower by cutting a rough spiral from pink paper and rolling it, then letting it loosely unwind and adding a metal brad (American Crafts Dear Lizzy collection) to the centre.
The lace is from Creative Treasures

The butterfly is Martha Stewart and the flourishes are Marianne Creatables.
It's all layered on SU naturals cardstock cut to a 6"x6" card base.

Thank you for stopping by!

I'll be back tomorrow with....I don't know yet.....
possibly some sewing!
I made a tote bag on Saturday in the same fabric as the baby quilt.

Take care :)
Sarah xx

Edited to add:  I needn't have worried about it being too fussy! Mum loved the card :) 


Joy said...

What a gorgeous card Sarah. I'm sure your mum will love it. I know what you mean too, sometimes you just get carried away!! Was sorry to hear about your bereavement too and Hope your little one is feeling better.

Laura said...

I, like your mum, don't normally like fussy cards but this one is exceptional.
I love: The lace detail. The paper and the layering. The stitching detail. The colouring.
OK, I'm converted to 'fussy' cards!

Amy said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous stitching and details! Thanks for playing at CTO this week! :)Amy

Vicky Hayes said...

Your cards are always stunning whatever style you choose to make them in Sarah and your mum will love it because it's from you! Looking forward to seeing the tote bag you made on Saturday. Vicky x

Margie said...

How could she not like it - its fab! I really like your flower and I've tried making them like that but they never turn out as good as this one. Must try harder.......

Adrian said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Jenny said...

Love your paper choices Sarah, your cards are always fantastic and this is so so pretty as well....I'm sure your mum will love it :0)
Jenny x

Rene said...

Wow wow WOW! This is GORGEOUS...seriously beautiful!
Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Good luck,
Rene :D

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is absolutely stunning Sarah! I love everything about it, it's beautiful. I'm fine if I just add a couple of pearls or buttons, but the minute I get the flowers or lace out I know my card's going to end up smothered in stuff lol! Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Oh I do hope she let's you off with this one, it's stunning, love it!
Helen x

Unknown said...

This is Gorgeous Sarah
Well Done
Hugs Elaine

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful. Loving all the stitching and the handmade flower.

Pamela said...

Stunning card, beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Janneke said...

What a amazing card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Janneke XO

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Unknown said...

Wow this is stunning! Absolutely love the stitching details and the papers are so pretty! Such a gorgeous image as well, love the flowers and the lace! Just a stunning creation! Saw this on MIM
Nat -x-

Mo said...

Your card is soooooooooo beautiful Sarah, I love it...!!!
Big Hugs,

Anonymous said...

OMW Sarah!!! This is STUNNING!!

Tracey T said...

What a stunning card, Sarah! I love your colouring and your interpretation of Janneke's sketch is fabulous. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a stunner! I see you were spotlighted over at Sweet Stampin, congratulations!

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

Beautiful card, love it!
Thanks for entering it into Creative Inspirations Challenge.
Hugs Chris x

Esther said...

Beautiful card!
Love your stitching and all the pretty embellishments!
Thanks for joining CTO this week!

Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely card! and thanks for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge. Mary G x

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Such beautiful details on your gorgeous card, really lovely! Thanks for joining us @ CTO for our "Any Occasion (must use metal)" challenge :)

Dorcas said...

It's more than ok, Sarah! This is STUNNING!! TRuly beautiful card!

Flowergirl said...

Just saw your beautiful card over on bunny Zoe's, and had to pop over and say how stunning it is, congrats on your win x

Caroljenks said...

I've also popped over after seeing your winning card on Bunny Zoe's - it is absolutely stunning!
I couldn't let it pass without popping over to tell you so. Fantastic piece of work :)

Carol x