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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Card for my Mum

My mum is poorly with shingles at the moment so I thought I'd make this card to cheer her up. I have used backing papers from Joanna Sheen's Cottage Garden CD (in the backing papers section). I printed it straight onto the card I used for the front/back of the card and also the insert. I started cursing when it came out as it looked so wet but reluctantly left it on the floor to dry. After 30 minutes I picked it up and could see it still looked wet but poked a finger on the edge to check. After further looking it is a highly sparkly pearlescent card that a friend bought for me recently and it's so sparkly and gorgeous!! The stamp is a Joanna Sheen Forget-me-Knot stamp which I have coloured in with Lyra watercolours and added sparkle around the image with a 700 Sakura stardust pen. It's finished off with a sentiment from the computer and some organza ribbon.

The card fits the criteria for five challenges:

By the Cute and Girly Challenge Blog- this is a new challenge blog starting this week so please go and have a look. The topic is autumn

If the Shoe Fits Scrap It Challenge Blog - leaves

Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog - autumn

Creative Card Crew Challenge Blog - all that sparkles

Crafty Creations Challenge Blog - leaves/autumn theme.


Scrappymax said...

What an adorable card, I know that your Mum will love it. Thank you for joining us on our first challenge at BTC&G and hope that you will join us again.

Tracey said...

what a beautiful elegant card!!! thanks for joining us over at the Shoe!!!

Ali Manning said...

What a lovely card - it's sure to make your mum feel better. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

great card kim, love the colours and papers, hope your Mum gets better soon, my Mum in law had that, very painful. Thanks for joining by the cute and girly . janex

pinky said...

Lovely idea Kym to print directly onto the card especially when you got such a beautiful effect. Love the colours you have chosen. Thanks for joining us at cute and girly, good luck in the draw.

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this lovely card!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Kym how fabulous to create such a beauty for your mum it will surely help cheer her up, I adore those fairy stamps I have several but have not used them as much as I should.....but then I have quite a bit of stuff like that lol.

I hope your mum gets better soon.

Lorraine x

Beryl (bik59) said...

Beautiful card Kym, I hope your Mum isn't too uncomfortable with the Shingles, I am sure this will cheer her up no end.
Happy Birthday and remember although it's a big number, you are only one day older than you were yesterday. That's what a colleaugue told me on my 40th
Beryl x

Anne said...

Hi Kym, thank you so much for joining us this time at OLL. Your card is wonderful and I hope your Mum is feeling a bit better now. Hope to see you back again soon. Hugs x

Beryl said...

Hi Kym. Thank you so much for entering this lovely card in the By the Cute and Girly challenge. It's beautiful and I'm sure your mum adores it. Hope she's better soon.
Beryl xx

shelly said...

hi kym what a sweet card cute stamped image :) thank you for playing along this week at ccc :) shelly

Scrappymax said...

What a beautiful card and that fairy is so cute, I know your mum will love it.
Thank you for joining us at BTC&G for our first challenge.

Rose said...

oh this is sure to cheer up your mom! very pretty :0) thanks for joining us on crafty creations

Wendi said...

Hi Kym such a lovely card I am sure this will cheer your mum up no end I hope she feels better soon
thank you so much for joining in Ooh la la challenge
Wendi x

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!! Love the colours you have used and how you have inked around the edges! thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

jennruggeri75 said...

This is beautiful, I just love the papers you chose. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

Rach and Jan said...

Hi Kym!

Wow! Never dared to print directly onto a base card, this looks fab - the colours are gorgeous.

Thanks so much for joining us at The Cute & Girly - hope to see more of your creations soon and send our love to your Mum, shingles are a nightmare, hope she feels better soon.

Luv Rach x

Lora said...

I bet your Mum loved this card! hope she is feelign better now.
thanks for joining in with our first challenge at BTC&G. Hope you will join in with us again.
Lora x

Katie said...

Sorry to hear your's Mum's not well.
I'm sure this lovely card with cheer her up a bit!
Thanks for joining in the 1st challenge at By The Cute and Girly!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful autumn colours and details, beautiful image too. Do hope your Mum is on the mend now.

Jules said...

Hi Kym

I am a bit slow in commenting as I have been away for two weeks and only just returned.

This card you have made for your Mum is lovely.

I think the background work on your card is very impressive and it will have inspired lots of people to start printing directly onto their base card. Your colour choices are gorgeous.

Thank you for taking part in the very first "By the Cute & Girly" challenge. I hope you play along again next month (or later this month if you get the urge!).

Love Jules xx