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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Card for my Mum for her Birthday

It is my mum's birthday on Monday and we are going over to hers tomorrow for her "birthday tea".  Yes, it's a day early but we've had to it tomorrow as my husband works shifts.  I am safe putting her card on here though as she doesn't look at my blog.


My mum loves gardening/anything to do with outdoors so I made this card with an image from Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Mayhew CD.  It's a decoupage that either goes on 2 or 3 A4 sheets.  It took a while to cut out but is very effective when decoupaged.  I have used backing papers from the CD as well and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz's Shabby Shutters distress ink pad along with the green card.  My mum loves green although I hate green so I am always unsure how things work on a card when I don't like the colour.  My husband normally tells me whether I've got it right or not and he says I've got it right so that is a relief.  For the "dead side" of the card I have used my Pampered Pets embossing frame and distressed the edges along with some paper/card.  The image has been coloured in with Promarkers some time ago - and before I now write in pencil on the back who the designer is - so I apologise for not mentioning the designer.  I have then done a personalised insert and on the "back page" I have used a Shelly's image coloured with Promarkers and distressed the edges.  The card is finished off with two lots of ribbon, some copper pearls, sentiment off the computer and I have embossed a swirl background onto some card for the sentiment to sit on.  I have highlighted areas of the image with my Sakura Stardust clear pen to add some sparkle.

I just hope my mum likes her card.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Incy Wincy - Embossing
Crazy Challenge - Any shape but square - this card is A4 in size
Everybody Art - Happy birthday
Creative Card Crew - Something using no stamp
Paper Pretties - Spring is in the air
Paperplay - Distressing
Crafty Catz - Pearls and swirls
Delicious Doodles - Floral fantasy
Stampin' for the week-end - For Mum/Mother's day
Crafty Calendar - Spring
Mark's Finest paper - Dry or heat embossing and raised
Totally Gorjuss - Spring is sprung
Wee memories - Anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
Creative Inspirations - Mother's Day/Mum - hope it is OK to enter this birthday card for my Mum
The Crafty Pad - For the mums
Stamptacular Sunday - No KIDS allowed birthday
Sparkles Forum - Springtime
Gingerloft - Die-cuts and punches
Bunny Zoe's - Happy Birthday with lots of pearls

34 comments:

iReneM said...

Your Mum will love this pretty flowery card, Kym, and the lovely verse too
x

Harriet Skelly said...

What a beautiful birthday card for your mom! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

CraftinGranny said...

Well this is one card she is definately going to love Kim. Beautifully created and with such loving details. Happy Birthday to your mom! "Hugs" Carol

Monica said...

Hi Kym,

This card is pure elegance... your mum will LOVE it. So very professional, you know. So much detail on every page... lotsa love gone in there.

I have left something for you on my blog.

Hugs to a crafter with a heart of gold,

Monica

Debs said...

Beautiful card Kym - your Mum is sure to love it.
Enjoy the birthday tea.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Gry said...

Great card! Love all the florals, I get a spring-feeling:-)
Thank you for joining us at CCC this week!
Hugs, Gry!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Kym
A beautiful card,your mum will love it,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz on this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Rita said...

Kym, your card is Stunning and I'm sure your mum will adore it too. TFS. Hugs Rita xxxx

Beryl K said...

Beautiful Kym, your Mum will love it
Beryl x

xxxtglxxx said...

This is so pretty - your mum will love it! :)

Gorgeous image and a great sentiment too.

Very pretty on the inside - so much details on this - she will adore it! ;)

hugs

xxalisonxx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is so pretty - your mum will love it! :)

Gorgeous image and a great sentiment too.

Very pretty on the inside - so much details on this - she will adore it! ;)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Bea said...

Your card is beautiful :o)

Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time

Bea

uksharon said...

Nice card.
Thanks for joining us at PP this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such GORGEOUS flowers! Your mom will adore this. THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Angel said...

A beautiful card, so many pretty flowers, sure mum will love an treasure this..

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

Carole of Brum said...

It's a beautiful card, Kym, looks like so much work and time has gone into it, it's one to keep and treasure. I think the green looks gorgeous and works really well with the pink in your gorgeous image. CoB

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, I'm sure she will love it!

Thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft & Sparkles this week, good luck!
Hugs shell xx

Shelley said...

What a gorgeous card, love the flowers and layout. Thanks for joining in this weeks Incy Wincy Challenge hugs Shelley xx

Suzi said...

A very pretty card Kym, Your Mum is going to love it. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Hugs
Suzi x

Teri said...

Beautiful card hun! Loving the colours and the flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Hugs,
Teri x

Teri said...

Beautiful card hun! Loving the colours and the flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Hugs,
Teri x

Mina said...

what a beautifully made card Kym, great colours too...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and image. Thanks for joining in our challenge at The Crafty Pad.

Pat xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

lynne said...

What a lovely card! Great colours!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month and hope you can join us for the April challenge!

Lynne x

redwasher1 said...

Fabulous card!!
Thanks for sharing you wonderful card with us at Speedy's Friends.

Chris said...

Love all those petunias, they are definitely spring inspired, thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love those flowers! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Purple Crazy said...

Fab card, thanks for joining us at gingerloft this week, hugs Wendy xx

Cheryl said...

this is one gorgeous card hun,so beautiful your mum will just love it bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great card!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad :)

Please come back mid week for another great post!

Maggie
xx

Susan Raihala said...

Your mom will love this so much! What a beautiful and softly elegant card! Thanks for playing wiht Speedy's friends!

Vintage Milly said...

What a gorgeous creation, thanks for joining in with our Mother's challenge at the Creative Inspirations Challenge,
Em.x

Autumn said...

Beautiful inside and out! I love the flower on the back, it's a great finishing touch! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!
xxAutumn