Friday, February 8, 2013

Mother's Day..already?!

Well, not quite, but as a card maker and seller it is the next UK event on my craft calendar. So I've been playing with some ideas.

I've been working on simple, easy to reproduce ideas for the website and more complex ideas for my Ma's card - as I might not be here this Mother's Day, I wanted her card to be special.

First up is the main photo, which has no sentiment, as I am not sure if this is 'the one' for Ma yet and also, I don't always add a sentiment, I like to think about who the card is for and if it's right for the occasion. Here is a close-up.

So what did I use -
Blue cardstock - pale blue - for the backing and butterfly and metallic teal for the die cut
DCWV Blue glitter cardstock - for the decorative strip and butterflies
Sizzix spotty embossing folder
Spellbinders Nestabilities frame die
Adhesive pearls.

I really like this card, but I'm not sure the blue is Ma. Maybe I'll try it in another colour.

Next up is a photo of some pretty little cards I've made for sale using a Bugaboo Stamp (mini flowers set). I've used 2 of the stamps and coloured them simply and added glitter. I have also added a Candi on one and a Pearl on another, not sure which I like best?

Yellow with pearl
Orange with Candi
I like the simplicity of these and I am going to try other colours. Oh and the ladybug needs to be finished off - oops!

My final card is the one below, it follows the same idea as the Valentine's Day cards, but instead of hearts I've used contrasting butterflies and pearls. Simple, easy and looks really pretty.

Finally before I finish, I have to wish my Craft Buddy (and Friend) JT - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am hoping she reveals my gift to her on her blog, because I can't yet, as I'm not sure if it has arrived..

Happy Weekend everyone.



  1. Beautiful array of cards. I really like the yellow with pearl one (even with the bare bummed ladybird!)

  2. It's fun to visit someone else who sells their cards and has to be ready ahead of time for the holidays, although you gave me a scare about Mother's Day and had to go check my dates...whew...currently I'm working on St. Patrick's day and Easter cards for the store and summer designs for the magazine! LOVE the first card, I think it's a perfect Mother's Day card, and the rest are beautiful too!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥


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