Happy Mother's Day...again!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Morning everyone!

Has it been cold enough for you over the past few days?  Thankfully we didn't get very much snow this time but it has been so cold!  The sun is out today though so hopefully it'll start to warm up a bit!

I'm here today as I won the challenge at delightful challenges a few weeks ago (and all the better cos they choose the winners rather than a random pick) and I was asked to be a guest designer on their Digital Delights blog!  Of course I said I would!  They very kindly let me pick an image and a sentiment from their fab selection and this is what I did:

The image is Flower Power Daffy.  I reduced the opacity on the image before I printed it to have another go at the no-lines technique and I coloured her with the following copics: Skin; E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair; YR09,07,04. Clothes; Y17,15,13,00,YG13,11.  And Dark brown, Crimson red and Black Prisma pencils.

The papers are Pink Petticoat gingham.  I used Spellbinders eyelet squares for the mat and I threaded some ribbon through the holes.  I hauled out my sewing machine and stitched around the edges of each mat - I also took the opportunity to turn up some jeans that I've being meaning to do for ages!  I made some rolled roses out of the yellow card and the gingham paper - I cut the spiral myself as I don't have any dies for that.  My favourite Magnolia swirl die has made an appearance again and the ribbons are from my stash.  I coloured the sentiment with some of the same copics I used on the image and then blinged it up with a glittery pen.

The inside with more of the same as the front.

I also made a box to put the card into - as the rolled roses make the card a little too big for an envelope.  Here's a picture of the card with the box.

I attached magnets in the ends of the ribbon as a closure and then added some more roses to cover it - one of the roses acts as the opening.  Here's a picture of the box opened.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe Crafts Challenge: Girly
Crafts 4 Eternity; Marvellous Mums
Crafty Catz; All stitched up
Delicious Doodles Challenges; Use die cuts
Dream Valley Challenges; Mother's day
Fab N Funky Challenges; Add a sentiment
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge; Lot's of flowers
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog; Mum's the word
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge; To die for
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges; Stitch it

Thanks for looking!


wendy hall said...

Just beautiful Sheena, thanks for being our GDT this week.
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Creative M said...

Absolutely PRECIOUS!!
Have a Wonderful Day,

Jac said...

Wow, stunning, so much wonderful detail, glad you got your jeans done too! thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Beccy said...

great card - no lines technique worked well thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week

Beccy s

Penny said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the color palette, pretty papers, your design, the darling image & great coloring, and your wonderful embellishments! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Evie said...

Beautiful card! such a lovely image, love the design and fab papers. Thanks for joining us at C4E, hope to see you again for the next challenge.

DT member.

coops said...

gorgeous card sheena.really sweet image and i love your fabulous zesty colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Helene Siermans said...

This is absolutly stunning! Love your stitching too! What a sweet little image and great colours!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week - good luck!

Tracey Boley said...

Gorgeous card hunni. Such lovely bright colours and i love the rolled roses.

Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

Happy crafting

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

Aunty Sue said...

I adore this card and thnak s for sharing at crafty catz

Natalie Laurijssen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! It looks so cute! I love it!
Thanks for joining us at Forever friends this month and good luck!
X - Natalie - X

Nat said...

Gorgeous card, love the image with no lines and that ribbon is super! Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen.

Dawn C said...

Just beautiful! Really lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley x

Pat said...

Lovely card with a sweet image and design. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous job!!! Love the coloring job and all the beautiful stitching plus all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy Stamps!

cotnob said...

This is so pretty, lovely spring colours.
Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

Maria Therese said...

Pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's ♥