Mothers Day

Hi there

What another fabulous day we've had here in Auckland - I am loving the sun.

Sorry - this is a long post as it combines all Mothers Day cards.  This week at Crafters Anonymous we made the most amazing handbag which I'm giving to my MIL.  Today I made a card to go with it.

It was so cool to make - can't wait to trial some more now that I know what I'm doing :)

I don't own Concord Crush ink but as lucky enough to borrow it from Julia and while I had it I stamped some images from Triple Treat and Punch Posy (see below card) to have on  hand.  So that it's not too overpowering I've alternated the colours between the three flowers.  The middle one has dimensionals for all layers whereas the other tow only have it for the top layer.

Card Stock - Concord Crush
DSP - Cheerful Treat
Other - Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestones, Elegant Eggplant Brad, Vintage Wallpaper EF

Stamp - Triple Treat Flower
Card Stock - Concord Crush, Whisper White
DSP - Cheerful Treat
Ink - Concord Crush, Melon Mambo, Old Olive

Here is the card I made for my Mum

Even though Mum isn't really a 'pink' girl I wanted to use this paper as I love the brightness of it.  I'm sure she will love it.  It uses the new Edgelits products - dies and embossing folders.  For the centre of the flower I used the eyes from the Owl punch.  I must put the Itty Bitty Punches on my wishlist.

Stamp Set - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock - Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink - Melon Mambo
DSP - Beyond the Garden (retired)
Other - Little Leaves, Adorning Accents Die & EF, Framelits, Boho Punch, Owl Punch, Trio Flower Punch (retired), Pearls

The last card is one that I made for Dad to give to Mum :)

Here I have 'fussy cut' the scallop edge which is actually part of the DSP.  It's hard to see in the photo but I have added glitter to the centre of the flowers.

Stamp Set - Posy Punch (Hostess)
Card Stock - Concord Crush, Whisper White
DSP - Cheerful Treat (Hostess)
Ink - Concord Crush
Other - Glitter

Well I hope all the Mums have a fabulous day tomorrow.  I like the English term 'Mothering Sunday' as this is the day for all women to be honoured whether we have children or not.  So to those of us without children - have a great day and remember we are special too :)