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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Pear Tree Designs - Challenge #42 - Mother's Day

Morning all, I have a Mother's Day card to share with you today for the new challenge over at Pear Tree Designs this week - MOTHER'S DAY. We want to see your Mother's Day creations, whether it be a card for the special lady or a project you have created especially for her on her special day! I love Mother's Day almost as much as I love my Mam! She is the most special person in my life and come the 3rd of April I will be telling her that whilst giving her this card I have made her as well as an African Plains ornament I am buying her from Collectables.

Anywho, enough of that. Thank you to everyone who joined in our 'Happy Birthday' challenge last week - there were some stunning entries! You people never fail to impress! :) I just about managed to keep up with the comments! I hope I managed to get around to you all. The winner from last week was Elke - http://elkescreativecorner.blogspot.com/, if you would get in touch with Donna, she will sort your prize out. Congratulations.

The sponsor for this week is

They will be offering our challenge winner 5 x digital images of their choice or 4 x digital images and 1 x digital paper pack!

Here is the card I came up with..

Meet Rosalie with Roses from C.C Designs. Is she not just the sweetest? The perfect image for a Mother's Day card. I have coloured her using lead pencil and ProMarkers for her bunch of Roses.

I made the music note patterned paper myself using a the Music Note standard roller wheel from SU! as well as some Soft Suede ink from SU! and some DI. I stitched around the edges and rounded the corners - this was the base for the rest of my card. I don't know if I've said before, but sometimes I really struggle to use pink, but I love the colour combo of pink and brown together - I always think it works so well!! :)

I have used Pretty in Pink from SU! for both the ribbon and the embossed cardstock. The spiral flowers are made from organza ribbon - what a faff they were to make - they just wouldn't stick. But I think the time I took trying to get them to work really paid off as they add a lot to the main panel of the card.

Being from the north east of England, I call my Mam, Mam - not Mum, and I don't know about you, but I HATE that shop cards do not have much variety at all when it comes to greeting and phrases. Que my Cosmo Cricket mini alpha stickers. Three little letters M A M and the sentiment is complete! :) I hope she likes it as much as I do!

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Crafts & Me Challenges - Anything Goes
× Creative Craft World - Mother's Day + Bling
× Freshly Brewed Challenge 40 - 2 or more Embellishments
× I Love ProMarkers - Challenge 58 Go Dotty
× The Paper Shelter - Challenge 6 Flower Power
× The Pixie Cottage - Sketch/Sparkle
× Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
× Simon Says Stamp - Mother's Day/Girlie
× Your Next Stamp Challenges - Make it Sparkle
× Anything Goes - Make your own Embellishments
× Papertake Weekly - Its a Mom Thing

× OLLCB - #76 Mother's Day
× Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight - Make your own Designer Paper

Why not head on over to Pear Tree Designs and see what the rest of the DT have made!! Show us your Mother's Day creations - I can't wait to see what you lot come up with this week! :)


  1. Hi Lou. Love your colour combo and embellies, especially your little flowers. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  2. stunning card lou,fab shading on your image ,great ida for the bp and i love those fab flowers,thanks for joining us at ooh-la-la and good luck hun
    tracey x

  3. Such a cuuute card.
    Thankyou for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our Mothers Day/ Bling challenge
    Choccy x

  4. Gorgeous colours and such a pretty image. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

  5. It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at TPS.....


  6. I'm sure your Mam will love it, the coour combo is great and I love your background paper, thanks for joinig us at The Paper Shelter this week.

  7. So sweet ! Love that image and super pastel colours. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  8. This is beautiful! Stunning card and such a fabulous image. Thankyou so much for joining us on PTW this week

  9. Wonderful card, love how you have coloured your image
    Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

  10. Oh this is so cute, gorgeous card and pretty colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge this week.

  11. Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  12. Gorgeous card, love the predominantly grey image,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week,
    Ruth x

  13. absolutely stunning! i love the papers and stitching. the image is colored so sweetly. I love the gray!

    Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges 2 or more embellishments.

    Have a blessed day

  14. Wow HUn
    that's stunning!!!! I like all the details... and the contrast between the black and white coloring and the paper is great!!!!
    thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage

  15. lovely card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

  16. Hi'a Lou!
    Ok so Im popping over from the TPS FB Group to stock you over here too. Lol!! Became a friend here :)I want to give my stamping loving gals some bloogy support. Maybe you can pop over to mine as well and be a friend too.
    Jess M :)
    Ps. Super cure card!!!
    Im digging the brown with pink and the b/w image

  17. Awwww so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at OLL. Hugs x

  18. oooohh i do love this card. So sweet. i really adore the layout and your great use of nesties.
    sorry i haven't been blog hopping lately.
    I'm currently taking a break from editing photos for the bag tut.. i might give up for the night!
    have aloofly weekend
    hugs rozzy xx


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