Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Mums Are Like Dads - Only Smarter!


Without a doubt, my Mother's Day card is the trickiest card I make all year!
My Mum doesn't like what she calls 'girly' or 'cutesy' images and you all know how florally challenged I am!!
So, this card was definitely out of my comfort zone.


I have had these gorgeous Prima flowers for ages and new that I wanted to base my card around them. So, then it was just a case of choosing a pretty DP and adding some ribbon and a sentiment.
Oh, doesn't it all sound so easy? It took me FOREVER!!


The 'easel' is propped up on large pearls and I made the sentiment on my comp - don't look too closely, I still have the worst printer in the world!


 I  made a simple box for the card to go in.



A little tag with some blooms and leaves and 'MUM' stickers, finished everything off.



Challenges.
One Stop Craft - Mother's Day with Ribbon
Top Tip Tuesday - Mother's Day. With an amazing tutorial from Deneen for a Teapot Card.
Papertake - For the Girls... Or Mum
Creative Inspirations - Something For Mum
My Mum's Craft Shop - Mum's The Word
Craft Your Passion - Easel Cards
Everybody Art - Easel Cards



Supplies.
6 x 6 On The Edge Card Blank.     DP, Webster's Pages.  
Prima Flowers.    Raffia and Satin Ribbon.
Large Pearls.     Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3.     
XCut Leaf Punch.    Rose Blooms.    Peel Offs.
Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

********************************************************

25 comments:

Roma said...

Wow gorgeous card & box !

Joey said...

Absolutely STUNNING hunny. Joey x

Vicky said...

Sweetie this is sooooooooo stunning absolutely beautiful!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

chrissy xx said...

WoW! Just Stunning! What Fabulous colours too....LOve it...
Chrissyxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Caroline, what glorious colours and lush flowers. Absolutely LOVE it. The box is beautiful too - your Mum will be thrilled to bits!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Gaynor said...

What a beautiful card, I love the colours, thanks for joining our Mums the word challenge at MMCS, good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :) x

Donna Ellis said...

Caroline, your card is amazing! Love those rich colors, textures and all on an elegant easel card! The gift box "envelope" is perfect for presenting the card, too! Such wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing your masterpiece!

CraftyC said...

Hi Caroline, wow what a gorgeous easel card, so colourful and very pretty!
Clairex

Vicky said...

Very pretty hun...and I love your matching box too..

big hugs Vicky xx

June Nelson said...

Wow both the card and the box are magic!!! xxx

Jacqueline said...

Very beatifull! Gorgeous flowers and how the colours match in your work.
Greetings,
Jacqueline

Wendy said...

Stunning card & box Caroline,those flowers are absolutely gorgeous.
Wendy xx

Stressed Stamper said...

Stunning - no other word....
Sarah x

Deneen said...

Beautiful easel card, the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining the Mother's Day/Buddy Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

ladyjanet_56 said...

Wow this card is beautiful I'm sure your mum would have loved it with just a bow :) this is stunning, love the box too. Thanks for playing along at OSCC. Janet

debby4000 said...

Oh Caroline I love your card its gorgeous, my mum would love this card too.
luv
Debby

Lorraine A said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Caroline :-) your Mum is gonna LOVE this !! Stunning !!! :-)

thanks for joining us on the PTW and we would love to see this linked on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge too !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Katina said...

Totally FABULOUS!!! xx

Aileen said...

Beautiful easel card and the box makes it even more special. x

Annette said...

WOW, This is just stunning, those huge flowers are so gorgeous. Fab easel card. Thanks for joining us for our mother's day challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.
Annette
xx

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful card !! thank you for joining EAC challenge.
hugs tina46

Katie Butler said...

Very elegant!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

debby4000 said...

Just popping back to say thanks for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.
luv
Debby

Lyndsey Marie said...

Beautfiul card, love the gorgeous flowers and pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at MMCS this week.
Lyndsey xx

HandmadebyTLC said...

Such a really beautiful way to inspire us and share your talents too! The colors are gorgeous and make for a fantastic mothers day celebration. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday and please come back this Tuesday for another chance to join us!
Hugs
Tammy Louise