Monday, 19 March 2012

We belong together

Hello there, hope those that celebrated Mother's Day this weekend had a lovely time. I managed to escape to my craft room for a while and here is one of the cards I made. It's for my Mum & Dad's Anniversary.

I am still waiting to make that 'perfect' card. I don't think it exists for me - I always make a few mistakes, but hey! I guess it all adds to the handmade look :-)
You can see here that I forgot to add the lace before stitching the card down - duh! - hence the ugly staples showing !!
I also tried a bit of embossing in the top right hand corner - it's something I rarely do and I think I over-heated it. I need more practice.

The House Mouse image is coloured with Copics and I decoupaged parts of the flower, adding it with foam pads - to give a little dimension.

Simon Says Stamp - A Bit 'O Green
Crafting for all Seasons - Green and Yellow
Do You Stack Up? - Favourite Colour (Green, of course :-) )
Sweet Stampin' - Lots of Green
Crafter's Companion - Spring

House Mouse Love Sunflower Stamp, coloured with Copics and Stickles glitter.
DP - Prima, Sweet Fairy.     Wild Rose Studio, Text Stamp.
LOTV Corner Stamp
Lace, Ribbon, Button, Gems from my stash.


karen said...

Looks gorgeous to me Caroline, I think the embossed corner looks fine, goes lovely with the lace and colour, didnt even notice the staples I just saw a fab coloured image and beautiful card, hugs, Karenx

Aileen said...

So cute and gorgeous colours. Love all the stitching. It looks pretty perfect to me! x

Wendy said...

Looks gorgeous to me caroline, love the sweet image and pretty colours.
Wendy xx

Dora said...

This is adorable, what a darling image and love the layout. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card caroline, such a cute stamp, perfect for mum and dad!

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww this is simply gorgeous, awesome colouring, luv the sparkle, lovely papers & design, sue,x

Anonymous said...

AWW!! This is really sweet hun!! I adore the sparkle on the flowers!! ;) TFS! HUGS

Anonymous said...

Looks gorgeous to me too! I think everything you make looks perfect!

Tracey T said...

This is so pretty - a very sweet image and lovely soft colours. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Kim said...

Absolutely adorable image! Very pretty card! Glad you could join us at sweet stampin this week.

sassy said...

aw isnt this a cutie pie of a card..super image perfect colours and fabby lay out love it hugs sassyx

Ren-Yi said...

What darling images. The coloring is amazing and so is the stitching. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cute card.

debby4000 said...

Just popping back to say thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Catherine said...

Beautiful card, love the stitching. Thanks for joining us at crafting for all seasons this fortnight.....

Cathy said...

Fabulous card Caroline, and such a gorgeous image. Thank you for joining in the Sweet Stampin challenge this time.
Cathy xx

JOAN said...

Great card!! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Hugs, Joan

Stressed Stamper said...

Beautiful hun - love it...Heeeeyyyy you need to try the new Philli Chocolate - makes a fantastic butter cream in the middle of cakes - brilliant
Have a good day
Sarah x

June Nelson said...

Aw how gorgeous is this and such a cute image xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lee said...

Really Gorgeous in every way.Hugs xx