Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A Mother's Day Card

Hiya!  I hope you are all good...

First I'd like to let you all know that my Followers Google Friends Connect is not working... it seems a lot of bloggers are in the same situation as me... It doesn't let me follow anybody... when I try, it tells me I'm already following them! (I know I'm not!) and then, when I try to sign in, an error message comes up... 
If you decide to become my follower, try with Google Friends Connect, it might work for you! but if you can't, I've added the "Follow by email" and of course, Bloglovin'. So no excuses!!! :)

Today I've got a Mother's Day card for you, which my friend asked me to make for her to give to her mum. It is a bit of a different card for me.. as it hasn't got a coloured image... but I thought this type of card was the most appropriate for this occasion. I tried to go for a Shabby Chic look, hopefully I achieved it!

As usual, I played around with layers... I used two different colours of card-stock as a base, then I put the paper with writing ... it is such a great paper! it has lots of lovely quotes all written on it..., it is from Pebbles Front Porch Paper pad. On top I put another layer with card-stock and a beautiful paper from Raspberry Road Designs by Susan Darter.
All these card-stock and papers have been heavily distressed with the Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Tim Holtz Distress ink in Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender and Old Paper. 
I also hand-stitched all around the papers with white thread.

As extra layers I used a Marianne Creatables Die cut, which I distressed with the same Tim Holtz inks and an stamped image "Postcard" by Papermania Urban stamps (also heavily distressed) and a piece for lace mesh.

The flowers, leaves and the filigree silver corner are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The pearls are from Hobbycraft.
The little "Best Mum" tag stamp is from a clear stamp freebie in a magazine a while ago.
I created the sentiment on the computer. 

The scallop roses sticker is so beautiful! I've had it in my stash for years... it has a lot of texture... 
The butterfly is a sticker, also in my stash for ages... not sure why I haven't used them for such a long time, but I though it would go great on this card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Love to Create #108 - Bingo (Pink, pearls, sparkle -butterfly is sparkly-)
Top Tip Tuesday - Metal or Faux Metal (metallic filligree corner)

I really hope you like the card. If you do, don't forget to leave me some love in the messages...

Until next time!!!


  1. so gorgeous card,
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  2. Gorgeous. Loved it. Thanks so muchxx

  3. Wonderful card - such pretty colours and embellishments.

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


  4. A stunning cad, gorgeous layers and details.

  5. Oooh, lovely, no image.. I like it! You seem to be able to adapt yourself to anything that is required - you are VERY talented. This is another example of gorgeousness from you! I really like that metal corner, it's fab. I love your postcard stamp too.
    Better email you that pic!
    Emma xxx

  6. Beautiful card. I am sure your friends mum will love it.
    Thanks for joining totally gorjuss this week.

  7. Stunning, beausitful design and embellishments, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

  8. Hi hun great card thanks so much for playing along at Fantastic Tuesday happy crafting Judith DT x

  9. What a fabulous design, thank you for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love to see you back again next week for another fun challenge......Good Luck
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  10. A gorgeous vintage card with beautiful papers and embellies.
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

  11. Beautiful vintage card. Love the layout.
    Thanks for joining our bingo challenge at Love to Create.

    LTC DT

  12. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your utterly gorgeous creation - hope to see you again soon. x

  13. This is wonderful Mirella. I love the techniques and embellishments you've used. The papers and layers look fabulous x

  14. Love this mothers day card. So feminine with the flowers and love the metal corners too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  15. Gorgeous Mother's Day card, Mirella. I'm sure your friend will be delighted with it. Love the shabby chic style. Wonderful layout. Love the stitchings--something I should do more often.
    Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  16. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


  17. Absolutely gorgeous and I'd say you've captured the Shabby Chic look perfectly.Beautifully embellished card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  18. lovely card Mirella - fabulous layers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this week and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

  19. Gorgeous card! Absolutely love all of your amazing layers!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  20. Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning card, I love it. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy xxx


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