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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mother's Day

There has apparently been a bit of a revival of the "Mommy Wars" in the USA lately - I have just watched The Bloggess interviewed on CNN.  OMG she makes me laugh, that girl. However, as I have finally finished cleaning up a bit and tidying away my latest purchases, I decided to make a card.  In Australia, Mother's Day is on the first Sunday in May. That makes it the 6th May this year. So, I got in a bit early.  My Mum has passed but my MIL is here - this is a bit too flowery for her, so may have to sell/give this away!

I tried a pearlised white frame for the sentiment but it looked too washed out so resorted to black! That little strip of pearl braid I got from Meg's Garden - isn't it luscious!

I used lots of die cuts and embossing folders - made the red flowers and die cut the vine and butterflies. The base pearl sheet is embossed using one of  the new Spellbinders M-Bossibilities, while the lace is courtesy of Waltzing Mouse.  I dabbed the white flower with red ink (SU Red Riding Hood) to match the card.  I don't have a big enough die cut machine and so the scalloped edge on front of the card is cut freehand. The sentiment is from a Joanne Sheen stamp set and the inside card is from the stash (no name available). I used a Waltzing Mouse sentiment inside from the Bloom set. Hubby even liked the card - so guess it's not too OTT!

I am entering it in the following challenges:
2 Sisters:  Flowers (made the red ones!)
Anything Goes Challenge blog:  Anything Goes!
Truly Madly Crafter: make your own flowers (the red ones!)


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the style of

marion said...

Absolutely gorgeous Susan ! Hugs, Marion

Hazel said...

Stunning creation Susan I just love it.

Be back to see you soon.

Toodle pip.

Hazel x

Christine L said...

Gorgeous card... love those flowers!

Thanks for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes... hope to see you again soon.

Christine x