Sunday 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day...

Good afternoon and Happy Mother's Day to all you Mums out there.

Today I have my Mother's day card for my Mum to show you.

I chose a Lili of the Valley stamp for her. It's one of her favourite stamp companies. Their stand always   manages to lure us with its lovely stamps at the Harrogate Show lol.

This is Emma's Swing...

This is the first non square card I have ever made. I like this shape but it doesn't leave much space to put lots of embellishments.  
The papers are yummy Pion Designs and have been machine stitched. They're a mix of Small Leaves and Pink Ornament. Definitely going to invest in some more of these, they're gorgeous.

Emma has been coloured with Copics in a soft pinky/purple.

Copics used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R21
Hair: E21, E33, E35, E37, E59
Cardigan and Shoes: RV91, RV93, RV95
Hat and Dress: RV0000, RV000, RV11
Swing: E70, E71, E74, E77, E41, E43, E44
Grass: G20, YG61, YG63

The rest of the card has been decorated with die cuts, which have been distressed with either sandpaper or Walnut stain

Die cuts used:

Go Kreate frilly #5
Memory Box small pinwheel
Marianne Designs English Rose, Fence and Flowers and Leaves
Doo Hickey Dragonfly, Hellebores and Cloud

I've really struggled taking photos, non of them show a true likeness. I must have take over 30 shots at various settings! If you have any hints and tips to get good photos I would be most greatful.

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

Lili's Little Fairies - A Card for Mum
Crafty Catz #173 - All Stitched Up
4 Crafty Chicks #132 - Die for Dies
Songbird Challenges # 15 - Mama I Love You

Thanks so much for popping by. Enjoy the rest of Mother's Day.

Hugs, Janine xx


Sharon said...

This is beautiful Janine. Love the image and the colouring is fabulous. The embellishments are scrummy - love the fence.
Hugs Sharon x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Janine. I love the image, the colours and all the pretty embellies.
I'm hoping to get to Harrogate next weekend....babysitter permitting!
Lorraine x

Laura Bradley said...

This is beautiful Janine! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Songbird! Laura xx

Wendy said...

Love this Janine, it's adorable and absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs Wendy xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card and what a sweet image.

Jac’s Playground said...

Wow, stunning card, love your shape and colours embellished beautifully too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Eileen said...

This is gorgeous Janine. Love that perfectly coloured image and fabulous shape and layout of your card.
I'm going to Harrogate too, on Sunday, will have to keep my eyes open for familiar faces
Eileen x

Chris said...

This is so lovely! Beautiful colour scheme great colouring and design! Love the shape!
Thanks for sharing at Songbirds!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our dies challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Tamie said...

Ooooo I love, love, love the way you used the dies. Incredible layout not to mention the wonderful coloring on your image and the fabulous papers you use. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

NickScrapShack said...

This is so awesome. Love your stitching and it´s a great shaped card. Well done!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week and good luck!

Aunty Sue said...

stunning love the shape and detail and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz with our stitches challenge